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This week in the Holoverse | Week ending 28th of November 2021

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This week in the Holoverse | Week ending 28th of November 2021

Note: If you’re new to the Holochain ecosystem, we recommend reading one of our introductory articles to give you some context before reading the weekly update:

👉 5 ways Holochain will Change the World
👉 Say hello to your new currency: HoloFuel

The groundbreaking public test of Elemental Chat wrapped up during the week. This test showed both the underlying Holochain tech and the Holo hosting infrastructure is here now. Bugs were found and every release from here on in will make it better and better.

Here’s a snapshot of some of the successes:

  • 300 HoloPorts hosting the Elemental Chat hApp
  • 5,500+ People used the hApp
  • 1,100+ people using the hApp at one time
  • 33,000+ Chat Messages
  • 150,000+ Chain Entries
  • 400,000+ DHT (Distributed Hash Tables) ops gossiped

The Holo hosting team released a real in-depth summary of the Elemental Chat test where they went into a lot more detail if you’re interested,

Reputation, Trust and Reflections of Neighbourhoods

Regular readers of this weekly update would know that we’re big fans of the Neighbourhoods project. We have had feedback that some people are keen to hear more to truly understand what it is. This is pretty understandable as it’s a project that provides ‘building blocks’ for hApp (Holochain App) developers which means it can get pretty techie.

This week a community member, HOLOptik, wrote a Medium article to help demystify Neighbourhoods.

Here’s an extract from the article:

“Over time Neighbourhoods could replace the middleman, be the mutual friend and reduce the conjecture we rely on in our current six degrees of separation reputation and rating systems.”

We highly recommend you give it a read and whilst you’re there give some claps to show HOLOptik some support.

Countersigning or Multi-Signature Entry in Holochain

The developer-focused Holochain in Action video dropped a new video during the week. This time it’s all about countersigning in hApps. In lamens terms, countersigning is a process of 2 people both agreeing that a piece of data is true. With Holochain, the countersigning happens cryptographically. In other words, using computer encryption and decryption.

If you’re a software developer, this weekly series is a great way to get up to speed with how things work when developing hApps. If you’d like to join the team in the videos, you can apply by filling in this form.

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