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Opal Announces Dividends Program

[PR] Los Angeles, California –

In addition to its unique set of features, Opal announced today a revolutionary system of dividends simply for holding the coin.

Opal today announced a system of revenue generating sites, the first one being bitsofnews.net, that will have all revenue generated go back to Opal users through dividend payments. This serves as both an incentive for users to hold Opal, as well as holding them in their local wallets and cold storage.

Opal believes that this will help create incentives for users to try out the coin, and will also encour- age long term holding, because in addition to staking intrest, there will be a steady flow of revenue generating sites.

Opal is structured on a no premine, no ICO, no IPO basis, all funding and expenses are covered by the development team. It is because of this approach the team believes they can take Opal to the pinnacle of innovation. They firmly believe in customer and investor feedback and welcome this to further cement Opal’s position in real world adoption.

OPAL – Color your coins

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In their simplest forms, Bitcoin, and other cryptocurrencies, are essentially just different forms of money. The purchasing power of these coins is determined solely by how much a purchaser is willing to pay for them, using his/her local currency. A large majority of bitcoin vendors have a dollar value next to the bitcoin price, and even those who only accept bitcoin fluctuate their prices based off of the current exchange rates.

But what if Bitcoins, Dogecoins, Litecoins, and every other coin out there was more than just a set of numbers with an attached dollar value? Colored Coins may very well be the solution. The concept is straightforward. With Colored Coins, users can “color” their coins, giving them a label, an additional set of information. With these labels, coins can be attached to commodities, assets, stocks, and more. Beyond numbers and electricity, Bitcoin and other altcoins can be backed by a real life value using Colored Coins.

Coins that have been colored effectively become tokens. These tokens can be recognized by various parties as representations of stocks, bonds, houses, and just about anything else. By exchanging these tokens, both parties can bypass the regulations, taxes, and restrictions that would normally hinder the trade of the assets they represent.

Colored Coins has launched with bitcoin recently, but has yet to receive major usage. Some altcoin developers have declined integrating the system into their currencies, but many others have considered the implementation. Most notably, Opalcoin has taken measures to apply Colored Coins to their cryptocurrency, and they plan on releasing the system shortly.

Opalcoin, launched in September of 2014, is a cryptocurrency known for its anonymity, or the “opacity” as it is commonly referred to. Anonymity is one of the core values that coin was founded upon, and unique features such as encrypted messaging and opaque addresses give users the tools to maintain their anonymity.

Another goal the developers had early on was to implement a market place free of taxation for the coin. A commodity exchange, where users trade goods and services, rather than money, was one of the first visions for the coin. There is hope that Colored Coins may be the solution to create this system. With Colored Coins, Opalcoin users will be given the tools necessary for anonymously trading gold, bonds, stocks, and anything else via colored Opalcoins.

Colored Coins is a revolutionary system in the cryptocurrency world. One of the major criticisms to altcoins is that they lack any real value outside of what people are willing to pay for them. Colored coins dispels this criticism by giving users the ability to bind their coins to assets. Opalcoin might just be the start Colored Coins needs to gain widespread adoption.

Read more about OPALCOIN or follow the SuperNET Newsletters.

OPALcoin – anonymous and secure messaging

Launched in September of 2014, Opalcoin is one of the new, great cryptocurrencies on the market today. The name is inspired by the mineral opal, a completely opaque, rare gemstone. Like the mineral, opacity is one of the core values the coin was built upon. This means that anonymity is extended to all users of the wallet and the cryptocurrency, and it is something all can expect for now as well as years to come.

Recently, the Opalcoin development team launched a new feature with anonymity in mind. Via the wallet, users can now send encrypted messages to one another. With the help of blockchain technology, all OPAL wallet users have the ability to exchange sensitive information without fear of an unwanted third party intercepting the details.’

Opacity, a metaphor for the anonymity associated with it, is the name of the service that allows the private exchange of information. From the Opacity tab within the wallet, users choose the address they wish to send the message from, a long with the address they wish the message is received by. The message is encrypted, and sent to Opacity’s secure server. From there, the message is sent to the receiver, where it is decrypted and read.

Another feature of Opalcoin is opaque addresses. Users can choose whether or not they wish to make their address “opaque” which makes all transactions between wallets hidden from the public and anonymous. This feature, when used in coordination with encrypted messaging, make all exchanges of information 100% secure and private.

In this day and age, it is nearly impossible to remain private while sending out information online. This is a truly valuable resource for those wishing to keep their affairs private, where they belong. The ability to remain totally private is unobtainable almost universally in the digital world.

Many critics of online privacy believe that only persons committing illegal activities would desire such a thing. They stand behind the philosophy that you do not need privacy unless you have “something to hide.” In reality, there are a plethora of legal information that is best kept private, and for good reason. Privacy is one of the best defenses against malicious behavior. In a world of identity theft and fraud, it is more likely to become a victim if the entirety of your life can be accessed online by anyone. Privacy is not an ideal exclusively desired by criminals.

The messaging system can also be used to store sensitive information. Users can send encrypted messages to themselves, making the feature a fast and secure way to store important information that may be required later on. In fact, developers of Opalcoin feel this will be one of the most frequent uses of Opacity down the road.

NXTER.ORG keeps you updated about OPAL because its part of the SuperNET CORE.

SuperNET Newsletter #15

Welcome to the SuperNET!

As ever, life moves fast in crypto, and never more so than in the SuperVerse. The main news is that InstantDEX is approaching launch, another dividend is about to be distributed, we have a SuperNET v1 beta LiteWallet, but that’s not all, there’s plenty more still to tell you about – including a new addition to the CORE coins list: FIBRE.

Topics

  • v1.1.3beta
  • v1.1.3beta LITE
  • MGW
    • Coin IDs
    • MGW fees
  • FIBRE: New SuperNET CORE coin
  • Jay dividend
  • InstantDEX
    • API level test of InstantDEX
    • Testing help required
    • InstantDEX Lotto
  • Half-anon Cryptocards available
  • VPN Bounty
  • BTCD and NXT
  • SuperNET CORE coins

SuperNET v1.1.3beta

SuperNET wallet v.1.1.3 beta is available for testing:
https://bitbucket.org/longzai1988/supernetv1/downloads/supernetv1-1.3b.zip

Hash: 4B186C0DDE96C5F1432213BD1F4C96A34CDD98F177CCCBE63BF2F39025BDDEA6

SuperNET v1.1.3 beta litewallet

The litewallet version – a pure html client – is now available for testing: https://bitbucket.org/longzai1988/supernetv1-lite/downloads/supernet-JAY-1.0b.zip

Hash: 57E04EFCE3D25608E59270E03B0EF9477CDCC4953AF95F6C0284BED3E46CB8C9

The ‘advanced’ view is currently disabled for Jay wallet.

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MGW

SuperCoins ID

As part of the ongoing evolution of the Multigateway to become a key part of SuperNET, coin token names have been updated, as have asset IDs.

‘Note that all the assets delivered by SuperNET v1b (and found in the new SN wallet dashboard) follow different naming.’, writes VanBreuk. ‘The SuperNET MGW uses new assets. mgwBTCD has become superBTCD. And although James said iDEX could handle old and new assets as equivalent, we’ll be offering an asset swap for anyone who wants to update assets soon.’

And Longzai advises us that: ‘When we decide to drop the legacy mgw there will be 1:1 asset swap’.

The SuperCoin IDs are:

superBTCD – 6918149200730574743
superVRC – 9037144112883608562
superOPAL – 6775076774325697454
superBITS – 13120372057981370228
superVPN – 7734432159113182240 (withdraws still not operational)

SuperFIBRE (multisig details in development) and the SN versions of BTC, DOGE and others will soon be added. See https://multigateway.org for more information.

When you fund your SuperNET Wallet, the corresponding tokens will automatically show in the AE of your Nxt account where you can trade them manually for NXT or other assets, for example US$-pegged CoinUSD asset (ID 12982485703607823902) or the EUR-pegged equivalent (ID 18331302471589054607), which are also Coinomat gateways to fiat, via SEPA transfers to VISA / Mastercard.

Asset < – > Asset trades will be enabled in SuperNET with InstantDEX integration.
Interesting Nxt AE assets include: http://test.nxter.org/sorted-nxt-asset-exchange-listing/

MGW fees

‘Current MGW withdrawal fees are based on coin transaction fees and Nxt transaction fees, which need to be covered by the service. Since fees are subtracted from, for instance, BTCD withdrawal, there is a value in the servers’ configuration that defines the approximate equivalent of the NXT transaction fee in BTCD. Then the system applies twice that amount (covering the asset transfer and messages costs) plus a safe amount based on the regular BTCD tx fee, keeping in mind that multisig transactions may involve higher fees than regular ones. When InstantDEX brings price feeds, these “approximate equivalents” should refer to current market rate.’

At this point, the total MGW fees are these fixed amounts:

BTCD – 0.022
VRC – 2.002
OPAL – 2.02
BITS – 20.02
VPN – 200.002 (VPN withdraws are not working until coin developers patch the VPN daemon for full multisig support)

Minimum withdrawals are

BTCD – 0.5
VRC – 50
OPAL – 50
BITS – 500
VPN – 5000

New CORE coin: FIBRE

SuperNET has a new CORE coin: Fibre.

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Last week, the announcement was made:
‘Fibre will be leaving the Blocknet Project.’

‘We wish the Blocknet all the best, decisions like this aren`t easy but we are changing direction for Fibre in 2015. Fibre community and investors will always stand in the first place. In our opinion we are choosing a better future for Fibre’.
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=737771.msg10698947#msg10698947

‘The Fibre dev team has been represented in SuperNET Slack for more than a month but has always made it perfectly clear that Fibre was part of the Blocknet initiative. Recently, a real attempt to fulfill the requirements to integrate Fibrecoin in SuperNET as a CORE coin was started; opening Fibre’s source core tech to SuperNET analysts (the review was done by chanc3r), and after that, a swap of SuperNET assets with Fibre assets was required’, writes Eth.

Learn more about Fibre @ http://test.nxter.org/new-supernet-core-coin-fibrecoin/
and enjoy the rest of this newsletter while listening to an Interview with Fibrecoin leader Killakem!

This is SuperNET Radio:

https://soundcloud.com/supernetradio/fibre-coins-founder-developer

Fibre is available on the SuperNET Multipool http://altnuts.com, and also Xpool.ca multipool.

We welcome the FIBRE Team and look forward to finding out more about their forthcoming projects.

Jay dividend

The Jay dividend is ready for distribution. 7.5% to SuperNET, 7.5% to NXTventure and 5% to JLH (jl777hodl) will be distributed. This will occur when fewer than 8,161 SuperNET assets are left in BTER. At the time of writing, BTER’s cold wallet has just over 20,000 SuperNET assets in it.

Jay (ID 8688289798928624137) will allow people without any software on their system to run the SuperNET GUI and access all coins. Jay will get an InstantDEX revshare when it makes a lite-InstantDEX. ‘I added a ‘GUI’ field so we can track which GUIs the orders are coming from’, writes James.

InstantDEX

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A preview video of the InstantDEX client alpha is available here.

You can see InstantDEX in realtime (thanks to MyNxt.info) here.

‘InstantDEX core API is feature complete other than automatching hybrid orderbooks’, James writes. ‘Got the asset<->asset trading working and looks good. So now what is left is the most advanced case (hybrid orders), which isn’t even necessary at first and making it automatch and chart signals.

Then I will switch over to network security enhancements while the testers are pounding on it.

So, the ramchains, realtime MGW and InstantDEX should go into maintenance mode for me very soon. Then the security revamp will be squeezed in and that leaves Tradebots and Privatebet. Once I get the raw data parsed properly, I was just going to create a transaction list, along with summary stats for each asset that was traded and a global summary too.’

InstantDEX is getting inputs from the central exchanges, NXT AE and its own orderbook, so from a single display you can see prices from all the places at once.

API level testing of InstantDEX

InstantDEX is progressing nicely – and, more to the point, is working effectively. ‘Trade completes faster than I can switch tabs! The only difference performance-wise from a central exchange is if you don’t have any inventory of something, then you can’t retrade it until you have enough confirms. I will let each node decide what “enough confirms” means. But if you are trading with plenty of inventory and have enough aged assets, then you won’t even notice this.

‘Another nuance is that even though the trade is locked and done (like after hitting Send Money), until there is at least one confirmation, there is always some very small chance that it won’t get confirmed. I am talking about a big blockchain event or some sort of attack scenario. However, even in such unlikely events, all the components of a trade are atomic swaps of NXT <-> asset, so at worst you have a dangling half of the trade, but you didn’t lose any funds. As with any trading, if the market moves against you, well, not much can be done about this

‘So, not quite 100%, but 99.99%+ with the downside being partial fills. Since the performance is fast, the security of not having to worry about any central exchange is well worth this and I hope that people will be able to understand the slight difference. For the cost of one out of many thousands of trades not completely filling, needing to wait a block to be sure it confirmed, and some users requiring N confirms, we get to trade without worrying about the exchange dying. This being said, if you are trading assetized crypto, I still recommend to withdraw after you are done trading, if only so you can be staking. And nothing is as safe as your local wallet.’

Testing help required

James writes, ‘I made an instantdexbeta private group, only for people who will actually test, no spies. The best testers are usually becoming very good coders. This is because a lot of coding is about finding and fixing your own bugs.’

DM James in Slack for access – but only if you have the time to really test it.

InstantDEX Lotto

James writes, ‘My idea is to fund a monthly lotto with this 5% [the unallocated InstantDEX revenues], winner take all (shared between all that tie).

 If total InstantDEX revenues are 20 million NXT, this is a 1 million NXT monthly jackpot, and each 2.5NXT fee you pay to InstantDEX gets you a lotto ticket.’

For those who still don’t understand how the pieces fit together (which is understandable, when there are so many pieces), InstantDEX can be considered ‘the grand central station of SuperNET. It connects everything to everything else and the more popular it becomes, the larger the monthly lotto. The high end of projections have it up to $100,000 per monthly lotto. At NXT blockchain saturation levels, NXT itself will be at least 2x if not 4x. It all combines to help everything else – and not to forget about BTCD, which is getting an InstantDEX revshare.’

Half-anon Cryptocards available

The half-anon VISA cards are now available to order – but not yet officially launched. Coinomat writes: ‘We are waiting for a dozen successful orders and activations to announce it officially.’

Getting your own card is simple, just register on coinomat.com, click the ‘First Swiss Card’ menu link and follow instructions.

Cryptocard is a semi-anonymous way to cash out cryptocurrency to an ATM card. Photo id but no bank details are required, meaning that a resale market can provide a convenient and private way to move funds from crypto to fiat. Cryptocard was originally funded by the BTCD community, and Coinomat will integrate BTCD within 2 weeks, and then start integrating the other SuperNET coins.

VPN BOUNTY

James has organised a 10 million VPN bounty for a new dev to join the team.

‘I would like to offer a bounty to make VPN for non-Windows environment to link up to the VPNcoin Windows VPN. There are several methods possible. One is to have a separate VPN and bridge to the Windows. The other is just to connect directly to the Windows VPN from unix.’

There is a 10 million VPN bounty for a working solution.

BTCD and Nxt

A reminder about BitcoinDark and Nxt’s status as lynchpins of SuperNET, and the financial benefits holders will enjoy:

BTCD

  • 5% revenue share from InstantDEX
  • 5% revenue share from SuperNET
  • 5% staking interest

This week’s BitcoinDark Bulletin: ‘Privacy and Anonymity’.

Nxt

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5% revenue share from SuperNET goes to NXT core development. And InstantDEX fees are paid in NXT, because SuperNET has NxtInside. James writes: ‘At 50 trades per minute it saturates current NXT blockchain (makes NXT earn 10% per year), but NXT devs say they can boost this capacity pretty easily. With average fees of 6 NXT per trade that is 300K NXT per day or 15 million per month. So even at current ATH prices InstantDEX is trading at PS ratio of 5 and PE of 10.’

Nxt is clearly one of the few platforms that’s going to survive long term, making it not only a safe place in which to trade and park your funds but also a hugely prosperous one as well, once (as anticipated) it’s earning 10% per year.

If you are interested in using Nxt, visit the official website: http://nxt.org.
Get the latest Nxt news from http://test.nxter.org or join the movement @ https://nxtforum.org.

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Nxt is going to present the key speech for crypto at this year’s PayExpo 2015. Damelon writes: ‘I want to invite ALL Nxt related businesses to provide us with their promo materials and relevant information! We are not there just as the platform, you also can get your products and services out there! This Payexpo will have a separate part especially dedicated to cryptocurrencies!

http://www.goshowoff.com/ClarionConf/PayExpoFull2015/page.cfm/Link=28/t=m/goSection=4_28

‘We are co-organising this, so if you feel you want to help out with this and have workshop experience or knowledge: let us know! Also, help us raise the last 500,000 Nxt to go here. We already have gathered a significant amount thanks to all of you. Let’s get this last part together. Donation address: NXT-ZGDQ-W9Q3-YFK6-4L8F4.

Read more on the Nxt Forum here or join SuperNET Slack channel #payexpo to learn more.

SuperNET CORE coins

As the name UNITY suggests, SuperNET is not a coin but a cooperation between selected coins. If you’ve been following the SuperNET Newsletters, you will know that all SuperNET CORE coins have been chosen with great care. No copycats, no simple clones, no scamcoins pumped by a huge marketing budget: only truly innovative, useful coins with active developers.

Here they are in a flash: http://test.nxter.org/supernet-core-coins/

BITCOINDARKBITSTARBOOLBERRYCHANCECOIN
FIBRECOINNXT CRYPTOOPALCOINVERICOINVPNCOIN

All SuperNET CORE coins and services are more than welcome to claim a paragraph in the SuperNET Newsletters > DM apenzl to join SuperSlack #unity-news and make sure to get featured.

Any 1.0 crypto coin can enhance their wallet with SuperNET. Write to: info@supernet.org.

 

SuperNET Newsletter #14

Welcome to the SuperNET.

These are very exciting times, with the realtime Multigateway going into beta – meaning that anyone can now download it and start using it. Beyond that, we’ve got plenty of analysis on how the launch of these services could affect the broader crypto ecosystem, and some other news and information you’ll want to hear about.

Topics

  • SuperNET v1 BETA released
  • MGW ramchains
  • The BTER hack
    • if you have UNITY on BTER
  • InstantDEX
    • Preparing for iDEX
    • Fixed fees
    • Hybrid orderbooks
    • Nxt forgers
    • InstantDEX GUI release
  • SkyNET
  • SuperNET NRS plugin
  • VRC
  • OPAL
  • Coinimal
  • SuperNET Radio Network
  • SNN
  • CHA?
  • The Endgame
  • Win a SuperNET Silver coin

SuperNET v1 BETA released for testers

The hotly-anticipated public beta version of the first official SuperNET client is available for testing. The MGW has been totally re-engineered. The new realtime MGW uses ramchains: James’ distilled blockchain tech that is many times faster to initialise than a regular blockchain.

The v1 client appears as a multiwallet for the SuperNET CORE coins. You can fund it and send coins from it. The first coin deposit you make to your wallet (whether it’s in BTCD, NXT, OPAL, VRC, BITS or VPNcoin) will automatically fund it with 10 NXT, which can be used for paying transaction fees. It is hoped that BTC will be enabled on the realtime MGW within two weeks – BTC’s blockchain is so large (approaching 30GB) that it is taking longer to process than the other coins.

t3cltd writes, ‘Seeing as we have actually released a beta version and we’ve already begun releasing updates, the “download for testers” is simply a wider net of the public who can try it out at will on the understanding it is a beta product at this time.’

Get the new client here: http://www.supernet.org/en/home-of-the-supernet/supernet-downloads

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If you try it, please leave your feedback in SuperNET Slack channel #v1testers. You can interact with SuperNET Slack without asking for an invite or signing up: http://chat.supernet.org

Eth says: “As every new feature, the innovative superNET GUI (basic mode) is going through a number of changes, and what happens in back end is most probably going to affect front end, so this upcoming week there will be a quick re-structuring on the interface inner file set in order to ease up the implementation of new features (that we cannot talk about yet!) in the future.

We will be including also the first video tutorial, which will serve not only to explain the basic functions of the multiwallet, but also a presentation for the different sections that populate superNET, making it a truly unique experience in crypto.”

Further functionality will be added on a rolling basis, ensuring a stable client with an ever-increasing feature set. Some main features are already visible in the GUI, including the funding of your wallet directly from USD or EUR, sending coins by email, and the links to projects and services in the top bar which will definitely be worth watching over the coming months. And right now ramchains for DRK, BTC and DOGE is being created to add to the SuperNET v1.

MGW ramchains

Realtime status for the Multigateway servers are also displayed in the client. The old MGW servers were prone to going down; the new servers will be actively maintained, as James writes:

‘The realtime MGW uses ramchains, so restarting that takes just a few minutes and we are making all sorts of alarms and monitors, etc. You have to also realize the old MGW is run on volunteer basis and there are no profits from it, just expenses. It is clear that this is too extreme on the frugality side and that people would rather pay a small fee that would fund 24hr monitoring and faster response time.’

Charging a small fee will enable SuperNET to pay people to maintain the servers, so they can be restarted – in the superfast time enabled by ramchains – as soon as a problem is detected. Additionally: ‘I am still fiddling with selfhealing ramchains. Did a proof of concept where a brand new ramchain was loaded to a new node in about a minute for BTCD. Not quite done with that, but the bulk of it is done in ~100 lines of new code with a few surgical changes scattered.’ This will make for a more robust system that is less prone to going down – and faster to restart if it does.

As ever, a big thank you goes to James for all his hard work and some tech that really belongs in a sci-fi film.

The BTER hack

BTER lost 7,170 BTC in the hack two weeks ago, which looks like a co-ordinated hit on several altcoin exchanges. As yet there is no indication that these funds will be recovered, and the future for the exchange is unclear.

SuperNET had around 400 BTC on BTER. James writes, ‘Not sure of exact amounts, but most all the ICO funds had already been withdrawn over the months. It was <5% of total funds raised. The funds left were mostly from converting the CNY raised during ICO.’

However, it is hoped that the loss of a number of altcoin exchanges and renewed doubt about the security of centralised exchanges will bring more users to InstantDEX: ‘SuperNET is not much affected by this incident and InstantDEX will become quite popular. The 400 BTC loss stings, but with central exchanges’ continued problems the InstantDEX will gain and SuperNET will more than make up for this.’

If you have UNITY on BTER …

UNITY is just the trading symbol for the SuperNET asset and as we advised in December after the pump’n’dump ring accusations against BTER, it is best to have it in a NXT address that you control (including the new beta client). All dividends will automatically be sent to whatever address the SuperNET asset is in.

If you are new to Nxt, you can use either the standard Nxt wallet or the SuperNET wallet – the passphrase is the same. It’s also easy to start with the blockchain-less NxtLite client. The latest NXT NRS client release can be found here: http://test.nxter.org/latest-nrs-release/ and for the SuperNET v.0 (enhanced NRS) look in this thread: https://nxtforum.org/lite-multigateway-releases/

BTER have now enabled withdrawals of UNITY and some other Nxt assets. We advise you to withdraw them to an address you control! This will also make it easier to receive upcoming dividends.

InstantDEX

In one of the most exciting developments for both SuperNET and wider crypto, InstantDEX – the distributed real-time crypto exchange – is almost ready for launch.

Preparing for iDEX

To prepare the ground for active trading, James is making a market in BTC/NXT on Nxt Asset Exchange.

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Due to the recent incidents, the lack of liquidity is impacting the entire NXT community. Additionally with InstantDEX arriving soon it will benefit from a more liquid market in NXT. So I will manually start making a market in BTC/NXT on the AE but this will be updated with automated market maker.

2 million NXT and 100 BTC will be adequate to start. Even though there will be 2MM NXT and 100 BTC, it will be set up as ladders, so it is highly unlikely more than half will get traded and most likely a lot less.
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James has put up orders for mgwBTC, starting at the bargain price of 4444 sats (with a price ladder in 10 BTC lots), and BTC sell orders <1% above the bid. The new mgwBTC asset ID is #17554243582654188572.

NXT now has liquidity and low spreads. James writes, ‘There is around 2 million NXT and 50 BTC or so, I plan to deploy some automated bots next week, but for now it will be manual so I can’t promise any specific level of spreads.’

Fixed fees: 2.5 NXT

InstantDEX will charge low fees to encourage higher volumes, aiming to become the dominant altcoin exchange in the wake of the series of recent hacks. A flat fee of 2.5 NXT will be charged per trade, on top of existing transaction fees. James writes, ‘There will be 2 tx per trade per side, so that is 2 NXT right there, so in that case I think 2.5 NXT fee which is 4.5 NXT. That means at 4500 NXT trade size it is 0.1% and any trade for more it is less. For 1 BTC size trade, it is < 0.025% so this is a really really good price.’

This fee will, of course, be higher as a percentage for lower amounts. ‘Since we want trade volumes in more value and not just a lot of small trades, even if the fixed fee is discouraging the 50 NXT trade, we should still end up with 80% of trading volumes.’

These low fees are extremely competitive compared to regular exchanges, pointing to a potentially significant revenue stream. ‘With 5 NXT per trade, the direct revenues for InstantDEX become quite ridiculous, so it can’t possibly be true. Well it is contingent on a rather crazy high 100 trades per block, but at that levels InstantDEX will have revenues on par with best any of the mining assets ever did, but instead of just being a return of capital it is from organic new revenues, from a rapidly growing business.’

Hybrid orderbooks

Many people have heard of arbitrage and arbitrage bots. This idea will be leveraged to create new markets for InstantDEX.

‘For example, let us say there are BTCD/NXT and NXT/BTC markets. Well these really do exist so it is easy to think about this exact thing! So the price of BTCD/NXT is going up and down and so does NXT/BTC price, now there is a third combination BTCD/BTC market and it also is going up and down!

‘But these three are all related, eg. BTCD/NXT + NXT/BTC == BTCD/BTC.

For example BTCD/NXT 100 NXT and NXT/BTC 0.00005 -> 1 BTCD -> 100 NXT * 0.00005 = 0.005 BTC. So if the prices are 100 NXT for BTCD and 0.00005 BTC for NXT, then this is equivalent to 0.005 BTC for BTCD. What if any of the three is going above (or below) these prices? ARBITRAGE!!

‘So I am making the BTCD/BTC orderbook automatically have the (BTCD/NXT + NXT/BTC) orderbook and with one action you will be able to get the best price. With arbitrage, especially cross exchange, there are times where you can buy something at the exact time as you sell the opposite and can lock in a gain. This will require a pair of trades, one going through 2 orderbooks, the balancing trade through 1.

‘For hybrid orderbooks (eg. BTC/NXT + NXT/XYZ -> BTC/XYZ) it would incur an extra 3.5 NXT, 1 from NXT and another 2.5 NXT. Still this is 8 NXT and the hybrid orderbook was used presumably since it had the better price than any direct orderbook.

‘Also keep in mind I aim to have automated market makers with ~1% spread for the major issues. If you factor the savings from the narrower spread, even smaller orders could find it to make sense and the larger orders are finding no reason to trade anywhere else.

‘I think an 8 NXT fee for InstantDEX is well earned and the user is making some incremental profits.’

Nxt forgers

What any volume of activity on InstantDEX points towards is greater rewards for NXT forgers. ‘Assuming we fill up the blocks, this is ~250K NXT in fees per day (gladly paid by traders). Now at this pace, NXT forging is paying ~10% per year! I think with that sort of return, the value of NXT will become quite a bit larger.

‘For those trying to estimate the amount of fees InstantDEX will earn I would imagine it would be a multiple of the 4 NXT worth of fees per trade. While most trades will be < 1000 NXT, there will be some larger trades for 1 to 10 BTC, so i would expect the average fees per trades to be closer to 10 NXT. A single 10 BTC trade is really boosting the average. Of course there is no guarantee of reaching this sort of trading volumes and sustaining it, but if it did, that would be fees that are more than 200MM NXT per year. So even achieving 10% of this level is making for a very good result.

‘What other investment would give interest rate like that and have all the potential NXT has?

So no promise that we get to 100MM market cap, but if crypto is based on cashflow a rough metric would be an extra million dollars NXT market cap for each tx per block InstantDEX does.

‘I am in close contact with NXT devs, they said blast away give us MOAR tx! It seems the current cap of 256 [tx’s per block] is easy to expand and there are several ways to reduce the blockchain bloat, even I came up with some simple methods to allow for 10x or even 100x more tx without much blockchain bloat. So no worries about using InstantDEX too much.’

InstantDEX GUI release

‘I am on schedule for getting the InstantDEX API fully functional, still need to add error checking and a few other things, but the GUI release is the bottleneck. I was told that next week we will get a GUI release based on: https://yunbi.com/markets/nxtbtc that will be interfaced to InstantDEX API, so if they come through then next week. Since I don’t personally control the GUI and I can’t do GUI work myself, I cannot make any specific estimates, but the team that is on it has been highly recommended so I am optimistic.

‘It will allow people to simply start trading! no accounts to register, no KYC, not even email needed.’

SkyNET

SkyNET will feed the bots that will generate revenue from trading. So, how is this intriguing project progressing?

nexern writes: ‘Complete fundamental data (fillings) history fetched, stored and up-to-date now. Raw data is 4.5 TB uncompressed, resulting in ~15.7m docs in total (not precise, just estimated from random chosen archives, so numbers may change). This data resource delivers not only raw numbers but also something like “behavioural analytics”, means it could answer questions like: how inner/outer shares flows to whom and where else, how does this affect price, what are the whales doing, what about current short sales, who is involved and connected to whom, well, hidden relations. It would be interesting to dig in this data to identify some “fat-fingers” and if so, to monitor their activity.

‘Luckily I was also able to get my hands on a huge forex tick! archive (15 years, major pairs). This data is perfectly suited for extensive intraday backtesting for traders specialized in currencies.

‘To complete this wide range of data resources I decided to add also macroeconomics data over the next weeks. Just remember, Finhive is constructed to deliver data and tools to as many traders/investors as possible and there are many of them using this kind of data to trade/invest on much longer timeframes than others.’

You can read more in the Finhive Development Monitor: http://finhive.com/fh_devmon.html

SuperNET NRS plugin

As Nxt will add plug-ins support from the upcoming NRS 1.5 release (currently on testnet), a SuperNET plugin is also on the way. The Nxt Reference Software 1.5 will also feature a decentralized Voting System and 2-Phased Transactions, which allows for the creation of services like trustless escrows, multisig wallets, and shareholders’ voting about whether to release funds.

SuperNET and all of its CORE coins will automatically gain access to this functionality. Other plugins have already been developed. For example, Tosch is developing an easy way to access and use Nxt’s Decentralized Crowdfunding feature as well as Nxt’s digital Marketplace.

VRC

VeriCoin 1.5.1 is now available for download for Mac, Windows and Linux at www.VeriCoin.info

VeriCoin BlockChain Reload Demo
http://youtu.be/IsgcBoRad_0

What’s new in the VeriCoin 1.5 .1 Wallet?

vericoin1.5.1

VeriCoin has also teamed up with ISG3D, a Canadian based 3D printing company, and can now offer custom VeriCoin smartphone cases. More details can be found here – http://www.isg3d.com/products/vericoin-iphone-case

OPAL

uncle_op2sam_720

Coinimal

Coinimal has introduced a Tell-A-Friend system: You receive a €2.50 bonus* for every referred, verified customer after the initial order. Additionally you will receive a lifetime 5% bonus* on the collected service fee, for every order your referred customers fulfil.

And of course, your friends will benefit as well. After their verification we will grant them a €5 voucher for their initial order. https://www.coinimal.com/tell-a-friend

*Bonus can only be withdrawn as Cryptocoin order. Minimum order is 25€. Can be combined with normal order. Valid: 180 days from issuing date.

Coinimal is looking for a freelancer to code the Coinimal plug-in for Nxt’s upcoming plug-in system. PM twinwinnerd.

SuperNET Radio Network

SNRN is taking advertisement orders. SuperNET-related coins and services are not supposed to start paying for exposure on SuperNET Radio, because ‘we do this as a service to the SN community to keep them informed’, as Lootz writes.

‘Plugging’ or ‘promoting’ a coin, service, asset, or product is self-evident when it’s the subject of a discussion’, continues Kevondo, ‘but active advertising via “on air” spots, sponsorships, Blocks Ads or producing a show and running it on air multiple times are all currently within SNRN’s capabilities, so contact myself or Lootz for prices’.

‘Those taking advantage of Pre-Supernet Launch Deals will be grandfathered in @ the price we agree to NOW. As SNRN increases its reach when Supernet begins active promotion, the pricing included in our Business Plan will come into play. Lootz is giving away the house right now. LOL!’

SNN

SuperNET News Network has launched. fumanchu writes: ‘Aloha, Hello, Salutations, and all that Jazz. It is my very special privilege to let everyone know we just had the soft launch of the first portal in the SuperNET News Network ( SNNews.io  / Supernetnews.org ).

‘Content will be dripping in slowly during those first few awkward weeks but in time we hope to have a steady flow of community-driven content focusing on developments in the Business, Blockchain, and FinTech Space.

‘Get in touch if you want to talk about advertising specials for the first few groups that sign up for 6 and 12 month packages. Pricing is lower now than it will ever be again in the future. Contact me BEFORE you sign up though and I’ll give you a special deal since you are all part of the SuperNET family here.’

CHA?

There’s a problem that someone out there might be able to solve. James writes: ‘Somebody needs to pull a magician out of a hat’: Chancecoin’s lead developer, magician, seems to have disappeared. ‘If we get a java dev, it can be taken over. chanc3r said the tech was good. I can offer 1% of chancecoin to the new dev that is taking over.’

The Endgame

SuperNET is all coming together. James writes, ‘We are approaching the end game. All the pieces are in place. Just have to snap them into place and activate them. I think there is some feedbacks coming from security side, but that is for privacy issues.’

‘After InstantDEX, I will make the Tradebots, which allows for some improvements to MGW, and of course Teleport and finally Telepathy to complete the core things for me. Probably a few things needed for Privatebet. I said it would be about 6 months for me to complete my tech, I think it is around  5 months now and ramchains kind of got added, so I can pretend I am still on schedule. I am making the core, but the true nature of SuperNET is all the things that others will build on top of it.’

Win a SuperNET silver coin

So where are we going? How do you see Nxt / SuperNET playing out in the future?

winning

Post a meme, an essay, a piece of code,  a cartoon, a song or a video, a master thesis or indeed anything else that helps you answer the question. The winner will receive one of pondsea’s stunning limited-edition .999 silver SuperNET coins.

Deadline: Friday 6th March 2015, Midnight GMT. Post your entry to the contest here: http://test.nxter.org/win-a-supernet-silver-coin/ or message your entry to NXT-EAVH-SLEV-KSEE-EE2KP. Nxt Community will pick the winner.

SuperNET related links

http://supernet.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/

Community

SuperNET Slack
chat.supernet.org for chat and signup,
https://forum.thesupernet.org/index.php?board=46.0 have a log of the public channels.

SuperNET Forum
https://forum.thesupernet.org

SuperNET CORE coins

NXT
http://nxt.org

BTCD
http://bitcoindark.pw

BBR
http://boolberry.com

VRC
http://www.vericoin.info

CHA
http://chancecoin.com

OPAL
http://www.opal-coin.com

VPN
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=757614.0

SuperNET related projects

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

SkyNET (FinHive)
https://nxtforum.org/finhive/
https://nxtforum.org/nxtventures/reserved-6826/

Coinomat
https://coinomat.com

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

Pangea
https://nxtforum.org/nxtventures/pangea-poker/

Jay
https://nxtforum.org/nxtventures/jay-decentralized-plugin-network-asset-8688289798928624137/

Omnigames
https://nxtforum.org/nxtventures/omnigames-asset/

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

Coinimal
http://coinimal.com

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/

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

SuperNET CORE coins

As the name UNITY suggests, SuperNET is not a coin but a cooperation between selected coins. If you’ve been following the SuperNET Newsletters, you will know that all SuperNET CORE coins have been chosen with great care. No copycats, no simple clones of Bitcoin, no scamcoins pumped by a huge marketing budget: only truly innovative, useful coins with active developers. Here they are in a flash…

Latest addition: Syscoin

Nxt

http://nxt.org

Nxt is currently the frontrunning 2.0 cryptocurrency platform, meaning that it enables far more than simple cryptocurrency transactions. Nxt offers a wide variety of powerful blockchain-based features, both in the core and as 3rd party services. Nxt is where James, the inventor and lead developer of SuperNET, started his journey into the crypto world.

Nxt core functionality includes Arbitrary Messaging (uploading encrypted data to the blockchain); a decentralised Marketplace (think eBay for digital goods, without the fees and servers); the Asset Exchange (based upon what Bitcoiners refer to as ‘coloured coins’, with the ability to issue assets representing for example shares in a company, paying dividends to asset holders, etc); a decentralized DNS-system; crowdfunding – in fact a whole new Monetary System, for issuing new customizable decentralized currencies on top of the secured Nxt blockchain – and soon a p2p voting system and multisig transactions (allowing, for example, math-based escrows and Nxt / asset / Monetary System-coin holders to vote on whether to veto or recognize a transaction), and more.

Nxt is a platform, meaning it was designed to be built upon. James was one of the first people to see this, and his brainchild SuperNET has emerged from (and combines) many projects started on top of the Nxt blockchain. It was natural for him to base SuperNET on Nxt, and so the 1.0 coins in SuperNET all gain their 2.0 features from Nxt.

BitcoinDark

http://bitcoindark.pw

BitcoinDark (BTCD) started as a side project for James as programmer. As time went on, it developed into a whole new technology. Rather than being a simple coin, BTCD is now a whole anonymity ecosystem. ‘Teleport’ functionality makes it extremely difficult to trace transactions on the blockchain, and ‘Telepathy’ makes it nearly impossible to track them off the blockchain.

BTCD provides SuperNET with the anonymity required for secure private transactions. If Nxt is the 2.0 engine that gives users all the functionality they need, BTCD is the highway that connects all the different services available. It’s also the first coin to pay dividends to its holders. 5% of SuperNET revenue will go to stakers.

VeriCoin

http://vericoin.info

Will provide secure decentralized cloud storage for SuperNET users.

Current VeriCoin features include VeriBit – paying for anything with VeriCoin anywhere that Bitcoin is accepted; VeriSend – optional coin mixing for privacy; VeriSMS – a service that allows VeriCoin to be sent to/from nearly any cell phone in the world using SMS (text messaging). There will also be a special SuperNET feature – stay tuned for more information!

OPAL coin

http://www.opal-coin.com

OPAL has a number of features that fit with SuperNET’s goals. It implements Peter Todd’s stealth addresses so that users receive funds through the use of a public address; funds transferred to this address are not visible on the blockchain as they are sent to an alternative hidden address.

Opal drive enables decentralised storage of encrypted files, built on top of Storj‘s API. The project is under development and has received the help of Shawn, one of Storj’s core developers.

OPAL has also integrated colored coins and has encrypted messaging.

https://soundcloud.com/supernetradio/4-jan-15-interview-with-whit

BitstarCoin

http://bitstarcoin.com

BITS is a core ‘component’ of superNET.

Its purpose within SuperNET is to make available a network of ATM units to enable buying and selling of SuperNET currencies – as well as other cryptocurrency-related services than can be offered to ATM users.

VPN coin

http://bitnet.wang

The Chinese-developed VPN coin is closely connected to BitNET.

VPN coin will be the native currency of this network. BitNET is a cross-currency network that includes VPN capability, support for voice and video chat, file transfer, p2p domain and website creation, tipping and more.

https://soundcloud.com/supernetradio/simple-security-saturday-episode-3-vpn

FibreCoin

UPDATE, 09.03.2015:
Fibrecoin has joined the SuperNET core: Read about it here

FibreOS is an anonymous optimized and hardened Ubuntu operating system. The OS and Fibre Wallet data files can be stored on SD or USB, and leaves no trace on the host PC when unplugged.

FibreConnect is FIBRE’s encrypted messaging system. FibreLock is a security feature that fights keyloggers by removing the keyboard from the password entry process. FibreDark Wallet allows you to automatically connect to the Internet using the TOR Network, which will make your IP address and location hidden. FibreDark does not rely on TOR exit nodes, but has hard coded onion addresses that point to new FibreDark nodes. ZeroTrust is a trustless decentralized mixing technology, which makes your transactions 100% anonymous (according to the FIBRE Team).

https://soundcloud.com/supernetradio/fibre-coins-founder-developer

Pending…

Boolberry

http://boolberry.com

SuperNET is financially attached to BBR. The Boolberry tech is not implemented into the core yet.

Boolberry is a cryptocurrency based on CryptoNote technology. It uses ring signatures to provide anonymity for its users.

Ring signatures are effective because any one of a number of accounts could have signed a transaction, raising doubts about where the funds originated. Boolberry (BBR) avoids the blockchain bloat problems of other CryptoNote-based coins with an innovative form of blockchain pruning, reducing the blockchain by some 55%.

Although BTCD’s Teleport offers strong anonymity for SuperNET, this will be complemented by BBR; Boolberry transactions will provide on- and off-ramps for funds to move from the regular blockchain into BTCD’s anonymous ‘hyperspace’.

ChanceCoin

http://chancecoin.github.io

SuperNET is financially attached to CHA, but the lead developer has gone. jl777 has a big bounty for anyone who can continue the project. James writes:

If we get a java dev, it can be taken over. I can offer 1% of chancecoin to the new dev that is taking over. chanc3r said the tech was good.

Chancecoin was developed for the purpose of betting on dice rolls and other games in a decentralized casino. Casino gaming has a great userbase and decentralized gaming may soon become a core market for crypto.

Randomness is provided by published NY Lottery Quick Draw numbers, and owners of the coin are automatically invested in the house bankroll. Chancecoin’s protocol is built on top of the Bitcoin blockchain; the coins were created by burning Bitcoins during an initial proof-of-burn period.

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Coins outside the SuperNET CORE

As stated on http://www.supernet.org/en/home-of-the-supernet/what-s-supernet:

Only coins that bring one or more unique features to the network will be added to the core, though any other cryptocurrency can benefit from these features on a third-party basis. (For example, Litecoin would not be eligible for addition to SuperNET. However, it would still have access to Teleport, InstantDEX and other services).

In other words, any 1.0 crypto coin can enhance their wallet with SuperNET.

This will give them access to trading on SuperNET’s distributed exchange, all of its fully decentralized services and features, from the coins described in this article, other SuperNET CORE features as well as more 3rd party features developed for SuperNET.

The growing documentation of SuperNET API calls can be found here: http://wiki.supernet.org/wiki/API