This week many of our community and team members around the world ushered in the Lunar New Year. Kambria wishes everyone a warm and happy celebration with family and friends. May your year be abundant with good times and good cheer!
$50,000 KAT Buy Back Completed!
As promised, the Kambria Foundation has purchased over $50,000 of KAT from the market to support the Kambria Grand Challenge!
We are thrilled to host the Grand Challenge in order to showcase Kambria’s core features and build a strong developer community, one of the primary initiatives laid out in our Master Plan. Through our series of hackathons, innovators will be competing for 10 million KAT!
Kambria Advances to Blockchain Stars Finale!
After twenty teams competed in two rounds, Kambria has advanced to the FINAL round of the Blockchain Stars TV Show! Next week, Kambria will be competing against three other projects for a total prize worth $100K! In the semi-finals, Kambria was selected by Saeed Gouda of Zeos.Capital to enter the final round.
You can watch the semi-finals here; Kambria’s segment starts at 36:00.
Kambrians, we need your help for the finals! Community voting is worth 25% of the vote, so please vote for Kambria in the final round. If Kambria wins, you win! The prize includes two exchange listings, as well as a wide exposure for winning the first Blockchain Stars TV startup competition.
Voting will take place in the video of the final round, which will be posted according to the schedule below. Everyone will have a chance to vote, as it is not a live event.
Finals Date: February 17th, 2019
We will post the video in our channel as well.
EVENT: DeveloperWeek Meetup in San Francisco
Recently we announced that Kambria won another prize — Best in Innovation in Robotics at the 2019 DEVIES Awards! We are humbled by this award and we would like to invite you to join us at DeveloperWeek. If you are interested in attending and meeting our team, please contact either @RobotComms or @laptopradio through Telegram and mention DeveloperWeek.
Additionally, we are hosting our own meetup during DeveloperWeek at BitTemple in San Francisco, California. The event is called “Why is Open Source & Ethics Important for AI and Blockchain Technology?” We will begin promptly at 6 PM PST on February 21, 2019. Speakers include engineers from Google, BeeToken, Microsoft, and Kambria Co-Founder/CTO Jared Go. The event is almost sold out so please do not wait until the last minute! Head over to Eventbrite to register now.
Dr. Thuc Vu Featured on Vietnamese Television Programs for Lunar New Year
“The Return Day” is an award-winning and one of the key programs of VTV — Vietnam Television, the national television broadcaster of Vietnam — that tells stories of Vietnamese community members living, studying and working in many parts of the world. Each year, the program chooses one main theme to tell touching stories of Vietnamese expats that have their hearts towards their homeland and roots, arousing solidarity and affirming the position of the Vietnamese people and country in the world.
“The Return Day 2019” tells inspiring stories about outstanding Vietnamese entrepreneurs living overseas that dare to dream and rise above difficulties to build successful businesses with high social impact and make substantial contributions to their home country of Vietnam. Kambria is very proud to have our CEO Dr. Thuc Vu featured in the program this year.
“The Return Day 2019” was aired on the VTV4 channel on the first day of the Lunar New Year, February 5 at 1:00 AM, 8:00 AM, and 8:00 PM, and on the VTV1 channel on the third day of the Lunar New Year, February 7 at 8:00 PM.
Dear Kambria Community, thank you for your support while we diligently work on developing the Kambria platform. Over the past few months, we have made major progress on various fronts and we wanted to put together a more comprehensive summary for you, which includes updates to the KDNA Codebase and the Bounty mechanism in addition to other platform features.
As the platform’s module management and build system, the KDNA Codebase is the heart of our open innovation platform. We strive to make the codebase easy to use in order to allow developers to efficiently innovate on the work of others, thereby saving time and cost of reinvention. Delivering a developer-friendly system supports our Master Plan goal of building a strong developer community.
Bounties and Competitions
Another integral piece of our platform is our bounty mechanism by which Kambria will provide Open Innovation-as-a-Service (OIAAS) as discussed in our Master Plan. Through OIAAS, corporations will be able to propose bounties for advanced technology and teams will be able to compete for rewards in multiple rounds. At each round, Kambria community and judges will pick the teams to go to the next round and reward them accordingly. Kambria will earn an administrative fee for organizing and running the challenge, thereby generating real-world revenue.
You can review all of our development updates in our full update here: http://bit.ly/2SsTncQ
Innovation Judge Protocol
Kambria team members have been thinking deeply about the role of judges in the Kambria ecosystem. Specifically, they’ve been keen on developing a consensus mechanism for the Kambria Network that implements a more reliable and better governance for judges. Based on the challenges related to judges, Kambria’s Blockchain Engineer, Tu Phan, and Kambria Advisor, Michelle Tsing, have created the Innovation Judge Protocol.
The Protocol explains the technical aspects of the Kambria Bounty which will be used in hackathons and bounty challenges, two methods Kambria will employ to build a strong developer community. We will also use bounty challenges to generate real-world revenue streams by offering open innovation-as-a-service as discussed in our Master Plan.
Thank you for reading! As always, if you have a question or comment for us, please join us in one of the Telegram groups linked below. Our other members community managers love hearing from you!
The Kambria Team
KAT is a token used on the Kambria platform.