Good Afternoon / Evening everyone,
A few weeks back I promised that if there was ever a two-week gap in announcements, I would make a quick update on progress by the team. Since the last major announcement was 13 days ago, I thought I would take a few seconds to post some progress.
First up, obviously, sometime recently the tip button was integrated into the ReddcoinTalk forums. I still see a few regular users without an address on their button. Go add one! Why not, really?
The browser wallet is heavily in development, with major bug fixes and user improvements already complete and more in the pipeline. @tralf and @reddibrek have really been going strong on this, and @raid5,@lionzeye, @Reddcoin and @Gnasher have been quite helpful as well in testing and debugging. I think we are on private beta #3 or 4 since the last public release.
Lastly, @laudney is still focused on finalizing the implementation of hierarchical deterministic key generation into the primary Qt wallet. This means that instead of having to store backups of your wallet.dat file, you will simply need to write down your 12 to 24 word “seed” and you will never lose your wallet to a hard drive failure. It also means that you could share a wallet on mobile, browser, and a staking wallet if you wanted to.
I’ve been pretty sick, and also quite busy, but this next week or two should see some action on upgrading Reddcore and the Insight API.
Finally, I’ll leave you with a friendly reminder in the form of a Dilbert cartoon that @Reddcoin shared with me. Please remember that if you don’t control your private keys, you don’t control your coins!
That’s all for now. Stay tuned for more specific announcements on individual projects!
– BRM / Mike
Dear Fellow Reddheads:
It has been a little while in the making, but I would like to take this opportunity to announce to you that the Reddcointalk tip platform is now LIVE! The forum has been updated, and it now includes the Reddcoin Tip Plugin that i have been working on for nodebb. This version is the first cut, so i look forward to your feedback. I would also like to thank those who volunteered and took the time to help troubleshoot and validate progress during development.
Ok. so lets get started!!
First up, unlike a lot of other tipbots, this is a decentralised tip platform There is no wallet or program in the background receiving or storing your Reddcoin It relies on you having your own wallet address stored safely somewhere. This could be the Chrome extension, or the QT wallet (and others like Firefox and Safari apps will follow). And as other wallets types do become available they will be introduced and tested
You will need
Firstly, a valid Reddcoin wallet address, without this tipping is not going to work for you. You will need this to enter into the next step. You can use an existing, or generate a new
Store your Reddcoin address
The address is stored as apart of your forum user settings. What, your not a user yet?? Better register first then… Once registered, you need to find your user profile settings
Congratulations… you have now finished registering for the tip platform
How to use??
Well, now that you have registered as a user, your user name will show up on every post or comment with a prominent icon and user-name. If you want to tip someone, just click on their Reddcoin icon at the bottom of their post or comment. This will launch your wallet, and you can enter your desired amount.
Any problems, or you need assistance you can message me @gnasher Also, any feedback and suggestions are welcome
One final note, if the name is not clickable, then that user has not entered their Reddcoin address.
Dear fellow Reddheads:
Hereby I provide details of the items on the to-do list of the Reddcoin project. I list the items, which you can think of as mini-milestones, in ascending order of expected delivery time. For each item, I provide a description, an estimated difficulty rating (for the purpose of a benchmark, I rate the difficulty of implementing PoSV as 10) and the people responsible if any.
As you will see, there is huge amount of work in the pipeline. All the developers are more productive if they are happier. Support and understanding from the community will make developers happier and more willing to commit their spare time. Do not harass any member of the dev team with accusation, insult or any other aggressive behaviour.
Today lead dev Laudney proposed doing an interview for the next Reddheads newsletter. Those of you who have followed the newsletter since the beginning will remember that for issue no.1 (launched 8 October 2014) I ran some questions by Laudney regarding the then-newly-launched Reddsight blockchain explorer and APIs, and Social X .
For this upcoming newsletter we are opening up the direction of the interview to the community!
Considering the diverse chat going on in the forum, it is going to be necessary to select the ten questions most popular with the community, which Laudney will respond to and answer in the interview. The Reddcoin team will also choose a few extra questions from the pack for Laudney to answer.
Please come up with a few questions that you think are important. Consider them carefully and try to filter them to the single most important question and then post that comment as a comment here. It can then be voted on by the community.
To keep track of things correctly there should only be one question per comment – otherwise it will not be possible to count votes per question properly. Try to limit yourself to the single most important question. If you have to post two or three questions because you really can’t make your mind up, then they have to be as separate comments!
So that everyone has a chance to read this post, to ask their question and to vote, I am postponing this week’s newsletter and we are going to leave this thread open for a week. The special edition newsletter including the full interview will be published on Wednesday 11 March.