As the month of May concludes, the ZENZO team is busy devoting a majority of time and resources into finalizing development of the next wallet release (ZENZO Core v2.0) and the first public release of ZENZO Forge Alpha (v0.4). Both of these technologies are essentially the foundation of the ZENZO Ecosystem and provide gamers and game developers the core tools for their benefit and needs. Upon this base, developers can create unique decentralized applications, platforms, and games to best fit their unique model(s).
One of the biggest breakthroughs and highlights this month was the first successful launching of a “smart contract” on the ZENZO Mainnet by lead developer JSKitty. With the progression of ZENZO’s Virtual Machine and smart contracts, this will allow for more custom abilities to be performed and give developers easily accessible tools to bring their ideas to life. On top of this great news, ZENZO (ZNZ) was also added to the mobile wallet, Harcomia. Now users can send ZNZ payments on their mobile device, along with tracking their masternodes from their phones.
ZENZO Core Development
The ZENZO Core v2.0 release will be a hardfork and a mandatory update for everyone who is currently using the ZENZO wallet or has coins safely stored on your wallet, but not running it. Regardless of your situation, it is strongly advised for everyone to download, install, and run the latest version once it is released. For anyone that has never experienced a hardfork before, don’t stress. The ZENZO Team is happy to discuss and clear up any confusion in either the official ZENZO Discord or Telegram.
*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
The biggest breakthrough with development this month was the introduction of metadata and smart contracts on the ZENZO Mainnet. Lead Developer, JSKitty, tested the first ever ZENZO smart contract on May 27th, 2020. Alongside the development of smart contracts, the base for ZENZO’s own scripting language and the ZENZO Virtual Machine (ZVM) has been established. ZENZO now has additional help improving the UX/UI of the ZENZO Forge Alpha v0.4 release.
Latest commits — Key Improvements and Upgrades:
• Introduce Metadata & Smart Contracts—
• Create Developer Documentation (Eng, Esp, Jp) —
•UX “Overhaul” Improvements —
•Introduce Hash-based P2P Syncs —
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 — Postponed
With Special Guest Ralph Laemmche (CEO of 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 was temporarily postponed due to a recent death in the family of The Checkpoint’s host, Tendo. Please keep an eye out for updates regarding the official date of the next event.
Stay Tuned For The Checkpoint Level 7!
The Checkpoint: Level 7 is currently being planned and the official date has yet to be decided, but it will be towards the end of June. 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.
New Listings for ZNZ
This month, ZENZO was listed on a handful of new platforms and apps, but the most notable was ZNZ being listed on the mobile cryptocurrency wallet, Harcomia. Currently, the ZENZO (ZNZ) wallet on Harcomia is only available for Android devices and on the Google Play Store. There are also guides on how to install the ZENZO wallet and Harcomia app, here. ZENZO was also added to several masternode hosting platforms that include: Trittium, Gentarium, and Social SEND platform. Finally, a new ZENZO community page was made on the HIVE/PeakD platform.
*ZNZ has also been added to the StakeCube Community Coin Vote, please consider voting here.
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