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Re: Bullion (CBX) >>> rebranding to "bullion" | 2018 Roadmap published
« Reply #45 on: March 13, 2018, 10:13:39 AM »
Roadmap 2018 status report!

We have updated the new codebase Vault 3 alpha 2 as well, to "alpha 3". This updated Vault has a few tweaks that bring us closer to final version, with updated PoW signature verification and staking; I recommend those who have installed alpha 2, to now install this one. This alpha 3 also has the same new checkpoints of Vault 2.4.4 that avoid the fork we have experienced a few days ago.

http://node.alex4j.cryptobullion.io/v30/bullion-qt64
http://node.alex4j.cryptobullion.io/v30/bullion-qt.exe

V3 bootstrap (does not work with Vault 2.4.4):
http://node.alex4j.cryptobullion.io/v30/bootstrap.zip

The Crypto Bullion Team


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Re: Bullion (CBX) >>> rebranding to "bullion" | 2018 Roadmap published
« Reply #46 on: March 20, 2018, 09:03:18 AM »
2018 Roadmap Development Update!

Well, sorry, it has been too long since I posted any new article regarding the current state of BPN development; last week was pretty much taken by this unwanted CBX fork situation, to which I think we responded quickly and efficiently - kudos to Alex4J and Malafaya!

Development for BPN is going well - as you will be able to witness from this very detailed status from our lead coder dev, Alex4J:

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# Where we are now
 - After a long investigation, I finally found the issues I was having with regards to coding the upcoming hardfork; as we stand now, I can trigger a hardfork on demand, so this aspect of BPN is stable and repeatable;
 - Hardfork and the new versions of blocks used to cause blockchain corruption on disk: this was fixed also;
 - I am currently rechecking the validation process of Mutex Blocks with their own new constraints and needs we added, I expect to finish checking this tonight;
 - The BPN PoSP Blocks will have their own difficulty system, which is not influenced by the PoSP difficulty, basically CBX wil run like a hybrid coin with PoW and PoS - except now its going to be PoSP and BPN PoSP running side by side;
 - New "Keep-Alive" block for the BPN network (basically just PoSP with extra data concerning the Mutex they are maintaining);
 - The BPN queue system has been implemented, using the Mutex blocks. Also, invalidation of Mutex if no Keep-Alive are made or if the user is moving his coins [yet to be validated];
 - The validation of Mutex Blocks also requires the BPN queue system to work, so again, I expect to finish this tonight (or perhaps a bit later, as I leave this part for polishing soon);
 - I started to add specific rules for the wallet BPN address, as the Vault app should not use these coins automatically for live transactions or regular non BPN staking;

# What remains to be done
 - BPN PoSP block with its higher pay-rate (basically very simple to do, once the Mutex is fully validated)
 - [A bit technical here] Indexations/mapping of all TX's related to a Mutex block or which is keeping alive a Mutex Block or which is generated a BPN PoSP have to be implemented more efficiently on Vault app load
 - Few control systems for the Proof Of Mutex to be more reliable (pretty easy to add once mutex block and BPN queue systems are implemented)
 - Quit function for BPN (just need to make a TX to an other address from BPN address, not rocket science tho)

# Polishing a few things...
 - GUI Interface for when people are creating a BPN
 - Most probably things that you will find useful for user experience

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Additionally, here is a quick glance of the new personal yield metrics section we are also working on at the moment:



Thank you for your continued support!

The Crypto Bullion Team

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Re: Bullion (CBX) >>> rebranding to "bullion" | 2018 Roadmap published
« Reply #47 on: April 06, 2018, 07:08:15 AM »
Roadmap 2018 Development Update!

Hello Bullionaires; here are the latest news regarding how things are progressing in the coding of BPNs. Work was slowed slightly, due to Easter Holiday last weekend, but for this past week and the following ones everything is back on track.

- The specific rules for the Vault BPN addresses (as discussed in previous update) are virtually done, and will be tested soon
- Change block indexation, along with improving blockchain management to avoid some random corruptiosn with our new parameters was very time consuming; but now I can report that this aspect is done also.

Mutex validation is also in the works, close to completing but we are still working on few bugs
I will have to add also few security checks to make mutex is even more secure: planning for after, once the BPN will be fully implemented.

There it is, a little bit technical, but this is what we are working on at the moment to make BPNs (CBX masternodes) a reality.

I wish everybody a good weekend; smile, today is Friday!


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Re: Bullion (CBX) >>> rebranding to "bullion" | 2018 Roadmap published
« Reply #48 on: April 28, 2018, 07:43:18 AM »
Roadmap 2018 Development Update!

As promised, here is the report about where development of CBX stands at this moment. This report touches essential 2 aspects of software development: the basic Vault 3.0 code and the BPN coding development.

At my last post, I had highlighted the recent issue we had discovered while testing Vault 3.0, the reason for which we needed to compile a new "Alpha 5" version with this issue solved. Well, after some internal testing, it turns out we cannot yet publish the new Alpha 5 Vault for public testing, as we have found more problems that require our attention. This process should not take long as these problems have been clearly identified, so stay tuned for a new Vault 3.0 "alpha 5" in the coming days.

Regarding BPN, Alex4J is currently working on the custom, and distinct, difficulty calculation for the BPN block, which is a distinct value, separate from the main blockchain difficulty, and the validation that goes with it. This means that, if the block bpn is validated and authorized at a given time, a BPN queue client is permitted to generate a block and gain the reward.

A side note to coding development, we invite all Bullionaires to pay a visit to our new, rebranded, CBX Facebook page.

With the new name of CBX, "Bullion", comes a new look and URL for our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/bullionCBX/, please pay us a visit and drop us a line!



The Bullion Team


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Roadmap 2018 Development Update!

Seen as we are noticing how much better the new codebase is overall, development of Roadmap items will now take a slight detour in order to produce a finalized new codebase Vault 3.0.0, without the masternode capability, for this extra step of the process. As much as we loved the old CBX Vault 2.4.4 and its quirks, now we feel it's time to let go! After a lenghty alpha testing phase, which, thanks to you guys, has helped us build a software which is now very stable, what is left to do is a bit of cleaning up, finalizing the GUI, along with adding the interface translations we can do ourselves. Other language translations will be welcome later on (Looking for Russian and Mandarin in particular...)

As part of this "detour", the work going towards releasing this Vault 3.0.0 without BPN will actually not be entirely costing extra time (as these were still necessary coding steps); so work incurred in this detour would have been needed anyways for developing the BPN Vault.

Releasing Vault 3.0.0 will naturally come with posting of the opensource code, dutifully published at Github.

When launched, Vault 3.0.0 will become the official version, while the upcoming hardfork BPN Vault will be moved to version 3.1.0.

Timing wise, we are looking at 2-3 weeks before releasing the new codebase Vault.

Thank you for your support, Bullionaires!


The Bullion Team

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Re: Bullion (CBX) >>> rebranding to "bullion" | 2018 Roadmap published
« Reply #50 on: September 13, 2018, 07:01:26 AM »
Bullion 2018 Roadmap Update!

Fellow Bullionaires, this has been an extremely long and challenging road, but we are indeed getting very close to our goal of becoming a fully operational masternode cryptocurrency. Need we say again that BPN will be implemented in a way that remains unseen in any crypto; CBX will become a masternode coin, but with very different objectives in mind and an innovative solution to make it work, when compared to current mastenode coins. As a reminder, participants will need 2000 CBX to form a BPN (masternode), and there cannot be more than 125 masternodes at any one time - thus ensuring strong passive income for those who commit to invest. CBX maintains its target low 2% inflation.

As elambert has mentioned very recently, we are currently internally running a low-level test of Vault 4.0, our implementation of BPN. This test will go on for about 2-3 weeks, and necessary fixes will be applied as we go - but at this point we do not anticipate the same level of hurdles we have dealt with before.

What we have left to do is the GUI (user interface) surrounding this new software, as right now the BPN part of Vault 4.0 only runs on console commands. But Bullionaires do not worry, final product will be easy to use and user-friendly!

Once we have a tested stable software to run the BPN network, we will allow 2 weeks of notice to all so everybody (including exchanges) have time to update to new software. Naturally, installing this new Vault 4.0 software will be a mandatory update as it will only be this Vault that will have the capability of connecting to and parsing the new CBX blockchain.

So we are looking at 4-5 weeks wait until hardfork. More updates to follow soon!

;D ;D ;D


The Bullion Team



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