Great news! We have received 1,500 indoor units from Nerba and will begin processing orders this week. This will cover order #2797–3735. The factories in China are currently celebrating Golden Week National Holiday. This holiday ends October 8th, so we expect manufacturing to continue after this. The remaining units from batch 3 should be complete by the middle of October. Batch 4 starting to ship out at the end of October
Instant Sync: Nebra has published a new firmware update. This update will decrease the time it takes for your miner to sync to the blockchain. You will also be able to ‘restart’ or ‘reboot’ your device if it falls behind on the blockchain, this allows your miner to quickly sync to the current block.
Nebra has consistently shipped out units to their distributors throughout September. We look forward to receiving shipments from Nebra on a consistent basis moving forward.
RAK V1.5: Wednesday night we did something completely wild….. We did a YouTube live where we streamed for almost 2 hours! Random winners were selected from the stream and you had to be present on the stream to claim your invoice. There were over 100 different winners from this drop, and we found this method offers a fair chance for everyone. and allows the maximum number of people to purchase miners!
34.24: During our RAK V1.5 stream we also launched limited edition 34.24 T-shirts. Inventory is limited and will not ever be restocked again! To own a piece of Parley Labs history, head to our shop now.
What Happened: Last week we had multiple SenseCAP M1 drops! We tried to continue with our traditional credit card drops, but unfortunately it was brought to our attention that our website is, and will continue to be the target of Bot Groups. We had prepared a drop that was going to be announced in Discord, and within 10 seconds the entire inventory was claimed before the access link was even given out. The only people able to purchase these items were bots.
How We Handled It: All of their orders and banned the accounts from our website. For this reason we moved to a crypto only drop. Unfortunately, we did experience some technical difficulties with the rate limiters for Coinbase Commerce & Bitpay. We apologize for this, we were all equally frustrated with the delays, but eventually all of the transactions were processed.
Trying Something New: Thursday night we decided to do another Live stream on YouTube! Random winners were selected from an entry form everyone filled out, and they had to claim their drop invoice within 2 minutes of their names being called. Invoices were sent out that night and finished up the following day. While this was a very tedious process, we are happy to say miners went into the hands of 198 different people from this drop! No botters, no duplicate winners!
Moving Forward: We hope you can see that while not all of our drops go according to plan, we will continue to experiment with ways to be the most fair! It has always been our goal to help grow the community, and get miners into the hands of as many people as possible!
If you are interested in hotspots for other regions (Europe, Australia, South America etc) please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org we will be expanding our offerings and are looking to gauge interest for different regions.
| COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS
We are here to help grow that network in every way possible! This includes highlighting major events in the Helium community, such as new products or services being offered. This week we would like to highlight:
MNTD by RAKwireless, will be a new Helium Network Hotspot offered by RAKwireless. We are very excited to see more miners become available for the community, and we look forward to their launch. Mark your calendars for October 5th, this is the date of their launch. You can also sign up for their email list to be notified of when the launch officially happens by clicking here:
*This is not an advertisement or an endorsement; community highlights are for amplification purposes and to highlight new products, services, and major announcements on the Helium Network.
If you would like us to highlight a new community tool or product, send us details here and we can evaluate it.
|DID YOU KNOW?|
PoC V11 is scheduled for October 18th. You may be wondering what this protocol is, and how you may be affected. PoC V11 is an update to Helium’s Proof-of-Coverage system, and is the largest functional upgrade to the Helium Blockchain. Essentially this update will help to ensure you are asserting your hotspot in the correct location, and that the antenna gain (dBi) is accurately reported. If this information is not asserted correctly, your HNT mining rewards may be affected!
We are growing fast and looking for the following roles:
Please apply through the links or on AngelList. Would you like to join the team and do not see your position available above? Please feel free to send us your resume and cover letter to email@example.com. We can explore if there are any opportunities within our growing team to add this position.
Again we want to thank everyone for your continued support. We will keep you up to date via our social media accounts with any and all updates before our next week’s newsletter. If you have any questions or concerns at all please feel free to reach out to us via email or social media.
- Parley Labs