Its been a while and I have been neglecting the community here on reddit. A lot of things are new, I'll try to keep it as brief as possible.
"My client is saying something about an 'IBO' wtf is this shit? Is Blackcoin DOOMED?!"
Well, fear you not. Blackcoin is still going forward, but as Blackcoin Lore. The IBO message is relating to rat4's new project of which he is working towards. I wish him all the best on that. The #1 question that I get though, "Should I burn my BLK?" I will give a suggestion that I hope others will find fair.
Blacknet is experimental, not yet released, not yet proven, so if you are willing to risk some of your BLK to be a part of something new, then go do so. Should you expect that it gets released? To a degree, yes. Rat4 always has done well. For me personally, I hadn't burnt my BLK as I am skeptical on the distribution and community upon release. However, I do not want to deter anyone from not participating if they can afford the risks associated with new technology.
"What in the fak is going on with development? Is Blackcoin DOOMED!?"
Janko departed to work on some exclusive blockchain projects of which he had told me about. I'm excited for him and again, wish him all the best. He handed me the title of Lore to continue. Now at the time, I hadn't expected rat4 to also call it off. Lateminer and myself have taken up development under "Lore".
"What does that mean for the original wallet? Is Blackcoin DOOMED!?"
No, not at all. So this maybe a little confusing but bear with me. Rat4's client will continue as Blackcoin Lore. This is the same as how Bitcoin Core treated Bitcoin upon Satoshi's departure. There will be two identities of Blackcoin. The protocol, and the software. The protocol always and will always belong to you, the community. That will always be shaped in the way that holders of BLK will believe is best for BLK. However Lore will be under direction of us to maintain consistency.
To further confuse things, and I'm sorry, Lore previously meant Blackcoin stuff on later Bitcoin. This hasn't been a direction that I had agreed with. Sure the core is stable to that of Bitcoin, but you also share the vulnerabilities. I really do believe that the direction is going forward with rat4's old client and having BLK adapt to it's own challenges. Therefore, Lore is becoming Blackcoin "More" and rat4's client is becoming "Blackcoin Lore". Both of which will be developed by the same team. Consider More as a temporary bridge while Lore goes forward as I understand that there are some serious updates that BLK needs that More provides right now.
"I keep up to date and have known about this for the past month or so! What is really going on?"
Well, I and others need to eat and build ourselves before we can work on projects such as BLK, especially taking over development which is massive. Lateminer has been working every evening on fixing up More while I had to take a break on updating rat4's client to be more 'modern' and with it. The project shift couldn't of come at a worse time for myself as I have been trying to launch a product for my business and couldn't delegate more time than I'd like to. But, delegating time I am.
So updates on this:- Lateminer is pushing a new Blackcoin More release this week.- The new Blackcoin Lore wallet, continuation of the old wallet, has a massive new build and RPC API overhaul.- The RPC API isn't complete yet, I just need to finish it off, then we should expect a new release of BLK Lore.
Things are still happening. But thats just development, you can't focus on development and not anything else.
"Is Blackcoin going to be delisted from X? Is Blackcoin DOOMED!?"
No, likely not. We have strong ties to the best leaders in the industry of which we are currently on.
- Bittrex - The most advanced exchange in legal for the US
- CoinEgg - Chinese community exchange
- ShapeShift - Instant conversion to Blackcoin
- cryptoID - Long time friends of Blackcoin for the block explorer with a few BLK specific features
- Coinomi - The multi wallet kings from Spain
- CoinGecko - Bobby and crew from Malaysia, the best coin market cap tracker. We are planning on doing some giveaways with them shortly.
"Why no Binance?"
Well though I do see that Binance is vastly popular, we have to consider legalities of platforms. Binance doesn't have a jurisdiction of which they are lawful to. We don't know where their servers are at. Their employees are mostly private. Those raise red flags to me. That doesn't mean that I am against it. I wouldn't mind putting in a request however, I'm not ready to stick to a strict weekly update that they require until my company's project is launched and new Lore and More is out. At that point, we will update them weekly as well as provide them all information that they require on a regular basis of which we do for every other service of which we are on.
"But the ranking of BLK! WTF!?"
Yeah, I get that. Honestly, I'm not surprised. BLK really nose dived after China called it quits on crypto. 80% of our volume was there and we had the strongest ties with that community. It was devastating and heart breaking to see it collapse almost overnight. The QQ group and Wechat group is still around, still have some die hards. I'm not surprised it had happened.
"We have not heard from you where had you been!?"
Well, I had wanted to walk away from BLK a few times. Usually if there is a team taking care of the project, I feel as if I can focus more on my company. Yet, hadn't left. Mostly everyone else left, I'm still here. I have been keeping the twitter and other things going and as well as established the Proof of Stake Alliance with other projects such as PIVX, Peercoin, Komodo, Navcoin, BitBay, Particle, Phore etc. and we all keep regularly in touch almost every day.
"So what does the Proof of Stake Alliance do?"
Well, all the devs can pool resources together to make the core technology even more sound. While we believe that 3.0 is safe and doesn't have any serious flaws, we do want to improve on it. We are working on a sort of PoS 3.1 which will be basically a total overhaul of the structure of PoS instead of actually changing the security of it.
"PoS 3.1??! Sounds exciting!"
Yes, we originally were running with the name of PoS 4.0 but, since it isn't a security upgrade, but still massive, we decided not to call it that unless there actually is a reason to update the security to ensure that the coin is protected.
"I have a question!"
Leave it below.
I really don't want to let anyone down, or left feeling insecure with their choice on Blackcoin. Its been a rough few months, but we will all pull through.
- Gritt N. Auld
Anonymous Bitcoin Community Herald Edition 6 Editorial
It has been a very busy week, and happily, Bitcoin is looking healthy. A few weeks ago, there was speculation of BTC falling to 2-3K USD. That looks pretty unlikely now, as the price has been fairly steady at 7.3-7.7K USD for most of the last week. A healthy BTC price gives the general cryptocurrency market confidence. ZCL has steadily sat at $8+US, with a big spike in volume occurring over the last few days.
A special mention of an Anonymous Bitcoin admin is deserved: Brad Pat now has his German language website linked to the official ANON website. Clicking through 'Languages' and 'German' will take you to the site designed and created by Brad Pat himself: 'http://anonymousbitcoin.de/
'. Congratulations Brad Pat! It looks great, is an inspiration, and it is a nice example of how an individual can uniquely support something they feel passionate about.
A repeat from last week: Why not get into mastersternodes? Passive income from a masternode should be a part of every crypto-investors' strategy. Anonymous Bitcoin is making it accessible for everyone. WTF is masternodes
? (Check out some basics!). Additionally, have a look at @XeZZoR
's medium article to clear up some misconceptions about masternodes.
Thought for the week: Absorb what is useful, discard what is useless and add what is specifically your own
. – Bruce Lee
The next edition of this newsletter will be available 30th July, covering the week of the 23rd July to 29th July, 2018. Important Announcements and Developments
A few days ago, we had a new video release from ANON featuring Sam and the development team. This video was packed with information and insights into the project. If you have not watched it yet, take some time to appreciate the hard work going into this fork: Behind the code
. Spoiler alert! Among the many gems in this video is the revelation that the developers have produced a stable alpha 'testnet'. The August 10th live testnest deadline looks like it will be yet another milestone achieved by the Anonymous Bitcoin team – on time. Also covered was the important subject of ASIC resistance, and we heard that ANON's equihash variant is in alpha and is continuing to be tested for functionality. Lastly I will reveal that in the video was the beta Java wallet, being worked on by Kevin. Something I will let you all discover for yourselves is what Sam thinks no other dev team has done (clue – its near the start of the video). A big thanks to the team for giving us this unique insight into the complicated process that is being executed so well. It certainly is very far from a mere 'cut-and-paste' exercise that some pundits ignorantly suppose.
Jake the Crypto King has begun (and likely finished by now) the application process to have ANON listed on cryptocurrency exchanges. As we know from official statements, multiple top 10 exchanges are targeted. Of particular interest to most: the Binance application has been submitted. Even though this exchange is notoriously strict about what a coin may say about their application, it is acceptable to state that an application has in fact been submitted. Listing on this exchange is arguably the goal of all coins, as it is the most popular platform and has the largest volume. Equally important, too, are the other applications. They are cumulatively integral to the success of Anonymous Bitcoin, and we all await the results. Bounty Winners
Last weeks merchandise winners were : Darthcrypto and @sov_an If you want to look as good as Darthcrypto, you can purchase your own Anonymous Bitcoin merch at teepublic
– or get involved in the community and win it!
Congratulations to our weekly BEST COMMENT winners (3 ZCL) Week ending JULY 15, 2018-
Remember, it is easy to be in the running for this. Simply register and write a comment on our socials. No fuss. Minor Updates and 'Links of the Week'
After the success of the ANON campaign with PaidThru last week, this last weekend saw a new twitter campaign run and won. The simple aim was to have 111 re-tweets go out, and ZCL was awarded to random participants. Will this be a weekly occurence? Stay tuned to find out....
Now live are Arabic, Czech, Dutch, French, Russian, Mandarin, Korean and Turkish versions of the Anonymous Bitcoin website. Thanks to our community members for making the translations. As mentioned earlier, the German link goes direct to Brad Pat's ANON German website. More translations will be added in the not-too-distant future.
On the 18th of July 2018, the Paris Blockchain and Bitcoin conference was held, and Jake was in attendance.
Although Anonymous Bitcoin is completely self-funded, a donation address has been released. Go to twitter @ANON_BTC for the ZCL and BTC addresses if you would like to donate, or just check on the prescence of the funding specified in the whitepaper (11,000+ ZCL ). It is good practice to verify these addresses yourself from official sources. Importantly, the use of the funds in these wallets will be decided by the masternode-holder's votes (i.e. YOU!).
A brief video (made by a community member) featuring the ANON team, Jake the Crypto King in networking mode, and also some of the bounty entries is available for viewing on reddit
. If you want to quickly catch up on what has been happening, or review ANON's story so far, this is a good 2-3 minute way to do it.
Any price discussion of Anonymous Bitcoin or ZCL is forbidden on the official channels. The community has, however, set up their own channel to explore their expectations. https://t.me/anonymousbitcoinPP The Week Ahead
- The ZCL bounty giveaways continue unabated.
- Sam has indicated that he is currently working through some numbers to release in relation to masternode operation. Note: It is unlikely that changes will be made, the release is for the purpose of setting at ease the minds of some members of the community that have expressed reservations about the masternode technicalities.
- Possible new twitter campaign / ZCL giveaway next weekend.
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