IoTeX 2020 — Year in Review

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IoTeX 2020 — Year in Review

2020 was a year we will never forget. As the world changed before our very eyes, one thing has become absolutely clear: the institutions we trusted to protect us have instead failed us and breached our trust. From the rapid growth of corporate/government surveillance to politically-driven COVID-19 policies to rampant misinformation surrounding our elections, 2020 tested our willpower and frequently made us question “who can we actually trust?”

Amidst the turmoil, there is a silver lining: global citizens from all walks of life now recognize the importance of objective facts over subjective promises. This year, the desire for self-sovereignty and a “single version of the truth” has transcended cypherpunks to everyday people. As a result, IoTeX’s vision for the Internet of Trusted Things is now more important than ever — this is what motivates our mission and what has fueled our most productive, purposeful year to date.

IoTeX’s action-packed 2020 lays the foundation for a bright future.

IoTeX had a monumental year in 2020. Not only did we accomplish our planned initiatives, but we above and beyond with a surge of new products, protocols, tokenomics, partnerships, and research milestones. Most importantly, we kicked off our transition from the IoTeX protocol to the IoTeX ecosystem with an ever-growing number of developers and companies building next-gen products on IoTeX. We will look back on 2020 as the year we drove to completion several individual pillars that will form the foundation for the Internet of Trusted Things.

In the rest of this blog, we review the core pillars we focused on in 2020 — blockchain, tamper-proof hardware, “Own Your Data”, #DeFIoT, user/dev tools — and explain how they will come together to make IoTeX an indispensable part of our decentralized future.

Blockchain

At the start of 2020, IoTeX was still a hybrid network with ...

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