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This Week In TurtleCoin (August 20, 2019)

We’re forking ready to get this show on the road!

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

Proton Wallet

Proton Wallet

Hey guys, I’ve just released the newest version of Proton Wallet, my wallet client for TurtleCoin. As always, you can download it at the link below. This wallet rewrites a ton of the logic powering the wallet and makes the entire thing leaner, meaner, and more modular. There’s also a few new features: closing to tray being toggleable in settings, a lock button in the navbar, as well as an auto-lock feature which locks your wallet with a password after 15 minutes of inactivity. Check out the changelog on the releases page for more details (and download the latest release!) Hope you guys are enjoying the wallet

ExtraHash

https://getproton.org/

TurtlePay

TurtlePay

After much consideration, I’m working on adding the ability for developers to supply their own view key and address when creating a new payment request. In doing so, TurtlePay will continue to monitor the TurtleCoin blockchain for incoming funds and fire alerts as it does now; however, it will never actually have access to the funds as the user will send funds directly to the specified wallet. This provides another avenue for payment processing that other projects do not have.

IBMCD

https://turtlepay.io

violetminer

violetminer

My miner has come a long way since the last roundup post. It is fully functional now, and has had lots of optimizations implemented for the different intrinsics available on different x86-64 CPUs. From my tests, it hashes just as well as trtlrig or better!

Today I’m working on adding some ARM optimizations, which I think trtlrig doesn’t have yet, so make sure to check out the hashrate after I get those in if you’re an SBC fan ūüôā

Aside from the hashing speed improvements, there were lots of improvements to how the miner communicates with the pool. Still lots more to make the miner easier to use though, I need to improve the hashrate reporting, and add some interactive commands. Hopefully I can get that done before the fork date arrives!

Zpalm

https://github.com/turtlecoin/violetminer

Moving on up! Thanks to all the community members who took new roles in the community this week!

Moving Up!

It’s always good to be recognized! These are the people who gained new roles in the community this week!

Sajo8, PstarSR, DroppingThePacketsHard, Farhod – Contributor

Great job, y’all!

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!

  • Use matches property in ApiDispatcher regex¬†#862
    Some calls in the ApiDispatcher use a regex, for example, getTransactionDetails. They then extract the query parameters. We could instead extract hashStr using the matches property on the req object, by adding a capture group to the hash regex. 
    https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtlecoin/issues/862
  • 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.
    https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtlecoin/issues/811
  • 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).
    https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtlecoin/issues/704

Pay With TRTL

In the Discord we have a channel called #Merchandise where people can post things you can buy with TRTL. To view items for sale, check the pinned posts in that channel. These are a few of the items from this week.

List of all items
Type -item in the #merchandise channel in Discord to view more details for an item

  • ‘Small NEOS Voyager Overshoes’ by Dustin Thewind | turtleland.fun#1350
    ID: #124437
  • ‘Alan Wake Collector’s edition (Xbox 360)’ by Dustin Thewind | turtleland.fun#1350
    ID: #196847
  • ‘Orignal NES in Box’ by Dustin Thewind | turtleland.fun#1350
    ID: #496247
  • ‘Lot of bluray tv series’ by Dustin Thewind | turtleland.fun#1350
    ID: #514474
  • ‘eBook’ by DroppingThePacketsHard¬≤#4751
    ID: #726088
  • ‘-Gigabyte X570 AORUS MASTE’ by Elkim#7747
    ID: #753245
  • ‘-ASUS X570 STRIX GAMING-F’ by Elkim#7747
    ID: #862191
  • ‘ Xbox 360 Slim (120GB) + 9 Games’ by Dustin Thewind | turtleland.fun#1350
    ID: #863214
  • ‘Final Fantasy XIII2 Collector’s Edition (PS3)’ by Dustin Thewind | turtleland.fun#1350
    ID: #867107
  • ‘Lot of 4 Nintendo Gamecub Games.’ by Dustin Thewind | turtleland.fun#1350
    ID: #957775
  • ‘- Hand Forged Damascus Hunting Knife ‘ by Ftwjason#9933
    ID: #958971
  • ‘Lot of 5 Game Boy Games’ by Dustin Thewind | turtleland.fun#1350
    ID: #983802
  • ‘Lot of bluray movies’ by Dustin Thewind | turtleland.fun#1350
    ID: #994017
  • ‘ASUS X370 ROG CROSSHAIR VI EXTREME’ by Elkim#7747
    ID: #010771

This MerchandiseBot item listing provided by fipsi#0789 and DroppingThePacketsHard²#4751

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 Guys, it is with great regret that I announce that the turtlepool.space mining pool will be closing. I have been here since day one, and it’s been fantastic to see the community grow and develop from 20 people meming, and network forks every hour, to the 15,000 members there are now. I will still keep other services I run going, such as the tag/star discord bot, and my public node. For more details, please see the attached link. http://turtlepool.space/pool_closure.html
  • I used to have one of the higher fees, not anymore muahaha! Still going, even better uptime thanks to the crew here! http://turtle.japakar.com
  • List of nodes and pools! https://trtl.nodes.pub/

Shoutouts & Thanks

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

  • Rogerrobers Shout out Leo congrats on the baby!!
  • JAPAKAR DUH di doy doy Thanks to all around here still going strong! I havent been able to get online much at all but looking forward to the 1.8 block!
  • Rock shouts out to the usual suspects keeping the karaoke channel going :D, and to the nerds in Abylon who keep their d20’s rolling strong
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Weekly Update

This Week In TurtleCoin (July 2, 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

Chukwa’s Labyrinth

Chukwa’s Labyrinth

I started making a new TurtleCoin-themed game, “Chukwa’s Labyrinth”! You’ll have to go through a series of mazes in order to reach the prize at the end! So far I’ve gotten player movement, a turtlecoin powerup and basic levels designed. I’m currently working on refining my tilesets and how I approach tilemaps. I’m using Godot Engine – a free, cross-platform, open source engine. It’s extremely powerful, 2D and 3D, and is licensed under the MIT license(!). No royalties, no strings attached.

My game will be released under the GPLv3 license, you can check out the code at the GitHub repo. Big shoutout to @oiboo for making all my art for me, you rock. Also kenney.nl for his amazing artpacks! And also thanks to @GT3000, for helping me get started and giving a great starter resource

Sajo8

https://github.com/Sajo8/chukwas-labyrinth https://godotengine.org/ https://gist.github.com/GT3000/eee456bdfa3ba8c31fa1dafd085e2b2e

Proton Wallet – A TurtleCoin Wallet

Proton Wallet – A TurtleCoin Wallet

Hey everybody, as some of you may have heard, I’m developing a GUI wallet using the new and very capable wallet backend. The new backend was written by everyone’s favorite developer, the handsome @zpalmtree. It’s a really huge improvement over the old turtle-service based wallet applications as the wallet interaction is all done in pure javascript with no need for laggy RPC connections or mucking about running other processes, which leads to less lagginess and overall a better user experience.
Down the road I’m planning on implementing some more advanced multi-address wallet features, and I’d also like to see it become a full-fledged multi currency wallet. I think many users are tired of having so many different wallets installed on their computer: a really nice multi-currency wallet could really attract a lot of users.
Please test out the beta version which should be released in a few hours at https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtle-wallet-proton/releases and get back to me with your feedback.

ExtraHash

https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtle-wallet-proton/releases

TurtleCoin Added to Shrimpy App

TurtleCoin Added to Shrimpy App

I wanted to pass something along for the weekly update. TurtleCoin has been added as a supported coin on Shrimpy this week. It is a cryptocurrency rebalancing app. It will automatically rebalance your portfolio based on your long term strategy.

uaoverall

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!

  • Add type assertions for JS users
    Currently you can pass incorrect types to functions without it throwing. This usually causes hard to diagnose errors. We should add assertions to check each type is as expected, and throw if not.
    https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtlecoin-wallet-backend-js/issues/16
  • Add swap node method
    Take an IDaemon, update the stored daemon (this is passed down to a few sub-classes, so might want to use the initAfterLoad method?), init this stored daemon, and start it fetching data.
    https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtlecoin-wallet-backend-js/issues/22
  • Improve auto optimization
    Right now we only auto optimize on receiving a transaction, when the wallet is close to synced. If a user rarely opens up their wallet, then the wallet may never be synced when receiving a transaction.
    https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtlecoin-wallet-backend-js/issues/24
  • Daemon+WalletBackend timestamp adjustments
    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).
    https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtlecoin/issues/704
  • Remove no longer relevant asserts
    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.
    https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtlecoin/issues/811
  • QueryBlocksDetailed does not populate transaction extra “raw” property in response
    .transactions[i].extra.raw is not populated in the code as it should be.
    https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtlecoin/issues/815

Bounties

Bounties are a great way to earn TRTL for doing small tasks, and also a good way of getting things done if you want something made and have some TRTL to spend.

  • 20,000 TRTL Get TonChan (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tonchan) added to the TurtleCoin website, by making a PR to https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtlecoin.lol/ and having it merged. It should fit in with the rest of the website, so there should be an ‘Android’ entry added to the existing Apple, Windows, and Linux options.
  • 100k TRTLMerchandise bot that will keep price for listed items in #merchandise updated in $TRTL according to actual fiat exchange rate without mentioning the fiat in the listing. @Elkim | trtl.urmom.lol 100k TRTL

Pay With TRTL

In the Discord we have a channel called #Merchandise where people can post things you can buy with TRTL. To view items for sale, check the pinned posts in that channel. These are a few of the items from this week.

TURTLECOIN DAD HATS ūüßĘ

TURTLECOIN DAD HATS ūüßĘ

199k TRTL free shipping anywhere in the US, 299k TRTL shipped anywhere else in the world.
Red, black, grey and cream are available currently

mikeykones

Shoutouts & Thanks

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

Safari, y u do us like this

Shouts out this week to TurtleMax for pointing out a crazy CSS error on the main site when you view it in Safari. This one’s actually an old bug that we thought had been fixed, but it looks like safari didn’t get fixed at the same time. Good eye! – Rock

Big thanks to the lads who were able to make it last week for DnD, it was really fun and I can’t wait to see what happens this week – Rock

Also Thanks to xiaomogwai for this TRTL wallpaper ūüėÄ