Reddcoin Weekly Development Update
Welcome again Reddheads to another weekly update of Reddcoin Development.
It is good to be back on track with development.
So this last week, I have spent quite a bit of time looking at how to bring over previously translated files of Bitcoin to Reddcoin. In this way hopefully saving everyone a lot of time and reducing duplication.
Also on my agenda this last, was handling the switch-over to v4 blocks.
We are getting into the final stages for this wallet released
Going into this week, I am starting to compile contact details for the various exchanges and utilities using Reddcoin wallets.
As I address various parts of the v2 build, translations are now at the front of my activities. I would like to get a significant amount of this complete before the first public release of the wallet is made. The devs for Bitcoin v0.9 had completed about 22 different languages at 100% complete and various others at less levels of completion
As you could imagine, this would be of great advantage to Reddcoin
So as a part of my work this week, I managed to take the Chinese translation from 50% to 98% complete. And most of this was done by transposing the Bitcoin translations to Reddcoin. This was a somewhat slow process as I completed it by hand (with the help of gedit, transiflex, and QT Linguist). Hopefully I can script some of this to make it a little bit less tedious.
If I have any Chinese readers, I would like your opinion on placing the translation of Reddcoin into the wallet. Currently translation being used on local Chinese Exchanges for Reddcoin is 瑞迪币 (English Translation: Reddy credits). For us english speakers, Bitcoin translates 比特币
Reddcoin does have some specific differences in the language files to do with the customisations specific to our wallet and functions around staking.
Again, I would like to show support the countries who have the most nodes currently online:
- French (100% completed
- Chinese (99% completed)
- Russian (84% completed)
- Romanian (82% completed)
- Dutch (82% completed)
- Portuguese (56% completed)
- Ukrainian (44% completed)
- German (42% completed)
- Spanish (40% completed)
- Tagalog (7% completed)
- Hindi (0% completed)
My focus will be on completing these first for the release.
Trading on the new exchanges Gobiw and BTC023 has been progressing along, although the trading volume in not in the league of Poloniex or Bittrex. I am looking forward in the coming weeks that we can see the trade volume increase as Chinese traders find these new sources.
I am in contact with both the exchange teams and there have been no reported issues since trading was enabled.
During this last week, I spent some time researching Reddcoin in the Chinese market, and the results were interesting. I was surprised to see that on one of the larger Chinese exchanges BTC38 have a page dedicated to Reddcoin. The information is outdated, but at least relevant
In order to get listed on BTC38, we are currently sitting at number 24 on the list and have quite a bit of effort to achieve the result.
We are getting close for a public release.
A couple of things still need to tested in regards to block versions as this wallet will bring the block version up to v4 (DER signatures). So we need to make sure everything is operating 100%
Testnet is running with a mixture of wallet versions that will be tested against
The switch over logic will use the same supermajority logic as in Bitcoin v0.9. We will be considering that once 85% of the blocks staked are v4, then the switch will be made to reject earlier blocks.
I have been operating a couple of nodes now with the new wallet on mainnet, and everything is operating as it should.
If you have any questions on this, please let me know.
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.
There is still plenty to do with the final stages of releasing the wallet. Most of it is now mundane release notes and documentation. The tedious but none the less important component paired with the technical side. And reaching out to as many contacts as possible so that they can prepare wallet upgraded
So where ever you are, enjoy your week ahead
Keep on staking!