Substratum Removes Link to Team Page From Its Website

April 24, 2019

Yesterday, I noticed Substratum quietly removed the link to its team page in the footer of its website. After a quick search through, it appears Substratum removed the link sometime between March 31 and April 13. I’ve reached out to Substratum regarding the removal of the link, but haven’t received a response. Considering the lackluster quality of the project’s communications department, I don’t expect to receive a response unless the team is in the mood to make another round of excuses. Since Substratum isn’t interested in responding to inquiries, let’s engage in some light speculation.

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ICONLOOP Partners with the United Nations’ ITU →

April 15, 2019


 ICONLOOP signed a Collaboration Arrangement with ITU (International Telecommunication Union), which is the United Nations’ specialized agency for information and communication technologies, to establish a high-level framework of cooperation in the area of the ITU Smart Incubator Programme with the aim of providing support and know-how on blockchain related technologies to the global start-up ecosystems.

The ITU is the United Nations’ oldest specialized agency, and is responsible for “issues that concern information and communication technologies.” Among other things, the ITU’s responsibilities include coordinating usage of radio spectrum and satellite orbits, as well as assisting in the development of global technical standards. As part of its Smart Incubator Programme, which aims to assist AI, blockchain, and IoT startups, the ITU has chosen ICONLOOP as its blockchain knowledge partner. Let that sink in for one moment. The ITU, which focuses on global technical standards in the information and communications realm has selected ICONLOOP as its blockchain knowledge partner. This collaboration is likely a direct result from ICONLOOP’s recruitment of Josh Choi, the ITU’s former Programme Lead, and it makes sense from a technological perspective as well. ICONLOOP is essentially the private implementation department of ICON, a public blockchain project that is all about interoperability and facilitating communication across blockchains.

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SubstratumNode is 18 Weeks Away →

April 10, 2019

Abram Cookson:

No delay, no misses. Estimates are estimates, the more we know the more accurate they become. This has nothing to do with the skill or working hours. If you want me to post a fake deadline I’m not going to do it. We’ve never as a dev team stated anything regarding dates until we began in January offering show and tells. Everyone is an expert predicting when things can be done until they have to do it themselves. No over promises, we are just showing the data every week and will continue to do so. Some weeks we will have little movement, other weeks we will see massive increase in completed work. If you look at the past 3 weeks (16, 13, 18). It will fluctuate.

According to Substratum’s most recent “Show & Tell”, SubstratumNode’s V1 release is still 18 weeks away. Considering last week’s estimate was 13 weeks, it appears that Substratum’s estimations, along with everything else about the project, should be taken with a grain of salt.

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The Crypto Lark Talks ICON →

April 6, 2019

I don’t agree with all of Crypto Lark’s views, but this is a well-researched update video about ICON. It’s worth a watch.

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Seoul Citizens Hall Appoints its “Policy Communications Team” on the ICON Blockchain →

April 5, 2019

ICON Foundation:

ICON’s public blockchain used by Seoul Citizens Hall — appointing 162 members of its ‘Policy Communications Team’, another use-case of blockchain based public certificates.

As a followup to the recent collaboration with the Seoul Metropolitan Government, ICON revealed that the Seoul Citizens Hall has appointed its Policy Communications Team on the ICON blockchain. The 162 appointments come in the form of timestamped ICX transactions with an embedded certificate image in the data field, and can be found here.

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