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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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Active Discussions / March 2023 - Red Sea Release
« on: November 12, 2022, 07:51:18 PM »
March 2023 Release - Red Sea



Welcome to TestNet - Red Sea!



Testing commences: Dec 12th, 2022
Testing Ends: February 12th, 2023



In this thread we will be testing:

- HLS264 Video Conversion Mining on Sanctuaries

- Verify emissions for core mining subsidy, core sanc reward, daily governance, and monthly governance

- Generating a deterministic Read Access token, and a BBP Upload token

- Monthly file storage debit process for a storage user

- Uploading a sample video, playing a sample video as a user, accessing or removing your files independently from the BBP network (disaster recovery) or customer exit

- POVS sanc banning





Explain Changes to Entire BiblePay Network:   

- Explain transition from RandomX to Video Mining

- Explain usage instructions from customer and user perspective




Wiki Articles:



Older - Create a Sanc:
https://wiki.biblepay.org/Create_Sanctuary

Older - Installing BMS:
https://wiki.biblepay.org/Install_BMS





Starting Version:    0.17.2.8:

(Please ensure your version is greater than this, in order to sync.  See post #2 for current hash.


Testnet Download Links:


NOT Ready:
     Windows 64-bit:      https://biblepay.org/biblepaydevelop-1.exe
     Linux 64 bits II (QT/biblepayd/biblepay-cli) zip:  https://biblepay.org/bbp-lin-develop-64.zip
     (Inquire first before downloading) MacOS QT: https://biblepay.org/biblepay-harvest-develop.dmg


To self compile:
git pull origin develop

https://github.com/biblepay/biblepay/blob/develop/BuildBiblePayDevelop.txt


TODO during release:
Move Mobile Endpoint for mobile wallet unchained:
From foundation.biblepay.org to         https://unchained.biblepay.org/BMS/MobileAPI







CONFIGURING FOR TESTNET:


Create a biblepaytest.conf file with the following contents:
testnet=1
(optional:  debug=1)

Place the file in ~/.biblepay



Start testnet by typing:
./biblepay-qt -conf=biblepaytest.conf

(Note the blocks and chainstate will sync into the ./biblepay/testnet3 folder.

NOTE: If you only have one machine, you can run in testnet side by side a prod node.

To create a TestNet Sanctuary:

https://wiki.biblepay.org/Create_Sanctuary

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________



                                                                   OUR BIBLEPAY CORE TESTERS



#1 -

#2 -

#3 - Rob Andrews

#4 -










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Production Proposals / Dec 2022 Cameroon One Orphan Expenses
« on: November 12, 2022, 02:47:52 PM »
We currently sponsor 35 orphans from cameroon-one, but our monthly budget will not cover the entire portfolio.

I am seeking 12MM bbp (approx $1100) which should cover approx 30 orphans of our 35.

Payout going directly to cameroon-one: BF6qmwBMmnmb4FbSmRGTeWQL1m3rwh5n7b


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Pre-Proposal Discussion / Sanctuary Video Transcoding Mining - 2023
« on: November 07, 2022, 06:40:36 AM »
I'm making the case for a change to Biblepay in 2023 that I believe has the potential to make us more valuable and efficient.
 
It's widely believed that real world use cases are the key to success in this industry and I believe if BiblePay provides a solid real-world use case, it can rise to become a top crypto.

(Aside from the fact that we do have real world use cases for Christians covered, such as funding orphan charity by sponsoring orphans, accepting tithes from crypto users and being a Christan branded wallet) but further from that:

RandomX is good in many ways, its fair and full of integrity because it provides honest rewards for any type of hashing power.  But where I see the problems with POW mining:  the mining concentration ends up going to these small pockets of consolidated miners in areas where electricity is cheap and ends up being a small handful of people that have the machines and power to mine (not the everyday random user we expected).  The original vision was for the small time end user to simply hash the KJV bible and every small random miner gets a reward and thats clearly not happening.  Partially because we have discovered you cant trade anonymity for security, and with the POW protocol, the bigger players consolidate into a monopoly because they can afford to.

Enter video-transcoding mining from sanctuaries.  Video transcoding is a very popular use of computing power.  Look at Transcoding Libx264 HLS transcoding APIs on the internet and see there is a lot of competition and it costs a fair amount of money per video (usually half a cent per minute etc).  The idea is to accept jobs for free as a network (emphasizing Christian videos if possible that get uploaded as mp4s to our network) and our sancs process these instead of the mining function (by accessing a backlog queue) and they store these in our dec. storage network for viewing.  When our partner sites use these videos and pay for storage fees we keep these otherwise they get purged.  (We can discuss storage fees in a different proposal, this proposal is for mining).

The miner in the sanctuary would be modified to run at a non-competitive hashrate (so that some sanctuaries do not act in an arms race fashion to take all the rewards), the rewards would be round robin and fair based on the existing deterministic pay schedule.  The mining reward would be reduced by 95% so as to remove this competetiveness but the Sanctuary standard reward would be Raised by the same amount to compensate all Sancs equally for this workload.

The wallet itself would be modified to only accept Sancs as valid miners (blocks would only be solved by sancs).  The randomx pool would be retired.
New miners would need to lock funds to run a sanc to be a miner.

For the small investor who does not meet the capital requirements, we will still offer Turnkey Sancs on unchained for that use case so that even the small investors can participate for  network rewards.

At the same time, to maximize ROI per sanc, we will retire UTXO staking as well, thus simplifying the IT requirements behind the scenes.  Those rewards will also be added to the sancs rewards to make it very lucrative to do video mining.

Thus in the end, our block emission would be:  10% orphan charity, 5% governance, 85% sanctuary-video-mining.

Longer term picture looks like this:

- Companies use BBP to transcode videos and to Store videos
- We as a network bill for transcoding and storage fees for videos stored on our network (real world use case)
- Videos that are not paid for are purged from storage
- We set up a channel for God related videos to be encouraged to be uploaded.  They are reviewed by users and if legal, the foundation continues to pay storage fees for those videos so they can be watched on our social media system.


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Production Proposals / Nov 2022 Cameroon One Expenses
« on: October 22, 2022, 08:37:54 AM »
We currently sponsor 35 orphans from cameroon-one, but our monthly budget will not cover the entire portfolio.

I am seeking 12MM bbp (approx $1100) which should cover approx 30 orphans of our 35.

Payout going directly to cameroon-one: BF6qmwBMmnmb4FbSmRGTeWQL1m3rwh5n7b


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Active Discussions / October 2022 Cameroon One Orphan Expenses
« on: September 21, 2022, 07:07:46 AM »
We are transitioning back to Monthly governance proposals (from POOS).

We currently sponsor 35 orphans from cameroon-one, but our monthly budget will not cover the entire portfolio.

I am seeking 12MM bbp (approx $1000) which should cover approx 25 orphans of our 35.

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Archived Proposals / September 2022 Orphan Expenses - Cameroon One
« on: August 21, 2022, 06:39:45 PM »
We are transitioning back to Monthly governance proposals (from POOS).
We currently sponsor 35 orphans from cameroon-one, but our monthly budget will not cover the entire portfolio.
(Rob is currently covering the difference).

This proposal is for the September expenses.
I am seeking 12.8MM bbp (approx $500) which should cover approx 13 orphans of our 35.

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Archived Proposals / August 2022 Cameroon One Orphan Expenses
« on: July 29, 2022, 03:18:47 PM »
We are transitioning back to Monthly governance proposals (from POOS).
We currently sponsor 35 orphans from cameroon-one, but our monthly budget will not cover the entire portfolio.
(Rob is currently covering the difference).

This proposal is for the July expenses.
I am seeking 12.8MM bbp (approx $400) which should cover approx 10 orphans of our 35.


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Archived Proposals / July 2022 Cameroon-One Orphan Expenses
« on: June 25, 2022, 06:54:34 PM »
We are transitioning back to Monthly governance proposals (from POOS).
We currently sponsor 35 orphans from cameroon-one, but our monthly budget will not cover the entire portfolio.
(Rob is currently covering the difference).

This proposal is for the July expenses.
I am seeking 12.8MM bbp (approx $400) which should cover approx 10 orphans of our 35 for July.


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Phase Iv

Hello brothers and sisters,


Receive much greetings from Kenya family. We are writing to seek for your prayers and any kind support towards our orphanage centre.  You have made us achieve some 3 phases. We say

thank for all who have been of help. We look forward to do the above item.

 In a number of days things have not been going well on our end. We seek from you friends a support to help in food, clothes, school supplies (books, pens and school uniforms) on this food

is the major thing to make them strong. We pray for God to open ways this phase to be complete. Once the project is done will attach all pictures

For those at heart to help here is the south exchange depositing : BMqkugTgJdEXMZa7uTxdPFsAbQTrMkqSSc

 or you can do western union through; Joshua oendo Isaiah. P.o box 8 ogembo 40204 Kenya Africa. ‪+254 725 564 930‬.

May the Lord richly bless you as we look forward for a kind help.


Hope for orphans center.
Pastor Joshua.

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This thread discusses solutions if your biblepay-qt wallet appears too large on your display, so large that the borders are cut off the screen Or if you cant see the "SEND" button when you navigate to the "SEND" menu (to send coins).  Send button is supposed to be at the bottom left of the screen (below the transaction fee). 


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Active Discussions / June 2022 - TestNet Release - Exodus
« on: April 13, 2022, 01:12:19 PM »
June 2022 Release - Exodus



Welcome to TestNet - Exodus!



Testing commences: April 1st, 2022
Testing Ends: June 2022



In this thread we will be testing:

- Dash 0.17.2.2+ changes:

- POVS (proof-of-video-streaming)

- Verify emissions for core subsidy, daily governance, and monthly governance

- Time Locked Trusts

- View sanctuary streamed video(s) from user perspective and sanc operator perspective

- BBP Drive




Explain Changes to Entire BiblePay Network:   

- Explain transition from POOS to POVS

- Explain usage instructions from customer and user perspective




Wiki Articles:

Time Locked Trusts:
https://wiki.biblepay.org/Time_Locked_Trust

Create a Sanc:
https://wiki.biblepay.org/Create_Sanctuary

BBP Drive:
https://wiki.biblepay.org/BBP_Drive

Installing BMS:
https://wiki.biblepay.org/Install_BMS





Starting Version:    0.17.2.2:

(Please ensure your version is greater than this, in order to sync.  See post #2 for current hash.


Testnet Download Links:


Ready:
     Windows 64-bit:      https://biblepay.org/biblepaydevelop-1.exe
     Linux 64 bits II (QT/biblepayd/biblepay-cli) zip:  https://biblepay.org/bbp-lin-develop-64.zip
     (not ready - inquire first) MacOS QT: https://biblepay.org/biblepay-harvest-develop.dmg


To self compile:
git pull origin develop

https://github.com/biblepay/biblepay/blob/develop/BuildBiblePayDevelop.txt


TODO during release:
Move Mobile Endpoint for mobile wallet unchained:
From foundation.biblepay.org to         https://unchained.biblepay.org/BMS/MobileAPI







CONFIGURING FOR TESTNET:


Create a biblepaytest.conf file with the following contents:
testnet=1
(optional:  debug=1)

Place the file in ~/.biblepay



Start testnet by typing:
./biblepay-qt -conf=biblepaytest.conf

(Note the blocks and chainstate will sync into the ./biblepay/testnet3 folder.

NOTE: If you only have one machine, you can run in testnet side by side a prod node.

To create a TestNet Sanctuary:

https://wiki.biblepay.org/Create_Sanctuary

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________



                                                                   OUR BIBLEPAY CORE TESTERS



#1 - Earlz 

#2 - Pat Buckley

#3 - Rob Andrews

#4 -










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December 2021 Release - Barley



Welcome to TestNet - Barley!

This is BiblePays Q4 release for 2021!

Also, we will be testing a lot of unchained features to ensure full integration.


1) We still need 7 more testers:
     Please reply to this thread if you are willing to execute all of our test cases, and these will be explained in more detail to make it easier.
     We are offering a bounty of approx. $30 per hour to the FIRST 10 TESTERS.
     NOTE:  The Payment to you will be done at the end of the testing round, summed by the average time per test case for a grand total figure.
      We do not pay for Research, but, we will pay a padded time per testcase to give you more than enough time (rounded up to the next 15 minutes) to perform all cases easily.

Testing is Starting: Aug 31st, 2021
The expected End of TestNet for this version is:  December 4th, 2021
Expected go-live date for Barley:  December 25th, 2021


In this thread we will be testing:

- Dash 0.17.0.5+ changes:
   We have rebased to dash 0.17.3. 

- Legacy features:
   Our biblepay custom code has been migrated to Unchained.biblepay.org.
We will be releasing and testing those custom features from unchained, and we need to test the core wallet to ensure it works correctly without the features, and still achieves our mission critical goals.

- Known issues:
   Portfolio Builder needs rigorously tested.
   POOS needs ported and tested.

 
- NFT's:
  Test non fungible tokens from Unchained.

- Major sanctuary coverage:
   LLMQs
   LLMQ Chainlocks in 17.3

- Mining:
   Verify RandomX mining works

- Sanctuary Governance:
   Ensure the monthly governance superblock works, voting works, and watchman on the wall works.
   Ensure the payments are correct for sanctuaries, and for POOS banned sancs.



Primary Test Cases:

- Ensure POOS (proof of orphan sponsorship) for sanctuaries works:

- Verify exec price works from unchained:
- Verify we have the ability to see Sanctuaries with orphan URLs (POOS) and the POOS status from either unchained or the wallet *TBD:
- Create a sanc:
(What do we do with Diary entries, unchained?) *TBD:
- Verify leaderboard for UTXO positions has been moved to unchained:
- Verify upgradesanc and revivesanc :
- Verify watchman on the wall (new proposal), vote for proposal, proposal trigger and proposal payment in monthly governance block :
- Verify gettxoutsetinfo:

ToDo:
- Test Chainlocks



Explain Important Changes to Entire BiblePay Network:


- Rebase to 0.17.0.3 and ramifications
   I would like to explain the benefits in more detail of making our core wallet 99% compatible with Dash.

   This should allow us to be listed on bigger exchanges (little custom code, standard wallet), give the user more security and trust from the core wallet side (IE the code is now mostly pristine),  and easier for us to maintain from an IT perspective (merges, security commits, etc), and prevent rebase emergencies.

   The custom features will now run on our sidechain from https://unchained.biblepay.org   .  Our NFTs, portfolio builder, BBP Univ, memorize scriptures, everything from the top level menu will run over there. 

   Our code 'playground' will be in Unchained TESTNET going forward, preventing any possibilities of releasing dangerous code to MainNet.

   Our returning users seeking our features will theoretically gravitate and concentrate at unchained, for social media features and tipping and interaction. 
   (Technically making more sense, as the full wallet does not run on small devices anyway, and requires a full chain with full resources. )






Starting Version:    0.17.0.5:


(Please ensure your version is greater than this, otherwise your testnet branch will not sync.   See wiki page for height and hash).

Testnet Download Links:


Ready:
     Windows 64-bit:      https://biblepay.org/biblepaydevelop.exe
     Linux 64 bits II (QT/biblepayd/biblepay-cli) zip:  https://biblepay.org/bbp-lin-develop-64.zip
     MacOS QT: https://biblepay.org/biblepay-harvest-develop.dmg


To self compile:
git pull origin develop

https://github.com/biblepay/biblepay/blob/develop/BuildBiblePayDevelop.txt






TEST CASES:

https://wiki.biblepay.org/Barley_Test_Cases






CONFIGURING FOR TESTNET:


Create a biblepaytest.conf file with the following contents:
testnet=1
(optional:  debug=1)

Place the file in ~/.biblepay



Start testnet by typing:
./biblepay-qt -conf=biblepaytest.conf

(Note the blocks and chainstate will sync into the ./biblepay/testnet3 folder.

NOTE: This version will also work side-by-side our production nodes,
so, you also have the option if you are short on machines, to run TestNet side by side a prod node!

To run a TestNet Sanctuary:
https://forum.biblepay.org/index.php?topic=391.msg5968#msg5968

How to create a deterministic sanc from scratch:
https://docs.dash.org/en/stable/masternodes/dip3-upgrade.html

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________



                                                                   OUR BIBLEPAY CORE TESTERS



#1 - Earlz 

#2 - AndrewScribner-Kairos Childrens Fund

#3 - Talisman

#4 - AIDS_SKRILLEX










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TestNet Discussion Archive / Biblepay Unchained Mobile Wallet Thread
« on: July 06, 2021, 08:22:28 PM »
Please help test Unchained:

- Test unchained as a mobile wallet, so we can have an alternative to Breadwallet for mobile devices (think people who do not have a PC or are traveling etc)
- Test unchained add a prayer, add a comment, add a video in Prod

To start with unchained, go here either from a PC or from your mobile wallet:

https://unchained.biblepay.org

To create your wallet, go to account and click Generate new address.  Note that the system starts in TESTNET.  You can now click the MainNet button and do some testing in MainNet also.

We now have six separate sidechains running (3 in testnet and 3 in mainnet) holding our videos and DSQL data.  You will see that if you enter a comment or add a video to Prod, this video will only be in the Prod chain, while making a comment in TestNet will affect the testnet chain.  This will be useful as we build out our social media platforms (one for churches one for users).

One thing I am looking for is suggestions that we need to make this solution very usable as a mobile wallet.  For example, that it feels clunky to do something on the iPhone and the suggestion.

One definite feature that we need is the ability to enter a PASSWORD to spend funds.  Currently we have seed words, restore address and spend which appears to be fine for a person who always has control of their mobile device, but on shared computers and shared phones, someone can spend the funds if they can access your unchained page.  So I am aware of this and have it on my todo list to add a "password" (similar to our wallet unlock option in the core wallet).  The idea is your wallet will remain Locked and Encrypted if it has a password on it, and will require the password to spend from it (this password will decipher your key and will not be stored on the device).


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TestNet Discussion Archive / Amazon Storefront Integration
« on: July 03, 2021, 01:49:40 PM »
This thread is dedicated to testing our new Amazon Storefront.

This is possibly one of BiblePay's best use cases.  The ability to spend your cryptocurrency on real durable goods.

Could I hypothesize that this makes BiblePay a Top 100 coin?  A top 10 coin?  A top 5 coin?
Possibly, because out of 1000 cryptocurrencies, most of them have no real use case.

This means that we will be one of the first to actually be useful in the real world.
You can BUY biblepay (as a speculative cryptocurrency) on an exchange, we know that. 
But up til today, what could you do with biblepay?  You can't really spend it on much, unless you first convert it to BITCOIN.

But now, we have something that only a few coins have:  The direct ability to buy billions of $ of products with BiblePay, starting today.

You might remember that during our second year we started on this idea (An amazon integration) and due to technical problems, we never did finish it.  But today, its finished (or should I say, in beta).  The technical problems have been worked out.  Theoretically, there are not any expense caps either (you can buy a $25 gift card, you can buy a $200 construction tool, or a $1,000 computer if you want, this week, as soon as the bugs are worked out).  I feel our liquidity on SX has increased enough to handle the volume, although I admit we will crash the price and raise the price vehemently when we start stress testing, but those are normal growth pains.

Now we have something to talk about..  Anytime a user says in the trollbox:  What good is biblepay, do they even have a use case?  YES, you can buy Anything with biblepay, with free shipping, delivered to your house. 

Lets get started:

To use this new feature:

https://foundation.biblepay.org
Click on Storefront

Doing your own research, you can look for absolutely any amazon item that is considered PRIME (because we want to offer free shipping to our users), copy the URL, and simply add it to our marketplace and the item will appear for sale.   (NOTE: When you add an item, do not add Whole Foods or Pantry items, those are not supported, however you can add a "Prime" food item as long as the shipping is free and does not say "$35 minimum order required for free shipping".  Notice all the cereals I added.)

We don't charge ANY markup at this time!  Shipping is free.  The taxes are included in the purchase price.  You can also buy a single item, such as a box of crackers and they will be delivered  to you with no surcharges.

To buy an item simply follow the Buy Item wizard (self explanatory).

I look forward to everyones input, testing, and most importantly growth!

Praise God, and may Jesus have all the Glory with Bible Pay!

If I never mentioned it, I envision BiblePay being a facility to provide a reliable service for Christians in the future (when cryptocurrency becomes more prevalent).





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