Beacon Network nodes have been moved to a new infrastructure and dApp developers should update to the latest release of the SDK.

In the last few days we saw an uptick of load on the Beacon infrastructure resulting in some users experiencing extended loading times of their requests with AirGap, Kukai and Galleon.

The Infrastructure Upgrade

To resolve the degraded performance the decision was made to move the Beacon Nodes to a new infrastructure. The migration was completed on Monday 21st of April at 20:00 CET. After the migration we saw huge improvements in the response time in our tests.


The Beacon documentation has been revamped to be more in-depth and provide a better developer onboarding experience.

Beacon has a new documentation hub, a type documentation and a new landing page to better educate about Beacon.

Documentation


The latest Beacon SDK update brings many visual improvements for end users.

One of Beacon’s main shortcomings was the clunky user interface that end users were confronted with in the dApp when they paired their wallet or triggered an operation.

Gone are the blocking alerts, new are the toasts

The goal of Beacon SDK v.2.2.0 was to remove the blocking alerts that were triggered on various Beacon actions and introduce toasts that provide a smoother user experience and offer additional information.


Spire, the new name of the Beacon Extension. Better distinguishing and avoiding confusion between Beacon and Beacon Extension.

Since the launch of Beacon and Beacon Extension, confusion existed what the two were and what someone meant in a conversation when referencing “Beacon”.

But what is the difference between Beacon and Spire?


The second round of TzButton is live now! This game is one of the few out there which is controlled by a smart contract deployed on the Tezos blockchain. Let us explain how the game works, step by step.

This game is one of the few out there which is controlled by a smart contract deployed on the Tezos blockchain. Let us explain how the game works, step by step.

Setting up Kukai

We recently have published TzButton with a guide for Beacon and Thanos made by AirGap. As there are many wallets out there we also made a guide for Kukai, which in our opinion, has a great and easy user interface!


The second round of TzButton is live now! This game is one of the few out there which is controlled by a smart contract deployed on the Tezos blockchain. Let us explain how the game works, step by step.

This game is one of the few out there which is controlled by a smart contract deployed on the Tezos blockchain. Let us explain how the game works, step by step.

Setting up Thanos

We recently have published TzButton with a guide for Beacon and Beacon Extension made by AirGap. As there are many wallets out there we also made a guide for Thanos, which in our opinion, has a great and easy user interface!


This game is one of the few out there which is controlled by a smart contract deployed on the Tezos blockchain. Let us explain how the game works, step by step.

How to participate in the TzButton game using the Beacon Extension.

This guide is made to illustrate how to use Beacon to participate in this game. This is a step by step guide on how to transfer 0.2 Tez. through Beacon to participate in the TzButton game.

Participating with a Beacon compatible wallet

  1. Press the TzButton and wait for the options to show.


This is a short all-around guide on how to use AirGap for sending, receiving and delegating Tezos.


Great news! The community has spoken and we have listened, AirGap now supports ERC-20 Tokens!

Dear crypto community, at AirGap we take user feedback very seriously, that is why we have now listed ERC-20 Tokens on our Wallet! Something many of you was waiting for became reality. There are many of such ERC- 20 contracts out there, we choose the top 100 and added them to our wallet.


The Beacon SDK has successfully undergone an audit by the security research company Least Authority.

In collaboration with the AirGap team, Least Authority conducted an audit of the tzip-10 Typescript implementation Beacon SDK.

Audit Findings And Remediation

The detailed report, its findings and remediations can be found here.

Issues

In total 5 issues have been identified by Least Authority. 3 of these have been resolved, 1 has been partially addressed and 1 was consciously not resolved.

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