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OpenLedger / ***MUSE Snapshot date - withdraw OPEN.MUSE ASAP***
« on: August 08, 2017, 03:01:56 am »
To everyone that has the asset OPEN.MUSE on OPENLEDGER.
You need to withdraw this asset and put in into your Muse wallet before the snapshot date - AUGUST 9th!

Once the new Muse launches, you'll be able to claim your stake and then send the new MUSE asset to OpenLedger for global trading again.

1. Ensure your MUSE is sitting in your wallet (not on exchanges)
2. Keep it there until the 12th of August – do not transfer it around or trade it 

Muse/SoundDAC / MUSE Snapshot date announcement!
« on: August 08, 2017, 02:55:21 am »
A snapshot of the current Muse blockchain will be taken between the 9th and 11th of August.

This means you should:

  • Ensure your MUSE is sitting in your wallet (not on exchanges)
  • Keep it there for the full 3 days – do not transfer it around or trade it (OpenLedger/BitShares ARE exchanges!)

Muse/SoundDAC / Testers wanted for the back end!
« on: July 18, 2017, 07:12:44 pm »
Hi everyone.
Take a look at today's Steemit post

I assume most of you already have an account there. If so, upvote and resteem. Needs visibility! If you don't have an account, you can share through traditional means. Essentially, the aim is to attract tech-savvy users.

  • Join us on Slack using the link in the post
  • Tell your friends to do the same
  • If tech-savvy, join the testers channel
  • Scroll up to july 16th to see the videos
  • Give feedback, ask questions, kick some ass

Muse/SoundDAC / July 2017 Update
« on: July 06, 2017, 02:54:29 pm »
Hi everyone.

Take a look at this:
and read through the comments as well.

See if you are able to claim your stake of MUSE before the new chain launches.
(Snapshot date not announced yet)

Here's the slack invite link to those interested.

Muse/SoundDAC / My update on the Slack channel
« on: September 27, 2016, 05:44:07 pm »
Greetings everyone.
Quick update for y'all!
The Troopeers BETA should be ready in 10 days. We will then hand it over to our NY based attorney so that he may rip through it with his team and draft up our terms & conditions document.
We will then need to fill it up with small time indie people first, then open it up to their fan bases.
During the first week the plan is to use google analytics to really explore the usage of our users and the shortcomings of the app. Then based off of user usage, we will improve and modify the app.
If all is good, then we move on to add the extra features that make the concept more powerful (such as token tipping, ad portal, etc.)
October will be eventful!

Muse is getting one hell of a revamp. We are also monitoring and considering intergration with the dotblockchain music project. It is an open sourced project that has some good traction and connections within the music world. So this week we are looking at how we could leverage their efforts to make Muse more mainstream right out the gates. The worst case scenario is that what they are doing is sub-optimal (still looks a tad too much like the old music industry at first glance) and we will stick to our own copyright music database.
We are finishing with the DB part for that exact reason. It might be offloaded. Everything else on Muse is running quite smoothly I must admit.

On my side of things:
I just came back from the Future of Music Forum in Barcelona where I gave a speech and was on a Panel talk regarding what we are doing with blockchain technology. Very receptive group of people. They didn't know much about blockchains which surprised me a little since normally when I am asked to attend events like this, they have a basic understanding of what the tech is/can do. This was not the case this time! I looked like a dude from outer space lol. Ended up being a good thing since I stood out much more then other attendees. I was also the very last person to speak into the microphone since my panel talk was the last one of the whole 3 days event and I was the final panelist to talk. I said "IP is doomed in the short term" haha. That got people's attention!
Then the networking was quite amazing. Barcelona is a place where sleep is optional....

I fly out to another event in Belgium next week. Very busy couple of weeks I must say.
As you have noticed, I check the forums only once in a blue moon.

Muse/SoundDAC / Why so silent?
« on: June 07, 2016, 06:36:52 pm »
Have we ever been vocal?

Hey everyone.

The plan is the same as last explained. Troopeers MVP is the focus: B2B approach. We already have some interest in plugging into our (non existing!) API so that multiple third party sites get to raise funds and engage their artist's/celebs fan base. We are happy there is market validation of the concept!

I am sorry that it won't provide any short-term direct value to MUSE. It serves as on-ramping celebs (and wannabe celebs) into a platform that will later on be snapshotted onto MUSE.

Just so you know. At the moment Troopeers is loaded up with fake content only for demo purposes. A bunch of fake profiles, fake tokens, fake fans and fak fan2star conversations.
Should be able to show it off to the community soon.

Soon ain't a date though d:    I know

Muse/SoundDAC / Quick may update
« on: May 19, 2016, 11:15:08 pm »
Greetings everyone.

Someone on Slack suggested I update the community through STEEM, which is genius. So here we go!

Muse/SoundDAC / New faucet up and running
« on: April 25, 2016, 06:17:10 pm »
If you use the Faucet address "" .. you can register accounts again.

Nice work Xer0c!

Muse/SoundDAC / Early 2nd quarter 2016 update
« on: April 08, 2016, 06:09:24 pm »
Setback and missed deadline
Let’s get the obvious and negative part of this update out of the way first.
We said we would have something to show by now, which didn’t materialize.
I was able to show you part of what we had done so far through the two walkthrough videos of the PeerTracks platform, which is done and functioning well.
But PeerTracks requires a stepping-stone (Troopeers) before it can launch, which is what we intended to finalize and release near the end of 1st quarter of 2016.

For those that don’t know, Troopeers is PeerTracks, the non-music-specific aspect of it. It allows anyone that has or wants a fan base to create his token so that he may be discovered, funded, etc. Troopeers is simply an extension that of the original objective that tackles other markets such as sports, acting/movies, instagram stars, streamers, etc. The music branch of Troopeers is PeerTracks – that branch requires its own, more complex, feature set (music player, royalty splitter, etc).

As you may remember, we required internal developers rather than relying on external firms.  This was our first delay.  We had everything ready to go business wise, but no internal devs! We eventually did find someone highly qualified and so Troopeers was thus being built out in early 2016.  Our new developer moved fast, first learning about our project, then Graphene, MUSE, etc.  He picked up everything in no time and was the main dev in charge of the Troopeers web app (and finalizing PeerTracks’ MUSE integration).  We were very happy with the progress.  Unfortunately, a matter unrelated to PeerTracks required him to step away.  This unfortunate event brought us back to square one regarding hiring of internal devs.  Finding replacements and getting them up to speed would mean there was no chance in hell of achieving our objective of launching Troopeers in time.

Instead of telling you how the problem was solved, let me ride this wave of negative news with another kicker.

Graphene’s architectural shortcomings
Graphene was set up back in the day where it was thought that everyone would run their own node or download a client on their machine. The codebase still reflects that.

What we need is something that can provide an excellent UX while being scalable to millions.
Graphene’s wallet infrastructure makes it possible to host a mere few dozen wallets per virtual machine. This, of course… is not scalable to our needs.

A good solution to this is to have the wallets web based – browser side wallets.

The issue with THAT is that the JavaScript code for the browser side wallet was converted from C++ by an automatic converter making the code huge! (68 megabytes according to BitSapphire)

Loading such a large JS would be a nightmare for anyone trying to access Troopeers and PeerTracks from any phone/tablet/laptop no matter how fast your Internet connection is. Basically the code is far from optimized for this scenario, but it could be reengineered and be brought down to a more reasonable size (under 2 MG)

This is actually the exact problem BitSapphire is attempting to tackle with Moonstone. They are re-writing the JavaScript to solve this very issue.

Now that my excuses are out of the way...

We are launching a consumer-facing product in MAY!

Found amazing developers!
Turns out the person that told me about BitShares, back in 2013, which I trust, is a hands-on coder. I thought he just knew everything about crypto as an early adopter. I didn’t know he was actually proficient in using the MEAN stack and Blockchains. He also has a ton of stake in BitShares and MUSE so is already highly incentivized to see this project succeed.
And so we’ve hired both him and his business partner (equally qualified!) to launch Troopeers, then PeerTracks. To top it all off, they are both located in Montréal (near me) and so I will be working with the team, hands-on, in the same physical space.

PeerTracks inc. finally has the piece that was missing in order to bring this idea to market.

Graphene workaround
Like life in general, problems usually lead to creative solutions since you are forced to look at situations from new angles. The solution we came up with is one that we have always ignored; it wasn’t even in the cards as far as we were concerned.

Phase 1 of PeerTracks (Troopeers) is hitting the market with a centralized database.

The goal is to ONRAMP people into the system with an excellent UX. The system is fast and responsive on any standard device – mobile from the get-go. It is scalable to millions and there is no crypto for the (non-techy) users to worry about. No need to educate anyone on public/private key cryptography while acquiring users. No need to have users remember a passphrase, backup keys/wallets and risk loosing everything. Nor do we need to hold any keys.

We are going full throttle with user acquisition. The community can finally have something to push and promote: An online, released product.

Every single user, from celebrities to token holding fans, and all token balances, will be snapshotted from our internal database, onto MUSE once the blockchain is ready for the heavy lifting required of it. In the meantime, everything will take place on our transparent – although temporarily centralized – database.

Stars/celebrities will be able to create their profiles and their limited edition tokens.
Fans will be able to show up and support their stars by using credit card to purchase tokens and take part in tipping and patronage.
Two-way interaction will be made possible with our weighted inbox.
Stars will be able to reward their troops with perks and giveaways.
Advertisers will be able to target specific fan bases using the token system.

Once complete, all token balances will be hardforked into MUSE. Tokens will essentially go from being an entry in our database to becoming a crypto-token on the MUSE blockchain.

Note that the current MUSE blockchain will still be operational during these stepping stone times, but it will serve only as a way to own and trade stake in the future, improved version. I should also mention that we now have a Graphene expert on board which monitors the MUSE chain and can update it whenever need be.

Advantages to the centralized stepping stone

  • Hit the market immediately – in May
  • This is the speedboat approach for user acquisition
  • Great UX
    • Fast & responsive
    • Scalable
    • No crypto keys to manage
  • No chargebacks (they can happen but we can revoke token ownership in case of chargeback) a major concern when dealing with credit cards
  • Our internal database is transparent
  • Token balances/ownership on our internal database is snapshotable
  • MUSE’s market cap will still grow to reflect the success of the project
  • Faster to develop
  • Gives time to CNX, BitSapphire and crypto world in general to develop better blockchain tech – gives us more and better options when we upgrade MUSE
  • Gives time to the music-industry to figure out the Minimal Viable Data set Benji Rogers is pushing for
  • We can launch a proto-PeerTracks, with a music metadatabase, the royalty payment splitter and artist tokens – all of which will be snapshotted to MUSE
  • Our PR firm, marketing experts and other resources can begin doing what they do best

The takeaway is that the objective is the exact same as always – a decentralized network for music metadata, royalty payments and tokens. We merely found a way to make users acquisition seamless. Release will be faster and by phases. We no longer need to have everything blockchain be perfect before we start getting people on board and test out the market’s reaction.

We have new devs
We are Launching Troopeers in MAY
Its database will be centralized (temporarily)
MUSE will be able to rise in value sooner rather than later
Our internal database will be snapshotted to MUSE 2.0

The hardfork will occur at 2016-04-02 12:00:00 UTC (i. e. at noon UTC)

Only full nodes must upgrade. Otherwise don't worry about it :)

Muse/SoundDAC / PeerTracks basic walkthrough video
« on: March 10, 2016, 07:36:33 pm »
These are not promo videos. Just screen capture to get an idea of the platform.

We don't go into the Token - the core value proposition - in these videos. We focus more on the royalty side of things.

The Token system will be made obvious through Troopeers (which is being integrated to MUSE atm)

Fan side vid:

Artist side vid:

Muse/SoundDAC / Unanswered question thread
« on: January 26, 2016, 09:00:37 pm »
Can you guys make a list of questions that have not yet been addressed and post them here.

There's a bunch of them already scattered around the sub-forum. So if someone could gather them all up and post them here, I would be able to see with the CEO, PR firm and attorney what I can divulge in public. As crypto-prometheus suggested, I should go AFK and let our PR firm handle the pitchfork and torches.

So get a clean list going and I can hand it off.

This thread should be only for listing questions. I will keep the thread clean by deleting any posts that aren't contributing to the questions. You have the entire internet to bash me haha, just don't do it in this particular thread.

Muse/SoundDAC / Simple little vid for you guys
« on: January 25, 2016, 11:07:11 pm »
This is the PeerTracks web app.

Short little vid

Muse/SoundDAC / OpenLedger: Fiat USD, Euro and CNY to MUSE
« on: January 23, 2016, 10:37:03 pm »
It is now possible to purchase MUSE on OpenLedger with fiat currency.

An important milestone.

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