Blog Urbit newsletter July 2023

Jeremy Tunnell at

Hello all,

The dog days of summer are upon us, but Urbit shows no signs of slowing down. Check out the latest news, opportunities, and media below:

Applications are Open for u/acc

But time is running out. The first ever Urbit accelerator program begins on July 24th.

That means If you’ve got an idea for an Urbit business or want to become part of a new Urbit start-up’s founding team, now is your last chance to get involved.

Applications close July 19th, so throw your hat in the ring now if you want to apply for funding as one of the inaugural accelerator participants. The program will conclude at Assembly Lisboa, where teams will present to investors and other entrepreneurs. Find the details on the network at ~siddef/u-acc.

Sign Up for the 2023 Urbit Hackathon

Could you be the one who builds Urbit's killer app? You won’t know if you don’t try. Sign up for this year’s Hackathon—now with the largest prize pool in Urbit Hackathon history. The Hackathon will start on August 28th and culminate on Demo Day at Urbit Week Lisboa. Read more here.

Urbit at ETHCC

Art, food, romance, peer-to-peer operating systems: It’s Urbit in Paris. If you’re in Paris for ETHCC, join us on July 20th for a sumptuous event co-sponsored by giga and the NEAR Foundation.

~dalweb-donfun, ~rovnys-ricfer, and ~tidren-nosryg will be there representing the Urbit Foundation. And ~rovnys will be live-streaming a new episode of Zero K at 19:30 local time with NEAR’s Illia Polosukhin. RSVP necessary. We hope to see you there!

New Tools for Exploring Address Space

It’s now easier than ever to track the value of Urbit address space on various platforms across the net. Here’s what’s new:

  • The Urbit Foundation has launched a Dune dashboard for Urbit address space. This page displays recent stats for the sale of Urbit stars on Opensea and for the sale of WSTR (Wrapped Star) on Uniswap.

  •, the community-run trusted source for converting between Urbit stars (non-fungible ERC-721 tokens) and WSTR (fungible ERC-20 tokens), has been revamped. The site now includes explainers on address space value, price charts, and convenient links to marketplaces for Urbit stars.

  • has started its own Twitter account, which will be posting educational information about the value of stars as well as insights and stories from Urbit address space holders.

Highlighted Media

Odds & Ends

Some quick hits from on and around the network this past month:

  • Holium has released voice and video rooms on Realm’s standalone chat feature. They’ve also released the alpha version of their mobile app.

  • Web-based interfaces on the network are getting faster.

  • Anton Ahl at the University of Gothenburg has published an Urbit-related Master’s CS thesis: “KHoon: A Formal Semantics of Hoon in the K Framework”

  • The Urbit Foundation wrote a post-mortem on the latest release, giving a behind-the-scenes look at how the team discovers issues and works to address them.

  • Trill, the Urbit-native microblogging app, has been gaining steam. Check it out here or download directly at ~dister-dozzod-sortug.

  • Winners have been announced for the Hoon School Live Coding Competition from the March 2023 HSL cohort.

As always, we look forward to seeing you on the network!

–The team @ Urbit Foundation

Jeremy brokers the sale of galaxies and stars. To purchase or sell a galaxy or star contact him at [email protected]

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