1. More than 71 consensus nodes and 1300 storage nodes registered within ten days of the release of v0.4.4 of the CESS testnet on July 15th. The total storage space of the network has exceeded 2TiB.
2. Testnet v0.4.4 solved the network congestion problem from the previous version, added the EVM module, and optimized the file upload and download process.
3. Great development progress in pricing mechanism for storage users, EVM module, and consensus miner scheduler. The details are as follows.
Project Development Details:
1. Pricing Mechanism for Storage Users
- To offer competitive prices and flexible storage plans for our user.
- To maximize the use of storage space.
- Storage used for data redundancy can benefit our enterprise users.
Solution (100% progress): The mechanism dynamically adjusts the prices and offers users five purchase packages (including a free 10GiB space for all users) based on the size of space needed.
Result: Large-scale businesses can upload and download files unlimited times on the CESS network, whereas users currently pay every time they upload data files. Users can also upload and delete data in the selected storage space and search and cache data anytime.
2. EVM Module
Problem: To provide Ethereum projects an easy and seamless integration into CESS
Solution (100% progress): The deployment of the EVM module enabled complete Ethereum blockchain simulation, provided complete Ethereum RPC, and was fully compatible with MetaMask, web3js, Truffle, and other Ethereum ecosystem tools. No need to rewrite the front-end of the dApps.
Result: Web3 applications can be run on the Ethereum compatibility layer, and Solidity contracts can run on the CESS network without modification.
3. Consensus Miner Scheduler
Problem: Consensus miners generate blocks and are responsible for storage scheduling, including scheduling data from the application layer and distributing them to storage miners with better configurations.
Solution (100% progress)
- There was a scheduler upgrade on July 19th, which restarted the program when the scheduling nodes acted abnormally.
- Fixed the issue where scheduling nodes failed to upload invalid caches. Scheduling nodes now can delete local padding files to prevent disks from being full.
- Deployed the scheduling v0.1.3 successfully online and completed the integration test for the dev environment SGX proof library.
- Encouraged fair participation of consensus nodes,
- Avoided the long-term manipulations from large nodes.
- Achieved low gas costs.
- Fast transaction processing
- Consensus security.
CESS Community Activities
1. CESS testnet was updated to v0.4.4, and the problems in the v0.4.0. The EVM module was launched for the migration of Ethereum native applications. If you encounter any issues building a node, please seek assistance on CESS Discord.
2. The miner reward event for the CESS testnet continued as storage, and consensus miners can earn points by participating. Points can be exchanged for CESS tokens when the mainnet launches. Click here for details.
3. On July 20th, CESS and PayDece had a discussion about decentralized storage and payments on Twitter Spaces. John Humphreys-Ramos, CESS’s marketing manager, shared how decentralized storage can empower web3 businesses and protect personal privacy because decentralized storage can provide comprehensive solutions for all users. In addition, with the development of technology, decentralized storage will gradually integrate with the Web3 computing and communication protocols and eventually be capable of accommodating storage services comparable to Web2 storage providers.
4. OneBlock (the Polkadot developer community) and Chain Catcher (the media platform) both reported the launch of the CESS testnet. Click here for details.
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