So, this week in development, we have been actively working on some bugs that have been discovered with the blockchain along with making progress on the desktop wallet security features. Most of the bugs that have been found can be boiled down to overarching bugs related to transactions staking and masternodes. Here is a list of the bugs and features progress so far.
Active blockchain bugs
Bug - Staking isn't consistent with the rewards or time. Details - We are trying to make sure that the staking is more consistent and that we can get the reward times closer and more consistent.
Block time is still not consistent around 60 seconds
Bug - Block time can be between 20 - 300 seconds Details - This isn’t really a bug it’s more of a performance tweak. It is common to see different block times. A block contains reference to the previous block and the solution to a mathematical problem. The block time isn’t dependant on the time, however whenever the block gets solved, the block time is said to be equivalent to the amount of time taken to solve for that particular block.
Sometime's new block has a lower timestamp than the previous block.
Bug - Block number 'n' must have a higher number of timestamp than the previous block. Details - This seems like it could be related to the rescan API, but we need to dig into this further to make sure.
fundmasternode -> "Transaction is not valid" on MN setup
Bug - COIN = 100000000 Divi Satoshi's (aka 1 DIVI) Details - This has been fixed, it looks like the removal of this multiplication factor was dropped and the node allocation funding went down to 0.001 divi for a copper etc.
Masternode fund allocation bug/error
Bug - COIN = Instead, for copper, only 0.001divi is allocated and 0.003divi for silver etc.. After running the allocate funds command, then a corresponding transaction is given. This transaction confirms that only 0.001divi was allocated, and can also be verified using the list accounts command. When trying to proceed with the fund masternode command, then the whole thing fails as the transaction is deemed invalid for the masternode level. Details - This has been fixed, it was related to the previous bug.
Sending large amounts of DIVI get split up
Bug - When you are receiving large amounts of funds that it would show up as one transaction. It splits up the transaction into 50k transactions and spams you until it is done. Details - We are looking into this and it seems it might be related to a hidden privacy “feature”. We should have this fixed next week.
Remaining security features
Lock/unlock & encrypt wallet
Details - This feature allows the user to easily lock and unlock their wallet from the desktop app interface. Remaining - We have already developed this feature and it has been handed off to the beta testing team. We have one bug in the desktop app that triggers a warning that the wallet hasn’t locked after it has. We expect this bug to be fixed in the next app update.
First run info for security hygiene and wallet setup
Details - This is to help inform the user on best practices around crypto security. Remaining - This will be a link to our wiki where we will store all of this information and keep it up to date. We think that this is very important for users, both new and experienced. We are working on this and will be asking the community to pitch in and help keep it current.
Seed phrase on first run GUI
Details - This allows the user to get their seed phrase so that they can restore if needed. Remaining - We have started work on this and have flows for the development team. Currently this already works via command line interface.
Recover with seed phrase GUI
Details - This allows a user to be able to restore their wallet with a seed phrase. Remaining - We have started work on this and have flows for the development team. Currently this already works via command line interface.
Password for unlocking GUI
Details - This will allow the user to require a password before unlocking the desktop wallet. Remaining - We have already worked on this along with the lock/unlock feature.
Dev team build up
We have been actively interviewing and looking through prospects for new team members for wallet and blockchain development team. We have a few promising candidates and hope to be able to send out offer letter next week.
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