October 2014



A month and a half back, I announced a new community initiative, wiki.reddcoin.com . When I announced the project, we had a very bare-bones collection of information on the site, and a number of volunteers pitched in to help build up the site’s content.

For the past two months, we have been working on the initial “Build Up” phase of the site. As we have added material to the site, we have tried to increasingly use this as a reference resource when newcomers or old hats when they ask questions. The eventual goal of the site, after all, is to be an all-things-Reddcoin resource.

I’m really happy to announce that wiki.reddcoin.com is ready to enter a new chapter. With over 20 pages completed, the wiki now includes:

  • an intro to Reddcoin
  • a history of RDD
  • pages on PoW, PoS, an PoSV
  • info about Reddcoin Broadcast and Social X
  • an About the Devs page
  • much, much more.

A really important Troubleshooting page has been created and as new questions come up on this subreddit, we are trying to add those questions and answers to this page to serve as a FAQs reference.

In the past couple days, we have begun a process of translating the core pages of the wiki to German, Spanish, and Portuguese. If anyone wants to assist with one of these translations, or translations to another language, please let me know!

I invite everyone to check out the site. On the main page, you’ll see a section of Quick References to pages about Reddcoin’s core features, as well as a link to an index of pages. Now, the wiki is not yet a finished product – in fact, it will never be a finished product – but I am very proud of what we have accomplished with it so far, and I hope everyone finds it to be helpful. If you have ideas for more content, or ways to improve the current content, please share them with me! If anyone would like to help continue to build the site, I’d be happy to set you up with an account.

Lastly, I want to thank the following folks who have helped to build the site into what it is today!
/u/by_321 , /u/crypthal_com, /u/ezredd, /u/iisurge, /u/laudney, and /u/reddcoin.

And a special thanks to those who have volunteered to help with translations!
/u/alusion, /u/artur_oliver, /u/Didi_Midi, /u/tecopos, and /u/yolo-or-twice.

Finally, thanks to the following folks for being a part of the effort in reading through content and offering to assist with further developments:
/u/bmp02050, /u/DrTheSciNerd, /u/EcomSearch, /u/ItsNaro, /u/ReddAPI , and /u/reddibrek

Dear fellow Reddheads,

A new release of our social wallet (a.k.a. ReddWallet) is long overdue. We apologise for the delay. They can now be downloaded here. Supported platforms include Windows, Linux (32 and 64-bit) and Mac OS X.

We have fixed several bugs and most importantly updated reddcoind daemon to 1.4.0.0. However, a few Mac users may run into problems of running the wallet due to some stability issues in the frameworks used by our implementation (nodewebkit). I’d suggest these Mac users switch back to the Qt wallet for the time being.

Going forward, the social wallet will be completely rewritten and become the official Electrum wallet for desktop.

Please post any problem below.

Regards

laudney

Dear fellow Reddheads:

We are glad to announce the official blockchain explorer and APIs .

  • official blockchain explorer

There isn’t much to say. We want to create an explorer that’s fast and user friendly. We think you’d like it.

  • official blockchain APIs

The explorer also acts as the server of blockchain APIs in JSON (and of course it’s FREE). For example you can fetch the latest status of blockchain at this URL .

You can request for a lot of information on blocks, transactions and addresses. Some of the information is not even available inreddcoind RPC calls. You can also also create and broadcast new transactions through APIs.

It’s our official stance that a Reddhead should have 100% full ownership of private keys. No private key means no coin. Our APIs do not deal with private keys so you are free to choose any implementation of key generation and only use our APIs for blockchain-related functionalities. You can read the document on our APIs here .

We hope the community find the explorer useful and build useful applications on top of the APIs. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Regards

Reddcoin dev team