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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 🙂

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:

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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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HowToBanano’s Bantastic Banano Recap #2

Welcome to the second general update about Banano. Come back regularly to not miss new BANANO developments!

When runner?
The next runner game was not announced yet, but will probably start soon in June after some technical upgrades. See screenshot below:

When airdrop?
The devs are still working on the airdrop distribution, it should actually happen any day now. Last official comment still: “Will hopefully be done by the end of the month.”

Free banano?
There might not be that much free Banano for grabs everywhere (except for upcoming runner weekends or other future events), but some “easter eggs” might still be up. For example you might want to check out the awesome Banano.date website for some easy, free Banano 😉 Give it a try!

HowToBanano’s Bantastic Bananorama Giveaway
This is not actually free, but our first real giveaway/ticket game, and still running for 2 days. The pot is at more than 3000 Banano already! Check out details here, at giveaway.howtobanano.info. If you don’t have enough Banano to join the tipping game you can just buy tickets for 50 Banano each!

FIFA world cup events!?
As mentioned in the last recap already, bananoplay.com is developing a betting game based on Banano which will start on June 14 with the FIFA World Cup 2018! The devs behind are from the vietnamese community, so it is not an official project. 17 days to go, looking forward! Otherwise there might be some betting games at the Discord popping up. You also might want to check out pvp.me – this new betting site does not accept Banano bets yet, but it runs completely in Nano, and you also can earn free Nano, so check it out!

Sook it – Banano game by joinity!
Banano discord’s @joinity has made a new game at banano.land, as already reported before! It now has more levels, and on May 28 there was a community game running organised through the discord. @manpan won it with several others finishing after and getting some great Banano bounties, congrats! Screenshot of a new level below! Looking forward to see more updates, and then we hopefully will learn more! Great work, joinity!

Awesome custom-style monKeys!
Some really awesome custom-style monKeys were made by @RaphyMonkeyVzla-Zoe&Bianca in the discord a few days ago. See examples below:

Miss Banano Junglo event
The Miss Banano Jungle event with quite some huge Nano and Banano prizes has been concluded, see details here at reddit and the results in this video.

BANANO price
See price updates and historic documentation on the right side. Thanks to @Seeker214 and @ChrisTurd for helping with keeping price levels up to date. Both are honorable discord members trading BANANO and NANO in the discord’s #jungle-bazaar channel. The current banano price is 3300 BANANO for 1 NANO.

How To Buy Banano?
Banano can only be traded for NANO at the Discord currently. See here a getting started-guide for help.
Otherwise NANO can now be bought directly for EUR, USD and other real currencies at CoinFalcon. Create an account here and check it out. Prices are low!

Some statistics
r/bananocoin now has 2,000 subscribers, and the discord has 8637 members.

Feedback from you!?
If you think any event, link, thought or whatsoever other bantastic thing should be included in Banano Recap #3 please just comment below or message me at the discord. Same when you have other comments or thoughts about this recap!

Previous Bantastic Banano Recaps:

HowToBanano’s Bantastic Banano Recap #1

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Speculation: Sook it – a new Banano faucet game?

As just posted in the Bantastic Banano Recap #1 below, Banano discord’s @joinity has made a new game at banano.land which is called “Sook it”. See few more screenshots below!

Also, when you play it through this message appears:

Maybe this could be a future faucet game, in addition to the Banano Runner?

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What is Bananoplay? Scam? Fan project? Leak?

There is a new website that claims to be related to the BANANO crypto project, have a look at bananoplay.com

Looks interesting, however the devs have clearly stated at the discord that this is not official, even though all links apparently go to official BANANO websites and social channels.

There also is a countdown shown which will reach zero when the FIFA World Cup starts, and “world cup” is mentioned, so maybe it will be some unoffical tipping game?

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Some more tasty BANANO videos on Youtube!

As demanded by some of you – here are some more tasty youtube videos about BANANO! Enjoy!

This one was the first one:

Here’s some impression how the first BANANO runner weekend looked like:

And here some spanish video:

Not exactly sure which language this is but have a look, I assume Portoguese:

So far the BANANO presense on youtube, documented here for the history books 🙂 Remember BANANO is very fresh, so much more to come soon for sure!

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Instant & feeless crypto transactions with BANANO – see it with your own eyes!

Every BANANO user surely knows and has experienced how fast BANANO transactions really are! Based on a recent bounty see some videos made from different BANANO community members below, this is BANANO! Enjoy!

Credits to @Harambe, @💘Ông Bụt💘 and @diostrade. Those examples were selected, many other great videos were posted at the discord channel.

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Update from the BANANO team – monKey and more

Finally some update today posted at reddit by ChocolateFudCake, link here.

Contents very brief: New Team members, announcement of monKey concept (customized monkey-like visual account ID representation on the BANANO platform), Banano Nano Ledger S project going good, and new exchange features with escrow function for trading NANO vs. BANANO on the discord are live. Otherwise some vault upgrades, and some note that the last runners event payment is ongoing and will be wrapped up shortly. Apparently a lot of people have registered for the airdrop and the distribution should be finished during May. Yellow paper coming soon as well.

Also announced: A discord BANANO faucet coming soon!

Full post here.

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