I'm really excited to announce that we've completed our initial run of an internal test net for a P2P network for Hive-Engine and we're ready to start publicly testing it.
This has been a long journey to get here, and it's been very challenging to pull this together on a shoe string budget. That said, we're getting ready to roll out some new websites and features that can really take hive-engine to the next level, and decentralizing the node infrastructure is a key piece of that.
Hive-Engine is a smart contract platform with a goal of making it easy to form blockchain buisnesses. It's a Layer 2 application that runs on top of the Hive-blockchain. Our primary focus has been smart contract development and new front end services.
There have been multiple attempts to pull the decentralization of Hive-Engine together, but up until now there's been bugs, delays, and various other problems.
To date, we've been running the software upgrade for several weeks and have over 200k blocks with matched hashes. This proves the backup chain has the same hashes. Eonwarped has more details coming as to what previously caused the descrepency and how he was able to fix it.
We've been running a 3-node internal testnet that compares data from the primary and witness nodes using the mainnet transactions and we're seeing the P2P system is functioning. Hashes are compared and matched. Rewards are being distributed through the witness contract. She's workin'!
Eon will be putting together technical details for anyone to run a hive-engine witness and begin hive-engine block production. There is a pool of BEE available to witnesses as a payment for running the infrastructure. The post should describing this will be out this coming week.
The first step will be taking another database snapshot. We'll be down for maintenance for an hour or so on Monday January 18th at 8pm, and then we'll launch the public testnet using the snapshot we just took.
I want to run a witness!
If you're looking forward to running a Hive-Engine witness simply wait a few more days and more detail will be coming. There's a pool of BEE to be mined and it's going to the witnesses. Instructions will be available soon.
Cryptomancer - Get Eth/ERC20/Wrapped.HET tokens on Eth. Jan-Feb.
Eonwarped- Establish P2P network Jan-Feb. Make scotbot equivalent a Hive-Engine smart contract.
Bait002- Create a hive-engine.com mobile app. Release Beechatter as an iOS app.
Donchate- Create feeless Uniswap style pools on Hive-Engine.
Lion200- Upgrade dswap to allow crypto to crypto trades and then support uniswap pools.
Reaz- Upgrade tribaldex.com to be a helpfull portal for creating, buying, and selling tokens and improving token functionality with easy smart contract implementation.