Welcome back to our monthly recap everyone! Our Community was delighted to receive this Greeting message from Orbs TLV HQ! New Years’ online event is ongoing now, please visit https://orbskorea.net to send your wishes to Orbs :)
2020 will be a great year for the Korean presence too: The Korean team is frequenting many meetings with several conglomerates to discuss the usage of blockchain for scaled use-cases. It is important that we maintain strong relationships with these industry giants.
While we already have a thriving Kakao chat group; the KR team built another community forum to facilitate productive discussion in non-volatile environments. Almost all information in the Korean language will be integrated into the forum.
In Korea, there will be a parliamentary election in April, so fake news is an increasingly emerging issue. If you can read Korean, don’t miss the post on How Blockchain Helps Solve Fake News Problems.
At last, a new POS app is coming soon! This app is mainly developed by the Korean team and will support the local language. We hope this will increase accessibility to the POS universe. Stay tuned for the app-launching!
새해 복 많이 받으세요,
— Eddy Kim
This segment was contributed by @gogogili
In early December, the Orbs team co-organized a meetup with the co-founder of LinkedIn, Eric Ly as part of the Crypto Monday event. Eric co-founded a new blockchain company named Hub.
The Orbs project got nice exposure to audiences both at the event, before and after it within different social media platforms. Later this month we were fortunate to speak and present the Orbs project in two great conferences:
Edge computing - Took place in Silicon Valley on December 9th as part of a fireside chat with Hedera Hashgraph, Talking about the difference and comparing some of the similarities in our approach to the market.
The second conference named Elev8 was held in Vegas on December 9th, this time I was part of a panel called “What Blockchain Business Models are Working and Why?”
There were 3 other panelists:
Emma Liu (Tigergraph), Mark Friedler (Anheuser-Busch InBev, Gigex), Zane Witherspoon (Dispatch Labs). Orbs represented different approaches and parts of the industry. This panel attracted great interest from the audience given the diversity of opinions shared.
This segment was contributed by @Andrey,
There are 19 registered Guardians and 16 Validators running in production. There are now over 1700 Delegators participating in the Orbs PoS ecosystem.
There are 2 applications running on the Orbs Network:
Vchain 1960000 — Open-Rights (https://www.open-rights.org/)
Vchain 1970000 — Receipts Notarization (https://www.linet.org.il/)
Hexa Foundation’s 2020 Vision for Blockchain-Led Social Impact | Netta Korin, Hexa Group
From Tal Kol new byline featured on Secure Info Watch: Why blockchain is the necessary safeguard against data breaches.
A Blockchain Solution to Government Welfare Fraud on Decrypt.co
Key blockchain players are setting the bar HIGH for #2020! By CoinTelegraph
Tal Kol explains how Orbs tackles the speed vs scalability vs security tradeoff in Can Orbs Be a Game Changer for Businesses? By CryptoTrader News
Check out Page 40 of GBBC's Annual Report 2020
Lots of interesting updates coming soon, including some to the network and a new surprise (Hint: Check out the leaked screenshot in Paradigm’s latest Orbs update) and a separate post about the Orbs team’s ’ experience in WEF Davos this month.
Finally, I'd like to invite you to fill out questions for the Co-founders AMA, the answers for which will be recorded on video and uploaded to community channels.
More to come soon: See you next time!