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Weekly Report 13.03.23–19.03.23

Weekly Highlights

The design of the new website has been confirmed.

An AMA was hosted during the FIRST Metaverse Space event.

CESS partnered with Duke University to host a Hackathon.

The Ambassador program has received over 200 applications from more than 20 countries since its launch.

Project Development Details

V0.5.3 is the current testnet which consists of consensus and storage nodes. Consensus nodes maintain the world state of the CESS network and serve as the data scheduling station in the network. Storage nodes are responsible for providing verifiable storage space and act as the data storage pool in the network. The following are the developments for this week.

Consensus Miner [v0.5.3]

Optimized the code structure of several modules to avoid unnecessary copying of parameter values (#116)

Completed the coding and testing of the batch delete function which supports users to delete multiple data in one transaction.

Started to adjust and reconstruct the code modules of the blockchain, which helps to classify the newly added functions in the near future.

Adjusted the two-way authentication module in Kaleido to the rust-tls method of SGX-SDK

Storage Miner [v0.5.3]

Completed the adaptation of the blockchain framework upgrade, registration, rewards and other functions are normal

The mission of CESS is to provide Web3 with practical storage services. The product ecosystem of the current CESS network is becoming more robust and prosperous. Innovative applications such as decentralized object storage service (DeOSS), online file sharing tool (DeShare), and public chain snapshot storage service have been incubated. Users can experience these functions.

Official Website (cess.cloud)

Confirmed the product prototype and design of the new version of the official website, ready to code.

Block Explorer Framework (Substats)

Optimized the front-end home page components to show users more design details and valuable content.

Optimized database storage and improved front-end content rendering performance.

Online File Sharing Tool (DeShare)

Fixed the problem that the pictures are not fully displayed for some of the generated url links.

Decentralized Object Storage Service (DeOSS)

Added the function of deleting user files in batches, which helps to reduce the number of user operations and transaction fees

CESS continues to contribute to the vitality and development of the Polkadot ecosystem and has joined programs such as the Substrate Builders Program (SBP) and W3F Grants. The following are developments for this week:

SBP-Milestone 3

Successfully completed the report of SBP-M3-Review



14 consensus nodes and 4189 storage nodes registered with almost 77.86 tib effective storage space within 134 days after the v0.5.3 testnet was launched. More details on the blockchain explorer.

If you encounter any issues building a node, please seek assistance on CESS Discord.


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. Latest miner reward list.

Community Activities

1. On March 15th, CESS hosted an online discussion on Twitter Space in partnership with industry projects such as DeSo, DeBox, Gear, and Hamster. The discussion focused on exploring the evolution of SocialFi in 2023 and identifying the next big opportunity. The discussion aims to shed light on how CESS can contribute to empowering decentralized social media by providing the necessary infrastructure. Total 30 winners were picked to win and share the prizes. Read more here.

2. CESS and Duke University are partnering for a two-week online hackathon and corporate challenge from April 7–23 UTC. This event will bring together talented individuals to create innovative solutions for industry challenges. Participants will receive mentorship from the CESS team and have the chance to win $25000. Click here for details.

3. The CESS ambassador program has been launched for a week, and we have received over 200 applications from over 20 countries. We are delighted by the enthusiastic response, which is a testament to the growing interest in CESS and the Web3 ecosystem. We invite you to join us by submitting your application. Click here to apply.

4. CESS was in partnership with Starry Nift to create the first metaverse space event for the Chinese community. CESS Community Manager in China Region Andy Zou hosted an AMA in the metaverse and shared our project development and introduced DeShare, a URL link generation tool. Players were encouraged to upload their in-game screenshots to DeShare and comment the url link on Twitter for a chance to win prizes. The contest lasted for 72 hours, with 10 lucky winners splitting a prize pool of 100u. Related tweet.

Feedback and Support

Your feedback matters! Please report issues at CIPs to share your thoughts with us! You can also connect with CESS through other developers in the developer community. We welcome your valuable insights and opinions.

2023.03.22 14:30