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!
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.
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.
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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.
Stay tuned, more Banano news coming soon! Meanwhile check out our partner site HowToNANO.info and make sure you follow us at Twitter for updates!
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 🙂
The bots got some pretty nice updates this week and last week. Primarily backend-related and not necessarily anything you would notice. Basically:
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.
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:
Welcome to the third general update about Banano. Come back regularly to not miss new BANANO developments!
When Banano Runner?
There has been no Banano Runner (faucet game) for some time now, and the last announcement by @mitchellcairns was “Aiming for Mid-June (no promises)”. If you didn’t see it yet, check out the recently released 3D sneak peek video.
Otherwise @mitchellcairns announced at the Banano discord:
“This Wednesday, June 13th at 12PM (PST) we will be holding a live-streamed creation event. Have an obstacle idea that you would like to see in Banano Runner 4.0? Share your ideas in the stream chat, your idea just might end up an actuality! 4.0 is almost ready for launch; the addition of new obstacles and scenery items will make the update more refreshing and more fun to play.”
That is today, so keep your eyes open for further announcements at the Banano Discord #game-testing channel, and I guess the chances are good we will see the faucet game up and running on the coming weekend!
When aidrop? Banano airdrop to Nano holders
The first Banano airdrop has been distributed! If you had Nano at the snapshot date (April 30) and registered your wallet in time (see more information here), then you probably have received the first airdrop to Nano holders on June 11, two days ago.
Statement from @renesq at the discord:
“In case you haven’t noticed yet: All NANO airdrop coins were sent out. A total of 3066 accounts have been credited with a a total of 51M BANANO. You can see if you got some coins by using the BananoVault explorer https://vault.banano.co.in/account/ban_ followed by the account string of your original XRB account. The most straightforward way to get your hands on the coins is to enter your NANO seed in the BANANO webwallet – but it is not the most secure thing to do, in case you still have NANO on the same seed. I will release airdrop statistics once the testnet airdrop is done. If you missed the April 8 snapshot, there will be further airdrops soon. Do not DM me for problems with the airdrop. It is highly unlikely that I made a mistake. Some accounts like the Binance account and the Burn account were disqualified. If you don’t see funds, you may need to “create” multiple accounts on that seed in order to see the balance in the wallet. Happy dumping.”
Check the ratio and get some impression about the ongoing discussion going on about it for example here at Reddit. Since the distribution was done rather equally to all holders and not in the favor of whales getting more Banano, some people were not so happy about it. However, it is clear that there were good reasons to do it as it was done. Note that there will be future airdops obviously, and those might be more linear, i.e. if you have more Nano you will get more Banano for it. If you have problems or questions about how to claim your airdrop or access your dropped Banano, read the announcments, come to the discord and say whatever is unclear.
Free Banano can be won at Nanopoker.club
As mentioned earlier here there are few options how to get free Banano. The easiest one is to come to the Banano discord and contribute, see details for getting started here.
If you didn’t do so yet, check out the website NanoPoker.club. They currently have regular tournaments where you can win Nano or Banano, for free! Last weekend, @mojo won 1000 Banano in a freeroll Banano tournament. The last hand was a legendary Four of a Kind versus a Full House! Congrats! And thanks for sharing the screenshot, @mojo!
FIFA World Cup betting game – BananoCup!
There is an World Cup betting game ongoing! Tip the FIFA World Cup winning team and win lots of Banano! More information and all rules and details can be found here on this website, and also here at Reddit. You can submit your tip until the end of the group phase! The current pot is at almost at 6000 Banano already! With two more weeks to go, we can expect a huge pot at the end!
The vietnamese community-made website bananoplay.com had a major update and redesign. Basically they copied all texts and graphics from this website and posted them at theirs. They mention at least where the texts came from but did not consider linking here, those uncivilised monkeys! 😉
So should HowToBanano.info ever be offline just go there to find the same content 😉 They also indicated earlier that they would do a World Cup betting platform or game, so keep your eyes open.
1 million Banano blocks
8 days ago, on June 4th, 2018, Banano reached finally 1 Million blocks! Congrats! See a screenshot for future history books below. Before and after happened a huge party at the Discord with quite some rain! 😉
Alternative faucet game
Coranos started some test runs for a new Banano faucet game a few days a ago. See a screenshot below:
Trigger Haven – The Bard of Banano
If you did not listen to @TriggerHaven`s Banano songs yet, you should do that. They are pretty awesome. Find them here, along with some others:
Banano Pet Contest
There’s a Pet contest running where you can win Banano for bantastic photos. More information here.
r/bananocoin now has 2,077 subscribers, and the discord has 9213 members.
Feedback from you!?
If you think any event, link, thought or whatsoever other bantastic thing should be included in Banano Recap #4 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:
Welcome to the second general update about Banano. Come back regularly to not miss new BANANO developments!
The next runner game was not announced yet, but will probably start soon in June after some technical upgrades. See screenshot below:
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.”
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:
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!
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!
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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.
So if you participated in the first BANANO airdrop round as NANO holder (see banano.claims website), you are probably excited when the ratio of BANANO dropped per NANO will be announced. This should happen any day now! No worries if you missed this airdrop, there apparently will be more in the future!
It was mentioned before that this airdrop will not be linear, meaning that NANO whales will not get proportional much more BANANO than small hodlers, but let’s see. Surely the BANANO team will have a fair solution to this.
Otherwise if you participated in the last BANANO runner round a few days ago, it is completely ok if you did not receive your BANANO reward yet, it will come surely within the next few days! It was not yet announced if there will be another BANANO runner event this weekend as well.
So for now just wait for announcements! But no worries, you surely will get some fresh and tasty BANANO soon!