Findora July Newsletter:Stage 1 Frontier Campaign, GUI Wallet & Explorer w/ Staking Support, Developer’s Guide by BSN International

August 7, 2021 inNewsletterby Findora

TL; DR

Product Updates and Releases

 

Frontier Campaign, Validator Community and Beyond

On July 1, 2021, Findora v0.2.0 was released on Anvil Testnet. This release introduced several new features to Findora, including changes to Findora’s consensus mechanism to support Proof-of-Stake (PoS), as well as a significant refactor of existing codes.

So far the community has shown a great enthusiasm towards staking on Findora, with hundreds of application submissions received from over 30 countries for the Findora Frontier staking incentive program on Anvil. 

Theoretically, a greater and more equally distributed validator demographic equals a more decentralized and democratic level of governance. It’s fantastic to see such a geographically diverse community respond with high engagement towards the opportunity of participating in network governance. 

Learn more about validator setup on the Findora network from the documentation and read about the release and updates from the changelog. If you are a validator or interested in staking on Findora, join our Discord channel now to make sure you are updated with the latest network status.

 

Wallet & Explorer w/ Staking Support on Anvil Testnet

Desktop Wallet with staking function is now live on Anvil testnet, which can be used to store, transfer (non-confidentially and confidentially), stake, un-stake and claim FRA test tokens. Delegators can now participate in and help secure Findora’s Anvil testnet with one click using this user-friendly interface. Go to the #👛 wallet channel on Discord to share your feedback or responsibly disclose any exploits to bugs@findora.org.

A node analytics page embedded in the block explorer featuring validator information (e.g. Name, Vote, Commission Rate) has  also been implemented. These stats are of importance for delegators when constructing their delegation portfolio —  this dashboard will continue to be updated to provide an intuitive staking experience. We hope you have fun playing with faux tokens and highly recommend exploring Findora’s tokeomics mechanism and the FAQ page to understand the best strategy to maximize token rewards.

Partnership Updates

 

BSN International Partnership Update:

Developers’ Guide on Assessing Findora’s Privacy-Preserving Blockchain Using BSN

 

In February, Findora Foundation announced a partnership with BSN (‘Blockchain Service Network’), the Chinese government-backed blockchain infrastructure provider (check BSN and Findora AMA here). This month, BSN released a comprehensive guide for developers seeking to access Findora’s APIs via BSN which enables developers to build privacy-preserving applications that allow the masking of sensitive data (on the public transaction log).

Developers can configure their BSN account to  access BSN’s Findora nodes, as well as Findora APIs indirectly via BSN’s API endpoints. 

Go to api.findora.org to see the full list of Findora API endpoints. Currently,  a limited set of APIs have been released on Findora to enable developers to experiment with its privacy-preserving, confidential transfer feature before more programmability is released in the upcoming months.

Media and Events

The Findora community is getting the word out.

 

Securities.io Interview featuring Warren Paul Anderson 

Discreet Labs’ Vice President of Product, Warren Paul Anderson conducted an interview with Securities.io.

“The real vision (behind Findora) is being able to enable a more private, self-sovereign, decentralized future for individuals in the digital economy.” 

https://www.securities.io/warren-paul-anderson-vp-of-product-for-findora-interview-series/

 

Discretion (the Findora Podcast) Episode #3 : ‘How Findora Is Different’

Discretion is a weekly podcast by Discreet Labs in which VP of Product Warren Paul Anderson delivers the latest news from the team, including product updates and developments, community updates, events, and commentary about the state of blockchain and decentralized finance (DeFi). Subscribe to our Youtube channel: findora.org/youtube

Episode 3 explores many of the ways that Findora is different from other projects out there, such as how it brings privacy to the public blockchain.

Validator Training Session w/  Senior Product Manager Mike Lin 

Mike Lin, Senior Product Manager at Discreet Ltd hosted the first episode of a series of training sessions to help validators get the best experience out of staking one Anvil Testnet. Dive in to check how you can spin up a validator node on Anvil Testnet. 

 

Global:

  • AMA session co-hosted by Oasis Network, Findora and Manta Network to discuss the importance of an emerging cybersecurity trend which has been brought to further prominence this month: data sovereignty – AKA “ownership” or “custody”.
  • AMA session hosted by GoodTalk to unveil the best practices for those who just started to bet  on the privacy preserving computing industry.  
  • AMA session on staking with Mike Lin to explore Findora’s tokenomics mechanism, on-going incentivized validator campaign on Anvil testnet, and future product launch plan around staking. 

 

Ecosystem Contributors

In this month’s Meet The Team series, we featured Humphrey Polanen, one of the advisors to Discreet Labs. 

With extensive experience in financial services, banking, cyber security, technology, and encryption (started as a lawyer and later being recruited to a leadership role at Sun Microsystems, as well as co-founder and board member of a Silicon Valley bank), Humphrey offers “strategic advice on technology based solutions for banks and financial institutions. Institutional advocacy with global policy makers”. Story time now.

 

🙌 Discreet Labs and Findora Foundation are Hiring!

Findora Foundation and its ecosystem developers, including Discreet Labs, are hiring now for many positions available in areas such as Engineering, Community, and Marketing.

 

About Findora

Findora is a public blockchain with programmable privacy. Originally conceptualized as a university cryptography research project in 2017, and finally launched to the public in 2021, Findora utilizes the latest breakthroughs in zero-knowledge proofs and multi-party computation, to allow users transactional privacy with selective auditability. For more information, please visit findora.org.

 

Social Media and Channels

Website | Medium | Twitter | Discord | Linkedin 

Resources

Whitepaper | Github | Newsletter

Mainnet

Wallet | Explorer 

Anvil Testnet

Wallet | Explorer 

 

Looking Ahead

On August 15, Warren will be presenting at the upcoming REIMAGINE V10.0: “Tenth Anniversary Edition” (the world’s largest blockchain education event with a network of 100+ universities and partners)along with other industry leaders to share his insights. 👉 Register now.

On August 19, Warren will attend MPC Digital Commerce Event as a panelist of PANEL: DIGITAL WALLET & PRIVACY PROTECTION, to discuss digital wallet & CBDC for the future, and much more. 👉 Register now.