Today's Update

Holo Dev Update

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We are deploying an update to the Elemental Chat for hosts later today at approximately 6pm UTC. This update provides a few new visual features that will make the prototype app just a bit easier to use.The first thing you will notice is that we've implemented identicons. These are small graphics that uniquely represent the agent ID of the user. Whereas users can change nicknames in the app, the identicon will always be the same. Identicons are safer than profile names and pictures because when users control the private keys, and the identicon is directly tied to the ID, then you can confirm that it is the same person that you were chatting with before.In previous versions of this Holochain application, I could have set my nickname to MaryC (which I did), and then if someone across the world also set their nickname to MaryC - you would not have been able to tell the difference in the chat. Now you can.We've also added an outline of the messages you are sending so you can better contrast those with the ones you are receiving.Under the hood, we've changed how the application is storing and presenting the statistics and we have changed how and to whom the signals are being sent. We've run load testing which demonstrated the app is running slightly better than before on a new version of Holochain.This is important because its the same version of Elemental Chat and Holochain we are testing in Dev and QA as we prepare for the second infrastructure milestone. Finally, work is progressing on Holochain with further optimisations on low level proxy enhancements, the testing of the new SQLite implementation as well as significant progress on DeepKey which is the core app that does secure key management across Holochain agent IDs.Deployment is going great, so far we have: Total peers: 33 Active peers: 29 Channels: 11 Messages: 128

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