Enigma Community Update: March 20, 2020

March 13 - 20

This week, our team finished the most recent sprint and started the next one, which will end March 29. You can track progress and find ways to contribute on GitHub. We are committed to being transparent and collaborating as much as possible. Let us know if you have any questions about what we are doing. All are welcome to submit pull requests and open issues.

Highlight: Tax on Block Rewards Increased From 2% to 75%


We are looking forward to discussing ways to use our new community pool, which contains roughly 72,000 SCRT at the time of this post. Let us know your ideas by replying in this thread:

While the Enigma mainnet continues to flourish, we had to resolve an issue with our testnet caused by passing an invalid proposal. Community leader Dan Briggsie from Chain of Secrets reported the problem, and our team acted quickly to fix the distribution parameter, eventually recovering the initial testnet. As a result, we are thinking about creating a process for testing changes prior to submitting future mainnet proposals. Also, we added a list of all changeable parameters in our docs.

We are learning more and more about CosmWasm by reviewing the architecture and code. Additionally, our dev team conducted research on usage of the Rust SGX SDK, and we documented the installation process here. @assafmo, @toml and @reuven are currently making strides toward integrating wasmi – just compiled a hello-wasmi SGX enclave! The next step is to pass the wasm interpreter into an enclave and invoke it.

As mentioned in last week’s update, we have to implement another Wasm virtual machine (cosmwasm-sgx-vm) in CosmWasm because they use wasmer, which compiles wasm to machine code before running it, thus needing to map the machine code to RWX memory inside SGX. This would be very hard to implement because we can’t use stdlib inside SGX. For more information, refer to @guy’s post:

Our product and growth team has been adapting Salad for the new Enigma blockchain, plus we are looking into access control use cases. These are particularly interesting due to the versatility of such a building block. Recently, in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, we started creating an open-source platform (still a work in progress) for privacy-preserving location sharing. This may encourage those affected to voluntarily disclose information that might help others avoid getting sick. Hopefully, all of you and your families are staying healthy and safe! Much love to everyone during these crazy times :heart:

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Community Participation

Enigma Governance Discussion

Next meeting: 2020-03-27T18:00:00Z

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