The current testnet contains the function for listing and buying products. However this function is generic in that the blockchain is not checking if the buyer sent the funds to the correct place, it is simply checking if the buyer supplied the correct information related to the offer.
This was intended as the first iteration of the function to prove listing and buying on the testnet.
So! during the last week Igor finally got back to the action of plotting the improvement that we had planned before we discovered the token overflow situation.
In the next version of the offer function: it will include the specific address that funds should be expected and this will unify the purchase function with the offer function.
We are scheduling the next test net for January 23rd which is the Thursday of next week. And our goal is to provide the fully implemented offer/purchase update as well as the feedback aspect. We’ll keep you posted how things went next week and we’ll provide the scope that we will go ahead with in the testnet on the 23rd.
A refresher of the three tasks remaining to get the v1 marketplace online:
- Improved Purchase Flow
- Price Peg
Notice About Post Marketplace v1 Launch
We would like to also take this opportunity to mention that even though the v1 will be launched soon, it does not mean that we stop developing new features. This being said the testnet will remain an active and a crucial aspect of the development process. We hope that more of us participate in the test networks as they will be running in parallel with the mainnet protocol.
Mining Reward Calculation Update
There is a minor bug in the way that the blockchain is calculating mining rewards that is causing pool operators to switch to ring size 1. This is interfering with the automation of paying out mining rewards which is an important part of the blockchain ecosystem.
The solution to this will be included in next hardfork so it could be another month or two; however, we are glad to bring to the awareness of the mining pool operators that we heard this and are able to address this issue. This could also affect folks mining on the pools so also great news for you as well
Post Token Overflow Wallet Fix
The patch to address the Token Overflow bug involved blocking the overflow tokens from being spendable on the blockchain; however, the wallet we already have downloaded does not include code to differentiate blocked tokens. So part of the privacy system it may still try to attempt to use those blocked tokens in transactions though they will be rejected. For everyone’s sanity we are pushing this week to patch the wallet so that it does not consider the blocked transactions when forming new transactions. This way no one will experience that rare yet possible bug that will result in an error message when making a transaction.
This will not cause any harm but cause some inconvenience so we are putting that in the first place this week as it is a small adjustment and is significant that it gets updated promptly.
Exchanges reopen deposits/withdrawals pending wallet update
That being said about the wallet update: Livecoin will reopen the deposits/withdrawals as soon as we publish the final binaries to the wallet and safexd client.
Hiring Golang Developer
We would like to also take this opportunity to express our interest to hire a Golang developer for a full time position on the Safex project. They would take up the github.com/safex/gosafex (check develop branch) project and carry it over the finish line.
The codebase has progressed; however, we will need a full-time approach and our current players are not able to give us the attention we are in need of to ambitiously deliver the marketplace app that people can click on. At first glance there is the codebase and if someone reading this is a go developer and proficient and can take on the project full-time which could result in a more permanent role, then please send a DM or write to email@example.com providing CV and projects proving capabilities.
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