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  1. Alex

    Q1 2020 Report

    1. Factoshi API Work on the Factoshi stats API is well underway. It coincides with a large refactor of the Factoshi stats daemon to make it easier to add new stats to factoshi.io in the future (such as rich lists). An alpha version should be complete during Q2. 2. Factom.js I have made...
  2. Alex

    Amendment Failed Document 107 - Factom Grant Process - v1.2

    Community, Please see the suggested changes to Doc 107 - Factom Grant Process (v1.2). The headline changes are those that gained broad support in the recent Protocol Efficiency Improvement Proposals poll. These are: Entities with overdue grants are not eligible to submit new grant proposals...
  3. Alex

    Protocol resource efficiency improvement proposals

    The sharp and ongoing decline in the price of FCT has severely limited the resources available to invest in the protocol. @David Chapman recently proposed that all ANOs be reduced to a single server in order to reduce expenses and increase funds available to the grant pool. Though that proposal...
  4. Alex

    Q4 2019 Report

    Factoshi had a productive Q4. We continue to operate at 50% efficiency whilst contributing to governance and other community endeavours. 1. PegAPI Factoshi wrote and hosts a PEG price aggregator. The purpose of this price aggregator is to provide a price source to miners on PegNet. PegAPI was...
  5. Alex

    Should "[SPHEREON-004] Integration of DAML with the Factom® protocol" go up for final determination?

    This is a minor discussion to decide whether the grant [SPHEREON-004] Integration of DAML with the Factom® protocol should be put to the standing parties for final determination. This thread has been started in line with Doc 106 section 2.1.1. Please see the grant update thread for context on...
  6. Alex

    Q3 2019 Update

    Factoshi continues to work hard on our primary mission, which is to provide outstanding infrastructure to the Factom network and to build a robust ecosystem that is competitive with high tier public blockchains. Infrastructure Factoshi's authority node infrastructure performed as expected...
  7. Alex

    Funded [Factoshi-1] Graff - A GraphQL wrapper for the factomd RPC API

    Executive Summary Graff is a GraphQL wrapper for the factomd RPC API. It enables users to make queries to factomd that exploit and mirror factomd's natural graph data structure. Furthermore, it provides a simple way to open a websocket connection with a factomd endpoint to enable an event-driven...
  8. Alex

    Update to Factoshi's accounting script

    Factoshi has released a new version of our accounting script, which is now called Factoidd. The new release includes substantial UX and stability improvements. It can be pulled directly from Docker Hub to run in a container, and has default support for OpenNode. The config file is in a more...
  9. Alex

    Testnet Governance

    The current testnet governance document is outdated and not really fit for purpose. Therefore, it is necessary that we take steps to reform it. I have taken it on myself to lead that effort, but it's not clear to me what direction we ought to take. This thread is to collect opinions and to see...
  10. Alex

    Flipside Crypto FCAS rating

    Factoshi has been working with Flipside Crypto to integrate Factom metrics into our FCAS score. That work is now complete, and I have been told that our blockchain data will be reflected in our FCAS rating on Coinmarketcap within the next week. You can see our FCAS score here...
  11. Alex

    Guide Pay: June 2019

    Three months have elapsed since we last reviewed Guide pay. Therefore, we need to review the terms of Guide pay in order to give our Guides an indication of whether they will be paid and how much that payment will be. The period under review is from 2019/06/07. So far, the terms of Guide pay...
  12. Alex

    Funded [Guides-005] Guide Compensation

    I am posting this grant application on behalf of the Factom Protocol Guides. The grant covers Guide pay from 2019-03-07 to 2019-06-07, and executes the wishes of the standing parties as per the vote held on 2019-03-15: https://factomize.com/forums/threads/guide-pay-march-2019.1736/ As required...
  13. Alex

    FactomJS Contribution - FactomEventEmitter

    I contributed the new FactomEventEmitter class to the FactomJS library. FactomEventEmitter lets you listen for various Factom events without needing to handle polling logic yourself. It simplifies writing applications that react to on-chain events. The following snippet demonstrates the on-chain...
  14. Alex

    Efficiency Change

    Factoshi increased efficiency at the end of last year from 50 to 60%. At that time, I believed it would bring Factoshi into alignment with other ANOs, as I planned to invest less time in the protocol in order to deal with some pressing issues. As it turns out, during that period I invested no...
  15. Alex

    Guide Pay: March 2019

    Three months has elapsed since we last reviewed Guide pay. As a result, the contract between the Guides and the standing parties which guarantees they are paid for their work has elapsed. We need to review the terms of Guide pay here in order to give our Guides some certainty that they will...
  16. Alex

    Updated supply information for price aggregators

    The recent launch of the Factoshi metrics API has enabled me to contact various price aggregators in order to update their outdated supply information. The following websites have now integrated Factoshi's API. - CoinMarketCap - CryptoCompare - CoinGecko I am still waiting for response from...
  17. Alex

    New factoshi.io website

    Factoshi is proud to announce a new version of factoshi.io, the Factom community’s central hub for metrics and statistics about the Factom blockchain. This release includes an entirely new UI and UX to ensure that the tools available to the Factom ecosystem remain competitive with the best...
  18. Alex

    Unawarded [Guides-004] Guide Compensation - 1 Month Extension

    I am posting this grant proposal on behalf of the Factom Protocol Guides. This grant proposal is a one month extension to the existing Guide Compensation grant proposal (protocol grant FACTOM-GRANT-GUIDES-003). The extension would last from 2019-03-07 to 2019-04-07. The first Guide term comes...
  19. Alex

    Funded [Guides-003] Guide Compensation

    I am posting this grant application on behalf of the Factom Protocol Guides. The grant covers Guide pay from 2018-12-07 to 2019-03-07, and executes the wishes of the standing parties as per the vote held on 2018-12-06: https://factomize.com/forums/threads/guide-pay-december-2018-poll.1346/ As...
  20. Alex

    Factom FAQ

    Factoshi has published the first iteration of an FAQ. We plan to update this continually to ensure that it covers all aspects of Factom; it will stand as a robust resource for anyone who has specific questions about the Factom ecosystem. The FAQ is published on Github so that others may...
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