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July 27, 2015, 06:54:15 AM
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Ok...  Next mystery block reward will be...a mystery. Wink
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July 27, 2015, 06:58:58 AM
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I sent  PI value transaction with a PI TXN Fee added, and was hoping someone else would get it ... will do it again later, and hope someone else gets it Smiley

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July 27, 2015, 07:27:04 AM
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Any news on cryptsy and getting the wallet sorted or is that due to be done after the ~ 19th / 20th?

No news yet from Cryptsy.  They won't say where we are in the queue or when they expect to get us updated.

Based on the earlier experiences with Cryptsy, we expect them to take 2-3 weeks.  Three weeks will be July 16th.

These are the tickets we know to be open:


Ticket ID - 193353  25th June  (V9.2.0 upgrade)
Ticket ID - 195252    7th July  (Any progress on 192253?)

Ticket ID - 194673 7th July  (Deposit not credited - Taiga)
Ticket ID - 195687 9th July  (Deposit not credited - SlimePuppy)




Hi dev, any news  Huh Angry


     
     

     
     
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July 27, 2015, 08:09:11 AM
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Any news on cryptsy and getting the wallet sorted or is that due to be done after the ~ 19th / 20th?

No news yet from Cryptsy.  They won't say where we are in the queue or when they expect to get us updated.

Based on the earlier experiences with Cryptsy, we expect them to take 2-3 weeks.  Three weeks will be July 16th.

These are the tickets we know to be open:


Ticket ID - 193353  25th June  (V9.2.0 upgrade)
Ticket ID - 195252    7th July  (Any progress on 192253?)

Ticket ID - 194673 7th July  (Deposit not credited - Taiga)
Ticket ID - 195687 9th July  (Deposit not credited - SlimePuppy)


Hi dev, any news  Huh Angry
Nothing yet, Taiga, since my update on the 25th.  It's been more than a month now - ticket opened on the 25th of June.  We're poking Cryptsy every other day but still nothing more than a 1st level tech response.  We've PMd them here and hung in their IRC channel - still nothing.

...

We keep nudging Cryptsy but so far there's no communication other than a '1st level tech' message along the lines of 'thanks for your message - we'll pass it to our technician'.  They're taking much, much longer than normal and customer service is...well...in character.  More news when we've got some to share.
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https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1118569.msg11968329#msg11968329

At least we know it's not just us - there are at least five coins that have been in 'upgrade' status for weeks, and many more with other problems.
https://www.cryptsy.com/pages/status
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July 27, 2015, 08:29:46 AM
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Winning PI block http://catcoinwallets.com:2750/block/1a1f17c4e4430541df8cba13e9460206d3ae5fa02031f6adf2a3170abbbae799

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July 27, 2015, 07:53:55 PM
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New bonus block in the field - good digging!

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July 27, 2015, 08:27:57 PM
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New bonus block in the field - good digging!

 Cool

Huh?
Extra block reward - there's an example in the link Blak posted.  The block will have more than a 50 CAT reward.
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July 27, 2015, 09:26:23 PM
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New bonus block in the field - good digging!

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Blak got it - gonna push it back out.  Next mystery block will have a 3xCat bonus. Wink
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July 28, 2015, 12:32:34 PM
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This morning's mystery block has 200 CAT hidden inside...who will find it?
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July 28, 2015, 04:35:29 PM
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It's up to us, CATs.  If we work together, we can be at the fork in about 4 days.  If keep going as we are, it'll be almost 4 weeks.

The best way to manage this is to mine the high diffs and stop mining the dip.  Slowing the dip keeps us from bouncing.  Once we're somewhat level, then we can add all the hash we want and sprint to the fork.  Once we're there, it won't matter much how much hash we have on the network because the network will finally 'just work'.

I've got all of my scrypt capability on CAT 24/7 - 3x Black Widow and 2 Fury - and have a rig leased.  I think Blak's been doing the same.  I know some others are mining as well - but we can't do it alone.

It's time - we can get to this fork and have a coin that works or we can lose the blockchain to our attackers.  It's up to us.
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July 28, 2015, 05:56:50 PM
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Someone on Bejjan got 45531.  Thanks and congrats!

Send a CAT address and I'll send a thank you!


We're crunching on a 536 block now - we're coming back down.  whew.

799 blocks to go to a stable CAT.

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July 28, 2015, 09:18:27 PM
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This morning's mystery block has 200 CAT hidden inside...who will find it?

LOL  I found it.  I hope Bejjan will keep it with my thanks.

http://catcoinwallets.com:2750/block/a866199685294302f73fb7155dc9f340be9e1377e2ee4ec22a92bd065b5f64bf
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July 29, 2015, 12:29:11 AM
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New mystery block in the field...  Good hunting!
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July 29, 2015, 01:52:29 AM
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Beautiful job, CATs!

We eased down to 24.6 and are gently coming back up through 30 to 35.8.  It doesn't look like we got hit at the dip - it looks great!

So...feel free to ease in your miners if you so desire - we should be set up for another 24 hours of smooth, regular block generation.

Thanks everyone!

Bring on Block 46331!
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July 29, 2015, 05:55:30 PM
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A reminder for the new CATs - this is not our final difficulty adjust algo.  That will switch in at block 46331.

At the fork, we'll have an algo that'll handle high and low hash smoothly.  It adjusts up regularly to stop 'insta-mining' when pools switch in, and it eases down reliably without hanging when diff drops.  It does a good job of keeping us in an 8-12 minute block average with high or low network hash rates.

In the process of testing, we tried various combinations of 'input filters' for PID, various tweaks for PID, as well as Dark Gravity Wave 2 and 3, Digishield with 1- and 3-block retargeting, and combinations.  What worked best is the release combination of Digishield and PID with a 1 block retarget.  It gave us the best combination of difficulty adjustment in varying conditions while rejecting various strategies of time-warp attacks.

Prior to testing the various difficulty adjust methods, we removed the earlier kludges and experimental code and re-aligned the codebase with the current LTC release, which is where KR105 pulled the original CAT code.  There have been a number of security updates and various dependency updates since our launch that we're happy to have.

We look forward to showing you that the past year of catnaps was worth it.

719 blocks to go...

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July 30, 2015, 02:33:16 AM
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It's time - we can get to this fork and have a coin that works or we can lose the blockchain to our attackers.  It's up to us.

Looks like a cool coin and very active but obviously some drama. Can you or somebody briefly summarize the drama in one post? Thanks.
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July 30, 2015, 05:04:42 PM
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It's time - we can get to this fork and have a coin that works or we can lose the blockchain to our attackers.  It's up to us.

Looks like a cool coin and very active but obviously some drama. Can you or somebody briefly summarize the drama in one post? Thanks.
The main drama from launch is that the original dev team deployed a coin that wasn't capable of living in an environment with large amounts of hash and with profit-oriented switch pools (something nearly every coin launched since BTC has to solve).  The battle since has been devising and deploying methods for adjusting the difficulty that work, while also building a dev team from scratch and rebuilding the coin's network infrastructure and a proper testnet.  On the code side, we didn't want artificial block lengths (30 second or 3 minutes or any other combination) and didn't want to go to merged mining.  We think we have a unique solution that will work regardless of the network hash rate.

The PID process deployed in V9.1.1 wasn't expected to be a 100% solution, but it has a fatal flaw that when the hash rate is too slow a large miner/pool can hit the network and cause the diff to climb too high too fast (that's the 'galloping' you can see on the network chart).  While not a good situation, it's been better than any previous attempt, and it gave us the time to develop and fully test a solution which we think will become beautifully apparent when we hit block 46331.

During this 'interesting' ~18 month period, we also found that one gent on the dev team was more interested in his own profit than on the entire CAT community and after causing severe damage to the project multiple times (including multiple forks) he was ejected from the team and community.  He's not happy about this, and has deployed his own sock-puppet FUD brigade and highly-modified coinds to harm CAT rather than take his mad coding skillz to make his own coin.  We know him as 'hozer', 'catcoiner', 'Buy', 'tmagik', 'technomagik', 'Troy Benjegerdes', and quite probably 'vampirus'; and know his code (which caused a parallel (and incompatible) block chain well before we deployed V9.2.0) as 'catoshi' or 'catcoin' clients rather than our 'satoshi 9.2.0' clients.

In the process of building the V9.2.0 client and new difficulty system, we also removed all of hozer's code and also updated the code base with security fixes and developments in the parent LTC code that were fielded after CAT launched.  All of our pools, all of our infrastructure, and more than 80% of the clients seen on the network are running the current V9.2.0 code and our network is rock-solid.  We did, however, cause a condition that would have normally created a simple fork for those that continue to run the earlier 9.1.1 code (which had a kludge of a 30 second minimum block time) that would have disappeared as the rest of the community moved to the new code - but hozer was happy to continue to mine his own fork as part of his FUD campaign, and he merged his older fork with our new soft fork.  That's the piece that 'vampirus' either doesn't yet understand or is trying to twist.  It's really important to note that while the 9.1.1 client will 'technically' join the parallel fork, there is only one entity mining that (hozer) and there are zero CAT transactions there, and all of the nodes on that fork are firewalled into the obscurity they deserve.  If you are interested in understanding this more fully, feel free to hit the earlier threads as this is fully documented.
Launch thread: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=380130.0
V9.1.1 thread:  https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=441402.0

The real important parts to hook onto aren't the past two years, but the next - we have a solid team working together for CAT and her community, we have a strong network infrastructure managed by experienced sysadmin/netadmin folks, we have ties and exchanges with multiple other coin projects, we're preparing the next release for testnet now, and we are really looking forward to the community response once we fork into the V9.2.0 code at block 46331...644 blocks to go.

Feel free to connect with us on Freenode #catcoin-dev or #catcoin or ##catcoin and we'll be happy to go into whatever detail you're interested in - we're pretty much there 24/7.

Andy
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July 30, 2015, 06:26:29 PM
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Do not worry, now 9.1.1 chain on block  46452 and no more compatible with 9.2.0
Take it somewhere else, Hozer.  Maybe here:  https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=486922.0.  Last warning.

edit...  nice edit job, Hozer.  It's gone and you're done here.
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July 30, 2015, 08:01:38 PM
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CATs - while we push through to the fork, does anyone have any suggestions for a cat charity we can start with?

I've identified a place here in San Antonio that works with kittens (primarily abandoned and/or kittens that aren't taken to shelter with their mothers) and they do everything from bottle feeding through adulthood and have a network of foster homes with folks trained in caring for tiny kittens.  Once we're through this fork and things are stable, I intend to go back to volunteering there and know they can always use supplies.

These three - Cali, Lulu, and Coco - are rescue kittens from SA Pets Alive:



Thoughts?  Suggestions?  Bring them!
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July 30, 2015, 08:45:12 PM
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<many 'overcome by events' words snipped>

All are welcome to post here - but we have no more sense of humour or time to waste with the constant stream of lies that we've tolerated in the past.  While a self-moderated thread "might" cost some new members of the community, the former BS "HAS" cost us valuable members and pool operators.  We have real work to do and not enough time to do it.  I hope you can respect that.

Andy

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Bloody hell - hozer's at it again.  'Buy' is yet another alias with a few 'hozer-esque' posts in other threads to look legit on the surface, followed by pasting the same crap here that we've already hashed out in the earlier threads (as well as 'quotes' from earlier posts that have been deleted - can't get more obvious than that...).  I frankly don't give a damn if he doesn't like moderated threads - we're here in this thread at the behest of the BTCTalk moderators because there were sick and tired of everyone reporting Hozer's BS in the other threads.  So tag, I'm 'it' - and I'm happy to take the task.  Out, out, damn hozer and all your sock puppets too.
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