Word on the BLOCK: 30th January 2020

Hello everybody and welcome to the latest Blocknet newsletter! This newsletter is released twice per month to keep the community up-to-date on what is happening with Blocknet. You can view all previous newsletters here.

  • Blocknet 4.0 is almost ready. Exchanges and other services will be contacted shortly to pull the new Blocknet 4.0 code followed by a public release of the new wallet along with full update instructions. Be sure to stay tuned as this is the biggest update so far with many changes. You can find the latest code commits here: https://github.com/blocknetdx/blocknet/commits/4.0.0
  • Development discussions on how best to implement XBridge and Block DX partial orders have begun.
  • The Discord API bot ( #api-sandbox ) has been migrated to Blocknet v4. All SPV wallets and services will be unavailable until the Blocknet v4 release. Once Service Node operators migrate to the new chain they’ll also be available through this bot.
  • A new roadmap was recently published! After the v4 wallet is released we’ll be working towards refining the outlook beyond Q1. Check it out here: https://blocknet.co/#roadmap
  • Blocknet decentralized full node services are coming to Ethereum and EOS! Through our network of fully decentralized Service Nodes spread across the world leveraging our very own XRouter technology, we are able to provide decentralized access to the Ethereum and EOS blockchains in their entirety to developers, organizations, DeFi, smart contracts, and more. Read the full details about supporting ETH here and supporting EOS here.
  • A new article for Hackernoon has been commissioned and is expected to be published next week.
  • An article on Blocknet v4 will be published on a crypto news site as soon as it is released.
  • @fazer is now working on trading price boundaries for dxmakerbot. There will be 3 options for these boundaries:
  1. Static boundaries where a set absolute maximum and minimum price is specified
  2. Relative boundaries where a maximum and minimum price is specified relative to the maximum and minimum slide values set when the bot was started
  3. Alternate pricing boundaries where the maximum and minimum price can be set in another denomination (i.e. if on the LTC/BLOCK market, you can set prices in LTC/USD instead)

There are still discussions on what the bot should do when the boundaries are met, whether the bot should exit or wait until the price is back within the boundaries and continue. Another option up for debate is whether to cancel live orders that float out of the set boundaries. If you’d like to take part in this discussion, provide feedback, or have general advice you can reach out directly to @fazer on Discord. If you are interested in helping to test it out, see the pinned message in #community-testing or view on Github. You can also provide feedback or advice by directly reaching out to @fazer on Discord.

  • For Superblock 1296000 there was a total of 448 Service Nodes, requiring a net of at least 45 votes for a proposal to pass. The results are as follows:
  1. atc-xbdev2-sb1296000 — Passed: 3800 BLOCK, 172–1, Net 171
  2. infinity7592–1296000 — Passed: 385 BLOCK, 174–2, Net 172
  3. atc-dev-1296000 — Failed: 4650 BLOCK, 45–137, Net -92
  4. Atc-infra-sb1296000 — Passed: 650 BLOCK, 165–1, Net 164
  5. corgi-feb — Passed: 690 BLOCK, 177–1, Net 176
  6. proj-costs-1296000 — Passed: 848 BLOCK, 141–70, Net 71
  7. 86b-1296000 — Passed: 8030 BLOCK, 148–73, Net 75
  8. aderks-ops-1296000 — Passed: 2083 BLOCK, 177–1, Net 176
  9. blockdx-dev-feb-20 — Passed: 2500 BLOCK, 178–1, Net 177
  10. hanniabu-1296000 — Passed: 4000 BLOCK, 188–1, Net 187
  11. michael-dev-feb — Passed: 15350 BLOCK, 190–1, Net 189
  12. buildserver-cost-feb — Passed: 630 BLOCK, 177–1, Net 176
  13. SocialPhilip_FEB20 — Passed: 1000 BLOCK, 175–5, Net 170
  • The in-progress (and previous) proposals can be viewed on block-node.info, on blockdx.co or within the Proposals screen of the wallet.
  • Please note, proposals are being submitted to the forum individually so please make sure you scroll down and take your time to look over each proposal.
  • A guide to submitting and voting on proposals can be found here.
  • For Service Node notifications such as critical updates or voting reminders, join this mailing list. (Separate to the Word on the BLOCK newsletter email list).
  • Blocknet Service Node stats can be viewed on Master Nodes Pro, on Masternodes Directory, and on Block Core.

Many thanks for reading. We hope that you are as excited as us with what the future holds for Blocknet. A decentralization project fundamentally requires an engaged community, and so if you would like to help with anything, have something to add, use your professional skills or have a problem, we want to know about it.

Please also be aware that a community project is run by a diverse group of people with varying time-constraints (in a number of time-zones) and personal lives, so remember to be kind and patient!

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The Blocknet Team.

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