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TurtleCoin Weekly Roundup (May 20, 2018)

This week we commandeered a crypto conference, released two web wallets into beta, rubbed elbows with rappers, explored MUDdy text-based dungeons, and won the Crypto Influence Award for Best Community of 2018. We are just getting started.

Ereptor loaded up an old mud codebase for fun and hid a turtle wallet with 100k TRTL on one of the mobs in the zoo. The wallet has yet to be claimed, so log in and give it a shot!
TurtleCoin WINS 2018 Best Community (video from I ❤ CRYPTO below!)

Fexra’s Web Wallet —After weeks of anticipation and false promises, I’m happy to announce that TurtleWallet Beta has officially been launched! There are still many kinks and performance issues to be addressed, and that’s where I need to help from all the wonderful turtles! Please head over to https://beta.turtlewallet.io to signup.

For more information, updates, feedback, ideas and bug reports please come visit us in our Discord channel https://discord.gg/4YAMjCJ

https://beta.turtlewallet.io
https://beta.turtlewallet.io

TurtleCoin Network Spec — “Lots of work done on an updated TurtleCoin daemon specification this past week.”— Iburnmycd

https://beta.turtlewallet.io

C# Daemon Proof of Concept —“Several weeks ago, Iburnmycd began working on the development of a TurtleCoin Network Spec. The purpose of this spec is to detail the method for a program or node to communicate with the network. This allows independent developers and businesses to build daemons specifically suited to their use case, and for TRTL Core devs to focus on maintaining the stability of the network rather than patching bugs from our aging codebase.

Incidentally, since we had an abundance of C# developers on the team, we chose to create the first proof of concept for this new spec in C#. The next step is porting over the relevant libraries we have currently in the context of the new spec. In the mean time, there will be minimal feature updates to core software other than patches for a few remaining bugs. This topic will likely get its own article soon, similar to our coverage of the ASIC situation.” — RockSteady

https://beta.turtlewallet.io


TurtleCoin Difficulty Algorithm — “I’m working on implementing the LWMA difficulty algorithm to decrease the effect of pulse mining, and timestamp attacks.” — Zpalm

Canti’s Web Wallet — “This week marked a huge step forward as closed beta is making way. A big thanks to SoreGums for helping set up a server to run it on as well as helping get it functional within docker. Soon™, as they say!” — Canti

RainBorg — “This week I finally sat down and rewrote RainBorg’s internal logic from the ground up, and she’s smarter than ever! I also added a manual megatip command that tips every eligible user on all tip-able channels with an amount of the operator’s choosing. I have some other ideas in the works, let’s see where she goes from here! Oh and while I’m at it, here’s the weekly update, big thanks to crappyrules for a solid 100k donation.” — Canti

Current Borg stats: 
Total TRTL Sent: 819,868.06
TRTL Total Tips Sent: 10,393
Average Tip: 78.89 TRTL

Free 3D Printable TurtleCoin schematics from CaptainJac0’s Ship

CaptainJac0’s 3D Printables! —“Yarrr the captain has been searching the high seas to bring ye scurvy Turtles some dabloons! Download the files and print it to yar hearts content while sipping a delicious spiced rum!”— CaptainJac0

https://beta.turtlewallet.io

Turtle Chat Rankings — “We were looking for ways to make new users feel more like part of the team in the chat, so I added the Mee6 bot which allows people to accrue points for chatting, and get roles assigned to them to differentiate the Turtles from the Tortoises! I held a contest to see what we should call the names of the roles, and ultimately settled on Xaz’s entry.” — RockSteady

“Thanks for accepting the entry I placed for the Discord chat ranks! Looking forward to see who gets level 100 first.” — Xaz

Apollo’s Bot Factory —“Looking for bot or software ideas for me to make that would either benefit the community by creating more fun, or would benefit by making things more usable.” — Apollo
http://smoll.me/JpUtDk

/biz/anon builds the first decentralized messaging app for mass adoption built on the TurtleCoin Blockchain.



Omirag’s Gold Turtle Shop — “We have officially launched with our first two products” — http://goldturtle.shop


Walletd API Documentation — ar-x and I are still working on refining the styles, content, and code examples. We’ve made good progress, and the API docs now include examples for curl, php, javascript, and expected JSON responses for each of the RPC methods. I still have to finish working through Python and Go examples, but you should expect this to be live soon!” — tmac25

https://beta.turtlewallet.io


Dockerize-teh-wurld — “My dockerized pool suffered a daemon DB corruption after a datacenter power issue. I’ve since update the pool (and the recipe re how to build it to include a redundant pair of daemons, plus a 3rd standby which sync-and-then-shuts-down-and-saves hourly). Also made a minor tweaks to automated docker build (Hi @tom!), and bountied a fix for the issue which currently prevents banning on a pool under docker swarm.” — FunkyPenguin

https://beta.turtlewallet.io


Ascii Art — “If you’re using TurtleCoind v0.5.0, you might have seen the borked ascii art on windows. (Windows is a unique snowflake and doesn’t like UTF-8) I made a PR to fix it, so it should be looking a bit better in the next version :)” — Zpalm

German Translation of TurtleCoin.lol —“This week I proposed a German translation of TurtleCoin’s main website. Big shoutouts to ar-x for providing the translations GitHub project and to hurrdurrnein for proofreading the proposal!” — EncryptedUnicorn

https://beta.turtlewallet.io

Gladiator Bot — “Started working on a gladiator bot for a small turtle game!”— Rynem

https://beta.turtlewallet.io

TurtleCoin and I❤CRYPTO steal the show at Crypto Influence VIP Summit

What we thought was an elaborate attempt at an assassination plot turned out to be a damn fine evening, where we won an award, made new friends, and solidified TRTL as a presence in the community.

A few weeks ago, a member of our community was contacted by a member of the Boosto team informing us that we’d won the award for Best Community and asked if we had someone to send to accept. We checked the website, the category didn’t exist, we checked their social media, and everything seemed brand new. Oddly enough we were listed as a sponsor, having not known about the event until we won. They were very accommodating and willing to help get us there to accept the aware, and that’s about when we started biting our nails and wondering what exactly was going on here.






A mixture of flattery and fear was spread thick on our shells, while two members of the community, either fearless or just plain nutty said “we’ll go!”. If it weren’t for them, we’d have likely never attended, and just like that, they were on the way, complete with TRTL emblazoned in green duct tape on a plain white tee to show support for the homies in the chat.

Turtles in Manhattan

Big thanks to the two turtles who drove almost a combined 48 hours just to attend the Crypto Influence Summit event on the off chance that it wasn’t an assassination plot. CrappyRules and Roger Robers both took their own time and resources to drive out to Manhattan at a hair of a moment’s notice, in the name of the community. Luckily, there were no feds, assassins, ninjas or Spliters in attendance that we know of! To support the fellas, say hello to them in the chat, and to send them any amount of tips, please editand paste the following line in the chat to show your support if your tipjar has funds available.

.tip 200 @crappyrules#5073 @Rogerrobers#6434 Thanks guys!

The LiveStream of Destiny

First, subscribe to this YouTube channel. This is I❤CRYPTO, one of the best channels out there right now putting a spotlight on the projects that you need to know about. ILC is even a Turtle in our chat right now, which further shows his dedication to the community.

https://beta.turtlewallet.io

ILC ran into just about everyone-who’s-anyone at this VIP Summit, and just about every person he met got asked one very important question “Have you heard of TurtleCoin?”….

….and the results were GREAT!

We got to talk to the rapper MIMS, who sang the very-appropriate-for-the-occasion song “This is why I’m hot”, who says TurtleCoin is the best thing goin right now, and spoke a bit about his blockchain project RecordGram. ILC also ran into other influencers such as Son of a Tech, another notable personality in the industry who was also very friendly toward us. A turtle never forgets!

Here are the live streams from the event, courtesy of I❤CRYPTO (don’t forget to subscribe!)

Part 1 — Settling In

Part 2 — Wild Turtles

If there’s enough people that nag CrappyRules and RogerRobers, I’ll go ahead and do an article with them about the night, and if ILC is cool with it, we can add his perspective on the event too.

Thanks to everyone for reading, I hope it was worth the wait 🙂

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Weekly Roundup (May 13, 2018)

This week TurtleCoin turns 6 months old, our chat reached 10,534 Turtles, and our Facebook has almost 10,000! Join us on Discord @ chat.turtlecoin.lol

Vote For TurtleCoin as Best Community at the Crypto Influence Awards!

https://www.cryptoinfluenceaward.com/#/

https://www.twitch.tv/videos/260816339

  • Ryan’s Turtle Racing — “Hello, quick check in on Turtle Coin Racing. I recently added and am testing Show and Place bets (betting for 2nd and 3rd place in the race), it has three environments now with two lengths to each course, and a ball dropping mini-game between races to earn points. Still a bit embarrassed to release the code (amateur programming and personal stuff is hard coded) so short term goals are cleaning it up and then opening sourcing the code. I don’t want to run betting with real TRTL personally as it’d be gambling (but if someone wants to add that go for it it shouldn’t be hard), I think it is a fun game in its own right that promotes TurtleCoin in theme and with prizes, with an executable distributed for streamers to host their own races eventually”



Amptile shows support for the TRTL community with a really cool printed tee and laminated info cards for the local community! Great work Amptile!
  • Amptile’s community outreach project — well, everyone talks about how much they love the community and I just thought, why not help expand it. It’s been stated months ago that we want turtles value to be an organic growth and what better way than to leave quick tidbits of info laying around the physical world and not just online. We can leave these at typical hang outs for younger people who are more incline to enter the world of crypto.”— amptile

EncryptedUnicorn’s One Click Miner
  • One-Click-Miner —“ After my final exams, I’m still alive and back for my turtle friends! And I even found time to continue my work on the upcoming release of the one click miner. You can already see some changes in the screenshot including the support for multiple miners coming with the new algorithm as well as more pool selection options. Coding is nearly done and after some finishing touches and when everything hopefully goes well, I’ll upload the sources and release a new version during the next days. Thanks for being so patient! Much love to you all ❤” — EncryptedUnicorn

https://www.cryptoinfluenceaward.com/#/

  • TheDome’s Web Wallet — “Started working on a community web wallet, the big update will be released may 20th. With a new material design and much more features.”

TheDome’s Web Wallet!!!!

https://www.cryptoinfluenceaward.com/#/

  • TurtleCoin.com — “After some discussions in chat about the TurtleCoin domain, I decided to get in touch with the domain broker who owned turtlecoin.com and negotiate a purchase price. The domain now mirrors the TurtleCoin website.” — UAOverall
  • TurtleCoin Docker — The first beta of the TurtleCoin docker container auto build is live and available for anyone who wants to run the TurtleCoin daemon under docker or k8s.” — TOM
    “Not much has changed re the docker automated build in the past week. Tom is running it under k8s, and I’m running it under docker swarm without issue. Needs a bit of a tidy-up and a README polish and will shortly be ready to be ‘official’. 
    In other news I’m delighted to note that one Kiwi, and 2 cheeky Australians have joined my little antipodean TurtleCoin mining pool!” 
    — FunkyPenguin

    https://hub.docker.com/r/tom7003/turtlecoin/
  • Turtle Nest GUI Wallet — “Nest wallet 0.22 update is out. It is advised to upgrade as it uses the latest version of core, 0.5.0. I would like to thank again the community for its great welcome and support. And congratulations to the core devs for the quick and efficient reaction to the recent attacks on the network. For Nest users who sync locally, please note that you might experience crashes of the syncing process around blocks 437K-440K. Just close your wallet and reopen it each time. Once you pass those blocks, operations will come back to normal. Have a great week!” — Jon Nest

https://www.cryptoinfluenceaward.com/#/

  • Dev Documentation —“I started an effort to document TurtleCoin APIs and the API libraries.” — ar-x

Developer Documentation coming soon!

https://www.cryptoinfluenceaward.com/#/

Thanks TMAC25!!!
  • Krang Automation Project — Skilling up on git, ansible automation, aiming to do a commit in next couple of weeks. I know its been busy for me, Slow and Steady. Just letting you know its still alive. Also spoke with Funky Penguin and will work to integrate the docker images into the automation.”— Slash-atello

https://www.cryptoinfluenceaward.com/#/

  • Wiki —“The wiki work has been going great! The functionality is working well and it’s looking like a major upgrade. Need to work out some kinks, but it’s chugging along and looking like it’ll be done soon :D”— Sajo8

Sajo8’s wiki project

https://www.cryptoinfluenceaward.com/#/

  • Market-Chat-Bot —“The market-chat bot has been added, everytime it detects any market-related talk, it prints out a message letting the author know it’s not welcome there. Big shoutout to @Zpalmtree for helping me with the bot!” — Sajo8

Sajo8’s Market Chat Bot

https://www.cryptoinfluenceaward.com/#/

– Facebook Turtle Community grew from 9,000 to over 14,000 followers this week!

  • RainBorg — “This week RainBorg hit a huge milestone; thanks to the amazing generosity of our friendly turtle-loving community, she has officially received over 1,000,000 TRTL in donations!”— BasedVico
Global Stats: 
Total TRTL Sent: 646,847.84 TRTL
Total Tips Sent: 7862
Average Tip: 82.28 TRTL
  • Happy Birthday to Connor “CSD113” Dawkins who turns 20 today!


  • turtlecoin-walletd-rpc-python — I’m very happy to report that we’ve had the first contributor to our turtlecoin-walletd-rpc-python project! timmcleod added support to get the mnemonic seed for a wallet.”— FantasticSleep

https://www.cryptoinfluenceaward.com/#/

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Weekend Roundup (APR 27, 2018)

The TurtleCoin Discord chat grew to 10,300 members this week! Join us at chat.turtlecoin.lol

Thanks to AceCore and Cyr0wned for taking this pic at their favorite pizza place in Vienna’s 14th District

Two Turtles walk into a pizza joint… 
AceCore and Cyr0wned were recently at a new favorite pizza place out in their neighborhood, and I got a chance to talk to them about this new Turtles Pizza Shop We were in our favorite pizza place which opened recently. Always satisfied with their product we introduced them to the exciting world of cryptocurrency and especially Turtlecoin. The owner of the restaurant was so interested and agreed to take a photo to share with this awesome community. We look forward to pay our delicious turtle pizza with sweet, sweet Turtlecoin in the near future.” — AceCore

  • TurtleCoin v0.4.4 released — Now with more cheese in the crust!

https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtlecoin/releases/tag/v0.4.4

  • Progress continues on the TurtleCoin Wiki — Thanks to all the turtles involved, and I’m especially proud of all of the new turtles who swore that they didn’t know how to use GitHub or markdown who are turning in lots of work! Great job guys! Welcome back AR-X!

https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtlecoin/releases/tag/v0.4.4

  • NasPower takes papercraft to a new level with all new FREE TurtleCoin designs for those of you at home with a printer and a few minutes! Check out his designs, they’re legit! Download them for free from the link below and submit your pictures of what you’ve made!

The Fancy Truck — http://myturtlecoin.blogspot.com/p/turtlecoin-truck-01.html

The Corporate Truck — http://myturtlecoin.blogspot.com/p/turtlecoin-truck-02.html

The Sporty Truck — http://myturtlecoin.blogspot.com/p/turtlecoin-truck-03.html

The P-40B Plane — http://myturtlecoin.blogspot.com/p/turtlecoin-plane-p-40b-1.html

https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtlecoin/releases/tag/v0.4.4

  • FunkyPenguin’s Docker Swarm Army Uprising — FunkyPenguin is our most recent container guy who’s on a quest to Docker all the things! So far, his efforts are paying off, and I look forward to his next creation! “In a bold quest to build an antipodean mining pool for the turtles of the north, south, and west (sometimes referred to as “‘stralia”) isles of New Zealand, I’m working on dockerizing a 3-node testnet (goodbye, 24GB of storage!) and a mining pool stack, with the ultimate goal of being a resilient, production-level mining pool, under Docker Swarm.” — FunkyPenguin

YamiM0nster’s Turtle-Pool Stats are now live!
  • [300k BOUNTY COMPLETE] 
    Turtle-pool now has worker stats!
    Thanks to YamiM0nster, we now have stats for each miner in the pool software. You can add messages, names, or labels to each miner so you know who hit which block. Good job! 
    “Stat turtles can feel more in control now with worker stats added to the pool software!” — yamim0nster


  • The worker stats feature for the pool earned Yami a cool 300,000 TRTL just for his efforts in that single bounty. Cision, from TRTL AT Pool Party was the sponsor for this bounty, and funded it himself. Completing a bounty like this is a good way for anybody out there with any type of coding skill to join our chat and check out the #bounties channel for new opportunities to get some easy TRTL!

Just for those of you like myself who are curious, here is the transaction that paid Yami, on Cision’s block explorer, using our chat’s own Turtle TipBot++

https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtlecoin/releases/tag/v0.4.4
https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtlecoin/releases/tag/v0.4.4


  • Web Wallet —With much celebration, the highly demanded web wallet, ladies and tortoises.. Here’s a quote from BasedVico — “I have entered the prototyping phase for my newly started web wallet project, the basic functionality is working :)”

What some of you don’t know is, this is I think the 3rd web wallet we’ve had. An unknown pool operator had one on week 3, Fexra has one that’s pretty awesome but yet to be released, and then this one, which I’ll say is really visually appealing. This will greatly help out mobile users, as the video implies. BasedVico is really tearing up the trail this week!

  • RainBorg Art Event was held this past week! Check out NasPower’s blog for more deets

https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtlecoin/releases/tag/v0.4.4

  • TurtleNode.IO — “I’m testing a patch to the daemon RPC service on the public TurtleNodes that helps prevents crashes due to socket errors. If that works consistently, I’ll be looking in other places in the daemon for other occurrences of this fault to hopefully resolve it and help increase the stability of the daemon. I’m hoping on fixing up a few other logic errors in the turtlecoind-ha wrapper scripts that cause the script(s) to not always restart the services properly when it detects hangs or other issues. I’ll be traveling heavily next week and progress on either fronts will be a bit delayed.”— IburnMyCD

https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtlecoin/releases/tag/v0.4.4

  • Python GUI Wallet — “Several large pull requests by dbileck were accepted into the python turtle-wallet. Progress is looking good, just a few more things left to do!” — CodIsAFish

https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtlecoin/releases/tag/v0.4.4

  • BasedVico’s Turtle API Wrapper in C# — BasedVico, author of the new Turtle Tip Bot has popped up with another hot repo, this time to help other aspiring graphical wallet makers get going quickly and easily with C# and TurtleCoin. “I found myself re-writing a lot of the same code whenever I wanted to make any sort of utility that required access to a TurtleCoin wallet, so I figured I’d do myself (and hopefully others) a favor, and create this little asynchronous session-based API for creating and managing daemon and wallet connections. My aim was to make it as easy to use as possible, while keeping it flexible.” — BasedVico

https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtlecoin/releases/tag/v0.4.4


RainBorg — To the rejoice of rain-turtles everywhere, #Raindance has been re-enabled! 
To those of you who aren’t in the know, we recently had to suspend a bot that is used to “make it rain” turtles in the chat because there was evidence of cheaters taking too many turtles. The new bot is here now, and better than ever, because no more will have to constantly watch a room to input your wallet address and only maybe catch rain. Now chatters are rewarded by chatting and participating in rooms where we’d like there to be more people concentrated. Currently the RainBorg, as we’re calling it, is watching #general, #help, #mining, #dev-general, and #dev-marketing. This is to reward people who keep #general looking presentable, and the people helping in #help and #mining, and last but not least, we want to attract nerds in #dev-general and artists in #dev-marketing.

Again, as with most of the projects in this week’s roundup, this is another BasedVico production! Way to go, man!

https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtlecoin/releases/tag/v0.4.4

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Weekend Roundup (Apr 14, 2018)

EVERYTHING-SINCE-LAST-TIME-TILL-NOW EDITION

We told you we were going to do it. We’ll do it again too.

The chat grew to 9,750 Turtles this week! Join our chat! It’s been a long minute since the last update. So much has happened between now and three weeks ago, but luckily the mad scramble to a new algorithm has paid off and we are happily humming along at 8.51MH.

Our New Hashing Algorithm

I’ll link the article below, but to sum it up, we were alerted a few weeks ago to credible reports of ASIC miners being available for purchase. Sticking by our commitment to keeping mining ASIC-free and competitive, we pivoted to a new algorithm that you may be familiar with: Cryptonight Lite Variant 1

View at Medium.com

The transition is a two stage hashing algorithm change that is currently beginning phase two. Phase one gets us out of the way of ASIC for now, and incidentally NiceHash as well, for the moment. Phase two gets us a more suitable long term hashing algorithm to carry us into 2019.

TRTL-Stak, lol

During the transition to our stage 1 algorithm change, we were attacked repeatedly, which rushed the transition to the new algorithm. When we are making these changes, it requires the participation and cooperation of everyone else, which we almost didn’t have as a result of the attacks pushing the transition date ahead by 6 days.

Initially, we wanted to have at least the big two covered, XMR-stak and XMRig, which both voiced support for our algo change. The schedule moving forward made this difficult, as XMRig was the first to swap but most of our miners still preferring to use other software. We had to rush out an adapted version of xmr-stak that we affectionately called TRTL-stak.

As cool as it is having a miner named after us, when XMR-stak is released officially we will be retiring TRTL-stak in favor of the continuously supported XMR-stak. In the mean time, it is fine to use.

View at Medium.com

Bet your #MCM doesn’t have 5 GUI wallets

There’s a new tag in the chat now to summon a link to all of the graphical wallets currently available. Even with one or two of them currently retired, we still have 5 active GUI wallets currently, which just screams one thing… OPULENCE.

Download one of our wallets today, and put your hands on a piece of organic, fair-trade, handmade, bespoke, poverty-repellent software. Here’s a quick link to all of our GUI projects

#1 This wallet is written in Golang. Supports Win/Mac/Linux


View at Medium.com

#2 This wallet is written in c# with WinForms. Supports Win/Mac/Linux


View at Medium.com

#3 This wallet is written in Python w/ Glade. Supports Win/Mac/Linux

View at Medium.com

#4 This wallet is written in Javascript w/ Electron. Supports Win/Mac/Linux


View at Medium.com

#5 This wallet is written in C#. Compatible with Windows, Testing Only


View at Medium.com

  • The TurtleCoin Mining Pool Monitor — app has been re-released on Android now, so that the iOS and Android features will be in-sync moving forward. It has also undergone a few updates recently: — now supports the unified pools list JSON — the pools screen now has last block found time and estimated average block found time — the dashboard now lists the last pool payment timestamp Download the app today! — derp3xIOS — https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/turtlecoin-mining-pool-monitor/id1353746147?ls=1&mt=8
    Android — 
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=lol.turtlecoin.poolwatcher&hl=en
  • TurtleNode.io — daemons are updated to v0.4.3 and are running like champs. TurtleCoind-ha project received a major update this week that helps with stability quite a bit. Also added a few new features in support of v0.4.3 of TurtleCoin. See https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtlecoind-ha/releases for more information Most of my “spare” time this week was spent working on TurtleCoin itself. — Iburnmycd
    https://turtlenode.io
  • Wiki — is getting a lot of revamp this week, big thanks to zed, guacamole and sajo and everyone for all the contributions and work keeping our documentation up to date, accurate, thorough and easy to follow — bebop
    https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtlecoin/wiki
    I’ve been making some big changes to the wiki. Changing the structure of files and adding newer guides on other topics. It’s been coming along nicely, excited to have it done and pushed to the wiki. It’s gonna be great :D” — Sajo
    “We have been updating the wiki to make it a one-stop-shop for all things TurtleCoin. I am hoping that if we can make the wiki as newbie friendly as possible, we can reduce the barriers of entry into our community. Come and give us a hand!”
    — holyguacamole
  • Simplewallet — Hopefully those of you who are using simplewallet have enjoyed the UI changes that 0.4.2 brought. There’s a few new features in 0.4.3
    The `— wallet-file` and `— password` args that some people were missing have been re-added, so you can start up your wallet straight away from a batch file or script. It also adds timestamps to list_transfers, so you can see how long you’ve been a part of this great community!
    https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtlecoin
  • 0.4.3 Fast Sync — “The ability to sync the daemon using a list of checkpoints rather than maintaining bootstrap snapshots was added. This enables fast initial syncing and spreads bandwidth usage across the network rather than a single blockchain download and should aid in faster recovery of daemons when problems arise.”— Ereptor
    https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtlecoin
  • New Algo — “Turtlecoin has officially moved from Cryptonight to Cryptonight Lite Variant 1. This was implemented via a collection of opportune if statements.” — Suml Noether
  • Nest GUI — The Nest wallet is getting featured on turtlecoin.lol as the main GUI wallet. Coming from the industrial and startup spaces, where I developed many apps, but for internal use or for cocky bosses who thought they had the next big idea but nobody wanted their product, it’s a nice change. With already hundreds of users and soon thousands, it feels great to develop something people want and use, and to help grow the TurtleCoin community. — Jon Nest Dev
Image result for turtle nest gui
TRTL Nest GUI
  • TRTL Wear Watch App — “trtl wear released this week, now you can see the time, date, weather and the vaule of a turtle coin all from your watch. Along with that I’ve been making some fresh exploration into getting android a turtle wallet, hopefully more on that soon.” — Seperot

turtle-wear
  • Winforms GUI — We’re actively working on the WinForms wallet, making continuous progress by resolving github issues, adding features, and keeping an eye on #help and #wallets for any issues that haven’t been reported yet. — JerMe404

Winforms GUI
  • Electron GUI — The newly introduced Electron GUI wallet, named WalletShell, has just entered the GUI wallet race. It’s main goal is to provide users with an intuitive and pretty looking interface. Future updates will include a revamped Transactions page and the ability to use a public node. — PermaDeath

Electron Wallet
  • Turtle Racing Alpha — tests have been running through the week and collecting/fixing bugs. Check out videos and follow on Twitch https://www.twitch.tv/turtleracingalpha/videos/all The next features being worked on is a turtle auction where you can buy and name your own turtle with max speed, acceleration, and endurance stats that effect the outcome of the races, and exacta and trifecta betting pools. — Ryan

Turtle Racing
  • RocksDB Upgrade — As Turtlecoin community was screaming to heavens “Oh Great Turtle, please pretty please, bless us with stable daemon!” two brave turtles with capabilities heard the prayers. Here we are now blessed with daemon stable more than EVUR! — YamiM0nster
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Weekly Roundup (Mar 23, 2018)

The chat grew to 9,102 Turtles this week! Great job guys!


  • One Click Miner — I got in touch with the elusive EncryptedUnicorn who whipped up a really cool GUI frontend for a popular mining software most of us use. “In the upcoming version(s) of the One Click Miner project for TurtleCoin you’ll be able to select pools manually or with more automatic selection features like for example ‘prefer smaller payouts’. There’ll also be settings for intensity/xmr-stak fine tuning in the advanced options for both Nvidia and AMD cards. Finally, I want to clean up the code and comment most parts, so that anyone understanding C# will be able to help me, which I’ll need at some point and am looking forward to.”
     Github — https://github.com/turtlecoin/one-click-miner


  • ios-pool-monitor — I’m always excited to see what these mobile projects come up with! It looks like there is a visual language evolving herein how our UIs look and it’s really looking good. Of course that’s just my opinion, and I’m only one Rock!
    Here’s a quote “iOS Pool Monitor got a radical new TurtleCoin shell logo loader this week! We also switched the app over to a new remote pools list JSON that we plan to use as a unified list for other applications. Create a new issue here to get your Forknote pool added” Great job! I can’t wait to see what you comes next!
    https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtlecoin-pools-json

Fexra’s RimWorld base
  • Fexra’s Web Wallet — Fexra turned into a degenerate gamer/gambler over the week, and took a break from web wallet development.
    I been on hiatus this week playing RimWorld. I’m very excited as I’m writing this because Marjot and Nguyen are getting married! It’s sure going to be a good atmosphere in my colony! For those wondering what’s up with the web wallet, I got some decent news: it’s done (more or less yah?)! This weekend I will be stress testing it and preparing the servers for the beta. I would like to thank everyone for being so patient and helping me out throughout these weeks! For those who are worried, don’t be, I just shaved.”
     I figured you guys would want answers though, so here’s at least a picture of his fort in RimWorld. I’ll admit, it’s pretty cool looking!


  • Chuck Turtles — I caught up with the guy running the CryptoGifts store and asked him what we could do to make our blocks faster, and he said he had just the thing! He hopped in his shell and went back in time to grab us this exclusive pair of Chuck Turtles, which are a blast from the past and an instant favorite in the community! “I noticed that the biggest thing the Turtlecoin community was lacking was that nobody yet had badass hi-top sneakers, so I decided to design some. I expect these to be the biggest fashion trend of 2018. Also, the store now finally accepts Turtlecoin as payment using fexra’s Woocommerce plugin and even offers a discount for using it.” 
    https://cryptogifts.store/product/turtlecoin-mens-high-top-sneakers/


  • TRTL.WORLD — Not sure if you’ve noticed, but when you load our main page, you can see a heatmap visualization of everyone using TurtleCoin currently, or who runs their own node. The same guy who made this, Ereptor, also made us a really cool visualizer where you can scroll around the globe to see all of our users. “TRTL.WORLD displays the spread of Turtles around the globe via geolocation of entries from the node peer list. Future plans for the site include showing pool locations and other network statistics.”
    http://trtl.world


  • Jon’s TurtleCoin Nest GUI Wallet — About the nest, I’d say I thought a universal simple and easy to use gui wallet was missing and I did my best to provide that. Considering that I have a lot of friends who bought a little turtles and they all asked me to keep their trtls as they are afraid to use a cli.


  • Take V’s GUI Shell Wallet —“Taking a break from back-end and functional work to do a complete overhaul/redesign of my UI… So far I’m only (almost done) with the menu lol. I couldn’t help doing some back end work while I was at it, I added locally stored address nicknames (separate from address book names, solely for helping to keep track of addresses within your wallet)… Also started work on a themes option that will be customizable in the end.”

I have been following bitcoin and monero for a while. I wanted to develop but felt humbled by those big projects, and when I saw TurtleCoin, I knew that it was my opportunity to start developing and learning more technical stuff in the crypto space, in a smaller, more modest and more fun community. 
— Jon, Turtle Nest Developer

  • ZPalmtree’s Simplewallet — “The simplewallet rewrite has had a few bug fixes and is now working 100% on Windows. Hopefully it will be landing on your PC’s soon, when we finish up a few last tweaks on the daemon and push out a ton of fixes to you all”
  • Reddit Turtle Tip Bot — The Turtlecoin Reddit tip bot is long overdue. It has been successfully tested and the instructions for use will be posted to the TRTL subreddit sometime tonight.”
  • Public Nodes by TurtleNode —“I’ve spun up more nodes in Singapore! Next stop, Frankfurt. Currently working on enhancements to the API proxy to provide other supporting data that will be used elsewhere including validation that nodes have not forked. This will help feed data to the HA script that will kick a node if it deviates off track. Also working on a web controller for the HA scripts to make it easier to manage a node.”


  • Madk’s Tip Bot — “The tip bot has become even more popular in the past week thanks to awesome contributions from Pypper. More features are in the pipeline, including tipping directly to addresses!”
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Weekly Roundup (Mar 16, 2018)

The chat grew to 8,902 Turtles this week!

“When I first came across TurtleCoin I loved the idea of it and the culture behind it. I wanted the logo intro to show the speed, encryption, and strength of the coin with the reminder to, have fun in the end. I look forward to being a contributing member of the community with the goal of helping to translate the concept of Turtle Coin visually, through design and marketing.” — Nolo Yojimbo

woo-turtle makes it really easy to accept TRTL on your woo-commerce store
  • Fexra’s Woo Turtle Extension — Fexra made a Woo-commerce integration that securely talks to our TurtleCoin software so that merchants can open stores in just a few minutes and start selling! This is awesome! I had to get a quote: “The TurtleCoin WooCommerce Extension, a gateway plugin for the ecommerce software WooCommerce that runs on WordPress, has received some very much needed updates today! Thanks to @TheTimeWalker the plugin supports now any local currency that CryptoCompare offers a BTC pair with. Furthermore, I have added RCP password support, allowing the plugin to interact with the latest version of the TurtleCoin walletd daemon. I would also like to thank @derp-derp-derp for getting me motivated to siginificantly improve the readme file and admin panel instructions. For instructions, screenshots and the code head over to our repo. Much love, Fexra.”

https://github.com/turtlecoin/woo-turtle

Iburnmycd’s Public Tracker and Public Daemons! Thank you!
  • Iburnmycd’s Public Daemon Tracker and Daemon Proxy— “My wife and I love TRTL and the community. This is our way of contributing. I’m working on improving on my node monitoring wrapper over the next few days that helps keep the node synced and responsive. Once that’s done I’ll be working on cleaning up my API proxy that interacts with any publicly reachable node so that I can publish that to github as well. Sometime in between those things I’ll spin up additional nodes in Europe for my Public node service. Looking forward to big things with Turtlecoin.”

https://github.com/turtlecoin/woo-turtle
https://github.com/turtlecoin/woo-turtle

Wiedo’s Transaction Checker Bot
  • Wiedo’s Transaction Checker Bot —“I love the TurtleCoin community so I’d like to give something back. I have a little bit of time and it’s been a while since I programmed something so I started with something small. Four hours later I had a discord bot running which checks if your TRTL transaction is confirmed or not.” Great job Wiedo! I can’t wait to see this in our #bots channel!

Ms Bones aka Mooshmouse on Facebook submitted some really cool fan art that got a really positive response in the chat a few nights ago! Her art is NSFW I’ve been told, so save that search for after work!

https://github.com/turtlecoin/woo-turtle

When asked to provide a quote about his new role as Warden, Moot slid a kite under the door to Watter which read the following…

ZPalmtree’s new CLI wallet
  • ZPalmTree New Wallet — “I’ve been working on updating simplewallet to be a bit more user friendly. Hopefully the UI will be a bit a bit easier for newbies to get used to, and the program will let you know when things are taking a while rather than leaving you in the dark. It also has some cool new features like fusion transaction and transaction splitting to prevent your turtles from ever getting stuck, and view only wallets!”


  • Cision’s Block Explorer —“I’m really happy that i’m able to contribute a blockexplorer service to our turtlecoin community, i will set up a load balancer over the weekend so there will be a failover system for it — alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”
    Turtle-Block Block Explorer — http://turtle-block.com

Take V’s GUI Wallet
  • TakeV’s GUI Wallet “Shell Wallet”— “Slowly adding a simple network monitor to my wallet app, and fixed most of the bugs I was having. Need to fix up the loading time since it still takes like 5–10 seconds to load a wallet file and verify the password and server info, getting there”

https://github.com/turtlecoin/woo-turtle

Rainbot’s taking a week off — It has come to our attention that the rainbot has been used for a malicious purpose, for this reason, we have decided to temporarily disable it. In hopes to relaunch with a fair and equal system that makes everyone feel included — Xsais

Wise words from Alien

Madk’s Tipbot++ is an instant hit!
  • Madk’s Tipbot++ — “Turtlecoin is a community project, and the best way to grow it is to share the love, which is why I wrote trtlbot++, a new tipping bot for the discord channel. Plenty of new features are on the way, including tipping multiple people at once and joining in on someone else’s tip!” mad “not a professional quote maker” k


  • CptCrunch’s Stickers — Looking to show off to the other TRTL Miners? Wanna Slightly increase your miner’s hash rate? Then get yourself an OFFICIAL TRTL Sticker. Currently we have The Turtle Shield with the Name And just the Turtle Coin Shield Each Sticker can be yours for 9K Turtle. + FREE Shipping within the US. For all you International Turtles. Shipping is $1.15 USD. I am currently still covering this cost but I do take TIPS to my Wallet 
    All payments can be sent to : TRTLuy3FLBFaqyi13pgp3g7h8tH5BffSNeeEMF9c2e2CRKx2yJFpN9kcDnpfrHbynr5LpM8Li9UY4ifTrs4wAtm2WxVyYfQRi59
    DM me your shipping address or an address you can pickup the stickers from if you want to stay anonymous. I don’t disclose your mailing address with anyone or 3rd party Advertisers! LOL Above is a Picture of the Stickers. Cowabunga! TRTL Crew

Ryan’s Turtle Racing
  • Ryan’s Turtle Racing — “Turtle Racing is developing slowly and steadily. Turtles are now saved entities so every time you see one by that name it will have the same skin, accessories, and some base stats that will be surfaced. Names are now read in from chat and put into a database with a daily login bonus. Betting odds and camera angles are currently being worked on. Keep an eye on the chat where I look forward to having some test races soon.”

Fexra’s Web Wallet
  • Fexras Web Wallet — “Development on TurtleWallet took a slight detour this week, with the implementation of a queue job processing system. In simple words, this will allow turtles too keep using the TurtleWallet like normal (except for receiving transactions), when connection is lost with the blockchain. This creates a very smooth user experience, which I hope will make the web wallet and its API a stable solution. I’m further pleased to announce that sending, receiving and confirming transactions is now fully functional, along with an app and email notification system. About 95% of the functionality has been implemented now, and focus will be put on the public website, user design and server security the coming days in preparation of the Beta. I know I promised the Beta this week, but it may take a tad longer due to the slight detour, stated earlier :)” — Fexra Zuckerberg Esquire III
  • TurtleCoinCashGold RIP — We hardly knew ye.

https://github.com/turtlecoin/woo-turtle

  • Just in case you missed our livestream on Category5TV, our community members 98Shiraz and Jeffw did our first 4 hour long typhoon party live stream on their awesome channel, Category5TV on YouTube. You guys should check them out and give them a subscribe to show thanks!
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiu3bwoy2wcD9OYEFxuHp1A
  • turtlecoin-walletd-rpc -python — “this is the beginning of the library and basic funcationallity like creating addresses, viewing balances or keys, sending transactions work fine. Fusion transactions are missing but i’ll work on that next. Also there will be proper docs and package will be uploaded on pypi (so people can just pip install it)” -FantasticSleep

https://github.com/turtlecoin/woo-turtle

  • derp-derp-derp iOS Tracker — “The iOS version of Pool Monitor picked up some help from another Turtle this week and we published a couple of maintenance releases including:
     — Remote pools list management for faster updates
     — Bugfix where app crashed when no hash rate chart was available from pool API
     — Connection check and API down error handling
     — Added mine.tortugamor.cf
     — Added trtl.mine2gether.com
     — Removed pool.trtl.me
     — Removed sewer.ninja”

https://github.com/turtlecoin/woo-turtle

Shoutouts and Honorable Mention

We are excited to be introducing a new dev-turtle to the pack! Welcome wmccurry!

Alien shouts out the TurtleCoin Instagram


Join our Steam group TurtleCoinTeam
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This Week In TurtleCoin (Mar 2/9, 2018 )

The chat grew to 8,467 Turtles this week!

“/V or even /^” — nnamon

Tonight’s Turtle Typhoon Event!! Free TRTL!! 
Mine the Storm!You are Invited to the Raindance Party!

TRTLv3nW7vX3WXx5CRprf1ifYcY26yYPiVK9E6ocN91DKpUmqADA17n9qcE9QBCgJriGZZcbHuwwKFC8RomYVPDZah8dBN32BbZ
  • From 8pmEST/1amGMT on Friday 9th March

Category5TV has offered to livestream the typhoon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKaGchF4p5c

If you are mining TRTL and would like to donate to the rainbot during the Turtle Typhoon, change your wallet_address in your xmr-stak config to the raindance donation address: TRTLv3nW7vX3WXx5CRprf1ifYcY26yYPiVK9E6ocN91DKpUmqADA17n9qcE9QBCgJriGZZcbHuwwKFC8RomYVPDZah8dBN32BbZ

  • Guys at Coinlib just put trtl up: https://coinlib.io/coin/TRTL/TurtleCoin
  • TurtleCoin now has a YouTube channel for posting tutorials and howto’s for new uers! The guys in the #dev_marketing channel really are turning this into something cool looking, as always
    HTTPS://YOUTUBE.COM/TURTLECOIN SUBSCRIBE OR PERISH
  • Montcalm’s Pool- “Cool Mining Club is back in Cryptonote mining, opening a new Turtle pool at https://turtle.coolmining.club/ ,high end support/server for all miners, lot of experience from running a Monero pool during one year at early age of Cryptonote coins. Low fee (0.2%) and lot of good luck ! 🙂 Happy Mining eveyrone”
    https://turtle.coolmining.club/
  • TMAC25’s turtlecoin-walletd-rpc-php — “turtlecoin-walletd-rpc-php, is just a simple PHP wrapper for the TurtleCoin walletd JSON-RPC interface. Feel free to bang away at it and let me know where I’ve screwed up. I’ve been lurking around the discord for a while, and really just wanted to start trying to contribute. Love the community around TurtleCoin!”
    https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtlecoin-walletd-rpc-php
  • EncryptedUnicorn’s One Click Miner —I’m pretty excited about this project, because it really legitimizes the project in a lot of new user’s eyes. This is a big step forward for the ease-of-entry for TurtleCoin. EU came out of nowhere with this one, which seems to be a theme around the TurtleCoin Discord chat, and something I’ve come to appreaciate about the community 🙂


A few days ago I had the idea of making some kind of (desktop) one click miner for Turtlecoin and I started to develop it myself and it has already progressed faster than I expected. It’s pretty much just a GUI for xmr-stak that selects best trtl pool to mine on (currently only considering the ping time) and starts xmr-stak in the background with the chosen settings. It also has a “mine to raindance” option ;)It’s far from being perfect or finished yet, but it already works as it’s supposed to. I’ve written it in C# for windows.” — EncryptedUnicorn
github: https://github.com/encryptedunicorn/turtlecoinOCM

  • fexra’s TurtleWallets— “TurtleWallet aims to close the gap between TRTL (TurtleCoin) and real world application. Our vision is to lower the barriers of entry for not only the average day-to-day user , but also app and game developers. We hope to achieve this by offering an easy-to-use web wallet, that comes with API support and advanced monitoring and insight reporting. These are just a few of the many features we are working on. If you would like to participate in the beta, follow @fexra on twitter or keep your eyes peeled on the TRTL reddit page.”


TurtleWallets has one vision: lower the barrier of entry for 1) average people, 2) app/game developers

Hence TurtleWallet will come with API support, and offer plugins for wordpress, magento and perhaps even libraries for langauges in the future

“I have a day job working on games, and am working on a turtle racing game at night, I hope to share more with you guys in a few weeks.” -Ryan, Turtle Racing Game
  • Ryan’s Turtle Racing — “Turtle Racing is a 3d game being developed in Unity that will be a livestreamed and let viewers place horse race style bets via chat commands. Players can enter and name their own turtle, and buy them cosmetic hats! It is mostly using open source assets and being developed in my spare time slowly but steadily. I am hoping to have a beta race in a few weeks!

Actually betting would be cool, it is being developed for pure fun not profit, I am planning to give a free daily reward of an in-game currency and have a special race once a week or so that the winner would get turtle coin as a prize, but I am up for other ideas or when I’m done someone can take the source code and make it into a gambling thing.” -Ryan

A WILD GIGATURTLE APPROACHES
  • GT3000’s TRTL Game — “Another week another milestone, with content complete, we have begun polishing the UI. Here’s another teaser image to keep you guys sated. Still no date on release but it won’t be too much longer now. Keep fighting the good fight against our ILLUMINATI overlords! Turtle Forever!” 
    Man I cant wait to see how this one turns out, Im dyin! — RockSteady
  • derp-derp-derp iOS pool tracker — “You might remember Adi G.’s pool monitor for Android being released a few weeks back. Well now an iOS version is available as well. The functionality is similar to the Android version, where you can put in your wallet address and the pool you’re mining on, and it gives you all of your stats right on your iPhone or iPad. TRTL Power!”
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/turtlecoin-mining-pool-monitor/id1353746147?ls=1&mt=8
  • cvstn’s Riddle — “I made a series of riddles to give the folks in the TurtleCoin Discord something to scratch their heads over while hanging out. Each level in the riddle contains keys to a wallet with increasing TRTL rewards. It’s been a lot of fun watching the community tackle the weird questions in the riddle, even if certain questions are a little abstract. At the time of writing there is still over 1 Million TRTL waiting to be claimed by some clever person.” 
    https://github.com/cvstn/TurtleRiddle
  • CPUGuru’s Pool — “The Challenge Coin project (http://challengecoin.io/), whose mission is to ‘Give Back’, is utilizing mining as a means of social outreach and purpose for disabled, mobility impaired and shut-in Veterans.They have fired up an off-centered Turtle Pool called ‘Turtle Power’ at http://turtlepower.challengecoin.io/ where currently 24% of TRTLs mined by the pool are donated to the @TurtleBotRain address for raindances!The Challenge Coin project chose TurtleCoin as their debut cryptocurrency because of the community involvement and laid back atmosphere.”
    http://turtlepower.challengecoin.io/
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This Week In TurtleCoin (Feb 24 2018)

Better-late-than-never-edition!

It was another steady week here at TurtleCoin HQ, many rains were had, but no turtles were hurt in the ensuing floods!

Aditya’s TurtleCoin Pool Monitor

Let’s enjoy Reddit while it’s still a thing!

The /r/TRTL Subreddit is celebrating 1,200 subscribers!! Congratulations to our community team that is memeing our way to the top, around the clock! Subscribe now for all of your quality TurtleCoin content and discourse -> https://trtl.reddit.com

  • Decentralized Exchanges — Work continues on getting TurtleCoin added to a decentralized exchange, for the purposes of reliability and security. Remember, if your TRTL is on an exchange, you’re not in full control of it.
    The current integration effort is for a DEX called Bisq, which you may remember as BitSquare. The qualifications and requirements for being listed are few, but you have to code your own integration and then get it successfully merged as a pull request to the main software repository for the exchange, and the author explicitly states that you get one chance, and one chance only at this, or you’ll be blacklisted. Needless to say, we are measuring three times and cutting once!
    Bisq DEX — https://bisq.network
  • Fixing Stuck Transactions — Recently, we’ve noticed people sending transactions with a large amount of inputs, but only the network minimum fee, and they get stuck easily in the transaction pool, which can really suck! Fortunately, we’re working on making these types of sticky transactions less of an issue. ZedPea had a quote and some ideas in regard to a solution: “Would be cool if you could mentioned the transaction pool bugs being attempted to be fixedI guess just don’t worry folks who have stuck tx’s, we’re working on fixing it — if they want more info there’s an explanation here — https://github.com/ZedPea/turtlecoin/commit/18677cb69439e3bd5a51dd7f96475739dd8dfde1
    Thanks, Zed, I hope we’re able to help free the Turtles! — RockSteady

This one came attached to GT’s quote, and I’m just going to leave this filename how it is… (wrongneighborhoodmotherfucker.png)
  • TRTL Game Devs, UNITE! — Our game devs really lit a fire under things this week in the chat, and I can really see some steam building in that department! If you’re an aspiring game dev or asset designer, you should check them out in the chat! Bebop took a second to get with GT3000 for a quote on this week’s developments, “Work progresses on our untitled turtle game, we’ve finished the Minimum Viable Product, and have begun fleshing out the content. Our noses are on the grindstone to really get this out to people and we’ll have more information soon but here’s a teaser image to tide you over. Keep fighting the good fight against our ILLUMINATI overlords! Turtle Forever!” Nice! I can’t wait to play! Good job, you all!
  • Life’s Pool Tracker and Converter —“I’ve made an android app for pool tracking and converting TRTLs to other currencies. there is no github repo yet, it’s going to be opensource someday… it’s getting updates weekly, I’m currently working on notifications, so if your miner stops, you get notified, etcyou can test it out yourself” — LiFe[MGLolenstine] 
    Good job! I hope to see this one open sourced some day, so the community can learn from what you’ve made. — RockSteady
    Pool Tracker — https://labs.xda-developers.com/store/app/xyz.mglolenstine.trtlcalculatorandpooltracker
  • Derp’s Pool Watcher —“hoping to have an alpha of iOS pool watcher ready by Sunday or Monday night. steady she goes on my side” — derp-derp-derp, thanks for your hard work! We for sure need more of an iOS presence, and this could help.
  • Turtle Runner — Kinjo shared with us a preview of the Turtle Runner Game that’s being worked on. This one’s really cool, and takes me back to my early Atari beginnings, thanks! I can’t wait to lose hours of productive time playing this 🙂

Turtle Runner!

Turtle-Wallet, Python GUI Wallet for TurtleCoin (Image credit, CodIsAFish)
  • GUI Wallets — Just in case you weren’t aware, we have a few GUI wallets that are receiving regular updates and lots of love from our community contributors, and if you’re into graphical programs rather than command line, these are right up your alley!
    Turtle-wallet is our python GUI wallet; if you’re into Python or like tinkering, this is the one for you!
    https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtle-wallet
    Xamarin-wallet is our windows GUI wallet; if you just want to unzip a folder and double click an icon to get started, this one is your best bet.
    https://github.com/turtlecoin/desktop-xamarin
  • Docs and Wiki — AC, Bebop, Zed, and a bunch of other industrious Turtles have been working hard on our documentation fragmentation issue lately. We have a lot of guides, but they’re all spread out, so these guys came together to bring you some cool documentation repos for users, devs, and operators. When they are done, these repos will merge, and become our knowledgebase. I hope some day we can be the most well-documented project out there, and these guys are pushing that vision forward every day!
    “docs repo has been consolidated with turtlecoin-wiki and closed. Documentation organization and cleanup is underway and we’ll have a nice, organized structure for documentation and guides together in the next couple of days” — Bebop
    https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtlecoin-wiki
    https://github.com/turtlecoin/docs
    https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtlecoin/wiki
  • Turtle-Coin.com —” has been updated with a new way to add your pools. Go to https://turtle-coin.com/request.php and enter the data. Requirements are not set in stone, and will change with the network. “— Watter from Turtle-Coin.com

Bebop’s shoutouts:

AC — invaluable work on documentation, dev site, etc.

fexra — working on a web wallet, support and testing for turtlecoin-walletd-rpc-js

Rybofy — ads

cpnCrunch — stickers

Note: As I’m writing this weeks update (Mar 2, 2018), I see that this article was here, almost-done and unpublished. My logic in posting it now is that I figured it was best to post this in it’s half written state rather than not at all, for historical purposes. Bebop and I were working to pull together quotes and mentions for this issue, but he thought I was posting it, and I thought he was posting it, and ultimately neither of us did it, and while everyone was all-hands-on-deck for a few important issues, this article had to be re-prioritized. If you submitted an update or a quote, please contact me personally and I’ll update this article. — RockSteadyI’m probably missing a few; it’s been a big week! If you’d like your project or update added, please shoot me a line! — RockSteady

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This Week In TurtleCoin (Feb 17 2018)

The chat grew from 4736 to 6945 turtles this week!

This past week has been a rager! We survived the 187000 algorithm change, but the battle’s not over- everything’s forksville again on the pools! With that being said, I’ll keep this weekend update brief while we work on a solution so our pool admins can get a nap! As they say, ‘the crazy life of a blockchain never stops’, if you’re the type that is jazzed about witty puns 🙂

Today’s Value, 2SAT — BTC@10782
  • TurtleCoin on ABC Australia TV?! — TurtleCoin was featured on a segment on ABC Australia, which was quite the surprise! About a minute in to this video featured on ABC, on the right of the screen you can see TurtleCoin’s logo, just about as big as the Ethereum logo next to it. Funny seeing that! A little premonition.. maybe?
    ABC Australia — http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4800480.htm
  • RPC Disclosure — Our industrious brains on the Turtle Team were working hard last week in disclosing a quite vicious RPC vulnerability, surprisingly still with a lot of bite in 2018, as it was first discovered years ago. The vulnerability allowed an attacker to drain an open wallet as the users surfs the web. MalwareBytes recently interviewed RockSteady about the matter, pending publication.
    RPC Disclosure — https://medium.com/@turtlecoin/mess-with-the-best-759c1fd230b1

Aditya’s TurtleCoin Pool Monitor
  • Aditya’s Pool Monitor — We have a new contributor who’s currently tearing up the mobile scene with all of his hard work, his name is Adi, and he’s the guy who makes our new Android Pool Monitor! If you’re out and about and you have a cluster of rigs up and mining, you can now check stats from your favorite pools to make sure everything is still moving forward. Great job, Adi!
    https://github.com/adigupta13/TRTLMiningPoolObserver
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ml.fifty9.poolmonitor
  • TradeSatoshi — Wallet is finally out of maintenance mode. Thanks to Kim and the team at TradeSatoshi!
    TRTL on TradeSatoshi — 
    https://tradesatoshi.com
  • Mnemonic Seeds! — Our very own ZedPea seized the day and has integrated importing from mnemonic seeds in Simplewallet, which matches the work that Ereptor did on Paper Turtle that enables us to create them. This means instead of using long view and spend keys, you can now regenerate your funds from a phrase of simple words you can write down or remember.
    Mnemonic seeds will be in the next release, 0.3.3

Out of the Shell, #2 — Turtle? is interviewed about being our best helper
  • Out of the Shell #1, #2 — Our very own, Gigantomachia, has begun a new TurtleCoin interview series that’s getting pretty popular, called “Out of the Shell” where we pull aside contributors from our community and ask them a little about about what gives their shell a spin 🙂 
    Check them out if you haven’t yet!
    #1, Adjoining — 
    https://medium.com/@turtlecoin/out-of-the-shell-1-adjoining-aka-ric-from-mexico-a79ad3946b7
    #2, Turtle? — 
    https://medium.com/@turtlecoin/out-of-the-shell-2-turtle-d9c3dfdaf6b2
  • TurtleCoin Core 0.3.2 —A few changes went in to 0.3.2, and the good news is, this has helped out the exchanges, the bad news is, we’re getting some reports of high volume daemons coming out of sync. This means pool operators are about ready to toss me off a bridge right about now as their chains can get just enough out of sync sometimes to cause problems. We’re working hard on replicating the issue on dev machines so we can narrow down a concrete fix, but in the mean time taking many stabs at possible solutions just in case. As always, we’re optimistic, and this should not affect the overall stability of the network, but it is our first priority and a primary concern to fix this issue. Service operators keep this network moving, often un-thanked! Don’t forget to say thanks to your pool operator, if you see them today.

Golang, will you be our savior? Circle [yes] or [no]
  • Golang, Stability, and the Future — We’ve been hard at work making reliability and stability improvements to the current codebase, in C++. Some bugs have been easier than others, but the whole way, we’ve been getting closer and closer in familiarity to our code base and its little quirks, and it’s left us wondering what more we can do..
     Long story short, rather than put too much more duct-tape on the current project, we’ve begun taking a close look at what a complete redesign may look like, starting with a base written in Golang, with performance and security in mind from step one. We officially broke in to teams Thursday and began the process of assessing the Daemon and Simplewallet components of the project. This starts by diagramming from a protocol level what is needed to make these components work from scratch. 
    I look forward to this project quite a bit, as it will be a fresh start for all of us to create this machine how it was meant to work, from the ground up.
  • Proposal 001 — A proposal has been made for a solution to fix stuck transactions — be sure to make your opinion heard on this issue if you have any feelings one way or the other.
    Proposal for Standardized Mixin, Transaction Size, & Transaction Fees for Large Sends
    https://github.com/turtlecoin/meta/issues/59
  • Forknote, Call for participation — Forknote, the project that helped us become TurtleCoin, is looking for development help in integrating Monero into their build software, and as a community, we’re keen on helping those who’ve helped us. Please take a minute to review the details here:
    https://github.com/turtlecoin/meta/issues/57
  • GUI Wallets — Just in case you weren’t aware, we have a few GUI wallets that are receiving regular updates and lots of love from our community contributors, and if you’re into graphical programs rather than command line, these are right up your alley!
    Turtle-wallet is our python GUI wallet; if you’re into Python or like tinkering, this is the one for you!
    https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtle-wallet
    Xamarin-wallet is our windows GUI wallet; if you just want to unzip a folder and double click an icon to get started, this one is your best bet.
    https://github.com/turtlecoin/desktop-xamarin
  • Wreiner’s Build Script — This one is more for us nerds, and less for the regular users, but there’s someone named Wreiner in the chat who’s helped us out quite a bit and made a build script that does a few things we were forgetting to do in the Linux builds, which is including static libraries for a few things. If you use Debian to run TurtleCoin, then this one’s for you, my friend!
    https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtlecoin/blob/master/build-release.sh
  • Docs and Wiki — AC, Bebop, Zed, and a bunch of other industrious Turtles have been working hard on our documentation fragmentation issue lately. We have a lot of guides, but they’re all spread out, so these guys came together to bring you some cool documentation repos for users, devs, and operators. When they are done, these repos will merge, and become our knowledgebase. I hope some day we can be the most well-documented project out there, and these guys are pushing that vision forward every day!
    https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtlecoin-wiki
    https://github.com/turtlecoin/docs
    https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtlecoin/wiki

I’m probably missing a few; it’s been a big week! If you’d like your project or update added, please shoot me a line! — RockSteady

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This Week In TurtleCoin (Feb 9 2018)

Today’s Value, 4SAT — BTC@8805

The chat grew from 4736 to 6032 turtles this week!

TurtleCoin turns 2 months old today, and to celebrate, we threw a party for our 5000 members. We intended to make it rain turtles in the chat for only one night, but what followed was a 3 day long monsoon of non stop tips. Bebop was the organizer for the party, and I look forward to what he has planned for 25000 members!

  • TradeSatoshi — We’ve been listed on TradeSatoshi Exchange, and featured as coin of the week. Because of the algorithm upgrade, it’s been a bit of a bumpy road to get them set up, but we’re taking responsibility in finding a solution, while in the mean time TradeSatoshi has been very helpful and patient. Big thanks to Kim and the team at TradeSatoshi!
    TRTL on TradeSatoshi — 
    https://tradesatoshi.com
  • CoinGecko — Big shout out to CoinGecko this week for getting not only TurtleCoin but also TradeOgre integrated in record time after users started tweeting up a storm demanding Turtles. Thanks guys, you really work fast!
    CoinGecko — https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/turtlecoin


  • /biz/cord AMA — Thanks to ChadTrad for inviting Bebop and RockSteady to the /biz/ discord server to hang out for a few hours and answer some informal AMA questions and have beers with the community. We had lots of fun, answered lots of answers, and made some new friends (hey howard!)
    /biz/cord AMA — https://discord.gg/kp8RaE
    Astronautt Coverage — 
    https://www.astronautt.com/q/ by PrinceTurtle
  • Delta Crypto Tracker App — We got added to Delta, so for those of you who need that quick pocket price update for your hoard of shells, you’re in luck! 
    Delta Crypto Tracker App — https://getdelta.io
  • TurtleCoin Core 0.3.1 — The new algorithm update designed to discourage botnets and hash rate spikes has proven a bit troublesome, which has caused sync problems at our newest exchange integration, TradeSatoshi. 
    We owe a great thanks to use DiscoTim, and his helper Tom, who have done a magnificent job of pinpointing the issue to daemons that use the --data-dir and --log-file were experiencing issues calculating network difficulty. They determined that out of everyone who upgraded to 0.3.1, those who ported their legacy chain from 0.2.2 were fine, and those who syncd a fresh chain from 0.3.1 were unable to run successfully for longer periods, causing many orphans and much frustration. This is my mistake, and thanks again to all of our pool operators and bounty participants who have worked patiently and diligently around the clock to get our services back up again.
  • TurtleCoin Core 0.3.1 Bounty — On the bright side, a chat and github user “DeerTacos” has contributed what they believe to be a fix in a pull request currently being review by our own Napoleon Bonafrog.
    “After running the daemon for a while, the wallet could start to throw an ‘Internal node error’. Sometimes the wallet would get stuck like this, and throw it a few times a minute. You’d then have to restart the daemon to get it to work again. I’m pretty sure my pull request has it fixed. Some other guys are running my code as well to make sure my fix works for them too.” — DeerTacos 
    PR — https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtlecoin/pull/53
  • Facebook Asia — Chat user and contributor Rybofy bought a Facebook ad targeting the eastern community, thank’s so much Rybofy!!
  • Tom’s Block Explorer — Tom’s a good dude, and usually the guy to say “I got a server for that” for just about everything. Check out his block explorer and watch a few blocks get assembled live. “So it looks like an edge case was missed in the difficulty upgrade, existing daemon block caches would be upgraded if present, but new instances would sync from 0 as if the change was already applied. Sorry about this, fix in the works”-Tom
    blocks.turtle.link — https://blocks.turtle.link
  • BitcoinTalk Announcement —Thanks to Adjoining, and Napoleon and the rest of the turtles who urged us along and helped us launch our BitcoinTalk ANN.
    BitcoinTalk — https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2872287

MoonMoonDogo’s Turtle Rain Bot in the #Raindance channel
  • Turtle Rain Bot — Chat user MoonMoonDogo made a really popular bot that accepts TRTL, and makes it “rain” on chat users who try to catch it by responding to the bot with the right emoji. It’s been such a big hit! Thanks Moon!
    rain-turtle — https://github.com/turtlecoin/rain-turtle
  • Brand Guidelines —Turtle contributors from the #dev_marketing room put together a really nice brand guidelines book that rivals a lot of professional brands out there, and it’s really helped the community come up with a cohesive look for the project. Outstanding work, you guys!
    Brand Guidelines PDF — https://github.com/turtlecoin/brand/blob/master/TurtleCoin_Brand_Manual.pdf
  • TurtleCoin GUI Wallet — Our python GUI wallet got some upgrades to the way payment ID’s and RPC works, so if you were able to send money to an exchange this week successfully, drop those turtles a thank you note and tell them thank you for the great work!
    Turtle Wallet — https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtle-wallet

Ereptor’s Turtle Map, currently on TurtleCoin.lol
  • Ereptor’s Turtle-Map! — This is by far the coolest thing to replace particles.js since the invention of the sparkle GIF. I can’t wait for people to see our new website with the turtle map replacing the old particle animation, because it shows you just how many people there are on our network and how spread out we are. Thank you to all of you, and especially the one guy on that tiny island in the middle of the North Pacific Ocean operating a node; you’re the real MVP!
    TurtleCoin.lol website — https://turtlecoin.lol
  • turtlecoin-walletd-rpc-js — This is a really important project being worked on, and even though it started out just as a fun common sense thing to Bebop, it ended up being used in some pretty important integrations. Thanks Bebop!
    rpc-js — https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtlecoin-walletd-rpc-js
Play Turtle Trouble — http://gigatank3000.com/turtle-trouble/
  • GT3000 —After the success of last week’s Turtle Trouble, GT3000 couldn’t be stopped as he got right back in the saddle for his next installment in the Turtle Arcade. “On the heels of Turtle Trouble we’re not resting and going into our latest project, as of now it’s untitled but we have a working premise. “In the dark future of 2084, Turtles are a prized commodity that have displaced the USD as fiat currency. However their printing is tightly controlled by the ILLUMINATI until you showed up. From your TURTLESTATION, print Turtles and grow in power. Topple the ILLUMINATI’s control of Turtles and save the world.” We hope to have a working prototype soon and get it into your hands!” Thanks GT3000!!! Love what you’re doing with the story line!
    Play Turtle Trouble — http://gigatank3000.com/turtle-trouble/
  • Kinjo’s Turtle Runner Game — Kinjo says We have started development on a new TurtleCoin video game with a native TurtleCoin store. The primary concept involves playing as a turtle who is slowly moving forward. Jump around and hide in your shell to avoid obstacles. But if you get hit, it’s game over! And best of all you can play it in browser whilst you mine!”
    Beginning Dev Soon — http://github.com/turtlecoin/turtle-runner-game
    Kinjo’s GitHub — 
    https://github.com/AntonStrickland
    CptCrunchy’s GitHub — 
    www.github.com/cptcrunchy
    Giselle’s GitHub — 
    https://github.com/cupcakeBullet
  • Docs, Docs, Docs! — ZedPea has been really putting in work as far as organizing docs and guides from the community for all types of useful things, but the biggest hit so far is the guide on catching rain!
    Docs Repo — https://github.com/turtlecoin/docs
  • Wiki, Wiki, Wiki! — Bebop and a few others have a work-in-progress on porting docs from the docs repository over to our wiki, and he’s looking for helpers last I heard, so if you’d like to contribute a guide and get your name on the wiki, this is your chance!
    Wiki — https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtlecoin-wiki
  • Paper-turtle — Paper Turtle got an upgrade this week from the guys in #dev_general who made a mnemonic decoder to match the mnemonic scheme on our paper wallets. Thanks MoonMoonDogo for the decoder, and Ereptor for fixing the paper wallet to provide mnemonics as well as a decoder.
    paper-turtle — https://github.com/turtlecoin/paper-turtle/commits/master
    turtle-decoder — 
    https://github.com/MoonMoonDogo/paper-turtle

Follow @crypto_rocky
  • Rocky’s Big Giveaway! — Rocky’s wildly popular Twitter giveaway was a massive success, and was totally a generous way to introduce some new turtles to the community! 
    Three lucky new turtles got 50,000 TRTL as prize for their participation. Great job you all! Thanks to bdougiYO, TayoHatch, and redsandisk for joining the community!
    Twitter — https://twitter.com/crypto_rocky/status/961922259714748416
  • Turtle Memes on the Twitters — Twitter just got a lot cooler this week with the introduction of April O’neills very own personal twitter account, which dispenses all the shelly-meme goodness from our chat’s #meme channel, service up hot copy pasta for all your shelling needs! Post one today!
    Follow TRTLMemes on Twitter — https://twitter.com/trtlmemes
    TRTLMemes on GitHub — 
    https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtle-meme-tweeter
  • Turtle Xamarin GUI Wallet — This is probably our most popular wallet, and this week it got some updates which should have automatically been pulled in by your wallet, so if you have run it this week, you’re all set! There’s some unavoidable hiccups with the wallet while we transition to our new difficulty algorithm next week, so post issues if needed, but keep in mind it’s only temporary as the network works out the new algo switch.
    Xamarin GUI Wallet — https://github.com/turtlecoin/desktop-xamarin/releases/download/1.0.6609.42743/TurtleWallet_1.0.6609.42743.zip
  • Wreiner’s AUR Repository — Chat user and code contributor Wreiner has done all of us neckbears a solid and made an AUR repository for those of us who are cooler than our friends. You can install with your favorite manager by pulling in turtlecoin-git 
    “For our Arch Linux users we created AUR packages to install with their preferred AUR helper, a bin and a git-based build”-Wreiner
    AUR — https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/turtlecoin-bin/

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I’m falling asleep at the keyboard here, so I want to wish everyone a great weekend, you’ve earned it! If your project didn’t get an update and you’d like to be included, let me or Bebop know about it and we’ll get you all fixed up. — RockSteady

Cowabunga dudes!