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In the coming months, IoTeX will launch the first privacy-focused IoT products that will run on Mainnet Beta. These will be the first blockchain-IoT products on the market, but this is not our end goal. The most important thing is that these products serve as a “template” to inspire and guide developers/enterprises to build next-gen IoT products with built-in privacy and trust using IoTeX technology. This is a future trillion dollar market that will be “Powered by IoTeX”.

Key components that have been released in Mainnet Beta include:
  • Native IOTX Staking: stake/vote for Delegates using native IOTX for the first time via IoTeX’s Desktop Wallet (note: activated by end of October after v0.9.0 is installed by Delegates)
  • Expanded Delegates Pool: # of Consensus Delegates grew from 12 (April) to 24 (June) to 36 (August), adding further decentralization to the network
  • Upgraded Virtual Machine: IoTeX virtual machine is upgraded to EVM St. Petersburg and now supports Solidity v0.5.X+
  • Cross-Chain Transfers: framework to transfer assets (e.g., stable coins) and data to other blockchains (e.g., Ethereum)
  • Faster Block Production & TPS: reduced block time, higher transactions per second (TPS) and transactions finalized 2x faster across the entire network
  • Optimized Data Storage: ~40x improvement to storage size, ~10x improvement to sync speed, and data partitioning for easier backup and archiving
  • XRC20 Token Standard: allows anyone to create new tokens on the IoTeX Network for use in explorer, wallets, and DApps
The full list of new features and enhancements is provided in the table below.

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See Mainnet v0.5.0 - v0.9.0 on IoTeX Github for more details.

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IoTeX Mainnet Beta Launch & "Name-the-Net" Campaign
Mark your place in IoTeX history by entering our "Name-the-Net" contest where YOU can pick the codename for Mainnet Beta! (optional)
  • 5 Grand Prize Gleam Winners = 5,000 IOTX each.
  • 20 Honorary Gleam Winners = 1,000 IOTX each.
  • "Name-the-Net" Winner = 25,000 IOTX + IoTeX Swag Bag!
Participate
 
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We would like to host this AMA session to go over the recent release of Mainnet Beta and share the updates and progress on our secure hardware devices and plans for the upcoming term. Everyone is welcome to submit their questions starting now in our Telegram Group, Discord or in real time during the livestream on YouTube, for more details and instructions please read below.


Session participants
Join our co-founders Raullen, Jing, Qevan and the Head of BD Larry during this livestream and ask them questions in real time!

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True Trust In The Internet Of Things Calls For An End-To-End Rethink
By Jing Sun
10/21/19 AT 8:43 AM

Society now faces a critical question. When the problem evolves from securing our data to securing the physical devices we rely on -- our homes, our cars, crucial medical devices -- how can we protect ourselves?

The current information infrastructure is therefore fundamentally unable to meet the pressing challenges of today and the greater challenges of tomorrow.

This secure hardware can and should be applied to all of our devices in order to guarantee true end-to-end trust.

This is where blockchain technology comes in. Like credit card chips and other secure hardware, blockchains are highly secure and encrypted.

Truly safe information networks and databases are therefore also needed for an Internet of Trusted Things. This is where blockchain technology comes in. Like credit card chips and other secure hardware, blockchains are highly secure and encrypted. This means that the information they store cannot be hacked the way normal databases can. The information they store, like that on the physical device, is secure and permanent.

The key, then, to re-engineering our interconnected world -- and readying it for the Internet of Trusted Things -- is to combine secure devices with secure networks. Both elements are needed to maintain the chain of trust from the physical world to the digital world. Without true end-to-end security, hackers will simply exploit the weak links in the chain. This fully secure and trusted world is not science fiction, but relies on technology that we are already deploying. If we take the challenge we face seriously, and act now to secure the devices and networks that power our lives, we can replace today's fear and sense of powerlessness with a new world rooted in security, trust, and peace of mind. One where we no longer need to ask others “don’t be evil,” because the Internet of Trusted Things ensures that they “can't be evil.”
 

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Full Blockchain & IoT Reference Architecture:


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Livestream - Highlights
With Ucam, we will be able to allow everyone to enjoy the data privacy and freedom


Questions from the community:

Q1:
DID {self-sovereign identity} is the first step to reach this ultimate goal, since you will be able to own the decide and the data it collect and decided whether or not you want to share it with anyone. In order to challenge the traditional industry and the big players in it, we need to start with something we can actually influence, for example, allocating and expanding the resources. As an idea, we can have DID in our IoPay app, so that it can be an ID provider to users, where they can create and manage their digital identities. In the future, users can pay attention to whether other apps are “Powered by IoTeX” and have a peace of mind, knowing that their data is safe.

In addition, since the creation and enforcement of regulations such as GDPR and CCPA, business practices are changing and a lot of IoT companies want to make themselves compliant but sometimes are unsure of the process, this is where our technology can be also used and we can become a technology enabler for them.
Q2:
We have actually established that all the data will be owned by users and for example with Ucam, we don’t really expect people to monetize it. Here’s a quick, real-life example: I am wearing a Fitbit band and its tracking my health data. Imagine IoTeX’s tech is built into it, so we can encrypt all the data and have a device & my identity on the edge. The moment the data gets generated and collected, its automatically encrypted and goes to the cloud {I can use AWS or Google for this}, so I fully control where and how the data is stored and I can delete it at any time. Then, I can have a trusted computing technology tap into the encrypted data and extract for example my sleeping patterns to review how healthy I am, run computation and provide me with the results. This is a very simple end-to-end flow without monetization and sacrificing our privacy. But, there are also lots of other types of data, such as home or health data that can be potentially monetized.
Q3:
We are working on a number of different initiatives to support the mass adoption, Vitamart is one of them. We work with a lot of different IoT manufacturers and their main problem is how to make their brand known to potential customers. With Vitamart, we want to introduce users to all these different types of brands, so they can start testing their products for free and provide feedback, in order for the manufacturer to improve their products.

When we started working on IoTeX we got approached by different IoT companies and over time, started working on Ucam, since we saw the need for secure smart home devices in the market. The overall industry at the moment, in our opinion, is not really going in the right direction, since users are uploading their data directly into the cloud servers which can be easily misused and compromised. With Ucam, we will be able to allow everyone to enjoy the data privacy and freedom.
Q4:
First of all, we can not fight this battle alone so we definitely need other companies, technologies, projects, people to help us work on this. Secondly, there are copycats everywhere and there’s no way to eliminate it, so that’s why we just need to stick to what we are doing best! We are already a leading company among other projects in this market, so just need to keep pushing forward.
Q5:
IoT is a very big space and the opportunities in it are endless. There are reports that have cited that IoT will be a 4–6B dollar market in the next few years. We think its actually bigger than that and it’s potentially a trillion-dollar market! Its market cap is comprised of all the furniture & smart home devices, infrastructure of the cities/smart cities, human, cars, machines, wearable devices, etc. Just for the cameras, in 5 years it will be a 100B market, and its just one of the devices in this market, which is huge!
Q6:
We were lucky from the beginning since we had a very global community supporting IoTeX and now we need even more support from our communities since we are launching products. Our goal is to make these products available globally, so that all of our community members will have a priority of getting their hands on them and being the first ones to try. We will provide early access to our community members, so that’s one of the ways you can participate in our ecosystem. You can be not only the first one to try the products but also the one to introduce it to your local community!
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IoTeX x Supply Chain
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Why do you think your idea needs the blockchain?
Q9:
Given the recent release of our Mainnet Beta, we are approaching a very stable blockchain for our developers, and have about 10 different applications already running on top of it, see this blog. When we collected feedback from developers of these Dapps, and asked why they chose to build on our blockchain and not Ethereum for example, they all said that it was very easy to build on top of IoTeX.

In terms of the token side, it is time for us to drive the real adoption, demand and usage of our token. We have a number of products in the pipeline, starting with Ucam, smart lock, Pebble Tracker and other products that will all utilize IoTeX’s infrastructure and use native IOTX for operation. We are also thinking of the next phase for IoTeX’s crypto-economics and are discussing a number of different ideas internally {ex. for every DID registered, one token is burned to manage the utility of the blockchain} to drive scarcity and demand for the token. Some projects are talking about micro-payment narrative, which we think would be a part of the things that we are doing, but the IoTeX token should be used to build up the foundation of the entire network, not just related to one component, such as DID. Once we reach a decision on this, we will be sure to share more details with our community, probably around the time when Ucam will be launched, which is mid-December 2019.
Q10:
Since the US market is highly regulated, we don’t want to jeopardize anything for our token holders, so we are working with lawyers to make IOTX tokens available in the US market and will share progress on this later.

Mainnet Beta Launch & project updates

We will have native staking, that will be enabled in the next week or so and after, we will shrink the block producing time to 5s to improve the user experience

We will publish a tutorial on staking with native IOTX
The maximum staking period has been increased to 3 years

DID

The decentralized identity that we are proposing is basically a self-sovereign digital identity that is fully managed and controlled by the user rather than a 3rd party or centralized service

We plan to implement DID in our first IoT devices - Ucam

Questions from the community:

Q7: IoTeX x Supply chain
One type of IoTeX’s products that can be used in this industry is definitely the Pebble Tracker, which is a supply chain oriented secure hardware that we are developing in-house. It tracks GPS location, temperature, humidity, air quality, motion vibration and other important metrics to provide the transparency in the supply chain industry. Since this industry is so broken and manual, using blockchain by itself is not the ultimate solution, the problems need to be addressed more holistically. Currently, the supply chain industry lacks digitalization of the data, it’s mostly manual and done by people — this is where a secure hardware device, like, Pebble Tracker, can help. Second, is the automation, which is partially implemented by centralized systems and is risky, since the data can be tampered with for the financial interests of the parties involved. Blockchain can be the ultimate solution for this and serve as a neutral decentralized place to automate things.

Q8: Why do you think your idea needs the blockchain?
Blockchain provides the fundamental trust many things that we are building and it’s very synergetic with IoT. Depending on the tech stack we will have, like cloud storage, trusted hardware, and even machine learning in the future, the difference is that blockchain provides identity and neutrality among things. Without it, we are just creating another centralized service like Google or Amazon, which doesn't make sense.



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- looking forward to meeting you there!


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  • IoTeX AMA with CryptoCalibur is coming this Friday - Don’t miss our LIVE Telegram AMA on November 1, from 17 to 18 PM UTC in CryptoCalibur Telegram Chat - ask anything about IoTeX!
  • IoTeX met today with David Ferrer i Canosa, Secretary of Digital Transformation from the Catalonian Government
 
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Hello IoTeX Community! There are currently two tokens in the IoTeX Network that are swappable on a 1:1 basis -- IOTX-E (ERC20) and IOTX (Native):

  • IOTX-E (ERC20): used for staking/voting on Ethereum Mainnet, and currently trading on most exchanges (e.g., Binance, Bittrex, Kucoin)
  • IOTX (Native): used for staking/voting and running txns/contracts on IoTeX Mainnet, and currently trading on select exchanges (e.g., PIEXGO)
Throughout the next six months, important events such as official exchange swaps and migration to “Native IOTX only” will occur. In this blog, we provide schedules/guidance for staking and token swaps.

Existing Votes/Tokens on Ethereum
After Mainnet GA is launched in Q1/Q2 2020, all existing votes/tokens on Ethereum will be automatically converted to IoTeX Mainnet. This process involves taking a snapshot of the voting smart contract on Ethereum and installing the snapshot to IoTeX. You do NOT need to unstake/restake your tokens.


Example: if you recently staked 10,000 IOTX-E (ERC20) with 350 day stake duration, your votes/tokens will be automatically converted to IoTeX after Mainnet GA. When the stake duration expires and you unstake, you will receive 10,000 IOTX (Native).


The final cutoff to swap IOTX-E to Native IOTX will be announced in Q1 2020.

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⚠ Important Notice ⚠

‼All remaining points in the IoTeX Profile System will be converted to IOTX (native) by the end of November!

If you have any points left in our profile system, please make sure to login and set a valid ETH address by the end of 11/15/2019. We will do a batch swap for all points to IOTX (native) before the end of the month.

All native IOTX will be sent to your corresponding IoTeX address (“io…”) which shares the same private key of the ETH address you set in the profile system.
‼Please DO NOT use an exchange account!‼


IoTeX Wins CES Innovation Award for Ucam - Private, Blockchain-Powered Security Camera

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Ucam is a next-gen, blockchain-based home security camera that is user-centric and fully private. Equipped with premium features, including 1080p HD video, motion detection, night vision, and two-way audio, Ucam allows users to monitor their homes from anywhere at any time. What truly differentiates Ucam are several privacy-related breakthroughs, including end-to-end encryption of all content, full consumer data ownership, and blockchain-based data authorizations. For the first time, devices owners, rather than hardware manufacturers and corporations, will be able to own and control all of their data.

The CES Innovation Awards are “an annual competition honoring outstanding design and engineering in consumer technology products.” Honorees will be featured at the annual CES convention in Las Vegas, which runs from January 7-10, 2020. Past honorees have included Google, Amazon, Samsung, Sony, LG, and more.

“We are proud to be recognized by an organization as renowned as CES and extremely excited to deliver the first privacy-focused and blockchain-powered IoT products to the mass market,” said IoTeX CEO Raullen Chai. “This award is further proof of the value of building the Internet of Trusted Things, and we are proud to be at the cutting edge with Ucam.”

IoTeX plans to open pre-orders for Ucam to the general public in December 2019. Looking forward to 2020, the company will continue its rollout of privacy-focused products and services for the Internet of Trusted Things, including new hardware and software products to guarantee security, trust, and privacy between people and their devices. The full range of IoTeX's privacy-preserving hardware products is available - here

The full list of CES Innovation Award Honorees for 2020 is now available - here

With Ucam, we will be able to allow everyone to enjoy the data privacy and freedom
 

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Quantum Computing Won’t Kill The Blockchain

Dr. Xinxin Fan, Head of the Cryptographic department of the privacy-focused and IoT blockchain platform IoTeX, published an article in The International Business Times on November 7 that called on the blockchain community to monitor the development of quantum computers.

Dr. Fan identified three main areas that need to be addressed as soon as possible by the blockchain community: standardization of "quantum-strong" cryptography, cryptographic flexibility and blockchain management:
  • The first is a process, already initiated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), of standardizing “quantum-resistant” cryptography. Developing and implementing capabilities specifically designed to resist quantum computers will be key for the future of blockchains, as well as their survival. Blockchain supporters and developers should therefore closely monitor the standardization process and prepare to integrate the results into existing and future blockchain projects.
  • The second capability for blockchain enthusiasts to focus on is known as cryptographic agility. This concept is highly technical, but essentially refers to the ability of developers to improve a blockchain so that quantum-resistant features can be put in place after the network is operational. Given the number of projects being built on existing blockchains like Ethereum, their capacity to upgrade their own components in an ongoing way will be crucial.
  • The third area in need of attention is blockchain governance. This has been a topic of vigorous discussion and debate since the advent of blockchains. Due to the uncertainty around when quantum computers will be built at scale, blockchain projects must establish procedures to determine when and how to implement “quantum-safe” upgrades to their networks. This may prove to be the greatest challenge of all, given how difficult optimal governance has been for blockchains to date. It is critical that people across the crypto space begin seriously thinking and experimenting with ways to ensure governance is not a hindrance to the improvement of technology.
-- and if we do those things, we will not have to worry about quantum supremacy any time soon.


Introducing the IoTeX Forum - your place to discuss everything IoTeX!

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The first 50 people to sign up will receive an exclusive "Early Bird" badge, and be entered into a lucky draw for an IoTeX Hoodie!


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Silicon Valley — AIoT Dev Summit
Hey developers - join IoTeX & Arm at the AIoT Dev Summit in Silicon Valley, December 2-3!
IoTeX will host a special 90-min Blockchain+IoT dev workshop, joining an amazing list of speakers including Arm, Google, Amazon, Arduino, Docker, and more! 🌎

We will be showcasing Pebble Tracker & IoTeX secure hardware - "End-to-End Security with Arm-based Edge Devices & IoTeX Blockchain"

➡ See you there! Use code "IoTeXArmDev" for $75 off:

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The evolutionary pathways for the diffusion of IoT technology in infrastructure and in the enterprise.
The areas of application of the Internet of things technologies are numerous, and it is already clear that they will gradually transform the world: the environment in which we work and produce, as well as everyone's everyday life.

Industrial applications, sensors-equipped vehicles, logistics, smart cities, smart homes and buildings, infrastructure monitoring, energy, health and well-being are just a few examples of areas where new business opportunities are created and where the entire supply chain comes from : From sensors for telecommunications to offering services and innovative ways of communicating with a client.

Thus, these new development opportunities include all categories of companies, such as suppliers, network operators, platform administrators, content producers, service providers, as well as regulatory and infrastructure bodies in local countries.

All these and many other relevant aspects from the world of the Internet of things and applications created for it are the tasks to be solved in the development of this market.

Forum Agenda:
  • MARKET OVERVIEW & INDUSTRY DRIVING FACTORS
  • DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION
  • SMART CITY & SMART LAND
  • DIGITAL EUROPE 2021-2027
  • INDUSTRY 4.0: INNOVATION MANAGERS ON STAGE
In the framework of the plenary session "DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION", on November 27, at 16:05, the Ambassador of our project, Simone Romano will speak, with a report: "Creare l'Internet of Trusted Things con la Blockchain" (where to create the essence of Trusted Things and will present the IoTeX project.


Shenzhen — Arm AIoT Dev Summit
IoTeX will deliver this workshop at both the Arm AIoT Dev Summit in Silicon Valley (Dec 2-3) and Shenzhen (January 15). We are excited to work with Arm, one of the world's largest tech companies, to deliver this workshop and bring blockchain + IoT to the mainstream


IoTeX Forum Launch & Thread of the Week

(TOTW) #1:
Meet the Community! 🌎

A new TOTW will start every Monday at midnight PST
Rewards for TOTW #1: 10 winners get 2,500 IOTX each

Post in this thread and tell the IoTeX community about yourself:

▫ Your name/nickname
▫ Where are you from/live
▫ What you do (e.g., developer, business, student)
▫ How did you hear about IoTeX?
▫ One fun fact or anything else you would like to share!

Make sure to include your Telegram ID in your post.
 

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‘World in my eyes’ a reality for every individual and business

We are excited to share details regarding our partnership with Tenvis, a veteran enterprise in the hardware industry. With a legacy spanning 15+ years, Tenvis is a global leader in the manufacturing and distribution of internet protocol (IP) security cameras to consumer, enterprise, and government clients. Now, Tenvis takes its next step in utilizing IoTeX technology to bring their hardware to the next level -- “Powered by IoTeX”.

Tenvis -- A Global Leader in Security Cameras

Established in 2005, Tenvis is a global internet protocol (IP) camera manufacturer and services provider. Headquartered in the hardware capital of the world, Shenzhen, China, Tenvis has manufactured and distributed millions of cameras all around the world for both consumer and commercial use.

Ucam: Your Home, Your Moments, Your Privacy.
The goals of our partnership are to combine IoTeX and Tenvis’ expertise in blockchain and hardware, respectively, to build the next-generation of fully private security cameras with great user experience. In today’s hardware landscape, product differentiation is becoming more and more difficult -- a simple Amazon search for “security camera” yields thousands of products, many of which value unnecessary features over privacy and security. IoTeX and Tenvis will introduce an exciting new paradigm for privacy -- our cameras will be user-centric, allowing consumers to own their own data for the very first time.

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Ucam will be debuted on January 7-10, 2020 at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the world’s largest consumer technology conference. Pre-orders will also open during this time -- stay tuned for more official details on Ucam by subscribing to IoTeX Twitter and Telegram.
 

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IoTeX launches Node Smart Monitoring and One-line Upgrades!

It's now easier than ever to launch, upgrade, and monitor your IoTeX node. Check out our new blog for all the details

IoTeX 2019 - Year in Review
IoTeX started in 2017, the same year I left Uber to pursue my dream of building a fully trusted universe for machines based on blockchain and trusted computing. In 2018, we completed our initial design and began building IoTeX from scratch. This year in 2019, we achieved yet another massive milestone and launched IoTeX Mainnet — our network is now run by 60+ Delegates from around the world and has served >3 million transactions to date!

The evolution of IoTeX coincides with a critical moment in history. Data breaches are dominating media headlines. Our devices and data are increasingly vulnerable to hackers. Corporations continue to treat us as data points instead of human beings. What this means is our mission to build the Internet of Trusted Things is more important than ever. As IoTeX shifts from theoretical to practical in 2020, we can now address the world’s greatest data privacy and trust-related issues with our technology. Whether you’re a developer or end user, there will be many new ways to engage with IoTeX very soon: Mainnet GA, Ucam, Pebble Tracker. Join us!

Nothing can make me more proud of our team and community — it’s humbling to see how far we’ve come these past two years and that part of our vision has now become a reality. 2019 signifies the Genesis of the IoTeX Network, which serves as the launchpad for our work in 2020 and on. Yes, 1% of our journey is now finished!

As we close down this year, let’s look forward to a fruitful 2020 and also take time to reflect on all of our hard work and accomplishments in 2019. Happy holidays from the IoTeX Team!

Raullen Chai, Co-founder of IoTeX

January — After completing Roll-DPoS design around Christmas 2018, we announced the IoTeX Delegates Program right after New Years 2019 and opened applications soon after. The protocol parameters, e.g., epoch, block period, gas limit were finalized and k8s deployment got started! We joined China Mobile IoT Alliance as the only blockchain member and partnered with University of Cincinnati on blockchain-based privacy research!

February — An official Bug Bounty was opened to hunt for vulnerabilities on the blockchain and some system contracts, and fortunately no critical bugs were reported. In the meanwhile, we were thrilled to see a large group of people from around the world, including geeks, venture capitalists, crypto believers, PoS providers, DApp builders, and IoT vendors join as pioneers of the IoTeX Delegates Program.

March — The IoTeX Voting portal was opened and voting for Delegates officially kicked off! With our first batch of Delegates, the IoTeX Foundation began hosting weekly Delegate calls and announced the official Mainnet rehearsal! ~50 delegates joined the rehearsal to dry run the genesis ceremony. Joy and tears! Cobo Wallet was the first third party wallet to support staking/voting, followed soon after by Trust Wallet and others. To cap it off, our voting portal was listed as a top DApp on many DApp radars!

April — IoTeX blockchain started successfully on April 22 without any hiccups, and we shared with the world our vision for the Internet of Trusted Things. While busily onboarding more delegate candidates, we designed a Delegate program with The Giving Block for charity. Social responsibility has always means a lot to IoTeX. By the end of the month, a reputable Delegate launched its first product on top of the IoTeX blockchain — the ecosystem started to grow!

May — 2,000,000,000 IOTX tokens were staked which accounted for ~50% of all circulating tokens at the time to secure the IoTeX blockchain. Blockfolio partnership was established and ISCC, one of the largest security & pen-test competitions designed its special challenge using IoTeX blockchain! The ioPay wallet became available for the first time, and we hosted meetups in New York, San Francisco, Bangkok and Seoul to celebrate the Mainnet launch!

June — We introduced Vitality (VITA) as the first IoTeX network token for our beloved community, which has unique economic design to reward the IoTeX community and could be initially used for purchasing new IoT products on Vitamart. The IoTeX Analytics tool was launched shortly after that, which offered developers query-able insights about how the IoTeX blockchain operates.

July — The Consensus Delegates pool expanded from 12 to 36 after passing the first decentralized IoTeX Community vote on-chain, and all private sale tokens were distributed. We joined hands with Chainlink to build hardware-based trusted data oracles with IoTeX trusted computing technology and Chainlink data oracle technology. And our partner Nesten started to build a decentralized mesh network on top of IoTeX!

August — More DApps emerged and Vitamart was officially opened to the public! Delegates of the Month (DOTM) were elected by voters. We participated in meetups and Blockchain Weeks in Germany and Amsterdam to onboard new community to IoTeX. Prototypes of secure hardware connecting to the blockchain were demonstrated in the form of trackers, smart home devices, and more! After months of research and planning, we updated our roadmap and strategy for what we want to achieve next.

September — We presented our innovations in decentralized identity (DID) for IoT to the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), the premier consortium consisting of the world’s most influential IoT companies. We were also invited to work with the Trusted IoT Alliance on a Blockchain & IoT reference architecture to leverage blockchain infrastructure to secure and scale IoT ecosystems. We received new strategic investment from HashKey Capital and published vision article to illustrate our quest for the Internet of Trusted Things.

October — To make our vision of Internet of Trusted Things more concrete, we finalized our plans for the first blockchain-powered consumer IoT product, Ucam, which is co-developed with Tenvis, a hardware giant that has sold millions of cameras in North American markets. Ucam received the prestigious CES Innovation Award in the Cybersecurity & Privacy category — a massive honor! We put our heads down and focused on delivering the first-of-its-kind camera to the mass market as soon as possible.

November — Mainnet Beta was launched smoothly! We made several major upgrades to the IoTeX blockchain, such as reducing block time by 50%, upgrading the virtual machine, adding more chain analytics, improving storage size ~40x, improving sync speed ~10x, adding support for cross-chain transfers of assets, and more. We hosted meetups in our hometown of San Francisco during the annual Blockchain Week to showcase our progress!

December — We launched the IoTeX Forum, the one-stop shop to discuss all things IoTeX. In the meantime, we were invited to organize a workshop at the Arm AIoT Dev Summit in Silicon Valley on achieving end-to-end security using Arm-based edge devices and IoTeX blockchain. We launched node smart monitoring and one-line upgrades to further improve the usability and transparency of IoTeX blockchain. At year end, ~2.2 billion IOTX tokens are staked and voted! As we close out the year, we are planning for a big CES on January 7–10.
2019 was an amazing year in which IoTeX really started to take off — I could not be more proud to see the phenomenal progress spanning research, development, product, marketing, community, business development and more. To an even greater 2020!


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If you are interested in becoming an IoTeX Delegate, please complete
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If you are interested in becoming an IoTeX Brand Ambassador, please read
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What To Expect from IoTeX in 2020
Mainnet GA v1.0. Multi-layered Economics. “Powered by IoTeX” Products.


Mainnet GA v1.0 — Protocol & Platform
With the framework of the protocol almost finalized, we are marching towards the final Mainnet GA v1.0 in Q1/Q2 2020.

Major improvements to the IoTeX protocol in 2020 include:
  • Further improvement of Roll-DPoS: Delegate accountability, including slashing/rewarding policy; Migrate to pure Native IOTX staking/voting
  • Future-proofing of the protocol: Embrace off-chain techniques (i.e., off-chain DAG, off-chain endorsements of txs); Quantum resistance via cryptographic agility; Support of new middleware components
  • Developer & Enterprise-ready Toolkits: Enhanced dev docs, Integrated Developer Environment (IDE); C/C++/Rust Embedded SDK; Hardware dev kits; Sandboxes & testing frameworks, and more!
Multi-layered Economics
A blockchain network is composed of three layers — protocol, middleware, and applications — each of which have unique goals, design, and crypto-economics. The protocol layer is the foundation employing generic and sustainable crypto-economics, on top of which various middleware components (e.g., identity, off-chain storage/compute/network) are built to ultimately expand the capabilities of applications.

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One innovative idea that IoTeX will pursue in 2020 is stake-at-rest, where IOTX tokens are staked to generate utility and benefits (e.g., qualification for services). This concept expands the current IoTeX staking model (i.e., stake to vote) as well as the utility of IOTX. While the majority of IOTX will be staked to secure the protocol as part of Roll-DPoS, smaller denominations of IOTX may be used to to register decentralized identities (DID), subscribe to middleware services, and enjoy other network-wide benefits. Token holders will enjoy multiple benefits from staking and may rebalance their stakes across the protocol, middleware, application layers at any time.

Overall, IoTeX plans to formalize economics across all layers in 2020:
  • Protocol Layer: Incentivize full nodes to join and protect the network even if they are not block producers (e.g., IoT devices lending bandwidth to strengthen the network), as well as flexible billing/gas mechanism to ease the pain of onboarding new users and applications.
  • Middleware Layer: Derive stake from the protocol layer and employ unique economics for middleware capabilities, as needed. For instance, identity (e.g., DID/DID-auth) and off-chain storage/compute/network will have their own respective economic designs when introduced.
  • Application Layer: Extend staking to DApps, where users can receive unique services/perks/privileges in exchange for “lending” stake to DApp operators or other users for middleware or protocol-level resources
Go-To-Market with “Powered by IoTeX” Products



Throughout the first half of 2020, IoTeX will launch two exciting blockchain-powered IoT products — UCam & Pebble Tracker —that for the first time will give full data freedom to users. The ability for consumers to freely decide whether to keep their data fully private, share it securely with trusted parties, or authorize its use to service providers is a paradigm shifting concept, and IoTeX is proud to lead this effort with “Powered by IoTeX” products.

While Ucam is a consumer-facing product, IoTeX is also excited to launch developer-facing hardware products (e.g., Pebble Tracker, AvoBoard) that will allow builders of all skill levels to experience blockchain & IoT in a real way. Overall, we aim to have hundreds of thousands of Ucams, Pebble Trackers, and other devices running on the IoTeX blockchain by the end of 2020.

In the second half of 2020, we will selectively onboard more promising “Powered by IoTeX” products to form the first small ecosystem of Internet of Trusted Things. Using this foundation, we will explore decentralized automation, M2M economics, and more. By the end of 2020, we will make the Internet of Trusted Things a new standard that is accepted and familiarized by normal people — together, we will bring blockchain, IoT, and privacy to the mainstream!


Get Onboard with IoTeX!
Whether you are a new or existing community member, there are so many ways to get involved with IoTeX. From protocol-level contributions to crypto-economic design to evangelizing “Powered by IoTeX” products, there has never been a more exciting time to be part of the IoTeX community.

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CES 2020
Come meet the team and experience Ucam, the fully private blockchain-powered home camera 🔒

➡ See you Jan 7-10 at Eureka Park, Booth #50336!

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I want to use blockchain and reliable equipment to create ecosystems for privacy-oriented devices in the «Internet of Trusted Things»: Jing Sun (co-founder)
The world deserves the Internet of trusted things. Our devices should work for us, not corporations. We want to show the world that you can have both real data privacy and usability at an affordable price: Raullen Chai (CEO)
https://ucam.iotex.io/


Pre-orders are now available: you must queue for a wait (Join WaitList)
Price: $50

Blockchain, can solve the problems associated with hacker attacks,
like recent hacks at Amazone's popular Wyze home cameras

This kind of technology might help tech vendors comply with privacy laws such as the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which went into effect on January 1.

The camera shoots in 1080p, and can swivel around 120 degrees up and down, and around 300 degrees left to right. It requires a constant connection to a power supply, connects to WiFi, and is small enough to fit on a bookshelf; it can also be installed on a wall mount. It’s also water-resistant, can directly stream to your phone, has night vision, and can detect motion.

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We no longer need to ask others “don’t be evil,” because the Internet of Trusted Things ensures that they “can't be evil”
 

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Token Swap Channels
There are two channels for users/developers to swap IOTX-E for IOTX: 1. via exchanges and 2. via IoTube — a cross-chain two-way facility developed by us. Users are free to use both channels to convert IOTX-E to IOTX. Both channels will be available for 3 months and once more than 95% IOTX-E are successfully swapped we will pause the ERC20 contract and finally retire IOTX-E..



Exchange Support of Token Swap
Starting in January, 2020 crypto exchanges will gradually move to use IOTX (rather than IOTX-E). The crypto exchanges that already support IOTX (as of the time of writing) are: Gate, Kucoin, Hotbit and Piexgo. Among them, Gate and Piexgo support the deposit of both IOTX-E and IOTX, and can be used to convert IOTX to IOTX-E. Binance and other exchanges are working on integrating with IoTeX blockchain, and if you have IOTX-E there, they should be taken care of.



For other exchanges that need to integrate with IoTeX blockchain, please follow this guide https://github.com/iotexproject/iotex-bootstrap/blob/master/integration/exchange.md.


Use IoTube to Swap Tokens
The IoTeX Foundation has built tools for the community to freely swap between IOTX-E and IOTX - IoTube. In the coming 3 months, we highly recommend the community to start holding, using, and staking Native IOTX.

  • Swap IOTX-E to IOTX: swap IOTX-E (ERC20) to IOTX (Native) with just a few clicks; recommended for all IOTX-E token holders
  • Swap IOTX to IOTX-E: although this capability exists, we recommend the community to start holding, using, and staking Native IOTX
⚠ Note: every Ethereum Address (“0x…”) has a corresponding IoTeX Address (“io…”) which shares the same private key (see here). Make sure you have the private key of any ETH/IOTX Address you swap to - do NOT swap to an exchange account! ⚠




Conclusion
As the swapping proceeds forward, the true utility of IOTX will be manifested. Generally speaking, there are three categories of utility for IOTX:

  • Decentralized governance: staking/voting for Delegates, Delegate rewards and slashing (upcomings), and network-wide votes/referendums (i.e., changes to rules, parameters, protocols)
  • Fees for storage and compute: running transactions and executing smart contracts on the IoTeX Network cost fees. These fees are collected by the blockchain as a “tax” which will be used to reward future block producing delegates
  • Bond/operation costs for L2 components: to provision and operate a Layer 2 component (e.g., subchains, identity providers, trust computing unites), one must stake IOTX on the chain as bond and pay for operational costs and will be slashed if proved to misconduct layer 2 components.
First manifestations of “Decentralized governance” and “Fees for storage and compute” are already in use. We are focusing on designing and implementing crypto economics and utility of “Bond/operation costs for L2 components”. Concretely, we launched Ucam in CES2020 which will hit the mass market in March 2020, the DID provider of which is considered as an L2 component and will be fueled with IOTX! Stay tuned for the update!

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Video can be held on board the camera on an SD card, stored in the cloud or even on IPFS, though cloud storage of any kind is likely to incur a fee. IoTeX will offer that service but the price isn't set yet, Pang said. If the user just holds it locally there will be no additional charge.

Ucam footage will be viewable through a mobile app and that app will hold the private key for everything it captures.


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IoTeX utilized blockchain in the design of Ucam for two crucial purposes:
  1. Secure Blockchain Identity & Login, which is not brute force hackable and separate from one’s “Internet Identity”
  2. Decentralized Issuance of Encryption Keys, to ensure users are the only ones with access to their data, identity, and privacy
The first way Ucam uses blockchain is for one-click setup to create a secure IoTeX blockchain identity (i.e., public/private key pair) for the user. Unlike traditional app/device logins, blockchain public/private keys are impossible to brute force hack. Furthermore, this public/private key pair is unique from all other username/password combos (“Internet Identity”) used to login to websites and apps. This application of blockchain-based identity is an important consumer safeguard, and will greatly mitigate the largest sources of device-level security camera hacks described

Note: security is a never-ending challenge. As new security safeguards are implemented, hackers are always creating new paths to access our devices and data. We highly recommend our community to utilize best practices to prevent emerging password, network, and social engineering attacks.

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The second way Ucam uses blockchain is to issue encryption keys to Ucam owners in a decentralized fashion. Today, centralized corporations are the ones that create encryption keys, providing one copy to the user and holding a copy for themselves.
It’s time to adopt devices that we know work for us, not for corporations.

With Ucam, YOU and only YOU are the sole owner of the encryption key and the only one that can access your data — not IoTeX, not Tenvis, not Cloud providers, not anyone! Ucam’s decentralized issuance of encryption keys is coupled with other technological innovations, such as built-in edge computing capabilities, to provide users with full data privacy and comprehensive features.

Unlike other Cloud-based cameras, all processing (e.g., encryption, motion detection, two-way audio) is performed “on the edge”. This removes the need to use a centralized Cloud to store/compute data — all critical computation is performed directly on the Ucam device or user’s mobile phone. As a result, falling victim to mass data breaches as a result of corporate negligence is simply not possible. With Ucam, you are fully in control of your data, identity, and privacy.

For more details on Ucam, please visit ucam.iotex.io.


How We Built the World’s First (Truly) Private Home Security Camera

Firmware

A non-visible yet crucial component of Ucam is custom firmware built from scratch by the IoTeX team. Firmware in IoT devices interacts directly with various electrical components and is critical to both hardware and software operation. Unlike software, firmware must be 100% bug-free — months of dedicated development (i.e., complex, low-level C code) were required to make Ucam feature-rich, robust, and compatible with IoTeX blockchain.

The most complex (and rewarding) aspects of Ucam firmware development were integrating custom end-to-end encryption and performing various optimizations to accommodate Ucam’s resource-constrained hardware environment. The resulting firmware allows users to enable full privacy mode and protect both livestreams and video clips with end-to-end trust.

IoTeX will continue to enhance the Ucam firmware with new features, which will automatically be added to users’ cameras through the over-the-air (OTA) firmware updates.

Blockchain
Blockchain is the root of trust for the IoTeX Network. When designing Ucam, IoTeX and Tenvis discussed several novel approaches to incorporate blockchain, eventually reaching the perfect balance of user experience and functionality. The final result? Real, easy, and affordable privacy for all users:

  • Blockchain-based identity for enhanced security: with one click, users generate a unique blockchain login that is not brute force hackable and also separate from one’s Internet identity, directly addressing the root cause of most security camera hacks today such as the Ring and Nest breaches.
  • Decentralized issuance of encryption keys for full data privacy: seamless delivery of a one-of-a-kind encryption key to users via blockchain. Unlike other cameras, Ucam users are the only ones with the encryption key — not IoTeX, not Tenvis, and especially not hackers!
  • Customizable blockchain parameters: for advanced users, Ucam offers developer-friendly features, including decentralized storage of files (e.g., IPFS) and fine-grained access controls via Decentralized Identity (DID) and a smart contract.
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One-Click Setup of IoTeX Identity
Ucam uses a unique blockchain-based login, which puts data ownership back into users hands and separates a user’s Ucam identity from their Internet identity. This eliminates the source of most home security camera privacy violations today, but also introduces non-trivial UI/UX challenges. After all, key management remains one of the biggest hurdles to blockchain mass adoption.

With this in mind, IoTeX developed a seamless one-click setup process so people with no blockchain experience can easily get set up. With just one-click, an IoTeX identity (i.e. a public/private key pair) is generated and automatically stored locally. For those of you that already have an IoTeX identity, you can use our mobile (both ios and android), tablet and desktop compatible application ioPay: the official IoTeX wallet.

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One Mobile App, Multiple Configurable Ucams
Convenience is being able to manage all your feeds at once in the same place, which is exactly what the Ucam app provides. For homeowners, Ucams can be installed in every room with all feeds instantly viewable on the home dashboard. Each individual Ucam supports custom configuration:

  • Motion Detection: if motion is detected while you are away from home, Ucam can send you an alert and auto-save a video clip for later viewing
  • Privacy Mode: when turned on, data from Ucam is viewable only on the owner’s mobile device (even if access was previously authorized to others)
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Authorizing access to one (or all) of your Ucams from the home dashboard is also a breeze — all you have to do is generate a single-use QR code to authorize access within the Ucam app and send it to the user you wish to authorize. As the Ucam owner, you may revoke anyone’s access to any Ucam at any time simply by toggling “Privacy Mode” on/off, which resets the encryption key that is stored locally on your device.

Monitor Your Home With Ucam
One of the most compelling use cases of Ucam is monitoring your home in real-time while you are away — we’ve put all the tools you need to do this effectively at your fingertips! Click into any Ucam from the home dashboard to enter full widescreen mode, where you will see a number of great features:

  • 1080p HD Video: encrypted livestream from Ucam to mobile device
  • 360° coverage: pan, tilt, and zoom controls to remotely control Ucam
  • Take Photo & Video: record scenes from your livestream feed (note: users can also record rolling footage of Ucam feeds)
  • Two-way Audio: talk directly with whoever is at home — baby, pet, nanny, etc.
  • Night Vision: of up to 36 feet of visibility, auto-activated in low-light situations
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The final piece of the puzzle is over-the-air (OTA) firmware updates for Ucam, which allows IoTeX to push new future features to users with ease. In the future, we plan to add many more amazing features to Ucam — have an idea for a new feature? Drop us a line at [email protected] to let us know.
 

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AMA Livestream w/ IoTeX Founders is coming next Tuesday, February 11 from 11AM - 12PM PST. You can start submitting your questions now in our Telegram group + tag @Alina_IoTeX

TOP 5 questions selected by the team will get 2,000 IOTX each & entered in a community scoreboard


Hey IoTeX Community, Ucam's brand new website is LIVE and the countdown to pre-orders starts now!

As an exclusive offer to our loyal community, all Ucam pre-orders will receive a limited edition non-fungible token (NFT) and other perks.



Pre-orders for Ucam: the absolutely private home security camera are opening February, 11! To celebrate, we are giving away two Ucams.
For your chance to win:
  • 1. Retweet and tag three friends.
  • 2. Sign up
 

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[Community Vote] Delegate Slashing — Proposal #1 ⭐

As the Mainnet matures, we look forward to introducing additions to the protocol to ensure IoTeX operates in a fair and transparent way. First task at hand: Delegate slashing!

We have posted a proposal in the Forum thread below — join the discussion before voting begins in a couple weeks.

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Proposal #1: Kick Out Unresponsive Nodes
Today, the IoTeX Foundation is sharing our proposal to address #1 above – how to appropriately kick out unresponsive Delegates that are not producing blocks.

  • Current State: Delegate will not receive any epoch bonus rewards if they do not achieve 85% productivity (i.e., miss >15% of blocks) for a given epoch.
  • Proposal: Any Delegate that does not achieve 85% productivity for a given epoch will be ineligible to produce blocks for the next 6 epochs and will not receive any rewards. After 6 epochs, a Delegate that was kicked out automatically becomes eligible to produce or endorse blocks again.
  • Expected Benefits: 1) Minimize impact on overall quality of service (QoS) due to inactive Delegates; 2) Require all Delegates to provide consistently robust infrastructure; 3) Encourage proactive resolution of node downtime issues from Delegates.
Voting Process & Timeline
We welcome all IoTeX community members to discuss this proposal. Please share any questions/thoughts directly in this forum thread – we will reply to your feedback accordingly. The timeline for approving this proposal is as follows:

  • Week of 2/17: Community Discussion
  • Week of 2/24: Deploy to Testnet & Finalize Proposal
  • Week of 3/2: Community Voting via ioPay
  • Mid-March: Deploy to Mainnet & Activate Proposal
Note: anyone that has staked IOTX is eligible to vote (1 IOTX = 1 vote)
 
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