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This Week In TurtleCoin (Nov 19, 2018)

Developer Updates

Hunter Faucet – A new faucet has finally launched! Hunter Faucet is a TurtleCoin faucet with an extra twist to it! Referral links and special “Hunter Codes” are features of this faucet. Hunter Codes allow users to redeem more than the default amount of TRTL. Users can also create referral links so that they can refer other users to the hunter faucet for a small TRTL kickback. Happy hunting! – Xaz

https://faucethunter.online/index.php

Vendible – Vendible’s vision is to be the solution for the future global economy by building an all-encompassing commerce ecosystem. We are completing an integrated eCommerce payment gateway which offers merchants access to traditional credit and debit payments alongside Bitcoin, PIVX, IoP, Litecoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, Cardano, Monero, and Turtlecoin. Further developments will include a multi-currency wallet with brick-and-mortar POS functionality, a teller system for merchants which will facilitate exchange of digital assets, savings accounts, payroll and budgeting functionality, P2P payments, and more. We want to see adoption in communities which have cross-border ties as we see a tremendous opportunity for both merchants and users of the platform to transfer value. Vendible-to-Vendible transactions will not incur fees. We are led by founders and organization leaders from PIVX, IoP, Libertaria, and Sentinel and are creating a decentralized governance model where the people using the platform will decide the future of its development through a tokenized system which rewards use. – Memnon

https://discord.gg/57dQ2N9

https://www.vendible.org

New! TurtleCities Upgrades! – You can now double your storage from one floppy to a dual density floppy for a whopping total of 2.88mb of space on your TurtleCities account! The best compliment for so much room for activities is a Shell Account! That’s right, with the help of a Telnet session, you can connect to a remotely hosted linux shell account, just for you! Get one today! Now, currently offering BASH, FISH and ZSH! Note to those waiting on the list, I only check about once a week or two, so if you’re waiting for your account to be activated, ping me in the discord chat and I’ll usually be able to set you right up. – Rock (Chief Donut Officer, TurtleCities Intl.)

http://pages.turtlecoin.lol

TurtlePay™ Explorer – TurtlePay™ has been making moves with a completely rewritten explorer with a brand new caching mechanism that makes it super fast. To tell you the truth, I promised IBMCD I’d write something about it, but it’s about midnight and the bedtime beers are taking me, and I last second remembered the fact that I forgot to write this about two seconds before hitting submit. phew! – Rock

https://turtlepay.io

TurtleWallet – As some of you turtles may know, TurtleWallet is powered by TRTL.Services, which provides the backend logic and automation for creating addresses and processing payments and comes with an frontend API. The last month and a half I been extensively testing the platform with the help of TurtleWallet, which is currently the only active app build on top of this.

In the coming days, I will publish a detailed article dedicated to TRTL.Services – with all its upcoming features and nifty tools, but for this article I will primarly focus on TurtleWallet. I’m very excited to report that since the launch date of TurtleWallet (39 days ago), we have had no major incidents or bugs to report. However, as you all know this does not mean that there was a lot of room for improvement! Hence, this week I will be upgrading TurtleWallet and TRTL.Service and wanted to share some screenshots.

Statistics (39 days)
– 309 users
– 386 accounts
– 7,181 transactions
– 69,596,355.10 TRTL processed in payments
– 311,383.99 TRTL in collected service fees
– 1,357,557.81 TRTL in operation costs

New Features + Fixes:
– Export sub-address keys support
– Activity details (modal overview)
– Graph bug fix + design improvement
– Accurate conversion to 12 decimals for in total of 50 cryptocurrencies, fiat currencies and assets.
– Recaptcha on login / register
– Rate limiter on transfers
– Account Oversight UI improvement
– Dependency + library upgrades (including client side)
– Improved transaction confirmation tracking
Fexra

https://turtlewallet.lol

rainborg – I just wanted to give a brief update on RainBorg, as I know a few of you noticed she’s gone through some changes recently. Originally I was hosting her on a GCP server that I could no longer afford to run, so a member of our community stepped in to run her. Once they could no longer run her either, she went down for 2 weeks or so while looking for a new host. Thankfully Z stepped in and he now runs her! Beyond hosting, she’s also been getting some updates over time. A few weeks back she was updated to RainBorgCore (AKA RainBorg 2.0), which gives cross-platform support, and since then I’ve been slowly adding and changing things here and there to make her be more adaptable to our community’s forked coins that are starting to use the tip bot for their own coins. Once she’s fully ready for primetime, I’ll be ahead and do a small write-up on how to deploy her as well as tip bot for other coins. Also, while I’m here writing, here are her current top stats:
Total TRTL Sent: 7,203,876.8 TRTL
Total Tips Sent: 53,097
Average Tip: 135.67 TRTL
Canti

https://www.github.com/BrandonT42/RainBorgCore

Traveling around Australia – We are currently traveling around Australia showing people on the road and around where ever we go Turtle Coin. Since embarking on this expedition we had had truck drivers call us on the radio and ask what is a Turtle Coin and it has also been a conversation starter in some caravan parks where people are curious what a Turtle Coin is, some people have been interested and some not so interested once they find out it’s crypto related. If you are in Australia and have seen the van gives us a shout on discord and let us know. Later on in our travels we plan to stop at a Turtle breeding beach and see if we can either leave a sticker with them and maybe donate some turtles to some turtles. – aneki

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lite-blocks – Last week I have detailed you guys what are lite-blocks and how do they work.. and here is the update in its development.. I have finished the necessary functions required to handle lite-blocks and request any missing transactions.. The only left-over thing is to add CLI-option to activate lite-blocks and logic to determine which peers support lite-blocks and which do not.. I hope with the help of iburnmycd, I can complete those things within no time..(bcoz he was responsible for the code which kicked unsupported nodes and also for the new CLI-options which will be in the next release) – rashedmyt

https://github.com/rashedmyt/turtlecoin/tree/lite-blocks

Shellnet is ready for forking! – The amazing Shellnet webwallet is now more forkable than ever. As it turns out, forking TurtleCoin gives you access to a ridiculous suite of complementary software and services. In fact, you can now get a very solid web wallet with very little effort! Check out my WIP forking guide for Shellnet! – jerme404

https://github.com/jerme404/shellnet-webwallet-go/blob/master/docs/forking-guide.md

TRTL-CLI-py – I added support for cryptonote.social for the pool stats so it won’t crash anymore. Yay! I’ve also made progress on a command where you can grab detailed stats of all the pools at once, should come out in a few days – Sajo8

https://github.com/turtlecoin/trtl-cli-py

Medium Article – I thought I would write my thoughts on the importance of TurtleCoin. – Alien

https://medium.com/@AlienTurtle/a-turtlecoin-testimony-b9ccb482cf38

Rewriting all the things! – Now that I finished rewriting the wallet backend, I decided to start rewriting turtle-service, to use the new backend. I found a nice HTTP server library, and stuff was going well, but I was hitting a segfault when closing a wallet and reopening a new one.
Basically what was going on is the NodeRpcProxy takes a reference to some logger objects, and when we destroy the wallet instance, they go out of scope. Normally, the NodeRpcProxy would be destroyed as well, however, since the code is a bit dodgy, the shutdown() routine doesn’t really work.
To get round this, instead of waiting for it to shutdown, I simply detached the thread, leaving it running in the background to shutdown in it’s own time. However, since it takes references to these loggers, which are now out of scope, it crashes when trying to write a message to them. I attempted a fix, but then I got an even weirder error which I couldn’t figure out how to fix.
I said screw it, I’ll just rewrite the NodeRpcProxy then. I haven’t though of a name for it yet, so I’m calling it Nigel. It shouldn’t be too tricky to use, since I can use the same nice HTTP library I’m using, and a nice JSON library. Hopefully, then Valgrind (a memory checker) will help me find bugs – When you run it currently, the code has so many bugs it prints out a few hundred a second so you can’t find out what’s wrong 🙁
Back to the API – This will hopefully be a lot nicer for developers to use than current turtle-service. For one, you’ll open/import wallets via the API. This has a massive bonus of you not having to parse log files to find out if the wallet opened successfully or not.
Second, you’ll be able to swap nodes without having to close turtle-service. This will allow for richer experiences where the software can detect if your node appears to have gone offline, and can offer or automatically swap to another node.
It’s also using a more REST-like API – Thanks to Iburnmycd for helping me with this. I’m using Swagger (http://editor.swagger.io/) for the documentation – nice find Fexra – Which along with generating a really nice UI, will also generate API wrappers in something like 40 different programming languages for you – super cool! – Zpalm

https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtlecoin/tree/wallet-api

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TRTL Bounties

100k – Get TRTL listed on DELTA Direct. – MrSquiggle
This had been completed already at the time of it being posted. (I’ll still claim it if the 100k is up for grabs however 😀 – rock)

Shoutouts & Thanks

Sajo8 – Shoutout to mose_forge for providing these dope turtlecoin swag!! https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/471023390954618883/513146088891482114/image0.jpg

rogerrobers – Shout out to rynem for giving me a site – totalcarnage.turtacus.com is dedicated to the one and only Captain Ginyu

greywolf – thanks to Catgirl and DiscoTim for hosting another great bingo party! there were over 50 turtles enjoying games of bingo and some slots payouts; with lots and lots of friendly chatter.

anon – who farted?

japakar – Everyone at Turtlecoin in Discord 🙂 You guys are awesome!

rock – shout to rashed, canti, fexra, ibmcd, and zpalm for their hard work this week on the core suites!

rock – shoutouts to rogerrobers for being the first person to upgrade to a dual density floppy on his TurtleCities page!

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Developer Community Updates

WalletShell GUI Wallet – With v0.3.3 release, WalletShell, the TRTL Gui Wallet has been declared stable and ready for public use to manage your TRTL assets. Since its last introduction, WalletShell has fixes lots of known bugs & glitches, performance & features enhancements, and lots of new features, here are some of them:
– Address book, which can be looked-up when you send/transfer TRTL, help avoid mistakes on typing/pasting recipient address
– Fast transaction history listing/sorting/searching
– Keyboard only operation, with help of keyboard shortcut & keyboard friendly inputs.
– Public node list, fetch daily from https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtlecoin-nodes-json/blob/master/turtlecoin-nodes.json.
-For node operator: You don’t need to worry that your node domain name starts with “z”, node list order will be randomized everytime user accessing node setting page, so each nodes has a relatively fair chance to be on top of the list.
– You can now export your transactions history to csv files for your reporting need. You can choose to export all transaction or to only export incoming or outgoing transaction.
– Desktop Notification for Incoming Transfer.
– Fusion tx to help you optimize your wallet inputs/outputs.
– WalletShell now have new Night/Dark theme, and is sets as default, you can still easily switch to Light/Green mode if you prefer
– Realtime node & network status monitoring: it will let you know and pause the sync process whenever the node you’re trying to connect can’t be reach, or when your machine disconnected from network.
– Utility: PaymentID and Integrated Address generator is there when you need it.
For more complete feature lists, please visit the Github repo here: https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtle-wallet-electron
Get latest release here: https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtle-wallet-electron/releases
TLDR; WalletShell, as of now, is the most feature packed Desktop GUI Wallet for TurtleCoin -:) -labaylabay

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

TurtleCoin Test Suite – It takes a lot of effort to test all of the RPC calls to TurtleCoind and turtle-service each release. As anyone can tell you, give a lazy man a task and he’ll find an easy way to do it. Given this bit of wisdom, check out turtlecoin-test-suite written in Node.js for quick and simple RPC testing for those of us that want to spend more time coding and less time testing. – IBurnMyCD

https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtlecoin-test-suite

TRTL-CLI-py – I added a pools function! Use po or pools and get a full list of all the pools. Use po <name> and you’ll get detailed statistics of that pool! If you havent heard yet, there’s also a nodes ( or no) function! – Sajo8

https://github.com/turtlecoin/trtl-cli-py

Turtle Simulator – Version 0.2 is out now! Just a small update for you all! Various reported bugs have been fixed and a few new features added! The main addition is the Day and Night system so now we can add custom events on different days! Enjoy and as always email me at “trtl.simulator@gmail.com” or drop into the TRTL discord if you have any queries or ideas for the project! Thanks for all your support! – Oiboo

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1lPJ3m6_BCTO3sUcG07OKJsXnlA25sx9e

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TurtleEDU – For all 62 of you Students out there who enrolled in the beta program at TurtleEDU this week, thank you! For all of you who haven’t, you type *student in the chat and you’ll be given access to the EDU channels and you’ll be part of the Beta testers crew.
If you’re wondering what TurtleEDU is, here’s the details: We’re setting up TurtleEDU to help the community become more knowledgeable as users, and help people who want to know about dev stuff have an easy route to being a TRTL dev. If you type *student you get the student role and access to #edu-general and #edu-help channels. We’re teaching classes of real-world portable skills, but using TurtleCoin as the core example in each lesson, so the first thing you learn how to do when you become a developer is how to interact with our blockchain. – RockSteady

First class goes live for everyone on Dec 9!

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Hey all you turtles! Everyone is starting up their own public node so here’s another one for you all. The site has a dark theme so it’s easy on the eyes and the fee is only 1 TRTL! Whether you need a wallet to sync or an API to test, connect to my public node over at xaznode.com!

dsmash.turtlenode.online – a public node with plenty of resources waiting to be used, so that syncing your wallet will go as quickly as possible! The node fee is 69 TRTL per transaction.

0.25 node fee @ turtlenode.co – managed by greywolf³˜ – thanks for connecting

Fork Watch!

This is a new article segment we are doing to promote those who’ve forked TurtleCoin to make their own projects. Hopefully this gives new forks a good foot forward! Feel free to post your fork for next week’s roundup here, or create your own fork with our easy guide here

Name of your TRTL fork – Xaria
Github link for your code – https://github.com/xaria-coin/
What is special or new about your network? – 
Xaria is a not for profit coin that aims to help those in need by donating funds from its premine to charities & good causes.
Name of your TRTL fork – Monkeytips
Github link for your code – https://github.com/monkeytips/monkeytips
What is special or new about your network? 
Monkeytips has been around for 4 months now and has steadily increased its followers since conception. Very humble beginnings as just a joke of a coin, monkeytips has become something the community has really rallied behind. Only 250 million max supply, monkeytips is a hot new cryptocoin with a very low total of atomic units having only 2 decimals. We wanted to share the monkeytips love with everyone so recently SoreGums helped code a rainmonkey to rain monkeytips on people in our discord chat! Join up for some fun 🙂 discord.gg/EAaKcCy

 

Name of your TRTL fork – FRED
Github link for your code  – https://github.com/fredenrg/FRED
What is special or new about your network? 
An increasing population and the industrialization of emerging economies will have a huge impact on future global energy demands and the environment. The FRED Project is aimed at promoting the benefits of alternative energy generation at the consumer level. We believe this will help to reduce the associated environmental impacts of fossil fuel energy generation, and the effects of energy price increases on the consumer due to demand. In addition to promoting consumer energy generation, we are also exploring the possibilities of future alternative and free energy devices. The term “free energy” may sound impossible and some readers may have already run for the hills, but we believe there are devices out there (although not totally free) that have the potential to become mainstream. Why fork TurtleCoin? The reason for choosing TurtleCoin as our base fork was due to the incredible collaboration between the developers and the community. We believe TurtleCoin will be one of the most well developed and feature rich cryptonote coins. We are also looking for contributors of all levels, in all areas of development and promotion. http://fredenergy.org
Name of your TRTL fork – 2ACoin
Github link for your code – https://github.com/2acoin
What is special or new about your network? – Lower overall # of Blocks (17.91 million), slower emission rate, 10% pre-mine which will be donated to the NRA over the next 10 Years.

Shoutouts & Thanks!

Anon – Alien is a big strong man and I want him to hold me close

rock – Shouts to Jerme for ForkMaps

Watt3r – Huge shoutout to Chris Crypto for doing so much so fast with his Paper wallet, 0.5 fee node, and dns service. Mad props!

if(true) – Nobody expects the spanish inquisition or critical HDD failures.

greywolf³˜ – thanks to the tooth fairy Turtley McTurtleton McDrizzle for keeping my pillow stuffed with turtles

Rogerrobers – Shout out to rocksteady!
aneki – Fexra- Great job on the web wallet and trtl-services!!
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This Week In TurtleCoin (Oct 8, 2018)

Developer Community Updates

This week we had the extreme pleasure of being interviewed on Bitcoin Uncensored! Check out the interview! You’ll love it!

New Whitepaper! Proof of Synchronicity! Calling for participants!

https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtle-labs/blob/master/Proof%20of%20Synchronicity.pdf

https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtle-labs/issues/1

T.Scripta – Currently Reworking the UI and adding some new things! Check the current progress I’ve made. – Val

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

WalletGreen / turtle-service rewrite – I’ve been spending the last few weeks rewriting the backend for turtle-service and zedwallet, called WalletGreen, from scratch.
The main motivation behind this is making the code much more readable, and extensible. This will allow us to more easily add new features, and possibly provide a richer API, so it’s easier to build a wallet, or other services which need to interact with transactions, such as payment gateways.
It’s also going to use a more portable file format, so it’s easier to open a wallet file in multiple different programming languages.
So far, I think I’ve got syncing transactions (both incoming and outgoing) working correctly. I’m now looking at implementing sending transactions. Once that’s done, there’s not actually that much left to do, aside from implementing a few methods to display the info we generate, such as the transactions we own.
As part of making the code easier to read, the past few days I’ve been migrating the codebase from C++11, to C++17. These are different standards of the C++ programming language, and support for a newer standard allows us to use all the cool new features available to make our code easier to read and write.
For any nerds out there, it’s also added support for GCC on OSX, and we now support a much wider array of compilers with our automated build suite. Hopefully this will make it easier to build TurtleCoin on less well known platforms that we don’t provide builds for.
Note that if you currently like to compile from source, you may need a newer version of your compiler to compile with these updates. The instructions on Github will be updated when this patch gets merged into development. -zpalm

https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtlecoin/compare/walletgreen-rewrite

WalletShell – With v0.3.3 release, WalletShell, the TRTL Gui Wallet has been declared stable and ready for public use to manage your TRTL assets.

Since its last introduction, WalletShell has fixes lots of known bugs & glitches,
performance & features enhancements works, and lots of new features, here are some of them:
– Address book, which can be looked-up when you send/transfer TRTL, help avoid mistakes on typing/pasting recipient address
– Fast transaction history listing/sorting/searching
– Keyboard only operation with help of keyboard shortcut & keyboard friendly inputs.
– Public node list, fetch daily from https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtlecoin-nodes-json/blob/master/turtlecoin-nodes.json.
For node operator: You don’t need to worry that your node domain name starts with “z”, node list order will be randomized everytime user accessing node setting page, so each nodes has a relatively fair chance to be on top of the list.
– Desktop Notification for Incoming Transfer.
– Fusion tx to help you optimize your wallet inputs/outputs
– WalletShell now have new Night/Dark theme, and is sets as default, you can still easily switch to Light/Green mode if you prefer
– Realtime node & network status monitoring: it will let you know and pause the sync process whenever the node you’re trying to connect can’t be reach, or when your machine disconnected from network.
– Utility: PaymentID and Integrated Address generator is there when you need it.
– Many more…

For more complete feature lists, please visit the repo here:
https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtle-wallet-electron

Get latest release here:
https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtle-wallet-electron/releases

TLDR; WalletShell, as of now, is the most featured packed Desktop GUI Wallet for TurtleCoin – Labaylabay

Local Turtle Explorer – After the previous post, I have redesign the layout of this project. At this point, you can run the local turtle explorer on your windows PC by just double clicking it. The daemon is running in the mode that other users can connect; in the future I am planning to add an option to choose to start the daemon in different mode. I would like to encourage everyone to run the local explorer on your machine as it helps the turtle network grow. I am also planning to combine the trtl wallet with this project. If anyone is interested in collaborating on this project, feel free to contact me on discord. – Sabo (Revolutionary)
Turtle Simulator – Turtle Simulator is now out in alpha! (sorry mac users windows only at the moment!) Thank you to all the testers so far for your help. All ideas on how to make it a fun game are welcome, so come on down to the dev gaming channel and give me a shout! Thx to the community for this great opportunity! – Oiboo

Turtletor – This week I finally got around to updating the tor version of turtleturtle.org. I found a nifty docker image that I tweaked to host dark web sites from a docker container. Anyone who is interested can check out my github – crappyrules

https://github.com/crappyrules/turtletor

http://trtljx3ovmd7kjlc.onion/

TurtlePi – TurtlePi took a few steps forward the past few weeks. There is now a simple setup script included in the scripts folder of the TurtlePi repo on github that you can launch from your raspberry pi and it will automatically configure your pi with the latest TurtleCoin release and turtlecoind-ha. More work is in progress and I am hoping to have a base image ready for release here soon. – crappyrules

https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtlepi

TurtleEDU – We’re setting up TurtleEDU to help the community become more knowledgeable as users, and help people who want to know about dev stuff have an easy route to being a TRTL dev. Right now, in the chat if you type *student you get the student role and access to #edu-general and #edu-help channels. We’re teaching classes of real-world portable skills, but using TurtleCoin as the core example in each lesson, so the first thing you learn how to do when you become a developer is how to interact with our blockchain. Those users and devs who learned it here first will be our biggest recruiters and the biggest legitimizers of the project as they add their TRTL stuff to their resumes. The more we ingratiate ourselves to the young professionals who have ample time and thirst to learn, we will have no shortage of junior devs who are chomping at the bit to get the experience. Structuring this process as an at-your-own-pace online class seemed like a good way to achieve this.

Paper-Turtle – Paper Turtle is a printable paper wallet. It features a new frontend, and a better printing layout! This merges the two previous paper wallet ideas that were in place before. Thank you TurtleCoin community! – ChrisCrypto

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

Project Krang – This week was a mixed bag of things – Created a alpine docker container with just glibc, dumbinit and turtlecoind (brings the size down from 600MB to ~ 60MB. To increase performance, security and reduce noise. The dumbinit provides a better fail scenario that prevents zombie containers that don’t die, due to standard init resilience to death which is a problem for a container. – Got good with git, Cleaned up the repo, Started some new branches to do my work in, Did a squashed commit to combine all my commits into one before i do a Pull Request, and learning how to be a good git-izen. Thanks SoreGums for the pointers. – Tested Sajo’s TRTL-pycli out and submited an issue and a simple PR to correct a tiny issue. Thanks Sajo – Did a manual test run of the automation suite start up / teardown (phase 1 just a node on DO), which worked fine, THE NEXT STEPS are to complete krang.py with an TUI type interface and setup a docker container that it can live in and anyone with docker can launch quickly and easily with all pre-requisites in place. Slow and Steady but i am making progress now.

NOTE Looking forward to the Bitcoin Uncensored interview that is happening on the 3rd This week. I love the BU show and think that Chris DeRose would love to hear how us TRTL’s get down and dirty. I also setup a new Turtle Tank with an Eastern Short Neck Turtle… The sucker will outlive me most likely. See you all next week. – Slash-atello

https://github.com/4Reallive/krang/tree/Development

Check out Slash-atello on Bitcoin Uncensored talking about TurtleCoin Community and his story about joining the worlds most friendly street gang!

TurtleCoin Explorer – My re-imagining/expansion of the traditional block explorer has been up and running for about two weeks. Check it out at http://trtl.rocks. It uses a lot of newer technologies compared to the original block explorer, including Docker and Docker Compose, FeathersJS, GO, TimescaleDB/Postgres, Nuxt.js, Socket.IO, etc.

Sections that are mostly complete:

  • Stats Bar – The stats bar, located on the left side of the screen, gives you an up-to-date look at the network; data is updated every 30 seconds.
  • Nodes – The “Nodes” page allows you to see historical and live information for public nodes. The table provides current information and is updated every 30 seconds. The graph not only gives you the ability to look at historical information for as many nodes as you like (click on the checkbox next to the node name to add/remove them from the chart), but also allows you to compare different attributes (e.g. hashrate vs. difficulty) over a specified time period.
  • Pools – The “Pools” page does everything the “Nodes” page does but with pool data. In addition to the historical line graph and regularly updated table data, there are two pie charts which display current pool hashrates and miners. An additional feature is the ability to generate a mining config or command for a given pool. Clicking on the arrow, next to the pool you are interested in mining in, will open up a list of available ports for that particular pool. Chose a port which works for your mining rig and click the “Generate” button. In the config wizard, you first select the mining software you use and your OS, then enter the wallet address you want to mine to, and then verify the settings. Finally you are given a pool config and/or software command for that pool. You can copy the config or command to your clipboard, for easy copy/paste, by clicking on the “Copy” Button. While the functionality is complete, I need to add more mining software and their respective commands/configs. If you have the config/commands for software that isn’t on the list, or you have any config/commands additions/changes to add to the existing software please reach out!
  • My Pool Stats – The “My Pool Stats” page allows you to check your mining stats at all the pools we have in the database. Stats include your hashrates, recent payments, total amount paid, total hashes, and any remaining balance you have. You can either check once, by clicking the “Poll Once” button, or get updates every minute by clicking the “Poll Every Minute” button. By selecting the arrow, next to a pool name, you can see the most recent transaction data which includes the time of the transacton, the hash, and the amount. Additionally, you can also export the information for each pool. Simply select as many or all pools by clicking on the checkbox next to a pool name and press the download button. The payments data format still needs work, but all the information will be there.

Also, your wallet address is saved in a cookie whenever you enter it in either the pool config wizard or on the “My Pool Stats” page, making it easier to use the functionality on another page.

If you’re interested in helping out or learning more about the project check out the repo – Discord: andrew | trtl.rocks or Github: andrewnk

https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtle-explorer-vue

http://trtl.rocks

turtlecoin-rpc-go – For those who don’t know about this project, It is an RPC wrapper written in Golang while I was learning about it.. At that time I just wanted it to work.. after working on python and js wrappers for a while I have thought that my wrapper can be improved in a lot of ways and could also have a standard initialisation as other wrappers. So here I am with updated code and slight error handling which will be improved in future for sure. I also will update the documentation to give examples for starters. – rashedmyt

https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtlecoin-rpc-go

Turtacus – a way for players to battle each other to the death! Players fight until only one remains standing and the winner is issued an amount of TurtleCoin in reward for their win! With every win, comes an entry onto the leaderboard and on Sundays, the top three on the leaderboard are paid 10,000 TurtleCoin, 6,500 TurtleCoin and 3,500 TurtleCoin respectively. To increase your odds of winning, you can buy potions and stat points. These have now been reduced in cost.

Potions are down from 150 TurtleCoin each to 25 TurtleCoin each.

Stat Points are down from 300 TurtleCoin each to 100 TurtleCoin each.

The single battle prize is directly linked to Turtacus’s balance. The more contributions he receives, the higher his prizes will become! – Rynem

https://www.github.com/rynemgar/gladiator-bot

TRTL-CLI-py – I fixed some error handling and added a new “nodes” feature! Use nodes or no and a table of all the nodes and URLs will appear. Check it out! – Sajo8#2953

https://github.com/turtlecoin/TRTL-CLI-py

Community Advertisements

TRTLCO.IN public node! Thanks to all the wonderful people in the community, i wanted a way to give back. That is exactly what the TRTLCO.IN public node is! Its a fast, reliable, and cheap public node to use. The fee will be 0.5 TRTL per transaction! WOWZA! Thats lower than the network fee! Start today by using the trtlco.in remote daemon. -ChrisCrypto

val.turtlenode.online ~ 25 TRTL Fee Daemon

Our predictable solo mining pool for TurtleCoin is off to the races, now minting ~20 blocks per day. And still no fees: ALL rewards go to miners! Join us: https://cryptonote.social/trtl

Be a true Turtle Hero! Sync your wallet with turtlenode.online – one of the finest public nodes available – make it your public node of choice today! A great node with a rubbish website! Visit turtlenode.online now! 😀

Turtle At Pool Party just got update to BETA 0.7! – Public Nodes (for remote wallets) and Block explorer got added on our site, check it out here today https://turtle.atpool.party/nodes

“Using turtlenode.online for my wallet synchronization and transactions has improved my life immeasurably” – Chrisdebo.

1/2 turtle fee node at http://turtlenode.co/

Community Bounties

Brand new TurtleCoin bounty presented by rogerrobers and slash-atello! Meme Bounty: New Concept – Meme Warfare Simulation
Simulation : TRTL is under attack and needs the TRTL army to represent.
Produce TRTL memes that establish TRTL as a force to be reckoned with and also demonstrate our defensive capabilities.
Post your best memes to the trtl subreddit and the one that garners the most upvotes by the end of the contest wins 750k TurtleCoin! Good luck 🙂

Community Shoutouts

Judderz – You want Turtle decals, come see me 🙂

Oseru/Hasagi – Amazing work by turtlenode.online for hosting a low tx fee node! Glad to use your node my man!

Oseru-Hasagi – Also a shoutout to Turtle?#3684 for his birthday! Expect a few shells sent your way on Monday. 😉

Moneymind420 – Give big shout out to Rocky steady !!! We love Turtles !!!

anon – zpalm’s voice gives me the tingles

Khem Boi – Shout out to all the forking projects including monkey tips, and shout out to all the new miners out there helping the network!

Freeman – riche en information, merci

Captain Jac0 – Arrrrrr to all Turtles!

RockSteady – Shoutout to Nuclearprime

greywolf³ – much thanks to Zpalmtree for the blog’s feature story on transaction inputs and fusion transactions

anon – i have a really big crush on zpalm

Val#1969 – Just made a cheap daemon! Heres the daemon Address: val.turtlenode.online:11898 It might not be the most stable thing out there but it works!

iburnmycd – Shoutout to Zpalmtree for working diligently to re-write WalletGreen. I’m looking forward to see what he comes up with.

iburnmycd – Shoutout to CrappyRules…. for starting work on the new TurtlePi project! Can’t wait to see what you put together.

Rogerrobers – Shout out to the shout outs! Love seeing our community involvement 🙂

greywolf³ – great idea from brianwentzloff about possible TurtleCon

Blackbeard – Arrrrr

greywolf³˜ – thanks Rocksteady for “Running A Public Node For Fun & Profit”; and thanks japakar and Zpalmtree for help in setting up and launching my public node

greywolf³˜ – thanks to morpheus and Crappyrules for hand-holding me through a linux driver install in my windoze-to-linux rig makeover

dsanon – shoutout to JerMe404 for his generous tipping! 😀

Gerry Mosha#7276 – A new cryptocurrency named Celestial will be released in the next week. Make sure to check out one of the first coins to be mineable only using a CPU. Check out our website to learn more: https://celestial.cash/.

And with that, this concludes our roundup. I didn’t want to end it without something to smile about, so here’s what I like to call “The Trials and Tribulations of TurtleMarine”

 

 

 

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What The Fork?!

Fork this, Fork that, Fork yer mom, Fork you too. Let’s get to the bottom of this whole forking deal and talk about what the fork is going on!

There are a few types of forks, and the goal here is to give you a basic understanding of all of them so nobody has to be afraid of what they mean. If you have questions, or want to talk more, you can catch us in Discord.

Type 1, the “GitHub Fork”

We use a website to hold our code called GitHub. GitHub lets nerds from across the globe collaborate on the same project at the same time, with all of the changes recorded to see where something broke along the way.

It really helps us when people click the star and follow us, but it super helps us when you fork the code and make a pull request
It really helps us when people click the star and follow us, but it super helps us when you fork the code and make a pull request

In order to write code for TurtleCoin, you have to fork the code on GitHub, which just means clicking a button that says “Fork” in the top right corner. This just puts a copy of the code in your workspace so you can work on your part of the project without interfering with others, and then when you are done, you create a “pull request” which asks the main TurtleCoin project to pull in your changes. That’s why it’s called a pull request.

These are all of the TRTL Forks
These are all of the TRTL Forks

This can also be someone creating their own fork of TurtleCoin which is something we support, and have written guides how to do. Forking our code is not stealing anything, and it even helps us rank higher on CoinGecko, which measures the amount of developer attention a certain project receives. Our license specifically allows for other projects to use the TurtleCoin code as a base for their projects and learning, as long as they give others the same chance. This helps the community learn about how the project works, and helps us spot bugs and errors before they become bigger problems by having more eyes on the prize.

Type 2, the “Soft Fork”

This is the second most common type of fork. We commonly refer to this as a fork upgrade. When you’ve been gone a while, and you come back and notice your old software wont go past a certain block on the network anymore, you’ve likely missed a soft fork upgrade. A quick update of the daemon will get you back on the network and your funds are right where you left them.

So what’s a soft upgrade do anyway? Well, it’s hard to come up with a real life comparison, but to put it in simple terms, the entire network has to agree on how blocks are produced, and when we create an upgrade to the format of how blocks are made or validated, then we have to place a bookmark in the chain that says “ok, people should be upgraded by the next 3 weeks, so anything after that needs to be running the next version to keep going”.

This does not create two chains, and this does not create free money. The old chain branches off and stops, the main chain keeps moving.

Future updates to the software will enable us to drop old clients from the network that haven’t updated, and give them a gentle message urging them to upgrade their software to regain access.

IS YOUR FORK HARD OR NOT
IS YOUR FORK HARD OR NOT

Type 3, the “Hard Fork”

This type of fork is least common, and like in the Bitcoin and Ethereum world, is a result of a section of the network deciding to change the rules and the network_id and new seed nodes to create their own network signature and branch off from the main chain.

This type of hard fork is called a hard fork because the software has to be hard-coded to accept the new changes, which would consist of adding new seed nodes, removing old ones, and assigning a new network ID and so on.

THIS KID KNOWS THEIR SHIT
THIS KID KNOWS THEIR SHIT

This creates two chains that continue independently of each other, but does not necessarily give you double the coins, as the demand for the secondary currency doesn’t magically appear overnight.

4th Place, Honorable Mention, the “Network Fork”

These happen all the time, and they are always resolved automatically by the network, behind the scenes. When you see anything about “Resolved” on your daemon, that means a network fork was detected and resolved.

What this means is that two miners reached the conclusion to the same block at roughly the same time and momentarily, the network allowed both chains to continue while the rest of the network decides which one grows longer over the next few blocks. This is nothing to worry about and is what an orphan blocks is.

This is almost always because people are adding hash power to the network in bursts when the difficulty is low. It causes the network to spit out blocks quicker than normal, and raises the chances of two pools hitting the same result at the same time.

Image result for haha stupid fucking bcash forkers you fucking rubes i cant believe you thought that would work meme latest

 

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Predictable Solo Mining w/ Cryptonote.Social Pool

Decentralizing the network hash rate is important, so that any one pool owner going rogue or a single server breaking doesn’t also tank the rest of the network. The purpose of this new series is to encourage the decentralization of mining power by highlighting unique pools that are coming up in the TRTL mining biz. Choosing a smaller pool helps the network secure your assets by not giving any single person enough power to call the shots for you. Thanks for choosing to balance the hashrate, and I hope you enjoy the interview 🙂 – RockSteady

RockSteady – So tell me, how did you get started in mining? What’s your origin story?
cryptonote.social – I started mining Bitcoin back in … oh, I don’t remember exactly, but it was worth about $50 at the time.  2013? I came across Satoshi’s whitepaper and was blown away. I’d been dabbling in decentralized systems since the 90s, and this was the first piece of work that I had come across that offered a fully decentralized solution to a significant problem, and it did so with such elegance. Of course I had to give mining a try, even though ASICs were soon to invalidate my efforts!
RockSteady – Ah interesting, what were your interests regarding decentralization before bitcoin?
cryptonote.social – I’d long been interested in privacy preserving technologies … cypherpunk type of stuff, though I’d never really fully immersed myself into that community.  Decentralization was always a big part of that.  I have to say though, what really piqued my interest was the advent of Napster, and seeing how easily it and other approaches were defeated because of their centralized elements and failure to solve trust minimization.
RockSteady – That’s cool to hear about. A lot of the people doing things differently now have similar roots. I get that same feeling when looking at your mining pool. It’s a bit different than others. Did you write it from scratch?
cryptonote.social – Yes, I’ve written the bulk of it from scratch, with some help from a small group of friends.  I find the best way to learn about a new technology is to just go and build it, and writing code is something I really enjoy.  My software admittedly lacks a lot of the bells and whistles of the established node-based pools out there, but it lets me experiment with new ideas and scratch my software development itch. And those who are using it (a small but loyal group) seem pretty happy with it so far.
RockSteady – That’s cool! What’s it written in, and what was that like? Did you have experience with nodejs-pool and node-cryptonote-pool before?
cryptonote.social – The backend is entirely Go (aka Golang) and the frontend is Angular.  Go has been my language of choice for the past few years — I find it the perfect language for building servers.  Angular is something I was not familiar with until I started this project, but I decided it would be cool to learn. It’s a bit of an over-engineered mess, to be honest, but I suppose overall I’m happy with the results.
Re: node-cryptonote-pool, no, I’d actually never run any pool before starting this. I’d played with a few mining proxies, about the extent of it.
RockSteady – Golang is something we’ve been fairly interested in, and a few of us have begun porting over the turtle libs over; I think Rashed is running that effort.
So your pool is fairly unique in comparison to others and I think that’s given you some good opportunities to implement features other pools might not have. Can you tell us a bit about the special spice that sets you apart?
“Predictable solo mining originates from EthPool.org, a mining pool for Ethereum. … Predictable solo mining aims to eliminate the risks of never earning anything, which is an unfortunately typical outcome of solo mining.”
cryptonote.social – There are a few things, but the main differentiator is probably our predictable solo mining payment scheme, which we’ve begun switching most of our pools over to. Our TurtleCoin pool has been using it for a few weeks now.
Predictable solo mining originates from EthPool.org, a mining pool for Ethereum.  I found it pretty fascinating when I’d learned about it given that running a small pool is basically the same thing as solo mining until you get enough miners  onboard.  Predictable solo mining aims to eliminate the risks of never earning anything, which is an unfortunately typical outcome of solo mining.
RockSteady – Can you elaborate a bit from a high level how you’re able to offer predictable solo mining?
cryptonote.social – Well first of all we don’t offer perfectly predictable payouts: the level of predictability still depends on the size of the pool, and one can’t fully eliminate the randomness of the mining process without taking on a lot of risk (e.g. PPS pools). The goal then is to improve predictability in a way that doesn’t involve  taking on big risks. The basic idea of our predictable solo variant is to “bank” mined blocks as they come in, and hand them out to miners only when they have computed a number of hashes equal to (actually slightly larger than) the network difficulty.  This is a bit different than how EthPool does it, by the way, and we’ve found it actually works reasonably well even when the number of active miners is relatively small.
RockSteady – Ah ok. Would this change as it scales? As the pool grows, and gains blocks with greater frequency, does this eventually scale into salaried mining?
cryptonote.social – Dynamics actually improve as it scales.  The biggest worry is long “droughts” of no blocks, which can really throw things out of whack. This is one reason we actually require miners to hash a bit over network difficulty before earning a block. With a large pool, the chances of long droughts goes down quite a bit.
There is of course the opposite problem: that you end up with so many blocks in the bank that they just sit there and miners can never  win them.  Though this situation is rare, when it does happen, we solve it by simply selecting a banked block at random and paying it out in full to the particular miner that actually minted it. Though this goes against the goal of predictability, it’s an infrequent thing, and miners don’t usually mind some small chance of occasionally “winning the lottery” in this way.
RockSteady – That sounds fair, I’m impressed. What struck you about the ETHPool paper that made you say “you know what, I can do this a little bit better!”
cryptonote.social – I didn’t actually realize at the time that EthPool had issues, and I set out to build exactly what they had done, only for my favored CryptoNote coins instead of ETH.   It wasn’t long though that I realized for a pool with one miner that is much faster than the others (a common case for small pools), the scheme was an utter disaster… the fast miner gets all the rewards, nobody else can ever earn anything.   Shortly after that I came across an academic paper that outlined other flaws with the scheme affecting even large pools, so I set out to see if I could fix them.
RockSteady – Have there been any stumbles or mistakes along the way or has it always been a home run for you
cryptonote.social – Oh there were definitely stumbles. We didn’t implement the difficulty margin (having to go a bit over difficulty) initially and as a result the “whales” were running away with most everything.  Even after implementing it, it takes a while to get the margin value dialed in. The proper level depends on how variable the network is.
So for a coin like TurtleCoin where difficulty has big swings and orphans are common, it turned out we had to set it far more generously than we initially guessed. This made some of the smaller miners lose out, and some dropped out for good. I think we have it properly dialed in at the moment, but I would not be surprised if there are some other details we may still need to address. I’m still thinking about other things we can do to better deal with difficulty variance, for example.
RockSteady – It’s always a bit tough starting out with something new, but I’m glad that you’re getting dialed in. What do you have planned for the near future with the pool and what are some distance goals you have?
cryptonote.social – I’ve been bouncing around a few different ideas. The domain name was chosen because I originally wanted to build a community site of sorts for privacy coin enthusiasts, but once I started with the pool it kind of became all consuming. I do in general like social elements such as the leaderboard, which is why it’s a bit more prominent in my site than you’ll find on most others, and also why all my pools require a username.
I also have some more out-there ideas around turning the hash power you contribute into a “meta currency” of sorts that you can exchange for actual cryptocurrency on demand rather than having to choose the specific coin ahead of time.  But in the short term it’s likely I’ll just continue building out the basic feature set of the existing site.
RockSteady – That’s pretty cool! I’m glad you’re branching out into new territory! What’s the best way that the community can contribute?
cryptonote.social – At this point it’s mostly just by providing feedback around what I have, though I probably wouldn’t turn away anyone who might want to help pretty up the site a bit as web design is not my strong suit!  My code isn’t yet in good enough shape where I’d be comfortable dumping it on github in order to solicit development help, but it’s something I’m working towards.  Plus I want to get a better idea of where I want to take all this. I don’t think the world needs another software package for hosting run of the mill mining pools, as the existing ones are already pretty good.   I’d really want to offer something truly unique before going the open source route, and I don’t think I’m there quite yet.
RockSteady – Do you have a Discord? What’s the best avenue for feedback?
cryptonote.social – Best places to reach me would be on Twitter (https://twitter.com/CryptonoteSoci1) or through e-mail at cryptonote.social@gmail.com.  I don’t have my own Discord server but I’m easy to find on existing ones, as well as on Reddit.
RockSteady – Sounds good, I think that about covers it for our side, is there anything you’d like to add?
cryptonote.social – Don’t think so. It’s been fun!
RockSteady – Thanks!

 

 

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This Week In TurtleCoin (August 19, 2018)

NO WITTY SUBTITLES, THIS WEEK WE GOT A WEB WALLET IN PRODUCTION! TRY IT!

Try the web wallet! https://shellnet.pw

Developer Updates

Shellnet Web Wallet!!! After many weeks of development, the Shellnet Web Wallet is finally online. To get started, make an account and export your wallet keys into a secure location. Contact me on discord if you have a feature request or need support – https://discord.gg/C2as5Yt – DSAnon
Features currently in development:
– Add message in transaction
– Delete account
– Change password
Shellnet donation address: TRTLv2A8Gum5ZAUvfdTEaJQVHmUizpje6hAs3dhTH6hZijzqxv3GkFiX9vamnUcG35BkQy6VfwUy5CsV9YNomioPGGyVhMKsaFR

https://shellnet.pw

Cision’s Turtle Pi Case – Hi everyone, i really wanted to do some 3D printing for Turtlecoin because Rocksteady unt friends want to get Turtlecoin going on Raspberry pi 3, so i got the idea to make our own case for it, Turtle Style 🙂 I installed my new 3D printer last weekend so im still learning, if you know what you are doing the case will look amazing after a “real” print. – Cision

http://ss.hjelm.pw/preview-with-3d-print-files.zip

TurtleCoin C# Rebase – Hey friends, Work is slowly continuing on cs-turtlecoin. If you don’t know what that is, it’s our effort to build an alternative daemon implementation in the C# programming language.
Motivators include: improved stability and ease of modification, along with allowing the network to continue functioning when one implementation encounters a bug in the code.
This week we got some optimizations to the Cryptonight set of hash functions, though there’s still more work to do! Currently we’re hashing at about 1/5th of the speed of the platform independent C code. This is far faster than the initial implementation, which was about 8x slower. If you’re a C# or low level wizard, we would appreciate your help eeking out a bit more performance.
We also now have the basic shell of a wallet, so it will be easy to get stuff tested out when we get to implementing transactions. There’s a simple spec for password encryption for the wallet files hashed out, which hopefully will be easy to port to other programming languages.
BONUS: Now with continuous integration, so we don’t have to try your code to know it’s broken shit :^) Are you a C# developer? Maybe you can help us out! – Zpalm

https://github.com/turtlecoin/cs-turtlecoin

Efforts to spread hashrate – Maintaining an even distribution of hashpower among pools is always best, and in an effort to encourage people to try new pools, I’ve begun a new article series that will interview new and innovative pools that are integrating features and things to differentiate themselves from the rest of the pools as a way to get people more acquainted with different pools. If you’re on a top 3 pool, please consider choosing a smaller one.

Sajo8’s TwitchTurtle Maps – So I adapted Jerme404’s forkmaps to show the list of twitch turtles! It shows the twitch turtles and a map of which games there are. There’s a lot to be done; need to change the logo, repo names, etc and I want to add a seperate list of cards for the games. But so far, it’s not too bad! ;D

https://twitchturtle.netlify.com

Turtle Fork of Masari Web Wallet – I have been working on porting Gnock’s Client Side Masari Web Wallet to TurtleCoin after Gnock was so gracious to open source it and offer pointers for developers wishing to fork it. I’m currently done with porting all of the purdy bits, and am now working on listing which methods we can use and which ones are a construct only in monero/masari that made need some massaging. If you’d like to help, you can start with the methods, and I’ll be uploading the visuals later this week.

https://github.com/turtlecoin/masari-webwallet

Community Events & Advertisements

Hi everyone, just letting the you guys know we just had our 3rd trtl snail race! You can watch it here – Roger Robers

Our group is not different from the other groups, it is the only one that differentiates us in what we support the Latino community in Spanish, as there are many people who do not speak English. We support through Telegram, Discord and even through Teamviewer in case the operation of its miners becomes very complicated. Our gurupo is https://trtl.cryptohispano.net
Mine2Gether invites you to our weekly Blockchain Bingo! The next Blockchain Bingo is Monday August 20 @ 5 PM GMT, in our discord #bingo channel: https://discordapp.com/invite/AT3AAxV Blockchain bingo is for community fun, open to everyone, and completely free to play! It is a variation and similar to traditional bingo, and uses the turtle blockchain to draw the numbers: https://trtl.mine2gether.com/#bingo Everyone is welcome! 50K TRTL prizes, 250K jackpot, slots mini game, and more! Hope to see you there!

Shoutouts

Rogerrobers – Shout out to zpalmtree for being a shining beacon of light in a dark cold world

Mad-max – I would like to shout out to dsanon for shellnet, iburnmycd for his work on upcoming CN Soft Shell, and finally oiboo for upcoming turtle game in its early stages!!

anon – install gentoo

ExtraHash – welcome back to TurtleCoin crappy

Rock – Shout out to Jerme for always making sure I wake up with surprises in my inbox 😀

Rock – Thanks to Cryptonote.social for taking a chance with me and being the first test subject for our new pool interview series

zpalm -Shoutout to DiscoTim and CodIsAFish for running their great pools and keeping the network together – Say thanks to your pool operators folks!

zpalm – Hey check out this neat ‘predictable solo mining’ payment scheme – https://cryptonote.social/trtl/ (Expand the ‘details’ section for info

Sajo8 – Shoutout to Japakar and Jerme for the tips!

Rock – Big shouts out to new dev contributor LabayLabay because I can tell you’re ready to jump in to core dev and I can’t wait to see what you bring

Sajo8 – Shoutout to Jerme for helping me out with the twitch turtle map thing

Anonymous – RIP Sandwich Cart

Rock – Shoutout to Leaf for figuring out how to compile TurtleCoin-Nest Wallet before I did

Sajo8 – Shoutout to watter for making twitch turtle!

Sajo8 – Shoutout to everyone who watched my stream! 🙂

rock – welcome back crappy, hope they dont hassle you too much upstate

rock – thanks to shredder for giving me a few pointers this weekend on wilderness things and making sure we didn’t get eaten by bears.

Sajo8 – Big shoutout to nacho and MaTy$! for working on the spanish translation of the docs! You guys rock!

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We are now listed on CoinMarketCap!


There was cheering, there were tears of joy, we have finally made it!

https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/turtlecoin/

We know the info on there is not all filled in yet, and we’re working on getting it fixed, so in the mean time please send CMC a thank you tweet, or thank you FB post to express your gratitude that they finally listed us, because truthfully we really did not meet the requirements yet to be listed. This just shows how powerful the community can be!

https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/turtlecoin/

You all earned this one fair and square, and we have you guys to thank! Keep up the good work, and thank you for requesting TRTL at your favorite sites and services, it really motivates us to work harder!

We made it 😀
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This Week In TurtleCoin (July 22, 2018)

This week we reached #27 on CoinGecko Developer Score, polished our golang skills, and compiled almost completely on Raspberry Pi!

Pictured: A sample of TurtleCoin legacy daemon code

Announcements

A new fork upgrade has been released! In this release we moved the entire network up a notch on the security score and set a static mixin of 7. If you don’t know what that means, we have an article about it right here!

If you use a local daemon, please upgrade your software to the latest version of TurtleCoin. If you run a service like a pool or faucet and haven’t upgraded yet, you’ll notice walletd is now called service. New users are easily fooled by the word “wallet” so until walletd is on it’s own in releases, we’ll be calling it “service”.

Developer Updates

These are updates from our open developer community. We like to hear about your project whether you’re done or not, so be sure to leave an update about your Turtle project for next week!

left to right: Canti, Rashed, Zpalm, Iburnmycd

C# Daemon —Hihi~~ Canti has started some great work on the C# port of the daemon lately. I didn’t want to leave it all to him so I’ve been helping out a bit — so far I’ve ported the public/private key cryptography, so we can generate keys which will work as they do in the current daemon. I’ve also ported mnemonic seeds, and am now working on deriving addresses from public keys working. We would love some help, so if you are competent in C# hop over to #dev_general and maybe you can implement something too! Also — If you want to start working in another language, that would be cool too! Rashed has started work on the same stuff in golang — we’re really interested on getting daemon’s implemented in multiple languages, so if one has a bug, the whole network doesn’t crash.— Zpalm

https://github.com/ZedPea/CantiLib/tree/master/CantiLib/Blockchain/Crypto

We would love some help, so if you are competent in C# hop over to #dev_general and maybe you can implement something too! Also — If you want to start working in another language, that would be cool too!

TurtleCoin OneClickMiner

TurtleCoin OneClickMiner —Heyoo everyturtle! 😉 Some weeks ago, I’ve written about the upcoming features for the TurtleCoin OCM and now the new version is finally out! Along with a ton of fixes, this new release comes with automatic saving of selections and settings and new help texts. I declared it a beta pre-release — if you encounter bugs or notice flaws, please let me know on Discord or GitHub! Thanks ^^
 I’m looking forward to hearing from you! 
— EncryptedUnicorn#7915

https://github.com/ZedPea/CantiLib/tree/master/CantiLib/Blockchain/Crypto

Webwallet v2 (Work in progress)

Webwallet v2 (Work in progress) —I started to create a new Webwallet with PHP using the Laravel Framework. It will be more stable, easier to use and more secure than the old one. It’s not finished yet. — cryptoBOOM


Athena ATHX Update — Block emission now requires 4 transactions to be in the queue before a block is created, ensuring that we operate with as little waste as possible. To my knowledge nobody else is doing this. Currently we are emitting one block per day on average. We’ll be beginning collaboration on a proof of stake whitepaper and implementation soon, along with an update article. — Rock

https://github.com/ZedPea/CantiLib/tree/master/CantiLib/Blockchain/Crypto

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Community Shoutouts

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secret-fan#1111 — weekly reminder than kev, beary, xaz and bunny are awesome

Imperdin — Shoutout to RockStready for being the first one to pronounce Imperdin correctly!

anon — Thanks to all the dev Turtles and helpful folks for getting so many people into crypto on a deeper level. All the average joes in the discord have a much more developed understanding of how cryptocurrencies function because of your hard work. Massive accomplishment in itself


Dacus — sss

Dreday00 — Shoutout to my Turtlefam, the most intelligent and chillest community. Come and hangout, the water is nice 😉

Specter — Thanks to all the Dev’s who are working behind the scenes to make Turtlecoin something genuinely better and not just another meetoo coin.

Browns1964Champs — I would like to thank Roger for growing snails in his swimming pool.

deskpro1886 — github-github.com/DeadManWalkingTO/Windows10MiningTweaksDmW improves turtlecoin hashrate in windows worth trying out or you can try DoNotSpy10 or Easy Service Optimizer I have all these enabled to reduce background etc windows unnecessary programs .I hope when squirrel research acorn gpu accelerator does turtlecoin we get double or triple hashrate!!!

Boris — Keep on turtling!

Khem Boi — Turtle Turtle

secret-fan#1111 — Weekly reminder than kev, beary, xaz and bunny are awesome

secret-hater#2222 — shut up zpalm

funkypenguin — Sending some ❤ to Duplicity(https://geek-cookbook.funkypenguin.co.nz/recipies/duplicity/), backer-upper of critical files, which avoided loss of data after my datacenter storage platform melted last week. The NZ TRTL pool is back in action again, at https://trtl.heigh-ho.funkypenguin.co.nz/

rashedmyt — Huge shoutout to dsanon for fixing critical bugs in my go wrapper.. forgot to mention him in the last week roundup

rashedmyt — Thanks a lot to zpalmtree for helping me out with the keccak port in go

tjwmagic — Shout out to CodIsAFish for lending a helping hand!

Roger Robers — Shout out to the whole world, TurtleCoin is the shiznit!

Zpalm — Shout out to luigi1111 from Monero for his amazing website — https://xmr.llcoins.net/addresstests.html — it’s awesome for checking you’re programming things correctly when messing with private keys, mnemonics, addresses, and more.

Zpalm — Play doki doki literature club~~, it’s free on steam

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This Week In TurtleCoin (July 15)

This week we became more than a meme coin, went live with a new algorithm, got a step closer to compiling on Raspberry Pi and hung out with podcast celebs 🙂

Altcoin Buzz Podcast —Thanks to pHaTe and the folks at Altcoin Buzz Podcast for having RockSteady on for an interview, it went great! Listen to the episode and give them a subscribe on iTunes and YT while you listen!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/altcoin-buzz-podcast/id1340381994?mt=2

Turtle-Pi

Turtle-Pi — Turtlepi came one step closer to a reality this week. I would definitely call it a partial success that some users and myself have come closer to getting the TurtleCoin daemon and wallet to compile properly on the raspberry pi, but there is still more work to do. The ultimate goal would be to keep a rolling release going of the Turtlepi software that contains everything Turtle related on a weekly update. Some day in the near future, you will be able to download a light raspbian image, flash it to a sd card then boot up your pi and have a local web wallet along with all kinds of other Turtley goods pre-loaded for new users and hackers. — crappyrules

Paper Wallet

Foldable and Sealable Paperwallet — This is an Paperwallet like the ones on bitcoinpaperwallet.com but for Turtlecoin. The Seed Phrase, View Key and Spend Key are hidden inside the foldable area. Your Turtlecoin Wallet address and an (by you) generated QR-Code for your address is on the visible area on the front. It can also be sealed with anit-tamper stickers which can be ordered on ebay. Here you can see how to fold it https://i.imgur.com/iJyQlVF.png —jarlave#9941

Download Jarlave’s Paper Wallet https://cloud.jarlave.de/files/Turtlecoin%20Paperwallet%20template%20%2B%20example%20images.zip


Turtacus — Turtacus facilitates player versus player combat in the colosseum! Players can enter and challenge a player to a fight to the death, winner takes 0.01% of Turtacus’s prize wallet every fight! This week was the first week that stats have been introduced and with some players still getting to grips with this, it’s been interesting! It’s been fun seeing the difference that stats have made and I look forward to make improvements in the future! www.turtacus.com is now the go to place for checking the leaderboard and I am in the process of trying to get adsense on the page to allow a bit of income to fund his bank more! If anyone has any knowledge on adsense, I’d appreciate the input as they keep rejecting the page! — Rynem

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/altcoin-buzz-podcast/id1340381994?mt=2

turtlecoin-rpc-go

TurtleCoin-rpc-go —This project is a Golang implementation of a high level wrapper to make RPC requests. It has been completed with all the necessary methods implemented perfectly. The response of the request is similar to a curl request made. I have also included some documentation which will be updated into a detailed one in the coming few weeks. Entire project follows Go naming conventions and got an A+ on the goreportcard at https://goreportcard.com/report/github.com/turtlecoin/turtlecoin-rpc-go — Rashedyt

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/altcoin-buzz-podcast/id1340381994?mt=2
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/altcoin-buzz-podcast/id1340381994?mt=2

Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman —Morgan’s a tortoise and still likes turtlecoin…. do you!?

zedwallet

zedwallet —This week zedwallet got a send_all command. As you would expect, this sends all your funds! It’s just a tad easier than working out how much to subtract for the fee and typing in the exact amount. — zpalm

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/altcoin-buzz-podcast/id1340381994?mt=2

walletd

walletd errors — Before, when trying to open a wallet which didn’t exist in walletd, it would give an error “wrong wallet version”. With (a lot of) help from Zpalm, I fixed it to show an error “File doesn’t exist; check your spelling?”, and additionally takes the argument and appends a ‘.wallet’ to it. If a file exists of that name, it suggests, “maybe you meant xyz.wallet?”. Or, if not, gives the former error. Hopefully this helps prevent confusing turtles playing around with the RPC API and gives more insight into where they went wrong. Once again, thanks to @Zpalmtree for pushing me to do it, and helping me along. — sajo8

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/altcoin-buzz-podcast/id1340381994?mt=2


snail races

roger’s snail races —I checked on my tadpoles today and noticed I no longer have tadpoles there are frogs inhabiting the pool now! Also, the snails have been ordered from eBay, 10 to be precise and hopefully a big snail colony will come from just these 10 in no time. Thanks for all your support turtle team 🙂 races begin soon!! — rogerrobers

Bounties

Bounties are easy ways for normal people and nerds to pick up some extra scratch without mining or buying. Visit the #bounties channel in the Discord and look at the pinned messages for a more conclusive list, but here’s some of the ones I saw looking in there just now.. chat.turtlecoin.lol

1MM Make a plugin

200K make a video

2MM Make an app wallet

400 TRTL Add links to TurtleTurtle.org

Shoutouts From The Community

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Shouts out to everyone who actually followed the directions in the forking guide and didn’t remove the TRTL licenses. We’re flattered for projects to use our stuff, but removing the license is just a jerk move! Don’t be this guy.

if(true) — Huge

sajo8 — shoutout to xaz for having white stubble, spectacles and being a book lover.

khem boi — Tunnel Snakes Rule. 🍍

secret-fan#1111 — Weekly reminder that kev and beary are awesome

secret-fan#1111 — xaz is pretty good too

secret-fan#1111 — xaz and bunny, u guys are cool too

bbanditt — Shout out to my Business partner Jay… go f#*k yourself!

bbanditt — Thank you Zpalm and Turtle? For all your help Thanks rogerroberts, for keeping it real!!

rock — holler at everyone mining ATHX right now. staking starts soon!

rock — big shouts out to everyone who submitted code and content this week!

sajo8 — shoutout to sore for his work on the contributing guide. lets sort that up and push it to production

An obese TRTL

Doge4Days — To everyone working on TRTL (and Canti)- Thanks for working hard, busting ass and improving the project. To the moon! Love, Doge4Days

semi —https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cETuHkavYR0

Bunny — You guys are the best! I love this community with all my bunny heart!

ethical2012 — To my tortoise Morgan Freeman! The amazing Turtlecoin Tortoise!!

Xaz — Shoutout to Roger in the discord for being dank and making snail racing a reality

Rogerrobers — Shout out to nedlohh for getting me that first fortnite duo dub

zpalm — Shoutout to Canti for his great work on the new daemon 🙂

ManNotHot — The rig Goes trrrrrrrlll tttttt tt booom

dsanon — made my first commits this week. woot!

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This Week in TurtleCoin (July 9, 2018)

This week we opened our school of shitcoin artistry, added about 10 devs to the fold, and forgot to write about it until Monday. Hard work over here, folks. Don’t get none on ya! Check it out!

Would you be interested in one artisinal shitcoin network?

Zpalmtree’s “How To Fork TurtleCoin” Tutorial — I had a really fun time this weekend live-blogging the process of making my own altcoin forked from TurtleCoin with Zpalmtree’s new guide for how to fork TurtleCoin properly.

A lot of aspiring devs were forking TurtleCoin and afraid to ask for help or making rookie mistakes like removing licenses from the source code, so we decided to help the community by making a step by step guide with all of the parameters laid out with notes and details. Making an altcoin can be frustrating for some and we want to make it easier for others to have the same chances we had when making a new network.

Check out my article about the whole process, and mine a few blocks of “Athena” my new slow settlement-layer blockchain with 1 hour blocks! I’m thinking I might keep this one around for later just in case..” — RockSteady

https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtlecoin/wiki/Forking-Turtlecoin
https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtlecoin/wiki/Forking-Turtlecoin
https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtlecoin/wiki/Forking-Turtlecoin

Integrated Addresses!

Integrated Addresses — “This week I’ve added integrated addresses to both walletd and zedwallet. (Coming to your favourite GUI soon™) You can start using them now if you build from source, or wait for 0.6.4… 
You might be wondering what an integrated address is. In short, it’s a standard TRTL address, and a payment ID squished together. Here I’m using it to send to my tipjar without providing a payment ID:
https://i.imgur.com/pJQFbGX.png [That’s a big address, for you] 
Why is this handy? Well, it means an exchange, or other service which requires payment ID’s to transact can simply send you an integrated address instead of an address and payment ID pair. This integrated address is then parsed by your wallet into an address and payment ID pair internally, and sent as a normal transaction. This means you no longer have to worry about using the wrong payment ID or forgetting it. If you’ve used Monero derived coins, then you might have used one before. Monero’s block template allows 16 char payment IDs, so their integrated addresses are a lot shorter, at about 115 characters. TurtleCoin integrated addresses are a whopping 236 characters! If you’re an RPC API maintainer, you might want to consider adding the createIntegratedAddress() method to your API so users can easily create integrated addresses to supply to people — more info here:
https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtlecoin/pull/337 Right now there’s not really anything supporting integrated addresses, but hopefully soon exchanges and other services will adopt them. The tipjar could support them too! You can manually create integrated addresses in zedwallet to mess around with by using the make_integrated_address command.” — Zpalmtree

https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtlecoin/wiki/Forking-Turtlecoin
https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtlecoin/wiki/Forking-Turtlecoin

Turtacus

Gladiator Bot (Turtacus) — Turtacus operates in the colosseum providing members with a player versus player combat experience. Last week I mentioned that stats were in the making and were causing me problems and headaches. This week… Stats went live! This now means that every players level was reset to Level 1 and experience is now a climbing difficulty. For every level a player earns, they can now purchase a maximum of 3 stat points. These stats can be assigned to strength (to increase your attack power), defense (to reduce incoming damage) or agility (to mildly increase your chances of hitting your opponent). This is all completely custom. You can assign your points however you please making combat a truly dynamic experience! Obviously over the coming weeks, there will be changes that need to be made as stats develop. It could be that limits on the difference between player stats in combat need to be added so that people aren’t getting one shotted, it could be that the bonus added by stats needs increasing or decreasing. For now, stats are in! Previously, experience was awarded at 20xp per win with 5 wins being required to level up, no matter the level. This now works on a sliding scale — 50xp required to reach level 2, 100xp for level 3, 150xp for level 4 etc etc. This means the higher your level, the more you have to win to level up again. BUT — You no longer get 20xp per fight unless the person your fighting has an identical amount of used stat points. Experience is now worked out in the following manner: (loser strength+defense+agility minus winner strength+denfense+agility) + 20. If the above equation works out to less than 5xp, the player will be awarded 5xp. otherwise, you will get the amount it works out to. So, beat a player with higher stats than you and you’ll be awarded in kind! Stats are all viewable on the new and improved http://www.turtacus.com website! I look forward to seeing how stats effects the game in the coming days and appreciate any feedback given.Rynem

https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtlecoin/wiki/Forking-Turtlecoin
https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtlecoin/wiki/Forking-Turtlecoin

TFW you mine your first solo block in weeks

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Shoutouts From The Community

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secret-fan#1111 — shoutout to kev and bearybullish for being awesome

Sajo8#2953 — Shout out to gt3000 for helping me with the game dev

Sajo8#2953 — shoutout to zpalm for helping me code

🍍ANON🍍 — shoutout pineapple crew, behind the bleachers after TRTL class

Khem Boi — Shout out to all the members in this community for making all of this a reality.

Khem Boi — Shout out to beary bullish making my suspicious bear emoji a reality lmao

CIAGUY69 — Hey Extra! Nice penis man!

funkypenguin — Thank you to any generous turtles who supported my geek cookbook after reading the detailed guide on establishing a TRTL mining pool under docker

anon — shoutout worktips for doing the right thing

ANON — Happy Birthday Alien

tjwmagic — Shout out to thescimitarr for deploying a new Web CPU Miner for our pool! I invite everyone to check it out at http://turtleminers.club/pages/webmine/ !

Rogerrobers — Shout out to bbanditt, jerme, and alien for always spreading the TurtleCoin love and being so generous to our discord members

ATHENAFAN1 — Mining athena with 2 ryzen and vegas on turtle

Rock — Shouts out to Canti, IBMCD, Zpalmtree, Soregums, Aiwe, Nichop, Jagerman, cntemple, imperdin, LeTurt, systemdot96, RashedYT, Desp, Jon and everyone who joined or contributed to core dev this week. You’re all a big inspiration to me, and I’m happy to share this experience with you.

Rock — I would like to recognize RashedYT who’s made some big steps toward learning Golang, and I’m very proud watching his progress!

Rock — Thank you to -Serena- from Dero community for coming to us to apologize, I hope to put this behind us and move forward as a community together.

Rock — Karai whitepaper soon. Want to help co-author it? Ping me in the #dev_karai channel and let’s work this together

gotcha 🍍