It’s been a quiet month all round for the Counterparty community. Nevertheless, check out the updates below.
Mafia Wars completed both their 10th distribution of MAFIACASH this past month. In another successful month for the COLOMBO family, the family grew by 56%; adding 545 new members. The GENOVESE family lost a member but still maintained their number 2 ranking. The Mafia Wars team is continuously promoting new card designs via their twitter handle. You can find out more information on how to purchase them here as well as check some out below:
BitCrystals has some positive news following last month’s announcement to discontinue the progression of Spells of Genesis. Spells of Genesis players can now use the BitCrystals currency (BCY) to purchase one of the in-game currencies; Gems. Previously, Gems could only be bought using fiat currencies, and allow players to purchase speciality card packs and refill their stamina during gameplay. Spells of Genesis also celebrated the sale of more than 40,000 cards via Book of Orbs.
The BitCrystals team also launched their ‘Bloom Campaign’ this past month, to incentivize users to download the multi-chain wallet; Casa Tookan. Ending April 30th, players will be rewarded with BCY the more they use Casa Tookan. Read more here.
The team has also promoted their Satoshi edition, Spells of Genesis themed cold storage ledger. Check it out:
In other news, Spells of Genesis held the number 1 spot on Digirare at one point over the last month:
Lastly, BitCrystals and EverdreamSoft CEO; Shaban Shaame, will be speaking at Belarus’ Crypto Games Conference.
FoldingCoin shared via social media that FNTS; a cloud solutions service, was providing free cloud sharing services to help with the computer power distributing process.
FoldingCoin was recently added by a bilingual stat service to their project. Available in English and Dutch, the blockspot service analyzes the FLDC token in its circulation.
Augmentors continues to engage its community with some major news over the past month. The game has temporarily been removed from the app store whilst the team rehauls the game as a whole; following feedback to make the game more engaging and fun. The main point of focus for the team is to increase user retention within the game and VR experience, and as a result, any roadmapped blockchain progress has also been delayed.
Two upcoming improvements to the game include the feature that allows for multiple creatures in battle, as well as the testing of turn mechanics to determine which creature will feature first in a battle and how often.
This is currently dependent on the creature’s speed. Existing and new creatures in the game are also being redeveloped to be more unique. You can check out all of the team’s community updates here.
Age of Rust follows on from last month as their social media recaps their presence at San Francisco’s Game Developer’s Conference (GDC).
The team also highlighted how the project was getting some attention in Korea:
Freewallet, an opensource Bitcoin and Counterparty wallet, powers through with another update this month. Version 0.1.9 includes some bug fixes and increases wallet stability:
Freeport.io is an app created by Rare Pepe Wallet founder; Joe Looney. Available as a Google Chrome extension, allows users to create cryptogoods- much like the beloved Rare Pepe – via the Bitcoin Blockchain. Freeport promotes image anchoring to ensure the authenticity of any asset created. Check out more here:
Counterparty in the News:
Pebble – as mentioned last month to be IndieSquares latest counterparty supported, lightning wallet – was mentioned by the bitcoin merchant directory as one of seven lightning wallets to try out.
With RareAF2 taking place on May 18th in New York City, submissions of rare art for the event were held (and closed) last month. To learn more about the event and who will be selecting the art from all of the entries click here.
In a new video by Bitcoin Weird; sponsored by Bitcorn Crops, JScrilla lends his experience to the discussion, and also talks Rare Pepes:
Development news is quiet this month as our team continues to work on the current CIPs as listed below:
CIP 6 – P2SH data encoding:
P2SH data encoding will allow Counterparty to utilize more space for transactions. CIP 6 will be beneficial to large transactions and is a prerequisite in supporting some of the more advanced send types, such as multi-peer-multi-asset (MPMA) and Multiparty Counterparty Aggregate Transactions (MCAT).
CIP 10 – Multi-Peer Multi-Asset Sends (MPMA):
Multi-Peer Multi-Assets sends will allow many assets to be sent to many peers in a single transaction, simplifying batch transactions, and reducing transaction fees even further.
CIP 13 – Multiparty Counterparty Aggregate Transactions (MCAT):
MCAT will allow Counterparty users to group their transactions with those of other Counterparty users, to reduce their send costs considerably. Most users will be able to utilize this feature to send transactions for less than the cost of a single bitcoin transaction.
CIP 13 will also allow Counterparty users to utilize MCAT nodes, to send assets across the Counterparty Network, and pay for the transaction fees in an asset other than BTC.
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