Please Vote For The Latest Community Superblock: 1080000

Hello Snode owners! It’s time to vote for the latest proposals!

There is a great responsibility for Service Node (Snode) owners to vote either “yes,” or “no,” on the proposals. It cannot be emphasised enough how much the community as well as the Blocknet team relies on Snodes to vote on project proposals to ensure continued funding for development of the Blocknet.

The proposals for superblock 1080000 can be viewed below or on the NEW FORUM forum here. Please note, proposals are being submitted individually so please make sure you scroll down and take your time to look over each proposal.

In the latest wallet voting is now much easier. Navigate to the proposal area:

Click the “Vote” button for a proposal you wish to vote on and choose “yes”, “no” or “abstain” to vote. (If voting for multiple nodes or a vps, check “Vote many”.)

If using an older wallet, follow the instructions on how to vote for each proposal below.

The latest Superblock details are below in alphabetical order:

Superblock 1080000

Proposal Name: atc-sb1080000-infra Owner: atcsecure

Cost: 1750 BLOCK

Proposal: Infrastructure costs for Blocknet related services

Previous Work: ATC infrastructure costs (gitian build env and hook server, serverless calls for blockdx, blockdx config backend, seed nodes, dns, forum server, etc)

Overview: Maintain gitian build env and hook server, blockdx backend, tip-bot, seed nodes, dns,forum server, etc, also supporting core-dev in QA, creating custom env’s/deployments in august

How to vote:

  • If not voting via the proposal area in the wallet (as described above) you can instead vote using the following method:
  • Open wallet and go to Tools > Debug Console. The debug console will open in a new window.
  • To vote for Proposal: atc-sb1080000-infra, type the following command:
mnbudget vote 50d7a0b369a3764a94e965dff09cd52b4f43aa9454c4839324d728fb93e37f86 yes/no
  • If voting with multiple node, you can use “mnbudget vote-many….”
  • If voting from the terminal, type in the following:
blocknetdx-cli mnbudget vote 50d7a0b369a3764a94e965dff09cd52b4f43aa9454c4839324d728fb93e37f86 yes/no

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Proposal Name: bizdev-1080000 Owner: Mastermind

Cost: 2500 BLOCK

Proposal: Business Development

August Business Development Summary
 We have added specific business use cases to the pitch deck which I believe will help potential partners wrap their heads around practical use cases for the technology. August is a slow month generally in the corporate space as many people are on holiday. I am continuing to reach out to potential partners and hope to see more traction during the month of September.

Current pipeline:
 Banking Sector:
 -We received positive feedback from the client from the initial call we had back in June. The client invited us to a second call scheduled for July 30th to speak with their FX team to explore a possible use case.
 -We had our second call with the client on July 30th with their FX team to discuss using Blocknet XRouter functionality. The client inquired about viewing a demonstration of the protocol and the Blocknet development team is working to provide. Expected to get back to the client by mid-September with a demonstration.

Consulting Sector:
 -The client has been out on vacation and I will follow up in early September to continue the discussion.
 -Based upon the feedback we received from the last call, it sounds like even at the technical implementation provider level there are uncertainties/unknowns on how they could specifically apply the technology; therefore, we have revised the pitch deck to include specific business case scenarios for utilizing XRouter.

Background/Previous Work:
 My background is primarily in technology and banking. In the past, I ran my own technology consulting company and created custom designed software solutions for my clients. I have been involved in Bitcoin since 2011 and have followed this incredibly dynamic industry ever since.

I currently work as an investment banker covering large corporate clients. My primary responsibility is generating new ideas for clients that would be profitable for the bank (business development) with ancillary responsibilities typical of every investment banker (credit and lending, financial analysis, raising capital, M&A, etc).

Strategy:
 Blocknet has a niche, the tech, and an opportunity to take the lead in the interoperability space- but it is abundantly clear that this message has not gotten to the right decision makers at the right companies.

My initial targets will be global financial institutions (Citi/JPM/BAML/HSBC/DB/MS/GS/Standard Chartered/RBC/UBS/Barclays/etc.) and global consulting firms (Bain/McKinsey/Accenture/Boston/Booz Allen/PwC/EY/Deloitte/KPMG).

The rationale behind this strategy is that the top financial institutions and consultants both have the largest companies in the world as their clientele. Their role is to understand their client’s strategy and to help them execute on that strategy, which means they usually have a pretty good insight into what their clients want and what they might need to 1) generate more revenue 2) save time or 3) cut costs.

I have many connections within these companies/sectors and feel confident that I will be able to ignite interest in the project and land our first partnership as a result of my efforts.

The amount requested for this Superblock is a retainer to begin spending time contributing to this project for the month of September.

How to vote:

  • If not voting via the proposal area in the wallet (as described above) you can instead vote using the following method:
  • Open wallet and go to Tools > Debug Console. The debug console will open in a new window.
  • To vote for Proposal: bizdev-1080000, type the following command:
mnbudget vote 8e98a779d525c5b035173fc836685298c099e5c526281ccf92a8e19955c0449f yes/no
  • If voting with multiple node, you can use “mnbudget vote-many….”
  • If voting from the terminal, type in the following:
blocknetdx-cli mnbudget vote 8e98a779d525c5b035173fc836685298c099e5c526281ccf92a8e19955c0449f yes/no

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Proposal Name: BlockchainConferences Owner: Mamaringo / Arlyn

Cost: 900$ each month (12 month period) total $10806

Proposal: Attend Blockchain Conferences

Proposal — Attend Blockchain Conferences
The Blocknet is fortunate to have one of the best speakers on decentralization, interoperability, and the interchain → ARLYN! Arlyn has just attended EthBerlin, and in addition to giving a presentation, he chaired a panel debate on the interchain, which was arranged to feature founders from Cosmos, Polkadot, POA, Keep, and of course the Blocknet.

Such events are opportunities to (a) build relationships with key people, and (b) to build a common understanding of the interchain that avoids centralization around one blockchain. © They cement the Blocknet’s standing alongside these big “interoperability” projects. They also can lead to (unplannable) things like this whiteboard session, which build relationships and strengthen Blocknet’s credibility amongst the brightest influencers in the space.

It is extremely difficult to give the Blocknet a prominent public presence against these much larger and better-funded projects. But when speaking and participating in these big events, Blocknet will get very high exposure, and to the right people.

I believe this is one of the better ways to let the voices of Blocknet be heard, and so this is a proposal to fund Arlyn’s attending and speaking at several conferences per year.

Arlyn does not want any money for the time he uses on this! He only would like his expenses for the trips covered, like flights, hotels, and attendance fees. In general, the flights will be the most costly thing, which makes everything predictable: flights: $800-$1000; accommodation: $120/night (3 or 4 nights for Europe, 5 or 6 for the US to get over jetlag).

My proposal is for Arlyn to attend these 6 blockchain events (which Arlyn has handpicked):

  1. IEEE ICBC (International Conference on Blockchain and Cryptocurrency) –
  2. Paper on interchain standards [submission date: 2 Dec 2019]
  3. ZCon2 — ZCash Foundation — proposed paper: zk proofs on the interchain
  4. Cryptovalley (June 2020) — paper: the interchain is the decentralized API ecosystem
  5. Web3 Summit — paper: XRouter: solving the Web 3 monetisation problem
  6. DevCon 4 (Sept 2020) — TBC (well-curated; top talent attends)
  7. EthBerlin 2020 — TBC (depends on theme)

Estimated cost: $10806

Since there is no hurry, to avoid putting pressure on the superblock system, I propose to fund this over 12 months. Monthly total: $900.05. In BLOCK at current price: 677.

To avoid causing any downward pressure on the price, the BLOCK will be liquidated gradually over several months. Block DX will be used exclusively, to add a little extra volume to the DEX.

Arlyn will receive the funds, not me.

If there are excess funds, Arlyn will put them in a public address and keep them for later events. If the price of BLOCK goes lower, then we will have opportunity to top up the funds with more BLOCK, to enable him to attend all the conferences.

Really hope the service nodes will back up my proposal and vote yes! Together we stand stronger!

Some videos of Arlyn

Founder of Blocknet Speaks: The Crypto Space is Now at a Critical Point: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnIFzFbTCMQ

Arlyn Culwick speaking on Blockchain interoperability at the Blockchain Expo North America, November 28th 2018 and taking questions from the Audience. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30PoqlE5eig

Crypto Beagles’ interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOSV6KIoRLU

Arlyn Culwick speaking on Blockchain interoperability at the Blockchain Expo North America, November 28th 2018 and taking questions from the Audience. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30PoqlE5eig

Crypto Beagles’ interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOSV6KIoRLU

How to vote:

  • If not voting via the proposal area in the wallet (as described above) you can instead vote using the following method:
  • Open wallet and go to Tools > Debug Console. The debug console will open in a new window.
  • To vote for Proposal: BlockchainConferences, type the following command:
mnbudget vote 979b9c5802b734540a86af7da1a6f5620f4baa14ab1d45c0ce2de138823ff77b
  • If voting with multiple node, you can use “mnbudget vote-many….”
  • If voting from the terminal, type in the following:
blocknetdx-cli mnbudget vote 979b9c5802b734540a86af7da1a6f5620f4baa14ab1d45c0ce2de138823ff77b yes/no

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Proposal Name: blockdx-jsdev-sept Owner: Hanniabu

Cost: 3730 BLOCK

Proposal: Block DX Dev

Overview:
 Block DX requires continued javascript development, maintenance, and bug fixing. This work is being completed by a js developer that has been working with the team on Block DX since January 2018.

Tasks :

  • Release notices
  • UX improvements (‘Wallet’ in balances, active/inactive order tooltips, etc)
  • Finish order book buy/sell filters
  • Continue improving order data representation
  • Begin market and limit order implementation (this is a large task)
  • Additional misc bug fixes

How to vote:

  • If not voting via the proposal area in the wallet (as described above) you can instead vote using the following method:
  • Open wallet and go to Tools > Debug Console. The debug console will open in a new window.
  • To vote for Proposal: blockdx-jsdev-sept, type the following command:
mnbudget vote 2485c6290adde380ce9df798714104f661bc5e266b9e4f46d8f1714e8258f30a yes/no
  • If voting with multiple node, you can use “mnbudget vote-many….”
  • If voting from the terminal, type in the following:
blocknetdx-cli mnbudget vote 2485c6290adde380ce9df798714104f661bc5e266b9e4f46d8f1714e8258f30a0 yes/no

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Proposal Name: buildserver-cost-sep Owner: michael

Cost: 500 BLOCK

Proposal: Build Server

Overview
 This build and test server is responsible for auto-generating all of the dev builds for Linux, Mac, Windows and is important for QA testing as well as for validating Blocknet’s code on github. It also allows the community to beta test our upcoming releases.

How to vote:

  • If not voting via the proposal area in the wallet (as described above) you can instead vote using the following method:
  • Open wallet and go to Tools > Debug Console. The debug console will open in a new window.
  • To vote for Proposal: buildserver-cost-sep, type the following command:
mnbudget vote 495a79649f258c816cafeb76063490beb9f45399177917f218c94e76363172c7  yes/no
  • If voting with multiple node, you can use “mnbudget vote-many….”
  • If voting from the terminal, type in the following:
blocknetdx-cli mnbudget vote 495a79649f258c816cafeb76063490beb9f45399177917f218c94e76363172c7 yes/no

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Proposal Name: Chain-upgrades Owner: Core

Cost: 10 BLOCK 

Proposal: Chain Upgrades

Overview:
 For the upcoming migration to Bitcoin’s v18 basechain, there are some additional changes that need to be made:

  • Service Node registration will require an address with 5k BLOCK rather than a single 5k BLOCK input. This change is needed to allow Service Node collateral to be staked.
  • Service Node voting needs to be moved on-chain to prevent abuse and excessive network spam. Since voting is moved on-chain, voting will incur a normal transaction fee.
  • In the current system there is also what’s call a “final budget”, where a submission is manually made 2880 blocks prior to the Superblock for finalization. This final budget system is being removed.
  • Proposal submissions will end 2880 blocks prior to the Superblock to prevent last-minute proposals being submitted. Voting will also end 60 block prior to the Superblock.
  • For a proposal to pass, 60% of all votes on the proposal must be “yes” and the number of “yes” votes must be at least 25% the total number of Service Nodes participating in voting.
  • Transaction fees will be paid out to stakers instead of being burnt to further incentivize staking.

Summary of changes:

  • Snode collateral requires 5k address instead of 5k input
  • On-chain voting
  • Voting fee (normal tx fee)
  • Proposal submission ends 2880 blocks prior to Superblock
  • Voting ends 60 blocks prior to Superblock
  • Remove final budget
  • Proposal passing criteria (see above)
  • Transaction fees will be paid out instead of being burnt

How to vote:

  • If not voting via the proposal area in the wallet (as described above) you can instead vote using the following method:
  • Open wallet and go to Tools > Debug Console. The debug console will open in a new window.
  • To vote for Proposal: Chain-upgrades, type the following command:
mnbudget vote db9b9a1f6ec391d7eb5be32cca0e4b40e70772a30a537caf0b54926a219d4810 yes/no
  • If voting with multiple node, you can use “mnbudget vote-many….”
  • If voting from the terminal, type in the following:
blocknetdx-cli mnbudget vote db9b9a1f6ec391d7eb5be32cca0e4b40e70772a30a537caf0b54926a219d4810 yes/no

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Proposal Name: CoinatomyExchange Owner: Coinatomy

Cost: 10,000 BLOCK (over 4 months)

Proposal: CoinatomyExchange

Coinatomy is a UK registered crypto business currently specialised in Masternodes…

My Proposal:
 Open a centralized exchange that sends all its transactions to the BLOCK DX.
 Our transaction fees will be the same as the taker fee: currently 0.015BLOCK
 All orders placed on the exchange will be sent to the DX…

This should SUPPLY volume to DX and DEMAND a lot of BLOCK for transactions fees…

I am currently in the early stages of development but I’ve just spent $9500 for programmers, $5000 on equipment + costs…
 When all is running smoothly we will spend around $50,000 for marketing…

The funding I am asking for, will secure the first 500,000 transactions…
 After that… We will be forced to buy from exchanges…

I hope to bring you great volume CHECK OUT MY CURRENT WEBSITE:www.coinatomy.com/p/proposa

THIS PROPOSAL IS NOT ENDORSED BY THE CORE TEAM: https://forum.blocknet.co/t/coinatomy-exchange/168/2

How to vote:

  • If not voting via the proposal area in the wallet (as described above) you can instead vote using the following method:
  • Open wallet and go to Tools > Debug Console. The debug console will open in a new window.
  • To vote for Proposal: CoinatomyExchange, type the following command:
mnbudget vote b5f9532b7f60ab00a50c6011512779edd162aa859a295d2e190f0307c1a7574f yes/no
  • If voting with multiple node, you can use “mnbudget vote-many….”
  • If voting from the terminal, type in the following:
blocknetdx-cli mnbudget vote b5f9532b7f60ab00a50c6011512779edd162aa859a295d2e190f0307c1a7574fyes/no

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Proposal Name: corgi-july-aug Owner: CRYPTO CORGI

Cost: 895 BLOCK

Proposal: Crypto Corgi

Overview: This proposal is for past services provided over the last ~2 moths from July 1st to the close of voting for this superblock

Previous Work:

  • created Twitter accounts for Block DX 1 and XRouter (an account for XCloud was also created but on hold for the time being)
  • created the banner graphics for the Twitter accounts
  • please note that the team has admin access to these accounts with tweet-deck, however, because of their heavy workloads and focus on other priorities they have been unable to contribute to the tweeting. In this way, I believe that my tweeting is helping to increase Blocknet’s social media presence without taking away from the teams focus on other things.
  • at the time of writing (August 18th) there are over 250 tweets and more than 1 million impressions across the twitter accounts:

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How to vote:

  • If not voting via the proposal area in the wallet (as described above) you can instead vote using the following method:
  • Open wallet and go to Tools > Debug Console. The debug console will open in a new window.
  • To vote for Proposal: corgi-july-aug, type the following command:
mnbudget vote c211f0abdea2850efd8443e45c1ecf7ab8796905d4560f4519eb855990006ad1 yes/no
  • If voting with multiple node, you can use “mnbudget vote-many….”
  • If voting from the terminal, type in the following:
blocknetdx-cli mnbudget vote c211f0abdea2850efd8443e45c1ecf7ab8796905d4560f4519eb855990006ad1 yes/no

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Proposal Name: hanniabu-1080000 Owner: Hanni Abu

Cost: 2500 BLOCK

Proposal: Core Contributions

Previous Work:
 I began contributing in August 2017 when I saw there were areas the project could use help in. The first thing I worked on was an informational website (blocknetprotocol.com) since informational resources we lacking. This led to submitting my first Superblock proposal that next month for further contribution.

Since then I have been responsible for multiple projects and tasks, as well have assisted in others. Some of these items are as follows:

  • API documentation (https://api.blocknet.co/)
  • New configurations file format: https://github.com/blocknetdx/blockchain-configuration-files
  • Compose documentation (https://docs.blocknet.co)
  • Compose content
  • Compose specifications
  • Wallet QA (MacOS)
  • Block DX QA (MacOS)
  • Block DX development
  • Website development
  • Participate in interviews
  • Roadmap discussion
  • Manage and organize files and documents
  • Review announcements and publications
  • Convention prep, attending convention, and followups
  • Newsletter content, review, and submission
  • Article reviews
  • Release announcements, posts, and emails
  • Respond to questions from the community
  • Respond to emails
  • Fill out applications and forms

Below is a list of items I have been working on the past Superblock period.

  • Daily intra-team communication and coordination
  • Reviewed/finalized the newsletter
  • Submitted newsletter email
  • Continued documentation
  • Maintain existing documentation
  • Maintain blockchain-configuration-files
  • Maintain and update bootstrap files
  • Update API documentation
  • Block DX QA, release, manage tasks
  • Review articles being prepped
  • Forum updates
  • Participate in new chain spec discussions
  • Website development

Overview:
 As a core contributor of Blocknet, I take part in many daily tasks that help keep the project running smoothly, as well as larger tasks that move Blocknet forward. Putting in an average 60 hours a week, I partake in projects that build Blocknet’s foundation and assist in other projects in order to help meet objectives. This proposal is for compensation to allow me to continue contributing to Blocknet for the next upcoming Superblock period.

I have a technical background with a degree in mechanical engineering, prior development experience, and have spent a few years a a few early stage startups (pre and post seed round). This experience helps in various aspects of the project including working in a fast-paced environment, wearing multiple ‘hats’, pivoting priorities and tasks, understanding the project technicals and vision, communicating the different components, conveying concepts into diagrams and text, and budgeting and financials.

Attention to detail is another useful trait. When reviewing interface UI and user experience, performing QA, writing specifications and documents, and communicating concepts, this attention to detail is important as it’s typically the intricacies that make a difference.

In addition to daily tasks, the following list are main items I plan to be working on in the following Superblock period. Keep in mind that some of these may not be completed this upcoming Superblock period, may be pushed back due to a change in priority, or may be ongoing long term items.

  • Manage Block DX tasks (it’s planned to begin work on market and limit orders this month)
  • Continued documentation
  • Continued wallet and Block DX tutorials
  • Continued website development

The amount requested for this Superblock is a retainer to continue contributing to this project.

Note: This amount is noticeably less as I will be on vacation from Sept 4th-14th

How to vote:

  • If not voting via the proposal area in the wallet (as described above) you can instead vote using the following method:
  • Open wallet and go to Tools > Debug Console. The debug console will open in a new window.
  • To vote for Proposal: hanniabu-1080000, type the following command:
mnbudget vote c217e49d85f771d25f58f5bea993ccf8dd8f9410f1f486161e0a9e769d2da512 yes/no
  • If voting with multiple node, you can use “mnbudget vote-many….”
  • If voting from the terminal, type in the following:
blocknetdx-cli mnbudget vote c217e49d85f771d25f58f5bea993ccf8dd8f9410f1f486161e0a9e769d2da512 yes/no

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Proposal Name: infinity7592_sep Owner: Infinity7592

Cost: 375 BLOCK

Proposal: Debugging

  • A bug regarding the tx broadcast still unsolved.
  • Debugging with the block wallet.
  • Adjustment to the code the parser micro service.

How to vote:

  • If not voting via the proposal area in the wallet (as described above) you can instead vote using the following method:
  • Open wallet and go to Tools > Debug Console. The debug console will open in a new window.
  • To vote for Proposal: infinity7592_sep, type the following command:
mnbudget vote 73d2f27c94b441ad212790778bfde0b5b87af5453c2de834814e57d671615165 yes/no
  • If voting with multiple node, you can use “mnbudget vote-many….”
  • If voting from the terminal, type in the following:
blocknetdx-cli mnbudget vote 73d2f27c94b441ad212790778bfde0b5b87af5453c2de834814e57d671615165 yes/no

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Proposal Name: michael-dev-sep Owner: michael

Cost: 11250 BLOCK

Proposal: Core Development

August recap
 In August we joined a consortium of Proof-of-Stake (PoS) developers and projects to improve the PoS consensus algorithm that we inherited from PIVX and Peercoin. I succeeded in developing an upgrade to the PoS protocol and it has passed our mainnet tests. There is a planned mandatory wallet release that will upgrade Blocknet’s network with this more resilient PoS implementation. It will prevent some sophisticated staking attacks and improve the overall security of the consensus algorithm. A significant amount of my time this month was invested in developing this PoS upgrade, it can be reviewed here: https://github.com/blocknetdx/blocknet/commit/5a997788ed942eefac8c4816022e8b3e3b0a8dce 1
 Additionally, in August I continued the development of Blocknet’s new chain and implemented the staking upgrade above, implemented the service node system, as well as implemented much of the new governance system that will be responsible for providing BLOCK hodlers the ability to vote on initiatives and govern the project. The development of the on-chain Governance system can be reviewed here: https://github.com/blocknetdx/bitcoin/commits/governance and new chain general development https://github.com/blocknetdx/bitcoin/commits/blocknet. Testnet builds can be reviewed here: https://gitlab.com/blocknetdx/bitcoin/pipelines/

September Development Overview
 I am continuing to develop Blocknet’s new chain (based on Bitcoin Core’s v18 release). The goal for September is to integrate all the remaining Blocknet products (XBridge, XRouter, and XCloud) into the new chain. Blocknet’s new chain will allow us to support enterprise customers and a reliable XRouter 1.0 release. September will likely be the most important month of development at Blocknet of the year, as we integrate all our products into the new blockchain.

Core Development task summary:

  • New basechain implementation (COMPLETE)
  • PoS upgrade (COMPLETE)
  • Service Node system (COMPLETE)
  • Governance system (COMPLETE)
  • XBridge, XRouter, XCloud integration (in progress)

Other tasks

  • Maintenance and bug fixing on existing products (XBridge, XRouter, XCloud, Block DX)

Upcoming XRouter tasks:

  • Nginx support
  • Blocknet Name Service
  • URL plugin type
  • XRouter c++ library
  • XRouter golang library

How to vote:

  • If not voting via the proposal area in the wallet (as described above) you can instead vote using the following method:
  • Open wallet and go to Tools > Debug Console. The debug console will open in a new window.
  • To vote for Proposal: michael-dev-sep, type the following command:
mnbudget vote 9e2f8f20711266ef312c12df033535234dc8509055db444b227026ceb1483107 yes/no
  • If voting with multiple node, you can use “mnbudget vote-many….”
  • If voting from the terminal, type in the following:
blocknetdx-cli mnbudget vote 9e2f8f20711266ef312c12df033535234dc8509055db444b227026ceb1483107 yes/no

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Proposal Name: ops-team-1080000 Owner: 86b / Fattox / Aderks

Cost: 11,520 BLOCK

Proposal: Ops Team

Note:
 Please be aware that the “Operations Team” is a rebrand of the former “UAT Team”. We felt a more broad title was required, to lend some indication towards the wider amount of tasks/areas we’re involved with within the project. We’ll be known as the Operations Team, henceforth.

Also worth mentioning, Fattox/Aderks have both reduced their hours for this month due to vacations. This works out well, as our price is currently increasing the strain on the Superblock’s budget.

Overview:

  • Bitcoin v18 codebase testing.
  • XRouter/XCloud testing and QA.
  • Block DX UI QA.
  • Wallet/Client release QA.
  • Auto configuration (wizard) testing and QA.
  • Testing environments — Installation/config/maintenance/expansion of all relevant systems.
  • Other bug reporting, error tracking, and logging + any other relevant QA tasks with UAT/devs.
  • Partake in any BizDev/partnership discussions with potential partners.
  • Integration strategy — Including future platform investigation/testing within UAT (ETH, EOS and beyond).
  • Product analysis — Related to the areas both the above (external products) and below (our products). Discussions within the team on technical considerations.
  • Assisting in any efforts we make towards pushing awareness of Blocknet throughout the communities of our supported projects and partners, as well as towards fresh eyes, by working with new partners and influencers where advantageous. Co-marketing efforts may be taken up when deemed to be beneficial.
  • Collaborating on content creation for Blocknet’s Social Media, to aid in driving traffic to our site and community channels.
  • Collaborating on other developmental/marketing strategies and initiatives, with both the Strategy group and the team as a whole.
  • Collaborating on the creation and maintenance of documentation: EG Tutorials, resources, informative articles and other content, for both our community and a wider audience.
  • Collaboration and communication with current partners, delegates and other teams we work with.
  • Dealing with any necessary discussions and negotiations undertaken with any other potential partners and third-parties who would like to work with us. EG: Exchanges, dev teams and any other interested parties.
  • Communicating closely with content creators to arrange the creation of works (videos, podcasts, articles), focused on promoting Blocknet to the masses.
  • Coin Announcements lifecycle: from initial integration/QA to community/partner outreach and coordination of announcements/support. Creating ANN media.
  • Helping to support and promote the use of Block DX to communities that are integrated in to our protocol, both old and new. Using raffles, airdrops, tips (etc) as a way to enable people to try the DX using these small portions of BLOCK as trade-fees.
     Note: Currently taking lower priority for the sake of other tasks in the pipeline.
  • Support — Both within the community and also helping out partners who are interested in testing our products.

How to vote:

  • If not voting via the proposal area in the wallet (as described above) you can instead vote using the following method:
  • Open wallet and go to Tools > Debug Console. The debug console will open in a new window.
  • To vote for Proposal: ops-team-1080000, type the following command:
mnbudget vote 315e2b2efb9fa5d03c9a48ac8f93b064f33c7aad7f756a35894681075d38140b yes/no
  • If voting with multiple node, you can use “mnbudget vote-many….”
  • If voting from the terminal, type in the following:
blocknetdx-cli mnbudget vote 315e2b2efb9fa5d03c9a48ac8f93b064f33c7aad7f756a35894681075d38140b yes/no

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Proposal Name: proj-costs-1080000

Cost: 535 BLOCK

Proposal: Project Costs

This proposal is to cover our AWS, cloud services, and MailChimp project costs for this Superblock period. Services include:

  • S3 Data Transfer
  • S3 Storage
  • EC2 costs
  • Various AWS fees and utilities
  • VPS addnode support + testing servers
  • E-mail subscription services

How to vote:

  • If not voting via the proposal area in the wallet (as described above) you can instead vote using the following method:
  • Open wallet and go to Tools > Debug Console. The debug console will open in a new window.
  • To vote for Proposal: proj-costs-1080000 type the following command:
mnbudget vote dea042a2389e73be69101f4a9ddacd05351ad8f3feaedadcbf6ff0188ab04b54 yes/no
  • If voting with multiple node, you can use “mnbudget vote-many….”
  • If voting from the terminal, type in the following:
blocknetdx-cli mnbudget vote dea042a2389e73be69101f4a9ddacd05351ad8f3feaedadcbf6ff0188ab04b54 yes/no

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Proposal Name: Social_Philip_Sep Owner: Philip Marshall

Cost: 1100 BLOCK

Proposal: Copywriter, Social Media Admin

Previous, Recent and forthcoming tasks:

Overview :

  • I continue to Maintain and manage the social media profile of Blocknet on our main website blog pages, Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, BTCTalk, Youtube, Medium and other platforms.
  • Ensure communications from the developers and marketing team can be transmitted in a clear and timely manner to the community.
  • Respond to the community.
  • Compile and write regular newsletter and proposal summary.
  • Contribute to various marketing materials and initiatives.
  • Write press releases and news updates.
  • Write and create articles for specific initiatives.
  • Manage, source, correspond and coordinate payments to news and media outlets.
  • Maintain various internal spreadsheets.
  • Participate in strategy discussions as part of the strategy group.

Cost Assessment:

9.15 BLOCK per hour / 4 hours per day @ $1.37 per BLOCK.

A fixed amount of 1100 BLOCK from Superblock (Plus 10 BLOCK fee)

If this proposal passes but is bumped from the Superblock due to there not being enough room, this will be paid out from the Marketing Fund

How to vote:

  • If not voting via the proposal area in the wallet (as described above) you can instead vote using the following method:
  • Open wallet and go to Tools > Debug Console. The debug console will open in a new window.
  • To vote for Proposal: Social_Philip_Sep, type the following command:
mnbudget vote     59639eb45e247cad43ab1bc25d762afc588eb2b8da9d05fa08d8af4582360d48 yes/no
  • If voting with multiple node, you can use “mnbudget vote-many….”
  • If voting from the terminal, type in the following:
blocknetdx-cli mnbudget vote 59639eb45e247cad43ab1bc25d762afc588eb2b8da9d05fa08d8af4582360d48 yes/no

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Proposal Name: TheVoice-108000 Owner: TheVoice

Cost: 1758 BLOCK

Proposal: Support, Telegram, and Discord, Real Use Videos, Blocknet Crew media

Previous Work :
Support, Telegram, and Discord, Real Use Videos, Blocknet Crew media

Overview :
 Focus on Blocknet Project through support and core team assistance along with regular involvement on any needed core projects. Broaden the use and creation of tools to simplify user ease of use — real use videos for the community. Also building internal community participation in outside media, like but not limited to Twitter and Medium where we have the opportunity to reach people that have little or no knowledge yet of the Blocknet and Blocknet protocols. Encouraging new engagement and adoption organically.

Encouraging growth and opportunity with the development of teams on other communities to build usage of Block DX.

Building up eternal chain relations through the current set of blockchain peers — ie helping facilitate OTC trading groups.

Building Blocknet Fee faucet for new communities to trade on DX — first-time users. This will be available on Telegram Groups

Continuing support videos and real-time use videos per the Trello, Community, or Core Needs.

Blocknet OSX Bootstrap

Working on addnodes for support

Beginning work on individual chain videos with example usage.

How to vote:

  • If not voting via the proposal area in the wallet (as described above) you can instead vote using the following method:
  • Open wallet and go to Tools > Debug Console. The debug console will open in a new window.
  • To vote for Proposal: TheVoice-108000, type the following command:
mnbudget vote dd507014b7a4200ee7435b04a7f60c348f0032000a81c26feba0f9c2e57f7b74 yes/no
  • If voting with multiple node, you can use “mnbudget vote-many….”
  • If voting from the terminal, type in the following:
blocknetdx-cli mnbudget vote dd507014b7a4200ee7435b04a7f60c348f0032000a81c26feba0f9c2e57f7b74 yes/no

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For more detailed instructions see: http://blocknetdx.forumotion.com/t6-blocknet-proposal-introduction-guide

  • An introduction to Superblocks and a guide to submitting and voting for proposals, can be found here.
  • A proposal category was created in the Blocknet Discord for focused and specific discussion of proposals and ideas. Within this category, there is a channel called #anon-snode-feedback for Service Node owners to provide anonymous feedback on proposals.
  • Votes in favor must be greater than votes against by at least 10% of the total number of Service Nodes.
  • The proposals that pass are sorted in a descending order list by the sum of yes votes minus no votes. If multiple proposals have an equal sum of yes votes minus no votes, those are sorted randomly. If there are not enough funds remaining in the Superblock for a proposal to be paid out, it is skipped (not paid out), and the next proposal in the list is checked.
  • Multi-month proposals are voted on each month and are treated in the same manner as normal proposals in the ordered list.
  • There is also something called a ‘final budget,’ which needs to be submitted between 2880 blocks and 28 blocks before the Superblock. By default, Service Nodes automatically vote yes on final budgets. Moving forward, proposal voting will end 2880 blocks before the Superblock since the final budget locks in the proposal vote counts.
  • An introduction to Superblocks and a guide to voting can be found here.
  • In addition, we have created a separate proposal notification email alert reminder that snode owners can sign up for here so they do not forget to vote.(This email is separate to the Word on the BLOCK newsletter email).

PLEASE VOTE ASAP. MANY THANKS!

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