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Last chance to claim your Banano airdrop to Dogecoin holders today! Network snapshot on Nov 30th!

Today is the last safe chance to register for the Banano airdrop to Dogecoin holders! So here’s a reminder:

All details and step-by-step instructions for claiming the airdrop here in this medium article.

There’s also still a trading competition going on at Mercatox, ending tomorrow, details here.

Also, there are two official giveaways ongoing at BANANO’s twitter and facebook accounts. Details summarized here.

Twitter giveaway: https://twitter.com/bananocoin/status/1067087580838207488

Facebook giveaway (pinned post): https://facebook.com/bananocurrency/

And since I saw many asking, indeed the ratio is not known yet, or hasn’t been communicated. Also, the exact timing of the Dogechain snapshot tomorrow hasn’t been released yet.

General discussion at r/banano here.

NOS token airdrop for Nano holders

NOS tokens are airdropped to all Nano holders at a rate of 10:1. The snapshot was taken on November 13.

NOS is a utility token of a new DAG-based stablecoin projekt. It is forked from Nano similar as Banano.

From the NOS announcement:

Am I eligible for the airdrop?

You are eligible for the airdrop if you held Nano during the snapshot taken on November 13.

To make sure that only rightful account owners receive their NOS tokens, only users who are in control of their private keys are eligible for the airdrop. This means that exchange accounts like Binance or OKEx are excluded from the airdrop.

We reward all accounts that have broadcasted at least one block to the blockchain and contained at least 1 NANO of funds in total (regardless if pending or pocketed).

Claiming the airdrop is quite easy, do it here.

If you need help, find more details here in a medium article.

How To Trade Banano on Mercatox – Step-By-Step Guide

So Banano is now listed on its first big exchange, on Mercatox! That is great news!

For those of you who are not that used to trading cryptocurrencies on exchanges yet, here’s a step-by-step walkthrough of how to buy or sell Banano on Mercatox.

In this example, we’ll send some BAN to Mercatox and trade there. You also can send BTC or NANO (here still called XRB) to Mercatox.


First of all go to https://mercatox.com/ and sign up if you have no account yet, otherwise log in.

Next, click on “E-Wallet” on the top left:


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banano.how has launched – quick help to getting started, all links at a glance

As the title says, the website http://banano.how is a really simple one-pager that aims to help people to getting started, and that contains basically all important links you might need.

Check it out, share it with friends, and if you see someone asking a question or being lost, direct them to the site for help:

Thanks a lot to @yekta for helping with the design! Let me know if anything is missing or unclear!

 

Vote for Banano at CoinFalcon!

Banano now also has been submitted for voting at CoinFalcon, another exchange.

If you are not yet registered at CoinFalcon, you can do that here.

Vote for Banano here.

At this exchange, voting is free. You further can vote at Coinex and get a 1000 Banano reward for this, more information here.

Stay tuned, more content coming soon! Meanwhile, make sure you follow us at Twitter for updates!

 

How to Vote for Banano Listing at CoinEx Exchange – with step-by-step screenshots!

Help to get Banano listed at CoinEx, a top 10 cryptocurrency exchange by volume! You’ll get a Banano reward if you vote successfully!

UPDATED information on HOW TO VOTE:

Step 1: If you don’t have an account yet, create one here. This takes few minutes and does not cost you anything.

Step 2: Verify your identity. Enter your name and prove that it’s you by scanning your passport/id, along with a photo of you holding the document. Just follow the instructions! Verification takes anywhere between 30 minutes and 1-2 days, just wait for the confirmation and stick to their rules. HELP FOR SPANISH-SPEAKING USERS who have problems with getting verified here in this instructional video.

Step 3: Vote for Banano – updated information:

The vote itself costs 1 CET (CoinEx token). However, you need to have 1,000 CET in your account in order to vote. CET is the exchange token from CoinEx, you can buy and sell it there. While holding it, you will receive daily dividends and regular airdrops.

Option 1: You buy 1,000 CET, vote and then you either keep it and accumulate dividends or sell the CET again. The current value of 1,000 CET is about 50 USD.

Option 2: If you have a good friend that you fully trust, you can transfer the 1,000 CET from one account to another (go to CET – withdraw – inter-account transfer – use email address to transfer) and both vote. You can do that as often as you like, these transfers are feeless.

Step 4: Once you have 1,000 CET, log in and click on “Vote” on the top of the screen:

Step 5: Type “Banano” in the search field:

Step 6: Click on “Vote“:

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Step 7: Confirm voting

Step 8: You are done and have voted! Great! Thank you!

Now go and tell your friends and family how to do that! The direct link to this how-to-vote is http://vote.banano.how

How to get your 1,000 Banano reward (will be reduced to 700 Banano after reaching 700 votes, to 500 Banano after reaching 1000 votes, and will be only paid for the first 1100 votes):

UPDATE: After voting, you just go to http://coinex.banano.how and upload a screenshot showing that you voted and that shows the email/CoinEx ID at the top right of the screen.

In case of any questions message me privately at the discord (@bantano).

You can also ask @Team Junglo VilettaNu 🇨🇦#1819 in case of any questions.

Everyone who has voted will get paid within a couple of days – please be patient! Processing this is done carefully and will take some days. Thank you for your support!

Stay tuned, more content coming soon! Meanwhile, make sure you follow us at Twitter for updates!

Vote for Banano Listing at CoinEx Exchange!

You can currently vote for Banano to be considered for listing at the exchange CoinEx. A user from the community has submitted an informal request for this competition.

Short how-to:
EDIT: Detailed, updated how-to here: http://vote.banano.how – better continue reading there!

  1. If you don’t have an account yet, create one here.
  2. Verify your identity, otherwise you won’t be able to vote.
  3. After this, go here and vote for Banano. You can vote once a week.

CoinEx is a rather new exchange that has quickly gathered high volume. Banano’s brother NANO is already listed there, and many trading pairs are BCH-based.

It currently is unclear if the Banano devs are supporting or endorsing the voting, and there is no guarantee that Banano would be listed after getting 500+ votes, but in any case it surely is a good sign if Banano gets lots of votes. Thus, please consider voting!

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HowToBanano’s Bantastic Banano Recap #4

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

When Banano Runner and payment?
The fourth runner event happened on July 4/5 (24 hours) with an improved new Banano Runner version 4.2. Great job @mitchellcairns! The payments for this are still outstanding since thedevs carefully check for bots, but no worries, everyone will receive their payments as usual. It still appears unclear if there will be regular schedule for the Banano Runner faucet game in the future, and if payments will be 1:1 or not.

Monkey Match – another official Banano Faucet game

Coranos has further optimized Monkey Match, and on July 5/6 there was another round for this official Banano Faucet game where you could get free Banano. There surely will be more in the near future, so keep your eyes open.

General comment on faucet games since I saw some people complain: Keep in mind that these faucet games in general must cost you time and don’t make you rich overnight.  Still surely a much nicer way to distribute a cryptocurrency for free when compared to basically all other faucets or airdrops. So these games are not primarily made for you to have lots of fun, but to ensure a fair and equal distribution. People in Venezuela or other poor countries will earn enough to make their living with these games, while for most others it is not profitable to play these games. If you like your time more than those games, consider rather buying some Banano directly. 😉

Bananobet.com is now online – with a daily faucet!

The website bananobet.com is online since yesterday. Check it out, it is a Banano-based betting website with a faucet giving you 25 Banano daily for free. Full article here.

How To Buy Banano and the current price
Banano has not been listed at a bigger exchange yet, mainly because it is not that distributed that much. That means there will be faucet games and giveaways to fix this in the intermediate run, as it was announced regularly. However, you can buy Banano for Nano at the discord, but prices have recently gone up quite a bit. Current prize is 2661.66 BAN : 1 NANO.
@ironbfly has posted a nice summary of how to buy Banano through the discord escrow bot at #jungle-bazaar. Check it out if you have any questions.

Otherwise Banano was recently also listed on the small South American Exchange troca.ninja and has a BTC and a TNJ trading pair. I tested it with a small amount and withdrew successfully. However, be careful 😉

The Banano volume at the discord recently also has seen some peaks, with more than 2000 Nano volume in 24 hours a few days ago. Thanks @beardless duck for the screenshot:

Banano Minecraft Server online!
@Ryo Akio created a banano minecraft server and added a Banano tipbot to it. Check it out if you like, it is quite fun. See all the action on the server with a dynamic live map shown at http://banano.cash.

Instructions to getting started: Start Minecraft (multiplayer, server IP: banano.cash). When you first enter, you will set a password for your in-game Banano wallet. Open the chatbox with t and type /register followed by your wallet password twice (in one line). Every time you join the server, you’ll have to /login with your password then. Type /balance to see your address and balance/pay player amount to pay another player/withdraw address amount to withdraw Banano. If you are using an offline client (not premium account) don’t use a premium nickname. If you use a premium nickname you will see a error when you try to join the server. There also is a channel at the discord, #minecraft, which is synced with the in-game chat. You also can ask questions there.

Some great in-game Banano art by @joinity:

Banano Talent Contest

There is a Banano Talent Contest going on, organized by Coranos. See more details below and here.

FIFA World Cup betting game – BananoCup!
The World Cup and the BananoCup WINNER betting game will finally come to an end tomorrow! Everyone could tip the FIFA World Cup winning team and win lots of Banano! More information and all rules and detailed tipstats of the game can still be found here on this website. Winnings will be paid out tomorrow after the game. The final pot was 17856 Banano! @BroDyaGa#4061 will be the overall winner and get 40% of the pot if Croatia wins, @Pedro Perez#6524 if France wins. Good luck both! All others who have tipped correctly will share 60% of the pot.

Some statistics
r/bananocoin now has 2252 subscribers, the discord has 10852 members, @bananocoin has 2114 followers and the Banano Republic telegram group has 169 members. Banano is currently at block 1,758,883.

Feedback from you!?
If you think any event, link, thought or whatsoever other bantastic thing should be included in Banano Recap #5 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
HowToBanano’s Bantastic Banano Recap #2
HowToBanano’s Bantastic Banano Recap #3

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Bananobet.com launched today! Banano Betting Site with Free Daily BANANO through their Faucet

Bananobet.com has just launched their website and made it open to everyone following a beta-test during the last few days. This is a community-made project, and surely a legit one since @bbedward is behind it. Check it out, it is Friday 13th, what could go wrong?

How to get started?

Follow this link, register your account (make sure to verify your email), then login and claim free 25 Banano every day. You also can gamble with Banano to win more. See below where to find the faucet link:

Below is an example where I bet the 25 Banano and won a bit more with it. In this example, I bet the result would be below 73.73 and won 8.23 Banano since the result was 25.92 and the payout factor for this bet was 1.33.

After all, such bets with a small edge and very low transaction volumes, backed by a transparent random number generator, is a perfect use-case for a feeless and instant cryptocurrency as Banano. Plus, since Banano is not worth that much yet, it also is no big risk for you included to play around with some Bananos without losing lots of money due to gambling. In summary, the platform looks brilliant and so far has worked flawless for me. Give it a try!

Please note that the link to bananobet.com used in this post is a referral link, giving me a small percentage of the house edge included in each bet you make. All Bananos earned this way, as usual, will be exclusively used to cover costs of this website and otherwise will be rained/tipped in the Banano discord. After registration you also will have a referral link and can earn some Bananos by referring your friends.

Related link: You also can use BANANO at different betting games at nanogames.io

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 😉 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 🙂

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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