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1  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / ANN: Dear DERO supporters on: July 14, 2018, 05:27:12 AM
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

To whom Captain, Dero’s lead developer feels it does not concern,

This is an urgent message from Serena, and Mojo to the DERO community. When Mojo and I started with DERO (at different times) we did so with the understanding that DERO was a community based project (https://github.com/deroproject/documentation/blob/master/WhitePaper.md - https://imgur.com/a/7YuroN5 and more archived in various public places). We joined after communicating with Captain that we have a strong personal focus on the ideologies surrounding the field of cryptography (https://www.activism.net/cypherpunk/manifesto.html), outstanding morals, promising technology, and the goal of helping as many people as we were able to while growing and learning ourselves.

Mojo and I recently discovered that Captain has to date no intention of locking the DERO premine (https://imgur.com/a/I2eKS94) and instead intends to disregard both the originally stated intentions of DERO (https://github.com/deroproject/documentation/blob/master/WhitePaper.md) and the more recent public promises to lock the premine when Atlantis launched and we had confirmation of the actual block times. Worse, Captain intends to propose an ongoing agreement with John McAffee (https://twitter.com/officialmcafee/status/887024683379544065?lang=en) for an ongoing piece of the premine (https://imgur.com/a/hYuzSXS). This is Captain’s proposed version of aggressive marketing, while Serena was pushing for https://wachsman.com/. In order for a leading blockchain marketing company to pick up DERO, they require that the team meet its commitments in all areas, including transparency, roadmap goals, communication, and how teams deal with issues. Captain did not want to meet that criteria (which was discussed frequently and grouped in with exchange discussions), and was unwilling to explore Serena’s option further, proclaimed John “the best”, and opted instead for the John McAffee route. This is an example of Serena making a gentle, and valid suggestion regarding a legitimate company, and having it passed over entirely. (1/3 https://imgur.com/a/IRzOFes 2/3 https://imgur.com/a/O3Dgzk1 3/3 https://imgur.com/a/I2eKS94)

On July.3/2018 I, Serena, spoke internally directly with Captain, obviously not for the first time, to explain there were communication issues, disregard for the community, and things needed to change. (https://imgur.com/a/35o4rGn).

On July.4/2018, the following day Serena stated exasperation with the communication issues, Captain announced information to the public that he deemed the team did not need to know early, and when we started out concern again, it was again brushed aside. (https://imgur.com/a/HPuZt8G)

As the communication issues, and general disregard for the community got worse, so did the concern from Mojo and Serena. Captain was making an entirely centralized decision regarding who would be added to the DERO Community Advisory Board, and Serena spent hours trying to explain that was not appropriate for the DERO core team (Captain 100% exclusively) to form this for the community with the intention of controlling membership. Serena also showed deep concern when she asked “What will the DERO core team do in the event of a strong disagreement with the DCAB when they have an overwhelming consensus?”. This question went unanswered after multiple attempts to gain an answer. This is just an example of the type of very valid and simple questions that went chronically unanswered nearly 100% of the time for both DERO community members. (1/2 https://imgur.com/a/tN5M5hd 2/2 and Captain claiming the DCAB is decentralized https://imgur.com/a/7VDrmQ8)

In fact, many of the core members including Mojo and Serena had no idea who even joined the DCAB as Captain invited people at will without so much as mentioning he would be doing so to the DERO community team.

Core member spends 1 full month building http://stats.atlantis.dero.live/ for free and Captain won’t even bother to respond to him (https://imgur.com/a/3O5XxMh). More long term members with no knowledge even after the DCAB formed (1/2 https://imgur.com/a/IZvW8bh 2/2 https://imgur.com/a/4rTAmxu)

Captain blatantly lying to the entire communication for no reason regarding the reason Serena left (to prove a valid point) - https://imgur.com/a/pyfMIhu

Captain ignoring ongoing communication issues as it relates to a Bittrex listing and ultimately refuses to change his way to the detriment of the community - https://imgur.com/a/c0vHBsl

Serena discovers that DERO had a 3.07 minute block time for 204 days from launch until Atlantis released on the mainnet. Serena has been trying to solve core issues quietly since the first day she joined with ethical and polite disclosure, and even with offers of proof, her discovery of major flaws is ignored on more than one occasion. (https://imgur.com/a/XQND80b) - this resulted in somewhere around a 35% reduction in block rewards for all miners from Day 1 to Day 204 and Captain refused to acknowledge, fix the problem, or even inform the community.

A similar issue exists in Atlantis in a new form. Captain had originally announced that they expected the topoheight (side blocks) to increase at a rate of around 10% - 15% faster than the “block height”. In reality, the network is producing around 30 - 50% more side blocks (topoheight) than normal blocks, and distributing the associated additional rewards. Further, Captain publicly stated that the developers would change the DERO emission curve to make it less profitable for current ASIC miners giving others a greater opportunity in the future. These changes unfortunately never went into effect, or were so minimal that we have an increased emission rate, not a decreased one. This is on top of the 3.07 minute block times we had for 204 days. (https://imgur.com/a/WWVaWF1)

This is Serena and Mojo informing the community that we’ve been trying to work on things politely and internally since day 1 of each of us joining DERO respectively. However, since Captain is going to spend the premine early, and change the originally stated terms, we felt that this showed the ultimate disrespect for the community collectively, their ideals, and the individuals who support DERO.

Serena - DERO community manager
Mojo - DERO team

2  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / CryptoNote with smart contracts on: April 12, 2018, 05:58:21 PM
Here's a snip from the article: (https://medium.com/@867cryptocurrency/shifting-from-alpha-to-beta-cryptonote-with-smart-contracts-433423848768)

Dero is on the edge of having CryptoNote + smart contracts on Dero's native blockchain!

3  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Bounties (Altcoins) / [BOUNTY] DERO: FIRST SSL BLOCKCHAIN: CryptoNote Privacy + Smart Contracts on: April 02, 2018, 01:55:20 AM
                                                                 
 


How to start using Dero                Downloads                Whitepaper                Support      



About DERO  

The Dero Project has written a unique new blockchain technology that is based on the CryptoNote protocol. Dero's goal is to create a unique state of the art blockchain technology with enhanced reliability, privacy, security, usability, and portability by bringing together some of the best proven technologies like the CryptoNote protocol and smart contracts, thereby allowing for the creation of truly private smart contracts.

The Dero development team has implemented complete SSL across the Dero network which is a first on any blockchain. This encrypts the entirety of our network traffic, which greatly reduces our attack surface, while simultaneously preventing ISPs or other users from analyzing Dero’s network traffic.




Dero's Key Features  

  • DERO is a completely new and unique CryptoNote blockchain written in Golang
  • DERO is the first blockchain to have complete SSL in the P2P layer
  • DERO will be the first CryptoNote blockchain to have 500 transactions per second on its native blockchain without any lightning networks, validators or off-blockchain solutions
  • DERO will be first CryptoNote blockchain to have smart contracts on its native chain without any extra layers or secondary blockchains
  • CryptoNote privacy
  • Smart contracts
  • Atomic swaps
  • Mobile and offline wallets
  • Lightweight wallets
  • Subaddresses
  • Escrow services on the blockchain
  • Address signing and certifying
  • Voting on a private blockchain




About The Developers  


There are three developers working on the Dero Project who have been working in the field of cryptography and blockchain development as a team for more than a decade. Dero's research and development team are devoted full time to the project, and can often be found in our Slack channel. For now, the development team are choosing to retain their privacy until the Dero Project incorporates.




Coin Specifications  
 

  • Proof-of-work (PoW) algorithm: CryptoNight
  • Max supply: 18.4 million for the first 8 years followed by an infinite emission rate after year 8 of ~157,000 DERO/year
  • Block reward: Smoothly varying
  • Block time: 120 seconds
  • Difficulty: Retargets at every block
  • Ticker: DERO




Dero's Roadmap  

 
  • Q1/2018 - Dero's new unique blockchain written and full Activation. - Completed ahead of schedule with the extra addition of complete SSL across Dero's network
  • Q2/2018 - Record CryptoNote TX/sec, GUI wallets, sub addresses, atomic swaps, and smart contract testing.
  • Q3/2018 - Smart contract support on chain. Q3 2018.
  • Q4/2018 - Strategic market expansion, team growth, and more (coming soon).




Dero Related Links  

Resource Links  

WEBSITE: https://dero.io/
FORUM: https://forum.dero.io/
EXPLORER: https://explorer.dero.io
OFFICIAL POOL: http://pool.dero.live/
BINARIES: http://seeds.dero.io/alpha/

Exchanges & Stats:

EXCHANGE: https://stocks.exchange/trade/DERO/BTC
EXCHANGE: https://tradeogre.com/exchange/BTC-DERO
EXCHANGE: https://www.southxchange.com/Balance/Index/DERO
Stats: https://coincodex.com/crypto/dero/
Stats: https://www.difficultychart.com/dero
Stats: https://www.cryptunit.com/coin/DERO





Articles and Media Content  


Dero: A new blockchain technology that brings CryptoNote privacy together with smart contracts.


Shifting from alpha to beta: CryptoNote with smart contracts





Support

BOUNTY IS DONE AND HAS BEEN SINCE APRIL.17!
4  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Bounties (Altcoins) / [Campaign] Dero: CryptoNote Privacy with Smart Contracts on: March 18, 2018, 05:58:40 AM
CLOSED - May.19 payouts shortly


We are after creative ideas, not how well you can write!

Hello everyone,

The Dero team is excited to announce our creative writing campaign! (Campaign end date: July.18/2018 UTC)

DERO: Privacy + Smart Contracts

Dero has written a new blockchain technology based off the CryptoNote protocol with the next major step being new smart contract controls. Dero's new blockchain is coded in golang (Go) to bring together the CryptoNote protocol and smart contracts on the Dero blockchain.

Dero is not simply a privacy coin, but an asset, or even the fuel if you prefer that powers a privacy based blockchain. Similar to other projects with humble origins in uncharted areas of smart contract development, Dero's greatest potential can only be explored if we delve into the creative minds of the community. To that end, we're proposing a creative writing campaign to help foster discussion regarding the possibilities Dero brings by offering true privacy on the blockchain with smart contracts.

We don't want to stifle creativity so we've tried to be fairly relaxed on the rules. The post in reply #1 is an example of one of the posts that helped to inspire this campaign. You may post on bitcointalk, Dero's official forums, or Reddit in the appropriate threads.

Submissions will be judged by the Dero team and the winners will be selected and paid out as follows once per month (4 months total)

Top 3: $20 USD worth of Dero*

Top 4-8: $15 USD worth of Dero*

Top 9-15: $10 USD worth of Dero*


*The number of Dero will be determined by the USD price on exchanges the day the campaign payments are due

Payment date: The campaign is starting on March.18/2018 and will pay out between the 20th and 30th day of the following month for each consecutive month the campaign is active.

Website: https://dero.io/
Forum: https://forum.dero.io/
Whitepaper: https://github.com/deroproject/documentation/blob/master/WhitePaper.md
Official pool http://pool.dero.live/
Explorer: https://explorer.dero.io

Exchange 1: https://stocks.exchange/trade/DERO/BTC
Exchange 2: https://www.southxchange.com/Market/List - (COMING SOON)

DERO STATS: https://coincodex.com/crypto/dero/

GitHub: https://github.com/deroproject

How to mine: https://forum.dero.io/t/how-to-be-part-of-dero-network-start-mining-dero/22

Please follow us on Twitter for the most up to date information as it becomes available: https://twitter.com/DeroProject

Dero has a very welcoming community and we would enjoy the opportunity to have you join us in Slack, Discord, or on Reddit!

https://join.slack.com/t/deroproject/shared_invite/enQtMzAwMDc5MDY4NDUzLTAzOWNjYWZmNDgxZTk1YjNiNWFiYjg1OWNiMmQ2MmUxOWRmNjNjOWM3ODAzMzE3M2RhNzBhZjUyZGQxYjQxY2U

Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/DeroProject/
Discord: https://discord.gg/aQcphjF

Dero's general rules and terms:

1. We reserve the right to remove a campaign participant if we find they engage in inappropriate, dishonest or negative behavior, or if they do not adhere to the terms laid out in this post.

2. We reserve the right to make alterations to any portion of the rules and terms of the campaign with the option to temporarily halt, or permanently cancel the campaign or anything referred to herein for any reason.

3. Participants are prohibited from taking any action that may be considered detrimental or otherwise damaging to Dero's reputation and public image. Prohibited actions include, but are not limited to, misrepresentation of Dero or its technology, falsifying information to promote Dero, posting incorrect information (please do your research and use sources), or making any attempt to circumvent these rules and terms.

4. The campaign is starting on March.18/2018 and will pay out between the 20th and 30th day of the following month for each consecutive month the campaign is active.

5. Multiple accounts will not be permitted and any that are discovered will result in a disqualification from ALL campaigns that individual has participated in and any future campaigns/bounties that Dero may issue.



Dero's creative writing campaign specific rules:

1. All posts must have something positive to do with Dero that do not include speculation or any violation of any terms or rules laid out in this post.

2. Failure to comply with any of the rules or terms will result in a disqualification from the creative writing campaign, and possibly future bounties/campaigns at the discretion of the campaign manager (--Serena--).

3. The creative writing campaign will be judged by the Dero team.

4. All submissions must be a minimum of 100 words, creative, on topic, and most importantly convey potential use cases for Dero known and unknown.

5. There are a maximum of 15 winners per month, however if the Dero team feels that the submissions are lacking in their merit we may opt to reduce the number of potential winners at our discretion.

6. The campaign end date is July.18/2018 UTC.

7. Participants are only eligible for one post entry per month though they may submit as many unique and insightful posts as they wish if they meet the criteria laid out in this post.
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