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Counterparty Newsletter 11/07/2018

This month’s Counterparty newsletter update is full of development and gaming addition updates among several ecosystem projects, check them out below:

Ecosystem Updates

IndieSquare has hired Counterparty protocol developers to help with development and research into token scaling solutions such as lightning network and/or side chains, to help improve and work toward the ever-progressing state of IndieSquare’s desktop and wallet capabilities. In recent news, Indiesquare has made a focused move to also provide more English language user support in order to further assist with the wallet and the app’s new discover environment.  

Blockchainizator has four of their collections, that have previously been tradeable in Book of Orbs with the BitCrystals economy; available in Mafia Wars.

Mafia Wars itself recently added these AtoMo cards alongside other notable collections (BitCrystal’s CrystalsCraft) as part of 178 cards, new to their game of idle accumulation.

In other news, the Mafia Wars team just recently completed their 5th distribution of MAFIACASH, check out more details of this distribution here.

EverdreamSoft has partnered with Moonify to allow their BitCrystals economy to be better distributed for more mainstream token adoption. This partnership will allow gamer publishers to offer BitCrystals to users via Moonify’s distributed computing power methods. To learn more about Moonify, click on the jump above!

BitCrystals itself was recently delisted on the Bittrex exchange. With only a few more days to withdraw your tokens from Bittrex, the BitCrystals team has a helpful post on what to do next.

Lastly, artist Joeychips has contributed another blockchain card to the Bitcrystal’s CrystalsCraft environment in Book of Orbs. Check it out below:

More Blockchain collectibles can be sourced over at DigiRare - a directory for every cryptocollectible issued and traded on the blockchain using the Counterparty protocol. Check it out here.

Spells of Genesis; under its parent company EverdreamSoft, and GamesGroup have partnered up in a move to promote the blockchain-based, mobile game with full spectrum marketing support. GamesGroup will provide feedback over a large range of topics ranging from UI to marketing. To read more click here.

In more Spells of Genesis news, the latest version of the game (1.2.19) is now available to download across Android and iOS devices. As this update includes an overhaul of level names and the addition of more quests, please ensure that you update for the best gameplay experience. Users can now take part in November’s feast monthly campaign.

FoldingCoin brings several notable updates this month. First and foremost in exciting news, the FoldingCoin team will be presenting at the Blockchain in Healthcare East conference in Washington DC on November 14th. They’ll also be at the conference at the University of the District of Columbia on November 13th!

In FoldingCoin development news, the team released version 1.1.1 -  which resolved a date-time format change that affected parsing. To further fund their development expenses, the team are driving several funding initiatives and are actively applying for grants that, unfortunately, can take some time.

However, development has since wrapped up on the FoldingCoin donation website that now links to the FoldingCoin homepage. Alongside this, the FoldingCoin team is launching a GoFundMe campaign in the coming days, so keep an eye on the FoldingCoin twitter for more information and spread the word!

Age of Chains continues the development of their trading card game, built upon the blockchain; offering players a few sneak peeks of the latest developments via their twitter handle in recent weeks:

The Age of Chains team were also at the Cryptogames conference in Minsk last month and were mentioned briefly in a couple of articles covering the event, that you can check out here and here.

Augmentors has revealed a new creature, never seen nor played before in their recently released game.

The augmented reality game - though recently released -is undergoing constant updates and continuous engagements as expected from the long-established bond within the Augmentors’ community. Check out all the latest updates here.

Bitcorn Crops has had a busy month within its own community with the release of another Croptalk podcast. Joining the Bitcorn Crops routine podcasts is the launch of the Bitcorn merchandise store wherein players of the idle accumulation game are now able to purchase goods in a variety of cryptocurrencies. Check it out below:

In more celebratory news, Bitcorn just rolled over 1,000,000 total BITCORN total volume following six auction events:

For more details, following these auctions, keep up to date with the Bitcorn Crops blog.

Counterparty in the News:

Since January 2014 more than 65% of Bitcoin blocks have contained Counterparty transactions:

Last month, NYC was home to the first Rare Pepe Art show. “The Rarest Show" held on October 25th showcased 33 of the ‘dankest’ pepes in Brooklyn and offered guests the opportunity to win PEPECASH.

In other Rare Art news, the Rare Digital Art Festival is returning to NYC on January 12th, 2019.

In an article published this past month via medium entitled “the Early Evolution of Art on the Blockchain - Part 1” Counterparty draws focus as it details the history of art on the blockchain; mentioning EverdreamSoft, and the first piece of blockchain art within EverdreamSoft’s gaming universe. Also drawing a mention is Sarutobi, as the timeline continues on before ending up most notably, with Rare Pepe.

Elsewhere, in Tokyo, a Sakebar has made news for accepting XCP as a currency. Whilst Japan is known for having a more mainstream adoption of Bitcoin in comparison to other countries, this self-regulation of cryptocurrency proves promising for Japan’s loyal crypto following. Read more here.

Development News:

Development news this month centers mainly around segwit support, as well as, furthers the progress that will aid in the future development of CIPs:

  1. Counterwallet changes for segwit support

  2. Federated node changes for segwit support

  3. Regtest support was added for easier testing of new counterparty features

  4. Testing underway for segwit counterwallet support.

Thank you for your continued support and patience as Counterparty developers tackle each CIP in due course. Here is a reminder of current and future CIPs:

CIP 6 - P2SH data encoding:P2SH data encoding will allow Counterparty to utilize more space for transactions. CIP 6 will be beneficial to large transactions and is a prerequisite in supporting some of the more advanced send types, such as multi-peer-multi-asset (MPMA) and Multiparty Counterparty Aggregate Transactions (MCAT).CIP 10 - Multi-Peer Multi-Asset Sends (MPMA):Multi-Peer Multi-Assets sends will allow many assets to be sent to many peers in a single transaction, simplifying batch transactions, and reducing transaction fees even further.CIP 15- Segwit Support:Enabling Segwit support within Counterparty will enable users to spend less on transaction fees and enables potential future enhancements. Updating Counterwallet will allow users to choose if they want to send assets to a segwit enabled address or a traditional address.

CIPs planned for future release:

CIP 13 - Multiparty Counterparty Aggregate Transactions (MCAT):MCAT will allow Counterparty users to group their transactions with those of other Counterparty users, to reduce their send costs considerably. Most users will be able to utilize this feature to send transactions for less than the cost of a single bitcoin transaction.CIP 13 will also allow Counterparty users to utilize MCAT nodes, to send assets across the Counterparty Network, and pay for the transaction fees in an asset other than BTC.Counterparty is an open-source, community-funded project which progresses solely through the generous time and monetary donations of others.

You can stay up to date with current and future CIPs, as well as links to relevant GitHub pages via the Counterparty donate page.

Please share or RT Counterparty CIPs on social media so we can help fulfill them faster!We have also recently opened up a press channel for any media inquiries and would ask any media outlets to contact press@Counterparty.io.Please join the @Counterparty_XCP group on Telegram for breaking news and real-time Counterparty conversation!Disclaimer: This newsletter is sent as an informational piece, and no part of it should be taken as financial advice.

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