As part of our ongoing commitment to transparency and development in the open, our founder writes weekly updates to the Edge community. This is the 104th of these updates.

Hi everyone 👋

It’s been a short week here, with today and Monday off for Easter.

TNC unlocked, and despite some teething problems are now processing transactions quickly.

The application deployment and configuration management package used by Gateway and Host have received a much needed refactor to improve reliability and reduce the potential for misconfigured applications responding to requests that they are unable to successfully complete.

Further protection was added to Gateway to avoid caching failed responses, and to force bad actors out of the priority queue.

The final components of the refactor are due to be completed next week…


As part of our ongoing commitment to transparency and development in the open, our founder writes weekly updates to the Edge community. This is the 103rd of these updates.

Hi everyone 👋

It’s been another jam packed week here, as we push towards the release of $XE.

$EDGE itself is ready (contracts + the bridge). Distribution will be in $XE, which will be available to claim and which can be bridged out to $EDGE at the end of April/early May (TBC depending on development pace on remaining items).

The network team changed the way Gateway handles device scoring to ignore responses that include error codes. …


The network that powers our new digital society should be in the hands of the many, not the few.

Imagine this pandemic but without the internet. With no web of connected devices feeding an infrastructure that brings us food and shopping; that links us to distant friends and family; that allows large swathes of society to work with limited interruption.

Feels vital, doesn’t it? A dependency brought into sharp focus not a moment too soon — advancing technology will soon plug millions more machines into the cloud, drawing and sending data for everything from automated, AI-driven domestic deliveries to consultations with your doctor.

Connectivity has crossed the threshold from luxury to necessity. It’s now analogous to water supply or…


As part of our ongoing commitment to transparency and development in the open, our founder writes weekly updates to the Edge community. This is the 102nd of these updates.

Hi everyone 👋

Happy Friday! I hope you’ve had a good week. There’s a lot happening here, so we’re a little later than usual this evening with this weeks update.

Evolving the blockchain within the Edge Network to work for transactions has involved a lot of updates, such as the addition of persistent storage for transaction entries; changes to the blocktime and synchronisation; and updates to the security model.

This is the blocktime over a 30 minute period:


As part of our ongoing commitment to transparency and development in the open, our founder writes weekly updates to the Edge community. This is the 100th of these updates.

Hi everyone 👋

This is the one hundredth of these weekly updates. Quite the history! It’s been a good discipline to have, and I’ve really enjoyed doing them, so thank you to whoever it was in the community that first suggested them. And here’s to the next 100 🍻

We’ve been hard at work integrating the method of value exchange into the internal chain in the network. This is going very well. Nodes are up and running with the P2P protocol and we’re currently working on optimisations for the synchronisation protocol.

The internal network token is called $XE. …


At the core of the Edge Gateway service lives a request queue that remained relatively unchanged through the majority its existence. It was stable, performant and resourceful, but ultimately ill-suited to the ultimate goal; to distribute work to devices prioritised by their absolute real-time relative performance grade.

Centralised load balancing

As those of you who have ever had to horizontally scale a services deployment with a typical cloud hosting provider will know, the mechanics are fairly simple. You create a replicable ‘image’, set some limits, and sit back and watch y̵o̵u̵r̵ ̵b̵a̵n̵k̵ ̵b̵a̵l̵a̵n̵c̵e̵ as server-after-server spawn in the wake of a traffic increase or sudden surge.

A lightweight request proxy service known as a load balancer evenly distributes the requests amongst the cohort of servers, doing all it can to spread the load, whilst simultaneously running regular albeit rudimentary health checks on each device.

The approach makes a couple of…


As part of our ongoing commitment to transparency and development in the open, our founder writes weekly updates to the Edge community. This is the 99th of these updates.

Hi everyone 👋

Later than planned today as we’ve been travelling. This is the 99th of these updates if you can believe it 😎

It’s been an exciting week here, with big strides made in development as we move towards the reissue of Edge. The team has the best momentum it’s had in some time — you can feel the energy and the focus.

I have Adam with me this evening, who’s going to give you further insight into the approach for the implementation of $EDGE.

Adam K Dean:

Yep, evening all! A number of you have spoken about the…


As part of our ongoing commitment to transparency and development in the open, our founder writes weekly updates to the Edge community. This is the 98th of these updates.

Hi everyone 👋

TNC have shared the following letter with us, which they are happy for us to share with you as well:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1E3B2wf9VWGTBKcMu6JOPlcT1fdTGOJDV

We’ve had confirmation that 3% will be the baseline. Good performance in the market will result in this being raised further. We’ve also had confirmation that all 13 exchanges will be available day #1.

We know you’ll be frustrated by the further delay, but hang tight, there’s light at the end of the tunnel.

Please note that the swap process will be coming to a close soon. The original date was the 26th of March 2021…


As part of our ongoing commitment to transparency and development in the open, our founder writes weekly updates to the Edge community. This is the 97th of these updates.

Hi everyone 👋

It’s Friday again and we’re racing towards the end of the month 🏃‍♂️

TNC remain on track for unlock next week.

“Next week is the d-day for everyone” — Jason

For those concerned about this slipping again, as we’ve previously discussed, there is a rollout plan for $EDGE in place and the Edge token will be released regardless of what happens with the TNC unlock.

As my co-founder Chris said, “we are relaunching $EDGE soon with or without TNC. Our hope is that the merger will play out, that our current supporters are rewarded for their initial…


As part of our ongoing commitment to transparency and development in the open, our founder writes weekly updates to the Edge community. This is the 96th of these updates.

Hi everyone 👋

It’s been another very busy week here and I’ve just finished my last call ahead of the weekend. Sorry I’m late! TNC held a video AMA on Wednesday morning. It was an open format with anyone able to ask questions or to enter into a live discussion with their Chairman and CEO directly.

They will be hosting more of these events in future. If you want to quiz the team on anything to do with their ecosystem, this is the forum for it.

One of the items raised in the last AMA related to the unlocking at…

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