November 5, 2020

Monthly Development Update — October 2020

October was a very busy month for the Swarm team. While the developers worked hard on the Swarm Live release, which is to be announced on 24 November 2020, the comms team spent their time restructuring the way they work. The HR team was busy too and onboarded a few brilliant and experienced developers who will be a nice addition to the existing dev team.

Read the full monthly update here below and don’t miss the events section with the RSVP link to our upcoming online event.

Core Track

DevOps Track

  • Deployed Bee (v0.3.1) to public cluster.
  • Released new version of Bee Helm chart (v0.5.16) with support for clef keys.
  • Released new version of Beekeeper (v0.3.4) with gc integration test and improved local pinning.
  • Released new version Beekeeper Helm chart (v0.1.7) that supports the latest Beekeeper version.
  • Updated bee-staging and bee-local repos to support the latest Bee/Beekeeper versions.
  • Added support for /slash commands inside PRs.
  • Enabled external signer (Clef) support for k8s installation.
  • Configured scheduled automatic infrastructure testing on large clusters.

Research Track

  • The update of the Book of Swarm is underway to align with the most up-to-date status of research and specs.

Holistic Track

  • Implementation proposals have been written to complete the first phase of storage incentives with postage stamps; the major remaining feature for 1.0. Architecture and specs for the second phase are being finalised.
  • Swarm is growing, and the first seminal hires for a strong Swarm Javascript team have been completed.

Ecosystem Track

  • The second wave of Swarm grants was successfully closed. If you were too late with your application, please RSVP to the Swarm Live event for information about the third wave of grants.

Events Track

Open positions

Swarm is hiring! Check out our open positions and if you are interested please let us know by sending your CV to

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