project has been initiated to update Gander. In addition to tracking all
transactions, among the enhancements are tracking of:
- Double-spent transactions
- Transaction fees
- Every block
Other new features
include websockets for developers, an API with the ability to submit
transactions to the node, and multiple UI enhancements.
When you visit Gander,
you will see a “Down for Maintenance” sign. That’s because the release of v3 is
imminent. With this new release, you will have the ability to:
- Submit raw transactions
- Use an API
to retrieve data
- Track complete blocks and
initiative should be ready for QA testing next week.
- GEXP is the GitHub for
Expanse.You can access the latest version here:
- The Luna wallet is the GUI that
interacts with GEXP. Asim’s team has been very focused on GEXP enhancements,
fixing bugs, enhancing the UI and rectifying a broken chain signal issue in
Luna for Windows.
Expanse Hard Fork
Christopher Franko, Lead Developer, is working on a new hard fork for Expanse that will bring Expanse to Constantinople, change our proof of work algorithm to Frankomoto, and introduce reorg protection (Chain Aegis or block lock). It is scheduled for block 1,800,000 as of now, but if that changes, it will be 1,830,000 or about 35 more days, which is respectively EPOCH 61.
Given the number of enhancements and new
features, Tokenlab is about to undergo a thorough QA process, followed by
beta-testing. Our goal date for the new release is 4/15.
The Quality Assurance
(QA) testing is complete. This means that we will kick off beta-testing for this
release within the next few days. The beta-test will last only a few days,
followed by the public release before month-end. Enhancements
- New token management dashboard
- More Admin panel capabilities
creation and payment process improvements
development was put on hold temporarily while we tackled other priorities. It
has resumed this week with a vengeance. In addition to the actual development
work, which is making great strides, we have embarked on the development of an
investor pitch deck.
Luna Wallet v2 was
released last week with great reviews. Tokenlab is now integrated, along with a
new EXP price indicator, user interface enhancements, and miscellaneous bug
Post the Bittrex
situation, development of Frankomoto began in earnest. This completely new,
never-before-used mining algorithm is completely unique to Expanse. You can
read detailed specifications here: https://github.com/expanse-org/XIPs/issues/4
In an effort to achieve more efficiency and
tighter monitoring of projects, Expanse has opened a project management offices
(PMO). Farwah Aizaz will run the PMO, reporting to Chris Franko.
Last month the Bittrex Exchange and its
affiliated sites took Expanse offline for maintenance. Much to our dismay, we
learned that Expanse was hit with a 51% reorg attack through no fault of its
A 51% attack is when an attacker controls
51% of the total hashrate and uses that power to rewrite recent transaction
history. Note that here was no loss to Expanse-holders, and the chain was
secured and back up within a few days.