>>>The Hydro Community Update — 7.15.19
The Hydro Community Update — 7.15.192019-07-16T12:27:14+00:00

Hopefully you are having a great month! We are already halfway through the year and here at Hydro Labs we have been busy building. We realize it’s been some time since the last update, so going forward we are going to return to making this a weekly occurrence.

In this update, we will discuss the latest news regarding Hydro Pay, updates and changes to the 2019 roadmap, our newest AMA, our Hydro Video Contest Winners, and more!

Hydro Pay: Information Overload!

After a long month of hard work getting Hydro Pay for release on the 29th of June, the app became more popular than expected. The sheer number of users caused the Ethereum blockchain to clog heavily to the point that users became unable to access the app. It was a tough decision but we decided to take Hydro Pay temporarily off the Google Play Store so we could resolve the issues, and make additional bug fixes. Hydro Pay is expected to re-launch with version 1.0.1 later this month.

We are not happy about the delay but we must commend the insane dedication that the developers have shown by the amount of overtime they are putting in to make sure everything is completed correctly. Harsh has had many a 3am finish and early starts in order to keep the development going. Keep updated daily on their progress by checking out the developer updates on the official Twitter account.

2019 Hydro Roadmap Update

We will have an updated roadmap for the rest of 2019 with all these changes available. This will show more accurately all the details for the next six months. We have at least one significant change that we think the community will find exciting! Look forward to releasing this in the coming weeks.

Hydro Labs Update — July 2019

In case you missed it we just posted the Hydro Labs update where you can find out more about the business side of the project. This includes details of the upcoming elections.

https://projecthydro.org/blog/hydro-labs-update-july-2019/

Hydro Developer Update

We also just published our latest developer update, where Tim talks about all the developments going on with Pay, the dApp Store, and Smart Contracts.

https://projecthydro.org/blog/hydro-labs-developer-update-july-11-2019/

Hydro Article Contest

Do you like to write? Why not join our Hydro Article Contest and have a chance to win 50k HYDRO?

Full details can be found on Reddit.

AMA

Hydro Labs once again hosted another AMA, this time on Youtube. Many members of the Hydro team were part of the action, including Mark the Shark, Harsh Rajat, and Tim Allard. The link to the video can be found here.

Q&A/Blog Updates

With the anticipation of Hydro Pay, there was a massive surge of information regarding how peer-to-peer (P2P) payments like Hydro can change the future of the economy. We released a series of articles on the Hydro Labs site that discusses this. Feel free to check them out for a second read!

Hydro Video Contest Winners

We were excited to see many creatives to make some great content about Hydro! We held a video contest and the winners are:

@helliumsonic

@cassey07dayne

@matamohin

The winners have already been notified. Thank you to everyone that participated! Keep on the lookout for any possible giveaways in the future.

Conclusions

Last month was extremely busy with lots of challenging tasks, successes, and roadblocks. It has been challenging at times but we have a great team and a great community who have worked through any issues together. All in all the positives have outweighed the negatives as we learned to adapt and show the true strength of Hydro.

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