Weekly Update 2021-08-06

The weekly Friday update from the Aurora team.

For today's update, we announced the following progress highlights made this week:

  • We launched a new user interface for the Aurora Bridge. As part of this update, we also reduced the JavaScript bundle download size from 750k to 150k, for all sections of the Aurora website except for the Bridge.
  • Next Friday, August 13, we will shut down the use of Ropsten Testnet for the Rainbow and Aurora Bridges, and migrate to the Goerli Testnet. Much of the bridge team’s time this week was spent working towards this migration.
  • We continued refactoring of the Aurora and Rainbow bridge client libraries, adding support for server-based execution and providing bridge access via the CLI.
  • We added support on the bridges for this week’s big London Hard Fork.
  • We developed a Python-based light-weight explorer, for internal use as we continue working towards the deployment of a proper transaction explorer.
  • We modified the blockhash function to provide a contextual rather than empty hash. Details of this important change can be found here.
  • We progressed in making the nETH token fully NEP-141 compliant.
  • We published a retrospective of Aurora’s support of the IOSG Ventures hackathon. Internally, we’re reviewing the feedback from the hackathon, and are already preparing for the next one!
  • We made a lot of progress in our planned collaborations with various apps and partners. These discussions currently remain private, but we look forward to some exciting announcements in the near future!
  • We got closer to wrapping up the Aurora Labs fund-raise with our investors.
  • We made progress on the identification of company roles that need to be filled, and advanced the hiring progress.

And that's all from today. Have a great weekend, and look forward to providing you more updates next week.

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