Check out our interview with DeFi Prime. An excellent overview of RenVM and how we are bringing interoperability to decentralized finance. defiprime.com/ren
Have a listen to our latest podcast with Jason Choi. This episode covers how we started with dark pools and ended up with RenVM! bit.ly/2NtKQVL
June Development Update | bit.ly/31H309E 1️⃣ Hyperdrive has finished testing and is now fully integrated with RenVM. 2️⃣ Documentation for RenVM has been released. 3️⃣ A new Darknode Command Centre is coming.
We’ve got a new website, check it out! renproject.io/
Check out our latest podcast where we explore RenVM and its capabilities in-depth! apple.co/2VMJUdW
May Development Update | bit.ly/2HxNrYF 1️⃣ Interoperability | Successfully exchanged DAI/BTC using an Ethereum DEX 2️⃣ Darknodes now run on cheaper hardware | T3.Micro Instances 3️⃣ Lightnodes | Deployed to internal Devnet
Mandatory Update for Darknodes | Version 2.2.10 Please follow the below instructions explicitly: bit.ly/2HhsVLs
Check out our two-part blog series. A new fee model for Ren, along with why we chose Dai to incentivize it. A New Fee Model for Ren: bit.ly/2VVa7et Ren Announces Dai for Incentivizing its Network: bit.ly/2Vab91P
An Introduction to Ren’s Future in DeFi bit.ly/2vhOOEX
Developer Update: April 2019 bit.ly/2G7dAgd
All Darknode operators please manually update your Darknode CLI (v2.2.9) and Darknodes: renproject.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360000899155-How-to-Manually-Update-Your-Darknode
Check out our latest podcast with Wyre discussing the future of Ren! The episode covers Ren’s potential use cases beyond order matching, our future role in DeFi, and a much more. Check it out at here: simplecast.com/s/e9432194
March Dev Update 1️⃣New RenEx is scheduled for release, with a streamlined signup process for new users 2️⃣SwapperD now supports Windows, MacOS, and Linux + AZTEC integration under way 3️⃣A new payment model for equal distribution of payments to Darknodes on RenVM is in progress medium.com/renproject/march-development-update-bb928eb5f471
Check out our latest podcast with the Digital Asset Research Center. CTO Loong Wang will be discussing the future of Ren and covering everything from privacy and regulation, to interoperability. soundcloud.com/darcnetwork/episode-27-discussion-with-ren-project
SwapperD is a tool for user friendly trustless atomic swaps, allowing for decentralized cross-chain settlement between BTC, ETH and others. Read more here medium.com/@hgmarral/swapperd-a-tool-for-trustless-atomic-swaps-3cd0e13aea06
All Darknode operators - please update CLI then your Darknode with the following instructions 1️⃣Update CLI: curl releases.republicprotocol.com/darknode-cli/update.sh -sSf | sh 2️⃣Check whether the CLI update is successful by running: darknode --version It should show version 2.2.8 3️⃣Update Darknode: darknode update NAME --config
A big step for fully private decentralized trading is coming. Ren is very excited to announce our partnership with AZTEC Protocol. Read our full blog post here: medium.com/renproject/ren-partners-with-aztec-protocol-c2651a13a039
Ren’s atomic swapping tool - SwapperD Desktop, is now available to install on Windows. Download from ren.exchange or github.com/renproject/swapperd-desktop/releases. Further details and guides to come later this week
SwapperD is live and WBTC has launched! We are proud to to support the defi ecosystem with WBTC, and SwapperD which facilitates trustless swaps between blockchains medium.com/renproject/bringing-interoperability-to-renex-swapperd-and-wbtc-dd32d2674d8f
With an evolution in possibilities comes an evolved brand. Welcome to Ren: medium.com/renproject/our-brand-evolved-welcome-to-ren-989b20b2fe79
Republic Protocol has evolved. Welcome to the Ren ecosystem. medium.com/republicprotocol/ren-the-evolution-of-a-protocol-ac28302c06a2
Today we officially announce the release of public Darknodes! This is an important milestone for our protocol’s larger success and a big thank you to all our community members who will help with the onboarding process. More details, along with instructions, can be found here: medium.com/republicprotocol/a-sdarknode-rollout-limited-participation-begins-68f51d9bb865
The WBTC initiative is making great progress! Check out this recent update from our friends at Kyber: blog.kyber.network/wbtc-progress-update-dec-2018-84e42b33843c
Our software development kit for RenEx Beta is now available. Checkout the documentation and examples. republicprotocol.github.io/renex-sdk-docs Soon we will release some trading bots and other tools as examples of what you can do with the SDK.
REN is listing on Binance. Trading will open trading for REN/BTC and REN/BNB trading pairs at 2018/12/06 10:00 AM (UTC). Users can now start depositing REN in preparation for trading. support.binance.com/hc/en-us/articles/360020624151
Darknode Rollout Update - Limited Participation to begin in January 2019. Read the details here: medium.com/republicprotocol/darknode-rollout-limited-participation-update-926c9663e20c
- RenEx SDK development is completed and documented. We are now building example applications using the SDK to accompany the upcoming release. - Latest atomic swap progress: installation packages for macOS and Windows built, allowing traders to easily install and configure our swapper - Swapperd for simple and secure atomic swaps. - zkSNARK library supports low-level circuit building with built-in support for hashing. This will give us the ability to build complex zero-knowledge proofs for more secure and more efficient order verification. - Support for 'Good-until-cancelled' orders has been implemented and is undergoing testing. -Will be speaking at BUIDL Seoul 2018 - Nov 29-30 buidl.kr and engaging with the awesome community there!
ChainSecurity has completed a full audit of Republic Protocol including all of our smart contracts. Read the report here: medium.com/chainsecurity/republic-protocol-audit-completed-a8d7df11cad0
RenEx Roadmap Update: Improvements and features coming to RenEx to streamline user experience, increase liquidity and overall performance. medium.com/republicprotocol/renex-roadmap-update-1-b99c8369d42a
Republic Protocol is proud to be a founding member of the WBTC Community Initiative with Kyber Network and BitGo - bringing Bitcoin to Ethereum with an ERC20 token. medium.com/republicprotocol/wrapped-bitcoin-wbtc-a-bitcoin-token-community-project-started-by-bitgo-kyber-and-republic-599c9abc8139
Developer Roundup -Final touches to the first BTC/ETH RenEX atomic swapper version have been made - available on RenEx soon - Development started on a stand-alone atomic swapper that can be used with any HTLC token, usable by any exchange. This will enable Republic Protocol exchanges to support any token on any blockchain. - Development started on a Chrome plugin for a simpler, faster, and more secure atomic swapping experience. - Bug fixes and stability improvements for the RenEx website pushed
REN community, we appreciate how great you are, so we designed some initiatives just for you! Earn rewards for actively helping the community. medium.com/republicprotocol/ren-ambassadors-and-first-community-competition-ba56ddfaa6e7
Check out our new website! We think you’ll like it: republicprotocol.com/
Republic Protocol is partnering with TrustToken and bringing TrueUSD, the world’s first legally backed stablecoin to RenEx. Currently available to trade on RenEx. medium.com/republicprotocol/republic-protocol-partners-with-trueusd-d8a47bf6df47
Today we officially announce the release of our Mainnet Beta! The network is now live, and individuals can begin trading at ren.exchange/. It has been a very exciting road to this point, and a big thank you to the community, and for all those who participated in the testnet, your feedback and efforts have been exceptional.
The Mainnet Beta Release, is rapidly approaching for launch by the end of September. Our plan for the rollout and how we’ll manage the transition is here. medium.com/republicprotocol/mainnet-rollout-plan-aa9d4491ff2c
Republic Protocol is partnering with Wyre, a leading regulated payment institution and OTC trading desk to provide liquidity and industry-leading KYC services to Republic Protocol’s first Dark pool, RenEx. Read more here: medium.com/republicprotocol/republic-protocol-partners-with-wyre-1ccdedaa296d
New Testnet smart contracts have been deployed. All Testnet Darknode Operators and applicants please check the Telegram bot t.me/republicprotocolbot. New Testnet tokens are needed to continue participation in Testnet. You have until the end of the week to try out running a Testnet Darknode. After this, Testnet Darknodes will be run only by the Republic Protocol team.
Development Roundup: - More gas optimisations have been introduced that lower the cost of matching orders, resulting in higher rewards for Darknodes and lower minimum order volumes - Added an auto-updater to the Darknodes, removing the need for manual intervention to ensure Darknodes have the latest bug fixes and security updates. - Created a refund commands in Darknode CLI, allowing operators to retrieve funds that are accidentally sent to the Darknode. - Golang Software Development Kit is undergoing final testing, which will provide support for trading bots and other automated trading software.
Testnet darknode applications are closing 31st August. The next three weeks is the final chance for the general public to test out their darknode configuration and setup on testnet before it moves into the next phase of development. RenEx testnet exchange will still continue to be available to all for testing trades. medium.com/republicprotocol/republic-protocol-testnet-update-d798b7d075f
To everyone running a testnet Darknode. A major update to the Testnet has been released. Please make sure that you do the following, in sequence: 1. Update the Darknode CLI 2. Update your Darknodes using the Darknode CLI 3. Ensure that your Darknode has sufficient ETH to operate 4. Enjoy higher connectivity, lower gas fees, and more equitable distribution of rewards For documentation on how to work with the Darknode CLI, please see github.com/republicprotocol/darknode-cli
Research & Development roundup • Smart contracts have been submitted for the auditing process in preparation for Mainnet. • Support for fill-or-kill orders has been added to the protocol. • Reward scheduling has been added to the protocol for more even distribution of reward fees. • Pod optimisations have been added to reduce network load and increase parallelism.
Development weekly roundup - Successful testnet participation with first testnet fees collected by members of the public testnet Darknodes - Digital Ocean is now supported when deploying Darknodes using the official Darknode CLI tool - 88 commits made to master branch this week
Republic Protocol is happy to announce that we are joining Blockfolio Signal Beta. Our team is looking forward to sharing future development news, announcements and other updates with the Blockfolio community.