If you attended the Swarm Live release online event, you probably know that all the research in recent months has paid massive dividends. We have made significant improvements and now have a very good idea of how the Swarm incentives will work. And while the team is working hard to integrate all parts of this system into what is to become the Swarm 1.0 release, you can do some homework in the meantime and learn more about the mechanics of the Swarm incentives.

The best way to do that is by watching Rinke Hendriksen (Swarm’s product owner ) explain the mechanics in his presentation from the Swarm Live release event. This short, but information-packed presentation will give you an idea of how it all comes together. …

December is the closing month of the year and most of the teams took time to reflect on the work that was done throughout the year. We are happy to conclude that the year was fruitful for Swarm. Many important milestones were met and a lot of progress was made.

Four versions of Swarm were released, the Book of Swarm was published and the ecosystem is now quickly expanding. Many interesting projects have started to build their dApps on top of Swarm and many new Bee nodes were installed.

Apart from the reflections and some minor reorganisations in the team, work was being done at the usual brisk pace. …

2020 is over and Swarm is continuing with the strong pace that was set last year. The team is working relentlessly towards Swarm 1.0, which is set for release in Q2 this year, but before we get there, there is still a lot to happen.

Make sure you don’t miss the Liberate Data Week, a Fair Data Society organized event, that will run from 8–14 February 2021.

Please apply for the event here.

Reimagining the data economy by creating a fair, decentralized data layer

Those who are not yet familiar with the Fair data society initiative should check out their website, but in short, FDS is an ecosystem initiative working towards a self-sovereign data commons, guided by the community’s ethical principles. …

This year really has been something, huh? It’s been a year to remember. As much as there was good happening, it certainly had its downs and stress. Here is some exciting news for 2021 as we have the pleasure to announce new stars at the dawn of a new paradigm, a fair data economy.

At Swarm Beta, we announced the second Swarm grants call which concluded at the end of October.

Grant calls up to 1.0 are by design quite loose and exploratory in nature as we are interested in grant applications along these lines:

  • Experimental and playful.
  • Interoperable with other applications. …

Installing Bee is easy as 123

With the latest Swarm releases, it became extremely easy to install and run a Bee node. There are several ways to do it, but probably one of the most elegant ways is to run your Bee node on a DappNode Raspberry Pi.

Using a Raspberry Pi makes running a Bee node cheap and reliable. With DappNode, installing Bee is a breeze.

Here are the minimum requirements of your Raspberry Pi for running a Bee node:

  • Raspberry model: 4, 3B+
  • Raspberry RAM: 8GB, 4GB
  • Micro SD free space: 8 or more
  • Connectivity to the Rpi

There are tons of reasons why you should install your Bee node as soon as possible, but these are the main…

As you probably know, we released the “Swarm Live” version of Swarm on 24 November 2020. This version has a lot more stability and improved performance, and it also has all the high-level features of the Swarm 1.0 release.

This blog is just a short recap of all the release notes and documentation links that you need. For a better understanding of the Swarm Live release, we recommend that you rewatch the Swarm Live event, where our developers explain in detail how this release is different from the previous one.

Important links:

November has been an important month for Swarm. Another milestone was met — the Swarm Live release. Improved performance, more stability, and polished features are just a few of the things this new release has to offer. The release was celebrated with an online event where the team explained in detail what is new and what can be done with it.

You can re-watch the event on the Twitter live stream. …

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TL;DR

By 25 January 2021, the cluster of nodes running the old Swarm network maintained by the Swarm team will be brought offline. As of this date, the proof of concept network is considered deprecated and the old Swarm codebase will no longer be maintained by the Swarm team. Those running services on the old testnet are encouraged to arrange for immediate migration to the new Bee client.

Bee — the new client

Throughout the early years, the Swarm team were working on a Proof of Concept series. Since POC2, the team has operated a cluster of nodes serving as the core for a public testnet. To this day, this testnet is hosting a good deal of dapps supporting an ecosystem around the project and serving as an experimental testbed for the rich set of features Swarm has come to provide. …

TL; DR: Swarm has released a new update to Bee: Swarm Live has increased stability, improved performance, and has all the high-level features of Swarm 1.0. Get an early start in an uprising ecosystem, start earning gBZZ by running your own Swarm node … and get ready for the mainnet release in spring 2021.

Swarm Live was the last event before Swarm 1.0

Swarm Live was launched on Tuesday, 24 November 2020. All the polished, new, and improved features were discussed in detail at the Swarm Live online event, where the team presented not only what’s new, but also many other interesting topics, the Swarm incentives among them. …

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24 November 2020 is just around the corner and with it the fancy, new Swarm Live release. Increased performance, more stability, and nicely polished features are just a few of the qualities that prove that things are going in the right direction. Swarm Live is the last official release before the final product release. It has all the high-level features in place.

All this and more will be discussed and presented by the team at the Swarm Live (online) event, happening the same day — 24 November 2020 at 14:00 CET.

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