2020 is halfway through, a new surge of Covid-19 infection hit Hong Kong but we are still scattered across the city bringing you our half-year report. You can also review the weekly updates for the latest progress.
✅ The first half of 2020,
- 1800+ Civic Likers (80%+ YoY), which is 2.5%
- 70,000+ Likers (75%+YoY), who rewarded
- 33mil+ LikeCoin to
- 268,000+ content by
- 10000+ creators on
- 1200+ media
- fully migrated to LikeCoin chain, 13,300+ registered wallet addresses
- won the Google GNI APAC Innovation Challenge 2020 with Matters Lab representing 39 countries in the Asia Pacific (view announcement)
- launched ISCN specification and won the 2nd place in Cosmos Cross-chain Hackathon (view Github)
Passed the #1 on-chain proposal. Relaxed validator requirements to transform LikeCoin chain to a permissionless, BPoS mechanism. Allowed validators to set their commission rates, and update max validators number to 10. The validator ecosystem is expected to become more vibrant.
Revamped LikeCoin website homepage, focuses more on technical development information. Expected to integrate with Quick Exchange widget in July where users can swap LIKE to other crypto assets directly.
Liquid started the support of LIKE token on LikeCoin chain. Available spot trading pairs on Liquid are LIKE/BTC and LIKE/USDT. Quick Exchange widget will also integrate on like.co to provide instant crypto swap for users. It is a major milestone for us to work with top tier exchanges in the crypto space.
Expanded civic liker membership benefits and partnered with eight Hong Kong bookstores to provide special discounts and giveaways.
- Save to Liker Land extension is available on Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Brave Browser.
- Enabled referral feature. Refer your friends and earn rewards.
- Enabled app rating prompt. Share your feedback!
- Added history of creation’s value and contribution for users.
- Upgraded Delegation flow. Delegate and redelegate is much easier now.
- Users are able to manage their following list.
Last but not least, thanks to everyone who gave us 5 stars on the app rating! It gave us tremendous support for our team!
Integrated LikeCoin button with Vocus. Content creators are able to upload their content with LikeCoin button enabled.
Github sponsor application is approved and able to receive public funding through Github.
Open Source effort
Hosted the 1st Likerthon. Received 10 submissions and 2 final winners are selected by the community. A total of 800,000 LikeCoin had distributed to the winners.
Revisit some of our team sharing:
- Super Like product design sharing
- Online tutorial on how to setup LikeCoin API and SDK (slides)
- Online tutorial on how to set up LikeCoin Validator node
- Sharing on what Creative Commons is
Launched english monthly newsletter. Subscribe to our updates!LikeCoin NewsletterLikeCoin – Republic of Liker Landlikecoin.substack.com
Published post-interview thoughts with Taiwan minister Audrey Tang’s on LikeCoin infrastructure design.
Interviewed by Business Next in Taiwan
Interviewed with 港故仔
Presented at Business Next’s event with over 100 attendees downloaded the LikerLand app.
Participated in the Guest lecture on LikeCoin for teachers and students of NTUT (國立臺北科技大學)
Participated in HKOSCon 2020 on open source work culture and ISCN Specification.
Joined DystopiaLabs VC Lair call for proposal campaign
Participated in g0v hackathon39n第參拾玖次又在家黑客松
Our plan for Q3 & Q4:
- LikeCoin chain upgrade with ISCN feature
- Recruit overseas validators for LikeCoin chain
- Work closer with exchanges on listing
- Upgrade WordPress plugin with IPFS feature
- Release Super Like feature on Liker Land