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IOST Bi-Weekly Report is a publication to share IOST’s latest community development, global market expansion, and ecosystem developments with the IOST community.

The IOST Foundation thanks our community for your continued support. Your advice is welcomed and valued here.

A. Technical Development

Development of the new mainnet Olympus v3.4.

  1. Added Token Namespace function
  2. Upgraded the code on macOS to continuously integrate to golang 1.15
  • Testing the new features of Olympus v3.4.
  • Support for questions from the developer community.

B. Community Growth & Mainnet Statistics

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C. Ecosystem Development

We are excited to announce that IOST is joining Gravity network, a cross-chain oracle, and communication network, as a target chain. IOST will become one of the platforms connected to Gravity, along with Waves, Ethereum, and Tron.

As a result of this integration, users will be able to benefit from the cross-chain compatibility between IOST and all Gravity target chains, gaining access to powerful Web 3.0 solutions, such as inter-chain DeFi (InDeFi).

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Prior to the connection of the marketplace with IOST mainnet, the Platinum Egg team is looking for testers from the IOST community to participate. After obtaining an IOST TestNet account, testers are able to access the “Tokenlink” test page to buy and sell game items through iWallet.

Participants as testers in the Japanese community are currently testing to purchase NFT gaming items and characters with IOST tokens in the marketplace and sell items in the NFT market. Based on feedback from the testers, the Platinum Egg team will continue to make improvements to the features and easy-to-use interface as requested by users.

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On October 28, 2020, the IOST Foundation was invited by the IEEE Kansai Chapter, an international technical organization, to provide an online technical talk on blockchain at a university in Japan. IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), headquartered in the United States, is the world’s largest professional engineering organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity.

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In the past, the Kansai chapter has invited many foreign professors and industry experts to give lectures on advanced information and communication technologies for the purpose of student education.

Terence (Terry) Wang, co-founder, and CTO of the IOST Foundation, will give an online technical lecture on blockchain technology as a Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer at the IEEE at a Japanese university. On the day, IEEE members, students, university personnel, and members of the public interested in blockchain attended the class.

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“IOST in Japan”. Source: IOST Weibo

Following the burn plan announcement, the 4th burn of Pumpkin, with 2768 #PPT has been burnt!

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The first Uniswap + MakerDAO liquidity mining project, Xigua Finance, developed by IOST partner node, has been live for 14 days and the maximum staked amount has surpassed 300 million IOST.

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IOST partner node Citadel.one released the “IOST Voting Guide”, which explains the IOST voting mechanism in detail.

In more than a year since the mainnet launch, the IOST development team has maintained an innovative attitude and has updated and optimized its versions on a frequent basis. Olympus v3.4 will be officially released within 1–2 weeks.

This mainnet update is large and incompatible. The new version will include a new token name format, like xigua.btc. After the update, the new token name will be divided into two parts, so the right to use the first part will only be for the owner who has registered the mainnet account on the IOST chain, and the second part can be customized.

In addition, Olympus 3.4 has also upgraded the /getContract/ interface. For newly deployed contracts, it can return the original contract code; the iWallet command-line tool has also been updated and the continuous integration on macOS has been upgraded to Go 1.15.

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Join The IOST Community!

Supported by Sequoia, Matrix, ZhenFund, and other major investors, IOST is an enterprise-level blockchain platform developed for online service providers.

The IOST project team is currently mainly composed of R&D personnel focusing on blockchain distributed technology. The team is formed by blockchain industry experts who have graduated from world top universities such as Princeton, Stanford, MIT, Tsinghua University, and Beijing University, and have more than three years of blockchain-related research experience.

With a one-year-old mainnet, IOST has swiftly risen to become a world-leading public chain renowned for its numerous government collaborations and enterprise partnerships around the world. IOST is one of the Big Four public chains with a rich user base and real applicability alongside Ethereum, EOS, and TRON. 500,000 community members, over 20 countries worldwide, and over 400 nodes, top staking economy, and growing.

IOST’s Node Program is widely praised as the globally leading staking program by numerous blockchain research institutions with attractive returns, low risk, and ease of use are some of the key program highlights. To learn more and participate in one of the world’s top staking program, please visit:

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If you would like to hang out with the IOST community on chat, social media or to discuss product development, we have something for everyone:

Original article at Medium.