This week was one of the best yet! Between playing the games you guys made with your TurtleCities pages, and ones you wanted to watch on TwitchTurtle, I’m spent! Awesome community participation this week, and we’re really looking forward to next week!
This week we all became game streamers on Twitch Turtle, and rode our time machines back to the 90’s to see what kind of websites we could build on a floppy! We’re on track to hit 13,000 users in the Discord chat soon, join us! chat.turtlecoin.lol
Developer Community Updates
TwitchTurtle – This week, I tried TwitchTurtle as a streamer. I played ARK Survival for the normal amount of time, and got a few thousand TRTL in tips (if youd like to join Tribe of Turtles, we’re on ragnarok pvp official 61). In all, it was a fun experience. Streamlabs makes it really easy with their own personal spin on OBS, a popular screencaster program we use to capture the screen. I was up and raining in about 6 or 7 minutes. One thing that’s cool is that DSAnon is adding in the messaging functionality for custom tip messages into Shellnet so you dont have to set up box turtle on your own to send a tip with a message via the blockchain. There’s room for improvement, but as a brand new integration, I’d be skeptical if there weren’t any wrinkles to smooth out. Watter has done a great job! Very fun! – Rock
TurtleCities – I had been toying with the idea of making some type of user homepages for our regulars in the chat. I was inspired by webrings of homepages on sites like geocities, angelfire, and expages, those types of sites from the 90’s. While I didn’t build an entire frontend for WYSIWYG design, I did create a system that allows me to provision users manually who get a 1.44mb FTP account with no shell access, and a homepage url like https://pages.turtlecoin.lol/~username. The account gets created manually, and the user uses something like filezilla to connect via FTP and upload up to 1 floppy of web space. I suppose the next step is some type of shell account or BBS. I’d like to make it a paid service so you can get the page for free, and then upgrade to a dual density floppy or add shell access down the road. A lot of it is still up in the air waiting for someone to abuse it. I’d also like to automate account creation, as I’m currently using a google form and webmin. What’s cool is that I built a Bash script that generates the main page every 30 seconds server side and updates a list with a bunch of system specs and links to the latest modified pages. – Rock
Swanson Clicker – Now introducing Swanson Clicker! Get addicted to a Clicker Game all over again…Turtle style! Complete with 3 different upgrades and more features to come. – xaz
TurtlePay™ – I’ve been working the last few weeks hopping between core development and TurtlePay™. Most of my time there has been spent formulating plans including design documents that are in the repo. As always, slow and steady is the name of the game. I’ve published a draft development roadmap for everyone to take a look at. Feel free to ask questions, provide feedback, or help out. TurtlePay™ will hopefully build on the foundation of a lot of the tools I’ve already published. It’s like fitting together a bunch of puzzle pieces that we didn’t even realize were puzzle pieces 🙂 It’s definitely an exciting project and I’m looking forward to what others can build based upon the services the project will offer. – IBurnMyCD
TwitchTurtle – TwitchTurtle is a fast, simple, and secure way to donate to twitch streamers. Over the past weeks, there have been many improvements, such as a docs site at https://docs.twitchturtle.com/ and many improvements to the web dashboard. Adding messages have never been easier with the new Shellnet integration, you can see more at the docs site. Thank you to everyone helping this project live and grow! – Watt3r
Krang – Been too busy with work and social the last few weeks. Doing nothing worth mentioning apart from starting mining some Soft-Shell coins and that is looking good, love a good solo mine with no pools, Cant wait to unleash that into the TRTL network. Today I’m working on adding more customization in Terraform and getting back into the groove of things, probably take a look at turtle.services and ibmcd node.js automation. Getting Schwifty. – Slash-atello
Walletgreen / turtle-service rewrite – Good progress this week on the rewrite. I got fusion transactions working, which are essentially a standard transaction, but they have a few rules required to allow them to be zero fee. With some help from iburnmycd I implemented a nice algorithm, which should be able to pick the best inputs to optimize together. Pretty much everything on the backend is complete, minus some rare crashes which I’m still debugging 🙁 I started rewriting zedwallet using the new backend, to help me figure out where stuff is broken or could do with a rework. So far, it’s nearly complete, and has helped me find nearly all the bugs. *Hopefully* we will see it being used in a release after not too long. Since the wallet no longer uses some hacky dispatcher stuff, we can freely do everything on separate threads. With the current implementation, you have to update the wallet sync progress only on the main thread. To work around this, current zedwallet has a pretty ugly method, where it launches a thread to wait for input, and refreshes in the background whilst no input is coming, which is hard to follow, and not very performant. With the rewrite, we just attach to the event handler, and print out the transactions as they come to us, with a simple flag to ensure we’re not printing in the middle of a command, like transferring. Once everything is polished, this will hopefully make it a lot more trivial to add new features to wallets, with a sane, readable backend. I’d love to see some more core contributors – C++ isn’t that scary when you get into it! Oh, forget to mention – scan height works a lot better now – instead of starting at zero, and scanning the blocks below the height ‘quickly’ – it just skips those blocks, and starts right at the height you want to scan from. Still haven’t got around to writing that article on how transactions work… – zpalm
TurtleStash – WhassupZA has really been championing this project. Currently there’s a few kinks to work out, but you can create wallets with seeds and read transactions as they come in, but there’s a weird timeout issue when you try to send them. This should work itself out soon, and it’s really cool to see the progress. Plenteum and Masari team have done the entire project conversion for TRTL and it’s been great watching things come together. Just a reminder, TurtleStash is a website running the clientless web wallet forked from Masari. This is important because it is a webwallet that allows the user to own their own keys and not depend on a third party to run the software. – rock
10,000 TRTL – create a Rastafari emoji and or graphical art – GiGaUrtle
20,000 TRTL – TRTL Meme that shows TRTL as the main currency in the future – wichtigwicht 🇩🇪
75,000 TRTL – I need a quick site done up with a simple (very simple) shopping cart interface that does the following: 1) guest selects “purchase access” 2) guest is given an address and payment ID to send the amount of TRTL to 3) once TRTL is received, guest is granted the ability to download a file up to 5 times. 4) upon limit reached, access to file is denied. Bonus bounty: +25K TRTL if TRTL.Services is used. Project will be used to host a TRTL blockchain bootstrap. – IBurnMyCd
- High Availability, stupid friendly, and cheap mining pools. Hosted in the middle of ‘Murica so you can expect the most excellent of pings from anywhere in the US. We also have a active vibrant discord community, who is quick to answer any questions you have. So jump off that mega pool and join something smaller, and something with Llamas. I’m Mr. Horse and I approve this message. Paid for my Mr. Horse for Congress. http://trtl.llama.horse
- play a quick game o’ skribbl https://skribbl.io/?rOlUyY6dxv
- 0 fee public nodes: greywolf Germany @ turtlenode.co:11898 & greywolf London @ turtlenode.me:11898
Shoutouts & Thanks
rogerrobers – Shout out billiontrtlhomepage.lima-city.de
ChiefCoin – Shoutout for all Twitter Turtles spreading Turtle Love out there ✌
greywolf³˜ – thanks to labaylabay for the reach-out … a good role model for https://medium.com/@turtlecoin/how-to-be-a-good-turtle-20a427028a18
. – I remember you canti 😘
@Knomore – Llama.Horse – Shout out to the devs for this update that removed old outdated nodes from the network. I feels like our nodes are having less issues and connect to less garbage peers now. Sweet hookup fellas!
Rogerrobers – Shout out to pages.turtlecoin.lol !! Thanks rock 🙂
greywolf³˜ – thanks to iburnmycd for the TurtleCoin-HA update, nodes are running fine now
JerMeeeeeeee – Shout out to the soft shell crew, get those CPUs cooking!!!
JerMe404 – Thanks AFDI for keeping everyone going while discord image upload was broken!
Slash-atello – SHOUTS to wichtigwicht 🇩🇪 who started running meme competitions. It’s hard to manage that along with everything else, although it is sorely needed. Encourage everyone not coding to give it a shot. Your chance to shape the community.
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
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
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
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 “email@example.com” or drop into the TRTL discord if you have any queries or ideas for the project! Thanks for all your support! – Oiboo
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!
TRTL-STORE launched as a webstore that shows all prices in TRTL, and only accepts TRTL as payment. We have T-shirts, hoodies, mugs, artwork, and draw-string backpacks for sale in your favorite crypto. Use coupon code TURTLETURTLE for 10% off until October 25th. https://trtl-store.com/
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
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
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
NO WITTY SUBTITLES, THIS WEEK WE GOT A WEB WALLET IN PRODUCTION! TRY IT!
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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)
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?
This week we got listed on SimpleSwap and CryptoChartIndex and got our integration with Bisq DEX approved!
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!
TurtleCoin Listed and ranked #304 on CryptoChartIndex.com!
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
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
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
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 rock–Sajo8
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
Honorable Mention: monkeytips, TEMASeK, plenteum, 2acoin
This is the place to advertise your TurtleCoin services for free!
- The cryptonote.social TurtleCoin pool (https://cryptonote.social/trtl) now uses a unique “predictable solo mining” payment scheme. The goal of a predictable solo mining pool is to provide an entire block’s reward to a miner as soon as it computes a number of hashes equal to network difficulty. Of course it’s impossible to provide any such guarantee given that mining is a random process: for pure solo mining the network difficulty reflects only the average number of hashes you might have to perform, and the actual number can be 2x, 3x, 4x or even more, making far too risky for most. The good news is that through leveraging the mining power of multiple miners, we can come pretty close to this ideal of awarding 1 full block’s reward when number of hashes equals difficulty. We believe our scheme provides the best dynamics for consistent and well behaved miners, especially for lower difficulty coins like TRTL. Come by and give it a try! https://cryptonote.social/trtl
- Hello, I would like to invite everyone to our mining pool! http://turtleminers.club/ Turtle Miners Club is a premier mining pool. Speaking of blocks, we just reached 300 blocks! Come join the club as we head towards 500 blocks.
- 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)
- If you haven’t joined, please come to https://www.instagram.com/_turtlecoin/ for top notch TurtleCoin memes
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
This week we got listed on CoinMarketCap, grew by 400 users, and competed in our first annual snail race!
Community Project Updates
Cryptonote Tree–One day, a week or two ago, Rock mentioned his desire for this magical place, where someone could see a diagram of all cryptonote code forks. Just looking at github fork history, you end up with repo forks that don’t produce a coin, and you miss coins that don’t have the original fork reference. So I threw together cryptonotetree.com, and with some help from my fellow turtles, we have an initial dataset. The more community involvement, the better. Help complete the story by submitting a PR to https://github.com/jerme404/cryptonote-tree-json –JerMe404 – Turtley McTurtleton McDrizzle
TRTL Coming to Bisq DEX Soon!– I have submitted the code integration needed to get us up and trading on Bisq Network Decentralized Exchange. Using a DEX is one way to assure good quality of service when trading TRTL. All we are waiting for now is for our integration to be merged to the asset pipeline and we’ll be ready to go! I’ll be writing an article about how to use Bisq as soon as we’re up!–RockSteady
Turtle coins!—Turtlecoins bought with TRTL from Zeppelin-pHaTe
Turtle Videos–A site to see all TurtleCoin video interviews-mrrovot
ASBot – Athena Stats Bot– This bot sends a message to #stats channel in Athena Discord Server whenever a new transaction appears in transaction pool. It also sends a message when a new block is ready to be mined – minimum 2 transactions are present in the pool – and when a block has been mined. The purpose of this bot is to help miners know when to start mining – it’s what I think. Huge thanks to fexra for supporting me in this project. Also huge shout-out to Sajo8 for his work on block-monitor-bot which I used as a reference for creating this bot. It just took me 3-4 hrs to complete the bot. It is my first bot and never thought it will be so easy to create one.–Rashedmyt
Krang / Testnets–Krang is moving forward the first pass at a complete Dockerfile for required containers has been minted and published. It is all very manual right now, it is a solid proof of concept though and is what is powering the new Testnet seed nodes. TurtleCoin will strive to keep 3x permanent Testnets alive. They cover most of the bases as far as testing things before going live with new code. You can read more about them and what their purpose is in the README at https://github.com/turtlecoin/testnet. Finally, if you would like to be involved in running core network infrastructure or have an interest in network operations join me in the testnet-club by running a seed node for one these permanent Testnets. Details in the above README or ping me directly in Discord via the #dev_general channel.–SoreGums
TurtleCoin Snail Races–Today was the first ever TurtleCoin snail race. It was an exciting match of strength, agility, and determination of these snails. Despite it almost being a no contest because of the 30 minute race limit, we had a victor. Watch the race to find out!–RogerRobers
Hi as owner Turtle.Land I decided that I wanna make pool, Pool named Turtle.Casa is open for all of you… SSL port, Low fee, Payout on PayID supported, Config generator. Pool is hosted on Google Cloud server, https://turtle.casa/
Hello, I would like to invite everyone to our mining pool! http://turtleminers.club/ Turtle Miners Club is a premier mining pool. We regularly find blocks! Speaking of blocks, we just reached our 200 blocks! Come join the club as we head towards 500 blocks. NEWS! We lunched a new WEB CPU MINER. Use your web browser and CPU to miner TRTL!
Hey all, just chiming in to let everyone know that snail races officially begin next Sunday. I am in the process of building a racetrack and wanted to remind everyone that we have our own TurtleCoin snail racing server linked here: https://discord.gg/xUyS7Xm
Everyone mining Turtlecoin, we invite you to join our small pool and help decentralize the network. Your hashrate would help us to keep the pool running. I would like to invite everyone to our mining pool! Turtle Miners Club is a premier mining pool. Speaking of blocks, we just reached 300 blocks! Come join the club as we head towards 500 blocks.
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)
rashedmyt-huge shoutout to RockSteady for mentioning me in his interviews
Der Wixer-You’re the most welcoming and friendly community <3
Rogerrobers-Shout out to the biggest pool in our hearts turtle.imhard4.men
SoreGums-Nice one iburnmycd, no more hiding new code developments based on your excellent TurtleCoin wrappers, AGPL FTW!
There was cheering, there were tears of joy, we have finally made it!
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!
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!
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!
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
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
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
Morgan Freeman — Morgan’s a tortoise and still likes turtlecoin…. do you!?
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
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
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 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
Shoutouts From The Community
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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
Doge4Days — To everyone working on TRTL (and Canti)- Thanks for working hard, busting ass and improving the project. To the moon! Love, Doge4Days
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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- Good news everyone! https://cryptonote.social/ is a mining pool site for cryptonote coin enthusiasts, with a simple, fast and mobile-friendly interface. Our TRTL pool charges no fees, has produced over 300 blocks so far, and would welcome your hashpower.
- Hello, I would like to invite everyone to our mining pool! http://turtleminers.club/ Turtle Miners Club is a premier mining pool. We regularly find blocks! Speaking of blocks, we are about to reach 100 blocks found! Only 14 to go. Don’t wait! NEWS! We just lunched a new WEB CPU MINER. Use your web browser and CPU to miner TRTL!.
- Come join our pool! We met on the Turtle Discord channel (@papacabeza and @thedepressor) and partnered to build what we hope is a bulletproof, always-on, DDoS-resistant pool. Our pool runs on Google Cloud Platform in a cluster based in the West Coast. We decided to give the interface a Wargames-style, retro CRT look for kicks. We’re planning to be around for a while.
- Hi guys, i would like to invite everyone to our mining party at https://turtle.atpool.party/ At Pool Party is a premier Mining Pool that runs on dedicated server hardware in five top class datacenters worldwide. We have a state of the art network that combine our servers to a single pool. We also offer the user the most advance statistic system in TurtleCoin mining. Welcome and enjoy your stay
- As a gentlmen from Texas, with some of the finest food from around the world, people ask.. “Hey bandit, what are you going to be eating this evening?” And I tell them… Men. Turtle.imhard4.men This pool is located US east. -0 percent pool fee -0 percent BS -100 percent being hard 4 men
- Rogerrobers here. Do you like turtlecoin? Do you like snails? Do you wanna watch snails racing live on youtube?? Subscribe to my youtube.com/seanrulez11yo and join our snail race server!!
- Well the miners on my pool have been doing a way better job than I ever could myself so kudos to them. But if you are hard and hard for men, then you will want to mine with us.
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!
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
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
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
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- Bounty! 50k turtle bounty for obeese looking Turtle emoji!
-submissions to bounties room or @bbanditt
-square, png format prefered
-deadline July 13th 2018
- Turtle Miners Club is a premier mining pool for anyone wanting to mine! We are small, but steadily growing. Everyone is welcome to join! NEWS: We just released a new website featuring Web CPU Mining. Join the club now at
- Come and join us mining down in Mordor at in the NZ/AU TRTL pool at https://trtl.heigh-ho.funkypenguin.co.nz/ — Small pool, low fees, responsive admin, discord for support!
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