The Darkcoin developers have recently announced their plans for the next client update, now that the network has updated to version 11 and seems to be relatively stable for the time being. According to a recent post on DarkcoinTalk, several projects will be worked on at the same time, which is made possible thanks to the ever growing group of developers. Furthermore, the Darkcoin Ambassador Group has launched, so we will take a look at that as well.
Upcoming Darkcoin Features In Version 0.11.1
Avid users of Darkcoin will have heard of the term “enforcement” by now, which is a feature that has been previously disabled as there was some fragmentation in the DRK network. These matters have now been resolved, and enforcement is enabled once again. DRK users not paying the correct node will be rejected from the network from now on.
One of the most anticipated features in the world of altcoins is InstantX, which lets users spend recently received transactions in roughly 30 seconds after the transfer was initiated. The current version of the InstantX code is only a prototype, and doesn’t even come close to the full potential of what this feature can offer the world of cryptocurrency.
Evan Duffield open sourced the InstantX design a while ago in the hopes to have other developers look at it and chime in with their ideas and suggestions. Finishing the development of InstantX will be done immediately, and stability will be finetuned over the next few weeks on the Darkcoin testnet. Anyone who is interested cna participate in the testnet testing phase.
DRK Masternode Improvements & Changes
Darkcoin masternodes will be moving to a token-based system which will only require masternode operators to access their cold wallet every few months. When starting a masternode, one will simply execute the “masternode generate-token” command, which will sign the key and generate a tokenized string to put into the masternode.conf. By using this signature, masternodes can be restarted multiple times, even with protocol version updates.
But that is not the only change on the horizon for Darkcoin masternodes. Other masternodes on the network will be elected each block to check on their peers by initiating a “challenge request”, if a masternode fails multiple of these in a row by failing to respond it will be removed from the list. The “challenge request” will replace the current “dseep” feature.
More changes will be coming to DRK masternodes in upcoming releases, but we will be covering those changes in a new article later this week.
Darkcoin Ambassador Program
The Darkcoin Ambassadors Group (DAG) is a group of world-wide volunteers dedicated to educating the general public about the benefits of Darkcoin. It will make concrete the already excellent relationship between the developers and the Darkcoin community. The DAG will act as the bridge from the cryptosphere to the public sphere.
The ambassadors will get support and training from the Darkcoin team so they can spread the word about Darkcoin in places where Darkcoin is not present yet, with especial focus on real life interactions. They will explain to those not typically drawn to cryptocoins that there is a new alternative, a new approach, and one that offers true privacy.
How will this be accomplished?
“First, we will establish where our community is physically located. On this basis, we will build both smaller and larger teams, contingent upon the area. This will also be an excellent opportunity for Darkcoin enthusiasts to come to know one another in the real world. After that, those teams will identify opportunities in their area and prepare materials to pursue them, all in constant contact with the Darkcoin team.”
More information about the Darkcoin Ambassador Program can be found here :
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