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This week in the Holoverse | Week ending 22nd of August 2021

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This week in the Holoverse | Week ending 22nd of August 2021

We’ve all been patiently waiting for the dev work needed to open up the testing of Elemental Chat to the Alpha Testers. We’re almost there. Notwithstanding any final hiccups, it will be all systems go by the time we do our next weekly update.

If you’re new to this journey, Elemental Chat is the first hApp (Holochain App) that is being tested on the Holo hosting ecosystem. First, it was tested by people who had Holoports, then smaller amounts of people were invited to test from a Web browser (without having a Holoport) and this step will significantly increase the number of people able to test through a browser.

The DHT (Distributed Hash Table) is a key function of Holochain. It ensures consistency of the data used in each hApp. It’s so integral that it’s going through lots of different tests. Right now some of the tests include Sharded Gossip, Multi-Conductor scenario, consistency overlord, Fixed arc size and Organic network growth tests. That might all sound technical. Actually, it is.

One of the great things about this project is that you don’t need to know every technical detail. Using the hApps isn’t going to be technical, so you might not care as much about the tech details. But if you do decide you want to know anything, it is completely transparent to be able to find out more. For example, there’s a little more info for the DHT tests mentioned in the comments of the below Tweet. If you decided you wanted to go further down the rabbit hole then you can read up in the developer documentation, ask at the forums or you can even check out the open-source code that powers it all.

Big win from Sacred Capital

Sacred Capital is a team of Holochain early adopters. This week they had a big win on their reputation interchange tech. They compiled their Neighbourhoods code on a Raspberry Pi single-board computer. Then it ran on Android as pictured below. Siddharth from Sacred Capital says this makes possible a new generation of reputation currencies on slim devices.

Our existing paradigm makes it easy to think that the only currencies are financial ones. But we all have value far greater than what is in our wallets. Reputation currencies are a big step to valuing efforts that are too often undervalued. With that in mind and seeing the all-star team behind the project, we can’t wait to hear more from them.

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