Polis Blockchain
Sep 4 · 5 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.

PolisPay

Yesterday, September 3rd, we released a new update version 7.2.3, the team has been working very hard for the past couple of weeks. The update was released with the following release notes:

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

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

— UX and UI improvements

— Gincoin (GIN) will no longer be supported

Any issue related to the vouchers featured should be reported to the support team

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/tag/v7.2.3


The next release will be focused on implementing Trezor support, improving stability, and loading times for coins on the app. To achieve this, the team has decided to transfer all of our services to Blockbook (Trezor wallet back-end service), which will allow us to make the user experience much more stable, fluid, and fast.

The estimated release time for the next update is due in two weeks; stay tuned for further updates.

Polis Nodes

We are now over 950 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 ecosystem 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.

The Polis Core team has begun the process of making the entire Polis ecosystem open-sourced by making available both our rates services and our hot wallet connections. You can check out both on the following links:

Rates services (Obol):

https://github.com/grupokindynos/obol

Connection with hot wallets (Plutus):

https://github.com/grupokindynos/plutus

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

— The back-end is prepared for Trezor support

— Registration for the POS tools went live the past week

— Work on the terminals is almost finished

The Polis acceptance POS tools for merchants and all users are near completion with a release coming soon.

Community Management and Outreach

Our COO, Ricardo Bustos, recently did an interview in Spanish regarding the role of the altcoins on the crypto ecosystem, the characteristics of the blockchain and the advantages of Polis. You can go check out the first part here:

http://bit.ly/EntrevistaPOLISParteI

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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