Banano Runner event starting in a few hours!

The banano faucet game, Banano Runner, will start in 7h 20m from now! Get going and run for free crypto! Download version 4.2 and be prepared!

Announcement from @mitchellcairns:

Here’s the 4.2 release for the runner event happening TOMORROW: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1x4mWfeP4VEInmCQQdynJx-TePqrCOwvN?usp=sharing Time for event: Wednesday, July 4th at 3PM, UTC If the Google Drive link goes down (Or if you’d like to help), the official banano runner torrent file is supplied below. If you have trouble with playing the Windows version, I recommend using something like https://www.bluestacks.com/ with the Android APK. You may have better luck that way. Please note, VPNs are strictly prohibited for this event. Any player found to be using a VPN will have all earnings revoked. Thank you Thanks and happy running!

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Banano Runner is back!

Exciting official announcement by the game developer Mitchell Cairns:

“The next Banano Runner event will take place on Wednesday, July 4th at 3PM, UTC. Stay tuned for more updates.”

Banano Runner is a faucet game, and by playing it you can earn free Banano. It has been quite some time since the last runner event, and this is the fourth event in total, so I guess we can look forward to some improvements. See a first impression below.

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Unofficial Mobile Banano Wallet released!

Exciting news! An unofficial Banano Wallet for android devices has been released, download it here on Google Play.

Not everything is working perfectly yet in this beta version, i.e. when you share your QR code for your Banano address it creates working codes, but the text is not aligned yet properly. Details at Github here.

QR code preview here, feel free to test it ūüėČ We can confirm that some intial tests we did worked well!

Have fun, hopefully this will be further improved and promoted, and hopefully we’ll also see an official wallet soon!

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Weekly Developer Update & 3D Banano Runner Modelling Session

In case you missed it, bbedward recently posted a weekly developers update on reddit.

In this post, we get quite some impression of how relevant and bantastic the discord bots are, that we soon will have mobile Banano wallets and how we even dominate the Nano network ūüôā

Discord Bots

The bots got some pretty nice updates this week and last week. Primarily backend-related and not necessarily anything you would notice. Basically:

  • BananoBot repository¬†is now deprecated and will no longer be updated. A single code base now handles NANO/BANANO and that is located¬†here

  • Database was migrated from SQLite to Postgres, to eliminate future concerns with multi-processing and writes to SQLite

  • Transaction processing is no longer in the bot process. Transactions are now sent/received in celery worker processes using redis and task queues to communicate back and forth between the bot and worker processes. Basically it’s significantly faster and more efficient+reliable

  • With above point, tips are also pocketed instantly when they are processed now – and external deposits should be processed within a few minutes too, except when there’s very heavy rains in the forecast.

This is part of a larger milestone which is to make the bot public and enable banano/nano tipping to anybody on discord with the click of a button. I’ve written up some github tickets to work towards that but I’m a bit busy with other things so it’s going to be further down the road.

If you run a bot (I know a few that do), the update to 3.0 is not trivial – I have some rough instructions in the README and you can message me as well for help.

Mobile Wallets

Some of you have seen the mobile wallet designs by yekta, they’re pretty damn gorgeous.¬†Anyway, i’ve been working on making them reality. The wallet is canoe-based, but the front-end views are being completely re-done along with some other components (encryption, account overview is your “home” view for a default account, etc.). I’ve made quite a bit of progress on them over the last few weeks, there’s still quite a bit of work to do (Yekta has given me mockups of pretty much the entire wallet by now). Anyway it looks good, works really well, but there’s a lot of functionality I still need to implement. I’m not sure how I’m going to open up a beta yet, but there’ll be details in the coming weeks.

How a discord Bot dominates the NANO network

I’m only focusing on the NANO side because its had its main network live for much longer than BANANO obviously, and that makes the overall stats more interesting I think. Sure, BananoBot accounts for 70-ish% of blocks on Banano but Banano mainnet has only been live since April 1 and the bot was in full swing for the mainnet launch.¬†The bots started out as basic tip bots but really have become so much more than that quickly. It’s the primary way people are able to trade banano (and where price information is coming from on¬†creeper), all the features and giveaways keep the community active and participating, rain+giveaways has turned into one of the primary ways to distribute BANANO, and the way the bot is designed itself shows what the network is really capable of (with every tip being a real transaction, good luck trying to do that with another currency).¬†Anyway, keep in mind these numbers are from¬†Graham, the bot that operates exclusively on the¬†Banano discord. These don’t include any from the bot that operated briefly on the NANO discord a few months back (that one made a lot of transactions though), or the one that operates there now.

The nano network overall has¬†~10.3M blocks¬†(ever-increasing).¬†Graham has produced approximately¬†1,330,000 blocks¬†since¬†March 28th.¬†If you don’t know that means¬†Graham accounts for almost 13% of all blocks on the entire NANO network. Pretty impressive considering Graham only has transactions from March 28th onward recorded.

Looking at months specifically, Graham accounts for:

~587,800 blocks on NANO during April, or about 45%

~509,200 blocks on NANO during May, or about 42%

And idk wtf is happening in June but we’re over 200,000 for the month, which is something crazy like almost 70% of all blocks for the month of June so far.¬†Data was taken from¬†nanode¬†and put together harshly and quickly.¬†I just think it’s interesting how the banano discord is the biggest producer of blocks on BANANO/NANO by far.¬†Anyway, that’s all I think. Mitch is working hard on the next BRunner, I updated the banano node the other day which has alleviated most of our immediate issues, and the air drop happened so that’s alright.¬†So stay tuned for all that – BRunner v4, monKeys, mobile wallet, and more coming in the next days/months.

In case you missed, it, @mitchellcairns shared some development for the next runner in a 3D modelling session at twitch. The videos are still online:
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/272888855
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/272880811

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New Banano Faucet Game starting in a few hours

A new banano faucet by Coranos as tested before twice (see image above from previous testrun) will start in a few hours (5 pm Chicago time), check it out here.

Game is currently in demo mode and says “number of winners over 10000 is 0 of 100″, so apparently the game will run until 100 people have reached 10000 banano”, so probably it will take 24 hours or so.
Edit: Game is still up: “number of winners over 10000 is 1 of 100 with a total payout of 576222 of 2000000.
Game is live. Bananos will be distributed to all verified accounts after a verification period has passed.
(This message will disappear at 5AM Chicago Time on Monday June 18th).”
Server is running very slow currently. Keep in mind that this is not the most exciting game but significantly contributes to Banano distribution to many people. Probably people in poor countries or without a job will preferentially play this more, which is great!

Have fun!

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