Weekly Update

This Week In TurtleCoin (July 30, 2019)

Developer Updates

This is a place where anybody in our community can submit a post about the TRTL project they’re working on. It’s a great way to attract helpers for your project and show people what to keep an eye out for. We encourage you to show works in progress as well as finished products, as we’re happy to see them all and it shows that we’re an active community. To submit your post, click this link

Congratulations to Lithy (Developer) and Teacup (Contributor) for their new roles this week! 😀

pictured: free-syncing from public nodes in a 2019 soup kitchen

Public Node

Sorry I have messed up setting up the server for the node, and I had to start over again with the server droplet. This is the new node IP:, feel free to connect to it.

Sabo (Revolutionary)

Merchandise Bot

Merchandise Bot

Hi 🙂 My name is fipsi and I’ve been working on the Merchandise Bot together with @DroppingThePacketsHard2 and @Elkim for the last 2 weeks. The Merchandise Bot can automatically list your items with a title, description and a TRTL price. If you want the bot to auto-update the price of your item, send him a DM with title, description and a fiat price (no market-talk in the Discord). The bot is being hosted by @DroppingThePacketsHard2.
@Mr. Lahaye discovered an issue with the maximum pinned message count, which limits the amount of pinned messages to 50 per channel..
So if you have old items in the pinned list (#merchandise) please unpin them and if they’re still relevant, please re-list them using the Merchandise Bot.
Thank you all for the positive feedback and the great community :t_heart:
See you in the discord, fipsi 🙂


Nest is back 🙂

TurtleCoin’s Nest GUI has been REBORN!

For all those that have experienced TurtleCoin may have been, or even still, using TurtleCoin’s Nest GUI at one point. After some updates to TurtleCoin’s code, the History section of the GUI seized to work and it was unclear why. A few month’s ago, I posted about forking Nest into a new GUI because I had noticed that every fork of Nest is the exact same but with a different ticker and decimals. So this was my personal mission, to this day I’m still working on it, forking Nest into something new and then IBMCD (IBurnMyCD) had noted to me that the History section didn’t work and I replied that I hadn’t noticed and I will take a look at it. Earlier, whilst syncing my wallet with Nest, I did notice my balance changing but no transactions was getting listed. I did manage to come up with a fix for this, which would fix the whole of the history section. It was funny in a way because I got to build upon my original PR.
can you tell I’m proud of this with how much I’m chatting on
Anyway, long story short, TurtleCoin’s Nest GUI is fully functional again and it works with TurtleCoin’s latest binaries so you can go back to enjoying Nest again! I will be making more useful PR’s to Nest and I’ll try and convince Rock to upload my GUI when it’s ready.

@Lithy / リーチ#9062

Teacup, and the quest to git gud


Hey! So I did something I never thought I would do – my first commit on GitHub! I added just about every TurtleCoin image I’ve created so far to the “”teacup”” repository. Feel free to share them or use them any way you like! It’s a sheer pleasure for me coming up with these pictures and I’m inspired to create many more, among other TRTL things…
Thank you all for such positive feedback. I’m happy to be a part of this with all of you!


Good First Issues

Good First Issues are tickets that are marked as ‘easy wins’ for new developers. If you want to be a TurtleCoin Developer, these are great tasks to start with!

Remove no longer relevant asserts #811

Since pretty much everyone runs the daemon in release mode, instead of debug mode, we’ve ended up where we have a number of asserts which constantly trigger, due to altered/moved/rewritten sections of code.

We probably want to remove or update all these asserts to ensure they are still indeed checking things which should be ‘impossible’.

It would also be nice to add more assertions to new code.

I’m not aware how many asserts there are in the current codebase, but it would probably be a good idea to separate this into multiple PR’s for ease of reviewing and testing.

Daemon+WalletBackend timestamp adjustments #704

The current /getwalletsyncdata rounds a timestamp to midnight. Depending on what time of the day you start a fresh wallet, you may have no blocks to grab (we need to roll back a bit more than we currently do with the timestamp adjustment), or too many (since it’s rounding to midnight which is quite far away).

We should instead just respect the timestamp given, and have a better adjust so we always sync about 100 or so blocks to be safe.

Might require a bit of work, since the timestamp fetching routines I believe hit the two DB caches, which aren’t the most fun to work with.

Free Advertising

This is a spot to spam anything TurtleCoin related that you would like to advertise, it’s free to put an ad in the roundup.

  • Hi, I’m fipsi and if you own a website I need your help 🙂 I need three partners for TurtleAds, an ad service for TurtleCoin. All it takes to be a partner is showing ads on your website using our service. Super simple trust me 😉 If you decide to become a partner you’ll be listed on our landing page with your logo, website name and a short description 🙂 Of course you’ll earn from your displayed ads like everyone else will do. DM me if you’re interested and want to learn more: fipsi#0789

Bounty Watch

Bounties are a great way to earn TRTL for simple tasks! For a quick list of active bounties, visit the #bounties channel and check the pinned posts.

200,000 TRTL Integrate TurtleCoin in BTCPay Server
Bounty: Get TurtleCoin integrated in BTCPay Server
Info: BTCPay Server is one of the most used, self-hosted, free and fully open-source payment processor project focused on privacy.
BTCPay has beside other things Point of Sale, Crowfunding appliations and integration in widely used e-commerce platforms like WooCommerce, Drupal, Presta, Magento.
Please don’t take the bounty if you have no intentions to maintain it.
More at:

@Elkim#7747 – 200k


Shoutouts & Thanks

This is the place to mention someone in the community who has done something nice or deserves recognition.

  • fipsi#0789 – Thank you @DroppingThePacketsHard2 for hosting the Merchandise Bot and @Elkim for this great project idea. Thanks a lot :t_pirate: 😉
  • rock – shouts out to lithy and teacup for getting their colors flipped this week 🙂
have a great week 🙂 – rock
Weekly Update

This Week In TurtleCoin (SEP 24, 2018)


Dear TRTL Community,
    This week, you’ve all been extra awesome, and made some of your biggest moves yet. We just want to say that every day you guys amaze us and put the smiles on our faces and wind in our sails to keep pushing this project forward. Keep up the momentum, and keep being the example to others for what a Good Turtle should be! You guys rock!

– TRTL Team

Developer Updates

Local Turtle Block Explorer – After the previous post, I have redesign the layout of this project. At this point, you can run the local turtle explorer on your windows PC by just double clicking it. The daemon is running in the mode that other users can connect; in the future I am planning to add an option to choose to start the daemon in different mode. I would like to encourage everyone to run the local explorer on your machine as it helps the turtle network grow. I am also planning to combine the trtl wallet with this project. If anyone is interested in collaborating on this project, feel free to contact me on discord. – Sabo (Revolutionary)

New TurtleCoin Forking Guide! – In an effort to help people better use and understand our code base, I teamed up with Zpalmtree to create a great forking guide for you guys that we hope is as easy as the one the Ethereum guys have. 

Forking TurtleCoin and expanding on the code base gets more developers looking at and building on our code. A common misconception is that it takes something away from the TurtleCoin project, but quite the opposite; several projects, Plenteum and Amity have both contributed back to the TRTL Project with work they originally did for their own coins. This is the spirit of open source, and we love giving the same open door to others that were shown to us when we first got started. Check out the new forking guide at the link below and take a chance at making something great! – Rock

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)

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 Shoutouts

T.Scripta – Currently Reworking the UI and adding some new things! Check the current progress ive made. This pic is a ui demonstration, its less static than version 1 of tscripta – Val #1969

Turtle Simulator (Game) – Turtle Simulator is now out in alpha! (sorry mac users windows only at the moment!) Thank you to all the testers so far for your help. All ideas on how to make it a fun game are welcome, so come on down to the dev gaming channel and give me a shout! Thx to the community for this great opportunity! – Oiboo

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Community Shoutouts

Rock – Shouts out to Cryptohispano, WhassupZA, Fexra, FunkyPenguin, and Jerme404 who are doing interviews for the blog 🙂

Rogerrobers – Shout out to artolan

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

anon – i have a really big crush on zpalm

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

anon – rock we miss you

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

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

Rock – Shouts out to Sajo for his writing skills 😀

Rock – If you read this far, view source on this article for a prize.