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Author Topic: [ANN] DERO: DAG + Cryptonote + Bulletproofs + SSL + POW + Smart Contracts  (Read 88086 times)
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July 13, 2018, 12:13:35 PM
Last edit: July 13, 2018, 12:42:46 PM by MagicSmoker
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What Dero devs accomplished so far was a really hard task done very quickly and it seems with rather few bugs they needed to patch. It tells you they are very talented and hard working. There are very few developers in the whole crypto space who can be compared to them. They must have their reasons for the secrecy surrounding the project and we should respect this.

Since the source code hasn't actually been released - and now there is some question as to whether "experienced cryptographers" were even allowed to look at it in private - we don't really know what the "devs" have accomplished (put in quotes because I'm not convinced there is more than one).

Frankly, all I can see is a drop in price from $1.70US to <$0.70US ever since the Atlantis announcement on June 23rd; everything else is hearsay.

Whether their reasons for secrecy are legit isn't the question, it's whether their reasons for lying are legit. So far the community, in the form of the market*, calls bullshit on their antics.


* - something devs ought to always keep in mind; once your coin is mineable and tradeable you need to behave more like a public company with shareholders, than a private fiefdom with serfs.


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July 13, 2018, 12:52:23 PM
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funny after alienating community members (and banning them - like myself) they now want to establish a community advisory board?

i had such high hopes, and still have high hopes for dero. but it just seems like a neverending spiral down the rabbit hole.

i can only hope the price recovers a bit so i can at least salvage some of my investment and mining expenses.

The AMA tomorrow is bound to be interesting....
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July 13, 2018, 01:15:50 PM
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Community Advisory Board was already formed, privately I believe
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July 13, 2018, 01:21:53 PM
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Community Advisory Board was already formed, privately I believe

I'm not on it; are you? I didn't really see the point since the wily ol' Cap'n hasn't listened to a damn thing the community has said so far (not that the community is always right, but the point remains).

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July 13, 2018, 07:49:46 PM
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Community Advisory Board was already formed, privately I believe

I'm not on it; are you? I didn't really see the point since the wily ol' Cap'n hasn't listened to a damn thing the community has said so far (not that the community is always right, but the point remains).



Did Serena really quit the Dero team? If thats true things internally have to be pretty bad. I wouldn't know though as I'm still banned from their Discord and don't care enough to make a dummy account to get back in.
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July 13, 2018, 09:45:27 PM
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Serena is on Discord  Smiley
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July 13, 2018, 11:03:21 PM
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Community Advisory Board was already formed, privately I believe

I'm not on it; are you? I didn't really see the point since the wily ol' Cap'n hasn't listened to a damn thing the community has said so far (not that the community is always right, but the point remains).



The advisory board has many long time supporters that may not be active on the ANN.

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July 14, 2018, 05:26:18 AM
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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

To whom Captain, Dero’s lead developer feels it does not concern,

This is an urgent message from Serena, and Mojo to the DERO community. When Mojo and I started with DERO (at different times) we did so with the understanding that DERO was a community based project (https://github.com/deroproject/documentation/blob/master/WhitePaper.md - https://imgur.com/a/7YuroN5 and more archived in various public places). We joined after communicating with Captain that we have a strong personal focus on the ideologies surrounding the field of cryptography (https://www.activism.net/cypherpunk/manifesto.html), outstanding morals, promising technology, and the goal of helping as many people as we were able to while growing and learning ourselves.

Mojo and I recently discovered that Captain has to date no intention of locking the DERO premine (https://imgur.com/a/I2eKS94) and instead intends to disregard both the originally stated intentions of DERO (https://github.com/deroproject/documentation/blob/master/WhitePaper.md) and the more recent public promises to lock the premine when Atlantis launched and we had confirmation of the actual block times. Worse, Captain intends to propose an ongoing agreement with John McAffee (https://twitter.com/officialmcafee/status/887024683379544065?lang=en) for an ongoing piece of the premine (https://imgur.com/a/hYuzSXS). This is Captain’s proposed version of aggressive marketing, while Serena was pushing for https://wachsman.com/. In order for a leading blockchain marketing company to pick up DERO, they require that the team meet its commitments in all areas, including transparency, roadmap goals, communication, and how teams deal with issues. Captain did not want to meet that criteria (which was discussed frequently and grouped in with exchange discussions), and was unwilling to explore Serena’s option further, proclaimed John “the best”, and opted instead for the John McAffee route. This is an example of Serena making a gentle, and valid suggestion regarding a legitimate company, and having it passed over entirely. (1/3 https://imgur.com/a/IRzOFes 2/3 https://imgur.com/a/O3Dgzk1 3/3 https://imgur.com/a/I2eKS94)

On July.3/2018 I, Serena, spoke internally directly with Captain, obviously not for the first time, to explain there were communication issues, disregard for the community, and things needed to change. (https://imgur.com/a/35o4rGn).

On July.4/2018, the following day Serena stated exasperation with the communication issues, Captain announced information to the public that he deemed the team did not need to know early, and when we started out concern again, it was again brushed aside. (https://imgur.com/a/HPuZt8G)

As the communication issues, and general disregard for the community got worse, so did the concern from Mojo and Serena. Captain was making an entirely centralized decision regarding who would be added to the DERO Community Advisory Board, and Serena spent hours trying to explain that was not appropriate for the DERO core team (Captain 100% exclusively) to form this for the community with the intention of controlling membership. Serena also showed deep concern when she asked “What will the DERO core team do in the event of a strong disagreement with the DCAB when they have an overwhelming consensus?”. This question went unanswered after multiple attempts to gain an answer. This is just an example of the type of very valid and simple questions that went chronically unanswered nearly 100% of the time for both DERO community members. (1/2 https://imgur.com/a/tN5M5hd 2/2 and Captain claiming the DCAB is decentralized https://imgur.com/a/7VDrmQ8)

In fact, many of the core members including Mojo and Serena had no idea who even joined the DCAB as Captain invited people at will without so much as mentioning he would be doing so to the DERO community team.

Core member spends 1 full month building http://stats.atlantis.dero.live/ for free and Captain won’t even bother to respond to him (https://imgur.com/a/3O5XxMh). More long term members with no knowledge even after the DCAB formed (1/2 https://imgur.com/a/IZvW8bh 2/2 https://imgur.com/a/4rTAmxu)

Captain blatantly lying to the entire communication for no reason regarding the reason Serena left (to prove a valid point) - https://imgur.com/a/pyfMIhu

Captain ignoring ongoing communication issues as it relates to a Bittrex listing and ultimately refuses to change his way to the detriment of the community - https://imgur.com/a/c0vHBsl

Serena discovers that DERO had a 3.07 minute block time for 204 days from launch until Atlantis released on the mainnet. Serena has been trying to solve core issues quietly since the first day she joined with ethical and polite disclosure, and even with offers of proof, her discovery of major flaws is ignored on more than one occasion. (https://imgur.com/a/XQND80b) - this resulted in somewhere around a 35% reduction in block rewards for all miners from Day 1 to Day 204 and Captain refused to acknowledge, fix the problem, or even inform the community.

A similar issue exists in Atlantis in a new form. Captain had originally announced that they expected the topoheight (side blocks) to increase at a rate of around 10% - 15% faster than the “block height”. In reality, the network is producing around 30 - 50% more side blocks (topoheight) than normal blocks, and distributing the associated additional rewards. Further, Captain publicly stated that the developers would change the DERO emission curve to make it less profitable for current ASIC miners giving others a greater opportunity in the future. These changes unfortunately never went into effect, or were so minimal that we have an increased emission rate, not a decreased one. This is on top of the 3.07 minute block times we had for 204 days. (https://imgur.com/a/WWVaWF1)

This is Serena and Mojo informing the community that we’ve been trying to work on things politely and internally since day 1 of each of us joining DERO respectively. However, since Captain is going to spend the premine early, and change the originally stated terms, we felt that this showed the ultimate disrespect for the community collectively, their ideals, and the individuals who support DERO.

Serena - DERO community manager
Mojo - DERO team
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July 14, 2018, 07:37:06 AM
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All is fine DERO community mods(Serena and Mojo) tried their best to damage and create panic nothing more. There is nothing to fear/worry, dont fall into any FUDs. I myself joined discord two days back after several complains of Serena and Mojo. DERO telegram is still operated by Mojo. I trusted them to create/operate discord and telegram community as we were naturally focussed on development. Everything is on track and nothing to worry
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July 14, 2018, 08:28:41 AM
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Theres only one way to rectify this.

Put the premine in escrow and provide proof of escrow.

Release the source code

Reveal team members

And stop with all the cloak and dagger bullshit

And you do the above damn quick.
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July 14, 2018, 08:39:09 AM
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After Mojo (I think) deleted his reddit account, the AMA with Capt disappeared from the DeroProject reddit listings. However, it is still ongoing and there are some good answers: https://old.reddit.com/r/DeroProject/comments/8xy0ht/dero_ama_with_lead_developer_july_2018/


The concerns about the premine and emission raised by Serena are indeed concerning, but I have to trust that the development team have a good solution for them.

I would also like this drama to come to an end soon. I think putting the technical concerns (about past or Atlantis emission, or about the premine, which can be verified from a view wallet) into the same category as the communication concerns is conflating different things.

Clearly, the Dero team needs to be enlarged, so that Capt and his crew are not overwhelmed trying to combine marketing and development. I am not sure that McAfee is the best answer to the marketing question, but I will withhold judgment.
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July 14, 2018, 08:41:41 AM
Last edit: July 14, 2018, 09:11:17 AM by --Serena--
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All is fine DERO community mods(Serena and Mojo) tried their best to damage and create panic nothing more. There is nothing to fear/worry, dont fall into any FUDs. I myself joined discord two days back after several complains of Serena and Mojo. DERO telegram is still operated by Mojo. I trusted them to create/operate discord and telegram community as we were naturally focussed on development. Everything is on track and nothing to worry

Oh quit it, you released your excel sheet comparing DERO to Monero and specifically said "Let's get trolled". You caused these issues, and we all agreed collectively to just deal with it your way at the time. You're the source of your own problems here, and the team's problems.

You only joined Discord 2 days ago because I gave ownership of the Discord to your friend TeslaR.

Regarding accusations of wanting any part of the DERO Foundation which are further unfounded lies that Captain is desperately clinging to -

Captain couldn't even afford to pay me my full first month's wage so I volunteered for free simply because the DERO project is more or less broke without the premine. Even Mojo's most recent wage ($300/month) came up short at $230 and 12 days late

It's a shame to see him opening the premine and not even offering to pay those working on his team for months properly. Instead he would rather give it to someone like John McAfee..... Angry
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July 14, 2018, 08:47:22 AM
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After Mojo (I think) deleted his reddit account, the AMA with Capt disappeared from the DeroProject reddit listings. However, it is still ongoing and there are some good answers: https://old.reddit.com/r/DeroProject/comments/8xy0ht/dero_ama_with_lead_developer_july_2018/


The concerns about the premine and emission raised by Serena are indeed concerning, but I have to trust that the development team have a good solution for them.


I did not delete my reddit account, I just got banned from r/DeroProject

"Trust" is not something you look for in crypto, which is built completely on the basis of being TRUSTLESS

Moving premine = Manipulation of Supply = havoc in open markets

All is fine DERO community mods(Serena and Mojo) tried their best to damage and create panic nothing more. There is nothing to fear/worry, dont fall into any FUDs. I myself joined discord two days back after several complains of Serena and Mojo. DERO telegram is still operated by Mojo. I trusted them to create/operate discord and telegram community as we were naturally focussed on development. Everything is on track and nothing to worry

All screenshots show we were actively trying to prevent you from F***ing over the community who supported you. NOTHING is on track except price pumps to sell some of the premine, to pay shills, and to get more value for the rest of the premine. Captain isn't looking to legit companies for marketing because he doesn't want to get audited by a legit source

ALL above is proven in screenshots https://medium.com/@mojo_lb/to-whom-captain-deros-lead-developer-feels-it-does-not-concern-6df0a9ca692a


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July 14, 2018, 09:03:00 AM
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No war, no war, no war
Let's fight no more
If ya gonna fite
I am gonna bite
but the biting has no sense
I will kick you through the fence
And the fence will break apart
Let's repeat this from the start  Grin
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July 14, 2018, 09:16:47 AM
Last edit: July 14, 2018, 10:27:40 AM by jopari
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Mojo, Serena, this is getting awfully close to airing dirty laundry in public. Please, take some time out and let heads cool off!

Things like the emission will be fixed -- the project is still in development.

Other things.. well, they're up to the developers, for better or worse. Have your disputes, but no need to do so this publicly. Many of the screenshots you have shared are not as damning they may seem now. If you disagree with your effective managers, resign calmly and honestly, saying that you didn't see eye to eye. Not like this.

It was a pretty dirty move making this move when the AMA was scheduled.

As for Dero itself, well, I still think it's a great, groundbreaking project, and I continue to wish the team good luck.
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July 14, 2018, 09:30:55 AM
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@Mojo, @Serena You are now acting really low. Don't try to wash yourself now bcos you lied to the community on behalf of DERO from the start.
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July 14, 2018, 09:40:03 AM
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@Mojo, @Serena You are now acting really low.

This.
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July 14, 2018, 09:44:29 AM
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DERO team have made amazing works to keep the project moving upwards during such very hard time of the whole crypto market.
What Dero devs accomplished so far was a really hard task done very quickly and it seems with rather few bugs they needed to patch. It tells you they are very talented and hard working.
They will release news for us at the right time when products completely finished and passed all testing procedures.
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July 14, 2018, 09:57:11 AM
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Captain isn't releasing current code or even previous code

No one will ever know what is happening right now. Although everything Serena and I said is already publicly available and anyone can gather data themselves to verify.

To help you with that task, here's script to run across daemon get all data you need

Code:
#!/bin/bash
i=95551
while [ $i -le 217456 ]
do
#echo "$i"
curl -X POST http://127.0.0.1:20206/json_rpc -d '{"jsonrpc":"2.0","id":"0","method":"getblockheaderbytopoheight","params":{"topoheight":'$i'}}' -H 'Content-Type: application/json'  >> blocks.json
i=$((i+1))
done


If anyone has doubt, please gather the data yourself from any running DERO Daemon and verify
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July 14, 2018, 10:36:14 AM
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@Mojo, @Serena You are now acting really low. Don't try to wash yourself now bcos you lied to the community on behalf of DERO from the start.

Your comment let me think about the price pumping and dumping issue!

It is from Serena and Mojo's advertisement that dero will devlier unblieveable new blockchain technology and kick off ASIC at Atlantis. However, the last mintue announcement saying that dero will embrace the ASIC, resulting the dropping of price.

From the technical view I agree dero team's decision. However, If you really have such a big confliction between dev team, does this mean you know the situaion in advance? why you as community interface announce the info at last miniute?

I would like to know during the pumping period (price to 5$), did Serena and Mojo sell the dero they have?

@Mojo, @Serena, Please reply  this question and approve what you reply.
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