@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!
@everyone CMC has updated our listing with the STEX market https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/galactrum/#markets
@everyone As stated in the previous announcement, ORE is now listed on STEX. We tried to do it as soon as possible but were a little delayed due to their verification process. We appreciate your patience and support throughout this unexpected situation, and we appreciate STEX for their swift response.
In the mean time, we continued working on several aspects of the project to ensure that 2019 would be a good year for Galactrum. Our team has been having weekly meetings to discuss marketing strategy, development, and make key decisions to keep the project moving forward. Last week we had a major team reorganization and we came up with new strategies that we will be applying, as well as created a Galactrum Trello board to better track our progress.
We are in talks with Blockfolio for partnership in their Signal program. They want to schedule an introduction call in the near future to discuss the details and we will keep you posted on that when things get moving.
The official Galactrum wiki site is now live. We've been working on this for a many months now and we are excited to finally publish it. This will be the main hub for all Galactrum related information. We already populated it with some useful posts, including a thorough masternode setup guide and a mobile wallet guide, including step-by-step instructions and screenshots. We hope that this will be the go to site in the future for any Galactrum questions or problems. We will continue to populate it with helpful troubleshooting guides. If you have any suggestions for posts that should go to the Wiki, please let us know.
Galactrum Wiki: http://wiki.galactrum.org/
We will have more updates in the following weeks, so please stay tuned. 📢