This Week In TurtleCoin (Jan 21, 2019)

Developer Updates

cryptonote-nodejs-pool – I’ve just finished updating the pool software for the upcoming fork, building on the fine work of the Plenteum developers. Check it out in action at fork-o-clock, over at https://trtl.heigh-ho.funkypenguin.co.nz 🙂 – funkypenguin

https://github.com/funkypenguin/cryptonote-nodejs-pool

Mobile Wallet – Hello, Not sure when I last gave an update. I have done most of the work on the wallet backend, and now I am starting on the mobile app UI. It’s a lot easier to find bugs when you start actually making the wallet. This probably will be the easiest part of making the wallet, but I’m not great at design so it’s a little slow. I’m not sure how tricky it is to get iOS wallet apps onto the App Store these days – I was under the impression they didn’t allow them, but I did recently see another relatively small crypto who had got a wallet on there. Fortunately react native supports iOS, so once the Android is done, I will certainly look into it. Not a massive fan of the license fee you have to pay, nor do I have an iOS device for testing… but at least we won’t have to write much more code. Thanks to iburnmycd for his turtlecoin-utils module – This has taken a decent amount of the hard bits of code to write off my shoulders. I recently also added support for syncing via the TurtlePay blockchain cache API in the backend – (https://docs.turtlepay.io/blockapi/) – currently this isn’t much faster than a daemon, however, I think it will probably have much better uptime, which should help avoid people wondering why their wallets are not syncing. – Zpalm

https://github.com/zpalmtree/ton-chan

TRTLfarm – TRTLfarm is an online virtual farming game build on top of TRTL.services by Boris. People can buy farm animals with TurtleCoin, which return produce based on their programmed production speed. The game started out as a small project, but has blown up quickly. Boris has working hard past few days and just finished implementing a leaderboard where turtles can track their rank. While I will giving the UI a touchup, Boris will be working on a surprise! Join us in the discord to discuss development and provide feedback! https://discord.gg/X7b7GWW – fexra

https://trtlfarm.com

WalletShell – Got help from very nice friends, who was willing to help me debugging and provides a tested macOS build. New macOS build is available here: https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtle-wallet-electron/releases/download/v0.3.7/WalletShell-v0.3.7-mac.dmg It’s confirmed to be working, but was only lightly tested and there may be bugs slips here & there. So if you happened to found one, please file a bug report on github. Thanks to @greywolf & @Messier_45 for your help! – labaylabay

GUI interface based on Walletd for TurtleCoin
https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtle-wallet-electron
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This Week In TurtleCoin (AUG 27, 2018)

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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

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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This Week In TurtleCoin (July 15)

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

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