All in all, June has proven to be a very progressive and healthy month for ZENZO Ecosystem. With a new Core Release (v1.3.1), progress on ZENZO Core v2.0, frontend development on the ZENZO Forge, another successful event (The Checkpoint Level 7), new alliance, new team members, and ZNZ now having a directly line to fiat with credit card purchases, it has indeed proven to be a beneficial month. On top of that, ZNZ was added to another cryptocurrency mobile application. ZENZO also welcomed aboard 2 new members, who have been present in the team for quite some time, but have now officially joined the core team. Be sure to check out each section in this report, as there were a lot of major updates and news that could be of direct interest.
ZENZO Core Development
On June 27th, ZENZO Core v1.3.1 was officially and publicly released. The 1.3.1 Release was launched due to some unintentional forking on the network. The issue was solved with the latest release, along with many other improvements and fixes. A full release article can be found on Medium and the developer notes can be found on GitHub. It is not a mandatory update, but highly encouraged that all ZENZO Core Wallet users have downloaded, installed, and are running this latest release. This release will ensure that you are staying on the correct chain., which will prevent future confusion and problems.
With no time wasted after the ZENZO Core v1.3.1 Release, ZENZO Core Developers have already started working again on the most anticipated new release, ZENZO Core v2.0. Daily progress can be seen on the official GitHub Repository, along with in the #github-updates channel (ZENZO Discord). This will be ZENZO’s first official hardfork and is light-years ahead of the current release. ZENZO Core v2.0 was designed to improve the user’s experience (both frontend and backend), as well as bring the QT wallet into 2020.
Key Features to Expect
- Cold Staking
- Masternode Voting
- Preventative Crashing/Blockchain Database Corruption
- Drastically Improved Sync Speeds
- Sleek, Simple, and Beautiful GUI
*Never download the ZENZO Wallet from third-party sites and it is always recommended to download directly from the official ZENZO GitHub.
*It should also be noted that anyone running old versions of the wallet, once the hardfork is successful, will not be running on the correct and official ZENZO Blockchain. This will result in all actions made essentially being pointless (ie: you will not be staking on the correct network, masternodes will not be running, and any outgoing/incoming transactions you make will not be reflected or carried over on the correct chain).
In the upcoming weeks, there will be development screenshots and updates via the ZENZO GitHub, Social Media, and Discord and if you have any questions about this release, feel free to ask in in the ZENZO Discord.
ZENZO Arcade Development
Currently, the games on the ZENZO Arcade are only purchasable with the ZENZO Coin (ZNZ). Previously, both PIVX and BTC were accepted and are in the process of being reintegrated, along with the consideration of other coins as payment methods. If you would like to see a certain coin or token as a viable payment method on the ZENZO Arcade, please feel free to share your suggestion in the #arcade channel.
This digital marketplace is undergoing a complete makeover on the backend, to provide a more secure and reliable experience. The developers are also working on concept models to provide trustless transactions and purchases, as the arcade pushes towards a bi-directional marketplace where users can buy and sell. The next step, now that the ZENZO Forge is stable, is to allow for people to buy, sell, and trade their ZENZO Forge Items (ZFIs). The first phase of this release is to grant owners of ZENZO Forge Items the ability to sell their assets on a trusted, public, and open marketplace safely and securely.
ZENZO Forge Development
This past month was primarily focused on the development of ZENZO Core, although developers have been working on a new frontend framework for the ZENZO Forge. This new frontend overhaul will be available for the first official release of the ZENZO Forge v0.4 (Alpha). These screens include the Setup/Install, Profile, Inventory (Create/View), and Wallet pages. Since the initial creation, all of the focus was on the system infrastructure and backend and now the team is working to provide an improved user experience, while operating the ZENZO Forge. This will largely be for your average person, as most of the game developers do not develop with a GUI or need one.
Progress on the ZENZO Forge can be publicly tracked on the official GitHub, as this technology is entirely open-source and free to use. Also, there are notifications in the #github-updates channel in the ZENZO Discord almost daily. Currently, the ZENZO Forge v0.4 (Alpha) is being worked on for public use — an MVP that provides a full-fledged backend and frontend.
Interested in testing it out or have any questions? Join the ZENZO Discord
KOTA: Early Access Registration Now Open!
King of the Apocalypse, also referred to as KOTA, is the first ZENZO Forge Tech Demo that will showcase the benefits, features, and possibilities of the new era for blockchain gaming. KOTA is a post-apocalyptic, FPS survival game that will first start out with a campaign mode and already in discussions for a multiplayer mode. The ZENZO Team has decided that much of KOTA will be community-driven project, where people with all different backgrounds and skills can have some influence on the direction of KOTA.
The first public release will be a limited testing phase, known as “Early Access”, and only 50 players will be able to join for this release. Don’t worry, if you don’t make the cut, you will be able to join for the Alpha Release. The ZENZO Team is looking for players with both passion and experience in the fields of blockchain, cryptocurrency, and gaming. Passionate players that want to be involved in game development, without being developers or programmers, this is for you!
The Checkpoint: Level 7
With Special Guest Ralph Laemmche (CEO of Touchhour — 9 Lives Arena)
What is 9 Lives Arena?
9lives Arena is a competitive online RPG focused on skill based one versus one PvP featuring permadeath, persistent progression, resource gathering, item crafting and the world’s first online/offline companion, Ooogy, that works for you 24/7.
The Checkpoint: Level 7 went off without a hitch! At this event, Tendo (the host) was joined by Ralph Laemmche, who is the CEO of Touchhour (9 Lives Arena). For the first hour, Tendo loaded up the 9 Lives Arena website and began going through all of the material to give viewers good insight about what this game is all about. During the second hour, Ralph joined the stream and began to talk about what 9LA is to him, what some of his biggest inspirations were, and what players can expect in the future. While Tendo and Ralph were chatting, viewers were able and encouraged to ask any question they wanted. One major intention of these events is to help build bridges between the game developers and their players/community. As a gamer, sometimes just knowing that you can reach out directly and have your opinion or suggestion heard makes the world of difference. During the last hour, Tendo lead the giveaways in which viewers could easily join the game (Marbles on Stream) by typing !play in the chat box and having a random chance to win some great prizes. For this event, these prizes included: 9 ooogies (9LA NFTs), 3 9LA Alpha Access Keys, and some ZNZ.
> View the full event, here.
Stay Tuned For The Checkpoint Level 8!
The Checkpoint: Level 8 is currently being planned and the official date has yet to be decided, but it will be towards the end of July. Watch for news and updates regarding who the special guest will be and what all you can expect. As always, the ZENZO Team is open to feedback from the community: what you want to see, talk about, review, and discuss. If you have any comments on what you would like to see at the next Checkpoint event, go to the ZENZO Discord and comment in the #💫-the-checkpoint channel.
Just this month, ZENZO has officially welcomed aboard 3 new members. Firstly, both Juan “Cacalillos” Contreras and Kerri “Wolven” Squires have been a part of the ZENZO Team for many months, but have now officially joined as core team members. Juan “Cacalillos” Contreras has joined as the ZENZO Outreach Manager. Kerri “Wolven” Squires has joined as not only the Community Organizer, but also the Creative Lead for King of the Apocalypse (KOTA). Finally, Vincent “Adonis” has been a very active and supportive member of the community for many months and has decided to step up as ZENZO’s newest ambassador of France! Please be sure to give these three a warm welcome in the ZENZO appropriate channels.
Just this month, ZENZO and Social SEND have recently become allies in the cryptocurrency and blockchain space. Both projects aim to help push for the awareness and adoption of this technology and have decided to come together to enhance efforts. The official announcement can be found on Medium, here. ZENZO (ZNZ) is also listed on Social SEND’s platform, which provides a handful of services to users including: cryptocurrency exchange, masternode hosting, and tipping features available on social media.
New ZNZ Mobile App Listing
This month, ZENZO (ZNZ) was added to the cryptocurrency mobile application called Flits. You can now send and receive your ZNZ directly from mobile. This app is available both on iOS (Apple)and Android (Google). You can also setup and track your ZNZ masternodes, directly from the mobile app. Using ZNZ has never been easier! Learn more about Flits on their official website, flitswallet.app.
ZNZ Crypto/Fiat Platform Listing
That’s right, you heard it correctly! Thanks to the recent listing on the InstaSwap platform, ZNZ is now able to be purchased directly with fiat and credit card! For those that are not interested in setting up accounts on cryptocurrency exchanges, you are now able to purchase ZNZ directly on this platform. Making it even easier and lowering the initial barrier entry into crypto, ZENZO (ZNZ) is now available on 2 mobiles applications and listed on a reliable cross-exchange platform. Not only can you purchase ZNZ on this platform, you can swap cryptocurrency (both buy and sell).
*DISCLAIMER: Please be aware of all the potential risks associated with third-party platforms and services before using them. Understand that these listings do not constitute endorsement by ZENZO, but are solely provided for informational purposes only. It is recommended to do your own research and exercise caution while using any third-party platform and service. ZENZO is not responsible for any actions that occur on any third-party platform and service, as it is out of ZENZO’s direct control.
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