Reddcoin Weekly Development Update
Welcome again Reddheads to another weekly update of Reddcoin Development.
My apologies for missing last few weeks development update. I have had an urgent project that required my attention and travel to Vietnam over the last weeks. Suffice to say, most of my attention needed to be focussed on completing that activity. The unfortunate side effect is that some of the previous planned activities I had for Reddcoin have now slipped to this week.
The positive side is, these side projects do help pay for development time.
The highlight of last few weeks would have to be the addition of Reddcoin onto two Chinese exchanges. This was fantastic news, and I thank the 2 teams involved from those exchanges for being able create a successful launch to each of their user bases.
The Chinese users have in themselves contributed a significant amount of traffic to Crypto in general and have strong user bases. I look forward to being able to help them promote Reddcoin in their region.
Also in the last weeks, I continue to get offers for helping with translations which I am truly grateful for. I think this shows that we have strong ongoing support of the international community.
The big news of the week was the inclusion by 2 Chinese exchanges of Reddcoin into their trading platform. This news had kind of crept up on me and I only found out in the weeks before launch. Suffice to say, I am available for any such engagements when integration is required. Dont be afraid to ask. I am also available on QQ (2766851549) for those using that platform
Gobiw and BTC023 are relatively new onto the crypto exchange scene in China but both have taken steps over recent weeks to include Reddcoin paired with the local Yuan (CNY). These exchanges are modest in size, but none the less I look forward with working with the operators to help promote Reddcoin the “Social currency” for the benefit of users in China.
A special thanks to @huige007 for reaching out to the btc023 operators for me.
I am not sure of how many Chinese users we have, but I would be interested in discussions and opinions on improvements (the wallet definitely needs an updated translation).
I continue to be heartened by the increase in offering to do translations for the wallet. It is no easy task to allocate time to go through and identify what needs to be updated and to also put it into a context that is acceptable. One of the interesting side effects is the discussions that arise on how to promote Reddcoin in the geographic areas where those languages come from.
I lot of my decision making on selecting languages to update was done purely on the statistics of what countries are contributing most nodes.
With the browser wallet, when it comes time, it will also need to be translated to help promote into those regions.
A special thanks to @serkan34 for taking on the Turkish translation
One of the things I enjoy putting together and analysing are performance metrics. It is actually what originally got me involved in more of the core activities.
One of those things I have always wondered about was how many Reddcoin are staking at any particular point in time. Certainly as I view the metrics of network weight on the QT wallet and how many nodes are active on the network. It makes for understanding the overall health of the network.
We seem to be getting a lot more traffic towards the twitter and reddit tipbots. This last week, I have upgraded the VPS to the next higher level to help meet demand.
We are a global community, and cross many borders but boundaries do not need to hinder us.
The crypto currency world has not reached its tipping point yet, but when it does, it is sure to escalate at an amazing rate. There are going to be many ups and downs, and an interesting ride for sure.
If you would like to get involved and dont know where to start, reach out and we will see where you can jump in @Deadpool has a great Trello site going with activities that need looking at.
The last few weeks were full of interruptions with RL, but I have tried to maintain some focus and not ‘totally disappear’ during the time. The coming weeks for me seem clear for coding.
So where ever you are, enjoy your week ahead
Keep on staking!