Currently we are in era 0.

Solstice: 5001–2,500,000

Plans and goals for this era:

1.Bring sidechain testnet online.
2.Develop and deploy bots and contracts.
3.Facilitate the creation of tokens and dapps.
4.Build community and gather talent.
5.Have a user input period to sense the direction we should take if ASIC’s become a rampant problem.
6.Build our own custom block explorer and API endpoint.
7.OPAL desktop client application alpha out for testing and auditing.

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This past week has been a busy one for the team. As we noted in the last weekly update we released the alpha version of the Opal wallet. The release went off with a great success. We have had some great feedback from the community on adding some features. The team has already started working on revision for beta. This leads directly into some discussion on the sidechain. Team EGEM is working through a proof of concept prototype. Which will focus on the consensus and genesis hash testing for integration into a future beta wallet revision. All this is in anticipation of the upcoming testnet.

Next up we have had some great updates on the new explorer coming out and are happy to announce that we have our own version of remix working! Remix is a web browser based IDE that allows you to write solidity smart contracts, then deploy and run the smart contract. If you would like more information please check out https://theethereum.wiki/w/index.php/Remix. The goal of our new explorer is to help be the one place to check out anything and everything on the EGEM blockchain. It will be the hub in our spoke of the EGEM highway.

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This new forum is going to be a main area for content update and any big announcements from Team EGEM. It is built upon NodeBB and currently i feel like this will be a great area for the community members everywhere to touch base and ask the team any questions or concerns. With that said we have our first DAPP submission and posted on the new forum. Please check out https://forum.egem.io/topic/6/dapp-gem-funders. A big shout out to @scibot. We are look forward to more DAPPS! If you are curious on the active DAPP bounty please check out https://forum.egem.io/topic/4/10k-contest.

This concludes the weekly update.

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Discord: https://discord.gg/39WGWRB
Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/egem/
forum: https://forum.egem.io/
Ann: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=3167940.0
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