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Author Topic: [ANN][KMD][dPoW] Komodo - An Open, Composable Smart Chain Platform, Secured by B  (Read 1146897 times)
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October 17, 2016, 10:10:49 AM
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why would this be better than zcash the real thing that is being in launched 2 weeks, i for one dont want my btc stuck in here when that launches
Komodo will have the privacy of Zcash, but with the security of Bitcoin.

We will have to wait and see what security is like for Zcash once mining starts.
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October 17, 2016, 10:10:56 AM
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Komodo Dev Blog: Iguana Notary Dapp Creates A Notarized Tx.


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October 17, 2016, 10:33:56 AM
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Some news articles on the ICO:

Komodo: A Fresh Look On An Older Blockchain
http://www.cryptocoinhome.com/komodo-a-fresh-look-on-an-older-blockchain/

Komodo Anonymous Cryptocurrency Announces the Launch of Its Upcoming ICO
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/komodo-anonymous-cryptocurrency-announces-the-launch-of-its-upcoming-ico-300344935.html
http://www.newsbtc.com/2016/10/15/komodo-anonymous-cryptocurrency-announces-launch-upcoming-ico

Komodo platform review - A  bitcoin anonymous platform
http://www.viral-alert.com/komodo-platform-review/

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October 17, 2016, 11:01:16 AM
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why would this be better than zcash the real thing that is being in launched 2 weeks, i for one dont want my btc stuck in here when that launches

The beauty of open source projects is that they help each other. We expect many projects to use the Zcash privacy technology, and that we are simply the first to do so.

SuperNET needs to have its own privacy technology so it can have more agile development, and not be depended on others. SuperNET, Iguana, or any other SuperNET related project doesn't have its own blockchain (it's not a coin). The only 'coin' we have had is the BTCD, and now we are going to upgrade it into Komodo.

Moreover, it's not only about privacy functions, it's also about dPoW. Our roadmap needs a way to secure weak chains, as we will have 'assetchains' where every asset has its own chain. Then those assets can be traded via atomic swaps in a decentralized exchange. So Komodo's dPoW plays a vital role in this vision, and of course it can be used by any other blockchain if they want to (even Zcash).

For example the Stratis Platform has talked about how they are interested about using dPoW as a 2FA method to secure their private chains.

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Will Stratis consider using Komodo's dPoW to additionally secure its mainchain and private chains with Bitcoin's hashrate?

That is a very good question!

I have worked with jl777 before and he is a very talented developer and I have got a lot of time form James.

I know he gets a lof of slack from people but one thing that cannot be denied is his skills: he is a very skilled developer and very skilled around blockchain. I have spoken with him about a dPoW and what I will say is we are definitely considering providing dPoW functionality on private chains.

Whatever we actually think about implementing it in the actual Stratis parent chain... Probably not but it would definitely be a very cool feature to offer on private chains. If a private chain was secured by the Stratis chain and also secured by dPoW it would actually give it a two-factor consensus model. They wouldn't be relying on just one form of consensus to validate the blockchain, but it would actually have two methods. It gives them additional redundancy so it is definitely something we are going to look into.

I really like Komodo and the concept behind it and dPoW.

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October 17, 2016, 11:09:16 AM
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jl777 has addressed the issue about competition with Zcash before:

I want to address the issue of "competition with zcash"
There is none.

open source projects are open source in the hopes that other projects utilize it, build on it, maybe even grant back improvements. That is exactly what komodo is doing. Utilizing zcash, building on it and we will of course gladly give back any and all improvements zcash team deems worthy. They are not going to be doing GUI for a while, so maybe we can contribute a dual ZEC/KMD GUI. And if they want to, they can even just strip out the KMD part of the GUI, but they dont strike me as that type.

I have also extended an offer for the 5% staking revenues from the zkp protected funds as there is no way to calculate anything but the aggregate amount in protected form. So this interest can either just extend the coin emission, or it can be donated to the zcash team. So far no interest in this from them. Probably since they are well funded and will be making a ton of money with the ZEC, which I expect to be a game changer in crypto.

The history of zcash starts with zerocoin that Dr. Matt Green wanted to have bitcoin adopt. Well, that didnt get very far... So there is now a zcash company that is creating a bitcoin compatible + zcash combo. Are they doing it with a profit motive? It doesnt look like it to me, they want the zkp tech to be disseminated far and wide. And they are only making money if ZEC becomes worth a lot. Money is nice and pays the bills, but that does not appear to be the primary motivation.

Being adopted by major projects is exactly what creates the big value to the original fork. And being adopted by major projects disseminates the zkp tech far and wide. After komodo's example, my guess is that there will be many other zcash forks so komodo will just be the first of many.

jl777 compares the situation with Apple, Intel, and their "competitition":

zcash has a great team and has done an incredible job putting the zksnarks into bitcoin protocol and they will be continually improving the tech at that level. So it is more like an Apple and Intel "competitition". Does Apple compete with Intel?

i wouldnt say it does. Apple uses the intel processors, along with many others. And Intel does make their own computers, so the analogy is pretty close

I think what people get caught up in is the financial aspect, but when dealing with crypto currencies it isnt exactly like a consumer product. The network effect  is one of the most powerful things and the more the zcash protocol is used, the more valuable zcash is. it is not purely a cashflow thing when what your "product"  can be used as money.

Money is worth more when more people use it. Now we can split hairs and say if people are using KMD they are not using ZEC, but if you look at the protocol level, both are using zcash.

Looking at the big picture, think about what the effect on zcash would have been had KMD chosen cryptonote tech to use. I think we are in a stage where the industry standards are still not decided on privacy tech. The protocol that gets selected will allocate massive future valuations to the entities that are at the cutting edge of that protocol.

Using the Intel analogy, if you go back in time, once there was a battle between Intel and Motorola in the very early days of CPU. The "protocol" in this case is the CPU instruction set, little endian vs big endian, opcodes, etc. And Intel ended up with the winning protocol so over the decades, Intel grew massively while Motorola languished. When Apple switched to Intel CPU, that was basically the end of the Motorola CPU as far as any meaningful marketshare.

Mapping this to the crypto space, we are in a similar stage. Other than bitcoin, things are all potential and we dont have the mass market version yet. Without privacy, corporations wont use crypto for anything other than petty cash. Looking forward it will be hard to stop the proliferation of crypto based products, just as it wasnt possible to stop the proliferation of CPU based products. How many products have a CPU inside them now? That is a rough estimate to the number of blockchains we will have in the future.

This is why I am working hard to standardize on as much as possible. The bitcoin hashrate to secure all the blockchains. The zcash protocol for privacy. Atomic cross chain swaps for interop. But all this is "under the hood" tech that the fancy GUI will hide from the end user. In one sense it is invisible, but it is as important as the selection of CPU and protocol stack. There are no governing standards bodies, so the standardization needs to emerge from the adoption.

I hope you can better understand why I dont see komodo as competing with zcash.

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October 17, 2016, 11:30:04 AM
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Komodo platform rolls out Komodo cryptocurrency ICO



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October 17, 2016, 11:45:11 AM
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Shared on https://twitter.com/blockchainguideSmiley

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October 17, 2016, 12:02:10 PM
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3 hours left to receive a 25% bonus, be part of our ICO.



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Thank you!! Smiley
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October 17, 2016, 12:08:20 PM
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nother ico of a nxt related project / Coin / Asset ?

GET EM!
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October 17, 2016, 12:12:23 PM
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nother ico of a nxt related project / Coin / Asset ?

GET EM!
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Absolutely nothing to do with NXT.

It is about bitcoin and zcash

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October 17, 2016, 12:15:02 PM
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what is the bonus for komodo ICO for now? i only receive 20% extra. does anyone have this problem?
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October 17, 2016, 12:20:53 PM
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what is the bonus for komodo ICO for now? i only receive 20% extra. does anyone have this problem?

Yes, don't worry, we will manually change it to 25 % later today.

There still is 2 hours 40 minutes left, then the bonus will drop to 20 %

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October 17, 2016, 01:00:13 PM
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25% bonus still active ?

Edit: İ saw your post now sorry

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October 17, 2016, 01:15:30 PM
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30K is a freaking lot of BTC. I know it costs money for notary nodes and the development.

But lets be honest KMD will be using already developed technological pieces from other coins. All the dev is doing is patching things up and it does not cost tens of millions USD in funding.

I think Dev is being greedy (want to use the coming ZCASH hype hence the opportune timing of ico) and bit jealous (of Waves developer) hence the 30K BTC cap + 6 million USD worth of BTCD.

This one is gonna be a saturated ICO if more than 5000 BTC are raised.

Yes, dev is jl777,you should know this greedy dev if you involve altcoin. He had plenty of icos, and no one is successful, this time is kmd, next year he will make another ico, but noobs never learnt

Dont believe the fud, better do your own research. http://support.supernet.org/topic/has-james-jl777-abandoned-his-projects-in-the-past-how-many-icos-has-he-done
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Komodo Anonymous Cryptocurrency Announces the Launch of Its Upcoming ICO, By @CryptoCoinsNews



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Komodo: A Fresh Look On An Older Blockchain, By CryptoCoinHome.



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I was able to repurpose the notary tx creation almost entirely and now we have a dpow ratified API call!

curl --url "http://127.0.0.1:7776" --data "{\"agent\":\"dpow\",\"method\":\"ratify\",\"minsigs\":2,\"timestamp\":1476711523,\"ratified\":[{\"handle\":\"testA\",\"pubkey\":\"03b7621b44118017a16043f19b30cc8a4cfe068ac4e42417bae16ba460c80f3828\"}, {\"handle\":\"testB\",\"pubkey\":\"02ebfc784a4ba768aad88d44d1045d240d47b26e248cafaf1c5169a42d7a61d344\"}]}"

With the above curl issued on two nodes, it automatically generated the following pair of transactions:

http://148.251.57.148:3001/tx/9e87060002b83a292a124576059df6ab06744ccea2905bd34d96fed9e4a92684

https://blockr.io/tx/info/4e70f6bd8da799062c71790f3f0bd5d6bc72aa9d0faf078020da8e4cb5f73943

The convention is that the crypto777 address is the initial address and each ratified pubkey gets an output. This way, only the crypto777 address needs to be monitored to update the state for active notaries and notarized height.

Now the iguana notary dapp has been enhanced to be able to issue election ratification tx, I think it pretty much goes into maintenance mode. Next up are the half dozen komodod items

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Hey James,  
maybe you can give us a statement to thefollowing.

There are dozends of projects and icos from you. jl777, nxtventure, supernet, etc etc

Almost none of your projects is anywhere near finished. The recent project Iguana is not finished.

Now you start the next project and the next ico.

Looks like there is some systematic behind this.

So maybe you can tell us, if you will ever finish a project?
While I have done many projects, I think "dozens" is an exaggeration. Similarily your statement about no projects finished is a bit harsh.

jl777hodl is a holding fund for various crypto projects. As such it has been finished for years. It was the first asset that started trading and made history, this was something like 2 years ago. I would consider this finished.

MGW is multigateway.com and that also has been finished and in service for over a year. Since it is working and being used for over a year, I would consider that finished.

NXTventure is another one that has been finished for over a year. It has paid out in dividends more than I think any other NXT asset by value of dividends at the time it was sent out. Again, the future of NXTventure is hampered by all the changes with NXT that is out of my control, however I would consider NXTventure was completed.

SuperNET is a hybrid holding vehicle and technology incubator. At least that is one way to look at it. http://www.supernet.org/nav.php shows its current holdings and despite being hit by a 75% reduction in its NAV the first year (mostly due to NXT price decline and my not actively trading), the NAV has more than doubled to within striking distance of the original. This is achieved while paying for all the costs to run SuperNET out of the investment gains. Now what other project self-funds from investment gains that it makes?

I have issued more than a dozen proxy assets, such as mgwBTC and superBTC. These asset's function is to represent 1:1 the BTC to allow using the NXT AE to trade them via blockchain. I did this 2 years ago and I am pretty sure it was the first tokenDEX that allowed trading of crypto against crypto. This is 2 years ago, when just now we finally see other solutions of this kind appearing. I would consider these assets completed.

Iguana is a bitcoin daemon and wallet that can sync the entire BTC blockchain from scratch in 2 hours. It also can sync over a dozen other coins, all from a self-contained codebase that I wrote from scratch. Its codesize is about 3MB and it has been ported from unix to osx, win32, win64, android and chrome app. docs.supernet.org documents its API bindings and it is now in the final stages of debug and will be used as a component within komodo. I have seen some GUI that is looking pretty good and for basic wallet function and parallel sync it appears to be working, though I do the core level code and not the GUI so I cant speak for it in detail.

Is iguana completed? Not quite, but it is very close and I suggest you take a look at it. The source code has been open and available during the development process at https://github.com/jl777/SuperNET and you can see that I have been quite busy over the years. docs.supernet.org documents the API

crypto777: this is an ongoing technology revenue asset and as soon as project start generating revenues, it will too. It basically represents revenues from the technology that I do that doesnt already have an asset to encapsulate its revenues. In some sense it is done, just that the revenue streams are flowing yet. Maybe this is in an in-between state, but there was no ICO per se for this, so not sure if you have an issue with it.

Now to the real unfinished projects list, however please note that there was NO ICO for these and it was funded by small number of private investors, so I dont think it is fair for you to criticize them as an incomplete ICO, as they were not even ICO:

InstantDEX: easyDEX is in last stages of coding/debugging and is part of the overall solution of loosely coupled blockchains using atomic swaps. The full InstantDEX was mostly working last year(!) however due to disappearance of GUI dev combine with NXT increasing txfees dramatically while reducing the available space to store data, made an InstantDEX built on NXT uneconomic. Should InstantDEX have been finished by now? Yes. I made a mistake of building the InstantDEX on top of NXT, which is a platform that I had no voice in and when everything was changed and made it so a few of my projects became unviable, my protests were met with a "you should have known better". OK, so lesson learned and now I know better, I wrote iguana from scratch so its entirety I am in control. Never again will I be at the mercy of arbitrary changes that break backward compatibility and the fundamental economic model of a service I built on top of it.

Pangea: this is a decentralized poker service that is in a holding pattern now due to the retooling required to switch from a NXT based service to iguana based.

Tradebots/NXTcoinsco: part of this is in the process of being completed within the easyDEX framework, but again the shift from NXT based to iguana based was a delay factor.

NXTprivacy: this is mostly a deprecated asset due to my shift from NXT to iguana, but I do have a plan to infuse some life to it after the dust settles from the other projects. In any case it never did any ICO and didnt even do much of secondary trading on NXT AE, so its priority has been low.

Do you want me to list the projects that I didnt even raise funds from private investors and are just various technology projects that I have percolating? Not sure why you would have any complaints if I have a lot of projects in the research phase that I have not raised funds for.

I proposed an Asset Passport system, which is a way to protect asset issuer and holders by allowing them to migrate from chain to chain. This was actually the genesis of dPoW which evolved from the need to secure weak PoS chains. I never raised any funds for this.

I have proposed Teleport, Telepathy and PAX within the BTCD context, but I did not do any ICO to raise funds to develop this. Teleport at a high level is similar to zcash, in that there is a blackbox of bits representing the transaction, but the math behind the zero knowledge proofs is a step above anything else and I always want to use the best tech solution for my systems, even if it means replacing something I made. Telepathy is a network level privacy "mixer" and this will work on top of the komodo, of course it needs for komodo to be finalized and also its urgency is much less due to the strength of zcash tech. PAX has been coded to alpha level, but as an unfunded project has been back burnered and also waits for the full transition to iguana. Is it is disappointing that these things have not been completed yet? Sure, but I am just one guy coding away most days and many have advised me to get more help at the core level. The issue is I cant find any other C coders at my level who will work for anything less than a lot of money.

I am also providing free consulting for many projects, they just have to ask and I try to help as I can, which is usually with some technical ideas. I am not the one actually doing these projects though, so I hope you do not hold me responsible for any delivery status of all the projects I have helped with my advice.

I understand if you see all these projects and there isnt the level of success you want to see. After all if it was all finished and a big success I wouldnt have to be working these 14 hour days 28 days a month, continuously.

However, the perception that I never finish everything is not correct. The perception that I do dozens of ICOs and just spend all the money and ask for more, is not correct.

I have done exactly one ICO outside of the NXT assets, and that is SuperNET. Its charter for use of funds is primarily to make investments and I have been funding operations from the profits, while growing the NAV from a low of .002 to its current .006 level.

If you can name any other ICO I conducted where funds were raised and I havent delivered anything, I am curious to know what it is. As you can see I am not limited in the number of ideas, nor do I feel their quality is low. What I need is more resources. I had hoped to get at least half a dozen volunteers to work on the core C projects, but alas, there were none.

With komodo there is the possibility of creating not only the first dPoW implementation, but also to fund all of the pending projects that are in slow motion due to my only having 16 hours per day to work and I am slacking off this year by working only 14 hours per day.

James



I appreciate your work, just wonder how much money you have raised from so many projects? People's pockets are finished, you earned big but most of your coins/assets are dead. Also, this komodo may be the same result. But I still wish your good luck   Grin
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October 17, 2016, 02:46:49 PM
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Hey James,  
maybe you can give us a statement to thefollowing.

There are dozends of projects and icos from you. jl777, nxtventure, supernet, etc etc

Almost none of your projects is anywhere near finished. The recent project Iguana is not finished.

Now you start the next project and the next ico.

Looks like there is some systematic behind this.

So maybe you can tell us, if you will ever finish a project?
While I have done many projects, I think "dozens" is an exaggeration. Similarily your statement about no projects finished is a bit harsh.

jl777hodl is a holding fund for various crypto projects. As such it has been finished for years. It was the first asset that started trading and made history, this was something like 2 years ago. I would consider this finished.

MGW is multigateway.com and that also has been finished and in service for over a year. Since it is working and being used for over a year, I would consider that finished.

NXTventure is another one that has been finished for over a year. It has paid out in dividends more than I think any other NXT asset by value of dividends at the time it was sent out. Again, the future of NXTventure is hampered by all the changes with NXT that is out of my control, however I would consider NXTventure was completed.

SuperNET is a hybrid holding vehicle and technology incubator. At least that is one way to look at it. http://www.supernet.org/nav.php shows its current holdings and despite being hit by a 75% reduction in its NAV the first year (mostly due to NXT price decline and my not actively trading), the NAV has more than doubled to within striking distance of the original. This is achieved while paying for all the costs to run SuperNET out of the investment gains. Now what other project self-funds from investment gains that it makes?

I have issued more than a dozen proxy assets, such as mgwBTC and superBTC. These asset's function is to represent 1:1 the BTC to allow using the NXT AE to trade them via blockchain. I did this 2 years ago and I am pretty sure it was the first tokenDEX that allowed trading of crypto against crypto. This is 2 years ago, when just now we finally see other solutions of this kind appearing. I would consider these assets completed.

Iguana is a bitcoin daemon and wallet that can sync the entire BTC blockchain from scratch in 2 hours. It also can sync over a dozen other coins, all from a self-contained codebase that I wrote from scratch. Its codesize is about 3MB and it has been ported from unix to osx, win32, win64, android and chrome app. docs.supernet.org documents its API bindings and it is now in the final stages of debug and will be used as a component within komodo. I have seen some GUI that is looking pretty good and for basic wallet function and parallel sync it appears to be working, though I do the core level code and not the GUI so I cant speak for it in detail.

Is iguana completed? Not quite, but it is very close and I suggest you take a look at it. The source code has been open and available during the development process at https://github.com/jl777/SuperNET and you can see that I have been quite busy over the years. docs.supernet.org documents the API

crypto777: this is an ongoing technology revenue asset and as soon as project start generating revenues, it will too. It basically represents revenues from the technology that I do that doesnt already have an asset to encapsulate its revenues. In some sense it is done, just that the revenue streams are flowing yet. Maybe this is in an in-between state, but there was no ICO per se for this, so not sure if you have an issue with it.

Now to the real unfinished projects list, however please note that there was NO ICO for these and it was funded by small number of private investors, so I dont think it is fair for you to criticize them as an incomplete ICO, as they were not even ICO:

InstantDEX: easyDEX is in last stages of coding/debugging and is part of the overall solution of loosely coupled blockchains using atomic swaps. The full InstantDEX was mostly working last year(!) however due to disappearance of GUI dev combine with NXT increasing txfees dramatically while reducing the available space to store data, made an InstantDEX built on NXT uneconomic. Should InstantDEX have been finished by now? Yes. I made a mistake of building the InstantDEX on top of NXT, which is a platform that I had no voice in and when everything was changed and made it so a few of my projects became unviable, my protests were met with a "you should have known better". OK, so lesson learned and now I know better, I wrote iguana from scratch so its entirety I am in control. Never again will I be at the mercy of arbitrary changes that break backward compatibility and the fundamental economic model of a service I built on top of it.

Pangea: this is a decentralized poker service that is in a holding pattern now due to the retooling required to switch from a NXT based service to iguana based.

Tradebots/NXTcoinsco: part of this is in the process of being completed within the easyDEX framework, but again the shift from NXT based to iguana based was a delay factor.

NXTprivacy: this is mostly a deprecated asset due to my shift from NXT to iguana, but I do have a plan to infuse some life to it after the dust settles from the other projects. In any case it never did any ICO and didnt even do much of secondary trading on NXT AE, so its priority has been low.

Do you want me to list the projects that I didnt even raise funds from private investors and are just various technology projects that I have percolating? Not sure why you would have any complaints if I have a lot of projects in the research phase that I have not raised funds for.

I proposed an Asset Passport system, which is a way to protect asset issuer and holders by allowing them to migrate from chain to chain. This was actually the genesis of dPoW which evolved from the need to secure weak PoS chains. I never raised any funds for this.

I have proposed Teleport, Telepathy and PAX within the BTCD context, but I did not do any ICO to raise funds to develop this. Teleport at a high level is similar to zcash, in that there is a blackbox of bits representing the transaction, but the math behind the zero knowledge proofs is a step above anything else and I always want to use the best tech solution for my systems, even if it means replacing something I made. Telepathy is a network level privacy "mixer" and this will work on top of the komodo, of course it needs for komodo to be finalized and also its urgency is much less due to the strength of zcash tech. PAX has been coded to alpha level, but as an unfunded project has been back burnered and also waits for the full transition to iguana. Is it is disappointing that these things have not been completed yet? Sure, but I am just one guy coding away most days and many have advised me to get more help at the core level. The issue is I cant find any other C coders at my level who will work for anything less than a lot of money.

I am also providing free consulting for many projects, they just have to ask and I try to help as I can, which is usually with some technical ideas. I am not the one actually doing these projects though, so I hope you do not hold me responsible for any delivery status of all the projects I have helped with my advice.

I understand if you see all these projects and there isnt the level of success you want to see. After all if it was all finished and a big success I wouldnt have to be working these 14 hour days 28 days a month, continuously.

However, the perception that I never finish everything is not correct. The perception that I do dozens of ICOs and just spend all the money and ask for more, is not correct.

I have done exactly one ICO outside of the NXT assets, and that is SuperNET. Its charter for use of funds is primarily to make investments and I have been funding operations from the profits, while growing the NAV from a low of .002 to its current .006 level.

If you can name any other ICO I conducted where funds were raised and I havent delivered anything, I am curious to know what it is. As you can see I am not limited in the number of ideas, nor do I feel their quality is low. What I need is more resources. I had hoped to get at least half a dozen volunteers to work on the core C projects, but alas, there were none.

With komodo there is the possibility of creating not only the first dPoW implementation, but also to fund all of the pending projects that are in slow motion due to my only having 16 hours per day to work and I am slacking off this year by working only 14 hours per day.

James



I just wonder how much money you have raised from so many projects? People's pockets are finished, you earned big but those coins/assets are dead. Also, this komodo will be the same result, delist from exchange, never trading higher than ico price.
Did you even read my response? Most of the assets are either MGW assets that are issued when the corresponding crypto is deposited, or were given out for free in a sharedrop. Now since you think I make so much money, please tell me how I make money from MGW assets or doing sharedrops.

SuperNET is the only ICO I have done prior to KMD.

There were some private placements done for InstantDEX and NXTcoinsco. The total I have raised from all the NXT assets is around 5 million NXT, worth approx couple hundred BTC.

Just the JLH asset has a value in excess of the total raised with its 200 siafunds. I gave away a lot of JLH and didnt gain much from selling it and I added various other assets along the way.

Maybe you confuse what other people sold my assets for on the open market after they received it as a sharedrop. Now please tell me how much I get when somebody who gets a sharedrop for free sells it to someone else.

As far as what NXT has done to itself, that has happened in spite of my big complainings about it. It is certainly not my responsibility that NXT decided to boost txfees for permanent tx 10-fold and to split the coin into two or three and not allow assets to be based on the new coin. To protect people with my assets, I am making assetchains. Total I have raised for assetchains? zero.

Maybe you want to use facts to support your position that I have conducted so many ICO? Then again, if you used the facts, you wouldnt be able to claim that, so I guess it makes sense that you just make stuff up.

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