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This week has been the first week back after the Christmas holidays, so our dev updates will be back to their usual length from here on out. This week, the Session team worked to finish the final Session protocol implementation, specifically focusing on closed groups. The Lokinet team submitted their TUN refactor code which is expected to improve performance, especially on Windows. The Loki Core team worked on various Oxen rebranding projects, mostly focusing on the wallets.
- Add API for staked amount on pending transactions https://github.com/loki-project/loki-core/pull/1386
- Strip Android libs, disable Trezor & protobuf https://github.com/loki-project/loki-core/pull/1388
- Backport Oxen rebranding from dev branch https://github.com/loki-project/loki-core/pull/1387
- Fix Windows CLI bug https://github.com/loki-project/loki-core/pull/1385
- Update electron wallet file name https://github.com/loki-project/loki-core/pull/1384
- Update dependencies https://github.com/loki-project/loki-core/pull/1383
- iOS and Android package upgrades https://github.com/loki-project/loki-core/pull/1382
- Add optional stake amount calculation to RPC https://github.com/loki-project/loki-core/pull/1381
- Oxen rebranding https://github.com/loki-project/loki-core/pull/1380
This past week, Lokinet development resumed with significant work on a big “TUN refactor” PR (fTUN is the name of the programmable virtual network interface driver that Lokinet uses to provide local virtual addresses). This throws away a big chunk of borrowed code in favour of a streamlined implementation, which is always nice, but more importantly it fixes a longstanding issue with Windows performance where we have continually seen considerably worse throughput and latency numbers on Windows compared to Linux or macOS. We still have more testing and some known issues to stamp out, but we hope to get release 8.1.3 out, particularly for Windows users, in the near future.
- TUN code refactor https://github.com/loki-project/loki-network/pull/1495
- macOS build instruction fixes https://github.com/loki-project/loki-network/pull/1506
- Add full-static-deps armhf build (+upload) https://github.com/loki-project/loki-network/pull/1505
We’re finishing off the remaining Session Protocol changes this week. This primarily means changing closed groups to use the Session Protocol instead of our implementation of sender keys.
- Fix bug where attachments would sometimes not download https://github.com/loki-project/session-ios/pull/330
- Full Session V2 protocol implementation https://github.com/loki-project/session-ios/pull/325
- Reorganise files https://github.com/loki-project/session-ios/pull/331
- Full list of commits can be found here https://github.com/loki-project/session-ios/commits/dev
- Core refactor ongoing https://github.com/RyanRory/loki-messenger-android/commits/refactor
- Session protocol V2 implementation https://github.com/loki-project/session-android/pull/396
- Full list of commits can be found here https://github.com/loki-project/session-android/commits/dev
- WIP closed group changes https://github.com/loki-project/session-desktop/pull/1424
- Fix conversation message list https://github.com/loki-project/session-desktop/pull/1423
- Add tests for Session protocol https://github.com/loki-project/session-desktop/pull/1421
- Improve message polling for open groups https://github.com/loki-project/session-desktop/pull/1419
- Fix issues with voice recording for voice messages https://github.com/loki-project/session-desktop/pull/1417
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This is the v0.17.1.9 minor point release of the Monero GUI software. This is a recommended release that contains mitigations against the ongoing memory exhaustion attack.
Some highlights of this minor release are:
- Update monero submodule to v0.17.1.9
- Windows GUI binary is now reproducible
- Add high DPI support on Windows
Contributors for this Release
This release was the direct result of 3 people who worked, largely unpaid and altruistically, to put out 12 commits containing 99 new lines of code. We'd like to thank them very much for their time and effort. In no particular order they are:
The new binaries can be downloaded from the Downloads page or from the direct links below.
A complete guide for the GUI wallet is included in the archives, but an online version is available.
If you would like to verify that you have downloaded the correct file, please use the following SHA256 hashes:
monero-gui-win-x64-v0.17.1.9.zip, 862aa9a6564a60be3e70ee30eb061d5186a141ce62842b3d741558470c255988 monero-gui-install-win-x64-v0.17.1.9.exe, edc47b1540510640a40e8d52ad4ab3a6220f935e881fd65b02ccce94a28c3fa2 monero-gui-mac-x64-v0.17.1.9.dmg, c8a8ea012e8731bfacd17434fdd3a0f03302fc61d7187d218da5ff6a6e869f0b monero-gui-linux-x64-v0.17.1.9.tar.bz2, 6334acbe9877e2e86b1902b111abc59e170aedc701ea71cbae49830191bbd745
A GPG-signed list of the hashes is at https://getmonero.org/downloads/hashes.txt and should be treated as canonical, with the signature checked against the appropriate GPG key in the source code (in /utils/gpg_keys). To ensure that the files you download are those originally posted by the maintainers, you should both check that the hashes of your files match those on the signed list, and that the signature on the list is valid.
Two guides are available to guide you through the verification process: Verify binaries on Windows (beginner) and Verify binaries on Linux, Mac, or Windows command line (advanced).
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Today, and after a year-long (but needed) testing period, we are glad to announce that the X-Cash public blockchain is ready to move from Proof of Work consensus algorithm to our new and customized: Delegated Proof of Private Stake consensus algorithm.
What is DPoPS?
The DPOPS (standing for Delegated-Proof-of-Private Stake) is a brand new and unique Delegate-Proof-of-Stake consensus integrated into X-Cash, an open-source fork of Monero which has since the beginning of the project brought new innovation to the privacy coin space (notably FlexPrivacy, public & private transactions on the same blockchain, from the same wallet).
- The top 50 delegates are elected as block verifiers.
- Using a variation of Delegated Byzantine Fault tolerance consensus where 55% consensus must be reached for a new block to be added to the network.
- DBFT allows for up to 45% of the elected block verifiers to be faulty. The system will still be able to produce a new block.
- Using Verifiable Random Functions (VRF) to select the next block producer in the system. This allows for a random, but a verifiable way of selecting the next block producer.
- The block reward is given to the block verifier responsible of forging the block, and shared with their voters.
- Reserve proof-based voting/staking system: the XCASH’s stake always stays in your wallet.
- There is no lockup period. The staked XCASH always remain in your wallet and you can use them at any time. However, moving them from your wallet will cancel your entire staking
- No need to keep your wallet/computer online if you are staking towards a shared delegate
- The minimum stake to vote for a delegate is 2 million XCASH.
- The election process occurs in every block.
- New votes will be taken into account at the top of the next hour.
- Your current vote will automatically get cancelled if you change your vote to a different delegate.
- There are no voting fees. You can cast a new vote or switch your vote as many time as you like.
- Blocks can be verified from the delegates explorer with a detailed explanation of the block content.
- The voting and reserve bytes data is held in a decentralized database system.
- The block format is designed to store a hash of the reserve bytes data, pointing to the decentralized database, to reduce size increase of the blockchain.
With everything being ready, we have decided to make the switch from the PoW algorithm to DPoPS consensus algorithm at block 800,000, or around February 4th, 2021 at current block time.
There are several things to take into consideration before the release of the mainnet. The switch to mainnet will be organized as followed.
Strart: January 4th, 2021
The registration will enable the delegates to start registering their nodes and open the community voting for them. The registration will start on January 4th and will last until the block 800,000. This period is 1-month long, to enable everyone to prepare their nodes, start communicating around and accepting votes.
Delegates — You have a consequent amount of XCASH, and are looking at getting a delegate position and securing the X-Cash public network? Delegates elected in the top 50 get a block verifier position and get rewarded with the block reward.
If you are planning on running a delegate node, you will be able to register as a delegate on the 4th of January. You can start preparing your node in advance by following the extensive guide to becoming a block verifier on the X-Cash public network.
You will have the time to decide if you want to run a shared delegate (people vote for you and help you get elected, but in return, you share the reward with them), solo delegate (running with you own XCASH without the help of voters, but keep the whole reward for yourself), and the new private group delegate (an agreed-upon list of voters managed by a delegate to control the voting dilution).
Voters — You plan to vote to elect a delegate, and get a share of the block reward in return? We will release everything you need to know to vote securely at the start of the registration period.
The 2.0.0 wallet binaries to start voting will be released on the 4th of January, and we will provide a full comprehensive guide to use the CLI interface and vote for your preferred delegate.
Here are a few considerations to have in mind to be ready at the start of the registration period:
- The minimum amount of XCASH to stake/vote is 2,000,000 (Two millions) XCASH. Meaning that if you are trying to vote from a wallet with less than 2M XCASH in it, your vote will be refused.
- At the beginning, you will only be able to vote from a CLI wallet and the Android wallet. We will provide an easy guide to help you vote if you have never used the CLI interface.
- You won’t be able to vote from the X-Bank directly. It means that you will have to withdraw your XCASH into an X-Cash wallet to be able to vote and stake your XCASH. We will provide a guide for that as well.
Please be minded that you won’t get a share of the block reward from your vote before the block 800,001. But it is a good idea to be ready and have your vote prepared to your delegate so you can stake right away.
Switch to mainnet
Date: February 4th, 2021 (time will be adjusted depending on when we reach block 800,000)
When we arrive at block 800,000 (eight hundred thousand), the network will pause for a couple of hours, and the blockchain will resume by forging the 800,001st block under the new DPoPS consensus algorithm.
What should I do now?
There is still some time before the start of the registration period (January 4th, 2021), and we are taking the time to produce the necessary guide and tutorials for you to make an educated decision for your votes or your decision to run a delegate.
Please don’t hesitate to come and discuss with any of the delegates on our Discord Server.
This wouldn’t have been possible without the help of all the participants in the beta & alpha, that took their time, knowledge, and implications into testing and improving the consensus. So many feedback has been taken into account and used to improve the onboarding and user experience of delegates and the stability of the network.
From all the team and the community of the X-Cash Foundation, we would like to thank and acknowledge the participants of the beta. 👏👏
| Delegate Node Name | Delegate Name |
| xcash-ju.fr | Ju |
| swan-x | Cygnus |
| XCAjoca | cajoca |
| x-staking | N3me5is |
| xcash.one | Executor |
| xcash.it | CryptoDuke |
| snakeway | Snakeway |
| x-delegate | Element56 |
| xcashcolombia | Fidentis |
| xcash_lt | Mantas |
| *.xcash.rocks | Miaumiau |
| xcash-dpops.com | Neppers |
| grizzly & aurora | UrsaMajor |
| Atlantis-X | Thomas The Cat |
| xcashdelegate.com | Miraculu |
| Redstar-1 & Redstar-2 | Alibaba |
| xcashdelegate.ph | Mryoso1994 |
| *inkie | Twinkie |
| CryptoWorld | aquila-audax |
| 8bit.services | SHA |
| DELEGATE_DON'T_HATE | IdzaMeMario |
This list is based on the work of Ju, and might be missing some members. Please contact me (paulxcash#2676 on Discord) if you are missing of the list so I can add you.
These people have tested the consensus and additionally, have thoroughly tested their setup to run a stable node. You can be sure that the X-Cash network will be secured with them running a node.
Also, more than a year ago, people have participated in the first alpha test and brought a lot feedback and improvements, and we want to thank them.
Picatax, Galapagos, akhenaten, Bowcat, Bry Guy, Cygnus, Demo2004, element56, herominers.com, Klendhaar, MadMason, qf3l3k, Quetio, snakeway passer, tjs, Twinkie, UrsaMajor, Zaffy, 𝓕𝓻𝓸𝓰.
Delegate explorer: http://delegates.xcash.foundation/dashboard
The delegate explorer tracks the registered delegates and important statistics about the forging of blocks.
Discord server: https://discord.gg/4CAahnd
The community is gathered on Discord, and you will find most of the delegates there. Don’t hesitate to come by and ask questions.
Everything you need to know about the DPOPS, how to set up a delegate node, and to vote.
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We have collaboratively been working through what should go into the Lethean roadmap and how we broadcast activity.
The Lethean official website is now updated with the most current roadmap: https://lethean.io/roadmap
At this stage only completed and actively worked on items are disclosed.
Our most recent roadmap updates have been focusing on:
- Giving Lethean a new look with a fresh new website!
- Making it simpler to stand-up a node, a lot simpler.
- Promoting Lethean — In doing so, we attract attention and gain momentum with increased community involvement.
- More exchange listings and maintaining these relationships.
As you may be aware the Lethean community contributes it’s time on a voluntary basis in managing this project. This means we cannot provide accurate timelines for when roadmap items will be completed and this specific information is therefore removed.
The great news is our team is growing with members eager to make an impact on the Lethean project. We are confident and excited about this and look forward to releasing updates on the project as they become available.
Why not have your say about what should be the focus right now for Lethean?
Reach us on any of our official channels. In our opinion, the more minds we put together the better things will be.
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Have a seat, pour a cup of whatever drink you celebrate with, and think about where you left those old TRTL wallet keys. Whether you like what we say next or not, you’re going to need them, soon..
My friends, it is time for us to say goodbye.
Today we hit block 3,000,000. We upgraded our network and our proof of work algorithm for the last time. By block 4,000,000 or in about 1 year from today, the TurtleCoin network as we know it will begin on a path of its own destruction.
A short time after block 5 million, the chain will be dead, and completely gone, unable to produce more blocks.
Don’t panic, we have a plan. I said this would be celebrating :)
Sometimes you have to know when it is time to move on, and for us the time is now. Starting today we will be freezing the main core software repository. In the year that follows we will be writing code, documentation, and testing the new software we are already building for TRTL v2.
The next iteration of the software will work best with a blank slate to allow us to improve the network based on the things we learned in our current software. The main changes are:
- Chain relaunch near December 2021
- Coin swap w/ reverse split
- Fair proof of stake
- New core software
Let’s look into each one of those points and explain what is happening from a high level.
Launching with a fresh chain on new software will enable us to be more flexible in the things we can make the new network do. If we have to operate with the constraints of backward compatibility, we will have to write a lot of code twice and basically build another version of what we have now, instead of something completely new.
Coin Swap w/ Split
Despite having a low emission atomically, our transactions average a large number of inputs. A lot of these smaller inputs now become smaller than the cost of handling them, so we call them “dust”. Think of how many handfuls of pennies you would need to pay for lunch.
To cut down on this dust, we will be reducing our supply by 100,000:1.
If you currently have 10,000,000.00 TRTL on the old chain, on the new chain you will have 100.00 TRTL. If you have 1,000,000 on the old chain, on the new chain you will have 10.00 TRTL. We will be keeping the 2 digits after the decimal point and will be keeping the TRTL ticker and wallet prefix.
The new total supply of TRTL will go from 1 Trillion (1,000,000,000,000.00 TRTL) to 10 Million (10,000,000.00 TRTL).
If you have <1,000 TRTL today, you will have 0 TRTL on the new chain.
The swap will be organized via a website that takes your new wallet address and helps move your coins to the v2 chain. When the swap is complete and the old TRTL chain is dead, the funds will be burned, and the excess funds left unclaimed will go out in staking rewards on the new chain.
Proof of Stake
We don’t have a fancy name for it yet, but we have designed a system that could kind of be compared to proof of stake, but it still has a little proof of work sprinkled on top.
TL;DR — There will be staking. There will be no more proof of work for mining.
We have developed an algorithm in-house that involves staking and uses a fair system for selecting block producers where whales have a hard time dominating production without significant cost. To cut down on spam and wasteful transactions, we are using proof of work to derive a proof of importance for each transaction, offering a user the option to compute more rounds of work to lower the fee, or pay a higher fee to send more rapid transactions.
The end result is a block chain that consumes less resources, is less centralized, and incentivizes good peers to stay online and provide good network throughput as we grow in volume. On the new network, there are no empty blocks, either.
We have already started specifying and building the new core protocols. It made sense to keep the modular approach of daemon+wallet, so starting with the daemon, we are writing it all from scratch. While this means we will no longer be a CryptoNote project, we will still have privacy the way we do now, and with the added bonus of not being a fork of anything, as that seems to bother some people.
Part of focusing all our efforts on the new core suite is to stop slapping duct tape on the old code base. From this point forward, there will be no new features, enhancements, or active development on the current repository. We will, however, review and address any critical issues and bug fixes that are required to keep the network in stable operation. In due time, you will find the current repository archived and read only once we are ready to nail the coffin closed via a consensus mechanism that brings the current chain to its final resting place.
We hope to be able to testnet the new network daemon soon, and I am sure we will need testers when we are ready, so if you have Discord, pop on by the TurtleCoin Discord and let us know so we can put you on a list of testers for when the time comes.
Until then, take care, we look forward to another 3 years with you all :)
TurtleCoin® Core Team
Originally published at TurtleCoin.
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We are very excited to announce that Haven Protocol has been listed on BKEX!
Trading goes live today at 20:30 (UTC+8).
This is a critical step to expanding access to financial privacy for our users throughout Asia, and will allow access for the first time to the wider Chinese community that has shown a lot of interest in Haven. BKEX is the 4th largest exchange in China. We hope this will assist some of the Chinese investors who have shown long term interest in the project and struggled to find a suitable exchange to use.
As the first listing of an XHV/USDT pair, this listing with BKEX marks another important step for the project, and we also hope that the USDT pairing will allow a new angle for traders by spreading our pricing across more platforms and pairs.
We would like to encourage our regular users to join in the trading competition, Twitter rewards program, and take advantage of a small deposit bonus for XHV deposits on BKEX, further details of which are below.
During the contest all users who who trade the XHV/USDT pair on BKEX and reach a minimum qualifying trading volume will be given ranking rewards that go towards the following prizes, awarded at the end of the contest to users with the most trading volume:
For the duration of the contest, all users who deposit a minimum of 500 XHV to BKEX will receive a bonus of 10 USDT. The pool for this is 6500 USDT so it will be distributed on a first come first served basis until the pool is used up.
Twitter Sharing Bonus
During the contest, users who follow the BKEX official Twitter account https://twitter.com/ComBkex and retweet and comment the listing tweet, register relevant information to the form link, will receive 2 USDT. This will be available for the first 300 users who complete the above on a first come first served basis.
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Congratulating @jfkwn and the community on this very important accomplishment!
To run a Lyra testnet node, test token issuance, or just keep an eye on the project: https://github.com/graft-project/LyraNetwork
Lyra Testnet TG channel: https://t.me/lyranodes
P.S. we need at least 20 live nodes to get the real testing and benchmarking under way so please join the testnet! (Lyra Testnet TG channel is the best place to ask for help)
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Authored by SatoriNakamoto and JeuTheidit
Masari getting the attention of Trump?! Must be from all the recent news — Further development and direction for the project, the introduction of Bombcast, an introduction video production release, a new betting website, and the revival of MasariPay encompass this update.
If you missed the last Masari project update, the infamous spending issue was fixed, Stex and SouthXchange are back up and running, the GUI has been updated, camthegeek has completely re-designed the official website, and a new Hetzner server has been set up to host the web wallet and block explorer under new domains.
Now with most of the wallet bugs squashed and web wallet running smoothly, the Android app has been updated with Google Play just around the corner. Installing and testing on the v1.2.0 beta release is welcome! When this is completed, development of the bigger project items can continue.
Regarding the direction of the project, thaer stated:
Simple Private Tokens (SPTs) would feature the ability to issue private digital assets in the network easily by the end user, with any computational logic using interchangeable off-chain architecture. To put it in layman’s terms, SPT is a network-native token service that allows the normal end user to create a token that they can do with as they wish — trade on an exchange, treat it as a security or share in a company, partial ownership of assets, and more. The possibilities are endless! It would be void of any on-chain smart contracts (i.e. all of that would be off-chain with multisig) to keep the network as simple, secure, scalable, and single-purpose as possible.
SPT isn’t yet at the possible stage yet, but it seems to be feasible at this point. It’s extremely math and cryptography heavy, and we’ll likely need to pay for a cryptography audit. If it works, this will be another crypto-space first coming from the Masari project, and combined with blocktree will result in a scalable currency that can handle this type of environment over the long term.
A new podcast series dubbed Bombcast has been started by BazookaJeff. The first episode features an interview with Thaer.
Like and subscribe to Bazooka Jeff on YouTube to get notifications about future episode releases!
Introduction to Masari
The animated video project has been fully funded by the community and Johnny Gonzo, xiaomogwai, and Keez have released the production!
Definitely a more conservative and family friendly vibe from our Emperor of Memes, xiaomogwai.
In addition to the introduction video, the Masari introduction Medium article has been updated as well. It is meant to be a write up for new users to learn quickly what Masari is all about and how to start getting involved. Go check it out and let us know how to improve it!
Masari Betting Game
Changing gears a little bit, thanks to OhGodAMochi101 you can now play the numbers on masari.win! This is a game that is based on the results of the Masari blockchain itself, so it’s easily provable using third party resources.
Bet any amount between 1 and 30 MSR (limit can be raised if there is interest) and choose up to 15 characters to guess what the last digit of the next block’s hash will be. The probability of winning and the payout amount are determined by how many characters you choose. Selecting all 15 characters will give you a 93.75% chance to win 1.01 times your bet, while choosing only 1 character will give you a 6.25% chance to win 15.2 times your bet.
Thanks to Dubz and flyguyry_2.0, MasariPay has come back from the dead! Come join the fun in Discord and try your luck with the weekly raffle!
General reminder from the last encounter — Do not use the tip bot for storing large amounts. Only keep what you are willing to lose and use for fun. That said, wallet backups are now completed on a regular basis if the server ever goes down.
Community meetings occur on Saturdays of even numbered weeks at 15:00 UTC in the #meeting-table discord channel. Come join us to talk future development, funding, marketing, how you can help, or anything else that tickles your fancy!
Previous meeting recaps:
The next scheduled meeting is on August 24th.
Seeking community approval:
No proposals currently require funding.
- Masari Betting Website
- Web Wallet and Main Website Server Funding
- Translate Website — Chinese
- Translate Website — Spanish
Discord: 2702 members (+42 from update #10)
Official Twitter: 1843 followers (+20)
Engagement Twitter: 43 followers (+22)
Reddit: 1,177 subs (-5)
Telegram: 696 members (-27)
Forks: 58 (core) | 89 (webwallet)
That’s all for this edition of the community update, see you next time and keep on rockin’ in the FOSS world.
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In this update we will discuss the following:
- Upcoming fork
- CoinMarketCap listing
- 2019 Goals
The upcoming fork will feature the following:
- Activated bulletproofs(Lower fee transactions and smaller blockchain)
- Staking from the GUI wallet
- Add latest updates and bug fixes from Monero and Loki
- IPV6 support for the Saronite daemon
- Minor changes in the difficulty algorithm
Saronite has applied to be listed on CoinMarketCap. We have gotten a response from CoinMarketCap and they have requested a value only output for the circulating supply. This has been done here> https://saronite.io/api/circulating/ We have provided CoinMarketCap with what they need and they will now process listing Saronite on CoinMarketCap
SaroWrite blogging network is due in Quarter 1 2019. We are currently working and testing a few things, we will release the platform in stages and go live during Quarter 1 2019. We hope to be one of the biggest blogging platform in the cryptocurrency world. We will go through a lot of advertising to promote SaroWrite. In the next update we will discuss the technical details.
2019 Goals for Saronite
2019 will be an exciting year for the Saronite team and community. We are going to work on the following
- Complete and launch SaroWrite
- Implement a custom proof of work that will give 15% to ASIC’s and 85% to GPU/CPU miners
- Implement online payment methods and the existence of SaroPay.
- List on a larger exchanges
- Marketing for Saronite
- Get listed on masternodes.online
- Service Node Apps with community based development
Thank you to the Saronite community and everyone assisting the project! We hope to have you with us for 2019 and the years to come!
Happy new year from the Saronite team!
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Time for another major update! We have great news about the extension and some cool new BitTube tweaks. We’ve decided that from now on, we will publish our official updates earlier in the week instead of on Fridays.
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Live Support Desk
Secondly, we’ve been focusing on improving our helpdesk workflow. For everyone’s convenience, we have added live support on BitTubeApp.com. Browse the knowledge base or get in touch with us directly by clicking the Live Support button at the bottom right of the page. Now you can leave us a message or chat with one of our support staff in real-time!
With that out of the way, now for the big news:
The BitTube AirTime extension beta is now public!
Get it here. Don’t forget to leave a review!
We would like to give big thanks to the beta testers that dug deep to share their feedback. This has helped us speed up the process of fixing bugs and making it available to the public. So without further ado, you can go and install the extension yourself and give it a try.
Don’t forget to share the extension using your referral link under the Options menu, so both you and those who sign up will receive 5 TUBEs as a reward. As of version 22.214.171.124, referral links should now be working correctly.
If you’re new to the extension, welcome! Let us give you a quick rundown of why this is such great news. The extension monetizes your internet usage everywhere using the AirTime monetization system. It enables you to actively monetize and donate to websites, retailers, publishers and social accounts. The extension integrates a donation button on all popular platforms. See also What is the BitTube browser extension?
Extension features include:
- Rewards your time spent on the Internet.
- Donate to websites and social media accounts.
- Link your social accounts and domain.
- Integrated wallet to send and receive funds.
- Buy TUBE coins with a Debit/Credit card or PayPal.
- Integrated ad-blocker (uBlock Origin)
- Secured by 2-Factor Authentication.
- Earn TUBEs by sharing a personal referral link.
AirTime is not active yet
To avoid any confusion, please note that AirTime in the extension is not yet activated. In order to secure the system against bots and malicious usage, an AI is currently training itself to map normal user behavior. Once the system has sufficient data, we are ready to activate AirTime.
But what is AirTime anyway, you say? Good question! In short, with AirTime monetization, the time you spend on web pages is directly monetized without ads. Visitors are not distracted by ads and publishers can focus on designing the best possible user experience without any interruptions that direct you away from their website or social page. Your time and attention are a limited resource. AirTime allows you to spend your undivided attention and monetizes both sides of the equation. It’s a mutually beneficial, ad-free, win-win solution. To learn everything about AirTime, start here.
Getting started with the extension
We’ve been working hard on our knowledge base for both the extension and the video platform, in order to get every new user up to speed. Learn how to create and verify your account and subsequently link your social accounts after you’ve installed the extension. The KB is a work in progress, if you’d like to point out improvements we’re open to your suggestions.
Note: if you currently have the BitTube Redirector extension installed, it is recommended to disable it to avoid conflicts.
Monetize your website with AirTime now!
If you run a successful website, we have great news. Now you can benefit from AirTime and generate income without needing intrusive ads (that most of your visitors would block anyway!). Take advantage of clean web design and be an early adopter of the future of Internet monetization.
Our AirTime system rewards the most valuable asset of your visitors, namely their time and attention they spend on your pages. After linking your domain to your BitTube extension account, you will be claiming the rewards from all traffic (past and present) by your visitors running the extension.
What’s more, a permissioned, native AirTime module is in development that will allow your website to generate AirTime from the majority of your visitors who do not have the extension installed, enabling you to get rid of ads for good.
To link your domain to your BitTube account, follow three easy steps here.
Finally, remember that the extension is still very much in beta. All of your bug reports, feedback and suggestions will be highly appreciated!
Android wallet app
Additionally, we are excited to announce that our Android wallet app is ready and we’ve submitted the first version to the Google Play store.
Get it here. Again, don’t forget to leave a review!
The wallet app is based on Monerujo. Its focus is usability and security. Main features are creating unlimited wallet addresses to organize all of your transactions. The QR code functionality makes sending and receiving funds fast and secure due to the integrated payment ID in the transaction. This helps retailers offer easy purchasing without customers needing to add additional information.
BitTube video platform improvements
BitTube is a community based video platform. We are happy to receive all of your feedback, especially creative ideas in our Discord suggestions channel. For those of you with tens or hundreds of videos in the upload queue, you can now add massive tags. Just write your tags down separated by commas, copy them to the tags field below the description and hit Enter.
Timestamps in comments and descriptions are now a thing. Clicking on “4:20”, for example, will jump the video to that time. Creators can feature a playlist or break down the topics covered.
Further improvements include fixing the thumbnail aspect ratio on upload and other uploading backend optimizations.
Lastly, with the help from the community, our moderation team has been acting diligently on NSFW and bot reports (see Discord moderator-log).
After the extension is officially out of beta, we will be able to refocus much more on the video platform. The short list includes specific AirTime improvements that will advocate organic usage, promoting original content (OC), various creator tools, UI improvements and much more.
Thank you for reading this far. Have a great week!
Your BitTube Team.
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