gm from the Pylons team!
A lot has happened since we joined up with Tendermint. We hired a lot of people, launched a testnet with 32 validators (https://wallet.pylons.tech/), released a Dart SDK for building blockchain-powered mobile apps (https://github.com/Pylons-tech/pylons_dart_sdk), made our beta Android wallet publicly accessible so people can develop against it (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=tech.pylons.wallet) and we are Gold sponsors of Hack Atom VI! (https://hackatom.org/).
Pylons gave two talks at Hack Atom's opening, my overview of the system (https://youtu.be/6bq-JaViGRM?t=17098) and Mijolae Wright's demo of our SDK (https://youtu.be/6bq-JaViGRM?t=18007). We also met a lot of really wonderful people from the Cosmos community, which is such a fantastic group, the warmest community in blockchain, as far as I can tell. We're proud to be sponsors, and we have two challenges out for Hack Atom, each with a $50k prize pool: One to build a mobile game with the Pylons SDK, and one to build a ticketing system with the Pylons SDK. We're eager to see what people do with it!
We also closed our seed funding round, and released version 2 of our wite paper (https://www.pylons.tech/pylons_white_paper_2.pdf) The white paper lays out our plan for the next year or so, and we're very excited to get going on it.
Next week I will be in Greece for the Tendermint engineering retreat, and the team will be taking a bit of a break (other than supporting our hackers) and we will be back to full force and driving towards a main net release after that.
This is the first time that outside developers can try out Pylons, and we'd like to get as many eyes on it as possible. If you or someone you know is looking to build a blockchain app, sign up for Hack Atom (it runs until Dec 8), give our SDK a try, or jump in our Discord (https://discord.gg/pylons) and we'll help you get started. See you in the Interchain!