In this Monthly report, we will give a summary of the most important updates that happened in the VeChain ecosystem during February 2019.
3 Feb – Great video explaining the VeChain powered My Story service by DNV GL.
8 Feb – VeChain announced developer bounty programs to boost development by of dApps on the VeChainThor platform by the community.
- Application Idea Hunt – Submit an application development plan and be rewarded with 100K — 1M VTHO for an easier start for the development
- VeChainThor Supercharger – Plug in your MPP-enabled application to the VeChainThor Supercharger, a program that sponsors the user transaction fee of your developed application for one month.
- Developer Academy Bounty – Share your development documentation, scripts or tools to help out other developers and get rewarded.
- Application Development Challenge – 5 applications voted by the community by April 12th and 3 Connex compatible applications selected by the Foundation will share a total reward pool of 40M VET.
Introducing three new developer bounty programs!
Get paid for your thought out ideas, documentation, and applications! To capstone these long term campaigns, you can win a share of the 40M VET pool in the VeChain Application Developer Challenge!https://t.co/KkVEfUxu9B
— VeChain Foundation (@vechainofficial) February 8, 2019
14 Feb – Jerome Grilleres was invited by FashionforGood, that works with C&A, Adidas and Zalando among others, to share insights on how Blockchain can help with sustainable fashion.
Very grateful to @FashionforGood for inviting @vechainofficial to share insights with some of the most influential brands on how Blockchain can help develop sustainable fashion. #SustainableDevelopment #Amsterdam pic.twitter.com/2dZTwJhULZ
— Jérôme Grillères (@JeromeGrilleres) February 14, 2019
15 Feb – VeChain announces new team members for their North America and Europe offices. Read more here.
- Arnaud Bauer will join the Europe team to provide technical support to European partners, while also working closely with the DNV GL team.
- Dimitrious Neocleous, with a background in legal consulting, will work closely with national governments in Europe to create a legislation environment for the VeChain ecosystem to grow.
- Jason Rockwood, former CIO of Oasis Collections and Miami HEAT, will be the official point of contact in the VeChain official team for the North America region.
18 Feb – VeChain joins the Amazon AWS Partner Network. Using AWS services, enterprises can deploy secure and compliant blockchain applications in the cloud based on the VeChainThor platform. You can read the official announcement here.
28 Feb – Reebonz, a Nasdaq listed online luxury platform focussing on the Southeast Asian market, has signed an MOU with VeChain. Reebonz intends to use VeChain’s counterfeit technology in its product offerings.
Reebonz Partners With VeChain to Adopt Blockchain Technology for Innovation Nasdaq:RBZ https://t.co/2EiTSHy8rE
— Tim Draper (@TimDraper) February 28, 2019
8 Feb – Safe Haven releases its first Ask Me Anything of 2019.
— Safe Haven (SHA) (@SafeHavenio) February 8, 2019
12 Feb – OceanEx lists TicTalk (TIC), a project running on the VeChainThor blockchain.
14 Feb – Safe Haven releases the ThorBlock API, allowing dApp builders to integrate pooling and funding methods in their own projects.
14 Feb – The eSports team Digital Dynasty, a professional CS:Go and Rainbow 6 team joins Plair.
14 Feb – Safe Haven partners with crypto exchange CoinBene. CoinBene will not only list SHA, but will also work together with Safe Haven to bring new products to the market.
22 Feb – OceanEx is now tracked on the popular website CoinMarketCap.
OceanEx is now on CoinMarketCap (CMC). Thanks for the recognition to the platform and OceanEx community. Further collaboration between OceanEx and CMC will be announced soon, please stay tuned! https://t.co/w1hopp8rSK pic.twitter.com/WQTQ77TCpM
— OceanEx Official (@OceanexOfficial) February 22, 2019
26 Feb – Plair releases a sneak preview of the integrated VeChain wallet on its platform.
A little sneak peak at the @plair_life integrated @vechainofficial wallet coming soon to a desktop near you. Details on alpha release are coming soon! $PLA $VET #blockchain #esports #gaming #dota2 pic.twitter.com/G5irU5d8g3
— Plair (@plair_life) February 26, 2019
26 Feb – OceanEx opens the VTHO/USDT trading pair on its exchange, read all details here.
27 Feb – The Nauticus exchange will integrate Safe Haven’s crypto asset inheritance solution. Read all details in the official release.
— Safe Haven (SHA) (@SafeHavenio) February 21, 2019
27 Feb – OceanEx partners with CertiK, a leading blockchain security company. CertiK will provide code audits, penetration testing and help OceanEx deploy defense systems against attacks.
8 Feb – Sunny Lu shares a picture of the VeChain desk at an event held by PwC. Pay attention to the Stanley product on the desk, could be an unannounced VeChain partner?
— Sunny LU, VeChain (@sunshinelu24) February 8, 2019
12 Feb – Dimitrious Neocleous together with the team at DNV GL.
— Dimitrios Neocleous (@_DiNeocleous) February 12, 2019
3 Feb – A great writeup by Emberworks on the Safe Haven MasterNode program.
The Safe Masternode Program by @safehavenio is finally here! You can now contribute to the stability of the Safe Haven ecosystem. We made an overview of everything you need to know. https://t.co/7BnajlLfvO#emberworks #vechainthor #blockchain #masternodes #safehaven$VET $SHA
— The Emberworks Community (@the_emberworks) February 3, 2019
19 Feb – My Story was featured on Rai1, Italy’s most watched tv channel.
#MyStory™ and @vechainofficial have been featured in a news segment on RAI1 channel. Rai1 is the flagship television channel of Rai, followed by millions of viewers every day. DNV-GL is truly paving the way for blockchain adoption in Italy.#VET #VechainThor @DNVGL @DNVGLBA_IT pic.twitter.com/FlGI6SgUJV
— VeChain Italia Unofficial (@vechainitalia) February 19, 2019
20 Feb – Information on the partnership between BMW and VeChain found on the website of the Shanghai government.
— bsc44 (@bsc44_x) February 20, 2019
21 Feb – Great summary by Vechain101 on the Safe Haven Community Survey.
Thanks to @hh_Tim for dropping by with more insights on his Safe Haven community survey, always nice to have the community providing us with new perspectives and data to assess our investments.https://t.co/5Ydg7wJaLj
— Ben Yorke | vechain101.com (@BenYorke) February 21, 2019
24 Feb – Interesting read about the partnership between Morpheus Labs and VeChain by Forbes.
— Mounia Rabhi, MSc. 🇳🇱 🇲🇦 (@Mounia_NL) February 24, 2019
27 Feb – International Flooring Labs is using VeChain to show that they are using legally harvested wood.
International Flooring Labs & @TRUSST_io are using the power of #VeChainThor to ensure that #flooring is using legally harvested wood. #Fire Doors & other fire safety equiptment will also be on the #blockchain showing that they are truly up to fire, #health & #safety standards. pic.twitter.com/Dfe0kBBUzN
— bsc44 (@bsc44_x) February 27, 2019
Did I miss something in this overview? Feel free to share it in the comments below!