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Archived Proposals / Whale Revival
« on: May 15, 2019, 07:40:09 pm »
I'm considering the idea of starting an Orphan Whale Fundraiser.  I'm doing this partially because I feel we as a society are entering into the end times (Matthew 6:19, do not store treasures on earth but in heaven), (Rev 3:17 Hoarding in the last days), 1 Timothy 6:17 (do good with your blessings), and therefore I feel as if I should give back my retirement account back to the orphans (or to other good causes).

Obviously, this could be done as an individual alone, but I think that if we have a chance to design this fundraiser to 'increase the impact of the deal' where it makes a positive impact for BiblePay, and also for the giver then it is better to do this as a team for biblepay than alone.

Also, I have been reaching out to two of our vendors who offer Orphan early-termination insurance, meaning that they both guarantee the orphan will not be dropped from the benefits program if we pick them up and drop them (they will be subsidized by the insurance they carry or moved to another beneficiary).  Both Compassion.com and CAMEROON ONE offer this.

As far as a personal tax deduction, I believe it will be possible to receive the deduction if you give to Cameroon One.  As they will allow the check to be sent to them, and the orphan to be in the BiblePay account.  Compassion on the other hand does not accept checks from third parties therefore the tax deduction is not possible with them.

So here is what I am thinking as a rough idea:

I ask the community for an idea of how many orphans our whales are willing to sponsor each.
I agree to match an equal amount of BBP/USD to sponsor an equal amount of orphans (IE I match the whales commitments).
BiblePay sponsors an equal amount of orphans out of that monthly superblock also.

We then increase our orphan count by 1/6th of that number (IE we adhere to our 6 month buffer).  After BiblePay can no longer afford to pay, we scale back.

So an example looks like this:

Whales 1-5 decide to sponsor 40 orphans ($1600).
Rob matches this number (40) @ $1600.
The money raised goes directly to Cameroon One and Compassion (and those that pay cameroon one receive a tax deduction receipt).
We enter a proposal for BiblePay for $1600 that month also (benefiting 40 orphans).

With this combined action, we receive total funds to sponsor 120 children / 6 months  = 20 new orphans.
That same month, we sponsor N from Cameroon and Y from Compassion (depending on how many went with Cameroon).

BiblePay assumes liability for the children at that point going forward.

Note that the whales do not receive anything back for this (except a tax deduction) and a positive experience as a cheerful giver.


Thoughts?

Also would anyone be up for this?







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Sanctuary Discussions / Bug Bounty Program
« on: May 11, 2019, 03:33:34 pm »
If anyone finds a critical security bug in BiblePay, please start by announcing it here.

We will work with you and reward up to 2 million BBP for the bug, depending on its systemic nature.

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


Current Bug Bounties:

Bug Reward Type 1:
Capability to solve a proof-of-bible-hash in a GPU or ASIC:
The white-hat-hacker will need to prove to us that it is not only possible to hash a block in a GPU (or ASIC device), but the blockhash solution was obtained is also hashed in a more efficient manner than the PC.  An example would be to prove that a certain GPU and program (created by the hacker) will solve a POBH block in 1 second while the same standard-PC would take much longer to solve (IE 30 seconds for example).  (Or a similar high-efficiency scenario resulting in at least a 200% gain so as to ensure the gain is a real gain by BiblePay devs).

NOTE - You must be able to prove this attack will work against production in a reproducible way.
An example that will not be sufficient:  Creating a test environment where your GPU program can solve a theoretical bible-hash in test only.  The reason this case is not really an exploit is our POBH algo also passes in certain live network values - into the hash function in real time, such as the 'allowable maximum nonce'.  Meaning that in a test environment you are cheating if you don't take live production data into account.

An example that is valid:  A c program written by the hacker taking into account live production data and solving a POBH block in a reproducible manner that provides a financial edge to the hacker.

REWARD:  2 MILLION BBP - paid by Rob Andrews founder - Rob will only attempt to recoup the loss with a proposal after the hacker is paid and Rob will take on the risk


__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Bug Reward Type 2:

Capability to prove that a BiblePay GSC smart contract can leak rewards to a hacker that were not earned by the hacker through GSC projects (or, any reproducible security exploit resulting in Leaked BiblePay coins to the hacker that the hacker did not earn):

This type of bug rewards a white-hat-hacker for finding an attack vector into one of our GSC (generic smart contracts), one of our Projects (such as POG or healing) and finding a way to pull coins out of BiblePay that the hacker really did not earn. 

An example of this would be trying to create or falsify a smart contract, and "slide it by" the sanctuaries to approve it.  Or finding any way to pull coins out of an existing project that were not earned by the user.  All smart contract rewards requite coin*age from UTXOs, so it is our belief it is impossible to pull money out of one of our daily contracts that is not earned.

Please post a question if you are unsure if your hacking effort will result in payment.

REWARD: 2 MILLION BBP - Paid by Rob Andrews Founder - Rob will attempt to recoup the loss only after the hacker is paid and Rob takes on the risk

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Bug Reward Type 3:

Notify us of any security bug that is found in our software, such as BEAST, Crime, HTTPS exploits, SSL exploits, ECDSA, BLS, or any upstream bug discovered by Bitcoin/Dash or a community bug.

Reward: 10K+ depending on the nature of bug - at the discretion of the devs.

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Archived Proposals / Compassion April 2019 Recurring sponsorships
« on: April 15, 2019, 09:28:58 am »
We sponsor 55 compassion orphans @ $2090.00 per month.

Capping @ 5MM.

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Archived Proposals / April Payroll
« on: April 15, 2019, 09:25:17 am »


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Merge branch 'develop' (issues and PPA scripts & doc) 

 
Issue #55 hide boincmd shell windows in Win32/64

 
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> 12MM, capping at 3MM


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Active Discussions / Adding QT (Quantitative Tightening) to Evolution
« on: April 07, 2019, 01:58:33 pm »
QT - v1.1


This is a proposal to add an enhancement to BiblePay Evolution - and potentially test it in testnet if approved.

This feature, called QT (not to be confused with the QT Company or the QT wallet), called Quantitative Tightening, is something similar to a feature found in Goldman Sach's cryptocurrency design for their trading crypto: but in their case, they wanted the money supply to loosen when *trading* demand was low and tighten when demand was high - and they were basically trying to create a currency that was friendly to profit off of trading moves.  But, In my humble assumption, I assume this type of crypto would allow Goldman to set up trades with groups of counterparties who would then profit off of the move(s).

However at BiblePay, this feature didn't catch my eye for us as that is a different line of business, but a variant off this model did.

Instead, we are proposing that we create an algorithm where money supply (new coin issuance) dries up when the market price is below the "acceptable useful price" and normal emission operations resume when the BBP price is above the threshhold target value.

QT was partially coded by Rob as proof of concept at that time - but we got busy then we actually never discussed it in a thread (fully).

Let me first explain the algorithm and the parameters:

Market Price: This is the price in USD BBP is trading at : this is currently $0.000256 USD (1.58%) on coinmarketcap.
Acceptable Useful Price:  This is the Target price we all want BBP to trade at (IE .01 USD for example) in that case, that is 39.06* higher than where we are now.
Cumulative Deflation percent per day:  This is the Quantitative Tightening Rate per day, or the amount of decrease in our emission per day.  If this number is set to 1%, we would emit 1% less coins per day across the board.  So as an example, if we emit 1 million BBP per day on day #1, On Day #2, we would emit 990,000 coins.  On day #50, we would emit 50% less, or only 500,000 coins.  (Until the AUP is reached).  If it is never reached we stay at the CDP cap level (see next parameter) indefinitely.
Business Logic: When the AUP is breached, the Cumulative Deflation percent per day starts to Shrink in reverse by 1% per day.  So for example, if our CDP was at 60% when biblepay breached the AUP, the next day the CDR would be 59, the next 58.

CDP Tightening Cap %: If we set this figure to say 50, this means we would stop tightening at 50%, and maintain this tightening status per day until the AUR is reached.
Price Information Gathering:  The Sanctuaries will have code that makes them smart enough to pull the BBP price (from a source similar to CoinMarketCaps API), and automatically agree on this price in a smart-consensus, and they auto-vote on the price to agree.  Therefore the core wallets will all know the price of BBP per day and may display the price on the overview page and in the RPC.  We can also display the current QT level on the overview and the rpc.

Let me give a live, real world example so most questions are expelled early:

Day 1: We go live with QT and our price is .000256.
We go live with a Target price to .01 USD/BBP (via Sanc vote), a Max CDP Tighetning cap to 65%, the Daily Cumulative Tightening % to 1% and go live.

Day 2: Sancs vote on a price of .000256.  QT increases its tightening to 1%.  Coins emitted are 1% less.
...
Day #30: Sancs vote on a price of .000300.  Qt has a tightening level of 30%.  Coins emitted are 30% less.
...
Day #60: Sancs vote on a price of .000600.  Qt has a tightening level of 60%.  Coins emitted are 60% less.

Day #90:  Sancs vote on a price of .001200.  QT still has a tightening level of 60%.  Coins emitted are 60% less.

...
Day #200: Sancs vote on a price of .01101.  (QT *was* at 60% this day),
 QT realizes we have breached the target.  QT decreases to 59%.
 Coins emitted tomorrow are 59% less (IE full normal emission).

Day #201: Sancs vote on a price of .01100.  QT Was at 59%.  QT is now at 58%.

Day #202:  Sancs vote on a price of .00955.  QT realizes the price is below the AUR.  QT sets the tightening level to 59%.
...

Cycle continues forever. 



So from my perspective, this would be an interesting feature to add to Evolution.  If it becomes a bad expiriment, we can vote to turn it off via spork.  I feel that the feature gives us a chance for "free advertising" in that our price will potentially rise up the ranks, and this will cause cumulative additional interest in us.  Also, we *may* be able to help more orphans with a higher price (if QT causes more people to join, and catches on) causing a positive propensity of use of biblepay.

Btw, someone asked me back when we first discussed this idea, should we cap emissions on both the governance budget and the GSC budget and the miners and sancs, or just mining emissions?  In this revision, I feel we should tighten emissions in *all* areas, as a global tightening.  The reason I say this is for one it keeps our entire codebase clean and simple.  For two, it will add less uncertainty and less volatility to the idea.  And finally I think we could effectively govern even if the budget is shrinking (but the price is rising) without much trouble (in contrast to having a very low price and a high quantity of coins to spend each month).

So for this proposal, I propose to Code QT as a feature so we can release it to testnet and test it in Evo, and then release it with the release.

I propose a 60% max tightening cap, and a .01 price target for Biblepay, and a resurrection of Togo's Operation One-Cent along with the release of Evo.

EDIT:  This proposal has been revised to v1.1 with the following changes:
The CDP will now increase from 0-60, but reverse from 60-0 in 1% steps.



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Archived Proposals / Side By Side Women of Uganda
« on: April 06, 2019, 10:34:22 am »
First a little history.
We sponsored 10 orphans through BLOOM up til Dec 31, 2018.

During the beginning of the year we technically could not afford to continue to sponsor the full quantity, so we intended to scale back to at least 5 or lower this year.

We received a message from Sarah at Side by Side (this is Blooms vendor) that 'payment has been cancelled' as of 2019 (another words the children are at risk of being dropped from the boarding school) and she asked if we could do anything directly (IE would we like to step in and sponsor any of these children).

I asked which 4 would need us the most?  She listed:
Favor   
https://biblepaysponsorkids.tumblr.com/post/171309417994
Praise   
https://biblepaysponsorkids.tumblr.com/post/171309472084
Isaac   
 https://biblepaysponsorkids.tumblr.com/post/171309538169
Musigale   
https://biblepaysponsorkids.tumblr.com/post/171309583169

TheSnat and I started to train her on how to liquidate crypto, but she has not successfully finished that course (she is working with him now).

In the mean time I volunteered to step in and pay for 90 days, one-time to continue the children so that they do not have to leave the boarding school.

Note that this particular arrangement is $80 per child per month because they receive not only the normal meals and school, but also boarding.


I am requesting $320 * 3 months = $960.00 or  3,720,930bbp.


Receipt - sending wire now:
http://pool.biblepay.org/san/Expenses/sidebyside.pdf



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Active Discussions / Consolidation of Sanctuaries
« on: April 05, 2019, 08:33:46 pm »
Since BiblePay is moving to Evolution in June, we have the opportunity to potentially change the Sanctuary lockup requirements from 1,550,001 to another figure.

I think this would be a good time to discuss potentially changing this lockup requirement higher in order to :
- Give our investors more ROI per Sanc
- Decrease Hosting Costs
- Increase reliability per Sanc (because user may afford a higher quality host and have more time to monitor each sanc)

The obvious downside to this is a higher barrier of entry cost for the small investor.
But, with our recent downturn in price bringing a sanctuary investment to only $400, I think this is a feasible idea.

For me as an investor, I would personally lean towards consolidating so I can spend less on hosting fees.
Analyzing the effect of wasted hosting:

We currently have about 500 sancs.
Our sanc owners are spending a very high percentage of the revenue on hosting (If hosting is $10 per month, with $20 of revenue that is 50% spent on hosting).

I believe reducing the sanc count by half will not hurt biblepay (as 250 nodes are still more than enough to service our network), and, it could be argued that 250 high quality sancs are better than 500 low quality sancs (as with low quality instant sends could get lost).

Additionally over the next 5 years, even if we move to 125 sancs, our sanc count will again increase (due to more coins being emitted and a lockup ratio average of approx 50% coins become locked into sancs).

I propose that we enter 3 sanctuary proposals floating this idea with different size lockups:
1) 3 million lockup
2) 4.5 million lockup
3) 7 million lockup

If all 3 are voted down we keep 1.55 MM.




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EVOLUTION



Currently testing Dash 0.14 features in BiblePay v1.4.5.1+



Testnet Download Links:

Windows v.1.4.5.2+:
https://biblepay.org/biblepayevo32develop.exe


Linux PC 32bits
Daemon: https://biblepay.org/biblepayd-evo-testnet-i686-pc-linux-gnu.tar.gz
QT: https://biblepay.org/biblepay-qt-evo-testnet-i686-pc-linux-gnu.tar.gz

Linux PC 64bits
Daemon: https://biblepay.org/biblepayd-evo--testnet-x86_64-pc-linux-gnu.tar.gz
QT: https://biblepay.org/biblepay-qt-evo-testnet-i686-pc-linux-gnu.tar.gz

Linux ARM64 daemon: https://biblepay.org/biblepayd-evo-testnet-aarch64-linux-gnu.tar.gz
Linux ARM32 daemon: https://biblepay.org/biblepayd-evo-testnet-arm-linux-gnueabihf.tar.gz

MacOS QT: https://biblepay.org/biblepaycore-evo-testnet.dmg






Mac-OS QT version here:
https://www.biblepay.org/biblepaycore-testnet.dmg



The purpose of this thread is to test BiblePay-Evolution and our new GSCs.

BiblePay-Evolution is our next release (scheduled for June 2019).

It includes all of the features that Bitcoin and Dash added to Dash over the course of 2018.
Including Segwit, Security updates, Lightning network support, BIPS and DIPS, ChainLocks (51% attack prevention), Deterministic Masternodes, Non-financial transactions, the Depends Development Build environment, C++14 compatibility for devs, more reliable chain syncing, better chain reorganization code, more reliable Governance messages, more efficient messages, HD wallets, High definition display support, InstantSend improvements, and more.

In BIblePay, we have added ABN (Anti-BotNet) mining.  This is a feature that requires miners to include an ABN transaction in each of their blocks that spends coin-age according to the network coin-age requirement (see getmininginfo).

We have also added GSCs (Generic Smart Contracts) client and server side.  The GSC allows BiblePay to abstract payments away from a hard consensus to allow the business logic rules to be malleable and configured so that they do not break consensus rules.  This results in a more reliable prod environment.

Before testing, please read about our GSC's here:
https://wiki.biblepay.org/Generic_Smart_Contracts


To Download BiblePay-Evolution, look for v1.4.0.1+ for windows on this link (at first, we will stay with 32 bit builds until we get close to Prod):
https://biblepay.org/biblepaycore-1.4.0-win32-setup.exe

MIP is working on building linux and MAC builds.  If necessary I will be able to release a link for Ubuntu64 builds/linux also.

To self compile Evo:
https://github.com/biblepay/biblepay-evolution/blob/master/BuildBiblePay.txt

Let us start by testing standard core functionality in testnet.

Launching the client:

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

Place the file in ~/.biblepayevolution

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

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

NOTE:  We are keeping BiblePay's blocks, wallet, and chainstate in its own dedicated folder until the end of the test cycle at which time we determine if it is safe to change our pointer back to legacy biblepay files (as Evolutions blocks support a new file format, compressed, and Evo's wallet format has also been upgraded), so it is safer for us to keep these separate for now. 

NOTE: This version will also work side-by-side our production nodes, it will sync blocks, send and receive coins, however it will not peer with legacy Sanctuaries (as their protocol is too old).  We will need to test creation and usage of Sancs in Prod in Evo, and upgrade all legacy Sancs with a mandatory.




Getting started with Evolution:
https://wiki.biblepay.org/Getting_Started_with_Evolution
GSC's:
https://wiki.biblepay.org/Generic_Smart_Contracts
Healing Campaign:
https://wiki.biblepay.org/BiblePay_Healing_Campaign
Street Healing:
https://wiki.biblepay.org/Street_Healing
Spiritual Warfare:
https://wiki.biblepay.org/Spiritual-Warfare-I

How to upgrade a legacy Sanc:
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






** Low hassle Syncing from Zero **

As our blockchain gets bigger it will be useful for us to release utilities to allow one click syncing from zero.
This first version is only for testnet and linux.  Later, I will extend this to windows and prod.

Is anyone interested in testing?  I just tested this from my ubuntu remote box and I was able to sync in a couple minutes.

I will check this into github later, but for now, let me give manual instructions to use the script:

From your linux box:

cd ~/biblepay-evolution
(This is where your source starts, ie /src is one folder down)
wget biblepay.org/syncblocks_testnet.sh
chmod 777 syncblocks_testnet.sh

Now to get in sync for TestNet only, the script automatically deletes just the data files (dont worry, it wont delete anything else), then it pulls down the snapshot of the blocks gzipped and unzips them into the correct places (including the llmq and all necessary governance files), then its up to you re-launch the wallet.  The script does close biblepay as long as your machine supports pkill.

To sync from 0 type:
./syncblocks_testnet.sh

EDIT:

I just created a windows version and tested it on windows 7 and it works.  Will check-in during the next Develop release.



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Archived Proposals / Compassion March 2019 Recurring Sponsorships
« on: March 22, 2019, 11:07:00 am »
Our recurring charge is approx $2090, or 8.931MM, capping at 7MM.


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Archived Proposals / March 2019 Payroll
« on: March 22, 2019, 10:58:53 am »
I'm posting my commits from November 2018, because back when we started BiblePay, we didn't have a governance system until December 2017 (that is why these invoices are 4 months old) (not because our price dropped, or because we are trying to back-invoice), these have been consistently behind since the beginning.

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Merge branch 'master' of https://github.com/biblepay/biblepay

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PPA script and doc

 
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Merge branch 'master' of https://github.com/biblepay/biblepay

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Merge pull request #45 from thesnat21/Add_Spork_Outputs 

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Better detection for BOINC client and error messages per OS

 
disable boost::process ShellCommand temporarily for non MacOS until w 

 
Commits on Nov 11, 2018
boinccmd call for MacOS (https://forum.biblepay.org/index.php?topic=2 

 
Commits on Nov 2, 2018



I'm requesting 80 hrs * 40 = 3200 = 13.2MM bbp, capping @ 3.5 MM


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Archived Proposals / The Future of PODC - Proof of Distributed Computing
« on: February 28, 2019, 11:52:58 am »
DECIDING THE FUTURE OF PODC - PROOF OF DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING

Feb 28th, 2019


My what a ride its been in 2018.  (If we only knew everything that we know now, before the beginning of 2018, we would all be a little further ahead in life) - but for me - drawing closer to Jesus is the greatest achievement, and should never be traded for anything.

Going into 2018, I thought I was already experienced, but 2018 redefined that 'assumption' in many ways.  We had lots of things happen in our forums.  We had the huge HODL rise and crash.  I think while we were at our peak of 329 monthly orphans, we also took a lot of credit for this rise as if we - as a community - succeeded at something.  Another words, we should have been monitoring for our own pride and improving - but we let ourselves fall with the HODL fall.  Be very wary of taking credit for achievements -- I believe we were primarily influenced from external forces.  The cryptocurrency market was clearly influenced by Bitcoin and Dashes rise (and fall).

I personally had strong opinions of long held beliefs in certain areas only to be tested, and I've changed my opinion about certain things.  We had our sessions with our focus group (our internal advisors) and our external advisors (an SEC attorney, Manna, outwest advisors, DAHF, etc) and learned that we should be a utility, with a known revenue stream.  That going with DAHF would have pulled us in an anti-God direction.  And that we should add infrastructure to invite a Christian base to use the gospel features.

I'm only saying all of this because I want people to realize that many factors influence the decision of a good algorithm for BiblePay.  It's not that we are being hot and cold, it's that this is a complicated environment, and I personally want to make a long lasting decision that satisfies all of the facets to the highest degree.




We are trying to decide if we should retire PODC or keep it as an algorithm within Biblepay-core. 
The impetus for removing it is that a lot of us feel that our user-base has stagnated because PODC is too hard to understand and set up.
Thefore, it prevents us from sending the wallet to a brand new user - and allowing them to figure out on their own how to set up mining, receive rewards and tell their friends about BBP (free advertising and growth).

The problem with keeping both algorithms is it requires constant maintenace from the developers to focus on more than one.  The other problem is splitting rewards by 96% and 4% does not give POG the chance to grow.  So, the question is, should we completely retire PODC, and give the budget over to POG, so that POG can potentially grow our userbase automatically?

It could also be potentially floated to split the algorithms 50-50, allowing them to compete.  However, the issue with this is then our IT department still must support PODC and all of its related dependencies and infrastructure.  And, does a 50% PODC environment help biblepay more than a 100% POG environment?

That is what we will be discussing here.


Let me name off some of the facets in a mining algorithm:
IT Development Hours
IT Maintenance Hours
Coolness factor
Risk of a constantly supply of work units
User attrition/augmentation levels, Practicality, User Acceptance, Ease of Use, Community Growth/Price appreciation/Total orphan benefit
Algorithm Extensibility/Fragility
Hard emission reconciliation/Oracles, Whale Approval
Total infrastructure size and maintenance (3rd party credit sites, credit network, debug tool sites, pools)
Greed-Arms Race-Rat Race Levels
Jesus' (Christian Growth) levels/Christian Attraction/Christian Future
Blockchain Security


To start to compare the PODC algorithm to POG, let me first attempt to name some of the pros and cons of PODC:
NOTE!  The following views are *my opinion* as founder; if you disagree please have a civil conversation below, and vote appropriately.


Pros with PODC:

IT/Development: The Creation of PODC is already coded
Coolness:  The Rosetta cancer mining program is 'cool' and gives us a good image as in doing positive work for humanity, the highly technical users are drawn to 'try' podc as a challenge
Extensibility: The algorithm is modular (in that it works outside of biblepay and uses a sanctuary consensus),  and extensible (in that business logic changes can be made at the sanc level without requiring a mandatory)
Price Support: PODC has the 20bbp-per-rac rule meaning it "may or may not" cause price appreciation (I vote neutral on this as we can't tell at this point if this is good or bad for our price, since we appear to be stagnating).

Cons with PODC:

User Acceptance: The algorithm requires a dictionary of terminology to understand, so it appears to be complicated to learn by newbies, it appears to be complicated to be activated and maintained (without knowing the inner workings under the hood to understand how to keep it purring)
Dev Maintenance:  Development hours for Enhancing podc are still not complete, the algorithm certainly needs improved in the area of ease of use, the maintenance hours involved in maintaining PODC from an IT standpoint are relatively high
Fragility:  Fragility is high,  the risk of the contract breaking or changing is high, and the  BOINC/Rosetta/WCG interface risk is high
Work-unit-risk: The risk of work-units running out is medium to high
User attrition levels:  User levels appear to be low and stagnating (based on our sideways to shrinking podc diff level and user count), podc appears to attract richer users with many horizontal computers (in contrast to average users with a low pc count)-and this appears to stagnate growth as the rich users take a high percentage of rewards away from the small users.  The small user base appears to have stagnated our price into a range of 7 satoshi (due to the average miner being reluctant to sell below the electricity cost of PODC).  (I feel BBP has a much bigger potential in many other ways). 
Infrastructure Size and maintenance: The total infrastructure size is High (due to needing 3rd party tools for debugging and for credit reporting), and third party sites like pools and web support sites need maintained.
Greed-Rat-Race-Arms Race Level:  The Greed/Rat-Race level appears to be very high (as each user wants to achieve higher RAC than others) and this appears to create an environment in BBP where higher results are more important than talking about the gospel (Ive posted many snippets to links about Jesus in the middle of our forum, and actually was screamed at by people saying I was spamming, but yet I dont recall anyone starting a real conversation - other than a couple people who just disagreed about the Jews a year ago).
  The people we are attracting to the community for cancer research seem to be more scientific and less Theological (this is entirely an assumption and I dont mean to offend anyone - I actually want the atheists to come, but they dont appear to be coming to learn about Jesus from PODC), and I realize this is a hard requirement, so I simplify this down to : how can we attract a LOT of new users that turn to Christians that stick around.
Blockchain Security:  We have less hashpower being directed at POBH and more to PODC (because financially PODC pays 96% of the reward) so this results in less total network security with more machine power being used for RAC. 
Oracle/Whale Approval:   Whales may be reluctant to jump in as a BiblePay investor if emissions are not fully reconcilable in a hard way on-chain (when the whale takes into account the entire subject for coinbase-reconciliation).


Pros with POG:


IT/Creation: POG is coded,  99% of the POG maintenance (est) is already completed
IT/Maintenance:  POG is low maintenance
Work-Unit-Risk: POG does not have a work-unit limit
User attrition/growth:  POG has the capacity to attract *more users per consumed electricity KWH than PODC* because it is 80% greener than PODC and in addition it rewards users for holding distinct coins (meaning that a reconciled POG user daily reward points to One head, not many machines) therefore I conclude POG equals more HEADCOUNT than PODC, This theoretically means BiblePay expands its participation level, this results in community growth/help with tasks/price appreciation/more orphans, POG is very easy to setup - it is almost turnkey.
Fragility:  The algorithm is not fragile
Reconciliation/Trust/WhaleApproval: The payment emissions are hard and reconcilable, there is no oracle / trust issue, there is no tampering issue, POG would theoretically be whale approved.
Infrastructure: POG reduces total infrastructure down to an in-wallet novel pool and removes the need for 3rd party credit sites, pools, and debug tools.
Greed-arms-race-rat-race:  The rat-race and greed level appears to be very low (as people will be Giving to the foundation to receive a reward and hashing on single machines per head) and only out of personal generosity running multiple hashing machines.   
Christian Growth:  The total headcount appears to be aligned with increasing the attraction of Christian community members
Blockchain Security:  Security is increased due to having an increasing reward (1 mil per day towards pog) means a 10* userbase size increase, meaning a 10* POW security increase.  POG scales well to thousands of users.


Cons with POG:


Coolness factor: POG is much more "simple" than PODC (IE we aren't solving humanity's most complex problems) so we lose the "cool" factor of cancer-mining.
Extensibility:  POG can't allow us (currently) to change its rules without a mandatory (extensibility). 




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Archived Proposals / Cameroon One - Installment 2
« on: February 23, 2019, 05:58:03 pm »
We only rose $492.55 last month due to our low price, so we are asking for 2 mil more for Todd at Cameroon One.

Note: Todds colleague Hillary will handle the liquidation, thanks Hillary!




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Archived Proposals / Compassion Feb 2019 recurring orphan sponsorships
« on: February 20, 2019, 12:27:59 pm »
To maintain our 102 orphan sponsorships:
?3876/.000242
 16,016,528.9256198

Capping at 6 mil.


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Archived Proposals / Feb Payroll
« on: February 20, 2019, 12:22:09 pm »
Commits on Oct 26, 2018
Merge pull request #48 from thesnat21/Update_Default_Theme 

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1.1.5.9c-No-Op 

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120 hours for the month of October:
?4800/.000208
 23,076,923 bbp

Capping at 3.5 Million




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Archived Proposals / Re-Enable Team BiblePay Requirement in PODC
« on: January 19, 2019, 04:25:52 pm »
I recommend that we hold an emergency vote that Proposes that Team BiblePay be REQUIRED to participate in PODC  rewards (in contrast to having no team requirement).

The reason for this is TheSnat has discovered that 5 Gridcoin users are sharing UTXOs by sending them back and forth to each other more than once per day.

Although we have a feature to Stop this behavior, the spork is not fully enabled in prod because it would require a mandatory upgrade (to ensure all of the remaining sancs honor this setting).

In the mean time I feel it is highly unfair to leave this activity unchecked at the expense of our core team.  (The activity is penalizing small users rewards at the expense of the bad actors).  (We estimate the ill-achieved UTXOs to be rewarding 20% of the PODC budget per day.)

Therefore I recommend that we vote in the Team Requirement to be REQUIRED again within 48 hours.

Secondly, we have been very patient, and the original idea behind Not requiring the team was that BiblePay would grow in popularity by reaching the mass of boinc users.  IMHO, it clearly has not had that effect.  What we have observed is a few very large users (I am told Turkish) have been hogging the top rewards, and we have seen stagnation.  This is actually driving away our smaller users.

Thirdly, our PODC difficulty level has not increased since we removed the team requirement, it has decreased.

In light of this I recommend the sanctuaries consider these factors to vote the way you feel would be best for the community at large.

Vote YES for us to REQUIRE TEAM BIBLEPAY to participate in PODC.

Vote NO for us to leave PODC as is and Not require a particular team.



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