ArtByte Roadmap – Second Quarter Update

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18Aug 2017
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ArtByte Roadmap – Second Quarter Update

ArtByte Roadmap – Year 4 

May 1, 2017 – May 1 2018

 

Highlights

  • Building the Art World community
  • User enhancements to simplify wallets/mining/trading
  • SegWit and 0.13.1 deployment
  • 3D Virtual Reality Art Gallery
  • Lightning network, payment channels
  • Smart contracts to pay various music rights holders on the ArtByte Music Store
  • Blockchain tracking intellectual property rights for artists
  • Patron system for long term artist support

 

 

1st Quarter: May, June, July

User Experience Improvements (Artists, Art Fans, Blockchain Investors)

 

  • Increase Social Media Staff by four
    • Completed – LM, DS, SA, OS

 

 

 

  • Launch weekly ArtByte Artist Showcase – weekly winner paid an award in ArtBytes plus featured throughout ArtByte social media
    • Completed/Ongoing – https://www.artbyte.me/artbyte-artist-showcase/

 

 

  • Gain additional trading liquidity, by adding crypto exchanges outside the US

Current exchanges:

  • (USA)Bittrex: https://bittrex.com/Market/Index?MarketName=BTC-ABY
  • (Europe) LiteBit.eu https://www.litebit.eu/nl/kopen/artbyte
  • (Russia) Yobit: https://yobit.net/en/trade/ABY/BTC
  • (NewZealand)Cryptopia: https://www.cryptopia.co.nz/Exchange/?market=ABY_BTC(Europe)
  • Nova Exchange: https://novaexchange.com/market/BTC_ABY/

 

 

 

Technical Improvements (Artists, Art Fans, Blockchain Investors)

Music Site Enhancements

 

 

  • Upgrade ArtByte blockchain to Bitcoin 0.13.1
    • Currently running on testnet

 

  • Test SegWit deployment
    • Currently running on testnet

 

 


2nd Quarter: Aug, Set, Oct

User Experience Improvements (Artists, Art Fans, Blockchain Investors)

  • Recode and launch streamlined Reddit tipping App
    • Non-technical users find the tipping command format difficult, this will be simplified.
    • Reduce reply text to make tips more acceptable on art related subreddits

 

  • Launch Fall Reddit tipping award event

 

  • Launch Fall Twitter tipping event

 

  • Develop new app to streamline in-wallet CPU pool mining signup and user configuration process
    • Non-technical users are having problems setting up in-wallet pool mining.
    • Create a new GUI mining app, that seamlessly includes creating a pool mining account

 

Technical Improvements (Artists, Art Fans, Blockchain Investors)

  • Rollout Bitcoin 0.13.1 to live blockchain

 

  • Deploy SegWit on live blockchain

 

  • Release “Lite” wallet solution to streamline new user wallet syncing. With over 3 years of transactions stored in our current Windows, MAC, and Linux wallets, the download takes several hours.

 

 


3rd Quarter: Nov, Dec, Jan

User Experience Improvements (Artists, Art Fans, Blockchain Investors)

  • ArtByte Music Store to accept Bitcoins, as well as ArtByte
    • There are currently no music download sites accepting Bitcoin. ArtByte Music Store is the only site currently accepting digital currency (ArtBytes) for music downloads. An API will convert Bitcoin purchases to ArtBytes, which will be deposited in the musicians ArtByte wallet.
    • The addition of BTC payments will provide an additional service to musicians as well as introducing Bitcoiners to ArtByte.

 

  • Increase trading liquidity in Asia, adding crypto exchanges in the region
    • Asia is now one of the fastest growing regions in terms of ArtByte users. Exchanges in Asia are needed to service these users.

 

Technical Improvements (Artists, Art Fans, Blockchain Investors)

  • Upgrade existing online wallet to progressive web app, which will allow the wallet to work seamlessly as an mobile APP, without requiring an app down
  • Release Android and IOS wallets as a progressive web apps, designed purely in an app format for ease of use.

 

ArtByte Gallery – Phase One – Progressive Web App

  • In phase one, the ArtByte Gallery will be web app allowing artists of all types to showcase their work, receive tips and ultimately to sell their work. For example, a painter or sculptor can show a picture of their work, a musician can upload a video or audio file, a dancer can show a video of a recent performance, an actor can post a video clip or their reel, a writer can include the cover and a few pages of their work.

 


4th Quarter: Feb, Mar, Apr

ArtByte Gallery – Phase Two – Progressive Web App

  • Integrate user and artist wallets into the ArtByte Gallery
    • Users browsing the gallery can tip or purchase work using a single click

 

 


 

Years 5 & 6

May 1, 2017 – May 1 2019

 

 

ArtByte Gallery – Phase Three – Virtual Reality

  • The ArtByte Gallery will offer a 3D Virtual Reality experience (both on the desktop and mobile)
    • Allows users to “walk” through various artist’s spaces.
    • Users can support and tip the artists they like and artists can sell their work for ArtBytes, all with the simplicity of one click.

 

User Experience Improvements (Artists, Art Fans, Blockchain Investors)

  • Upgrade ArtByte Forum to full social media network functionality
    • Add friends, sharing, chat and group functionality to the ArtByte Forum.

 

 

Technical Improvements (Artists, Art Fans, Blockchain Investors)

  • Upgrade the ArtByte Music Store to use payment channels
    • Using the ability gained when the ArtByte Blockchain enabled SegWit, deploy payment channels (smart contracts) like the Lightning Network, to pay various music rights holders (band members, song writers, agents, etc.)

 

  • Upgrade ArtByte blockchain to maintain intellectual property rights for artists
    • Utilize the immutable characteristics of the blockchain to protect the intellectual property rights and provenance of all types of artist’s works (visual artists, digital artists, musicians, writers, etc.)

 

ArtByte Gallery – Phase four

  • Add “patron” functionality to the ArtByte Gallery
    • Fans will be able to sponsor artists with monthly donations of ArtBytes (similar to Patreon accepting cash donations).
    • Fans will be able to sponsor artists any where on the globe
    • Patrons will gain access to the artists and new works before the general public has access.

 

Please join the discussions on the ArtByte Roadmap on the ArtByte Forum

Learn more about ArtByte on http://artbyte.me

 

3Aug 2017
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The road to SegWit

SEE AUGUST 15, 2017 UPDATE (below)

SegWit and CSV are now fully enabled on the ArtByte testnet! Up next is final testing on the new client and mining pool.
Then enabling SegWit on the live network.


 

As ArtByte announced on June 10th, we are implementing SegWit on the ArtByte blockchain.

Our developers have been hard at work, and now ArtByte 0.13, including SegWit is successfully running on the test net.

Upgrading ArtByte to 0.13 gives ArtByte many advantages, including:

  • Faster synchronization
  • Dynamic transaction fees  
  • Priority transactions  
  • Hierarchical Deterministic Key Generation  
  • BIP65 Enforce OP_CHECKLOCKTIMEVERIFY opcode 
  • BIP68 Enforce sequence locks for relative locktime
  • BIP112 Enforce OP_CHECKSEQUENCEVERIFY
  • BIP113 Locktime enforcement soft fork
  • BIP130 Direct headers announcement  
  • BIP152 Compact Block support

SegWit will add the following advantages to ArtByte:

  • Elimination of unwanted transaction malleability
  • Capacity increase
  • Weighting data based on how it affects node performance
  • Signature covers value
  • Linear scaling of sighash operations
  • Increased security for multisig
  • More efficient almost-full-node security
  • Script versioning
  • And more..

Detailed changelog of work accomplished below:

Features:

  • Autotools for building
  • artbyte-cli utility – Separate RPC from client
  • OP_RETURN provably unspendable outputs
  • Faster synchronization
  • Dynamic transaction fees
  • REST interface
  • Improved signing security
  • Watch-only support
  • Consensus library
  • Relaxed P2SH address rules
  • artbyte-tx utility
  • artbyte v4 blocks
  • Strict DER encoding for signatures
  • Block file pruning
  • Big endian support
  • Memory usage optimization
  • Stream isolation for Tor
  • BIP65 Enforce OP_CHECKLOCKTIMEVERIFY opcode
  • Signature validation using libsecp256k1
  • Reduce upload traffic
  • BIP130 Direct headers announcement
  • Memory pool limiting
  • Opt-in Replace-by-fee transactions
  • Random-cookie RPC authentication
  • Pushdatas in OP_RETURN outputs allowed
  • Priority transactions
  • Automatically use Tor hidden services
  • Transaction fees improvements
  • Merkle branches removed from wallet
  • BIP68 enforce sequence locks for relative locktime
  • BIP112 enforce OP_CHECKSEQUENCEVERIFY
  • BIP113 locktime enforcement soft fork
  • Segwit
    • Elimination of unwanted transaction malleability
    • Capacity increase
    • Weighting data based on how it affects node performance
    • Signature covers value
    • Linear scaling of sighash operations
    • Increased security for multisig
    • More efficient almost-full-node security
    • Script versioning
    • Database cache memory increased
    • BIP152 Compact Block support
    • Hierarchical Deterministic Key Generation
    • New bytespersigop implementation
    • Out-of-sync Modal Info Layer
  • References:

https://bitcoin.org/en/release/v0.9.0

https://bitcoin.org/en/release/v0.9.2

https://bitcoin.org/en/release/v0.9.3

https://bitcoin.org/en/release/v0.10.0

https://bitcoin.org/en/release/v0.10.1

https://bitcoin.org/en/release/v0.10.3

https://bitcoin.org/en/release/v0.11.0

https://bitcoin.org/en/release/v0.11.2

https://bitcoin.org/en/release/v0.12.0

https://bitcoin.org/en/release/v0.12.1

https://bitcoin.org/en/release/v0.13.0

https://bitcoin.org/en/release/v0.13.1

https://bitcoin.org/en/release/v0.13.2

 

UPDATE – AUGUST 15 2017

SegWit and CSV are now fully enabled on the ArtByte testnet! Up next is final testing on the new client and mining pool.
Then enabling SegWit on the live network.

 

25Jul 2017
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ArtByte Forum Ranks

Forum Ranks

As artists or even as fans, we all appreciate comments on our posts.

In a fun way to support both artists and fans, ArtByte has created Forum Ranks. Members are given awards of ArtByte every time they reach a new rank!

Member Levels Number of posts ArtByte Awards
Brand New 0 50
Newbie 5 250
Novice 15 1000
Initiate 30 2000
Apprentice 50 3000
Jr. Member 75 5000
Member 100 7500
Full Member 150 10000
Sr. Member 200 15000
Patron 300 25000
Silver Patron 500 35000
Gold Patron 800 50000
Diamond Patron 1500 100000
Legendary 2500 150000

So, for example if you become a member of the forum, you will receive 50 ArtBytes. After you make 5 posts, you will receive 250 ArtBytes, after 15 posts, 1000 ArtBytes.

 

Join the conversation, see the details on the ArtByte Forum

8Jun 2017
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ArtByte Artist Showcase

Announcing the Artist Showcase

Every week, the ArtByte Foundation will showcase an artist’s work. All types of artists are eligible: painters, sculptors, musicians, writers, actors, dancers, directors, film makers, photographers, models, production team members, etc.

Winners will receive 5,000 ArtByte for the week beginning June 9, 2017.

Follow the steps below to enter:

Step #1

Create an account on the ArtByte forum (click create account on the top right of page, fill out the form and respond to your confirmation email): ArtByte Forum

Step #2

Sign up for your ArtByte wallet: Online wallet

Step #3

Login to your online wallet and copy your wallet receive address (click “Receive” at the top of the page, then copy your address): Online wallet

Step #4

Post about your work in the appropriate artist section (start a new topic about you and your work). Include a description of your work, link, and your ArtByte wallet address (pics/vids encouraged). Forum Artist Section

 

Example topic, in the photographer section: JM Cabanis – Fashion Photographer

 

 

 

Rules & Fine Print:

Weekly submissions begin on Thursday midnight GMT and end midnight the following Friday.
No purchase necessary to enter.
All steps must be completed to be eligible.
Only one entry per artist.

The amount of ArtByte awarded to the winner will vary each week and be announced at the beginning of each week.

Winners will be announced each Saturday.

 

New to ArtByte? Check out our main site: http://artbyte.me

5Jun 2017
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ArtByte Summer Artist Festival

Artists & fans, tip another artist and receive double tips yourself!

Support your favorite artists and earn for yourself, during ArtByte’s Summer Artist Festival!

How it works

When you, as an artist or fan tip an artist on Twitter, the ArtByte Foundation will tip you double the amount (up to 50).

For example, if you tip another artist 50 ArtBytes, the foundation will give you 100!

You can tip as many artists as you like during the summer (up to 5 per day). You can tip any amount you like, we will reimburse the 1st 50 and double it (up to 50 bonus) Only one tip per artist.

 

Need some ArtByte’s to get started?

We will also give you 50 ArtBytes to get started!

Just tweet the following tweet to @ArtByteMe to get started:

Example: (Note, be sure to type the whole link: “http://artbyte.me” not just “artbyte.me” in your tweet)

screen-shot-2017-01-03-at-3-14-50-pm

 

Once you have some ArtBytes, go here to learn how to tip: http://tips.artbyte.me/

And your tipping tweets will be like this example:

screen-shot-2017-01-04-at-2-47-11-pm

 Rules

Artists of all kinds (musicians, actors, painters, dancers, sculptors, film makers, directors, photographers, etc) can receive tips, but must have a link to their website (for verification) for the fan giving the tip to receive double back.

You can only tip each artist once, and the double back bonus is limited to five tips per day. So if you tip more than five times a day, you will only get double back on the first five tipped each day.

To join the event, your twitter account must be at least 90 days old, have a minimum of 25 tweets, and have a picture in the account icon.

The reimbursed tip amount and the bonus amount will change from time to time based on the price of ArtByte. 

 

Want to know more about ArtByte? http://artbyte.me

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