We're well into what's been a busy 2019 with many noteworthy events. Here's a recap of what we've been up to in the last couple months:

Proposing the WorkLock:

As our mainnet launch rapidly approaches, we've spent a lot of time thinking about different token distribution models. In summary we think ideal distributions should:

・Filter for stakers likely to support the network
・Disincentivize price speculation and market manipulation
・Be permissionless and decentralized
・Maximize the likelihood of regulatory compliance

Check out our WorkLock Proposal 🛠🔒

We've received some great feedback so far and are keen to hear your thoughts, so join our telegram channel and let us know what you think.

March Events and Hackathons

We kicked off March with the NuCypher + CoinList hackathon which ran for a total of 4 weeks. We've had some great discussions in the our Discord with the participants and the workshops from our friends at IPFS, Livepeer, Origin, and Arweave have been awesome! The winners will be announced on April 15th, and you get to pick the Community Choice award! Check out the submissions and vote for your favorite project here: https://coinlist.co/build/nucypher/votes

Here are workshop recordings from the hackathon:

NuCypher - https://youtu.be/NeqeyDVse_E

IPFS - https://youtu.be/FBmF7PxQJbI

Livepeer - https://youtu.be/CJjQA15cwZo

Origin - https://youtu.be/p5E5xMo8Lg4

Arweave - https://youtu.be/YKADcG7xJy4

ZKSummit

Ravital, Tux, Justin, and Ryan attended the Zero Knowledge Summit 03 this year in Berlin. As always, it was an awesome event! Thanks Anna and Frederick for the fun times and see you next year. Here are the slides and the video from John's presentation: "The Road to Secure Computation"

ETHParis and EthCC

MacLane and Ryan attended EthCC and the ETHParis hackathon. Thanks again to ETHGlobal and all the volunteers who made this possible. Congrats again to Claim.it https://devpost.com/software/claim-it on the NuCypher Bounty win.

NuCypher Alpha (Genesis) Release

In January, we announced the Genesis Release (v0.1.0-alpha.0) of the NuCypher project. This release is a big step forward in the maturity of the codebase and network. It can be used easily launch federated test networks and nodes. It also includes monitoring tools, API upgrades, CLI improvements, and the initial staking logic. Finally, it includes a significant amount of documentation, which you can find at our new documentation portal.

MOBI Grand Challenge Winners

Last year NuCypher joined MOBI (Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative) along with GM, BMW, and Ford Motors. MOBI launched a grand hackathon challenge which NuCypher participated in the first phase lasting 3 months. We submitted one of the winning submissions, OBDX (On Board Data Exchange), which allows vehicle owners to securely share their onboard diagnostics data with entities in an auditable fashion while maintaining full control of their data.

ETHDenver Recap

A Bufficorn is skilled in many trades

Yet again, the Bufficorn put on one of the best events of the year!