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March 13, 2021, 02:12:15 PM
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There are now 5 community libraries in Kenya where students borrow tablets to use the tutor-web and earn SmileyCoin as they study. Registered students can also receive a small Universal Basic Income in SMLY. They can use these SMLY to either purchase small items like snacks or sanitary pads, but if they work hard they can also buy the tablet for 1 M SMLY.

A total of 9 tablets have been sold in the first 3 months of the project.

Major milestones reached in the Kibera Community Library.

First students have bought their tablets for SMLY and a store in the library sells essentials which the students can buy using SMLY obtained either through studying or as a Universal Basic Income.

Visit the Patreon site to check the article which is open.

https://www.patreon.com/posts/47023338

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March 25, 2021, 12:56:46 PM
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Users of the most recent MacOS have seen a problem where the SmileyCoin software can no longer open the old wallet.

It is not enough to download the most recent wallet software nor can the old software open the old wallet.dat after the OS upgrade.

Until we figure out exactly the problem, the workaround is to run the SmileyCoin wallet software on a Linux computer (and know how to use it - or have a friend who does).

It is then possible to copy the old Mac wallet to the Linux computer and open it using the Linux software. The "dumpwallet" command can then be used to dump all the private keys to a file. Transferring that file back to the Mac, opening a new wallet and using "importwallet" will restore all the old amounts. We have just tested this using an Intel NUC running Ubuntu and yes, it does work.

If you do not have access to a Linux computer and can not wait until, then you can send us a note e.g. to education.in.a.suitcase@gmail.com and we'll see whether we can figure something out.

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April 25, 2021, 02:23:14 PM
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This thread remains the place where you should find everything about SMLY.

But daily news and discussions have move to Telegram, Discord, Twitter, Facebook and Patreon.

The links should all be in the OP.
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May 07, 2021, 09:57:59 PM
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Any news on the macOS wallet issues?
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May 07, 2021, 10:28:09 PM
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There is still only a workaround (moving wallet.dat to a Linux machine will work to read it and transfer out of it).

We aim to have a proper solution later this month.


Any news on the macOS wallet issues?
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June 04, 2021, 08:20:01 PM
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Some notes on current development...

Current work on the SMLY web wallet includes reading encoded messages. This will enable on-chain purchases of discount coupons and the like, directly from the wallet, without any copying and pasting or going to a web page.

There are currently 20 companies and organisations who want to be accessible directly on the blockchain. This means that the wallet can look them up. This was originally designed for charities. Some of those are already listed in the web wallet along with several community libraries in Kenya.

There is no reason to limit this to charities -- in principle any company could register a service on the chain. The user can then find it directly from the wallet and send payment.

This is possible now for 9 organisations, 11 more want in and will be added shortly. The goal is to have 100 by the end of summer. A new feature will include a link to a web page, accessible from within the wallet. This will give a minimal "vetting" of the company, since the link has to be set up by someone with access to one particular listing page.

This will mean some reorganisation using submenus, which is also underway. Updates have been submitted so that a service listed on the blockchain can apply to several organisations and these then appear in a submenu in the wallets.

Several options are available for selling coupons and codes. In principle anyone who owns a coupon could list it for sale on the chain, but most of the applications are still in Iceland, where more companies will allow sales of their discount coupons over the next few months.

We need more of this internationally. It is pretty easy to set up. For example, it is almost trivial to buy an Amazon gift code and register this for sale for SmileyCoin, on the SMLY blockchain.

If you know of any companies or charities who would like to either receive donations in SMLY or sell coupons for SMLY, please get in touch.
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July 09, 2021, 07:47:52 AM
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We just got a new foreign aid grant to continue the project in the Kenyan community libraries.

This is the best news all year.
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July 21, 2021, 10:50:39 AM
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SmileyCoin as UBI

I've just tried to summarise the use of SMLY as UBI in the Kenyan slums

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/universal-basic-income-slums-gunnar-stefansson/
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July 25, 2021, 09:35:26 PM
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If you're monitoring the web-page for the Kenyan libraries, then you will have seen that we are just about to reach 1000 active users.

This is shown graphically in a figure describing
the number of activated accounts:
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Also shown in this graph are the number of tablets bought for SMLY by students and the number of students who have earned the minimum of 1 M SMLY needed to buy a tablet.
These last curves are also shown in a different graph, just expanding on this
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