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Gravity / Gravity Testnet Instructions Set #2
« on: July 24, 2018, 12:32:05 pm »
Hi, everyone!

Last week some technical updates have been introduced to the testnet. We issue a new set of instructions on the testnet participation. The Gravity Team takes a serious view on information support of the project. If you have any questions which are not presented in the instructions, please leave them in the comments.

Instructions in the Set
  • Update Gravity Protocol node
  • Resync Gravity Protocol node
  • Edit the blockchain configuration
  • Find our account’s private keys
  • Vote for Gravity Protocol witnesses
  • Comittee Memember Registration Tutorial
  • Vote for Gravity Protocol Committee Members
  • Gravity protocol’s proxy
  • Change a node in the Gravity Protocol wallet
  • Backup copy of a bin-file
  • Brainkey backup copy of your Gravity wallet

Update Gravity Protocol node
See the video version here.
  • First, we’ll go to the node’s directory
Code: [Select]
cd gravity-testnet-docker
  • Here we’ll stop our node
Code: [Select]
sudo docker-compose down
  • Then we’ll receive the update from github
Code: [Select]
git pull origin
  • And new versions of packages from Dockerhub
Code: [Select]
sudo docker-compose pull
  • Now we’ll run the node in daemon mode
Code: [Select]
sudo docker-compose up -d
  • If you prefer, you can display current sync status on the screen
Code: [Select]
sudo docker-compose logs — tail 10 -f
  • To hide the logs, press Ctrl+Z.

Resync Gravity Protocol node
See the video version here.

  • First we’ll go to the node’s directory
Code: [Select]
cd gravity-testnet-docker
  • Here we’ll stop our node
Code: [Select]
sudo docker-compose down
  • And run it again
Code: [Select]
sudo docker-compose up -d
  • If you prefer, you can display current sync status on the screen
Code: [Select]
sudo docker-compose logs — tail 10 -f
  • To hide the logs, press Ctrl+Z.

Edit the blockchain configuration
See the video version here.

  • First we’ll go to the node’s directory and open cli-wallet when the node is launched.
  • Then we’ll unlock the wallet. And now we’ll get to work.
  • We’ll get current configuration values. We’ll make a proposal to change the maximum asset feed publishers.
  • Now we’ll get the number of proposal id.
  • And we’ll vote.
  • Now we’ll close the cli-wallet using Ctrl+C
  • As you can see, we’ve created a configuration change proposal and voted for it.

Find our account’s private keys
See the video version here.

  • First, we’ll open the “Keys” tab.
  • Then we’ll enter the password to bin-file.
  • After that, we’ll press “Show keys”.
  • There are two owner keys and two active keys. Each pair has one public key. Your public key starts with ZGV, and your private key starts with “5”.
    *Just left-click on one of them to copy.

Vote for Gravity Protocol witnesses
See the video version here.
  • First, go to the “Voting” tab on the left.
  • Here we see a list of accounts who want to become witnesses. As you can see, some of them are active now, some are not.
  • There are some links in the “About” column. They mostly lead to articles, where people describe why they want to become a witness.
  • We can select up to 30 accounts we want to support. Our voting power is not affected by the amount of accounts we choose to support.
  • After the selections have been made, we’ll click “Vote”.
  • After that, we’ll enter the password to the bin-file.
  • And we’ll press “Vote” again.
  • So we’ve successfully supported our selected witnesses.

Vote for Gravity Protocol Committee Members
See the video version here.
  • Go to the “Voting” tab on the left.
  • Then select the “Committee” tab above.
  • Here we see a list of accounts who want to become committee members. Some of them are active now, some are not.
  • There are some links in the “About” column. They mostly lead to articles, where people describe why they want to become a committee member.
  • We can select up to 30 accounts we want to support. Our voting power is not affected by the amount of accounts we choose to support.
  • After the selections have been made, we’ll click “Vote”.
  • Now enter the password to the bin-file.
  • We’ll click “Vote” again.
  • So we’ve successfully supported our selected committee members.

Gravity protocol’s proxy
See the video version here.
  • First, we’ll open the “Voting” tab.
  • Here we see tabs containing witnesses and committee members.
  • If for example, we don’t have much time to figure out which of them are worth our support, and which are not…
    the proxys are here to help us.
  • Proxy is an account to which we can delegate our voting power. However, it doesn’t have access to our wallet or our tokens.
  • All we have to do now is select an account to which we’ll delegate the vote.
  • After that, we’ll insert the chosen account’s ID to a “Set proxy” line and press “Delegate”.
  • Here is where we’ll fill in our bin-file password and press “Yes, I agree”.
  • Please note: after setting the proxy you won’t be able to vote personally.
  • If instead you decide that you want to vote in person, you can always press “Cancel proxy”. And then press “Yes, I agree”.

Change a node in the Gravity Protocol wallet
See the video version here.
  • By default, the set node will be the one with the lowest ping. But if for whatever reason it doesn’t suit you, you can always change it.
  • You can access the selection of nodes in two ways.
  • The first way is to press the block number and then “Advanced settings”.
  • The second way is to press “Settings” and go to the nodes tab. Here we need to turn off automatic node selection.
  • After that, we’ll press the “Switch node” button in front of the node we’ve chosen.
  • In the future it will be possible to add random nodes here as well.

Backup copy of a bin-file
See the video version here.

  • To make it, we’ll first go to “Settings”.
  • Then we’ll select the “Backup” tab and press “Create backup now”.
  • Here we’ll enter the bin-file password and press “Download”.
  • As you can see, a backup file has been saved to the download folder.
  • Now we’ll need to move it to a more secure place. That’s it!

Brainkey backup copy of your Gravity wallet
See the video version here.

  • You may need this backup if for some reason you only have a bin-file.
  • First, we’ll go to “Settings”.
  • Then we’ll select the “Backup” tab.
  • Here we’ll enter the bin-file password below the “Brainkey” sign.
  • And then we’ll press “Show”.
  • After that we’ll copy the Brainkey to a safe file.


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Gravity / To Witnesses (Old and new)
« on: July 19, 2018, 12:16:51 pm »
As announced last week, the updated nodes have been introduced. We fixed all of the sync and emission issues, and our testnet is stable and ready for work.

To all the existing witnesses who are out of sync! Please update your node up to the latest version and resync. If you prefer to use a previous configuration, you should first add this checkpoint: checkpoint = [3079462, 002efd26658683618e4a6ca886b6383b8119fc9f].
Once the synchronization is complete, please, send us a message so we can vote for you.

To those who want to become a witness! You are very welcome to do so!

Please, start running the node: https://github.com/GravityProtocol/gravity-docs/blob/master/tutorials/running%20node%20with%20docker.md
Become a witness: https://github.com/GravityProtocol/gravity-docs/blob/master/tutorials/becoming-a-witness.md
And lastly, report to the Telegram channel.


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Gravity / Gravity Testnet Report 25.06.2018–11.07.2018
« on: July 16, 2018, 09:04:21 am »
Gravity Testnet Report 25.06.2018–11.07.2018

Hi everyone!
Last fortnight was filled with lots of events! Our team worked on desync issues, refined the Wallet and Block Explorer, and created a new design for the Block Explorer. For more information, read the report below.

The Gravity website moved to a new domen gravity.io, all the old links now redirect users there. The Korean version of the website is also in progress.

The most recent version of our White Paper is on the website now, and everyone can have a look at it here

We are working on a new Roadmap. The old version included everything on one map, but the new one is more detailed and divided into sections: Business, IT, Go-To-Market and so on. You can have a look on it here on our website.

All of the tutorials on the network are now on github. If you have any suggestions or questions, please let us know at our telegram dev-chat.

Statistics for 10.06.2018–24.06.2018
Number of accounts: 2619 (99 new)
Number of signed blocks: 3 827 600 (1,369,338 new)
Number of transactions: 784 881 (103,165 new)
Number of active witnesses: 13
Number of reserve witnesses: 45
Number of active committee members: 11
Number of reserve committee members: 29

Network Activity Index
Network Activity Index is calculated in the testnet once per week and its amount affects the size and availability of emission. Emission is released only if the Activity Index in the last week was greater than in any other previous week. This emission is distributed amongst all the accounts in the network according to their Gravity Index.

In the fifth week of testing, Network Activity Index was 67689, and as a result, 0 ZGV was created.

In the sixth week of testing, Network Activity Index was 26425, and as a result, 0 ZGV was created.

For the past two weeks, Network Activity Index was lower than it was on the first week (161469), and as a result, there was no emission in the blockchain those weeks.

Technical Updates
As described in the last Testnet Report, there were issues with nodes staying in sync while trying to calculate Activity Indexes and Emission. Over the past three or four weeks the development team has been working on performing those calculations asynchronously in order to keep the block interval down to one second. This update has passed our local tests and the updated nodes will be introduced into the testnet soon.

Another event that we wanted to share is that the testnet had a breakdown. The likely culprit was the Emission calculation event. This caused some nodes to become out of sync and go offline. Any nodes that were out of sync were voted out of active witness positions.

Tests still need to be performed on the Activity Index calculation (which happens daily) and the Emission event (which happens weekly). Making sure that the calculations function correctly on the testnet is an important step towards launching the main net. After these things have been tested, testnet participants can update their nodes and become active witnesses once again.

Node Update
This week an update of the nodes was released. Now the Activity Index and Emission are calculated asynchronously in three stages:

  • Collecting the source data for calculations, waiting the fixed delay to make it irreversible (currently 1000 blocks)
  • Starting the asynchronous calculations, waiting the fixed delay to complete the calculations for sure (currently 2000 blocks)
  • Applying the calculation results

Now all the witness nodes are updated and function normally. Next Monday we plan to test the Emission, and after that we’ll add to the testnet everyone who wants to become a witness.

Infrastructure

The Block Explorer
A brand new, completely redone version of the Block Explorer appeared this week. We fixed the Explorer’s mobile version display bugs and will continue working on it.

The Wallet
During past two weeks our team has been working on Stealth Transactions. It should be finished shortly.

A new memo-message function was added to the Wallet. You can now add a message to the token transaction.

Also, some small bugs in mobile version and design layout were fixed.

Future Plans
We plan to redraft the current version of the Wallet and refresh its design as well as refine the UI.

Media Publications About The Gravity Protocol

Thetodaycn.com
区块链研发公司 Gravity Solutions 致力为中小企开拓数十亿美元市场机遇

Kejiit.com
区块链研发公司 Gravity Solutions 致力为中小企开拓数十亿美元市场机遇

Isouthtech.com
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Theshandong.com
区块链研发公司 Gravity Solutions 致力为中小企开拓数十亿美元市场机遇

Niuniuwang.cn
区块链研发公司 Gravity Solutions 致力为中小企开拓数十亿美元市场机遇

Newsbiz.cn
区块链研发公司 Gravity Solutions 致力为中小企开拓数十亿美元市场机遇

Itodaynews.cn
区块链研发公司 Gravity Solutions 致力为中小企开拓数十亿美元市场机遇

Ifuntech.cn
区块链研发公司 Gravity Solutions 致力为中小企开拓数十亿美元市场机遇



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Gravity / Gravity Testnet Report 10.06.2018–24.06.2018
« on: June 26, 2018, 10:17:15 am »


Hello everyone!
Last fortnight our team was actively working on the network, developing and improving it. We fixed some small bugs, solved the calculation delay problem (and we’re testing it now), and published several articles and manuals about working with testnet.

Statistics for 10.06.2018–24.06.2018

Number of accounts: 2520 (56 new)
Number of signed blocks: 2 458 262 (1,099,762 new)
Number of transactions: 681 716 (148,716 new)

Number of active witnesses: 25 (2 new)
Number of reserve witnesses: 25
Number of active committee members: 11
Number of reserve committee members: 29

Network Activity Index

Network Activity Index is calculated in the testnet once per week and its amount affects the size and availability of emission. Emission is released only if the Activity Index in the last week was greater than in any other previous week. This emission is distributed amongst all the accounts in the network according to their Gravity Index.

In the third week of testing, Network Activity Index was 80, and as a result, 0 ZGV was created.

In the fourth week of testing, Network Activity Index was 30, and as a result, 0 ZGV was created.

For the past two weeks, Network Activity Index was lower than it was previously, and as a result, there was no emission in the blockchain those weeks.

Acknowledgement

We are grateful to our team for their active work on the project and wee would also like to thank some people personally. Many thanks to Brendan Jensen, who brought lively discussions to our official Twitter account and actively helps the community on our Telegram dev chat and Discord channel. Many thanks to Rieki Cordon and Cryptick Cryptick as well for their interesting ideas and activities.

Technical Updates

A main distinctive feature of our system, is Network Activity Index calculation and the emission calculation based on that calculation. Both of these operations require vast amounts of computing power and they cannot be calculated immediately. At the beginning, when the testnet was launched, everything worked fine. But as the testnet grew larger, the calculations began to take more and more time. They quickly surpassed the one-second limit. This is an issue because if blocks are not calculated every second, the system will experience forks and desyncs. In the testnet, forks are solved automatically, but some of the values still remain out of sync. Due to this desync, the last emission was released with a delay.

Due to this desyncing, we moved the heavy part of the calculations to a parallel stream. The calculations will be done the same way, but this way, there will be аn insignificant delay, within reasonable limits. We plan to implement this calculation method on Monday, and it will be tested and approved for an update on Tuesday. At that time, we’ll notify all witnesses to update the software so we can check on how the nodes work. After that we’ll need a lot of transactions to break the last emission record, in order to trigger another emission.. At that point, we’ll see if the system is stable and if there are any bugs to be fixed.

Plans for the future

We continue to work on “The Battle of the Bots”, which aims to increase the amount of bots as well as their activity in the network. Stay tuned!

Infrastructure

Gravity Wallet

New user statuses were added to the Gravity Wallet, and here’s also a new module with a referral program. We fixed the adaptive template and some small local bugs. Gravity Wallet design is ready, and now we work on the back-end. We’ll also continue working on stealth-transactions.

Mobile Version

We’re also working on a mobile app for Android and iOS and soon we’ll publish an article on the process of developing the wallet, which we would love to have some feedback on..

Explorer

We fixed some small bugs. There also will be some refinements related to the referral program.

Governance

Links to guidelines were also added which can help users to test the network within their in user account. There is also a new Rewards module, where users can find out, how much they will receive for a specific action.

During these two weeks we’ve also worked on the Gravity website. We updated the copy, added a [b=https://www.gravityprotocol.org/gravity_yellow_paper.pdf]Technical Paper[/b], refined module where network testing is described, and added links to our bitcointalk and Reddit threads. There’s also a module for fortnight reports now. Wechat was also added to the Chinese version of our website.

Our priority now, is to complete and release stealth-transactions, finalize the referral program and refine adaptability. Next week we’ll start working on new modules of the Gravity Wallet — dashboard, for example, where the data from all accounts will be stored. We will also add a module with information about tokens.

Documentation

We’ve completed the White Paper. Everyone can have a look on it in our Telegram dev chat.

Media Publications about the Gravity Protocol

descentralizados.cl
 Gravity Protocol: Enciende la radio, ¡Estás al aire!

bitecoin.com
 区块链崭新应用-Gravity Solutions推出公用测试网

toutiao.com
 区块链崭新应用 — Gravity Solutions 为中小企制订协议和推出公用测试网

coinhoo.com
 区块链崭新应用-GRAVITY SOLUTIONS推出公用测试网


baijiahao.baidu.com
 区块链崭新应用 — Gravity Solutions 为中小企制订协议和推出公用测试网

p2peye.com
 区块链崭新应用-Gravity Solutions推出公用测试网

jincandou.com
 区块链崭新应用 Gravity Solutions 为中小企制订协议和推出公用测试网

sina.com.hk
 分散式賬本解決方案 區塊鏈的嶄新應用

yes-news.com
 分散式賬本解決方案 區塊鏈的嶄新應用

hkitblog.com
 分散式賬本解決方案 區塊鏈的嶄新應用


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Gravity / Gravity Testnet Report 25.05.2018–08.06.2018
« on: June 24, 2018, 03:07:08 pm »
Introduction

Dear testnet participants and crypto enthusiasts! We are beginning to release our first report on testing and from now on, these updates will appear biweekly. First two weeks of testing have been quite eventful, and we want to share the particulars of those events with you.

Statistics for 25.05.2018–08.06.2018

Number of accounts: 2464
Number of signed blocks: 1 358 500
Number of transactions: 2464

Number of active witnesses: 23
Number of reserve witnesses: 25
Number of active committee members: 11
Number of reserve committee members: 29

Network Activity Index

Network Activity Index is calculated in the testnet once a week and its amount affects the size and availability of emission. Emission is released only if the Activity Index in the last week was bigger than in any other previous week. This emission is distributed among all the accounts in the network according to their Gravity Index.

In the first week of testing Network Activity Index was 161 469, and as a result 13 418 831,13383 ZGV was created.

In the second week of testing Network Activity Index was 148 808. It was lower than it was last week, and as a result, there was no emission in the blockchain that week.

Acknowledgement

We are grateful to our friends, who actively participate in testing (they are listed in order of witness creation): kennybll (Kenneth Benneth), virtual-crusader (Keegan Francis), dominator008, dganic, blervin, iamredbar (Brendan Jensen), roelandp.

Special thanks are also due to Kenneth Benneth and Keegan Francis, who were, in fact taking care of novices during first two days of the testnet. Kenneth wrote the first guide on how to become a witness before official instructions were released, and Keegan posted his version of the python-bitshares library for Gravity. In addition to that they both created the first bots in the Gravity testnet.

Technical updates

Last week we found a significant bug in emission calculations. The update was successful, and the emission was calculated correctly, but the emission didn’t sync to the network, i.e. it was calculated only on one machine. Other nodes had to do the resync to obtain the emission values.

  • Over a two-week period we have optimized the Gravity Explorer and reduced the time of opening the page fourfold, now it’s 0.7 seconds.
  • The internal structure of the Gravity Wallet was reorganized to reduce the loading time and increase sustainability. We also added a new function. The wallet now automatically connects to a new node in case the node that it’s connected to stops working.
  • Gravity Governance was updated, modal dialog boxes and information on events and functions were added.
  • All the products now have mobile web-versions, which were tested on Iphone 5, Iphone X, and also Android smartphones and tablets.
  • We fixed a lot of small bugs in design and blockchain data output.
  • We published initial documentation for those who wish to join the Gravity testnet.

Media Publications about the Gravity Protocol

cryptovibes.com
Gravity Protocol Testnet Goes Live Today — Run Nodes, Capture the Network and Make Profit

cryptoninjas.net
Testnet Goes Live For Gravity — a graphene based blockchain protocol

coinspeaker.com
Turn the Radio On — You are on the Air!

cryptorecorder.com
3 reasons why you should watch out for Gravity Protocol

businessnewsasia.com
Blockchain R&D Firm, Gravity Solutions, Introduces a Protocol for Small and Medium Enterprises, and Launches Public Testnet

hkitblog.com
分散式賬本解決方案 區塊鏈的嶄新應用

etnet.com.hk
區塊鏈研發公司Gravity Solutions為中小企制訂協議和推出公用測試網

Plans for the next period

There are currently 4 botnet in Gravity blockchain. We’ve noticed they are not very active. So in the near future we are planning to launch the The Battle of the Bots to increase the amount of bots and their activity. Now we’re working on the guidelines and technical part of the game. We remind you that having your bot in the Gravity testnet will give you a chance to win one of the major prizes.


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Gravity / Gravity Testnet Instructions Set
« on: June 24, 2018, 01:54:39 pm »
On May 25, 2018, public Gravity testnet was launched. Many thanks to all the participants!

For those, who has not yet decided to join in, we issue a set of instructions on the testnet participation. The Gravity Team takes a serious view on information support of the project. If you have any questions which are not presented in the instructions, please leave them in the comments.

Instructions in the Set
  • Creating an Issue on Github
  • Wallet Registration Tutorial
  • Install Gravity Node for Public Testnet
  • Install Gravity Node for Public Testnet with Docker
  • Turn a node into a witness node
  • Comittee Memember Registration Tutorial
  • How to update Gravity Protocol node
  • How to resync Gravity Protocol node


Follow us

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Gravity / Gravity Articles Announcements
« on: June 24, 2018, 01:31:02 pm »
Hi everyone!
Every week we publish an article related to GravityProtocol, its features, use cases, testnet reports and so on. Short announcements of these articles you can find here in this thread.
Don't hesitate to comment the articles!


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General Discussion / Gravity Launches Public Testnet
« on: May 25, 2018, 06:20:54 pm »
Break Our Net!

Are you a Graphene Developer? A developer? Tech enthusiast?
Join our testnet!


With this testnet launch we have two main goals:

To test the assumptions used in our DPoI (Delegated Proof of Importance) economic model, as well as attract interest from developer community and distribute some of our initial stake to people that are interested in our ideas, and capable of meaningful participation in our ecosystem. Some of the things to do are not that complicated, and might be a good first step even if you’ve never been a graphene witness, or contributed to an open source project.

https://bitsharestalk.org/index.php?topic=26502.0

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Gravity / Break Our Net! Gravity Launches Public Testnet
« on: May 25, 2018, 06:16:09 pm »
Are you a Graphene Developer? A developer? Tech enthusiast?
Join our testnet!


With this testnet launch we have two main goals:
To test the assumptions used in our DPoI (Delegated Proof of Importance) economic model, as well as attract interest from developer community and distribute some of our initial stake to people that are interested in our ideas, and capable of meaningful participation in our ecosystem. Some of the things to do are not that complicated, and might be a good first step even if you’ve never been a graphene witness, or contributed to an open source project.

As we continue to go through the testnet we’ll be releasing guidlines about things like what we consider to be a perfect bug report, and the like. It is impossible to solve some problems just by throwing technology at them, remember? Fostering a good culture is also important!

Anyway, without further ado, here are the things that will get you rewards on our testnet:
Most basic thing that you can do is to get an account in our wallet, and for this basic level we aren’t giving any reward, but it is required to proceed further.

  • Just launching a node will earn you 1,000 ZGV
  • Reporting issues on our github with found vulnerabilities, interface improvement suggestions, etc can earn you 1,000 to 10,000 ZGV
  • Protocol improvment suggestions can earn you between 10,000 and 50,000 ZGV
  • Rewards for reporting issues with the economic model, Gravity Index and dynamic emission will earn you between 50,000 and 100,000 ZGV

And finally, to make things exciting here is the superprize:

Grand Gravity Grail for taking over the network by being able to assign 2/3+1 witnesses

500,000 ZGV

How to participate

To participate, you need to do the following:

  • Register an account on the testnet portal for participants
  • Join the Telegram group

For the first step you require a BitShares account and a github account.
Bitshares account is required, because the rewards will be paid out in GRAVITY.WORK token on Bitshares network, that you would be able to exchange 1:1 for real ZGV tokens after the main net launch.

If you need any help with problems that you encounter, or something is unclear in the guides that we provide, please do not hesistate to ask questions in our Telegram group.


Come to our testnet and break our toys!

Follow Us

Website: http://gravity.io
BitsharesTalk: https://bitsharestalk.org/index.php?board=122.0
Telegram channel: https://t.me/gravityprotocol
Telegram dev chat: https://t.me/gravity_protocol
Blog: https://steemit.com/@gravity-protocol
Blog: https://medium.com/@gravityprotocol
Twitter: https://twitter.com/protocolgravity
Discord: https://discord.gg/bcavmUg
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/gravity-foundation/

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General Discussion / Decentralization Needs YOU!
« on: May 19, 2018, 01:44:21 pm »
Are you a Tech Writer? In Tech Support? Developer?

We really appreciate the amount of feedback that we’ve received from the community in the comments section of our article posts as well as our other comms channels.

In order to bring you the best tech, we are expanding our team, and are looking for talented Technical Writers, Technical Support Engineers, and Developers, but not necessarily in that order.

Please visit our subforum for vacancies: https://bitsharestalk.org/index.php?board=122.0

To that end, we are offering participation in our decentralized team, competitive salaries and possible token options.
Our goal is to apply cutting-edge blockchain technologies to build powerful, simple solutions for the Sharing Economy.


We include representatives from diverse cultures and backgrounds in our growing team, making this an exciting and culturally enriching place to work. We encourage you to check our team and life at Gravity Protocol!

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Gravity / Vacancy: Twitter Account Manager
« on: May 19, 2018, 01:39:56 pm »
We are offering participation in our decentralized team, competitive salaries and possible token options.
Our goal is to apply cutting-edge blockchain technologies to build powerful, simple solutions for the Sharing Economy.


Twitter Account Manager

We need a specialist in Twitter, competent in Gravity and blockchain.

Key activities for this role will be as follows:

· Establishing good relationships with major blockchain influencers
· Relevant crossposting and commenting with opinion leaders
· Post announcements of our articles
· Other daily Twitter engagement as daily twets & targets

What we're hoping to see from you:

· A portfolio of technical or scientific publications on Medium, Steemit or your own blog
· Enthusiasm toward blockchain in general and Graphene in particular
· Fast-learning
· Disciplined and proactive

Nice to have:

· Native, American/English speaker

Telegram contact: t.me/Jahspear
E-mail: [email protected]

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Gravity / Vacancy: Creative Technical Writers
« on: May 19, 2018, 01:37:57 pm »
We are offering participation in our decentralized team, competitive salaries and possible token options.
Our goal is to apply cutting-edge blockchain technologies to build powerful, simple solutions for the Sharing Economy.


Creative Technical Writers

Key activity for this role will be as follows:

· Writing papers about our products, services and tech solutions ranging from general to technical for different target audiences and on different media

What we're hoping to see from you:

· A solid portfolio of technical or scientific publications on Medium, Steemit, your own blog
· Enthusiastic toward blockchain in general and Graphene in particular
· Fast-learning
· Disciplined and proactive

Nice to have:

· Native, American/English speaker

Telegram contact: t.me/Jahspear
E-mail: jahspea[email protected]

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Gravity / Vacancy: Technical Support Engineers
« on: May 19, 2018, 01:34:51 pm »
We are offering participation in our decentralized team, competitive salaries and possible token options.
Our goal is to apply cutting-edge blockchain technologies to build powerful, simple solutions for the Sharing Economy.


Technical Support Engineers

Key activities for this role will be as follows:

· Responding to requests in our Telegram, Discord, etc. channels in timely and polite manner
· Redirecting our customers/community members to appropriate engineer and/or knowledgebase
· Establishing a good relationship with community members
· Composing reports on community members activity

The qualities of the ideal candidate:

· Has relevant experience in similar position
· Is familiar with blockchain in general and Graphene and Bitshares in particular;
· Spreadsheet software power user
· Familiar with Jira and Confluence
· Excellent communicator
· Fast-learning
· Disciplined and proactive
· Advanced English speaking and writing skills
· Open to working in shifts

Nice to have:

Chinese, Korean, or Japanese writing skills

Telegram contact: t.me/Jahspear
E-mail: [email protected]


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Gravity / Vacancy: Blockchain Architects and Developers
« on: May 19, 2018, 01:32:50 pm »
We are offering participation in our decentralized team, competitive salaries and possible token options.
Our goal is to apply cutting-edge blockchain technologies to build powerful, simple solutions for the Sharing Economy.


Blockchain Architects

We are also looking for a Blockchain Architects to help guide the company through the next phase of growth. You'll join a team that couples trust and collaboration with passionate debate and courageous decision-making.

The world’s greatest blockchain companies are shaped by the capabilities and performance of its engineers and developers and Gravity Protocol has now reached the stage where we need to dramatically scale up our engineering function - of course, this is no small undertaking. The Architect will help attract, motivate, manage and inspire the world’s best engineers, researchers and data specialists. This person will be tasked with raising the bar as well as team’s profile to ensure our team is recognized the way we see them; as one of the best in the world.

We expect the Architect to also take on the challenge of attracting world’s best technical talent, as well as participation in planning our technical strategy and production of our pioneering research.

As such, the four key challenges of this role are summarized as follows:

· Scale – Scaling the technology function of the business to deliver the expected growth . This will involve an increase in size and quality of the technology function as well.

· Scope – Gravity Protocol is working on some of the world’s most complex technical challenges including developing and industrializing blockchain technology as well as Distributed Applications and integrating “traditional” services.

· World Class Engineering – We believe Gravity Protocol has a aworld-class engineering function, and we want to spread the word! This in turn, of courseattracts and develops the very best talent globally. The Architect will be the face of our brand and responsible for communicating this.

Technology Context:

The Architect's role has responsibility for all aspects of engineering and technology with an expanding expert team across a wide range of engineering activities including: Core Software Development, Data Engineering and Architecture, DevOps, Business Intelligence Delivery and Infrastructure, Security.

Here’s what we're hoping to see highlighted on your CV and application:

· Hands-on experience in blockchain development in C++
· Hands-on experience in backend development of high load industrial applications in C++
· Proven experience in architectural design of high load distributed applications
· Experience in fast-growth B2B environments
· Experience in complex technical environments involving the management of Data Science and/or Research output
· Public speaking experience

Nice to haves:

· Experience in Graphene, Bitshares 2.0
· Experience in P2P solutions and protocols
· Experience in leading work to define product roadmaps
· Experience in the implementation of novel cybersecurity techniques

Telegram contact: t.me/Jahspear
E-mail: [email protected]



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Gravity / Adaptive Emission: Making Blockchain Economy Real
« on: May 04, 2018, 08:28:11 pm »
Let us determine what money actually is, first. Money is a kind of social agreement where we use a certain object as payment. For the duration of its use, humanity has used many different kinds of assets as payment, — from animal skins to debentures. Currencies were constantly competing and evolving while the less effective ones would disappear or stay in the background of those in demand. Thus an economic model reflects the condition of the society in which it is used. But, as we know, these models are not set once and for all.

The liquidity of any currency is determined by the level of trust it gains from a society. Unfortunately, problems in our global economy, as well as an unstable political climate, have led to a drop in many people’s confidence in our current economic models. Nowadays, properties of payment processes such as security, anonymity, and confidentiality have become more valuable than ever.

From this point of view, none of modern fiat currencies are reliable. As seen in the progression of history when an existing model becomes inefficient, a new one always appears. As we know, the technology of the distributed ledger has now been invented, offering much more efficient solutions. This invention initiated the migration of values into blockchain assets, in which technologies give birth to the principles of a new digital economy.

It is safe to say that at this point in our history, crypto-currencies have taken a firm position in our world. This can easily be seen by their capitalization. As of the beginning of May 2018, the overall crypto-currency market capitalization is $436.5 billion, of which Bitcoin represents $156.5 billion. The Bitcoin ecosystem is currently ranked 5th as the world’s largest economies. Unfortunately, there is still no crypto-currency that has passed a qualitative milestone large enough to be considered a full-fledged payment instrument.

To explain this, let us imagine that we are buying a cup of coffee. We can pay in dollars or Bitcoins. The next day we can also buy a cup of coffee spending same amount of dollars, but the amount we might pay in Bitcoin is much more difficult to estimate or predict. One of the key points of a full-fledged currency is that its exchange rates have predictability and/or stability. This is something Bitcoin cannot offer at the moment so we still measure it in a dollar equivalent. This turns Bitcoin into a certain “digital gold”, a financial instrument, but not a full-fledged money. Bitcoin could be used to acquire the property, yet it can’t be used to measure its real-world value.

As a result, crypto-currencies are not able to fulfill one of the key requirements of money, which is to be a measure of the value of goods, because using money as we’ve defined, market participants determine the prices of goods. It is clear that the disadvantages of current solutions inhibit the spread and adoption of blockchain technologies. Looking more closely at these disadvantages allows us to learn from the current financial system.

Let us take emission mechanisms as an example. The fiat money emission is controlled by the central bank of a country. In the case of economic growth and a national currency deficit, the country will accelerate emission so that the exchange rate of its currency does not increase excessively with respect to other currencies. This provides the economy with necessary liquidity. What is important to note is that emission speeds up the economy. This shows us that the emission of fiat currencies is dynamic and is used with regard to the needs of the economy, ensuring its governability.

The current situation in the crypto-currency market is the opposite. It is easy to see that all of the existing and developing blockchain protocols offer a fixed or algorithmically designated emission that is not tied in any way to the real growth of the network or its demands in liquidity. The emission algorithms Satoshi Nakamoto put into the Bitcoin network as well as Vitalik Buterin for Ethereum or Dan Larimer in the case of EOS, are only abstract values which have no correlation to real network growth.

Speaking of fiat emissions, we must also notice that this is all done “manually” by the decision of a country’s leadership, as well as the chairmen of central banks, and that this is based on real economic data only indirectly. Furthermore, the principles of distribution are also far from perfect. The deep imperfection of further money distribution as well as unpredictability and a lack of transparency of emission is one of the biggest reasons why the public’s confidence in the current financial system drops.

But now, this problems of the distribution is now solved in a brilliant way. Blockchain technologies allow for the algorithmic distribution of emission, with no intermediaries, directly into the accounts of market participants. But further distribution there also has its problems. Because distribution is made via the miners or stack-holders (in different consensus algorithms) who are rarely active participants in the network in the context of real transactions. These participants mostly adhere to an asset retention strategy with the aim of selling at a higher price later. Miners are also adding additional pressure to rates as they constantly need to pay the often high electricity bills associated with mining,and frequently upgrade their hardware.

Holders do not benefit from using tokens as a payment instrument, and even less so for practical solutions. As a result, they are focused on the speculative aspect of the currency. If the share of real use was more than a speculative component, the rate of the token would be much more stable.

Let’s take Bitcoin as an example and find the correlation between network growth and coin rate. As MIT researchers have shown in the article “Are Bitcoin Bubbles Predictable? Сombining a Generalized Metcalfe’s Law and the LPPLS Model”, we can see that stock bubbles occur when the market values of the coin begin to outpace the network growth. The recession of the crypto-currency market in February-March 2018 was a direct illustration of this. Both fast growth and the inevitable recession hinder the network development.

Accordingly, on a blockchain, there is no relationship between the emission and the growth of the network on the economic level. This makes tokens extremely impractical to use in everyday life as a payment method and it’s also an obstacle to wide-range adoption and usage.

Fortunately, we still learn from working solutions that we do have and create better technologies to replace existing non-effective ones.

To solve the problem, Gravity Protocol uses a special algorithm of adaptive emission to calculate the rate of emission on the basis of Gravity Network Index that grows according to the growth of the network. After the peak values of the Gravity Network Index are reached, the protocol does not release tokens until the next peak is reached. Tokens are distributed among all users according to their personal Gravity Index, in proportion to their contribution to the network (Stake + Activity).

Token owners will receive the reward not in the form of the deflationary growth of the token rate, but instead, in the form of the increasing number of tokens on their account due to the adaptive emission. This will, in turn, motivate participants to create decentralized applications and businesses. For example, in the sphere of e-commerce, services which accept payment in the form of Gravity tokens, will receive an additional economic stimulus as a benefit of adaptive emission.

This means tokens are only issued to cover the growing needs of the network. The Gravity Index solution protects against a speculative overvaluation of the token at the protocol level and accelerates economic processes and growth of the network with the intention to reduce the token rate fluctuations.

When the network gathers its critical mass and stabilizes, this will lead to the reduction in the base token rate volatility similar to that of fiat currencies. This will also make it a full-fledged payment instrument that would actually be a viable solution to the widespread crypto payment acceptance problem.

Of course, adaptive emission itself does not guarantee the stability of a token, but it does add a mathematical model to the algorithm to bring real market aspects into the coin’s rate.

We combine all of the best aspects from the real- and crypto-economy, and we get both monetary stock, which grows synchronously with the economy, as well as an efficient distribution system without intermediaries. Thus, the network receives additional stimulus for growth as well as a harmonious redistribution of ownership at the protocol level, which contributes to efficiency and sustainability.

by Jahspear, Danila Chestnykh

See the previous articles

Gravity Protocol Intro
Gravity Protocol Roadmap
A Deeper Look Into Dan Larimer’s radio
Gravity Protocol initial distribution
Access to private testing

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