DIVX and DIVI? Which is what?
You will purchase DIVX now, using Ether sent to our “smart contract” that lives on the Ethereum blockchain. This is an “exchange token.” Your wallet will have DIVX in it and you’ll hold onto those until the Divi blockchain is launched (in early Q2 2018). At that time, you’ll download the Divi wallet software and install it on your computer. We’ll have another smart contract that you’ll send the DIVX to it. We’ll send an equal amount of DIVI to your new wallet. After a 60 day window in which people can exchange their DIVX for DIVI, we’ll send everyone’s DIVX back to them.
How can I trade/exchange DIVX?
After the token sale concludes we will work to register DIVX with several smaller exchanges such as Liqui.io, Etherdelta, and Changely. Because DIVX is an exchange token that will be burned, the larger exchanges won’t bother to list it.
When the mainnet is ready, DIVI will be listed too as quickly as possible, and as our trade volume grows, we will get listed in bigger and better exchanges.
What will happen with DIVX afterwards?
It will be burned after it’s exchanged for DIVI. As an exchange token, it will have no value.
What does DIVI Mean?
We originally took it from the word Divvy, which means “Divide up and Share.” It can also be an acronym for Decentralized Intuitive Value Initiative.
What is a Masternode?
A masternode is a program that’s on your computer, or on a cloud server you rent, that connects with other masternodes. It communicates continually with them and keeps a full copy of the Divi blockchain, constantly checking that it’s correct, and adding new blocks. By putting your coins into a masternode, you get rewarded with more newly created coins for helping to run the network.
How many DIVI are required for a Masternode?
Divi is the first to offer a 5 Tiered Masternode system. The levels of ownership are:
1000 Coins — Level 1: Copper
3000 Coins — Level 2: Silver +5%
10,000 Coins — Level 3: Gold +10%
30,000 Coins — Level 4: Platinum +15%
100,000 Coins — Level 5: Diamond + 20%
If I have 3000 coins, what’s better, 3 copper masternodes or 1 silver masternode?
A silver masternode requires the same number of coins as 3 coppers. But the chance to win a block award it 5% better. However, 3 copper masternodes gives you 3 chances to win the lottery blocks, compared with only one for silver. But you’ll need 3 IP addresses. So there are pros and cons to each.
What is Proof of Stake and Proof of Work? Why is PoS better?
The Proof of Work “consensus” algorithm requires people to search for the answer to a complex mathematical puzzle, and it takes massive amounts of calculations (and electricity) to do it. Whoever finds the answer first gets to write the transactions into the next block, and they get coins as their reward for doing that. That’s bitcoin’s method. Proof of Stake just requires you to prove you have a certain amount of coins. So they sit in a wallet (or in our case they can be in multiple wallets for better security) and not much electricity needs to be used other than a bit to communicate with the network from your computer.
When do you estimate the alpha platform will be ready?
Although the protocol is currently under development and in pre-alpha state… we try not to speculate on the exact dates too much, as development can be pretty unpredictable. That being said, our roadmap is on track for an early Q1 2018 pre-alpha test.
Is there a limited supply of tokens? How many will there be after the Tokensale?
We are capping the crowdsale at 100,000 ETH and the only tokens in existence will be the ones created in the sale. Due to the varying exchange rates of DIVX to ETH it’s hard to predict what the “cap” would be. We estimate around 60–80 million.
What are the varying rates of DIVX to ETH during the Tokensale?
Public Sale Phase 1: 30% Bonus. 1 ETH = 650 DIVX
Public Sale Phase 2: 15% Bonus. 1 ETH = 575 DIVX
Public Sale Final Phase: No Bonus. 1 ETH = 500 DIVX
Have you gotten your smart contract audited professionally?
In fact, we have gotten 3 separate contract audits to ensure the validity and security of the code. Details can be found here: https://goo.gl/HrQ36D