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1  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: Obyte: Totally new consensus algorithm + private untraceable payments on: July 18, 2019, 03:44:58 PM
A major update is coming to livenet in 2-4 months, today it was launched on testnet.

The update introduces Autonomous Agents and vastly increases the design space available to developers.

Here are some ideas of apps that can be created based on Autonomous Agents:

*    tradable shares in prediction markets;
*    futures contracts;
*    algorithmic stable coins;
*    synthetic assets;
*    other derivatives;
*    collateralized lending;
*    margin trading;
*    decentralized exchange;
*    decentralized oracles;
*    payment channels;
*    game economies;
*    market makers;
*    automatic management of investment portfolios;

Read the full story https://medium.com/obyte/introducing-autonomous-agents-6fe12fb12aa3



To encourage development of new apps and to extensively test the new functionality while it is still on testnet, we are simultaneously launching a developer contest

https://medium.com/obyte/obyte-autonomous-agents-developer-contest-6a67ae3dacd2

Every two weeks we'll have up to 4 winners:

Best apps:
    Winner: 140 GB + 422 GBB
    2nd place: 70 GB + 147.7 GBB
    3rd place: 35 GB + 73.85 GBB

Best tutorial/guide: 55 GB + 116.05 GBB

The prize pool comprises of undistributed funds that would otherwise have been spent in the weekly Draw Airdrop, making the draw a bi-weekly event.

Instead of distributing funds at random to existing Obyte users, money is instead spent on incentivizing creation of useful applications on the platform.

With this move, we are course-correcting our distribution policy and do not plan to launch any major distribution campaigns targeted at acquiring new users before a sufficient number of popular apps is built.

https://medium.com/obyte/distribution-outlook-bb28ff0b91aa
2  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: Obyte: Totally new consensus algorithm + private untraceable payments on: July 11, 2019, 10:47:59 PM
Most of the activity is on Discord now.  A couple of news that we didn't cross-post to this forum yet:

1. Fabien Marino added to witness list of Obyte default hub
https://medium.com/obyte/fabien-marino-added-to-witness-list-of-obyte-default-hub-5e57865e04bc





2. We are running a photo competition: Take a photo that features an O. Any O! The 3 best photos will be awarded a prize.


It could be a man-made O




Or an O that has occurred naturally in nature



Details: https://medium.com/obyte/show-the-world-your-creative-talents-and-enter-the-obyte-summer-photo-competition-56dc3a170436
3  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: Obyte: Totally new consensus algorithm + private untraceable payments on: June 11, 2019, 05:39:53 PM
There is a small typo in the back up warning: ‘recoomended’ instead of ‘recommended’.

Thanks for letting know, will be fixed in the next release.
4  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: Obyte: Totally new consensus algorithm + private untraceable payments on: June 11, 2019, 09:16:14 AM
Version 2.7.2 released https://github.com/byteball/obyte-gui-wallet/releases

* Fixed crashes of full wallets under some circumstances.
* Added backup reminder that pops up once the total balance exceeds $10 and urges you to create a backup.
* On Android, the app now displays where the backup was saved and allows to immediately share it to your other device or cloud storage (e.g. via Dropbox, email, Telegram, etc).
* Fixed a bug in message signing function when the message didn't contain any address.
* Fixed a bug in message signing function in iOS wallet, the signed message was incorrect.
* Fixed sending of textcoins via WhatsApp on Android.

iOS wallets already received the update a couple of days ago, the release for other platforms was delayed due to building issues on Android, which are now solved.
5  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: Obyte: Totally new consensus algorithm + private untraceable payments on: April 30, 2019, 07:34:32 PM
After long preparation, Obyte Foundation is finally established

https://medium.com/obyte/obyte-foundation-is-established-c92a28d2d20e

6  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: Obyte: Totally new consensus algorithm + private untraceable payments on: April 20, 2019, 12:25:38 PM
Obyte version 2.7.0 released, some highlights:

Added ability to create and sign classic (prosaic, not smart) contracts. The contracts are optionally linked to real-name attested identities, like the classic contracts. Contract texts are saved privately in the wallets of the parties, their hashes are signed by both parties and posted to the DAG.

Full story https://medium.com/obyte/introducing-prosaic-contracts-5d3564638a20



Now it is possible to quickly search and sort the lists bots and contacts, which have grown too large lately:



Added an option to spend unconfirmed funds received from third parties, previously only unconfirmed change could be spent.  It is off by default.



On iPhone X and other top-notchy iPhones, the app now occupies the entire screen




Full list of updates:

* Updated branding from Byteball to Obyte
* Added ability to create and sign classic (prosaic, not smart) contracts.  The contracts are optionally linked to real-name attested identities, like the classic contracts. Contract texts are saved privately in the wallets of the parties, their hashes are signed by both parties and posted to the DAG.
* Added ability to specify a list of trusted real name attestors.  Received private profiles attested by trusted or untrusted attestors are visually indicated as such.
* Added ability to quickly search and sort contacts and bots
* Added an option to mute push notifications for individual correspondents (bots).
* Added an option to spend unconfirmed funds received from third parties, previously only unconfirmed change could be spent
* Human readable display of contracts now displays the peer's name rather than just "peer".  It matters most in contracts with more than one peer, such as ORider.
* On smart contract composition pages, added more helpful placeholders and links to instructions on wiki
* When binding a condition to a payment, allowed to set conditions where oracle-posted data is more or less than the specified value, previously only exact equality was supported
* Sign-a-message feature now allows to sign with any address which is a member of the wallet, not just the last address
* Lists of addresses in multisig wallets are now synced among cosigner devices, which helps to automatically recover from loss of sync
* Extended the byteball: (obyte:) URI protocol to allow posting data (data feeds, attestations, polls, ...) by clicking a link on a website
* Added ability to claim several assets stored on a single textcoin address
* On iPhone X and other top-notchy iPhones, the app now occupies the entire screen
* Updated initial sync, full wallets no longer require large amounts of memory (and no longer run out of memory) when starting the initial sync or when syncing after a long period of being offline.
* The wallet now shows dollar value of some assets traded on the Exchange Bot, such as Future token
* Fixed a bug in Windows wallets which prevented it from opening byteball: links on websites.
* Fixed a bug that prevented multi-sig wallets from signing transactions in private currencies (such as blackbytes)
* Fixed a bug that caused some Android wallets to hang when restoring from backup
* Fixed a bug that crashed the wallet when requesting a custom asset payment with byteball: link and not having that particular asset in currently selected wallet
* Fixed a bug that prevented sign-a-message feature from working in multisig wallets
* Latest Tor Browser with Tor 0.3.5.x broke the socks5 passwordless handshake https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/29175, now it is fixed
* Fixed a bug that sometimes caused Android 4.4 devices to crash when trying to restore from full backup
* New languages: Srpski, Filipino, Vietnamese, Yoruba
* Multiple minor bugfixes and improvements

7  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: Obyte: Totally new consensus algorithm + private untraceable payments on: April 16, 2019, 12:43:56 PM
Not as fast as we want, but we are continuing the decentralization of witnesses.

 Fabien Marino is the second independent witness candidate.  He is known for his obyte.js library, obyte.io explorer, busy.org, steemconnect.com, and DrugWars game (top app on https://www.stateofthedapps.com/rankings) which recently issued a token on Obyte.

Read the full announcement https://medium.com/obyte/second-independent-witness-candidate-fabien-marino-d4e8dccadee.

The decision about changing your witness list is up to you, see the instructions in the article.


8  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: Obyte: Totally new consensus algorithm + private untraceable payments on: April 10, 2019, 04:32:05 PM
We are launching a new method of identity verification for residents of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and e-residents of Estonia.

The new method is much cheaper (only $0.50) and much more reliable than Jumio.  It is available through the same real name attestation bot, which now offers a choice between Jumio and the new method.

https://medium.com/obyte/new-methods-for-identity-verification-3d5045287533

9  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: Obyte: Totally new consensus algorithm + private untraceable payments on: March 02, 2019, 11:11:09 PM
There is a proposal about extending the Obyte protocol with timestamps
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1L5i0NNL2h7tgf-ZXo18ozHABSlciQUAE5x0ynV7FzyQ/edit

Your opinion is appreciated.

Hi, thanks for asking. I'm no programmer so excuse me if my remarks don't make much sense, but my first thoughts are:
- Great idea to include timestamp, I agree that it is an integral part of most contracts, so better to not use an oracle
- If a timestamp is included, will this increase costs of transactions (because more data) and if so, by how much percentage wise?

Thanks, good questions.
Yes, by 8 bytes - the size of the timestamp.

- What happens if a computer's time lags behind in stead of running ahead? Or if data is sent to the DAG with (large) lag?

If a node's time lags, it will see recent units as coming from the future and will skip them when selecting parents, i.e. this node will take older parents.  This is not a big issue apart from slightly more branching of the DAG than we would see otherwise.

If transactions are sent to the DAG with a large lag, most nodes will see them timestamped in the far past, which means they are perfectly eligible for inclusion.
10  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: Obyte: Totally new consensus algorithm + private untraceable payments on: February 22, 2019, 02:29:33 PM
Quote
because it's not a same product as PayPal
what Obyte can offer to a legal merchant, that can't offer PayPal (visa, alipay, eth/dai and so on)?

You can view this video to get an idea how Obyte is superior to just plain payments

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhNyD8Cj0dg
11  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: Obyte: Totally new consensus algorithm + private untraceable payments on: February 22, 2019, 02:03:13 PM
There is a proposal about extending the Obyte protocol with timestamps
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1L5i0NNL2h7tgf-ZXo18ozHABSlciQUAE5x0ynV7FzyQ/edit

Your opinion is appreciated.
12  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: Obyte: Totally new consensus algorithm + private untraceable payments on: January 28, 2019, 09:59:47 PM
In case someone missed the news, we are having a poll about the future exchange listings

https://medium.com/obyte/obyte-on-new-exchanges-92f8bb1d0506
13  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: Obyte: Totally new consensus algorithm + private untraceable payments on: January 18, 2019, 11:01:41 AM
Hello!

Congratulations, but:

At least 12 hours the links for downloading the wallet from obyte.org do not work!
Authorization Required Error

Thanks for letting know, just fixed.
14  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: Obyte: Totally new consensus algorithm + private untraceable payments on: January 17, 2019, 03:59:16 PM
Byteball is now Obyte

https://medium.com/byteball/byteball-rebrand-the-next-step-to-real-world-adoption-6a0a924390de



15  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: BYTEBALL: Totally new consensus algorithm + private untraceable payments on: January 13, 2019, 09:42:18 PM

Thanks for keeping an eye on it!  Addresses referred by wgf90cxkyv are now removed from the draw.  Please let us know if you find any other signs of fraudulent activity.


OK!

Please answer two questions:
1. I am an STEEM referrer and I am interested in: are you going to reward users who have registered after July 12?
Half a year has passed since the launch of the bridge and many people were registered after this date, and gain the necessary reputation now. These users will not be rewarded anyway and their refer too. Smiley
2. Can I use BYTES frozen in a smart contract with steem attestation bot or real name attestation bot in Weekly Draw? Is it technically possible and are you going to add such support?

Thank you very much for your reply, with interest in your product.


1. Not yet, there are still high chances of fraud and new accounts pose the most risk.  Anyway the min rep that qualifies for reward is now 55 and it is very unlikely to organically achieve such rep within 6 months.
2. Unfortunately you can't.  The contract address can't sign a message before it vests.
16  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: BYTEBALL: Totally new consensus algorithm + private untraceable payments on: January 10, 2019, 10:00:16 PM
Hello!

I have a supposition that some refers are abusing Weekly Draw!

There are refers who invite only attested users and this users immediately deposits exactly 10 GB. (Strange? They at least need to check.)

Detailed example of suspicious activity:
refer: wgf90cxkyv
total points: ~120
SIAYZE2S5XYEQVKMELGCB6VPWTYQLZPV  11,14164851 GB  10,11416485  points  attested
5HYF4SU3RE77AF2O3GRFKRYECLUIRWCQ  10,24234144 GB  10,02423414  points  attested
VYODIKMHCJ23ME64AHT7ONFO7WDNQANG  10,04170996 GB  10,004171  points  attested
YXNQJWRRYYIBVDKUJ7TPZZBUJS5NBMXD  10,04016838 GB  10,00401684  points  attested
LBQY6G32RJLX3LBTT6BIZCJSCAMIQKGV  10,03219945 GB  10,00321994  points  attested
DF2MEN5W5AGPSJBH5VD7IP2STRQ5QQQC  10,03128896 GB  10,0031289  points  attested
UJCHIFDYHWGYZ5XTJC5WCODELO5D4XMW  10,03075751 GB  10,00307575  points  attested
HPPBG7SF6AKJ23QHYW34NSFSRVYFICU7  10,03034243 GB  10,00303424  points  attested
K4SJX3MD4KDZFQAQWPAKQJQCEQ2BARXX  9,993271883 GB  9,993271883  points  attested
AJM3H7SQ6FL257OKSSQY6552DVYXXGGG  9,952617925 GB  9,952617925  points  attested
VMA6KDBSTVO4X5Q5R2ZHPU752WLEXSZL  9,936239608 GB  9,936239608  points  attested
DO357MNXND52NDOMTQ7C5WQEFX6PAMMG  9,493648553 GB  9,493648553  points  attested
MBMYKHMGVRTYADKYEUXPLC7U5RF3FWTG  0,331288957 GB  0,331288957  points  attested
MZGV3CBSTRNQAV2EVQUKAHOVQADDKCZO  0,244172757 GB  0,244172757  points  attested
CZBHTUGC2FYQMPDUHWOHKB6DP7AMQUTM  0 GB  0  points  attested

Also need to check: z2rjatm4w4, t8y0q0cjbe, rh8to5u9jm, o9t64ovhy5

Surface analysis revealed suspicious activity: ~300 points (>more than 10% chance to win)

I apologize if I hurt the feelings of real referrals. Such activity seems suspicious. It needs to be checked.

If this makes sense, I can conduct an in-depth analysis of suspicious activity, find a pattern between transfers to find more potential abuse.

Thanks for keeping an eye on it!  Addresses referred by wgf90cxkyv are now removed from the draw.  Please let us know if you find any other signs of fraudulent activity.
17  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: BYTEBALL: Totally new consensus algorithm + private untraceable payments on: December 28, 2018, 03:44:02 PM
New rules for the next draw scheduled for Friday Dec 28:

1.  Steem attestations with reputation over 60 are now also accepted along with real name attestations.  There are only about 3000 Steem users with such high reputation, and many of them have a significant social following.  The idea is that it'll help to build referral networks, attract smaller holders, and dilute the whales.

2. The draw has been criticized by both whales who think they are punished with the points system, and by smaller holders who see a large share of points still going to whales.  Now the draw is split in two:
- one is based on balances, just balances, no points.  The winner will be named Prince of Whales.
- the other is based on points as before, with rules further adjusted in favor of smaller holders (see below).  The winner will be named King of Goldfish (suggestions about a better name are welcome).
The prize fund is split in two: 100 GB for the Prince of Whales and 100 GB for the King of of Goldfish but each participant automatically participates in both draws and can win in each of them (even in both at the same time).  Now there can be two referrers, one for the Prince of Whales and one for the King of Goldfish, each receives 100 GB and 211.11 GBB.

3. The new rules for calculating points with the second threshold lowered from 1000 GB to 100 GB:
* Real-name attested addresses get 1 point per GB of balance up to 10 GB, plus 0.1 point for each GB between 10 GB and 100 GB, plus 0.01 point for each GB above 100 GB.
* Unattested addresses get 0.01 point per GB of balance.
* 0.1 point is awarded for each GB of balance increase over the maximum balance in the previous draws, up to a 2x increase.
* 0.2 point is deducted for each GB of balance decrease since the previous draw.


The rules for the next draw are the same.
18  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: BYTEBALL: Totally new consensus algorithm + private untraceable payments on: December 21, 2018, 07:26:59 PM
1.  Steem attestations with reputation over 60 are now also accepted along with real name attestations.  There are only about 3000 Steem users with such high reputation, and many of them have a significant social following. The idea is that it'll help to build referral networks, attract smaller holders, and dilute the whales.
What about the idea of finally creating a benefit?

Yes the draw is not the most serious one.  We are working on a number of other ideas in parallel, they will be announced when ready.
19  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: BYTEBALL: Totally new consensus algorithm + private untraceable payments on: December 21, 2018, 06:19:52 PM
New rules for the next draw scheduled for Friday Dec 28:

1.  Steem attestations with reputation over 60 are now also accepted along with real name attestations.  There are only about 3000 Steem users with such high reputation, and many of them have a significant social following.  The idea is that it'll help to build referral networks, attract smaller holders, and dilute the whales.

2. The draw has been criticized by both whales who think they are punished with the points system, and by smaller holders who see a large share of points still going to whales.  Now the draw is split in two:
- one is based on balances, just balances, no points.  The winner will be named Prince of Whales.
- the other is based on points as before, with rules further adjusted in favor of smaller holders (see below).  The winner will be named King of Goldfish (suggestions about a better name are welcome).
The prize fund is split in two: 100 GB for the Prince of Whales and 100 GB for the King of of Goldfish but each participant automatically participates in both draws and can win in each of them (even in both at the same time).  Now there can be two referrers, one for the Prince of Whales and one for the King of Goldfish, each receives 100 GB and 211.11 GBB.

3. The new rules for calculating points with the second threshold lowered from 1000 GB to 100 GB:
* Real-name attested addresses get 1 point per GB of balance up to 10 GB, plus 0.1 point for each GB between 10 GB and 100 GB, plus 0.01 point for each GB above 100 GB.
* Unattested addresses get 0.01 point per GB of balance.
* 0.1 point is awarded for each GB of balance increase over the maximum balance in the previous draws, up to a 2x increase.
* 0.2 point is deducted for each GB of balance decrease since the previous draw.
20  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: BYTEBALL: Totally new consensus algorithm + private untraceable payments on: December 14, 2018, 02:26:49 PM
The rules for the next draw (@bittybox you were first to notice):

* Real-name attested addresses get 1 point per GB of balance up to 10 GB, plus 0.1 point for each GB between 10 GB and 1000 GB, plus 0.01 point for each GB above 1000 GB.
* Unattested addresses get 0.01 point per GB of balance.
* 0.1 point is awarded for each GB of balance increase since the previous draw.
* 0.2 point is deducted for each GB of balance decrease since the previous draw.

The change introduces 0.01 coefficient for unattested addresses and very large attested addresses.  As a result, the weight of whales is further reduced.

The page http://draw.byteball.org/ now displays whale dominance % at the bottom.
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