LUXCORE COMMUNITY UPDATE

Greetings dear community! Even though we have not published a community update in some time, this does not mean that the work has stopped, quite the opposite! We are continuing to improve every product and work ‘round the clock for the big release that everybody is waiting for, LUXGATE. 
However, we still have a few steps until then and in this article we are addressing the news, articles, development, bug fixes and changes that happened since our last update.

MARKETING AND BUSINESS UPDATES

During this period, LUXCore faced a few structural changes. John McAfee left the position as CEO of LUXCore and his spot is waiting to be filled by the propper person. In the meantime Guillaume “Arsonic” H. the COO of LUXCore is taking the interimar CEO position. Also during this time, our team has forged new partnerships and released the mobile version of the POS Web Wallet, available now for iOS and Android. In the next section you will find a summary with all articles and news that were released since our last Community Update, so you won’t miss a thing!

NEWS and Articles

General BUG FIX

  • Increase input size
  • Search mn address in qt and able to manipulate the mn list cells (high/low, a-z/z-a, and the rest)
  • Fix daemon fee error taking 4 minutes
  • Banned peers don’t get unbanned at set date
  • Fix or completely remove pruning
  • Wallet gets stuck on blocks sometimes
  • Building MAC is not properly documented and does not work as expected
  • After bans are removed the tableview does not update dynamically
  • Webwallet, adding federation ID “@gmail” and logging in through the google icon, it bypasses the request of 2FA allowing user to signin normally, high security risk
  • Webwallet — using inspect on chrome under settings you can grab the url to change the email under account — high risk IF user get hacked
  • RPC bug — listsinceblock returns all the orphans since wallet creation, even with the min confirms field
  • QT — Masternodes tab, when clicking on any of the named columns, the last column width is not kept and shrinks
  • SC bug where after 3–4 transactions all subsequent transactions fail. SC bug Using LSR tab can send a token 2–3 times then when I click confirm after that nothing ends up happening.
  • The default gas when creating/deploying a contract is often not sufficient and gets lost. Would be better to increase gas to a safer number (excess gas is returned anyway). Suggestion: 5,000,000
  • While creating a SC the wallet will crash WinQT

General Improvements

  • Qt: MN tab update time changed from 1 to 20
  • WebWallet — changing the location of login button
  • Changed on Masternode tab instead of 1/0 to display YES/NO
  • Add trigger to Masternode Search in order to refresh right away the tableview
  • Under coin control add the ability to select the first 50/100/250 inputs or select any input <, > or = to what a user input
  • Add fix “time left” on syncing page
  • Calculates the masternode rank list once, cached on the block height, then access that list until the blockheight changes

LUXGate Development

  • Add basic swap test
  • Add relay test
  • Move stopping miners in separate method
  • Allow specify host for test configuration
  • Handle createorder without relaying peer properly …
  • Add forgotten line break
  • Optimize imports
  • Force omitting dynamic extension loading straight in source file
  • Format sources
  • Add basic order cancellation test
  • Remove unused method
  • Add basic restart test
  • Shutdown node correctly
  • Make possible to restart a node in the test. Fix some pylint warnings
  • Add completion date to the history orders
  • Do not log expected rpc errors as unexpected. …
  • Keep order state codes within byte range
  • Show refunded orders as “refunded” in history
  • Add getordershistory help message and doc …
  • Move cancelled orders to the history. …
  • Possible fix for #36. Fix for linter error …
  • Merge branch ‘orders-history’
  • Create temporary directory properly
  • Reimplement the history storage using SQLite
  • Handle protocol errors, allow cancelling new orders …
  • Reformat code
  • Fix history test
  • Check for readiness to perform swaps
  • Fix response parsing
  • WIP: Finished orders storing and retrieving implementation
  • Reformat code using black formatter
  • Use fixture in some test cases


The work is not yet over and we will keep the community updated with any change that is taking place. 

More information

Website: https://luxcore.io/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LUX_COIN

Github: https://github.com/LUX-Core

Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/LUXCoin/

Telegram: https://t.me/LUXcoreOfficialChat

Discord: https://discord.gg/ndUg9va

Bitcointalk —  https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2422372

For any questions please contact us on Discord for 24/7 support or via e-mail at [email protected]

The Luxcore Team

LUXGATE: FINALLY, WHAT A DECENTRALIZED EXCHANGE SHOULD BE

*Study https://ciphertrace.com/articles/q1-2019-cryptocurrency-anti-money-laundering-report/

More information

Website: https://luxcore.io/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LUX_COIN

Github: https://github.com/LUX-Core

Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/LUXCoin/

Telegram: https://t.me/LUXcoreOfficialChat

Discord: https://discord.gg/ndUg9va

Bitcointalk —  https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2422372

Please feel free to leave us your feedback as we always welcome it!

The Luxcore Team

TOKEN MONITORING NOW AVAILABLE ON LUX EXPLORER

To add even more — To our amazing block explorer as promised in our roadmap, we have added the ability to see and monitor tokens that are on the LUX blockchain

Here are all the options that have been added to our custom explorer :

1. added extra token page with token details
 a. ability to see every token tx
 b. ability to see balance of token holders

2. added token tx to transaction page
3. added token tx to block page
4. added token tx to address page
5. added token balance to address page

We have also increased the speed of our explorer to be one of the fastest out there, it only take 2 hours to sync the full blockchain (time for an ~1gb chain).

Try it now: https://explorer.poswallet.io/#/tokens

 

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Luxcore set its sights on MENA for expansion of global business partnerships in the coming months.

Blockchain is increasingly becoming a budgeting priority for many countries around the world. Although North America, Europe, and Asia are the traditional technology leaders, one region that is making a large impact in the blockchain space may come as a surprise to some. “Middle East and North Africa (MENA) IT spending is projected to reach $160 billion in 2019, a 1.8 percent increase from 2018,” according to the latest forecast by Gartner, Inc. MENA is also increasing its budget for blockchain spending and not surprisingly almost doubling it every year until 2021.

Looking further ahead (and including all of the African continent), the International Data Corporation (IDC) forecasts “blockchain spending in MEA to reach $307 million in 2021, which represents a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 77.4% for the 2016–2021 period.” IDC goes on to indicate that the most popular blockchain use cases in 2021 will be cross-border payments and settlements, assets/goods management and identity management. These three areas alone will account for a third of MEA’s overall blockchain expenditures in 2021.

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Introducing the New Luxcore PoS Mobile Wallet for Android / iOS

Table of Contents:

  1. What Can You Do With Your PoS Mobile Wallet?
    a. Staking LUX With Your PoS Mobile Wallet
    b. Securing Your Funds Via the LUX Mobile Wallet
    c. Heightened User Control When Transacting
  2. Walkthrough: How to Use the LUX PoS Mobile Wallet
  3. Final Thoughts

Hello Luxcore community and readers! We’re excited to announce the rollout of our new Luxcore Proof-of-Stake (PoS) Mobile Wallet for Android/iOS a follow up to our already first-of-a-kind PoS web wallet for storing your LUX. At Luxcore, we’ve been striving to bridge the gap between everyday users and highly technical concepts which otherwise would have been just a mere buzzword for most.

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Luxcore lays out its plans for growth though 2019

This past Thursday (March 21), Luxcore released its detailed project roadmap for 2019, outlining exactly what tasks are being worked on, how far along towards completion each task is, as well as expected timelines.

In recent months, development throughout much of the blockchain industry began to slow as cryptocurrency markets went into retreat and funding availability became suppressed. Luxcore, though, continued to trundle on, quietly working on important long-term projects like LuxGate and the Parallel Masternode Network.

Here is a summary of some of the more important details from last week’s roadmap:

Custom Block Explorer

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Luxcore Weekly Report: March 22, 2019

MARKETING AND BUSINESS UPDATES

We just released our 2019 Roadmap!

We’ve added exciting milestones to our roadmap and are hopeful to achieve them. As you can see, we’ve had plenty of milestones hit in Q1 and will promise to keep delivering in the next quarters. We have also released a more detailed roadmap article that you can download here.

Introduction to Luxcore’s in-house Explorer.

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Introduction to Luxcore’s in-house Explorer.

Greetings dear readers! As you may know already, LUX released its brand new in-house blockchain explorer! Before we dive into our fresh out block explorer let me explain a thing or two for the new comers about what the blockchain explorer stands for.

A blockchain explorer is simply a browser for blockchain, it allows an user to track everything that happens on that blockchain. You do not need special credentials to use a blockchain explorer, it is free and available for everyone.

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A changing of the guard at Luxcore for improved productivity and quality control

It is with great enthusiasm that Luxcore announces two important additions to the development team. Luxcore has officially appointed Enkayz and Giacomo as full-time Luxcore staff. Both are full-stack developers and both are highly experienced in using blockchain as a codebase. Prior to joining Lux, they freelanced for many other notable projects, frequently solving development tasks that those projects’ own in-house staff were unable to solve.

Here is an illustration of the skill and professionalism enkayz and Giacomo bring to the Lux team: the Luxcore testing team led by Remco had compiled a bug tracker listing a couple dozen bugs in the core and wallet. This bug tracker had been open for months. When enkayz and Giacomo joined the Luxcore team, they wiped the entire tracker clean within 72 hours. Thus, these additions to our development team portend to give a huge boost to both the productivity and quality control of all Luxcore blockchain products and services.

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Luxcore Weekly Report: February 8, 2019

MARKETING AND BUSINESS UPDATES

Weekly updates are back!

Weekly updates went on hiatus over the Christmas holidays and returned for the week of January 7 to 11 only to disappear again. This was merely a function of the team focusing entirely on the 5.3.0 and subsequent 5.3.1 releases. Now that those are out, you can expect to see project updates every week from Lux once again. You will also see, from reading what may be our most robust update ever below, that the lack of updates does not reflect a lack of progress and development in Luxcore.

Luxcore v5.3.1 released

Hot on the heels of the mandatory v5.3.0 release, Luxcore has released a maintenance wallet version to address some bugs and UI issues. Although not a mandatory update, v5.3.1 is highly recommended. Get it today! See the Development Updates below to find out what has been improved in v5.3.1.

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