Weekly Gossip in Hashgraph – Hedera18 Updates, API’s Released, New Coverage & Special Guests

– Welcome back to another
Weekly Gossip in Hashgraph. (upbeat pop music) More updates on Hedera18. (pop music) The APIs go live. (pop music) And more media coverage. With all this said,
let’s start the episode. What is he talking about? And who am I? That’s a secret you obviously know. You know you like me. Hashgraph, hashgraph. Hello Hedera Hashgraph
community, I’m the Gossip Guy, your trusted source for
news and developments from the world power by Hashgraph. And although summer is coming
to an end, things are only picking up as we get
closer to the public launch of the Hedera Hashgraph platform. For this week’s episode we’re
gonna start first with some updates as it relates to Hedera18. We’ll then look at the
APIs that were recently made available to the public. Then we’ll look at some news
coverage related to Hedera Hashgraph that I thought you
would find to be interesting. And finally, we’ll also
have some special guests at the end of this episode, so
be sure to tune in for this. But before we get started
with this episode, if you find this video to be helpful and
informative, be sure to leave a like, as it helps my content
get discovered on YouTube. This out of the way, let’s get started. First up, I wanted to provide
some updates related to some recent developments related to Hedera18. As a refresher, Hedera18
is the inaugural Hashgraph Developer Conference taking
place on October 15th through the 17th in Dallas, Texas,
and will also be accompanied by a global distributed
Hackathon, which was originally taking place in five
cities around the world. However, on that note, we
recently found out that four new cities will be hosting
the Hackathon, which now includes San Francisco, California,
Bangalore, India, Paris, France, and Moscow Russia. Now, I’m not quite sure what
the reason was for adding these four new locations,
however, all these cities happen to be global hubs for
developer talent, and also have very healthy Hashgraph communities. As a reminder to participate
in these hackathons is completely free, thus it’s
great to see that Hedera has added these additional cities
as it’ll allow for more people to participate in hackatons. And if you’re still debating
whether to attend this conference in person, you have
more reason to do so as we recently found out that
the registration costs for the event were reduced to $200. This is exciting, as this
will hopefully provide an incentive for more people
in the community to attend. However, be sure to make
this decision soon, as hotels in the area are filling up. Also, it looks like there was a slight revision to the agenda. Main conference itself
has now been consolidated into one day on October 17th. However, the Hackaton
will still be taking place on the 15th through the 16th. I’ll expect to continue to
provide you these updates and developments as we get
closer to the event itself. So, stay posted. Next up, the Hedera
APIs are made available. With the launch of the main
net, the public APIs have been completed and are now being
rolled out to select partners. Basically, the early projects
that have been announced within the ecosystem. Now, as a disclosure, these
APIs are not available to the mainstream public. All the projects that have
been provided early access are under an NDA, so limited
information is available at the moment, however,
from my understanding, there was a call this past week
with developers that covered the roll out of the APIs. The APIs are being supported
by protobuf, a.k.a. http, to protocol buffers which are
also used by companies such as Google for their
inner-machine communications. We understand from other
updates made by the Hedera Hashgraph team that the
APIs will be made available, first, in Java, and eventually rolled out in Python and GO languages. I’ve also heard that Hedera
Hashgraph has provided their API documentation and the gossip
is that there is generally good feedback on what Hedera has prepared. This is obviously great
news, as some of these early projects can begin to
integrate their DApps on top of the Hedera Hashgraph platform
in advance of its eventual public launch sometime in 2019. Moving on, I also want to
highlight some news that featured Hedera Hashgraph, starting
first with an article from Finder, a news outlet in
Australia that took a look at the recent Hedera
Hashgraph main net launch, along with providing
some general reactions and opinions related to this. In the article, it first
starts off with an overview of what took place with the launch. But also goes into talking
about what we should expect from the public launch,
and the promise that Hedera Hashgraph provides to DApp developers. And then, the article takes
a shift and provides some opinions as it relates to
governance structure for Hedera Hashgraph, along with
talking about the differences between distributed consensus
and decentralization for the platform overall, while also
comparing Hedera Hashgraph to some of the other public
distributed ledgers, including Ethereum Eos, and also
explaining what are some of the centralized elements associated
with those platforms. In the end, the author of
the article gives credit to Hedera Hashgraph for
attempting a distributed approach even though that there are
some centralized elements with their governance structure. The author states, “Simply
by openly acknowledging this and transparently laying out
its governance systems,” i.e. their Hashgraph counsel, “along with a plan for
hopefully keeping its governance at least somewhat decentralized,”
i.e. the term limits associated with the Hedera
Hashgraph counsel members, “Hashgraph is head and shoulders
above most other projects and much more decentralized than most.” Thus, it’s good to see that
some other people are taking objective views at the
proposed governance structure for Hedera Hashgraph. Next, we go to TechCrunch
Distrupt in San Francisco where CEO and co-founder
Mance Harmon was featured on a panel that focused on
distributed ledger technologies. Mance was joined by three
other experts within the DLT space, and the panel
covered open-source governance and its pros and cons,
alternatives to blockchains and enterprise adaption. Most of the topics that Mance
covered were similar to what we’ve heard in other interviews. However, it was also interesting
to hear the perspectives from the other panelists,
especially from the IBM Hyperledger representative
that leant some insights regarding enterprise adaption. You should check out this
article and the live stream from TechCrunch when you get the chance. – Before we wrap up, I thought
we’d introduce ourselves. I’m Andrew Antar, founder of Hearo.FM. – And I’m Brian Antar,
also founder of Hearo.FM. – And we’re launching a new
music streaming platform powered by the JAM token,
which is gonna run on Hedera Hashgraph, and essentially
Hashgraph is the only technology that can really facilitate
our vision of micropayments directly to artists for music streaming. – And we’ve been working
on this project together for about five, six year now. We’re both classically-trained
violinists, and we saw a real need in the market
for helping independent artists get their music
out there, get heard. – Essentially, when the music
gets played, the artist gets paid, and that’s what
we’re trying to do here. So what we wanna do is really
change the nature of the music industry, and disrupt the
business model, the new business model which only Hashgraph now enables us to do. – [Interviewer] Where can people
go to get more information? – Go to token.hearo.fm,
and that’s H-E-A-R-0.fm, or you can check out tune.fm,
which will redirect, since our new tokenized platform
will be called tune.fm. – So that’s it, that’s all
the updates that I have for you this week. I wanna first start off by
thanking the Hearo.FM team, who I recently had the
opportunity to meet with, and will be putting out
some content as it relates to their project in
the coming weeks ahead. Lastly, if you find these
videos to be helpful and informative, be sure to
leave a like, and if there’s any other topics that you’re
interested in, let me know by leaving a comment down below. If you haven’t done so
already, be sure to subscribe in order to stay posted on
further news and updates coming from the world-power by Hashgraph. With all this being said,
this is the Gossip Guy signing out. Thanks for watching.

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