Overview - Piers Ridyard, CEO
It is build time at Radix, and the next four months are going to involve a lot on the grind side. This means the main news out of us isn’t going to be Big Bang releases, but a steady stream of status updates towards Alphanet.
This is the BUIDL phase. A huge thank you to all the people in the community who have been so generous with their time and feedback so far, please keep it coming. It is thanks to you actually using Scrypto to try and build real shit that makes Scrypto as good as it possibly can be.
Because of this, Scrypto is in an awesome place. The Radix Engine is getting a serious architectural upgrade, and things are getting deep and technical as we start to build programming language, execution environment and consensus all towards each other.
For the rest of the team the juggernaut of events that is Consensus 2022 is rolling around in the next week or so and the RDX team is hard at work creating final preparations for our booth and surrounding activities.
For anyone who is planning to come to Texas for Consensus, please do drop by and say hi - not only are we going to have some awesome swag, we are also going to be doing some live dev tutorials on Scrypto, which will be a great chance to pick the teams’ brain on all things Scrypto and dApp development related.
It’s also great to see a number of the exchanges that list eXRD switching over to support the Radix mainnet and XRD. Gate and MEXC are amongst the number this week that have now added and integrated the Radix mainnet.
Huge shoutout to everyone integrating and incorporating the Radix public ledger. This baby is starting to roll.
Strategy & Marketing (Adam Simmons, CSO & Jeremy Epstein, CMO)
For the full marketing update, please see yesterday’s Marketing Wen-sday.
Development (Russell Harvey, CTO & Matthew Hine, CPO)
The Babylon node is starting to take shape behind the scenes; we’re grinding our way towards getting an internal test network up and running - a key milestone on the road to Alphanet. There has been a great deal of activity around getting into a rhythm on building out our new network state manager, which is a foundational piece of the Babylon architecture needed both for conducting consensus and processing transactions in Radix Engine v2.
The Instapass team has completed a change to a new provider for identity verification; our internal testing is showing a nicely improved rate of successful document verification on the first attempt. They’re cranking away on making sure that the onboarding process is as smooth as possible for the expected influx of new users in the runup to Babylon.
Our second community Scrypto challenge, oracles, has now completed and the submissions are under review. Thank you to all who participated in the lively discussions on Discord and of course to all those who submitted an entry.
Also in Scrypto news, we heard repeated requests for additional video content to aid in learning Scrypto, and we’re in the process of planning out some tutorials to give newcomers a leg up and explain important asset-oriented design patterns.
Finally, we tackled a slew of Babylon Wallet research to ensure that some of our unique design items were actually achievable. We’re still not ready to pull back the curtain there, but we’re really happy with how the experience is shaping up.
Don’t forget our upcoming all-day developer event at Consensus in Austin, hope to see you there!
Update from the Radix Community *
The Radix Community attended the Israel Crypto Conference on the 23, 24 and 25 of May. There were more than 1000 attendees from a variety of visitors including different crypto projects, VCs, developers and traders. We had one-to-one conversations with some interesting people, including the Minister of Economics of El Salvador, Maria Luisa Hayem, who is holding up the Radix Community t-shirt. We networked with a number of different companies including Fireblocks, Simplex and many others.
We have two major potential collaborations with the El Salvador government and Latet Charity which is one of the biggest charity organizations in Israel. Latet is the largest NGO combating poverty and food insecurity in Israel. Acting as an umbrella organization for 180 local associations, Latet operates the leading national food bank and runs impactful aid programs, providing monthly assistance to 60,000 families and 1,000 Holocaust survivors.
RDX Works CMO Jeremy Epstein joined us at the conference as our keynote speaker. In the morning he had a panel discussion along with Redefine, Bit2C, and Square Peg about Why Decentralisation Technology Matters: Why we are here?
In the afternoon, he had an amazing interview with the CEO and Founder of CryptoJungle on How to Decentralize a $400 Trillion Global Finance Economy.
The attendees who listened to Jeremy had their first Radix Revelation and after each of Jeremy’s sessions the Radix Community booth got pretty busy.
Two volunteers from the community had a Scrypto workshop session where we had a chance to demonstrate how Scrypto will revolutionize the crypto space and how it can make developers lives way better!
25th May - Radix Community Party
Radix Community had a high-energy branding event near Tel Aviv beach. The invitees consisted of Radvocates, token holders, developers, prominent entrepreneurs, celebrities as well as influencers. Some top Israeli celebrities and influencers who attended the event shared stories about our event on their Instagram.* Updates provided by members of the Radix community