Categories
Weekly Update

This Week in TurtleCoin (March 25, 2019)

Developer Updates

Soft Shell Pool Mining – I’ve update the soft-shell algo with a minor tweak to allow for xmr-stak (and other mining software in future) to handle the scratchpad changes at each height, can see this minor tweak here: https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtlecoin/commit/688087f60dc16b7f6ebfce41287b474cf56f67b5.
Trtl-stak has been updated to include the ability to mine Soft-shell and I’ve updated the pool software to send down the required params to the mining software as part of the pool job. – WhassupZA

https://github.com/turtlecoin/trtl-stak/pull/8

image: LeoCuvée

TurtleCoin CuvéeARM Pool Update – “Since the last update, our TurtleCoin CuvéeARM Pool made it out of the shell and does its first baby steps cautiously.
Blimey, as of today, we’ve got 8 loyal miners (out of those special thank you Paul, Mira, Vasek and @thinkpol#5064) – attributing to a pool hash rate of aroud 135kh/s. That’s up from 1 miner (myself) and a decent 35kh/s hashrate from three weeks ago!
Mind you this all runs on a decent single-board computer (OrangePI One Plus).

We thought we would torture this board with placing all the components to this board – the TurtleCoin node, the Redis db, the turtle-service, the pool software itself and all we would mine would be hot air from orphaned blocks in our cellar-based lab … And no, it’s just running and running (almost 14 days uptime), we’ve mined 32 blocks at the time of writing, no orphaned blocks (yet!) and the board happily idling, waiting for more miners to join! This proves a viable solution. – @LeoCuvée#1481

Mobile wallet – Not much to report this week. v0.0.6 went out which had a number of bug fixes and enhancements, hopefully that has arrived on your devices by now.
I think I found the source of some database bugs which were causing crashes, or wallets failing to open, that’ll be coming in the next release.
If you have an enhancement you’d like to see added to the wallet, please come leave an issue on GitHub 🙂 – zpalm

https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtlecoin-mobile-wallet/issues/53

Cuvée projects in the making (March 2019) – Times been busy currently at Cuvée. We run number of project for TurtleCoin on ARM-based Single Board Computers (SBCs).

The first project we started almost a year to date ago was a miner based on OrangePI One Plus. Among many other things back then, we’ve heard that TurtleCoin is a CPU-friendly coin, and we just had some boards as left-overs from a commercial project, so we decided to give this adventure a go. A year later and if memory serves us correct two algo changes, we still run a cluster of 12x OrangePI One Plus, 4x OrangePI Zero Plus boards happily mining TurtleCoin at a combined hash rate of 10.5kh/s.

The second project we desperately wanted to make was a TurtleCoin node on the ARM platform. We briefed the TurtleCoin community earlier about the detective approach of hunting down the issue of daemon segfaulting, resulting into a successfull fix by TurtleCoin developers (thanks once again!). Now we run a public TurtleCoin node for syncing wallets (publicnode.ynds.eu:11898). The node runs on the new board called OrangePI 3. Additionally, we run two private TurtleCoin daemons on two separate OrangePI One Plus boards that serve our Cuvée TurtleCoin mining pool. We run a few other nodes for one of the coins that is a fork of TurtleCoin to support their journey (and opportunity for us to learn and experiment).

The third project we made (and still in the making) is Cuvée TurtleCoin Mining Pool. The mining pool runs again on our favourite board OrangePI One Plus, and si one of our nice surprises. We are really excited how well it runs. If you would like to strengthen us with some of your hash power, the pool runs on ports 3333, 5555 and 7777 again at our (temporary) address publicnode.ydns.eu

The fourth project, with the introduction of the TurtleCoin mobile wallet we started accepting TurtleCoin at our DT Lab & Hub premises in Prague for you to be to pay for coffee and any snacks available onsite when visiting our lab, co-working centre or attending one of workshops that we run.

What else we plan to launch on SBCs related to TurtleCoin?

  1. We will be launching server hosting services (Cuvée Physical Private Server – PPS) on ARM SBCs for which you could pay with TurtleCoin. Lots of building and testing currently ongoing. Soon we will be launching social network channels to share our journey with you.
  2. We will be offering ready-made plug & forget TurtleCoin products:
    a] your own private plug & forget TurtleCoin node with pre-synced blockchain against which you can synchronize your wallet, in slick black alu enclosure that contains the Rock64 SBC from Pine64 project.
    b] your own private mining pool pre-configured
    c] clustered-miner based on OrangePI One Plus SBCs (cluster of 3, 5 and 10 miners)
  3. All we do we will share with the TurtleCoin community on Discord and on our social media channels, as well as all code & images that we develop as part of our projects will be avaiable for everyone on GitHub.

Our long-term plan? We want to put together a TurtleCoin POS solution. Initial planning, looking for suitable components and drafting already started. Long way ahead though.
Stay tuned for regular Cuvée TurtleCoin project updates 🙂 @LeoCuvée

BountyBot – A project to better organize and list all available bounties. This will be a multi-server bot capable of handling a complete line of settings, custom command prefixes, and custom subdomain for showing a searchable index of bounties for your server. Current progress holds at 72% of desired features.

Special thanks to @fipsi | The Machine#0789 for the original base of the BountyBot.

This bot is being created in response to the Bounty listed by @anəki#0705 and @DiscoTim#3647 GitHub Source Coming soon” – TwixtedTurtle (@TwixtedChaox#9638)

https://www.github.com/TwistedStudiosLLC/BountyBot

Rig of the Week

Japakar’s rig, “Turtley”
Details: Its simple and small, but it works! Bronze 750watt power supply, xfx rx 570 8 gig, 8 gigs of ram
Hashrate: 5.5 kH/s (CN_Turtle)
Secret mining tips? Keeping the hands out of the pants and above the table.

Bounties

1000 TRTL – I need windows and mac binaries for my fork of turtlecoin please. @Monster(QPSA)

Community Advertising

Always find the cheapest node for your wallet! https://notrait.com/

On the go and need to sync your TurtleCoin wallet or make a transaction? Use our relieable, trusted and cutting-edge CuvéeARMTrtl public node at publicnode.ydns.eu:11898. It runs on OrangePI 3 hardware and only charges 19 TRTL per transaction.

After a few days of me not realizing, I am updated! Nodes 1 and 2 are back and working 100%! Sorry about that! turtle.japakar.com and turtle2.japakar.com http://turtle.japakar.com

Another paper wallet generator! It cant hurt to have too many of a good thing! http://turtlewallet.japakar.com

2 turtle nodes for your turtle pleasure! turtle.japakar.com and turtle2.japakar.com Thanks for using them! http://turtle.japakar.com

Shoutouts & Thanks

anon Zpalm is cute :>

greywolf thanks a bunch to the guys (always) talking in dev_general. i visit several times daily just to follow the different discussions. there is always something to learn.

greywolf thank you for the generous gift to my TonChan wallet, the turtle who sent this transaction: hash=e3fe4338309724c1e7e0b7e6724abc1530954159648218f6040a42efe060bb97

LeoCuvée #1481 Massive thank you to @zpalmtree for all his work on the Ton Chan mobile wallet. A big step forward for TurtleCoin in my humble personal view. Thank you!

@leocuvée Shout out to @Rogerrobers for this one – resonates with me 🙂 https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/471023390954618883/557346992427368460/unknown.png

SoreGums nice one Blyadman coming along and posting a PR for russian translation out of nowhere for the client side web wallet turtlecoin/turtlecoin-webwallet-js

japakar.com | turtle.japakar.com derogold.japakar.com toomuch.japakar.com Thanks to my fellow turtles! This place still rocks. Get it? Thanks for being there, for coming up with new ideas and for being the coolest group on Discord. Looking forward to another year.

anon shout out to alium you are no longer welcome in the lad compound

not rock – its okay alium they dont like me either

Categories
Weekly Update

This Week In TurtleCoin (Jan 21, 2019)

Developer Updates

cryptonote-nodejs-pool – I’ve just finished updating the pool software for the upcoming fork, building on the fine work of the Plenteum developers. Check it out in action at fork-o-clock, over at https://trtl.heigh-ho.funkypenguin.co.nz 🙂 – funkypenguin

https://github.com/funkypenguin/cryptonote-nodejs-pool

Mobile Wallet – Hello, Not sure when I last gave an update. I have done most of the work on the wallet backend, and now I am starting on the mobile app UI. It’s a lot easier to find bugs when you start actually making the wallet. This probably will be the easiest part of making the wallet, but I’m not great at design so it’s a little slow. I’m not sure how tricky it is to get iOS wallet apps onto the App Store these days – I was under the impression they didn’t allow them, but I did recently see another relatively small crypto who had got a wallet on there. Fortunately react native supports iOS, so once the Android is done, I will certainly look into it. Not a massive fan of the license fee you have to pay, nor do I have an iOS device for testing… but at least we won’t have to write much more code. Thanks to iburnmycd for his turtlecoin-utils module – This has taken a decent amount of the hard bits of code to write off my shoulders. I recently also added support for syncing via the TurtlePay blockchain cache API in the backend – (https://docs.turtlepay.io/blockapi/) – currently this isn’t much faster than a daemon, however, I think it will probably have much better uptime, which should help avoid people wondering why their wallets are not syncing. – Zpalm

https://github.com/zpalmtree/ton-chan

TRTLfarm – TRTLfarm is an online virtual farming game build on top of TRTL.services by Boris. People can buy farm animals with TurtleCoin, which return produce based on their programmed production speed. The game started out as a small project, but has blown up quickly. Boris has working hard past few days and just finished implementing a leaderboard where turtles can track their rank. While I will giving the UI a touchup, Boris will be working on a surprise! Join us in the discord to discuss development and provide feedback! https://discord.gg/X7b7GWW – fexra

https://trtlfarm.com

WalletShell – Got help from very nice friends, who was willing to help me debugging and provides a tested macOS build. New macOS build is available here: https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtle-wallet-electron/releases/download/v0.3.7/WalletShell-v0.3.7-mac.dmg It’s confirmed to be working, but was only lightly tested and there may be bugs slips here & there. So if you happened to found one, please file a bug report on github. Thanks to @greywolf & @Messier_45 for your help! – labaylabay

https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtle-wallet-electron

CryptoNode Helper – Since I learned to use Docker for serving my TurtleCoin public node, I decided to script some of the commands I was using a lot. I chose to do it in a way that other people may benefit; and also to improve my coding skills along the way. Six weeks later; I have something that works well enough to share. In the video, I spin up a daemon in less than 5 minutes (excluding compile time and syncing the chain), and start the CPU miner. The repo comes with a few examples you can use yourself or adapt for your own CN coin. Feel free to raise issues on the GitHub or contribute some code yourself. It’s not perfect by any means, but it’s what I use! – Morpheus

https://asciinema.org/a/222640

https://github.com/19morpheus80/helper

TurtlePay – It’s been a busy week but I managed to get the callbacks documented at https://docs.turtlepay.io. This week I’m hoping to find time to build out a few more API calls for advanced developers. – IBurnMyCd

https://turtlepay.io

Nest Multiple Language Support – I added internationalization support to the Nest wallet! Nest now detects your OS locale, and displays in your language if a translation file has been added. – Turtley McTurtleton

https://github.com/jerme404/turtle-nest-fork/blob/i18n/docs/translating-nest.md

Raspberry PI Daemon Guide – I wrote a little guide to get set up with pi64 and running a node on a raspberry pi 3 b to celebrate ARM builds being fixed! Check it out and feel free to suggest improvements. Thanks – ExtraHash

https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtlecoin/wiki/Running-TurtleCoind-on-Pi

TurtleCoind finally runs like a charm on ARM(Pi) – The long wait is over. You can now run your TurtleCoin node on ARM(Pi). Over the past 1 month and many sleepless nights, we’ve finally cracked the segmentation fault problem with the TurtleCoin daemon on the ARM64 architecture. Now your node will run happily on any of your favorite 64-bit SoC board, such as Raspberry Pi 3(+), OrangePI One Plus, Rock64(Pine) and many more. If you are an early adopter and would like to test it, all you need is to clone the development branch of the TurtleCoin repo from github and compile your own binaries. We will release and publish the binaries for you to download for the ARM platform with the next scheduled release. Thank you to @iburnmycd, @thinkpol, @zpalmtree, @rashedmyt, @fexra, as well as to my dear wife @imrealeqra for waking me up from taking a nap on my keyboard every day in the past month around 5am morning 🙂 – LeoCuvée #1481

From The Blog..

Promote Your Bounty!

50,000 TRTL – it is good for the marketing, i think it is perfect – Guang

140,000 TRTL – Make an open-source, easily integratable web miner for turtlecoin and optionally host it on your own website. – Sajo8

Community Advertising

  • Two brand new community projects to check out already this year! Who sent 10 turtle by MrRovot and a custom minecraft server by WarLordN1k. So come any play all the communities amazing games @ games.turtacus.com
  • FREE public node, one of the only free ones left. greywolf Germany turtlenode.co http://turtlenode.co:11898/feeinfo
  • TurtleDice – Bet and try your luck with this new gambling website. You choose your winning chances and we roll the dice for you! No registration, fair and fun playing! https://turtledice.de.cool
  • Free Turtle Coin for cool dudes! Yup thats what we have here. Just click the link, collect your coin, and be excellent to each other!  https://trtl.faucet.llama.horse
  • FREE public node – one of only 3 FREE public nodes remaining. you can connect the CLI or Nest wallets to this FREE public node, based on 4 core Xeon, 200GB SSD, 8GB RAM VPS, located in Germany. http://turtlenode.co/connect/connect-to-node.html

Shoutouts & Thanks

Rogerrobers – Shout out to CapEtn

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

DazCat – I want to thank everyone in Discord for the warm welcome and quick answers to my questions 🙂

rock – I may have forgot to erase some of these from last week..

rock – shouts out to the people who leave funny pics and msgs in the roundup form with no descriptions. It always gives me a chuckle 🙂

BobbyBlank – Props to everyone who make TurtleCoin possible – from the humble gang of developers, to the community-at-large. Thanks for doing what you do, everyone – keep up the great work!!!

Sups – Great collaboration, Plasticus and Bazza working together to get the block Explorer working properly, nice work guys!

Specter – No matter how bad things seem to be, be thankful you are alive, that can all end in an instant, so fast, and nothing we can do to stop it. Take a moment to tell a loved one or a friend how much they mean to you. Don’t live with that regret.

LabayLabay – @greywolf for being super nice, wish you all the best!

canti – I met a homeless man on my way home from work today. He was convinced he was Steve Jobs and that the CIA faked his death to benefit capitalism, despite looking like Gary Oldman’s 20 year older brother. I had a morbid curiosity that made me want to hear out his ramblings, so I sat down to listen to his story. He told me he was in his prime and on top of the world until he brought up an idea he had to the overlords at Apple. (“Overlords” was his word not mine, just thought I’d throw that in.) This idea, it turns out, had to do with Apple’s stance on privacy, business, and innovation, and how he wanted to expand it into the monetary world. He told me how this idea, particularly how he wanted to bring it about, didn’t particularly jive with the other higher ups, whom he called “The Suits”; they only saw dollar signs in their eyes. Fast forward a few years now – after replacing him with a frail lookalike for public appearances, they ultimately faked his death, and go on to release Apply Pay back in 2014, which he says was a bastardization of what he wanted to bring to the world. But what about our protagonist? Well, he said by this point he had already been ostracized from the company and rejected by his peers, so he had delved back into the shadows, working in privacy on his true vision. He said he worked on a project with a couple friends for a while that went the wayside, but ultimately led him to where he’s at now, slowly working to make his dream a reality. The man I met? He wasn’t homeless at all as I originally thought, just a bit disheveled and maybe a bit stoned. Today I met RockSteady, the founder of TurtleCoin, and found out the secret behind his true identity.

japakar – http://prntscr.com/m9zfwf

Rock – Shoutout to Teacup for all the art! Thanks to all the release testers!  Big thanks to WZA for the neighborliness! shouts to Alien for the diversified input sizes! big whats up to the turtles we only see during certain times of year.. shout out to that scrawny kid Connie I ran in to on mushrooms at the vegan market!

 

 

 

See you guys next week 🙂 Go teach a friend something!