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SuperNET Newsletter #6

Welcome to the SuperNET newsletter!

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In this edition, we’ll be digging a little more into Nxt, as well as some of the assets that James gave to SuperNET. These assets were previously mentioned (in SuperNET Newsletter #3), though not explained in detail. There are also some new announcements and developments, as always.

Topics

  • Market
  • neoDICE
  • MGW
  • NXT Freemarket
  • NXTweb vs CoinEvolve
  • SuperNET assets explanation
  • SuperNET CORE: NXT
  • Development update
  • SuperNET demo
  • Telepathy whitepaper
  • Your Supernet needs you!
  • SuperNET related links

Market

Despite the recent bear market in Bitcoin, which has badly affected the alts, SuperNET/UNITY price is still within 15 percent of the ICO price – probably one of the best performances over the last month, considering how much everything has lost. James writes,

‘Remember that SuperNET is spending 1% on things like all this development, not 100%, so ignoring market fluctuations, the NAV will remain. The revenue projections are quite difficult to make and I priced it at 0 due to this. Long term, with a big user base, then of course the revenues will be quite significant, but this requires a lot of work, progress and most importantly cooperation among all the coins.’

‘With SuperNET, we have financial ties with the core coins and this will be needed to ensure continued cooperation, especially if we are in a prolonged bear market. What is easy to join, is easy to unjoin and I much rather have few coins with long term commitment to build upon. Only the coins that want to be featured in the SuperNET GUI and getting the cross promotion and technical integration, need to let us buy 10%. If they just want to use the SuperNET services, any coin can do this. Coins without redeeming features wont benefit from being part of SuperNET as nobody will use them.’

neoDICE

NeoDICE is ready for public beta testing within a few days!

NeoDICE was the first asset dividend to be paid to SuperNET holders. NeoDICE is a fair betting game that runs on the NXT blockchain. It is based on the immensely popular satoshiDice, though with a few differences – the most important one being that neoDICE processes unconfirmed transactions, making gameplay near instantaneous.

NeoDICE does not require any additional registration or authentication than a NXT account number. To determine winning or losing bets, it calculates the SHA-3 hash of a combination of the transaction ID and a daily secret (a number unknown to the player). The previous day’s secret as well as the hash of the current day’s secret are published, providing for an easy way to verify the outcomes of wagers: everything is visible in the blockchain.

NeoDICE is based upon know-how from NXT’s Come-from-Beyond, but is being actively coded by several developers represented by hash. Come-from-Beyond and jl777 are project consultants.

100% of neoDICE revenues will be distributed to assetholders. This indirectly includes SuperNET, so UNITY holders will receive dividends from neoDICE. It will initially be playable as a NXT client plugin, and will later be included in the SuperNET GUI. Finally, it will also be released on a standalone neoDICE website, allowing gameplay without a NXT client. ETA is December 2014.

NeoDICE is traded on Nxt AE (asset ID 18184274154437352348) if you want to load up before launch.

MGW

The Multigateway (asset ID 10524562908394749924), NXT’s distributed exchange, has previously been running on James’ servers. This is about to come to an end with the move to production servers.

VanBreuk writes, ‘The Multigateway production servers are working and they will be open to users as soon as stress test cases are finished and a new GUI is available. We have made the first BTC deposits and withdrawals. Processing time has been 45-60 minutes in both cases. So we hope these times around the hour mark will be the norm. Almost ready…’

The Multigateway will provide a key part of SuperNET’s functionality, since – in conjunction with InstantDEX – it will deal with all the automatic exchanges from one currency to another.

NXT Freemarket

NXT Freemarket (asset ID 134138275353332190) is a decentralised online marketplace that enables free, global, private trade of any goods and services, with low fees and no interference.

FreeMarket lives on the NXT blockchain, so there is no single point of failure. It is resistant to attack by anyone who would deny you your right to trade peacefully. FreeMarket automatically encrypts messages between buyer and seller, keeping your information private. No IP addresses are logged anywhere. Payments via NXT are built right in. No need to leave the app to send a payment, no need for PayPal or another third-party payment processor who has your private data.

NXT freemarket has been in BETA since mid September, so it has been in the wild and tested. The developers have announced that they have an update scheduled on 9th of November. After this release, the promoting of FreeMarket starts.

20% of FreeMarket listing fees (7.77 NXT per listed item from 2015) will go to SuperNET.

You can download the NXT Freemarket install for your Nxt Client here: http://nxtfreemarket.com

NXTweb vs CoinEvolve

You may remember this arbitrary message (txID 6374368705651792002):

25.09.2014 02:13:04:

All agreements between SuperNET and coinevolve are hereby terminated due to abandonment by Chris Sommers.

James

Even though there was never a direct partnership between SuperNET and the abandoned CoinEvolve project, unlucky buyers of EVOLVE and EVOLVE2 can claim free NXTweb assets.

An arrangement has been made with Christian Sommers, who has now transferred the source code for his websites to POPPP from the French Nxt Community. POPPP is overseeing the modification of the code and ensuring that the sites are set up.

James comments:

It is quite clear Chris Sommers is a scammer/criminal
I suggest that people that want to prosecute him do so in the fiat world.

POPPP has stepped forward to do the work required to create sites in the same general area as the coinevolve sites. I will do a SuperNET deal with POPPP for his asset and donate my evolve assets I ended up with to POPPP so he will have a meaningful ownership of the new asset.

The first NXTweb site is already live. It is a crowdfunding website: www.nxt-starter.com. Payments are initially accepted in NXT and BTC through coinpayments.com, but the site will be heavily developed over the next two months to take coinpayments out of the loop and accept more currencies. Two more websites will be built from Chris’ source code: a freelancer website and a microjob website. More sites are planned for NXTweb in the future. James is acting as an adviser only and will not build any tech for NXTweb.

SuperNET will receive 25 percent of NXTweb’s NET profit.

There are 1 million NXTweb assets issued. (asset ID: 18052454258090117553). 65 percent of the NXTweb assets are being given to the scammed CoinEvolve investors. Owners of EVOLVE and EVOLVE2 can send their assets to NXT-HTM9-BEPZ-28NP-A4AEK. For more information, see https://nxtforum.org/assets-board/(ann)-nxtweb/

For more background on the situation with CoinEvolve: SuperNET Newsletter #1.

SuperNET assets

James donated a number of assets to SuperNET. These will form parts of the core services, value and functions of SuperNET. You can read more about all of them on the NXTventures board of the NXT forum. Many of these assets are interlinked and own proportions of each other.

InstantDEX (asset ID 15344649963748848799) will soon offer near-realtime trading of NXT, Nxt assets and other crypto – a huge advantage for trading and for regular transactions over typical blockchain confirmation times, whether that is Nxt’s 1-2 minutes or Bitcoin’s 10 minutes.

The tech is almost complete and will be integrated into SuperNET so that users can enjoy fast, automated conversions between one crypto and another.

SuperNET owns 241,485 InstantDEX.

InstantDEX fees will flow through these and be dividended out to SuperNET investors.

NXTprivacy (asset ID 17911762572811467637) contains all of James’ privacy-related projects, currently 50% of Privatebet, 30% of the Anon ATM card (cryptocard) supplied by Coinomat, and also 0.1% of Teleport fees will flow through NXTprivacy into SuperNET.

SuperNET owns 241,485 NXTprivacy.

NXTprivacy dividends will flow through these and be dividended out to SuperNET investors.

Privatebet (asset ID 17083334802666450484) enables fully decentralised, peer-to-peer betting, with publicly verifiable results. This paves the way for sports betting and casino applications, all of which will pay dividends to Privatebet (and SuperNET holders through NXTprivacy). The ‘house edge’ for neoDICE will be around 1 percent, and this is likely to be standard.

Cryptocard (asset ID 7110939398145553585) will be a way to bridge crypto into fiat. These SuperNET cards are normal MasterCards and will have a $1,000 per day limit. The cards have been ordered. At the moment these are ‘half anon’ cards: A photo ID card is required for – but no banking information. There is being worked towards finding a full anon solution.

1% of the processed transaction volumes will be transferred to the assetholders.

More information about the half-anon approach can be found in SuperNET Newsletter #5.

Tradebots/nxtcoinsco (asset ID 17571711292785902558) is an asset that will allow people to create their own custom tradebots.

James writes, ‘I plan to allow tradebot writers to publish and people to subscribe and they share profits. People would subscribe to XYZbot and only pay if it makes profits and they only pay a portion of profits. Of course, the XYZbot could lose money, but all the performance stats would be tracked so people will see historical performance. No profits, no payment, so the tradebot writers are fully incentivized to create profitable tradebots. Eventually there will be dozens of proven tradebots and like for the forex world, people can see how many subscribers each one has, how much the bankroll is, etc.’

SuperNET owns 241,485 Tradebots/NxtCoinsco.

NxtCoinsco dividends will flow through these and be dividended out to SuperNET investors.

NXTventure (asset ID 16212446818542881180) is an incubation fund that invests in and spins off other promising crypto assets. NXTventure pays dividends in the form of these assets, thereby giving investors a piece of the next big crypto asset.

James has recently announced that NXTventure and SuperNET will be releasing combined dividends. The NxtInspect dividend was an example of assets distributed to SuperNET holders through NXTventure.

Four more dividends have been pre-announced. Read more in SuperNET Newsletter #2.

There will not be a full overlap between the dividends offered by NXTventure and SuperNET.

SuperNET CORE: NXT

As you will know, a small number of coins make up the SuperNET core.

If BTCD is the highway that connects all the stores, entertainment centres, financial services and other features in SuperNET, then NXT is the 2.0 engine that allows users to access them all.

Rather than simply being a cryptocurrency, NXT can be considered a complete financial platform. The Nxt Asset Exchange, which is built into the client, allows users to issue, buy and sell shares in virtual or real-world companies, and receive dividends (NXT, other assets or even other currencies through Multigateway tokens for BTC and other coins). It’s the ‘coloured coins’ concept you may have heard about, but being dealt with in a very intuitive and user-friendly way.

To read more about the launch of the Asset Exchange and see a few use cases, see the NXT AE Special newsletter.

Nxt’s arbitrary messaging system (AM) is also used – and for more than just simple messaging (plain text or encrypted). For example, instructions are passed to the Multigateway using AMs. The Nxt Alias system allows accounts, websites, telephone numbers and more to be linked to a simple reference label; Hyperboria’s Meshnet project already makes use of this feature. The Nxt Marketplace (formerly known as Digital Goods Store or DGS) is a  decentralized NXT store that allows users to trade digital products directly through the NXT Client; whereas NXT Freemarket is the third-party application that reaches into the physical world, like a decentralised eBay. The Monetary System (MS) is scheduled for release later this month, and will allow the easy creation of customized digital currencies on top of the Nxt blockchain and backed by NXT.

These and other third-party services like neoDICE offer a wide range of functionality and open many possibilities for SuperNET. For a more comprehensive overview of Nxt, take a look at the NXT Technology Tree.

Development update

James is coding hard, and the features of SuperNET’s GUI are taking shape.
There is still plenty to do, but basic SuperNET functionality is now almost complete.
SuperNET development is on track, with initial release still scheduled for the end of the year.

James writes:

‘Finished all the GUI interface API for settings and general command flow, even start/stop so the GUI can stop and restart SuperNET. With a GUI to create the SuperNET.conf, it will be much, much easier. Also, this allows for a debug console, which will speed up testing, and building buttons and forms on top is just a matter of figuring out what buttons and forms we need.’

‘Most importantly all the telepod (money!) is using a berkeley DB so short of computer totally exploding, the data should be safe or at least recoverable. ]I am leaning toward automatically backing the telepods in the encrypted cloud so there are two copies.’

‘I split out the SuperNET into a separate executable for two main reasons. It makes it much easier to build as it doesn’t have to be built into BitcoinDarkd. With the boost, C++ vs C and all sorts of build complications on Windows, this reduces the problem to just building SuperNET on Windows. I already built SuperNET for Mac, but having problems with boost so can’t build BitcoinDarkd or QT on Mac yet. The second reason is that this allows other coins to also be in the system and the SuperNET requests are properly serialized through the https interface.’

‘If all goes well, by next weekend I think I will be doing the loose ends, but that means we will have nice core functionality as soon as GUI and OS builds are ready. So not a lot of external progress, but the internals are now split into two independent executables with mechanisms for master/slave type of setup, and other coins can just call into SuperNET directly. Now with DB reliable and reentrant, progress should be fast as that solves the reliable storage for money things like telepods, private messages, public cloud and also price data for tradebots.’

‘The new DB design made it so the old InstantDEX code was not quite right. I ended up rewriting it and most of it is gone! this is good as the less code, the less bugs. Still not fully debugged, but via DHT all orderbooks exist in the cloud.’

SuperNET demo

If anyone has doubts that development is progressing fast, anyone with minimal knowledge of linux can install the command line version and start playing with SuperNET. The installation instructions have been significantly simplified in recent weeks (full instructions and discussion available on the Slack boards). James provides these instructions:

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git clone https://github.com/jl777/btcd

# Then you need to put your addresses in the demo SuperNET.conf and copy it to the libjl777 directory

cd btcd/libjl777

make onetime

./m_unix

Once SuperNET is running and the accounts are funded:

On computer A:

./BitcoinDarkd SuperNET ‘{“requestType”:”addcontact”,”handle”:”computerB”,”acct”:”<account for computerB>”}’

On computer B:

./BitcoinDarkd SuperNET ‘{“requestType”:”addcontact”,”handle”:”computerA”,”acct”:”<account for computerA>”}’

./BitcoinDarkd SuperNET ‘{“requestType”:”maketelepods”,”coin”:”BTCD”,”amount”:”.0001″}’

./BitcoinDarkd SuperNET ‘{“requestType”:”teleport”,”coin”:”BTCD”,”amount”:”.0001″,”contact”:”computerA”}’

Of course, this is still command line and it isn’t using the best practices as the maketelepods creates traceable telepods, but it is quite a lot of what needs to be working.

James
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White paper

Finally, a draft white paper for Telepathy is available. Telepathy is the secure communication system that underpins BTCD and the SuperNET. It works similar to BitTorrent’s peer-to-peer network, with a few critical differences. ‘Dead drop’ addresses are used – locations in network space that are not owned by any peer. Since many peers handle a packet on its way to the dead drop, it becomes almost impossible to tell who it was originally meant for.

The white paper can be found at https://copy.com/x4mYj7Cy9tNtwwXg.

Please do read and comment. All feedback is welcome.

Your SuperNET needs you!

James is working hard on the code, and many other people have joined the Slack channels where a huge amount of discussion, feedback, marketing and development are happening. We have approaching 100 people on Slack, and over 10,000 messages weekly. However, the more people get involved the better – there are always gaps, and more eyes and pairs of hands will make things move faster. Just ask for an invite if you want to help.

James writes, ‘I keep coding away and making progress, but there is only so much I can do and it will take the help of the community to fully actualize SuperNET. In fact, once my low level work is done, then I really become much less important and that is my goal.

‘Next year I want to be the leading SuperNET applications creator. By making dozens (yes dozens) of SuperNET reference applications, I will demonstrate how to make money via SuperNET. Similar to what I did with the NXT AE. Instead of telling people via fancy graphics and press releases, I will just do it and let the market decide how much they like it.’

SuperNET related links

Supernet Forum
https://forum.thesupernet.org

SuperNET news

Newsletter signup
http://supernetwrk.weebly.com/newsletter.html

https://twitter.com/Jl777News
http://jl777news.tumblr.com/
https://www.facebook.com/jl777official

SuperNET Newsletters archive
http://test.nxter.org/category/supernet-newsletters/

SuperNET CORE coins

NXT
http://nxt.org

BTCD
http://bitcoindark.pw

BBR
http://boolberry.com

VRC
http://www.vericoin.info

CHA
http://chancecoin.com

SuperNET related projects

BITS (SuperNET CORE component!)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=748045

Coinomat
https://coinomat.com

SNN
https://forum.thesupernet.org/index.php?topic=118.0

Neodice
https://nxtforum.org/nxtventures/(pre-ann)-neodice/

Freemarket
https://nxtforum.org/nxtventures/freemarket-official-thread/

ATOMIC
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=780833.0

ShortUNITY
https://nxtforum.org/assets-board/shortunity/

Prediction Markets

https://www.fairlay.com/predict/registered/new/supernet-in-top-10-of-coinmarketcap/
https://www.fairlay.com/predict/registered/new/supernet-in-top-5-of-coinmarketcap-before-2016/

Affiliated websites (revenue sharing or partial ownership)

http://bter.com
http://coinomat.com
http://nxtfreemarket.com
http://yourwebsitecanbehere.com

Author of SuperNET newsletters: NXTER MAGAZINE: http://test.nxter.org

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