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October 03, 2018, 08:55:18 AM
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I'm currently expanding the payment methods of my site: https://unblur.ninja and i'm done beta-testing these methods, so i'm opening them up for wider discussion/critisism.

I'm looking for bugs or improvements... I'm not looking to start a topic about the good or bad quality's of the lightning network, any altcoin i accept, XMR, coinpayments,.... I know these technologys have their pro's and con's, i don't want to discuss them here tough... I'd like the discussion to be focussed on the implementation of these technologies instead...

Eventough i don't offer any direct incentive for testing out and giving feedback, the 0.005 BTC raffle is still open, so if you test out my new methods, you have a chance of winning the 0.005 BTC price pot.
As you might realise, such a raffle isn't provably fair (i didn't see a way of making it provably fair TBH), however, you CAN always check if the price pot is still untouched at the time you unblock the image one step further Wink
https://unblur.ninja/image.php?id=79


existing payment method 1: pay by lightning network
make sure you either have a channel open directly with my ln node OR check if there is a route between us, then pick an image that hasn't been unblurred completely, complete the captcha, chose the number of steps you with to fund and click on "generate lightning invoice".
Once the invoice has been payed, my lightning-charged daemon immediately picks up the payment, and edits the database (adding the additional unblurring steps you payed for).
This process is 100% automatic and has been tested both on the testnet and the mainnet, by myself and at least 1 other client (since i don't keep logs, i don't know if i've had 1 client that made several purchases, or several clients that made 1 purchase)

existing payment method 2: open a credit line
Because i got a question from somebody who refused to use the lightning network, but still wanted to unblur an image, i have added the concept of credit lines. A credit line is a prefunded "key". You can contact me and discuss any payment method. After payment i created a new credit line and added funds to this line.
A user could now pick and image, chose a number of steps, click on "pay with other crypto's using an active credit line", enter his/her credit code and click on "pay".
The system checked if the credit line was still funded, substracted the invoice amount and edited the unblurring database.
The problem with credit lines was the fact that they needed manual intervention from me: you needed to contact me and arrange a method of funding.

NEW payment method 3: fund a new/existing credit line by mining XMR
I now allow people to fund their credit line by running a mining software of their choice on a machine of their choice untill they have mined enough to fund the unblurring steps they want to make. I don't force them to use "unknown" or "untrusted" mining software, they can pick whatever open source, peer-reviewed mining software they like and use it on whatever machine they like when they want to fund a credit line.
The process is quite simple realy:

NEW payment method 4: fund a new/existing credit line with altcoins
I added the option of creating new credit lines, or funding existing credit lines with tons of altcoins. In order to do this, i used coinpayments.net. I know they don't have a great reputation, but since we're talking about micro-payments, i decided to use them anyways since they have a clear price structure, good api documentation, a simple POS and support many coins.

In order to pay for a credit line, just surf to https://unblur.ninja/opencreditline.php , read the section OPEN A NEW CREDIT LINE WITH CRYPTO CURRENCY and follow directions Wink



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October 03, 2018, 11:51:03 AM
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Just a quick look on the website and it looks like it's "locked" by a message trying to pop up somewhere. It's either the NSFW one or another hidden I did't find.
Tried it both on Firefox and Chrome.. same result. here is a view >

https://imgur.com/qprRmcC

Zoomed out to 25% to be sure that it's not hidden outside the frame. No success.
https://imgur.com/a/03qfxLx

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October 03, 2018, 12:29:40 PM
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Just a quick look on the website and it looks like it's "locked" by a message trying to pop up somewhere. It's either the NSFW one or another hidden I did't find.
Tried it both on Firefox and Chrome.. same result. here is a view >

https://imgur.com/qprRmcC

Zoomed out to 25% to be sure that it's not hidden outside the frame. No success.
https://imgur.com/a/03qfxLx


Thanks for letting me know.. It's the NSFW message indeed... I don't have this problem with my browser, but it seems some browsers do hang because of it. I'll do a quick fix by removing the popup message altogether and just setting the NSFW to 0 as a starting point. People that want to see NSFW images can do so by selecting the appropriate option on the left hand side anyways.

EDIT: *should* be fixed now, but since i'm at work, i can't really test it out...

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October 03, 2018, 01:05:38 PM
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EDIT: *should* be fixed now, but since i'm at work, i can't really test it out...

Now it's working fine also the link for the NSFW. The only thing that caught my attention was the size of the ad. It's a bit too big for the menu field and it comes a horizontal scroll bar, tried again different screens like 5:4 and 16:9.

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October 03, 2018, 01:10:35 PM
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EDIT: *should* be fixed now, but since i'm at work, i can't really test it out...

Now it's working fine also the link for the NSFW. The only thing that caught my attention was the size of the ad. It's a bit too big for the menu field and it comes a horizontal scroll bar, tried again different screens like 5:4 and 16:9.

The ad is only there because i was testing my new ad rotator, i'll remove it right away Smiley
Thanks for the feedback, it's really helpfull!

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October 03, 2018, 01:19:38 PM
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The ad is only there because i was testing my new ad rotator, i'll remove it right away Smiley
Thanks for the feedback, it's really helpfull!

Happy if I can help. One last thing, which is just in my view, the sub menu of WALKTROUGHS can be centered a bit also the space between the characters are a bit too big and having a long title like ECLAIR 0.3.5 ON ANDROID 7.0 doesn't look that good. Again it's just my opinion here Smiley

Otherwise I like the whole idea of the site, hope it works out for you. If I spot another thing I let you know Wink


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October 03, 2018, 01:22:05 PM
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The ad is only there because i was testing my new ad rotator, i'll remove it right away Smiley
Thanks for the feedback, it's really helpfull!

Happy if I can help. One last thing, which is just in my view, the sub menu of WALKTROUGHS can be centered a bit also the space between the characters are a bit too big and having a long title like ECLAIR 0.3.5 ON ANDROID 7.0 doesn't look that good. Again it's just my opinion here Smiley

Otherwise I like the whole idea of the site, hope it works out for you. If I spot another thing I let you know Wink



Thanks Smiley
This last remark is a bit harder to fix, since i'm not a good designer... I'll have to fiddle with the design a bit more to get everything looking nice, so i'll probably do this the next time i do a major change of the layout.

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October 03, 2018, 01:48:32 PM
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I'm trying XMR browser mining and you're not kidding when you are saying that "The mining tool isn't 100% stable".

Both Chrome and FireFox show errors in the console shortly after starting to mine.


Firefox 62:
Code:
TypeError: Module.asm[_0x15f2(...)] is undefined


Chrome 66:
Code:
TypeError: Cannot read property 'apply' of undefined
at Module.stackSave (cn.js:1)
at ccal (cn.js:1)
at cn.js:1
at _0x3ab6d2 (blob:http://unblur.ninja/7e1cc478-1193-4c4f-a13f-f2910cfe3317:1)
at onmessage


Looking at my CPU usage it does seem to work though.

...

Now all I have to do is wait.

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October 03, 2018, 02:12:05 PM
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I'm trying XMR browser mining and you're not kidding when you are saying that "The mining tool isn't 100% stable".

Both Chrome and FireFox show errors in the console shortly after starting to mine.


Firefox 62:
Code:
TypeError: Module.asm[_0x15f2(...)] is undefined


Chrome 66:
Code:
TypeError: Cannot read property 'apply' of undefined
at Module.stackSave (cn.js:1)
at ccal (cn.js:1)
at cn.js:1
at _0x3ab6d2 (blob:http://unblur.ninja/7e1cc478-1193-4c4f-a13f-f2910cfe3317:1)
at onmessage


Looking at my CPU usage it does seem to work though.

...

Now all I have to do is wait.

Yeah, i must admit i'm not the person who wrote the browser miner... I used a thirth party app, but even the author clearly indicated it was in beta-phase, so i'm not sure i'll get it fixed Smiley
BTW: the script that credits you for the submitted shares runs once an hour, and if less than 5 satoshi worth of XMR was mined, the payout is rolled over to the next hour... I hope everything works, but even in case something goes wrong and you don't get credit for your work i'll be able to manually credit your credit line.

Thanks for testing my new payment method Smiley

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October 03, 2018, 03:27:46 PM
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Yeah, i must admit i'm not the person who wrote the browser miner... I used a thirth party app, but even the author clearly indicated it was in beta-phase, so i'm not sure i'll get it fixed Smiley

No worries, I just thought to let you know in case it helps.


BTW: the script that credits you for the submitted shares runs once an hour, and if less than 5 satoshi worth of XMR was mined, the payout is rolled over to the next hour... I hope everything works, but even in case something goes wrong and you don't get credit for your work i'll be able to manually credit your credit line.

Checking my credit line status everything looks good so far, the satoshis are rolling in. I'll have to recheck later if it continues to work and to eventually spend my riches on deblurring one of the images.


Thanks for testing my new payment method Smiley

You're very welcome, it's nice to see someone tinker with a variety of micropayment approaches.

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