RiB Newsletter #10 – Keep Calm and Hack More

Welcome to the #10 edition of Rust in Blockchain, the hypest newsletter about the hypest tech. Previous: #9.

How are you doing from working at home so far? What do you spend time on? We hope you find something fun, create interesting hacks and enjoy yourself.

This month, we changed the website theme, and moved the hosting from wordpress to GitHub Pages, with hugo framework. So now it should be more straightforward to contribute to the website as well as the content. We still need a RSS, maybe also an event calendar ;)

Several offline events have been moved online – more podcasts, online workshops, and video meetings have been scheduled. We encourage you to share your ideas, practice, and experience with our audience. So if you want to do an online workshop for our Rust and blockchain developers, please tweet at us, or submit a PR to the next draft of your event.

Stay at home, chill and hack harder.



This edition of RiB was produced with contributions from SeungMin Lee, Mattias Nystrom, Paulii Good, Brian Anderson, and Aimee Zhu. Thank you for your help!

RiB needs help to keep up with Rust blockchain projects. If you follow a particular project, or otherwise find information that is beneficial to the Rust & blockchain community, please contribute to the next issue. Either submit a PR to the #11 draft, or Tweet @rust_blockchain.


Project spotlight

Each month we like to shine a light on a notable Rust blockchain project. This month that project is…

The intertrait crate.

This clever crate provides a feature missing from Rust project — the ability to cast from one object type to another. Perhaps not directly blockchain related, but it comes from CodeChain, so is another example of the contributions that the Rust blockchain community provide to the greater Rust ecosystem.


Most Active in March

Solana: 240 merged PRs, 30 closed issues

CodeChain: 81 merged PRs (1, 2, 3, 4, 5), 22 closed issues

NEAR: 47 merged PRs, 56 closed issues

Parity: 70 merged PRs (1, 2, 3), 9 closed issues (1, 2, 3)


Project updates


81 merged PRs(1, 2, 3, 4, 5), 22 closed issues.


37 merged PRs (1, 2, 3, 4, 5), 1 closed issues


16 merged PRs, 8 closed issues


29 merged PRs, 1 closed issues


47 merged PRs, 56 closed issues


6 merged PRs (1, 2, 3), 2 closed issues (1, 2)


70 merged PRs (1, 2, 3), 9 closed issues (1, 2, 3)


240 merged PRs, 30 closed issues


24 merged PRs (1, 2, 3), 15 closed issues (1, 2, 3)



Open Source: From Community to Commercialization

Progressive Decentralization: A Playbook for Building Crypto Applications


Interesting Things

Thread: whether we’d build SetProtocol on other chains



April-May, 2020

ZKProof Standards

May 1-2 | Online

DeFi Discussions: Virtual Summit

Aug 3-6, 2020 | Oxford, UK




Layertwo | London, UK

Senior Backend Engineer

Junior Backend Engineer

Mythical Games | Los Angeles, CA

Software Engineer - Blockchain

Nervos | Remote

Developer Relations

Nervos | Hangzhou, China; Remote

Senior blockchain Engineer

Offchain Labs | NYC, US

Senior Software Engineer


Want to be included in the next issue? Feel free to submit a PR to the #11 draft, or Tweet @rust_blockchain.

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