Reddcoin Weekly Development Update
Welcome again Reddheads to another weekly update of Reddcoin Development.
This last week has been quite a productive and busy one.
- There have been a few more updates to the new wallet
- Translations have been coming a long quite well with more people contributing
- I sent a far bit of time working on wallet recovery tools after a fat wallet got hosed
- Investigating a bit of a surge in super micro transactions in the last weeks
- Looking at some of the trading volumes on different exchanges in the last week
New v2.0 Wallet progress
This last week I have been getting some amazing feedback on the operation of the new wallet.
While I think it is close, there is always the fine tuning so that the average user has a good experience.
Some of the things that have been ticked off the list include:
- converting some of the remaining RPC and console messages to be Reddcoin specific
- Pause Staking while the blockchain is syncing
- redirect some remaining printf debug messages from console to debug.log
I have also performed a pull of the recent translations into a separate git branch for testing, and this was successful.
Before final 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
If you have any questions on this, please let me know.
There has been some great input to the translation this last week. Thank you to all those who are contributing their time and effort.
Dutch was just completed to 100%, thank to @elcryptotrader
Some of the other notable mentions are that @Serkan34 has completed a majority of the following languages
All the while, there are others also contributing or offered to contribute.
This is the running list of desired languages, and if you like you can also check the overall running list on transiflex here.
- French (100% completed
- Dutch (100% completed)
- Chinese (99% completed)
- Russian (97% completed)
- Turkish (96% completed)
- Danish (92% completed)
- Swedish (91% completed)
- Romanian (82% completed)
- Hungarian (71% completed)
- Portuguese (56% completed)
- Ukrainian (44% completed)
- German (42% completed)
- Spanish (40% completed)
- Tagalog (7% completed)
- Hindi (0% completed)
There are not too many free services to recover wallets when they become inaccessible (and it happens)
I have used over time a utility called pywallet that does a reasonable job.
My latest testing with it was to recover a wallet with about 200,000 addresses and about 4Billion testnet coins
Using the tool I was able to extract most of those private keys
Importing those keys back into a wallet has been a little more troublesome. Normally, you would take an empty wallet and just run the import routine, but alas, it does not take them all (more troubleshooting to follow)
The way around this has been to use reddcoin-cli importprivkey (coming in v2.0, but available as a RPC call in v1.4.1) with a batch script. The script reads the privkeys from a file, and sends the importprivkey command to the wallet.
With 200K files, it is a little slow, but seems effective as a last resort option.
At the completion of the import, all that is left to do is restart the wallet with -rescan to bring in all the historic transactions.
Suffice to say, PLEASE make sure you keep good backups of you wallet.dat file. With that it is a relative painless operation to get going again. If your wallet does become corrupt, there is no guarantee to get the contents of your wallet back.
Since Gobiw introduced Reddcoin on the 30 April, I have checked in from time to time to see the progress of this exchange.
A quick comparison of the trading volume across Poloniex, Bittrex and Gobiw this last week.
What is interesting is Gobiw had nearly 2 times the volume of trade this week compared to Poloniex and Bittrex combined.
It is early days in this market and Gobiw is leading the way, in the coming months I am look forward to a stronger Chinese interest.
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.
I am looking forward to another productive week. With much to do, there is little time to delay.
So where ever you are, enjoy your week ahead
Keep on staking!