15 June 2019 – 15 July 2019 Preamble This month witnessed the introduction of our first mobile wallet- brought forward by Chainzilla, shared Hypernode hosting by MNSF, a listing on the Graviex exchange, and much, much more. There have been a ton of behind-the-scenes work which will be highlighted below- let’s delve into the rest of this month’s progress report.
The mobile industry is an ever-growing market that has had an unfathomably positive impact across the globe. The traditional smartphone device acts as a gateway to the digital realm, which in result enables an increasingly interconnected society. It is both a technological and societal revolution that has witnessed an unprecedented pace in growth, with adoption even in the most under-developed parts of the world. In fact, according to GSMA Intelligence, as of 2017, there were over 5 billion unique mobile subscribers across the globe- far more than the number of people that own household computers. The mobile device has grown …
Preamble Bismuth has been largely behind in regards to integration with devices with limited computing resources, such as smartphones and hardware wallets. Creating an address can be a hassle, and paper wallets practically don’t exist. All of these inconveniences can get narrowed down due to largely one feature, which is Bismuth’s cryptographic primitive, RSA.
Listing your coin can appear to be an easy task when you read some suggestions: “Why don’t you apply to…” “Devs should get on ….” “Just submit” “Pay the fees”
In a previous article I told you about about Dragginator, a NFT game based upon the Bis Blockchain: https://hypernodes.bismuth.live/?p=230 Don’t miss that post! The game is now 1 year old, comes with new features, and runs a new soccer cup with prizes to celebrate. It’s more than time to give it a try, get a draggon an enroll it in the cup!
15 May 2019 – 15 June 2019 Preamble This month has brought Bismuth one of the biggest changes this year so far- the v184.108.40.206 fork. Alongside the emission adjustments, there were a multitude of other changes and updates that mainly occurred behind the scenes, and will be mentioned here. Let us delve into the rest of this month’s progress report.
As announced previously, the Bismuth Foundation is moving forward with a revised and improved bounty schedule- primarily targeted towards projects that offer utility to the BIS ecosystem, as well as overall marketing campaign efforts. We very soon will be bringing forth our first iteration of bounties targeting the Bismuth utility category.
Last night, we witnessed a successful hard fork of the Bismuth blockchain to v220.127.116.11 – which offers increased Hypernode rewards, lower mining emissions, and an overall improved and upgraded version of the platform. That’s right: we included some major upgrades, but those will be discussed at a later date!
When Bismuth launched in early 2017, it entered the industry with a new, original codebase developed in Python. Not a single dollar of capital was raised, and till this day it remains that way. At the time, competing projects without a single line of original code were easily raising millions of dollars- which enabled them to ludicrously spend their vast reserves on paid articles, advertisement slots, extreme social marketing, and perhaps biggest of them all: exchange listing fees.
In the middle of May, we announced the v18.104.22.168 Strategic Hard Fork scheduled for block height 1,200,000. The fork will primarily bring forth changes to Bismuth’s emission schedule- shifting a percentage of PoW emission to HN rewards. If you missed it, you can find it here. Over the following week, community members were able to submit questions for a Q&A pertaining to the hard fork- available below. Questions and answers have been divided into three categories- submissions from regular users, Hypernode owners, and miners.