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  • Gridcoin Snapshot Generator - Release 1

    Author,

    moisesmcardona

    Hi everyone,

    Today, I wrote a new tool that aims to create Gridcoin Snapshots automatically.

    The tool is very easy to use. Just specify the filename for the snapshot and press the "Create Snapshot" button. You can also specify the amount of hours to automate this process for you.

    The software works as follows:

    1. It will first close the wallet properly to prevent corruption.
    2. It will launch 7zip and compress the txleveldb and the blk0001.dat file
    3. Once the compression is finished, it will launch the wallet again.

    And that's how easy it is to use this tool :)

    The snapshot format is as follows: Snapshot Name Year-Month-Day Hour-Minutes-Seconds AM/PM.7z

    The requisites to use this tool is to have 7zip installed in the default location at C:\Program Files\7-zip.

    The tool is Open Source and you can check out the code here: https://github.com/moisesmcardona/GridcoinSnapshotGenerator

    To download the tool, go here: https://github.com/moisesmcardona/GridcoinSnapshotGenerator/releases

    Hope you enjoy it!!!



  • Bitshares BOINC project brainstorming thread! All ideas welcome!

    Hey,

    I'm Customminer from the Gridcoin https://gridcoin.us community, I've been a holder of BTS since BTSX days & have a very positive outlook on the future of Bitshares!

    I have been paying attention to the recent Bitshares testnet stress-testing https://bitsharestalk.org/index.php/topic,23829.0.html which yielded a rate of approx 3k TX/s, it was mentioned in the 13th Bitshares hangout https://soundcloud.com/beyond-bitcoin-hangouts/bitshares-hangout-13-w-christoph-hering-fuzzy
    that a potential reason that we were limited to 3k TX/s was the lack of
    computing power at the disposal of the stress-test organizers - I
    believe that the BOINC & Gridcoin community can help!

    BOINC https://boinc.berkeley.edu/
    is an open-source kit for volunteer distributed computing, it can
    distribute any kind of computing task and has between 250k & 560k
    active users (differing estimates depending on what site you go to..
    it's difficult to guesstimate) & 4 million registered users in
    total. To put the scale of available computing power in perspective,
    team Gridcoin has 100k hosts at its disposal and currently only rewards
    0.5% of the active BOINC community. The majority of the BOINC community
    contributes their resources entirely for free, those that crunch under
    team Gridcoin are rewarded GRC by the network on behalf of whitelisted
    projects (project owners pay nothing).

    I spoke during episode 200 of the BeyondBitcoin hangout https://soundcloud.com/beyond-bitcoin-hangouts/beyondbitcoin-spotlight-gridcoin-03-24-17 and the 14th Bitshares hangout Chris4210[/member]/bitshares-hangout-14-03-31-17]https://steemit.com/bitshares/@Chris4210/bitshares-hangout-14-03-31-17 on this topic.

    I try to encourage the development of new BOINC projects each month, join in the discussion: https://steemit.com/@cm-steem/brainstorming-boinc-projects-006

    The tools:
    https://github.com/marius311/boinc-server-docker
    https://github.com/marius311/boinc2docker
    https://www.docker.com/
    https://github.com/xeroc/python-bitshares
    https://github.com/xeroc/bitshares-docker
    https://github.com/grctest/project-rain-site (Outdated, needs uplifted to latest BOINC version)

    The ideas:

    Bitshares Testnet Load Generator!

    It
    was mentioned in the last Bitshares hangout that the Bitshares testnet
    stress test may have been limited due to a lack of resources available
    for creating a larger transaction volume - what about distributing
    testnet load generating software out to a few thousand computers around
    the world via a BOINC project?

    Such a project wouldn't be
    eligible for Gridcoin whitelist status (no GRC rewards) due to the
    bursty nature of stress testing (GRC needs continuous work
    availability).

    You could easily distribute an UIA to your
    volunteers proportionally to their completed work by adding a Bitshares
    field to the BOINC signup page and user profile.

    I'd imagine that
    for this idea, you would distribute a docker container which contained
    python dependencies, the testnet stress-test python script, and the
    bitshares client.

    Once running on an user's machine, it would
    need to create a testnet user account, the project admin would send
    enough testnet BTS to each volunteer bitshares account, each account
    would register as lifetime (for less fees, but not neccessary),  then
    the main stress-test script would begin bombarding testnet with
    transactions.

    The 3000+ TX/s rate achieved in the recent
    Bitshares testnet stress-test was great, but let's try to push it to 1
    million + TX/s!

    Relevant links:
    Bitshares testnet stress-test thread : https://bitsharestalk.org/index.php?topic=23829.15

    ---

    Bitshares Full/API node distribution

    Alongside
    the testnet load generator, you could distribute full node servers out
    to volunteers to supply additional network resources to the Bitshares
    network.

    This would require the development of a
    proof-of-bandwidth credit mechanism (how to reward credit to users based
    on their full node availability/capacity/consumed-resources).

    Since full-nodes are always required, this would make a Bitshares BOINC project eligible for Gridcoin whitelisting.

    This
    would require setting minimum computer spec requirements, so not
    everyone would be able to participate unlike the load generator.

    ---

    Machine Learning + BTS

    You could distribute TensorFlow https://www.tensorflow.org/ docker containers, and perform machine learning against data gathered from the BTS DEX.

    ---

    Witness experiments

    We
    currently have ~25 witnesses, down from 100 in the switch from BTS 1.0
    to BTS 2.0, we could experiment with different quantities of witnesses
    in an automated manner to evaluate optimal quantities of witnesses.

    ---

    Volunteer incentives!

    The
    BOINC web server is programmed in PHP, you can easily add a Bitshares
    (and bitshares testnet) account field to the account signup page (and
    profile page), then expose said account name within the user statistics
    xml files (which is generated every 24hrs) then you can proportionally
    distribute an UIA on the BTS network to each BOINC volunteer
    proportionally to their contributed computation (RAC). Since these xml
    files are public, anyone could distribute their own UIA against your
    volunteers (new sharedrop vector!).

    If there is a continuous
    availability of work units for volunteers, then the project would be
    eligible for Gridcoin whitelist status (the Gridcoin network would
    distribute rewards to your volunteers).

    ---

    Do you have an
    idea for Bitshares which requires vast amount of distributed computing
    power? Please post your ideas in this thread!  +5%

    Thoughts?

    Regards,
    CM.

    Source:

    https://steemit.com/bitshares/...

    https://bitsharestalk.org/inde...



  • Gridcoin (GRC)  3.5.8.8/MSI=42.2 -Mandatory Update

    Gridcoin Research 3.5.8.8/MSI=42.2 Mandatory Upgrade

    • Resolve syncing problem with beacon business logic.



    Download:



  • How to Earn Gridcoin with Pool Research via grcpool.com

    author,

    trumpman

    New video by the Gridcoin channel, demonstrating how to set up the grcpool.com to work with the BOINC project manager to earn Gridcoin via pool research. Use your BOINC science research to earn yourself some Gridcoin and then trade for some Bitcoin, buy stuff with coinpayments or HODL and profit long term.

    Visit & subscribe to https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7HniwuUMx4EXlB2OXG89BA/videos for more gridcoin related videos.

    source:https://steemit.com/gridcoin/@...



  • Gridcoin (GRC)- Research Release 3.5.9.4/MSI=42.8-Leisure

    Gridcoin Research 3.5.9.4/MSI=42.8 Leisure Upgrade

    • Fix neural network missing folder error
    • Fix speech bug
    • Added checkpoint

    Download:



  • Gridcoin (GRC) Mandatory Update v3.5.9.7b

    Gridcoin Research 3.5.9.7/MSI=43.1 Mandatory Upgrade for Windows Users

    • Neural Network business logic rule fix inability to stake current superblock

    Download:



  • Gridcoin (GRC) new release v3.5.9.9-Leisure

    Gridcoin Research 3.5.9.9/MSI=43.3 Leisure Upgrade

    • RPC: getblockstats, enhancements to getmininginfo, remove unused commands, add debug1-10 commands
    • GUI: Prevent crash recv items list, toolbar align, remove unused menus, fix splash screen dismissal bug, allow copy paste for certain fields, TxList double click Message, remove Galaza, diagnostic screen fix, QT58 support, icons
    • Dependencies: OpenSSL 1.1.0 support, C++11 support
    • Translations: Lithuanian, Russian, Swedish and Chinese and various other Countries
    • Buffer overflow protection
    • Remove dead code
    • Neural Network: UTC timestamps
    • Thread Safety: Added global lock
    • High CPU Usage: Improved
    • Staking: Removed repetetive block signing and 1 cent staking and reboot bug for beacons, updated beacons in memory after advertising, clearer stake messages, kernel improvements
    • Log: Use more efficient log command
    • Config File: Auto Backup
    • ARM: Optimization to build

    Download:



  • Gridcoin (GRC) new release v3.5.9.9 / MSI=43.3 - Leisure Wallet Upgrade

    Changelog:

    • RPC: getblockstats, enhancements to getmininginfo, remove unused commands, add debug1-10 commands
    • GUI: Prevent crash recv items list, toolbar align, remove unused menus, fix splash screen dismissal bug, allow copy paste for certain fields, TxList double click Message, remove Galaza, diagnostic screen fix, QT58 support, icons
    • Dependencies: OpenSSL 1.1.0 support, C++11 support
    • Translations: Lithuanian, Russian, Swedish and Chinese and various other Countries
    • Buffer overflow protection
    • Remove dead code
    • Neural Network: UTC timestamps
    • Thread Safety: Added global lock
    • High CPU Usage: Improved
    • Staking: Removed repetetive block signing and 1 cent staking and reboot bug for beacons, updated beacons in memory after advertising, clearer stake messages, kernel improvements
    • Log: Use more efficient log command
    • Config File: Auto Backup
    • ARM: Optimization to build

    Downloads:

    Windows: http://download.gridcoin.us/download/downloadstake/GridcoinResearch.msi

     macOS: https://cryptocurrencytalk.com/topic/13139-os-x-builds-feedback-bug-reporting/?view=getnewpost 

    Linux: http://wiki.gridcoin.us/Linux_guide 

     Source: https://github.com/gridcoin/Gridcoin-Research 

     Website: https://gridcoin.us/#Downloads



  • Gridcoin (GRC) new release version 3.6.0.0 - Leisure

    Keep in mind: 

    before you upgrade, 

    make a !backup

    For Windows users specifically:                       

    the new Windows installer 3.6.0.0 is soon downloadable from here,

    or you can update from within your Windows client

    All other users (Linux, Mac, ...):                      

    • can find the source code here, OR: 
    • upgrade from their used location (e.g. package managers, once the responsible person for those package managers made the new version available)

    Changes in this version are (more detailed here, changelog, commit 1):  

    Keep in mind this is NOT a mandatory (Windows AND Linux, etc...) release:        

    • the last "real mandatory" was: version 3.5.8.8 (released on 2017 April 2)
    • but... as always it helps us a lot when you run this version

    Please tell us when you experience problems!        




  • Gridcoin (GRC) new release version 3.6.0.0 - Mandatory Upgrade

    Gridcoin Research 3.6.0.2/MSI=43.6 Mandatory Upgrade https://github.com/gridcoin/Gr...

    • Fix incorrect V8 height trigger check.
    • Fix invalid superblock height formatting, #532 (@denravonska).
    • Fix several spelling mistakes, 533 (@Erkan-Yilmaz).

    Download:



  • Gridcoin (GRC) new release version 3.6.1.0-Leisure

    Gridcoin Research 3.6.1.0/MSI=43.7 Leisure Upgrade https://github.com/gridcoin/Gr...

    Download:



  • Gridcoin (GRC) new release version 3.6.3.0-Leisure

    Fixed Fix problems sending beacons on Windows, #684 (@tomasbrod). 

    Fix clients getting stuck at V8 blocks when syncing, #686 (@tomasbrod).


    Download:




  • Gridcoin (GRC) - Wallet for MAC

    For those Gridcoin users who still don't know (I discovered it several days ago) that new Gridcoin Wallet for Mac is available! I like it much better than PC version, also I'll keep it most of the time Online on my Mac laptop (to help the system and later for staking) and will use for transactions, as I work mostly on Mac laptop.

    Here is how it looks:

    When you donwload it, it will take you several days to process transaction history, i.e. 2 days ago when I downloaded it, it was 1000+ days behind. Right now when I'm writing this, I have 147 days left (of transactions which are needed to be processed), so soon, in several hours I'll have wallet up to date, and even will receive some GRC which I claimed from Faucet to have something on my new wallet.

    You can download it here: https://github.com/Git-Jiro/homebrew-jiro/releases gridcoinresearch.dmg

    My New Gridcoin MAC Address is: S9s18HFXMbWRegQaaro6zbRGVXcMzaU2Z1

    By,

    flodner

    Source:https://steemit.com/gridcoin/@...




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