Witnet Monthly Report — December 2019 – The Witnet Foundation Blog
In the face of Christmas meals and New Decade celebrations, Witnet has made sure-and-steady steps towards Mainnet-readiness. Wishing you all a fantastic 2020— the year Witnet moves to Mainnet 😎!
- Research and design of new tally and aggregation scripts has been carried out, to help with the handling of errors during data requests.
- With the implementation of
RadError, data requests can now achieve error consensus. In other words, if the majority of nodes on a data request commit an error, then the request is discarded. This protects against malicious players and obsolete data sources.
- RADON operator table has been updated, to further improve and facilitate the development process of RADON contracts.
- Support for variables has now been added to Sheikah templates, giving data requestors access to easy customization and filtering options.
- Numerous RADON library updates have been made to prepare for integration into Sheikah.
- Initial marketplace design and research has been carried out, with the goal of making request templates shareable, accessible and user-friendly.
<select>component has now been fixed on the request editor.
Witnet Testnet Update
- A bootstrapped version of Testnet 0.6.0 is now ready, with deployment of the Witnet Bridge Interface and the Block Relay imminent.
- A plan to incentivize nodes on the testnet before mainnet is being discussed and designed — look out for announcements across Witnet channels, and get in touch if you wish to contribute or participate!
Witnet <> Ethereum Block Relay
- A voting mechanism for proposing blocks has been implemented.
- Proof of Concept approved for the implementation of key derivation.
- Improvements made to
- QA and error testing carried out on various operating systems and through a variety of servers.
Our monthly Q&A is out, where we will attempt to answer in detail the key questions posed by the Witnet community.
As usual, bounty opportunities have been posted on Gitcoin — the network is a great way to get stuck in to Witnet’s product, and gives you the chance to be generously rewarded for your open source contributions.
Are you interested in contributing to the development of witnet-rust? The Witnet community would love to have you involved. Visit the contributing guide, and join the Witnet Discord so we can help out with any questions you have.
Since Witnet is an open protocol, the community is very interested and receptive to anyone curious about building a separate implementation. Have a favorite language you’d like to try to build Witnet in? Let us know on the Witnet Discord and we’ll be happy to help you set up.
Alongside ETHDenver in February 2020, members of the Stampery Labs team (one of the organizations in the Witnet ecosystem) will be representing Witnet at EDCON in Vienna on 3–7 April. Tickets are still available — let everyone know on Telegram or Discord if you’re coming!