Polis Project Weekly Updates (01/01 to 01/07)

Polis Blockchain
Jan 8 · 5 min read

Polis Core

A new version of Polis Core is in the works, v1.6.0. This version will address some issues that we found in the previous release, and will also introduce:

— Long Living Masternode Quorums (LLMQ): is a deterministic subset of the global deterministic masternode list. The main task of an LLMQ is to perform threshold signing of consensus related messages.

— ChainLocks: a technology for near-instant confirmation of blocks and finding near-instant consensus on the longest valid/accepted chain.

— Proof-of-service ban for masternodes (PoSe): masternodes that fail PoSe verification will then be removed from the valid masternode subset.

This version is realizing its final tests and will be released shortly.

Polis Core: guidelines and resources

You can now go check out the Polis Guidelines and Resources by going to the Polis Website

  1. Head to the website https://polispay.org
  2. Go to Individuals > Guide, or via this link: https://github.com/ricgby/polis-guides-resources

Some articles are still being written but will be available shortly!

PolisPay

The team has been working on the next PolisPay release, v8.2.0. This release will address some issues that we found in the previous versions and introduce the long-awaited dark mode, alongside some minor bug fixes.

Due to some unmet App Store guidelines regarding in-app purchases, gift cards will be temporarily disabled only on the iOS version until further notice. The team is currently evaluating and working on different possibilities to bring back this feature to the platform, which we will provide an update about this situation next week.

The update will be released with the following notes:

— Introducing dark mode on the PolisPay app, all black everything.

Disclaimer: The gift cards will be disabled temporarily only on the iOS version of the app.

— UX and UI improvements.

— Bug fixes.

This update will be released shortly, with an estimated release for this week.

Partnership announcement

We are glad to announce the inclusion of ColossusXT to the PolisPay payment platform.

ColossusXT has focused on providing a privacy-centric, energy-efficient, decentralized blockchain that allows its users to perform instant and anonymous transactions. We have found great potential in the PolisPay project, and we believe this breakthrough will have a profound impact on ColossusXT users and the whole crypto community.

Read more about the announcement here:

PolisPay: epay card showcase

We love to see our community members share their experience with our products, that is why we decided to share every week on Medium and Twitter the posts of our community using our products, whether that is the gift cards or any of the cards.
If you have a Twitter account, feel free to post the image, tag us, and write #PolisPayShowcase.
On Discord, post your images at the #showcase channel.

This week, community member Hans recently used the epay card to buy online! See what he posted:

Want to join the fun? Order the card here.

If you would like to know more about the epay, head to this post:

PolisPay: UnionPay cards

Regarding the PolisPay cards, there are some updates with the on-going process we would like to share:

— The UnionPay cards have arrived at our office.

— We are waiting on some documents for the API.

PolisPay mock design — Not the final product.

Olympus Protocol

The Olympus protocol was born when the Polis Core team realized the necessity of innovating on the blockchain technology field. The protocol inherits the fundamentals of the Bitcoin, Dash, and PeerCoin protocols, with some minor improvements.

With a new base code, the Olympus protocol seeks to give the development team the opportunity of innovating on uncharted aspects of the blockchain technology.

Significant progress has been made regarding the Olympus network, the Olympus testnet is 60%, and we will soon begin testing on the pre-alpha testnet. Once we launch the testnet, we will release the technical paper.

Governance

Core team development and operation budget Q1-Q2 2020

We invite you to vote for the Q1, and Q2 proposal, which you can find here:

We will gladly answer any questions.

To vote YES, please enter this command into debug console in Polis Core:

gobject vote-many e9530f099d83688f145f375962d1baacd99d72be2392484e8afa13cb8da4862c funding yes

To vote NO, please enter this command into debug console in Polis Core:

gobject vote-many e9530f099d83688f145f375962d1baacd99d72be2392484e8afa13cb8da4862c funding no

POLIS blockchain insight tools and block explorer

We invite you to vote for a set of useful tools for Polis blockchains, such as a POS calculator, chain analytics, and more. You can find more information here:

We will gladly answer any questions.

To vote YES, please enter this command into debug console in Polis Core:

gobject vote-many 1d13d5247b74d4fdff958e7960ef2362da31d0c5077dc1637b8283fb3b944416 funding yes

To vote NO, please enter this command into debug console in Polis Core:

gobject vote-many 1d13d5247b74d4fdff958e7960ef2362da31d0c5077dc1637b8283fb3b944416 funding no

Community Management and Outreach

We want to remind you that you can follow us on the following Social Media Networks:

We’re deeply grateful for all your support from our community and our partner’s communities, and we want to thank you for reading. Together we are strong, and we will strive just as we’ve done before to give you all the best!

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