1. Major exchange announcement
We are pleased to announce that Apollo will be listed on LATOKEN exchange with both Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) pairings. LATOKEN is often listed among the top ten exchanges by volume on coinmarketcap.com and is another listing in the Apollo 2019–2020 series of exchange roll-outs.
2. Apollo listed on Altilly
Adding to this incredible series of exchange announcements, Apollo has been listed and fully integrated on Altilly exchange with Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Tether (USDT) and Qredit (XQR) pairings. Altilly is a next-generation crypto-asset exchange that prides itself on speed, reliability, security, and transparency.
3. New video in Apollo University series
The second tutorial video in the newly-launched Apollo University series is now live. This video walks users through the creation of an Apollo vault wallet. Subscribe to our YouTube channel and stay tuned as this series shows each feature for experienced users and beginners.
4. Expansion of DAB interactive map
As merchants around the world continue to team up with Apollo to accept APL as payment for goods and services, the Apollo team will expand the decentralized Apollo bank network (DAB) interactive map to include new merchants. These improvements to the map will make it easier to locate merchants, education centers, decentralized banks, and Apollo ATMs. Stay tuned for updates as this network continues to grow!
5. December community contest
Preparations are underway for the annual December community contest. Stay tuned to our official Telegram community for the latest updates. You will not want to miss out on a chance to brush up on some Apollo trivia and win some free APL!
6. Second shard approaching
It has been over three months since the first shard segmented on the Apollo blockchain, and sharding continues to operate flawlessly and efficiently. The Apollo development team is preparing for the second shard to execute at block 3 million. It marks another milestone for sharding and proves the stability and success of the groundbreaking technology. At the current rate of block generation, this is estimated to take place around November 1st.
7. Apollo will attend WCC 2019
The World Crypto Conference in Las Vegas is one of the largest cryptocurrency gatherings in the world and Apollo will be there to make our presence known amongst top influencers and some of the biggest leaders in the industry. The conference will be held on October 29–31.
If you are planning to attend, you can get $50 off registration here.
8. Development team update
At this moment the team is focused on
- planning and preparation for upcoming releases
- UI improvements
- chart data modeling (backend)
- extra chart functionality options
The team has also started a new sprint to accomplish
- refactoring of one-to-one matching
- bug fixes for trade timeout refunding
- TradingView chart implementation
- UI improvements (fixing pagination, table scrolling, etc.)
Additionally, the team is working on the next updates for the mobile wallet apps. Developers will be re-building the applications to include the latest DEX release and new UI. Regression testing is planned for next week.
Sharding and code optimization
The team is continuing work on the following:
- preparation for the next sharding update
- implementing export/import of additional tables to separate files in the sharding process
- blockchain peer status deadlock fix
- implement downloading of additional files to shard (prunables, trades, etc)
- converting generator class to a service instead of statics
- bug fixes discovered during the test
The team has finished preparation of the next stable test version. Regression testing is underway.
The Apollo development team is working on a mathematical model for DAG integration, as well as researching the best countermeasures for handling different kinds of attacks. A prototype is in development.
9. New merchant partner: Natural8.com
We are pleased to announce that Natural8 is now accepting Apollo as a payment option for customers. Natural8 offers casino games such as blackjack, roulette and more. Due to regulations, some regions may be restricted from participating. Head to Natural8.com to discover more.
10. New merchant partner: 4BC
Apollo is also now accepted at 4BC.co. 4BC offers digital services ranging from design to writing, lifestyle, crypto, social media promotions and more. Be sure to check them out and see everything they have to offer.