ICON to Unveil P-Rep Candidates TestNet Launch Date

P-Rep or “public representative” is the community-selected ICON node operator with a lot of important functions
22 April 2019   296

The Korean blockchain project ICON on Monday announced the launch date of the test network for the P-Rep nodes and announced the start of accepting applications for participation in testing.

P-Rep or “public representative” is the community-selected ICON node operator, whose functions are to produce blocks, verify transactions, and vote for proposals regarding network management.

The test network is designed for P-Rep candidates and will allow them to get acquainted with the technical status of the nodes, as well as take part in simulating the activity, which will be the key to long-term stability of the ICON network.

Currently, applicants are invited to apply for participation in testing. On April 30, a test network will be launched, to which the ICON team will provide access to those who can qualify.

Casa to Launch Lightning Node Mobile App Called Sats

Casa to Launch Sats App With Lightning Network Support
04 July 2019   933

Casa startup, specializing in the creation of secure storage systems for private keys, introduced a mobile bitcoin application Sats App, which makes it easy to manage Lightning-node.

Sats App is positioned as a non-custodial bitcoin wallet "with unique functions." According to Casa CEO Jeremy Welch, the SatsBack reward program will soon be launched, under which users will receive small amounts in BTC. For example, for connecting an application and a Casa Node device to each other, the user will receive 20,000 Satoshi.

Features are focused on increasing adoption of bitcoin and lightning nodes. You will be able to earn bitcoin if you don’t have a Casa node, but you will be able to earn bitcoin faster if you have a node.
 

Jeremy Welch 

CEO, Casa

He also added that the application, available for iOS and Android, is “secure, private and connects via Tor”.

According to CoinDesk, the startup earlier raised $ 3.5 million from Castle Island Ventures, Boost VC and Compound, and several other investors. Currently, a startup staff of 25 people serves users from 60 countries.