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Weekly Update

This Week In TurtleCoin (Sep 17, 2018)

Developer Updates

Krang
Krang

This week on Krang – I hit some walls with Rancher and decided to focus on a more traditional basic solution. This is a nice to have feature but can be included later. – Started on a simple python Script that will (Work in progress)

  1. Setup the Terraform pre-requisites for each provider on the client system (Complete)
  2. Initially Krang will support Digital Ocean and Linode (fexra’s request)
  3. Once checks and setup is complete Krang.py will be able to deploy a testnet onto the provisioned computer using a combination of ansible (config management) and docker (application) (Working on this week – 50% complete)
  4. Once done the TestNet can be destroyed (to be completed)
    NOTE: Initial release will focus on functionality, Flexibility (more providers with custom deployments) will be the focus after a working product is available.
    I will be working closely will Fexra this week as he is working on a Web Frontend to deploy, manage and monitor the TRTL stack. Seems like a great opportunity to TRTL power it up and add a frontend to Krang. I’m sure Fexra will include it in his Weekly update, right Uncle Rock! 🙂 -Slash-atello

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

Turtle atpool.party Mining Pool

Pool Interview w/ Cision – The latest installment of the small pools series highlights Cision’s pool turtle.atpool.party which was one of our earliest pools. This series highlights smaller pools to help decentralize the hashrate to balance out mining power. – RockSteady

https://blog.turtlecoin.lol/archives/interview-w-cision-from-turtle-pool-party/

TurtleCoin v0.8.3 Released – This version is hopefully one of our most stable. Many improvements went into this release, and a lot of hard work went into it as well. This release lays the groundwork for a system that allows us to disconnect old clients from the network during fork upgrades to reduce the chances that legacy clients poison consensus. The fork at 800k was a little bit rocky at first, because we didn’t account for the mixin 7 transactions that would be in the mempool during the switch to mixin 3, which caused miners to be unable to create block 800,000. The solution was to custom-build a daemon that would only pump out empty blocks, and running that on a pool until we were sufficiently far away from block 800,000 where the legitimate block-producing, transaction-processing v0.8.3 could be used. Thanks for everyone’s time who stayed awake to watch the change and help us along. – RockSteady

http://latest.turtlecoin.lol

TRTL-CLI
TRTL-CLI

Turtle Network CLI – Turtle Network CLI is a command line interface extension that is meant to enable users to get updates on the turtle network without having to go to a website! New features have been added such as checking public nodes to see their status and URL, checking the transaction pool, and checking if your transaction has been confirmed. We are looking for more ideas on what should be added as well as user feedback in general. Pop in the discord and let us know what you think about our awesome and convenient program! – Xaz

https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtle-network-cli

WalletShell Screens

WalletShell Resurrection – LabayLabay has taken the time to update MacroShock’s Electron Wallet for us. I tried it out, and it sure is smooth. I highly recommend you try it out, it’s really cool and works on most platforms. – labaylabay (description written by rock)

TRTL-CLI-PY
TRTL-CLI-PY

TRTL-CLI-PY – I rewrote mrrovot’s TRTL CLI in python, so that I could add my own changes to it. It does everything TRTL CLI does, and more! Thanks to zpalm for helping me optimize it a bit, and big shoutout to Xaz and mrrovot who wrote this tool in the first place! Check it out 😉 –Sajo8

https://github.com/sajo8/trtl-cli-py

Turtacus
Turtacus

Turtacus – Every Sunday, the tournament prize of 20,000 trtl is paid out and it was a painstaking process of getting the leaderboard, typing out the tip to each person and adding in how many wins they had. It took 10-15 mins each time, time which with my new job, has been increasingly hard to come by! So now we have a new auto payout function. If I type *payout, the tip 3 are automatically awarded their prize, with their wins listed. Upon completion of tips, the leaderboard is reset and the tournament starts again. Reducing the entire payout cycle to seconds! Ahhhh sweet AI automation! –Rynem 

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

T-Scripta
T-Scripta

T-Scripta – T-Scripta is a turtlecoin wallet made in C# .NET. If you are curious what T-Scripta means, it is short for Pond slider(Trachemys scripta). More to come to the wallet it currently has some issues here and there but nothing too major. – Val

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

Shellnet – Shellnet has grown to 235 users and over 22K transactions!
The “latest transactions” panel is working again and now shows payment-IDs. Thanks to JerMe404, the webpage design has also improved significantly.
Join the shellnet discord to get the latest dev updates -dsanon
https://discord.gg/C2as5Yt

https://shellnet.pw

zedwallet – Only some small zedwallet updates this time – fixed a bug where auto saving wouldn’t occur whilst syncing, or when you ctrl+c out whilst syncing.
Hopefully it makes syncing a lot less frustrating if you’re having issues.

Also, there was another patch to make the node connection shut down a lot faster in the wallet – not a big thing but it should make shutting down a lot more responsive.

I meant to put this in a roundup a few weeks back, but zedwallet on Windows now has auto-complete support, to bring it up to par with Linux and Mac.
This works anywhere you have options of commands to pick, like the open menu, the main menu, and the ‘node not open’ menu. Saves you a tiny bit of time if you’re lazy 😉

Hopefully you’ve been liking the new menu system if you’re using 0.8.3 – note that you can type both the command names and the numbers, whatever takes the least effort 😀

Meanwhile, I’m working on something bigger which will take some time… stay tuned!

zpalm

Web Wallet – Busy applying changes to masari’s webwallet so it will work for Turtle. This includes, a project restructure to dotnet core (done), re-write of the background caching process to handle large chains (done), re-work of the client side crypto functions to work for TurtleCoin (done), re-brand for turtle and a few other minor things. Am currently working on some improvements to how mempool Tx’s are handled in the web wallet and am adding some additional info to be displayed if there are unconfirmed fusion transactions. -WhassupZA (Discord), Dave (GitHub)

https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtlecoin-webwallet-js/tree/development

MainScreen.png

Nest – Version 0.34 of Nest, your GUI wallet, was released this week. It has been intensively tested, so you will not encounter the issues we had in 0.32. Please upgrade as it uses latest core 0.8.3, which is not compatible with previous versions. I think you will like the new address directory and wallet scan height features. If you are the maintainer of a fork of TurtleCoin, I made a guide to fork Nest for your coin. – Jon Nest

https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtle-wallet-go/blob/master/docs/forking-nest.md

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

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turtlecoinbuttons
turtlecoinbuttons

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https://zazzle.com/turtlecoinbuttons

turtlenode.online
turtlenode.online

Want a faster wallet sync? Try the worlds most reliable public node; turtlenode.online! Free to sync, and only 99TRTL’s to send!

http://turtlenode.online

FunkyPenguin
FunkyPenguin

Curious re whether my contented VPS resources were negatively impacting my pool’s luck, I migrated the pool to Google Kubernetes Engine (recipe forthcoming). 800Kpocalypse aside, the pool does _feel_ luckier on GKE, and I now hope to sleep (more) soundly at night, and work on more Geeky Cookbook recipes (https://geek-cookbook.funkypenguin.co.nz)
So, If you’re a geek who happens to like mining TRTL (among other geeky things), come and visit https://trtl.heigh-ho.funkypenguin.co.nz, or jump into the “kitchen” discord (it’s not all mining) at http://chat.funkypenguin.co.nz Re the pool features, it’s all the usual features, my fav feature is a discord community, followed by telegram/email notifications on blocks discovered etc. This makes mining a more shared, enjoyable activity 😉

https://geek-cookbook.funkypenguin.co.nz/

https://trtl.heigh-ho.funkypenguin.co.nz

http://chat.funkypenguin.co.nz

Community Shoutouts

Rogerrobers – Shout out to artolan

Cision – I want to thank GNU/iburnmycd™ that he havent blocked me yet and helping me to setup my public daemons 🙂

CaptainJac0 – Thank you to everyone who voted for me on https://www.rapdasa.org/design-competition/?contest=photo-detail&photo_id=6276

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 RockSteady !!! 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

CaptainJac0's Pirate Flag
CaptainJac0’s Pirate Flag
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ShellNet.pw – TurtleCoin Web Wallet Creator Interview

Not bragging or anything but… TurtleCoin’s got a web wallet now.. It has blackjack, free beer and spinning rims! Check it out!

I took a minute to interview DSAnon, the creator of the first TurtleCoin web wallet, which he named ShellNet. This is another one of a stream of firsts considering DSAnon, because I think if memory serves me right, he was the first person to buy TurtleCoin with outside funds, almost a year ago. 

Take a second to check out the interview, try out the web wallet, and if you want a few TRTL’s to kick the tires with, just give us a shout in the chat and we’ll get you set up with some starter funds.

TURTLES ARE SAFE
TURTLES ARE SAFE

RockSteady (TRTL)

Hey man thanks for agreeing to the interview! So tell me, how does it feel to be the first guy to have a TRTL web wallet?

At first it didn’t seem like a big deal, but now that there’s about 150 users it’s a big responsibility. The responsibility on me to keep ShellNet up and running securely has kept me up at night on several occasions.
That’s cool! You know, a big draw to people who use your web wallet is that you can get started much faster than syncing a normal wallet (Currently, it takes at least 2 hours and 36gb to sync the regular wallet). Everyone tells me “shellnet is FAST”, which is crazy for a Turtle themed site :smile: Can you tell us about how long it takes to sign up and make a wallet?

dsanon

It takes about a minute to signup. all you need is a username and password. users can choose any password they want, secure or insecure. The authentication method (Secure Remote Password) doesn’t store the hash, the only way to break in would be though bruteforce methods. I plan on implementing 2FA soon to make accounts even more secure
Once you make an account you should immediately backup your keys. if ShellNet goes down for maintenance you can use the same wallet on your local pc.
Once you make an account you should immediately backup your keys. if ShellNet goes down for maintenance you can use the same wallet on your local pc.
So, how long does a user have to sync after the 1 minute signup? Is there syncing at all? Does it use any space on the user’s hard drive? (sounds like weird questions, but people will want to know)
dsanon
The wallet is always synced to the blockchain. you can start to receive and send TRTL as soon as you signup without having to download a 36gb+ blockchain
That’s good to hear. So you mentioned backing up my keys.. If I set up a full wallet later on my computer at home, and I take these keys from my web wallet and use them on my home wallet too, without converting it or anything?
Yep, it’s just that simple
The interface is so simple, you'll pick it up right away
The interface is so simple, you’ll pick it up right away
That’s really cool. What’s some of the technology running behind it? I hear there’s some interesting stuff under the hood.
The backend is written in Go and the front end is just simple HTML and Javascript. I’m using the microservices application architecture so I can easily scale ShellNet in the future. the coolest part is the authentication. I’m using the secure remote password protocol which is a type of zero knowledge password proof. there’s no password equivalent data stored in the database. instead, the verifier generated during signup is saved, and when you login another verifier is generated and the verifiers are compared.
If you want a better explanation of SRP and why it’s more secure than just saving a hashed password check out this video https://youtu.be/RWksEY-Bf9I
Nifty, What are your plans for the web wallet in the future? What’s next on your plate?
The main ones are: sending messages (encrypted or unencrypted) in the blockchain and qr code based two factor authentication.
Hey great idea, tell me more about the messaging feature, what do you have in mind?
when sending TRTL, you can also send a text message. the message will be converted to base16 and stored in the tx_extra field of the transaction. sending encryped messages will only be supported if you’re sending to another ShellNet user.
Can’t wait to see that feature on the site, I think that will be really popular! Great work so far! Is there any way the community can help your development or is there a tip address where they can donate back to you?
Yes, my donation address is
TRTLuySpDqd2fcvq5vx7Jiayw6yao7JHXFPuia5V83cVREtQSKyvWpxX9vamnUcG35BkQy6VfwUy5CsV9YNomioPGGyVhK3YXLq
There is also a discord if you need support https://discord.gg/C2as5Yt.
Thank you for doing this interview, I hope many Turtles check out the service! Thanks for all of your hard work
Is there anything you’d like to add?
Any time!
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The Illustrated Guide To Submitting A Pull Request

If you don’t know how to make a Pull Request, then you’re already in the right spot. I’m going to walk you through the process.

Sign up for GitHub
Step One: Sign up for GitHub

Step One

Get a GitHub account. They’re free. It’s like Facebook for nerds except you don’t have to take pictures of your food or pretend to care about your classmate’s ugly children. It’s just code and nerds, and nerds who share code.

Find the code
Step Two: Find the code

Step Two

What are you trying to change? Navigate to the page that contains the spelling mistake or whatever you’re trying to fix. Click on the specific file so that it displays the source code in your browser.

Click the pencil
Step Three: Click the pencil

Step Three

Click the edit-pencil in the top right corner of the page, which will make the code editable on your screen. What this has done is forked a copy of the code in your local workspace so that you can edit it without needing permissions from the main project.

Fifty minute blocks
Step Three: Fifty minute blocks

Step Four

Make your changes. Change the code or spelling or whatever you’re trying to add, and then put a commit message in the boxes below with a brief few sentences about why you’re making the changes. This is important to not leave blank because it gives the reviewer context as to why you’re making this change.

Add Informative Commit Message
Step Four: Add Informative Commit Message

Step Five

Save the file and follow the prompts to submit a pull request!

You now know how to make a pull request
You now know how to make a pull request

Step Six (Optional)

Come to the Discord chat and ask for a Developer or Contributor role, which gives you a colored name in the chat, and lets you do things like change your name or add emojis.

  • If you contributed something to a wiki article, or a spelling fix, you get the Contributor role.
  • If you contributed or fixed code, you get the Developer role.

You should be well equipped to submit a Pull-Request now, and well on your way to adding “TurtleCoin Contributor” to your resume! Thanks again!

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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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This Week In TurtleCoin (AUG 27, 2018)

Development Updates

TRTL CLI – TRTL CLI is a tool to check TurtleCoin’s network status and straight from your terminal. Right now you can check the latest price, networks hashrate, calculate your TRTL net worth or print a swanson with “`trtl ascii swanson“` thanks to Xaz’s contributions. Feel free to add new things and I will merge it right away, the code is really simple. – mrrovot

https://github.com/mrrovot/trtl-cli

The Turtle Squad – The Turtle Street Team Is finally here! This is your chance to score some sweet Turtle swag, while spreading the good word of Turtlecoin. The street team is a project that aims to spread interest and awareness world wide to Turtlecoin. Learn more and apply via the Turtle Squad street team portal! – bbanditt

https://turtlestreet.team

Gotta scan fast – You might have wondered when you create a new wallet – why the heck am I scanning all the blocks from earlier that don’t contain my transactions?! Or perhaps you would have liked to be able to import your wallet keys from a certain height, knowing when you created it.

Well, this functionality has now been added to zedwallet and turtle-service. When creating a wallet, no blocks will be scanned until it gets to the time of the creation. And when importing a wallet, it will prompt you for the height you created the wallet at, to only start scanning when it gets to that height.

Hopefully this feature will be added to the GUI wallets soon, so everyone can enjoy it.

One thing to note is that you do still have to download the hashes of the blocks before the start of scanning, so it’s not *instant*. It is, however, MUCH faster. From my tests, it took about 7 minutes to download the first 500,000 blocks, not scanning any of them. This was using a public node, so I imagine it will be much faster on a remote node.

Coming soon™ to a release near you – Zpalm

https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtlecoin/pull/443

TurtlePi – Huge steps were made this week advancing our cause to bring TurtleCoin to the Raspberry Pi and ARM devices. Quite a few very appreciated man hours were invested making this a closer reality. Over the next week I am hoping to have a small image prepared for download that will include a web wallet and the ability to run a full daemon on the PI with a minimal 64 bit raspbian image. The long term goal is to load the disk image will all things Turtle and also a desktop so new users can download and burn the image to an sd card, boot up and begin their trip down the Turtle hole. – crappyrules

https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtlecoin

TurtleCoin on the Raspberry Pi – This week we got TurtleCoin compiling on the Raspberry Pi 3b+. Thanks to everyone who helped with this.

It works great, and I’m currently running a TurtleCoind node and zedwallet on it, so I can ssh in and and it’s all ready and up to date for me to use.

To speak to the motivations behind getting TurtleCoin on a Pi, I’ll quote RockSteady:

“Efforts we like to focus on are educational in nature, for example our project “box-turtle” seeks to make easy to deploy raspberry pis with turtle wallets embedded in them for us to use when sponsoring hackathons for youngsters. This project has web elements as well as system coding elements, and even graphics if someone were so inclined, so it’s a great opportunity to get funding from businesses to supply those materials and spaces for us to engage with the community.
It would be a great help to find sponsors for a few hundred raspberry pi 3b+’s, and finding hackathon groups preferably in areas with a concentration of Turtles where we can engage with youngsters and teach them a bit about how this stuff works. Our core mission is bridging the gap between those in the know, and those who are not. We would like to cultivate a future culture that embraces blockchain as well as development as a whole, so that when laws are made concerning our industry in the coming years, they’ll be informed decisions, rather than fearful acts of legislation.”

There was a a 2.3 million TRTL bounty for achieving this, and it was pretty trivial to do, actually. So, if you’re a decent programmer, check out the bounties for a great way to earn some TRTL 🙂 Thanks to Jerme for the decal 😉 -Zpalm

https://github.com/turtlecoin/meta/issues/118

Image result for raspberry pi nerd

TurtleCoin ARM For Raspberry Pi 3 B+ – The three of us recently completed the bounty as listed under the meta repo and the #bounties channel which listed a total bounty of 2,600,000 TRTL. It took many long hours of work but in the end the effort was worth it as now we have an ARM build that works great on Raspberry Pi 3 B+ – IBurnMyCd, zpalmtree, rashedmyt

https://github.com/turtlecoin/meta/issues/118

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Community Shoutouts

mrrovot – A shoutout to xaz and Z for helping me out with TRTL cli

mkid – “I have 4 asic rigs mining this coin and getting over 25 million a day, no one person should every be able to mine so many of any coin in 1 day”

bbanditt – Shout out to Crappy for not dieing!

crappyrules – Huge thumbs up to cison for being an amazing and turtley turtlecoiner. He runs the best damn pools and services! TurtleCoin’s most prized asset, is a sweede!

greywolf – Thanks to zerouan for spending much time helping me try to figure out an odd GPU error. Between Mufalo and AFDI, how can anyone not be smiling?

Alien – Shout out to the OGs Turtle? and Zpalm for being a part of the Turtle world.

Rogerrobers – Shout out to snail races, mufalo is still undefeated! Will the streak continue this week?

greywolf – #(if not too late, I forgot 1) Thanks to Roger Robers for taking the time and energy to put together the snail races.

thescimitarr – A big shoutout to Zedpea for implementing the scanning wallet feature from a specific height.

thescimitarr – Discotim and Zedpea for implementing pool-guardian

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Running A Public Node For Fun & Profit

This Could Be You
This Could Be You

A lot of people ask us about ways to make some extra TRTL on the side without fancy mining hardware or waiting for tips or bounties. We have your answer now, and we think you’re going to like how easy it is!

  • Do you have a basic grasp of following step by step directions?
  • Do you read an article instead of skimming it?
  • Do you tend to Google the basic stuff first before bothering someone helping you?

If you answered yes to all three of these, you’re a damn liar, but you’re also well qualified to be a public node operator! It’s easy and risk free. You might be thinking this is already over your head, but fear not. If you have synced the whole blockchain before on your home computer, then you already know how to do this.

What is a public node?

A public node, or public daemon is a computer that a user can connect to safely and sync their wallet without downloading the whole blockchain at home. The node operator  doesn’t know which wallet or who is connecting, and they also can’t see balances or passwords.

Gucci Guwop, public node operator
Gucci Guwop, public node operator

How do I use a public node to make money?

In the beginning, community members ran public nodes for free. This is a great thing to do for the community, but as with all things that are free, they do have a cost for someone, and can often be congested. Free nodes will still be allowed if someone wants to run one, but you can now set a per-transaction fee quite easily, for people who connect to your node. This guide will help you get a public node set up, and the fee is up to you.

Free nodes can sometimes be busy because they get lots of users connecting to them. Nodes that charge a fee can sometimes offer faster service because not many are willing to pay a fee to send a transaction. A free market is emerging to allow nodes to set their own prices and let the community use the nodes that fit best for them.

Is this a Masternode?

No. Masternodes are used in non-cryptonote networks to mix coins to make up for what they lack in native privacy. Every TRTL daemon mixes internally, automatically  using Borromean Ring Signatures, so we have no need for Masternodes. Masternodes are a risk for privacy, and have nothing to do with what we are talking about in this article. If someone told you that TRTL has Masternodes, then they likely don’t know what they’re talking about.

Nobody can steal your password or use your information by running a public node, and you will not harm someone else if your node goes down. No worries!

What you’ll need:

  1. A computer with an IP address that doesn’t change. If you’re running it from home and use cable or DSL internet, you’re probably already set up with a static IP. (Free Amazon servers or Google Cloud servers are perfect for this) 
  2. A TurtleCoin wallet to collect your earnings. You can use a web wallet like https://Shellnet.pw for this or you can generate a paper wallet at https://turtlecoin.lol/wallet – so long as you have the keys to the wallet, you’re ready to rock!

Let’s Get Started

  1. Connect to your node and install TurtleCoin. 
    You can follow the compile guide on https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtlecoin or download a Release from http://latest.turtlecoin.lol
  2. Decide on a fee, and launch the daemon
    Let’s say I want to charge 500 TRTL per transaction sent, I can launch my daemon like this:
    ./TurtleCoind --rpc-bind-ip 0.0.0.0 --fee-amount 50000 --fee-address TRTLuxEnfjdF46cBoHhyDtPN32weD9fvL43KX5cx2Ck9iSP4BLNPrJY3xtuFpXtLxiA6LDYojhF7n4SwPNyj9M64iTwJ738vnJk

NOTE: I highlighted the amount 50000 because we said we were going to charge 500 TRTL per transaction, but I just typed 50000, so what gives? TRTL is only measured in “coins” to make sense to humans, but to the network, everything is measured in shells, which are 0.01 TRTL, so for 500 TRTL, we need to charge 50,000 Shells, or “atomic units” as we call them. 

What Do We Do Next?

Get your node listed on Github and TurtleTurtle.org so that people know you exist!

How Can I Get More Users?

Some people do a web frontend with stats, like https://turtlenode.io or https://turtlenode.net using IBMCD’s frontend software https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtlenode.io  which shows the status and user load of each node you operate.

Users love something they can look at, but they love uptime even more. In part 2 of this article, Iburnmycd will walk you through how to use TurtleCoind-HA, a program he made to monitor and restart your high availability node if it ever goes down or gets slow.

Part 2 – https://blog.turtlecoin.lol/archives/running-a-public-node-for-fun-profit-part-deux/

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Feature Story

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!

 

 

Categories
Weekly Update

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!

Categories
Weekly Update

This Week In TurtleCoin (August 13, 2018)

We’ve got your Krang automation updates, we’ve got your Twitch tipping integration, we’ve got your algo updates, we’ve got your humble Masari devs, we’ve got it all today and today only, folks! No money down, no interest, any algorithm, you got a pen you drive it off the lot, in this late edition of the TRTL Roundup!

Also, what do you think of the new blog?

Developer Community Updates

Dawn of the Krang-I have settled into my new job and now have time to work on Krang (The Testnet Automation Suite from Dimension-X). The purpose of Krang is to allow the dev team to spin up and tear down environments quicker than Shredder goes through foot soldiers. See repo readme and issues for more details.
I have setup a repo in my lab that
1. Uses Terraform to deploy droplets
2. Generates a Dynamic Ansible Inventory (created from the terraform state file)
3. Leverages Ansible to deploy config management and docker/docker-compose applications to the freshly deployed servers.
4. Remotely summons the techno-drome to Earth (Classified – DM for more info)
This is still the beginning of the project and I am working with SoreGums to put it all together. I will be committing my work over the next week and getting a PR in, although there is a lot more to do. Shout out to me if you have bash scripting or python skills (or you want to learn) as I will be building a wrapper script in the near future and it’s been awhile since I played with my python (it’s pretty friendly if you want to learn code), unless there’s a better way @iburnmycd 🙂 . (Then off for two weeks in Japan, shout out if you live in Japan). Have a great week Turtles- Slash-atello

https://github.com/turtlecoin/krang

TwitchTurtle-Twitch Turtle is an Instant, Practically feeless, way to Donate. Setup is fast, and only takes thirty seconds! Integrates seamlessly with StreamLabs so you won’t miss a beat. TwitchTurtle uses the latest v0.7.0 build of Turtlecoin -Watter

https://twitchturtle.com

Gladiator Bot – Turtacus – As most people know, Turtacus allows players to conduct player versus player battles with each other in the colosseum. Recently, battles have come to a standstill and I’d like to figure out why. What can be done to get people using Turtacus again? For two weeks running, third place on the weekly tournament has ended with 3 wins taking the prize. Let me remind everyone that every Sunday the leaderboard prizes are paid out at:
1st place – 10,000trtl
2nd place – 6,500trtl
3rd place – 3,500trtl

-Caesar Rynem
GitHub.com/rynemgar/gladiator-bot

Masari Helps Turtle! – Earlier this week, I was referred to Masari dev Gnock’s cool client-side web wallet by F0sching in the chat. I was very impressed with what I saw when I tried out MasariWallet.com and was very happy to see Gnock was very friendly and happy to collaborate. He’s got a cool web wallet that keeps all of the private stuff happening on the user side rather than on the web server, which is a big plus-one for user security. Over the coming weeks, we will be updating you guys on our porting of the Masari Web Wallet for TurtleCoin users, as well as helping Gnock knock out some of the items on the todo list! Stay tuned, and please feel free to pitch in and lend a hand to make this web wallet even more awesome! -Rock

https://www.masariwallet.com

https://github.com/masari-project/masari-webwallet/issues

Community Advertisements

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Join us (Mine2Gether) for our next Blockchain Bingo, Tuesday August 14 @ 5 PM GMT. Everyone is welcome! 50k TRTL prizes and more! It is FREE to play! Hope to see you There!
Join the #bingo channel in the Mine2Gether discord https://discord.gg/yy5rJwX
Blockchain bingo is for community fun, open to everyone, and completely free to play. It is a variation and similar to traditional bingo. Each player’s card contains 24 unique numbers between 0 and 49, in 5 rows of 5 numbers, and the centre square is free.
Numbers are drawn based on the block heights of matured blocks (not ‘pending’) on our Turtle pool (orphan blocks do not count). https://trtl.mine2gether.com/#bingo The last two digits of each matured block height are the number, for example block height 600015 will be number 15.
Numbers above 50 will start at 0 again, for example block height 600050 would be the number 0, and height 600065 would be 15, and so on.. These numbers are used to fill the corresponding numbers on each players card. This continues until a player fills their card in the pattern that was designated at the beginning of the game.
When a player matches the pattern and calls ‘!bingo bingo’ they win the game, and the game is over.


Turtle Pool up and ready for the race against the hare! https://turtle.smartcoinpool.com

We are now coming up on our 3rd snail race, quite an exciting time we live in! As of the first two races, our very own mark ruffalo is undefeated at choosing the winning snail. Will the streak continue or will another be victorious? Find out on this week’s instalment of snail racing!
As always you may find the race videos on youtube.com/seanrulez11yo and the race spreadsheet posted on the trtl subreddit 🙂 enjoy!

Dear miners, We invite you to try mining at Funky Penguin’s Friendly Mining Pool! We’re at https://trtl.heigh-ho.funkypenguin.co.nz Why mine with us?
* Detailed statistics
* Email/Telegram notifications
* Friendly, helpful admin/community
* Mine directly to exchanges
* xmr-node-proxy support
* Fixed difficulty support
* Minimum payout 1000 TRTL (2 min interval)
* Funky Fee : 0.0987654321%
* We won’t steal your bananas! 🍌

Regards, – Funky Penguin (https://trtl.heigh-ho.funkypenguin.co.nz)

Community Shoutouts

Slash-atello-Shouts to Fexra, SoreGums and iburnmycd for being kick ass people to work with. Look Forward to creating TRTL tech together.

Slash-atello-BearyBullish for being the ultimate Hypeman and almost getting his emoticons on the ATHX channel… so close. Also RogerRobers is strong in the emote game, can’t wait to see what they come up with!

Slash-atello-This gets me a Turtle label on discord,,, right? Shout out to whoever manages that side of things. You rule!! Yeah that should do it….

Slash-atello-Shout’s to the Funkiest Penguin for running the luckiest pool in the southern Hemisphere. and Bencey for the bot magic on Funky’s Geek Kitchen. Check it out people. https://discord.gg/tbeStpu So much Docker to learn,,,, much wow

greywolf#9207-Poike Stompers Crypto-Coffee keeps the atmosphere lively, took his time in exile with dignity and humility, plus kicked Japakar’s ass for me in the colosseum.

afdi-happy to be in turtlecoin community

KryptoKreep-Lots of respect & love for the whole TRTL team for all the hard work they are putting if for us!

./Brad-Big hope and mining on my two favorite projet Trtl and Nimiq for 2019/2020 keep the going boys !

Rogerrobers-Shout out to rocksteady for spicing up the discord roles with new colors 😀

CaptainJac0-Hi To everyone.

Anon-Shoutout to all turtle devs and engaged people! Thank you very very much for your effort and congratulations for the newest release. Thank you for everything. If I could hug you I would do it all the time. Thank you <3

L33-Big shoutout to DiscoTim and Catgirl from mine2gether. They are awesome and good souls. cheers =)

rock-big thanks to gnock and MSR community for the warm welcome

rock-Thanks to jerme for the kickass job he’s doing with forkmaps.com

Fork Watch! (new)

Ok! So with all the new networks forking TurtleCoin using our Quick And Easy Forking Guide, I thought it would be a great thing to do to start all forks off on the right foot and list them here, and for the ones who have cool new ideas, we can spice it up with a feature article showing off your changes. Let me know what you guys think; does this help a network start off right or will this be a comedy column of this week’s hottest shitcoins?

 

Categories
Weekly Update

This Week In TurtleCoin (August 5, 2018)

This week we got listed on SimpleSwap and CryptoChartIndex and got our integration with Bisq DEX approved!

Community Updates

Here is a sample and progress update for everything we worked on this week

TurtleCoin Listed on SimpleSwap.io! SimpleSwap is a simple and easy coin changer that can turn your TurtleCoins into a number of other top 100 currencies without dealing with an exchange! Check it out!

https://simpleswap.io

TurtleCoin Listed and ranked #304 on CryptoChartIndex.com! 

https://cryptochartindex.com/currency/turtlecoin

Box-Turtle-Box-Turtle is a web wallet to run on your local machine. It is very simple to run, and allows users to easily check statistics such as private keys, recent transactions, and more. It is also one of the only wallets that lets you transact extra data, and converts it automatically! Check it out on GitHub for instructions on how to install.-Watt3r

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

Shellnet – TurtleCoin Web Wallet- shellnet pre-alpha release is just around the corner. After implementing features requested from the community, there will be another private launch followed by a public beta. If all goes well it should be done by the end of the month.-Dsanon

https://github.com/anonanonymous/Shellnet/

Turtle Street Gang-As a directive to provide more public awareness to TurtleCoin, I am taking to the streets with the help of Browns1964Champions and his merch making skills! I will be posting these stickers in random places in order to provide more awareness at how awesome this community can be.-Xaz

cryptonote-nodejs-pool-I’ve been making improvements to https://github.com/dvandal/cryptonote-nodejs-pool (see PR #315 and #305) to make this sexy pool implementation more TRTL-friendly, including use of RPC password, and a sample config for Turtlecoin!-funkypenguin

https://trtl.heigh-ho.funkypenguin.co.nz

TurtleCoin Block Monitor-Work has been ongoing on the turtlecoin block monitor, we have a few more kinks to work out before it’s all ready for production! Huge shout-out and thank you to Taco for putting in his time, and to rashed for adding error handling in the python rpc. you guys rockSajo8

https://github.com/sajo811/turtlecoin-block-bot

Featured Forks

This is a little section for people who’ve used our forking guide to make their own network based on TurtleCoin. Check them out and show them some love!

Petcoin is a private, secure and untraceable cryptocurrency. It is completely managed, used and mined by you and does not depend on banks or other external entities. Petcoin was created by a group of friends who started to wonder what they could do to help the growing number of animals in need in their country. The animal well-being laws in Portugal are limited and not very effective, so animal shelters and organizations take care of these animals. Most of these organizations don’t have any help other than from volunteers and struggle to take care of so many animals. Petcoin was born, using the blockchain technology, to help this cause. Premined at 12%, which will be delivered to animal organizations (10%) and used to keep the project going on (2%), we aim to be a voice for the voiceless. – Javalopes

https://github.com/javalopes/Petcoin

Honorable Mention: monkeytips, TEMASeK, plenteum, 2acoin

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  • Greetings, ye dwarvish miners, It pleaseth me to announce that following a disastrous Ceph upgrade (http://lists.ceph.com/pipermail/ceph-users-ceph.com/2018-July/028153.html), Funky Penguin’s NZ TRTL Mining Pool has been fully recovered for a week, and is now humming along, at 70-80KH/s, with blocks discovered roughly every hour, entirely due to our homespun charm and rugged handsomeness, and having nothing to do with math, statistics, or related mumbo-jumbo. Most of our hash is currently from the distant land of The United States of Mordor, so feel not left out if ye have not hairy hobbity feet, and come visit at https://trtl.heigh-ho.funkypenguin.co.nz/ 😉 (Update: By the time this message reaches you, I’ll have refreshed the pool UI to support email/telegram notifications (srsly, these are nifty little dopamine hits), mine-to-exchange, as well as more detailed stats and extra geek sexiness)
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Community Shoutouts

If there’s someone you want to mention or thank, this is the place!

  • Nice one iburnmycd, no more hiding new code developments based on your excellent TurtleCoin wrappers, AGPL FTW!-SoreGums
  • If you have not realized yet, know that you can clap as much as 50 times on a medium article. Let’s clap!-Jon Nest
  • Shoutout to 1964BrownsChampions for the swag merch and all the street gang on Discord!-Xaz
  • Shout out to monkeytips, TEMASeK, plenteum, 2acoin, and all the other new forks on the block! Let’s make TurtleCoin forking awesome!!-Rogerrobers
  • shouts out to jerme who seems to always leave me a few tips while I’m asleep. Consistently the sleepiest tips in all the lands 😀 -rock
  • http://www.trtlspin.com – the new meatspin! -GTXJay