Jul 26, 2022

Chain Upgrade this Week!

Hi all,

It's been quite a week, we've been figuring out the iOS application process for Easel, (we've cleared two hurdles so far!) and we've been writing upgrade handlers for the new chain version. The next version will be based on SDK 46, and will support on-chain recognition of Google and Apple In-App Purchasing, which we are extremely excited about. It also leverages Firebase app check calls to begin to expand our spam mitigation toolset.

In-App Purchasing that is directly handled by a blockchain is, as far as we know, a first. Letting artists connect with users directly and sell them digital items using the payment methods that are most common in the world is going to be a game-changer, and we can't wait to get your feedback on it.

Opinionated spam mitigation is also very new in blockchain. We are going to be releasing tools for building free-to-play blockchain mobile games over the next couple months, and to do that we need to make sure users can get started without needing buy a gas token they don't care about. App check is one piece of solving identity spam attacks without a self-limiting gas fees system, and you'll get to try that as well very soon.

We are still hoping to have Easel out with the new chain running later this week, and are doing everything we can to make it happen.

Have a great week everyone!