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  1. We’ve talked a lot about the benefits of Proof of Stake for the Loki blockchain, but there’s another huge upside to PoS compared to our old hybrid PoS-PoW consensus mechanism: it’s a lot kinder to the planet.

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    Proof of… Harm?

    Proof of Work — the system many people know as “crypto mining” — has some very real benefits when it comes to securing blockchains. But it has some nasty downsides, too, and one of the worst is power consumption. To dive into exactly why that is, we need to take a brief look at what Proof of Work actually entails.

    Fundamentally, “mining” crypto through Proof of Work means competing with other miners to solve mathematical problems. The first worker to solve a problem attaches the solution — the literal proof of work — to a “block” of crypto transactions, marking those transactions as valid and adding them to the blockchain. Seems simple enough, right? 

    Well, yes and no.

    The average user’s desktop PC draws anywhere between 300 and 500 watts of power when it’s being pushed to its limit. A dedicated crypto mining rig, with an array of high-powered graphics cards or dedicated ASICs, can draw several thousand watts — and those rigs are often left on 24/7, maximising the chance of solving blocks to get that sweet, sweet block reward.

    When you consider that there are millions of people mining different crypos all over the world, all that power usage adds up.

    It was estimated that in 2017, Bitcoin mining alone used over 30 terawatts of power globally — that’s more electricity than the entire country of Ireland consumes in a year. When you factor in all the other Proof of Work cryptocurrencies, and the fact that the number of miners is only going up, crypto mining is consuming a truly insane amount of electricity. And when the vast majority of electricity worldwide is still drawn from non-renewable sources like coal and gas, crypto mining starts to look like a serious environmental crisis in the making.

    Go green or go home

    So what can we do? Simple — ditch PoW. Proof of Stake and other alternative consensus mechanisms don’t rely on competitive problem-solving in the same way Proof of Work does, making them exponentially more power-efficient and significantly reducing their impact on the environment.

    And when Proof of Stake has so many other benefits for the blockchain ecosystem too, it’s even more of a no-brainer.

    With Salty Saga and Pulse, Loki isn’t just setting up our ecosystem for the next decade of crypto — we’re doing what we can to help the planet by massively reducing the Loki blockchain’s carbon footprint.

    The post Pulse for the planet: How Salty Saga makes Loki greener than ever appeared first on Loki.


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    Overview

    This is the v0.17.1.5 minor point release of the Monero GUI software. This release improves simple mode reliability.

    The latest CLI release notes can be found on the precedent blog post

    Some highlights of this minor release are:

    • Simple mode: skip syncing nodes
    • Write QML cache to portable folder
    • Linux: enable high DPI support
    • Minor bug fixes

    The complete list of changes is available on GitHub, along with the source code.

    Contributors for this Release

    This release was the direct result of 4 people who worked, largely unpaid and altruistically, to put out 22 commits containing 228 new lines of code. We'd like to thank them very much for their time and effort. In no particular order they are:

    • luigi1111
    • xiphon
    • Snipa
    • selsta

    Download

    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.

    Download Hashes

    If you would like to verify that you have downloaded the correct file, please use the following SHA256 hashes:

    monero-gui-win-x64-v0.17.1.5.zip, a5ed83ffeec340b6695c4dcf0305decd5c419a97572e104c323b956deeac3c3d
    monero-gui-install-win-x64-v0.17.1.5.exe, 89e6bad3e8b5b1a57c647f7ddb30ebe4476c74db5730738c0cb7115fb8e44b65
    monero-gui-mac-x64-v0.17.1.5.dmg, 7c7812263ab242f954534d062984e63cbe34211d8a6fd7f08e4bacfeb52ad1ec
    monero-gui-linux-x64-v0.17.1.5.tar.bz2, 577c5b2bcef436cffb57e4addf3ae9b669733f9aae83dc74f5025c76671667ed
    

    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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    Dear community,

    today, we think that it’s necessary to take the time and take a step back to write about the latest development in the X-Cash ecosystem.

    We would like to preface this article by addressing some concerns that arose from recent discussions within the community. Some members of the community have pointed out that it seems that most of X-Cash development is focused on DPOPS at the moment, and because it’s taking longer than planned it feels like the rest of the project is at a stop.

    While this is true to some extent, we are moving forward in the background on several other projects that are not directly related to the state of the DPOPS development, albeit linked to its release. As you might know, we prefer not to make much noise about unfinished products.

    With this in mind, we would like to write today about the progress that has been made to the DPOPS, talk about the new X-Cash website and what it means for the projects, and drop some hints about a project we have been thinking about since the birth of X-Cash.

    DPOPS Beta update

    At the time we are writing the article, the 10th beta run has just concluded, and we are preparing for the 11th with a series of updates and fine-tuning. Although those tests are taking a long time, we would like to point out that they are mandatory, as once we switch to main net there is no coming back. The DPOPS needs to be thoroughly tested, and with the unwavering help of our beta-testers, we are getting much quicker at pointing out issues.

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    Since the start of the beta, there has been many software relaibility, quality of life, and compatibility improvments. The auto-installer has been revamped and made easier to use, the delegate explorer’s design has been drastically improved, LXC containers support have been fixed, and much more.

    As Zach pointed out, we are in the lastest test runs before mainnet. Once the beta has been running for a satisfying amount of time, with a stable uptime for all beta delegates, we will start the transition to the mainnet.

    The new X-Cash Website

    The current X-Cash website hasn’t been updated for a while now, and it is mostly due to gathering most of the community activity on our Discord server. As the project is moving forward, we are well aware our current website is lacking updates and crucial elements to help newcomers and new investors into the project.

    We have decided to reconstruct the website entirely, and bring some much needed features to help newcomers into the project.

    Please be minded that every screenshot presented below is of a work in progress, and will change as we are closer to release.

    The new website will have:

    • A “Get Started” guide for newcomers of the projects. This place will provide a step by step guide to get introduced to the project, and find all necessary information for new joiners.
    • A “Developer Hub” for contributors and people who want to build on X-Cash.
    • All the necessary link, list of exchanges, documentation, and a newly hosted blog directly on the website.
    • Instructions to become a delegate, how to vote and stake your XCASH, and a view into the delegates ecosystem.
    • Accessing every ways to securely store your XCASH.
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    • The contributor program will be hosted on the website. We will list all open contribution’s projects directly on the website for contributors to come and check if they can participate and earn a reward.
    1*Pg_5auuIzAf03O9K43DnBA.pngThe technical roadmap of X-Cash.

    Updating the website is important. When the DPOPS mainnet rolls in, we want new joiners to gain as much information as possible on the website, and go further by joining the discussion on Discord with the already well active community.

    The new website will be the showcase of the project, and while we believe that the current website is satisfactory, we can do much more to ease the integration of new people into the project.

    We would like to release the website before the mainnet of the DPOPS, but there is still much to write and to design. Do not hesitate to post feedback or ideas in Discord!

    Codename: Viaduc

    We don’t want to announce anything before its at least in a prototype stage, but we still want to address what is brewing in the background. I will give some bullet points of information I can safely share at this stage:

    • This project is heavely tied to the X-Bank;
    • It will help with X-Cash’s interoperability with other protocols;
    • It was designed a long time ago to help X-Cash listing on exchanges, but the current timing has pushed it up in the list.

    It is still too early to tell you more about it, but we are waiting impatiently to present you the Viaduc Project in a longer article. In the meantime, put on your tinfoil hats and speculate on what it could be. ?

    Closing words

    Since the beginning of the DPOPS beta, we have seen a lot of involvement from the community, and we couldn’t be more happy from the direction the project is taking. We have seen people trying to engage deep discussion on Discord, forwarding news on Twitter and trying to bring new people in by posting engaging comments, etc… Theses past few months, the number of contributors on the DPOPS repository has skyrocketed, and participants have brought valuable if not gamechanging updates to the software.

    We recognize these contributors as an integral part of the project, and we will enforce ourselves to incentives more projects with the contributor program. As discussed with some of you already, we will also reward projects and contributions retrospectively to keep it fair for early helpers.

    There are still a lot to come before the end of this year, so let’s build together ?

    The X-Network Team & X-Cash Foundation.

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    X-Cash project update: DPOPS, new website, and future plans. was originally published in X-CASH on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.


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  4. Snider
    Latest Entry

    By Snider,

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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.

    Chain Relaunch

    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).

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    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.

    New Core

    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.

    Trading Contest

    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:

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    Deposit Bonus

    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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  6. As always, privileged to provide you the next update following our most recent team meeting including other developments:

    * Lethean Telegram promotion — 300LTHN giveaway continues!!
    Why not jump on the channel and ask our team for some free coin!
    We believe increased adoption starts with trust in a products capabilities and promises. That’s why we’re giving away free coin to test drive our service, our product will speak for itself. In turn we can make our product even better.

    * Lethean community activity increased by over 15% in the last couple of weeks.

    * Growing team contributors. A very warm welcome to our new team members!

    * Chromebook / ChromeOS compatibility testing with the new Lethean Exiplorer mobile app. All confirmed OK and ready for use!

    *We will be issuing a short community survey very soon to gauge what our users see as important in a VPN/proxy solution and how Lethean stacks up. With believe with data such as this, we can accurately target the key areas that are seen as gaps to bring community relevance to the project.

    *Cryptonight v8 alogrithm change discussions have occurred to target the ever present shift in mining activity. We believe this is important to manage risk, including involvement from the greater community of miners.

    * Thanks to community feedback we’re sprucing up our exit-node build guides. We’re working on this and please do reach out if having any troubles attempting to build today.

    * Excitement is also brewing over the review of cloud hosted exit-node options for the community.
    The idea is, if we can make it simple enough to create a node, you’d likely want to stand one up! We want a near zero-touch deployment of the Lethean exit-node and we’re excited to share that we are looking at this option and believe it will greatly grow our node adoption and usage rate.

    * To make some of the above and other project goals possible in the short-term, we’re presently looking at funding options to accelerate our vision for the Lethean project. You’ll want to be part of the action when it all starts cracking on at full pace!

    There are some items I’ve left out on purpose here, specifically how Lethean plans to expand it’s impact. You’ll just have to wait for the next update. :)

    Unlock the Internet.
    Free the world from censorship.

    The Lethean Movement.

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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)

     

    The post Lyra Permissionless Testnet is LIVE! Join Testnet appeared first on Graft Blockchain.


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  8. Authored by SatoriNakamoto and JeuTheidit

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    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.

    Development
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    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.

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    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:

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    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.

    Bombcast

    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
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    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.

    MasariPay
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    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

    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.

    Funding

    Seeking community approval:

    No proposals currently require funding.

    Recently completed:

    Social

    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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  9. Greetings SaroKnight’s!

    In this update we will discuss the following:

    • Upcoming fork
    • CoinMarketCap listing
    • SaroWrite
    • 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

    CoinMarketCap listing

    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

    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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  10. 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.

    Follow us on Delta App

    To start things off, you can now follow all of our medium updates on Delta, a crypto portfolio tracker app. Get it on Android and iOS here.

    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!

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    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!

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    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 1.0.0.6, referral links should now be working correctly.

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    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?

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    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.
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    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.

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    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.

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    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!

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    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.

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    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).

    Looking forward

    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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