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    https://github.com/graft-project/graft-ng/wiki/%5BRFC-003-RTVF%5D-RTA-Transaction-Validation-Flow

    In the new revision we’ve been focused on privacy and security of RTA transactions. We shifted significant amount of the work, required for transaction verification, from POS Proxy to POS itself. POS Proxy doesn’t know a recipient wallet address anymore. We also introduced an end-to-end encryption of the payment data.

    Thanks to @jagerman42 and others for contributing their critique and ideas!

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    Greetings, Lethean community! The new year is well underway, and off to a great start for the team! This update covers some rapid progress we’ve made in both development and marketing respects, as well as summarizes some articles that we have released over the past few days.

    Dev Corner

    The Browser VPN is nearing completion! Currently, we are doing extended testing and fixing bugs that have been discovered with the Browser VPN. Once all these bugs are fixed, the Browser VPN will be complete, and we’ll be able to begin working on the full VPN client in full force! We hope this news is as exciting for you as it is for us.

    In conjunction with the Browser VPN’s upcoming finalization, we are also working on creating a Docker image to assist with new exit node creation. This image will make it much easier to set up and maintain a node, thus increasing the available selection of nodes that users will be able to choose from when using our products.

    Internal testing has also begun on the full VPN client. These initial tests are to ensure that once the client is added to the wallet, there are no connectivity issues. Our development team worked very hard over the holidays to get to this point, and we are very proud of them and their continued work. The fact that we have reached this point of testing so early is a testament to their ability, and we are glad to be where we are now. We will keep everyone updated with further details as they become available.

    As an addendum, we would like to remind our community that we are an open source project; as such, if you are a developer, we welcome your assistance and/or feedback. If any developers wish to assist us with our efforts, they are free to do so at any time through our Github page, social pages, or by emailing us at contact@intensecoin.com.

    Marketing

    Asia Blockchain Review

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    Lethean has recently partnered with Asia Blockchain Review. Asia Blockchain Review is a flagship media project of Infinity Blockchain Ventures aiming to be the top media platform for Asia-facing businesses interested in blockchain. This partnership will allow us to mutually support each other with community outreach and exposure. You can read more about this partnership here.

    Cryptoshib

    We have been recently added to the Cryptoshib website. This website is one that helps users keep up to date with recent crypto news, and offers a platform for users to review projects. We are a hot coin in focus on Cryptoshib as of right now, and we are excited to see what will come from our spotlight on their site. You can visit the site by following this link.

    AMA

    We will be holding an AMA on January 25th, and we would like to see you all there. We have not yet decided on a time to hold the AMA, and as such, we would like to know what time is best for everyone. We will release a survey on our social channels in the very near future to gather the best time to hold the AMA. Every response is helpful as it will help us know when the majority of our community can attend the AMA. If you would also like a specific question answered, please disclose it in the survey so we can ensure that it is addressed properly.

    Website Update

    We are still working to create the best website that we possibly can. These updates are taking some time because we are making sure that we have a sleek and appealing design to showcase our products and project as we move forward. We will keep everyone up to date with news regarding the website as it becomes available.

    TOKOK Exchange

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    As of January 9th, Lethean was officially listed on the TOKOK exchange. As with any new exchange we are listed on, we do ask that our community remains cautious when trading on the platform, and always use best security practices when sending LTHN to any exchange or user. At this time, trading is available with a LTHN/BTC pair. The Lethean team has tested deposits, withdrawals, and trading, and they are all working properly on the exchange. We are excited that TOKOK has decided to list us on their exchange, and we are very pleased with their enthusiasm regarding our project. To learn more about the TOKOK exchange, you can read our Medium article located here.

    Socials

    We hope this update was as exciting as it was informative! Should you wish to get in touch with us, you can contact Lethean via any of the social networks below.

    Email: Contact@intensecoin.com

    Facebook

    Twitter

    Discord

    Telegram (community)

    Telegram (announcements)

    Reddit

    Bitcointalk

    YouTube

    LinkedIn

    GitHub

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    Latest Entry

    By Snider,

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    Developer Updates

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    Core Update — For those of you who haven’t heard yet, at block 1,200,000 (or in 17d 4h 17m 0s) we will be upgrading the network to a new hashing algorithm, CN Turtle. If you’d like to know more about CN Turtle and the fork, check out the articles below, but in short, it’s about renewing our commitment to keep ASIC off the network.
    If you’re a normal user, just update your core software or gui wallet and you should be fine, if you’re a miner, you may use TRTL Stak or XMRig, or SRB with more to likely follow. — rock

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    TurtleEDU — We’re so proud of all of the helpers who have helped us find bugs and corrections for the TurtleEDU class “TurtleCoin 101”! Who could have expected us to launch our beta semester with over 60 people helping us search for bugs, I’m so impressed.
    Next, Professor Fexra and I are looking for some Turtles in the community who are experienced with OpenEdX (the edu platform we use) to help us bring a more rich educational experience to you guys. We are looking for help with implementing the badging system, effective course design, as well as overall advice regarding the devops side of running an OpenEdX system specifically. If you think you have something to contribute, or advice to give, we’d be happy to have you, or if you’d like to try out our beta class “TurtleCoin 101”, swing by the Discord chat at chat.turtlecoin.lol and type *student to get access to the EDU chats, and grab an account at edu.turtlecoin.lol — rock

    From the blog…

    We are always pursuing a more fair mining experience. One of our early efforts to get the network to decentralize was to interview pool owners who had unique qualities about their pool to encourage new miners to adopt new pools. This next interview was more for pool admins and aspiring pool operators, and also just for general users alike. It’s a good one! Check out funkypenguin’s pool! https://blog.turtlecoin.lol/archives/funkypenguins-turtle-pool-secrets/

    A while back, we had an actual journalist helping out witht he interviews, and this was one that slipped through the cracks and actually took a while to get published. It’s a great interview with a member of our core team, and I’m happy to show it to you! https://blog.turtlecoin.lol/archives/interview-w-soregums-from-trtl-core-team/

    Community Advertisements

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    Shoutouts & Thanks

    D4D — D4D luvs you all ;)

    Top Secrets — 23

    Rogerrobers — Shout out to Capetn!

    Captain Jac) — Shoutout to all turtles and welcome to all new ones

    Rock — You’re all pretty awesome

    Originally published at TurtleCoin.

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  4. This update announces the SECOR fork date & new PoW, launches the Collaboration Corner, highlights the new funding system, and covers recent media with upcoming appearances.

    SECOR Fork

    On December 8th an announcement was posted in Masari’s Discord & Telegram.

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    Discussion post announcement covered a wide range of topics, including: what the cause of the massive hash rate spike is, what potential solutions are, what staying the course looks like, and similar commentary. The product of over three weeks of methodical discussion and two separate votes is below:

    Barring any setbacks, on January 11, 2019 Masari will fork to include SECOR (Uncle Mining) + Bulletproofs, & move to the next generation of CN-Fast for its proof of work algorithm.

    CN-Fast v2 moves CN-Fast from CNv7 to CNv8, and continues with halving iterations. Open source mining binaries will be provided on the Masari GitHub sometime before the fork date; as will preparations for pool owners and exchanges. Users of GUI and CLI wallets will want to update their daemon to ensure they are on the right chain post fork. Announcements will continue to made across all social media channels as releases come.

    The Fat Keccak PoW will be further researched as a long-term latency bound solution. Rather than rush to deploy a medium term PoW based off similar approaches like Wild Keccak, a short term switch to CN-Fast v2 will help mitigate any potential network threats while providing more leeway to fully test Fat Keccak. SECOR is independent of the PoW algorithm used and will have no issues meshing with Fat Keccak.

    Collaboration Corner

    As mentioned in Update #7, the Core Team aims to reduce centralization over the Masari project’s leadership. We believe that decentralization is a goal not only for the computational network but also in stewardship of the project.

    For the past few months, a design that uses non-hierarchal structuring as a foundation for participation has been worked on. The design segments relevant areas of project need, and issues a simple framework for those groups to operate within. This design has turned into the Collaboration Corner, and it is now ready to be opened up.

    There are two documents that accompany the program’s launch. They can be viewed and downloaded at getmasari.org or GitHub.

    If you would like to talk more about the Collaboration Corner or are interested in an initial endorsement, you’re welcome to join Discord where there is a dedicated channel. The Collaboration Corner hosts an open invitation for anyone who has wanted to contribute to a legitimate & innovative cryptocurrency project.

    Blockfolio Signals
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    In November Thaer and Nick from the Masari Core Team held a video conference call with Blockfolio Founder and CEO Ed Moncada. The topic was their reasoning behind selecting Masari for the Signals beta (one of the first 200 coins in the program), Blockfolio’s future relationship with Masari, and how we can leverage Blockfolio as a trusted means of communication. The call was a lot of fun and we had very some very interesting conversations.

    The Core Team is very excited to take part in the Signals program and partner up with Blockfolio to communicate directly to Masarians. You can receive Masari signals by tracking MSR in your portfolio or simply by watching them in app.

    Given the privacy focused nature of our community, we took the opportunity to ask Ed directly about the language in their T&Cs and also how they earn income. Ed was very clear that no Blockfolio user data is ever sold. He stated that the language in the T&C covers a future development that they’re working on and was put in place early. Financially, they have received ample rounds of funding from patient investors on top of being early crypto adopters/innovators themselves. Hopefully this can clear up some misconception about using the Blockfolio app and Masarians can have more confidence in using it.

    Funding System
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    The Masari Funding System recently launched at funding.getmasari.org. The funding system allows anyone to submit a MSR based proposal that provides value to the Masari project and community. In less than three weeks, two proposals have been submitted and fully funded!

    The steps to creating a proposal are:

    1. Create an account on the funding system website.
    2. Submit a carefully written, grammatically correct proposal following the preloaded flow chart in the proposal area. Read through the fine details of the submission guidelines you see when you click add proposal.
    3. Pay attention to the comments in your proposal as the community will ask questions/opine. As the submitter, you should be prepared to support your proposal.
    4. If enough support exists, or there are no dissenting comments, the proposal will be moved into funding status.

    The funding system should play an integral role in facilitating new endeavors and projects that arise from the community & Collaboration Corner.

    Recent Media

    Interview with Crypto MoonsooN: https://youtu.be/-OGl_zaX3So

    Podcast with Coach Cryptos: https://anchor.fm/CoachCryptos

    Masari interview with Lord Catoshi: https://medium.com/@hicryptocat/an-interview-with-the-masari-development-team-64e108dee5a3

    A podcast with Talking Cryptocurrency was recorded in November but the show is now on an apparent, indefinite hiatus. Masari might be the first coin to get exit scammed by a podcast…another MSR first.

    Social
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    Masari will be represented at the largest, and most distinguished cryptocurrency conference in the Rocky Mountain region. The time frame of ETH Denver is February 15–17, 2019.

    With two members of the Masari Core Team present, and a large collection of cryptocurrency enthusiasts in Denver, it poses a great opportunity to host Masari’s first meetup. The meetup would be casual with some general information about Masari, and likely take place at a Denver brewery. As the Collaboration Corner starts to fill with participants the hope is all will work together to organize and promote this event.

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    Discord: 2320 members (+128 from update #7)

    Twitter: 1654 followers (+217)

    Reddit: 1198 subs (+60)

    Telegram: 765 members (lost members due to bot/spam account cleanout)

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  5. We have decided to rework our roadmap, Pushing back Offshore Storage Mainnet release to Q1 2019.

    Updated Roadmap:

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    Explanation:

    Security

    Despite the fact that we are excited to bring Offshore Storage into the world; we aren’t going to release a version we are not happy with. At this stage, we have a lot more security testing that we want to be able to carry out. Ideally with source code released to the public.

    We have a lot of people trying to take advantage of Haven’s success and also target us for their own enjoyment/benefit. We are looking for outside developers with experience to provide a fresh perspective to help us with testing and ideally improvements with the Offshore Storage code. Finding developers we can trust is a priority for us, although difficult.

    XUSD + Exchanges

    We are wanting to extend the platforms that Haven for decentralization of data for the price oracle. We also are working through the application process for the addition of our XUSD Stable coin to exchanges which would be ideal to have available at mainnet launch.

    Added Roadmap Items:

    Before the release of Offshore Storage we want to have incorporated Bulletproofs/Hardware wallet support. Completing this major upgrade to our network is now our focus for the rest of Q4. In addition, because of some active hostilities towards us and our network a Code Review was added to the Roadmap. A crucial addition but very difficult to execute.

    Mining Centralization

    We have designed the Offshore Storage price oracle to not be influenced by the wider network and thus will reject any attempted blocks with an incorrect price. However, we need to be as vigilant as possible as mining centralization on our network is a point weakness and with Offshore Storage release the potential gains of a network breach could be extremely high and would completely devastate our network.

    Miner.Rocks is a solid pool, and the person who runs it has proven to be trustworthy. But they have had 50–90% of the network hash for we don’t know who they are, and their pool may well be hacked.

    We don’t want to release our mainnet with the mining centralization issue prevalent. We will consider extreme measures to penalize miners using the centralized pool and incentivize switching.

    Please switch your rigs to any of the following:

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  6.  

    We are super excited to announce the next release for Loki, which will contain Bulletproofs, along with a few larger quality of life changes for Service Node staking.

     

    Features include:

    • Add Bulletproofs;
    • Lower transaction fees in accordance with Bulletproofs;
    • Add staking from the GUI wallet;
    • Governance wallet payout changed from once per block to once per 5,040 blocks, this reduces blockchain bloat;
    • IPV6 Support for Loki Daemon and Loki wallet CLI;
    • Zawy difficulty adjustment algorithm patch;
    • Service Node grace period added, Service Nodes that consecutively register within a time frame at the end of their staking period will not be deregistered;
    • Fix for the common “No known outputs” bug;
    • Integration testing framework;
    • Increased visibility of when locked amounts are being received;
    • Increased visibility for the unlock time of staking transactions;
    • Add the SwarmID field to all Service Nodes which provides the framework for the logical grouping of nodes;
    • Merge Monero upstream,  this includes over 1,000 commits that Monero has added over the last three months;
    • Merge Monero GUI Upstream which fixes a number of bugs in the GUI wallet;
    • Add versioning to Service Node uptime proofs — nodes reporting old versions past the hardfork will be de-registered.

     

    Below is the schedule for the hardfork, with all changes available for testing on testnet between the 20th and the 30th of November. We encourage everyone to jump onto testnet soon so that the team can find bugs and update binaries before the 30th of November, when the final binaries will be released.

     

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    Who needs to update?

    Everyone — including users, miners and Service Node operators. Once the hardfork occurs, you will not be able to send Loki unless you update to the new wallet.

     

    Will my Service Node be affected?

    Yes, in this hardfork we will be adding an extra field to uptime proofs: each node will report its version number, and nodes exhibiting the incorrect or no version number will be deregistered as a result of quorum testing. To ensure safe operation, you must update your Service Node to version 2.0.0 (Festive Freya) before 13 December 2018.

    We have made an instructional video guide on how to safely update a Service Node, here.

     

    Will Autostaking be affected?

    Yes, although we are not making any specific changes to autostake, the introduction of bulletproofs makes old wallets incompatible with the protocol upgrades. This means that if you want to autostake, you will need to shutdown any running Loki wallets (listed as loki-wallet-cli) and start a new autostaking wallet that can submit transactions with bulletproofs.

     


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  7. Time for another major update! We have great news about the extension and some cool new BitTube tweaks. We’ve decided that from now on, we will publish our official updates earlier in the week instead of on Fridays.

    Follow us on Delta App

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

    Live Support Desk

    Secondly, we’ve been focusing on improving our helpdesk workflow. For everyone’s convenience, we have added live support on BitTubeApp.com. Browse the knowledge base or get in touch with us directly by clicking the Live Support button at the bottom right of the page. Now you can leave us a message or chat with one of our support staff in real-time!

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    With that out of the way, now for the big news:

    The BitTube AirTime extension beta is now public!

    Get it here. Don’t forget to leave a review!

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    We would like to give big thanks to the beta testers that dug deep to share their feedback. This has helped us speed up the process of fixing bugs and making it available to the public. So without further ado, you can go and install the extension yourself and give it a try.

    Don’t forget to share the extension using your referral link under the Options menu, so both you and those who sign up will receive 5 TUBEs as a reward. As of version 1.0.0.6, referral links should now be working correctly.

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    If you’re new to the extension, welcome! Let us give you a quick rundown of why this is such great news. The extension monetizes your internet usage everywhere using the AirTime monetization system. It enables you to actively monetize and donate to websites, retailers, publishers and social accounts. The extension integrates a donation button on all popular platforms. See also What is the BitTube browser extension?

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    Extension features include:

    • Rewards your time spent on the Internet.
    • Donate to websites and social media accounts.
    • Link your social accounts and domain.
    • Integrated wallet to send and receive funds.
    • Buy TUBE coins with a Debit/Credit card or PayPal.
    • Integrated ad-blocker (uBlock Origin)
    • Secured by 2-Factor Authentication.
    • Earn TUBEs by sharing a personal referral link.
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    AirTime is not active yet

    To avoid any confusion, please note that AirTime in the extension is not yet activated. In order to secure the system against bots and malicious usage, an AI is currently training itself to map normal user behavior. Once the system has sufficient data, we are ready to activate AirTime.

    But what is AirTime anyway, you say? Good question! In short, with AirTime monetization, the time you spend on web pages is directly monetized without ads. Visitors are not distracted by ads and publishers can focus on designing the best possible user experience without any interruptions that direct you away from their website or social page. Your time and attention are a limited resource. AirTime allows you to spend your undivided attention and monetizes both sides of the equation. It’s a mutually beneficial, ad-free, win-win solution. To learn everything about AirTime, start here.

    Getting started with the extension

    We’ve been working hard on our knowledge base for both the extension and the video platform, in order to get every new user up to speed. Learn how to create and verify your account and subsequently link your social accounts after you’ve installed the extension. The KB is a work in progress, if you’d like to point out improvements we’re open to your suggestions.

    Note: if you currently have the BitTube Redirector extension installed, it is recommended to disable it to avoid conflicts.

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    Monetize your website with AirTime now!

    If you run a successful website, we have great news. Now you can benefit from AirTime and generate income without needing intrusive ads (that most of your visitors would block anyway!). Take advantage of clean web design and be an early adopter of the future of Internet monetization.

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    Our AirTime system rewards the most valuable asset of your visitors, namely their time and attention they spend on your pages. After linking your domain to your BitTube extension account, you will be claiming the rewards from all traffic (past and present) by your visitors running the extension.

    What’s more, a permissioned, native AirTime module is in development that will allow your website to generate AirTime from the majority of your visitors who do not have the extension installed, enabling you to get rid of ads for good.

    To link your domain to your BitTube account, follow three easy steps here.

    Finally, remember that the extension is still very much in beta. All of your bug reports, feedback and suggestions will be highly appreciated!

    Android wallet app

    Additionally, we are excited to announce that our Android wallet app is ready and we’ve submitted the first version to the Google Play store.

    Get it here. Again, don’t forget to leave a review!

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    The wallet app is based on Monerujo. Its focus is usability and security. Main features are creating unlimited wallet addresses to organize all of your transactions. The QR code functionality makes sending and receiving funds fast and secure due to the integrated payment ID in the transaction. This helps retailers offer easy purchasing without customers needing to add additional information.

    BitTube video platform improvements

    BitTube is a community based video platform. We are happy to receive all of your feedback, especially creative ideas in our Discord suggestions channel. For those of you with tens or hundreds of videos in the upload queue, you can now add massive tags. Just write your tags down separated by commas, copy them to the tags field below the description and hit Enter.

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    Timestamps in comments and descriptions are now a thing. Clicking on “4:20”, for example, will jump the video to that time. Creators can feature a playlist or break down the topics covered.

    Further improvements include fixing the thumbnail aspect ratio on upload and other uploading backend optimizations.

    Lastly, with the help from the community, our moderation team has been acting diligently on NSFW and bot reports (see Discord moderator-log).

    Looking forward

    After the extension is officially out of beta, we will be able to refocus much more on the video platform. The short list includes specific AirTime improvements that will advocate organic usage, promoting original content (OC), various creator tools, UI improvements and much more.

    Thank you for reading this far. Have a great week!

    Your BitTube Team.

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  8. Greetings SaroKnight’s!

    In this update we will discuss the following:

    • Upcoming fork
    • CoinMarketCap listing
    • SaroWrite
    • 2019 Goals

    The upcoming fork will feature the following:

    • Activated bulletproofs(Lower fee transactions and smaller blockchain)
    • Staking from the GUI wallet
    • Add latest updates and bug fixes from Monero and Loki
    • IPV6 support for the Saronite daemon
    • Minor changes in the difficulty algorithm

    CoinMarketCap listing

    Saronite has applied to be listed on CoinMarketCap. We have gotten a response from CoinMarketCap and they have requested a value only output for the circulating supply. This has been done here> https://saronite.io/api/circulating/ We have provided CoinMarketCap with what they need and they will now process listing Saronite on CoinMarketCap

    SaroWrite

    SaroWrite blogging network is due in Quarter 1 2019. We are currently working and testing a few things, we will release the platform in stages and go live during Quarter 1 2019. We hope to be one of the biggest blogging platform in the cryptocurrency world. We will go through a lot of advertising to promote SaroWrite. In the next update we will discuss the technical details.

    2019 Goals for Saronite

    2019 will be an exciting year for the Saronite team and community. We are going to work on the following

    • Complete and launch SaroWrite
    • Implement a custom proof of work that will give 15% to ASIC’s and 85% to GPU/CPU miners
    • Implement online payment methods and the existence of SaroPay.
    • List on a larger exchanges
    • Marketing for Saronite
    • Get listed on masternodes.online
    • Service Node Apps with community based development

    Thank you to the Saronite community and everyone assisting the project! We hope to have you with us for 2019 and the years to come!

    Happy new year from the Saronite team!

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    First of all, we would like to thank everyone for taking the time to submit questions. The second round has brought loads of interesting questions and points we are glad to be clarifying.

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    Can you introduce the re-brand reasons?

    The rebranding is the logical conclusion of these lasts months reflexions about the products we wanted to have in the X-CASH galaxy. The initial line of products do not drastically change but thanks to the rebranding they can now be easily identified and understood, more particularly for new joiners.

    Will the ticker “XCA” be changed?

    No, the ticker will remain the same. It was initially set as “XCA” but since the exchange listing, we chose to change it to “XCASH” to make it easier to read.

    What are the major hurdles and obstacles the team feel they need to overcome in order for success?

    The list of obstacles could be endless so we chose to stick to the three major ones. The biggest obstacle is definitely the technical part, as switching a Monero-like coin to a proof-of-stake consensus is far from being easy. Further down the road, the implementation of sidechains will also be very challenging. For many reasons, we always felt that such a project had to be disruptive from a technical perspective to be successful. Our stance on this has not changed and we think we will be able to deliver these items along the year.

    The second most important obstacle is the community growth. Any project in the cryptocurrency/blockchain space cannot succeed without a significant community of investors/users/developers. Our stance on this has not derived from the beginning, deliver first and then handle marketing. As we start delivering the technical upgrades in early 2019, we will also accelerate our communication and community growth.

    Finally, it is important to recall the strong correlation of our business to the cryptocurrency markets. This last component is why we have decided through the rebranding to put more stress on x-blockchain services. This offers a good hedge to our company as we will be generating profits next year, whatever the crypto market condition is.

    There will be 4 different coins or only xcash?

    There will only be one coin which is the current XCASH. The technical details of the coin remain unchanged and it will be used in all other services.

    How can we exchange xcash to BTC right now?

    You can buy xcash on 3 different exchanges:

    However, only Cryptopia and Trade Satoshi have the BTC/XCASH pair. We recommend you check the price of the pair before deciding to buy using BTC. At the time of the article, buying XCASH with BTC is 3 to 4 times the price of buying XCASH with LTC.

    X-Cash (XCASH) price, charts, market cap, and other metrics | CoinMarketCap

    Note: since the initial writing of the article, Cryptopia has suffered significant funds loss due to a hack of their Ethereum wallet. It is currently unclear whether or not they will resume operations.

    How will the signature campaign/advertising XCA/XNETWORK look like?

    The signature campaign will start shortly and will advertise all 4 products with a strong emphasis on the Airdrop.

    How do I become part of the team/are you guys hiring?

    We are in the process of hiring people in Paris. The job offers will shortly be published on our website and some other crypto-related news pages. In short, if you have a passion for crypto with deep coding, marketing and or finance skills, please contact us.

    However, we are still looking for ambassadors. We have had great applications that are still being processed but are always glad to get more. If you are interested, please send an application to jobs@x-cash.org with information about yourself and your experience in crypto.

    Did you find Private Investors for the 5 Billion XCASH (5%)? Did you start the sales?

    There are several investors who are in line to buy from the 5bn coin reserve dedicated to it. We will open the sale in the next weeks with plans to slowly release this reserve throughout the first half of 2019. There will be an online tracker to watch the funds status.

    Are you planning to offer Nano Ledger support? If yes, when? If no, how to achieve total security for one owns X-cash savings?

    We have just started to look at Ledger implementation. This will require some development and we plan to add it in the year. This is not the top priority for the moment.

    In any way, the most secure way of securing your funds remain using a cold wallet.

    Any future partner plans?

    We are not ready to announce any partnership for the moment but there are some ongoing discussions.

    Where do you see XCASH in 3–5 years?

    Several paths are possible but the one we are targetting is the same since the beginning. Wide adoption from both retail consumers and corporates, more particularly in finance, with the highest level of regulatory compliance. XCASH will be the core utility token of the network and be used to create sidechains while allowing onchain and offchain payments.

    Among this bad market, what makes you sure that this x-cash project will survive since we already know that besides exchange, there are so many blockchain implementations for payment project out there, you have many competitors, but what makes you sure?

    There is no certainty is any business, more particularly startups, and even more particularly blockchain projects. Our strategy to “survive” is to generate the first profits to show the viability of the project. To generate these profits, we will need to generate sales and find the potential use case and clients for our products. The growing community we are building will help a lot in gaining the initial traction but as the business will become more and more competitive the key to success is comparative advantages. We have already described in the Whitepaper how we plan on becoming a true competitive payment solution and the x-bank will go in the same direction. On the blockchain services part, we have a similar stance where we strongly believe our solution will be cheaper and easier than the competitors’.

    As many projects are closing down due to funding issues, does x-cash team have enough funding or financial support for the project to continue or finish all the project commitments?

    From the beginning, we have prepared for the worst by building a cost-efficient structure. We now see this as another advantage as many projects have to close or lay off staff due to the inability to pay salaries. This is more an opportunity for us to grow as we will start generating revenues in 2019, while using our crypto and equity market cap to secure additional funding. To conclude, according to our current funding structure we should be able to support the project throughout the year of 2019 without significant funding issue.

    Will there be a fork?

    The next planned fork will occur for the switch of x-cash to PoW to PoS in Q1 2019.

    What do you plan to do to ensure high liquidity for future project plans?

    If you are referring to market liquidity, we have several plans, most of them being described in the Whitepaper. The primary one will be to add x-cash to additional exchanges and increasing numbers of trading pairs. One of the other solutions we are seriously investigating is the release of derivatives instruments but this is further down the road as we will need to already have well-established markets.

    Have you thought about creating a physical card you can use for payment?

    Yes, this is considered but there are already many actors in this market so we will have to carry an extensive review of what is doable. What we will need to particularly clear out is whether or not we are able to provide a solution with lower costs while keeping the efficiency high.

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    What will the xbank do?

    The bank will first be an online x-cash storage facility where we will later allow the storage and exchange of other assets. x-bank will be tightly linked to x-payment with the goal to facilitate payments between users and developers through APIs implementation.

    When the xbank will be launched, will there be an option included that involves fiat currency?

    We are reviewing the possibility to later add FIAT currency (EUR) to the x-bank but this is more complicated as it involves a license from the regulator.

    Can you please elaborate on the implementation details of xbank? How will you ensure safety/reliability while also not becoming fully centralized and suffering from issues that have plagued Ripple?

    While we cannot fully disclose the full security features we are implementing, we can mention that we will be using a combination of hot and cold storage to guarantee most of the funds are out of reach. In addition, we have implemented a multi-signature wallet mechanism that increases the number of validators in order to perform wallet operations. x-bank will be added on top of the x-cash network meaning that all wallet operations will always be done on the x-cash network itself which is already significantly decentralized.

    Will issuing gateways be used outside of the xcash ledger?

    If your question is whether or not additional cryptocurrencies will be added in x-payment the answer is yes.

    Will sidechains be involved in the xbank?

    Likely no.

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    What are the changes to the airdrop? / How the new project additions will impact airdrop and what about KYC?

    In principle, the airdrop will remain the same: a 20-month airdrop program where the remaining of the monthly airdrop/bounty pool of XCASH is distributed fairly between all registered users.

    Now, the airdrop will be distributed through the x-bank users. Users will have to create an account on the x-bank, and validate their account using a phone number (SMS based verification). This is the only level of verification that we will operate to validate an account to receive the airdrop. Users will have then the option to register for the airdrop when the registration is opened. The process will be relatively the same as before, except it will not go through the x-cash.org website but the x-bank.

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    With POS coming in, will there be any change to the total supply of the coin?

    No, the technical characteristics of the coin remain the same.

    With the upcoming MN, what if a user does not have enough XCA to setup his/her own masternode?

    Unless major changes in the architecture, the minimum stake to participate in the dPoS consensus will be 1M XCASH. Amounts below will not be able to participate.

    I am sure there will be shared MN’s, but how to prevent the MN owner ‘runs away’ with the coins in the shared MN?

    In a regular proof-of-stake scheme, there is no finite way to prevent this as the stake has to be centralized in a single wallet, meaning that this is mostly trust based. x-cash proof-of-stake will be slightly different as the “stakers” will always be in control of their stakes. We will provide shortly a detailed article on this.

    If I have 100M XCA and want to setup my own MN, what is the procedure? / Will I need to setup my own server and do all the work myself? Or the team will take care of everything and I will just lend my tokens?

    Setting up a masternode/delegate will involve some technical work for which we will provide a detailed tutorial. Also, we will carry an extensive alpha tests period on test net where everyone will be able to accommodate (and discover potential issues) about the new mechanism.

    Another thing is, what is the minimum duration of a MN? For how long will my tokens will be locked up?

    There will be no time lock for the collateral of the Masternodes/delegates. Your stake behind the voting mechanism always remains available.

    To be able to run a masternode, will the quantity remains the same or will be reduced a little bit into 1M?

    The minimum amount to participate is set at 1M XCASH. This might evolve, particularly based on the price of XCASH itself.

    Having enough collateral is it possible for a single holder to setup multiple masternodes on the same PC?

    Although it is theoretically possible to run multiple delegates on the same instance due to low computing power usage, it would require some significant additional work which we have not planned to do for the time being.

    When will PoS will be available?

    We are planning on switching to PoS in Q1 2019.

    100M stake and limited to 500 as of the last update, is it still the same? What are the reward fees and such?

    We are going to reduce the initial number of masternodes to ease and accelerate the consensus process. The reward mechanism will remain the same as initially stated which corresponds to the mining reward structure.

    Will staking be through the wallet on Windows or will it be through Linux where best option is VPS?

    For stability reasons, we will recommend to use a Linux based operating system to run a masternode but the binaries will be compilable on all OS.

    Can you confirm there will be a way to participate to a MN even with less than the 100M?

    Yes, as stated above minimum stake will be in the 1M XCASH range.

    What role will masternodes play, if any, in the operation of X-Bank?

    Masternodes will play a significant role with regards to consensus mechanism on the blockchain. There is no particular link to the x-bank beside the fact that it might operate one of them.

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    Why do you help to create ERC20 tokens?

    Our blockchain service offer will progressively scale up to other blockchains including ethereum. The primary reason is that there are several answers for several needs. While x-cash sidechains will be very interesting to answer customized needs, we feel there is still a strong demand for more standardized products like ERC20 tokens.

    Will X-Cash be needed for creating ERC20 tokens? If X-Cash is not needed for creating ERC20 tokens please explain why?

    The x-blockchain services will be the first implementation of x-payment merchants solution and as a result, x-cash, as well as fiat and other cryptocurrencies, will be used to buy the services.

    Don’t you think you should focus on the X-Cash blockchain and should not provide help creating competitive ERC20 tokens?

    ERC20 tokens are very standardized and do not compete with x-cash sidechain tokens. We see this more as a way to extend our offer than creating competition between products.

    How Will X-Cash run its own mainnet in the future?

    x-cash mainnet structure will not drastically change in the future. There will be a change in the consensus algorithm to dPoS and later on sidechains will be added.

    How will the sidechain work for xcash and ERC20 tokens?

    ERC20 token will always remain on the ethereum blockchains. Sidechains will have many use cases including the creation of token.

    Will xcash run their blockchain on ETHEREUM? NEO? EOS ? or will it create its own mainnet?

    X-cash will continue to run on its own mainnet, just as it is now.

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