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Q3 2020 Report
Hello, community! There is our report for Q3 2020.

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[SIZE=5][B]Factom Realtime Explorer[/B][/SIZE]
Multiple updates of explorer were developed and released within past quarter.
[URL unfurl="true"]https://explorer.factom.pro/changelog[/URL]

Summary of all updates:
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[*][B]v0.7.6 Factoid Rich List[/B]
[LIST]
[*]Added FCT Rich List — [URL]https://explorer.factom.pro/richlist[/URL]
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[*][B]v0.7.7 Factoid Stats + optimization[/B]
[LIST]
[*]Added FCT circulating supply and burn counters in the Rich List
[*]Improved FCT transactions parsing
[*]Improved FCT balance calculation
[*]Implemented caching for stats and FCT Rich List
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[*][B]v0.8.0 Bitcoin & Ethereum Anchors[/B]
[LIST]
[*]BTC and ETH anchors displayed into DBlock view
[*]BTC and ETH anchoring data added into Explorer API calls
[*]Added heights indicators into footer
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[*][B]v0.8.1 Factom Anchors + UX/UI improvements[/B]
[LIST]
[*]FCT anchors support (for testnet and custom networks)
[*]Improved clearing of pending transactions
[*]First entry of chain displayed into Chain view
[*]Enabled switch between Mainnet and Testnet
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Additionally, we developed and enabled monitoring server for Explorer, that notifies us about Explorer stalls (no stalls occurred yet).
And server side performance of Explorer was significantly improved by tuning a lot of Postgres and Docker settings.

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[SIZE=5][B]Testnet Realtime Explorer[/B][/SIZE]
We deployed Testnet Realtime Explorer
[URL unfurl="true"]https://testnet.explorer.factom.pro[/URL]

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[B][SIZE=5]Free Factom Explorer API[/SIZE][/B]
[SIZE=4]Due to recent and upcoming changes to Realtime Explorer API, we decided to postpone the release of official specification until API is stable.
API itself is available here: [URL]https://api.factom.pro/explorer[/URL][/SIZE]

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[SIZE=5][B]Science data proofs PoC[/B][/SIZE]
Our concept of application for securing science data, targeted on universities, scientific institutions, and labs, is in progress.
We have developed first alpha version and continue improving it — plan to beta release it in Q4.

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[SIZE=5][B]Factom Testnet Faucet[/B][/SIZE]
We launched Testnet Faucet with a slick design — [URL]https://faucet.fct.tools[/URL]

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[SIZE=5][B]FPoS/Tokenomics WG[/B][/SIZE]
We have participated in FPoS workgroup and helped to model FCT staking improvement:
[URL unfurl="true"]https://forum.factomprotocol.org/threads/fpos-–-federated-proof-of-stake.5232/[/URL]
Also we have modelled and proposed FCT hard cap improvement:
[URL unfurl="true"]https://forum.factomprotocol.org/threads/21m-fct-hard-cap.5381/[/URL]
Sad to say, that there is not enough support for them from other ANOs and core developers to move further in this direction.

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[SIZE=5][B]FCT market-making[/B][/SIZE]
De Facto is market making FCT in pair with BTC on qTrade and Liquid exchanges 24/7, free of charge for community and exchange WG.
[URL unfurl="true"]http://qtrade.io/market/FCT_BTC[/URL]
[URL unfurl="true"]http://app.liquid.com/exchange/FCTBTC[/URL]

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[SIZE=5][B]FCT OTC desk[/B][/SIZE]
We started OTC desk for FCT ([URL]https://otc.de-facto.pro[/URL]) and helped several people to buy and sell FCT OTC.

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[SIZE=5][B]Exchange WG[/B][/SIZE]
We negotiated with CoinMarketCap and CoinGecko to remove Bilaxy and VCC data from FCT pages.

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[B][SIZE=5]Core Committee[/SIZE][/B]
[LIST=1]
[*]Tested and gave feedback to core developers for a significant upcoming release of Factom Golang lib by implementing the updated lib into Factom Realtime Explorer
[URL unfurl="true"]https://github.com/FactomProject/factom/tree/develop[/URL]
[*]Missing anchors audit
[URL unfurl="true"]https://github.com/FactomProject/factomd/issues/1045[/URL]
[*]FCT anchors for testnet / custom / private networks
[URL unfurl="true"]https://github.com/FactomProject/factomd/issues/1059[/URL]
[*]Minor enterprise wallet bug reported
[URL unfurl="true"]https://github.com/FactomProject/enterprise-wallet/issues/45[/URL]
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[SIZE=5][B]Oracle EC rate monitoring (grant)[/B][/SIZE]
We developed the [URL='https://forum.factomprotocol.org/threads/bedrock-solutions-de-facto-the-factoid-authority-cryptologic-factom-inc-8-factom-open-node-system-anchor-master-oracle-master.5329/#post-30063']monitoring service[/URL] for Factom EC rate, which is used for timely updates of EC rates on-chain to keep EC price close to $0.001.

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[SIZE=5][B]Factom Network Restart System (grant)[/B][/SIZE]
Network restart system has been developed, reviewed by 2 core developers and successfully tested during recent Testnet pause.
It took only 4 seconds to successfully restart all online testnet nodes using our restart system.
[URL unfurl="true"]https://forum.factomprotocol.org/threads/de-facto-4-network-restart-system.5334/#post-30225[/URL]

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[B][SIZE=5]Website Committee[/SIZE][/B]
[LIST]
[*]Setup and maintain web server for Factom Protocol Forum and worked with Fillip to move forum from Factomize server
[*]Deployed Amazon S3 daily backups shared with Website Committee
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[B][SIZE=5]Factom World[/SIZE][/B]
Keep maintaining [URL='https://factom.world/']Factom Application Hub[/URL] and [URL='https://twitter.com/@FactomWorld']@FactomWorld[/URL] twitter account.

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[SIZE=5][B]Other activities/works[/B][/SIZE]
Factom Reddit and Telegram moderation
Governance and discussions participation
Proposed several ideas to Governance Working Group

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[SIZE=5][B]Keep maintaining a lot of infrastructure[/B][/SIZE]
[LIST=1]
[*][URL='https://explorer.factom.pro/']Factom Realtime Explorer[/URL]
[*][URL='https://testnet.explorer.factom.pro']Testnet Realtime Explorer[/URL]
[*][URL='https://api.factom.pro/explorer']Factom Realtime Explorer API[/URL]
[*]Factom Open Node Singapore Node (free of charge)
[*]Decentralized monitoring for Factom Open Node and [URL='https://factomd.net/']decentralized status page[/URL] (via Open Node grant)
[*][URL='https://courtesy-node.factom.com/v2']Proxy server[/URL] for Inc Courtesy Node replacement
[*][URL='https://forum.factomprotocol.org']Factom Protocol Forum[/URL]
[*][URL='https://ec.de-facto.pro/']EC Stores[/URL]
[*][URL='https://factom.world/']Factom World[/URL]
[*][URL='https://fct.tools/']Factom Testnet Monitoring[/URL]
[*][URL='https://faucet.fct.tools']Factom Testnet Faucet[/URL]
[*]Factom EC rate monitoring (via Oracle Master grant)
[*][URL='https://otc.de-facto.pro']Factom OTC desk[/URL]
[*][URL='https://factom.pro/guides']Factom Developer Guides[/URL]
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