Please Vote For The Latest Community Superblock

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 777600 can be viewed below or on the forum here. Voting will close at Block 774720, but your node must remain active until block 777600 for your vote to count. 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 777600

Proposal: Core Development (Michael)

Proposals: michael-dev-feb-1 / michael-dev-feb-2 / michael-dev-feb-3 / buildserver-cost-jan / blockdx-js-dev-feb

Proposals: michael-dev-feb-1 / michael-dev-feb-2 / michael-dev-feb-3 /

I am separating proposals because a single proposal for my efforts does not fit in the superblock. Note the proposals with sufficient votes will be paid out of the Dev Fund if they do not fit in the superblock.

Summary:
This month has been a very busy. I was able to implement many XBridge and Block DX fixes and improvements. Including servicenode order handling improvements, improved security and verification checks, optimizing Block DX data loading, better utxo selector for orders, improved reporting of order states, a new testnet5 for devs, faster Blocknet wallet syncing, and many more bug fixes as you can see in Blocknet’s github commit logs https://github.com/BlocknetDX/BlockDX/commits/3.11.1

Upcoming tasks:

  • Improved handling of pending orders affected by a Blocknet client is shutdown and restart
  • XRouter Beta development (handoff from previous team and bug fixes)
  • XBridge stability improvements (ongoing work, see github: https://github.com/BlocknetDX/BlockDX/branches/active)
  • Block DX code reviews

Other tasks

  • Refundable trade fees (for failed orders)
  • Wallet Redesign UI fixes & improvements
  • Development discussions

Cost Assessment: Total: 6950 BLOCK. (I submitted three proposals of 3000 BLOCK x 2 and 950 BLOCK x 1 — michael-dev-jan-1 / michael-dev-jan-2 / michael-dev-jan-3)

How to Vote

  • Open wallet and go to Tools > Debug Console. The debug console will open in a new window.
  • To vote for Proposal: michael-dev-feb-1, type the following command:
mnbudget vote d0068aead6e8f56eb37016adb59c34ec7352c83827a1802ab5b3cbeff785e7eb yes/no
  • To vote for Proposal: michael-dev-feb-2, type the following command:
mnbudget vote 102d07ef758c10f3258fa5d7091543f9fc056ebcd48e0e855e70253a1dd22814 yes/no
  • To vote for Proposal: michael-dev-feb-3, type the following command:
mnbudget vote 892cc48a29155d3c151b892a3f16ab7f3bb6962343212e2996f6dea4b96cdc24 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 d0068aead6e8f56eb37016adb59c34ec7352c83827a1802ab5b3cbeff785e7eb yes/no
blocknetdx-cli mnbudget vote 102d07ef758c10f3258fa5d7091543f9fc056ebcd48e0e855e70253a1dd22814 yes/no
blocknetdx-cli mnbudget vote 892cc48a29155d3c151b892a3f16ab7f3bb6962343212e2996f6dea4b96cdc24 yes/no

Proposal: buildserver-cost-feb

Summary:

This build and test server is responsible for auto-generating all of the dev builds for Linux, Mac, Windows and is extremely 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.

Note* will be pulled from Dev Fund if the proposal passes and is bumped.

Cost Assessment: Total: 500 BLOCK

  • To vote for Proposal: buildserver-cost-feb, type the following command:
mnbudget vote e635d709157fd3363dd6e055dd1dd1672b947f0db6dc8aee66217c6c5d897376 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 e635d709157fd3363dd6e055dd1dd1672b947f0db6dc8aee66217c6c5d897376 yes/no

Proposal: Blockdx-js-dev-feb

Summary:

This proposal is for funding javascript development on Block DX.

Upcoming Tasks

  • Fixing depth chart issues
  • Trade history fixes
  • Allow pasting RPC credentials
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements (data and order handling)

Note if this proposal passes and doesn’t fit, it will be paid from the Dev Fund.

Cost Assessment: Total: 2500 BLOCK

  • To vote for Proposal: Blockdx-js-dev-feb, type the following command:
mnbudget vote 3566f2c3b112c72087ca23c3350eda0e7f83d54c0bb2bbd0a51f33428032bb6c 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 3566f2c3b112c72087ca23c3350eda0e7f83d54c0bb2bbd0a51f33428032bb6c yes/no

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Proposal: hanniabu-777600 (Hanni)

Summary
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.

Background
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.

Past Contributions
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
– 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
– Release announcements, posts, and emails
– Respond to questions from the community
– Respond to emails
– Fill out applications and forms

Past Month
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
– DARC podcast
– The Blockchain Brief interview
– Coinbase listing
– First iteration of documentation portal https://docs.blocknet.co
– Started tutorial recordings
– Block DX development
— — Misc style and text updates
— — Orderbook own order design
— — Orderbook size bar design
— — Depth chart design
— — Order filtering between Active/Inactive tabs
— — Simplified order statuses
— — View status on hover
— — Fixed rounding errors in my orders panel
— — Updated market pricing settings screen
— — Informational screen (in progress)
– Block DX QA

Agenda
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 or may be pushed back due to a change in priority.

– Continued documentation iterations
– Continued wallet and Block DX tutorial videos
– Javascript library for generating, checking, compiling, and searching configs (lower priority)

Work has begun on these items with the plan to release a majority of it throughout the next month. There has been some delay on this to put focus on Block DX development to prepare it for wider market visibility.

Cost Assessment: Total: 2220 BLOCK @~$2.05 BLOCK = $4.5k/mo = $54.1k/yr
As a retainer to continue contributing to this project, the following amount is requested for this Superblock with payment to be made out of the community funds if the proposal passes but is bumped.

How to Vote

  • Open wallet and go to Tools > Debug Console. The debug console will open in a new window.
  • To vote for Proposal: hanniabu-777600, type the following command:
mnbudget vote d0661080fb87dc529be51dd16f75048fe8ab9b1e8fa3c4c69f0b594c529719a8 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 d0661080fb87dc529be51dd16f75048fe8ab9b1e8fa3c4c69f0b594c529719a8 yes/no

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Proposal: infinity7592-feb19 (Infinty7592) 

Summary

  • A bug regarding the tx broadcast still unsolved. Still investigating.

Cost Assessment: Total: 375 BLOCK + 10 BLOCK (fee)

How to Vote

  • Open wallet and go to Tools > Debug Console. The debug console will open in a new window.
  • To vote for Proposal: infinity7592-feb19, type the following command:
mnbudget vote 7f74986244dbede438590f99a99dc1830c5b7e2b823c68f71e92783fc9664e28 yes/no/abstain
  • If voting with multiple node, you can use “mnbudget vote-many….”
  • If voting from the terminal, type in the following:
blocknetdx-cli mnbudget vote 7f74986244dbede438590f99a99dc1830c5b7e2b823c68f71e92783fc9664e28 yes/no/abstain

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Proposal: marketing-cryptoved4 (Cryptoved)

Summary:

Continuation of our Social Media Marketing Initiatives:
• Social Media Content Curation (manage & contribute posts on Twitter, Facebook, Facebook Group, Instagram and other social media)
• Oversee BLOCK1000 Initiative (bounty rewards for community posts; Discord Tipbot; Coin Community Q&A blog posts; TwitterChats)
• Continue with Organization of New Coin Announcements (coordinate & manage relationships & announcements with new coin communities)
• Collaboration & Editing of Current and Upcoming Articles
• Collaborating on Current & Upcoming Marketing Initiatives with the Core Team (Block DX rollout strategies, blog content, etc.)
• Brand Lead (oversee Blocknet brand messaging along with other Brand Leads)

Cost Assessment: Total: 1210 BLOCK ($1.67 BLOCK price, 30 day MA)

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

How to Vote

  • Open wallet and go to Tools > Debug Console. The debug console will open in a new window.
  • To vote for Proposal: marketing-cryptoved4, type the following command:
mnbudget vote 4320bdb6563747ec9ff609bc6086c953149be9e7635adbfea4ed59fafd76e997 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 4320bdb6563747ec9ff609bc6086c953149be9e7635adbfea4ed59fafd76e997 yes/no

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Proposal: Social_Philip_Feb (philipmarshall)

Role description and responsibilities:

  • Maintain the social media profile of Blocknet on Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, BTCTalk, Youtube, Medium, The Blocknet website and other platforms.
  • As a brand co-lead, manage and train the social media team and ensure official messages from Blocknet stay on brand.
  • 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.
  • Write press releases and news updates including leading article creation for specific initiatives. I am currently liaising with other team members as I endeavour to finish off a DX Comparison spreadsheet.
  • Contribute to various marketing materials and initiatives.
    Manage, source, correspond and coordinate payments to news and media outlets.
  • Participate in strategy discussions as part of the strategy group.

Cost Assessment: Total: 210 BLOCK from Superblock (including 10 BLOCK fee). @ 1.9 BLOCK per hour / 4 hours per day @ $2.27 per BLOCK.

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

  • Open wallet and go to Tools > Debug Console. The debug console will open in a new window.
  • To vote for Proposal: Social_Philip_Feb, type the following command:
mnbudget vote 8115dc7bfbe6e5c113275032624bc9015e495dd3065bb886099ee18936290f2b 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 8115dc7bfbe6e5c113275032624bc9015e495dd3065bb886099ee18936290f2b yes/no

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Proposal: sb777600-atc

Summary

  • Amcharts License ($1800 USD yearly costs)
  • backend servers/infra (tipbot, seednodes,etc.. aprox $200 usd per month)
  • devtime (atcsecure payment)
  • Amcharts is used for the blockdx-ui chart. Currently we are on v3, while v4 is available (beta) and provides additional flexibility in charting options which will be reviewed for implementation.
  • Various backend services are used to help support the blocknet system, this item covers the month to month costs for these items.
  • dev_tasks_feb:
    – extended QA testing
    – amcharts work
    – amcharts v4 code implementation review
    – managing the beta testing program
    – misc. dev efforts
  • Note will be pulled from Dev Fund if the proposal passes and is bumped.

Cost Assessment: 1610 BLOCK 

How to Vote

  • Open wallet and go to Tools > Debug Console. The debug console will open in a new window.
  • To vote for Proposal: sb777600-atc, (regular QA/UAT function):type the following command:
mnbudget vote 023f640ca8e519620e5ff323f0ea8a0741cf90a2f4dc06ebb059f1dee6f9bca2 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 023f640ca8e519620e5ff323f0ea8a0741cf90a2f4dc06ebb059f1dee6f9bca2 yes/no

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Proposal: UAT-QA-Marketing UAT-1–777600 / UAT-2–777600 (Team consists of 86b, aderks, and Fattox.) 

Summary

Proposal: UAT-1–777600

Responsibilities and Tasks (UAT/QA/Integrations):

  • Support services
  • Integration strategy
  • Product analysis
  • Bug reporting, error tracking, and logging
  • Collaboration with other projects and teams
  • New coin integration, confirming, and corresponding QA
  • Genesis testing
  • Exploit checks
  • Communicating with partners and project delegates
  • XRouter testing and QA
  • Block DX UI QA
  • Wallet release QA
  • Auto configuration testing and QA

Cost Assessment: Total: 3000 BLOCK (+ 10 BLOCK Fee)

Proposal: UAT-2–777600

Responsibilities and Tasks (Marketing-Related):

  • Organize the continuation of our Coin Announcements through the entire lifecycle: from initial integration/QA to community/partner outreach and coordination of announcements/support.
  • As a run-off of our QA work, we will be aiming to circle back to communities each time we update support for a new client version — serving as a periodic promotion of Block DX to every supported community.
  • Pushing our branding and awareness deeper throughout the communities of our supported projects and partners.
  • Creating content for Blocknet’s Social Media and driving traffic to our site and community channels.
  • Collaborating on Tutorial resources, informative articles and other content, for both our community and a wider audience.
  • Collaborating on other developmental marketing strategies and initiatives, with both the Strategy group and the team as a whole.
  • Approaching communities within the space of Ethereum to pre-ignite the awareness and benefits of our ability to host a decentralized alternative to Infura, amongst our node networks.
  • Aiming to increase the amount of pairs on Block DX with maker bots.

Cost Assessment: Total 3000 BLOCK (+ 10 BLOCK fee)

How to Vote

  • Open wallet and go to Tools > Debug Console. The debug console will open in a new window.
  • To vote for Proposal: UAT-1–777600, (regular QA/UAT function):type the following command:
mnbudget vote f6ee792dc96ed8eaa02ef8da972c87fbb425bf099213afc71a77732eb7b69e31 yes/no
  • To vote for Proposal: UAT-2–777600, (additional Marketing efforts) type the following command:
mnbudget vote c9dc780dc98d4f7e804a110960b9189cc1c93f80dbcce253cc3fe5931641db42 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 f6ee792dc96ed8eaa02ef8da972c87fbb425bf099213afc71a77732eb7b69e31 yes/no
blocknetdx-cli mnbudget vote c9dc780dc98d4f7e804a110960b9189cc1c93f80dbcce253cc3fe5931641db42
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.
  • The amount requested must be 4320 BLOCK or less — 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.
  • Voting will become a great deal easier and much more user-friendly in the new wallet, taking just a few clicks. You can view the designs for the voting functionality here.
  • 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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