What to expect of testnet #3

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  1. Supreme
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    January 6, 2018 at 06:56
    As XTRABYTES has gained more attention over the past month, expectations and pressure on the team are now higher than ever. I’ve written this post to give you a small update on what to expect from testnet #3. This testnet is not the final testnet, and will not run on the ZOLT-chain yet.

    Why is it not running on the final chain yet you might wonder? The testnet will use a standalone wallet to test internally. Using the ZOLT-chain in the testnet would mean that some of the information which is compiled, contains parts of the source-code of the ZOLT-chain. This code is still awaiting patent approval (more specifically: patent pending status), so it cannot be released to the public yet. The patent is there to prevent unwanted forks of the blockchain, if they would ever occur, so rightful ownership of the chain will always belong to the person holding the patent.

    The previous testnet registrations were a success, reaching almost 600 submissions for level 1 nodes. Level 2 nodes are being integrated on this testnet, so both level 1 and level 2 nodes can be tested together. Therefore, registrations have reopened so people can still sign up to host a level 2 node. The aim of a high amount of transactions per second is mainly expected on the main ZOLT-chain, therefore this testnet (which utilizes the old chain) will most likely not reach the expected 10k transactions per second. The testnet will however, run on PoSign, as previous testnets have too.

    Another objective of this testnet is to assess which hardware specifications are optimal to run the STATIC nodes when they go live. Therefore, by hosting a node, a complete list of specifications can be made to determine their efficiency in hosting the network.

    Lastly, to address a question that has come up: Where do the fees go?

    There is a development wallet where all the fees currently go to, which is locked and can only be unlocked by the lead developer Borzalom. The community will get to decide where these funds go, once we are ready to use a different fees system which does not require the locket wallet. (Source: CCRevolution)

    This will be a big event on its own at a later point in time. The wallet already has quite a hefty sum stored - so please already think about some good uses for this, any suggestions are welcome!

    Here is a link to the wallet on blockexplorer:

    https://blockexplorer.xtrabytes.global/address/BLocksFEE4ProofofSignatureXXYF3VQ3
     
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  2. Ste3001
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    January 6, 2018 at 06:59
    Great news!!!
     
  3. Delphinus
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    January 6, 2018 at 07:05
    Ledger support!
     
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    January 6, 2018 at 07:16
    Thx for this update !
     
  5. moneyball
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    January 6, 2018 at 07:18
    thanks for the update xby team!!!
     
  6. fish313
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    January 6, 2018 at 07:22
    Nice idea right here :)
     
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    January 6, 2018 at 07:36
    +1
    Xcellent idea :sunglasses:
     
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    January 6, 2018 at 08:01
    Wonderful, I love the transparency! Thank you for it!
     
  9. Lawliet
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    January 6, 2018 at 08:05
    Charity! lets do something good and spread the word about xby in the most positive way!
     
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    January 6, 2018 at 08:06
    Awesome to hear!
     
  11. Johan V
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    January 6, 2018 at 08:26
    The locked fee wallet? Ledger, marketing, necessary in-company costs.
     
  12. Mr. Gaffney
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    January 6, 2018 at 10:49
    Let’s throw a party with the fees
     
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    January 7, 2018 at 01:30
    Lets give a nice bonus to Borz out of the fees!
     
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    January 7, 2018 at 02:30
    If its going to be a lot of money we could think of some sort of Charity. No any clue for the moment but perhaps having a wallet like that in the system in the future with funds guaranteed to go to charity could help promote our project as well. Build a hospital in Cambodia? Education Fund? - Sponsor education of young and deaf Hungarian prodigies so that they can study coding in better environments? NOT CAVES!
    Ill think of sth else
     
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    January 7, 2018 at 06:44
    Charity of some sort is a great idea, given this really is a community platform. I think the funds should also be used to pay developers (is this what xfuel is for? I'm not sure...) and set up an XBY programming school or similar!

    That wallet does indeed hold quite a hefty sum lol!

    Also, something similar to the bizclassic Ark faucet would be a nice addition and way of bringing in new supporters. For those who don't know, it's basically a lottery where you get free coins sent to your wallet.
     
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    January 7, 2018 at 12:24
    Thank you for the enlightening info about the project process.
     
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    January 7, 2018 at 02:17
    does the wallet gets ledger support?
     
  18. Fatoshi
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    January 7, 2018 at 05:24
    I would vote for a few things potentially cause 1m XBY will go a long way.

    1. Ledger Support (brings attention to us but also is fitting if we want to be focused on security)
    2. Pay for exchanges.
    3. Give team a bonus
    4. Maybe some more articles
    5. Give it all to CCN so he can afford to take a day of work.


    Not against Charity but prefer to use the money to boost those who invested their fees, time and effort and they can do what they choose to do with it.
     
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  19. Fatoshi
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    January 7, 2018 at 05:26

    Not sure Hungarians live in Caves....
     
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    January 25, 2018 at 11:02
    I add another +1 to the ledger support costs. That is a lot of extra marketing that comes with something the community can almost universally agree upon wanting.
     
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