Halcyon Beta Website
Not completely done functionally but is done visually. Store HAL functionality being worked on.
Updated Halcyon Press Release
Very deep in work lately! Some of the goals I set in roadmap were a little too hard to meet but I have edited it and shouldn't need to deviate from schedule again. It's mostly myself working on all this with a few others contracted temporarily or donating time, so thanks for your patience.Updated Roadmap:www.halcyon.pw/roadmapHAL is being added to Mintpal V2, possibly today if there are no delays.http://blog.moolah.io/2014/09/17/mintpal-plans-for-v2-migration/
As promised the Peersend GUI functionality is completed, with a release today or tomorrow after I finish all testing. I only added a button to the Coin Control features as I've seen as a standard. I still intend to add status notification messages and graphical representations of the PeerSend network in the future.
The system for PeerSend additional rewards for masternode owners
is underway. I am considering increasing the POS staking even more for users running masternodes, possibly to 15% from the default of 9% POS interest.
A Halcyon Promotional Video has been created by a community member:http://youtu.be/Uua0O8i8hfw
Halcyon website is nearly completed. I intend to launch tomorrow and add the store features soon after.
New article on CryptoArticles, I will also be sending the new press release out.http://www.cryptoarticles.com/crypto-news/halcyon-peersend-gui-completed-masternode-payouts-in-beta-new-roadmap-later-today
Halcyon Coin is a decentralized digital currency, launching August 16th 2014 with a Proof of Work (PoW) period lasting approximately 9 days. Halcyon was developed so the PoW period would run simulataneously with the Proof of Stake phase (PoS), which eventually took over the blockchain as a means to confirm transactions. Halcyon was launched with no Premine or IPO. Stake holders are rewarded for holding their coins, at a rate of 9% annually. This rate also compounds on itself, and the staker is rewarded transaction fees as an extra incentive. Halcyon users with wallet balances greater than 2000 coins will soon be able to participate as masternodes, which will provide another source of residual income. There were a total of 1.62 million coins produced by the end of the PoW phase. The x15 algorithm was chosen so as to give individuals the best chance to acquire coins, with the least amount of multipool and asic interference.
Halcyon is a world pioneer in true anonymous peer-to-peer digital currency. With the announcement of PeerSend on September 9th, users are now able to send coins to anyone they please, with no central service doing the mixing. This technology was developed and tested well before launch, so the community would not have to wait months on a promise. Dan Metcalf of XDCoin has reviewed the code for Halcyon, to make sure there was no malicious areas that could be exploited further on, something that has been prominent lately in the industry. Dan has also reviewed the PeerSend code.
While all of this work was happening in the background, prominent exchanges listed Halcyon and it was an instant hit. Core functionality was being produced and released almost daily, following the release of the development roadmap. So far the track record for meeting deadlines has been positive.
Please note this thread is moderated, only 3 posts to date have been removed. Criticism is fine, but outright spam and abuse is not. PeerSend is the decentralized peer-to-peer anonymous send technology for Halcyon. Provided below are links to the Whitepaper and Infographic:
Infographic:Whitepaper:http://halcyon.pw/Halcyon-PeersendAnonymousTransactionWhitePaper.pdfSending Anonymous Transactions
To send a Halcyon PeerSend Anonymous Transaction:Download the anonymous wallet:https://mega.co.nz/#!d0NVSTxI!vnGgNsVsz1ntka_XzlUHmuVX2-9WRwVdeEZIhyHO3tM
The first Peersend anon master nodes have been added to the standard wallet DNS node lookup, but until these are fully propagated around the world you should add these to your halcyon.conf:
Open and wait for your wallet to sync.
Click Help, then Debug Window, now Console.
To send via Peersend the syntax is as follows:
peersend destAddress 100
Where destaddress is the wallet you wish to make anon transaction to and 100 is the number of coins you wish to send.
If you wish to become a peer node, add the following variables to your halcyon.conf:
The current requirement is 2000 HAL to function as a node. The code to pay rewards to nodes is still in final testing stages and will be updated soon.
If you would like to arrange an interview with Hal9000, please PM on bitcointalk or send an e-mail to email@example.comPress Releasehttp://halcyon.pw/HalcyonPressRelease-Sept2014.pdfNews Sites:CoinJoint review:http://coinjoint.info/halcyon-coin-announces-beta-testing-peersend-coin-mixing-service/
ATC Secure review of Halcyon coin and PeerSend:http://www.atcsecure.com/proof_of_code/halcyon/halcyon-review.docxCryptoCoinChronicle review:http://cryptocoinchronicle.com/2014/09/halcyon-coin-truly-anonymous-cryptocurrency-technology/
CryptoArticles review:http://www.cryptoarticles.com/crypto-news/halcyons-anonymous-feature-peersend-releasedX15 Algorithm
Block 1 to 2000 - 300 Coins
Block 2001 to 4000 - 250 Coins
Block 4001 to 5000 - 200 Coins
Block 5001 to 6400 - 150 Coins
Block 6401 to 6800 - 100 Coins
Block 6801 to 7800 - 50 Coins
Block 7801 to 9000 - 20 Coins
Block 9001 to 10000 - 100 Coins
Block 10001 to 12000 - 80 Coins
Block 12001 to 15000 - 60 Coins
Block 15001 to 16000 - 50 Coins
Block 16001 to 17000 - 40 Coins
Block 17001 to 18000 - 50 Coins
Block 18001 to 19000 - 30 Coins
Block 19001 to 19500 - 20 Coins
Block 19501 to 20000 - 100 Coins
Total coins: 2294000 - Will Be Closer To 2m With POS
(Update) Total Coins 1.62mil after PoW due to PoS staking.
Proof of Stake Begins At Block 2000
9% POS Interest per Year
Min Stake Age 12 Hours
Max Stake Age 30 Days
(add to halcyon.conf)
addnode=18.104.22.168Windows Wallet:http://www.filedropper.com/halcyon-qtSource:https://github.com/halcyondevFaucet:http://faucet.halcyon.pwWiki:http://wiki.halcyon.pwPaper Wallet Generator:http://paper.halcyon.pw/Exchanges:
Halcyon Nootropics Store:
Coming Soon!Pools: (PoW over please withdraw)
Hash Harder: http://www.hashharder.com/x15/halcyon
Chickenstrips Pools: http://halcyon.chickenstrips.net/
Coin-Miners: http://halcyon.coin-miners.info/Development Roadmap:http://halcyon.pw/roadmap/35
. PeerSend review by Dan Metcalf finished: https://twitter.com/ATC_SECURE/status/51013763128467865634
. Dice site accepts Halcyon: http://hal.altdice.net <---- Unconfirmed for now DYOR.33
. Updated Website preview32
. New Article: http://cryptocoinchronicle.com/2014/09/halcyon-coin-truly-anonymous-cryptocurrency-technology/31
. New article: http://www.cryptoarticles.com/crypto-news/halcyons-anonymous-feature-peersend-released30
. PeerSend beta version 1 released.29
. Added to https://www.coins-e.com/exchange/HAL_BTC/28
. Halcyon featured on CryptoArticles.com27
. New logo unveiled26
. XC Coin dev checks code, says everything is legitimate.25
. PeerSend Masternodes announced24
. PeerSend Infographic Released23
. CoinJoint article posted22
. Price ticker released: http://ticker.halcyon.pw21
. AltcoinWarehouse adds Halcyon20
. Press Release19
. Paper wallet nearly complete http://paper.halcyon.pw18
. Wiki live needs content: http://wiki.halcyon.pw17
. Faucet live: http://faucet.halcyon.pw16
. Added to Cryptsy: https://www.cryptsy.com/markets/view/28115
. Halcyon promo video made by community member: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPDKLP1BjvA14
. Updated wallet released, working on making it more attractive.13
. Roadmap posted: http://www.halcyon.pw12
. Peersend: Anonymous Transaction Peer to Peer System for Halcyon Cryptocurrency paper released11
. Added to CoinMarketCap: https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/halcyon/10
. Under construction page with links is now live: http://www.halcyon.pw/9
. Updated Github repo checkpoints and commited Block Crawler in QT update.8
. Created Twitter - please follow! https://twitter.com/HalcyonDev7
. Created IRC channel - irc.freenode.com channel #halcyondays6
. Website block explorer themed nicely. http://explorer.halcyon.pw5
. ANN cleaned up a bit, small insight to future goals. Ongoing news will be added.4
. Added to Bittrex: https://bittrex.com/Market/Index?MarketName=BTC-HAL3
. Block explorer now up: http://explorer.halcyon.pw2
. We do not heavily moderate. We moderate to protect from deceptive attacks, if the comment is just trolling or dishonest attacks. Constructive speculation is OK. Only 3 non-constructive posts have been deleted from this thread.1
. We have the pleasure to announce we intend to integrate new features and more development. Thread will be moderated only to keep bad apples out. Freedom is OK, abuse is not. [/left]
Have you contributed anything to the Halcyon project, and would like to be recognized for it? Please send a PM with the details and we will link to your work here.Twitter:https://twitter.com/HalcyonDevIRC:
Use your favorite IRC client or http://webchat.freenode.net/
irc.freenode.net #halcyondaysPersonal Message from Halcyon Developer Hal9000:
It was months ago when I decided to begin this journey, I was really nervous about the competitive nature of cryptocurrencies and the sheer amount of work needed to stand out in a sea of never ending projects. I was hesitant at first, thinking friends and family would see this as a distraction from my goals in life, but it wasn't until my girlfriend said she would support me and wanted me to do the things that would make me happy. It's funny how you make life decisions mostly based on how you think others will judge you, and at the end of the day, all you ever do is what you hope will reflect positively. I love working on Halcyon, this is the first thing I check in the morning morning, and end most nights trying to get out an update. My girlfriend edits my posts because English is not my first language, and because we are working on this together, it brings us closer. It's something we can talk about, and brainstorm together. I feel like I am finally living for myself, while contributing to this currency phenomenon that we all believe so strongly in. I thank you all for joining me on this, I had no idea it would be this successful. I really do believe I can make a business out of this, you may have caught by now that there are serious long term incentives in Halcyon. The PoS system, masternodes, nootropics store, and so forth are ways that I can sustain myself while thinking up new ways to promote this project. I appreciate all of the support, you are my target audience, every update I release is aimed at the community. I have no boss, only a community and a self imposed development deadline, and you all do a fine job keeping me focused. I have always been a bit of a dreamer, and cryptocurrency is now my outlet, so I hope you are all ready to see how far I can take this.
Thank you all