This week we had our hands full with the Foundation launch and major development updates. Let’s take a look at all the news from Counterparty from the past seven days.
From the Team
The Counterparty Foundation Membership is gaining traction, and we once again thank everyone who registered to become a member. We published a new post on the Foundation blog explaining the benefits of each members tier: Counterparty Foundation Membership Benefits. As we move forward and gain feedback from the community, we will update the list with new benefits and notify all existing members.
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From the Community
There was some exciting news from the community this week. In a joint effort, the community was able to raise 110 XCP for the development of a powerball lottery smart contact logic. What started as a 20 XCP bounty was recognized as a great initiative and backed by other members of the community. The smart contract logic has already been developed and can be found on GitHub – ethereum-powerball. The review of the code can be found here.
It’s great to see this kind of support for the development of additional features built on the Counterparty platform, and we hope to see an increasing number of such initiatives going forward.
In other news from the community, we had some interesting forum discussions:
- 3d Artwork Ideas – another great initiative to create custom Counterparty 3D artwork. If you have some art ideas be sure to post them on the forum thread.
- People still buying MAIDSAFE? – discussion on the scam MAIDSAFE coin issued on Counterparty. (Please be aware that the MAIDSAFE coin on Counterparty is not associated with the Maidsafe project)
- How to “watch’ Counterparty addresses – tips on how to set up Counterparty address monitoring
- List of all XCP assets – post on BitcoinTalk listing some interesting Counterparty assets
Finally, the Counterparty Foundation Community Director, Chris Derose, has been busy making short Counterparty videos, each designed to answer a specific question. There are many more videos planned for the upcoming weeks, and as always we would love to get community feedback. If you have some ideas, or would like to see a specific question be tackled in these videos, be sure to drop us a line on the forums, Skype chats or social media.
Here’s what Chris has come up with so far:
- Why is XCP Needed?
- What is/was the Counterparty burn?
- Why the name Counterparty?
- What is a Vending Machine?
As announced in our last week’s development update, Counterparty released some exciting new features:
- As of block 333500 (reached on December 9th) we enabled multisignature address and free asset name support in counterpartyd and Counterwalet.
- We released new client versions v9.47.0 and v9.47.1 (Important! Due to a security issue we had to push version v9.48.0 immediately. More on this update can be found on our forum thread and will be further explained in the upcoming development update. For now just note that this upgrade is mandatory).
Our support team was busy resolving emerging issues and providing guidance with recent client updates. Here’s a list of most relevant support articles and threads from the past week.
- Counterparty Federated Node and counterpartyd with Bitcoin-Qt and addrindex Patch
- Bitcoind v0.92 with addrindex patch (Windows 2012 R2 and Ubuntu 14.04))
- counterpartyd hotfix (Dec 08, 2014) + mandatory upgrade to v9.48.0
- Testnet error: First block in database is not block 310000
- Upgrading counterpartyd and Federated Node to v9.47.0
- Sending custom data with CP transactions
- “get_asset_info” does not return my asset. Hostname is devtest.counterparty.io
- Cannot send LTBcoin from my counterparty wallet ALSO I cannot TRADE LTBcoin for any other currency
- Duplicate Bitcoins in Counterwallet and a local wallet for backup
- setup_federated_node.py appears to have a requirement that’s not standard on Ubuntu 14.04
That concludes our update for this week. In order to stay up to date with our community, subscribe to our newsletter at the bottom of this page and receive weekly updates via email.