Sia dev update for the week of July 22th: 3 Nebulous repo were updated. 8 issues were created, 6 were closed. 6 PRs were merged GitLab users wincss, tbenz9, eddiewang, ChrisSchinnerl, and DavidVorick had code contributions into Sia. eddiewang initiated an architectural redesign of the UI aimed to increase the security of the wallet. Currently each UI plugin can access both Sia’s API and the file system of the computer. Once completed, the MainView component of the UI will authorize or deny the access of each plugin according to the permissions granted by the user. The first half of the project, consisting on the React implementation on the MainView, is now completed: gitlab.com/NebulousLabs/Sia-UI/merge_requests/804 ChrisSchinnerl kept working on the new .sia file format, that will be one of the key features of the future version 1.4.0: gitlab.com/NebulousLabs/Sia/merge_requests/3113 The external contributor wincss corrected a bug manifested when Sia reads persistent objects (.json files) with a manual checksum: gitlab.com/NebulousLabs/Sia/merge_requests/3185 The Release Candidate 2 of the next version 1.3.4 was published for testing by contributors. It includes improvements related to the allowance formation by renters among other items. This RC should be very similar to the final general release, expected very soon.