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1  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: BYTEBALL: Totally new consensus algorithm + private untraceable payments on: October 19, 2017, 11:30:38 PM
Version 1.11.1 released https://github.com/byteball/byteball/releases

It fixes a bug when single-address wallet didn't keep the promise of single address in some circumstances.

Also, the human readable display of smart contracts now names the peer address as just 'peer' to make it easier to read.
2  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: BYTEBALL: Totally new consensus algorithm + private untraceable payments on: October 18, 2017, 11:30:26 AM
Version 1.11.0 released https://github.com/byteball/byteball/releases

It adds the ability to create single-address wallets.  These wallets have only one address and the change always returns to the same address.



For many users, the concept of the change going to a new address after each transaction was confusing, and with single-address wallets they get more familiar experience, even though this comes at the expense of privacy.

But the main motivation to add single-address wallets is to support applications that require a stable identity. 

Starting with this version, you can use single-address wallets to run a manual oracle, right from your wallet, without having to run a node on a server.  This allows you to run a prediction market for a future event, enable users to make contracts (bets) referencing your address as an oracle, and when the outcome of the event is known, you post its result from your wallet:



In this version, you can also manually attest other users and post arbitrary data into Byteball DAG.  We'll use this data-posting functionality to assign human readable names to tokens issued on Byteball (now they are shown as cryptic hashes).

In the future, we'll see even more applications that require stable identity provided by single-address wallets.

Also in his release:
* Fixed an issue that caused new full clients to crash when starting to sync
* Fixed an issue that didn't allow to unlock a smart contract when it was created from a multisig address and unlock attempted from a device different from the one used to create the contract
* Fixed an issue when private payloads spent from a contract whose party is a multisig address were not forwarded to other members of a multisig address
* Multiple visual fixes
* Improved translations
3  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: BYTEBALL: Totally new consensus algorithm + private untraceable payments on: October 07, 2017, 07:59:22 AM
Meet 3 new partners in our cashback program:

1. Yopey, an airbnb host in Tokyo https://www.airbnb.jp/rooms/10998033

2. Marigona Dent, a dental clinic in Kosovo https://www.facebook.com/marigonadent

3. Kanzlei Hellinger, a German law firm offering tax and legal support, including in cryptocurrency matters https://hellinger.eu.  They will also accept Bytes for payment.
4  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: BYTEBALL: Totally new consensus algorithm + private untraceable payments on: October 02, 2017, 07:54:35 PM
Betting bot added to the Bot Store

.....

Now 8 out of 17 bots in the store are by independent developers.  Who will make it to 50%?

Now it is over 50%: welcome lottery bot



It is an in app lottery in which you can play using your Bytes. There are three different game modes to participate in. Win large amounts of Bytes depending on the number of players on the principle of "the winner takes all". All games are provably fair. Each lottery comes with a game and proof hash which lets a player validate and prove the results against manipulation.

Developer: pxrunes, https://lucky.byte-ball.com
5  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: BYTEBALL: Totally new consensus algorithm + private untraceable payments on: September 29, 2017, 06:57:40 PM
Betting bot added to the Bot Store



The bot is trustless for backers (works via smart contracts) and trustful for layers who want to make the markets.
   
Developer: Freefactomizer

Now 8 out of 17 bots in the store are by independent developers.  Who will make it to 50%?
6  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: BYTEBALL: Totally new consensus algorithm + private untraceable payments on: September 28, 2017, 03:41:19 PM
Meet 4 new merchants in our cashback program:

1. Osteria il Trullo restaurant in Milan.  The restaurant accepts Bitcoin since 2014 and recently started accepting Bytes.



2. Dr. Terence Lee (Fertility Care of Orange County).  Dr. Lee is a long time cryptocurrency enthusiast and is famous for the first Bitcoin baby http://money.cnn.com/2013/06/10/technology/innovation/bitcoin-baby/index.html

3. JoJo Savard - a Canadian television psychic

4. BTC Germany - a fast growing cryptocurrency blog
7  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: BYTEBALL: Totally new consensus algorithm + private untraceable payments on: September 26, 2017, 09:54:19 AM
Wouldn't it be an idea to have an option in the wallet that upon a payment out, the 'change address' is the original Byteball address that is used for linking in the airdrops? That would avoid people missing airdrops without their knowledge and would make it easier for people to use Byteball more for small transactions, without running into trouble with future airdrops.

Coins like DeepOnion offer this functionality in the wallet software.

This feature was merged in our github a day ago and will be available in the next release.  It will enable what you say, and a few other interesting things.

oh oooh, sounds good !

Could you say more about the few other interesting things ?

You'll know when we release.
8  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: BYTEBALL: Totally new consensus algorithm + private untraceable payments on: September 21, 2017, 09:34:40 PM
Wouldn't it be an idea to have an option in the wallet that upon a payment out, the 'change address' is the original Byteball address that is used for linking in the airdrops? That would avoid people missing airdrops without their knowledge and would make it easier for people to use Byteball more for small transactions, without running into trouble with future airdrops.

Coins like DeepOnion offer this functionality in the wallet software.

This feature was merged in our github a day ago and will be available in the next release.  It will enable what you say, and a few other interesting things.
9  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: BYTEBALL: Totally new consensus algorithm + private untraceable payments on: September 13, 2017, 03:44:13 PM
1. How secure is the chat? I've read that it is encrypted, but can someone explain to me how that is done? Especially with chatpartners on different hubs.
Can the hub read the messages or even decide that chats are not encrypted? I mean they could change the code before they open the gates, without people realizing it.
And what kind of encryption is used?

It's end-to-end encrypted using AES.  The hubs only forward the encrypted messages, they can't see anything.  To deliver your message, your wallet connects to the recipient's hub (if it's different from your home hub).

The encryption keys are constantly rotated for perfect forward secrecy.  This has a side effect that if you restore from an old backup or try to use the same wallet on two devices (which rotate the keys independently), the keys get out of sync and your wallet can't decrypt a received message.  This is one of the common reasons for not receiving blackbytes, which are delivered through chat messages.
10  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: BYTEBALL: Totally new consensus algorithm + private untraceable payments on: September 12, 2017, 08:31:33 PM
Published an application form for the cashback program and detailed description
https://medium.com/byteball/byteball-cashback-program-9c717b8d3173
11  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: BYTEBALL: Totally new consensus algorithm + private untraceable payments on: September 09, 2017, 02:22:42 PM
Distribution of bytes is finished.
Total distributed: 57,444.473272169 GB.  It's about $19m at the current rate.
New available supply: 583,896.4940036 GB.  Coinmarketcap is already updated.

I'll update when blackbytes are distributed, it is going to take about 3 days.

Distribution of blackbytes is now finished.

The 10th round will be on the Full Moon of November (November 4, 2017 at 05:23 UTC), and the rules stay the same:
BTC to bytes: 1 BTC of proven balance gives you 6.25 MB (0.00625 GB)
BTC to blackbytes: 1 BTC of proven balance gives you 2.1111 * 6.25 million blackbytes (money supply of blackbytes is 2.1111 times more than that of bytes)
Bytes to bytes: 1 byte on any Byteball address gives you 0.1 new bytes
Bytes to blackbytes: 1 byte on linked Byteball address gives you 0.21111 blackbytes

Putting this another way, to receive 1 GB from the distribution, you need to already hold 160 BTC or 10 GB.  These same holdings also give you 2.1111 GBB (giga-blackbyte).

By that time, we'll have more apps in the Bot Store, more cashback partners, and hopefully a few teams will start their token sales on Byteball platform.
12  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: BYTEBALL: Totally new consensus algorithm + private untraceable payments on: September 07, 2017, 03:48:54 PM
In case you missed it, we keep adding new chatbots to the Bot Store.

This is one of recent additions developed by CoinGaming.io:



13  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: BYTEBALL: Totally new consensus algorithm + private untraceable payments on: September 07, 2017, 03:14:30 PM
Did Bittrex renamed Byteball?

The name is now only Bytes. I could swaer it was Byteball luntil recently. The name Byteball isn't even mentioned anywhere.

Did something happend?

Interesting... That's probably because of something we have been discussing months ago.
I think it's important for people to know that byte is the real name of the currency being traded right now, whereas Byteball is the name of the entire platform. As explained by @kaicrypzen in the speculation thread:
How many Bytes equal to one Byteball I'm so confused as to how to count this coin. And blackbytes? how do they work and are they the same currency as byteball? Thanks, guys!

There is no such thing as one Byteball ...
Byteball refers to the whole technologie/DAG/app/software. Byteball comes with two built-in assets/currencies, bytes and blackbytes. What you can find traded on exchanges is GBYTE which is GigaByte which is 1 000 000 000 byte.
Blackbyte is a private untraceable asset.

Thanks btw.

They renamed on my request because people keep calling the currency byteball.
To reiterate: Byteball is the platform, Byte (and derived names Gigabyte, Megabyte, etc) is the main currency.
14  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: BYTEBALL: Totally new consensus algorithm + private untraceable payments on: September 06, 2017, 11:45:51 PM
Distribution of bytes is finished.
Total distributed: 57,444.473272169 GB.  It's about $19m at the current rate.
New available supply: 583,896.4940036 GB.  Coinmarketcap is already updated.

I'll update when blackbytes are distributed, it is going to take about 3 days.
15  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: BYTEBALL: Totally new consensus algorithm + private untraceable payments on: September 05, 2017, 12:07:10 PM
Many news today.

1. We have our first cashback merchants:
Premiumize: Premium downloads, cloud torrents, and VPN.  They also accept payments in Bytes.
NODEshare: masternode as a service.  They also accept payments in Bytes and offer merchant match for large orders.
Other partners are at various stages, I'll announce them when launched.
Cashbacks will come from this address https://explorer.byteball.org/#TU3Q44S6H2WXTGQO6BZAGWFKKJCF7Q3W

2. We'll skip the October full moon.  We need more time to allow more merchants to join the cashback program and I want a larger share of the remaining undistributed coins to be used for acquiring new users.  Larger partners have large teams and need more time to make decisions and integrate.  The next distribution (after September 6) will be on the full moon of November (Nov 4, 2017), and the rules are the same as for September: +10% for Byte holders, 0.00625 GB/BTC for Bitcoin holders.

3. My long time partner Steve Safronov has joined our team and will take care of business development.  He was CEO in one of my previous businesses and helped to grow it manyfold and then sell.  His current focus will be helping solid real-world non-crypto projects raise funds through ICOs on Byteball platform, there are a number of projects already being prepared since August (still early stages).  He will be our 4th team member with committed time, he will be paid from the Community Fund, and I fully trust him to bring new business into Byteball.
16  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: BYTEBALL: Totally new consensus algorithm + private untraceable payments on: August 29, 2017, 10:47:34 AM
Price oracle was extended and now also posts total market cap of all crypto coins and BTC dominance percentage (as reported by coinmarketcap).

The new data feed names for smart contracts are:
TOTAL_CAP - total market cap in billions
BTC_PERCENTAGE - BTC percentage of total market cap

Example posting: https://explorer.byteball.org/#WTg0OQD+nyO6SnXqQuO0PDT57TzsKG7ARnYgrmulm4k=

Now you can make p2p bets on these numbers.  For example, in this contract you pay 3 MB out of 10 MB and win if the total market cap goes under 150 billion within the next 7 days:

17  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: BYTEBALL: Totally new consensus algorithm + private untraceable payments on: August 27, 2017, 04:52:08 PM
I have one suggestion though. Instead of "Payment" (original):


I think it's clearer to use "Conditional Payment" in chat, like this (edited by me):


Thanks for the suggestion, will clarify in the next release.
18  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: BYTEBALL: Totally new consensus algorithm + private untraceable payments on: August 27, 2017, 01:43:57 PM
Now we have a bot that sells blackbytes for bytes.  The sale is through a conditional payment smart contract, so the bot can't scam you.



The rate is fixed, and it is a unidirectional sale only, the bot doesn't offer the reverse exchange.

The bot is already in the Bot Store.

Source code: https://github.com/byteball/conditional-token-sale.  
You can easily change a few parameters and use it to sell your tokens.
19  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: BYTEBALL: Totally new consensus algorithm + private untraceable payments on: August 26, 2017, 07:23:55 PM
@ChainSmoker
Think of Blackbytes as a post-it handed to you by the previous owner. The post-it says: "ChainSmoker is now the new owner". Together with handing you the post-it, the DAG registers that the previous owner is no longer the owner of these Blackbytes. The DAG does not register that you received the post-it.
Now, if you lose this post-it, the previous owner can simply give you another post-it that says: "ChainSmoker is now the new owner". *
If you want to give your Blackbytes to someone else, your post-it contains all the information you need to create a new valid post-it for the receiving user, and to register the change of ownership in the DAG.

I think giving Tonych your address (and asking politely) is enough. Resending means sending the same transaction again, you'll receive the exact same Blackbytes again.
The sending wallet can click "re-send private payloads" from the transaction history:


I really recommend to try the features Byteball has, create another wallet and send some money around.

* Comment needed on this analogy: does it help explain how Blackbytes work?

Very good analogy!
20  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: BYTEBALL: Totally new consensus algorithm + private untraceable payments on: August 25, 2017, 06:21:06 PM
Version 1.10.1 released https://github.com/byteball/byteball/releases

* Ability to partially recover from seed in light clients
* Visual improvements of contract creation pages
* Improved performance of sending and receiving blackbytes
* Fixed an issue that caused the app to sometimes crash on Android phones with system language set to Turkish (that was tricky!)
* Fixed an issue where Android app sometimes failed to start
* Reworded the light/full choice page shown when the app starts for the 1st time.  In the old version, many users were confused by the names and were choosing "full" without realizing what it is.
* Multiple small bugfixes
* Improved translations

Linux users who upgrade from 1.10.0 will have to delete all files (but not subdirectories!) in ~/.config/byteball/Default in order to get rid of the annoying (but harmless) popup about profile format.  This is because we had to revert to an older version of nwjs to address one issue https://github.com/byteball/byteball/issues/201.  Backup before deleting.

Mac and Linux users please upgrade.  Windows binaries will be added a few days later when I get my code signing certificate.  Android version is already in Google Play.

Windows binaries are ready and uploaded.
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