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XDAG Community Proposal Apollo

The XDAG community has earned a wide impact after more than a year of development, however, pure community-driven open-source cryptocurrency projects like XDAG will encounter more difficulties and challenges than profit-driven projects. At present, the XDAG community has not formed an effective governance mechanism, developers in the community are moving to other proijects, and as such the community’s further development will be challenging. Members of XDAG community have engaged in intense discussions on the future development of the XDAG project. Through a proposal by community contributor haitao, community enthusiasts Journey, QQ, Next, U54, Feng Qingyang and others, as well as through extensive discussion of community enthusiasts in WeChat groups, a series of proposals to solve the current predicament are formed and named XDAG Apollo plan. Community enthusiast ToBeLeo, Bo Ge, Emiya and community contributor haitao launched a vote on July 11, 2019 on implementation of the plan. As of the early morning of July 19, 2019, the results of community voting showed that 96.4% of the voters voted for the proposal to implement the XDAG Apollo plan. Thanks to everyone who voted. The XDAG Apollo plan’s proposal expresses the community’s expectations for the future development of XDAG, and it is necessary to create a practical plan for everyone’s expectations. After discussions with the XDAG community manager Sofar, the community needs to elaborate on the proposed plan and form detailed proposals on both XDAG technology implementation and community governance systems. After the proposal is formed, it will be published and conducted extensive and in-depth discussions and voting, soliciting the final opinions of the majority of XDAG community participants and prioritizing final voting results to implement the plans. The detailed proposal will be completed within two weeks from now, and then conduct discussion and voting. Technical discussions are tentatively scheduled on Github, community governance is tentatively discussed in Discord, Telegram, WeChat groups, and QQ groups. Voting is tentatively scheduled for the WeChat public account and Discord. If there is a better suggestion, please contact the WeChat public account manager, or proposal in the QQ group, WeChat group and Discord. The community needs to be able to participate in the refinement and implementation of specific plans and work together to do things! XDAG Apollo plan ** The original proposal of XDAG Apollo plan ** XDAG Apollo plan Overview The plan will solve the technical problems existing in xdag at present, and then delay the output at economic level, motivate developers, and stimulate the activity of network by measures such as staking mining, then form governance committee, organize communication and development work, study blockchain industry’s latest technology solutions, make technical reserves for the cross-chain, ultra-high-speed irreversible block confirmation. Technical (1) Improve storage performance by rocksdb on full node (which is expected to solve the problem of low-speed client initiating and the complicated crypto-exchange access) (2) Dnet reconstruction with devp2p (which is expected to improve the network stability) (3) Improve stability of RPC interface and introduce WebSocket notification mechanism. (4) Improve multi-language version xdag (golang, java, etc.) (which is expected to attract more developers) Economic (1) Output reduction (original 160 years was changed to 1600 years, which is expected to reduce 90% of current output production, the total amount of XDAG coin remains unchanged) (2) Reduce output by 10% on the basis of (1) (reduced part of XDAG will be kept for developers, hard-coded by the program, continuously iterative development version) (3) Mining Pools stake XDAG (the maximum hash power rate of mining pool is proportional to the number of staking XDAG) (4) Miners stake xdag (the amount of hash power which miners can submit is proportional to the number of staking XDAG) Governance (1) Elect community governance committee, which is responsible for public communication, planning activities, etc. (2) Elect technical governance committee, which is responsible for formulating technical routes, development plans, technical research, etc. Research (1) Add cross-chain protocol “xdag adapter” adapts to other blockchains (eg Ethereum) (2) PoS acceleration confirmation mechanism (based on the original PoW, use PoS to accelerate the confirmation of irreversible blocks, give a certain PoS verification incentive) Notes Prioritize technical issues, then implement economic plans, major breakthroughs in research during the period can be added to the development plan Time estimation Difficulty is divided into simple, medium, high, super high Serial number Name Time-consuming estimation Difficulty factor 1 Rocksdb Storage 1 - 2 months high 2 Devp2p Network 2-3 months high 3 RPC Optimization 1 month (parallel) medium 4 Output reduction 1 month (parallel) simple 5 Staking mining 2-3 months medium 6 Java version Xdag development 3 - 6 months (parallel) super high 7 Go version Xdag development 3 - 6 months (parallel) super high ** XDAG Apollo Plan PDF Link ** https://github.com/XDagger/XIPs/files/3390166/ApolloProgram.pdf ** XDAG Apollo plan proposal voting QR code ** https://user-images.githubusercontent.com/1884084/61186456-366f1480-a698-11e9-917a-c8b5d973e4d4.JPG ** XDAG Apollo plan proposal voting result ** https://user-images.githubusercontent.com/1884084/61534243-a6e3b000-aa61-11e9-9582-58d7d066a201.jpeg

2019-08-05
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Monthly report

Hello everyone, The time has come to share recent news about what is happening in the XDAG community. Exchanges We’re pleased to announce that XDAG has been listed on Vinex with trading pairs XDAG/BTC and XDAG/USDT. Remember to trade safely. XDAG is not affiliated with any exchanges. Coinmarketcap We have now reached the requested amount of exchanges to be listed on Coinmarketcap.com, and a request form to be added has been submitted April 3 2019. Development Development is currently focused on storage issues, as well as on switching the main hashing algorithm. XDAG is a community driven project; If you’d like to get involved and work on XDAG issues or features, please visit our GitHub. Fundraising We are fundraising BTC and ETH to pay bounties for XDAG code milestones. The goal is to reach 1 BTC, and currently 0.75 BTC has been raised. If you’d like to donate either XDAG, BTC, or ETH, you can find our fund addresses here. XDAG: FQglVQtb60vQv2DOWEUL7yh3smtj7g1s BTC: 3Jqe2zEtz3ADXWAqyMzzUysVZjYVnAntXr ETH: 0xb5F34fEb083186AfcB1DB1eFdE41eDA1f9BD9fB1 Whitelist cleaning We still continue to remove closed pools from our whitelist. As always, please remember to monitor your miners and payouts. If you have not received any mining profits, it might be the case that the pool is defunct. You can check the status of pools at https://xdag.io/pools Join us As a community driven project, our forces is our users. Don’t hesitate to visit us on Discord or email us at communitymanager@xdag.io to talk about how you could help XDAG. Thanks to all who have shown support.

2019-04-04
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Monthly report

Hello everyone, the time has come to share some recent news about what is happening in the XDAG community. Meetup In Beijing, core developer Frozen held a meeting last week. Here is the transcript of their meeting notes. XDAG Developer Meetup, Beijing Station Activity Dear XDAG fans, A developer meetup of XDAG was held in Beijing on January 12, 2019 Developers discussed the related matters of XDAG in Beijing . The discussion lasted for more than four hours, the problems encountered by XDAG in the past year and the future development plans were deeply discussed, consensus was formed. Participants: Frozen - XDAG code developer Jerry - XDAG code developer Larryishere - Mac wallet developer Ssyijiu - Android wallet developer Wangxuguo - XDAG code developer Gui Cai - XDAG development enthusiasts Topics for discussion: Community governance issues XDAG wallet development and update plan XDAG communication platform Current technical problems of XDAG Consensus: 2019 Q1, upgrade android wallet to speed up boot time. 2019 Q1, complete the development of Mac wallet, providing a friendly Mac user interface wallet. Add API of node status query to explorer as soon as possible, provide latest node information Clean and reorganize the current node information Add synchronization state detection. Achieve consensus on basic governance rules for social platforms Build XDAG Communication Forum: forum.xdag.io Finally, thanks to Gui Cai for providing an arena for this meetup. The following is photographs of this Meetup in Beijing. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1jIqqs9Fe2ufEHOHGP4mqvmdHoKoc9a6D Android 0.2.5 release. We are pleased to announce version 0.2.5 of XDAG Android wallet is available now! Change list: Bug fixes. Update i18n. Update icons If you find any new bugs, please submit an issue at: https://github.com/XDagger/android-wallet/issues XDAG Forum & IRC In our goal to be present on as many social platforms as possible, we have decided to create a forum to interact with each other. You can find the forum at http://forum.xdag.us/ You can also find us at IRC: chat.freenode.net #xdag. For more information on how to connect, freenode has a wiki entry detailing how to connect to freenode’s IRC server. . You can also find the rest of our community’s social platforms on our website. Whitelist cleaning Recently, as some pools in the whitelist are defunct and there has been no communication from their owners, we have decided to remove defunct pools from the whitelist in the following weeks. Pools that are no longer functioning will be removed. This ensures that the network will continue to function, and increase activity again with new interested people. As always, please remember to monitor your miners and payouts. If you have not received any mining profits, it might be the case that the pool is defunct. You can check the status of pools at https://xdag.io/pools

2019-01-24
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Community fund rewards for December

Dear community, the rewards for the month of December 2018 have been decided. The rewards are based on Github contributions and notable community involvement. Transaction IDs are linked to each name. The amounts reflect a 0.05$ USD valuation per XDAG, this is to maintain payments and the fund until the market can reflect a stronger price, then we will revert back to market value when this happens. For their constant help and daily involvement in the development of XDAG and its core code, the following people are rewarded 40000 XDAG (120000 in total): Frozen Evgeniy Sgaragagghu For the development of a new hashing algorithm for our project, the following person is rewarded 40000 XDAG (40000 in total): AnythingTechPro For his constant help and a daily involvement in the development of the project, the following person is rewarded 20000 XDAG (20000 in total): Jimmy Combined total: 180000 XDAG. Thank you, everyone, for being a part of the community and contributing to XDAG’s progress.

2019-01-10
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Community fund rewards for November

Dear community, the rewards for the month of November 2018 have been decided. The rewards are based on Github contributions and notable community involvement. Transaction IDs are linked to each name. The amounts reflect a 0.05$ USD valuation per XDAG, this is to maintain payments and the fund until the market can reflect a stronger price, then we will revert back to market value when this happens. For their constant help and daily involvement in the development of XDAG and its core code, the following people are rewarded 40000 XDAG (120000 in total): Frozen Evgeniy Sgaragagghu For his constant help and a daily involvement in the development of the project, the following person is rewarded 20000 XDAG (20000 in total): Jimmy For his contributions and fixes applied to the new windows wallet, the following person is rewarded 10000 XDAG (10000 in total): Toneysui For his contributions to the core code, the following person is rewarded 5000 XDAG (5000 in total): AnythingTechPro For his contributions to our marketing campaign, the following people is rewarded 5000 XDAG (5000 in total): One8zero3 Combined total: 160000 XDAG. Thank you, everyone, for being a part of the community and contributing to XDAG’s progress.

2018-12-08
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Giveaway winners

Congratulations to @ggav_in on Twitter and Sérgio on Facebook. They will both be sent 5000XDAG and a XDAG t-shirt. Our last giveaway proved to be a success, with more impressions and engagements than our previous giveaways. Hopefully we will be able to continue doing these with even more reach in the future. Ultimately, we would like to thank all participants and congratulate the winners.

2018-11-19
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