EDG Developer Update: Nov 14 - Nov 22, 2021

Keep you up to date on all things technical related to Edgeware and more! Always in a human-readable form, we look at the code changes so you don't have to.

EDG Developer Update: Nov 14 - Nov 22, 2021

High Priority

+ Reverted the bonding duration to 2 weeks (was changed to 24 weeks)

+ Reverted slash duration to 1 week (was changed to 6 weeks) 

+ Changed the vote locking period back to 1 week. This one was changed from 1 week to 1 day on last upgrade, as an unwanted result of changing the voting enactment time. The change is probably uncontroversial (the parameters now just don't make sense), but would need to be mentioned when deploying launching the upgrade for good order.

+ Reverted GAS_PER_SECOND to 8_000_000, which was the previous value intended for mainnet instead of 40_000_000. The EVM is untested in production and there isn't much value in deploying with a massive gas capacity before getting any usage. We can scale this number up as we get more confident over time. 

+ Removed the dumplicate definition of EthApi.There were two identical enum definitions in different files, with one mapping all elements to the other on funcction call to avoid type mismatch. Why it was done that way is a mystery, but functionalities shouldn't be affected by the change. It needs to be tested for good order."

Status updates

  • Introduction to Cohorts: We're looking for ambitious learners that would like to grow with Edgeware, and become a core part of our community. The Edgeware cohort program is a new program that will educate individuals on the structure and operations of Edgeware, Substrate, and blockchain technology, and provide the skills necessary to contribute to the evolution of Edgeware's ecosystem. The first cohort session will be limited to 10 spots and will be starting: Nov 23rd, 11:00 AM EST in the Voice-Builders voice channel on the Edgeware discord. An introduction seminar will take place and will follow a weekly schedule for 6 weeks.
  • Bi-weekly Builder's Call + Community Hackday: November 23rd, 2:00 PM EST in the Voice-Builders voice channel on the Edgeware discord. Every other Tuesday at 2p EST. Bring questions, projects to show off, and ideas!
  • You can listen to the recording of the last builders call on November 9th here!
  • During the Sub0 conference, the Edgeware agency took notes! You can check them out here. You can read through and get the main points and the slides of each presentation. It is not fully completed we will add to it over time as we finish watching the intermediate and advanced presentations.

Ecosystem Headlines

Core Stack


"Michal Swietek, Co-founder of Aleph will be presenting Aleph, the first asynchronous Byzantine Fault Tolerant consensus protocol that achieves asymptotically optimal performance: constant latency and communication complexity. The goal of this seminar is to give a bird’s eye view of Aleph, its implementation in Rust and our experience in integrating it as a finality gadget in Substrate (replacing GRANDPA with Aleph). The differences between Aleph and GRANDPA will be discussed, including performance benchmarks and some tradeoffs."