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Superblock 864000 Final Proposals Empty Superblock 864000 Final Proposals

on Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:10 pm
Below are the proposals for Superblock 864000. Proposals are being submitted to the forum individually as replies to this post, so please take your time to look over each proposal.

The voting for these proposals will end on block 861120, but your node must remain active until block 864000 for your vote to count.

For instructions on how to vote, see: https://docs.blocknet.co/governance/proposal-voting/

If submitting proposals:
1) Submit a pre-proposal to the general Self-Funding Proposals category.
2) Update proposal with feedback if necessary.
3) Post your final proposal in this thread.
4) Submit the proposal to the network
More detailed instructions here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Arcd8GRTNLF5PxNST3cT_cyWW6BoxeRa6qseYYm9Gp4/preview

Information to include in the proposal (if applicable):
- Proposal title, as shown on the proposal submitted to the network(18 character limit)
- A description of what is being proposed
- Rationale and further explanation of proposal & background info
- Technical explanation/agenda of feature/proposal
- Estimated time for components in the proposal
- Teams/person undertaking the work
- Cost assessment: Are these expenses coming from the Superblock or community funds? Which community fund is it coming from? What's the total cost with and without the Superblock fee(10 BLOCK)
- Fund custodians
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Superblock 864000 Final Proposals Empty Core Development Proposal

on Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:43 pm
Proposal: michael-dev-apr
Url: https://goo.gl/UGYKaT

March recap:
Core development in March has been focused on the XRouter Beta and fixing critical bugs in the core codebase (including fixing the chainstate issues). XRouter progress can be seen here: https://github.com/BlocknetDX/blocknet/commits/fix-xrouter. The planned release for XRouter is very soon, targeting end of the month.

To vote on my proposal (7500 BLOCK):
You can also vote via the Redesign Wallet Proposals section.

mnbudget vote 6af59fb16309cdaf6422980e882723fdc1b3417499a31b355bc4895269597f83 yes/no

April plan (and coming months):
Blocknet desperately needs a new base blockchain and we're planning on forking the latest v18 Bitcoin codebase to put us in line with the best security, network protocol optimizations, and optimized code. We plan on adding Service nodes and staking to the v18 Bitcoin codebase.
Reasons for new base chain:
- Upstream security updates and optimizations (on the current chain we're unable to efficiently incorporate upstream changes from PIVX/Dash)
- Security and stability, Bitcoin has a much more resilient and tested codebase
- Scalability, we need an overhaul of our RPC and networking code to support mass adoption of XBridge and XRouter
- Developer network, Bitcoin has a strong and active develper network

This is a multi-month effort, and will put Blocknet's base chain in line with the BTC standard. The dev team is planning the following:
- Forking v18 Bitcoin
- Implementing On-Chain Governance (proposal voting will be recorded directly on-chain)
- Moving everyone to Staking rewards
  + Service Nodes are not going away, but they will be exclusive to powering DX/XBridge and XRouter
  + Service Nodes will be able to stake and can earn additional fees through XBridge and XRouter
  + No more long wait periods to activate service nodes (looking at 2-3 network confirmations for snode inputs)
  + You can signal multiple staking inputs to validate your node (no longer need a single 5k input)
Ongoing Tasks
- XRouter Beta development
- Implement new base blockchain

Other tasks
- Improved handling of pending orders affected by a Blocknet client is shutdown and restart
- Refundable trade fees (for failed orders)
- Wallet Redesign UI fixes & improvements
- Development discussions
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Superblock 864000 Final Proposals Empty Block DX Javascript Development Proposal

on Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:44 pm
Proposal: blockdx-js-dev-apr
Url: https://goo.gl/c643AS

To vote on the Block DX Javascript Developer proposal (1850 BLOCK):
You can also vote via the Redesign Wallet Proposals section.

mnbudget vote 7acb9f78d8b77424eeb96809aa810927e2baef9d326cdeca4fc0773d04c27801 yes/no

This proposal is for funding javascript development on Block DX.

Upcoming Tasks
- Performance improvements (many coming in the next release)
- DX UI clean up and optimizations
- Fix spread calculation
- Depth chart and nav bar fixes
- Performance improvements
- Ongoing bug fixes
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Superblock 864000 Final Proposals Empty Build/Test Server Proposal

on Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:45 pm
Proposal: buildserver-cost-apr
Url: https://goo.gl/7sjLU8

To vote on the Build/Test Server monthly costs (350 BLOCK):
You can also vote via the Redesign Wallet Proposals section.

mnbudget vote 86f53d21c0b738d1009639e2b9ede4e72b1c8b5a2d525e25f2927ddf2c5df363 yes/no

This build and test server is responsible for auto-generating all of the dev builds for Linux, Mac, Windows and is important for QA testing as well as for validating Blocknet's code on github. It also allows the community to beta test our upcoming releases.
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Superblock 864000 Final Proposals Empty BLOCK1000 Funds Reallocation

on Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:49 pm
BLOCK1000 Funds Reallocation

This is a proposal to reallocate the funds given to @cryptoved for use as BLOCK1000 airdrops. The funds were originally sent to, and are currenty held, in the following address:

This proposal is for the entire balance of those remaining funds, less any staking rewards, to be returned to the Marketing portion of the Blocknet Community Funds, the address of which is BgSDpy7F7PuBZpG4PQfryX9m94NNcmjWAX and can be seen here:

The total to be returned amounts to: 993.35 BLOCK

The reason for this request is that these funds are currently left dormant, following the removal of @cryptoved from his former Marketing role and the termination of the BLOCK1000 intiative that was under him. We believe that these funds could be used for other Marketing initiatives, primarly for the purpose of airdrops to other communities, which was their original intended use case. Airdrops have already commenced via our tipbot, raffles and other such handouts in our server and others.

The funds are requested to be moved directly to the Marketing fund pool (above) by @cryptoved, should this proposal pass.

To vote on this proposal:
Reallocate-864000 = 10 block submission fee only.
mnbudget vote d3972e27a6bb08708a95cf54b83861951319ce270efb45c366e68f4be383879c yes/no
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Superblock 864000 Final Proposals Empty Re: Superblock 864000 Final Proposals

on Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:29 pm
Proposal: atc-DEV-sb864000
Url: "https://bit.ly/2Xt7A9t"

Various supporting day-to-day dev tasks, maintaining the build system (gitian), and automation implementations (CI/CD pipelines) for various blocknet projects leveraging aws.  The cost includes infrastructure costs, maintenance and additional development

- Seed Nodes
- s3 buckets
- dxapi
- blocknet forum
- tipbot

- Gitian
- Docker
- API Site
- Doc Site
- block dx configurations to s3

To vote on this proposal (3500 BLOCK):

You can also vote via the Redesign Wallet Proposals section.


   mnbudget vote f55c7040c738356964578af9bfac65a0d0aa1d9e3c4ee7c18b3dcdb502ebf60a yes/no

As part of the docker effort in march, I've identified an automation approach to having the dockerfiles auto-generated,pushed to docker hub which is triggered by updates to the latest config manifest.  Proof of Concept scripts where created for each leg of the process.  The objective would be to formalize those scripts into a final solution, making docker updates fully automated.

The API and DOC sites will also be fully automated based off github push's, streamlining the process for updating.

Blocknets new forum is deployed, additional work is required to split off the docker image into an HA deployment on aws.

Last edited by atcsecure on Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:33 am; edited 2 times in total
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Superblock 864000 Final Proposals Empty Re: Superblock 864000 Final Proposals

on Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:32 pm
Proposal: atc-DXMM-sb864000
Url: "https://bit.ly/2OnXimC"

Additional markets launched in march.  Currently Supported tokens: Block, Dash, DGB, LTC, SYS  

Launch 2~3 more markets based on global volume, support and community requests

cover servers, setup, dex mm, and new coin additions

To vote on my proposal (750 BLOCK):
You can also vote via the Redesign Wallet Proposals section.


   mnbudget vote 767d6ff73295efb4deb948aeaa17175ebd332dc49bb8bf5f19d572715a6e51de yes/no
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Superblock 864000 Final Proposals Empty UAT - 864000

on Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:28 am
UAT Team
Team consists of 86b, aderks, and Fattox.

Below is a non-exhaustive list of tasks we will aim to spend our time on. Some tasks will take priority over others, based on many variables, but we will aim to cover both 'roles' in a efficient and sufficient manner, based on what makes the most sense at the time. Please be aware that due to the necessity of managing our time and prioritising these tasks, based on how critical they are, it may not be possible to address every single point listed below. But rest-assured, our team will aim to work in a way which is the most optimal and beneficial to the project, at any given time.

Role #1 - UAT/QA/Integrations:

  • Support services
  • Integration strategy
  • Product analysis
  • Bug reporting, error tracking, and logging
  • Collaboration with other projects and teams
  • New coin integration, confirming, and corresponding QA
  • Genesis testing
  • Exploit checks
  • Communicating with partners and project delegates
  • XRouter testing and QA
  • Block DX UI QA
  • Wallet release QA
  • Auto configuration testing and QA

Role #2 - Marketing/Communications:

  • Coin Announcements lifecycle: from initial integration/QA to community/partner outreach and coordination of announcements/support.
  • In reference to the above: approaching communites of newly announced coins in an effort to bring about more adoption from freshly launched projects. Hopefully some day making Block DX the 'go to' for new projects who are seeking a place as their first exchange listing.
  • Helping to support and promote the DX to communities that are integrated in to our protocol, both old and new. Using raffles, airdrops, tips (etc) as a way to enable people to try the DX using these small portions of BLOCK as trade-fees.
  • Pushing awareness of Blocknet throughout the communities of our supported projects and partners. Co-marketing efforts may be taken up where possible or beneficial.
  • Creating content for Blocknet’s Social Media and driving traffic to our site and community channels.
  • Collaborating on the creation and maintenance of documentation: EG Tutorials, resources, informative articles and other content, for both our community and a wider audience.
  • Dealing with the necessary communication and discussions with any potential partners and third-parties who would like to work with us. EG: Exchanges, dev teams, projects and any other interested parties.
  • Collaborating on other developmental marketing strategies and initiatives, with both the Strategy group and the team as a whole.
  • Aiming to increase the amount of pairs available to trade via Block DX, by helping to increase the node support and maker bots available on those newly supported chains.

To vote on UAT’s proposal:
UAT-864000 - 10,220 + 10 fee = 10,230 BLOCK):
mnbudget vote 121e112930e0c10f7e873759ee88a5c4c5949b81f1c8db8fa11d5cf52accc681 yes/no
If this proposal passes but is bumped from the Superblock due to there not being enough room, this will be paid out from the Burn/Community Funds.
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Superblock 864000 Final Proposals Empty redactedman-864000

on Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:49 am
(Posted on behalf of @redactedman)


Name: redactedman
Position: Operations Director
Employment type: Part time, without pay
Cost: 10 Block, plus external expenses

As the operations director for Blocknet I would like to contribute to the project by giving assistance to the fundamental tasks that need to be completed in order to run a tight operation. These tasks may include but are not limited to, marketing, web development, graphic design, search engine marketing, hiring/management of external help, failure oversight, planning and coordination.

I believe that by opening a position that looks after purely operations, we can better have an understanding on where our areas of failure are and my responsibility would be on how to solve those issues. Leaving the development work, to those that are best suited for that position and freeing them up of valuable time.

I’d like to keep the position entirely unpaid. The only pay that is awarded to me would be for external expenses such as hiring of staff, costs related to business transactions. Which would be transferred to the recipients. Those expenses will be asked to be repaid to me on the approval of the subsequent superblock. All transactions will be recorded and displayed upon voting.

To vote on this proposal:
redactedman-8640000 = 10 BLOCK submission fee only:
mnbudget vote 7472d54dcf1ff98f10edf3b71240842b5afcd50f6f39046d59852af1eebe518c yes/no
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Superblock 864000 Final Proposals Empty Re: Superblock 864000 Final Proposals

on Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:46 pm
Proposal: Social_Philip_Apr

Recent and forthcoming tasks

- A PR was recently published at Bitcoinist: https://bitcoinist.com/block-dx-ultimate-trustless-trading-or-how-i-learned-to-stop-worrying-and-love-the-dx/  
- An article was published on the Blocknet site: https://blocknet.co/block-dx-saving-time-maintaining-privacy/
- More will follow this month.
- Now that Coin announcements have resumed, I am working with the UAT team and representatives of various tokens regarding the scheduling of announcements and the creation of new Coin Hub pages.
- The regular Token/Coin recap articles have now resumed in conjunction with the next phase of Block DX token announcements.
- Pushing out Delta Direct notifications has been added to my purview of social media responsibilities.
- I am working closely with other team members on coordinating a forthcoming marketing campaign.
- Since the departure of the marketing director and co-brand lead, I am now responsible for an estimated 90% of the current social media output across Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, BTCTalk, Instagram, and Medium and shortly, Delta direct moving forward.

Ongoing tasks:

- Maintain and manage the social media profile of Blocknet on Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, BTCTalk, Youtube, Medium and other platforms.
- Ensure communications from the developers and marketing team can be transmitted in a clear and timely manner to the community.
- Respond to the community.
- Compile and write regular newsletter.
- Contribute to various marketing materials and initiatives.
- Write press releases and news updates.
- Write and create articles for specific initiatives.
- Manage, source, correspond and coordinate payments to news and media outlets.
- Maintain various internal spreadsheets.
- Participate in strategy discussions as part of the strategy group.
- Creation of coin hub pages.

Cost Assessment:

6.3 BLOCK per hour / 4 hours per day @ $2.27 per BLOCK.
A fixed amount of 750 BLOCK from Superblock (Plus 10 BLOCK fee)

Please, note, the amount requested is due to increased reasonability and workload as well as to address the previous 6 months of payments that equalled less than the minimum hourly wage.

If this proposal passes but is bumped from the Superblock due to there not being enough room, this will be paid out from the Marketing Fund

To vote:


mnbudget vote 4ae7215a5792b707115918cfb3550b0e9cf104cfc08126799667037e523231b1 yes/no
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Superblock 864000 Final Proposals Empty Re: Superblock 864000 Final Proposals

on Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:45 am
Proposal: hanniabu-864000
Owner: Hanni Abu | @hanniabu on Discord/Telegram
Total: 5000 BLOCK
mnbudget vote abf528498a34253b92f7d9bdf8c473ba3a0435ee666e3972ffbdf2b3839b7789 yes/no


As a core contributor of Blocknet, I take part in many daily tasks that help keep the project running smoothly, as well as larger tasks that move Blocknet forward. Putting in an average 60 hours a week, I partake in projects that build Blocknet's foundation and assist in other projects in order to help meet objectives. This proposal is for compensation to allow me to continue contributing to Blocknet for the next upcoming Superblock period.

I have a technical background with a degree in mechanical engineering, prior development experience, and have spent a few years a a few early stage startups (pre and post seed round). This experience helps in various aspects of the project including working in a fast-paced environment, wearing multiple 'hats', pivoting priorities and tasks, understanding the project technicals and vision, communicating the different components, conveying concepts into diagrams and text, and budgeting and financials.

Attention to detail is another useful trait. When reviewing interface UI and user experience, performing QA, writing specifications and documents, and communicating concepts, this attention to detail is important as it's typically the intricacies that make a difference.

Past Contributions
I began contributing in August 2017 when I saw there were areas the project could use help in. The first thing I worked on was an informational website (blocknetprotocol.com) since informational resources we lacking. This led to submitting my first Superblock proposal that next month for further contribution.

Since then I have been responsible for multiple projects and tasks, as well have assisted in others. Some of these items are as follows:

- API documentation (https://api.blocknet.co/)
- New configurations file format: https://github.com/BlocknetDX/blockchain-configuration-files
- Compose documentation (https://docs.blocknet.co)
- Compose content
- Compose specifications
- Wallet QA (MacOS)
- Block DX QA (MacOS)
- Block DX development
- Website development
- Participate in interviews
- Roadmap discussion
- Manage and organize files and documents
- Review announcements and publications
- Convention prep, attending convention, and followups
- Newsletter content, review, and submission
- Release announcements, posts, and emails
- Respond to questions from the community
- Respond to emails
- Fill out applications and forms

Past Month
Below is a list of items I have been working on the past Superblock period.

- Daily intra-team communication and coordination
- Reviewed/finalized the newsletter
- Submitted newsletter email
- Continued documentation
- Maintain existing documentation
- Maintain blockchain-configuration-files
- Maintain and update bootstrap files
- Update API documentation
- Contribute to dxmakerbot
- Assist UAT with Coin Announcements
- Task management of Block DX improvements
---- Manage priorities
---- Write up tasks/specs
- Block DX QA
- Website maintenance
- Request updates on information sites

In addition to daily tasks, the following list are main items I plan to be working on in the following Superblock period. Keep in mind that some of these may not be completed this upcoming Superblock period or may be pushed back due to a change in priority.

- Block DX development
- Coordinate with exchanges and services for wallet update
- Continued documentation
- Continued wallet and Block DX tutorials
- Start website content revision

As a retainer to continue contributing to this project, the following amount is requested for this Superblock with payment to be made out of the community funds if the proposal passes but is bumped.

Total - 5000 BLOCK @~$2.30 BLOCK
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Superblock 864000 Final Proposals Empty AWS March

on Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:04 pm
Proposal name:


This proposal is being made to cover the total costs of our AWS expenses for the month of March.

Proposal amount:  360 BLOCK

To vote:

mnbudget vote 60a2602f919fbaa131c2fd5da6637a6a9979bd39113bb9f7b75ffaa7984658ed yes/no
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Superblock 864000 Final Proposals Empty Fund Replenishment

on Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:43 am
Proposal name:


This proposal is being made to allocate the remainder of the Superblock mint toward replenishing the community fund reserves so as to have BLOCK on hand for various future development, marketing, bug bounty,  market making, and exchange listing initiatives.

Proposal amount:

9305 BLOCK paid to the Development Fund address:  BXziudHsEee8vDTgvXXNLCXwKouSssLMQ3

To vote:

mnbudget vote 52e75174192f51e87fecddbdb4e2c4caefad2d54eebce8bc4c0a0e101b17e335 yes/no
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