Bitcoin Forum
May 01, 2017, 02:27:13 AM *
News: Latest stable version of Bitcoin Core: 0.14.1  [Torrent]. (New!)
 
   Home   Help Search Donate Login Register  
Pages: [1] 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 ... 86 »
  Print  
Author Topic: [ANN][UPDATE][NEOS]Neos v2.1- Blowfish, 2FA, Theft Recovery, Decoy System  (Read 154797 times)
This is a self-moderated topic. If you do not want to be moderated by the person who started this topic, create a new topic.
twoturtles
Hero Member
*****
Online Online

Activity: 770


View Profile WWW
August 26, 2014, 08:39:59 PM
 #1



When Neos was first created, I had a vision for what I wanted it to be.  It's been nearly 7 months since an idea born of passion came to fruition and not a day has gone by that development hasn't been active.  Each day working with the community and being involved in the crypto space has given invaluable insight as to what people wanted and needed.  The community has been an incredible source of not only motivation but support as well.

Along the journey through the various stages of development, the requests that have been made have mostly made it to development and production.  There are a few outstanding ones that have been pending for quite some time now.  The reason for that was simply Neos just wasn't ready for it.  One missing key component was security.  Today however, that is not the case.  Today I am pleased to announce the new Neos platform, code named Kratos.  Kratos in Greek mythology symbolizes power and strength.  That is exactly what Neos represents.  A powerful system with a strong development team behind it and an even stronger community presence.

Please watch the screencast before installing Neos 2.1 as it contains important information regarding the upgrade process to prevent any chance of wallet loss or corruption. (http://youtu.be/s_Lvg_VcmKY)

Some technical and network details:

Algorithm: SHA-256
Total money supply: 21 million
Block reward: 50 Neos
Block maturity: 120 confirmations
Transaction confirmations: 6
Halving occurs every 210,000 blocks
Transaction fee: 0.00000001 Neos
Difficulty adjustment: every block using Dark Gravity Wave

Some of the standard Neos features include:

In-wallet trading (one-click withdrawal, mass order cancellation, one-click deposit, order executions, candlesticks)
An in-wallet block explorer
Encrypted messaging
Live statistics and market data
In-wallet personalized mining worker stats and multipool stats
In-wallet mining calculator
Dashboard news as polled from our Twitter account
Multi-currency conversion data (BTC and 21 different currencies supported)
The ability to export your transactions to 3 different formats (Excel, CSV, and JSON)
Personal aliases for receiving both Neos and messages
One-click wallet updates with automatic notification of new updates
Automatic 24-hour backups of your wallet
Market data and statistics (Neos in circulation, market cap, averaged value, averaged global trade volume)

Now onto what has been the primary focus in Neos 2.1: The authentication system and our unique theft recovery system

Firstly I'll explain a few key points to our approach in effort to secure your Neos platform:

Each installation is unique to itself.  Your wallet files aren't transferrable to another Neos install.  This prevents someone for example from replacing your files with modified wallet files to gain access or corrupt it.

Your Neos configuration is no longer plaintext.  In earlier releases of Neos, conf.php was plaintext and that just isn't acceptable to me.

Tamper-evident: if someone tries to circumvent the system by various methods, the wallet will cease to work until support is contacted.  There is never a legitimate reason to remove Neos wallet files, and the only time this would occur is if someone intentionally has done so.

Authentication is handled by a custom system I've written that doesn't utilize cookies or sessions.  Your auto-logout time can be adjusted in your Neos settings.  Passwords are encrypted using blowfish, salted, and with 15 rounds of hashing.  Authentication isn't instant, and that's by design.

Decoy system: upon entering the system with a bad password, it won't seem any different from a valid login.  In fact, it will allow the attacker to proceed with nearly every function that they would be able to had they logged in with a valid password.  From sending Neos, to withdrawing it from exchanges - it's all fabricated and very convincing and while they think they're in the process of robbing you blind, they're actually just being kept busy while you're notified of it.

Notification system: upon bad login, if you've registered an email address with our security system, you'll be notified with details when someone attempts to break into your wallet.

Two-factor authentication: in your Neos settings, you have the option to configure your Google Authenticator for Neos.  Simply scan the QR code, verify the code from your phone and save your settings and you're now protected with two-factor auth the next time you attempt to log in.

Upon logging into the system even with a bad password, but a proper two-factor code - you will enter the decoy system.

Upon startup if either Neos or PHP are modified, you will be notified and given the option to download the proper (clean) files before Neos even starts, preventing risk of accidentally running a wallet stealer or virus someone has placed on your system.

Something new introduced

I've always stated Neos was a creation out of passion for crypto and what it represents: freedom.  I've also expressed my distain for those wishing only to flourish by means of theft.  Every time I hear of either a scandalous exchange closing down due to apparent theft, or people having their coin stolen via wallet stealers or computers stolen I cringe just as crypto does as it's being punched in the proverbial stomach.  I'm not here just for Neos, I'm here for crypto and the community in general is something I value.  With that being said, I wanted to code something that would serve not only the Neos community but potentially the entire community.

With that being said I present to you with Neos Kratos - our thief locator and fund recovery system.

I'll outline the possible scenarios in which this system is useful and what it's capable of and then take a less technical approach in my explanation.

1.  Someone sends out a wallet stealer disguised as another coin, you run it - your funds are gone but the thief has your wallet now even if it's encrypted.
2.  Someone breaches an exchange and steals the wallet files from it
3.  Someone steals your laptop with your wallets on it

Here's what's going to happen as a result in each one of those situations:

1.  You're going to be notified via e-mail as to the location of the thief as precisely as possible using geo-location methods.  The data provided can then be used in locating the offender.
2.  You're going to receive your wallet back via email

How is this beneficial in general?  Well, let's take into consideration wallets swiped from an exchange.  You've now (along with many other folks) have lost your Neos, Litecoin, and Bitcoin for example.  The thief loads the Litecoin wallet, sends it out if possible to dump it.  He takes the same steps with the Bitcoin wallet.  Next he loads the Neos wallet.  The moment he does, he's not only outed himself but has also provided crucial information that helps take the guess work out of "Who stole the wallets?".  This can lead to reconcilliation and assist in loss prevention.  Alongside that, the exchange also receives their Neos wallet back via email.

Now, in scenario #2 the same applies as the above mentioned outcome.  You not only will be able to find out where your Neos wallet went and the attacker, but also recover at least your Neos wallet and hopefully in the end - your other wallets.

In scenario #3, your wallet can be marked as "Physically Stolen" and once Neos is turned on, locate your laptop or device.

The above system is active, and pending community feedback will become more militant and finely-tuned.  There are additional preventative and recovery options I have developed but they are a bit more aggressive - however they are pending response from an attorney well-versed in crypto as well as other areas.  As we fine-tune this system and get community feedback, I'm confident it's going to be an incredible asset to both Neos and crypto in general.

With everything above taken into consideration I'll address a feature that everyone has been requesting for some time now and the reasons it wasn't included are straightforward: I didn't feel it was prudent to provide an in-wallet marketplace or other spendability options with a system I didn't feel was secure enough to protect the community from potential loss.

A custom marketplace is already in development now utilizing our new system with an as-of-now unknown ETA.  Just as we have done with Neos since the first day, we're taking the appropriate measures to do it properly.  At the moment, pending funding for an already-created prototype we have a hardware wallet in development that utilizes the new Neos system and is in plain English - pretty damned cool.

So where is Neos headed now?  In the same direction we've been heading in for the past 7 months - forward.  With the introduction of these new features and a few others in development we're sure to have our hands full over the next coming months.  One thing I can happily say is that we're currently being processed by LitePaid.com and coingateway.net.  As more services accept Neos as an option that have APIs, you can bet we're going to be developing for those services to the best of our ability - with a unique approach.

Something else as by community request we're considering - is a hosted wallet option.  As with everything we do, serious consideration and forethought is being put into this and updates will be made public as they become available.

I'm also in the process of developing a "My Neos" center for the community for various purposes and utilities.

You can download Neos 2.1 here:

Windows: http://www.neoscoin.com/windows
osX: http://www.neoscoin.com/osx
Debian Linux: http://www.neoscoin.com/debian
Ubuntu Linux: http://www.neoscoin.com/ubuntu

Our website will be getting re-designed by yak this week to reflect the new direction we're heading in.

You can buy Neos at the following exchanges:

https://www.bittrex.com
https://www.poloniex.com
https://www.bleutrade.com
https://www.utxnet.com

We're also on the vote list at https://www.cryptsy.com/coinvotes

We take support very seriously and provide it with no cost and no limitations.  Our support options are via telephone, skype, teamviewer, IRC, and our forum (http://forum.neoscoin.com).  Without our community, we wouldn't have a reason to do what we do - and we thank you for that.

Other resources:

Our reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/NeosCoin
Our twitter: https://twitter.com/NeosCoin
Chat with us on IRC: https://kiwiirc.com/client/irc.freenode.net/#neoscoin

A screencast demonstration of the abilities described here in Neos 2.1: http://youtu.be/s_Lvg_VcmKY

If you need assistance in migrating your old wallet to the new Neos 2.1 system, please don't hesitate to contact me.  I strongly urge everyone if they haven't been running Neos 2.0.2 (automatic backups) to make a copy of your wallet.dat somewhere safe first and THEN copying it to your new Neos installation.

This will be the last time a full installation/replacement will need to occur.  Everything developed over the past 7 months has lead to where Neos was intended to be.  It's been a process along the way, but we're finally here and I thank you all for your support along the way and patience.


     Best regards,

syntaks
1493605633
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1493605633

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1493605633
Reply with quote  #2

1493605633
Report to moderator
1493605633
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1493605633

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1493605633
Reply with quote  #2

1493605633
Report to moderator
1493605633
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1493605633

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1493605633
Reply with quote  #2

1493605633
Report to moderator
Advertised sites are not endorsed by the Bitcoin Forum. They may be unsafe, untrustworthy, or illegal in your jurisdiction. Advertise here.
1493605633
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1493605633

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1493605633
Reply with quote  #2

1493605633
Report to moderator
1493605633
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1493605633

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1493605633
Reply with quote  #2

1493605633
Report to moderator
1493605633
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1493605633

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1493605633
Reply with quote  #2

1493605633
Report to moderator
bathrobehero
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1148


ICO? Not even once.


View Profile
August 26, 2014, 08:45:12 PM
 #2

No blake pools?
Altcoin4life
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 560



View Profile
August 26, 2014, 08:45:50 PM
 #3

Best coin, best devs,  neoscoin to the moon!

Automatic Monkey
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 505


View Profile
August 26, 2014, 09:04:14 PM
 #4

Question about long-term blockchain security: being there are no transaction fees, what are the incentives to keep mining after it's no longer profitable to mine, and what would be the reason to put a big ASIC farm on it other than to implement a 51% attack? Maybe this coin is processed differently enough from BTC that such an attack is not possible?

Try ShadowCash, the first coin with instant and decentralized private transactions!
SDC address: SUPERMAN8eDvcPL6RWYMVwtPzUtqWi2zCr
Wallet Private Key: 7S6fJBEzXqJuuGCvEPcgBSbd5wmjVTvDj7591gNKcTmS7X47e98
twoturtles
Hero Member
*****
Online Online

Activity: 770


View Profile WWW
August 26, 2014, 09:11:42 PM
 #5

Question about long-term blockchain security: being there are no transaction fees, what are the incentives to keep mining after it's no longer profitable to mine, and what would be the reason to put a big ASIC farm on it other than to implement a 51% attack? Maybe this coin is processed differently enough from BTC that such an attack is not possible?

The diff algo used should thwart that.  In terms of incentives to mine it, it's going to keep gaining traction from supporting services and features.  It should be profitable for a while considering the fact that if everyone pulls off from mining the diff should settle a bit and make it mineable.  There's a 1 satoshi tx fee only because it had to be there, also.

     Best regards,

syntaks
twoturtles
Hero Member
*****
Online Online

Activity: 770


View Profile WWW
August 26, 2014, 09:13:29 PM
 #6

I mean honestly what probably separates us a bit is the fact we're more concerned with the quality of the project versus the value of it on the market.  With quality, comes value.

     Regards,

syntaks
TheCoinFinder
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 686


View Profile
August 26, 2014, 09:13:37 PM
 #7

No blake pools?

We have one.

It should also be listed on their website I think
Automatic Monkey
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 505


View Profile
August 26, 2014, 09:20:17 PM
 #8

Question about long-term blockchain security: being there are no transaction fees, what are the incentives to keep mining after it's no longer profitable to mine, and what would be the reason to put a big ASIC farm on it other than to implement a 51% attack? Maybe this coin is processed differently enough from BTC that such an attack is not possible?

The diff algo used should thwart that.  In terms of incentives to mine it, it's going to keep gaining traction from supporting services and features.  It should be profitable for a while considering the fact that if everyone pulls off from mining the diff should settle a bit and make it mineable.  There's a 1 satoshi tx fee only because it had to be there, also.

     Best regards,

syntaks

OK, so I guess there will eventually be additional services that will require a transaction fee, and that will be the reason to keep miners on it.

It might be interesting if after it is all "mined out," to kill all the algos except Blake and have the wallet automatically hash with one core, so that everybody with an open wallet is providing hashrate.

Try ShadowCash, the first coin with instant and decentralized private transactions!
SDC address: SUPERMAN8eDvcPL6RWYMVwtPzUtqWi2zCr
Wallet Private Key: 7S6fJBEzXqJuuGCvEPcgBSbd5wmjVTvDj7591gNKcTmS7X47e98
InitialDat
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 252


View Profile
August 26, 2014, 09:33:35 PM
 #9

Neoscoin wesbite is a bit offcentered. Should fix it Wink
ereborltc
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 728


View Profile
August 26, 2014, 09:55:42 PM
 #10

I mean honestly what probably separates us a bit is the fact we're more concerned with the quality of the project versus the value of it on the market.  With quality, comes value.

     Regards,

syntaks
thats why i love you! got your head on right... should of named the coin syntak cause thats what i invested in Wink
studio1one
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 406


View Profile
August 26, 2014, 10:12:24 PM
 #11

So undervalued.
InitialDat
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 252


View Profile
August 26, 2014, 10:25:12 PM
 #12

I mean honestly what probably separates us a bit is the fact we're more concerned with the quality of the project versus the value of it on the market.  With quality, comes value.

     Regards,

syntaks
thats why i love you! got your head on right... should of named the coin syntak cause thats what i invested in Wink

In twoturtles We Trust. Wink
ereborltc
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 728


View Profile
August 26, 2014, 11:16:15 PM
 #13

I mean honestly what probably separates us a bit is the fact we're more concerned with the quality of the project versus the value of it on the market.  With quality, comes value.

     Regards,

syntaks
thats why i love you! got your head on right... should of named the coin syntak cause thats what i invested in Wink

In twoturtles We Trust. Wink
in twoturtles we trust !
InitialDat
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 252


View Profile
August 26, 2014, 11:30:57 PM
 #14

People are excited over bitkey...

I think people failed to realize what Arbitrush is...
provenceday
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 938



View Profile
August 26, 2014, 11:50:30 PM
 #15

nice we have a new thread.

Elastic is better than golem.
Altcoin4life
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 560



View Profile
August 27, 2014, 12:03:41 AM
 #16

nice we have a new thread.

Yes updated OP too makes it easier to read imo.  Smiley

milujute
Jr. Member
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 49


View Profile
August 27, 2014, 12:27:18 AM
 #17

Block 999  Cheesy gooo
becalmerill
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 18


View Profile
August 27, 2014, 12:36:41 AM
 #18

Difficulty has increased 10x

{
"blocks" : 998,
"currentblocksize" : 0,
"currentblocktx" : 0,
"pow_algo_id" : 0,
"pow_algo" : "sha256d",
"difficulty" : 3665887.08734821,
"difficulty_sha256d" : 3665887.08734821,
"difficulty_x11" : 201.70676285,
"difficulty_blake" : 395.79503633,
"errors" : "",
"generate" : false,
"genproclimit" : -1,
"hashespersec" : 0,
"pooledtx" : 0,
"testnet" : false
}
Automatic Monkey
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 505


View Profile
August 27, 2014, 12:37:43 AM
 #19

Difficulty has increased 10x

{
"blocks" : 998,
"currentblocksize" : 0,
"currentblocktx" : 0,
"pow_algo_id" : 0,
"pow_algo" : "sha256d",
"difficulty" : 3665887.08734821,
"difficulty_sha256d" : 3665887.08734821,
"difficulty_x11" : 201.70676285,
"difficulty_blake" : 395.79503633,
"errors" : "",
"generate" : false,
"genproclimit" : -1,
"hashespersec" : 0,
"pooledtx" : 0,
"testnet" : false
}


10X difficulty, 500X rewards- I'll take it!

Try ShadowCash, the first coin with instant and decentralized private transactions!
SDC address: SUPERMAN8eDvcPL6RWYMVwtPzUtqWi2zCr
Wallet Private Key: 7S6fJBEzXqJuuGCvEPcgBSbd5wmjVTvDj7591gNKcTmS7X47e98
rhkazani1
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 504



View Profile
August 27, 2014, 12:38:37 AM
 #20

Has the block reward changed yet?
Pages: [1] 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 ... 86 »
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Sponsored by , a Bitcoin-accepting VPN.
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!