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This is the v0.18.1.0 release of the Monero GUI software. This release adds v0.18 network upgrade compatibility for Ledger and Trezor hardware wallets.
Some highlights of this release are:
- Add Ledger support for v0.18, requires app v1.8.0
- Add Trezor support for v0.18, requires firmware v2.5.2
- Speed up time between wallet opening and refresh (#3994)
- Add option to skip stop local node screen (#3734)
- Minor bug fixes and UI improvements
Contributors for this Release
This release was the direct result of 7 people who worked, largely unpaid and altruistically, to put out 18 commits containing 27 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-v0.18.1.0.zip, 39c4290a01072cc8fe8eabaa2c61598421a72eac6011eccd16a2a63e89323fa2 monero-gui-install-win-x64-v0.18.1.0.exe, 9b2c8978f96e8c9662373b427ef320ccd9d652d346435a8487a756bf55cf43ff monero-gui-mac-x64-v0.18.1.0.dmg, 0b06351b370863dce8fff9d8659a8235b98505c61c7e4f5af23843b161d92186 monero-gui-linux-x64-v0.18.1.0.tar.bz2, 6c993b622516d85555d8962767b39c79a3b3614cbdf0ab9f62fa07e3826498d0
A GPG-signed list of the hashes is at https://www.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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2022 is a year of immense changes in the world, and though some unfortunately have a sense of dread about the future, a few see an undeniable flame of hope. The hope radiates and gives clarity to what the shadows conceal thus allowing the eyes to see. What is under the shadows is for those who witness the flames’ radiance.
Before this article gets buried by our heavy release schedule, thanks. Thanks for being an early supporter and witness to X-Cash’s maturation– though we are still at the beginning and have a ton of untapped potential to realize. Our new website release is a starting pistol for many more exciting product releases, expansions, and events over the coming months as we take a leap beyond the Web3 to make Crypto safe and rewarding for all: the X-Cash way.
A few cosmetic changes
On July 25th, clear your cookies or enter xcash.foundation via private browsing (or a different browser), as upon entry you will be greeted with a completely new design. Things have gotten dark, though our familiar colors still remain. Our orange (#FA741C) is boosted against our dark gray (#1F1F1F) background so that all of our new arrivals can become familiar with our signature orange immediately.
You will also notice the adoption of a single-page design, which contrasts with our prior multi-page site. We still use pages, as is evident from the navigation bar directly above, though this time around, for the majority of your journey, you’ll only have one page to load which will give you a more immersive experience. All pages are now sections and are navigable using scroll, or appending /#section-title to the URL e.g to enter directly to the metrics section: https://xcash.foundation/#metrics.
Following you vertically on the right of the landing page is a wallet widget that lets you navigate to our wallet download page. This is useful if you get the strong urge to download a wallet mid-section. On the left side of the landing page you’ll see an autonomous (semi-ominous) orb. Be wary of the orb.
An evolving process
This is a living breathing project that will be updated when new elements have a need to be added, such as new features, partnerships, and exchange sections– all flames need oxygen! You will notice talk of refactoring which will take place between autumn/ fall of this year through Q2 of 2023. The site as you’re seeing now is currently in a transition from old to new, and due to its living breathing characteristic, is continuously evolving.
Please, via GitHub continue telling us what features you wish to be added, and bugs that you may encounter. Remember that this is your website and that we are improving & delivering through your suggestion & participation! Thanks to the community for assisting with testing, creating content, and giving feedback. And special thanks to !executor!, mryoso1994, Animus, Zurg, and our XCadians!
We will still be building years from now no matter the circumstance, so let’s grow our flame’s radius so more people have a brighter tomorrow!
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If you know someone who has problems with reading comprehension, please hold their hand gently and read them this article.
TL;DR — Scammers are pretending to hold “TRTLv2 Swaps” and are attempting to steal your money.
We don’t have Telegram, at all, none of us use it either.
To check the official status of V2 and any dates related to swap, check the official TurtleCoin blockchain explorer explorer.turtlecoin.lol or type .v2 in the official discord chat server, in any room, and a bot will reply to you with a countdown, information, anything you need related to v2.
Please stop falling for this type of stuff. You don’t even have to read anymore, we put it in audio format for you. https://podcast.turtlecoin.com which is also in video form https://youtube.com/turtlecoin
If you already fell for it, your money is gone, and you just learned a very affordable life lesson about the importance of literacy.
Originally published at TurtleCoin.
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In this fast-paced and revolutionized world, crypto has taken hold in every field. Therefore, Graft Network wants to provide a better strategy to give everyone easy access to modern technology as well as lead in finance and business.
Graft Network just updated the mining algorithm to RandomXG which surely it takes the reliability and credibility of the platform to another level. Hence, creating a more secure, decentralized, fast and scalable network.
What is Graft Network?
It is a fully decentralized, transparent and open-sourced blockchain-based electronic payment and processing project. Also, it provides a similar experience like credit card processing network, with the added security of blockchain and decentralized technology.
Supernodes (SNs) are a type of master node and a foundation of the blockchain, performing off-chain operations like as authorizations, validations, gateway services, support for service brokers, and numerous other activities. They represent the GRAFT Network’s Proof-of-stake layer. Graft Network has 2000 active supernodes and it is all set to revolutionize the world with its impeccable services.
Why was there a Need of Changing the Mining Algorithm?
Graft Network changed its mining algorithm from ASIC cryptonight_v7 algorithm to RandomXG algorithm. So, the algorithm is updated and adjusted in order to provide a more decentralized ecosystem and obviously to get rid of Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA).
Previously, one specific user was mining with FPGA for a low price risking the integrity of the platform. In order to solve the problem, Graft Network has changed the mining algorithm. The new mining algorithm RandomXG is for CPU mining, only.
The RandomXG algorithm is an algorithm of proof of work and proof of stake that replaces the cryptonight_v7 algorithm. Furthermore, Graft Network has created a platform with a high level of encryption which is geared at systems that prioritize privacy and anonymity. Additionally, the Graft team decided to start from scratch and build a new algorithm, an algorithm that combines the finest features of previous algorithm yet provides a new mining base for Graft Network, in particular.
Graft Network does not comprise the safety of its users; it is a 100% safe platform. It is free from high severity and security issues. As a result, the new mining algorithm not only makes the platform safe but it also makes it more decentralized and faster.
What does the changed Mining Algorithm brings to the Network?
Graft Network believes in creating a better ecosystem so the new mining algorithm makes the user experience:
Graft Network wants each user to have a unique and amazing experience for which the team is always looking to improve and henceforth, create a platform which is reliable and secure.
The post Graft Network’s Newly Developed Mining Algorithm is the New Talk of the Town! appeared first on Graft Blockchain.
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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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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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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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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 Boomcast, 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 Boomcast 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 126.96.36.199, 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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