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pc

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Roadmap until launch
« on: November 30, 2014, 02:28:04 pm »
Current status

Launched on 2014-12-15

Next steps

TBA

Delegates

In order to provide good decentralization right from the start we are looking for volunteers for running initial delegates. Selected candidates must provide public keys during dry run #1 and will receive delegate accounts with 100% pay rate in the genesis block. Candidates should note the following:

* Delegates must provide reliable service 24/7. This includes running a computer with a reliable network connection. Resource usage is expected to be lower than for BTS but hard to predict.
* Delegate payment is expected to be low. Running a dedicated computer or VPS is most likely not economically viable. Using spare resources on a machine that's available anyway may generate additional income.
* Candidates should provide sufficient information about themselves and their connection with PTS and/or BTS and/or otherwise related communities to enable judgement about their fitness for the job. We reserve the right to refuse any candidates for whatever reason we think appropriate.
* Note that it is possible to have multiple delegate accounts in a single wallet. We suggest you send us several public keys, not just one.

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* Testnet #3 has been active for quite some time - https://github.com/PTS-DPOS/PTS/tree/pts-test-3
* Testnet #3 doesn't have a working GUI yet, its purpose was more like proof-of-concept.
* Several significant changes have been pushed to develop since then that need to be tested in practice.
* GUI modifications are almost finished.

1. Dry run #1 (started 2014-12-03)

* This is meant to be a (mostly) feature-complete beta version.
* Network parameters may need some tweaking yet.
* We invite everybody who wants to actively participate to download (and possibly self-compile) the client and run it.
* Everybody who wants to run initial delegates should create accounts for them (no need to register at this time) and publish their public keys. (See below.)
* Testers should keep an eye on: general functionality, GUI, wallet_import_by_signedmsg command, genesis balance (snapshot date for this dry run TBA)

Depending on the number and size of bug reports, we may see several instances of this run, i. e. dry run 1a, 1b and so on.
Dry run #1 will last for about a week.

2. Dry run #2 (started 2014-12-10)
* This dry run will be a feature complete beta version with finalized network parameters.
* Those who plan to run initial delegates must bring their delegates online within 24 hours.
* Testers should keep an eye on everything.
* We will fix bugs without resetting the chain, using hard forks if necessary. Delegates must update within 24 hours after a hard fork.

Dry run #2 will end 36 hours before launch. Delegates must take down their nodes until 12 hours before launch at the latest.

3. Launch
* On Dec 15 0:00 GMT we will create the final PTS snapshot on the old PoW chain. For this snapshot, we take the last block that has been published to the network and received by our clients before the snapshot time, regardless of the block timestamp.
* We will publish the block hash of the snapshot in the relevant announcement threads.
* We will create the final genesis block, push it to our github repo and create a v2.0 tag.
* We will build clients and launch the network (not necessarily in this order).
* Initial delegates should start signing blocks within 12 hours.
« Last Edit: December 17, 2014, 09:56:01 am by pc »
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Re: Roadmap until launch
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2014, 05:02:40 pm »
I am interested to take part as delegate in the dry run.
I have already pm. Shall I publish my info here as well?

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Re: Roadmap until launch
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2014, 05:26:18 pm »
I have already pm. Shall I publish my info here as well?

That would be good, yes. We're trying to be as open as possible about this.

Please create a new thread in the    Volunteers and Contributions section:    http://pts.cubeconnex.com/index.php?board=10.0

Welcome on board!
« Last Edit: December 04, 2014, 08:21:10 pm by pc »
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