Categories
All

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.

TurtleCoin + IPFS

TurtleCoin Checkpoints
People have been using checkpoints for quite some time now to help speed up their daemon in syncing with the network. The generation of the checkpoints has been handled via automatic generation since May 7, 2018. Since then, like clockwork, and with almost a 100% success rate, the checkpoints have been updated, pushed, and pull requested into the GitHub repository for the entire community to download as needed.

As the chain has grows bigger, the size of the checkpoints file grows as well. GitHub has a maximum single file size limitation without using addons (git-lfs). We worked around the last time we bumped into the limit by separating the checkpoints into two CSV files, the first containing the first million blocks, and the second containing everything else. The two files were joined together into one, compressed, and committed into the repo. Unfortunately, we were quickly approaching the need to split the file again, thereby creating three such CSV files; however, the resulting zip or tarball would have exceeded that same file size limitation. This is a problem for the whole community.

A while back, Rock mentioned something like, “”it would be cool if we could put checkpoints in IPFS””. Such thoughts were noted, tucked away, and you know, forgotten. As I started receiving warnings regarding coming up on the file size limit again, I investigated this option. Over a few days, I’ve put together a new checkpointing service, distribution systems, and leveraged the help of a few IPFS pinning services, to automatically update and deploy the checkpoints into IPFS. The checkpoints latest checkpoints are always available via IPFS and I’ve hijacked the site at http://checkpoints.turtlecoin.lol to provide a list of IPFS gateways where you can pick up the latest checkpoints (timed from your browser), provide details on how to use the checkpoints, given instruction on how to help distribute the checkpoints using IPFS, and even included a few developer tidbits for those of you that want to find the latest checkpoints programmatically.

Enjoy and hit me up in #dev_general if you have any questions or suggestions.
IBMCD
http://checkpoints.turtlecoin.lol

Threaded RPC

Threaded RPC
Been a busy few weeks, in fact I forgot to submit an update last week. The big thing I’ve been working on is putting the daemon RPC server on a separate thread. This allows the daemon to respond much quicker when it’s busy processing blocks and transactions.

The first version was a very simple change, and just passed the existing code through a new server and on a new thread. You can find that here if you want to try it out: https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtlecoin/pull/903

This version had a few multi threading issues which could cause crashes or bad data to be returned. So, I’ve been working on a full rewrite of the entire RPC code so I can more easily track down the crashes, modernize the codebase, and more easily add synchronization.

You can find this WIP here: https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtlecoin/compare/development…zpalmtree:threaded-rpc-wip

It currently has enough methods added to allow syncing a wallet with zedwallet-beta or wallet-api or proton. Once i’ve re-added all the other methods, I’ll start adding synchronization to fix the crashes with the first version.

Some other benefits of rewriting the whole module include much better CORS support, so you can access the daemon RPC from a browser with more ease, better error messages, and it setting a foundation for being able to build a much more friendly REST api. Finally, it will hopefully make it quicker to add new RPC methods and makes the wallet-api and daemon rpc code very similar.” Zpalm

ExtraHash rollin out after the interview

ExtraHash Interview
Big thanks to ExtraHash for taking time to do an interview with us. For those of you who don’t know, ExtraHash develops our default GUI wallet, and is also our newest Core Contributor, which is quite the accomplishment for someone who started out as a newbie when we initially took him home from the pound! Hope you guys enjoy, and we’d love to hear your suggestions for the next developer to interview for the series.
RockSteady
https://blog.turtlecoin.lol/archives/extrahash-interview/

TurtleEDU: Intro to Git

TurtleEDU: Intro to Git
The second class for TurtleEDU is ready, this class has Intro to TurtleCoin as a prerequisite, so make sure you’ve taken that first! It covers introductory Git usage which should make you qualified to be a Contributor or Developer if you’re interested in learning.

In this class we create Turtle’s Pizza Shop and use Git to store our pizza recipes in a repository to share with our friends. I think you’ll like it!
RockSteady
https://edu.turtlecoin.lol https://edu.turtlecoin.lol/course/intro-to-git

Image result for the jeffersons moving on up
Congrats to everyone who levelled up this week 😀

Moving Up!

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

Footclan – Iburnmycd

Developer – Mufalo

See the source image

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!

Shoutouts & Thanks

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

rock – “Such thoughts were noted, tucked away, and you know, forgotten” looool ibmcd

rock – shout out to sisyphus and ibmcd for helping me with the course and quiz content for Intro to Git

Zpalm – Shoutout to fexra for another project started

Japakar is the best in the west of china. – Thanks community and individual members! You all make this place the best!

Categories
Weekly Update

This Week in TurtleCoin (April 2, 2019)

This week our biggest April fool’s joke was saved for the peddlers of ASIC and FPGA mining hardware. RIP, till next time, old friends.

Developer Updates

TurtleEDU is now open for enrollment! New classes coming!

TurtleEDU – The First Semester!

Quick update on the EDU side! Fexra and I got a wild hair up our butts and replaced the entire OpenEDX system with a new e-learning suite that has been an absolute pleasure to use. It’s called LearnPress, and is much more suited for what we’re doing. We were able to port over the TurtleCoin 101 – Intro to TurtleCoin class during a lunch break, and Fexra had it styled a few hours later. Everything’s working, students are rolling through it much faster and without any issues like we had on EdX with weird activation problems you can read about in old roundups.
So it works, and students are passing- what’s next? Right now Sajo’s putting together the Github 101 class where we use some simple non-code-based examples to teach normal users the single most important tool we use in TurtleCoin development, Git. Git helps you save your progress as you go so that you can roll back when things break and go back to the last time it was working, your work never gets lost and is always available to use. It’s a great asset to us and the first step in being a TRTL Dev is to learn Git! Keep your eyes peeled and be sure to enroll in the TurtleCoin 101 class we have up now! Sajo’s class is up next for contributors, and soon after will be the dev class!

TurtleEDU is an important part of the ecosystem for us because it helps us take people who are completely new to this stuff and turn them into competent users, and then turn those users into capable developers who help push the project (and themselves) forward to new heights! Join us, we’ll teach you everything we know if you’ll net us. – Professor Rock

https://edu.turtlecoin.lol

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. To submit your link, click this link https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdTs4nDSKai2fPpCnuT0WXzutCuJQk7nFlFqYCgmBlz4DEM7Q/viewform

This is Dumb Derek. He skimmed the roundup article and didn’t know about the upgrade, now he just wants to panic-sell on TO and nothing works. Don’t be like Dumb Derek.

TurtleCoin Algo Upgrade – “Chukwa” Argon2id based

Blog Article: https://blog.turtlecoin.lol/archives/the-quest-for-decentralized-proof-of-work/
Branch: https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtlecoin/tree/codename_chukwa
Benchmark Test Results: turtlecoin/turtlecoin#716
Speadsheet Form: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1TJVqJsDCswgdTvtkhJfrg09rQAV9KifUKC2KDg0WkMc/edit#gid=1912293181

Currently, our implementation of Chukwa is kind of like that time Dick Cheney went ASIC hunting and accidentally shot his GPU friend in the face. We’re doing what we can to bring a GPU miner to the community before the upgrade kicks in but for the time being Chukwa is CPU only.

RockSteady Jenkins, ‘6-pack Proverbs’, 2nd ed. 1996, O’Reilly Pub.
XMRig via Termux on Android –

XMRig via Termux on Android

Discord fellow afterconnery#5552 put together a quick guide for running XMRig on Android via Termux. It is the 3rd way to run a miner on mobile. Few of us have given it a go or plan to. On my Pixel C was able to get 800H/s and on a slower MediaTek MT6737T 1.5GHz 4 core I get 400H/s. It’s probably not a great idea to run this 24/7, just a bit of fun. Join us in the mining channel on discord and post up your results – http://chat.turtlecoin.lol – SoreGums

https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtlecoin/wiki/Using-Termux

I posted it – rock
(Codename) Cthulhu’s Revenge

[Cthulhu’s Revenge]

In between everything else I have going on, I’m working on tackling building new pool software from scratch. This package, currently under development is affectionately referred to as “Cthulhu’s Revenge”. So far, I’ve abstracted stratum communication, blockchain monitoring, hash validation, and a few other dependency pieces that are required for proper pool operation. I’m not quite ready to publish anything on GH yet, but rest assured, as soon as I am, you’ll see it in #dev_general and in the roundup. – IBMCD

Display Unlock Time for Incoming Transfers in Zedwallet++

Display Unlock Time for Incoming Transfers in Zedwallet++

The Display Unlock Time feature allows zedwallet-beta users to see how long a transaction is locked for when unlockTime is used through the Wallet API.
Some fun backstory:
I decided to grab a “Good First Issue” from TurtleCoin’s GitHub, and went to work on implementing it into Catalyst (a TurtleCoin fork); as I soon learned, I had to merge a plethora of upstream updates that had been made since Catalyst’s launch, just to be able to test the code I was working on out (great learning experience in-and-of-itself). Once I got Catalyst up to speed, I got to learn about TurtleCoin’s Wallet API features and utilize them to test things out. After getting the hang of things (and after locking some Catalyst up for 1000 years), I made a PR to TurtleCoin to implement the changes. @zpalmtree reviewed my work and suggested changes, I would work on it more, and recommit for it to be reviewed again, with @iburnmycd monitoring the progress and cheering us on. Finally, after working through some of the nuances of the unlockTime feature, like whether it was handled as a block or a Unix time, and smoothing up the formatting to be in sync with zedwallet’s current style, @zpalmtree finally merged the changes to TurtleCoin’s development branch. The experience left me inspired to continue working on improvements for our networks, there’s still so much to do! Much love, TurtleCoin community. – oddbox (dirtybits on Github)

https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtlecoin/blob/daad2dab3af24acc257f002ee8f7b8099598a3ce/src/zedwallet%2B%2B/CommandImplementations.cpp#L423

Big thanks to Oddbox for being the first community contributor to help us out with a Good First Issue! For those of you who don’t know, Good First Issues are easy-wins that are specially marked in our repository for new devs to get an easy entry into our codebase and “TRTL Dev” on your resume. And who doesn’t want a hot pink name in Discord?!

RockSteady, Janitorial Mogul @ TurtleCoin
Freenode IRC Presence!

Freenode IRC Presence!

TurtleCoin now maintains an official presence on Freenode, the IRC network for free and open-source projects! We have linked our Freenode #turtlecoin and #turtlecoin-dev channels to our Discord #general and #dev_general channels, respectively. Come check it out! Thank you to iburnmycd for the bot that makes this possible! – Thinkpol

https://kiwiirc.com/client/irc.freenode.net/?nick=TurtleFan|?#turtlecoin

Team Chat
https://xkcd.com/1782/
Related image
TonChan Mobile Wallet [pictured]

TonChan Android Mobile Wallet

Not much to report again. Added a pull to refresh, and refresh on reopening wallet from background for the coin price, as the automatic refresh was basically never getting hit (every hour, provided the wallet was in the foreground).
I’m aware scanning QR codes is broken in the current version, it will be fixed in the next version. Meanwhile I’ve been trying to finally track down what is causing all the crashes, and I think I have a good way to reproduce it, but am not sure how to fix just yet.
Reminder that if you have a feature you’d like to see, make a request on the GitHub, and I’ll see what I can do. (Or make a pull request yourself 😉 – Zpalm

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tonchan&hl=en_US

:comfy:

Small News For Small Eyes

  • Shouts out to OddBox and Professor L who gained Developer role this week for their contributions to TRTL code repos.
  • Some exchanges added us this week, so if that’s your thing you can probably figure it out on Twitter.
  • Our 2019 set of TRTL Discord Emojis are already being seen in the wild. No known vaccinations are present at this time.
  • #ultranote – added to communities in Discord
  • TurtleCoin Core software now has 51 Core Contributors on Github. We want to make it official, but we don’t know which pocket to hang our green bandanas out of.
In this picture, a young market-talker sits, verklempt, smeared in the shame of his actions.

Good First Issues

Want to be a TRTL Dev? We’ve made a list of our easiest challenges. When your code is merged, you get the dev role 🙂

Morpheus made this 🙂

Rig Of The Week – Greywolf “Rig1”

Each week we will post one of the rigs posted to “Rig of the Week”, a new segment that MrLahaye came up with that’s really getting some good engagement. To submit your rig, fill out this form and we’ll submit one a week till we run out. https://goo.gl/forms/GkDSoP3fERBWm8aJ2

Name: Greywolf’s mining rig “Rig1”

mobo: MSI Z270-A PRO
CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K
RAM: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR4 PC4-19200
PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA 80+ Platinum 1200W
GPU: (x4) XFX Radeon RX580 8GB
PCI-e adapters: Rebbic VER009S

This is the first rig that I built, circa mid-April 2018. I fabricated a frame with 1/2″ aluminum angle bars, 4 wood slats across the bottom, and a wood support beam to stabilize the GPU’s. I drilled holes on the rear rail and tapped them, to accept standard case thumbscrews, for securing the GPU’s. I started with 1 GPU, and added another every few weeks until there were 5. The motherboard is supported by 6 standard brass standoffs, double stacked, for more clearance under the board. I added a standard mobo speaker, an on/off switch, and a USB 3.0 extension cable attached to the rear, to give easy USB access from the front.

The original motherboard onboard NIC went bad about 2 months ago. The original rig had 5 RX580 GPU’s and a Celeron CPU with a low profile fan (pending the addition of a 6th GPU). When the NIC went out, I swapped the motherboard with an identical one (but different CPU) that I had been using for testing purposes. Because of the displacement of the large cooling fan for the Core i7 CPU, two GPU spaces (3 & 4) on the frame were sacrificed, and now the rig runs only 4 GPU’s, but has a beefier CPU.

What are your secret tips and tricks about mining TRTL?
don’t panic, ask for help, don’t quit

What is the hashrate of this rig?
Masari CPU mining 650 H/s TurtleCoin GPU mining 0 8250 1 6200 2 6200 3 5240 T ~25900 H/s Highest (since 3-16-19): 37596.5 H/s

Bounties!

Bounties are a great way to get things done. Tell us what you want and how much TRTL you’d pay to see it happen and we’ll post it in the roundup for you and see who bites!

  • 1000 TRTL – I need windows and mac binaries for my fork of turtlecoin please. @Monster(QPSA)
  • 100,000 TRTL – I am offering a Bounty of 100k TRTL to implement TRTL with Trust Wallet!, TrustWallet started accepting more coins for integration recently and I think could be a great form of exposure and additional option for all turtle users. Here is the submission form: https://github.com/TrustWallet/wallet-core/issues/new?template=new_blockchain.md&title=Add+support+for and some technical details: https://github.com/TrustWallet/wallet-core/wiki/Adding-Support-for-a-New-Blockchain” Mrrovot / Turtle Max
  • 10,000 TRTL – Write a guide on mining TRTL on an iOS phone with the app XMR Miner. Must be modeled after existing guides, I can give a hand wherever needed! Sajo8
  • 200-700 TRTL per fix – Help correct information or fix broken links in the turtlecoin docs! Bounty depends on information fixed, feel free to contact me for more info Sajo8
Submitted by TenaciousTurtle

Free TRTL Advertising

Do you have a pool or service that runs TRTL? Tell us about it! Advertise here for free every week!

  • Merged Mining Turtle + Loki – HashVault.pro https://turtle.hashvault.pro
  • TRTL man! 🙂 Dice, Blackjack, and 3 other games I dont understand yet! https://bc.game/
Submitted by Coco

Shoutouts & Thanks

This is the perfect place to thank the people who help you or make things that you like using!

  • Sups – Thank you to Ksupremex for the videos you keep sending in, really helping the community learn the basics of crypto mining and setup, Loved the last video of XMR-stak. It’s great to see how you are following us on our journey, and helping others as you go.
  • Ksmith1532#4898 – I wanna give a shout out to @zpalmtree#1337 – for helping fix my miner set up and got me turtle mining again.
  • Anon – Alien stop being so depressing you fucking angsty teenager
  • cwappywules – please dont forget me
  • Queethan – Sajo, I love you! :t_kissy:
  • Cison – Discotim and CodIsAFish, sorry I ddos’d your mining pools.
  • zpalm – im eating crisps they’re tasty
  • Anonymous – Thank you to zpalmtree and iburnmycd for spending so much of their free time thinking about and working on TurtleCoin.
Pictured: Peyton from Github handling the dirty work

Dunce of the Week

We decided to make a segment on the back page of the roundup to laugh at highlight projects that go further than just a search-and-replace to remove the TurtleCoin License from their forks. This hurts all of us & without that license, we couldn’t have shared TRTL with you.

This week’s dunce is ZumPay and their wise ZumDevs, who ignored both TRTL Dev’s and Github’s request to restore the license. The lengths they went to in obscuring the licenses in the code was comical, even going so far as to keep operating as if nothing was wrong even after receiving the polite requests to restore the licenses.

The sweet irony in all of this is that Github responded by acknowledging the violation on April Fool’s Day and taking action the day after.

At TurtleCoin we encourage the forking and re-use of our code, and usually we’ll even help you to do it properly, however, the first section in the TRTL Forking Guide is to respect the license! Without this license, none of this would be possible, and this one simple request allows us to provide you with the software and support our communities need. Thanks for your help!

Categories
Weekly Update

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

NPM

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.

NPM

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.

Recent updates also include better callback message signing that makes it a lot easier for developers to verify that the callback message(s) that they receive from TurtlePay were indeed generated by TurtlePay.

Multisignature Wallets – I’ve been working pretty diligently the last few days to prepare the underlying cryptographic functions and primitives necessary to bring multisignature wallets to TurtleCoin. This is one of those features that make it easier to perform advanced wallet services that provide extra security for your funds. The cool thing about it is that there are no changes required of the network to support Multisignature transactions so implementing and testing this is entirely wallet side.

More updates to come in the coming days and weeks as I get closer to having something more worth sharing. You’ll probably see me in the development channel throwing chairs until this is finished 🙂

turtlecoin-nodes-json – I’ve removed 32 unreachable nodes from the public nodes list. This should make using applications, that pull from the list, a little more user-friendly. I wrote a script to poll public node availability and used the results from a period of 12 hours to determine which nodes would be cut. I only removed nodes that were 100% inaccessible. If you feel your node was removed in error, please check that your node is publicly accessible and create a pull request to get it back on the list. To ensure your node is reachable you can use the netcat command on linux (e.g. netcat -vz mydomain myport) or use one of the many websites that checks for open ports. – andrew | trtl.rocks

https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtlecoin-nodes-json

Thinkpol’s TRTL Tetris! – This one was submitted via the chat but was pretty awesome so i had to show you guys. One of our users on the TurtleCities server, Thinkpol, created this awesome TurtleCoin Tetris game on his TurtleCities homepage, and coolest of all he did it with less than 2.88MB of storage space for the entire site. Just in case some of you don’t know, TurtleCities is like our free GeoCities replacement for the old fogies in our crowd who remember that place. If you want to see some of the pages others have made, check out pages.turtlecoin.lol

http://pages.turtlecoin.lol/~thinkpol/

Javascript Wallet Backend – Hello, If you are a developer, you have probably interacted with turtle-service. It works well, but sometimes you need a little more fine grained control to give better error messages, and not have to worry about firewalls blocking your connection to the RPC. Enter https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtlecoin-wallet-backend-js This provides the same sort of functions as turtle-service, however, it is written in Typescript, and so can be easily used in both TypeScript and JavaScript environments. You can use this instead of turtle-service to build wallets, and other services. It should give a better level of integration, allowing your program to be more user friendly. A simple example is it offers events, which can make your code easier to read, and saves you having to check the status of the wallet every N seconds.

wallet.on('incomingtx', (transaction) => {
console.log(`Incoming transaction of {prettyPrintAmount(transaction.totalAmount()} received!`);
});

It also adds a number of utility functions, such as formatting atomic amounts, validating addresses, and much more. If there’s something you’d like to see that’s missing, I’ll be happy to add it.
Thanks to iburnmycd, it now automatically includes support for speedy C++ cryptography, and so wallet syncing speed will be similar to turtle-service, rather than having to use slow JavaScript.
The backend also supports the TurtlePay blockchain cache API – This works just like a daemon, but has much better uptime, and can also speed up wallet syncing.
One thing I haven’t got to yet is adding support for fusion transactions, but this will be pretty easy. If you’re wanting to use them, give me a ping, and I’ll get them added. – Zpalm

Promote Your Bounty

1,500,000 TRTL – Cryptonight Soft Shell GPU miner integration with pool compatible mining software. – Hooftly

Community Advertisements

https://trtl.muxdux.com – Mine with Muxdux. We are a small pool trying to get a little bit bigger. Join our active discord channel (https://discord.gg/QJ37K9Q)

Shoutouts & Thanks

rock  – Thankful for the TRTL core team putting in work around the clock to bring us new features and goodies. Also thankful for all the communities around us that lend us their users for diabolical testing fun and games and their devs that help us achieve our goals. Thanks to everyone who helped us get here.

Categories
Weekly Update

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/

Community Advertisements

  • Two brand new community projects to check out already this year! Who sent 10 turtle by MrRovot and a custom minecraft server by WarLordN1k. So come any play all the communities amazing games @ games.turtacus.com
  • FREE public node, one of the only free ones left. greywolf Germany turtlenode.co
  • TurtleDice – Bet and try your luck with this new gambling website. You choose your winning chances and we roll the dice for you! No registration, fair and fun playing! https://turtledice.de.cool

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

 

Categories
Weekly Update

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

Community Advertisements

Turtle (TRTL) Mining Pool by modpool.org Pool Url: https://turtle.modpool.org/ Pool Fee: 0.8% Features: • PaymentID payments for exchanges, you can directly mine to an exchange that supports this feature • PaymentID, integrated address, subaddress supported • “Slush” payment system ( For details, please check “Payments” Menu) • Stats and hashrate chart per worker • Profit Calculator • E-mail notification when workers down • Pending Balance, Total Paid, Round contribution, Current Payout Estimate • Payment Histoy – Daily • Top 10 miners list • Average 1/6/24-hour Hash Rate • Discord channel : https://discord.gg/JW3VJfs • Telegram channel: https://t.me/modpoolorg

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

Join the the ducks in finding turtles. My pool is based on the west coast of the USA. 0.1% fee – https://trtl.muxdux.com

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:
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.

 

Categories
Weekly Update

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!

30 seconds * 1,000,000 blocks = 1 Awesome year! We are so happy to share this experience with you!
30 seconds * 1,000,000 blocks = 1 Awesome year! We are so happy to share this experience with you!

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 makes developing your own TurtleCoin App simple and point-and-click easy!
TRTL Services makes developing your own TurtleCoin App simple and point-and-click easy!

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

QuickStart

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

Mark Rufalo's favorite and most recommended crypto faucet!
Mark Rufalo’s favorite and most recommended crypto faucet!

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

File:Dora JTBPP All Turtles found.png

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/

Free Community Advertising

oiboo_game_emporium.png

Oiboo’s Game Emporium. Now open! A collection of games developed by you, the TRTL community. From Swanson Clicker to Flappy Turtle, there’s something for everyone! Get in contact if you want to be featured! Oiboo

https://games.turtacus.com

@Rock asked for *short* pool ads. Come and mine in… Middle Earth. *drops mic* – funkypenguin

https://trtl.heigh-ho.funkypenguin.co.nz

Pool located right in the middle of the US. We’re small, but feisty and heavily active.

http://trtl.llama.horse

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!

https://cryptonote.social/faq

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

 

 

Categories
Weekly Update

This Week in TurtleCoin (Nov 12, 2018)

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!

Categories
Weekly Update

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

Image result for turtle school

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!!
Categories
Weekly Update

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)
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”