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HUMAN community newsletter – 2023: a year-in-review

HUMAN Protocol
Dec 22, 2023

HUMAN community newsletter – 2023: a year-in-review

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2023 has been a year of momentum. A year of ecosystem engagement – with exciting new grants issued, partnerships formed, and a successful industry-leading event – and developmental strides. 


  • We hosted the inaugural Newconomics event in November, in Lisbon, bringing together industry leaders from across Web 2 and 3. More to follow. 
  • Launched AskAthena – a global query-response system for the asking of any questions to many participants – and HuFi: a platform for decentralized market making. 
  • This year we saw significant community growth across our channels, and in specific regions. In Bangladesh, the HUMAN Telegram channel is now the seventh most active. 



Work has continued on the job launcher, which will soon be available as a direct link on the HUMAN Protocol website. 

Recent progress has included: 

  • Encrypting manifest files to restrict access to read data to authorized participants. 
  • Progress made to implement direct launching of hCaptcha tasks. 
  • Implemented job launching with a termination time via hCaptcha, to enable launching of jobs with a pre-specified endpoint. 
  • Work done to standardize base models, to standardize manifests used for different annotation tools. 
  • API documentation prepared for both the job launcher and reputational oracle. 


We’re currently revamping the HUMAN dashboard. The new version will have an additional focus on usability, to help ecosystem partners review job-related statistics and network metrics. It additionally features a leaderboard, to compare job and task completion against that of other launchers. 

The dashboard is nearing the final stages of development following an internal and closed-external round of feedback. In the near future, we’ll be releasing a how-to article to introduce its features. 


This year we announced HuFi: a platform for decentralized market making. Recent work has included:

  • Enabling the launching of campaigns directly from Solidity. 
  • Implementation of script to arbitrage using ccxt. This checks for the profitability of arbitrage between two exchanges for a specific pair. 
  • Implementation of script to more easily retrieve campaigns from the graph.
  • Implementation of script to check profitability of campaigns using ccxt


  • Work has continued on CVAT: we recently ran an experiment against a known dataset, and 10 HUMAN App workers participated in it. 
  • HMT has bridged to Celo. We are now waiting on exchange integrations and a community vote to enable launching jobs on Celo.

Product and Marketing 

This year we introduced AskAthena: a groundbreaking query-response system that significantly boosted community engagement. AskAthena allows anybody to ask a question to millions, and receive responses. 

We also implemented HUMAN’s governance system, to return power to the HMT holders and provide more opportunity for community engagement. HMT holders vote for proposals through Commonwealth; each HMT translates into a single vote. The governance model was followed by the launch of HMT onto other networks, such as MultiversX, to further the distribution of the token and, therefore, the decentralization of the Protocol. 

We’ve also seen success with the HUMAN Ops program, attracting over 4k users that have completed over 42.3k quests. The program aims to incentivize learning about Web3, blockchain, and HUMAN Protocol, and is part of our mission to foster a vibrant and nurturing ecosystem. 

Last, but never least, we’ve continued to discuss our latest updates – plus a few engaging extras – on our blog. Here, you can learn what we’re up to, and what we stand on key issues as the Protocol continues to contribute to the building of emergent technologies.

Ecosystem updates 

The grants program continues to generate a lot of interest. We’ve processed 299 applications this year. On our existing grants:

  • What’s Cooking has successfully completed both grants for the Credentialing system, as well as the Content Moderation tool. 
  • Signa-X has completed their grant for the creation of a gaming challenge creation platform for Web3.
  • Elokance has finished the development of their hackathon and dev-challenge platform, TechFiesta, with amazing success and a lot of reputable projects launching challenges already.


  • HUMAN Protocol has joined the Google Cloud Program. 
  • 130 partnerships currently in the pipeline. Four have begun, and 11 have an agreed plan.

Community updates 

We have five different channels and groups on Telegram: one main/global Telegram channel, a news channel, and three active language-based channels.

Notably, our Bangladesh channel is among the top 10 most active groups out of 400, and the Turkey channel is in the top 500 out of 5,000 active groups. On Discord, we boast almost 10k members.

As discussed above, we’ve also launched the HUMAN Ops program. A standout initiative under HUMAN Ops is 'The Apprentice' program, providing a unique platform for skill development and community interaction. 

Events and other news 

2023 has been a landmark year for HUMAN Protocol. We attended 12 conferences, organized four events and several hackathons (Ekolance, Newconomics, TechFiesta), and hosted two exclusive VIP dinners. Each gathering provided a valuable opportunity to connect with our community and foster new collaborations. 

A highlight of 2023 was the launch of our inaugural conference, Newconomics. This event marked an incredible journey, being the first time we brought together so many speakers, enterprises, and partners at the same time. Relive the experience by watching all the sessions and keynotes. A significant announcement about HuFi was made on stage, setting the stage for upcoming campaigns. 

As we look ahead to next year, we are excited and promise it will be filled with even more surprises and opportunities. To learn more about Newconomics 2024, see the website


If you wish to enquire about integrations, usage, or to learn more about HUMAN Protocol, get in contact with the HUMAN team.

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