Development update for the week of December 16th: 1 Nebulous repo was updated. 9 issues were created, 5 were closed. 10 MRs were merged. GitLab users ChrisSchinnerl, MSevey, lukechampine and DavidVorick had code contributions merged into Sia. Chris made progress on recovering files from backups (and in the future, the seed): gitlab.com/NebulousLabs/Sia/merge_requests/3362. Matt created the BubbleHealth method, a system that quantifies and displays the health of whole directories uploaded to Sia: gitlab.com/NebulousLabs/Sia/merge_requests/3360. Luke added ChaCha20-Poly1305 encryption to the host-renter communications. Now after the initial “handshake” that shares the authentication keys between both, all their messages will be secured: gitlab.com/NebulousLabs/Sia/merge_requests/3371. David improved the accuracy of the client syncing progress indicator and expanded the /consensus API endpoint: gitlab.com/NebulousLabs/Sia/merge_requests/3383 Happy Holidays from the Sia team!