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Livecoin.net Adds MOIN

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We're very pleased to announce that Livecoin.net has added MOIN to their exchange!


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Have at it!

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First Advanced Blockchain Function - Proof of Existence

I'm currently working on a Proof of Existence service for MOIN. For those who of you not familiar with it, it lets you store a cryptographic digest of a file (linked to the time that you submitted it) in the blockchain. This provides a decentralized and permanent proof that the file/document existed at that particular point in time.


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Full preview of prototype drag-and-drop interface here:

Please show your support by retweeting:
https://twitter.com/MoinCrypto/status/748161013107802112
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MOIN v1.1.0.1 - Recommended Update

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MOIN v1.1.0.1 features some UI fixes and design changes (thanks to axllht for the feedback and suggestions), an upgrade to LevelDB 1.18 and various other bug fixes.

Perhaps most significantly, Moinoshis will hereby be referred to as Moinlets.

Changes

  • Various unresponsive UI buttons fixed
  • Colour scheme/general design tweaks
  • Additional tooltips and fixed tooltip placement (thanks Yallah for the report and suggestions)
  • Upgrade to LevelDB 1.18
  • getaccountaddress fix
  • Drop < 60017 peers
  • Seeds updated
  • Fix for secure messaging bug



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MOIN v1.2.0.0

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New Wallet UI Design

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The new MOIN wallet features a completely overhauled UI based on crz's wonderfully designed SDC Umbra client, with a few minor customizations including some nice new status icons from axllht. I think, as with previous versions, we'll continue to put our own stamp on it design-wise over time. In particular axhllt had some good ideas using design elements from the previous client that it would be nice to incorporate.


Encrypted Messenger Upgrade

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The second big change in this release is a major upgrade to the decentralized encrypted messenger. The UI has been refined as part of the overall redesign and support for smileys has been added as well as the ability to hold group chats. Gravicons are assigned per MOIN address to make it easier to tell group participants apart if you don't yet have their addresses in your address book. I already have some ideas about we might incorporate it into The Platform.

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https://github.com/MOIN/moin/releases/tag/v1.2.0.0

Other News and Resources

I'm happy to announce that axllht has officially joined Jookly, crz and myself on the MOIN team. He's been a great help in the development and testing of the latest client and we're very glad to have him on board!

The official block explorer has been updated to the latest version of Iquidus, which adds Network (sample of recently active nodes) and Movement (list of sizable transactions) tabs.

The OP in the thread's been updated too - dead links removed, MOIN Team section and links to Nova Exchange added. Crz has recently said he still intends to create MOIN Lite (newcomer friendly, low-resource wallet spin). While there's no time frame for it, I'm very excited about it. The roadmap has been updated to reflect this and our current working goals.

I've also created a new Github repo which is updated with an up to date bootstrap.dat file every 24 hours and added a file which is updated every 6 hours with a list of current active nodes to discovermoin.com.

As I've mentioned before, I was a bit pushed for time during the earlier part of the year due to a change in my personal circumstances, but for the next few months it's nothing but MOIN. I'm glad to get back to it.
Join us on IRC (#moin-crypto) or Slack if you've any questions or feedback and thank you all for your contributions, enthusiasm and support.

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Apologies, I've been neglecting to post our fortnightly updates here. Here's the latest one - all updates will posted here going forwards.

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Fortnightly Sunday Update

Hello all. Not a huge amount to report since the last update was a little late. The twitter price bot temporarily stopped its illustrious spamming as the C-Cex API has been playing up. So I "delisted" them from it. Heh. ย Cheesy
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I might put that in the OP. A few people have asked for more information about The Platform recently. Again, I think it's not in our best interests to release information on it for now. This strategy was originally at least partly a reaction to, and a way to try to differentiate us from, the plague of other crypto projects who over-promise and then under-deliver (or don't deliver at all). The continuation of this strategy is pretty well summed up by the above quote. At the moment the relationship between the team and investors is really good because we've always done our best to make clear that we're committed to this for the long-term. If we were to announce our plans with great fanfare too far in advance I think we'd be setting ourselves up for more and more questions in the coming weeks from new traders eager to flip their coins and move on to the next big one. It wouldn't be fun and I'd probably become much less communicative. As it stands we've built a small, friendly community. The enquiries we get are always polite and the people we've attracted are almost all really good-natured. That might not mean much monetarily, but it means a lot to me and it's part of the reason I enjoy working on MOIN so much.

I suppose in a way this strategy is emblematic of not just my, but the whole team's attitude and approach. When there's a choice between an easy option that'll bring MOIN some immediate short-term glory, or a more difficult option that will benefit us more in the long-term, we'll almost always choose the latter. Me, crz and axhllt all share a diligence in the way we go about things. It's not about finishing the work, it's about making something of the highest possible quality. We each put a lot of care and thought into what we do.
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So me, I've been doing a lot of reading and studying and thinking about design patterns and how to make sure The Platform code will be clean and intelligible to make it easy for other developers to contribute in the future. It's actually axllht who's probably been doing the most exciting work of late - he's been secretly working up potential new designs for both the website and the wallet. Even unfinished they're both looking pretty special and I think the final wallet design in particular will do a lot to help to define MOIN with a personality and style of its own.

That's all for now, talk to you all in two weeks (if not sooner) when I'll probably have to come up with another overly-wordy way of saying "Believe me, we're working on it!" ย Smiley
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@KingCaperย welcome back. ย Make sure you go into your profile and adjust your Twitter link as things have changed on the forum.

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Thanks @Jimmy, will do.

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Fortnightly Update

For a while I've had a clear idea about what form The Platform will take, but I wasn't sure exactly how we'd get there from here. Recently things have really started to crystallize.

The system will have 3 parts. The combination of these 3 parts constitutes what I've been referring to as The Platform. Originally I'd planned for there to be no more significant updates released until the alpha was done. I've now changed my mind, partly because I think incremental development and releases is more efficient and partly because the modularity of the system permits it. It also means a bit less uncertainty for investors.

Having to write these updates has made me more acutely aware of the passing of time and has got me thinking about things like time constraints and their effects on productivity etc. Basically, I'm concerned that without firm targets things might drift or the pace might get a bit too leisurely. Maybe having no firm targets is just as bad as having unrealistic ones. Since each of the 3 parts that make up The Platform can operate independently and provide useful functionality in and of themselves they will be incorporated into the wallet and released as and when each of them is ready. Although I'm not going to give an ETA right now, future updates will include some sort of graphical representation of how much progress has been made towards the completion of each part.

Aside from all this, axllht's been hard at work on designs for the individual tabs of the redesigned wallet and the two of us have also been trying to straighten out some overlapping/inconsistent use of terminology and counter-intuitive categorisation of features in the current design. User experience stuff. For the first time in a while it's felt like we have an actual team working on development and it feels good.

Since there's no clear preference in the poll regarding market alerts I'll try to put together something that'll broadcast via them all. I'll let you know when it's done.

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Fortnightly Update


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Hello all. I'm in a good flow work-wise and there's lots to do so I'll keep this brief. The above graphic (thanks crz!) shows the estimated progress on the 3 core components of The Platform. They're numbered in the order that I'll be working on and expect to release them. An implicit fourth step will involve combining them. Like "The Platform", "mApp" (MOIN App) is just a term we're using for the sake of the discussion - I don't think we'll use it for the actual finished products.

Over the last two weeks I've fixed our unit tests and have been working on mApp 1 and in between on the sell alert system. The alert system should hopefully be finished in time for the next update. As there's no real consensus as to what constitutes a significant sell order, those receiving alerts via email (and possibly IRC) can specify the trigger amount. Axllht has been busy reworking and refining his wallet design as well as working on revamping discovermoin.com.

In light of the worrying news regarding the British Government forcing companies to put backdoors into encrypted messaging services, I'll be giving some thought to ways in which we could extend the privacy-protecting capabilities of MOIN.

Good luck to everyone who's submitted an entry to the (still running!) MOIN Movement T-Shirt Design Content. ย  Wink

Till next time.

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Fortnightly Sunday Update


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Not much to report today. I lost a good chunk of time due to being essentially without internet for about a week. Very frustrating. The alert system is all but done though, I just need to hook it up to Mailgun and run a few tests. I've been working on mApp 1 too but I'm not sure I got enough done to warrant adding another completed step so I've left the graphic as it was for now.

Axllht's made good progress with the website redesign, Jookly's been looking into ways he can use his newly honed skills to contribute and crz got a great deal on the Twin Peaks seasons 1 & 2 blu-ray boxset. So all is well! I'll post again with all the info once the alert system is fully up and running. ยกHasta luego amigos!

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Fortnightly Sunday Update

Greetings all, hope everyone is well!

Market Alert System

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The Market Alert System is finished. It scrapes exchanges once a minute and posts alerts of new sell orders as long as they are below, equal to, or less than 25% above the current market price (according to coinmarketcap), and involving a certain threshold amount of MOIN. There are several ways to get alerts - @MOINAlerts on twitter will tweet about any new sells of 5000 MOIN or more and these alerts will also appear in the #market_alerts channel on Slack. Click here for an invitation.

There's also the option to get email alerts for which you can set your own trigger amount (e.g. 20,000 MOIN). If you'd like to get email alerts send me a message with your email address and the desired amount. I might extend the system to an IRC channel too if there's demand.

I've set what I think are sensible rate limits for it - one tweet per exchange every fifteen minutes and no more than one email every 30 minutes. Given the scarcity of heavy sell orders I don't expect the limits to be hit too often (at least until trading volume picks up). We may need to tweak a few parameters to get it just right. Let me know your thoughts.


Mac Wallet

Due to popular demand, the MOIN macOS client:

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I've been doing some travelling over the last two weeks so I wasn't able to do any work on The Platform in between finishing up the alert system, but I'm headed somewhere quiet for the next month or so so that I can get my head down. Axllht tells me the new MOIN website is nearly done, so that's coming soon too! If it's summer wherever you are in the world I hope you're enjoying it and if there are any other programmers in the community who'd like to get involved, or you'd like to contribute in some other way, then drop us a line.

Skรฅl!

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Fortnightly Sunday Update

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Greetings good people of CryptoCurrencyTalk!


As I mentioned in the last update, I've been doing a bit of travelling over the summer. "Gather ye rosebuds" and all that. I had my laptop with me, but to be honest I didn't get much developing done over the last two weeks. It also took me a bit longer than expected to get to where I was going, but I'm here now with desktop reassembled and upgraded and MVP scrawled on the whiteboard above my desk. It's a good environment to work in and there's nothing to distract me, so I expect the next few weeks to be productive.

MOIN Facebook Group

Given my dereliction of duty, it's not surprising that the most noteworthy developments and contributions have been due to the hard work of others. For anyone who missed ilog's news - in an inspired feat of guerrilla marketing he managed to acquire the old SDC Facebook Group for us. So if you're on Facebook, be sure to take a look:

https://www.facebook.com/moinproject/

Website Redesign

Axxlht's been busy translating his new vision for the official website into code. He brought up the possibility of starting a MOIN wiki for more in-depth technical descriptions of the feature overviews from the site. Obviously I'll help where I can, but ideally this is something it'd be best for other team/community members to take the lead with so that I can focus on development. So if you've got some spare time and are able, please come help us out!

Earlier today on Slack someone asked about an Android wallet. Kopykat's mentioned Coinomi in the past and I think a multi-coin wallet like this would be the best option for now. I've put up a poll to gauge demand. If there's enough interest we could maybe use a small portion of the community fund to cover the fees.


That's all for now. Everyone deserves a little time off, but if there's not another little tick on that Platform graphic by the next update I expect you all to give me a sound kicking!

Gesondheid!

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Fortnightly Sunday Update

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Hello!

I'll be honest, this one snuck up on me. Up until yesterday morning I thought I'd another week till the next update was due. Still, development of mApp1 is going well and I'd rather be working on it than talking about it so that's all there is to say about it for now.

Axllht's still working on the new discovermoin.com and Jookly's been helping with scripts for pulling in stats from the explorer.

Steady progress being made on all fronts.

Na zdrowie!

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Hello all!

Axllht and Jookly are putting the finishing touches to the new discovermoin.com, so it should be live before the next update. It's a thing of beauty.

I was really happy to hear from thecryptocartel this week, who's offered to help us with development - thank you and welcome aboard to him! He already has a paper wallet generator pretty much done! As we get further along with the individual mApps and The Platform the amount of peripheral services we're going to need is only going to increase, so if anyone else in the community has the skills and would like to join us then drop me a message!

I don't think I've ever felt so confident that we can actually pull all this off. It's mostly because of investing in a few relatively low-key but obviously legitimate projects that I'm in a position now to work on MOIN full time. It's nice to think we might do the same for others. Come the next update it might be time to reveal what mApp 1 is. We'll see how things stand. That's enough yapping for now... onwards!

Noroc!

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Fortnightly Sunday Update


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Salutations all!

For anyone who missed it, "mApp" 1 will be Proof of Existence & Proof of Ownership. This means you'll be able to prove that a certain file existed at a particular time by including a hash of it in a MOIN transaction. Similarly, you can prove you "owned" the file by including a signature that signs the hash using one of your keys.

https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Proof_of_Ownership

I'm currently working on constructing transactions with an appropriate OP_RETURN output (which will contain the file hash), and storing and retrieving an individual user's proofs between sessions. After that, there's the UI and workflow for hashing files/committing proofs to do, tweaking the transaction table and a few other bits and pieces. We'll have to increase the default maximum OP_RETURN tx size at some point too.

mObLOBScHAr has been good enough to offer some of his free time and skills to helping out on the development side and has begun writing a block parser that'll be able to index OP_RETURN transactions. The plan is for this to form the basis of a site that'll allow people to browse and verify proofs via the web.

I knew I was tempting fate by saying the new website should be finished before the time of this update. It's not, but will be soon.


Axllht has done a mountain of work on the new website and the next wallet design. Jookly put together the MOIN movement and has showed the patience of a saint answering all the questions from noobs. Vella's been singing our praises on Twitter for months. Cryptocartel and mObLOB have just recently offered to pitch in, crz made the above graphic, ilog picked up the SDC facebook group for us, and I spend hours every day working on the code (and my Sunday nights writing these updates to keep everyone informed). Our market cap is over 30x what it was 12 months ago and these are the people making your money grow. It may seem like we move slowly sometimes, but we're a modestly-sized team with big ambitions and no multi-million dollar ICO fund to piss away. To be blunt, it's fucking hard work at times... but we are getting there.

So if you have a stake in the project and think you can help in any way then don't hesitate to come forward. I'm beginning to feel like one of those TV charity appeal adverts repeating this every time ... "for only 7 dollars a month you can help change the life of an occasionally dispirited cryptocurrency developer" ... but that's how a project like this will achieve big things in spite of the resource gap. If everyone with a stake in MOIN was to devote a few hours each week to helping move it forward, I've no doubt we'd get to where we're headed a lot sooner. So I'm going to keep trying to coax others out of the shadows. When Dogecoin started they developed a huge and rabidly fanatical community as a straight Litecoin clone backed only by a meme. I'm not suggesting we can do the same, but I see no reason why we shouldn't be making some efforts to grow the community now while development is ongoing. But I don't have the time to spearhead that and develop too. So it's up to you guys.

PM me if you'd like an invite to the Riot team chan.

Till next time,
Egรฉszsรฉgedre!

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