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Sloth to Proxima Centauri!

To Proxima Centauri!And we’re off! Where other Crypto Fiat coins go for the moon or mars, Slothcoin will even go beyond that. Sluke, the young Sloth is on his way to Proxima Centauri. Off course he found the Fork to be a wormhole to his destination. It’s the way of the wise Sloth.

While it took some time to get the new version 1.3.1 build 3 accepted by old and new users of Slothcoin, it finally took off. More connections to the network, Slothly it goes. With the crucial block slowly closing in all seems to go more Sloth then thought before.

And now it is up to Cryptopia, MultiFaucet and the rest to join in. Making a stronger network all together now there is a pool too.

Let’s go towards 2020 here and may the Sloth be with you!

 

What if there is no consencus?

What if there is no concensus on the Slothcoin network about moving to version 1.3.1 build 3 before block 300K kicks in? It needs to be considered that this might happen. Because only one 24/7 deamon updated and there are just a few other peers that seem to have done so until now. No worries yet, but from block 295968 it becomes crucial.

There are more coins up and about that exceed the 2^63-2 limit of the int64 variable of the MAXCOIN value. Some even consider to become POS, while they should go more towards POB (Proof Of Burn), I guess. And MAXCOIN is only there to limit the amount to be send to a maximum. Still it is an int64, signed, so only 63 bit really should be used, divided by 100.000.000, or the value of 1 COIN. But what are the chances of someone having 92 billion COIN, right? So the real COIN ever to be released will almost be like infinite…

If you do not understand this, never mind, back to the fork, or not the fork, that is the question…

Whatever the choice of the majority of peers within the Slothcoin network at block 295968, that version will be the one to continue. Be it version 1.3.0, than so it be. The community chooses. If three quarter of the connection agree to a certain version, then that should be it from block 295968 onwards.

Therefor it will be monitored closely if version 1.3.1 build 3 gets consensus or not by block 295968, if not it will be considered to be voted out. If that happens, the next is adviced, if you did run 1.3.1 build 3, like me, off course.

If by block 295968 Slothcoin version 1.3.1 build 3 has no 3/4 of the connections.

  • Stay Sloth, there is still about a week to go.
  • (Always) Back up your wallet, preferable twice on two different media
  • Stop the 1.3.1 build 3 version
  • When needed, copy your wallet to the 1.3.0 user folder
  • If in seperate folders. Remove the old 1.3.0 ‘blocks’ and ‘chainstate’ folders.
  • If needed, copy the ‘blocks’ and ‘chainstate’ folders to the 1.3.0 user folder
  • Start version 1.3.0 (Qt or deamon) again
  • Be Sloth while it checks the blocks and wallet
  • See what happens in the future, and keep the Sloth goin’

For me, this project is considered to be a learning proces. I like the way the community made an effort to make a difference to keep the Sloth going. And it will probably do so with version 1.3.0. Have no idea what will happen if the overdraw in Slothcoin goes beyond 2^63-2, time will tell. Somewhere around block 330K this will be the case. (In the sourcode MAXCOIN has no real impact, it seems, but only the limit on the amount one is able to send in one go.)

Currently we are still about 4 weeks away from that switchpoint. But when the fork gets no consensus in time then it will be needed for all peers to get back to version 1.3.0, to get the Slothcoin going. And for me the signal to leave and do something else, and put this fork on ice.

Just doing my best to stay realistic, as it might be the scenario that could happen.

Stay Sloth!

Slothcoin fork released

A new splashscreenSooner than expected the sourcecode and GNU-Linux binaries have been released. Version 1.3.1 [build 3] are ready to go, way before block 300K. The WinX and MacX binaries are not available yet. And there are bounties, to be payed in SLOTH, for whoever builds them in time.

There were some minor hickups, like losing the sourcecode changes, but now it is ready to go. The changed reward system kicks in at block 300K and the Qt-wallet and deamon have been tested on Ubuntu GNU-Linux. Starting fast, getting the blocks in at full spead and even mining very well.

The QR-code has been fixed, less warnings during build and some other minor changes have been done. The change from block 300K has been made conditional. It needs consensus of the network though. That means that all current 1.3.0 versions need to update to 1.3.1 to get it really going from block 300K.

Remember to ALWAYS backup your current Wallet before changing to version 1.3.1 [build 3]. Better even do two Backups, on different media, like a USB stick or SD-card.

May the Sloth be with you!

The new wallet