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Title: Bullion (CBX) >>> rebranding to "bullion" | 2018 Roadmap published
Post by: pedrillo0 on May 17, 2016, 07:34:57 AM
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The Bullion (CBX) is the cryptocurrency that has all the right specifications for investment: Quick 65 second blocks for fast transactions, CBX is 100% Proof-of-Stake, there are only less than 1 million CBX in circulation with new coin generation (inflation) maintained at a healthy yearly 2%.  The thing that is the most valuable though, is CBX's dev team which has been developing it since 2013.



(https://i.imgur.com/gIdNmrC.jpg)


PoSP is the special Proof-of-Stake algorithm that the CBX network uses to fuel itself, i.e. generate new blocks.  This algorithm is what makes our unique network very secure and constantly well maintained, as CBX stake owners are rewarded for their participation in this task: creating a truly decentralized network securing algorithm is an important decision that many popular new coins seem to take lightly. PoSP makes sense in efficiency, decentralization and economic value.

Earning CBX by staking is of course entirely optional. To earn rewards or "stake" and participate in the CBX network (and get rewarded for it), all a CBX holder need to do is to own some CBX and keep their CBX Vault Software running on their PC and in staking mode: i.e. either unlocked or unlocked for staking.  Because participating in the PoSP program is optional, people who opt to not participate also give up their potential gains to those who do help in securing the network: this translates into very interesting rewards for you, if you choose to participate, as many opt not to participate for varied reasons (CBX held at exchanges, cold wallets, etc).




(https://i.imgur.com/CNCrLg2.png)


At the heart of Bullion is the CBX Vault Software. This free Software allows you to be in full control over your finances by allowing you to keep CBX stored on your personal computer, and earn interest by participating in the PoSP staking program. The latest version of the CBX Vault is 2.4.3.[/size]

Links to directly download, install and sync the latest CBX Vault:

CBX Trouble Shooting Tool and Auto Bootstrap Loader to eliminate historical blockchain syncing: Trouble Shooting Tool with May 1st 2017 Official Bootstrap (https://mega.nz/#!WBs3HZjT!mAnYaJKjsYFVhdA8-WQ_EsvyBytiPJViHp4rI65-CVo)

CBX Bootstrap:
http://node.alex4j.cryptobullion.io/bootstrap.zip (http://node.alex4j.cryptobullion.io/bootstrap.zip)
CBX Windows Vault:
https://github.com/cryptogenicbonds/CryptoBullion-CBX/releases/tag/2.4.3 (https://github.com/cryptogenicbonds/CryptoBullion-CBX/releases/tag/2.4.3)
CBX MacOS Vault:
https://github.com/cryptogenicbonds/CryptoBullion-CBX/releases/tag/2.4.3 (https://github.com/cryptogenicbonds/CryptoBullion-CBX/releases/tag/2.4.3)


Github Archive for Vault 2.4.3:
https://github.com/cryptogenicbonds/CryptoBullion-CBX/releases/tag/2.4.3 (https://github.com/cryptogenicbonds/CryptoBullion-CBX/releases/tag/2.4.3)



Please contact me if you need assistance, would like to discuss the unique opportunity of CBX or would like to receive your first CBX after having installed the Vault: pedro.ramirez.rodriguez69@gmail.com (pedro.ramirez.rodriguez69@gmail.com)


BULLION CBX VAULT INSTALL GUIDE FOR WINDOWS

http://forum.cryptobullion.io/index.php?topic=1455.0

Specifications

Proof of Stake Participation (PoSP) Dec 31, 2015

65 Second block time

Staking eligibility after 1 hour

Variable Annual compound interest earned via PoSP (6%-12% on average)

2% Annual inflation

Less than 1 million CBX in circulation

Year-long inflationary distribution stage completed on July 13, 2014

Proof of Work completed on January 1, 2016



Bullion
(http://i.imgur.com/Lr3xox3.jpg) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ph5mK_CkK18)
Promo Video




Bullion Mobile Promo Cards (http://cryptobullion.io/cbx-promo-cards/)

Cards are available in English with French or Spanish on the reverse side

(http://i.imgur.com/3yd1IAa.jpg?1)



Exchanges:

(http://i.imgur.com/isgKyUB.jpg) (https://www.cryptopia.co.nz/Exchange/?market=CBX_BTC)(http://i.imgur.com/pwsUoso.jpg) (https://yobit.net/en/trade/CBX/BTC)

(https://i.imgur.com/KcXh7sI.png) (https://novaexchange.com/market/BTC_CBX/)(https://i.imgur.com/7oxTY2I.png) (https://crypto-trade.net/exchange?base=CBX&counter=BTC)


(http://i.imgur.com/zMXzXA0.jpg) (http://forum.cryptobullion.io/index.php?board=11.0)




Website (http://cryptobullion.io/)

PoSP White Paper (http://cryptobullion.io/white-paper/)

Forum (http://forum.cryptobullion.io/index.php)

Source (https://github.com/cryptogenicbonds/CryptoBullion-CBX)

Block Explorer (https://chainz.cryptoid.info/cbx/#)

Vault Download (http://cryptobullion.io/storage-use/)

User Guides (http://forum.cryptobullion.io/index.php?board=5.0)


Dice (http://52.10.195.19/cryptobullion)

Historic Thread (CGB) (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=245086.0)


Forums in other languages

Official CBX forum in Greek English (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=951753.0)

Official CBX forum in Spanish (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1324483.0)

Official CBX forum in Greek (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1387791.0)

Official CBX forum in Hindi (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1379354.0)

Official CBX Forum in Indonesian (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1389046.0)

Official CBX forum in Mandarin (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1365321.0)

CBX official forum in Portuguese (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1357314.0)

Official CBX forum in Russian (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1354354.0)

Forum CBX officiel on tagalog (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1382433.0)








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Donate to the CBX Foundation Development Fund:

CBX 5oS6SK8411DUdxritrohRW96rZmHC9DX7d
BTC 1D1oyugjRQFAyJ9sRYBvWS2aUbJ9KnUsVG
Title: Re: CRYPTO BULLION (CBX) | Powered by PoSP | Est. 2013
Post by: pedrillo0 on May 26, 2016, 08:09:20 AM
Very soon we will release a new version of the Crypto Bullion Vault.

Perhaps it's too early to announce but...

we are excited because it will bring significant improvements to the CBX experience.

So what are these improvements?

* A solution to many synchronization problems.

* A visual sign to illustrate that your Vault is indeed in Staking Mode.

* Increased the gains for the block winners: they will be entitled to part of the txfees.

Just to mention a few more ongoing projects...

We are still doing the final tests of the Raspberry PI Vault, this new tool we bring CBX to and the whole world, staking on a 5 Watt machine!

Cheers!

- CBX Team
Title: Re: CRYPTO BULLION (CBX) | Powered by PoSP | Est. 2013
Post by: pedrillo0 on June 01, 2016, 07:49:39 AM
We have just released the version 2.3.4 of the Crypto Bullion Vault, with some major improvements.

What's New?

* Synchronization problems were solved.

* Quicker Vault start, easier connections to the CBX network.

Note: If you have problems synchronizing, it is also recommended to download the new Bootstrap:

from this link: https://mega.nz/#!mVNmGZBS!bq-rmv4syie5xdJh1bHV_14gZy3Ei_2j3Ms1JFFfKQk

Need more info how to install your new vault and Bootstrap?

Follow this link also: http://forum.cryptobullion.io/index.php?topic=7444.0



Cheers!

- CBX Team
Title: Re: CRYPTO BULLION (CBX) | Powered by PoSP | Est. 2013
Post by: pedrillo0 on June 06, 2016, 07:27:11 AM
My salutations to the large family Crypto Bullion (CBX)!

Because our ideas are always in development and because we work with our community, we need your help and opinion.

The brand new Lottery Game site for CBX, LottoBullion.com, needs your participation for to test how it goes and for eventual ideas.

The rules are the same as any typical lottery site, the winner takes the prize and the more tickets you have in the hat the more chance you have to win.

1 CBX per ticket buys you the opportunity to participate in the next draw.

Participate and win!

The CBX Lottery site: http://lottobullion.com/index.html

Cheers!

- CBX Team
Title: Re: CRYPTO BULLION (CBX) | Powered by PoSP | Est. 2013
Post by: pedrillo0 on June 17, 2016, 07:55:42 AM
Crypto Bullion (CBX) family and friends, good day!

We are having our second draw for our lottery, this time with a 20 CBX jackpot is coming.

We're on test mode, so we are gradually improving the site but the prize is a real gain for the winer!

Do not miss this opportunity to win, so buy your lucky ticket...

1 CBX per ticket is enough to participate.

You can buy more than one ticket, but they have to be bought in multiple 1 CBX purchases ...

Saturday 18 June at about 6pm UTC time will be time of the draw.

We wish you good luck!


The CBX Lottery site: http://lottobullion.com/index.html

Cheers

- CBX Team
Title: Re: CRYPTO BULLION (CBX) | Powered by PoSP | Est. 2013
Post by: pedrillo0 on June 24, 2016, 05:25:54 AM
Hello to our Crypto Bullion community

It has come to our attention that the way our staking algorithm works, the PoSP, is not 100% clear to a few people.

Here is a quick video explaining its advantages:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wRygV64PR4

Enjoy!

- CBX Team
Title: Re: CRYPTO BULLION (CBX) | Powered by PoSP | Est. 2013
Post by: pedrillo0 on August 02, 2016, 09:49:08 AM
This is a big day for the CBX community and network; we are happy to announce the Vault version 2.4.0. This Vault is programmed to be ready for the upcoming CBX hard fork which will take place at block 1 584 000, about 5 days from now (August 7th, 2016), this is why updating to this Vault is mandatory.


These are the improvements made to the Vault in version 2.4.0

1- Attribution of tx fees to PoSP block winner
2- Reasjustment of PoSP gains, so we are closer to 2% yearly growth objective
3- Fix for the change address issue, where people had to make frequent wallet.dat backups to prevent from losing coin
4- Staking Green Light indicator, to show your Vault is indeed staking
5- New Splash Screen that includes new logo which will match upcoming project


Link: http://212.47.243.58/cbx-2.4/

- Team CBX
Title: Re: CRYPTO BULLION (CBX) | Powered by PoSP | Est. 2013
Post by: pedrillo0 on August 13, 2016, 07:45:49 AM
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New look for the official CBX website!

The official Crypto Bullion website,
http://cryptobullion.io/ (http://cryptobullion.io/), has been down for some time now; we were updating it to a new and more actual design.

It is ready now: please come take a look! We will keep it updated with all current CBX information as we have always done.

Also, I would like to report that Cryptopia and Yobit have updated their internal CBX software and it is safe now to send and withdraw from both these exchanges. Cryptomic.com is still pending.

Focus on CBX!

Title: Re: CRYPTO BULLION (CBX) | Powered by PoSP | Est. 2013
Post by: pedrillo0 on August 19, 2016, 08:57:35 AM

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We have compiled the new version 2.4.2 as promised; you can download it from this public server :
https://github.com/cryptogenicbonds/CryptoBullion-CBX/releases/tag/2.4.2 (https://github.com/cryptogenicbonds/CryptoBullion-CBX/releases/tag/2.4.2)

This new version carries the following fixes and improvements:

-  A few changes in the French text
- The icons at the bottom of the window will no longer be cut off
- Added red light, to confirm that the Vault is not staking
- A descriptive text appears when the mouse cursor hovers over the Red or Green dot, to describe staking activity

- Team CBX
Title: Re: CRYPTO BULLION (CBX) | Powered by PoSP | Est. 2013
Post by: pedrillo0 on September 03, 2016, 06:50:51 AM
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Crypto Bullion Vault 2.4.3 is available for downloading and installing!

Since the Quintessence crowdfunding campaign has been announced, many new CBX users have joined the Crypto Bullion ranks and some have reported connectivity issues, so we have compiled a new Vault which should alleviate these connectivity problems.

https://github.com/cryptogenicbonds/CryptoBullion-CBX/releases/tag/2.4.3
Title: Re: CRYPTO BULLION (CBX) | Powered by PoSP | Est. 2013
Post by: pedrillo0 on October 21, 2016, 06:58:06 AM
!! Congratulations!!

Now you can buy and sell CBX from: https://www.tradesatoshi.com/Exchange/?market=CBX_BTC

We continue to expand our markets for our family CBX ...
Title: Re: CRYPTO BULLION (CBX) | Powered by PoSP | Est. 2013
Post by: pedrillo0 on May 26, 2017, 07:04:32 AM
Hey Bullionaires, Join The Creative CBX Contest for Positive Momentum!

$500 reward for finding uses for CBX, in new sites and applications, paid by the CBX team.

Rules:

    Any site or app using CBX for the first time is eligible to win
    Post your site or app on the CBX forum. https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=951753
    The community will vote on a winner on Sept 1, 2017
    Site or App must be available to the public and be working/running by Sept 1, 2017
    $500 paid in BTC at the end

Examples of entries:

    Existing sites that accept CBX for the first time
    New CBX apps
    New sites that use CBX exclusively
    CBX YouTube videos or ads that can be shared

Feel free to post works in progress, status updates on your project, etc. on the CBX forum. The more you post on the CBX forum the more the community can get behind you and help make your project a success. Prize awarded in BTC so that the winner can buy more CBX!

**Bonus contest - every tweet or post using #500USDforCBX is an entry to win $100 worth of CBX. Winner chosen at random so the more you tweet, retweet, or post, the higher chances you have of winning.

- The Crypto Bullion Team
Title: Re: Crypto Bullion, the Cryptocurrency for Investors
Post by: pedrillo0 on June 08, 2017, 10:43:49 AM
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Let's talk about masternodes!

I think there is something good with masternodes, more than a fad we should blindly follow.  There are many advantages to adding BPN (Bullion Participation Nodes) to CBX - an even more reliable network, adding anonymity to the network, removing many coins from trading, thus making CBX even more scarce and facilitating the creation of a reliable mobile CBX app.

I have posted a new poll, outlining how we see the possible implementations of masternodes to CBX; please select one, and perhaps voice your constructive opinion on this thread:  https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=951753.0

Essentially, CBX holders continue to gain PoSP rewards, but we open 500 000 possible CBX to masternodes, at 10 000 CBX each. With option 2 as an example, we split 20 000 CBX yearly rewards between all registered BPN runners - this means that if 5 people lock in their 10 000 CBX each or 50 000 CBX then the 20 000 CBX reward gets divided among those 5 - or 4000 CBX each for a nice 40% yield!

Large CBX holders will have the possibilitly of locking in more than one 10 000 CBX sum, in 10 000 CBX increments those will count as more nodes to the same owner.

All this would work in typical PoSP fashion, online BPN or non BPN get all rewards for given block, essentially adding the Participation twist to traditional masternodes.

The Crypto Bullion Team
Title: Re: Crypto Bullion, the Cryptocurrency for Investors
Post by: pedrillo0 on June 21, 2017, 04:31:46 PM
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The Crypto Bullion Team
Title: Re: Crypto Bullion, the Cryptocurrency for Investors
Post by: pedrillo0 on June 29, 2017, 08:26:09 AM
One critical piece of the outlined 2017 road-map is to put in place a self funding mechanism for continued development. The current plan is to create a 10k superblock at the time of the hardfork occurring in August/September to be used for a dev operated BPN from which interest earnings would fuel ongoing CBX development, advertising, etc. However, this is not ideal as it could potentially create an issue with exchange listing policies or negative perception/issues for investors. Resultant to this, it has been suggested to create a donation address to gather these funds from the community. In response to this suggestion the below address has been created to accept donations. The goal is 10k CBX. We will report periodically on progress towards the goal.

CBX Donation Address: 5jMKPEvPoHN4UNQEyEh9n84ZPdaQBMzfuZ


The Crypto Bullion Team
Title: Re: Crypto Bullion, the Cryptocurrency for Investors
Post by: pedrillo0 on July 13, 2017, 07:32:51 PM
In writing the white paper for the BPN implementation, I have been back and forth with the team regarding the current voting poll (cost for a BPN). Yes, a BPN should be an investment and the earning potential will justify the investment, however this is not the only consideration. I bring this point up because the 2k CBX option is presently leading.

The issue I have with this is that in order for us to maintain PoSP and implement BPN, we must split the network coins so we can allow different interest earnings percentages for each function (BPNs should earn more as they provide more services to the network).

Essentially this means splitting the 1 million total CBX into halves of 500k CBX each. One half would be used for PoSP at 1% annual inflation (interest earnings projected from this would be in the 3-6% annual range). The other half for BPN would be at 3% annual inflation so the two would balance out to our 2% inflationary target.

Additionally to make BPN operation more lucrative, we will limit the total number of BPNs to max out at 250k CBX (1/4 of the network). This means that if all of the BPN slots are filled, the absolute minimum interest earnings would be 6% per year. Going off of our PoSP history, we can extrapolate that the return will actually be 3-6 times higher than the inflationary rate from the BPN half therefore rewarding in the projected range of 9-18% yearly for BPN operators.

So with this outlined we come back to the current survey. If we set a BPN cost at 2k CBX, then the maximum number of nodes we can have on the network would be 125. If however we set BPN cost at 500 CBX, then we can have a maximum of 500 BPN on the network and better decentralization.

Feel free to provide any input you want heard from the team regarding this subject:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=951753.new;topicseen#new (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=951753.new;topicseen#new)

Chris Mrozek (Founder of CBX)
Title: Re: Crypto Bullion, the Cryptocurrency for Investors
Post by: pedrillo0 on July 20, 2017, 08:58:50 AM
New poll posted; https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=951753.3980 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=951753.3980)  this time taking under consideration the proposed segmentation of the total CBX money offer, allowing only 250 000 CBX to take part in the global BPN network, this poll now also focuses on "how many nodes do you feel are necessary to maintain a healthy CBX network".

As before, the amount of temporarily locked CBX should be high, but the higher we set this mark, the less nodes will be securing the network. So, please choose, this time  focusing on those 2 essential parameters at the same time.

Also remember that, with CBX's BPN network, regular non masternode nodes (regular online staking Vaults) will also be allowed to secure the network; although the block reward will be higher for actual BPNs.


The Crypto Bullion Team
Title: Re: Crypto Bullion, the Cryptocurrency for Investors
Post by: pedrillo0 on July 25, 2017, 06:10:37 AM
Stage 1 of CBX 2017 Road-map update:

Coding for the hardfork to implement BPNs is almost complete (75%) and will soon begin internal testing. Next steps after completion will be as follows:
   Auto bootstrap load / trouble shooting tool integration into Vault build
   QR support
   GUI redesign and addition of in wallet metrics


The Crypto Bullion Team
Title: Re: Crypto Bullion, the Cryptocurrency for Investors
Post by: pedrillo0 on July 27, 2017, 07:57:12 AM
Official CBX bootstrap updated to today. Download from the OP here or website if you need it.

Also, we are still looking for donation for CBX Dev fund, see below:



Donate to the CBX Foundation Development Fund:

One critical piece of the outlined 2017 road-map is to put in place a self funding mechanism for continued development. The current plan is to create a 10k superblock at the time of the hardfork occurring in August/September to be used for a dev operated BPN from which interest earnings would fuel ongoing CBX development, advertising, etc. However, this is not ideal as it could potentially create an issue with exchange listing policies or negative perception/issues for investors. Resultant to this, it has been suggested to create a donation address to gather these funds from the community. In response to this suggestion the below address has been created to accept donations. The goal is 10k CBX. We will report periodically on progress towards the goal.

CBX Donation Address: 5jMKPEvPoHN4UNQEyEh9n84ZPdaQBMzfuZ

(http://i.imgur.com/3zsRJyj.png)

The Crypto Bullion Team

Title: Re: Crypto Bullion, the Cryptocurrency for Investors
Post by: pedrillo0 on August 01, 2017, 09:43:16 AM
Just a quick update on the progression of development towards the roadmap objectives:

1) Bootstrap loader will be as simple to all users, as promised; being finalized now,

2) Testing the Scrypt algorithm with new Vault; Scrypt hashing will be necessary when testing the new CBX network: we had removed it prematurely in 2.4.3, and regretted it,

3) Major CBX Vault GUI redesign as promised:
     much improved wallet metrics are being added
     full QR code functionality is being added, back and forth (reading QR codes, and generating them)

The Crypto Bullion Team
Title: Re: Crypto Bullion, the Cryptocurrency for Investors
Post by: pedrillo0 on August 05, 2017, 08:29:54 AM
Thank you all for the support...

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The Crypto Bullion Team
Title: Re: Crypto Bullion, the Cryptocurrency for Investors
Post by: pedrillo0 on August 09, 2017, 06:58:18 AM
Currently, we have a semi-operational new Vault, as we have to adjust the network interaction between the new Vault software when put in same network and running side-by-side with current 2.4.3 Vaults. This is important to allow a period of time where both Vaults will be running side-by-side on same network, before the phase 1 hard fork; also means things will be similar, network-wise, even after the hard fork.

Let's review the requirements for phase 1 of 2017 roadmap:

- Transaction anonymity still needs testing
- Correction of memory usage issue is done  :D
- New Vault build with auto bootstrap loader is done  ;D
- Self-Funding has been taken care of by community (thanks, guys!)  ;D
- Full QR-code support is currently at 50% (new Vault generates a QR-Code, but can't yet read QR-codes using a PC cam or portable PC's cam)
- GUI complete revamp is still underway


The Crypto Bullion Team
Title: Re: Crypto Bullion, the Cryptocurrency for Investors
Post by: pedrillo0 on August 16, 2017, 07:08:26 AM
Roadmap 2017 report!

Tying up loose ends and resolving nagging problems, as we are getting closer to Alpha testing...

The peer problem has been resolved; now the Vault 3.0 communicates perfectly with existing 2.4.3 Vaults - we have hit another stumbling block (!) with historic block 393, which is causing a problem to new Vault and we are addressing this before we can move on with the next step.


The Crypto Bullion Team
Title: Re: Crypto Bullion, the Cryptocurrency for Investors
Post by: pedrillo0 on August 22, 2017, 08:12:46 AM
Roadmap 2017 report!

We have noticed that the old opcode interpreter from the previous Vault is the source of a few problems, including the problem with block 383.

It is unfortunately necessary to rewrite this opcode interpreter, so Vault 3.0 functions well in its new BPN environment; if we do not rewrite this part of the software, there might be weird glitches down the line, as seen in the block 383 problem.

Work continues on GUI as well, I'll keep you posted!


The Crypto Bullion Team
Title: Re: Crypto Bullion, the Cryptocurrency for Investors
Post by: pedrillo0 on August 29, 2017, 07:55:19 AM
Roadmap 2017 status report!

We are still finishing up with re-coding the opdocode interpreter to make sure new Vault 3.0 can accept the existing blockchain from previous protocols; and this should be complete by the end of this week. As mentioned earlier, it's a tedious task as we have to test every single line of new code as we go, and this part of the Vault code is about 1000 lines long.

I will revise the posted Roadmap to reflect this new challenge; basically we are still looking at new Vault delivered by the end of September, with associated hard fork taking place in October.


The Crypto Bullion Team
Title: Re: Crypto Bullion, the Cryptocurrency for Investors
Post by: pedrillo0 on September 06, 2017, 07:40:58 AM
Roadmap 2017 status report!

The opcode interpreter rewriting is now complete; now that we have changed many parameters, we need now to revisit how these subroutines are referenced and check each and every one of the opcode calls; this is one week of work, give or take. After this we will be attacking the GUI interface, to be followed by alpha-testing and subsequent required debugging.

The CBX community members who would like to participate in the alpha-testing of the new Vault (under strict non-disclosure rules), please contact me. Naturally, alpha testing simulations will not have any impact on existing CBX balances.

The Crypto Bullion Team
Title: Re: Crypto Bullion, the Cryptocurrency for Investors
Post by: pedrillo0 on September 20, 2017, 11:33:11 AM
Roadmap 2017 status report!

As we know already, the opcode interpreter rewriting is complete; all internal calls to this new opcode interpreter have been rechecked and modified when necessary.

We are moving forward, because now I am happy to report that we are at the stage where we are running the Vault 3.0 live and attempting to make it synchronise organically from scratch from the online 2.4.3 Vaults (syncing right from the start, CBX genesis block) - naturally the first attempt to sync did not work, so we made adjustments and, so far so good with second attempt, as this is ongoing as I write these lines.  Remember that Vault 2.4.3 could never sync alone without bootstrap - so this will be an important improvement.

What is left to do after this is to finalize the GUI interface; but alpha testing can begin even with an incomplete GUI. Thank you for all volunteers who offered to run the testnet of Vault 3.0 with us, we will contact you shortly, should be next week or the week after for the final live testnet. This test will be the perfect opportunity for constructive criticism, and the perfect time to customize the Vault to how we want it - so we are still open for more testers, if more want to join.

Thank you all for your faith in our project, going through and rewriting thousands of lines of code is a tremendous task, as one can imagine.

The Crypto Bullion Team
Title: Re: Crypto Bullion, the Cryptocurrency for Investors
Post by: pedrillo0 on October 06, 2017, 08:45:48 AM
Hello family Crypto Bullion

Secondary projects are still being developed to improve our CBX.

Not only do we the team improve the currency, the community as well.

* Binary Options

* Stock Market Tournament

* Phone recharging solutions

* Investment platform

* Etc.



(https://i.imgur.com/Ikj9XPg.jpg)


(https://i.imgur.com/4SvtbuH.jpg)


Participants to the CBX contest are working hard still to finish up their projects involving CBX, before the October 15th deadline so they have a chance to earn the 500$!

We are happy to remain part of this second stage for CBX.

Thanks for your comprehension...

The Crypto Bullion Team
Title: Re: Crypto Bullion, the Cryptocurrency for Investors
Post by: pedrillo0 on October 13, 2017, 07:43:20 AM
Hey Bullionaires, Join The Creative CBX Contest for Positive Momentum!

$500 reward for finding uses for CBX, in new sites and applications, paid by the CBX team.

Rules:

    Any site or app using CBX for the first time is eligible to win
    Post your site or app on the CBX forum. https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=951753
    The community will vote on a winner on Sept 1, 2017
    Site or App must be available to the public and be working/running by Sept 1, 2017
    $500 paid in BTC at the end

Examples of entries:

    Existing sites that accept CBX for the first time
    New CBX apps
    New sites that use CBX
    CBX YouTube videos or ads that can be shared

Feel free to post works in progress, status updates on your project, etc. on the CBX forum. The more you post on the CBX forum the more the community can get behind you and help make your project a success. Prize awarded in BTC so that the winner can buy more CBX!

**Bonus contest - every tweet or post using #500USDforCBX is an entry to win $100 worth of CBX. Winner chosen at random so the more you tweet, retweet, or post, the higher chances you have of winning.

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3 more days until we take the entries we have and submit to the jury (dev team and event sponsor)

has everybody submitted their up and running CBX project for the Creative CBX Contest?


The Crypto Bullion Team
Title: Re: Crypto Bullion, the Cryptocurrency for Investors
Post by: pedrillo0 on October 16, 2017, 10:00:47 AM
CBX Creative Contest Deadline!

Hello fellow Bullionnaires

As we had agreed, October 15th was the final day to send in your CBX project for this contest.

We have three entries to this contest:

CBX Bet
http://cbx.bet/ (http://cbx.bet/)
Crypto Services
https://cryptoservices.net/en/ (https://cryptoservices.net/en/)
Mycoinsbot
https://mycoinsbot.com/ (https://mycoinsbot.com/)

If I forgot anybody, please kindly remind me of your CBX project; these entries will be sent to jury and private sponsor for evaluation.

There can only be one contest winner, result will be communicated shortly; however keep in mind that when adding services to CBX economy, we all win!

Congradulations, and good luck!

The Crypto Bullion Team
Title: Re: Crypto Bullion, the Cryptocurrency for Investors
Post by: pedrillo0 on October 27, 2017, 07:00:17 AM
Roadmap 2017 status report!

It's been too long since we published a development update and the reason for this has been that we stumbled upon an unforeseeable problem and realized we needed a new approach to allow this project to go forward in a timely fashion while not impacting on value.

What changes now is that we have decided not to let the new code be burdened by the existing old blockchain by attempting to make the new code accomodate it; this means that a CBX swap will be necessary, from old CBX to the new CBX currency instead of the simple seamless install of Vault 3.0 we had in mind. We still envision an elegant migration process: a snapshot of all existing CBX address balances will be taken, and then applied to the new CBX blockchain.

To regular users, the new Vault 3.0 will be able, upon first launch, to fetch the user's private keys which are in the old wallet.dat, and then from these old keys fetch his new CBX coin into the new blockchain. May I remind people that the CBX address' values will not be affected in any way by this swap, all balances stay the same.

The last hurdle we will find prior to alpha testing lies in the mandatory global money supply limitation of 250 000 CBX that can be associated to BPNs (masternodes) at any time. To address this, an innovative solution was proposed, applying a mutex; this solution is unheard of in the Crypto world and we think it will give good results.

Thank you for your patience and continued support

The Crypto Bullion Team
Title: Re: Crypto Bullion, the Cryptocurrency for Investors
Post by: pedrillo0 on November 04, 2017, 07:37:07 AM
Roadmap 2017 status report!

Thanks to our new coding approach that we have outlined at the last post, we are seeing positive results in developing Vault 3.0.

We will be conducting Vault core tests this week-end and into next week, and unless we encounter a problem, public alpha testing may start as soon as the end of next week.

Happy weekend!

The Crypto Bullion Team
Title: Re: Crypto Bullion, the Cryptocurrency for Investors
Post by: pedrillo0 on November 14, 2017, 08:12:41 AM
Roadmap 2017 status report!

An important part of the anonymity provided by the upcoming BPNs, will be derived from existing code from the Zerocoin protocol  http://zerocoin.org/.

It has come to our attention, however, that the Zerocoin code we were using is vulnerable to a certain specific type of exploit, so a patch needs to be added and verified.


https://www.reddit.com/r/zcoin/comments/7bjw8f/zcoin_hardfork_and_security_update_version_01331/
https://forum.pivx.org/t/update-on-recent-zerocoin-protocol-exploit-patch-information/2753

While this thing is slowing us down, the bright side of it is that now is the perfect time to come across problems of that nature, when Vault 3.0 is not yet deployed. We will keep you informed on how this goes, still with a short term goal of initiating the alpha-testing phase.

The Crypto Bullion Team
Title: Re: Crypto Bullion, the Cryptocurrency for Investors
Post by: pedrillo0 on November 14, 2017, 08:16:22 PM
End of sparktokens ICO CBX refund period

I have been notified that there are still some Quintessence ICO investors who have not claimed yet their CBX contribution back from the ICO. While what is left is only a small percentage of the total ICO contribution, we don't want to make people who want their CBX to lose it.  There was ample time for contributors to answer back to the email which was sent to all and claim their CBX but this claim period will now close in 30 days, starting today. After this 30 day period is over, it will not be possible to claim ICO CBX and the leftover CBX from the ICO shall be transfered to Foundation and used for development and bounties. To make a claim now, the best way is to reply to the official email which was sent to you (none bounced back) using that same address which was entered in the ICO program; otherwise please write to me by PM, here in Bitcointalk, and please provide your email address that you had given at ICO time and we will proceed to verify your credentials.


The Crypto Bullion Team

Title: Re: Crypto Bullion, the Cryptocurrency for Investors
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Title: Re: Crypto Bullion, the Cryptocurrency for Investors
Post by: pedrillo0 on November 24, 2017, 10:02:53 AM
Roadmap 2017 status report!

I have to report that things are looking pretty good right now; the implementation of mutex, which was one of the very innovative approaches to Vault 3 and masternodes is a success so far. Also, the patch from Zerocoin which was reported the last time as a fix to a wekness will be implemented using the github merge procedure, so it is no longer an issue.

We also had an issue with block timing, which has been corrected just today; we are currently testing internally the latest daemon to make sure it is running smoothly - last time it was with this testing that we isolated certain problems that we are correcting now.

Another team is working on the GUI interface (the "qt"), and putting together the new visuals for CBXi: no longer gold, we are turning to a "platinum" look - but shhhhh. I will let you discover the rest when the Vault 3.0.0 rolls out.

Still no final date for the alpha testing phase, but it's coming...

The Crypto Bullion Team
Title: Re: Crypto Bullion, the Cryptocurrency for Investors
Post by: pedrillo0 on November 30, 2017, 10:01:51 AM
Roadmap 2017 status report!


We have been discussing with Cryptopia for some time now, about the upcoming CBXi swap: long story short, there is good news and there is bad news. Let's start with the good news.

A few people had brought up the risk of CBX getting delisted from Cryptopia because of our development of Vault 3.0, and the good news is we will stay at Cryptopia even after Vault 3.0 is officially introduced.

CBX has always been well served by Cryptopia and thanks to the latest crypto world developments and good management, the exchange Cryptopia is moving up, becoming gradually more important and influential.

Now the bad news is, to stay at Cryptopia, Vault 3.0.0 cannot be a coin swap.


What this means is, we need to go back to our initial and time-consuming approach of keeping the old CBX blockchain into Vault 3.0, and not be creating a new ticker or a new coin (it's not going to be CBXi).

Essentially, the 2017-2018 roadmap stays the same: new look, new Vault 3.0, masternodes, PoSP, anonymity with zerocoin algo, etc...  Just we can't make Vault 3.0 be a swap. Therefore, although we are not losing the work previously done, we need to find the way to make the new Vault 3.0 be able to understand and continue the historic CBX blockchain. It's going to take more time to do this, hopefully not too much time; and we feel the additional time required is worth the strategic advantage of staying on a good and valuable exchange like Cryptopia.

The Crypto Bullion Team
Title: Re: Crypto Bullion, the Cryptocurrency for Investors
Post by: pedrillo0 on December 06, 2017, 09:40:45 AM
Roadmap 2017-2018 status report!

Coding a complex masternode coin such as what CBX will be, while meeting some "outside requirements" is never an easy thing.

Things are once again looking a lot better now than at the last post, however.  The hashing issues we were having while wanting to keep the old blockchain were fourfold: to say it in crypto programming terms, they were: transaction offset problem, stake modifier problem, time spacing problem and checkpoint problem. I am being told that these 4 issues have now been addressed, and undergoing testing as we speak.  Looks like we will be able to keep the old blockchain going, and, more importantly, it's not going to cost us too much precious time.

I would like to welcome malafaya to the coding team. While very experienced outside crypto and a longtime fan of Crypto Bullion, malafaya is a programmer who wanted to know more about the intrincasies of crypo coding.  He has accepted to give us a hand with this project, and his contribution can be felt significantly already. Alex4J will continue to be the main coding developer of the Crypto Bullion project.

Good luck with this challenge, malafaya!

The Crypto Bullion Team
Title: Re: Crypto Bullion, the Cryptocurrency for Investors
Post by: pedrillo0 on December 13, 2017, 09:24:01 AM
Has anyone noticed what just appeared at the CBX block explorer today?

(https://i.imgur.com/1h4giR2.jpg)


As announced earlier, we have found the culprit in the hashing problem and have been able to fully sync the new codebase Vault 3.0.0 (without any help, without a bootstrap), and run it side by side with the other Crypto Bullion nodes on the network; this part of the job is finally a done deal!

I know I have been promising an alpha test release for the longuest time so indeed we will have something we need to have you try out soon - what we need to test at different locations is making sure this new codebase will sync without any issues everywhere.

What is technically left to do until we Vault 3.0.0 is complete?   Windows compilation, support for PoW miner (for testnet only!), create a file to manage the map of block mutex, addition, suppression, check, etc...;
 Migrate current codebase to Zerocoin, pictures update, implement a better startup system for masternodes, implement a Qt Wallet launcher, add the hardfork logic in the code, add a customizable message in the Qt wallet.
On protocol switch (hardfork) activation, change VerifyScript2 to VerifyScript.

Things are definitely moving, but we are not finished yet; most importantly, we did not lose too much time with the hashing issue.

The Crypto Bullion Team
Title: Re: Crypto Bullion, the Cryptocurrency for Investors
Post by: pedrillo0 on December 22, 2017, 08:40:12 AM
Roadmap 2017-2018 status report!


Latest progresses include the following:

- we added the Bootstrap loading tool directly in a Vault menu; also we provided a default-checked option that automatically download the bootstrap upon launching Vault 3 for the first time was added to the installer.

- masternode operations are being tested internally, making sure that no more than 125 BPN's can operate at any time, done through "mutex",

- we are applying final touches to dialog text strings in 4 languages,

- most of the development work is carried out in Linux environment, we still have to succesfully compile the new codebase Vault in Windows/MacOs environments; this is an important next step.

No new major problems have been encountered yet with new codebase, you will see Vault 3.0.0 pop on and off at the blockexplorer as we are testing each new feature.


The Crypto Bullion Team
Title: Re: Crypto Bullion, the Cryptocurrency for Investors
Post by: pedrillo0 on January 02, 2018, 08:22:59 PM
Happy New Year 2018, Bullionaires!

2017 has been a good year for Crypto Bullion, many lingering issues have been resolved. In 2018 Crypto Bullion, perhaps soon to be "Bullion", may be the ideal cryptocurrency for the next big turnaround - May 2018 be the year of the Bullion!

I wish all my fellow Bullionaires prosperity, and most importantly, the required health to enjoy it!

Happy New Year!

The Crypto Bullion Team
Title: Re: Crypto Bullion, the Cryptocurrency for Investors
Post by: pedrillo0 on January 03, 2018, 09:13:04 AM
Roadmap 2017-2018 status report!

Development of Vault 3.0.0 is back on track, after the expected slow-down caused by the Christmas period holidays. Three points today:

We are now testing the staking capability, with a live test on the actual CBX blockchain; just a question of time before our Vault 3.0.0 generates a block so we can establish that everything worked as expected. This testing is important and will go on for a few more days.

Secondly, we are cleaning up the expected RPC functions, so that all RPC calls to Vault 3.0.0 daemon will respond exactly like for Vault 2.4.3. Also, a few functions of the CBX console were buggy so we are cleaning that up too.

Third, from a few days staking experience, we now can tell more precisely that the Vault actually needs 1.1 gig of RAM to run when staking; the important thing is that this amount of RAM is now stable.

And that's what we have, for now.


The Crypto Bullion Team


Title: Re: Crypto Bullion, the Cryptocurrency for Investors
Post by: pedrillo0 on January 18, 2018, 07:26:33 AM
Roadmap 2017-2018 status report!

Development of Vault 3.0.0 continues, as promised, and as I am always in touch with Cryptopia and our coding team here are the latest developments:

1) After discussing with a few officers from Cryptopia and confirming with them that CBX Vault 3 will not be a swap, we have now 99.5% chance of implementing our desired name change with new logo. I still did not get the final OK however, as we all know Cryptopia's responsiveness has suffered greatly recently. I know my way around with Cryptopia to get things done, just right now they are really swamped.

2) In the previous update, I revealed that we were testing the staking capability of Vault 3; in this test we hit a bug however, our new codebase Vault 3 is somehow infringing one or more rules when attempting to form new blocks, and existing Vault 2.4.3s are rejecting blocks generated by Vault 3. We are conducting extensive tests to find out what rules are being infringed and how to solve this issue.

3) We were able to successfully compile the new Vault 3 code for Windows OS, so this is a major step.

4) Current Vault 2.4.3's loading time has been greatly reduced in Vault 3, using the fastindex function instead of making the Vault extensively recheck things that were checked already, on every launch. Vault 3 launches in under 1 minute now, close to 15 seconds on a SSD drive.

That's it for now, enjoy the rest of the week!

The Crypto Bullion Team
Title: Re: Crypto Bullion, the Cryptocurrency for Investors
Post by: pedrillo0 on January 31, 2018, 08:57:41 AM
Roadmap 2018 status report!

Hello everyone, I hope winter is going smoothly for all folks from the Northern Hemisphere, and as for the other side of the globe, enjoy your summer at its best!  Have you noticed, everytime I post a Roadmap update, I have some really good news, then also something disappointing. I swear I am not doing this on purpose! It's just how life goes in development and coding - certain things go better than expected, then some things which appear trivial at first glance end up being a complicated puzzle.

So here we are, as of today:

1) The staking roadblock is cleared - after removing the whole staking algo and putting in our new PoSP code, we have successfully staked a bunch of blocks with new codebase directly in live CBX blockchain; those who wish to see Vault 3 currently in action can check out this address
https://chainz.cryptoid.info/cbx/address.dws?5j8tTMcYEpKEThNpYyY1CXjN9aVKzwTd5X.htm (https://chainz.cryptoid.info/cbx/address.dws?5j8tTMcYEpKEThNpYyY1CXjN9aVKzwTd5X.htm) As a hidden treat, Vault 3 was able to embed some text in its first succesful stake ever, for posterity: https://chainz.cryptoid.info/cbx/tx.dws?3484354.htm (https://chainz.cryptoid.info/cbx/tx.dws?3484354.htm) (Click on Raw Transaction)

2) With this achievement in mind, within 2 weeks, we will now be able to finally wrap things up and deliver a functional Vault 3.0.0 alpha; the good news with this version is many current bugs of Vault 2.4.3 will be fixed - so Vault 3 alpha will have all features of current Vault 2.4.3 (minus the bugs) however it will still not contain any code for BPNs yet. This Vault will have the new visual elements and use the new name, "Bullion".

3) About BPNs, which will be our interpretation of masternodes; things are moving ahead BUT as we are clarifying our own unique goals (emphasis on unique), we have come to realize that we have to recode everything. Our masternode system cannot be a simple copy-paste from other projects for a few reasons - one important reason is our concept of "queue" which does not exist anywhere else with PoS.

When someone signs up his 2000 CBX for a masternode, he enters a queue to become a BPN. If there are less than 125 BPNs active, his BPN becomes active quickly and starts to earn - if there are more than 125 BPNs, then the inactive BPN goes in a queue and does not earn until one of the 125 disconnects and frees up a spot.

4) New name, new logo: we need a new, more modern Bullion website! So we have purchased a new domain name, and work has started on the design of the new webpage. gatonegro97 has expressed his interest in helping us with this, and his experience in programming will be useful to create something original. Naturally we will put in all useful links on this page; if you have a special idea for this new website, please mention it here.

Welcome to gatonegro97 to the team for this project, and hopefully many more after that!

The Crypto Bullion Team




Title: Re: Crypto Bullion, the Cryptocurrency for Investors
Post by: pedrillo0 on February 25, 2018, 09:58:18 AM
Roadmap 2018 status report!

Good morning fellow Bullionaires; here is a significant step towards the new CBX network, as we had imagined it a while back.

The link to the new codebase Vault 3.0.0 alpha2 is the following:
http://node.alex4j.cryptobullion.io/v30/bullion-qt.exe (http://node.alex4j.cryptobullion.io/v30/bullion-qt.exe)

Important notice: we have been testing internally this new software for two weeks and have not encountered any major issues that would have led us to lose CBX coin, but before you go ahead and use it with your own CBX address it would be important that you backup your wallet.dat file; if you are unsure how to backup that file, please ask.  Wallet.dat files should be backed up periodically with all coins, in any case.

This public alpha test is the occasion to try out the new codebase and give us feedback, if you see anything that could be improved. You may occasionally find references to non-implemented features in the software, we will correct this as we go.

One major thing we have to warn people about this new codebase is that the new Vault is now able to sync organically, which no Vault has been able to do for some time now; syncing organically takes some time however, so this new Vault has an auto-bootstrap feature to speed up this process. The auto-bootstrap feature still has issues with Windows: we are aware of this problem and will be fixed shortly. Since we still have to apply a bootstrap manually if you don't want to sync organically, here is the link to current updated bootstrap:
http://node.alex4j.cryptobullion.io/v30/bootstrap.zip (http://node.alex4j.cryptobullion.io/v30/bootstrap.zip).

This new codebase Vault software is a major step towards our planned roadmap as outlined in the OP of this thread, it does not yet however have the BPN (or masternode) capability. We are still working on our unique approach for CBX masternodes and will have a better idea regarding timing of this development next week.

We are also using this new Vault opportunity to gradually modernize/rebrand our image; you will already be able to see the new name and logo for CBX in this new Vault. Has anyone noticed that Cryptopia has changed "Crypto Bullion" to the new "Bullion" name already?

Title: Re: Bullion (CBX) >>> rebranding to "bullion" | 2018 Roadmap published
Post by: pedrillo0 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

Title: Re: Bullion (CBX) >>> rebranding to "bullion" | 2018 Roadmap published
Post by: pedrillo0 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:

(https://i.imgur.com/5P99i7W.png)

Thank you for your continued support!

The Crypto Bullion Team
Title: Re: Bullion (CBX) >>> rebranding to "bullion" | 2018 Roadmap published
Post by: pedrillo0 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!


The Crypto Bullion Team
Title: Re: Bullion (CBX) >>> rebranding to "bullion" | 2018 Roadmap published
Post by: pedrillo0 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/ (https://www.facebook.com/bullionCBX/), please pay us a visit and drop us a line!



The Bullion Team
Title: Re: Bullion (CBX) >>> rebranding to "bullion" | 2018 Roadmap published
Post by: pedrillo0 on May 16, 2018, 04:26:51 AM
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
Title: Re: Bullion (CBX) >>> rebranding to "bullion" | 2018 Roadmap published
Post by: pedrillo0 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!

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The Bullion Team