Hello all, Webbs here
Lot’s going on at the moment so here is a little catch up so you are all up to speed with whats going on in Vertland.
Paul has been very busy contacting merchants to help progress the adoption of Vertcoin, he has also been interviewed by David Seaman check it out here, David has been a great voice in the Bitcoin community and we are glad he has been so vocal on Vertcoins potential.
The SPV wallet for Android has been released on the play store (thanks Jon) – download at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.schildbach.wallet.vertcoin
A project to use Jons base VertcoinJ implementation in a desktop SPV wallet (ie. lite version, which doesn’t need to download a full blockchain) is already under discussion.
Darren has had his head down developing the new multi pool which will mine alt scrypt coins but will pay out in VTC, which I’m sure you are all as excited about as we are. Darren has also released a really useful tool for visualising the nethash distribution at http://www.verters.com/block-analysis which makes clearer than ever that if you are mining at Bitcrush, please stop and move somewhere else – Boris posted some facts and figures at Bitcointalk and the TLDR; version is that while Bitcrush may have only around 25% of the hashrate at present, pools bigger than around 15% or 20% of the network are not ideal – secure the network and participate in the decentralisation of VTC by finding a p2pool node close to you via http://p2pool.vertcoin.org/ or if you really must stay with a traditional pool, use the pools list at https://vertcoin.org/pools.html and choose a small pool.
Othe has been looking into the difficulty adjustment and continues to model various scenarios and is working on the options in the event it is decided that any modifications are necessary – at the moment, we consider this a preparedness project rather than something we are certain needs any work.
I myself have had a very busy week or so and subsequently the animation release has drifted slightly, my apologies, I will be putting the cherries on top this coming weekend, big thanks to Zero_Fiat for volunteering his stellar voice over work, he has also started a Vertcoin podcast so give it a listen, Keep it up J!
With the NY Crypto Currency conference fast approaching Joe is working tirelessly with all of the preparation and I will be helping him to make the booth look great, Joe and the guys are also getting some sweet looking demo equipment together too.
It’s World Water Day on March the 22nd and everyone needs to pat themselves on the back, the Vertcoin community came together to fund the water project and Moolah will be processing the payment that we go to helping make people lives better – Good job all!
It’s also been a great week for the community as a whole and we have seen a correction in the price and that makes everyone very happy, I’m especially happy as I took a hammering this week trading on a tip from another team member, I won’t mention any names but Joe thanks for the tip I am sad to say he got Karma on my tip the very next day, isn’t it funny how the world works?
With major ASIC manufacturers taking orders this week it looks like interest in VTC will only continue to rise.