SpaceChain Weekly Report (Sept 17 to 23)

This week, we have more details about our new dual token model, a recap of our AMA with co-founder Zheng Zuo, the launch of our new revamped website and explainer video, coverage of the Nexus Conference and partnership details, coverage of Consensus Singapore, and our weekly technical progress report.

ANNOUNCEMENT

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

● Check out SpaceChain’s cool new website (https://spacechain.com/) and our awesome video!

YouTube: https://bit.ly/2MI5xHY

YouKu: https://bit.ly/2puf2B7

Plus, learn more about what we’re doing in our updated white paper: https://spacechain.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/SpaceChain-White-Paper.pdf

Want to better understand our technology? Read our technical white paper here: https://spacechain.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/SpaceChain-Technical-White-Paper.pdf

● We have a new SpaceChain video. We think it’s pretty cool! https://bit.ly/2xuuWjJ

● From Sept 19 to 20, our co-founder Zheng Zuo attended Consensus Singapore, which drew a crowd of more than 8,000 people from all over the world. It was an inspiring event for many as they could participate in with talks and workshops by over 75 speakers. Attendees also gained deeper industry insights, discovered more about the latest trends and enjoyed numerous cross-industry networking opportunities.

Zheng Zuo with a dinosaur at Consensus Singapore.
Zheng Zuo with Matt Roszak in Singapore.

● From Sept 19 to 21, co-founder Jeff Garzik and the SpaceChain Marketing team attended the Nexus Conference 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. In addition to giving an inspiring presentation, Jeff announced SpaceChain’s partnership with Nexus. SpaceChain will also be joining Nexus, Vector and Bitspace in forming an alliance.

The Nexus Conference gathers visionary business leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs from around the world to explore and collaborate on the future of blockchain technology. Throughout those three days, attendees learned more about emerging technologies and had many networking opportunities across various industries.

TECHNICAL PROGRESS

Blockchain node in space

This week we finished swapping out the chip on ourSPC-NODE-003 that had some issues during acceptance testing. The software team has re-tested the storage capacity, the recognition ability of the OS, data reading and writing functionality in bare metal and operating system environments, and file system functionality within SpaceChain OS. All of these functions have returned normal results so far.

  • Working through the RS422 hardware issue

Our team has conducted a review this week regarding an issue on the RS422 card. The issue seems to be stemming from a frontend level conversion chip that can’t be enabled. The two pins on that chip are controlled by a single GPIO, which is composed of FPGA logic. Currently, the two pins on the GPIO can’t output the voltage specified by the chip pins, which is causing the front-end level conversion chip to be disabled. We’ll be doing a couple things to rectify the issues at hand. First, the hardware team will swap out the conversion chip to verify whether the chip itself that is causing the issue or not. Second, we’ll also be checking whether the pins are intact, to rule out hardware issues. Additionally, the software and FPGA engineers are going to review the logic code and configuration of the GPIO to rule out software issues.

SpaceChain Hardware

We’ve built a development stage hardware wallet based on our H3 development card and SpaceChain OS. We wanted this to serve as an example of projects and applications that you’ll be able to build yourself with our board. This week, we’ve made progress on debugging and optimizing the functionality of this example with a new version of the code and we’ll be continuing to be on the lookout for any potential issues moving forward.

Check out our weekly report every Monday for SpaceChain’s latest news and progress.

SpaceChain Writer