stackofstake.com

We'd like to tell@everyone about the achievements of our friends from Gentarium.

βœ… New website design

https://gtmcoin.io/

βœ… Registration of a legal entity in Estonia

β˜‘ Launch of a Cosmos vaidation node.

The platform doesn't limit itself by the MN market and expends its activities. It joins DPoS ecosystem of Cosmos blockchain. It's no secret that we have our concerns about the algorithm that has issues with decentralization. However, Gentarium as a service platform has to benefit from such opportunities and provide new tools to its users.
To become an active validator it needs to get to Top 100 nodes. Gentarium accepts delegated voting power via the following link:

https://mn.gtmcoin.io/validators/cosmos

In the meantime, we are finalizing the new release that activates the Governance mechanism. I continue preparing the updated concept of Giant. The goal is to tell about all the capabilities of our tech by using well-known use cases. If you are familiar with sidechain projects and those performing BTC atomic swaps please contact me in DM or <#439070879335317525>.


Let me refer to the recent collateral change discussion in the light of our updates. We wanted to share the info later once everything is ready but the upcoming Governance release forces us to act faster.

βš– The next release will activate the Governance mechanism. It'll be a mandatory update. You'll be notified in advance and have about 1 week to update your GiantCore. After that@everyone will be able to submit any proposal including a collateral change. We cannot ignore it and share valuable information in this regard.

Smart Contracts Blockchain Node

As you probably know smart contracts code execution is quite memory consuming, so the masternodes hosting that you easily perform on VPS will become more costly. We wanted to run tests to make projections of the blockchain size growth in different scenarios before announcing it. Nonetheless, we have to make this important note for the discussion. For more precise calculations we'll launch the smart contracts testnet to determine recommended hosting requirements.

Giant Economics

We are going to fix a very common problem that exists in other smart contracts platforms. I'd call it the free-rider problem. A smart contract creator has relatively small costs of deployment and free operation at the miners expense. We can change that by requiring an enabled masternode for smart contract deployment. In this case it will be some contribution to the entire network decentralization and protection from spam.

As you can see the collateral size is a quite sensitive issue. The expenses of different parties will rely on that. This size has to reflect our ambition to configure the network balance and distribute the costs adequately.


We'd like to share recent updates with@everyone
Development
Only successful tests of governance separates us from the update that will include:

  • Updated Pivx codebase with the network stability fixes
  • Updated qt
  • Activated Governance
    @466230210002681857> is back from vacation and ready to launch the testnet.
    @504925562037338113> continues implementing the Dashboard page design that's expected this week.
    Marketing
    Although last weeks were not pleasant sharing your concerns was quite helpful. It showed me an understanding gap that I need to target. In fact, it goes beyond only Giant and highlights flaws of the crypto industry. I realize that many of you expect concrete marketing steps to attract new audience. Nonetheless, I am certain that we need these pillars to demonstrate the uniqueness of our path:
  • Non-ICO
  • dApps first -> tech efficiency first
    I'll cover these topics in a series of dedicated articles. That is going to be my focus till the Governance release.

🀝 Vault, a shared masternode platform created by the public team from PAWS.fund, listed Giant Coin.
The team is concerned with bringing quality projects to the platform users and contacted the Giant CoreTeam shortly after the launch.

https://my.vault.investments/dashboard/

You can deposit any amount for masternode instant shares and reinvest to grow faster by compounding the interest on the following terms:
$1.99 per month in VAULT coin
$3.98 per month in GIC

The project is focused on transparency and user experience, so the public team's been very active in Discord and conducted a webinar for@everyone.@VAULT.Investments#1167 represents the platform



Thanks to@everyone who's completed the survey!
If you haven't please follow this link:
https://forms.gle/R2EdSTryPM17w1A78
This data plus the Beta campaign results made it clear what kind of environment we want to create.

βš™ We've already tested a daily report format that provided you with comments about latest commits.
The format turned out to be time consuming and couldn't provide enough context and the bigger picture.
We've replaced it with a <#539669018790068236> channel that served well. However, the feedback showed high demand in the news and transparency.

We will make our internal management processes more open.
It includes 3 main areas:

  1. General and strategic management
  2. Marketing content generation
  3. Development

Each area has a dedicated framework that has specific tasks presented on the Trello board.
Its current version cannot address actual processes, because many tasks go beyond Scrum-based 2 weeks sprints.
Therefore, it'll be completely upgraded.

As of now I can share with you the latest draft of the management framework.
It'll become a part of the Governance mechanism to strenghten the image of Giant as a decentralized project.
2 other frameworks will be finished up the next week. As a result, Giant will come to a daily report format based on that system.

βœ… One of the management directions is transforming our media channels. The survey brought some interesting facts about it.
If you learned about the project from Discord or Twitter, please tell me in DM or in #general what servers/twitter accounts had the link that brought you to the Giant space.


The most important part of any management is data collection. Please take 5 mins to complete the survey.
If you are non-English speaker let us know if you need assistance. We really need@everyone

https://forms.gle/R2EdSTryPM17w1A78

Only the common effort will allow the project to prosper. The technology itself is not enough.

Giant Community Survey
Please help us to understand the current state of the Giant Community and to optimize the realm in the future

βš™ The Beta campaign forced me to switch from my regular activities, such as smart contracts marketing, development updates and the community team.
After the release I took a break for 3 days to analyze the situation. Now I am back to start implementing the plan step-by-step.

βœ… Although some people can be disappointed about the Beta release the CoreTeam has certainly achieved its goal and collected valuable feedback.
@439032526535917569> is already processing that and making changes to the design.

πŸ“’ Let me refer to the common concern of the decreased news frequency. There are 2 main reasons:

  1. This is time consuming. Once I've added smart contracts research and started formulating the project value it took most of my time.
    Plus the news writing cannot be standardized and easily delegated.
  2. We announce only the news that's worth your attention. For instance, if I haven't dug into the recent GiantCore modifications and consulted with the Devs I will not publish a broad report.

However, this is my responsibility to bring a model that serves the community.
Luckily, now we have active members who are familiar with the project and competent enough to help me out.

Once again, I don't want to shift the focus and to distract by minor events. Giant needs a fundamental change.
We say a lot about the technology, but let's not forget that in the open-source space this is nothing if there is no viable community.
Community and marketing materials have to relate to the technology level. The detailed Roadmap will be published ASAP

We need@everyone to make it happen. If you want the project to succeed and be a part of it please submit the form.
This week we'll start making short interviews. The previous Community Team channel will be closed.
To access the form and lear the Community Team concept please follow the link:

http://bit.ly/GCommTeam


We are proud to announce that our initial plan to release GEX Beta is completed!

We had 8 meaningful sessions with beta testers who provided in-depth feedback to us.
You can read about it in details in the new article:

https://giantpay.network/pages/giant-plan--gex-beta

Giant Community experienced the first webinar, dedicated to GEX Beta Trading Interface. This is the beginning of more interactive forms of communication.

Finally, we make a public release of GEX Beta for@everyone!

http://bit.ly/GEX-beta

The primary goal of the beta is to share the current status and vision of the platform, and to collect as much feedback as we can to improve it before the final release of the product.

Please, share your thoughts in <#584078527909986310> and submit the bugs using the form:
https://forms.gle/hAkxhdsnxSofEY1S6

Now it’s time to process the feedback and take advantage of that Beta for our marketing purposes!


GEX Beta Bug Report
Please, tell us about the bugs we need to fix

Yesterday we had our first webinar for the Giant Community, that was dedicated to the GEX Beta release.
Props to @395050662490144779> for encouraging me to have that session and co-hosting.
It was my first experience of that kind, so I was really excited and appreciate@everyone who joined.
We'll learn from our mistakes, improve the format and are planning to have more webinars in the future.

The webinar is available via the link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8aXCKB27ho

Time codes are included.

We will process the feedback collected from the beta testing and potential improvements will be implemented by our Devs.
Only 2 sessions are left, so the summary will be published soon.

Don't miss the public release of GEX Beta on May 31st!

GEX Beta release webinar
May 27th we had our first Zoom webinar for the Giant Community, that was dedicated to the GEX Beta release. 00:01 GEX Beta introduction 12:09 Q&A session 16:...

Only 3 hours left for the Webinar!
Don't forget to get Zoom App and join the room via that link at 2 pm GMT:
https://zoom.us/j/7687136835
@everyone is welcome!
We'll start with the GEX Beta presentation and continue with a Q&A session.

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The webinar is scheduled on Monday May 27th 2 pm GMT!

We want to have an interactive webinar, so it will be conducted in Zoom.
However, it's up to you to just watch and listen.
Please, download the app using the link:

https://zoom.us/support/download

Duration: 1 hour

The webinar will include
-Presentation of Giant.Exchange Beta
- Q&A session

Please submit your questions about GEX in <#580791357975691289> or in other social media.
Our goal is to make it clear to@everyone why GEX represents an evolution of the entire online betting industry.

In the meantime @439032526535917569> has started sessions with the beta testers.
The quality of the feedback has exceeded our expectations! We cannot wait to share it with you.


Dear friends! @479305199710765071> and @504925562037338113> have finalized the GEX Trading interface, so we are ready to test it with our guests!
The sessions have already been scheduled and start tomorrow. We'll share with you the results shortly after.

In the meantime, please, leave your questions regarding Giant.Exchange in <#580791357975691289> or in the comments in social media, and I will address them on the webinar that happens in next week. The exact time will be announced soon.
Let's make the session as productive as possible!@everyone is welcome



Great news on GEX progress: @479305199710765071> has finished working on the governance page!
It is the last page of the platform and we made a huge step approaching its final release;
we are now left with the implementation of the new design we already shared with you, and smart contracts.

https://beta.giant.exchange/governance/create-voting

The Governance page will show you how much GEX is decentralized; you can play on the beta platform and create votes that can affect the Exchange at its core. Once the final release will be out,@everyone can propose to change the dividend percentage, for example, can start a voting for any funding initiative, or changing anything else related the options of trading or governance; it is also on this page where developers can upload new smart contracts for assets or oracles, or starting a vote to change the code of an existing one.

You can find more information about Governance on Giant.Exchange here:
https://giantpay.network/pages/giantexchange-decentralized-management

Giant.Exchange Decentralized Management
This material tells about how Giant.Exchange is managed: who’s behind the decisions which define the long-term financial strategy of this platform

We are excited to announce the listing of GIC to Midas for@everyone

Midas are a highly trusted and reputable investments platform, and through this listing Giant endorse their service.

We appreciate thorough analysis the Midas CoreTeam has acomplished.
The introduction of Giant on the platform shows the uniqueness of the project
and why Giant has received the maximum overall score among all the coins hosted on Midas

https://mn.investments/midas-lists-giant-gic/

Midas has a vast ecosystem that provides the following services:

Research - Analytical materials at
https://mn.investments.
Trading - Midex, the exchange operated by Midas -
https://dex.midas.investments
Investing - the intuitive and easy-to-manage platform
https://p.midas.investments

the Midas Investment Platform offers Giant Coin and has the following features:

1⃣ instant share
2⃣ MIDAS Lock-in that powers zero fees platform
3⃣ Investments management
4⃣ Instant and automated deposits and withdrawals
5⃣ Scaled reinvestment

We hope to integrate GIC to other Midas platforms very soon!

https://discord.gg/e6stHWe

Midas Lists Giant (GIC) - Combining the best aspects of Ethereum, ...
Midas announces the listing of Giant (GIC) to the Midas platform as an Instant Share. Invest today to receive instant rewards.

We are excited to announce the listing of GIC to Midas

Midas are a highly trusted and reputable investments platform, and through this listing Giant endorse their service.

We appreciate thorough analysis the Midas CoreTeam has acomplished.
The introduction of Giant on the platform shows the uniqueness of the project
and why Giant has received the maximum overall score among all the coins hosted on Midas

https://mn.investments/midas-lists-giant-gic/

Midas has a vast ecosystem that provides the following services:

Research - Analytical materials at https://mn.investments.
Trading - Midex, the exchange operated by Midas - https://dex.midas.investments
Investing - Midas platform https://p.midas.investments, the intuitive and easy-to-manage platform offered by Midas.

the Midas Investment Platform offers Giant Coin and has the following features:

1⃣ instant share
2⃣ MIDAS Lock-in that powers zero fees platform
3⃣ Investments management
4⃣ Instant and automated deposits and withdrawals
5⃣ Scaled reinvestment

We hope to integrate GIC to other Midas platforms very soon!

https://discord.gg/e6stHWe

Midas Lists Giant (GIC) - Combining the best aspects of Ethereum, ...
Midas announces the listing of Giant (GIC) to the Midas platform as an Instant Share. Invest today to receive instant rewards.

@everyone Mandatory Update
Giant Developers addressed the most frequent issues and have made a new release of GiantCore that includes the following updates:

  • Bootstrap was added
  • Windows build fix (32/64 bit versions stability)
  • Unexpected quit errors fix
  • Min stake size was added and increased to 10
  • The synchronization process was accelerated

You need to update your wallets and Masternodes on VPS till 04/30/2019 @ 12:00am (UTC)
After that moment your wallets will be out of sync unless you update it.

To update your wallets:

  1. Download the wallet for your OS:
    https://github.com/GiantPay/GiantCore/releases/tag/1.3.0.0
  2. Launch
  3. If you haven't changed the path to the Giant blockchain you won't need to reindex.

To update your masternodes on VPS:

  1. Enter the Ubuntu server where you host your masternode
  2. Type the following commands one by one:
    cd GiantMasternodeSetup
    git pull
    chmod +x GiantMasternodeUpdate.sh
    ./GiantMasternodeUpdate.sh

We are updating the explorer and will notify you once we finish.
If you have any issues please use <#457933757018537996>.
We will never DM to you directly. The support members will answer you in the chat or ask to DM them.

GiantPay/GiantCore
Giant Coin. Contribute to GiantPay/GiantCore development by creating an account on GitHub.

We have a few updates for@everyone from the Giant Community:

🀝 Giant Coin will be listed on the Midas.Investments platform soon.
This collaboration was initiated due to high demand from Midas users to have Giant Coin on the platform.
The Midas CoreTeam notified us of this demand and we've quickly worked out the listing.
The Midas Project has a record of more than 6 months of active and transparent development.
We are happy to join their ecosystem and present Giant to Midas users!

βš™ Our Devs are working hard on improving network stability and fixing build errors. During this week we'll release the mandatory update.
Don't worry, you'll have a week to update your wallet and masternodes before it goes out of sync.

As we are get closer to the major releases (Giant Contract) the true value, and advantages, of our technology becomes clearer.
At the moment the information on giantpay.network, and in WPs, do not wholly reflect these findings. Due to that, we have a few tasks to complete:

  • Updating texts on Giantpay.network
  • Updating and Expanding the roadmap
  • Enhancement of WPs structure:
    • Replacing WP1 and WP2 with a new WP that includes our core ideas;
    • Writing a technical paper based on WP2.

You can contribute to these tasks in several ways:

  • By recommending a blockchain project that has a really simple explanation of complex technical stuff
  • Providing feedback on the contents in WP
  • Post in <#439070879335317525> your main questions or aspects of the project than remain unclear for you

Stay tuned and don't miss the mandatory update!


Dear users, we have a few important updates!

We are closing MN-owners channel for the following reasons:

  • Giant is aiming to reach out to non-masternodes audience that might not be using Discord. This makes sharing inside information with priveleged Discord users a poor business practice.
  • The CoreTeam doesn't want to act as a centralized authority when it comes to deciding whether Investors that stake coins or use shared services can get access to the channel.
  • On-chain governance can fulfill decision-making functions this private channel has and make it more transparent and advanced practice.

We hope that you share our vision that led to this decision.

βš™ Our Developers are currently working on the new wallet release to imrpove the network stability and user experience.
If your wallet stops working and showing errors, please let us know, so we could fix it in the new version.
Send the following data to admi@giantpay.network with the title "Bug-fix":

  • A version of your operational system
  • A verison of GiantCore you are using
  • Debug.log
  • Error message (optionally)

Otherwise, you can use <#505047249898831880> channel. Thanks@everyone for cooperation!


Despite the disturbances the masternodes market was going trough this week the Giant CoreTeam continues to perform as Giant Blockchain reaches 3000 masternodes. Thanks@everyone for the support!

We are ready to share with you finished design of the Dashboard page that has various features to analyse your performance. It displays data for traders, brokers and oracles.
Quite soon beta.giant.exchange will include these graphics to be all set for connecting to Giant Contracts.

It's impossible to avoid the sensitive security topic. The recent situation shows that Developers and experienced users have to enlighten and to remind of basic security steps.
Following steps can dramatically decrease your chances of loosing crypto funds:

Be safe and have a good weekend!



Major updates, insight and changes haven't stopped us from day-to-day work.
Besides quaterly updates that addressed hot topics, we want to share with you the detailed picture.@everyone can now acknowledge what's going on in different parts of the project.
We switched to the new format of progress reports. Please, share how do you like it and leave comments!

Original: https://giantpay.network/pages/march-results
Medium: https://medium.com/giantcrypto/march-results-ad2e3bae5d6d

March Results
The Giant CoreTeam now switches to the new format of progress reports. We are looking for a balance in delivering the overall picture…