Authored by SatoriNakamoto and JeuTheidit

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Masari getting the attention of Trump?! Must be from all the recent news — Further development and direction for the project, the introduction of Boomcast, an introduction video production release, a new betting website, and the revival of MasariPay encompass this update.

Development


Authored by JeuTheIdit and SatoriNakamoto

Yes, Masari is alive! Updated wallets, new server, downed exchanges, new website, new twitter account, and the start of community meetings encompass this update.

Masari is Alive?!

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The Crypto Winter was hard on everyone, but with bitcoin around $10,000 we can see the first green candles of Crypto Spring bursting through Ichimoku cloud. The Masari project took the winter particularly hard, partly due to the overall market trend (á la bear scene in The Revenant), and partly due to its own actions. The core team itself became decentralized, while at the same time masarians were being lazier than saving tons of money shopping online because the credit card is always in another room. …


Authored by Cryptochangements

A lot has been happening with Masari this past month: the Core Team was disbanded, several new releases have been published, the first two community meetings were held, and some generous donors funded me to work part time on masari during this period.

To elaborate on that last piece, I was funded $800 to work 10 hours/week on Masari from the dates June 9th to today, July 9th. Below I will recap how I spent this time by week.

Week 1: I fixed some bugs in the core wallet library that is used for the GUI wallet, mainly fixing the bug where new wallets were saved without a password, along with some minor performance upgrades. A new release, v0.3.1.0, …


Masari’s successful SECOR fork, an ETH Denver recap, and an announcement about a long running pool encompass this update.

SECOR Completed

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The recent fork by Masari to rollout uncle mining, CN-Fast v2, and bulletproofs was successful and those features are now live on chain. This fork was the second in Masari’s history that shook over 90% of network hashrate, and was just as dramatic as the first.

Masari now has 60 second block times, incredibly low fees, and is again hosting a competitive mining environment. This is all in addition to the standard, default privacy features that give Masari value.

From the core team — a sincere thank you to the SECOR testers and miners who helped secure the chain post fork. …


Uncle mining, bulletproofs, and the next generation of CN-Fast are all bundled up into this release at block #363,000. Here is the necessary information for holders, miners, and pool operators.

Holders — If you

  • Use the core team produced web or mobile wallet, this update requires no action on your part.
  • Use a GUI or CLI, you will need to update your wallet. If you have an outdated daemon (masarid) post fork height you will be on a different chain. The appropriate release is titled Dandy Dromedary v0.3.0.0 and is available on GitHub at:
    https://github.com/masari-project/masari/releases
  • Use a third party wallet you will need to refer to the wallet operator’s instruction. …


This update announces the SECOR fork date & new PoW, launches the Collaboration Corner, highlights the new funding system, and covers recent media with upcoming appearances.

SECOR Fork

On December 8th an announcement was posted in Masari’s Discord & Telegram.

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https://discord.gg/vwDS2Rd

Discussion post announcement covered a wide range of topics, including: what the cause of the massive hash rate spike is, what potential solutions are, what staying the course looks like, and similar commentary. The product of over three weeks of methodical discussion and two separate votes is below:

Barring any setbacks, on January 11, 2019 Masari will fork to include SECOR (Uncle Mining) + Bulletproofs, & move to the next generation of CN-Fast for its proof of work algorithm.

CN-Fast v2 moves CN-Fast from CNv7 to CNv8, and continues with halving iterations. Open source mining binaries will be provided on the Masari GitHub sometime before the fork date; as will preparations for pool owners and exchanges. Users of GUI and CLI wallets will want to update their daemon to ensure they are on the right chain post fork. Announcements will continue to made across all social media channels as releases come. …


This long overdue update launches SECOR & Uncle Mining on the testnet, touches on the Masari Collaboration Corner, shows off our new client-side explorer, and offers some exchange best practices among others.

Uncle Mining

November 1st, 2018 marks the successful launch of Masari’s v8 testnet. This is exciting as it features the new, original design and implementation of SECOR: Simple Extended Consensus Resolution. SECOR delivers Uncle Mining, which will increase network security, deliver faster blocks, and reward miners for their hard work that would have otherwise been orphaned.

This new blockchain feature is cutting edge, and a first in the CryptoNote space. With this groundbreaking development issues will certainly arise. To encourage code reviewers and facilitate the successful launch of Uncle Mining, bounties ranging from 100 — 10,000 MSR (depending on severity) will be given out for each new vulnerability discovered in the SECOR design and implementation. As always, the code is open source and available on Masari’s GitHub. …


September 2 marked the anniversary of Masari’s launch, and the final months of 2018 are going to be huge for the project. Here is a recap of the new developments that mark the beginning of Masari’s second year.

Cryptopia Listing

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Masari is now live on Cryptopia with three trading pairs — BTC / LTC / DOGE. The listing on Cryptopia could only happen with the support of the community; as the listing fee was raised entirely through donations. Thank you to all who contributed.

In terms of real volume, Cryptopia is a top 25 exchange. Additionally the core team is confident that the user experience on Cryptopia will be pleasant, as our communication with Cryptopia has been fluid and easy. As an incorporated business with a public CEO and 4 years of operation under their belt, there should be little concern as to the legitimacy of the exchange. …


Masari has had significant developments since update #4. Let’s take a look at all the exciting news.

Mobile Wallet

Masari Front End Developer Gnock has created a Masari mobile wallet for Android phones. A mobile wallet is a cornerstone for adoption, and an incredibly convenient way to hold MSR. It also ties into Masari being a simple cryptocurrency. The Masari Mobile Wallet can be downloaded here:
https://masariwallet.com/masari.apk

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Screens from the mobile app

The is the first release of the mobile wallet. Future developments on it will include an iOS version, addition to the Google Play Store, and app improvements with more functionality. …


Below is a recap of Q&A from Masari’s first AMA (ask me anything) on Reddit. They are listed in descending order of upvotes for the original question.

Any sort of rough plan or timeframe for ledger nano S integration? — (u/pflmagic)

Hi there,

All the necessary components needed for Ledger integration are in place, and we have a tentative q4 2018 timeline. — (response by Thaer)

How will uncle mining affect the time it takes to reach tail emission? If miners are being rewarded with uncle blocks, wouldn’t this cause the 18.5 million MSR to be reached faster than the scheduled 10 years? …

About

Masari

Masari (MSR) is a scalability-focused, untraceable, and fungible cryptocurrency which uses the RingCT protocol http://getmasari.org/

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