Weekly Update

This Week In TurtleCoin (SEP 24, 2018)


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

– TRTL Team

Developer Updates

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

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

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

Web Wallet – Busy applying changes to masari’s webwallet so it will work for Turtle. This includes, a project restructure to dotnet core (done), re-write of the background caching process to handle large chains (done), re-work of the client side crypto functions to work for TurtleCoin (done), re-brand for turtle and a few other minor things. Am currently working on some improvements to how mempool Tx’s are handled in the web wallet and am adding some additional info to be displayed if there are unconfirmed fusion transactions. – WhassupZA (Discord), Dave (GitHub)

Nest – Version 0.34 of Nest, your GUI wallet, was released this week. It has been intensively tested, so you will not encounter the issues we had in 0.32. Please upgrade as it uses latest core 0.8.3, which is not compatible with previous versions. I think you will like the new address directory and wallet scan height features. If you are the maintainer of a fork of TurtleCoin, I made a guide to fork Nest for your coin: – Jon – Nest Shoutouts

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

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

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Community Shoutouts

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

Rogerrobers – Shout out to artolan

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

anon – i have a really big crush on zpalm

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

anon – rock we miss you

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

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

Rock – Shouts out to Sajo for his writing skills 😀

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

Feature Story – TurtleCoin Web Wallet Creator Interview

Not bragging or anything but… TurtleCoin’s got a web wallet now.. It has blackjack, free beer and spinning rims! Check it out!

I took a minute to interview DSAnon, the creator of the first TurtleCoin web wallet, which he named ShellNet. This is another one of a stream of firsts considering DSAnon, because I think if memory serves me right, he was the first person to buy TurtleCoin with outside funds, almost a year ago. 

Take a second to check out the interview, try out the web wallet, and if you want a few TRTL’s to kick the tires with, just give us a shout in the chat and we’ll get you set up with some starter funds.


RockSteady (TRTL)

Hey man thanks for agreeing to the interview! So tell me, how does it feel to be the first guy to have a TRTL web wallet?

At first it didn’t seem like a big deal, but now that there’s about 150 users it’s a big responsibility. The responsibility on me to keep ShellNet up and running securely has kept me up at night on several occasions.
That’s cool! You know, a big draw to people who use your web wallet is that you can get started much faster than syncing a normal wallet (Currently, it takes at least 2 hours and 36gb to sync the regular wallet). Everyone tells me “shellnet is FAST”, which is crazy for a Turtle themed site :smile: Can you tell us about how long it takes to sign up and make a wallet?


It takes about a minute to signup. all you need is a username and password. users can choose any password they want, secure or insecure. The authentication method (Secure Remote Password) doesn’t store the hash, the only way to break in would be though bruteforce methods. I plan on implementing 2FA soon to make accounts even more secure
Once you make an account you should immediately backup your keys. if ShellNet goes down for maintenance you can use the same wallet on your local pc.
Once you make an account you should immediately backup your keys. if ShellNet goes down for maintenance you can use the same wallet on your local pc.
So, how long does a user have to sync after the 1 minute signup? Is there syncing at all? Does it use any space on the user’s hard drive? (sounds like weird questions, but people will want to know)
The wallet is always synced to the blockchain. you can start to receive and send TRTL as soon as you signup without having to download a 36gb+ blockchain
That’s good to hear. So you mentioned backing up my keys.. If I set up a full wallet later on my computer at home, and I take these keys from my web wallet and use them on my home wallet too, without converting it or anything?
Yep, it’s just that simple
The interface is so simple, you'll pick it up right away
The interface is so simple, you’ll pick it up right away
That’s really cool. What’s some of the technology running behind it? I hear there’s some interesting stuff under the hood.
The backend is written in Go and the front end is just simple HTML and Javascript. I’m using the microservices application architecture so I can easily scale ShellNet in the future. the coolest part is the authentication. I’m using the secure remote password protocol which is a type of zero knowledge password proof. there’s no password equivalent data stored in the database. instead, the verifier generated during signup is saved, and when you login another verifier is generated and the verifiers are compared.
If you want a better explanation of SRP and why it’s more secure than just saving a hashed password check out this video
Nifty, What are your plans for the web wallet in the future? What’s next on your plate?
The main ones are: sending messages (encrypted or unencrypted) in the blockchain and qr code based two factor authentication.
Hey great idea, tell me more about the messaging feature, what do you have in mind?
when sending TRTL, you can also send a text message. the message will be converted to base16 and stored in the tx_extra field of the transaction. sending encryped messages will only be supported if you’re sending to another ShellNet user.
Can’t wait to see that feature on the site, I think that will be really popular! Great work so far! Is there any way the community can help your development or is there a tip address where they can donate back to you?
Yes, my donation address is
There is also a discord if you need support
Thank you for doing this interview, I hope many Turtles check out the service! Thanks for all of your hard work
Is there anything you’d like to add?
Any time!