This Week In TurtleCoin (October 16, 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. Continue Reading →

This Week In TurtleCoin (FEB 19, 2019)

Two roundups in three days, who knew we’d be so lucky! Back on schedule!

Developer Updates

TurtleEDU – Thanks to all of the students who have submitted spelchex and currectshuns forr TurtleCoin 101 🙂 Fexra and I have had a fun time hunting down errors and resetting passwords. The email system is still kind of a joke (it uses a gmail integration that worked one time, we swear), so please write down your passwords until we figure out something to fix it. A lot of you have been asking about when followup classes will be ready, and I’ve begun gathering information about what people want to see in the Beginner’s Git class which goes over the Git version control tool we use. If you have suggestions relevant to the Git class, please post them in #edu_general. Since the goal of the first class was to turn people into competent TurtleCoin users, the goal of this next class will bring everyone to the level where they should feel comfortable contributing on Github, which as you may know is how you get your pink “Contributor” role in Discord. – Rock

http://edu.turtlecoin.lol

Turtle Swap Protocol Whitepaper – I had the chance to speak with Napoleon (from TRTL and VELD) and we’re fleshing out some of the concepts laid out in the Turtle Swap Protocol Whitepaper as it appears he’s been working on developing a similar concept for Veldspar. The concept aims to enable wallet to wallet transfers of multiple currencies without touching an exchange, and in this case it’s particularly interesting as it’d involve a swap outside of a cryptonote network. I’m hesitant to call them atomic swaps just yet, but the whitepaper gives the gist of how it’d function at a conceptual level. We’re looking for other devs to collab with on developing the next draft of the whitepaper, so if you’re the type of person who’s interested feel free to stop by the chat in #dev_general or create an “issue” in the turtle-labs repo. – rock

https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtle-labs/blob/master/Turtle-Swap-Protocol-Draft-001.md

Node.js Goodness For TurtleCoin – Some of you may know about the TurtleCoin Utilities package that Zpalm and I have been working on to make it very easy to perform a lot of the CryptoNote cryptographic functions in Javascript.

The TurtleCoin-Utils package can be used in browser, in Node.js, react-native, and has TypeScript bindings available.

Using this package, it’s very easy to create new wallets, encode addresses, decode addresses, handle integrated addresses, scan transactions for your funds, create new transactions, and etc.

This package is very powerful and provides a nice way for those looking to get started in TurtleCoin development easy to follow source code that guides you along the way. It is also part of the foundation of TurtlePay payment processing and is used heavily by Zpalms’s wallet backend in JS.

Running all that crypto can be a bit slow in raw JS, but no worries, help has arrived.

The TurtleCoin Crypto module for Node.js is a native C++ addon for Node that provides significantly faster cryptographic routines for use with TurtleCoin-Utils and other packages. It is very generic in handling CryptoNote related cryptography so many projects besides TurtleCoin may find good use of it. It exposes a lot of the underlying cryptography that the TurtleCoin Utilities needs as well as a few extras.

The TurtleCoin Crypto module is automatically loaded as an optional depenedency for TurtleCoin Utils which has the utils package us it for the crypto (30-40x faster than the native JS code) and falls back to the native JS if necessary.

TurtlePay Updates – We’ve been working hard implementing some updates to underlying packages (see above) to speed up the processing of the one-time wallets. In addition, we’ve been working on extending out some of the functionality of the blockchain API to support additional endpoints that provide the necessary data for working with additional wallets like Zedwallet++, wallet-api, walletbackend-js, and the mobile wallet that Zpalm is working on. Continue Reading →

This Week In TurtleCoin (Jan 15, 2019)

Developer Updates

Core Update – For those of you who haven’t heard yet, at block 1,200,000 (or in 17d 4h 17m 0s) we will be upgrading the network to a new hashing algorithm, CN Turtle. If you’d like to know more about CN Turtle and the fork, check out the articles below, but in short, it’s about renewing our commitment to keep ASIC off the network.
If you’re a normal user, just update your core software or gui wallet and you should be fine, if you’re a miner, you may use TRTL Stak or XMRig, or SRB with more to likely follow. – rock

https://blog.turtlecoin.lol/archives/proof-of-work-algorithm-change/

https://blog.turtlecoin.lol/archives/cn-turtle-will-steal-your-girl/

TurtleEDU – We’re so proud of all of the helpers who have helped us find bugs and corrections for the TurtleEDU class “TurtleCoin 101”! Who could have expected us to launch our beta semester with over 60 people helping us search for bugs, I’m so impressed.
Next, Professor Fexra and I are looking for some Turtles in the community who are experienced with OpenEdX (the edu platform we use) to help us bring a more rich educational experience to you guys. We are looking for help with implementing the badging system, effective course design, as well as overall advice regarding the devops side of running an OpenEdX system specifically. If you think you have something to contribute, or advice to give, we’d be happy to have you, or if you’d like to try out our beta class “TurtleCoin 101”, swing by the Discord chat at chat.turtlecoin.lol and type *student to get access to the EDU chats, and grab an account at edu.turtlecoin.lol – rock

From the blog…

We are always pursuing a more fair mining experience. One of our early efforts to get the network to decentralize was to interview pool owners who had unique qualities about their pool to encourage new miners to adopt new pools.  This next interview was more for pool admins and aspiring pool operators, and also just for general users alike. It’s a good one! Check out funkypenguin’s pool! https://blog.turtlecoin.lol/archives/funkypenguins-turtle-pool-secrets/

A while back, we had an actual journalist helping out witht he interviews, and this was one that slipped through the cracks and actually took a while to get published. It’s a great interview with a member of our core team, and I’m happy to show it to you! https://blog.turtlecoin.lol/archives/interview-w-soregums-from-trtl-core-team/

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Shoutouts & Thanks

D4D – D4D luvs you all 😉

Top Secrets – 23

Rogerrobers – Shout out to Capetn!

Captain Jac) – Shoutout to all turtles and welcome to all new ones

Rock – You’re all pretty awesome

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This Week & Last Week in TurtleCoin (DEC 10th & 17th, 2018)

We got a little busy last week and a roundup article didn’t get written. Sorry for that, but there’s no time like the present to get this week’s article published!

Did you know you can type *news to get an alert every time we publish these articles? Try it! Go to the chat, and type *news

Developer Updates

TurtleCoin BLOC GUI Miner(dec 10, 2018) BLOC GUI Miner is a wrapper for XMR-STAK and XMRIG and comes built-in with XMR-STAK. We are working on a new update for our BLOC GUI Miner to support more cryptonote coins and to make it easy for anyone to update a coin or to add-edit a mining pool and much more. The 1st one to be added is TurtleCoin The main interface display the most important informations and links regarding TurtleCoin. We are collecting the data from CoinGecko for each coin and store it into a database where the BLOC GUI Miner has access using a private API. We still have to polish the exchanges stats on the left currently not displaying the right data. But everything else is working. This project is open source so anyone is able to contribute by adding/editing their own mining pools directly using the BLOC GUI Miner GitHub rep as soon as we launch the new version in the next few days. We also have added list of website from the TRTL network, social networks, Coin informations with Price, Network status and more. All the informations are contain in a single file called content.json makes it very easy for everyone to contribute to it. Any feedback is welcome before the official release in few days. Thank you! – FuriousTeam

(dec 17 2018) – First we would like to say a thank you to everyone for the great feedback we got from the previous release. Some users reported us not to be able to start the BLOC GUI Miner on different systems. We spent the last 3 days improving the miner and today we are happy to announce that the new version is fully compatible with all Windows (7 and 10), macOS (Sierra, High Sierra, Mojave) and Linux (14.04, 16.04, 18.04) operating system. Also there was another problem with macOS users with the last build. We found out that XMR-STAK require Xcode and microhttpd dependencies and this is mandatory. Installing such dependencies can be challenging for some users. For this reason we switched the BLOC GUI Miner macOS version to XMRIG as it is included as a bundle so macOS users will not require to installing anything else beside the actual BLOC GUI Miner. This version should work smoothly. Again we are looking for your feedbacks. This is the most important for us. Feedbacks keep us alive. Thank you. What’s new in 0.0.3 ? BLOC GUI Miner v0.0.3 comes with XMR-STAK 2.7.1 or XMRIG 2.8.3 already built-in, including configuration files for CPU and GPU mining in most of the cases. – Added XMRIG full support for all current and future coins – Fixed content.json file (that cause a major crash on the previous version) – Updated XMR-STAK with latest official binaries v2.7.1 – Replaced XMR-RIG for macOS – 7 binaries available for Windows, macOS, Linux v0.0.3 update details: https://github.com/furiousteam/BLOC-GUI-Miner/releases/tag/v0.0.3 BLOC GUI Miner Github: https://github.com/furiousteam/BLOC-GUI-Miner How to install on windows: https://wiki.bloc.money/mining/BLOC-GUI-Miner-using/#windows How to install on macOS: https://wiki.bloc.money/mining/BLOC-GUI-Miner-using/#mac-os How to install on Linux: https://wiki.bloc.money/mining/BLOC-GUI-Miner-using/#linux How to mine TurtleCoin: https://wiki.bloc.money/mining/bloc-gui-miner-using/#mining-turtlecoin-trtl BLOC GUI Miner is a beautiful, easy to use, Graphical User interface for mining multiple cryptocurrencies based on cryptonote. It is aimed at getting people that have never tried mining before with a focus on accessibility, security and simplicity. BLOC GUI Miner support two very popular miner backends: xmr-stak and xmrig BLOC GUI Miner comes with XMR-STAK 2.7.1 and XMRIG 2.8.3 already built-in, including configuration files for CPU and GPU mining in most of the cases. Some antivirus packages detect cryptocurrency miners as malware and will remove the miner as soon as it’s started. In order for the BLOC GUI miner to function, you’ll need to exclude the miner from being scanned by your antivirus software. Download and install BLOC GUI Miner for Windows, Mac and Linux from GitHub Everyone can add their own cryptocurrency to the BLOC GUI Miner as long as it is supported by XMR-STAK and XMRIG. In the same time everyone can add/edit a mining pool into the BLOC GUI Miner. More details here: https://github.com/furiousteam/BLOC-GUI-Miner/tree/master/coins Much more is coming soon. – FuriousTeam

https://github.com/furiousteam/BLOC-GUI-Miner

lite-blocks – The testnet is going good so far.. we have achieved more than 95% reduction in size of the block being propogated.. some more testing and then you all can benefit from this new feature.. If I am thinking right then following are the benefits/advantages
1. less bandwidth usage for those who are running nodes 24/7
2. takes less time to reach more nodes compared to current situation
3. from the above point we can also deduce that less orphans will be created
Also iburnmycd is writing an article entirely based on this feature.. I’m eager to see what he comes up with – Rashedmyt

https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtlecoin/pull/623

CN_Turtle Testnet – Now that PoW algo [1] has been announced for block 1,200,000 lets start testing it all out. The project needs some people to run some infrastructure (seed nodes, pool, explorer). We’ll also need some testers to send a few hundred hashes at it and check the miners are all OK as they get updated. In the next day or two we’ll be able to compile the testnet bits [2] and even just run straight from containers [3] then we’ll aim for an upgrade height for around midnight Saturday UTC specifically block 1,060,600. So anyone that wants to help out with infrastructure bits please ping me SoreGums#8071 in discord [4] to get added to #dev_testnet, everyone has access to view this channel if you’re curious as well. – soregums
[1] https://blog.turtlecoin.lol/archives/proof-of-work-algorithm-change/
[2] https://github.com/turtlecoin/testnet/tree/cntrtl-v2
[2] https://github.com/SoreGums/docker
[3] http://chat.turtlecoin.lol

https://github.com/turtlecoin/testnet/tree/cntrtl-v2

TurtleEDU – The first week of the beta-semester for TurtleEDU is underway! Our test-students have already found a bunch of bugs and corrections, and even a whole section I’d forgotten to upload. Current obstacles are still working out some kinks in the login/email system, thanks to Greywolf for your patience and help troubleshooting in the meantime. Overall, we’ve received positive remarks mostly, and plan to add more revisions to the class before proceeding with the next classes. We’d like to move in a logical order from newbie -> smart TRTL user, and then next we’d like to turn those smart TRTL users into qualified TRTL contributors! If you don’t know what that means, we’re going to be teaching you what you need to know to be able to get the pink role in the chat “contributor”. After that we’ll be moving into development classes so you can learn the way to earn a red “service operator” or bright pink “developer” role! Cowabunga! If you want to know more, go ahead and type *student in the chat to get your “student” role which gives you access to the EDU_NEWS channel in the chat, your source for all TurtleEDU news and announcements. – RockSteady

If you’d like to report an error or correction, please post it in this meta post: https://github.com/turtlecoin/meta/issues/133

If you’d like to check out TurtleEDU, here you go: http://edu.turtlecoin.lol

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It’s that time of year again! To celebrate the holiday’s, turtlenode.online is laying down a special price. Check it out.

New GUI for NibbleClassic! NBXleather linux edition https://github.com/Sudosups/NBX-GUI/releases

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TurtleCoin Bounties

2,000 TRTL – Image of a Turtle School – Sajo8

25,000 TRTL – Integrate TurtleCoin into Keybase client software – if(true)

1,000 TRTL – video about how to make pub node. – thcmaster

250,000 – Integrate Trezor T as auth/login method into the NEST wallet – Elkim

Fork Watch!

Name of your TRTL fork:

Aeon Classic

Github link for your code:

https://github.com/Biolith/Aeon-Classic

What is special or new about your network?

Privacy Oriented With A Mobile Focus
Decentralized digital currency is slowly becoming a normal part of everyday life. Yet everybody’s main internet device continues to be their cellphone, a device with a low-powered CPU and limited available storage. Aeon Classic is about enabling this era, enabling an age where all people everywhere have the freedom to privately send and receive money with whatever gadget they already own.
Aeon Classic team is pleased to announce an android application for shellnet based webwallets. We will be adding additional features in the future.

https://github.com/Biolith/android-wallet-wrapper/releases

Shoutouts & Thanks

Rock – Rashed, great job on lite-blocks, this will really help the network! I hope your bounty was a fun prize to receive! I’m proud of your work.

anon – shoutout to kev and beary for being awesome

Rock – Big thanks to Uran and the TurtleCoin China team out there translating our weekly roundup articles to Chinese for our people in the East! As a global project, it is important to us to reach all segments of the community to help our neighbors who speak other languages. I encourage all of you who are part of international communities to follow their example and spread the word to those in your neighborhood. Hello China!! 🙂

Rogerrobers – Shout to chef and capetn keep up the good wrkz work!

Rock – Thanks to FuriousTeam for including us in their GUI miner work, this should help out a lot of new Turtles who want to get started mining.

Morpheus – Happy Birthday, TurtleCoin! Congrats’ and well done to everyone who played a part in making TurtleCoin the success it is! Radical, Duuudes!

Rock – CN Turtle is something I can’t wait to see in action, thanks to IBMCD for your work, and thanks to everyone who helped test it.

Mufalo – shoutout to fexra and birfday boi, nice work with edu turtle, lets grow!

Rock – Thanks to my partner Fexra for helping out with TurtleEDU! and thanks to the students who are in our first beta semester finding bugs for the EDU team! Thanks Greywolf for helping troubleshoot our login and email system.

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This Week In TurtleCoin (Nov 26, 2018) BLOCK 1 MILLION EDITION!

We have officially mined block 1 Million! We threw a hell of a party, rained oodles of TRTL to happy party goers, and had plenty of pepperoni stuffed crust to whether the storm! In this issue we tell you about the work that went in to making this week one of our most productive yet!

Block 1,000,000! – A year ago if you’d asked us if we knew that the network would ever survive to see a million blocks, there’d be times where we’d have said that you’re crazy- but since then we’ve been lucky to meet over 16,000 new friends, gained 75 developers and welcomed 45 more contributors, with a large range of service providers and early adopters. To say that we are impressed and amazed would be an understatement, and if we said we haven’t had critics along the way would be a lie- but the redeeming fact about our project is that most of them ended up loving us in the end, and that’s what matters.

I’m looking forward to another year with you guys, and I’m thrilled to share this experience with you!

Sincerely,
RockSteady

Some quick stats about TurtleCoin…

In the past year we have processed 2,473,453 transactions, mined 29,618,767,601.47 TRTL at a current steady hashrate of 32MH/s.  This amounts to 2.961885% of the total supply and a difficulty of 1,020,690,513. For an average block time of 30 seconds, we add about ~1,051,200 blocks to our chain every year, making us  one of the fastest growing blockchains, with a network of 2,223 nodes. That’s 28.1268% more connectivity than our nearest sibling, Monero- with TRTL having a transaction time that’s 4x faster. While the chain is fast, our team is faster- we saw 75 community developers contribute to 88 code repositories, and pushing 1,174 commits into 446 pull requests. This year we watched our core software grow past 903,000 lines of code by itself. 

We’ve been busy, but we’re just getting started, and want you to join us. You don’t have to know anything but your name and maybe some karaoke skills.

We still don’t care about price. Slow and steady, a Turtle always moves forward.

Developer Community

TRTL Services – TRTL Services provides the infrastructure and the tools for developers to build on-chain apps in an easy, fun and fast way on the TRTL Network. TRTL Services does this by offering access to a role-based access control RESTful API backed by an off-chain cache of your wallet. TRTL Services comes with a variety of tools, including: a push notification system; wallet monitoring and alert service; a dashboard with oversight and statistics; and a bundle of libraries in varies languages to get started right away. – Fexra

https://medium.com/@fexra/trtl-services-has-launched-e94dc9e6033f

https://trtl.services

TurtlePay™ – Other than the overhauled block explorer, I’ve been hard at work building out modules to support Node.js/JS wallets. A lot of the ground work was already laid by other teams but there’s quite a bit of work to do here in refactoring code, documenting how it works, exposing public methods, etc. It’s quite a challenge; however, some of the most recent milestones are that I’m to the point where I can scan transactions and identify which outputs belong to a set of keys, create new key sets (addresses), decode integrated addresses, create integrated addresses, serialize transactions for the daemon, and a few small other things. I’m working on making sense of the ring signing that we currently use now to make sure that the code is well documented and makes sense for everyone. – IBurnMyCD

https://github.com/TurtlePay

TurtleEDU – The first class is complete, and Fexra is about done with the skinning of the site, and we’re still ready to launch our first Beta Semester on December 9th, our 1 year birthday! For those of you’ve who’ve typed *student in the TurtleCoin Discord chat to give yourself the “Student” role, you already have access to the relevant chatrooms where you can pass on information about bugs etc so we can make everything air tight for the next class. These rooms will be active on Dec 8th.
The first class I made was to teach users how to be knowledgeable and proficient with the core suite. I aim for each class to take 15-30 minutes at most, and would like to “Gamify” it a little bit with unique badges for when you complete the class. After beta phase has completed, and we’ve fine tuned the processes with your advice, the next class will turn a knowledgeable TurtleCoin user into a junior TurtleCoin dev.
Stay tuned and please consider contributing your time as a student in the first beta semester of TurtleEDU to help us put the best foot forward at the official public launch! Thanks 🙂 – RockSteady

TurtleCoin Graphical Daemon – A while back I had the idea to throw a Qt GUI on anything that’d let me, and I started on a graphical wrapper for our daemon that would allow regular Joe Blow to run a public daemon from their house and collect some extra TRTL. So I made some headway with it and got stuck, and luckily right around the same time, hurricane LabayLabay ran through and completed everything I wanted to do and more! Recently there’s been quite a big change merged in, all thanks to LabayLabay, and we need to testers to try it out. If you have comments or suggestions, please leave an issue in the repository I’ll link below. – RockSteady

https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtlecoin-guinode-qt

TRTL-CLI-py – I’ve almost finished the command for getting stats for all the pools! I got the thing working, it just doesn’t run well from the main file 🙁 It’ll take some time to figure out, but should hopefully be ready by next week! – Sajo8

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

Faucet Space – After our awesome success with the TurtleCoin hunter faucet, Mufalo, Roger, and I have decided to create faucets for forks of TurtleCoin such as MonkeyTips, CyprusCoin etc. Behold! A central location in which all of these coins have faucet links and relevant information, all bundled into a radical space themed website! – Xaz

https://cnfaucet.space/

Fork Watch

Celestial Cash – Soft Shell implementation that is starting to look abandoned . This is more of a Call out to the TRTL community. Celestial started off well with some promising work, then Dora the Explorer went on a walk about, with no communication or succession plan. I have logged a github issue around nodes losing sync as I really want to see AMITY and CELS kick ass and be implemented in TRTL. I have been a good turtle and created some workaround Watch dogs (shell and python3) using the API for smart restarting of the daemon (workaround for the sync issue with miners) and docker files to as to become a minor contributor. Although i would like to know whats going on as you were a superstar when around Gerry although this aint no small feat takes work and teams. Give us a DM if you want to discuss things, but my best advice is to provide some comms and take the pressure of yourself if you need to there is no rush. Anyone else speak to Dora/Gerry before they went silent? Hoping Gerry Mosha is working diligently on the White paper or relaxing and figuring out a plan. just after some communication if this is still going? Time is TRTLs. Also Discussion around what to do with this if it is abandoned, I can help with minor tasks and cut teeth on some C but maybe there should be a discussion of what to do in the the worst case scenario. Aside from that , Also working on my python skills which is good fun but hardly worth reporting on. Planning on writing up the turtlecoind python pip module for pip (2) just for the hell of build it out as a learning exercise and for the compatability with RHEL systems and such. Should have some good time to work solidly on Krang over Holiday season and try out some fun things. Also calling out a risk, i just bought FarCry 5 if anyone want a game, That is all. Have a great week everyone. – Slash-atello

https://github.com/CelestialCash/

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Blocks are still rollin’ in in over at the cryptonote.social TurtleCoin pool. What’s new is we’ve added a FAQ page to help you get the most out of our site, and also clearly explain the benefits of our different (and clearly superior!) payment scheme. Check it out and find out why you should be mining with us!

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Shoutouts & Thanks

Oiboo, great job with the arcade 😀 It’s something we’ve always wanted – Rock

Watter- Thanks for your help with turtle twitch! Easy to set up and works flawlessly! <3 – Oiboo

Fexra – congrats on TRTL.services, love your work – Slash-atello

@iburnmycd . The man, the machine, you are a crazy awesome Turtle. Turtle Pay is going to change the game… looking forward to promoting and using it in the near future – Slash-atello

@RockSteady I’mmmmmmmm Pickkkkkkllllleeeeee Rockkkkkkkkkkkkkk. – Slash-atello

Watter, I’m impressed with all of the streamer engagement you’ve been getting and look forward to what you add next! – Rock

Fexra, I’m so proud of you and happy that I got to watch you make TRTL Services from day one. I’ve learned a lot about what it takes to set up enterprise services from watching you and IBMCD hacking away – Rock

Shout out to xaz and mufalo! – Rogerrobers

Thank you for not forking your algorithm. I need to finish paying off my asics – anon

Congrats on 1MM blocks!!!! – dsanon

Thanks to all the great turtles who helped make 1 million block party a blast! Even AFDI who was delayed, we looooove you! – Turtley McTurtleton

IBMCD You’re kicking ass over there with TurtlePay progress, and I appreciate you keeping us all in the loop on your wizardry 😀 – Rock

Shoutout to all awsome turtles…ARRRRRRRR – CaptainJac0

Zpalm I got the chance to try out Zedwallet++ and it was super smooth, nice work! – Rock

Slash, I hope you get the time to give Celestial some love! You’d be perfect to see it through. – Rock

Shoutout the FaucetHunter crew! It’s really taking off! – Rock

 

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This Week In TurtleCoin

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

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

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

https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtlecoin-test-suite

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

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

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 “trtl.simulator@gmail.com” or drop into the TRTL discord if you have any queries or ideas for the project! Thanks for all your support! – Oiboo

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1lPJ3m6_BCTO3sUcG07OKJsXnlA25sx9e

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!

Community Advertisements

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

Fork Watch!

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

Name of your TRTL fork – Xaria

Github link for your code – https://github.com/xaria-coin/

What is special or new about your network? – 

Xaria is a not for profit coin that aims to help those in need by donating funds from its premine to charities & good causes.

Name of your TRTL fork – Monkeytips

Github link for your code – https://github.com/monkeytips/monkeytips

What is special or new about your network? 
Monkeytips has been around for 4 months now and has steadily increased its followers since conception. Very humble beginnings as just a joke of a coin, monkeytips has become something the community has really rallied behind. Only 250 million max supply, monkeytips is a hot new cryptocoin with a very low total of atomic units having only 2 decimals. We wanted to share the monkeytips love with everyone so recently SoreGums helped code a rainmonkey to rain monkeytips on people in our discord chat! Join up for some fun 🙂 discord.gg/EAaKcCy

 

Name of your TRTL fork – FRED

Github link for your code  – https://github.com/fredenrg/FRED

What is special or new about your network? 
An increasing population and the industrialization of emerging economies will have a huge impact on future global energy demands and the environment. The FRED Project is aimed at promoting the benefits of alternative energy generation at the consumer level. We believe this will help to reduce the associated environmental impacts of fossil fuel energy generation, and the effects of energy price increases on the consumer due to demand. In addition to promoting consumer energy generation, we are also exploring the possibilities of future alternative and free energy devices. The term “free energy” may sound impossible and some readers may have already run for the hills, but we believe there are devices out there (although not totally free) that have the potential to become mainstream. Why fork TurtleCoin? The reason for choosing TurtleCoin as our base fork was due to the incredible collaboration between the developers and the community. We believe TurtleCoin will be one of the most well developed and feature rich cryptonote coins. We are also looking for contributors of all levels, in all areas of development and promotion. http://fredenergy.org

Name of your TRTL fork – 2ACoin

Github link for your code – https://github.com/2acoin

What is special or new about your network? – Lower overall # of Blocks (17.91 million), slower emission rate, 10% pre-mine which will be donated to the NRA over the next 10 Years.

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
Rogerrobers – Shout out to rocksteady!

aneki – Fexra- Great job on the web wallet and trtl-services!! Continue Reading →

This Week In TurtleCoin (Oct 8, 2018)

Developer Community Updates

This week we had the extreme pleasure of being interviewed on Bitcoin Uncensored! Check out the interview! You’ll love it!

New Whitepaper! Proof of Synchronicity! Calling for participants!

https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtle-labs/blob/master/Proof%20of%20Synchronicity.pdf

https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtle-labs/issues/1

T.Scripta – Currently Reworking the UI and adding some new things! Check the current progress I’ve made. – Val

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

WalletGreen / turtle-service rewrite – I’ve been spending the last few weeks rewriting the backend for turtle-service and zedwallet, called WalletGreen, from scratch.
The main motivation behind this is making the code much more readable, and extensible. This will allow us to more easily add new features, and possibly provide a richer API, so it’s easier to build a wallet, or other services which need to interact with transactions, such as payment gateways.
It’s also going to use a more portable file format, so it’s easier to open a wallet file in multiple different programming languages.
So far, I think I’ve got syncing transactions (both incoming and outgoing) working correctly. I’m now looking at implementing sending transactions. Once that’s done, there’s not actually that much left to do, aside from implementing a few methods to display the info we generate, such as the transactions we own.
As part of making the code easier to read, the past few days I’ve been migrating the codebase from C++11, to C++17. These are different standards of the C++ programming language, and support for a newer standard allows us to use all the cool new features available to make our code easier to read and write.
For any nerds out there, it’s also added support for GCC on OSX, and we now support a much wider array of compilers with our automated build suite. Hopefully this will make it easier to build TurtleCoin on less well known platforms that we don’t provide builds for.
Note that if you currently like to compile from source, you may need a newer version of your compiler to compile with these updates. The instructions on Github will be updated when this patch gets merged into development. -zpalm

https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtlecoin/compare/walletgreen-rewrite

WalletShell – 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 works, 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.
– 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.
– Many more…

For more complete feature lists, please visit the 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 featured packed Desktop GUI Wallet for TurtleCoin – Labaylabay

Local Turtle 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)
https://github.com/turtlecoin/local-turtle-explorer.git

Turtle Simulator – 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

Turtletor – This week I finally got around to updating the tor version of turtleturtle.org. I found a nifty docker image that I tweaked to host dark web sites from a docker container. Anyone who is interested can check out my github – crappyrules

https://github.com/crappyrules/turtletor

http://trtljx3ovmd7kjlc.onion/

TurtlePi – TurtlePi took a few steps forward the past few weeks. There is now a simple setup script included in the scripts folder of the TurtlePi repo on github that you can launch from your raspberry pi and it will automatically configure your pi with the latest TurtleCoin release and turtlecoind-ha. More work is in progress and I am hoping to have a base image ready for release here soon. – crappyrules

https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtlepi

TurtleEDU – 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. Right now, in the chat 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. Those users and devs who learned it here first will be our biggest recruiters and the biggest legitimizers of the project as they add their TRTL stuff to their resumes. The more we ingratiate ourselves to the young professionals who have ample time and thirst to learn, we will have no shortage of junior devs who are chomping at the bit to get the experience. Structuring this process as an at-your-own-pace online class seemed like a good way to achieve this.

Paper-Turtle – Paper Turtle is a printable paper wallet. It features a new frontend, and a better printing layout! This merges the two previous paper wallet ideas that were in place before. Thank you TurtleCoin community! – ChrisCrypto

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

Project Krang – This week was a mixed bag of things – Created a alpine docker container with just glibc, dumbinit and turtlecoind (brings the size down from 600MB to ~ 60MB. To increase performance, security and reduce noise. The dumbinit provides a better fail scenario that prevents zombie containers that don’t die, due to standard init resilience to death which is a problem for a container. – Got good with git, Cleaned up the repo, Started some new branches to do my work in, Did a squashed commit to combine all my commits into one before i do a Pull Request, and learning how to be a good git-izen. Thanks SoreGums for the pointers. – Tested Sajo’s TRTL-pycli out and submited an issue and a simple PR to correct a tiny issue. Thanks Sajo – Did a manual test run of the automation suite start up / teardown (phase 1 just a node on DO), which worked fine, THE NEXT STEPS are to complete krang.py with an TUI type interface and setup a docker container that it can live in and anyone with docker can launch quickly and easily with all pre-requisites in place. Slow and Steady but i am making progress now.

NOTE Looking forward to the Bitcoin Uncensored interview that is happening on the 3rd This week. I love the BU show and think that Chris DeRose would love to hear how us TRTL’s get down and dirty. I also setup a new Turtle Tank with an Eastern Short Neck Turtle… The sucker will outlive me most likely. See you all next week. – Slash-atello

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

Check out Slash-atello on Bitcoin Uncensored talking about TurtleCoin Community and his story about joining the worlds most friendly street gang!

TurtleCoin Explorer – My re-imagining/expansion of the traditional block explorer has been up and running for about two weeks. Check it out at http://trtl.rocks. It uses a lot of newer technologies compared to the original block explorer, including Docker and Docker Compose, FeathersJS, GO, TimescaleDB/Postgres, Nuxt.js, Socket.IO, etc.

Sections that are mostly complete:

  • Stats Bar – The stats bar, located on the left side of the screen, gives you an up-to-date look at the network; data is updated every 30 seconds.
  • Nodes – The “Nodes” page allows you to see historical and live information for public nodes. The table provides current information and is updated every 30 seconds. The graph not only gives you the ability to look at historical information for as many nodes as you like (click on the checkbox next to the node name to add/remove them from the chart), but also allows you to compare different attributes (e.g. hashrate vs. difficulty) over a specified time period.
  • Pools – The “Pools” page does everything the “Nodes” page does but with pool data. In addition to the historical line graph and regularly updated table data, there are two pie charts which display current pool hashrates and miners. An additional feature is the ability to generate a mining config or command for a given pool. Clicking on the arrow, next to the pool you are interested in mining in, will open up a list of available ports for that particular pool. Chose a port which works for your mining rig and click the “Generate” button. In the config wizard, you first select the mining software you use and your OS, then enter the wallet address you want to mine to, and then verify the settings. Finally you are given a pool config and/or software command for that pool. You can copy the config or command to your clipboard, for easy copy/paste, by clicking on the “Copy” Button. While the functionality is complete, I need to add more mining software and their respective commands/configs. If you have the config/commands for software that isn’t on the list, or you have any config/commands additions/changes to add to the existing software please reach out!
  • My Pool Stats – The “My Pool Stats” page allows you to check your mining stats at all the pools we have in the database. Stats include your hashrates, recent payments, total amount paid, total hashes, and any remaining balance you have. You can either check once, by clicking the “Poll Once” button, or get updates every minute by clicking the “Poll Every Minute” button. By selecting the arrow, next to a pool name, you can see the most recent transaction data which includes the time of the transacton, the hash, and the amount. Additionally, you can also export the information for each pool. Simply select as many or all pools by clicking on the checkbox next to a pool name and press the download button. The payments data format still needs work, but all the information will be there.

Also, your wallet address is saved in a cookie whenever you enter it in either the pool config wizard or on the “My Pool Stats” page, making it easier to use the functionality on another page.

If you’re interested in helping out or learning more about the project check out the repo – Discord: andrew | trtl.rocks or Github: andrewnk

https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtle-explorer-vue

http://trtl.rocks

turtlecoin-rpc-go – For those who don’t know about this project, It is an RPC wrapper written in Golang while I was learning about it.. At that time I just wanted it to work.. after working on python and js wrappers for a while I have thought that my wrapper can be improved in a lot of ways and could also have a standard initialisation as other wrappers. So here I am with updated code and slight error handling which will be improved in future for sure. I also will update the documentation to give examples for starters. – rashedmyt

https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtlecoin-rpc-go

Turtacus – a way for players to battle each other to the death! Players fight until only one remains standing and the winner is issued an amount of TurtleCoin in reward for their win! With every win, comes an entry onto the leaderboard and on Sundays, the top three on the leaderboard are paid 10,000 TurtleCoin, 6,500 TurtleCoin and 3,500 TurtleCoin respectively. To increase your odds of winning, you can buy potions and stat points. These have now been reduced in cost.

Potions are down from 150 TurtleCoin each to 25 TurtleCoin each.

Stat Points are down from 300 TurtleCoin each to 100 TurtleCoin each.

The single battle prize is directly linked to Turtacus’s balance. The more contributions he receives, the higher his prizes will become! – Rynem

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

TRTL-CLI-py – I fixed some error handling and added a new “nodes” feature! Use nodes or no and a table of all the nodes and URLs will appear. Check it out! – Sajo8#2953

https://github.com/turtlecoin/TRTL-CLI-py

Community Advertisements

TRTLCO.IN public node! Thanks to all the wonderful people in the community, i wanted a way to give back. That is exactly what the TRTLCO.IN public node is! Its a fast, reliable, and cheap public node to use. The fee will be 0.5 TRTL per transaction! WOWZA! Thats lower than the network fee! Start today by using the trtlco.in remote daemon. -ChrisCrypto

val.turtlenode.online ~ 25 TRTL Fee Daemon

Our predictable solo mining pool for TurtleCoin is off to the races, now minting ~20 blocks per day. And still no fees: ALL rewards go to miners! Join us: https://cryptonote.social/trtl

Be a true Turtle Hero! Sync your wallet with turtlenode.online – one of the finest public nodes available – make it your public node of choice today! A great node with a rubbish website! Visit turtlenode.online now! 😀

Turtle At Pool Party just got update to BETA 0.7! – Public Nodes (for remote wallets) and Block explorer got added on our site, check it out here today https://turtle.atpool.party/nodes

“Using turtlenode.online for my wallet synchronization and transactions has improved my life immeasurably” – Chrisdebo.

1/2 turtle fee node at http://turtlenode.co/

Community Bounties

Brand new TurtleCoin bounty presented by rogerrobers and slash-atello! Meme Bounty: New Concept – Meme Warfare Simulation
Simulation : TRTL is under attack and needs the TRTL army to represent.
Produce TRTL memes that establish TRTL as a force to be reckoned with and also demonstrate our defensive capabilities.
Post your best memes to the trtl subreddit and the one that garners the most upvotes by the end of the contest wins 750k TurtleCoin! Good luck 🙂

Community Shoutouts

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 Rocky steady !!! 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!

RockSteady – Shoutout to Nuclearprime

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: val.turtlenode.online:11898 It might not be the most stable thing out there but it works!

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.

Rogerrobers – Shout out to the shout outs! Love seeing our community involvement 🙂

greywolf³ – great idea from brianwentzloff about possible TurtleCon

Blackbeard – Arrrrr

greywolf³˜ – thanks Rocksteady for “Running A Public Node For Fun & Profit”; and thanks japakar and Zpalmtree for help in setting up and launching my public node

greywolf³˜ – thanks to morpheus and Crappyrules for hand-holding me through a linux driver install in my windoze-to-linux rig makeover

dsanon – shoutout to JerMe404 for his generous tipping! 😀

Gerry Mosha#7276 – A new cryptocurrency named Celestial will be released in the next week. Make sure to check out one of the first coins to be mineable only using a CPU. Check out our website to learn more: https://celestial.cash/.

And with that, this concludes our roundup. I didn’t want to end it without something to smile about, so here’s what I like to call “The Trials and Tribulations of TurtleMarine”

 

 

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