Halo Platform Bi-Weekly Newsletter: October 26th, 2018
Welcome to the Halo Platform Bi-Weekly newsletter! This is where we provide updates on recent developments and announcements for upcoming news, products, and events.
Now that the decentralized exchange is live on Main Net, the team is working on hardening the current systems. We are also kicking up our marketing efforts, which include advertisements, interviews, live streams, and other content that we’re developing to help grow our community. In addition to this, Block and Chain Game Studios will be launching exciting new game titles in the near future. Some of the most recent content can be found below.
Yesterday, there was an AMA with Halo Platform CEO Scott Morrison and Keith Wareing to bring everyone the latest news:
We are also thrilled to share this HaloDEX and Masternode Walkthrough with Randy Hilarski. (Please note: With the latest HaloDEX release, the Wrapper sub-menu is removed and you can now manage your ETH from within the Balances screen)
The HaloDEX press release, went out to over 100 news outlets yesterday.
After the launch of HaloDEX, there were numerous fixes applied in quick succession. Below is a detailed log of recent patch notes.
Dex Version 2.0.2
- Fixes some dark theme bugs
- Fixes typos in convert dialog
- Adds dynamic image on Help page based on theme
- Links on help page now open in new tab
Dex Version 2.0.0
- Added the long-awaited dark theme
- The landing page has gotten a fresh look
- Updated to work correctly with new smart contract updates
- Orders section on the bottom of exchange now only shows open orders
Dex Version 1.0.0
- Fixed TradingView bug that caused “Loading” to flash forever
- Removed a lot of TradingView console errors
- Fixed a case where changing token before an interval would break TradingView
- Fixed a bug that caused subscriptions to unsubscribe incorrectly
- Added live volumes to side nav bar
- Fixed trade history showing trades for all users and not just the Halo Prime
- Added a check to ensure current balances are the most recent balances in database
- Fixed some bugs in the withdraw from dex dialog
- Added batching when depositing smart contract tokens into dex
- Fixed a bug that caused order matching to fail on sell orders
- Fixed a bug that caused fees to be displayed incorrectly
- Added a Legal page and a footer to the bottom of the dex
- Fixed some display bugs on user transfer history
- Fixed bug that caused past trades view to show prices incorrectly on trades against buy orders
- Removed some features of TradingView we do not currently support
- Update user orders table to display more info
- Fixed a bug that could cause order matching to match incorrectly
New Dark Mode in HaloDEX
Featherlite Browser Extension
Earlier this week, we released our browser extension version of Featherlite. Downloading and installing the extension is simple. Just go to the Chrome Web Store here and click “Add to Chrome”: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/halo-platform-browser-ext/oaebcmidkgapfllemhdeghglmokiakci
Featherlite will start in your browser as soon as it’s installed. From there, you will be taken through the new user flow. We’ve implemented a recovery phrase and verification dialog to make sure you saved your phrase. Keep it secret, keep it safe! More detailed instructions can be found here: https://wiki.haloplatform.tech/HPBE
Please note, you need to import your wallet to the browser version of Featherlite. Simply export your account(s) out of the Featherlite client (remember your password) and import them with the extension.
This is a huge leap forward for the Halo Platform, and we couldn’t be more proud of what we’re now able to offer to our community of users. People can continue to expect great things as we continue to make the Halo Platform widely available.
Featherlite Browser Extension
Block & Chain Game Studios updates
This has been a big week for us and we are pleased to announce to our community (before everyone else), that we have published our whitepaper! The Block and Chain Game Studios whitepaper features information on the type of games we are making and, more importantly, the advantages of building games on our platform. Unlike the numerous blockchain games out there, the speed of the Halo Platform blockchain and the features of the platform itself offer advantages that our competitors simply cannot. The whitepaper will be a centerpiece of our business development efforts and will be a tool to grow our game ecosphere through vital development partnerships such as Decimated.
The whitepaper has been published to our website and will be launched on partner sites and press releases next week.
A couple of weeks ago, we announced our partnership with the Crypto Gamers Community. We are proud to be featured on their homepage this week. Their CEO is very excited about our upcoming game launches and has been showcasing the B&C game platform to blockchain game makers at conferences and other events.
Sign up on our website to receive our weekly Block and Chain newsletter to learn more.
Business Development Updates
There is less than a week until Halloween, and it’s scary how much great stuff is getting done at Halo Platform. Aside from the launch of our HaloDEX, we have been busy building relationships and fostering partnerships with various projects and exchanges in the cryptosphere. I know in the past I have teased about the projects and partnerships we have been in discussions with, so I am now happy to announce we will be working with FairAccess (www.fairaccess.io) as a blockchain network partner. This group has developed one of the fastest and fairest online queuing systems that can be used to get smarter access to things in high demand (ICO’s, sports tickets, concert ticket, etc). FairAccess sees the advantage of the Halo Platform and has started developing on our chain with plans to release a token on our network as well. Expect to read about new partnerships in each future newsletter.
The team behind the Halo Platform will be proudly represented at the World Crypto Con (https://worldcryptocon.com/) in Las Vegas next week from 10/31 to 11/02. Our CEO Scott Morrison and Matt Dowd (that’s me… the business development guy) will be making the rounds and spreading the word about everything offered by the Halo Platform. We will be giving out Halo Platform t-shirts (the same ones that people were snatching up at TokenFest!), so be sure to look for us if you are lucky enough to attend this year’s World Crypto Con.
This past sprint was focused on wallet node monitoring, API development, and a full test suite for our Matching engines. Once Integration Testing is completed, we will be able to quickly and easily test current and future builds for expected functionality and expose any vulnerabilities early on. The priority for next sprint is to hook up the front end and wallet architecture to the back end.
Feedback and requests made to HaloDEX will be incorporated while development on HaloX continues.
Halo Platform Portfolio Updates
This sprint the team has been working on behind the scenes, backend performance updates and beginning development on our conversion API to get real-time pricing for coins in commonly preferred base currencies (e.g. prices in USD).
Setting up and using a masternode is simple with the Halo Platform. Featherlite walks you through the necessary steps to acquire, deploy, join, watch, and collect awards from your masternode.
For detailed instructions with images, go here: https://wiki.haloplatform.tech/Masternodes
Masternode Estimated Reward Payouts
If you’re curious about masternode reward payouts, refer to the below spreadsheet.
Check out our searchable block explorer to take a close look at any block or transaction on the chain. In the coming days you’ll be able to see transactions for each wallet address on chain: https://explorer.haloplatform.tech/.
View our progress on our roadmap. https://www.haloplatform.tech/roadmap.html
Connect with us in social media:
Official Forum — https://community.haloplatform.tech/
Twitter — https://twitter.com/Halo_Platform
Discord — http://discord.haloplatform.tech/
Telegram — https://t.me/haloplatform
Steemit — https://steemit.com/@haloplatform
Medium — https://medium.com/@haloplatform
Facebook — https://www.facebook.com/HaloPlatform.tech/
Instagram — https://www.instagram.com/halo_platform/
Github — https://github.com/haloplatform
Block and Chain Game Studios — https://www.blockandchain.games/
Halo Platform/Block and Chain Game Studios international community:
Available languages: Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, and Russian.
Where to Get Help
If you run into any issues with any of our products (and you’ve tried refreshing and full node and that doesn’t fix it), there are numerous ways to reach out to us:
Discord: http://discord.haloplatform.tech/ (our moderators and support are online almost 24 hours a day. Special thanks to Moggy, Abe, Jay B., Pesh, and SeriousBasil237).
Website (we have a support platform built in): https://www.haloplatform.tech/
^Everyone @ Halo Platform
Originally published at community.haloplatform.tech.