@everyone this announcement is long due. I have been and am going to be taking a less active role for the time being, but I am still here to make sure the servers stay up, code gets merged, contribute development when I can, etc. Over the past months I have already approached several devs who I trusted, would be committed, would be capable of handling what is needed and who would have been able to take over the project with no investment on their end. They all declined the responsibility. The rumors around the project being sold need to end. If a complete stranger shows up, with no clear evidence they are remotely capable of what is technically required and are asking about taking control(s) of the project, they may be asked to provide some kind of investment in order to take a leading role. The idea behind this is that it is an incentive for them to follow through with the commitment. This was the case with the prior incident that occurred a few weeks ago that got extremely misconstrued. If a trusted developer or someone heavily invested were to willing to take a lead role right now, there would be no investment needed from them as they are already committed. @417023072688799784> has stepped up to help us through this phase of organization. Let it be known we are seeking developers in C++ for any level of commitment, and there could be compensation in terms a (large) stake in the premine if they prove capable and trustworthy.
@everyone we have been contacted by Cryptopia about the liquidation of their holdings. They sent a mass email to all the developers of coins on their platform saying they want to have a Skype call on October 7th at 9am NZ time to address the process, do Q/A and outline what is going on. It is not clear at all from the email if they will be returning the holdings to the developers, or how anything will work. I would copy the email but there is a part in it that says that is prohibited and unlawful, so I am going to choose to respect that. We'll update you when we know more.
@everyone I am pleased to announce that Andrew Koski submitted a proposal yesterday to help push the business development and marketing efforts of Galactrum forward. Andrew has been one of the more active community members and a big supporter of the Galactrum project. For those reasons a big part of the community has asked that he gets officially added to the team.
Below you will find a link to his proposal, which spans over a period of three months, after which the community can then reassess his work and vote for an extension.
After reviewing the proposal, if you would like to vote yes in order to create a budget, go to your Galactrum wallet’s CLI and enter:
gobject vote-many 341d6df783886c9a90e0c8a77a5f40a9e683c3c6e6331d4b9131e186396b1ef0 funding yes
Additionally, @358754008862687233> now has a @&415764830277074944> role in Discord.
@everyone Special thanks to @358754008862687233> for taking the initiative to begin the conversation with the Trittium team and bring a really affordable alternative for hosting Masternodes. Below you will find some information about their service and the official tweet.
What does the service offer:
INVESTMENT IN MASTERNODE POOLS
COLD WALLET MASTERNODE HOSTING
How to invest with trttNodes (new UI) -https://medium.com/@Trittium_cc/how-to-invest-with-trttnodes-af2d829d07ed
Cold Nodes setup at trttNodes (new UI) - https://medium.com/@Trittium_cc/cold-nodes-setup-at-trttnodes-4157645dc1f
orecore) have been fully updated and tested on v1.4. Below you will find a summary of the updated/tested repositories:
orecore - Infrastructure to build Galactrum and blockchain-based applications.
orecore-node - A Galactrum full node for building applications and services with Node.js.
orecore-build - A helper to add tasks to gulp.
orecore-mnemonic - A module for orecore-lib that implements mnemonic code for generating deterministic keys.
orecore-message - A library to add support for verifying and signing Galactrum messages in Node.js and web browsers.
orecore-p2p - An interface to the Galactrum P2P network that adds Galactrum protocol support for orecore.
orecore-payment-protocol - A module for orecore that implements Payment Protocol and other related BIPs.
orecore-ecies - A module for orecore that implements the Elliptic Curve Integrated Encryption Scheme (ECIES).
orecore-channel - A module for orecore that implements Payment Channels (micropayment channels).
orehash - A Node.js native module for Galactrum proof-of-stake functions (Lyra2REv2).
There will be more development announcements coming up in the near future. Thank you.
@everyone a new version (v0.4.0) of the mobile app is available in the play store that syncs with our PoS network!
@everyone Last night we pushed Galactrum v1.4.0 update which officially switched Galactrum from a PoW to a PoS algorithm.
We have been planning and you have been anticipating this change for months now in an effort to deal with the damaging effects of ASICs once and for all. We believe that Proof-of-Stake is the way of the future, as it is more decentralized, secured, and less energy wasteful.
You can update your local wallet by downloading the new wallet for your OS from here:
You can update your existing masternode to v1.4 using the guide below:
You can setup a new v1.4 masternode using the guide below:
Note: Unlike previous updates, Galactrum v1.4 is mandatory and will ban all masternodes running previous versions from the network. Please update your masternodes as soon as possible to start getting rewards.
We will have more guides published in the near future on how to setup a Stakenode. You can start staking immediately by simply leaving your wallet open and unlocked for staking.
We would like to extend a special thank you to all of our pool operators for always being very helpful and supportive with every update in the last year and a half. Your efforts and dedication is very highly appreciated and will not be forgotten.
If you have any issues/questions/concerns about the new release, the team will be in Discord to provide the support and answer any questions.
Thank you for your continued support,
masternodes MUST be updated and started again from the new wallet. You may also need to delete
netfulfilled.dat on your masternode for it to connect the new network https://github.com/galactrum/galactrum/wiki/Masternode-Update-Guide
if you have issues connecting to peers, delete your
netfulfilled.dat from you Galactrum directory
@everyone we have an update, it is critical that you install this immediately if you wish to start staking available https://galactrum.org/#download
@everyone there was an issue transition to the new PoS difficulty, we are working on an update to fix the transition. Please stay tuned for further updates
@everyone When you create Galactrum address for Masternode or Stakenode, you must pass 'legacy' when you use getnewaddress command. Otherwise you would not be able to start the node using start-alias.
As an example: getnewaddress 'mn20' legacy
@everyone 3000 blocks remain until our PoS fork ⚡ ! Make sure all your nodes and wallets are updated https://galactrum.org/#download
@everyone we've been getting reports that masternodes.online (and other monitoring services) has been falsely reporting masternode statuses. We are trying to get in contact with MNO to make sure they are up to date. If you are using a service that seems inaccurate, please let us know. Please always consider to check with our official explorer for your status https://explorer.galactrum.org/masternodes
@everyone ⚠ You might have already heard this elsewhere, but there is evidence that the latest Altbet Windows wallet might have a vulnerability that allows someone to steal other coins stored on the same computer when installed. Please do not install the Altbet wallet for your own security.
@everyone if you have any issues with blocks on your masternode and need to reindex, please use this guide: https://github.com/galactrum/galactrum/wiki/Masternode-Reindex-Guide
@everyone v1.3 is released! This update is mandatory. Grab the latest wallets at https://galactrum.org/#download
Remember to back up your wallet before updating! The new v1.3 wallet should ask you to rebuild the block index when you open it, this is normal and you should click
Please update your masternodes as soon as you can, follow this guide: https://github.com/galactrum/galactrum/wiki/Masternode-Update-Guide
After your masternodes are updated, you will need to start them from the new v1.3 wallet.
@everyone we are pleased to announce the details of the upcoming 1.3 release! There are 3 exciting major changes taking place: 1) forking to Proof of Stake at block 337000, 2) a new class of nodes called Stakenodes which accept stake contracts for staking cold-storage ORE, 3) a block reward change at block 350000
@everyone our target release date of v1.3 is set for March 28th. Stay tuned for updates to the website and whitepaper detailing the changes.
@everyone a quick update on the progress of v1.3: we are working hard testing out important network changes on testnet right now, ensuring that everything works smoothly for when we transition from v1.2.X into the new version. There will be more details posted once we're ready!