📰 Blockmason Weekly Update: 2018-08-14

Clayton Savage

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Welcome to the Blockmason Weekly Update!

Hello, Blockmason community! Another week is upon us, which means it's time for another Weekly Update.

In this edition of the Weekly Update, we'll share an interview with our recent Hackathon winners 6Side, how you can join our Lndr v1.2 contest and we've got a big announcement coming soon.

Are you ready? Let's get started!


We've got a big announcement coming soon

As some of you may know, we have started hinting at a big announcement we are going to make on August 15th. The complete details have not been disclosed yet, but you can be the first to know by joining the Blockmason community.

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In the announcement, we will share details on support for fiat currency settlement in Lndr. So stay tuned for the full reveal on Wednesday, August 15th.

Joining the community is a great way to get early access to lots of Blockmason news. Join our telegram here.


Meet the Hackathon winner 6Side and their app Gifter

We recently ran a Hackathon for developers to build a dApp using the Credit Protocol that would solve a problem in consumer finance. We had many exciting entries, but one overall winner, 6Side and their app Gifter. Gifter is an in-browser extension for Google Chrome built on the Credit Protocol that can store and record digital gift cards for use at participating e-commerce sites.

We recently interviewed the team to learn more about how Gifter came together, and what they had to overcome. When asked about some of their initial challenges, 6Side had this to say:

"Initially, there was a little bit of a learning curve for some of our team. Blockchain is pretty new and there was a lot of experimenting and ideation to be done."

If you want to check out a transcript of the entire interview visit our blog here.


Blockmason launches Lndr's first coding bounty

Have you ever wanted to work with the Blockmason engineering team? Now's your chance! From time to time, our team works with outside developers to help build and implement features, and today, we're announcing our first coding bounty for Lndr: the Identity Verification Project.

As described on GitHub, this project will involve working in React Native, Haskell and with third-party web APIs to build an identity verification process into Lndr. As you know if you have been following our development updates, our team is hard at work developing features for Lndr. Having a bounty for this project allows us to speed up the release of new features for Lndr without having to spread our development team's efforts too thin.

This bounty is run in partnership with Gitcoin, the largest blockchain + open-source development bounty community. To learn more about the project, or to participate and work directly with the Blockmason team, visit the project issue on GitHub.


Enter the Lndr v1.2 contest for a chance at $1000 in Ether

This month we will release Lndr v1.2, which will add the ability to split bills or expenses in fiat currencies like EUR and USD. Now you will have the choice of using cryptocurrencies like Ether (ETH) or regular currencies to settle up with your friends and family! This is one of the most requested features for Lndr, and we're excited to be able to offer it to our users.

To celebrate we're hosting a launch contest with a grand prize of $1000 in Ether (ETH).

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There are many different ways to collect entry ballots visit https://lndr.io/contest/ The more entries you accumulate, the better chance you have to win. The contest is over on August 31st and is open to all Lndr and Blockmason fans around the world.

What are you waiting for? Head over to https://lndr.io/contest/.

Want to get a head start? Try Lndr v1.1 today

Lndr v1.1 is out and you can try it today.

Lndr is our peer-to-peer bill-splitting and expense-sharing mobile app for iOS and Android. It uses the Credit Protocol and the Ethereum blockchain to create, manage and settle casual debts and IOUs between friends. Essentially, "Venmo of the blockchain."

Lndr supports dozens of currencies and allows users to settle debts in Ether (ETH). Lndr will include fiat currency settlement and support for other cryptocurrencies soon.

You can download Lndr for iOS on the App Store and Lndr for Android on Google Play


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