@everyone Ladies and Gentleman.... I'm excited to announce that GIN has now ventured into the gaming industry and is now listed on Crypto Hunter!
What is Crypto Hunter?
Developed by Swyft (SATC coin), Crypto Hunter is here to deliver a fun educational experience in helping users with masternode set ups, tools, and sharing community apps/videos all through its gameplay while also connecting businesses to the touch point of everyday users through the Apple Store and Google Play.
The fun part is in gameplay, collecting denomination value of each coin in AR game play much like Pokemon Go, but also being able to learn about the coin and project you are collecting and the ROI it provides through a https://masternodes.online/ API. Crypto Hunter aims to not only enhance current community footfall, but track and help grow each coin and community listed within its gameplay.
Please see a sample video around its gameplay below:
Join Swyft and the SATC community here: https://discord.gg/fgsrmYq
Crypto Hunter is expected to be LIVE and downloadable through Google Play and the Apple Store by the end of April.
@everyone Weekly report for GIN has just arrived! Read it here:
@everyone Our Co-Founder and CLO Alex Stanescu, pitching at Paris Blockchain Week. Very positive feedback in general about what we are building. Go GEA ! Go Gin ! https://streamable.com/qtf3k
📢 NEW COMMUNITY VOTING SYSTEM
@everyone we have just launched the new voting system for GIN Foundation governance purposes. It allows masternodes on the platform, as well as those hosted outside the platform to cast their votes in an easy way, on subjects that are of importance to the whole ecosystem.
🗳 We have a test vote session running for the rest of the year, so you can test the voting process before voting on real decisions, you can try it out now.
Tomorrow, 18 Apr 2019 we will start the voting session for the GIN Foundation funding proposal, session active until 26 Apr 00:00.
A few notes on the process:
🚢 FREIGHTER FLEET UPDATE
If you kept your eyes on the Freighter Fleet real time explorer (https://freighters.ginplatform.io/) you have probably noticed new activity, especially CDeploy and CResult messages which seem to popup from time to time. This is because the test Cargo has just started running on the Freigther Fleet and the map lightens every 15 minutes when new batches of Cargo are deployed.
We also put together a new stats panel in the bottom left so you can see the activity in real time:
Active Freighters: 19 Total CPUs: 29 Total Memory 55 GB: Total Disk 2.6 TB``` The fleet currently runs very basic test jobs which will become more complex in the coming days. 🗺 **Roadmap & Current progress** ✅ 20 Alpha Freighters onboarded ✅ Freighter software alpha ✅ GIN Platform DAM software alpha ✅ EU1 GIN Platform DAM software deployment ✅ Real time network explorer ✅ Test Cargo (jobs) ⬜ Test Cargo (daemons) ⬜ DAM high availability with 3 geographical locations ⬜ Scheduling engine with geographical targeting ⬜ Cargo payments & settlement ⬜ 100 Private beta Freighters onboarded ⬜ 3rd party masternode deployments ⬜ Public beta 🏁 VOOM VOOOOM 🚢
Following the GIN Foundation's announcement we bring a few pricing changes to the GIN Platform.
Changes to the Pricing of GIN nodes
In our effort to ease the launch of the future GIN Freighters, we are lowering the price of the GIN dedicated nodes from $12.60 / month to $9.99 / month. This applies to both new nodes and nodes that already exist on the platform. Part of the same direction of easing transition to all GIN nodes towards Freighters we are disabling the creation of new Cloud nodes for GIN. Existing GIN Cloud nodes will keep their current pricing and service level until further notice.
Changes to the Pricing of Dash, PivX and Horizen Secure / Super nodes
We have a few other blockchain specific pricing changes that will allow us to continue offering the best in class service level and support:
Existing Dash, PivX and Horizen nodes shall keep the current pricing for the next 7 days. Following this change we will also activate commitment discounts for the 3 projects above.
By the way, here is our weekly update with all the developments that took place this week: https://medium.com/@gincoin/this-week-in-gin-12th-of-april-2019-ae7db541448f
@everyone Ladies and Gentleman... Happy Friday!
To begin the close of one of the busiest, and newsworthy weeks in GIN's history I would like to share the GIN and GEA Protocol Funding proposal with each of you. This proposal should better answer the importance of The Foundation, it's objectives and more clarity as to what the GEA Protocol brings to the entirety of the GIN ecosystem.
Please see the link provided below!
@everyone we're happy to announce support for the first ERC2.0 masternode on the GIN Platform. You asked for it, you got it! AURA nodes can be built effective immediately.
Pricing wise the AURA nodes are a bit more expensive than other nodes on the platform due to different setup requirements. The node is only available as dedicated and it'll cost $30 / month.
To onboard first respondents, we've introduced a 50% lifetime discount for the first 10 nodes.
@everyone A few months back with the pausing of Cryptopia directly halted one of the more popular features of instantly exchanging Altcoins directly for GIN especially when it came to your hosting fees. Over the weeks following we heard from countless members of the community how much this feature was valued and missed.
With that said it is my pleasure to announce that GIN is now available on CryptoWolf for instant exchange with other currencies! This enables GIN Platform users to credit their account balances with other Altcoins that get converted to GIN at market price. In the coming days, the widget will return on the platform for you to "Deposit Altcoins for GIN" to fund your balances.
Please note that Livecoin is the lone exchange that is compatible with CryptoWolf that GIN is listed on and one of highlighted benefits of the new exchange introduced last week.
@everyone Time for the weekly report! Read about what's been happening this week in GIN below. We're live on LiveCoin and we're working on releasing support for a hardware wallet! https://medium.com/@gincoin/this-week-in-gin-5th-of-april-2019-4ee837ff1626
These are the facts we found out during the dev talks:@everyone
wallet.datfiles was found very close to a web form that sends data to Altbet servers.
I will leave you draw your own conclusions from this, but for the moment my recommendation is still to not install the Altbet wallet.
The Altbet devs that cooperated might not have been ill intended, but I think they should pursue the internal lead that was found and discuss with the "unnamed dev" that built that wallet, as from what it looks like, there are a lot of questions he should answer.
UPDATE ON THE ALTBET INVESTIGATION@everyone
In the light of recent events we have participated in a common dev chat with developers from multiple coins trying to find out how the already notorious hack was made possible. I would like to thank the Altbet devs for participating and answering questions when they could.
To summarize, on the 3rd of April, people on Windows started reporting losses of multiple coins including GIN, POLIS, SMART, 1X2, LRM, SNODE, MARCO and probably others. The common link between all the hacked people was they had installed the latest version of the Altbet wallet, so obviously we announced a precautionary measure for all GIN holders to avoid installing that wallet (it was just precaution, not blaming anyone; if you ate seafood and you're puking, you should stop eating seafood to see how it goes).
IMPORTANT SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT@everyone
According to recent information the last Altbet wallet has a virus that can steal coins from your other wallets if you install it locally. GIN owners: DO NOT INSTALL ALTBET WALLETS on the same computer as your GIN wallet to mitigate this risk.
Because of this virus multiple shared nodes services were hacked or are still at risk to be hacked because they collocate multiple hot wallets from different coins on the same infrastructure.
The GIN Platform is not affected by this in any way, this is just a warning for your local wallet security.
@everyone GIN trading is now live on LiveCoin. Head over there and let's bootstrap this market with some real volume https://www.livecoin.net/en/trading/GIN_BTC
@everyone Established over 5 years ago in March of 2014 LIVECOIN is a well established cryptocurrency exchange formed in the United Kingdom. Right at first glance what’s exciting about LIVECOIN for consumers is the ability for USD and Euro pairings while also providing the ability for a FIAT Gateway for users to directly buy their favorite coins. What’s really exciting about LIVECOIN is the volume and potentially liquidity it provides. LIVECOIN consistently boasts a daily trading volume above $10mill USD placing it right next to other well known exchanges you know like Gemini, Kucoin, Poloniex and Liquid ranking anywhere inside the Top 50-75 depending on the day. The opportunity a marketplace like this presence is a trading volume that is over x20 the size of GIN's current trading locations.
Why LIVECOIN makes sense today....
Livecoin brings several benefits to GIN in forms of notoriety, presence in the market and the opportunity for substantial increase volume and liquidity for GIN. As many of you know, GIN was created without an ICO and ample funding bucket at its launch like many other projects in the ICO craze of 2017. This is one example of many where the Foundation will assist the coin in expanding the coins global presence.
The goal isn’t to just list GIN on one new marketplace in 2019 and be done with it. This is a step forward with much more to come.
@everyone Ladies and Gentlemen...I hope your Friday's are going well (Saturday's for our Down Under friends) and you're looking forward to your weekends.
Before you get comfortable I do I have a bit of news to share 😃
Over the previous weeks leading up to the formation of the foundation I have mentioned that the first duty of the foundation was to find a more suitable, mainstream exchange to get GIN listed on. The benefits of this bring ample opportunity for GIN while also potentially solving an underlining concern many of you have discussed in previous months... Bringing GIN more liquidity.
With that said it is my pleasure to announce GIN is now listed on LIVECOIN. (PLEASE NOTE that trading is not yet Live I will announce this separately).
@everyone Last GIN weekly report of March 2019. April, we're looking at you, kid.
@everyone 'Tis time for the weekly report, lads and lasses! https://medium.com/@gincoin/this-week-in-gin-22nd-of-march-2019-3f7ebbde039f