Please Vote For The Latest Community Superblock: 993600

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 993600 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 993600

Proposal Name: aws-june Owner: 86b

Cost:480 BLOCK

Proposal: Aws June

Overview
 This proposal is to cover our AWS-related project costs for the month of June. Services include:

  • S3 Data Transfer
  • S3 Storage
  • EC2 costs
  • Snowball service for June
  • Various fees and utilities

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-993600, type the following command:
mnbudget vote 7d59820615fc9584d27b86d5dbf5b40f5328951af072b9a6dcae9e6a77c8838b 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 7d59820615fc9584d27b86d5dbf5b40f5328951af072b9a6dcae9e6a77c8838b yes/no

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Proposal Name: Bizdev-993600 Owner: Mastermind 

Cost: 2500 BLOCK

Proposal: Business Development

Background/Previous Work::
 I recently introduced the Blocknet development team to a senior contact within the blockchain group at a global financial institution to discuss Blocknet’s capabilities and explore possible business use cases.

The feedback from the meeting was extremely positive. The Blocknet development team and myself agreed that we should continue looking at these types of opportunities for partnerships going forward (among others) which is why I am submitting this funding proposal for a continuing role with the project to lead its business development efforts.

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 July.

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-993600, type the following command:
mnbudget vote 419acfc012340a4d57b72a8987709265a14c6d70985b004781335e792d15ba01 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 419acfc012340a4d57b72a8987709265a14c6d70985b004781335e792d15ba01 yes/no

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Proposal Name: blockdx-jsdev-july Owner: Hanniabu

Cost: 2300 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:

  • Error messages bug
  • Order form taker/btc pricing bug
  • Order book buy/sell filters
  • 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-july, type the following command:
mnbudget vote 57b6402b3404cf54245925631f9053f305c3000ee9ea82696007198626e8817c 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 57b6402b3404cf54245925631f9053f305c3000ee9ea82696007198626e8817c yes/no

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Proposal Name: buildserver-cost-jul Owner: michael 

Cost: 350 BLOCK 

Proposal: Build Server

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-jul, type the following command:
mnbudget vote 7dff204b96bd3c44c2e3a8f4c0cfabc8312d454cb6cb742a33aef06117f110ed 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 7dff204b96bd3c44c2e3a8f4c0cfabc8312d454cb6cb742a33aef06117f110ed yes/no

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Proposal Name: equipment-993600 Owner: UAT team 

Cost: 1070 BLOCK

Proposal: Project Equipment

Overview

This proposal is being made to upgrade and add to existing physical equipment that aids development support, UAT, integration, and QA tasks. These various SSD and RAM upgrades are required in order to provide a high quality testing environment on both mainnet and testnet to developers battle testing XRouter, XBridge, and XCloud services on various chains including custom chains such as Ethereum and EOS which demand abundant computing, storage, and memory resources.

Purpose and details of equipment:

  • Increase storage space on existing machines used by the team
  • Increase RAM
  • These equipment upgrades will help sustain the demands on various custom chains and services including and not limited to geth, Parity, EOS, Neo, Ripple, etc.
  • Equipment upgrades will allow us to deliver a reliable and responsive service to developers and users alike testing and building on the Blocknet protocol.

A bulk of the costs for this month’s proposal are expanding disk space, RAM, and finishing the preliminary setup of a 2U rackmount server that’ll be placed in a data center to provide high-level support for XRouter/XCloud development and testing.

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: equipment-993600, type the following command:
mnbudget vote 3f0ff53cdc4f72cf19e02e731c70d8b781602f412d817abfadf1f40d09c1ec9f 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 3f0ff53cdc4f72cf19e02e731c70d8b781602f412d817abfadf1f40d09c1ec9f yes/no

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Proposal Name: hanniabu-993600 Owner: Hanni Abu

Cost: 5000 BLOCK 

Proposal:

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 dev
     — Responsive layouts, ordebook filter, tooltips, bug fixes
  • Manage Block DX tasks
  • Block DX QA
  • Review articles being prepped
  • Website revisioning

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.

  • Block DX development
  • Continued documentation
  • Continued wallet and Block DX tutorials
  • Continued website content revision

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

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-993600, type the following command:
mnbudget vote def9c3a5c0b40b0431a5c3e4aa0b9365ba458ad8641d3823bae30fa2cf24b7d9 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 def9c3a5c0b40b0431a5c3e4aa0b9365ba458ad8641d3823bae30fa2cf24b7d9 yes/no

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Proposal Name: infinity7592-jul19 Owner: Infinity7592 

Cost: 375 BLOCK

Proposal:

Summary of work for this SB:
 * A bug regarding the tx broadcast still unsolved.

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-jul19, type the following command:
mnbudget vote cc2eaa98e8f268b47abedbd356e6b4f1f9d2ee1f2ce0e9d7553ca92314445450 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 cc2eaa98e8f268b47abedbd356e6b4f1f9d2ee1f2ce0e9d7553ca92314445450 yes/no

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Proposal Name: marketingfund-993600 Owner: Fattox (Funds are paid out directly to our Marketing Fund)

Cost: 5000 BLOCK

Proposal:

Overview:
The aim of this proposal is to allow us to fund Marketing intiatives, pay for content creation, publishing fees and to help spread the word about Blocknet amongst various communities and circles in any way we can.

These funds will be held in the Marketing portion of our Community Funds, see:

docs.google.com

Blocknet Financial Tracker

Balance Summary This tracker is updated on a periodic basis. To view the most up-to-date transactions please refer to the explorer. Fund,Address,Starting Funds (BLOCK),Est. Balance (BLOCK) *,Balance (%),Est. Balance ($) * Development,

The above sheet is updated manually and periodically, but the real current balance and transaction history can be seen here:
https://chainz.cryptoid.info/block/address.dws?BgSDpy7F7PuBZpG4PQfryX9m94NNcmjWAX.htm

Expenditure:
Our target budget of $10–15k/month should afford us:

  • 2–3 Youtube videos.
  • 1 or more published articles on crypto news sites.
  • Any graphics/design work associated with the above media.
  • Some resilience to negative price movements.

Besides the monthly costs, we’d like to achieve a ‘buffer’ of approximately 2 month’s worth of potential Marketing costs, as a safety-net against price movements or unforseen costs/issues.

If you’d like to support us in our efforts of getting Blocknet in front of the eyes of various audiences and bringing more interest towards our project, please vote for this initiative.

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: marketingfund-993600, type the following command:
mnbudget vote 859c35dfde191ec086b7d54801456645637f5dd0f6dce9340cae8f3243e1fafb 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 859c35dfde191ec086b7d54801456645637f5dd0f6dce9340cae8f3243e1fafb yes/no

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Proposal Name: michael-dev-jul Owner: michael 

Cost: 7300 BLOCK

Proposal: Core Development

June recap
This month I continued integrating the v18 Bitcoin codebase into Blocknet’s Proof-of-Stake protocol and completed the stake minter (code responsible for staking). You can review the work here: https://github.com/blocknetdx/bitcoin/commits/blocknet. Testnet builds here: https://gitlab.com/blocknetdx/bitcoin/pipelines/68008718/builds
As a reminder, the reason for the codebase upgrade is that Blocknet servicenodes need a reliable core blockchain to support XBridge, XRouter, and XCloud dapps. Additionally, I have been fixing bugs in the current codebase, adding new coin support, and doing code reviews on Block DX updates.

July Overview
The goals for July include implementing the Servicenode discovery protocol in the new basechain, developing the on-chain Governance system and beginning the integration of XBridge and XRouter. Secondary goals include bug fixes and maintanence of the existing blockchain.

Core Development task summary:

  • New basechain implementation (PoS, governance, XBridge/XRouter)
  • Maintenance and bug fixing (XBridge, XRouter, Block DX)
  • XRouter 1.0 w/ code libraries (golang, c++)

Upcoming XRouter tasks:

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

Recap of new basechain plan:

Blocknet desperately needs a new base blockchain and we’re planning on forking the latest v18 Bitcoin codebase to put us in line with the best security, network protocol optimizations, and optimized code. We plan on adding Service nodes and staking to the v18 Bitcoin codebase.
Reasons for new base chain:

  • Upstream security updates and optimizations (on the current chain we’re unable to efficiently incorporate upstream changes from PIVX/Dash)
  • Security and stability, Bitcoin has a much more resilient and tested codebase
  • Scalability, we need an overhaul of our RPC and networking code to support mass adoption of XBridge and XRouter
  • Developer network, Bitcoin has a strong and active developer network

This is a multi-month effort, and will put Blocknet’s basechain in line with the BTC standard. The dev team is planning the following:

  • Forking v18 Bitcoin
  • Implementing On-Chain Governance (proposal voting will be recorded directly on-chain)
  • Moving everyone to Staking rewards
  • Service Nodes are not going away, but they will be exclusive to powering DX/XBridge and XRouter
  • Service Nodes will be able to stake and can earn additional fees through XBridge and XRouter

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-jul, type the following command:
mnbudget vote b2763c81cf727c54894161fb5a97133c12228b197651f0dfa48ea3a4017ef58a 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 b2763c81cf727c54894161fb5a97133c12228b197651f0dfa48ea3a4017ef58a yes/no

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Proposal Name: sb993600_atc_infra Owner: atcsecure

Cost: 800 BLOCK

Proposal:

Previous Work:

Overview: Covers costs for all infrastructure related services

  • gitian build server
  • aws instances/s3 buckets
  • DNS
  • API end points

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: sb993600_atc_infra, type the following command:
mnbudget vote     d7c2640447b414e7dce4b760c920706bad657e5a951695d15dd6e39e80a86180 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   d7c2640447b414e7dce4b760c920706bad657e5a951695d15dd6e39e80a86180 yes/no

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Proposal Name: Social_Philip_July Owner: Philip Marshall 

Cost: 750 BLOCK

Proposal:

Previous, Recent and forthcoming tasks:

  • I wrote a new article that was published on Bitcoinist — XRouter: an Internet of Blockchains vs. an Intranet of Blockchains. This article explains the differences between projects that are trying to build an “internet of blockchains” and why Blocknet and XRouter are the most pure choice for creating the IoB — check it out here.
  • A new article is currently be written regarding why XRouter is the biggest advancement in crypto since Ethereum.
  • All of our most recent press releases are now available on our Blog here, here, here and here.
  • I have been working closely with redactedman on various graphics , some of which were published in the most recent article.

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.
  • 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:

6.2 BLOCK per hour / 4 hours per day @ $2.60 per BLOCK.
A fixed amount of 750 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_July, type the following command:
mnbudget vote 4c23e62f4ba1f903f8b1d2456d161754ee005af6daa0ea98c93ed2b0b479166a 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 4c23e62f4ba1f903f8b1d2456d161754ee005af6daa0ea98c93ed2b0b479166a yes/no

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Proposal Name: Storage-993600 Owner: Fattox

Cost: 995 BLOCK

Proposal:

Overview:
Following on from one of our recent data migrations to our AWS S3 via the Snowball service, more storage is needed to scale up, download and use this data locally and redundantly in one of our various testing environments.

This proposal is to increase the capacity of one of our local storage devices that is already at capacity with 8x4TB disks. It will be upgraded to 12TB disks, starting with 4x drives in RAID 6, and later expanded by one disk at a time, as required.

995 BLOCK @ 1.71€ = 1,701€.
4x Ultrastar DC HC520 12TB @ 426€ = 1,704€.

This will not initially provide the desired capacity increase, but it is a requirement to first build a new array on higher capacity drives. Capacity can then be expanded after this initial upgrade and any subsequent data migration is completed.

This upgrade is a requirement to allow local access and backups of the many Terabytes of chains, VMs and other data/backups we’re required to perform our daily tasks with.

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: Storage-993600, type the following command:
mnbudget vote 3487722cd0d9b85ba78e0c04ec7db6b93a9396849ab90dd59fbba510a71c056b 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 3487722cd0d9b85ba78e0c04ec7db6b93a9396849ab90dd59fbba510a71c056b yes/no

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Proposal Name: TheVoice-993600 Owner: TheVoice 

Cost: 1250 BLOCK

Proposal:

Previous Work:
 Support, Telegram, and Discord, Real Use Videos

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.

Previous, Recent and forthcoming tasks:

I created the videos for the community.
 Produced the Blocknet Bittrex Transfer Out Video:

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Produced the Windows Wallet Install video:

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Encouraged the creation of the Blocknet Crew(community social):

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I am working through all the Trello tasks for Tutorial Videos, My goal is to try and finish or close the backlog on the videos so I can focus on further support and teaser videos around DX, and XRouter for social media.

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-993600, type the following command:
mnbudget vote af4c6f74c759705d84d09e332d86b237fa68ccb40ef39efb985848829d4143d2 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 af4c6f74c759705d84d09e332d86b237fa68ccb40ef39efb985848829d4143d2 yes/no

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Proposal Name: UAT-993600 Owner: 86b / Fattox / Aderks  

Cost: 11,820 BLOCK 

Proposal:

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 — config/maintenance/expansions.
  • 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 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: UAT-993600, type the following command:
mnbudget vote 0ea1906acc2e8902b0514316cd7e474fe3c64a3f88ff6f5bc1c4b2d261f250c7 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 0ea1906acc2e8902b0514316cd7e474fe3c64a3f88ff6f5bc1c4b2d261f250c7 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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