Cyber Republic Weekly Update 14

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Once again, we’ve a massive Weekly Update packed with new information that deserves discourse across all community channels. Be sure to read carefully and share your opinions as the impact of these updates are significant.

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galvanizing the community.

As a guiding light since the inception of the

Elastos project, much of the community will

miss her. However, as stated in the Elastos

Weekly Update,“Ms. Li will continue to

maintain close ties to the Elastos Foundation

and complete special projects on the

Foundation’s behalf.” The Elastos Foundation

had these kind words about Ms. Li:“We thank

Ms. Li for the enormous contribution she has

made during this period of Elastos’ growth

and wish her success in her future endeavors.

At this time, the Elastos Foundation is not

looking to fill the CMO position, and the

responsibilities affiliated with it have been

appropriately redistributed amongst team

members.”

Feng Zhang,

New CR Interim Council Member

We at the Cyber Republic echo this positive

sentiment about Fay. She has always fought

for the community and her ability to engage

and connect will benefit Elastos and the

Cyber Republic for years to come.

Thank you for your hard work and dedication.

Once again, we’ve a massive Weekly Update

packed with new information that

deserves discourse across all community

channels. Be sure to read carefully and

share your opinions as the impact of these

updates are significant.

On February 22nd, the Elastos Foundation

released news regarding Fay Li, Elastos

Chief Marketing Officer and member of

the CR Interim Council. She has stepped

down from her role with the Elastos

Foundation for personal reasons. Ms. Li was

critical in forming the Elastos team in the

West.The only reason there was a public

sale for the West was because of Fay, and

she was crucial in building, educating, and

Taking Fay Li's place in the CR Interim

Council is Mr. Feng Zhang.As stated in the

Elastos Weekly Report:“Nominated by the

Elastos Foundation, Mr. Feng Zhang will serve

as an Interim Member of the Cyber Republic

Council in Ms. Li’s place. Mr. Zhang, an early

member of the community, is a senior lawyer

who is also experienced in blockchain. We

look forward to Mr. Zhang’s contributions to

the Elastos community.” The Cyber Republic

is looking forward to getting to know Mr.

Zhang better, and we’ve included an interview

with Mr. Zhang in this Weekly Update.

On the development side, we'd like to discuss

a couple of projects being built to support

the Elastos Framework.These two

undertakings are crucial building blocks that

will help onboard developers to Elastos and

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the Cyber Republic.They are the React

Native Project and Trinity Project.The

React Native Project is based on

Javascript and allows developers to

build mobile dapps on top of Elastos.

Trinity is an Elastos browser that's based

on Elastos Runtime/Ionic framework.

February 20th marked a special day for

the Cyber Republic. React Native

became the first project to be funded

through the new CR Consensus. For a

number of weeks, the React Native

Suggestion, featured by our Weekly

Newsletter, was voted on by the

community and achieved more votes

than any others.This led to the Interim

Council to review the suggestion for

funding and approve it. Kevin Zhang, the

Elastos Global Technical Community

Advisor, will meet with the original React

Native team in order to develop a

budgeting proposal for the project.The

proposal will include a payment

schedule, milestones, roadmap, and

other details, and it will be returned to

the community with full and complete

transparency for a final veto or pass as

determined by community votes.

While there remains that final step, we

are extremely excited for the

continuation of the team to expand on

the React Native framework as it acts as

another way to attract more and more

developers who code in Javascript.

This is a huge milestone for the Cyber

Republic Consensus; it is proof that a

community suggestion can turn into a

funded project, and it demonstrates

how the voice of the community is

powerful. If you have the skills,

dedication, and plan for a project to

develop on top of the Elastos platform

in the Cyber Republic ecosystem,

create a suggestion here:

https://www.cyberrepublic.org/suggestion

Thanks to both React Native and Trinity

teams for their hard work and dedication.

Both are building the very roads

developers walk in the Cyber Republic

Ecosystem. We look forward to seeing

more talented developers and teams post

their suggestions, and we plan on featuring

more suggestions in our Weekly Updates in

the near future.

We’ve also included in this update a

motivational letter from Chris Mac, an

additional term added to our growing

Glossary, a contribution on Elastos scaling,

and finally, an important update on an

initiative from the International

community on forming a voting alliance

for DPoS. What are your thoughts and

concerns about such an alliance and other

DPoS alliances that are being made across

various communities?

Finally, as a follow up to last week’s Weekly

Update, the Cyber Republic has recently

posted a demo video of the Trinity beta:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouRiQy

DuYJI&feature=youtu.be

In this video, Kiran Pachhai reviews all the

neat features of the Trinity Browser. He

breaks down Runtime,Toolchain, Browser,

and the dapp lifecycle of the Trinity

framework.

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Table of Contents

2 Intro

5 Analytics

6 Letter to the Community

8 Summary

9 Shout out

10 Elastos is Scalable

13 International Community: DpoS

Alliance

16 CR Terminology

17 Interview: Feng Zhang

20 CR Forum

24 Glossary

25 Credits


CR Website Analytics: Feb 17 - Feb 23

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Letter to the Community

By Chris Mac

Science fiction is fast becoming science fact. The quality of life for the majority of the

world’s population has improved miraculously over the past hundred years. It might be

hard to imagine, but qualitatively, this is true.

Although a larger number still live in poverty with poor access to education, health care,

and social mobility, the reality is that a greater global proportion are wealthier, healthier,

happier and better educated than ever before. Despite global pollution, corruption,

conflict, and failing political and banking systems, there is much to rejoice in this world;

perception depends on the lens used.

What was only dreamed of a century ago is now not only possible, but accessible to many:

clean water, electricity, radio, healthy food, healthcare, banking, intercontinental air travel,

human rights, voting equality and social mobility—a cashless, electronic, and immediate

value transfer. Admittedly, the advances in science and technology have not all been used

for good especially when men (usually men) seek power through financial conflict or

physical, destructive, aggression. What we can be sure of, however, is that what was once

fiction is now fact.

Achieving these amazing advances has taken determination, persistence, nose-to-thegrindstone

hard work, trial-and-error, collective effort and above all, resilience. Those

expecting overnight transformations, whether technological, social, commercial or

economic, are often disappointed. There will always be set-backs. Revolutionary change

takes time - and it’s best not to claim victory too early.

Bitcoin is only ten years old.

Although conceived nearly two decades ago, Elastos, using the Bitcoin blockchain to

provide digital identity, is only one year old. In that short time, so much has happened:

Elastos developers have produced an SPV Wallet SDK, Elastos merged mining, Elastos

Decentralised ID sidechain service, Elastos Carrier (deployed in a million internet enabled

devices) and Elastos Dittobox. This is all alive today. Following soon are: Elastos PoW +

DPoS consensus, both Token and Smart Contract Sidechain Services, an Elastos storage

system (Hive) and ElaPay for both commercial and individual use. The future for Elastos

and a safer internet appears bright indeed if you look through the lens of technological

accomplishment.

For those who look through the lens of current price (rather than value) or the lens of

advertising effort (rather than prioritized marketing outcomes), or the lens of

centralization (rather than distributed networks), the future may look less certain. Worse

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even, if this bleak lens is shaded with fear and darkness. For those suffering, complaining

about those working hardest to achieve tomorrow’s future is not only ineffective, but

darkens the view for everyone involved. Instead, shining a light on the way ahead will

motivate intrepid explorers, scientists, and all others. It is the clap and yell of a runner’s

name during their marathon that provides renewed energy. It is the warmth of a kind word

that gives strength to a community. Rather than energize the negative, focus on what has

been achieved and what is being built today.This lens of progress brings useful context to

the bear market.

As a talented but youthful Cyber Republic, we have much to learn. There is opportunity for

all to contribute to the success of Elastos by generating real-world products and real

clients. In what is becoming a diverse and inclusive Cyber Republic, we hold the future with

our hearts and hands; our will is shaped by our collective actions to build.

Onwards!

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Summary

Here is the latest Elastos Weekly Update:

https://news.elastos.org/elastos-weekly-updates-22-february-2019/

Reminder: take a look and share feedback on these two particularly important topics:

Elastos DPoS Proposal

https://news.elastos.org/elastos-dpos-consensus-mechanism-supernodes-and-election/

CR constitution

https://www.cyberrepublic.org/constitution/1

Project Updates

Cyber Republic Website

Main Project Repo: https://github.com/cyber-republic/CyberRepublic

Git Activity and Updates

Please refer to the timeline described on this article for more info:

https://blog.cyberrepublic.org/2018/12/27/important-cyber-republic-announcement

If you are a developer interested in working with the CR or Elastos, here’s a form you can fill out:

https://goo.gl/forms/pvzDYMsVEs10s6U72

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Community

Shout Out!

Once again, Jimmy is at the helm, creating a doorbell security cam app to contest

with Ring, a popular home security system.

https://twitter.com/jimmyhacksstuff/status/1099358843732135936?s=19

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Elastos is Scalable,

So Shut the FUD Up

ByJeremy G.

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In the world of blockchain and Internet 3.0 projects, communities and pundits alike

debate about who will gain mass adoption. One nagging theme remains a thorn in

everyone's foot: scalability. Blockchain is too slow, blockchain isn't efficient,

blockchain won't be able to process enough transactions per second (TPS) in order

to reach mass adoption.

Recently there have been rumblings that Elastos is not scalable and, ultimately, too

reliant upon the blockchain to reach high TPS.There have also been

misunderstandings about the side chain structure.The purpose of this article is to

set the story straight and answer concerns about the Elastos infrastructure and its

ability to fully scale for the masses. It's the sum of all parts that makes Elastos a truly

scalable solution.

One must absorb all the moving parts in Elastos’ well-oiled machine to understand

fully how Elastos is designed perfectly to scale.The two main areas of focus in this

piece will be the Elastos Blockchain element and the Elastos Carrier.These are two

different networks with two totally different sets of functions. Both working in

tandem creates the fluidity, speed, and efficiency of the Elastos framework.

First, the Elastos Blockchain network. Kiran Pachhai (KP), the Elastos' Software

Development Relations Manager, provides great insight regarding the Side

Chain/Main Chain of the infrastructure:“As for Elastos blockchain, Elastos solves

scalability issues that most other blockchain projects have by having a sidechain

architecture. Each sidechain only does one thing and one thing only. You can think of

public blockchain projects like Ethereum as one single world computer.Though a

powerful world computer, the more smart contract dapps run on Ethereum, the

more scalability issues arise. No matter what, a single computer cannot handle an

infinite number of dapps. It'll reach a theoretical limit, and this will happen to most

public blockchain projects, too.” In terms of the Elastos main chain, it serves one

and only one function: to process ELA payments.This is independent of the side

chains that will all be run on different nodes and computers and not bog down the

network.“The philosophy of Elastos blockchain technology is not of one world

computer but rather distributed world computers.This by itself is enough to solve

any kind of future scalability issue Elastos will encounter.This solution is only

possible because of the unique architecture Elastos offers. Elastos approaches the

scalability issue very differently compared to most projects and it's this ingenuity

that distinguishes itself from other projects”.The side chain doesn't slow the main


chain and the main chain does not slow the side chain; all chains work together yet are also

independent of one another.

The second element that makes Elastos truly scalable is its peer-to-peer network: the Elastos

Carrier. KP explains that blockchain alone is not the final solution in building the smart web.

The Carrier is a crucial cog in this budding environment devised and built by Rong Chen.

“Blockchain cannot be used to solve all the problems the internet faces. You need a new

internet infrastructure or a modern internet infrastructure that improves upon the old,

outdated infrastructure. Elastos is the latter. You still need the internet but Elastos Carrier is

built on top of the existing internet to provide more security for applications and users.

Blockchain is used for trust and authentication and for running smart contracts. Thus,

Elastos uses blockchain technology for just that and nothing more. Blockchain cannot store

people's movies or games or music. It's far too slow to store something like that, and it's far

too slow to transmit this kind of data and information. Because of this, Elastos Carrier is

needed.

Elastos Carrier just does the job of the traditional internet but takes it one step further by

not relying on any central servers to relay information.This means apps built using Elastos

Carrier, like Hyper, are decentralized because the messages and files you send are not being

stored on any centralized servers like traditional instant messenger apps.Though this is just

instant messenger, anything can be built on top of Elastos Carrier. We're talking about

securing billions upon billions of IoT smart devices that are in people's homes. Elastos

Carrier is very optimized...”

Elastos Carrier is optimized to secure and process billions upon billions of smart devices.

The majority of the time, these devices do not need to go through the Elastos Blockchain,

which means it won’t bog down the network. Instead, the Carrier will be supported by the

extensive nodes in the network. Storing movies, data, music will solely be taken care of by

Elastos Hive, which is based on IPFS, a distributed storage system that apps can utilize to

store files, messages in a p2p chat, videos, music, and more.This is still in development and

looks to achieve beta sometime in 2019. Between the Carrier, Hive, and other services

provided by Elastos--all will operate completely separate from the Blockchain network. It's

the Carrier that helps in the massive scalability potential of the Elastos ecosystem.

The combination of the main chain and side chain setup, and its own peer-to-peer Carrier

network, creates the truly scalable and safe infrastructure that is Elastos. Even concerns

about maintenance in terms of the upkeep needed for the various side chains will not

present an issue.As KP states:“There won’t be a lot of maintenance at all since the same

DPoS node will run all the sidechain nodes on the same machine”. How about the need for

global consensus, does this make Elastos inefficient and limit overall TPS? “Not at all,” KP

explains.“If you want a high TPS and you’re not satisfied with Ethereum Sidechain TPS which

is around 1500 TPS, then you can port existing fast consensus Blockchain platforms as a

sidechain to Elastos. Elastos is really very agnostic.The only reason there is even a limit to

ETH sidechain on Elastos is because that’s the limit of the ETH network. If there’s a more

robust network than ETH, and it’s popular, it’s easy to port it to Elastos.Then you can have all

the insane TPS you want.”

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KP repeats the point that Blockchain transactions are only used from time to time and

thus it does not hinder the performance of the overall network:“Why would apps need

to talk to the blockchain all the time? You only need to use the blockchain when you

need to. Instead, you use Elastos Carrier, Hive, and many other upcoming components

of Elastos to perform those transactions. The speed of Carrier is dependent upon the

user's internet bandwidth as well as how fast the p2p network is itself.The Carrier has

not yet been tested with full-on dapps and millions of users utilizing the network,

however, with the number of Carrier nodes already on the network, it should be very

fast and efficient.”

Every project picks its infrastructure, and each has its pros and cons. Elastos believes

the security of the blockchain is truly what allows for top-notch trust and

authentication.“Whenever the app uses DID sidechain to store data,” KP says,“you

wait until the block is confirmed in DID sidechain. Whenever you run ETH smart

contracts, you have to wait until the block is confirmed in ETH sidechain.”

The integrity of digital assets for movies and music are handled via a special digital

assets sidechain.The integrity of dapps are handled via dapp sidechain.Again, there

will be dedicated sidechain for each specific task and responsibilities. All sidechains

will use ELA as the base currency, but it's up to dapps if they want their users paying

through fiat. At the end of the day, however, the purchasing and trading of these digital

assets via digital assets sidechain is done with ELA.

That is the core function of the "Elastos digital capsule" that is in active development.

A typical use-case scenario of how the data and information flow moves within the

Elastos ecosystem is this: once the act of purchasing a digital asset is completed, the

end user will rely on Carrier Network and Hive Network and other services to perform

common tasks such as retrieving the movie and playing it on a screen. Whenever the

user needs to sell this movie to another person, the digital assets sidechain is utilized

again which then transfers the ownership to another person attached to another

user's DID. It's at this point then that this new user has access to that unique movie

which is in fact stored on Elastos Hive.

The speed and efficiency of the Elastos sidechains may be considered a better

solution than what's available to the masses now, and also compared to other

upcoming projects.

So, is Elastos scalable for the masses? Yes, Shut the FUD up.

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International Community

Activities

By Joel

Summary

Most have heard by now of Elastos DMA which is an intermediate layer enabling developers to

build decentralized marketing and commerce applications easily. In case you haven’t heard of

it, you can get the basics and read the whitepaper on their website .

http://www.elastosdma.org/

Recently, DMA has launched an Early Access Program (EAP) which will pick 3-5 projects and

provide strong technical support to the teams.The application deadline of the program is the

end of Feb 2019 and you can apply by sending an email to EarlyAccess@elastosDMA.org.The

program also welcomes people to run a DMA Chinese community.

Elastos DPoS Node Rights Alliance

On Feb 20th, the ELA node was upgraded to support registration of DPoS supernode

candidates. Voting for candidates and the DPoS Election will soon begin. There is a community

initiative called the “Elastos DPoS Node Rights Alliance” (“ 亦 来 云 DPoS 节 点 权 益 联 盟 ”) that has

been set up,“to allow more token holders to participate and benefit from the Election.”

There are two kinds of members within this Alliance, namely Node Committee Member (NCM)

and Voting Member (VM).The Alliance is composed of 36 NCMs and unlimited VMs. NCMs will

lock-in 5,000 ELA to participate in the Election and use the rest of their ELA to vote. VMs are

required to place their votes toward all 36 NCMs.

If any NCM is elected, their profit as a DPoS node, after subtracting the running costs, is treated

as profit for the Alliance and will be distributed among all members. Each locked-in ELA

represents a weight of 2 and each voting ELA represents weight of 1.

For a VM, the return comes from voting (RVM):

RVM=Voting ELAVotes obtained by the Alliance + 36 locked-in ELA2Profit of the Alliance

For a NCM, besides the return from voting (using the rest of their ELA besides locked-in ones to

vote), she can get the return from being a node (RNCM):

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RNCM=RVM+locked-in ELA2Votes obtained by the Alliance + 36 locked-in ELA2Profit of the

Alliance

For example, assume that the total votes gained by the Alliance is 2.64 million and the net

profit of the Alliance is 30K ELA. If a NCM holds 20K ELA, her profit will be:

RNCM=(15,0002,640,000 + 36 5,0002+5,00022,640,000 + 36 5,0002)30,000=250ELA

In the above formulas, the percentages of RNCM will decreases with the increase in total

votes obtained by the Alliance.This will encourage members to vote. Meanwhile, the

absolute profit of the NCMs will still increase with votes obtained as the total profit of the

Alliance increases.

As the Alliance states, the purpose of running nodes is not for profit but for the following

reasons:

Provide a way for token holders to benefit from DPoS Node Election;

Encourage members to vote; and

Prevent to collusion of “whales”.

What are your thoughts? Is this a way to counter the power of whales as it’s an open invite to

the international community, or will it increase power even further for a small group of

individuals as in many other DPoS blockchain projects?

The Alliance is recruiting members, and in particular, Node Committee Members. Interested

parties can obtain more information by joining the WeChat group (ID: League_of_Elastos).

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CHINESE COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

The way of how ioeX and Elastos cooperate

https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/YmPZv_Z-XlR1tLPLz0IBXQ

HOLD Digest: Elastos Weekly

https://ihold.com/detail.html?id=eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.e

yJhcnRpY2xlX2lkIjoiNjYzMjYifQ.ARKzoP50i3lvk0wIfi6CX9bgSSleTQwBqnFWj

e9qwYc

Elastos: You own your own data

https://www.7234.cn/elastoss/87596

Having fun with guessing the lantern riddles and getting the red packets in

Lantern Festival

https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/BSvAVpGu29S3PyC1kKMusQ

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CR Terminology

By Kenneth K.

As there are many terms to such a large project like Elastos and the Cyber Republic, we’ve

decided to build a growing glossary of terms that can help the less technical understand better

what the tech means and the impact it could have. This week we’re focusing on React Native,

which was featured in this weekly update:

https://blog.cyberrepublic.org/2019/02/05/weekly-report-february-4-2019/

Term: Elastos React Native

“Javascript React Native framework runs natively on android and ios devices.As such, the React

Native framework needs to be customized so that it disables applications from directly

accessing the internet.The http/https need to be disabled in the framework layer and all

communications needs to be done using Elastos Carrier instead.

There is a need to support various other Elastos services such as interacting with the Elastos

wallet core services such as payment functions, DID(Decentralized ID) services, token sidechain

services, etc, and as such, appropriate javascript C++ bridges need to be built to support

React Native applications accessing those services.”

https://github.com/cyber-republic/elastos-ReactNativeframework/blob/master/doc/whitepaper.md

Layman’s definition:

Like Trinity Project, React Native is another way to develop dApps, but like everything, there are

pros and cons.Trinity and React Native dapps are both written in JavaScript though with

different frameworks: Ionic vs React Native.Trinity apps are web apps, and React Native apps are

native apps.

This means that Elastos React Native apps would be much faster, but Trinity allows for the same

code to be used for all platforms run within the Trinity browser. React Native, however, can only

work in Android and iOS while Trinity is able to run on anything that supports the browser from

Windows to iOS and Android, etc. Both are needed to attract developers to build as developers

love options.

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Interview: Feng Zhang (New CR Interim Council

Member)

By Joel

Could you introduce yourself and your background?

My name is Feng Zhang and my work is primarily in three areas:

First, I am a lawyer of JT&N Law Firm (Shanghai Branch).There, I’ve been serving as a notary

for quite some time. I have more than 10 years of experience in legal services and I’ve been

a legal consultant for central government enterprises, multinational corporations, and

private fund managers.

Second, I’m involved in the blockchain community. I am a co-founder and legal advisor of a

blockchain learning institute called Bit University. I also created the Digital Times

Blockchain Service Alliance which consists of lawyers and accountants.

Third, I’m involved in law and blockchain-related research and training. I am a guest

lecturer at the Golden Academy and DACA Blockchain Open Class, a guest editor of the

Shanghai Notary, a guest professor and part-time master's tutor at the Center for

Environmental Resources and Energy Law at the Shanghai University of Political Science

and Law. I have published more than 10 articles discussing the theories and practices of

when “Internet Finance Encounters Asset Securitization" in legal and finance magazines

including Modern Bankers, China Venture Capital, Research of Finance and Education, and

China Notary. I’ve frequently been interviewed by the media including Southern Weekly,

Financial Magazine, Faren Magazine (subsidiary of Legal Daily), China Financial Herald,

China Times, Financial Weekly, and China Business Journal. I am now writing a book titled,

"Blockchain Regulations and Governance" in my spare time.

How did you learn about Elastos and why were you invited to join the Interim Council?

I met Feng Han in a meeting for columnists at the PBC School of Finance at Tsinghua

University near the end of 2015. I started learning about blockchain by reading Han’s

blockchain articles and have deepened my understanding through several years.

In September 2016, I started a business project on blockchain certification with some

partners.Though we closed the project three months later, my interest in the

development and application of blockchain technology has continued to grow and I

became even more involved in the field.

In June or July, 2017, when Feng Han and Rong Chen initiated the Elastos project, Han

introduced the project to me.

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I believe that I was invited to join the Interim

Council because I’ve been involved in Elastos

since the beginning and my understanding of

its potential is great. I often discuss with

Rong, Han, Kevin Zhang, Fay Li, Heng Li, etc.

about the technical and development issues

of Elastos, and I have also participated in

many activities and talked to many members

of the community, so I am very familiar with

the Foundation.

In a new industry like blockchain, regulations

usually tighten as the industry grows. How will

these regulations shape the blockchain

industry and what in your opinion will be its

impact to Elastos and the Cyber Republic?

Due to its decentralized, traceable, and nontamperable

trustless ledger, as well as

credible certificates of value, blockchain

technology has become increasingly

widespread and its applications will exert

profound impact on the existing legal

systems.

However, objectively speaking, establishing

specific regulatory laws and policies is a

process of continuous adjustment and

improvement. I have written articles that have

refuted the view that decentralized

applications are, by nature, against regulation.

Eventually a legal system that is suitable for

the development of blockchain technology

applications will be formed.

Based on my understanding, Elastos has

embraced regulations from day one.

Therefore, from a macro perspective, the

gradual implementation of regulatory

measures is not contradictory to the longterm

development of Elastos. Regulation may

actually be a good thing for Elastos. However,

microscopically, blockchain regulations are

still in the process of adjustment. The scope,

scale, timing and specifications of the

regulatory measures in different countries

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may vary, and this may impose good or bad

effects on different blockchain projects,

including Elastos. I believe that the team and

the community will find ways to constantly

adapt to the changes.

With your legal background, what is the role

you’re filling in Elastos and the Cyber

Republic Interim Council?

Currently, there is no well-established

standard of governance for blockchain

communities. The governance systems of

Bitcoin, Ethereum, and EOS each have their

own characteristics, but all of them are

different from Elastos’ system.

However, there should be some common

rules that are applicable to all.

Blockchain itself is an emerging technology

that is cross-industry, cross-profession, and

cross-cultural.Therefore, it may be narrowminded

to see blockchain from only a few

angles, and that is why all community

members, including the members of the

Interim Committee, must work together to

establish a community governance system

that is fair and successful.

Personally, my legal background and

experience sheds light on compliance,

establishment of rules, enforcement of rules,

as well as perfecting legal structures.

What are the keys to success for the CR?

What are the most immediate actions we

must take?

Compared with general public blockchain

projects, Elastos is a very ambitious and


complicated project. It uses blockchain to

empower the smart web, to realize authenticity

of the exchange of digital assets, and creates

scarcity in digital assets. CR supports the

development of Elastos through building

consensus within the community so that more

developers and teams can create various

applications for daily life on this credible, safe,

and scarce platform provided by Elastos.The

real success of CR is achieved only if these

technological goals are accomplished.

Regarding immediate action: from the

perspective of the CR, by deliberating and then

formulating specific principles and rules, more

and more developers, believers, and users will

be attracted to participate.This allows Elastos to

gain greater influence and the CR will act as fuel

to push the adoption of the Elastos ecosystem

and its applications.

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CYBER REPUBLIC Weekly Update/Issue 14

CR Forum Analytics:

Feb16 - Feb 23

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CR Forum Highlights

By YY

For those who are too busy to visit our CR forum regularly,

we’ve summarized some of the popular topics for this week:

Got a dApp idea you’d like to build on DMA? Join the ‘Early Access Program’

For those who are following our CR Weekly Reports closely, this is not

something new. Elastos DMA is a completely open and decentralised digital

marketing and community development platform. With the launch of DMA 1.0

beta, the team decided to launch the Early Access Program (“EAP”) to pick 3 to 5

community projects and provide strong technical support. DMA 1.0 focuses on

digital asset management and DMA team can help validate any dApp ideas by

sending them an email at EarlyAccess@elastosDMA.org.

Please be informed that the deadline for the first EAP application is the end of

February 2019. If you are interested in joining EAP, please take a look at the

following link:

https://medium.com/@elastosdma/early-access-program-7699b03c0a67

Guardian Circle Clone for Trinity

This topic was created by one of our community members, Jean-Michel

Saulnier, who sparked the possibility of operating a Guardian Circle app (a

global decentralised emergency response network) on Elastos Trinity instead of

NEO blockchain.This could be a feature in Hyper app or a different app as chat

function can be interconnected via Elastos carrier network. Jean is ready to

inform the Guardian Circle team about his idea and is gathering our support for

his interesting suggestion. Please cast your vote at the following link:

https://www.cyberrepublic.org/suggestion/5c6e57d579263c00949ee5b2

Elastos can enable a new type of economy around printing of items

It’s heartening to see more and more innovative dapp ideas being discussed in

our CR forum. With the presence of CR forum, a community member known as

“Michael” is able to revive his dapp idea which was removed by Reddit a long

time ago. Michael has created an interactive prototype that allows creators of

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3D models to get paid each time their model is printed while not allowing the models to

be pirated. He envisions that such application prototypes can be built on Elastos which

focuses on digital assets management. If you are interested in this topic, please check out

the following link:

My dapp Suggestions For Start

There is another community member known as ‘Kirby’ who has suggested a dapp idea on

Elastos for a VR painting tool similar to Tilt Brush created by Google. He has also shared a

video demonstrating how painting can be done in 3D with virtual reality! You will

definitely be amazed by how wonderful it is to create your own imaginative work of arts

with the help of modern technology. Have a glance of this topic if you are interested:

https://forum.cyberrepublic.org/t/my-dapp-suggestions-for-start/600

Kirby has also posted two ideas in Suggestion section and you may vote via the following

links:

https://www.cyberrepublic.org/suggestion/5c6ad767d8090900942b0d5c

https://www.cyberrepublic.org/suggestion/5c6ada24d8090900942b0d5d

Spotlight Series - Elastos Browser (Trinity)

As announced previously, Elastos community has started to introduce a series of articles

aimed at focusing on a different component of our ecosystem, the first in the series

begins with Trinity browser.A topic was created for this article to promote discussion

among community members, especially developers who are keen on understanding the

unique features of Trinity browser and its dapp lifecycle. If you would like to know more

about the comprehensive technical overview of this project, including its rough timeline,

please take a look at the following article:

https://forum.cyberrepublic.org/t/elastos-can-enable-a-new-type-of-economy-aroundprinting-of-items/606

https://news.elastos.org/spotlight-series-1-elastos-runtime-aka-trinity-aka-elastosbrowser/

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Check out these hot topics to see if there is anything that you can contribute to, or simply

express your thoughts to help make the forum a truly vibrant community.

Top New Topics

NEO Dev Con and NEO 3.0, are we “wasting” our time?

https://forum.cyberrepublic.org/t/neo-dev-con-and-neo-3-0-are-we-wasting-our-time/615

Marketing & Awareness of Elastos & The Cyber Republic

https://forum.cyberrepublic.org/t/marketing-awareness-of-elastos-the-cyber-republic/102/27

Spotlight Series - Elastos Browser (Trinity)

https://forum.cyberrepublic.org/t/spotlight-series-elastos-browser-trinity/622

Got a dApp idea you’d like to build on DMA? Join the “Early Access Program”

Elastos can enable a new type of economy around printing of items

Guardian Circle clone for Trinity

https://forum.cyberrepublic.org/t/guardian-circle-clone-for-trinity/633/3

Getting EOS/TELOS/WORBLI to partner and use Elastos Carrier to secure their dPOS network

as side-chains

https://forum.cyberrepublic.org/t/got-a-dapp-idea-youd-like-to-build-on-dma-join-the-earlyaccess-program/621/3

https://forum.cyberrepublic.org/t/elastos-can-enable-a-new-type-of-economy-around-printingof-items/606/5

https://forum.cyberrepublic.org/t/getting-eos-telos-worbli-to-partner-and-use-elastos-carrierto-secure-their-dpos-network-as-side-chains/644

Most Active Topics (in terms of number of views and replies)

Hyper.im - Peer-to-Peer Instant Messenger

https://forum.cyberrepublic.org/t/hyper-im-peer-to-peer-instant-messenger/289

Marketing & awareness of Elastos & The Cyber Republic

https://forum.cyberrepublic.org/t/marketing-awareness-of-elastos-the-cyber-republic/102/8

Bi-weekly livestream with Rong Chen

https://forum.cyberrepublic.org/t/bi-weekly-livestream-with-rong-chen/107/7

Elastos Killer Dapps (1m+ active users / devices in first year)

https://forum.cyberrepublic.org/t/elastos-killer-dapps-1m-active-users-devices-in-first-year/165

What is your new EOY prediction?

https://forum.cyberrepublic.org/t/what-is-your-new-eoy-prediction/190/3

Hyper.im - Beta now available

https://forum.cyberrepublic.org/t/hyper-im-beta-now-available/348/14

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Glossary

A growing list of Terms and their definitions

Elastos Hive Cluster:

a decentralized File Storage Service that based on IPFS cluster. For more

information:

https://blog.cyberrepublic.org/2019/02/19/weekly-report-february-18-2019/

Elastos React Native:

a Javascript framework for developing dapps, similar to Trinity’s Ionic

framework, but native to Android and iOS. For more information:

https://blog.cyberrepublic.org/2019/02/05/weekly-report-february-4-2019/

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YY

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YY

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