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  1. 22 points


    CRYPTOHAWK CryptoHawk ICO is in phase 2 right now. Phase 1 has been completed succesfully. We had no Pre-ICO. Website: https://cryptohawk.com World's first "All-In-One" solution. - Payment provider, exchange service, crypto credit cards and crypto ATM's. - Softcap reached already - Swiss based company🇨🇭 - Our currency will be listed on the most popular exchanges after the ICO. - Community +8000 members - Already received 3955 emails - 25% profit participation proportionally for all investors as soon as we launched our exchange service. Payments are at the end of every month. -Tokens sold for more than 34 countries - Unsold tokens will be burned -There is no minium or max. investment amount. Tthe first investor level starts at 250 USD.
  2. 15 points
    Hi guys, I want to share with you what will be for me the next ICO that will multiply quickly (x43 TIMES): Exchange (all in one): CRYPTOHAWK.com (Payment provider, Exchange, Credit card and ATM) https://cryptohawk.com/ Reasons why to buy according to my analysis as an investor: -They will BURN 95% of the tokens. -MARKETCAP of only 700k usd !!! (comparing it with Switcheo that went up 7 times in 1 month and is worth 30M, the rest of the decent exchanges are not worth less than 30M) -An excellent and VERY PROFESSIONAL TEAM and ADVISORS, you can talk to any of the ceos and respond right away. -They have a very nice DEMO version -The new WEBSITE will be launched in a few days and they are investing capital in this project. -It will be at least 1 MAJOR EXCHANGE, and will have the most important tokens by investor vote. I hope that my analysis will serve many. Greetings and good investments for all.
  3. 12 points
    Gridcoin Research Leisure Upgrade https://github.com/gridcoin/Gridcoin-Research/releases/tag/ ### Added - Add "backupprivatekeys" RPC command, #593 (@Foggyx420). - Add more transaction details to the UI, #573 (@tomasbrod). - Add Additional logging to diagnose PoR reward loss (@tomasbrod) ### Fixed - Reduce startup time by 15 seconds, #626 (@tomasbrod, @Foggyx420). - Prevent email being leaked in CPIDv2 block field, #621 (@tomasbrod). - Fixed memory leaks when receiving orphans while in sync, #622 (@denravonska). - Unconfirmed balance was not shown in UI, #615, (@Foggyx420). - Fix memory leaks when clearing orphans, #609, (@MagixInTheAir). - Fix an issue where multiple beacons could be advertised in rapid succession, #604 (@Foggyx420). - Stake weight in the UI will no longer include old DPOR weght, #602 (@Foggyx420). - Fix stake modifier mismatch which caused nodes to get stuck on first V8 block, #581 (@tomasbrod). - Fix beacon auto advertisment issue when done automatically, #580 (@Foggyx420). - Fix for loss of PoR rewards due to reorganize, #578 (@tomasbrod). - Fix upgrader compile error on Linux, #541 (@theMarix). - Fix duplicate poll entries, #539 (@denravonska). - Importing private keys will no longer require a restart for the addresses to show up, #634 (@Foggyx420). - Fix invalid backup filenames on Windows, #569 (@denravonska). ### Changed - Code cleanup (@Foggyx420, @tomasbrod, @denravonska). - Several NN consensus sync improvements, #616 (@Foggyx420). - Windows nodes will no longer automatically reboot/shutdown, #605 (@denravonska). - Display "No Polls!" in poll window if no polls are running, #596 (@MagixInTheAir). - Change poll min search length from 2 to 1, #595 (@MagixInTheAir). - Return the results of "backupwallet" RPC command, #593 (@Foggyx420). - Changing the community links #654 (@grctest)
  4. 11 points
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  5. 11 points
    All, I'm sorry that I have limited time available today as I have to pick up my son, but I wanted to post a public reply regarding my side of the exchange with Martin Grothe from Ruhr in May. He emailed the original vulnerability in the first paper, one that his college security class was able to reverse engineer the Gridcoin CPID check function and expose Gridcoin email addresses. That led to the realization that the biggest result of this was the ability to steal a CPIDs POR rewards if one was smart enough to create code for a replay attack (May 2017). I worked patiently with Martin for about a week, while Gridcoin devs plugged the issue by releasing beacons and keypairs (keypairs for CPIDs). The misunderstanding started to come into play when Martin explained that his team had come up with a solution that relied on creating a NEW cpid each time a researcher wants to join Gridcoin. I expressed that people have an affinity to the EXISTING cpids as credits are tied to them, and it would be better to have a keypair system that allows the RESEARCHER to choose the CPID. I privately released the version we have now, with the ability for RTM to Delete keypairs using a trusted key (in contrast to forcing researchers to create new CPIDs to use Gridcoin). In a nutshell our communication broke down after this, as his side was threatening to go public with the info, and insinuating that his solution was the only viable solution and that I could not possibly create a viable solution to the problem, while my view was he didnt understand the fundamental operations required over his short hacking tenure - therefore, our talks broke down and I started to consider him hostile. Afterwards, I was not aware of new vulnerabilities or for that matter any publications published anywhere, up to this point. In addition we now have Tomas Brod on board, who has been analyzing the code and committing changes over the last 5 months, which I was under the impression plugged all of our smaller vulnerabilities (that need time to be tested and released as a mandatory). I was operating under the assumption that we have tackled or almost tackled (through unreleased code) everything on our security punchlist.
  6. 10 points
    HAWK token details: What the HAWK token represent: The HAWK is a security token. Any token holder gets a part of the 25% profit participation. Token symbol: HAWK ICO start date: January 1st, 2018 ICO price: 1 ETH = 10,000 HAWKS ICO payment methods: ETH, BTC, DASH, BCH, XRP, LTC, STRAT, WAVES, XMR, ZEC, USDT, Fiat (Bank transfer) ICO supply: 100,000,000 HAWKS Max token supply: 150,000,000 HAWKS Token platform: ERC20/Ethereum Blockchain Whitepaper: https://cryptohawk.com/whitepaper ICO website: https://cryptohawk.com
  7. 10 points

    Gridcoin Future Technology Base

    It's not over 'until the fat lady sings' .. Rob, I believe you are a 'brilliant mind' and developer .. Please could you try and become more a part of the community as at the moment you are sort of standing on a 'pedestal' and it does seem to me that not only are you looking down at us but we are looking up at you. I don't really know how to put this into wrds any better than that. Your Gridcoin Community, it is yours as much as it is ours, has progressed a long way in the last year. There is a large 'core community', of very dedicated Gridcoiners, who are trying their very best to fulfill the need to 'fire fight' problems whilst progessing this project down an equitable, secure socioeconomic eco friendly path. We are aware we are far from perfect and realise that in order to achieve any of our longterm goals and ambitions for this project that we have work together utilising the synergy that a cyber community of this sort offers. We have had and will continue to have disagreements. However in the long run, the majority of theses 'skirmishes' are resolved with time and in most cases the personalities involved are still talking to each other with the same commitment and dedication to shared goals. I appeal to you to continue to stay active in the community and please would you consider joining one of the Gridcoin Community's bi-weekly hangouts on mumble. We will 'bend over backwards' to facilitate any requirements you may have regarding times, security or any other matters that may concern you about joining the hangout. The community members as a whole who would benefit from you revealing your vision of the future of the Gridcoin Project and I'm sure that there would be many questions that community members would like to ask. Thanks for your work ..
  8. 9 points
    They automatically delisted us when our volume fell short of .50 bitcoins over 30 days, but I went into skype and spoke to him, I asked him to please do us a favor and keep us going as our project has not reached full potential. He agreed and sent me a link, notifying me that for a lot of coins, once marked for delisting, there is no turning back, and fake volume will not save the coin, but for us since he likes us, he re-enabled us. Thanks C-CEX! I asked him if we could be entered on a notification list to be notified in advance next time. Waiting for C-Cex's response.
  9. 9 points
    Gridcoin Research Leisure Upgrade https://github.com/gridcoin/Gridcoin-Research/releases/tag/ - RPC: getblockstats, enhancements to getmininginfo, remove unused commands, add debug1-10 commands - GUI: Prevent crash recv items list, toolbar align, remove unused menus, fix splash screen dismissal bug, allow copy paste for certain fields, TxList double click Message, remove Galaza, diagnostic screen fix, QT58 support, icons - Dependencies: OpenSSL 1.1.0 support, C++11 support - Translations: Lithuanian, Russian, Swedish and Chinese and various other Countries - Buffer overflow protection - Remove dead code - Neural Network: UTC timestamps - Thread Safety: Added global lock - High CPU Usage: Improved - Staking: Removed repetetive block signing and 1 cent staking and reboot bug for beacons, updated beacons in memory after advertising, clearer stake messages, kernel improvements - Log: Use more efficient log command - Config File: Auto Backup - ARM: Optimization to build
  10. 8 points
  11. 8 points
    A short roundup on what happened the last hours regarding the security paper(s): Martin Grothe (one of the authors) joined our Slack group. Rob and Martin had a productive talk which you can read in #development. At least one of the bigger issues has already been tackled by Tomás so it is not a concern anymore. Martin will reassess the latest codebase and has signalized interest in becoming a Gridcoin developer. Due to this little hiccup we may have found another valuable developer. Please do not quote me on this and post it everywhere on Steemit etc. (yet). I feel the community is growing in numbers and the activity increases daily. Both on the members and the developers side. You have proof if you join the crowded IRC and even Slack becomes so active I can't read everything anymore :D The only thing that does not reflect the things I see is the price... yet :) Kind Regards, Quez
  12. 7 points
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  13. 7 points

    [ANN] SLT: Decantralized Market

    Due to high interests of some highly profiled marketers we decided to honour their request for mutual benefits. We are going to extend time frame for Round 1 and raise available tokens for sale from 1 000 000 to 1 500 000 SLT tokens Round1 ends 30/3/ 2018 https://www.facebook.com/groups/SLTTokenOfficial/
  14. 7 points
    Frank0051: "The counter-factual of this program having not being in place (i.e., in your opinion did this program actually drive additional development or just reward development that would have occurred anyways given the rise of GRC to 20 cents)": This program definitely drove new development to GRC, I estimate the rate to be approx. 50% more than we would have had in hours if we did not compensate devs. The biggest impact it had was continuing compensation to the devs that stepped in to maintain the codebase right at the time when I became too busy, meaning the support was very valuable. Regarding the other metrics Frank0051 asked about, I think they are valuable questions. I'm going to make an effort to answer those for the sake of the benefit of the program in general. Sinisa_Puzar: Are rewards paid in $? We base the pay rate in USD, and pay in GRC, using the midpoint exchange rate of GRC on the day of payroll. James C Owens: Have you ever downloaded any material from Tim the Ripper Owens when he filled in for Rob H - Maybe the Glorious Burden (I was thinking we could have a sing-off when the price hits $1 per GRC!)? On a serious note I agree with the assessment and wanted to stress that crypto-developers have an average yearly contractor wage much higher than general devs. In Dallas, we're talking $250K per year as an employee, that would be more like $150 per hour as a contractor. @AN0N - The above is why I think $60 is moderate to low, but should be high enough to attract quality permanent developers to GRC without constant turnover. Dont underestimate training requirements for Marco and iFoggz, it would take Marco 6 months to train a new dev to debug GRC. One point I wanted to stress to everyone is the $60 rate increase was partially due to the assessment that these developers have not been charging us for R&D, overhead, forum posts, or a massive amount of debugging. Its very common to have to wait for the chain to sync, read the logs, research an issue and waste half of your night on something that is not even billed for - I know we could ask the devs to bill more hours but they are simply too honest - they wont bill us for wasted time. (Ive tried suggesting that). Please be cognizent of that as it is a major component. @Xaminmo - Thank you for the kind words and positive outlook but I wanted to set the record straight on a few nuances: The foundation wallet was moved to keep it off site in a cold wallet hence the reason it does not stake much. The payroll funds *do* come from the foundation balance, not from my wallet. My wallet is not big enough to pay all the payroll from interest alone, LOL. And regarding working full time for GRC - I still have a lot of irons in the fire. @ALIM3NT - Payment Systems: I have a custom made program that is capable of generating PDFs, and more professional invoices, and sql reports, but I think the prerequisite to this is for one, requiring the devs to use it for timesheets, and two: receiving more than $5k per month in billings. I realize that $60 is a professional rate and more accountability is required, and Im not against providing that accountability if I see a certain threshhold per month exceeded ($5k). @ALL - General Cap: Let's set a cap here to put everyone at ease: No more than 160 hours per dev per month with a cap of 12 developers max per month. We currently receive about 30 hours per month per dev with 5 devs.
  15. 7 points

    Gridcoin Future Technology Base

    A few comments... I am a relative newcomer to Gridcoin - I have been solo staking and pursuing research associated with Gridcoin since the middle of September. I use my real name, and you can look me up: https://www.gridcoinstats.eu/cpid/bc0621a4ac4610ffa400a0d298c02e23. Magnitude ~225 and balance about 180k GRC. I have been participating in distributed computing since 1999 with the original SETI client, and have been a BOINC contributor since its inception. I have a combined cobblestone score of almost 1.9 billion, and am ~#600 in the world by total credit and ~#159 in the world by RAC. So I think I can speak with some weight about BOINC contributions. 1. I signed onto Gridcoin because I believe it is the most altruistic of cryptocurrencies. It actually motivates people to use their spare cycles to do something good for humanity rather than simply generating heat. The stewards of Gridcoin need to always keep this in mind. 2. In this discussion, I see a founder who has been disengaged from the community for a while, but has suddenly come back on the scene with a heavier hand than ideal. I see a lot of disagreements that seem to be based on bruised egos. Folks need to calm down and talk rationally about the vision for GRC III. We need to keep the egos out of this. Given the time and money now invested in Gridcoin by many people, the stewards of this community owe it to the community to make the right choices. "First do no harm" should be the maxim. We cannot put into place changes that could be ultimately destabilizing and worse than what we have now. I voted yes to Halford’s proposal in the client poll, but that is a qualified yes, with the expectation that reality will be that the final vision for GRC III will be a mix of different contributions that further the stability, security, and scalability of Gridcoin. I sincerely hope that we have a spirited, but civil debate, and we end up with a hybrid of the different proposals that have been put forth which represents the best path forward. We need to stop looking at this as a black or white issue, and instead look at the actual technical and economic merits of the different components. Putting a coin together that ties into a complete other ecosystem (BOINC) and does so in a secure and scalable manner is a very difficult task. It is a much harder task than a straightforward "me-too" cryptocurrency... 3. If we want broad based participation in GRC that fits with its ideals, then we have to recognize that much of BOINC research is performed by individuals in a private capacity using personal computing resources. (I am one - these are my own machines - 6 quite capable hosts that do the work.) The ideal would be for everyone to participate in network from a block creation, research credit, and voting power standpoint proportional to their balance AND magnitude. However, there is an inherent tension in blockchain technology between scalability (performance) and transparency/equality. Consider that the Bitcoin network can manage about 50 tps or so. VISA’s network, on the other hand, can handle 50k tps+. The challenge for blockchain technologies to approach commercial private transaction networks in throughput is immense. A distributed transaction network that requires verified journal copies among all the nodes in a purely peer level manner is not going to scale well. This is because regardless of the actual technologies employed, each transaction is going to have a specific network entry point, and this transaction is going to have to be replicated across all of the nodes in a secure manner that prevents corruption of the ledger. The mitigation is to require only a few nodes to confirm a transaction to consider it “done” and then allow additional confirmation to occur afterwards, but we all know that carries risk of forks (the blockchain version of a replication A-B B-A conflict), replays, etc. Maybe we don't care to reach a VISA level of throughput. Quite frankly that level of throughput will never be required for GRC, unless we envision it being used for daily transactions at the cash register. This in fact is the biggest question around cryptocurrencies! Are they cash or gold? Or something in between? It seems that the general approach to solving these scalability problems among many of the new cryptocurrency developments is to divide the network into a set of “privileged” nodes, sometimes at multiple levels, to control the size of the set of nodes required to synchronize critical information (and also be able to create blocks), thereby reducing the overall network communication load and overall latency. Obviously, Halford’s proposal to adapt Dash’s Masternodes is a version of this. My guess is that we are not going to get around it. Some form of privileged nodes are going to have to be implemented to support scalability. We also have the additional issue of the interface to the BOINC project servers, which are inherently non-scalable, and require effectively a near O(1) relationship between Gridcoin network size and the load on the BOINC servers. We also cannot demand changes to the BOINC server logical interface structure as this would be untenable – it would be very difficult to get all of the BOINC project admins to agree and then keep the changes up to date. This complicates matters for us. We have to ensure a non-spoofable interface to the BOINC project servers to determine proper research credit, but can’t have everyone crowding in and cross-verifying. Again the specter of a set of privileged nodes (maybe even more constricted in the BOINC statistics case) rears its head again as the only viable solution to this problem. I don’t see a way around that either. The question is the exact form of these privileged nodes and who gets to participate. I am uncomfortable with Halford’s initial investment outlay of 400k GRC and a static IP address to act as a Master node. GRC is supposed to be primarily about contribution to BOINC research, but we need wallets to stay online to ensure network stability. The 400k level of investment plus a static IP requirement for a master node will all but eliminate the participation of researchers in the master nodes, and essentially divide the network into commercial investors that run the master nodes, and the researchers who are then second class citizens. (According to Gridcoin stats, there are only 175 addresses with balances 400k or greater, and some of these addresses could actually be part of the same wallet/node.) I agree that the number of master nodes has to be controlled. But what are the right requirements to participate? Personally, even though I have a dynamic IP set by my ISP, my machines stay up 100% of the time, and the IP address rarely changes. I run a full node, which has port 8333 forwarded from my router/firewall. To me it is important to be able to fully participate in the securing of the network. I have a level of service at the ISP that is not throttled in any way, so I don’t have an issue with the amount of data. I suspect that there are many other researchers with moderate balances that fit into that category. I think the balance requirement should be lower than 400k, maybe in the 25-50k range, and the requirement for a static IP should be removed. (Almost no one running machines personally has a static IP, because to get a static IP requires a commercial ISP account, and that is difficult and expensive to get for home.) It would seem to me that the qualification to act as a master node should derive from both balance plus magnitude. We need to adopt an appropriate formula. Maybe it should be something similar to the voting shares, where balance + magnitude is combined together. 4. As I have read the ongoing thread here at Cryptocurrency Talk, I feel like folks are calming down and getting down to the business of hammering out what needs to be done. Let’s hope this continues – we will get a great result if everyone can work together. (This is also posted on Steemit.)
  16. 7 points
    Typically, when security vulnerabilities are disclosed by security researchers this is done in private and patched before being publicly disclosed within update release notes (so that it's not abused in production by malicious actors). There has been no intentional deceit against Gridcoin users, the security researcher's work was news to the majority of the community (due poor communication). This has never been an official Gridcoin 'ethos/statement', just a snippet which you began posting everywhere. How are you supposed to be trusted if you're a new user in the first place? It's an exclusionary stance and I don't stand by it; cryptocurrency is trustless by design for a reason. Likewise, life isn't fair, you don't need to be tolerant of everything, people can be who they want to be, they can be as private as they individually wish and they don't need to refrain from anything. That's entirely up to you and frankly we can't provide you financial advice; there are always other BOINC teams to crunch for and very similar cryptocurrencies like foldingcoin/curecoin which could use your computing power if you desire rewards. You should always diversify your investments (monetarily, emotionally and time wise), rather than put all your eggs in a single basket. Such individuals have severely degraded their own reputation by repeatedly creating poor quality content (It’s often said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result). I have seen zero complaints about reddit posts being downvoted, only steemit posts because there is a loss of potential rewards behind poor quality content being flagged by the community. I'd suggest that such users rather than regurgitating information they don't understand to the public, that they spend some time performing analysis on the topics to create quality content that people actually want to reward. If you disagree with downvotes, acquire more steem power to negate downvotes. Steemit != Gridcoin
  17. 7 points
    Gridcoin Research Mandatory Upgrade for Windows Users - Neural Network business logic rule fix inability to stake current superblock
  18. 6 points
    The ongoing ICO Cryptohawk is a new all in one solution for cryptocurrencies that offers dividends to holders via trading fees. 25% of profits from fees will be distributed monthly. The more hawks you hold, the more you make. If interested, contribute here! [Cryptohawk](https://cryptohawk.com/index?ref=QUrrK5Yx) Thanks for any project interest/contributions! As always dyor before going in on anything.
  19. 6 points
    @Lenn: Regarding the 150 hr per month * 12 developer cap, that was an absolute maximum, estimated if we actually hired 6 new devs and had all of them working on something groundbreaking concurrently, with an equivalent expense of $9600 per month or $115,200 * 6 months = grand total $691,200, and yes, that would allude to having a rock star team pushing out Gridcoin III in 6 months, but I don't anticipate having those new devs in practice, or spending more than $84,000 total in six months (this is basing our prior 6 month period total of $48K * 2). The 150 hour cap was added as an absolute maximum but only intended if we attracted well known new talent that bloated payroll. Our foundation wallet has 32 million in it (thats 1.9 million equiv $), Ill post the address here when I create iFoggz rain expenses tomorrow. @All Regarding communication: The old rates were born from the spirit that we were going to build this platform on a primarily volunteer/free basis and the compensation was more of a public assistance payment than a salary. I wanted to increase the desirability of Gridcoin IT developer compensation in order to maintain high quality devs and attempt to increase the zeal for working GRC problems, and also attempt to transition to competetive blockchain rates. Part of the logic behind this was that we have had ~32 MM GRC in the foundation since we created the foundation and interest alone has kept the balance stable, therefore the conclusion is if we can afford to pay top quality devs, we should do so as we are primarily an IT platform - we can afford high quality compensation then lets start spending it on building an actual decentralized neural network and rebase the codebase, so that we have something to be proud of that is scalable. If we stay in our current stagnation phase, where IT is reluctant to work on a problem because there is not a good salary, then I argue we will linger here longer and potentially backslide as the rest of the crypto world moves forward (with security updates and new features). So you all know my commitment to the projects financials, and since I dont actually expect us to spend more than double what we spent the last 6 months, let me add one more rule to our 6 month cap: We may not spend more than 10% of the foundation funds in 6 months on development costs. That means we must not spend more than 3.2 million Gridcoins over a 6 month period in this program. This goes into effect immediately. So our payroll limit is 3.2 million between March and August 2018. So with our 20% participation in poll rule, I see that the $60 per hour compensation level for 6 months has been approved with 90 million share votes over 304 people, (20% of our money supply is 80 mil) so it passed, at 93.7% yes. However the "Needs more discussion poll" did not pass, with only 11.4 MM share weight (thats about a 3% poll weight). With that conclusion, it appears to be safe to start paying our invoices at $60 per hour for March - August 2018. (I have a few in my inbox, but the total is only approx $3,000 owed in backpayments). If anyone disagrees with this discussion please jump in and raise your concerns.
  20. 6 points
    First, let me introduce myself. I am Barton26, the newly appointed "Gridcoin Testing Coordinator". My job on the dev team is to oversee testing of new releases and monitor situations like the one we are currently in. Recently users have raised many valid questions about the current state of development and when the exchanges will be reopened. I am writing this quick update for those who have not been following the latest information on Slack or GitHub. Here is a list of "breaking issues" that were identified in the original forking period that lead to the closing of the exchanges: 1. Crashes due to tally 2. Forking due to PoR checks 3. RPC slowdowns 4. Unable to get past 1163544 5. Inability to sync from 0 without getting stuck Here are the most recent updates from the development team regarding these issues: 1. Fixed in hotfix. 2. Believed to be either entirely or mostly fixed. Still being actively tested. 3. Fixed in hotfix. 4. Fixed in hotfix. 5. Under active testing. As you can see, we have made significant progress towards a production-ready release version. Our current testing priorities are Proof of Research Check forking (believed to be fixed, but we want to be sure) and syncing from 0 without getting stuck. Syncing from 0 is slow to test due to the length of time it takes to sync over 1.1 million blocks on production and nearly 500k blocks on testnet. Please bear with us as we finish testing and hopefully verifying that this hotfix is ready to be released. We will make the announcement to open exchanges when we feel that the hotfix is stable and ready to be deployed to production. Thank you for your patience in this difficult time. I apologize for the lack of communication and I will personally strive to communicate on other platforms to keep as many of our users up to date as possible. Please know that the development team is working as hard as they can to get this hotfix released as soon as possible. If you have any questions feel free to comment below. -Barton26 (Gridcoin Testing Coordinator)
  21. 6 points

    Gridcoin Future Technology Base

    The proposal for PoSE sounds insecure and near unachievable. How would you ensure that the network is not periodically attacked and certain nodes hindered from the voting process? In Proof of Work this is trivially evaded, since one miner would take much longer to find a single block than many miners, which means that you'd constantly have to attack the entire network over weeks for it to succeed - an impossible scenario given the resources this would take. Mining is supposed to secure the blockchain. Target nonces are made purposefully hard to have competition between miners on who gets to solve the next block. It is an arms race by design and works well like this. If you invert this scheme by giving higher monetary rewards for lower nonces, you remove the incentive for innocent miners to do proof of work (as you stated above). An attacker however would not care about this small reduced reward, if this would mean, he could just increment nonces faster to be able to successfully mine several blocks in succession and execute a successful double spend. You even implemented a similar scheme before in pre V8 gridcoin and it was successfully exploited on livenet by doing more proof of work. I cannot see how this would survive an attacker, and therefore reject this proposal in its current state.
  22. 6 points
    @cru-BUM Yes, you can say that Gridcoin is not profitable. But why do you need to say it a 100 times? I'm not sure what you want: You don't like to buy Gridcoin (to stake) - but others should do so to increase the price??? You publish that Gridcoin is a "bad coin" - but you wonder why the price doesn't go up??? Please do me a favour and find a more profitable coin. Thank you.
  23. 6 points
    It's not even the devs. It's whoever runs gridcoinstats, who aren't affiliated with either GRC or Collatz. The kid is raging at all the wrong people for all the wrong reasons, and won't listen to reason. A slight delay in updating stats on a website is to be expected. Maybe he should build his own website that transcends space and time in order to tell you what your stats will be in a week. But I don't see that happening.
  24. 6 points
  25. 6 points
    Yes, I think we can all agree if we spend $100,000 of foundation funds in 6 months on development, we should pause the program and let everyone pore over the invoices. I agree, lets cap the program at $100k max expense, at approximately the average price GRC is trading at the midpoint of the program. I plan on consolidating a monthly invoice to the foundation, and uploading it at the end of the month, so for example, if we start in August, everyone should see the July-August invoice by the end of August publically. Then we will payout within a couple days of posting it in GRC to the devs. The invoice is a PDF with detailed rows containing the workitem, the devs name, the hours, the total for that dev, and a grand total.
  26. 6 points
    With all the Steem articles flying around, i thought I would post my first... https://steemit.com/gridcoin/@bgb/a-grcpool-com-six-month-retrospective
  27. 6 points
    WELCOME TO THE ANN FORUM The Cryptocurrency Announcements forum is forum coin launches and information about new cryptocurrencies. Anything un-related to the list below will be moved: Cryptocurrency / cryptocoin / token / project launch announcements Client / Wallet updates Major coin announcements NO GIVEAWAYS - SPECIFIC THREAD (in thread GIVEAWAY is OK) (use giveaway forum) NO PROMOTIONS (referral link type threads - please use promo forum) NO GAMING / GAMBLING (unless it's a cryptocurrency - please use Gambling forum for ANN, promo forum for referral) NO REFERRALS (see above for posting referrals in the promo forum) NO DISCUSSIONS THREADS (please post them in the Cryptocurrency Discussions forum, this forum is for coin launches and updates) ALL THE ABOVE WILL BE DELETED OR MOVED WITHOUT NOTICE, DEPENDING ON THE CONTENT. Use this forum for Cryptocurrency Announcements only. Please use other forums for related content.
  28. 5 points
    LAST UPDATE: 12.07.2018 Sometimes cryptocurrency projects decide to start by giving free coins to those who want to join. I see there's no dedicated topic that's focused on airdrops so i'll try to make one :) So here is a (clean) list of airdrops that I found they still accept sign-up: Binance (exchange number 1 volume in the world!) - http://bit.ly/register_on_binance (register through this link to pay them smaller fees). Or register to my second favorite exchange, Kucoin, with a great referral program - http://bit.ly/register_on_kucoin (register through this link to pay them smaller fees) LMC (past top 100 coin, this is a mobile app - search for lomostar on google play or ios store - where daily, every 2-5 minutes someone gives free coins, +30 different type of coins; if you register and use my referral code you will instantly receive 100 ALI coins and i will personally send you more coins) - Referral code 15FUyq aelf (this one is a must, top 100 coin on coinmarketcap) - https://candy.aelf.io/account/register?invitationCode=0R090Cb18JcA Current - https://referral.current.us/?mwr=6402-1115324e ERC20FX - https://www.erc20fx.com?referral=SyJFONoOG&refSource=copy Access Network - forms.acxnetwork.com/airdrop?referral=ALXwzS Lapo - https://app.lapo.io/?ref=zArCVV1GRz Gift one - https://gift.one/i/23114574531 Syntera - https://syntera.io/sign-up?referral=liviux ABLE - www.able-project.io/users/sign_up.php?lang=en&referer=bGl2aXV4QHlhbmRleC5jb20= Decont - https://bounty.deco.network/register?invite_code=e3b43e71-4bf9-4972-82d3-db1fafd4e6f7 Direct Home - https://directhome.co/users/sign_up?ref=livi45xd SelfKey (highly recommanded!) - https://telegram.me/SelfSellBot?start=2f67cf77 EtherC - https://t.me/ethercbot?start=485734866 LeadRex - https://t.me/LeadRexBot?start=485734866 Quantadex - https://quantadex.com/?ID=l7pO5y2EeOM5 Daox - https://daox.org/b/v3hpy RootBlockchain - https://t.me/RootBlockChainBot?start=485734866 Sparkster - https://sparkster.me/try?r=sGsKszJa RECENT Blackbox - https://airdrops.io/blackbox-foundation/#refl4d4 Epiphany - https://www.epnex.io/sign.html?i=00bxETt&lan=1 GCOX - https://www.airdropalert.com/join/GCOX/bbf5b137-3c53-3058-b0b5-b42ec8f63caf Rays - https://referral.rays.network?mwr=7751-8a00eb28 Cortex (top 100 cmc) - https://candybox.ai/ctxc/account/register?invitationCode=0R090Cb18JcA Star Bit - https://ico.sdabi.com/airdrop?promocode=f18ebcde2de5b0a0 Qravity - https://www.airdropalert.com/join/Qravity/15eef5db-8889-358a-b8f5-be692566deba I hope i helped someone around here that didn't knew about those. Just use a spare e-mail address and you don't risk a thing - no phone, no other action needed. And use different passwords! You just sign-up and maybe in a couple of years coins will bring you $$$, who knows. I keep this thread cleaned and updated. So every time something new is added or an airdrop finishes i edit my post. On top of the post is the date of the latest update, so this post only has active airdrops only! Yes, of course they are all referral links. You can chose not to register using my link, but some projects even offers advantages if you register using an affiliate link. Don't forget that a lot of gigantic coins in the past started as an airdrop!
  29. 5 points

    BatCoin Official GiveAway #1

    Hey guys! Batman is here we are giving away some Batcoins! all you have to do is post your address here! nothing else have to be done for this one just post your address and you will see 5,000 Bats flying to you like crazy! so lets get started!
  30. 5 points


    TokenSurprise is a token created on the Wavesplatform.The tokens can be send to friends as a surprise with message that you give them for a swap with any other token.Tokens will go around in the blockchain and have a unique path.First 50 that give their wave address wil receive 120 TokenSurprise .TokenSurprise is for fun ,not intended as a cryotocurrency ..Thanks to all participants. ROUND 5 AIRDROP is done; The FINAL round with extra big AIRDROP starts on 10 november 2017. TokenSurprise. FINAL ROUND IS OVER. THANKS.
  31. 5 points
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  32. 5 points
    Gridcoin March 2018 Payroll iFoggz - Phase 3 Rain Data - Reimbursement - 5863.45 GRC: https://github.com/Foggyx420/NewbieStakeLoss/blob/master/sorted-1.124M-1.144M-owed.pdf Barton26 - February 2018 - 2 hrs - 1647 GRC: http://gridcoin.us/gridcoinnew/dev/Payroll/BartonFeb2018.pdf Marco - Feb 2018 - 20 hrs - 16470 GRC: http://gridcoin.us/gridcoinnew/dev/Payroll/MarcoMar12018.pdf iFoggz - Feb 2018 - 40 hrs - 32940 GRC: http://gridcoin.us/gridcoinnew/dev/Payroll/iFoggzMar12018.pdf
  33. 5 points
    The foundation receiving address is : SFLRgjBx5HAtR5dedegRLUbQVS6ejvdu6j We currently have 32.4 MM GRC available. I believe we should : Pay the dev current invoices up to March 15th 2018 at the old rate of $30 an hour Pay the dev new invoices between March 15 and August 15th 2018 at the new rate of $60 per hour Increase our communication level at least 60 days before this current era of developer compensation ends, well before creating the new poll for an extension. If payroll exceeds $10,000 per month, create a standardized invoicing system where the devs must adhere to standard entry requirements.
  34. 5 points
    Below are the polls for the Gridcoin 4.0-2018 General Roadmap. Any questions asked here will be relayed to the appropriate steemit thread. Any questions asked on any of the steemit threads will be relayed here. Please, do not be afraid to ask questions. We want to make sure that everyone understands what they are voting on. The polls were made by @Tomas Brod with address: SFhy5MRyNqVcC2pCtEYeMSULe6wA5SPYMk. -------------------------------------------- Gridcoin 4.0-2018 General Roadmap Poll - Solving the Stake Weight Problem Steemit Link: https://steemit.com/gridcoin/@jringo/gridcoin-4-0-2018-general-roadmap-poll-solving-the-stake-weight-problem Gridcoinstats Link: https://gridcoinstats.eu/poll/roadmap:_solving_the_stake_weight_problem Gridcoin provides a transaction fee reward for staking a block. As a result, many users with large balances do not contribute to securing the blockchain. They do this because Gridcoin promises 1.5% interest on all GRC in circulation so long as the GRC stakes a block at some point in time. This means that a GRC coin can be kept offline indefinitely, and as soon as it is brought online and stakes a block it receives all interest it is owed. For large balance holders the time between bringing a coin online and staking with that coin is negligible. We propose removing interest earned and replacing it with Constant Block Reward. Essentially, each block staked will reward the staking node with a set number of GRC. This will stop rewarding idle coins, forcing investors to keep a balance online in order to earn idle profit, which in truth will no longer be idle profit. The resulting increase in blockchain security is good for all of Gridcoin as it provides stability and brings more trust to the Gridcoin network. Do you think the Stake Weight Problem is something that should be fixed in 2018, and how?" EDIT: It was brought up that this article does not summarize what a masternode update would entail. Those of us putting this together definitely succumbed to the curse of knowledge here -- we recently had an extremely in depth conversation about masternodes so it did not even cross our minds to put a synopsis in this article! You can find the in depth conversation here. If you are interested in learning more, I would highly recommend reading some of the in depth thread. Below is a summary. Note that the masternode proposal was already turned down, however we do not want to completely dismiss the idea. It might be explored further in an open-source arena as opposed to an extremely centralized environment, which was a major complaint with regards to the original proposal. The results of the poll regarding the original masternodes proposal can be found here. A masternode system is based on the Dash blockchain. It is the idea that development and financial decisions would be made by a select few "masternodes." These masternodes would be determined based on the commitment of a minimum number of GRC. For example, the proposal suggested 400,000 GRC would be required for a user to qualify for masternode status. This minimum can be changed to anything. The pros and cons of this sort of system are discussed and debated in the thread linked above. -Yes, Constant Block Reward with continued exploration into more long term solutions. -Yes, Masternodes. -Yes, Not Constant Block Reward or Masternodes. -No -Need more information -Abstain -------------------------------------------- Gridcoin 4.0-2018 General Roadmap Poll - Determining Magnitude Steemit Link: https://steemit.com/gridcoin/@jringo/gridcoin-4-0-2018-general-roadmap-poll-determining-magnitude Gridcoinstats Link: https://gridcoinstats.eu/poll/roadmap:_determining_magnitude Magnitude is the Gridcoin variable which determines a user’s Earned Research Rewards. Gridcoin currently calculates a user’s magnitude through the BOINC variable Recent Average Credit, or RAC. Total Credit Delta, or TCD, is the proposed replacement for calculating user magnitude. Instead of using RAC, magnitude would be calculated by determining the difference in a user’s credits earned on a specific project between superblocks. As with anything, there are benefits and drawbacks to a TCD system. There are many aspects to a magnitude determination structure. Below are those we have compiled and how they manifest in each structure. It is up to the community to discuss the pros and cons of each. Charge Time RAC - A user must charge their RAC for an extended period whenever they start a new project or rejoin a project after an extended absence. TCD - After the initial collection of a user’s stats, there is no charge time in TCD. Deflation Time RAC - When a user leaves a project, they maintain a RAC for the time required for their average to reach 0. TCD - There is no deflation time in TCD. BOINC Project Runs Out of WU or Otherwise Fails RAC - So long as a project is whitelisted and a user has RAC on that project, that user will be rewarded with GRC, regardless of active work done. TCD - A user is rewarded with GRC only if there is a difference between that user’s completed credits between superblocks. Note - While TCD presents an improvement over RAC with regards to a project running out of work units, it is intend to and works best with a steady stream of work units. Earnings Estimation RAC - It is difficult to accurately estimate RAC -> Magnitude -> GRC for a user. TCD - It is relatively simple to accurately estimate TCD -> Magnitude -> GRC for a user. Loss of Service RAC - When a user loses service, they continue to be rewarded with GRC based on their RAC and RAC decay time. TCD - When a user loses service, they are not rewarded with GRC until service is restored. Cycle to Reward Relationship RAC - Due to using an average, the connection between RAC and actual cycles contributed to BOINC projects is indirect. The connection is rooted in the individual credit system of each project. TCD - The relationship between TCD and actual cycles contributed to BOINC projects is more direct than RAC. The connection is rooted in the individual credit system of each project. "Do you think Total Credit Delta is something that should be implemented in 2018" -Yes -No -No, but we should not use RAC either. -Need more information -Abstain -------------------------------------------- Gridcoin 4.0-2018 General Roadmap Poll - Proof of Research Blockchain Steemit Link: https://steemit.com/gridcoin/@jringo/gridcoin-4-0-2018-general-roadmap-poll-proof-of-research-blockchain Gridcoinstats Link: https://gridcoinstats.eu/poll/roadmap:_proof_of_research_blockchain A blockchain is a chain of blocks held on many nodes of the blockchain’s network. A block is a collection of information compiled by a single node of the network and confirmed and accepted by other nodes. There are dozens of protocols that determine which node is given the privilege to compile information into a block. The two most common protocols are Proof of Work (PoW) and Proof of Stake (PoS). Being given the chance to compile a block is known as “Securing the Network” and is one of the principal technologies behind a blockchain. The network security protocols are ways of decentralizing power. Because a blockchain is nothing more than a series of blocks, and blocks are compiled by nodes on the network, it can be said that whoever compiles the most blocks owns the blockchain. If Bob can compile, or secure, 90% of the blocks, Bob gets to say what information goes into 90% of the blockchain. The purpose of most blockchain security protocols is to distribute that power among many nodes so that no one entity can compile 51% of the blocks. Currently, Gridcoin uses a Proof of Stake protocol. PoS is common among many blockchains today. It relies primarily on a statistic which any node can easily retrieve from the blockchain and confirm: How many coins does an address have? The number of coins held by an address is known as “Stake.” There are other variables to PoS, such as time, which differ among blockchains, but all PoS blockchains use stake as their principal security statistic. The current PoS protocol used by Gridcoin is known as “Stake V8.” Gridcoin is a unique blockchain. Most blockchains contain stake as the only clearly defined and confirmable statistic. Gridcoin, on the other hand, contains Stake along with BOINC statistics. Before Stake V8, Gridcoin used these BOINC statistics, which calculate a variable, known as “Magnitude,” to help decide which node is given the privilege of securing a block. Stake V8 was implemented because of a security flaw in that protocol. It may be possible to again use magnitude to secure the blockchain, however it is unknown if this can be done securely. "Should we continue exploring ways of using research done on BOINC (magnitude) to secure the blockchain?" -Yes -No -Need more information -Abstain -------------------------------------------- Gridcoin 4.0-2018 General Roadmap Poll - Receiving Earned Research Rewards Steemit Link: https://steemit.com/gridcoin/@jringo/gridcoin-4-0-2018-general-roadmap-poll-receiving-earned-research-rewards Gridcoinstats Link: https://gridcoinstats.eu/poll/roadmap:_reward_payment_method Earned Research Rewards (ERR) are the rewards a user has earned for crunching work units for BOINC projects. Currently, there is one way for a user to receive their ERR. They receive their ERR when they stake a block on the Gridcoin blockchain. As mentioned in the [article](link) covering poll #3, a user’s balance is the main variable that determines how likely a user is to stake a block. In other words, a user with a high balance is more likely to stake a block than a user with a low balance. For many users it is effectively impossible to stake a block and receive their ERR in a reasonable amount of time. This forces them to join a pool. When a user joins a pool, they lose all their BOINC stats and they cannot use their magnitude to vote in the Gridcoin client. There have been two ideas put forward that would allow non-staking balance users to be solo miners but still receive their ERR. Manual ERR Claims (MERRC) Manual ERR Claims intends to provide an alternative to receiving ERR through staking. Additionally, MERRC adds an economic tool to the Gridcoin ecosystem in the form of Manual Claim Fees. MERRC works much like the rewards claiming of steemit. At any time, a user would have the option to manually claim their ERR in an upcoming block. This claim system would function as an alternative to standard staking and pools, which would remain unaffected. To prevent spam, a fee similar to a transaction fee would be required to manually claim your rewards. This is the Manual Claim Fee (MCF). It is possible, though not immediately necessary, to distribute MCFs to an array of entities such as stakers, the GRC Foundation, Gridcoin development bounties and projects, BOINC projects, charities, relief efforts, causes and crowdsourcing. MCFs could also be used as an economic tool, for instance they could be burned to control inflation. There would need to be an extended conversation if we decide to develop MERRC in order to determine a future path. For simplicity of implementation it might make most sense to treat MCFs as transactions fees, fees that are added to blocks as rewards for staking. More information on using MCF as a source of funding can be found here. Superblock Payouts Another alternative is to pay all users with a ERR value greater than 5 in each daily superblock. The upsides are frequent payouts for everyone, including new users. On the downside, there is no incentive to hold mined coins. The large volume of transactions would also mean that the block size limit would likely have to be lifted for the size of these superblocks. "Do you think we need a way other than staking a block for users to receive their earned research rewards?" -Yes, focus on superblock payout -Yes, focus on Manual ERR Claims -Yes, I support both options exploring both -Yes, but I do not like either of these options -No -Need more information -Abstain -------------------------------------------- Gridcoin 4.0-2018 General Roadmap Poll - Securing Superblocks Steemit Link: https://steemit.com/gridcoin/@jringo/gridcoin-4-0-2018-general-roadmap-poll-securing-superblocks Gridcoinstats Link: https://gridcoinstats.eu/poll/roadmap:_securing_superblocks_dwp Gridcoin currently forms a superblock by having all nodes request data from each whitelisted project simultaneously. This process causes high network and server load and does not scale. Dynamic Witness Participation will serve to replace the stats gathering aspect of what is now called the "Neural Network" with a new C++ iteration integrated directly into the client, making the network cross-platform. Dynamic Witness Participation will use a dynamic process to select delegate nodes which create superblocks. Only the delegate nodes download the necessary data from the BOINC project servers and work to create the superblock. The algorithm will run independently on different projects. Any node willing to serve as delegates in the creation of a superblock will indicate such when they stake a standard block. When too many nodes are willing to serve as delegate, the network will choose a subset through a dynamic selection process. This limits the number of active connections and decreases stress on BOINC project servers. Once selected, all delegate nodes download the project stats data, process it into a shareable format and place a vote for their version. Delegate nodes then form a consensus on the data set to be used in the superblock. Finally, a delegate node with the agreed upon data set is randomly chosen to create the superblock and end the process. Note that this delegation process is ONLY for the creation of superblocks. All standard blocks will continue to be secured through the Proof of Stake protocol. "Do you support the continue exploration of Dynamic Witness Participation for superblock creation in 2018?" -Yes -No -Need more information -Abstain -------------------------------------------- Thank you for your participation!
  35. 5 points

    10,000 YeastCoins bounty

    10,000 YeastCoins bounty 10,000 YeastCoins bounty. 10,000 YeastCoins for the first 500 requests. Simply Follow YeastCoin Facebook Page to get YesatCoins. #YeastCoin #YeastCoinAirDrop https://www.facebook.com/YeastCoin-130897544149093/
  36. 5 points

    Gridcoin Future Technology Base

    I do think it's a bit disingenuous for us to be praising one person with 56M in voting shares for swinging the vote when several us us have complained about the vote weighting.
  37. 5 points

    Gridcoin Future Technology Base

    I don't have a dog in this fight, but I tend to agree with this sentiment. I'm fairly surprised as to how this was presented on this forum complelty outside of the IRC and the SteemIT roadmap proposals and appears to be in isolation from the hang-outs. While I understand we can all be proud of our creations, it would be nice to perhaps ad hominen attacks. As I have read through this and seen different people's reactions, I started out fairly opposed, but I think I could support it for the sake of trying - although I'm likely going to abstain given the tenor of the disagreement. I guess I still have a month to figure out my direction...
  38. 5 points

    Gridcoin Future Technology Base

    Rob, with all due respect as our 'Founder', you seem to have a strange concept of who the Gridcoin Community are and why we are here. The Gridcoin Community are not simply those who are communicating with you on this forum. It is both unfair and unbecoming, as our 'Founder', to dismiss and deprecate individuals who have shown that they have the best interests of the Gridcoin Community in mind. Please don't continue to be 'blinkered' in your approach to the Gridcoin Community. We, the Gridcoin Community, are an intelligent 'entity' with a healthy 'mistrust' of plans which are thrust upon us without due respect. We do not 'hate'. 'Mistrust' is not 'hate' and can be changed to 'trust' with a little patience and 'honest' communication through more channels than simply this forum. It's time to remove the 'blinkers' and approach the community in a more open, friendly, less adversarial manner and you will find that the reaction will be far more trusting.
  39. 5 points
    Tomas Brod

    Gridcoin Future Technology Base

    You are loosing trust Rob. Multiple members are showing you that you proposals are flawed and insecure. I know it is hard to invent a secure system. There were attempts by me and other members. You are advised to read the technical details and learn what problems are there and then try to how you are going to solve them. If you decide to ignore the problems and push your changes in, there are going to be security incidents. There are no my proposals vs yours. We should work together and improve. Also if you just want to setup a coin and then leave it on autopilot, you should make sure that it is secure, otherwise it is going to fail. Also calling our (my and the rest of community) proposals as piecemeal and your one-swoosh is not entirely correct. Even if you use another codebase, you would have to implement gridcoin logic on top. You would have to implement your NN, associator, reward system, staking/mining tweaks and voting. How is that less piecemeal than DWP, GAA and BM+MRC+Superdrop? I do not ask you to take them, I am just asking to consider them. It would be best if some existing coin provided support for our features, but to this point no one provided a clear mapping of features to services. CM was the closest, but he mostly wrote "yeah, we could use this for that..", but not HOW to use it. And please note that Total Credit Delta (TCD) was my idea, so stop attributing it to Marco /ravon.
  40. 5 points

    Gridcoin Future Technology Base

    Lets iterate through all your points again: You want to keep Proof of Work mining difficulty low by giving a larger rewards for lower hash targets. You also implement client side rules to make everyone behave according to the scheme you envision. The problem with this is apparent: Someone does not care about financial incentives, recompiles the code and is able to mine much faster than anybody else. So you introduce a theoretical difficulty adjustment algorithm, that adjusts very quickly to high hashpower. Such an algorithm is however near impossible to design and it still is possible,that an attacker mines selfishly to enable him to produce many blocks in succession, without having to compete with the network. Apart from this he could also disrupt confirmation times by mining a few quick blocks in succession such that the difficulty rises sharply. The network would take some time to react to this sudden change in difficulty and blocks would be mined much slower. This is similar to what Bitcoin Cash experienced during its launch. You then say that the Groestl hash function should be modified with new seeds (which is pure obscurity with the threat of ASICS in mind, there is only marginal short-term benefit to this and it might be potentially dangerous) and then go on to propose that mined blocks be associated with a beacon and each beacon would only be allowed to easily mine a block after a certain amount of time. This association does not offer any extra protection against an attacker. Beacons are plentifully and gridcoin addresses as well. An attacker could just create a large number of beacons and is then able to attack successfully again by creating a block with each of them in quick succession. The last option left to curb this attack with your proposal then is to only allow CPIDs a beacon, that have magnitude > 1. Again, this solves nothing. The attacker has to spend marginally more resources on magnitude to claim his CPIDs, while the newbie has even higher hurdles to master to get into the system. Above you explain how a misbehaving project can be banned in the event that the magnitude would influence who gets to solve the next block and a project's boinc credit stats are tampered with. De-whitelisting will not save you in time. Especially because there won't be any tamper evidence that could lead to suspicion. Creating additional CPIDs with some amount of RAC is not suspicious at all, it should be day-to-day business. I don't see how this "Green Proof of Work" proposal will withstand any form of peer review. It offers little to no benefit over just staying with the current Proof of Stake mechanism and uses security by obscurity principles. There are no camps, only proposals that are implemented, then need to withstand peer review and only then get merged into the code. It is unfair to say, that the only other direction is a piecemeal solution. We have discussed using newer codebases and migrating to a new chain (especially because the current chain contains email addresses of around 2000 users basically in plain text) and are still committed in that discussion to this very minute - you are free to join this discussion.
  41. 5 points

    Gridcoin Future Technology Base

    Hey Rob, Long time no see - sorry I've not had the time to respond to your emails, but I replied quite negatively to your proposals and email snippets in the private OPs slack private channel - you really aught to be more visibly present in Slack rather than just emails (which can be a bit of an echo/isolation chamber). In terms of calling yourself the CTO - there technically isn't a Gridcoin company thus there is no such role, parts of your email on this topic which I found quite disconcerting/disturbing especially the 'firing/taking-over' terminology/intentions being thrown about by yourself - not confidence inspiring given the increased power you'll have in a masternode environment compared to the power you yield in the current network. The github repo ownership could be viewed as a CTO role, except the community has already begun working around this centralized repo for non-core-client work: https://github.com/gridcoin-community I don't believe that a forum poll is appropriate for making this decision, it doesn't involve the Gridcoin network (coins/magnitude) and is vulnerable to being manipulated very easily. Forum polls back in 2014/2015 were rushed in the panic move from classic to research and led to a low quality economic policies being implemented (30* reduction, etc). The precedent for serious development polls has been 2-3month duration 'both por/pos' type within the Gridcoin network. I have thus voted to abstain from this poll. Speaking of the forum poll, it's unfortunately biased in that it only provides the choice between your proposal & maintaining the current codebase - there have been alternative proposals for the last few months: https://github.com/gridcoin-community/Gridcoin-Tasks/issues/183 (Please accept your invite to the Gridcoin-Community organization) updated post: https://steemit.com/gridcoin/@jringo/gridcoin-research-4-0-2018-roadmap-progress-report#@cm-steem/re-jringo-gridcoin-research-4-0-2018-roadmap-progress-report-20171111t133914323z (being somewhat active on steemit would be cool too) ---------------------- Directly responding to your proposal document: Segwit and larger blocks are not being combined in the one codebase, it has split into Bitcoin Core (segwit) and Bitcoin Cash (Larger blocks - superior). Likewise, a large market cap does not mean technology is superior - there are many scamcoins worth far more than Gridcoin currently is worth, that does not mean they're better than GRC. Segwit isn't desirable technology neither, haha! Quote In addition, the blockchain balances and wallets are more compatible, so I propose we stay with Bitcoin. Snapshotting a bitcoin codebase coin distribution for claiming coins via private key import has been proven possible by multiple Graphene projects who each created a custom genesis.json file which contained their userbase's public keys (donation addresses | snapshot addresses) & allocated balance. Generating this file would be a compute intensive process, however its use after generated is simple for kickstarting a new blockchain's initial distribution. It's the same process which would be required for any codebase snapshot/sharedrop, we cannot repeat the classic -> researcher burning process as it was an unnecessarily centralized issuance which resulted in a significant sum of funds going unclaimed (foundation funds). The wallets are more compatible, sure - moving to graphene would result in a loss of current UI, but it would yield an easily customizable UI: https://steemit.com/gridcoin/@cm-steem/gridcoin-s-customised-bitshares-web-wallet-dex What other cryptocurrency toolkits/codebases did you evaluate? Do you have notes of feature comparisons? Do you not think that privacy focused cryptocurrencies are going to be heavily regulated in the near future? What about graphene, dragonchain, hyperledger, other proposals, etc? I'm concerned that your proposal for moving to Dash involved very few community members, the only masternode thread outwith here has zero replies in the development subforum & the community based alternative codebase threads/github-issues lack your involvement. If we do end up going down the route of masternodes, throwing away their technologies brand recognition doesn't sound beneficial - likewise we shouldn't be using the terminology "Nerual Network" because it isn't a neural network, "Gridcoin statistics mechanism" or something functional/realistic would be more honest/accurate. Graphene also funds witness positions at a rate controlled by the committee, I don't think that having to fork up hundreds of thousands of GRC to provide critical network functionality is going to yield many participants - the majority of the Gridcoin userbase does not have the 100k required to create a poll nevermind 400k to destroy for a network role. Masternodes entrench power to the wealthy, as participants have to pay a large sum of GRC for the right to run a masternode where as with Graphene there is not an up front investment required to become a witness/committee member and those who are voted in will have had to campaign to the community & hopefully be the most trusted entities from the community (Benefit being you can vote them out with DPOS, where as you're potentially stuck with masternode operators permanently). Rather than paying all users via large superblocks, would it not be better to investigate the 'Manual Reward Claim (MRC)' proposal suggested by the community? Steemit has the ability to access your rewards with the click of a button, coincidentally a Graphene crypto. If MRC was/is made possible, this would apply to multiple codebase proposals. Can you provide any documentation on this proposal? I don't see it alongside the other legitimate CPID/Beacon improvement proposals: https://github.com/gridcoin/Gridcoin-Research/wiki/DEV-CPID-Ownership My beacon proposal: https://github.com/gridcoin/Gridcoin-Research/wiki/DEV-CPID-Ownership#cms-proposal TL;DR: CPID is not a good unique identifier, it can merge/split and be maliciously/accidentally changed. Verifying userID ownership is an improvement over CPID verification, as userID is an unique id which never changes on an individual BOINC project basis (no matter what happens to your BOINC account). BOINC web code done: https://github.com/BOINC/boinc/pull/2134/ https://github.com/BOINC/boinc/issues/2118 2 new PHP pages, only WCG and perhaps Einstein would be incompatible due to homebrew BOINC web server codebase implementations. For projects which don't immediately implement the above PR, we could fall back on CPID onwership proof if an userID which shares the same CPID is successfully validated. No need for a centralized entity moderating/maintaining the beacon system - users could create a new key to reclaim ownership of their BOINC account. Inter/Intra crypto replay protection (can't steal registration here and register elsewhere, likewise replaying my beacon on the GRC network wouldn't work). Cache project's public openssl key & verify userID ownership without contacting the BOINC project once (massive reduction in scraping projects). Requires: Peer review Project admins to perform minimum project maintenance (2 new PHP pages & new openssl keypair). Once implemented in BOINC projects, implementation within Gridcoin/Any-Crypto. NN isn't a desirable branding (it isn't a neural network) & branding not a feature. This is a substantial economic policy change proposal which should not be taken lightly. How long does 'leasing' last for? What happens to the paid funds (burn or centralized fund?) Will neural network leasers be forced to use the one neural network statistics gathering implementation (security risk) or will third party scripts be possible? Why bring mining/pow back into the equation after a long period of POS? What happens to the foundation funds in your proposal? Graphene too would eliminate interest payments on the core GRC asset. Graphene doesn't require this, witnesses are largely not publicly visible - users connect to the network via their light/web wallets which interact with full nodes which don't participate in the consensus mechanism. Reintroducing proof of work is a huge step back technologically; POW is responsible for significant amounts of pollution, it will negatively impact BOINC computations (mind we saw a huge increase in computing power pointed at BOINC after we left Scrpyt for POS?). Any future proposed codebase should not involve proof of work (IMO). I completely object to this, we already see almost nobody making polls because of the local 100k balance requirement, now imagine poll participation if the required balance was 4 times the current amount? It'd be pushing many voices entirely out of the picture within the Gridcoin network, further empowering the rich in the GRC network. Graphene has coin based voting for committee and witness members; the committee then have the abiltiy to vote amongst themselves the network rules (changing witness payouts, block timings) and with the gridcoin graphene proposal would be responsible for maintaining the list of whitelisted BOINC projects in a majority vote basis manner. How we'd go about implementing casual polls or community project polls (for the committee to act upon) would require some original development - see: https://github.com/FollowMyVote/StakeWeightedVoting One cannot evaluate the security of a system prior to its implementation, as far as recent history goes security is not your strong point (not try to be a dick, rather making an accurate observation given the last 3-5 months history). Graphene has 2-3 second block times (which can be tweaked to reduce blockchain bloat) point is that fast payments aren't unique to dash & TBH not a problem right now in Gridcoin. Applicable to any C++ ported NN replacement, though is it neccessary to track history before the previous payout if we're able to achieve 100% accuracy of payments? 'Unlimited scalability' is likewise achievable with the userID ownership beacon proposal, a reduced NN participation rate and the suggested manual reward claim functionality. I'm not massively confident in daily superblock payouts given recent historical insecurity of superblocks and the old cryptolottery system (which aimed to reward many users in the one block a couple years back). Repeating myself here, but CPID isn't a perfect identifier - userID beacon proposal > CPID. I'd love to see some public documentation/proposals to peer review this new CPID associator system. New codebase wise yes, but any changes we make to the dash codebase invalidate this claim until we have a professional security audit - like the recent security audit made entirely public except performed internally/privately at our discretion. The proposed short/concentrated development (and closed participation planning) period likewise does not inspire confidence in the security of the proposed network. Sounds good, moving away from RAC based magnitude towards total credit delta is a great proposal for any codebase. Certainly a legitimate advantage, there are many bitcoin based libraries which the current gridcoin codebase is entirely incompatible with. That said, there are several Graphene based libraries which we can benefit from too.
  42. 5 points
    23/10/2017 - Added ONE PAGER and updated GENERAL WHITEPAPER on https://token.gimmer.net/. 07/11/2017 - Updated the images and the token sale date. 15/11/2017 - The images about our presale and token sale dates, bonuses, roadmap and our beta have been successfully updated!
  43. 5 points
    Gridcoin Research Leisure Upgrade https://github.com/gridcoin/Gridcoin-Research/releases/tag/ ## [] 2017-10-09 ### Fixed - Fix problems sending beacons on Windows, #684 (@tomasbrod). - Fix clients getting stuck at V8 blocks when syncing, #686 (@tomasbrod).
  44. 5 points
    Gridcoin Research Leisure Upgrade https://github.com/gridcoin/Gridcoin-Research/releases/tag/ - Fix problems forging superblock due to rounding differences, #608 (@denravonska). - Fetch data from project servers if missing on scraper #564 (@denravonska).
  45. 5 points
    If this will help - I can temporarily provide a newer snapshot. The official is 1.5 month old, so it takes an hour to get in sync:( EDIT: here goes the snapshot: http://bzaborow.org/bart/grc/grc-snapshot-20170901.zip
  46. 5 points
    Gridcoin Research Mandatory Upgrade https://github.com/gridcoin/Gridcoin-Research/releases/tag/ - Fix incorrect V8 height trigger check. - Fix invalid superblock height formatting, #532 (@denravonska). - Fix several spelling mistakes, 533 (@Erkan-Yilmaz).
  47. 5 points
    @ximocoves double check whether your wallet is unlocked fully to be certain it is not this problem :) @Erelas and @dutch I absolutely agree that v8 has an undesirable side effect that newbies can't stake that easy. But v8 massively increases network security after all. A secure network is much more valuable than low balance staking possibilities as long as we have a working pool maintained by a trustworthy member of our community. And it is supposed to be open sourced eventually so getting newbies started should not be a problem anymore. I have tried to remember my statistics classes back in school and put together a formula that @BGB is hosting as calculator on https://www.grcpool.com/help/calculators In v8, 1 GRC equals 1 weight AFAIK. At the current Net Weight of about 150 Million you will need a balance of 3700 GRC to stake with a probability of 50%+ within 1 month. Maybe @bgb should also add 6 months, but I guess this brings you to more than 99% staking chance at 6 months. Remember, you only need to stake once within 6 months to get full payment as a solo miner. Another thing should be content of the discussion (that may also be moved to a dedicated topic!): Is there a solution? Yes there is. In the development channel on Slack we already discussed one, but it is still in a conceptual phase: The Neural Network is supposed to be enhanced, referred to NN2.0. It will then be able to pay every researcher in the superblock and researchers do not have to stake anymore. Again, this is just a concept as of now, but it should be mentioned as the discussion felt like many people are blaming our very very busy and awesome devs (it still feels nice to speak in plural :D ). I hope I could offer input for the discussion and I would prefer it to stay at a formal level without any personal conflicts, please. Kind Regards, Quez
  48. 5 points
    Gridcoin Research Mandatory Upgrade https://github.com/gridcoin/Gridcoin-Research/releases/tag/ ### Added - Added [V8 stake engine](https://github.com/gridcoin/Gridcoin-Research/wiki/Stake-V8) set to start producing V8 blocks at block 1010000. This fixes several security issues, see wiki for details. - Blocks can now carry identification from the "org" argument/configuration option (@tomasbrod). - Add "reorganize" RPC command (@tomasbrod). ### Changed - Berkeley DB V6+ compatibility, #451 (@xPh03n1x). - Improved poll loading speeds, #497 (@denravonska). - Versions now contain the git hash, #500 (@tomasbrod). - Improved security on NeuralNet votes, #496 (@Foggyx420). - Improved RPC help. It now supports "execute help" and "list help", #512 (@Foggyx420). - Voting is now integrated in wallet as a tab and cleaned up, #416 (@skcin, @JoShoeAh). - Improve low-peer mining ability on testnet (@tomasbrod). - Improve poll error message when low on funds, #415 (@Erkan-Yilmaz). - Code cleanup (@denravonska, @tomasbrod, @Foggyx420, @skcin). ### Removed - Remove RPC commands: - DAO, #486 (@denravonska). - volatilecode, testnet0917, testboinckey, chainrsa, testcpidv2, testcpid, windows error report disabling, list betatest, fDebug4/fDebug5 flags (@Foggyx420). - Set magnitude boost to be removed at 2017-Sep-07 00:00:00 UTC ### Fixed - Fixed security issue where superblocks could be injected, #526 (@tomasbrod). - Fix poll sorting bug, #512 (@skcin)
  49. 5 points
    I wouldn't say that anyone is trying to denigrate anyone for offering transparency. The problem with Erkan is the way in which he chooses to disseminate information. Perhaps it's a language barrier as opposed to malicious intent, but he tends to offer up information in a way that is harmful, generally very incomplete or lacking of explanation, and confusing. Not to mention, he makes no attempt to explain anything in his own words, and instead offers up snippets of copy/paste info from other people. It's always important to remember that when you speak on behalf of Gridcoin, there's $12 million worth of market cap out there. There are people who have substantial investments in Gridcoin and we need to be mindful of that and make sure we have all the information straight. This is not something to play around with --- people take their investments very seriously (as they should), and they have a right to expect that we are disseminating information in a responsible way so as not to cause unnecessary fear. Please, do be transparent. But be responsible, as well. I believe the community has the right and the responsibility to call out irresponsible behavior.
  50. 5 points
    Gridcoin Research Leisure Upgrade https://github.com/gridcoin/Gridcoin-Research/releases/tag/ - Memory allocation fix for syncing from 0 - Tray Icon - Fix startup crash for new users

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