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  1. Now that we have transitioned to POS successfully, we will be looking at adding voting functionality to the client so that users can both stake and vote with their coins but are waiting for the bear market to end before determining timelines.
  2. We have successfully implemented a hybrid Proof-of-Stake/Proof-of-Work consensus algo. Now you generate coins by staking which also helps the network.
  3. We have an important announcement. All wallets must upgrade to BTCS v.2.1.0 before block 730,000. An issue involving difficulty retargeting was fixed so now all clients must upgrade to Bitcoin-sCrypt Wallet client v.2.1. The deadline is set to block 730,000. Finally, hybrid Proof-of-Stake is enabled and running on the network so users can generate coins and help the network by staking their coins. The latest code can be found here: https://github.com/Bitcoin-sCrypt/Bitcoin-sCrypt Windows and Mac wallets can be found here: https://bitcoinscrypt.io
  4. Community, Today we are announcing the official release of the Hybrid Proof-of-Stake/Proof-of-Work Bitcoin-sCrypt client v.2.0.1. Starting after block 640,000, Proof-of-Stake will be enabled on the Bitcoin-sCrypt blockchain, thus allowing users to generate new BTCS coins by staking their current coins in the BTCS wallet and help confirm blocks on the network. Furthermore, this change will also help decentralize mining on the blockchain. BTCS v.2.0.1 clients can be downloaded from the official Bitcoin-sCrypt website: https://bitcoinscrypt.io. Additionally, BTCS v.2.0.1 clients can be compiled from code directly from our github repo: https://github.com/Bitcoin-sCrypt/Bitcoin-sCrypt. Note, the network will only accept connections from BTCS clients v.2 or higher. The Bitcoin-sCrypt dev team looked to Novacoin/Peercoin’s POS algo for inspiration for Bitcoin-sCrypt’s hybrid POS/POW. Staking is easy. Users simply keep BTCS coins in their wallet while the BTCS client is running with their wallet unlocked for staking. As long as the BTCS client is running and the wallet is unlocked, users will begin staking their coins to help confirm blocks on the network and generate new coins. There is an option to just unlock the wallet for staking so that the wallet remains locked for everything else, like sending coins. After new BTCS coins are generated, they must be confirmed in 100 blocks before they can be spent. The maximum total coins ever minted will remain at 21 million, like Bitcoin-core. Finally, because the BTCS chain has been updated to allow for Proof-of-Stake blocks, users running older versions of the BTCS client (prior to v.2.0.1) will have to re-download the blockchain from scratch. To do so, users running the old client will have to delete two files the first time they run the new client: blk0001.dat blkindex.dat In Windows, the files are here: C:\Users\[your username]\AppData\Roaming\Bitcoin-sCrypt In MacOS, the files are here: ~/Library/Application Support/Bitcoin-sCrypt In Linux, the files are here: ~/.bitcoin-scrypt Special thanks to the Bitcoin-sCrypt development team for delivering a fully functioning hybrid proof-of-stake client for the Bitcoin-sCrypt blockchain to allow end users to help confirm blocks on the network and generate coins and decentralize POW mining. https://medium.com/@digital.smokeasy/community-39181f66815
  5. The community helped pick the new logo so I will not be changing the logo.
  6. Announcement re Hybrid Proof-of-Stake/Proof-of-Work Upgrade from theotherbitcoin.com: Bitcoin-sCrypt Protocol Update to Hybrid Proof-of-Stake/Proof-of-Work: September 2018 Release - the other bitcoin - bitcoin scrypt developer blog Bitcoin-sCrypt is the decentralized alternative to Bitcoin-sha256 bringing Bitcoin mining back to the community with an ASIC-resistant crypto-currency.
  7. Compiled Windows and Mac wallets for v.1.7.0 are available at the official website: https://bitcoinscrypt.io
  8. Community, Now that we have successfully completed the first blockchain fork of the revival of Bitcoin-sCrypt, we are ready for the next set up updates. As such, there will be a mandatory update for all BTCS clients on March 26 2018. Accordingly, all clients must upgrade to v.1.7.0 before March 26, 2018. We will notify the major exchanges and mining pools. After this update, the next major update will involve the move over to the hybrid proof-of-stake algo. https://bitcoinscrypt.io https://theotherbitcoin.com Thanks, Smokeasy
  9. Latest Bitcoin-sCrypt Update: https://theotherbitcoin.com/bitcoin-scrypt-announces-the-launch-of-its-marketing-campaign-and-expansion-of-the-development-team/
  11. Community, We are pleased to announce that the Bitcoin-sCrypt blockchain successfully hard-forked on Monday, February 19, 2018. This planned hard-fork will optimize the mining algorithm to allow for more consistent block confirmations. Now that the Bitcoin-sCrypt blockchain has successfully forked and the blockchain is running smoothly, we are ready to begin the first official marketing push to announce the Bitcoin-sCrypt revival to the rest of the crypto-community. As such, in the coming weeks we will announce the beginning of an organized marketing campaign for each of the following categories: 1. Press Releases to the major mainstream media and crypto-news outlets announcing the Bitcoin-sCrypt revival. 2. Paid advertising campaign on financial and crypto-related websites announcing the Bitcoin-sCrypt revival. 3. Bitcoin-sCrypt giveaway campaign 4. Expansion of Bitcoin-sCrypt development team 5. Expansion of Bitcoin-sCrypt marketing team 6. Organized Social Media campaign: A. Telegram Campaign B. Twitter Campaign C. Facebook Campaign D. Reddit Campaign E. Bitcointalk ANN Campaign F. Cryptocointalk Campaign Additionally, after the news media and social media campaigns get traction, we will be doing an organized push to get Bitcoin-sCrypt listed on more altcoin exchanges. Specifically, we have organized the relevant altcoin exchanges into two categories: (1) exchanges that list new coins based on popularity and (2) exchanges that require payment in order to list. Our plan is to address the exchanges in category one first and exchanges in category two afterwards. Finally, we are looking for people to assist in the different social media channels. If you are interested in assisting with the Bitcoin-sCrypt marketing campaign please reach out to me (Smokeasy) via email or social media (below). Thanks and we are excited about officially starting the marketing campaign for the revival of Bitcoin-sCrypt! BITCOIN-SCRYPT LINKS website: https://bitcoinscrypt.io blog: http://theotherbitcoin.com telegram: https://t.me/BitcoinScryptOfficial discord: https://discord.gg/vazdUk Regards, Smokeasy (Jim A. Joseph) LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jim-a-joseph-124a6129/ Telegram: @smokeasy Email: [email protected] Bitcointalk: Smokeasy Cryptocointalk: Smokeasy Discord: @Smokeasy#7689
  12. Bitcoin-sCrypt successfully hard-forked today making the block confirmation process more efficient for miners. Now that the blockchain has been optimized, we are embarking on an organized marketing campaign starting next week. More details here: http://theotherbitcoin.com/bitcoin-scrypt-successfully-hard-forks-marketing-campaign-next/
  13. Antietrader has put together some new BTCS logos to use. You can check them out on our Discord Channel: https://discord.gg/EAXdR8j We have over 80 people who have joined the Bitcoin-sCrypt discord channel. We will repost the top picks here.
  14. Community, We are pleased to announce that the official revival of the Bitcoin-sCrypt (BTCS) Altcoin has begun. As such, we have three important announcements to share. Announcement 1 As part of the revival, we have set up a Bitcoin-sCrypt Discord channel for the BTCS community to communicate. Join the live Bitcoin-sCrypt discussion here: https://discord.gg/EAXdR8j Announcement 2 As part of the revival, Spidersbox will take over lead development for Bitcoin-sCrypt and Smokeasy will step back to take a secondary supporting role. Spidersbox is a talented and experienced cryptocoin developer who has agreed to take over leadership of the Bitcoin-sCrypt project to restore BTCS back to its previous luster...with assistance from his team from previous cryptocoin projects reviving other coins, which include: BitBar LiteBar BitcoinFast LitecoinPlus We warmly welcome Spidersbox and his team to the Bitcoin-sCrypt community! Announcement 3 As part of the revival, Bitcoin-sCrypt is looking to change the consensus mechanism from pure Proof-of-Work to a hybrid Proof-of-Work/Proof-of-Stake system to ensure mining remains decentralized. The first steps will be adding repairwallet, zapwallettxes and coin control to the current client wallet to set up the framework for implementing Proof-of-Stake. These changes will not require a hard-fork, while the later change to a hybrid Proof-of-Stake system will. More info can be found at the official Bitcoin-sCrypt Discord channel: https://discord.gg/EAXdR8j We are excited about the future of Bitcoin-sCrypt! Thanks, ~Smokeasy Originally posted at: http://theotherbitcoin.com/announcing-the-revival-of-bitcoin-scrypt-btcs
  15. Three Announcements: 1. We just published our Roadmap for the Revival of Bitcoin-sCrypt: https://cryptocurrencytalk.com/topic/94516-ann-roadmap-for-the-2018-revival-of-bitcoin-scrypt-btcs/ 2. We updated the Bitcoin-sCrypt Wallet Client to v.1.6.0 to permanently fix the mining difficulty retargeting issue so blocks will not get stuck anymore: https://bitcoinscrypt.io/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Bitcoin-sCrypt-1.6.0-Win32.zip 3. We developed a new official website for Bitcoin-sCrypt (https://bitcoinscrypt.io)

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