B9Lab began a developer adoption working group, bringing together team members from Tendermint Team, Interchain GmbH, Informal, Regen, and Confio to discuss better onboarding practices for various users of Cosmos technology, documentation efforts, and cross-team coordination.
Interchain GmbH’s new employee, Sean King, gave a presentation on Interchain Accounts, originally developed by the Chainapsis team, for the UX Working Group. Sean and Billy will be getting Interchain accounts to production readiness, aiming to deploy this module on the Hub later this quarter. Interestingly, the Confio team created a prototype of what they’re calling ibc-reflect, which may provide similar functionality to CosmWasm zones.
Zaki Manian, Jack Zampolin, Billy Rennekamp, Federico Kunze Küllmer,
and Marko Baricevic participated in an internal debate on the merits of Proof of Authority chains vs IBC Solo Machines, both of which can be used by fiat stablecoin or wrapped asset issuers to transact via IBC directly.
Slava from Relevant has completed an alpha version of an off-chain oracle module. He’ll now be adding tests, documentation, and a few bonus features including delegation of oracle validation and plugable vote tally functionality.
Tendermint Team is continuing to work on the initial spec and implementation of the Chain Name Service module for the Cosmos Hub. Expect a governance proposal in the coming weeks where ATOM holders can give feedback and signal their support of this effort.
Fission Labs is putting the finishing touches on a node discovery feature for Atlas which crawls for validator RPC endpoints. This will be extremely valuable for interchain workflows in conjunction with the Chain Name Registry.
Charly Fei will be joining the Interchain GmbH team to work on Cosmos SDK application development, as well as participating in funding program administration.
Riccardo Montagnin will receive an extension to his original grant for developing the Alan Dart mobile client library. This extension will
Crypto.com and the ICF jointly funded NCCGroup to conduct a time-bound audit of the Cosmos SDK’s base app in anticipation of Crypto.com chain launch later this quarter.
Confio received a grant for continued maintenance of cosmjs for the remainder of the year. This will include further stabilizing the library and adding a limited number of features in response to community demand.
Finally, everyone at the Interchain Foundation would like to give their sincere thanks to Jae Kwon, who announced he would be stepping down from his roles at the Interchain Foundation and Tendermint Team in order to focus on a new Golang-based smart contract system for Cosmos project, Gno.