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October 22, 2014, 12:59:34 AM
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A software developer known only as James Lee, or by his online handle jl777, collected a record-breaking 2,000 Bitcoins or almost $1 million in the first day of a crowdfunded initiative. In an ICO (initial crowdfunded offering) lasting 16 days, a total of 5,737 BTC was collected - at current prices, around $2.2 million.

The project, named SuperNET, aims to address some of the glaring problems in the fast-moving and promising but dysfunctional cryptocurrency sector. Cryptocurrencies are a new set of technologies (including Bitcoin itself) that allow users to transfer money – as well as messages, digital media and even shares in virtual companies – directly between each other with no need for a central authority like a bank or payment processor. After a successful ICO the project has now launched and SuperNET is currently trading at a market cap of around $4.5 million.

SuperNET

The idea is simple in principle: unite a fragmented ecosystem of competing currencies by sharing the features of the very best, using a host of revenue-generating services to fund further development and attract the best talent from both within and outside the cryptocurrency world.

Although the sums involved might seem small by the standards of big tech businesses, it is a huge sum of money for the nascent cryptocurrency sector – especially when you consider the number of scams that have taken place in the past. The only project of magnitude for comparison is Ethereum, a new platform that recently held its own fundraiser – collecting a total of $15 million. That one, though, had all the benefits of a well-oiled and well-funded publicity machine, developers whose identities are publicly known, and months of build-up. The ICO for SuperNET, which attracted around the same amount in its first day as Ethereum, was organised in just two weeks by a developer whose identity and location remain a closely-guarded secret. How is this possible amongst a cynical and generally highly intelligent community?

Reputation is everything

The answer is simple: ‘jl777’s reputation precedes him’, as one forum member wrote in reply to a critic. Naturally, a small minority (and a vocal one – this is the BCT, after all) accused him of being a scammer when he announced the idea and posted the SuperNET document, which details the vision behind the project. But the response has been very positive, with enough raised to set the project spinning into motion - and already generating dividends. Evidently many people share jl777's vision.

James is the architect of the Multigateway, a remarkable new exchange that does not require a single authority to administer it. And an interconnected network of virtual companies and services he has developed has already proven itself, financially and technically. And not only that, but he has been extremely generous, giving away the equivalent of millions of dollars after realising he had little need for more money himself.

Jl777 builds his ventures using Nxt, a crypto platform less than a year old, that is taking the crypto world by storm.

Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come

A question increasingly being asked is: Why hasn't SuperNET been done before now? Once you think about it, it's so obviously what's needed.

This is why the project has generated such excitement and is already gathering momentum only a fortnight after its launch. Those who were skeptical about it during the ICO or chose not to invest are now seeing a whirl of productive activity, new ideas and even surprise dividends. In a few months’ time or less (this is a sector in which life moves fast, very fast) the rest of the growing cryptocurrency community will look back on this and realise what many already know: SuperNET is a watershed, and everything just changed.

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Newsletters

James is coding.
I will post the SN Newsletters here, and you''re free to discuss.

For those who like to watch:
Follow on http://coinmarketcap.com/assets/supernet-unity/

For those who like to trade:
SuperNET is traded on https://poloniex.com/exchange/btc_unity
On https://bter.com/trade/unity_btc. And on Nxt AE (asset ID: 12071612744977229797). http://www.secureae.com.  

For those who'd like to join:

Coin representatives: Please send your application to join SuperNET CORE to coins@thesupernet.org

And for those who like to know what coins and features are added, what dividends are paid and what innovations are made - do bookmark this thread.

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SuperNET Slack
http://chat.supernet.org for chat and signup.

NXTER.ORG
for CORE coin PR's, features and development updates. http://nxter.org/category/supernet/

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SuperNET Newsletter #1

First published 29.09.2014

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Welcome to the SuperNET!
 
Topics

    ICO summary
    Distribution
    TOKEN > SuperNET/UNITY
    Trading
    Dividends
    Dividend announcement
    Funding request: SuperNET online wallet
    Agreements between SuperNET and CoinEvolve terminated
    Development update
    Moving to SuperNET forum
    SuperNET related links
    Attention coin representatives
ICO summary

SuperNET was announced on August 30th.

jl777 made the announcement Aug. 30, just 7 days after announcing the ‘Nxt Inside’ initiative on the Nxt forum. The idea for Nxt Inside is to offer Nxt’s 2.0 features to other coins, allowing them to benefit from the GUI, Asset Exchange and other aspects of Nxt’s ecosystem, and extending the adoption of NXT in the process - a mutually beneficial arrangement. BTCD , the anon coin for which James is now core developer, would be the first to have these features (read more).

The SuperNET ICO began on Saturday 6 September, 14:00 GMT. The early hours of the ICO saw a flurry of activity. Those who knew James and his work well bought in almost immediately to take advantage of the 15 percent ‘early bird’ discount, plus the 5 percent discount for NXT/BTCD purchases. Some 2,000 BTC were raised in two hours.

For others, due diligence was hard. Many had not encountered jl777 or his work before, and were similarly new to NXT and the Asset Exchange. Although a large amount of material had been published in the SuperNET thread on bitcointalk.org and the SuperNET PDF provided a good overview, there were still a great deal of questions and uncertainty that needed answering.

Total funds raised

The ICO continued for a period of 16 days. James had stipulated that it would last for a minimum of two weeks and a maximum of four. If the daily volume dropped below 3 percent of the total after 14 days, the ICO would end two days later. In the event, the huge interest in the early stages meant that low volumes (by comparison) brought the ICO to an end at the earliest point possible.

The ICO resulted in a total number of 571,243.1402 TOKEN being sold, with an equivalent value of 5737.1589 BTC at the time the process ended. The breakdown of currencies used to purchase TOKEN - and therefore the balances ‘backing’ SuperNET assets - was as follows:

BTer: 303,370.1402 TOKEN
1,201.4874086 BTC
13,836,576.42463729 NXT
37,559.38107027 BTCD
713,706.73861822 CNY

NXT AE: 267,873 TOKEN
33,252,122.74985353 NXT

This makes a total of:
1,201.4874086 BTC
47,088,699.1745 NXT
37,559.38107027 BTCD
713,706.73861822 CNY
Additionally, 5,403 VIA and 435,658.49 VRC were paid.

At the exchange rate at the end of the ICO, this meant the following BTC equivalent was raised:

1,201.4874086 BTC
BTCD: 0.01252290 BTC * 37,559.38107027 = 470.3524 BTC equivalent
NXT: 0.00007890 BTC * 47,088,699.1745 = 3,715.3 BTC equivalent
CNY: ¥713,706.73861822 / ¥2,486 per BTC = 287.09 BTC equivalent
VRC: 0.00014073 BTC * 435,658.49 = 61.31 BTC equivalent
VIA rate 0.00029967 BTC * 5,403 = 1.6191 BTC equivalent

Total BTC equivalent = 5,737.1589

It’s worth noting the support given to SuperNET by the Nxt Community, who gave 4.7 percent of the currency’s total market cap to the project. Similarly, BTCD - a far smaller coin by market cap - gave 3.1 percent by market cap. You can read more about the fundraising outcome here.

Additional assets

SuperNET is broadly analogous to a closed-ended mutual fund consisting of the cryptocurrency balances, plus a series of revenue-generating services. The coin balances invested by participants at the ICO will give it its ‘floor’ value. But in addition to this, James has added the NXT assets representing the SuperNET services for free. Thus the initial value-per-share will be significantly higher than that paid by participants - in theory, representing an immediate profit. (In practice, SuperNET/UNITY may trade at any value determined by the market and parties’ desire to buy and sell.)

The assets added by James to SuperNET include 24.15 percent (241,485 each) out of a total of 1,000,000) of the three key services:

InstantDEX (transfer tx: 15720904723604126361)
NXTcoinsco (TradeBots) (transfer tx: 13969817255360149927)
NXTprivacy (transfer tx: 616709295133043647)

These core assets own proportions of other asset-based services, which will therefore also be indirectly held by SuperNET.

InstantDEX owns 30 percent of NXTventure. Tradebots owns 18.5 percent of jl777hodl. NXTprivacy owns 30 percent of cryptocard and 60 percent of Privatebet. With 24.15 percent of each of the above three core assets, the following percentage of each asset will be directly or indirectly owned by SuperNET:

InstantDEX 24.15 percent
Tradebots (NXTcoinsco) 24.15 percent
NXTprivacy 24.15 percent
Privatebet 14.49 percent
cryptocard 7.245 percent
NXTventure 7.245 percent
jl777hodl 4.46 percent

Using the asset prices (NXT AE) and BTC/NXT exchange rates at the time the transfer into the SuperNET account was made, these core assets represent a total of 26,322,130 NXT * 0.000085 = 2,237.38105 BTC. (By the time the ICO ended, due to both fluctuating asset and cryptocurrency prices, the value had risen to 38,270,542.5 NXT or 3,019.5458 BTC equivalent.)

Bonus proposal

These assets, and the BTC they represent, are essentially gifted by James to SuperNET. However, because this effectively leaves James significantly out of pocket, he proposed the following solution. In addition to the assets held by shareholders, his initial 10 percent stake, and the 10 percent operating stake owned by SuperNET itself, a further 10 percent of UNITY assets would be created. These would be withheld by SuperNET to pay two bonuses of 5 percent each to James, if the following conditions were met:
A tripling of market cap by the end of 2014.
A tenfold increase in market cap by the end of 2015.
If these conditions were met and the shares were awarded, they would necessarily slightly dilute the assets owned by SuperNET investors. However, since the value of SuperNET overall would have increased by 3x and 10x multiples, it would be a small price to pay. Nevertheless, because participants had originally entered into the ICO under the expectation of no bonus being paid (and a 10% smaller proportion of the core assets being given to SuperNET), the proposal was put to a vote.

The text of the voting ballot posted on BTer and the SuperNET thread of the bitcointalk forum was as follows:

#### Proposed voting ballot
The BTC equivalent raised would be the total BTC equivalent at the time the fund raising is closed using the then current coinmarketcap prices for the NXT, CNY, BTCD. Let us call this the "BTC raised"

5% bonus achieved when the BTC marketcap from coinmarketcap (or other reliable source) sustains 3x BTC raised for 24hrs+ and another 5% bonus achieved at 10x

In the event the 3x bonus is not achieved before year end 2014, the 5% goes to SuperNET working capital. Similarly the other 5% would go to SuperNET working capital if 10x is not achieved by year end 2015

On the closing of TOKEN fund raising, 10% of SuperNET assets to go to working capital, 10% to jl777 for the 2000BTC of assets, 10% held in reserve for the 3x and 10x bonus. The minimum dilution is 10% if neither bonus is achieved and the maximum dilution is 20% if both bonuses are achieved.
####


The vote

The TOKEN holders’ vote was executed on BTer and in Nxt AE after the ICO concluded.
Each asset counted for one vote. Thus someone who owned 1,000 TOKEN had 1,000 votes.

The 3x bonus threshold is 5,737.1589 BTC * 3 = 17,211.4767 BTC.
The 10x bonus threshold is 5,737.1589 BTC * 10 = 57,371.589 BTC.

Result of vote:
Rejected: 15.2 percent
Approved: 84.8 percent

Total 325681/571243 = 57% turnout

Sources: BTER voting page
NXT-GR5T-8W3L-UFQP-8VFPV ALIAS ApproveBonus
NXT-FCHV-C8VL-YWFJ-EELVV Nxt ALIAS RejectBonus
 
Distribution



The remainder of the initial TOKEN assets were sent straight to the Nxt Genesis Account.
59'834'343 unsold TOKEN were burned (txid 1698643550463930707 )
 
TOKEN > SuperNET/UNITY

BTer TOKEN have been swapped automatically for UNITY (SuperNET asset).

There is a separate (manual) redemption process for those who bought TOKEN on the NXT AE. This process has been created to avoid confusion about the continued existence and value of TOKEN on AE after UNITY has been released, and to prevent fraudulent or mistaken trading of a redundant asset.

Nxt AE: Transfer TOKEN to NXT-7Y5B-J8LQ-SL5P-3ULFL (alias: RedeemTOKEN).

SuperNET asset (12071612744977229797) will be transferred back within 24 hours.
The SuperNET asset (id: UNITY) will come from address NXT-QP45-4LQ8-853H-7XF3N.

After redemption, the TOKEN will be sent to Nxt Genesis account to prevent further trading.

TOKEN will always be exchangeable for SuperNET. However, TOKEN assets will receive no dividend from SuperNET and has no voting rights, so there is no advantage to holding TOKEN rather than exchanging it for SuperNET as soon as possible.

TRADING


Trading of UNITY is now live on BTer. Both SuperNET and TOKEN can be traded on AE. (Ultimately, of course, all TOKEN should be redeemed for SuperNET.) Withdrawals of UNITY assets from BTer to NXT AE are expected to be enabled early this week, if not already.

NAV buywall

As agreed before the end of the ICO, a buy wall at NAV has been put up on BTer and NXT AE. This is a courtesy to allow holders to sell at NAV (Net Asset Value) should they need to (i.e. without losing money on their investment, over any they may have lost on the fluctuation of the underlying currencies in the meantime). It should not be necessary in an efficient market at all.

The buywall is based on non-asset NAV (the value of the cryptocurrencies backing SuperNET, but not the assets added for free).

James explains:

### It is one thing for me to personally put in 3000 BTC for 570 BTC worth of SuperNET, but then to base the buywall using the asset value is not reasonable. To allow people to cashout and weaken SuperNET to tap into this amount is not right. The buywall NAV is to provide liquidity in case the market isn't.
###


ShortBTCD:

### People should view this both as a courtesy backstop (it shouldn't need to be there if the market is anywhere close to efficient, but it gives peace of mind, and a guaranteed opportunity to cash out if someone really needs liquidity) and as an additional opportunity for those who plan to hold long-term. Just as companies will buy back their own stock when they feel it is undervalued, you don't want your "company" to always be trying to buy back shares at the fair market price. If there are temporary market disruptions, or occasional panic sells, UNITY buying back its own shares at a discount is accretive to you the UNITY holder. It increases your percentage ownership at a favorable price.
###

 
Dividends

Supernet accounting will be done by NXTinspect.

SuperNET will make revenues from the fees its core assets receives, as well as advertising revenue and shared fees with third parties. There will be transparent account to receive revenues. 50% of these will go to SuperNET assetholders using the NXT dividend mechanism.

The other half will be distributed as follows:

10 percent for overhead
20 percent for coin communities, according to their proportional contribution
5 percent for NXT core development
5 percent for BTCD stakers
10 percent unallocated, for discretionary spending to maximise the market cap of SuperNET

How UNITY dividend payments work

Each asset entitled holders to a proportion of the 50 percent of SuperNET revenues set aside for dividends. A holder with 1 percent of the asset would receive 1 percent of the dividend, or 0.5 percent total revenue for that period.

To begin with, dividends will be made automatically. James will make a dividend announcement detailing the specifics of what each SuperNET asset will receive and the ex-dividend time. When that time arrives, a snapshot of assetholders will be created, the dividend allocated accordingly and sent out automatically.

For small holders of SuperNET, the transaction fees to send out the dividend may cost more than the dividend itself. If this is the case then it makes sense to delay paying until such time as the dividend is worth more than the tx fee.

The intention for next year is to design a process whereby any assetholder can look up their unpaid dividends and click a button to have them sent when it is convenient. This ‘on-demand’ method means each assetholder can decide when it is worth paying the tx fee to receive the dividend.
 
[Dividend Announcement]

September 28, 2014, on bitcointalk.org:

50000 NeoDICE assets (id 18184274154437352348) will be dividended out  to SuperNET asset holders at the rate of 0.06126992957634 NeoDICE per SuperNET asset.

If the UNITY is on BTer, you will get NeoDICE on BTer and if you withdraw UNITY to SuperNET on NXT AE, you will get the NeoDICE in NXT AE. If you have TOKEN on NXT AE, you will get no dividend.

James:

### Please do not ask when the dividend will be sent out. It will happen when it happens, I hope it can be done this month, but no guarantees. Please do not expect regular SuperNET dividends like this. This is a special case with not guarantee of anymore like this in the future.
###


FUNDING REQUEST:
SuperNET online wallet


A funding request has been made by jl777.
This is an open process so that SuperNET assetholders know how the funds are being spent.

The funding is authorized and made available to pay an established and well-regarded Nxt company to create an online wallet site for SuperNET users. (The identity of the company is not being made public for now, but interested parties can contact jl777 for details.)

Such a site will be of huge strategic importance for SuperNET, due to the popularity of such wallets over downloadable clients. The site will be the Blockchain.info equivalent for SuperNET.

Following negotiations by whale, three tranches of investment have been made available, in return for assets in the stated company:

1) 17.2 percent for 2.5 million NXT immediately
2) OPTIONAL 12.9 percent for 1.875 million NXT by 31 January 2015
3) OPTIONAL 12.9 percent for 1.875 million NXT by 31 March 2015

The asset itself will not be traded before 1 January 2015, unless all the options are exercised. The expectation is that this investment will have a good ROI due to the strategic significance of a SuperNET wallet site. It is hoped that SuperNET will thus be able to recoup the initial investment via AE sales within a year, and still have significant holdings remaining.
 
Agreements between SuperNET and CoinEvolve terminated

CoinEvolve was a new business created by ‘Christian Sommer’. It was supposed to offer a series of services such as freelancing marketplaces, a cryptocurrency business directory, and so on.

CoinEvolve entered a revenue sharing agreement with SuperNET. SuperNET was essentially selling advertising services to CoinEvolve, this arrangement was almost risk free, since nothing was being purchased by SuperNET.

However, soon after the agreement had been made public, Christian created a series of new assets relating to aspects of CoinEvolve that had not been discussed with James. Although these had nothing to do with SuperNET, James offered advice in how to go about creating these and furthering his business (advise which Christian agreed to follow but did not). None of the assets were purchased by SuperNET and James did not endorse them. Nevertheless, taking advantage of the publicity and status provided by the existing association between CoinEvolve and SuperNET, Christian promoted these assets and many were bought by members of the SuperNET community - driving the price up steeply.

Soon afterwards, the asset prices crashed and the funds paid to Christian Sommer for them were sent to BTer and exchanged for BTC. After disappearing for a few days, Christian briefly resurfaced on NXT forum, claiming he had been the victim of a theft by one of his co-workers. This news was treated with open-mindedness but a degree of scepticism. Christian Sommer was asked to provide proof of his claim, ideally a copy of a police report relating to his employee. To date, there has been no documentation of any such incident, nor any further contact from Christian Sommer.

James sent the following AM (txid 6374368705651792002) to CoinEvolve:

###
All agreements between SuperNET and coinevolve are hereby terminated due to abandonment by Chris Sommers.

James
###


Additionally, James posted the following message with regard to the situation:

###
In spite of my cautions and lack of endorsement, people went out of their way to buy coinevolve assets. As an advertising vendor SuperNET cannot do a due diligence on every single revshare partner. However, since just my mentioning anything seems to make it go up, I have decided to not mention any future revshare advertising deals. This will be done by a separate person.

Also, PLEASE beware of false assets, unproven issuers and if I am not making a specific recommendation, there is usually a reason. If you want to copy my market moves, there are things like JLH, sharkfund0 and SuperNET/UNITY. If you are going outside the recommended paths, then you need to make sure to do your homework and know the risks you are taking. Also, do not put much weight on having real world identity. The two largest scams in NXT have been by people with known real world identities. This seems to lull people into false sense of security.
###


Investors are reminded to do their own due diligence on any coin or asset they purchase.
 
SuperNET development update

We need 10 servers to test ASAP

VPS Ubuntu that can run NXT and BitcoinDarkd is all that is needed, each with unique IP. Everybody who can help please come to https://forum.thesupernet.org/index.php?topic=66.0 to coordinate!

James:

### We've got a test network that is working with the basics that allow each node to discover the other nodes and send messages to each other. Still need to efficiently propagate the info to all the nodes.

Now that there is a live network, I can verify proper discovery of the routing info. I also figured out how to make all onion packets the same size, but running out of space, so I think I will add a compression/decompression to the first stage of the onion. this should get 50% to 100% more capacity.

If things go well by early next week, I will be able to finalize the Teleport, which is currently being design reviewed by anonymint and will also be reviewed by Kristov Atlas

I would say 95%+ of everything other than Privatebet is coded. However, the last 5% is always the toughest and going through deployment testing can take a while. I speak of my code, not about the GUI side.
###

 
SuperNET forum

In the last days the SuperNET [ANN] thread has unfortunately been somewhat overtaken by trolls. As a result of this James has decided to leave it. The thread will not be locked, but the main action will move to https://forum.thesupernet.org. You are hereby invited to join the forum.

James:

###
I remember the NXT threads on BTT, it was just horrible and today reminded me of that.

OK, I am closing my browser tab with this thread on it, so see you in the SuperNET forum!

That is where the real action will be. All the latest news on the latest coins, assets, dividends, all on the SuperNET forum and maybe some time later it will get posted here.

I will not be monitoring this thread on a regular basis, others will. If you want to post something to me, please go to http://forum.thesupernet.org, I will monitor things there more actively, though I am in the middle of much coding now, so do not expect immediate response.

James
Sep 28, 2014
###

 
SuperNET related links

Supernet Forum
https://forum.thesupernet.org

Follow SuperNET news
https://twitter.com/Jl777News
http://jl777news.tumblr.com/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jl777/688097541246130?ref=stream

SuperNET related projects:

Coinomat
https://coinomat.com

Neodice
https://nxtforum.org/nxtventures/(pre-ann)-neodice/

Freemarket
https://nxtforum.org/nxtventures/freemarket-official-thread/

Atomic
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=780833.0

ShortUNITY
https://nxtforum.org/assets-board/shortunity/

Prediction Markets
https://www.fairlay.com/predict/registered/new/supernet-in-top-10-of-coinmarketcap/
https://www.fairlay.com/predict/registered/new/supernet-in-top-5-of-coinmarketcap-before-2016/

Affiliated websites (revenue sharing or partial ownership)
http://bter.com
http://coinomat.com
http://nxtfreemarket.com
http://yourwebsitecanbehere.com

Author of SuperNET newsletters: NXTER MAGAZINE: http://nxter.org
 
Attention coin representatives

Please send your application to join SuperNET CORE to coins@thesupernet.org

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Sign up: http://supernetwrk.weebly.com/newsletter.html

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SuperNET Newsletter #2

First published on 07.10.2014

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Welcome to the second SuperNET Newsletter!

A week is a long time in cryptocurrency, and never has this been more true than for SuperNET. This last week has seen a flurry of activity, with a series of new companies and services being added to the project. Additionally, there have already been unexpected dividends, with several more now expected in the coming month. As a result, SuperNET is slowly but steadily gaining in price and looking forwards to a very bright future.

Topics
    SuperNET & UNITY
    Asset Dividends paid
    - NeoDICE
    - NXTinspect
    Pre announced dividends
    - SNN
    - BOOST
    - 2 more TBA
    Other assets and services
    - ATOMIC
    - Freemarket
    - CORE services
    - SuperHODL account
    MyNXT.info
    SuperTraders
    Supernet.org
    SuperNET logo
    SuperNET Volunteers
    SuperNET CORE coins
    Development update
    SuperNET related links

SuperNET & UNITY

SuperNET / UNITY can be traded on BTer, NXT Asset Exchange and now on Poloniex.
BTer has automatically exchanged all TOKEN for UNITY (the ticker symbol for SuperNET). No further action is required by assetholders. Also withdrawal of UNITY has now been enabled.

On the NXT Asset Exchange (AE), a manual process was created. Most TOKEN has now been exchanged for SuperNET, but if you have not done so already, you should redeem your TOKEN. TOKEN does not pay dividends and was only created to simplify the issue process for SuperNET.

To redeem your TOKEN on Nxt AE, transfer it to NXT-7Y5B-J8LQ-SL5P-3ULFL.
It will be exchanged for SuperNET. This is a manual process and will not take place instantly but within 24 hours, so please be patient.
 
Asset dividends paid
In an unexpected but welcome development, SuperNET has started paying dividends in the form of assets in new companies with which it has formed partnerships and acquired a stake.

neoDICE

The first dividend was neoDICE - a re-creation of the legendary blockchain betting game SatoshiDice, a Bitcoin-based game which achieved immense popularity but fell from favour when it began requiring confirmed rather than unconfirmed transactions, thereby delaying gameplay.

Like SatoshiDice, neoDICE uses a provably fair blockchain-based system but includes a solution to avoid the delays caused by requiring confirmations. It is hoped that this game will capture a significant proportion of SatoshiDice’s former market - but for NXT.

NeoDICE (Nxt asset id 18184274154437352348) should be in testing mode within a month and will pay dividends in NXT from its profits. 100 percent of neoDICE assets were distributed as follows:

5 percent SuperNET dividend
5 percent NXTventure dividend
5 percent jl777hodl
40 percent Privatebet
45 percent Developers & maintainers

For every hundred superNET, assetholders received 6.127 neoDICE.
Further details can be found here.

After the dividend distribution James notes:

### NeoDICE traded as high as 62 NXT each before settling down to 40 NXT bid/50 NXT ask, so the dividend was worth 2.5 NXT to 3 NXT, which on ~200 NXT [SuperNET] price makes it a 1% to 1.5% dividend.’
###


NXTinspect

The second “surprise-dividend” was NXTinspect.

NXTinspect is a community-driven initiative designed to provide investors with the necessary information to make informed trading decisions. ‘Our service looks to promote legitimate assets, while highlighting suspicious activity/scams.’

NXTinspect's IPO offer was for 300,000 asset tokens, which is 30 percent of all NXTinspect assets. James bought 250,000 of them (25 percent of the total), using NXTventure funding. However, since NXTinspect will be auditing James’ assets, there is a clear conflict of interests here. James writes:

### I invest in good people, and they are all good people. When I see good trades, I just automatically click, click, done. So I didn’t even think about the potential for looking like conflict of interest.

However, it seems there could be an appearance of conflict since I am involved in dozens of different projects.

I want to use NXTinspect services and clearly it won’t have much value if there is this appearance that I am having some sort of undue influence over them.
###


The upshot was this:

5 percent to jl777hodl
5 percent for SuperNET dividend
5 percent for NXTventure dividend
10 percent sold on NXT AE at 2.5 NXT each
As soon as the AE assets were sold, the dividends were processed. Sales on the AE would offset any losses to James from the dividends issued, so the process was broadly break even for him. After this, James holds no NXTinspect, other than the indirect gain of jl777hodl NAV and whatever goodwill SuperNET and NXTventure assets gain from this dividend. For more information, see here. Dividend payout details can be found here.

Dividend distribution
The dividends were successfully distributed. Those with assets on BTer and Poloniex have received their dividends in their exchange accounts, and AE dividends have been issued directly to holders’ Nxt addresses.

As previously announced, investors who hold unredeemed TOKEN did not receive the dividend.

The leftover neoDICE assets were given to valarmg, in return for the work he has done in creating and running the redemption and dividending scripts. These unclaimed neoDICE assets equalled around 1,500 or 3 percent of total dividend payout.
 
Pre-ANN asset dividends
A new series of assets and dividends are already in the pipeline and will hopefully be released by the end of October. These are:

SNN (SuperNET News Network), asset ID 15113552914305929842. SNN is planned to be ‘the SuperNET of crypto news: a ‘community owned and operated media outlet, with stories and content written by a wide range of contributors about crypto technologies and markets.’ 75 percent of SNN revenues will be distributed to assetholders. Revenue sources include advertising, subscriptions and pay-per-view, and ‘since this follows a more normal web inventory, it will allow the establishing of ad sales prior to having the SuperNET GUI monetized with ads.’

BOOST (asset ID 9719950459730291994) is a startup incubator that provides zero-interest loans for new NXT companies and will have close links with NXTventure, both in funding and adopting new companies. It will act as a conduit for small companies that want to become a qualified NXTventure listing.

Two further assets are on the way. One is described by James as ‘pretty normal, except it is building on top of an existing asset to help it reach a rather large market.’ The second, however, is ‘a new type of asset... This will create a new way to solve a common problem in the crypto world and I am happy to be involved in this asset.’

These are all exciting new developments and highlight the activity that is going on. These four dividends could be issued in October - though as ever, there are no guarantees of timescales and dividends will be announced as they happen. Investors are encouraged to do their own due diligence before purchasing further assets.
 
Combined dividends
NXTventure and SuperNET will be releasing combined dividends.

NXTventure has proved a highly popular asset. Its purpose is to fund promising new enterprises in return for a proportion of their assets. These are dividended out to NXTventure shareholders.

Whilst this will reduce the number of shares dividended out by NXTventure due to sharing with SuperNET, the publicity and funding of SuperNET will on the other hand bring a much greater number of companies into the space. There will not be a full overlap between the dividends offered by NXTventure and SuperNET. As James puts it:

###
There will probably be 4x more assets in the pipeline. (....) I expect that NXTventure will have some smaller assets that will be dividended that won’t have a SuperNET counterpart. There will also be some special assets that would only be SuperNET dividends.
###

 
Other SuperNET assets and services

ATOMIC

ATOMIC (asset ID 11694807213441909013) is a new service designed to enable 100% decentralized trading for all coins and assets on a single blockchain. It will be integrated into the core of SuperNET.

100% transparent and public ledger backed exchanges across blockchains (trading of any asset or any coin)
Transactions from one blockchain to another will be as fast, if not significantly faster than any existing centralized method of exchange.
The ability to spend any coin, anywhere (ex: ATOMIC will allow users to spend NXT at a store which only accepts payments to a BTC wallet) without having to wait for a deposit, confirmations, exchange, withdrawal, more confirmations and then finally spend the coins.
ATOMIC will take the form of a DAC (Decentralised Autonomous Corporation). It will be open source and run transparently, with direct community involvement. ‘Once a critical mass has been reached it will become a full DAC with no central points of failure, agenda, laws or anything else that could slow it down. Initial versions will probably not be a fully automated DAC’.

Read the documentation here.
You can find out more about ATOMIC in the announcement thread on bitcointalk.
ATOMIC is listed on coinmarketcap.com. ATOMIC official website: http://atomicdac.org.

James writes:

### The fees on the ATOMIC network will serve to reward both the miners and asset holders. The standard transaction fees required by blockchain technology will be rewarded directly to the miners.

The asset holders will receive dividends in the form of the accumulation of non-Atom transaction fees. For example if user A with Bitcoin wants to send money to user B who only wants Litecoin, user A will pay a tiny fee in Bitcoin to a special address that will initiate the exchange. Due to the nature of the ATOMIC network, the exchange requires that the user also have enough Atoms in their wallet to cover the transaction fee to the miners.

This process gives the power to set the price of Atoms to the nodes on the network while also rewarding asset holders directly with fees collected by the exchange process.
###


Freemarket

Freemarket (asset ID 134138275353332190) is a decentralized physical goods store (similar to a decentralised eBay). 20% of FreeMarket listing fees (7.77 NXT) will go to SuperNET, counting from 2015. Freemarket will have no fees for the rest of 2014, other than the the 1 NXT listing fee and 1 NXT confirmation fee. Freemarket will be released on October 12.

Some advantages over options like eBay:

No need to register and give up any personal information
No third-party payment processor
Fees are low; No fee in 2014, thereafter a listing fee set at 7.77 NXT, about 10 NXT once you include fees for NXT AMs
The NXT blockchain makes FreeMarket resistant to takedown
No centralized servers anywhere; FreeMarket does not require centralized administration
Allows for unlimited, buyer-selectable shipping options, each with a separate fee
Messages between buyer and seller, as well as shipping address and shipping method, are encrypted
Items can be searched by category and up to 3 optional tags, as well as item title, seller ID, and item ID
Sellers have the option of accepting or rejecting a sale
Listings can be canceled
This is just the first version. Additional information can be found in the ANN thread.
Freemarket is listed on BTer and on coinmarketcap.com. Official website: Nxtfreemarket.com.

In addition to these new arrivals, the SuperNET core will contain:

Teleport. The privacy technology that underpins BitcoinDark (BTCD).

InstantDEX enables near real-time trading between cryptocurrencies.

Tradebots (NXTcoinsco) enables the creation of custom decentralized tradebots.

SuperNET card will support anonymous withdrawal of NXT and other SuperNET coins.
This is due for launch by Coinomat in the coming weeks.

NXTprivacy holds a series of privacy-related assets, including 50 percent of PrivateBet.

PrivateBet will be designed to support P2P betting and casino games. PrivateBet owns 40 percent of neoDICE.

neoDICE is similar to that of the legendary satoshiDice, with a few differences, the most important one been the near realtime processing of the wagers. Beta testing starts mid October.

Sharkfund0 is a trading fund that aggressively targets high-performing assets.

Targeted advertising similar to Google’s AdWords will allow website administrators to serve adverts directly to the cryptocurrency community, with revenue being returned to SuperNET participants.

You can read additional information about the above services in the SuperNET ICO document.
 
SuperHODL

To keep track of the SuperNET assets holdings, a new account and asset has been created. SuperHODL: asset no. 13120737659249432970, account NXT-USU4-92UY-KEYT-4H649. This is simply an accounting convenience to segregate authorised but non-disbursed funds.

‘SuperHODL is a 100% owned subsidiary of SuperNET and is really just a way to keep things separated. Maybe down the road some of it would be put on the market, but no plans for that now.’
 
MyNXT.info

As was announced in last week’s newsletter, SuperNET is investing in an online wallet site. Now that funding has been agreed, further details can be given. James writes:

### SuperNET invested in mynxt.info, a long time NXT company with online wallet, mobile app, block explorer, etc. Over the coming months mynxt will be working on integrating their services into the SuperNET GUI.
###


This is a very promising move for SuperNET, since a significant proportion of users prefers to use a web wallet than a downloadable client.

SuperTraders

With the end of the ICO, the SuperTraders are now active. SuperTraders are a team of cryptocurrency traders with a proven track-record of returns. Their aim is to increase SuperNET’s NAV through trading on different exchanges. (In other words, their activity is predominantly intended to increase the value of the SuperNET asset directly, rather than to generate dividends.)

The SuperTraders receive a maximum of 10 percent of SuperNET’s working capital, or around 570 BTC. Their capital will be awarded incrementally as they increase their own bankrolls through successful trading, thereby increasing confidence and limiting downside risk. Each time they increase their bankroll by 50 percent, SuperNET also increase their available funds by 50 percent. The aim is to allocate the largest bankroll to the SuperTrader with the largest and most consistent gains.
 
Supernet.org

We managed to get the domain supernet.org!

SuperNET logo

The logo is created by 'ether'.

The color scheme has been voted on, and the final version is:



Coming soon:
Different background styles (faded symbol, galaxy sucking-all-FIAT shape, etc.)
HD Wallpapers
Twitter/Facebook official account themes
Badges for forum members and other goodies (this one will be on request)
 
SuperNET Volunteers

Feel free to join the community on forum.thesupernet.org.

If you would like to help SuperNET, please fill out this short questionnaire:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1T1U96Rxb4Q92vSRzh-HshEOyTQWtbfhXITdOliooqIk/viewform

SuperNET CORE coins

Here’s a summary of the SuperNET’s official core coins: NXT, BTCD and BBR.

Any addition of new core coins will be announced in this newsletter and on SuperNET forum.
Coin representatives can send applications to join SuperNET CORE to coins@thesupernet.org.

NXT is the ‘2.0’ cryptocurrency that powers much of SuperNET’s backend crypto functionality. The asset exchange, Multigateway (for distributed crypto trading), alias system, even the GUI behind the new wallet - all of these are built on the ‘NXT Inside’ approach. As the leader in these 2.0 features and services, NXT is the natural choice for SuperNET. It makes perfect sense to leverage this functionality whilst rewarding the NXT community for their continued support and further development of the key tech.

BitcoinDark (BTCD) brings Teleport to the SuperNET table. At its very simplest, Teleport is the anonymity protocol that underpins BTCD. However, it offers far more than privacy. Teleport is a complete ecosystem for making anonymous cryptocurrency transactions, right down to the level of hiding users’ IP addresses from attackers.

Teleport uses one-time addresses called telepods to transfer standard denominations of funds (100, 50, 10, 5, 1 etc) to a new recipient. The use of fixed amounts avoids correlating sender and recipient if the quantity is distinctive (a transfer of $500 would currently be 129.19896640 BTCD, which would be instantly recognisable). Several other tricks such as random delays will make it almost impossible to correlate transactions on the blockchain.

The network of privacyServers will not only shield users from prying eyes, but will form the communication infrastructure for SuperNET - enabling them to exchange information of all kinds securely and anonymously. You can read more about Teleport in this article: http://nxter.org/a-closer-look-at-teleport/.

James has announced a 1000 BTCD bounty to anynone who can attack and deanonymize Teleport.

Teleport is currently nearing beta-testing. It will permanently be available for free to BTCD, and will initially be free for other cryptocurrencies. From 2015 it will begin to charge small fees for non-SuperNET coin transactions. Bitcoin alone opens a potential market over a thousand times larger than BTCD’s own current market cap.

Boolberry (BBR) offers additional anonymising features to provide an extra layer of privacy. Boolberry is based on CryptoNote, an implementation of ring signatures. Ring signatures provide a good level of privacy but generally do so at the expense of blockchain bloat. This raises questions about the long-term sustainability and user-friendliness of CryptoNote coins. Additionally, there are circumstances under which anonymity may be lost, but Boolberry’s lead dev has come up with an innovative way of avoiding this problem, as well as reducing bloat. You can find out more on the bitcointalk BBR thread.

Development updates

The CORE technology for SuperNET is nearing beta and is currently being tested with about a dozen live servers. ‘While it is not working perfectly, the bugs found so far do not seem so serious. As soon as the low level networking is solid, it will be possible to complete the higher level applications like Teleport, Tradebots, etc. Also, the API can be opened up for other coins to use and to implement their own special features.’, James writes - and continues:

### I finished debugging all the DHT calls. Ended up adding data compression to the loop, along with out of band binary data beyond the JSON in the onion packets. Also, a lot more difficult that I thought it would be, but finally got all packets to be the same size, thus removing a leak of info about the type of commands you are sending.

I implemented a variant of http://www.cs.rice.edu/Conferences/IPTPS02/109.pdf, using 64bit NXT addresses for the hash, eg. least significant 64bits of sha256. collision resolution is something for a layer above this level to do. I plan to add some simple file API on top of this so we can get a nice decentralized storage along with sending of files.

Of course all this is under heavy encryption, but still the IP addresses are not shielded yet. The sendmessage API appears to be working in simple topologies, should work with more layers, but need a larger network to test this.

./BitcoinDarkd SuperNET '{"requestType":"sendmessage","dest":"<nxtaddress>,"msg":"<text of message>","L":<maxonionlayers>}'

Using the sendmessage api, it should be pretty easy to make an encrypted chat application.

I have a dozen other API calls already done and they worked in loopback mode, so I hope before long we can get a nice set of API functions released and tested.
###


Multigateway

James:

### I ported the MGW code into SuperNET API so to add a bitcoin compatible coin is as follows:

{"name":"BTC","conf":"/home/ubuntu3/.bitcoin/bitcoin.conf","asset":"4551058913252105307","rpc":"127.0.0.1:8332","clonesmear":1,"minconfirms":3,"estblocktime":600}

Once such an entry is in the .conf file the SuperNET code can access a coin and do whatever logic the application layer (like Teleport) will use. More a matter of testing than developing.

For non-bitcoin compatible coins, some glue code will need to be created to implement the functions that the SuperNET applications will require. Still compared to the total work, it is a small fraction, so basically any coin can be supported with some interface work.
###

### There comes a time when a project needs to stand on its own two feet and not rely on its founder anymore. For MGW, that time is now. it will work much better when all of MGW is NOT centralized through me. I am running all three MGW servers, which is not its design. It also means three times the work to keep them up to date, synchronized, etc. There have been production servers "almost ready" for over two months now and I have to hand off the MGW.
###

 
SuperNET related links

Supernet Forum
https://forum.thesupernet.org

Follow SuperNET news
https://twitter.com/Jl777News
http://jl777news.tumblr.com/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jl777/688097541246130?ref=stream

SuperNET related projects:

Coinomat
https://coinomat.com

SNN
https://forum.thesupernet.org/index.php?topic=118.0

Neodice
https://nxtforum.org/nxtventures/(pre-ann)-neodice/

Freemarket
https://nxtforum.org/nxtventures/freemarket-official-thread/

Atomic
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=780833.0

ShortUNITY
https://nxtforum.org/assets-board/shortunity/

Prediction Markets

https://www.fairlay.com/predict/registered/new/supernet-in-top-10-of-coinmarketcap/
https://www.fairlay.com/predict/registered/new/supernet-in-top-5-of-coinmarketcap-before-2016/

Affiliated websites (revenue sharing or partial ownership)

http://bter.com
http://coinomat.com
http://nxtfreemarket.com
http://yourwebsitecanbehere.com

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SuperNET Newsletter #3

First published on 14.10.2014

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Welcome to the SuperNET!

It’s a shorter newsletter this week. After the series of deals that took place last week, most of the activity has gone into creating the infrastructure for SuperNET, with James adding new functionality to Teleport and the SuperNET API every day. So besides this weeks announcements, there’s plenty going on under the surface and we are seeing rapid and exciting developments to the ‘highway’ technology that will link and power the network of assets and coins.

Topics
    Asset linkages
    NXTventure in SuperNET
    ATOMIC
[Funding request]
ATM support and Bitstarcoin
SNN funding and distribution
SuperNET Radio
SuperNETwork
Development update
- First Telepod
- Multisig
- The last mile - deaddrop accs
Related links
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Asset linkages

There has been some confusion among investors about SuperNET’s asset holdings, their connection to each other, and how this all affects SuperNET and its revenue streams. This is understandable, since many of the assets are interlinked and own differing proportions of each other.

To make things clearer, the SuperTEAM is working on a visual map of the SuperNET, its assets, dividends, revenue and so on. Meanwhile, James’ assets are listed and updated HERE.

James:

### My asset linkages are based on something that I saw and thought made some sense, so did an entire country: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keiretsu

Anyway, there have been many complaints that all my assets makes some confusion, so in a way SuperNET is a solution for this as it is putting in the key jl777 assets all in one place. If you want to invest in me (and all the other cryptos I approve of), just get SuperNET.
###



NXTventure in SuperNET

InstantDEX has obtained 8 percent more of NXTventure, as James did a marketrate swap between his own holdings of NXTventure and InstantDEX’s own holdings of the InstantDEX asset, making InstantDEX the largest NXTventure assetholder.

James writes:

### There was a suggestion that I merge NXTventure into SuperNET, but this is not very feasible. So I did what I could by exchanging NXTventure assets I had for InstantDEX assets. Since SuperNET owns a big chunk of InstantDEX, this gets SuperNET that much more of NXTventure… There is no short term effect as both were swapped at the current market prices.
###


ATOMIC

One of the sources of confusion has been between Atomic and InstantDEX, since they both appear to enabe real-time cross-blockchain trading, allowing users to exchange one coin for another almost instantly.

One of the weaknesses of the current cryptocurrency ecosystem is the existence of centralised exchanges - a serious compromise and regular point of failure in a technology built on decentralisation. At present, however, there is no other way to track which coins are being exchanged, which users are exchanging them, who owns how many coins, and so on - and in the process, a significant proportion of the coins are held in hot wallets, which are often less than secure.

CryptAxe, creator of Atomic, writes:

### InstantDEX offers the ability to replace a major part of the exchange process, however it needs a way to keep track of all of these exchanges so that is where a solution like ATOMIC comes into play. ATOMIC allows ANY coin without any changes to begin tracking their exchanges on one blockchain. This means there is no central authority that declares an exchange good or bad, it is decided by the nodes on the ATOMIC network via the POE and POG protocols.
###


Atomic works at a lower level than InstantDEX, providing the instant-exchange platform with a way of tracking trades.

New [Funding Request] : VRC

James requests 5389.16 SuperNET assets from working capital and 100 BTC for open market purchases to get to the target level of a 10% stake of VRC (Vericoin).

### I have a deal with VRC community for a swap of 538,916 VRC against SuperNET asset. The recent price for VRC was ~100:1 ratio against SuperNET.

VRC has committed to making a cloud storage GUI for SuperNET using the recent DHT API I made. The plan is to create a way for users (and companies or even other coins!) to rent out HDD space to the cloud. All of the details have not been worked out yet, but the VRC community has been quite active with its SuperNET support and with a cloud storage solution will definitely be worthy of SuperNET core inclusion. I will be working with them to solve whatever tech issues come up.

I hope to be able to provide a 50/25/25 revenue share from the cloud storage split between the user/VRC/SuperNET, so all SuperNET users can monetize their unused HDD, VRC will create a revenue stream for their hodlers and of course SuperNET will get a nice new revenue stream and increase the overall userbase.

I request approval for 5389.16 SuperNET assets from working capital and another 100 BTC for open market purchases so that we can get close to the target level of 10% stake

James
###


ATM support and Bitstarcoin


Whale has negotiated a deal with BITS (Bitstarcoin), who will be deploying ATMs in Cyprus and will become a core component of SuperNET.

The deal is for 1 million BITS in return for 15 BTC (10 BTC + 5 BTC worth of NXT). A further 1 million BITS will be placed in escrow. 60 percent of these will be released to SuperNET if the price stays over 12,000 satoshis for a week. If BITS does not purchase ATMs, 40 percent of the escrow will also belong to SuperNET; if they do deploy them then the 40 percent will be returned to BITS.

This should provide a mutually-beneficial arrangement between SuperNET and BITS, protecting and rewarding each. There are currently 16 million BITS, so this deal reaches the 10 percent goal for SuperNET ownership.

CryptoDevil writes:

### The Bitstarcoin dev team will continue to enhance the multi-function in-wallet services, in conjunction with the commercial development of the ATM project and related ancillary services being funded and managed by the Cyprus company and their development team, working closely with superNET to present a unified platform that will be able to offer a full-service ATM user interface into cryptocurrency 1.0, 2.0 and beyond.
###


T3CLtd announces:

### It gives me great pleasure to announce the integration of the Bitstarcoin project as a core component of superNET, in partnership with the commercial incorporation of both Bitstars and other superNET coins onto a cryptocurrency two-way ATM service being rolled out on the island of Cyprus.

Alongside the sale and purchase of standard bitcoin, users will be able to choose from a raft of alternate cryptocurrency projects such as the PoS Bitstars, with its generous staking rate for early adopters, as well as multiple other superNET crypto projects to be announced.

The projected implementation schedule is for the first few units to go live in Limassol Q1 2015, with our intention being to engage in discussion with relevant Cypriot government departments to ensure a good understanding of the technology, its function and potential for widening the scope of alternate routes towards enhancing both commercial and personal economic capabilities.

We choose not to disclose our company name at this time in order to avoid unnecessary interruption or interference. A full public announcement and press release will be made shortly before launch, along with the rollout of online support services and communication channels.
###

 
SNN funding and distribution

Last week an asset dividend of SNN was announced. SNN, the SuperNET News Network, will be ‘a community owned and operated media outlet, with stories and content written by a wide range of contributors about crypto technologies and markets. 75% of revenues will be distributed to assetholders. Revenue sources include advertising, subscriptions and pay-per-view.’

James writes, ‘Since this is a seed stage enterprise, some funds will be required. The budget is 500,000 NXT to get to revenue producing stage.’

The project is managed by fumanchu808. You can read his work on Bitcoinist and CoinTelegraph, and view his LinkedIn profile here.   

The asset allocation is as follows:

fumanchu808 - 10 percent
NXTventure dividend - 7.5 percent
SuperNET dividend - 7.5 percent
JLH - 5 percent
SuperNET - 40 percent
SNN for other key contributors and writers - 30 percent

SNN will create content for the supernet.org website and also for the SuperNET GUI. As part of SNN, an advertising sales function will be created, which will also be used to enhance SuperNET ad sales. As one of the major revenue-generating aspects of SuperNET, the advertising is of strategic importance.
 
SuperNET Radio

Founder Kevondo writes, ‘SuperNET Radio is "The Voice of SuperNET" but [also] the voices of the other coins, Core, Supported, or Associated are also eligible to be heard.’

The plan is ultimately for SuperNET radio to broadcast 24/7. It will be as informative as possible, initially with the aim of educating the public and exploring further ideas when the project gains greater traction. DJs are welcome to join on a voluntary basis.

Some of the suggestions and points raised by Kevondo include:

    Social, philosophical, and legal commentaries related to Crypto are welcome.
    Call-in ‘Talk Radio’ sessions for SuperNET, Core, Supported, and associated coins.
    ‘How to's’ for services, as well as links and info for each coin.
    People (DJs) to produce and represent any of these programming topics will be necessary.
    We need to find knowledgeable, committed folks for each feature, coin, or asset who can assist listeners in the application, use, and value of the topic being discussed.
    When would be the best time to schedule shows? This will depend on the coin/asset and market. It should be a time when the majority of owners, users and developers will reached.
    What languages should the broadcasts offer? The scope of SuperNET and crypto is international. How can we move SuperNET forward in different markets?
    Should it be subscription based? On start-up? Eventually? For individuals, or for coins and assets?

Help, feedback and ideas on all of the above are welcome. You can find out more and make suggestions here.

SuperNETwork

SuperNET’s network of public privacy servers (that is, the nodes in the privacy network that are publicly visible, forming the backbone of the infrastructure) will be used to store files in the cloud as well as relaying transactions and messages.

James writes:

### Of course, no assurance that all parts of all your files will reside in these community servers, nor that the community funding will be there forever, but for now it looks like we can fund this from the [BTCD] staking revenues… These servers can be providing HDD for cloud storage, public routing, public access points, etc.
###


The plan is ultimately to have around 100 community-funded servers that can be relied on to be up and running all the time. Initially, BTCD needs some 50 privacy servers, running on a network of VPS machines. These will be used to bootstrap the network and for testing. Funding is available from the staking income of the BTCD collected during the SuperNET ICO (see vote).

This is a vital part of the ecosystem and SuperNET cannot be launched without it. If you are able to help set these up and maintain them, please contact Azeh on the bitcointalk forum.

Development update

Development of key functionality has taken further steps forward this week. Along with the capacity for cloud storage, James has used the SuperNET API (via BitcoinDarkd) to create the first telepod - the package that houses the information required for anonymous transactions.

James writes:

### Now that the privacyNetwork is stabilizing and even has cloud storage, Teleport will be able to be finalized and then it is InstantDEX/Tradebots. Those two are related and will become the active coded projects soon.

All the networking is actually vitally needed by InstantDEX, so in essence great progress has been made, just in the foundation that InstantDEX/Tradebots needs.
###


 
Multisig

James:

### Since without the 50 servers, I cant really debug the DHT and I need that for the next step, I decided to take a break and looked into curve25519

I figured out how to do 3 of 3 multisig!
I think I can also do 2 of 3, but still need to verify the 3 of 3.

I remind you I am just a simple C programmer and not a cryptographer. If anybody has the math background to confirm or deny my experimental finding, please post!
###


The thread can be found here:
https://forum.thesupernet.org/index.php?topic=154.msg1262#msg1262
 
The ‘last mile’

One of the technical issues of the privacy network is sending a package through the public privacy nodes (i.e. those which have public IP addresses) and out to the destination address without the user’s IP address being compromised. James has been working on a system of probabalistic routing, which would have addressed this, though it was complex and inefficient.

A new development means he is now working on a way to complete the final hop out of the privacy network - the ‘last mile’ - far more effectively.

James writes:

### My coding the DHT is what allowed me to solve this, so those that think these seemingly unrelated things are slowing down the progress, it is quite the opposite. It is helping achieve the ultimate goal!

TL:DR it is possible to transact with someone without ANYBODY actually knowing the IP address of the destination, and therefore very private comms are possible. If these comms happen to have telepods and funds are being transacted, then commerce can happen using this method.

Since people had a hard time understanding the simpler form of Teleport, I fear that few will be able to understand the new deaddrop approach. Hopefully somebody will provide some feedback on its weaknesses, if it has any.

I feel this is a fundamental improvement in privacy. In all prior versions, there was at least a statistical linkage of your acct # with IP address. Now, all that is happening is that packets are being sent to dead addresses so there is nothing to correlate.

This is a bit of unexpected extra work, but the qualitative increase in privacy is well worth it. A key thing to realize is that all of the SuperNET just gets this level of privacy for all comms.
###


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Life moves extremely fast in the cryptocurrency world. With no bureaucracy or institutional structures, creativity is given free rein. James is one of the leaders of the financial revolution, with several of his projects breaking new ground - turning coins into assets, paying dividends to coin stakers, enabling cross-coin functionality and an entirely new approach to anonymity.

The tech behind SuperNET is breaking new ground, promising a powerful and robust platform for crypto commerce and communication. If you are interested in joining the SuperNET community, you can find out more on the SuperNET forum. There are roles for everyone willing to contribute.

SuperNET related links

Supernet Forum
https://forum.thesupernet.org

Follow SuperNET news
https://twitter.com/Jl777News
http://jl777news.tumblr.com/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jl777/688097541246130?ref=stream

SuperNET related projects:

Coinomat
https://coinomat.com

VRC
https://vericoinforums.com

BITS
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=748045

SNN
https://forum.thesupernet.org/index.php?topic=118.0

Neodice
https://nxtforum.org/nxtventures/(pre-ann)-neodice/

Freemarket
https://nxtforum.org/nxtventures/freemarket-official-thread/

ATOMIC
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=780833.0

ShortUNITY
https://nxtforum.org/assets-board/shortunity/

Prediction Markets

https://www.fairlay.com/predict/registered/new/supernet-in-top-10-of-coinmarketcap/
https://www.fairlay.com/predict/registered/new/supernet-in-top-5-of-coinmarketcap-before-2016/

Affiliated websites (revenue sharing or partial ownership)

http://bter.com
http://coinomat.com
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Could you post a list in one of your reserved spots of the coins which have already joined?

That way you can update it as more are added.

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Why so many reserved?  Huh
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Why so many reserved?  Huh

I wanted to have the "old" newsletters there (old like in 3 weeks old).  Cheesy

And didn't want to risk a three pages FUD explosion before having the chance to post them. Now we're up to date. Next newsletters will be posted below.  Smiley

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Could you post a list in one of your reserved spots of the coins which have already joined?

That way you can update it as more are added.

Will do.  Smiley

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SuperNET Newsletter #4

Link: http://eepurl.com/6o40P
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Welcome to the SuperNET newsletter!

The past week has seen some exciting developments on the tech front, including Telepathy: James’ system for communicating so securely that even the sender doesn’t need to know who the recipient is! Since it has been a relatively quiet week in terms of new companies joining SuperNET, we want to take the opportunity to explain a bit more about the components and initiatives that make up SuperNET, knowing that many investors are still uncertain about various aspects of these. But first… a few announcements.

Topics

    Chancecoin
    SuperTraders
    VRC funding request approved
    NxtInside
    SuperNET Client GUI
    BTCD and SuperNET
    BITS ATM
    Code review and Telepathy
    API calls and testing
    SuperNET related links

Chancecoin

Chancecoin betting is planned to be integrated into the SuperNET GUI.

[Funds Request]

James:
### whale has negotiated 25,000 CHA for 11.25 BTC, there are only 516,530 CHA total from its burn period.
chancecoin is a microcap, but with interesting tech and we plan to integrate CHA betting into the SuperNET GUI
###


Chancecoin is built around feedless, trustless betting, using New York Lottery Quick Draw numbers to resolve bets. Quick Draw numbers are drawn every four minutes, every day of the week. The drawing selects 20 numbers randomly from a pool of numbers 1 through 80, without replacement. A bet seen in the blockchain is resolved based on the first set of Lottery Quick Draw numbers that are published strictly after the block is mined, so it is not possible to game the system by waiting for favorable lottery numbers. Chancecoin is a coin and a casino. The casino features classic dice betting and poker.

Adding CHA to uMGW (Multigateway) is being looked into.

SuperTraders

[SuperTrader funds transfer notice]

Half of the SuperTrader funds will be transferred from BTer to Bittrex. Prices have recently dropped significantly across most of the altcoin market and this is impacting the stability of the core coins for SuperNET.

James:
### The plan is to stabilize the prices with market actions and to provide inventory during supply demand imbalances. Over time, the gap between the buying and selling will also provide some gains.
###

### In a bear market where drops of 30%+ for a lot of other crypto (including BTC itself for a time!) SuperNET is trading within 5% of the ICO price. Granted it is down from the post ICO peak but no more than all the other cryptos

I work to increase the value.
I rely on the market to eventually reflect the value
So there is no active pump campaign as that is counter to my philosophy.

When the market realizes SuperNET tech is going to work and revenues will start flowing, then the price will catch up to the value.
###


VRC funding request approved

The funding request announced in the last newsletter is approved.

VRC has committed to making a cloud storage GUI for SuperNET that allows users, companies and other coins to rent out HDD space to the cloud. James wants to provide a 50/25/25 revenue share from the cloud storage split between the user/VRC/SuperNET, so SuperNET users can monetise their unused HDD, VRC will create a revenue stream for their holders and SuperNET will gain a new revenue stream and increase its overall userbase.

5389.16 SuperNET assets from working capital has been swapped for 538,916 VRC, and 100 BTC is released for open market purchases to get close to the target level of 10% stake in VRC.

NxtInside



‘NxtInside’ is a Nxt initiative that aims to make the platform’s 2.0 capabilities available to other cryptocurrencies. The name was originally suggested by jl777 to reflect the development and integration of Nxt core components into BitcoinDark (BTCD), as a first example, and hopefully other coins as time goes on. SuperNET - which uses many of Nxt’s key functions, such as the Asset Exchange and services built on top of Nxt, will be the prime case for NxtInside. The approach is similar to the ‘Intel Inside’ campaign, in which other companies (including Apple) use Intel chips to power their devices, thereby extending Intel’s brand reach far beyond their own hardware.

Casual end users will get lots of 2.0 crypto features but might not even notice that it is powered by NXT. Their public coin address will be linked to a NXT address “under the hood”, so they can login just by using a link in their coin’s client. This is fully in the spirit of what Nxt is designed to be.

VanBreuk writes, ‘SuperNET is most likely the biggest initiative and the best example of development using Nxt we have currently. Other services, websites and applications like SecureAE, Nxtty or Lith, to name a few, are also examples for NxtInside branding.’

IMPORTANT NOTICE: There is no NxtInside asset offered on the Asset Exchange. Any assets named ‘NxtInside’ or similar that claim to fund or benefit from this initiative are false.

SuperNET Client GUI

BTCD and SuperNET are both members of the NxtInside programme (read more on how BTCD and SuperNET are linked below). longzai1988 is currently working on the SuperNET GUI, which will be based on the NXT GUI. QT clients will have an ‘Enter SuperNET’ button, which will open SuperNET in a browser and auto-login for the user. The GUI can be customized for each coin.

longzai is currently working on integrating Coinomat features into the SuperNET client. These 4 currencies are working correctly by the time of writing: NXT, BTC, LTC, PPC. Here is a sample screenshot:



BTCD and SuperNET

Questions have been raised about the exact link between BTCD and SuperNET. The confusion is understandable given the large overlap of technology and key people working on each. SuperNET could not work without the infrastructure offered by BTCD, in the same way it could not operate without Nxt’s 2.0 functionality. Analogies are often more powerful than explanations:

Imagine a new country, spread out in front of you. Scattered around the landscape is everything you might want or need. Stores, selling anything you could ever hope to buy. Exchanges, financial services and trading posts. Casinos and other entertainment centres. News and information outlets. These are like the services offered by SuperNET. Incredibly, although the cryptocurrency world offers so many remarkable businesses, no one has thought to link them before. They are just a set of isolated organisations, operating in their own niches, or competing with each other.

BTCD is like the highway that connects everything. The infrastructure it provides will enable communication between you and all of the different services, through what it shaping up to be one of the most secure comms links ever developed. It’s like a network of roads, tunnels and bridges that enables you to go anywhere and do anything - and do so in complete privacy.

To complete the analogy, Nxt is the sophisticated engine that gets you around this network of roads and to the services you can find there. It’s a 2.0 car that’s designed to do far more than drive from A to B. NXT doesn’t just allow you to transact; it houses the Asset Exchange and many of the other services that will allow you to interact meaningfully with others on your way around in SuperNET - the whole Super Network of integrated coins and innovative services.

So how might it look in practice?

In the following example (thanks to Este Nuno and mackowski for this concept) you’ll need the BTCD wallet that longzai is working on to access SuperNET. The good news is: That’s it. Everything is held inside it. That’s the whole point of SuperNET - UNITY.

You’ll click a tab in the BTCD client - it will open SuperNET. From there, you can send cash anonymously using Teleport (James’ BTCD anonymity protocol), or if you’re particularly concerned about privacy, you can pass it through a Boolberry exchange first, layering Teleport with BBR’s ring signature technology. Perhaps you’ll play NeoDice for a while - it’s built into the client. You might check your portfolio of assets, which include SuperNET itself and see that you’ve been paid dividends, which include both NXT and some shares in a new company that has recently joined SuperNET.

Maybe you want to exchange some NXT for BTC? You can do that instantly through the peer-to-peer exchange, InstantDEX. Or maybe you need some fiat to spend, so you cash some coins out to your SuperNET card - the anon card offered by Coinomat - in case you don’t have access to a BITS ATM, where you can just withdraw your coins as physical cash.

You browse Freemarket for a while to see whether anything interesting is for sale. Lastly, you send an encrypted message to a friend about a joint project you’re working on. All of this happens completely securely, because privacy is built into every transaction that takes place with BTCD. Or any other coin in SuperNET.

BITS ATM

More information about the partnership with Bitstar coin (BITS) has been requested. Although BITS are not a core SuperNET coin in the way that Nxt, BTCD and BBR are, they are a critical supporting member. The idea is to add SuperNET to the BITS wallet, and to the ATM they are sponsoring.

This would allow users to access SuperNET coins from BITS ATM - effectively ‘teleporting’ cryptocurrency into fiat. Ether, who also created the SuperNET logo, is designing the main splash screens and brand identity for the ATMs. The SuperNET logo will be displayed in the ATM’s user interface. Ether’s growing number of SuperNET designs can be found and downloaded here. He is offering his time and expertise for free, so please do tip him if you like his work!

Code review and Telepathy

James was going to submit core code to Kristov Atlas for a review (Atlas is a computer science security consultant who has worked on a number of cryptocurrency projects). However, this is delayed due to the new innovation (‘Telepathy’) that James is adding to SuperNET. ‘I just made a big breakthrough in anon level. No sense in having something reviewed that has already been improved!

James continues:

### The problem I solved is the one of how to communicate to someone without ANYBODY knowing what their IP address is. I believe I have a deterministic and provable routing that isn’t broadcasting that achieves this. It was one of those nice to solve if I can figure it out, but not absolutely needed things, as there is already a lot of anon in the fixed sized, onion encrypted variable delay packets, but now being able to transact with someone just via a 64bit address that has nothing to do with the ipaddress. This I believe is quite a leap in anon level.
###


Privacy is fundamental to BTCD and SuperNET. The whole ecosystem is built on a platform that allows the highest level of privacy - far, far beyond anything any other coin offers, and possibly any other system in the world.

Telepathy is a very recent development James made when he was looking into ways of routing messages through a network. In a peer-to-peer network, such as SuperNET or BitTorrent, there is no central authority - this would make it vulnerable to attack (for example, Napster’s centralised look-up was its downfall). Obviously, such a vulnerability would be unacceptable for SuperNET. More recent networks use DHT, distributed hash tables, to achieve true decentralisation, along with scalability and resilience (tolerance to nodes joining and leaving the network).

The properties of the particular DHT James was looking into, called Kademlia, offer a very interesting benefit: it is possible to send a message to an address that belongs to no one, but because of the way the network is structured, you can still guarantee it will reach the intended recipient. The amazing thing is that even the sender does not need to know the recipient’s IP address for this to be possible. And clearly, this poses serious problems for any attacker!

These ideas are being written up into a white paper which will be submitted for peer review. For now, an analogy is again one of the most effective ways to communicate the basic concept:

Alice wants to send a message to Bob but does not want anyone else to know that he is the intended recipient. Instead of sending it to his house, she writes it on the side of a van and instructs the driver to drive to a random address that is in line-of-sight of Bob’s house - and 20 other houses. It doesn’t matter whether anyone owns the property at the destination, or even whether there is a property there. All that matters is that Alice knows Bob will see the van as it passes.

In reality, the process is far more robust than this. The packets will be encrypted so that only the intended recipient will be able to read them. The ‘addresses’ used to deliver a packet cannot be linked to any IP address; the packet is introduced at a random location rather than from Alice’s ‘house’. The important point is that, even in the highly unlikely event of an attacker having enough information to determine the destination of a packet, it will be impossible to correlate it to the user’s IP address - because the apparent destination has no IP address! The real recipient is one of twenty or so others who pass the packet along the chain.

Cryptocurrency is still a small slice of the economy and has gained limited real-world traction so far, but perhaps we should not be surprised at the innovation that is happening here: the crypto world contains a relative handful of people, but they are self-selected coding, security and economic specialists. Where these disciplines overlap, great things happen.

API calls and testing

SuperNET’s functionality will be available via a series of API calls. Ultimately these will be accessed through the GUI. For now, we need more people to test them using the SuperNET-enabled BitcoinDark client. This can be installed on a home computer or VPS. The more network nodes the better: Reliable testing requires at least 50 and ideally 100. The nodes needed to bootstrap the network will be funded by the staking income from the BTCD paid during the ICO.

If you are able to, please install the client, start testing the API and add your thoughts and comments to the documentation. Remember: James has offered a 1,000 BTCD bounty if you can find a way to deanonymise telepods. Good luck!

There will no doubt be more questions about the components of SuperNET and the roles they play. Please do ask them and we will do our best to answer. We would also encourage you to join the SuperNET forum for more information and updates.

SuperNET related links

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SuperNET news

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SuperNET CORE coins

NXT
https://nxtforum.org
BTCD
http://bitcoindark.pw
BBR
http://boolberry.com
VRC
http://www.vericoin.info

SuperNET related projects

Coinomat
https://coinomat.com
VRC
https://vericoinforums.com
BITS
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=748045
CHA
http://chancecoin.com
SNN
https://forum.thesupernet.org/index.php?topic=118.0
Neodice
https://nxtforum.org/nxtventures/(pre-ann)-neodice/
Freemarket
https://nxtforum.org/nxtventures/freemarket-official-thread/
ATOMIC
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=780833.0

ShortUNITY
https://nxtforum.org/assets-board/shortunity/

Prediction Markets
https://www.fairlay.com/predict/registered/new/supernet-in-top-10-of-coinmarketcap/
https://www.fairlay.com/predict/registered/new/supernet-in-top-5-of-coinmarketcap-before-2016/

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Great thread, thank you apenzl!
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 it looks great. thanks
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This is what i've been looking for, SuperNET updates thread in BCT, Thanks apenzl!

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I see I have some catching up to do...!

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SuperNET Newsletter #5

Link: http://eepurl.com/6X4xv
or http://nxter.org/supernet-newsletter-5/

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Welcome to another edition of the SuperNET newsletter!

TOPICS

    Website
    Beyond Bitcoin
    SuperNET Cards
    Chancecoin
    VRC
    Marketing
    SuperNET Radio Network
    BlockNET
    UNITY price
    Development update
    Kademlia DHT’s role
    SuperNET related links


Website

Lootz is currently building supernet.org. Email addresses info@supernet.org and coins@supernet.org are working now. We are moving from thesupernet.org to supernet.org step by step...

Beyond Bitcoin

BTCD and SuperNET will feature on the Beyond Bitcoin podcast this Tuesday/Wednesday!
Be sure to tune in if you can.

SuperNET cards

The SuperNET cards (Nxt asset ID: 7110939398145553585) have been ordered!

SuperNET cards will be a way to bridge crypto into fiat. These cards are normal MasterCards and will have a $1,000 per day limit. At the moment these are ‘half anon’ cards: A photo ID card is required for but no banking information.

James comments,

### half anon means that there is no requirement to link a bank acct/personal financial number to the card. however to get the bigger limits, the requirement for ID scan and utility bill could not be removed.

I expect a secondary market to form for these halfanon cards once issued. They have no risk to the one that signed up for it as it can be kept empty.

We continue to work toward full anon, but need to find a reliable vendor with acceptable limits and while we have candidates, the process is very slow. also, I think there is a good chance that there will be some independent vendors who can help, but this is all still being developed.
###


We will keep you informed and let you know when these ‘half anon’ cards are ready to ship.

Chancecoin

James’ funding request has been APPROVED.

We hereby welcome CHA as the newest SuperNET CORE coin.
Its features are described in greater detail in the last SuperNET Newsletter and on https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=528023.0. CHA official website: http://chancecoin.com

### whale has negotiated 25000 CHA for 11.25 BTC, there are only 516,530 CHA total from its burn period.

chancecoin is a microcap, but with interesting tech and we plan to integrate CHA betting into the SuperNET GUI
###


VRC's role

Vericoin will be implementing the GUI and billing for the decentralised cloud storage enabled by the Telepathy network. The VRC devs will also be providing the ‘public face’ of SuperNET (since James has known to be a little cautious about that sort of thing). VRC’s Patrick, Doug and David are well known as some of the first crypto devs to reveal their identities publicly. In the future there will likely be many interviews, live events and other media where SuperNET will need a real-life representative.

James has also committed to developing new technological features with VRC in a previous deal, arranged before SuperNET was announced. These will offer new functionality to SuperNET when they are implemented, so inclusion at this point makes sense in any case. lRead more here.

Marketing

BTCD is engaging a professional marketing company to help communicate the coin’s unique features and use-cases. SuperNET will inevitably benefit from this since it is one of the major ways in which users will be able to access different services with BTCD.

BTCD will have widespread appeal as a complete platform for secure, anonymous communication and transactions. Just some of the groups that we anticipate will be interested, plus potential applications, include:

    Bloggers and journalists in ‘closed’ countries
    Political activists in hostile regimes
    Whistleblowers
    Truly anonymous reviews and tip-offs
    Anonymous donations to Wikileaks and mainstream charities
    Secure business-to-business communications to prevent industrial espionage
    Online gambling
    Libertarians
    Anyone concerned about intrusive state and corporate surveillance

SuperNET Radio Network (SNRN)

http://supernetradio.com has launched.
This is an initiative by kevondo and lootz. Kevondo writes:

‘SNRN will provide each SuperNET coin and entity (Affiliates) with a Website, uniquely “Branded” to them individually. All sites will have radio broadcasting enabled, access to “On Demand” archived SNRN programming, an “Anon Unity Chat” IRC window, and Crowd Funding capability. By reducing the budgetary pressures of building and maintaining an array of promotional tools members can concentrate on creating content and actively promoting. SNRN basically provides all the tools needed to “Get the Word Out” by jump starting the promotion process.  Any other services such as Forums can be implemented upon request.’

‘Affilate productions will be scheduled into the 24/7 stream of  “Flagship” Station supernetradio.com producing, for SuperNet/UNITY, the consistency of around the clock exposue while alleviating affilates from having to produce the volume of content to be effective in promotional ventures.’

‘Particulars, Fee Schedules, Revenue Streams and Dividend Sharing details will be provided on http://supernetradio.net. Direct inquires can be sent to supernetradionetwork@gmail.com.’

For the time being, Kevondo will be doing a live broadcast at 10 AM EST Monday to Friday, and past shows, interviews, and music will be streaming 24/7.

UNITY price

The recent bear market in Bitcoin has badly affected the alts, and there have been heavy sell-offs - including NXT and BTCD, as well as many NXT assets. This has opened the door to criticism about the tech, even though the same trend has affected almost all coins. James writes:

### As the software gets more and more complete and it becomes clear to even the skeptics that it is just a matter of time before SuperNET is completed and working, the price will more fully reflect the value. Since I am doing something that hasn’t been done before, it is hard to accurately estimate time to completion, especially as I continue to improve things daily.

Remember that anybody can make any sort of crazy claim against me. I don’t have time to spend refuting all the silly FUD. For a while I was supposed to be some sort of pump and dumper, but it is hard to make any claim like that stick when I am not pumping nor am I dumping. I just keep coding and know that it is just a matter of time before the market catches up to what I am building. And now other coders are building on top of what I am building. GUI are being created. Websites and even new assets are being created and managed, etc.

For all the claims that I am dumping SuperNET, I can state affirmatively that I am only buying and have not sold any SuperNET/TOKEN. This reminds me of when I was buying BTCD at .00015 to .001, seems almost like I have an unfair advantage as I know the dev will deliver, while everybody else has some doubts… Considering the bear market everything has been in, including BTC, UNITY price is holding up pretty well.
###


BlockNET

Many of you will have noticed certain similarities between SuperNET and a new organisation called BlockNET. Whilst the latter is a constantly-evolving undertaking, it seems that there are several key differences. We would encourage you to visit the thread, ask questions and find out more for yourself about the relative approaches, if you are considering investing in one or both ventures. There has been much misunderstanding about both BlockNET and SuperNET and greater clarity will benefit everyone.

A key difference is the business approach. BlockNET is collecting money through their ITO to pay developers for their new software, whereas the SuperNET ICO funds are being held to provide stable value, reflected in the NAV (the value of SuperNET should not fall below the value of the currencies held). James is doing all the coding in return for an equity stake in SuperNET, and is also adding a large number of revenue-generating assets of his own (these total far more than the value of his own shares).

SuperNET ICO funds will also be used to purchase shares in coins and revenue-generating services. SuperNET is also entering into revenue-share agreements, without taking an equity stake in these. BlockNET will make money from the services it offers but the ITO money will not be used to purchase a stake in promising companies. SuperNET will also be returning income to coin communities, to stakers and for further tech development.

The philosophy of SuperNET is to align interests between SuperNET holders, coin communities and devs, and the companies that provide services. The money flow provides shared incentives for success, strengthening all of them and working for their mutual benefit. This business model was a conscious decision taken by James and offers a strong platform for future expansion.

Development update

James:
### around 1000 new builds in last month. very busy coding ###

Development of the peer-to-peer network that will underpin BTCD and SuperNET has moved fast, with some fantastic advances. James writes, ‘I just finished rewriting Teleport using Telepathy and DB and now it’s 800 lines instead of 3,000. Once this is debugged, then all the other apps will come pretty fast as its just application level code without worries about system level, anon leaks, etc… getting close to code complete.’

As a brief overview/reminder:
    Telepathy is a system of secure peer-to-peer communication
    It is based on the Kademlia DHT, the same protocol used by BitTorrent
    Teleport will also use this for anon crypto transactions
    Telepathy is so secure that no one, including the sender, needs to know the recipient’s IP address. This offers a fundamental advance in privacy.
    Telepathy uses ‘dead drop’ addresses that belong to no one. Messages are routed to these, and are handled by dozens of different nodes - but delivered to none of them.

There has been some misinformation spread about Teleport recently. To clarify, Teleport offers a completely trustless and decentralised off-blockchain exchange mechanism that is truly anonymous and private.

A white paper for Telepathy is available in draft form and will be published for review in due course.

Kademlia DHT’s role

DHT is the technology that enables Telepathy.

A Distributed Hash Table (DHT) is a kind of super-efficient look-up table that allows any node in the network to find the information it needs to route a packet to another node quickly.

The Kademlia DHT offers a couple of very interesting properties. Aside from being very efficient, it guarantees a packet will reach its destination due to the way it routes them (the ‘XOR’ metric).

Additionally, like other DHTs, the ‘map’ that shows where each node lies in network space is completely abstracted from the physical location of those nodes and their IP addresses. This is a little like the London Underground tube map: The map of stations bears little resemblance to the above-ground geography. It is simply a convenience to allow passengers to work out which line to use quickly and easily. So each node in the P2P network simply forwards a packet to nodes closer to the destination than itself - until the distance is zero, which means the packet has arrived.

In the case of Telepathy, since nodes are trying to deliver a packet to a dead drop address owned by no one, this will never happen. This does not matter though, since so long as the intended recipient gets to handle the packet, they will be able to decrypt and read the contents.

Close to the dead drop address, many other nodes are also being sent the packet - creating great uncertainty about which node it was meant for. An attacker cannot find out the IP address of the intended recipient, let alone read the content of the packet.

Unlike some detractors have claimed, this network is completely decentralised and peer-to-peer - like BitTorrent. IP addresses for nodes are known to others, of course (otherwise any routing would be impossible), but there is no correlation between a destination address and a node’s IP address. Users have a public account and a private one for secure communication - these private accounts are completely unlinked to your IP address.

A new feature will be group ‘mining’ of dead drop addresses which are close to many nodes, to create maximum uncertainty in the eyes of the attacker about who the packet was meant for.

Since these addresses are best found by brute-force calculation, the process is actually very like Proof-of-Work mining. Once a good location has been found, it can be shared amongst many nodes that are close to each other. Rewards may be paid for this useful mining activity. Of course, no node using these shared addresses will be able to read the contents of a packet unless it has been encrypted specifically for them.

SuperNET related links

Supernet Forum
https://forum.thesupernet.org

SuperNET news

Newsletter signup
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SuperNET Newsletters archive
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SuperNET CORE coins

NXT
https://nxtforum.org
BTCD
http://bitcoindark.pw
BBR
http://boolberry.com
VRC
http://www.vericoin.info
CHA
http://chancecoin.com

SuperNET related projects

Coinomat
https://coinomat.com
BITS
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=748045
SNN
https://forum.thesupernet.org/index.php?topic=118.0
Neodice
https://nxtforum.org/nxtventures/(pre-ann)-neodice/
Freemarket
https://nxtforum.org/nxtventures/freemarket-official-thread/
ATOMIC
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=780833.0

ShortUNITY
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October 29, 2014, 02:19:48 AM
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I think it's worth noting...
That Mark Pfenning, the highly regarded Bitmark Dev, has held various discussions with jl777...
Has "formed an alliance"... and has posted a very positive impression of James.

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=660544.msg8710345#msg8710345
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Following this thread with interest.
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thanks for that great newsletter!
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