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Q2 2020 Report
It has been a busy quarter for Factoshi. I'll get straight to it.

[B]Governance[/B]

1. [B]Batched amendments[/B]
Factoshi collaborated with other ANOs to [URL='https://factomize.com/forums/threads/doc-002-administration-of-governance-and-community-documents-v3-0.4482/']introduce a successful amendment[/URL] that allows batched amendments to be made to our governance documents. This change makes the process of sweeping governance reforms more efficient and, to borrow a computer science term, atomic.

2. [B]Guide removal[/B]
The vote to remove Guides almost crippled our governance. Factoshi played a key role in delivering the [URL='https://factomize.com/forums/threads/batched-amendment-removal-of-guides-from-governance.4780/']necessary amendments[/URL] to remove Guides from our governance.

3. [B]Exchange Working Group[/B]
Factoshi has been collaborating with other ANOs in the exchange working group to organise, source funding for, and deliver a new exchange. We expect the fruits of that labour to be realised soon.

4. [B]Website Committee[/B]
Factoshi assisted in [URL='https://factomize.com/forums/threads/website-committee-factom-protocol-committee-application.4906/']creating the new website committee[/URL].

5. [B]Governance Working Group[/B]
In collaboration with other ANOs, Factoshi has put a lot of effort into crafting a proposal to radically amend our governance. We expect to be able to publish that proposal soon.

[B]Development[/B]

1. [B]Factoidd[/B]
Factoshi [URL='https://factomize.com/forums/threads/factoidd-update-major-release-for-factoshis-accounting-script.4678/#post-27299']released a major upgrade to Factoidd[/URL], our factoid accounting script.

2. [B]Pegnetd PR[/B]
Factoshi [URL='https://github.com/pegnet/pegnetd/pull/129']added a new API endpoint to Pegnetd[/URL] to expand the functionality of the API.

3. [B]Factoshi.io Major Release[/B]
[URL='https://factomize.com/forums/threads/new-version-of-factoshi-io-launched.4982/#post-28571']A new major release of Factoshi.io was introduced.[/URL]

4. [B]Factoshi.io Minor Release[/B]
Following the above release, more changes were made to improve the user experience. These were primarily focussed on style, particularly in dark mode and on mobile. A huge thank you to [USER=35]@Anton Ilzheev[/USER] for all the feedback during the development process.

5. [B]Network Restart Proposal[/B]
Factoshi put forward a [URL='https://factomize.com/forums/threads/network-restart-proposal-feedback-requested.5005/#post-28750']proposal[/URL] to upgrade our network restart mechanism. That proposal is still under consideration and I am not yet sure how and if we will proceed with it.

6. [B]Code review of factom.js PR[/B]
Factoshi assisted in the code review of a [URL='https://github.com/PaulBernier/factomjs/pull/23']PR to factom.js[/URL] made by Bedrock Solutions. Much of the review discussion took place in a private channel on Discord.

[B]Grants[/B]

Factoshi applied for and completed a grant to launch a new API for network stats. Several services are already using that API, including the new [URL='https://www.factomprotocol.org/']protocol website[/URL] and the new [URL='https://explorer.pegnetmarketcap.com/']PegNet explorer[/URL]. In fact, traffic from factoshi.io is now in the minority as other clients begin to dominate demand for network stats and metrics. You can read about that grant here: [URL]https://factomize.com/forums/threads/factoshi-2-stats-daemon-and-public-api.4800/[/URL]
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