Reddcoin Weekly Development Update
Welcome again Reddheads to
another weekly monthly update of Reddcoin Development.
My apologies for what became a large gap in these updates, my focus had turned mainly to family over the last weeks as my son had been admitted to ICU some weeks back with a life threatening condition. This is now resolved and he is well on the road to recovery.
So now I can turn my attention back within the crypto-sphere and particularly with Reddcoin of course.
And although I have not been updating too much over this time, I have been generally keeping across the news and events in the crypto-space, and the last 4 weeks have not been without their share of excitement.
Probably the biggest news outside of Reddcoin and if you follow Ethereum and DAO, you no doubt have seen an interesting morphing of these projects, which recently has split off to 2 separate coins ETH and ETC. Time will tell how this plays out.
And although this external news is all quite interesting, my focus remains with the Reddcoin project and what needs to be delivered.
Here is the current status of what is happening:
- All work for v2.0 wallet is now nearing completion.
- Determining write access to reddcoin-project Gitub.
- Schedule ReddcoinTalk forum software update
- Continue contacting various 3rd party services to advise of the pending new wallet.
- Continue testing of block chain synchronisation on different platforms.
- Creating updated official bootstrap.dat and testing.
- Release notes and other documentation updates.
- Continue investigating the performance and behaviour of PoSV.
- Investigate PoSV2
- Continue development of ReddID
New v2.0 Wallet is now almost complete
I have been saying it for a while, but the new wallet is almost completed. I have been putting the finishing touches and tidying the repository.
As you are probably aware, the original fork of Reddcoin was taken from litecoin, with this wallet build, it is now forked from bitcoin.
Over the last few weeks, I have been working with Jonathan to be granted write access to the official Reddcoin github repository and to be able to upload the relevant commits and compiled wallets. This access has now been granted.
So what will be provided when this release made public is:
- 32bit & 64bit Linux binaries
- 32bit & 64bit Windows binaries
- 64bit OSx binary
- Updated bootstrap.dat
In the meantime, in preparation of this public release of the new wallet, I am continuing to contact and engage with the various major exchanges and 3rd party services to advise them that we will have an updated wallet in the near future.
Anyone who has visited the ReddcoinTalk forum over recent months would realise that we were starting to get a few issues operationally. Particularly regarding emails not going out.
Basically, one of the services that we use changed access, due to them changing their pricing structure. This subsequently broke our ability to be able to send emails out. In order to resolve this, we updated and changed email providers, but this also required updating the forum software to a more recent release.
Thankfully nodeBB is quite an active and developed product (active development is good to see). In the last 12 months or so, their releases have gone from 0.6.x to 1.1.x.
In order to upgrade the forum, it was needed to step through each of the releases incrementally. That’s 5 upgrades!!
Long story short, I put some priority to get this testing done, validate the upgrade process and to make sure nothing would break. And last week, committed to get it rolled out.
The good news is, ReddcoinTalk is now running the most current software (v1.1.0), and everything seems to be working
Over these last weeks, I have become more confident that the new wallet is now in a good state for release. With that, my attention has turned to the features of Redd-ID.
A couple of things have been taking place with this.
- Preparing a simple technology presentation involving web sign-up and ID browsing and running on testnet
- Bringing features into the back-end
- Designing the overall interface and on-boarding for 3rd parties
- Designing the integration for social media
With the new v2 wallet, up to 80 bytes are available for OP_Return transactions which leaves a lot of scope for on-chain metadata and social networking ideas
I would like to thank again @Serkan34 who over the last months performed a commendable job in preparing languages to import into the new wallet. This brought the UI quite a few steps forward and we now have fairly good coverage for our international user base.
If you are interested, this is still a great way to contribute.
- French (100% completed
- Spanish (100% completed)
- Dutch (100% completed)
- Russian (100% completed)
- German (99% completed)
- Chinese (99% completed)
- Turkish (99% completed)
- Swedish (98% completed)
- Italian (98% completed)
- Danish (97% completed)
- Czech (97% completed)
- Norwegian (97% complete)
- Portuguese (96% completed)
- Polish (96% completed)
- Ukrainian (94% complete)
- Icelandic (88% completed)
- Indonesian (87% completed)
- Greek (85% completed)
- Romanian (82% completed)
- Hungarian (78% completed)
- Korean (73% completed)
- Tagalog (15% completed)
- Hindi (0% completed)
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.
Apologies again for the lack of updates, I should now be able to get these back to being more frequent moving forward.
As always, there is still plenty to do, but we are now closer to a public release of the wallet, which in turn will allow more development time for other cool features. A lot has been achieved already, and it feels like now is putting the polish on the final product.
I thank you all for your patience and support, it has been a long road, but the journey has been worth it.
So where ever you are, enjoy your week ahead
Keep on staking!