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IoDLT June Progress Update
Hello NEM Community!
We are pleased to present our (belated, busy times!) June update to the NEM Community. With the open sourcing of some early ANT$ code, more leads on clients, and an invitation to join a health tech accelerator, it’s been an eventful month! This month has been more focused on seeing what are the next steps with IoDLT and getting more clients.
We’ve upgraded our devnet to the newest v0.9.5.1 - we worked through some of the issues and provided feedback on the tools available for setting up nodes. Our devnet now utilizes the latest VRF and TLS changes, and it is up and running.
We opensourced our ANT$ SDK! We chose to release ANT$ as a Typescript SDK - mainly for its versatility in creating mobile, web, and even IoT applications. You may find the SDK here: https://github.com/CrackTheCode016/ants-protocol-sdk. Keep in mind, it is still yet to be properly structured and is constantly under development!
We’ve also opensourced several applications that use ANT$ - including a mobile app that demonstrates how ANT$ can be used as a general survey app for gathering anonymously data. They still need a fair amount of polishing. You may find the applications below:
We’re currently researching how we can use HD wallets to preserve user anonymity. Currently, there is a small risk we thought of that users who use a consistent address to report information may be subject to a sort of “timing” attack. For example, as the same address is used each time, a malicious participant could correlate the information (coming from a reused, consistent address) with a person they know that is submitting that particular data. Thereby, there is a small chance that someone’s identity could be found out based on the data they are submitting.
We are working with the core developers to rehaul how catapult-server dependencies are compiled for easier development. We are helping with the implementation of Conan for easier dependency management, as well as coordinating a Homebrew recipe for one-liner installs.
We currently need to update ants.iodlt.com - our PoC site for ants. Given recent ANT$ developments, we believe we can implement the concept of an open data explorer this month.
We plan to be testing and release our survey mobile app early next month - in it, we will demonstrate how users can provide information and be paid for it. Entities, or other users, can specify bounties in exchange for data on a Symbol blockchain instance.
Sales / Partnerships Progress
- We’ve been in contact with seven companies for potential ANT$, Axon, and Symbol integration. These contacts were mainly gathered in the last month!
Articles / PR / Other
We have submitted ANT$ to the COVIDathon, where we submitted our SDK, opensource mobile app, dashboard, and data logging bots.
Our proposal for the government entity is progressing nicely. In the proposal, we are going to go in-depth into the development of an information-based ledger. Naturally, we will use Symbol as the base, and we hope to be able to contribute directly back to catapult-server with the research and findings.
We thank the NEM Community for the continuous support - we hope we can contribute back to the ecosystem as much as possible. Thank you once again!
Regards, IoDLT Team