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Our Poem for Orphans

Orphans, children without a home
Their hearts are broken, they feel alone
No mother's touch, no father's kiss
Their childhood, forever missed

They wander the streets, with no place to stay
Hoping for love, but it's hard to pray
They dream of a family, to call their own
But for now, they're just all alone

They've seen the darkness, of this world
But they still have hope, they still unfurl
They'll find a way, to make it through
With the help of kind hearts, like me and you

Let's show them love, and give them care
Let's be their family, and show them we're there
Let's give them hope, for a brighter tomorrow
For the Orphans, let's borrow and borrow.

Let's be the light in their darkest days
Let's wipe away their tears, and chase their fears away
Let's give them a chance, at a life full of love
For the Orphans, let's rise above.

Let's give them a home, and a family too
For Orphans, let's see them through
Let's be the change, they need to see
For Orphans, let's set them free.

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The Song

Verse 1:
In the beginning, there was a vision
A coin for charity and good decision
BiblePay, the name, a symbol of faith
A community united, a new path to pave

Chorus:
BiblePay, BiblePay
The coin of hope, the coin of grace
BiblePay, BiblePay
Together we'll make a better place

Verse 2:
With every block mined, a blessing bestowed
A way to give back, to those in need, to uphold
A decentralized future, a decentralized past
BiblePay's mission, to make it last

Chorus:
BiblePay, BiblePay
The coin of hope, the coin of grace
BiblePay, BiblePay
Together we'll make a better place

Bridge:
With every transaction, a prayer is said
For a world of peace, where all are fed
BiblePay, a coin of love and light
Leading the way, to a future bright

Chorus:
BiblePay, BiblePay
The coin of hope, the coin of grace
BiblePay, BiblePay
Together we'll make a better place

Outro:
BiblePay, the coin of hope
BiblePay, the coin of grace
Join us in our mission, to make a difference in this place.

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Production Proposals / Jan 2023 Cameroon One Orphan Payments
« on: January 10, 2023, 06:41:30 AM »
We currently sponsor 35 orphans from cameroon-one, but our monthly budget will not cover the entire portfolio.

I am seeking 10MM bbp (approx $700) which should cover approx 30 orphans of our 35.

Payout going directly to cameroon-one: BF6qmwBMmnmb4FbSmRGTeWQL1m3rwh5n7b

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As you all may know, we have done a lot for a little with the small amount of funds we received donated to the foundation wallet.
We have drilled 30 water wells for children over the past two years alone.

Because of the historic flooding in Pakistan, the last 10 wells have been delayed.
But they are now being completed!

I am posting them one by one as I receive them on our water wells page:

https://unchained.biblepay.org/gospel/wells

We have 3 updated today and 3 more coming in the next day or so (will update ASAP).


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Pre-Proposal Discussion / Re: Sanctuary Video Transcoding Mining - 2023
« on: December 09, 2022, 06:18:09 AM »
Hi Rob - Good to hear about the upcoming changes. I like the idea of transcoding (CPU/GPU usage) and serving videos (storage and bandwidth?). h.264 is a well supported format. Are there plans to support newer codecs like hevc, or av1? av1 is open source and royalty free. God bless your efforts.
Hi Sun! Good to hear from you.  Hows your health and recovery from your miraculous deliverance?

So on this video mining, its on track to being released into test very soon and its working in unit test no problem.
The CPU usage is a little high when new videos come in, but I think since we have over 35 sancs that will probably not be a problem unless we ever grow to the size of rumble or something.  We've had 300 videos sitting in there for a couple years, so at this point, technically the spike in CPU usage is miniscule compared to the work ingress.
Bandwidth is even less of a concern on an upload because its done once and its over.  The bandwidth challenge will defiitely be serving customers (when they come) via our homegrown CDN.  But I think we can solve that too by blending some of the load off to a competing CDN like Fastly or cloudflare etc.

But anyway, Im supporting the HLS Libx264 at first to get off the ground.  This is because this is the industry standard for Youtube and Rumble.
The issue isnt really a simple technical choice of a codec, to explain a little more of this from an end to end perspective:
The ability to skip around when watching a video on youtube, the fast start, and the non-buffering on mobile, those are all achieved with codecs that do file splitting, like HLS (that have a manifest with the video), and then the HLS Libx264 part comes in when you talk about industry standard video players ability to play those.

So if youve seen any of our sanc videos on unchained.biblepay.org | Social | Videos you can see what I mean - the quality should be on par with the way youtube works...

But of course if we ever grow to have video demand for our 'sanctuary video widget' on third party sites, more codes can be added if they would be aligned and necessary to work with the corresponding player.  (We have a Sanctuary video player also that has to work with the format).

I'm using an open source version of ffmpeg in the sanctuary miner for dotnetcore.





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Active Discussions / Re: March 2023 - Red Sea Release
« on: December 03, 2022, 03:32:07 PM »
Test case #3

Verify that BiblePay Sanctuary converts an MP4 to HLS (video encoding):

curl -X POST -H "key:my_bbp_private_storage_key" -H "url: myurl.mp4" -F "[email protected]" https://unchained.biblepay.org/api/web/bbpingress
BiblePay responds with:


{"Json":"{\"error\":null,\"URL\":\"https://unchained.biblepay.org/video/BRjwTb9faxA7p3jpbigX9N6cnQh9m8j4R7/myurl.mp4",

\"HLSURL\":\"https://unchained.biblepay.org/video/BRjwTb9faxA7p3jpbigX9N6cnQh9m8j4R7/b08b66bfa6602c05710f8de225859bae8262e307ba1642dd8fe45ad7c37e8df9/1.m3u8",


\"HLSURL2\":\"https://unchained.biblepay.org/bbp/watchvideo?id=b08b66bfa6602c05710f8de225859bae8262e307ba1642dd8fe45ad7c37e8df9",

\"result\":0,\"userid\":null,\"version\":1.4}"

}


Find the HLS URL.
Navigate to it.
If it responds with an m3u8 manifest file, download it and open it.

This file proves that the BBP network converted the video from MP4 to HLS.

To watch the video, click on the HLS2 link from a browser.


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Production Proposals / Dec 2022 Cameroon-One Orphan Payments
« on: December 03, 2022, 03:26:57 PM »
We currently sponsor 35 orphans from cameroon-one, but our monthly budget will not cover the entire portfolio.

I am seeking 11MM bbp (approx $700) which should cover approx 30 orphans of our 35.

Payout going directly to cameroon-one: BF6qmwBMmnmb4FbSmRGTeWQL1m3rwh5n7b


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Active Discussions / Re: March 2023 - Red Sea Release
« on: December 02, 2022, 06:56:57 AM »
Test Case #2:

Store a video on the BiblePay network:

First read this wiki to understand how to curl post a video using your storage key (gained in test #1):
https://wiki.biblepay.org/API

From your linux node curl post a video:
First create a directory on your drive, for example:
mkdir /video
cd /video
Copy a video to this directory, in our case it is called ThePull.mp4.
Now execute the post:

curl -X POST -H "key:my_bbp_private_storage_key" -H "url: myurl.mp4" -F "[email protected]" https://unchained.biblepay.org/api/web/bbpingress
BiblePay responds with:

{"Json":"{\"error\":null,\"URL\":\"https://unchained.biblepay.org/video/BRjwTb9faxA7p3jpbigX9N6cnQh9m8j4R7/myurl.mp4",\"HLSURL\":\"https://unchained.biblepay.org/video/BRjwTb9faxA7p3jpbigX9N6cnQh9m8j4R7/b08b66bfa6602c05710f8de225859bae8262e307ba1642dd8fe45ad7c37e8df9/1.m3u8",\"HLSURL2\":\"https://unchained.biblepay.org/bbp/watchvideo?id=b08b66bfa6602c05710f8de225859bae8262e307ba1642dd8fe45ad7c37e8df9",\"result\":0,\"userid\":null,\"version\":1.4}"}


Now you can navigate to the "HLSURL2" to verify the video is viewable on our network.



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Active Discussions / Re: March 2023 - Red Sea Release
« on: December 02, 2022, 06:52:52 AM »
Test Case #1:

To test the built in Decentralized Storage Database we need to Create a storage key, write a value and read a value.
Step 1 - Creating a Storage Key

From the bbp rpc console type:
generatestoragetoken

BBP Rpc will respond with:
{
  "BBP Public Key": "BES28FUFwZxhfW5wRDTsFaFZUwJjeFtbEq",
  "BBP Priv Key": "Redacted",
  "Access Token": "12qh5GyNpXV341JWVefJiyHUPJ96CbjVoacKvJo4hAWmpdcM89vLS3BXm8Wt9u2kwB5WTKAHvUm7gN5mPAGhYn58uyR8RqGXSVTQdxvUSmniPVNmzE2RYFkts4VhJ97Y"
}


The BBP PrivKey is now designed to be used to store data, files, videos on our network.  The Access Token can be used to recover your data outside of sanctuaries using the instructions in
the Disaster Recovery wiki.


Step 2 - Set a database value using your new storage account:

setdatabasevalue your_bbp_private_key your_table_name your_key_name your_value

BiblePay will respond with either a success or failure.  The value "your_value" will be stored in our decentralized database.

Step 3 - Retrieve a database value using your storage account:

getdatabasevalue your_bbp_private_key your_table_name your_key_name

BiblePay will respond with the value that you set earlier.



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This proposal summarizes the changes to be made in Red Sea for our March 2023 release:

The preproposal discussion thread was here:
https://forum.biblepay.org/index.php?topic=913.0

Summary of changes:
- Add Video Transcoding/processing to our suite of services that the sanctuary will be executing. 
- Remove the necessity to have a RandomX pool.
- Remove the RX pool and the UTXO staking pages from unchained.biblepay.org.
- Make the mining non-competetive (this is so one sanctuary will not attempt to hog all of the rewards).  The video transcoding will be done in a non competetive way, rewarding the sanctuaries in round robin fashion using the deterministic rewards schedule already in place (the sanctuary block reward schedule).
- Decrease the Mined block reward by 99%, while increasing the sanctuary reward by that same amount (this removes the competetiveness of mining).  Two rules maintain block security:  One, we have chainlocks already in place (so there is no 51% attack).  Two, only sanctuaries may solve blocks, therefore the network cannot be attacked by external parties.
- Remove the UTXO staking reward, and increase the sanctuary reward by that same amount.
- Make the Sanctuary nodes assess Storage utilization (of videos and files) per BBP key, and bill for that usage monthly. 
- Block emission:
10% orphan charity, 5% governance, 85% sanctuary-video-mining.
- Sanctuary min server specs:  6 core processor, 400 gb hard drive :
https://contabo.com/en/vps/vps-m-ssd/?image=ubuntu.267&qty=1&contract=1&storage-type=vps-m-400-gb-ssd
- BBP core wallet will be modified to generate storage keypairs.  Anyone with a balance can store files or videos in our storage network.  The sancs will still act as CDNs.


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General Support / Re: Wallet is not syncing
« on: November 23, 2022, 07:22:43 PM »
It's looking good.

I killled the process and launched the new wallet and it's syncing fine!

So, I guess the coins mature which finishes the first stakes you created,  and then you reinvest your balance again if you want to get more stakes?

Hi CB,

Awesome man, great to hear you synced!  Sorry that was such a hassle to get synced.



As far as earning rewards, check out https://unchained.biblepay.org.  Right now there are 3 ways to earn (randomx mining, staking or running a sanc).

To stake you should set up a portfolio builder position over at unchained, and then it earns daily rewards.  Check out the portfolio builder page, there should be a wiki link on that page to get started.


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General Support / Re: Wallet is not syncing
« on: November 22, 2022, 09:16:46 PM »
1.6.2.9. Harvest.

It says "About QT " in the Mac menu so its probably a QT

OS 10.13.6

It's at 90% of Syncing Headers and it's stuck there.

I'm not sure how to find the log you mentioned.

Oh yeah that explains it; we are up to 0.17.2.6 now.  Any version past the last mandatory upgrade wont sync anymore.

Btw, check out this wallet download page, we have the Latest Release (0.17.2.5) version listed as 'text' which shows the last mandatory version that actually works.
Whenever that changes, please upgrade.

https://www.biblepay.org/wallet/

The other problem is I'm not sure if the mac version was even released so I re-released it (click on the DMG to redownload it).
See me screen shot to show it syncing on the mac.

If you have any problems now, after confirming you are on 0.17.2.6, you can delete your :
~/Library/Application Support/Biblepay/  (Block chain specific folders, such as blocks), or easier you can restart the app with
Tools | Wallet Repair | Rebuild Index

Note: Always back up your wallet.dat before deleting chain files.

Good luck--

Rob

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General Support / Re: Wallet is not syncing
« on: November 21, 2022, 09:16:51 PM »
Yes. 

I don't always have the machine on but I've been trying to sync for about 3 days and it's not making much progress.

I do show connections.

Please tell me what wallet version you are running and if its QT and what OS are you on?
If your height is less than:
https://chainz.cryptoid.info/bbp/

Then please post your log or e-mail it to [email protected] and we will get to the bottom of it.

No syncing problems imho have existed for about a year now on any of my machines or sancs.  Randomx has been Rock Solid.




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Pre-Proposal Discussion / Re: Sanctuary Video Transcoding Mining - 2023
« on: November 19, 2022, 10:51:22 AM »
Ok all valid points and I agree. Thank you for that server recommendation because the ones I was finding had ridiculous prices.
Looks like it went up $1 a month since the last time I rented one:
https://contabo.com/en/vps/vps-m-ssd/?image=ubuntu.267&qty=1&contract=1&storage-type=vps-m-400-gb-ssd


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Pre-Proposal Discussion / Re: Sanctuary Video Transcoding Mining - 2023
« on: November 18, 2022, 06:20:32 AM »
True where is the best deal for a server like that? Do you think it would be better if we raised the amount needed to lock significantly? I personally don't want to have to worry about 20 different servers or pay for that. I like being able to add to my portfolio builder and I can forget about it while it earns.
The server is about $12 a month at contabo for the Cloud VMS midtier.

I don't think we can change the 4.5MM at this point (there are about 50 dependencies on that in different areas) and its very disruptive and Ive already changed it before :).  But more importantly the 4.5MM is really sized for future growth (not for making it easy for us).  Imagine when the price is 10* higher, it will be $4500 per sanc and just another stones throw away in the future, $10K per sanc then people will want it *lower* at that point; so we have to consider that future.

However we will always try to have fractional sancs available for people who dont want to run all the software.  One benefit to removing PB is the ROI will go up on the fractional sancs so its sort of a consolidation into making something standardized.

Note that you can run 5-10 instances of BiblePay Sanc on one of these VMSs currently (we only have a rule that the BMS must be hosted on this type of hardware, and that the port # is between 10000-10010 something to that effect).  Of course we reserve the right to lower that if this service takes off (from a usage standpoint) in the future but for right now its investor friendly.


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