Join us on Telegram!
As of this week, Robert (dotrego) and Sander (codasiren) will represent Internet of Coins on the official Telegram channel. The Telegram channel was created at the same time the fundraiser was closing, by Telegram users Cattani and Net Indexed. Special shoutout to these two users for their determined support for Internet of Coins!
Internet of Coins ISOC award 2018 nominee
Last January, our founders Joachim de Koning and Robert de Groot attended the Internet Innovation Awards 2018 (Dutch link). Internet of Coins was nominated by the Dutch chapter of the Internet Society, an organisation focused on maintaining openness and transparency of the Internet. Even though our wallet is still in alpha phase, we received an honorable mention at the awards due to its social relevance in promoting a free and open Internet.
Devs have been working on simplifying altcoin implementation. In the future it will be easier for altcoins on supported blockchains to join IoC by defining a transactional program in the recipe. A powerful extension which also provides interesting possibilities for smart contracts.
Also, last few weeks we have been working on upgrading the API. Making it more friendly by providing suggestions, alternatives, and help and error messages. An API should serve the user not the other way around.
Availability of the HYBRID tokens
In line with our milestones roadmap published on our website, the Internet of Coins beta wallet will be released in Q1 (end of March 2018). After release, the HYBRID tokens will be distributed on this wallet.
Then why are some XHY tokens already traded on exchanges?
Right after the crowdfund in 2017 there was a limited window of time (until August 1st 2017) in which supporters could send in a request to claim their tokens if they wanted to maintain them in 7 manually created wallets. The technical difficulty accommodated with this process led to a very small group of supporters to become an early holder. Because of these early holders, you can see some tokens are already being traded, for instance on EtherDelta.
The final release of the tokens for all other supporters will take place after Q1, in a safe way, when our IoC beta wallet has been released. By that time all participants will be contacted via the e-mail address that was used to participate in the crowdfund. Make sure you still have control of this email address! From that moment on all participants will be able to receive their tokens.
The year has just started, and the Internet of Coins project has been nominated for a 2018 Internet Innovation Award by the Dutch chapter of the Internet Society. We are honored by their mention, and strive to continue to live up to the expectations. If you can read Dutch, you can find out more about the nomination and the other projects here.
KISS, KISS, KISS
We added some documentation and a startup script on our github to make it easier for tech savvy enthusiasts to get up and running with the hybridd node system. It automatically pulls in all direct runtime dependencies like nodejs and regenerates the views before starting. For other dependencies, we added some simple instructions that should allow our supporters to get started with less hassle. Keep in mind the software is still in alpha state, so do not store large amounts of value on it at the moment, until the stack matures.
Fundamental cryptography: 'all our bits are belong to us'
This week, members of our team have been busy further strengthening the cryptographical routines used to secure communications between hybridd node and its clients. We reviewed the latest insights to come out of the 34th Chaos Communications Congress in Leipzig, Germany recently and are in the process of reviewing the current scientific literature and best practices, to make sure 'all our bits are belong to us' (see http://ccc.wf/allyourbase) and that this will remain so in the foreseeable future. In other words, we are working hard to make sure your information remains safely encrypted and cannot be read by any eavesdroppers or third parties, since we are firmly commited to the privacy of our user base.
Put another star on it
The wallet now supports the option to favorite assets by giving them a 'star' in the Assets overview. Their current state will then show up on the main dashboard immediately after login. This will save you an extra click and makes the dashboard more user friendly :)