December 1, 2020

Swarm Live … is Live!

TL; DR: Swarm has released a new update to Bee: Swarm Live has increased stability, improved performance, and has all the high-level features of Swarm 1.0. Get an early start in an uprising ecosystem, start earning gBZZ by running your own Swarm node … and get ready for the mainnet release in spring 2021.

Swarm Live was the last event before Swarm 1.0

Swarm Live was launched on Tuesday, 24 November 2020. All the polished, new, and improved features were discussed in detail at the Swarm Live online event, where the team presented not only what’s new, but also many other interesting topics, the Swarm incentives among them.

**Release notes and documentation__** ****Re-watch the event on the Twitter live stream**

Swarm Live Event Recap

Part 1: Swarm’s Introduction and Vision

The event kicked off with a fireside chat between Viktor Tron and Michelle. They discussed Swarm’s vision from a broader perspective. The conversation was inspirational and formed a nice intro to our guest speaker, Scott Beibin, co-founder of Evil Twin Booking, where he represents people like Chelsea Manning and Glenn Greenwald; he is into open-source hardware design, sustainable futurism, and crypto-economics. He talked about the importance of privacy, the freedom to share data, free societies, and having a world where we wouldn’t need to worry about censorship that much.

Part 2: Join the network

Here’s where we touched upon what Swarm Live is. Swarm’s mission was explained directly by one of the founders of Swarm — Daniel Nagy. Rinke Hendriksen explained how the Swarm incentives work and how the long months of extensive research on this topic finally put together all the pieces of the puzzle. Janoš Guljaš presented what’s new and improved in the Swarm Live release. Finally, we concluded this section with the newly established SwarmJS team who will be working on enabling building DApps on top of Swarm.

Part 3: Build with Swarm + Demo time

If there is anything you should really take away from this event, it’s the possibility of joining the network in its early stages. DAppNode makes it amazingly easy to install and run your own Swarm node. A demo with clear instructions on how to do so (by Eduardo Antuña Díez — DAppNode Project Lead) followed.

Dan Nickless and Vojtech Simetka showed off the Zero-leak Messaging demo, FairOS libraries were demoed by Zahoor Mohamed.

Swarm grants — 3rd wave announcement

To further boost our fast-growing ecosystem, the 3rd wave of Swarm grants was announced. Projects who haven’t applied for a Swarm grant yet: here’s your chance to get BZZ to fund your project. Apply for the grants here.

Part 4: Future, Team AMA, and closing of the event

Michelle briefly recapped the event and opened the floor to the audience, who had the Swarm team at their disposal for AMA-related topics.

The entire event can be re-watched online via the Twitter live streaming link.

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