Elastos Gelaxy Team is pleased to announce its upcoming upgrade of the Elastos Smart Contract (ESC) Chain to the latest Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) version, London. The upgrade will bring the ESC chain up to speed with the latest developments in the Ethereum ecosystem and provide greater functionality and security for users.

The upgrade is anticipated to be completed by June, 2023. It will involve several key steps, including upgrading the go_ethereum stack implementation structure, adapting to the Berlin and London upgrade configurations, and upgrading the ABI library. The new EVM version will support Solidity Version 0.8.x and the latest features, such as zero-knowledge proofs.

This upgrade will significantly improve the ESC chain, including increased efficiency, better security, and compatibility with the broader Ethereum ecosystem. In addition, ESC chain will be able to provide its users with the latest developments in smart contract technology, allowing them to take advantage of new opportunities in the rapidly growing blockchain space.

Elastos Identity (EID) chain will also be upgraded to the newest EVM, ensuring that users of both the ESC and EID chain can deploy applications using the same standards. Stay tuned for further updates on the progress of the upgrade and the new features it will bring to the ESC and EID chains.

The Elastos Gelaxy Team


NFTs are an exciting part of the burgeoning crypto space with lots of enthusiasm and excitement. Profile Picture (PFP) NFT projects are minting collections left and right, and crypto enthusiasts, from celebrities like Eminem to the 17-year-old next door, are sporting these images as their online identity. Gaming companies are starting to participate in this revolution utilizing NFTs as assets that you can buy/sell and trade with other players.

Only after the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) did buyers of NFTs have the right to sell the likeness and images of their NFTs for personal gain. The project also bought the IP for Meebits and Crypto Punks and granted those communities digital rights. While this is a step in the right direction for the NFT community, lingering issues and rights still need to be ironed out. 

Digital Rights Management (DRM) is the key to giving creators control of their NFTs. Limiting piracy and enabling specific distribution are just some of the positive effects of this technology. As of now, NFTs, as a core, do not have the technology like DRM to prevent illicit activity from occurring. Let’s dig into the concept of DRM and NFTs and show how the project Elacity is going to intertwine the two for perfect unity on behalf of creators worldwide.

Digital Rights Management (DRM)

DRM is a technology that protects digital assets, such as movies, music, and ebooks, from unauthorized use or distribution. DRM systems employ encryption techniques, software licenses, and other security measures to control access to digital content and limit who can use it. Major companies like Amazon, Apple, Adobe, Google, and Microsoft use this technology to protect their digital content and assets. 

One of the main benefits of DRM is that it helps digital content creators and distributors protect their work from online piracy. In turn, it makes it difficult for unauthorized users to access and/or distribute digital content, which helps to deter piracy. 

In addition to protecting intellectual property, DRM also helps to boost security. For example, DRM technologies typically use encryption techniques to protect digital content, making it more difficult for hackers to access and exploit. Furthermore, enhanced security is essential for sensitive information, such as personal data and financial information.

While DRM has many benefits, it can also be controversial as it limits how consumers can use the content they have purchased. Critics argue that projects can use DRM to unfairly restrict consumer rights and stifle innovation. For example, some DRM systems prevent consumers from sharing or reselling digital content, which can limit their rights as consumers.

Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs)

NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, are unique digital assets recorded on the blockchain or other decentralized networks, enabling their ownership and transfer to be tracked and recorded. In addition, NFTs create digital scarcity and prevent the easy replication of digital art, music, and other intellectual creations. NFTs use smart contract standards such as Ethereum’s ERC-721, which allows for the tracking and transfer of NFTs. 

When someone purchases an NFT, they buy the metadata file, which acts as a signed receipt for the work but does not give them ownership of the actual work itself. NFTs create a way for artists to exercise control over their work and protect it from unauthorized use. However, there currently needs to be more certainty and clarity surrounding the rights transferred when someone buys an NFT. Generally, buying an NFT does not give the buyer the copyright of the underlying work, but there are some exceptions, such as BAYC.

DRM and NFTs

Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT) and Digital Rights Management (DRM) are related to digital content but serve different purposes. DRM is a technical protection mechanism used by the industry to combat illegal file-sharing, while NFT creates the property of scarcity and uniqueness. DRM controls access to the content and restricts the use of the content, while NFTs only provide ownership and authenticity verification of digital assets like digital art or collectibles.

DRM (Digital Rights Management) can work with NFTs to provide a comprehensive solution for digital asset watermarking. DRM systems allow for consistent watermarking across different resellers, ensuring that the same watermark is present on all copies of the content, regardless of who is distributing it. Watermarking helps protect the content owner’s rights by making it easier to track and enforce the usage of the content. 

By combining NFTs with DRM, owners can verify the ownership of the content, and the watermark can be consistently applied, making it easier to monitor and control the distribution of the content. This combination can provide a secure and effective way to protect the content creator’s rights and ensure proper control over the distribution of the content. The process also provides a means to verify the authenticity and ownership of the content.

NFTs have been gaining attention in the creative industries as a way to monetize digital content and enable creators to have more control over their returns. They differ from DRM in that they create a semblance of scarcity and uniqueness in a digital world, whereas DRM is a technical protection mechanism used to control access to content.

DRM (Digital Rights Management) and NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens) serve different purposes in digital content management. DRM aims to protect the assets of content creators and ensure proper payment distribution among stakeholders in the production process. On the other hand, NFTs function as digital keys to access and trade access to the content, allowing users to buy and trade access rather than just tokens. This shift towards NFTs creates a new market and a user-owned digital economy where ownership and data rights are more secure in the Web 3.0 environment.

Elacity

Elacity, a cutting-edge project, revolutionizes digital content creation, distribution, and monetization. Elacity’s unique approach combines Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) with Digital Rights Management (DRM) to empower content creators and protect their creations. Elacity aims to preserve digital rights and facilitate digital obligations using Digital Rights Management (DRM) technology. They have developed relationships with experts in DRM and aim to deliver an open-sourced system linking NFTs and DRM. 

As described in Elacity’s DRM CRC Proposal back in September 2022, they are building their first flagship product, the World Computer Marketplace (WCM). WCM will combine decentralized identities, verifiable credentials, off-chain private data management, smart contracts, personal server hosting, and DRM-powered assets. The goal of Elacity is to monetize digital content more effectively, maintain ownership rights, protect digital content, simplify third-party partnerships, and aid in compliance with regional laws. The market value of the DRM industry projects to exceed $6 billion by 2025.

The Elacity team has been hard at work on the Elacity DRM project. They recently released a brand new Elacity 1.7.0 Update highlighting all the exciting developments. The team is developing a Testnet portal for the Elastos Smart Contract Chain(ESC) while creating a detailed 12-page document outlining their DRM solution design and architecture. Elacity has also been implementing three different contract templates for video content, including “buy once, play always” content that cannot be transferred but can be played by the wallet holding the NFT. They are also working on the option for users to “buy once, play always, resell” content.

The Elacity platform allows content creators to monetize their digital creations by selling unique, authenticated versions of their work as NFTs. Elacity empowers creators to control and track the distribution and use of their content. In addition, Elacity also enables more efficient and autonomous revenue payouts to stakeholders through the use of blockchain technology.

In addition to its focus on video NFTs, Elacity plans to expand its offerings to other asset types such as audio, images, 3D models, eBooks, and statements. The company also has its foot in the door of the generative AI world through its Flint District. This domain enables users to purchase GPU time and perform text-to-image tasks using cryptocurrency payments and decentralized identities.

Elacity’s vision is to create a fun, friendly, and convenient portal for the digital economy. The company plans to continue innovating and seeking funding to support these efforts in the coming year. With its unique approach and cutting-edge technology, Elacity aims to significantly impact how we create, distribute, and monetize digital content.

Conclusion

Elacity is a game-changing company transforming the digital content landscape by seamlessly integrating Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) and Digital Rights Management (DRM) technology. This innovative approach empowers content creators by giving them the tools they need to protect and monetize their digital creations. With its deep expertise in DRM and a commitment to open-sourced solutions, Elacity is leading the charge in defining the future of digital rights and obligations. 

Once their mission is complete, Elacity will unleash an era of creative freedom and financial independence for artists, musicians, and other content creators, making it easier for them to share their work with the world and reap the benefits of their success. Get ready to experience the next level of digital content creation, distribution, and monetization with Elacity.

 

Are you destined to win? 

To celebrate the Lunar New Year, Elastos is giving away 1,000 ELA in lucky red packets to our community! The competition integrates many unique qualities of our core ecosystem projects including Essentials and Elacity

As it is the year of the rabbit, we want you to take charge of your digital destiny and see just how deep the rabbit hole goes!

Competition Details

The image must include: 

When finished, proceed to mint your image as an NFT!

To be included in the competition, share your artwork on Twitter with the hashtags #RedPacketGiveaway and #DigitalDestiny and by tagging @elastosinfo

Those who meet the conditions will be entered into the final round, where their artwork will be  voted on by the Elastos community on February 5. The top 10 selected will be given a link to their red packet with a chance to win a randomized amount of the total prize value!

Share crypto red packets to your friends and family 

It’s easy! Download the Essentials app on either Google or Apple App Stores, move or purchase your preferred crypto tokens (most major tokens are available) and select the red packet icon. 

From there, determine the number of recipients and generate a link. Those who open the link are granted a randomized or customized amount depending on how you want to set it up. All users need to do is click the link and open their red packet! Enjoy this creative generative art contest brought to you by Growth and B&D Team Elavation.

Any other questions? Reach out to us on Twitter, Telegram or Discord.

Happy Lunar New Year!


The article and graphics were created by the Elavation Team.

This Lunar New Year gives young people what they really want: crypto red packets!

The lunar calendar, based on the cycles of the moon, has been used by civilizations for thousands of years. 

The oldest lunar calendars have been discovered in Europe and date back to Aurignacian Culture nearly 35,000 years ago! The astronomer-priests of these early cultures understood the mathematical sets and the interplay between the moon’s annual cycle, ecliptic, solstice and seasonal changes on earth. Today, there are many other cultures around the world who continue to follow the moon’s cycles in order to determine important festivals and holidays. 

In modern times, the lunar calendar is most often associated with China, who adopted it over 2,000 years ago and still uses it today. Despite being celebrated for two millenia, countries such as China, Korea and Vietnam continue to celebrate much like their ancestors did. Traditions vary from Beijing and Singapore and throughout the region, to Tết in Vietnam and Seollal in Korea, with the common themes focused on family, food and loud, flashy festivals filled with fireworks. 

One common theme is the handing of money to younger family members. In China, they practice giving and receiving red envelopes, or hongbao, filled with money, believing it to give good luck and prosperity for the new year!

Modernizing ‘red packets’

In modern times, it’s interesting to note the subtle ways that these important cultural traditions are evolving with technology. In recent years, for example, many more brands and businesses have adapted red packets for marketing purposes and to bestow gifts on employees and customers. 

With the explosion of e-commerce that has come with the adoption of mobile technology in Asia, the red packet has evolved for today’s era. In most parts of Asia, people are now foregoing the red envelope and instead opting to send digital red packets to each other using popular Chinese apps like WeChat Pay and Alipay. 

First introduced by WeChat, China’s multi-purpose instant messaging app, in 2014, virtual red packets have gained immense popularity — with a record 823 million users sending and receiving red packages in the first six days of the Lunar New Year in 2020. 

The next evolution of giving for the Lunar New Year

With the advent of crypto wallets and Web 3, it’s no surprise that red packets have now moved into the realm of the metaverse. To lead the way, Essentials, an advanced super-wallet that not only holds a user’s tokens and NFTs, but also provides a unique decentralized identity (DID), has been offering crypto ‘red packets’ for the last few years — but with a fun twist. 

Users who download the Essentials app on either Google or Apple App Stores, can choose to place any amount of tokens (most major tokens are available) into a red packet, determine the number of recipients and generate a link. Those who open the link are granted a randomized or customized amount, depending on how the user wants to set it up. This allows a new gamified experience to deliver and receive red packets for the holiday. All users need to do is click the link and open their red packet.

The benefits of crypto red packets:

Are you planning to give digital hongbao or Li xi this Lunar New Year? Then try taking it to the next level by giving crypto with Essentials super wallet!


The article and graphics were created by the Elavation Team.


The Elastos Essentials wallet is a cutting-edge tool for managing your digital identity, data, and communication in the new Web 3. Data protection is the main calling card for Essentials. The trifecta of Decentralized ID (DID), Hive storage, and Carrier provide a robust and secure way to navigate the decentralized internet and secure, control, and monetize one’s data. Let’s break down these core pieces and tie in how each contributes to data protection, ownership, and monetization.

Decentralized ID (DID)

DID is a decentralized and W3C-compliant identification system verified on the blockchain. These DIDs mean that users can trust their ID and use it to access various Web 3 websites without relying on centralized entities like Facebook or Google. DID eliminates the risk of data leaks and lets users control their own information. Unlike other Web 3 wallets requiring multiple logins, the Essentials wallet allows users to link up to various dApps in and outside the Elastos ecosystem using just one verifiable ID. In addition, users can access multiple services such as DeFi, NFTs, Identity, and Social Media dApps without having to remember multiple usernames and passwords.

DID is a tamper-proof digital fingerprint showing who signed off on a transaction. Whenever someone uses a “free” centralized service, the user pays with their data. This data is then sold to the highest bidder and utilized for their gain. When people use the Essentials wallet with DID, it’s always transparent and verifiable without the risk that data gets sold into the open market without someone’s permission. Users can arrange their data on their terms if they want to share it.

Hive 2 Storage Solution

Hive storage is a decentralized storage solution that allows users to store, share, and manage their data and soon-to-be items in their own personal storage vault. The latest version, Hive 2, gives users various storage options and the ability to maneuver data around to trusted parties. Users have complete control over their data and don’t have to rely on external storage providers like IPFS. 

Soon, users will also be able to store NFT assets directly in their Hive vault. Essentials wallet has a massive advantage over other Web 3 wallets which store user data internally, making it vulnerable to breaches and censorship. With the Essentials wallet, users can manage and share their own data using Hive’s proprietary advanced decentralized storage technology.

Carrier 2

Lastly, Carrier 2 is a peer-to-peer protocol that manages traffic in the new Web 3. dApps on Essentials Wallet can utilize Carrier to allow users to communicate and post directly with each other without going through third parties or centralized entities on Essentials. The risk of censorship gets eliminated and ensures that users always have access to the information they need. For example, Feeds is Elastos’ Social Media platform that acts as a decentralized Twitter. Users can access Feeds directly from the Essentials wallet via the dApps section and communicate with each other without the risk of their posts being taken down or censored because traffic and data go through Feeds and Hive, which lets users store their channel posts in their chosen Hive server. This data can be moved anywhere at any time, thus reducing censorship. Finally, the Carrier technology provides a significant advantage over other social media platforms prone to censorship and data breaches.

The fact that Carrier enables the user to share data without needing an intermediary is a game changer. All social media platforms, email services, and other communication mediums risk being compromised by their digital landlords. When using Essentials, your speech and communication peer-to-peer are always a given. Gone are the days in which people are getting policed and told what to say and what to do. When assessing dApps using Essentials wallet, sharing data and protecting it on social and communication platforms is now a pleasant reality.

Interoperability

Essentials Wallet has the first-mover advantage in data empowerment and protection and can also interoperate with many other blockchains. In the last update, the next-generation Web 3 Wallet added Evmos, the EVM-based blockchain built on the Cosmos SDK. People cannot only access dApps on Elastos like Feeds and Elacity, but they can also access dApps in 18 other blockchain ecosystems. Want to trade crypto on Sushiswap via Ethereum? No problem; Essentials Wallet allows users to connect on the Ethereum mainchain and execute the transaction directly. What if you wanted to make a trade on Anyswap via the Fantom blockchain? Connect to the Fantom main chain, select the Anyswap dApp, and you’re there. 

What if a dApp is not directly available on the Essentials Wallet for another ecosystem? That’s not an issue because Essentials Wallet can link to any blockchains it supports via the Wallet Connect feature. All the user needs to do is visit the website, let’s say, MakerDAO’s Oasis.app. Then, connect your wallet via Wallet Connect, which will prompt the Essentials Wallet to connect to the Ethereum blockchain. You can easily access MakerDAO’s lending and borrowing services via the Essentials wallet via your browser. Whether in Essentials or on Brave Browser, this versatile Web 3 wallet allows users to access most of the popular dApps in the crypto ecosystem.

Ledger Hardware Integration

The one thing about mobile wallets is that their security is in question. Essentials is a hot wallet that’s stored online. Many other mobile wallets use cold storage, with the assets held offline. However, Essentials is one of the few Web 3 mobile wallets with Ledger integration. Users can easily link their hardware wallet to Essentials and quickly make their assets much more secure than any other mobile Web 3 wallet on the market. For example, users can access Bitcoin, Elastos, and Ethereum-compatible networks via the latest Ledger Nano X hardware product.

 

The Elastos Essentials wallet is a revolutionary tool that empowers users to take control of their digital identity, data, and communication in the new Web 3. With its cutting-edge combination of Decentralized ID (DID), Hive storage, and Carrier, the Essentials wallet provides unparalleled security, ownership, and data monetization. This new generation of Web 3 allows users to access various dApps, DeFi, NFTs, Identity, and Social Media without relying on centralized entities and without the risk of data leaks, censorship, and breaches. Experience the power of data protection and ownership by downloading the Elastos Essentials Wallet on Apple or Android today!


Today’s consumer is 100% reliant on corporations and institutions to set up shop on the internet. Need a server? People must go to the heavyweight Amazon Web Services to get that squared away. You also need an IP address to be findable on the internet. Not an IP engineer? Now, you must turn to a Domain Name Server (DNS) to get that set up. What if one of these centralized entities gets shut down? How about the scenario in which your monthly costs get jacked up? You are at the mercy of the internet landlord. It’s up to masters whether the lights stay on or not.

These are the current parameters of Web2. 

Is the current state of the internet an upgrade to what the world previously had? Absolutely. When Tim Berners-Lee first invented the World Wide Web, he didn’t have the backing to make it for the masses. Instead, it was Netscape that elevated the space into full-fledged commercialization. Then the Amazons, Googles, and Apples could thrive in the new paradigm of commerce. These new-aged legacy websites are now the gatekeepers and masters of our domain in this current version of the Web.

The current state of personal websites has several issues that can limit their potential and impact. One of the main issues is the dependence on centralized entities such as hosting companies and domain registrars for setting up and maintaining a website. This dependence can lead to a lack of control over the website and its content, as well as vulnerability to censorship, data breaches, and other security risks. Additionally, the centralized nature of personal websites can lead to a lack of transparency and accountability in managing personal data. Furthermore, centralized entities can shut down personal websites that fail to comply with their terms of service. Moreover, the cost of maintaining a personal website with a centralized entity can also be high, which can be a barrier to entry for small businesses and individuals.

Benefits of Personal Websites

Personal websites built with Elastos technology offer several benefits over traditional centralized websites. The decentralized, peer-to-peer architecture of Elastos eliminates the need for intermediaries, giving users increased control and autonomy over their website and its content. This architecture enhances security and privacy using self-sovereign IDs and blockchain technology. Additionally, Elastos provides a transparent and accountable platform for the management of personal data. The Elastos technology makes setting up and maintaining a personal website more cost-effective. Furthermore, using Elastos technology allows for the integration of decentralized applications (dApps), which can provide additional features and functionalities to the personal website, making it more versatile and customizable. Overall, Elastos technology enables the creation of personal websites that are more secure, private, and customizable and that offer greater control and autonomy to the website owner.

Elastos Version of Web3

What does the next version of the internet look like? Web3 is the buzzword flooding social media platforms and grabbing the attention of VCs. Projects such as Cosmos and Polkadot define Web3 as connecting blockchains and making them interoperable. While a novel concept, Elastos believes it’s bigger than that. The reimagined internet is about connecting every website, every blockchain, and every person on the internet, period. Web3 isn’t just a blockchain concept- this is an internet for all, not just some. Web3 represents the interconnectedness of all servers and computers, creating a single, unified network.

What if Web3 flips the script on the powers that be? Conceptualize the scenario in which the mom and pops shop could forgo the centralized services and institutions with the ability to create their own personal domain, app, and service. That will be possible with the Elastos tech stack in 2023.

Benefits of Elastos Tech Stack

Carrier 2.0 is the proprietary permissionless vehicle to manage traffic from one computer to another. HTTP is an archaic code that transfers data between servers and browsers. Built-in routing algorithms are used by Carrier 2.0 to find destination websites throughout the internet peer to peer. Storage is required by everyone as well between videos, data, images, etc. Hive 2.0 is another proprietary component in the Elastos code that reliably provides storage to every user. All participants on the Elastos Web 3 will have a vault and be able to transfer any data or storage from peer to peer.

The trend in 2023 is the use of AI no-code tools for automating website building, social media management, and email marketing. Elastos Web 3 Tech stack aims to provide these tools through its scalable Elastos Smart Contract side chain. Business owners can use Elastos dApps to automate tasks such as transactions, taxes, payroll and staffing. Additionally, Elastos provides a web3 wallet, Essentials, that supports multiple cryptocurrencies and blockchains, as well as access to dApps. Carrier takes care of IP addresses and traffic, while Hive 2.0 handles data and storage. DIDs serve as valid identifiers for participants to conduct business securely. Overall, Elastos aims to simplify and automate various business tasks through the use of smart contracts and dApps, all accessible through the Essentials wallet.

Use Cases for Businesses Using Elastos Tech Stack

Creators and business owners can utilize various use cases using Elastos technology to build multiple decentralized personal websites. 

 

Elastos aims to lower the barrier of entry for people looking to become a solopreneur or business through its version of web3. They can set up shop purely with this one-of-a-kind technology that provides everything you need to keep the lights on and shine in commerce. Websites require the ability to operate 24/7/365. Don’t worry about traffic, storage, IDs, payment methods, or automation. The Elastos suite of tools has the entrepreneur covered for 2023 and beyond.

Elastos is leading the charge towards a decentralized and inclusive internet, where individuals and small businesses can have more control and autonomy over their online presence. By leveraging its cutting-edge tech stack, Elastos empowers users to create their own secure and customizable personal websites without intermediaries. The era of web3 is upon us, and with projects like Elastos at the forefront, the internet will inevitably undergo a paradigm shift. A future where the internet is truly for all, where every website, every blockchain, and every person is interconnected, where privacy and security are the norms, not the exception, and where small businesses and individuals can thrive without being at the mercy of internet landlords. The Elastos project is not just a vision for the future; it is making it a reality. Elastos is paving the way for a decentralized, secure, and across-the-board internet.

 


Attention all members of the Elastos community! We are excited to announce our “BEST ARTICLE” contest, with the theme “how Elastos can ride the Nostr wave.” Leverage the growing popularity of Nostr by sharing your thoughts and ideas on how Elastos can showcase its capabilities in the decentralized Web3 space. As community members, take an active role in exploring the growth potential and capitalize on the opportunities it presents. We want your unique perspective on this theme, be it a technical analysis, a case study on a specific application, or a real-world use case. 

Please adhere to the rules and guidelines of the contest when sharing your thoughts and ideas. Keep in mind the requirements and follow the instructions to participate effectively.

 

  1. Theme: How can Elastos ride the Nostr wave?
  2. Eligibility: The contest is open to all individuals over 18 from Elastos community;
  3. Submission guidelines:
    • Contestants must submit their articles in a Word document and PDF format, which should be between 1,000 to 2,000 words;
    • Mail all your submissions to hello@elastos.info;
  4. Judging criteria: Criteria such as originality, creativity, and relevance to the contest theme are weighted to evaluate the articles and determine the winner;
  5. Deadline: Contestants must submit their articles by 12pm GMT Mar 1st, 2023;
  6. Prize: The winner(s) will receive a specified amount of ELA as a reward;
    • 1st place: 1,500 ELA
    • 2nd place: 1,000 ELA
  7. Use of winning work: By submitting an article, contestants grant the contest organizers the right to publish or use the winning articles;
  8. Compliance with laws: Contestants must ensure that their articles do not infringe on copyright or trademark laws and that they have obtained necessary permissions;
  9. Notifications: Winners will receive emails, with the public informed shortly after that;
  10. Compliance with rules: By submitting an entry, participants agree to be bound by these official rules and the judges’ decisions.

 

Take advantage of this chance to share your writing with a broader audience and gain recognition for your work. We can’t wait to read your submissions!

 


The Elastos Core Teams have recently released new updates and fixes to the Elastos technology stack. Among these updates, the Essentials feature has added yet another blockchain to its multi-chain wallet, which now supports the Cosmos-based EVM-compatible EVMOS. With this addition, Essentials will have a total of 19 interconnected blockchains available on its fully decentralized Web 3 wallet. The development team has also engaged in various debugging activities related to the Elastos Carrier to ensure improved performance and safer navigation. Additionally, the Elastos Smartcontract Chain(ESC) is undergoing an upgrade that will make it compatible with the EVM and the new DPoS 2.0. The primary objective of this update is to prepare for migration towards DPoS 2.0, which is expected to result in better decentralization, security, and stability for the network overall.


Essentials wallet

– Released v3.0.1 version to fix known issues;

– Added support for EVMOS network; 

– Cleared all local cached data when main wallet is deleted; 

– Optimized and improved the local cache implementation of transaction records; 

– When loading Council members’ avatars fails in CR Proposal dApp, it would use the default avatar; 

– Improved the display error on transaction history page when network related issues occur;

– Improved error handling when initiating transactions with insufficient balance; 

– Fixed the issue that the same widget may appear multiple times on Home screen; 

– Fixed the error when deleting the default widget;

– Fixed an issue relating to wallet balance not updating properly;

– Fixed an issue that occurred when transferring tokens from ESC to mainchain if all tokens were selected;

– Fixed an issue in which some ERC tokens on ETH could cause operation failure.


Carrier

– Optimized the implementation of Task and Message modules in Carrier Native DHT; 

– Completed the basic data types, such as NodeInfo/Value/Id, in Native DHT; improved  the core modules, such as DHT/RoutingTable, in Native DHT; 

– Debugged and ran the message engine module in Native DHT to resolve internal issues;

– Debugged and ran the implementation of related API, such as FindNode, StoreValue and FindValue, in Native DHT; 

– Supplemented test cases for Native DHT; 

– Implemented NAT relay service in Java Super Node.


Hive

– Improved the Backup/Migration feature in the HiveHub webApp based on test feedback.


Mainchain

– Continued testing DPoS 2.0 and fixed problems found during the test. DPoS 2.0 is a major upgrade of the Elastos main chain consensus, intended to improve the decentralization, stability and security of the consensus network. 

– Reviewed the code for features that support CR for multi-signature accounts and started testing. 

– Adjusted the transaction structure for pledging ELA on the main chain to ESC chain assets to support multiple sidechains, and fixed any issues that were discovered. This feature can improve the utilization rate of ELA pledged in DPoS 2.0 consensus, increase assets on the ESC chain, and diversify the asset application of Elastos. 

– Upgraded the main chain browser to support displaying address tags on the leaderboard and view address rankings.


ESC Sidechain

– Worked on ESC upgrade plan for sidechain EVM, and prepared for the upcoming code migration.


Links:

Developer Portal 

Elastos Essentials for Android

Elastos Essentials for iOS

Feeds for Android 

Feeds for iOS

Rong Chen, the founder of Elastos, has spent the last two decades building a Smart Web that is secure, decentralized, and accessible to everyone. Now, in 2023, all of the necessary components of the infrastructure are finally coming together, and the Elastos Digerati Team is ready to share it with the world. So what’s the definition of Digerati? Dictionary.com defines it as “people skilled with or knowledgeable about digital technologies, especially computers and the internet.” Given the expertise of this newly established group, the name Digerati seemed quite fitting for the team name.

Comprised of five dedicated individuals who have been with the project since the beginning, the Elastos Digerati Team is on a mission to spread the word about the Elastos ecosystem and infrastructure. The Team is eager to connect with the community and share the latest updates and developments on Elastos.Info and various social media channels. In addition, they will be hosting AMA sessions with core team members and contributors. They will be active on social media, engaging with the community and the wider crypto audience to spread the word about the exciting things happening with Elastos.

The time has come for Elastos to shine, and the Elastos Digerati Team is leading the charge. Stay tuned for exclusive updates and insights as they work tirelessly to bring the full potential of the Elastos project to life. So, let’s meet the team. (more…)

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