Holochain Beta 0.1.0 was released last week! What does this mean? It is a major milestone for Holochain and importantly means that devs will be able to have versions of their apps running consistently as they iterate towards fully fledged apps. Next up in our release sequence is the release of components, and libraries, as well as documentation and support for more development environments. These are necessary for new developers to easily get started developing Holochain apps. More on those as they're released over the coming days leading up to 9 February.
Together with this release, we also announced the successful completion of the second security audit of Holochain by the security firm, Least Authority. This audit focused on Holochain Deterministic Integrity (HDI) a crucial part of what makes Holochain so powerful. The HDI allows devs to write rules ensuring all nodes make the same conclusions and ultimately reach the same data state. No small feat in a distributed system. You can read the full report at leastauthority.com.
The Holo dev teams continue to stay quietly focused on multiple milestones including HoloFuel testing, and the Purchase of Test HoloFuel at a Reserve. As part of their work they are updating hApps and infrastructure to the latest versions of Holochain and providing critical feedback into the Holochain core team.