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The main absolute block explorer / explorer.absolutecoin.net will be going offline today while we migrate servers. It should be back online later on today. Apologies for any inconvenience caused@everyone


In other news:

The exchange Upbit has approached us regarding joining their exchange, we are in the process of listing there and will let@everyone know the outcome as soon as we know more.

We have been consulting with several individuals within the UK advertising and marketing sectors regarding GDPR rules. As we will need to comply with these when we start storing customer data on the chain. This is very important step and the business model wont work unless we can get this right.

@424221151519309828> is continuing his work on PoV. We need to complete the ongoing work to upgrade the chain. Once we have over come the current problems regarding compatibility of order OS versions (namely Ubuntu 16.04), we need to activate the special transaction protocol which will allow addition data to be added to the chain.

PoV node collaterals will be rolled out after this next release, currently these will be set at 25,000ABS. Only these nodes will receive PoV rewards when active. Normal nodes which the network is supported on will also continue.


As some of you have noticed I haven’t been active in the last week. Just to confirm that everything is ok and that I’ve just returned from a summer holiday and will be continuing work on the project. I’ve personally have quite a lot going on elsewhere in my life, so has been a challenging month.

So moving forward we will be making some changes to how the community is organised and run. This will affect@everyone within the community.

We need to make some changes to the project so that it can continue to support the basic running costs of ABS. These will be there so that we can continue to fund the project at its most basic level.

Development is happy to continue funding the project short-term, but we will be switching to a partially closed community which will be accessible via a small donation, approximately 15 dollars a year. This will be processed via the website and allow community members access the community portal and most of the discord server and other social accounts.

I’ll be making sure that the environment has good value for the donation, although with help of others within the community, I’m sure we could build a good base of knowledge in the crypto community. All wiki, installers and scripts details will be inclusive of the portal.

The development team will be setting up a limited company within the UK next month, which the donations will be registered and processed against.


So I have successfully pushed the QT wallet up to version 5.9.6 today, this will make it possible to produce Arm QT wallets soon. Some of our dependency set is now ahead of Dash, which is good to see.

I will need to continue with a new round of Gitian builds to see where we are on compatibility for 16.04. I will continue to update you again soon.

Thanks CC



Another quick update to keep@everyone in the loop about what is going on. We've hit a problem with glibc compatibility at the moment, which is causing some issues with backward compatibility with 16,04 ubuntu and all Debian OS from the Linux Gitian builds. Mac and Windows are fine.... so we are working through resolving the issues at the moment. This issue has affected other builds based on the Bitcoin architecture from a dependancy update in May of this year. We are trying to find the correct solution for us based on where the code set is.

I've had a few people from the community contact me regarding including a QT wallet for the arm compile. This will be possible but probably not for a few weeks as it requires us to move to QT5.9.6 which is doable in the short term, once we have the right dependency set available we can move forward and include this in the release.


Another quick update@everyone. Looks like I have over come the initial problems with Gitian setups but still have some issues with Linux 32-Bit glibc compatibility. This is due to us mixing code which is 9-12 months old in places with a new operating system (Ubuntu 18.04 hosted on Debian 9.9) and dependencies which are up to date. This has been quite challenging over the past two days but it will be worth it moving forward.

Builds on Mac and Windows at running as expected, so I will do a nightly build of Linux and see where we are in the morning. If we have to push the cut off point back a few days from the 10th of July, then this can be down before I release the code. I will let everyone know where we are in the morning.

Thanks, CC


Ok, quick update@everyone. The source code is ready however there is a issue with Gitian and hosting on Ubuntu 18.04 which I’ve been working on all day. I’ll update you a bit later about delivery of the Binaries.


Quick update, Apologies for not being around for the last few days to answer your questions. So update 12.2


Ok@everyone, The next update (12.3.1) is almost ready for testing, so the community should expect the release with the next few weeks. This will be a staging release for Deterministic Masternodes to be activated on the Network. The process for setting up, building and configuring new Masternodes will also change significantly when these new nodes are activated. We will make sure all the documentation is available as before.

Masternodes.pro requires us to pay our yearly subscription to the site on the 9th of June. The amount required is 0.1BTC, we are looking for donations to allow us continued listing there. @&430815615104581679> will continue to fund all running costs of the project but we will leave this to the community to decide if it is worth continuing our listing there.


@everyone, The network has been experiencing some slow downs in block processing today due to rapid changes in hashing power (number of miners on the network). Timings will stabilise again once we converge on a new hashing average.


The block reward reduction has successfully been implemented@everyone. Rewards are now totaling 15 ABS, split between 12 for MN and 3 for Miners.

Today has also seen the implementation of a Bridging Bot which will Link Discord Announcements and the General channel with the Telegram Supergroup. We will work to try and get more integration throughout the social networks in the coming weeks.


Annual halving readjustment at block number 385440 will happen tomorrow, so we will monitor the network to check everything goes as planned.

In other news@everyone, we need to renew out masternode.pro listing which is due to expire on the 9th of June. The fee is 0.1 BTC, I personally think that its important that we stay listed on the site. So we will need to raise this either through governance or via donations.

Donations can be made via <#430823600413605888>, any amount is appreciated.

Thanks, CC


A triple redundancy seed crawler service has been configured for the ABS network and is now live@everyone. This should remove the need for “addnode” to be added within the absolute.conf. The service is configured to service only 70210 nodes on the network and will supply new connecting nodes with the best available connections to allow syncing to be completed as quickly as possible.


All 70209 protocol Masternodes will no longer receive rewards on the network as of 12:00 UTC today. Please update to v0.12.2.5 to maintain receiving your masternode rewards.



A reminder to@everyone to make sure you update to v0.12.2.5 before block 385440 otherwise you will be on the wrong chain.

Reward Cut off for all 70209 protocol nodes will be Sunday, 07-Apr-19 12:00:00 UTC

You can download the wallets here: https://github.com/absolute-community/absolute/releases/tag/v12.2.5

The guide for upgrading existing nodes from 12.2.3 and 12.2.4 is available here:
https://github.com/absolute-community/absolute/wiki/Masternode-Update-Guide-For-V0.12.2.5

Fresh VPS installs can be created by downloading the precompiled binaries using this script:
https://github.com/absolute-community/absolute/wiki/Automated-Installer-Precomplied-Binaries-Cold-Node-Linux-VPS



Here is an update on development and community wages@everyone. February and March have been a particularly busy period for us with over 1000 commits on Github.

Below are wage history statements for February and March.

February
https://absolutecoin.harvestapp.com/client/invoices/fbab6f2f37e1fc54d37a9c8f42fc6bb28da20ae4

March
https://absolutecoin.harvestapp.com/client/invoices/b2f950b28f300ff838f7fbfe925e63181092fffc

We use a app called Harvest to keep track of expenses and wages, we will publish the running cost of ABS via this systems as well soon.



A reminder to@everyone to make sure you update to v0.12.2.5 before block 385440 otherwise you will be on the wrong chain.

You can download the wallets here: https://github.com/absolute-community/absolute/releases/tag/v12.2.5

The guide for upgrading existing nodes from 12.2.3 and 12.2.4 is available here:
https://github.com/absolute-community/absolute/wiki/Masternode-Update-Guide-For-V0.12.2.5

Fresh VPS installs can be created by downloading the precompiled binaries using this script:
https://github.com/absolute-community/absolute/wiki/Automated-Installer-Precomplied-Binaries-Cold-Node-Linux-VPS



Hashing spikes on the network are currently affecting block timing@everyone. This is nothing to worry about and can happen when the price spikes suddenly.


Gleam winners that have been in contact with us have now received their rewards. Well done again to the winners. Sure we will do another campaign soon@everyone.

OK, so the rollout of v12.2.5 is going well, the network is looking good. To confirm 70209 transactions (v12.2.3 and v12.2.4 wallets) will still be processed on the network until the 12th of April.

Work today will be to upgrade the multi VPS node installer. This is for those that wish to run more than one ABS node on a single VPS. It’s worth noting that those unfamiliar with this process and are considering this setup, you will need an IP for each Masternode. ABS is port locked to 18888, so you can’t have two Masternodes on one IP.

We will add a protocol 70210 (v12.2.5) node list to the wiki and Discord later today. V12.2.5 nodes will not be able to disconnect new nodes that only have one connection to the network, this fixes a problem from the previous release.

Further goals in the near future:
Activated an insight block explorer
Activate Network Crawler to replace the DNS seed nodes, this should improve sync times on new wallets.
Website update
Whitepaper update
Roll out test website for PoV testing with QR codes


We are please to announce that v12.2.5 is now available, this release is mandatory@everyone and includes the follow improvements :

Back ports from Bitcoin
New Gitian build setup and improvements (deterministic builds)
InstantSend fixes
Masternode list sync fix
PoVNET implementation to complement integration work of the Proof of View Platform
Governance Improvements
Hardcoded Seeds pulled directly from the Masternode List
Remove Watchdog_Expired and replace with No_Sentinel_Ping
Improved initial sync and connection
General bug fixes
Develop Testnet and Mining Pool integration
General Stability improvements
Install script improvements
Small GUI improvements
Proposal C2 implementation - Hard Fork at Block 385440

As stated above this release will hard fork at 385440 so that the the annual reward can be lowered to the proposed amount in Governance proposal C2. The network will be made ready before hand on the 7th of April, where all old Masternodes will be disconnect.

You can download the wallets here: https://github.com/absolute-community/absolute/releases/tag/v12.2.5

The guide for upgrading existing nodes from 12.2.3 and 12.2.4 is available here:
https://github.com/absolute-community/absolute/wiki/Masternode-Update-Guide-For-V0.12.2.5

Fresh VPS installs can be created by downloading the precompiled binaries using this script:
https://github.com/absolute-community/absolute/wiki/Automated-Installer-Precomplied-Binaries-Cold-Node-Linux-VPS

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