Polis Blockchain
Aug 28 · 6 min read

PolisPay cards

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

— We are still waiting for the Cacao license

— Final documentation for establishing a company in Europe is awaiting paperwork. This will allow us to sign a contract with a card provider company for Europe.

— We are also having some difficulties with the importation of the Union Pay PolisPay cards, as the Mexican authorities have strict laws regarding this subject. It should be resolved in just a matter of time.

There’s a real possibility that we might be able to integrate the three main card providers: Visa, Mastercard, and Union Pay. Although it is possible we don’t want to take it for granted; we will update the situation.

We were overwhelmed by the amount of support and excitement from our community, so we wanted to take some time to answer some FAQ about the cards:

When will the card be released?

At the moment there is no exact release date, although the release is scheduled for the Q4. Stay tuned for further updates!

If I already had a PolisPay card, will I be able to use it?

If you had the PolisPay card issued by MasterCard, you wouldn’t be able to use your card as the providers have changed. Union Pay will provide new cards.

Will the beta testers from the past card remain the same, or will they change?

If you were a beta tester from the previous card, you would remain a beta tester for the new card.

I’m interested in being a beta tester. What can I do?

If you would like to apply for the new card, please fill out this form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfKIjBjFkEmvUEKRkAsuPgtY9aIexzYCZqvNb4NY2Ncn35xJw/viewform?usp=sf_link

If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us on our official social media network accounts.

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.

With such an enormous task ahead of us the release of the Olympus protocol will be delayed, we are gutted with the decision of postponing the release of the protocol but remain committed to bringing the best possible product for our users.

Polis Core

The Polis Core team will begin work on bringing the Polis Core updates to the Dash deterministic list, on version 0.14 of Dash.

For the past couple of weeks, the team has been working hard on a brand new image and a redesign to our websites.

We’ll gradually be updating the websites and social media networks in the coming weeks with our brand new image.

Polis Core: Trezor support

The Polis Team values the safety of our users, we want to offer the best and most secure options and features to them. That is why we are implementing Trezor support.

For the past couple of weeks, the team has been working hard on implementing Trezor support. One of the most advanced and secure hardware wallet, now supports Polis.

Polis is currently only supported on Trezor Model T. Support for Polis on Trezor One will be available soon.

Trezor is a hardware wallet that provides advanced and secure cold storage for cryptocurrency private key and the ability to spend with the convenience of a hot wallet.

In the coming weeks, we’ll officially announce Trezor support for PC versions (macOS, Windows, and Linux) mobile versions will not be available.

PolisPay

We have been working very hard on the next PolisPay update, version 7.2.3. This update will be released on Tuesday, September 3rd, with the following release notes:

— The Open Beta for the Vouchers (gift cards) is now available! Pay for Netflix using your sweet Polis!

— Support for Snowgem (XSG) in PolisPay and PolisPay Shift.

— UX and UI improvements

— Gincoin (GIN) will no longer be supported.

We recently announced a new way for you to use your Polis to get digital gift cards from your favorite shops without leaving our app, use your Polis on real-world goods and services. You can read the full announcement here:

Disclaimer: only download the app from the official Google Play Store, App Store, and the official Github repository

Download link: https://github.com/grupokindynos/polispay-releases/releases

PolisPay Trezor

The Polis Team values the safety of our users, we want to offer the best and most secure options and features to them. That is why we are implementing Trezor support.

For the past couple of weeks, the team has been working hard on implementing Trezor support. Trezor is a hardware wallet that provides advanced and secure cold storage for cryptocurrency private key and the ability to spend with the convenience of a hot wallet.

In the coming weeks, we’ll officially announce Trezor support for PC versions (macOS, Windows, and Linux) mobile versions will not be available.

Polis Nodes

We are now over 900 masternodes!

Our community continues to grow every day, and we’d like to thank you for your support. You can go check out the website here:

https://www.polisnodes.io/

Open-source initiative

The Polis Core team has realized the necessity of making the entire Polis environment open-sourced, we embrace and celebrate principles of open exchange, collaborative participation, transparency, and community-oriented development.

We believe that by making the entire Polis environment open-source and accessible, we will be able to build upon each other’s ideas and discoveries, solve problems together, promote collaboration, and thus become more secure and stable.

That is why the Polis Core team is starting the process of redoing some services and making it publicly available. In the foreseeable future, we hope to have the PolisPay open for everybody so the community can also contribute to it. The plan of work would change, but the development channel on Discord would still be used for updating the community on PolisPay related modifications.

Governance

Progress on the “Polis acceptance POS tools for merchants and all users” project has been made, and several parts of the project are ready

— The main website to host the plugins and instructions and accounts for the POS is nearly finished, and users will be able to begin registering shortly: https://www.polispayserver.com

— Information about how to get started on taking POLIS for payment will appear soon on the website

— The pay server engine is ready

— The test store is up and running on a plugin for Woocommerce for Wordpress; the plugin will be available to anyone shortly for use on their Woocommerce store. You can go check it out on https://polis.party/store

— Development of plugins for other e-commerce platforms, such as Shopify, OpenCart, and Magento

— Progress is being made on the integration with the PolisPay Shift API

— Backend is prepared for Trezor support

— Registration for the POS tools will go live this week

Stay tuned for further updates.

Community Management and Outreach

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

Weekly Polis will now be posted every Wednesday each week in Medium, Discord, and Bitcointalk. Links to each will be shared across all social media.

We’re deeply grateful with 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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