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Weekly Report 17.04.23–23.04.23

Weekly Highlights

1. Developed Kaleido-rotator Go and Rust client’s request-response protocol, enabling cross-platform P2P network file transfer between Go and Rust programs.

2. Updated and optimized features of the storage node and object storage service gateway program.

3. CESS attended the Web3 Conference at Duke University April 21th to 23th. Related tweet

4. CESS’s Co-founder & Chairman, Nicholas Zaldastani, attended and moderated a roundtable discussion at Duke University’s DW3C event. Related tweet

Project Development Details:

Current testnet: V0.5.3 consists of consensus and storage nodes. ​​Consensus nodes maintain the world state of the CESS network (by CESS Node)and serve as the “data authentication station” (by TEE Worker). Storage nodes provide verifiable storage space and serve as the “data storage pool” in the CESS network.

Consensus Miner [v0.5.3]

- Optimized directory structure for the storage proof Kaleido Rust codebase, facilitating streamlined expansion of program functionality in the future.

- Developed and tested TEE Worker’s network registration and random challenge functions.

- Developed Kaleido-rotator Go and Rust client’s request-response protocol, enabling cross-platform P2P network file transfer between Go and Rust programs.

Storage Miner [v0.5.3]

- Added new features such as updating the revenue address, status inquiry, and increasing the staking amount.

- Completed the development of TEE worker functionalities including registration information, challenge information queries, and monitoring & processing random challenges.

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. Updates for this week:

Official website (cess.cloud)

Optimized the display details of the UI on each page of the official website.

DeOSS(Decentralized Object Storage Service)

- Finished the README documentation for the sdk-go code library and added sample programs.

- Improved the bucket program commands by adding parent-child hierarchy and modifying the command for generating configuration files to init.

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

Completed the optimization suggested in the SBP M3 Review regarding the use of BoundedVec and responded to the issues raised.



- 12 consensus nodes and 5254 storage nodes registered with almost 89.24 tib effective storage space within 169 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

CESS showcased its expertise in providing top-tier storage solutions for Web3 at the DW3C event held at Duke University from April 21st to 23rd. Our co-founders Nicholas Zaldastani and Joseph Li, legal advisor Jesse Weiner, and Emily Lu engaged with attendees, sharing insights on the importance of secure data storage in the future of Web3 while showcasing our latest technology and advancements. (Conference website). Related tweet.

2. On April 22nd, our co-founder and chairman Nicholas Zaldastani attended and moderated a roundtable discussion at Duke University’s DW3C event. The focus of the discussion was on the future of secure Web3 and the latest blockchain security strategies. Nicholas was joined by distinguished industry leaders from PwC, Ledger, and ConsenSys to share their insights on this topic. The event was a success, with cutting-edge ideas and strategies shared among the participants. Related tweet.

3. CESS’s participated in the Regulatory and DEFI discussion panel at the Web3 conference held at Duke University, alongside distinguished speakers such as Blue Marcellari, Head of Digital Assets Strategy at T Rowe Price, Jeff Horowitz, Chief Compliance Officer at BitGo, and Justin Browder, Partner and Co-Chair at WillkieFarr. Our legal adviser Jesse Weiner provided valuable insights on navigating the unique regulations surrounding Web3. The panel was a great success and we were thrilled to contribute to the discussion. Related tweet.

4. The Duke University Web3 Hackathon HackDW3C took place from Apr7 till April 23rd, sponsored by CESS and Hedera, as we explore the potential of Web3 and leverage CESS’s decentralized storage network. CESS Co-founder and Chairman, Nick Zaldastani, is a member of the judging panel.

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