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Halo Platform Roadmap Update for 2019

Halo Platform Roadmap Update Feb. 15, 2019 Now that we’re well into 2019, we want to take a moment to sum up our deliveries in 2018 and share our 2019 roadmap with you. The information below is not exhaustive by any means, but it’s a way for new and old community members alike to see that we’re continuing to make great progress and that Halo Platform is in it for the long haul! Please note, the following list is not exhaustive and is subject to change, based on the needs of our community.
What we delivered in 2018 Blockchain - Our 5000 TPS consensus-driven chain, which powers everything on our platform, including our own cryptocurrency. Feather - The client software with which users can access our diverse array of products. Extension - For Chrome browsers, which provides quick and easy access to your wallet and all applications in our platform. This is your one-stop-shop to manage and trade your currency. Wallet - Secure storage for your HALO coin. Masternodes - Quick and simple to set up and maintain. Users can buy whole or partial masternodes. Currency minted on the Halo blockchain and service fees are pooled and distributed to masternode holders. HaloDEX - Decentralized Exchange for instant trades across an array of supported coins for quick and easy transactions. Coin Split - In December, we conducted an 800:1 split of our coin to add more value and appeal for current and prospective users. AWS Partnership - In December we became an official partner of AWS.
Our plan for 2019 We have a lot planned for 2019 and much of the following are already well underway. It is shaping up to be an exciting year for Halo Platform: Real time Data System - We are developing our world class real time data platform that rivals others in the pub/sub data market. This is the foundation of several products we are building, and as such it will be one of our first products released this year. Several benefits for developers and community members will be realized from this, such as block data delivered directly to extensions, contract event data delivered to dapps or back ends without the need to run your own node, real time exchange data for building your own data reports and dashboards, as well as data aggregations from other chains and systems being offered for free to the community. We will also release this as a service for other blockchain developers. All service fees from this software as a service would contribute to masternode pools and rewards. Chat system - Built on top of our real time data system, you will see the initial release of our chat and community system. This system will be targeted to large and small communities alike, with topic systems, chat systems, and community interactions being at the front of the user experience. Since it is built on top of our realtime data system, communities will be able to tap into the open data and utilize live data feeds for coins and data of their choice. Masternodes - You will see changes coming to masternodes that will improve user experience in the dapp. The dapp will be realtime fast, and include an improved marketplace. This year we plan to extend the masternode system to allow for multi asset payouts. This means you will be able to receive BTC, ETH, and other coins/tokens that are gained in service fees across our platform. The capacity to allow approved native platform project airdrops will be added along with multi coin rewards. With one masternode you will be able to generate a diverse portfolio. Extension - We plan to support multiple browsers this year, expanding support to Brave, Firefox and possibly Safari. We also plan to expand current send functionality in the extension to allow sending of supported tokens. As we verify more dapps on the network from 3rd party developers, we plan to add a catalog of verified dapps in an effort to give exposure to 3rd party developers. Wallet - Many new features will come to the wallet this year. The ability to easily add and interact with smart contracts and tokens is coming as well as a revamped UI. There are also plans to add native coin support (currently sending Halo wrapped coins is available only if manually added). HaloDEX - The DEX is going to see many new coin and token additions across many different chains. The new backend is being integrated now for release in our upcoming sprint. Improved history tracking and the possibility to export trades and transfers will come as well as different types of trading, such as market trading and others. HaloX - Trade a wide variety of financial products on our low latency Centralized Exchange. An exchange designed for both beginner and professional traders, featuring peer-to-peer Margin Trading, automated Risk Management, a rich User Interface and a wide variety of advanced order types. Secured by an intricate cold-storage mechanism and government grade encryption where needed, to ensure safeguarding of funds from deposit to withdrawal.   Of course, the Block and Chain Games team is also very busy this year. The products below are just some of the games we plan to deliver. Follow us in social media or our forums to receive the latest updates and new game announcements. Blockfight - Blockfight is a visceral online gaming experience, where players pit monstrous behemoths against each other in high-res 3D environments as the dice roll. The fun doesn’t stop at launch, though. Through the year, we will introduce new monsters to fight, new arenas and new dice to roll. And after that, we are going to develop a PvP game where players can equip their creatures with gear and battle each other! Draggin’ Dragons - Breed, Hatch and Trade rare and powerful dragons. Send your Dragons into Speed and Battle races where they can level up their skills. Draggin’ Dragons is launching in 3 phases, beginning with open beta featuring speed races where you can wager and win. Players can buy a dragon and earn a portion of all their winnings! The second phase introduces breeding and battle dragons, which includes RPG elements and an in-game auction house, where players can trade and sell with one another. The 3rd phase will feature special events, where live races will occur and players can watch and participate in realtime! Game Partner Platform - Block and Chain doesn’t just make games. We empower indie developers to easily integrate their games into our system. We have developed API’s for player authorization, smart contracts for interfacing into the Halo Platform blockchain (which is fast enough for realtime gaming!), and wallet integration. These are just a few of the benefits our platform provides. All partner games are included in Player Central, where they are featured and cross promoted within the platform. The platform is live now and we will continue to build onto our stack of SDK’s and other tools throughout the year. Player Central - As gamers, we all enjoy platforms like Steam, Battle.net, Xbox Live Arcade and the Sony Playstore. There is a lot of appeal to an all-in-one platform where players can enjoy not just their favorite games, but a personalized space to celebrate their achievements and socialize with their friends. Block and Chain’s Player Central is our answer to those platforms, bringing your personalized player experience to life on the blockchain. Initially, Player Central will include features such as an integrated player wallet, single sign on to all our games, player profile & stats, achievements, live support, and a news feed. Additional features such as friends, live chat, guilds, and other enhancements will be added throughout the year. As you can see, we have a lot in store for 2019 and look forward to bringing these great products and systems to our community!   Follow Us: Halo Platform Instagram Twitter Facebook Youtube Reddit Discord Telegram Medium Steemit Github  

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Halo Platform Overview: The World's All-in-one Cryptocurrency Management Platform

Halo Platform is the next generation in cryptocurrency management. Users can access the most diverse set of cryptocurrency tools on the web, fully customizable to suit your needs. For the first time, crypto traders, and users can manage their crypto activities all in one space, making Halo Platform the ultimate all-in-one management system that the crypto community has been waiting for. The platform will be a central space for wallets, centralized and decentralized exchange, games, portfolio management, block explorer, and much more. Halo Platform Website: https://www.haloplatform.tech Browser Extension and Client Software: https://www.haloplatform.tech/downloads.html Whitepaper: https://www.haloplatform.tech/assets/Halo-Whitepaper.pdf  

Next Generation Blockchain with Multi Coin Support and Native HALO Coin The Halo Platform is powered by a high speed, secure and fee free blockchain. Users are no longer at the mercy of slow transactions and high gas costs. Platform partners can expect a fully supported system, with fine tuned platform API's. Features: Open sourced blockchain forked from Ethereum, utilizing the Raft Consensus protocol Near instant transaction speeds, stress tested at a sustained 5000 transactions/sec. HALO coin as the native platform cryptocurrency Also supports Ethereum and ERC-20 token standards No transaction fees and ZERO gas Smart contract enabled The HALO Coin is listed on the following exchanges: HaloDEX - https://www.haloplatform.tech/downloads.html
STEX - https://app.stex.com/en/basic-trade/pair/ETH/HALO
LATOKEN - https://bit.ly/2JmcYVj
User Friendly Chrome Browser Extension and Wallet       The Halo Platform Chrome browser extension is your window to the entire array of DAPPs and tools on the platform, including your wallet, masternode system, HaloDEX and Block Explorer. Install and set up the extension in moments and enjoy an elegant, simple interface built for users with little to no experience in crypto technologies. 
Easy-to-use Masternode System with a Generous Rate of Return The Halo Platform masternodes are tiered processing hubs for transactions across the platform. Halo Currency is minted at a rate of 30,400 HALO every four minutes and distributed across the masternodes within an 8 to 24 hour window from the previous distribution. In addition to these distributions, masternodes also receive a portion of service fees generated across the platform at a rate commensurate with each tier. Platform users can set up Masternodes in just minutes with full cloud hosting support, so running your own node has never been easier. Users can set up a solely owned masternode or purchase a portion of a masternode for as little as 5,000 HALO in our masternode marketplace.

Fully Integrated DEX The Decentralized Exchange (HaloDex) requires no middle party or trust component, and trades happen extremely quickly thanks to the speed of the Halo Platform blockchain. HaloDEX supports ETH and BTC base pairs and users can trade for HALO and a host of other coins and tokens. HaloDEX features: Simple intuitive web interface Trustless trading powered by a series of comprehensive smart contracts Comprehensive charting functionality High availability network with cloud-based DDOS prevention and SSLv3 encryption Low transaction fees
Industry Defining Centralized Exchange (Coming Soon) The Centralized Exchange (HaloX) requires a common intermediary for deposits/withdrawals, but allows for ultra low latency off-chain order execution, margin trading and fiat pairings. HaloX features: Fully customizable dashboard - stretch, scale, duplicate, move components to suit your preferences Full feature charting Bespoke ultra low latency matching engine P2P margin financing Industry grade financial statements High availability network with cloud-based DDOS prevention and SSLv3 encryption
Native Debit Card (Coming Soon) Integrated debit card that can be used to make everyday purchases. A quick-and-easy way your business can start accepting cryptocurrency payments. Just swipe, and done! Halo Platform will handle all transactions by managing crypto-to-fiat conversions.
On Chain Game Platform Genre-defining games, built by an internal team of game industry veterans, wrapped into a gamified, feature rich gamer hub. Plug-and-play game platform for partner game developers to integrate games on the blockchain quickly and easily.
Maximum Security
  Halo Platform utilizes banking grade security to ensure maximum safety for all users. Security features include: Security and cloud load balancing Consensus driven protocols Smart backups Hot and cold wallet storage mechanism High availability network with cloud-based DDOS prevention and SSLv3 encryption
The Halo Platform is a highly competitive product, which sets the standard for blockchain technology and cryptocurrency management!               

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Halo Platform Weekly Newsletter January 25, 2019

This week wrapped up our current release cycle, with lots of exciting additions to our platform. Read on to see what we’ve been up to!
Halo Currency & Exchange
  HaloDEX Update With yesterday’s major  release, HaloDEX now supports additional coins: Bitcoin (BTC) - Also available as a new base trading currency  0x (ZRX) OmiseGO (OMG) USD Coin (USDC) Basic Attention Token (BAT) Our system allows ERC-20 based tokens to be added to the DEX quickly and easily. Support for additional coins and tokens is already underway.
  A Note on BTC Sweeps With the addition of BTC, we have had a number of questions with regards to timing and frequency of sweeps. Simply put, users wonder how long will it take for BTC to appear in HaloDEX. We’ve published this handy guide to help answer that: Every 20 minutes we check balance of all deposit addresses for BTC and if it has a balance great enough for us to sweep, then transfer the BTC from your deposit account into our holding account We then wait for 3 confirmations on the tx (deposit -> holding) before we allow that sweep to be credited halo BTC Continuing on the 20 minute sweep cycle we also check for tx's with at least 3 confirmations and then credit the halo BTC We are continuing to work on optimizations to the system to perform sweeps more frequently in upcoming releases.
  HaloX Update It has been a while since we gave you an update on HaloX progress. With HaloDEX taking the spotlight, the centralized exchange has flown under the radar for a few sprints. That's not to say there hasn’t been progress though! The team have been hard at work on hardening and testing the system. Over the past few sprints the team has: Completed the integration test suite which allows us to execute over 100 intensive tests after making any changes / additions to the codebase Created extensive procedure documentation for deployment / operations Tested system scalability and made improvements to the API layer that will allow for a larger user base Hardened all back end code to mitigate attacks or system failures Performed various optimizations to the back end code base including risk calculations and matching performance updates Right now the team is wrapping up work on the Wallet API that will allow deposits/withdrawals to be made; in addition to further hardening, testing, and optimizations.  We will focus on the exchange website in the coming few sprints.
  New Releases This week we had a series of major releases to bring user experience and performance enhancements to the platform. Details of each release are below:
  Chrome Extension v1.3.0: Warning messages when https://status.haloplatform.tech is reporting an issue Popup UI now allows you to send HALO to other accounts and view your balances Popup UI now has feature parity with account control Rename account has been added to extension Balances update in real time when popup is open Resolves an issue where users could experience lag when loading MN marketplace Stability improvements for RPC   More wallet functionality in the extension popup   A new look with the same easy access to your favorite Dapps   Masternode DAPP v2.7.2: Displays current rewards contract address when provisioning a self hosted masternode Users can now have more than 2 public sell orders at a time   HaloDEX v4.0.0 and v4.0.4: Properly normalize values when using different decimals Improve data visualization on Trading view and display more than 24 hour history Landing page now shows more than 5 market pairs Fixed a bug that prevented real time updates of balances on balance page BTC is now a new base on HaloDEX ZRX, OMG, USDC, and BAT are now trading on HaloDEX   Other News

As our presence in the greater community continues, we are excited to be listed on cryptorank.io. CryptoRank provides crowd-sourced and professionally curated research, analysis and market-moving news to help market participants make more informed trading decisions.  You can see our price performance page here: https://cryptorank.io/currencies/halo-platform/price-chart.     HALO Coin on CryptoRank   HaloDEX on CryptoRank   Did you know? There are detailed instructions and walkthroughs of the Halo Platform on our wiki and tutorials on our YouTube channel. Let us know if there is something you’d like to see there, and we will gladly add it!
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Halo Platform Weekly Newsletter Week of: Jan 13, 2019 – Jan. 19, 2019

We’ve got some great updates to share with you next week as the Halo Platform team continues to expand the product and streamline the experience for our users. We wish to extend a special thanks to our community members, who have been hard at work evangelizing the platform on social media, blockchain forums, and other online channels. To see what our community has been up to, join us on Discord and check out the #community-and-social channel.
Halo Currency & Exchange After much anticipation, Bitcoin support on HaloDEX has been tested and is going to be live on main net early next week. We’re excited to bring this new base currency to our users! Our users will also see some additional tokens supported next week. Look for more information on specific coins supported in next week’s release notes.     We believe strongly that the HaloDEX will become a leading exchange in 2019 and compete with many centralized exchanges for volume. In the near future, we will begin working on new features like stop limit, market orders and plenty more in addition to that. HALO can now be traded on LAToken. See our announcement for more details (https://community.haloplatform.tech/blogs/entry/113-announcement-trade-halo-now-on-latoken/) or go here to trade: https://bit.ly/2CFffJB.     New Releases (Coming Soon) We’ve been talking to our Discord Community about our backend rewrite and want to share our progress with a larger audience. Several members of our team are re-building the database and API’s, which will make our industry-leading performance even faster! Some highlights you can expect to see in an upcoming release: On HaloDEX getting ticker data for just one pair was taking up to 15 seconds: it is going down to 60 MS The Scraper used to take up to 4 hours for one smart contract: the new system will scrape all of them in 4 minutes Expect to see these improvements, and many more, when we launch the new back end in the near future.   Other News The Halo Platform has earned an Amazon Web Service (AWS) partner endorsement: https://aws.amazon.com/marketplace/seller-profile?id=4292b9b0-799f-44d4-a027-078946689ef7&ref=dtl_B07KMBMHB7.     In addition to a listing in the AWS marketplace, Halo Platform receives premium support from Amazon and a host of other benefits. Our CTO, Mike, is working daily with AWS to earn an even higher level of partner status. Look for a press release with more details shortly. Did you know? There are detailed instructions and walkthroughs of the Halo Platform on our wiki and tutorials on our YouTube channel. Let us know if there is something you’d like to see there, and we will gladly add it!   Halo Platform Instagram Twitter Facebook Youtube Reddit Discord Telegram Medium Steemit Github

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Announcement: Trade HALO now on LATOKEN

LATOKEN has opened HALO currency for trading
  About LATOKEN: LATOKEN is a rapidly growing crypto exchange focusing on liquidity for new tokens: ●   $30m+ daily turnover ●   More than 80,000 registered traders ●   180+ crypto pairs available for trading Besides crypto trading, LATOKEN users can participate in selected Tokens Sales at pre-sale and crowdsale stages. Go here to register your account and begin trading: https://bit.ly/2CFffJB.   About the Halo Platform: The Halo Platform represents the next generation of cryptocurrency management, offering access to the most diverse set of tools, fully customizable to suit your needs, and run on a platform with top-notch enterprise level security. For the first time, users can manage their cryptocurrency in one place, making Halo Platform the ultimate all-in-one system that the crypto community has been waiting for. The Halo Platform features: A lightning fast blockchain with proven speed sustained at 5000 tps The HALO cryptocurrency and wallet An advanced masternode system A state of the art decentralized exchange All wrapped into a simple-to-use Chrome browser extension.   Learn more: https://www.haloplatform.tech/ https://community.haloplatform.tech/ https://discordapp.com/invite/PmveA6A https://t.me/haloplatform    

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Halo Platform Weekly Newsletter Week of: Jan 5, 2018 – Jan. 12, 2019

Halo Platform Weekly Newsletter Week of: Jan. 5, 2018 – Jan. 12, 2019   Hello Halo Platform Community – we hope your 2019 is off to a great start! As usual, we have been busy developing new features, so be sure to stay up-to-date with our current tech. We’ve also been hard at work building partnerships with well-known names in the cryptocurrency and blockchain space. Read on for this week’s update.   Announcement: LATOKEN Now Accepting Deposits for HALO   Yesterday, LATOKEN listed the HALO currency for deposits. LATOKEN is a rapidly growing crypto exchange focusing on liquidity for new tokens:
●   $30m+ daily turnover
●   More than 80,000 registered traders
●   180+ crypto pairs available for trading

Besides crypto trading, LATOKEN users can participate in selected Tokens Sales at pre-sale and crowdsale stages.
  Go here to register your account and make a deposit: https://bit.ly/2D3YIQx. Trades will commence early next week. Look out for a formal announcement at that time.   Halo Currency & Exchange Halo Platform is multi-faceted and adaptable, which is why we’re continuing to thrive when other crypto companies are struggling. Here are some exciting new things going on with HaloDEX and the HALO currency:   HaloDEX has been listed on Delta Direct!   Delta Direct is a direct link for token teams to connect with existing and potential future investors and is seamlessly integrated into the Delta app. We’re proud to see the HaloDEX included in this renowned platform. Access Delta Direct here: https://delta.app/direct

 
Horizon State’s coin (HST) has gone live on HaloDEX
  Horizon State has been a great partner and has been using the Halo Platform Blockchain to power their voting platform since late 2018. We’re excited to see more and more throughput coming from Horizon State’s platform!   New Releases Halo Platform sets itself apart from other companies in the crypto space by offering a space that’s useful for everyone in the cryptocurrency community. So far this year, we’ve been focusing on addressing community concerns and improving the performance of existing Halo Platform products. The Halo Platform user experience just gets better and better, starting with the new Halo Platform Block Explorer was launched this week, available at: https://explorer.haloplatform.tech/. The main advantage of new explorer is that it is twice as fast as the previous one, primarily due to a comprehensive database upgrade. In addition to some UI cleanup, the new explorer includes the following improvements and new features: In the Address page, a user now is able to determine contract addresses on the green "Contract" badge next to the block address The Transaction page has new fields: "Status", "Gas Sent", Index of transactions in a block and we also renamed "Number of transactions made by the sender prior to this one" field into "Nonce" In the Address page, the Internal Transaction section which shows all internal transactions of the selected address   To see what the Halo Platform Team is working on at any given time, take a look at our Status Board. Please take a moment to update your bookmarks to our status page where we report any live operations outages: https://status.haloplatform.tech/.     Other News IMPORTANT REMINDER! Blockchain technology is not the same as traditional client server technology. It’s decentralized and anonymous. This means that your personal information remains on your local machine and Halo Platform staff does not have access to it. Simply put, we cannot recover your password if you lose it. It’s critical that everyone follows the installation instructions for the browser extension and Featherlite clients, back up their private keys in multiple places and keep their password somewhere they can remember it. Thankfully, we have made exporting private keys extremely simple. If you are unsure how to do this, you can watch this minute long video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7zydYDyzLo   Did you know? There are detailed instructions and walkthroughs of the Halo Platform on our wiki and tutorials on our YouTube channel. Let us know if there is something you’d like to see there, and we will gladly add it!
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Halo Platform Weekly Newsletter Week of: Dec. 30, 2018 – Jan. 5, 2019

Halo Platform Weekly Newsletter Week of: Dec. 30, 2018 – Jan. 5, 2019
  Happy New Year! The Halo Platform Team has kept busy this holiday season, and we’re working full throttle now that January has rolled around. There’s lots of exciting stuff going on around the Halo Platform offices, so let’s dig right in!   Halo Currency & Exchange Halo Platform is pleased to announce that trading has opened on STEX. We’ve also been working hard on opening deposits with LATOKEN, however they are currently working through some issues on their backend. We expect these issues to be resolved soon and Halo Platform community members can expect to see deposits open right away thereafter. On the HaloDEX, HST support is ready to go and we will be turning it on at the beginning of next week. BTC support is coming hot on its heels with final testing in progress.   New Releases Since the last update, we have continued to improve the platform and address issues encountered by our users. As a result of these updates and new releases, users should see improvements across all systems, particularly the Masternode DAPP. We launched a New Masternode DAPP and completed a major refactor refactor of our AWS architecture to improve stability for lower bandwidth users and overall speed of the remote RPC. A summary of releases completed in the past week are below: Masternode DAPP v2.7.0 Statistics panel is now open by default Changed status Initializing to Funding Updated description of public halo hosted nodes when provisioning Fixed all rounding and decimal display issues T3 and T4 masternodes can only be created privately again Masternode DAPP v2.7.1 Fixes a bug that prevents private masternodes to be joined through Join Private menu Fixes a bug that prevents joining a private masternode after manually adding it Fixes a bug that caused watched masternodes to persist even after they were removed/deleted from existence Fixes a bug that prevented private sell orders to an address from being detected and presenting a notification badge on the menu Fixes a bug that caused some watched masternodes to error out and not be shown on Monitoring Fixes a bug that prevented using Withdraw All rewards function   Other News We’re happy to announce we have built a new live status page. Users can now see realtime status of each of our systems and a log of past outages. Take a moment to update your bookmarks to the new link: https://status.haloplatform.tech/ and check it out if you experience any downtime. Efforts are underway to amp up our marketing initiatives. Scott and Devin met earlier this week to professionally record a new set of videos in which we are each personally talking about the company and product vision for Halo Platform and Block & Chain Games. These videos are in the editing room now so you can expect to see them in the next couple weeks. We are also in the process of updating our company website to make it more informative, exciting and simpler to navigate. Look for us to announce these updates in the near future.   To see what the Halo Platform Team is working on at any given time, take a look at our Status Board. Did you know? There are detailed instructions, videos and walkthroughs of the Halo Platform on our wiki. Let us know if there is something you’d like to see there, and we will gladly add it! Halo Platform Instagram Twitter Facebook Youtube Reddit Discord Telegram Medium Steemit Github
 

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Halo Platform Weekly Newsletter Week of: Dec. 16 – Dec 22, 2018

Halo Platform Weekly Newsletter Week of: Dec. 16 – Dec 22, 2018     Happy holidays from the Halo Platform team! 2018 has been a very active and exciting year for us and 2019 is shaping up to be even more eventful. We’re excited to show you what’s in store for the platform next year. Here’s what we’ve got going on as the New Year approaches:
  Halo Currency & Exchange Just as planned, the currency split occurred successfully last Tuesday evening. All Halo balances now reflect the 800:1 split ratio. Featherlite wallets and the HaloDEX were brought back online immediately after the split, with the Masternode system turned back on Thursday. We were excited to bring a handful of new features to each of these systems as they were brought back online. The coin split went smoothly and we’re very proud of our team for making it happen! A reminder, masternode rewards will begin again next week.
  New Releases It’s been a busy week and we’ve been fixing issues as fast as our community has been finding them. Last weekend, we addressed some issues causing connectivity problems on the chain. Users should find that our DAPPs now run a little faster.
  Summary of release content:

Chrome Extension v1.2.3 Fixed account import error when importing from private key/phrase Fixed bug that sometimes allowed users to view recovery phrase without verifying it first and user would be unable to verify phrase Fixed UI issue where user appeared logged out after logging in when RPC requests fail Improves UX of dialog popups throughout extension to be more visually consistent
  Chrome Extension v1.2.4 Fixes issue causing errors with private key/seed phrase import
  Chrome Extension v1.2.5 UI Issue causing whitelist permissions to not show up in the UI of feather settings.
  Masternode DAPP v2.6.0 Remove locking accounts Fixed Monitoring view loading Fixed a bug when buying shares Added new Address Book view/feature Removed loading bar on Marketplace view Updated to match new v1.1 masternode smart contracts   Wallet DAPP v1.2.0 UI updates to better match newer Halo DAPPs Removed account locking/unlocking abilities Auto add supported wrapper tokens Fixed a bug when attempting to show all the supported wrapper tokens in token select drop down Fixed a bug when renaming accounts from wallet   We also released version 2.2.0 of Glo to support the coin split and brought the Featherlite Client up to parity with the extension. While we encourage everyone to use the extension, we will continue to maintain the client software for the time being. We’re continuing to focus on fixing HaloDEX bugs, rolling out the new version of the Halo Masternode system – which was released yesterday – and finishing the BTC wrapper for HaloDEX. We’re also working on a revamped version of the block explorer, which will be more informative and user friendly. Specific features will be announced as we get closer to release. There is a new tutorial video available on our YouTube page detailing how to install and setup the Chrome Browser Extension: https://youtu.be/RgEIOwqelAE Clearly, we’ve got a lot going. To see what the Halo Platform Team is working on at any given time, take a look at our Status Board.   Business Update We’re pleased to announce we have been listed on the Delta app. The Halo Coin is listed at present with HaloDEX to follow shortly.   Halo, today’s biggest gainer!   Be sure to check out the latest gamer news in the Block and Chain Game Studio’s weekly updates. We recently announced our upcoming Blockfight beta. Sign up to participate in this one-time event here: https://blockandchain.games/support.html Did you know? There are detailed instructions and walkthroughs of the Halo Platform on our wiki. Let us know if there is something you’d like to see there, and we will gladly add it!
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Halo Platform Weekly Newsletter Week of: Dec. 9 – Dec 15, 2018

Halo Platform Weekly Newsletter Week of: Dec. 9 – Dec 15, 2018   Hello Halo Platform community, and thanks as always for following us on this exciting journey through the growing crypto-space. We’ve been keeping our heads down this week, working hard at building new products, services, and partnerships . Here’s what’s going on around the Halo Platform's virtual offices.   Halo Currency & Exchange The Halo Coin is splitting! We have been stress testing it thoroughly this week. We expect the split to broaden the appeal of the Halo coin vis a vis other popular currencies in the cryptosphere, so there should be plenty of benefits to be realized from this new move for the platform and set us up for a winning year in 2019.   Currency Split Details - Please Read! We have been actively working on the currency split for some time now and we are ready to make it happen early next week. Before we can do that, we need to release version 1.1 of our masternode system. The Masternode v1.1 reset will start later today (look for an announcement from Scott). We will do one more final payout before wiping all current masternode contracts. All funds, collateral and rewards, are automatically distributed to each owner of a masternode, dependent on their percent ownership. All existing masternodes will be reset. This will lead us into the Coin Split early next week. All services will still be accessible up until the split with the exception of the Masternode Dapp.  It will be taken offline and no new Masternodes will be able to be started until after the split occurs. The change will occur in the background and the masternode system will be brought back online right after the split is complete. After the masternode system is reset, users must set up their masternodes again. Rewards will begin again 7 days after the split is complete. During the split, we will have to take down the platform for 6-8 hours wherein wallets, masternodes, and the DEX will not be functional. We will announce to everyone in advance of that time so you can prepare accordingly. No action is needed on your part during this time. Once the split is complete, all Halo balances will reflect the 800:1 new ratio. Please note, the split doesn’t affect any other currencies users may have in their DEX wallet. ETH, DBET, VET, VTHO balances will be unaffected.   Marketing Contest Results Announced Congratulations to our Week 1 contest winners! We had winners from around the globe: Italy, UK, and USA. We’re proud to have such a broad following and want to thank everyone for spreading the word about the power of the Halo Platform! The contest will continue after our exciting new website revamp, which we will be happening next week.   New Releases We continued to release some fixes and improvements to the Chrome Extension this week. Here is a summary of release content: Extension v1.2.0: Actions requiring confirmation now can be whitelisted by dapp/action. (e.g. Feather extension can be whitelisted for creating accounts without asking for permission again) **NOTE**: Sending Txs or Contract Interactions are _ineligible_ for whitelisting. See sample below. Clicking "Next" will allow you to add this action only to the whitelist for "Feather Chrome Extension" only. Dapps will need to be approved before for being allowed to interact with the extension. See image below. This is a security feature, wherein if a dapp is rejected by you, all requests to the extension are ignored and no data can be returned. You can manage these lists in Feather settings. Actions that deal with account security such as account export now require master password verification. Due to performance improvements, there is now a refresh button in the status bar located in the footer of Feather. Network/Balance/Halo Prime changes will need to be manually refreshed. Account export now includes account name, previous account exports are still compatible Added block explorer to popup Popup now changes dapp links based on  network type (mainnet, testnet) Block number removed from Feather tab to improve performance and reduce the number of requests being made by the extension.   Extension v1.2.1: Improved UI to confirm whitelistable actions. The "Add to Whitelist" button is now on the initial dialog and no longer requires navigating to a new "step".
  Extension v1.2.1: Fixed an issue where users were experiencing an auto-logout earlier than expected. This has been resolved. Moving/Clicking the mouse in the feather tab/sending transactions will refresh this timer.
Next week, we are also releasing an updated version of the featherlite client to bring it up to parity with the extension. To see more details on our current and past releases, visit our user forums.   New Business We’ve received tons of great feedback and new contacts from the cryptocurrency and blockchain events Halo Platform has attended recently. We’ve had meetings daily with crypto entrepreneurs with projects that need network hosting and coins that they want to get listed on our exchange. Everyone has been excited to hear about the speed and strength of the Halo Platform network, which we provide transaction fee free. It’s a natural progression for partners to go from hosting their projects on our blockchain to a listing on our lightning-quick DEX. We’ve also got a whole new social media campaign that we’re set to launch in the New Year, so we’re excited about the growing buzz surrounding Halo Platform’s online presence. Help us spread the word by following us on social media and sharing our posts.   If you haven’t already, come follow us on social media: Twitter Medium Facebook Youtube Instagram Reddit Discord Telegram Did you know? There are detailed instructions and walkthroughs of the Halo Platform on our wiki. Let us know if there is something you’d like to see there, and we will gladly add it!      

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Halo Platform Weekly Newsletter Week of: Dec. 2 – Dec 8, 2018

Halo Platform Weekly Newsletter Week of: Dec. 2 – Dec 8, 2018   Here are some of the new things going on at Halo Platform this week:   New Releases The Halo Platform Team is working hard to refine user experience. This week, we’ve been focusing fixing on a number of user issues people have reported to us. We want to ensure our user experience is top notch, so this is one of our primary focuses for this month. Here is a summary of what we released this week: Fixed a bug that prevented Halo from being withdrawn from DEX to personal wallet Fixed a bug that would cause orders created using the max button to fail Fixed issue that would cause Balances page to not show all supported tokens
  To see what we are currently working on at any time, take a look at our Status Board.   Marketing Update We have kicked off a marketing campaign this week designed to expand our community and promote our products and media content more broadly. Participants who promote our pages and follow us on blogs, social media and forums are entered into a draw. The promotion runs for 10 weeks. The first prize each week is HALO currency, with 2nd and 3rd place winners receiving Halo Platform hoodies and t-shirts. Visit our promotion page to learn more: http://bit.ly/2rlCz8B   New Business The Halo Platform business development team spent a great couple of days shaking hands and promoting all the fantastic work going on behind the scenes at the Halo Platform at this year’s Blockchain Expo-North America. The conference, which took place in Santa Clara on the 27th and 28th of November, was a wonderful opportunity to make connections and spread the word about Halo Platform. We’ve been reaching out to all of the great new contacts and investigating opportunities for both hosting projects on our blockchain and listing new coins on HaloDEX. We have a number of projects in the works for the Halo Platform blockchain network and Block and Chain Game Studios, so look out for new announcements in the near future.   Halo Platform & Exchange We will be adding the Horizon State (HST) token to HaloDEX next week and continuing to work on BTC integration. Integrating BTC is complex and will take more time to finish, so thanks so much for your patience as we work it out. We also added a few enhancements to HaloDEX, including informative pricing data and USD equivalent. Check out the new look:  
  Did you know? There are detailed instructions and walkthroughs of the Halo Platform on our wiki. Let us know if there is something you’d like to see there, and we will gladly add it!   Follow us on the web and social media Halo Platform Twitter Reddit Discord Telegram Medium Google+ Steemit Facebook Youtube Instagram Github Scrypto    

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Halo Platform Weekly Newsletter Week of: Nov. 25 – Dec. 1, 2018

Halo Platform Weekly Newsletter Week of: Nov. 25 – Dec. 1, 2018   Hello Halo Platform community. Thanks as always for following us on our journey through the cryptospace. Here are some of the happenings at Halo Platform this week:
  Halo Platform & Exchange The cryptocurrency markets have taken a wild ride over the past couple of weeks, but Halo is still going strong. Our team is working hard to add Horizon State (HST) and Bitcoin (BTC) wrappers to HaloDEX as we continue to grow our coin support. Otherwise, our main priorities are the coin split and v1.1 of the master node system, which is required to support the split and changes our minting rates. Essentially, the split is a hard fork and we need to make sure all of our current systems support the change. Extensive testing is providing assurance that our system is ironclad and airtight. Thanks for supporting us as we build a bigger, better cryptocurrency platform.
  New Releases As always, we’re working to improve the Halo Platform user experience. Over the past 2 weeks, we delivered the following new releases:   Chrome Extension Release v1.1.1: Phrase verification words are now sorted Main net RPC url has been changed to https://mainnet.haloplatform.tech   DEX Version 3.1.0: Added new ticker component Improved long text display in the total field with detailed information about the currently selected base/token Fixed UI for multiple screen sizes down to iPhone5 Fixed a bug that caused the max value used when clicking the max button in an order The Landing page will now properly show a progress loader in dark mode   During Thanksgiving week, we also released DEX versions 3.0.2 and 3.0.3, which: Fixed display bug for prices on trade history Fixed a bug that would cause balances to not update in real time Fixed a bug that would cause order books to not update upon changing markets Added VTHO coin support
  To see what we are currently working on at any time, take a look at our Status Board.
  Marketing Update The Halo Platform and Block and Chain Game Studios website developers are working hard to create new website content. This includes ongoing development of the Player Central platform for Block and Chain Games, which will serve as the primary user interface for the entire gaming platform. Player Central will be ready for testing shortly, so stay tuned for a testnet release. A Halo Platform website revamp is also in the works. Look for a detailed announcement regarding the new changes in December.
  New Business In our efforts to spread the word about all of the great things Halo Platform has to offer, Business Development Manager Matthew Dowd and Halo Platform VP of Operations Devin Seto attended the Blockchain Expo-North America, in California’s Silicon Valley. The event, which ran from the 28th through the 30th of November, focused on content from leading brands embracing and developing cutting edge blockchain technologies. This is exciting for both Halo Platform and Block and Chain Game Studios as the team met to evangelize the strengths and benefits of our superfast and low-cost platform. We have several follow up meetings with potential partners coming next week and Matt will be meeting in person with a number of companies based in New York.   Matt Dowd (Business Development Manager) and Devin Seto (VP of Operations)   Blockchain in the Entertainment Industry Panel - We spoke with these panelists from the TV, Music and Video Game industries   We met with Kingsley Hendrickse, co-founder of Sushi Chain, getting ready to beta test Guardians of Axum, a collectible blockchain card game   Platform Partner Updates   Horizon State just celebrated another great milestone. The Opportunities Party (New Zealand) vote commenced this morning, enabling over 4000 members to vote for their next leader and board representative. The vote will run until 12:00 noon on the 8th of December, and is using the Halo Blockchain to manage the election.   Did you know? There are detailed instructions and walkthroughs of the Halo Platform on our wiki and youtube channels. Let us know if there is something you’d like to see there and we will gladly add it.
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Halo Platform Weekly Newsletter: November 16, 2018

Beginning this week, we will be sending out newsletters every Friday. There is so much going on that we feel it makes more sense to publish shorter newsletters more frequently.
Here are some of the new things going on at Halo Platform:
  New Releases Last night, we released version 3.0.0 of the HaloDEX, which includes a handful of improvements, including: Updates to match new wrapper system Adds background coloring to Market Orders (trade history) and removes the pricing color highlight Added a header to Open Orders Order fields will no longer correct what you are typing if you go over your balance Market Orders (trade history) can now be toggled to just show your previous trade history for that market UI now fully responds to a user being signed out of extension or account being locked in feather client Wrapper deposits are no longer shown on Balances page, but instead a button is shown to open a dialog to copy your deposit address (helps users with smaller screens/resolutions) Rounding errors should all be fixed This release also includes support for VET. VeChain’s currency. Additional coin wrappers are in development and will be available on the DEX in the coming days. No new extension or client download is required with this release. Simply refresh and Featherlite will pick up the changes. To see what we are currently working on at any time, take a look at our Status Board.
  Marketing Update On Wednesday, our CEO Scott Morrison participated in a livestream with Todd Blackburn of Crypto Coin Trader. During the interview, Scott answered a host of questions about the Halo Platform and provided an update on our various initiatives. We’re working with CCT to make the recorded interview available publicly on their YouTub channel. Look for an update next week.
  New Business Halo Platform shined at the World Crypto Con (“WCC”) held in Las Vegas at the end of October. Our leadership team connected with several prospective partners and wowed some of the biggest influencers in the cryptocurrency industry. There’s no replacement for hard work, and business development efforts like this have already paid off for Halo Platform. We’ve already solidified a partnership with Horizon State, a token-based blockchain voting and decision-making platform. Horizon State, a ground breaking token-based blockchain voting and decision-making platform has chosen to host their project on the lightning fast, super secure Halo Platform blockchain network. The Horizon State platform delivers unprecedented trust through the integrity and post-unforgeable attributes of the distributed ledger technology offered on the Halo Platform blockchain. Their voting system has already been chosen as the exclusive voting solution to be used by The Democratic Party of India and just this week it was announced that they will be used by New Zealand’s Opportunity Party, to conduct their leadership election next month.
  Halo Currency Listing LATOKEN, a rapidly growing crypto exchange focusing on liquidity for new tokens, will soon be listing Halo Currency. This represents a major step forward for both Halo Platform and its growing family of partners in the cryptocurrency world. That’s it for news for this week, but new projects are always underway at Halo Platform. Join us on social media for the latest on what’s happening at Halo Platform and across the cryptocurrency industry. Did you know? There are detailed instructions and walkthroughs of the Halo Platform on our wiki. Let us know if there is something you’d like to see there and we will gladly add it.   Halo Platform Twitter Reddit Discord Telegram Medium Google+ Steemit Facebook Youtube Instagram Github Scrypto  

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Horizon State Chooses the Halo Platform Blockchain Network

Horizon State Chooses the Halo Platform Blockchain Network
  The leadership and development teams at the Halo Platform are happy to announce our recent blockchain hosting partnership with the exciting project, Horizon State
  As they explain in their whitepaper, “Horizon State has built a token-based blockchain voting and decision-making platform that delivers unprecedented trust through the integrity and post-unforgeable attributes of DLT.  Horizon State delivers a secure digital ballot box, wherein results are immutable and voter identities are protected. Votes cast can be counted transparently, in real time, by anyone in the world. These counts can happen in perpetuity, as results are permanently retained on the blockchain and are immutable. More than that - Horizon State allows voters to verify that their own vote is accounted for, while maintaining their anonymity”    
(https://horizonstate.com/Horizon-State-Whitepaper.pdf)
  Their voting system has already been chosen as the exclusive voting solution to be used by The Democratic Party of India and just this week it was announced that they will be used by New Zealand’s Opportunity Party, to conduct their leadership election next month. The Halo Platform blockchain will handle tens of thousands of transactions during each vote.
(https://micky.com.au/blockchain-voting-to-be-used-in-new-zealand-politics/)
  Horizon State uses blockchain technology and their advanced architecture to deliver on three core needs present in the voting/election space… “considered deliberation of decisions, effective mobilization of communities, and facilitation of secure voting.”  When these powerful tools are offered to the public at large, it is possible to make “every voice count on a global scale.”  The team behind Horizon State studied the strengths and weaknesses of the various blockchain networks available today and decided that the Halo Platform Blockchain was clearly the best choice of network provider.   As their platform use grows, it is possible (and very likely) that the Horizon State system will be handling voting sessions with millions of transactions over a short period of time.  The Halo Platform not only offers a lightning-fast network with zero gas fees (zero transaction cost), but is also secured at an enterprise level that could rival the security of many banks. Obviously, to ensure the trust and reliability of engagements ranging from shareholder voting to official government elections, network security was a major factor in the decision made by Horizon State.   The Horizon State platform stresses the importance of increased engagement and is working hard to “empower communities with decision making tools that inspire trust” fueled by the use of their Decision Tokens (HST).  The HST token will soon be listed for trade on HaloDEX , the Halo Platform’s advanced decentralized exchange, backed by one of the fastest and most secure blockchain networks available today.
  For more information regarding the Horizon State platform: inbox@horizonstate.com.

For information regarding exchange listing and blockchain hosting opportunities please contact the Halo Platform’s Business Development Manager: Matthew@haloplatform.tech.

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Halo Platform Bi-Weekly Newsletter: October 26th, 2018

Welcome to the Halo Platform Bi-Weekly newsletter! This is where we provide updates on recent developments and announcements for upcoming news, products, and events. Now that the decentralized exchange is live on Main Net, the team is working on hardening the current systems. We are also kicking up our marketing efforts, which include advertisements, interviews, live streams, and other content that we’re developing to help grow our community. In addition to this, Block and Chain Game Studios will be launching exciting new game titles in the near future. Some of the most recent content can be found below. Yesterday, there was an AMA with Halo Platform CEO Scott Morrison and Keith Wareing to bring everyone the latest news: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzlWJp_jTTU&feature=youtu.be We are also thrilled to share this HaloDEX and Masternode Walkthrough with Randy Hilarski. (Please note: With the latest HaloDEX release, the Wrapper sub-menu is removed and you can now manage your ETH from within the Balances screen) https://steemit.com/crypto/@hilarski/halodex-and-masternode-walkthrough The HaloDEX press release, went out to over 100 news outlets yesterday. http://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2018/10/25/1627403/0/en/Halo-Platform-Launches-Decentralized-Exchange.html
HaloDEX Updates After the launch of HaloDEX, there were numerous fixes applied in quick succession. Below is a detailed log of recent patch notes.
  Dex Version 2.0.2 Change logs: Fixes some dark theme bugs Fixes typos in convert dialog Adds dynamic image on Help page based on theme Links on help page now open in new tab
  Dex Version 2.0.0 Change logs: Added the long-awaited dark theme The landing page has gotten a fresh look Updated to work correctly with new smart contract updates Orders section on the bottom of exchange now only shows open orders
  Dex Version 1.0.0 Change Log: Fixed TradingView bug that caused "Loading" to flash forever Removed a lot of TradingView console errors Fixed a case where changing token before an interval would break TradingView Fixed a bug that caused subscriptions to unsubscribe incorrectly Added live volumes to side nav bar Fixed trade history showing trades for all users and not just the Halo Prime Added a check to ensure current balances are the most recent balances in database Fixed some bugs in the withdraw from dex dialog Added batching when depositing smart contract tokens into dex Fixed a bug that caused order matching to fail on sell orders Fixed a bug that caused fees to be displayed incorrectly Added a Legal page and a footer to the bottom of the dex Fixed some display bugs on user transfer history Fixed bug that caused past trades view to show prices incorrectly on trades against buy orders Removed some features of TradingView we do not currently support Update user orders table to display more info Fixed a bug that could cause order matching to match incorrectly   New Dark Mode in HaloDEX   Featherlite  Browser Extension

Earlier this week, we released our browser extension version of Featherlite. Downloading and installing the extension is simple. Just go to the Chrome Web Store here and click “Add to Chrome": https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/halo-platform-browser-ext/oaebcmidkgapfllemhdeghglmokiakci

Featherlite will start in your browser as soon as it's installed. From there, you will be taken through the new user flow. We've implemented a recovery phrase and verification dialog to make sure you saved your phrase. Keep it secret, keep it safe! More detailed instructions can be found here: https://wiki.haloplatform.tech/HPBE

Please note, you need to import your wallet to the browser version of Featherlite. Simply export your account(s) out of the Featherlite client (remember your password) and import them with the extension.

This is a huge leap forward for the Halo Platform, and we couldn’t be more proud of what we’re now able to offer to our community of users. People can continue to expect great things as we continue to make the Halo Platform widely available.   Featherlite Browser Extension Block & Chain Game Studios updates This has been a big week for us and we are pleased to announce to our community (before everyone else), that we have published our whitepaper! The Block and Chain Game Studios whitepaper features information on the type of games we are making and, more importantly, the advantages of building games on our platform. Unlike the numerous blockchain games out there, the speed of the Halo Platform blockchain and the features of the platform itself offer advantages that our competitors simply cannot. The whitepaper will be a centerpiece of our business development efforts and will be a tool to grow our game ecosphere through vital development partnerships such as Decimated. The whitepaper has been published to our website and will be launched on partner sites and press releases next week. A couple of weeks ago, we announced our partnership with the Crypto Gamers Community. We are proud to be featured on their homepage this week. Their CEO is very excited about our upcoming game launches and has been showcasing the B&C game platform to blockchain game makers at conferences and other events. Sign up on our website to receive our weekly Block and Chain newsletter to learn more.   Business Development Updates There is less than a week until Halloween, and it’s scary how much great stuff is getting done at Halo Platform. Aside from the launch of our HaloDEX, we have been busy building relationships and fostering partnerships with various projects and exchanges in the cryptosphere. I know in the past I have teased about the projects and partnerships we have been in discussions with, so I am now happy to announce we will be working with FairAccess (www.fairaccess.io) as a blockchain network partner. This group has developed one of the fastest and fairest online queuing systems that can be used to get smarter access to things in high demand (ICO’s, sports tickets, concert ticket, etc). FairAccess sees the advantage of the Halo Platform and has started developing on our chain with plans to release a token on our network as well. Expect to read about new partnerships in each future newsletter. The team behind the Halo Platform will be proudly represented at the World Crypto Con (https://worldcryptocon.com/) in Las Vegas next week from 10/31 to 11/02. Our CEO Scott Morrison and Matt Dowd (that’s me… the business development guy) will be making the rounds and spreading the word about everything offered by the Halo Platform. We will be giving out Halo Platform t-shirts (the same ones that people were snatching up at TokenFest!), so be sure to look for us if you are lucky enough to attend this year’s World Crypto Con.
HaloX Updates This past sprint was focused on wallet node monitoring, API development, and a full test suite for our Matching engines. Once Integration Testing is completed, we will be able to quickly and easily test current and future builds for expected functionality and expose any vulnerabilities early on. The priority for next sprint is to hook up the front end and wallet architecture to the back end. Feedback and requests made to HaloDEX will be incorporated while development on HaloX continues.   Halo Platform Portfolio Updates

This sprint the team has been working on behind the scenes, backend performance updates and beginning development on our conversion API to get real-time pricing for coins in commonly preferred base currencies (e.g. prices in USD).   Resources Masternode Instructions Setting up and using a masternode is simple with the Halo Platform. Featherlite walks you through the necessary steps to acquire, deploy, join, watch, and collect awards from your masternode. For detailed instructions with images, go here: https://wiki.haloplatform.tech/Masternodes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7BNkGWqJ4o
Masternode Estimated Reward Payouts If you’re curious about masternode reward payouts, refer to the below spreadsheet. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ghIixsf4WSrd9RYEAEc3lzuB8pq9MX9mi27h39GJL-U/edit#gid=826076888   HaloDEX Instructions https://wiki.haloplatform.tech/HaloDex   Block Explorer Check out our searchable block explorer to take a close look at any block or transaction on the chain. In the coming days you’ll be able to see transactions for each wallet address on chain: https://explorer.haloplatform.tech/.
View our progress on our roadmap. https://www.haloplatform.tech/roadmap.html
Connect with us in social media: Official Forum - https://community.haloplatform.tech/ Twitter -  https://twitter.com/Halo_Platform Reddit -  https://www.reddit.com/r/HaloPlatform/ Discord -  http://discord.haloplatform.tech/ Telegram - https://t.me/haloplatform Google+ - https://plus.google.com/u/0/108336112327687734137 Steemit -  https://steemit.com/@haloplatform Medium -  https://medium.com/@haloplatform Facebook -  https://www.facebook.com/HaloPlatform.tech/ Youtube -  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZqP3U9jFO0XTV6EYNt1dqg Instagram -  https://www.instagram.com/halo_platform/ LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/haloplatform/ Github - https://github.com/haloplatform Block and Chain Game Studios - https://www.blockandchain.games/   Halo Platform/Block and Chain Game Studios international community: Available languages: Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, and Russian. https://community.haloplatform.tech/forum/41-localized-forums/
Where to Get Help If you run into any issues with any of our products (and you’ve tried refreshing and full node and that doesn’t fix it), there are numerous ways to reach out to us: Email: support@haloplatform.tech Discord: http://discord.haloplatform.tech/ (our moderators and support are online almost 24 hours a day. Special thanks to Moggy, Abe, Jay B., Pesh, and SeriousBasil237). Website (we have a support platform built in): https://www.haloplatform.tech/ — ^Everyone @ Halo Platform
 

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Block & Chain Game Studios Weekly Newsletter October 26, 2018

Block & Chain Game Studios Weekly Newsletter October 26, 2018   With Halloween nearly upon us, we at Block and Chain studios want to wish our fans a ghoulish night. May all your cobweb wishes and coffin dreams come true! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_uRALZjyzk   News @ Block & Chain This has been a big week for us and we are pleased to announce to our community (before everyone else), that we have published our whitepaper! The Block and Chain Game Studios whitepaper features information about the games we are making and, more importantly, the advantages of building games on our platform. Unlike the numerous blockchain game platforms out there, the speed of the Halo Platform blockchain and the features of the platform itself offer advantages that our competitors simply cannot. The whitepaper will be a centerpiece of our business development efforts and will be a tool to grow our game ecosphere through vital development partnerships such as the one we have with Decimated. The whitepaper has been published to our website and will be launched on partner sites and press releases next week.
A couple of weeks ago, we announced our partnership with the Crypto Gamers Community. We are proud to be featured on their homepage this week. The CGC CEO is very excited about our upcoming game launches and has been showcasing the B&C game platform to indie blockchain game makers at conferences and other events.
Sign up on our website to receive our weekly Block and Chain newsletter to learn more.   Game Maker’s Corner Michelle Pope: Artist & UI Designer Hey all, my name is Michelle and I work mostly on UI/UX these days; having recently made the switch from illustration. Ever had a button that doesn't work? A weird menu system that causes anxiety and confusion? I've seen it, experienced it, and it's all I think about on a daily basis. If you've played the game Journey, you know what an absolutely beautiful, minimalistic UI looks and feels like (if you haven't played it I recommend it!). I love the game World of Warcraft and it’s my most favorite game (seriously my account time played is in years)! I've spent countless hours setting up my UI to fit my play style. The importance of good UI can be the difference between frustration and full immersion and I plan to deliver a great UI experience to the players of our games!
  In the News What’s hot in gaming, on and off the blockchain? Here’s where you find out! https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/gaming/2018/10/26/red-dead-redemption-2-rockstar-games-western-classic/1650295002/ - Lovers of vastly explorable action video games won't need much persuading to saddle up for "Red Dead Redemption 2," the blockbuster game out Friday for Sony PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Xbox One  B&C: Red Dead Redemption 2 captivated audiences the world over this week. Not everyone loves the unadulterated violence of Grand Theft Auto, Rockstar Games' popular open world title, where you can kill cops, steal cars and listen to heavy metal. However, it's hard not to love Red Dead Redemption. Yes, it's gritty and violent but in that old timey way that only a digital spaghetti western can supply. A good open world game provides not only immersion, but freedom of choice. No matter what kind of gamer you are, you can find something in here you'll enjoy. Thankfully, we're starting to see open world games come to the blockchain (I'm dropping a subtle hint here), so we can bear witness to the coming together of two great technologies. I'm a PC gamer so I have to wait a little longer for my copy of Red Dead 2, unfortunately...
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Halo Platform Special Announcement

Halo Platform Special Announcement   HaloDEX is live on MainNet   Early this morning we released HaloDEX, our decentralized exchange, on Featherlite’s main net. Users can now trade between HALO and Ethereum (ETH) as well as experience instant order creation and trade execution.  We here at Halo Platform would like to give many thanks to those of you in our community who participated in our Beta Testing program and provided us with excellent feedback. The exchange has come a very long way in development since we began creating it a few months ago. Next week HaloDEX will become available on HaloDEX.io.  This will be useful for users who do not have the Featherlite client installed. To begin using HaloDEX, take a moment and read our instructions here: https://wiki.haloplatform.tech/HaloDex. HaloDEX runs in Lite mode, so there no need to launch in Full Node (although that option is available). If you run into any issues, feel free to contact us through our various support channels (Forums, Discord, and email). Happy trading!   HALO/ETH Trading page   Ethereum deposit page   In addition, between now and Monday, we are preparing to launch the Featherlite Chrome extension. This means you will soon be able to access all current features of the Featherlite client through the Chrome web browser, including HaloDEX. Featherlite Chrome Browser Extension
  Connect with us in social media Offical Forum - https://community.haloplatform.tech/ Twitter -  https://twitter.com/Halo_Platform Reddit -  https://www.reddit.com/r/HaloPlatform/ Discord -  http://discord.haloplatform.tech/ Telegram - https://t.me/haloplatform Google+ - https://plus.google.com/u/0/108336112327687734137 Steemit -  https://steemit.com/@haloplatform Medium -  https://medium.com/@haloplatform Facebook -  https://www.facebook.com/HaloPlatform.tech/ Youtube -  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZqP3U9jFO0XTV6EYNt1dqg Instagram -  https://www.instagram.com/halo_platform/ LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/haloplatform/ Github - https://github.com/haloplatform Block and Chain Game Studios - https://www.blockandchain.games/
 

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Halo Platform Bi-weekly Newsletter: October 12th, 2018

Welcome to the Halo Platform Bi-Weekly newsletter! This is where we provide updates on recent developments and announcements for upcoming news, products, and events.
 
HaloDEX Updates The decentralized exchange will be pushed to MainNet and go live for official trading very soon.  Our developers are fixing the last set of reported issues from our Beta users and are beginning to deploy to production for official launch. Upon release, Ethereum will be available as a base trading pair. Halo will be available to be traded against Ethereum, with more coins coming as they are added to the cross network protocol. Stay tuned to our forums, Discord and social media channels for a launch date for HaloDEX. Users will soon enjoy the most advanced decentralized exchange, backed by one of the fastest blockchain networks on the cryptosphere!
Our token voting competition will also be available during launch. If you would like to vote for a project to be listed on HaloDEX, email the project name to listings@halodex.io.  We will add the option for that project as soon as the voting competition begins. 
Because our platform is so versatile, any coin or token can be listed on the decentralized exchange regardless of network type.
Recent updates to HaloDEX testnet can be found in our patch notes below.
1.0.2 Beta change logs: Fixed order book bug that caused incorrect user amounts to trades Fixed order book bug that caused incorrect values being based to dex smart contract when making orders and trades Fixed Landing page bug that caused null data to be processed from ticker data
1.0.1 Beta change logs: Fixes Trading View bugs Adds placeholder for future Halo items on Landing Page Fixes order book bugs Removes the footer from Landing Page Replaces Trading View save image with a custom implementation Fixes bug that caused subscriptions to only start working after user changes base
  Proposal-001 Updates - Action Required Beginning with Proposal-001, the community voted in favor for the split to increase the overall supply of HALO.  The next step is to have a second vote proposing the amount of the supply increase. The increase would affect all HALO, regardless of where the currency is being stored. Now it’s time to vote on the Proposal 002 which is the split amount. We have 4 options: 1:100 1:250 1:500 1:800 Since the coin split vote has already passed with an overwhelming majority supporting it, the split amount itself will simply be determined by a “plurality voting” method (known as “first past the post” in British voting terminology). This method is defined as “one in which voters indicate on a ballot the candidate of their choice, and the candidate who receives the most votes wins” For example, if 800:1 receives 30% support, 500:1 35% support, 250:1 15% support and 100:1 20% support; then under this scenario 500:1 would be the winner due to being the most popular option.
In order to vote, you must email your information to: proposal@haloplatform.tech.  Submissions must include a full screenshot of Featherlite resting on your Masternode screen with the statistics showing. The two pieces of information necessary for participation are your Halo Invested and the Prime account. If you own multiple Halo Addresses with Masternodes then you can submit a vote for each Address.  To stay up to date on Proposal-002, visit our forum discussion here.
  Masternode System updates In the last Masternode release, we introduced a fledgling API to reduce network load and increase speed when loading masternodes. There have been some growing pains due to these changes, and it is our priority to resolve these issues to ensure a smooth experience. As such, the most recent development on the Masternode DAPP includes bug fixes, quality of life changes, and some new features. We resolved an issue that blocked Masternode loading after a cancellation. We also resolved an issue with the withdraw all rewards dialog sometimes displaying incorrect information. The watched contract system was tweaked to only include manually-added contracts, which resolves an issue when selling all shares in a masternode and refreshing before the API has caught up.  For quality of life, the Masternode manage view now utilizes a reactive number of available shares for sale. The number of shares displayed in the sell shares button now updates to the current amount of available shares, and users can no longer attempt to create a sell order for more shares than are available. A new feature we are working on is the address book, which can be used to store named addresses which can then be quickly selected or populated into masternode account fields. A preview of the address book feature is shown below.

  HaloX updates This past sprint, our focus for the Centralized Exchange has been on building a test suite encompassing both end-to-end simulation and unit testing. This will allow us to monitor/improve performance and code functionality going forward, as well as allow us to make rapid and confident code changes that preserve code integrity. In addition to that, the team has added native WebSockets integration to the HaloFIX API and completed major work on the Wallet API that will provide for a safe and robust back end to node communication.
Block & Chain Games updates We’re pleased to announce we have partnered with Crypto Gamers Community, the leading community and fan site for blockchain games. This is a very active community, which features content from major blockchain game developers and game platforms. As a preferred partner, the Block and Chain Games platform is listed on the site as well as our game trailers, newsletters and press releases. Of course, once our games go live, they will be listed here too and will receive top billing. Read more about this and other game development news in our latest weekly update.
Halo Platform Portfolio updates
Portfolio has been undergoing lots of changes to improve our user experience. We’ve refactored all of our charts to reduce the number of bugs and improve our ability to add features to them. Now they look even better than ever! We’re also developing more backend components to get our real-time pricing API working to provide Portfolio with close to real-time data. Finally, we’re working on supporting more exchange data providers and making numerous performance improvements.
  Business Development Efforts Since all of the hard work our development team has been doing on HaloDEX has been so fruitful and launch is very near, we figured it was the right time to ramp up our discussions with major cryptocurrency trading groups in regards to building our market maker and liquidity provider programs. Our team has been in contact with some of the best programs in this space and will be making formal announcements as relationships are made official.  To help us continue to build our ever-growing community, we’ve been making major connections through our university outreach efforts. In fact, Halo Platform was very happy to meet up with the leadership behind the BlockVenture Coalition (https://blockventurecoalition.com/index.html), the largest alliance of university blockchain groups in the world, at the great Bitsian “Wine O’Clock” networking event held on October 10th.  With over 40 blockchain groups across 7 countries and a reach of 15,000 students, the Halo Platform is very excited to get more involved with them in their efforts of advancement and guidance for university blockchain projects.
  Other Updates The Halo Platform team would like to welcome and congratulate Sean Kimball on both becoming a full-time employee at Halo Platform and for becoming Halo Platform's first Development Manager. Sean has provided the team with immense talent and many solutions on to the development side of our projects.
Resources Masternode Instructions Setting up and using a masternode is simple with the Halo Platform. Featherlite walks you through the necessary steps to acquire, deploy, join, watch, and collect awards from your masternode.
For detailed instructions with images, go here: https://wiki.haloplatform.tech/Masternodes
Masternode Estimated Reward Payouts If you’re curious about masternode reward payouts, refer to the below spreadsheet. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ghIixsf4WSrd9RYEAEc3lzuB8pq9MX9mi27h39GJL-U/edit#gid=826076888
Block Explorer Check out our searchable block explorer to take a close look at any block or transaction on the chain. In the coming days you’ll be able to see transactions for each wallet address on chain: https://explorer.haloplatform.tech/.

View our progress on our roadmap. https://www.haloplatform.tech/roadmap.html
Connect with us in social media
Offical Forum - https://community.haloplatform.tech/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/Halo_Platform
Reddit - https://www.reddit.com/r/HaloPlatform/ 
Discord - http://discord.haloplatform.tech/
Telegram -  https://t.me/haloplatform 
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Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/halo_platform/
LinkedIn  - https://www.linkedin.com/company/haloplatform/ 
Github - https://github.com/haloplatform
Block and Chain Game Studios - https://www.blockandchain.games/
Halo Platform/Block and Chain Game Studios international community: Available languages: Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, and Russian.
https://community.haloplatform.tech/forum/41-localized-forums/ 

Where to Get Help If you run into any issues with any of our products (and you’ve tried refreshing and full node and that doesn’t fix it), there are numerous ways to reach out to us:
Email: support@haloplatform.tech Discord: http://discord.haloplatform.tech/ (our moderators and support are online almost 24 hours a day. Special thanks to Moggy, Abe, Jay B., Pesh, and SeriousBasil237).  Website (we have a support platform built in): https://www.haloplatform.tech/  — ^Everyone @ Halo Platform
 

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Crypto Exchange Site Wins Court Appeal Against Centralized Bank

Cryptocurrency is continuing to gain mainstream notoriety and acceptance, and not just among the digital coin community. Cryptocoin markets and exchange sites are earning increasing recognition by courts of law and regulatory agencies around the world. Most recently, this was evidenced by a court ruling against Chile’s central bank, Banco Estada, that ordered the financial giant to provide services to popular digital coin exchange Orionx. Halo Platform knows that the blockchain technology and cryptocurrency is the future. While it has taken mainstream financial institutions some time – and some gentle prompting by the court system – to embrace cryptocoin markets, they are slowly coming around. Soon, digital coin exchanges, including Halo Platform’s own exchange site, will operate alongside of commercial and national banks providing critical financial services for people around the world.   Chilean State Bank Closes Crypto Exchange Accounts Earlier this year, Chile's Court of Appeals of Santiago heard an appeal from popular South American exchange Orionx. The cryptocurrency exchange was litigating against Chile’s state bank, Banco Estada, the official, and only Chilean-owned bank in the country. The case arose back in March, when Banco Estada closed Orionx's deposit account, as well as accounts associated with two other cryptocurrency exchange sites—Buda and CryptoMKT.  The closing of these accounts meant that users could no longer transfer fiat to the exchange sites in order to purchase cryptocurrency. Needless to say, this was a devastating blow for Chilean cryptocoin markets. In fact, CryptoMKT founding partner, Martín Jofré, stated that as a result of the Banco Estada account closings, his exchange had to return nearly 100 percent of its customers funds. In other words, the exchange site essentially needed to start over from scratch. Despite this setback, the Chilean digital coin community remains positive. This is particularly true in light of the recent court ruling in favor of the exchange sites. This positive turn of events gives digital coin traders hope the Chilean cryptocoin market will improve in the coming months. At the very least, however, the headline-grabbing litigation will generate more public awareness and mainstream conversation about the topic.   South American Court Rules in Favor of Digital Coin Exchange Site Banco Estada was the last remaining bank in Chile available to digital coin exchanges, and it decided to close the exchange accounts based on its interpretation of the nation’s financial regulations. The bank stated it based its decision on the fact that Chile's regulations failed to recognize cryptocurrency trading. Banco Estada was also concerned that it was unable to determine whether the digital coin exchanges engaged in illegal activity made possible through cryptocoin markets, such as money laundering and other financial crimes. The Chilean Court of Appeals, however, ordered Banco Estada to reopen Orionx's accounts, stating that the bank's actions were unconstitutional and constituted "arbitrary and illegal" action.  In a blow against cryptocoin market critics, the Court stated that digital coin transactions should not immediately be associated with potential financial crimes, as Banco Estada had done. This ruling is particularly encouraging to cryptocurrency traders in Chile, who feared the Bank's actions would harm the industry.  "They're killing an entire industry,”  Buda CEO Guillermo Torrealba opined. “It won't be possible to buy and sell crypto in a safe business in Chile.  We'll have to go back five years and trade in person. It seems very arbitrary." However, with the Court of Appeal's favorable ruling, many anticipate the country will begin to officially acknowledge the legitimacy of cryptocoin markets, and potentially even begin to draft cryptocurrency regulations. This represents an important step forward for the mainstream legitimacy of cryptocurrency exchange sites, both in Chile and around the world. This institutional support will prove integral in the development of bigger, better, and safer digital coin trading services, including Halo Platform’s new decentralized exchange site. Connect with us in social media Offical Forum - https://community.haloplatform.tech/ Twitter -  https://twitter.com/Halo_Platform Reddit -  https://www.reddit.com/r/HaloPlatform/ Discord -  http://discord.haloplatform.tech/ Telegram - https://t.me/haloplatform Google+ - https://plus.google.com/u/0/108336112327687734137 Steemit -  https://steemit.com/@haloplatform Medium -  https://medium.com/@haloplatform Facebook -  https://www.facebook.com/HaloPlatform.tech/ Youtube -  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZqP3U9jFO0XTV6EYNt1dqg Instagram -  https://www.instagram.com/halo_platform/ LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/haloplatform/ Github - https://github.com/haloplatform Block and Chain Game Studios - https://www.blockandchain.games/  

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Halo Platform Bi-weekly Newsletter: September 28th, 2018

Welcome to the Halo Platform Bi-Weekly newsletter! This is where we provide updates on recent developments and announcements for upcoming news, products, and events.     Since our last newsletter, we began localizing our marketing content into Arabic, Simplified Chinese, Hindi, Japanese and Russian markets and have provided a lot of translated content with much more to come. This project will continue to develop as the Halo Platform progresses.  To help fulfill community needs with localization, we are looking anyone fluent with these languages who would like to help build those linguistic communities. If you’re interested, please contact support@haloplatform.tech and a staff member will reach out to you. Our current international sources can be found within our forum, Discord, and the below social media links: Arabic
https://www.facebook.com/Halo-Platform-Arabic-744295762587007/ 
https://medium.com/@haloplatformarb
https://twitter.com/HaloPlatformARB Simplifed Chinese
https://www.facebook.com/Halo-Platform-Chinese-328233647912191/ 
https://medium.com/@haloplatformchn 
https://twitter.com/HaloPlatformCHN Hindi
https://www.facebook.com/haloplatformhindi/ 
https://medium.com/@haloplatformind
https://twitter.com/HaloPlatformIND Japanese
https://www.facebook.com/Halo-Platform-Japanese-266919813937700/ 
https://medium.com/@haloplatformjap
https://twitter.com/HaloPlatformJAP Russian
https://www.facebook.com/Halo-Platform-Japanese-266919813937700/
https://medium.com/@haloplatformrus
https://twitter.com/HaloPlatformrus
Proposal-001 Proposal-001 is a vote to consider a split on the HALO currency. This split means that the total supply of HALO would increase if the vote is passed.  Anyone would has HALO would be eligible and there would not be any restrictions even if you store HALO in your wallet or own a masternode. How would this work? 1. If the vote is passed, a hard fork will increase all holdings by a determined amount. For example at a ratio of 100:1, if you have 1,000 HALO, you will have 100,000 HALO after the swap. Note: The specific split ratio will be voted on by the community. 2. All masternode tiers would be increased in collateral requirement also by the same factor. For example, a Tier One Masternodes would increase from 500 Halo to 50,000 at a 100:1 ratio. In addition to this, we’d also place a lot more emphasis on the use case of HALO as a Currency. The brand “HALO Currency” is something that would be marketed in addition to the incredible Halo Platform. Why do this? For those who’ve been following closely, Halo Platform has a number of very exciting developments in the pipeline (HaloDex, HaloX, Browser Extension, Block and Chain Games, etc). However, a genuine concern is that the amazing features and benefits of the Halo Platform can sometime detract from the incredible performance of the HALO blockchain itself. The fact that the HALO blockchain is incredibly fast (handling thousands of transactions per second) and has zero fees, makes this potentially one of the most disruptive projects in the entire cryptocurrency industry.  If we are to position ourselves as a currency, then we need to remove any psychological barrier to entry for any potential adopters. There are many examples where certain cryptocurrencies (mostly with a low price per coin & high coin supply), have gained significant traction in terms of market capitalization, while not offering anywhere near the benefits that Halo does just as a currency, yet alone as a Platform. Throughout last week, votes were cast among our community and today the voting ended.  Next week we will make an announcement on the collected votes and begin the vote for the split ratio. To stay up to date on Proposal-001, visit our forum discussion here.
  Halo Platform Media Room Last week we added a new section to the Halo Platform website showcasing our media resources.  Within this page you will find links to our recent news updates, events we will be attending, photos and videos. Many of our community members have requested content that they can share with influencers to increase our reach. We welcome anyone to utilize media from the page for that purpose.   HOARD Voting Hoard is currently hosting a voting competition.  HALO has been added as a currency to vote for. Cast your vote today and if selected among the winners, you’ll see Halo on the Hoard mobile wallet as well as their decentralized exchange launching next year. To vote, simply click the link below and enter HALO https://www.hoardinvest.com/vote/   Featherlite Updates Featherlite recently had a software update. Please download the latest version here. Below is a list of changelogs. Featherlite 1.1.2: Removed "reset local storage" button Handling "out of space" error message from GLO (shows it in splash UI) Added ability to save GLO logs to a file (goes into ~/Downloads/glo.log) in bot splash-ui and main-ui Changed default port to 9565 Added additional information for GLO sync in splash-ui Batch is resolved when all transactions are rafter rather than when they hit the GLO node gasLimit is properly calculated now based on chain instead of hardcoded value (this affected execution of smart contracts occasionally) Changed default port to 9565 Masternode System Updates The Masternode DAPP recently had an update. To apply the update, simply restart Featherlite or click Refresh while in the Masternode DAPP. Below is a list of changelogs. Masternode DAPP 2.4.4: Re-enabled buy selected button in the marketplace (see fixes in feather release) Fixed termination dialog saving confirmation after close Fixed monitoring loading after already booted Fixed monitoring sometimes not reloading after changing prime account Fixed issue that sometimes caused errors when booting monitoring Fixed issue where withdrawing from watched node caused unintended UI interactions Fixed issue that sometimes caused monitoring loading to show an incorrect percentage Fixed issue where the number of sell orders would not update automatically after creating a sell order Fixed issue where reward balance would not update when withdrawn through masternode “Manage” view Added indicators for purchasing own sell order in marketplace Added loading indicator when withdrawing rewards Masternode DAPP 2.5.0 Improved masternode loading time Improved statistics loading time Fixed issue that caused masternode alias to not update automatically after changing alias in masternode manage view Fixed reward balance sometimes not updating automatically for individual withdrawals from masternode list view Fixed issue that sometimes caused multiple "are you sure" confirmations to create a sell order Fixed issue that sometimes created several blank additional account fields when provisioning a private node Fixed issue that caused provisioning a private node to fail if additional account fields were left blank
  DEX updates We have made a ton of updates to Trading View and to tickers. We have updated our subscription model and it is now working 100% of the time. We have deployed the wrapper system so you can convert Rinkeby ETH into H-ETH. Wrappers!!! So the system now has ETH -> H-ETH capabilities. However you must be on the RINKEBY network for your eth to be counted, DO NOT SEND ETH ON MAINNET! More instructions on this system is coming, but it will allow you to test trading H-ETH on our dex. Subscriptions Are Fixed!!! So we have been working to address the issue that has been present since we launched the DEX on Testnet, which was that live data would not always be received by the client. This meant that different clients got out of sync and would show different order books. Obviously we cannot have this. So we worked this sprint to build out and redefine new data pipes and partnered with the company Pusher to do this. We now not only have live data being propagated to clients correctly, but we are being more deliberate about what events each client connected should receive. This cuts down on our bandwidth and data charges and make sure that end user machines can handle all the data coming at them. We also addressed a large problem of memory consumption and performance on the DEX. Because our dex moves faster than any other DEX out there, we have to handle new issues that others don’t. Essentially we needed to start handling data better and making sure that the internal javascript running the dex was as streamlined as possible. We can gladly say that we reduced the memory footprint while under load by about 65% with some easy to attain performance improvements. There is also a new frontend page coming that will list markets in a data table for you to find the market you want to trade in easier. Currently it isn’t hooked up to live data so you will have to refresh to get new info, but it is a start in that direction. This frontpage will also be used to share announcements, and information for people coming to the DEX. We hope it serves as a good landing for new users and returning users. The final update we worked on this sprint is tradingview. We were having some data inconsistencies with what tradingview was expecting, and so we began fixing that. So now that we have, volume and ticks/wicks are working on the tradingview chart. This has also been moved over to pull live data from our new backend. Not all changes were on the frontend and noticeable, we rewrote the backend to be more performant, adapt to changes, and to run across multiple servers if needed. With the real possibilities of seeing 1000 trades per second or more when we move to off chain order books, we worked with industry leaders to make sure our clusters and servers are all optimized correctly for production. We hope to move the testnet to this new production environment for load testing before launch. All of these updates will be available on Testnet soon. Keep an eye on Discord for an announcement. For instructions to test HaloDEX, please visit here.
  HaloX updates Over the past two weeks, the team has worked on completing the exchange API client and testing the client-server functionality. With this piece done, the team is now focused on frontend websocket integration as well as architecting the wallet connectivity piece. The backend developers are going to focus on writing unit and performance tests over the next sprint. Exchange wallets are getting plenty of attention this sprint (2 week period).  We are building a redundant wallet node network that will allow us to process deposits and withdrawals in near real time. Wallet security is very important to us. Our customers trust that we will provide a robust, secure method of tracking and storing their digital assets.
  Business Development Updates The past two weeks have been full of exciting work communicating with industry influencers and investigating ICO hosting opportunities from contacts made at the Boston TokenFest event.  Along with the work being done to list our HALO currency on external exchanges, we are actively talking with other projects who might host their initial tokens listing on our platform. There are a lot of ICO and tokens in the industry, so we’re examining 10-12 of the most promising upcoming projects a week for a possible hosting on our blockchain. The addition of these compelling projects to our network will only serve to strengthen and grow our ecosystem and position in the industry. TokenFest 2018 - Matt Dowd of Halo Platform with Jeremy Ramos of Priatek discussing their platform's exciting In2Win system for gamifying coupons and tokenizing rewards.   Block & Chain Games updates   Fracture Labs partners with Block and Chain Game Studios DECIMATED is a post-apocalyptic survival game with a blockchain based economy. Player-to-player trading, digital scarcity, ownership of items and a smartphone wallet.  From their recent evaluation report, the DECIMATED ICO will be based on Ethereum blockchain (ERC-20) and the game will issue non-fungible virtual items on the Ethereum blockchain first. Afterwards, in game tokens will be usable on the Halo Platform blockchain. We are very excited to work with DECIMATED and look forward to the release of their game.  More details can be found here. The Block and Chain Games Studio sends out weekly newsletters to the community. Go here to sign up so you never miss an update.   Halo Platform Portfolio updates This week Portfolio has fully integrated account tracking and users are able to add accounts to track (both exchange accounts to sync accounts, and manual wallet addresses) and also edit or delete them. These account metrics have been hooked into our charts so that users can see their portfolio values over time and distribution across all their wallets. Users are also able to fetch pricing data from multiple exchanges. We’re currently working on adding multiple exchange support through CCXT so you will be able to add almost any exchange supported by CCXT to be tracked by Portfolio.   Sample of Portfolio Accounts
  In other news To keep accounts secure (and not lose them). Anyone using Featherlite should know how to import and export a private key. Watch our latest video tutorial here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7zydYDyzLo&t=2s   Halo Platform Resources
  Masternode Instructions Setting up and using a masternode is simple with the Halo Platform. Featherlite walks you through the necessary steps to acquire, deploy, join, watch, and collect awards from your masternode. For detailed instructions with images, go here: https://wiki.haloplatform.tech/Masternodes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7BNkGWqJ4o
  Masternode Estimated Reward Payouts If you’re curious about masternode reward payouts, refer to the below spreadsheet. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ghIixsf4WSrd9RYEAEc3lzuB8pq9MX9mi27h39GJL-U/edit#gid=826076888
  Block Explorer Check out our searchable block explorer to take a close look at any block or transaction on the chain. In the coming days you’ll be able to see transactions for each wallet address on chain: https://explorer.haloplatform.tech/.   View our progress on our roadmap. https://www.haloplatform.tech/roadmap.html
  Connect with us in social media Offical Forum - https://community.haloplatform.tech/ Twitter -  https://twitter.com/Halo_Platform Reddit -  https://www.reddit.com/r/HaloPlatform/ Discord -  http://discord.haloplatform.tech/ Telegram - https://t.me/haloplatform Google+ - https://plus.google.com/u/0/108336112327687734137 Steemit -  https://steemit.com/@haloplatform Medium -  https://medium.com/@haloplatform Facebook -  https://www.facebook.com/HaloPlatform.tech/ Youtube -  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZqP3U9jFO0XTV6EYNt1dqg Instagram -  https://www.instagram.com/halo_platform/ LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/haloplatform/ Github - https://github.com/haloplatform Block and Chain Game Studios - https://www.blockandchain.games/   Halo Platform/Block and Chain Game Studios international community: Available languages: Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, and Russian. https://community.haloplatform.tech/forum/41-localized-forums/   Where to Get Help If you run into any issues with any of our products (and you’ve tried refreshing and full node and that doesn’t fix it), there are numerous ways to reach out to us: Email: support@haloplatform.tech Discord: http://discord.haloplatform.tech/ (our moderators and support are online almost 24 hours a day. Special thanks to Moggy, Abe, Jay B., Pesh, and SeriousBasil237). Website (we have a support platform built in): https://www.haloplatform.tech/ — ^Everyone @ Halo Platform
 

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Halo Platform Bi-weekly Newsletter - September 14th, 2018

Welcome to the Halo Platform Bi-Weekly newsletter! This is where we provide updates on recent developments and announcements for upcoming news, products, and events. During the past sprint (2 weeks), we’ve made a lot of progress with the development of Halo Platform’s lineup of cryptocurrency tools and features.  In addition to providing technical updates, Halo Platform is also pleased to announce our localized marketing campaign, which brings global audiences to our community through multilingual worldwide outreach. Soon, you will see our marketing content translated into Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Russian, and a number of other languages as our community grows through various social media platforms. Masternode System Updates
Among the many improvements made to Halo Platform’s backend tech during this sprint period, we also successfully tested Batch Confirmations and finalized a new Featherlite version release.  With the new update, users can “Withdraw All” in only three clicks - one on the initial withdraw, one on DAPP confirmation of the masternodes and the reward amounts you are withdrawing, and the third for the batch confirmations. The former process requires a confirmation to each masternode reward. This will save our users time whenever they withdraw their rewards.   To update your Featherlite on the latest version, please click here. HaloDEX Updates
We recently released a new version of HaloDEX alpha which changed the main user interface for the exchange page. We’re also adding TradingView, which is an easy to use financial visualization platform that allows users to customize charts as well as create financial analysis forecasts.  We’re refining TradingView to perfection each and every day, so keep an eye out for its pending release in testnet.  Otherwise, we are working hard to squash the final bugs in the DEX and plan to have all issues resolved soon. The HALO Wrappers are also nearly complete and are currently being tested internally. The smart contract backing the DEX is also being slightly reworked to be more modular and allow Halo Platform to more easily migrate as we introduce new features after initial launch. We also changed the Balances page to show both Featherlite and HaloDEX wallet balances. From an end-user experience, this will make it easier to use the DEX on a single page instead of navigating back and forth between Featherlite and HaloDEX wallets. A Socket indicator in the upper-right corner will indicate if your connection is working in real-time.
New HaloDEX features (TradingView and updated Balances)  
HaloDEX Wrapper   The below patch notes provide details on the many fixes and improvements to HaloDEX: 0.4.0 Alpha Changed alignment of sell orders Resized the new order card to take up less space Added contextual colors for buying and selling in the new order card Added 8 decimal places to display data for the order book TradingView replaced AmCharts for main chart on exchange Resolution and symbol changing updates Production config updated for static files relating to TradingView Updated Balances page to now show wallet balances outside of dex. Added some coloring to the page to make it less boring 0.5.0 Alpha Orderbook will now display up to 30 orders on either side Fixes for the depth chart to get it working again The main Exchange view has been reworked completely (Let us know what you think!) Fixes for supporting multiple display sizes Fixes for searching tickers by the actual ticker (ie HALO) Removed grids from trading view Fixes a bug causing orders not belonging to the user to show up in "Your Orders" Fixes a bug causing canceled orders to not properly update in the UI Subscriptions are now functions on TradingView Added a web socket connection indicator Fixed a bug that would cause weird rounding errors when making orders Updated ticker nav bar to navigate to the home screen when on balances screen 0.6.0 Alpha Added new max button to fill all available funds Fixed a bug when trying to exhaust all available funds Fixed a bug where orders would not refresh when changing tokens Removed unused toggles from the new order card Updated minimum amount of HALO required to create an order Fixed a bug that would cause improper volume display on TradingView Updated location of buy/sell forms (they are now flipped) Updated location of web socket connection (far right of the toolbar) 0.7.0 Alpha Added better notifications and order aggregation matching Fixed form validation when creating new orders/trades Added UI piece that shows account lock/unlock status and allows unlocking of locked accounts Block and Chain Game Studio Updates Our final playtests for Blockfight are underway and in the past two weeks we have introduced some features which will allow players to have a quick rematch, see their stats and win a daily drop of free in-game coins. On the back end, we’re working hard to incorporate a low-friction currency flow so players can get crypto into the game quickly and easily. Draggin’ Dragons racing screens are undergoing polish and integration into the game. Check out the Block & Chain newsletter for a sample of these fun and fantastic images. The weekly newsletter from Block & Chain goes out every Friday and can be viewed on our forums: Or sign up for our mailing list to receive the newsletter in your inbox each week: https://www.blockandchain.games/. 
HaloX Updates
Over the last two-week sprint, the exchange team completed the FIX/WebSockets API. This includes all function calls, permissioning, and validation in addition to further code optimizations and schema refinements. The next step for the team is to create a feature complete client in order to serve as a public API client example and allow us to carry out internal testing. In addition to this, we hope to see progress in wallet connectivity and frontend API integration. Halo Platform Portfolio Updates
We’ve been hard at work developing our backend data APIs and integrating them into the frontend Portfolio so that we can show coin values and Portfolio value over time. We’ve also been fine-tuning our interface for customizing and configuring the dashboard to make it fit everyone’s unique user experience. We are currently in development of getting account tracking working so that you can manage and track your portfolio. Marketing and Business Development Updates
Along with all of the great work our developers have been doing on our Platform and exchanges, we have been making big strides in marketing and business development. We’re producing our “User How-To” videos, which will guide the viewer through the various aspects of the many features available on the Halo Platform. These videos are helpful tools for helping new users get oriented with features of the Halo Platform and will expand our community outreach, so be sure to check them out, starting with our first one on setting up Featherlite: Halo Platform was also recently represented by our Business Development Specialist, Matthew Dowd, at TokenFest in Boston, MA on September 13th and 14th. TokenFest is a major, two-day networking event focused on the business and technology of tokenization. The conference plays host to thousands of blockchain and cryptocurrency enthusiasts and industry experts. Matthew has been on the floor, handing out Halo Platform t-shirts and setting up meetings with potential enterprise clients and influencers.
 Matt with with CNBC’s Jon Najarian, discussing the future of cryptocurrency.

Halo Platform Resources
Masternode Instructions
Setting up and using a masternode is simple with the Halo Platform. Featherlite walks you through the necessary steps to acquire, deploy, join, watch, and collect awards from your masternode. For detailed instructions with images, go here: https://wiki.haloplatform.tech/Masternodes
Masternode Estimated Reward Payouts
If you’re curious about masternode reward payouts, refer to the spreadsheet below.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ghIixsf4WSrd9RYEAEc3lzuB8pq9MX9mi27h39GJL-U/edit#gid=826076888 
Block Explorer
Check out our searchable block explorer to take a close look at any block or transaction on the chain. In the coming days you’ll be able to see transactions for each wallet address on chain: https://explorer.haloplatform.tech/.
View our progress on our roadmap: https://www.haloplatform.tech/roadmap.html 
Connect with us on social media
Official Forum - https://community.haloplatform.tech/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/Halo_Platform
Reddit - https://www.reddit.com/r/HaloPlatform/
Discord - http://discord.haloplatform.tech/
Telegram - https://t.me/haloplatform
Google+ - https://plus.google.com/u/0/108336112327687734137
Steemit - https://steemit.com/@haloplatform
Medium - https://medium.com/@haloplatform
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/HaloPlatform.tech/
Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZqP3U9jFO0XTV6EYNt1dqg
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/halo_platform/
LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/haloplatform/
Github - https://github.com/haloplatform
Block and Chain Game Studios - https://www.blockandchain.games/
Halo Platform/Block and Chain Game Studios international community: Available languages: Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, and Russian.
https://community.haloplatform.tech/forum/41-localized-forums/ 
Where to Get Help
If you run into any issues with any of our products (and you’ve tried refreshing and full node and that doesn’t fix it), there are numerous ways to reach out to us:
Email: support@haloplatform.tech  Discord: http://discord.haloplatform.tech/ (our moderators and support are online almost 24 hours a day. Special thanks to Moggy, Abe, Jay B., Pesh, and SeriousBasil237).  Website (we have a support platform built in): https://www.haloplatform.tech/  — ^Everyone @ Halo Platform
 

Halo-Devin

Halo-Devin

 

August 31st, 2018

Welcome to the Halo Platform Bi-Weekly newsletter! This is where we provide updates on recent developments and announcements for upcoming news, products, and events. The monthly AMA (Ask Me Anything) session was streamed on our Youtube channel last Sunday.  We answered many questions with Michael Quale, our Chief Technology Officer.  Michael discussed a handful of interesting topics pertaining to security, scalability, and both centralized and decentralized exchanges.  In case you were not able to watch the live stream, an archived video is available here to watch any time. We plan to continue running our regular AMAs in the near future.  
HaloDEXⓇ updates Since HaloDEX has gone public beta on our testnet network, we’ve taken in a lot of feedback and suggestions. This information is driving improvements to the decentralized exchange’s performance as well as user experience. Testing is still ongoing and if you would like to join the public beta, please see our instructions to get started.  At this point, we’re working on wrapping up the final pieces of the DEX. We continue to release testnet updates to the community every one to two days. Once user feedback is implemented and final performance enhancements are made, we will launch HaloDEX on our mainnet network.  The importance of releasing a stable product is crucial for us and our supporters.  With an exchange, security and functional use are imperative and we want to ensure the DEX exceeds expectations.
HaloXⓇ updates Development on the centralized exchange, HaloX, is ongoing, with back end systems up and running and ongoing enhancements inherited from the DEX. In addition, websocket implementation and integration into the website’s UI is underway and we expect to have a fully working interface over the next couple of sprints. Value pricing and Settlement mechanisms are also now in place so we have a way to constantly update product risk on the fly. Stay tuned for more updates on HaloX.
  Halo Platform Portfolio updates Our developers have been working hard to create charts which will display information about your cryptocurrency portfolio.  They’ve also started preparation to hook up to external exchange APIs to fetch various market data and retrieve transaction history.  In the below image, see how a chart and source are selected.  The chosen information displays chart metrics based on the currency and date range. Our portfolio management system will be available in the future for Featherlite.


Business Development updates Hello from Matt Dowd. I was asked to explain some of the work we have been doing on the business development front. First off, I just want to say that, after my past career experience as a commodities floor trader and a business development manager for a global derivatives exchange, it is so exciting to be a part of the team during this incredible time of growth and development. In the past two weeks, we have had several meetings with various industry disruptors and potential platform partners. Overwhelmingly, these meetings have yielded a strong belief that Halo Platform’s technology is a network of choice to take blockchain businesses to the highest level. Although specific partnerships cannot be discussed yet, more updates will be announced as they progress.   In addition, we are working very diligently to get HALO listed on many popular exchanges. Although there are many existing and up-and-coming exchanges, a majority of cryptocurrency traders prefer to use only a few select platforms. Exclusively relying our own exchanges is not the end-game. Being listed on key exchanges grants Halo Platform plenty of room for mass adoption.
   
Block & Chain Games updates The Block and Chain Game Studio’s website officially went live last week.  A lot of information can be found here to know more about the gaming division and the amazing team working to create some exciting games on the Halo Platform project.  In addition, the roadmap shows how close Block Fight and Draggin’ Dragons is from launch. The weekly newsletter from Block & Chain goes out every Friday and can be viewed on our forums: https://community.haloplatform.tech/blogs/blog/4-block-chain-newsletters/ Or sign up for our mailing list to receive the newsletter in your inbox each week: https://www.blockandchain.games/

Other updates Last week, we launched our public forum aimed at increasing our online presence. News, industry topics, patch notes, blogs and reward payouts are just a few topics users can discover for both the Halo Platform and Block & Chain Games. If you’re interested in learning about user tips or guidance within the Halo Platform, please ask and we will provide as much information as possible. If the information is not already present in the forum, login and start a new discussion. Join our online forum at https://community.haloplatform.tech/ 
Resources Masternode Instructions

Setting up and using a masternode is simple with the Halo Platform. Featherlite walks you through the necessary steps to acquire, deploy, join, watch, and collect awards from your masternode.

For detailed instructions with images, go here: https://wiki.haloplatform.tech/Masternodes View our progress on our roadmap. https://www.haloplatform.tech/roadmap.html 
Connect with us on social media
Twitter - https://twitter.com/Halo_Platform
Reddit - https://www.reddit.com/r/HaloPlatform/
Discord - http://discord.haloplatform.tech/
Telegram - https://t.me/haloplatform
Google+ - https://plus.google.com/u/0/108336112327687734137
Steemit - https://steemit.com/@haloplatform
Medium - https://medium.com/@haloplatform
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/HaloPlatform.tech/
Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZqP3U9jFO0XTV6EYNt1dqg
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/halo_platform/
LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/haloplatform/
Github - https://github.com/haloplatform
Community Forum - https://community.haloplatform.tech/
Block and Chain Game Studios - https://www.blockandchain.games/

Where to Get Help
If you run into any issues with any of our products (and you’ve tried refreshing and full node and that doesn’t fix it), there are numerous ways to reach out to us:
Email: support@haloplatform.tech Discord: http://discord.haloplatform.tech/ (our moderators and support are online almost 24 hours a day. Special thanks to Moggy, Abe, Jay B., Pesh, and SeriousBasil237). Website (we have a support platform built in): https://www.haloplatform.tech/ — ^Everyone @ Halo Platform
 

Halo-Devin

Halo-Devin

 

August 17th, 2018

Welcome to the Halo Platform Bi-Weekly newsletter! This is where we provide updates on recent developments and announcements for upcoming news, products, and events. HaloDEX was released on testnet on August 16th. If you would like to test our new decentralized exchange, download and install the latest version of Featherlite here. We have also provided an instruction manual to help users become more familiar with the decentralized exchange and understand how HaloDEX works. You can find the instructions here. For more information, check out our FAQ. Support will be readily accessible in the #dex-testing channel on Discord or by email support@haloplatform.tech. Accessing HaloDEX on TestNet   Featherlite Updates: In addition, there have been many updates on Halo Platform’s wallet Featherlite. See below for the full list.: Wallet 1.0 changelog: Transaction hex are not longer truncated Users can now create feather accounts from wallet Fixed sending validation Fixed some rounding and balance display errors Added true transaction history Fixed send all to always send all (used to leave .000000001 halo) Masternode Dapp 2.2.0 changelog: Fixed bug that sometimes caused funding address to disappear from provision form. Fixed overfund error message. Added new feature to select sell orders and buy all selected sell orders. Fixed bug that caused only the first card in monitoring card view to update when withdrawing all rewards. Updated UI for monitoring statistics and added new account-based statistics. Added new feature to request termination of masternodes. Added new feature for joining private masternodes to masternodes. Added new feature, prompts user to unlock account if they attempt an action with a locked account. Refactored masternode manage/detail view sell orders to include all sell orders for the masternode. Featherlite 1.1.0: Updated PP and ToS Block users from going forward while data.json is loading Fixed a bug where users were not blocked from blacklist accounts sometimes Added batch transactions Refactor confirmation messages to distinguish between transactions and contract interactions Added HaloDEX on testnet Configurable menu depending on network id Fix confirmation rejection not being passed down to dapps Be sure to set your calendar for August 26th at 1PM EST for our next AMA with Michael Quale, Halo Platform’s Chief Technology Officer and 25-year software development veteran. Michael has experience in software design, modeling, integration, and migration to meet highly available, scalable, and secure cloud solutions. Michael will be able to answer questions regarding security, performance, and scalability on Halo Platform. If you have questions, submit them using this form or tweet it to us at @HaloPlatform. Please use hashtag #AMA with your question. Another big date coming up is Monday, August 20th at 7–7:30 AM EST/PST. Halo Platform will be featured on AMC Networks’ NewsWatch. We are very excited to be featured on national television and get exposure on a great program like NewsWatch. Other Exchange Updates: It’s been a long, busy few weeks for the HaloDEX team, and we’ve been committing our best and brightest to launching our decentralized exchange. The amazing features available on HaloDEX, will certainly be worth the wait. This system provides a persistent websocket connection to our DEX API. What that means is that since Halo Platform’s chain is so fast, orders execute in near real-time and updates and price action movements will be almost instantaneous. We are aiming to please even the most demanding traders, so we built HaloDEX with everything active crypto traders need. Work on our centralized exchange (HaloX) continues to move forward in parallel with the current focus on back end development. With the back end functionality is complete, the codebase has undergone a major refactor to create a library of well documented and reusable functions to allow us to scale up quickly in the future. The final piece of the puzzle on HaloX is the API to connect the front and back end pieces which will be quickly followed with Unit Testing, Simulation Testing and rigorous software and hardware optimizations. Block & Chain Games Update: This sprint, we are working on wrapping up Blockfight (which we introduced to you in the last newsletter). We are also integrating it into the platform. The API’s created for HaloDEX and Featherlite will work with the game to make gameplay and currency flows as seamless as possible. In addition to cryptocurrency, Blockfight will also have a traditional soft currency, which can be purchased with Fiat and cannot be cashed out of the game. This will ensure the game has a free-to-play element, as soft currency will be given as daily rewards to loyal players. We won’t restrict players to only buy cryptocurrency in order to play our games. Rather, we want to introduce them to the Halo Platform through a system that is familiar to them. Most traditional gamers will likely use soft currency in our games and graduate to cryptocurrency as they become more familiar with it. This is a fundamental element to our growth strategy for Block & Chain games and the platform as a whole. Next week, we are going to launch our new website. That will also kick off a campaign of social media updates, videos and newsletters, much like we’re doing with the Halo Platform. We are going to reach beyond the US and establish a social media presence in numerous countries where social and crypto games are growing in popularity. Here is a sneak peek of our new home page: Halo Platform Resources: Masternode Instructions Setting up and using a masternode is simple with the Halo Platform. Featherlite walks you through the necessary steps to acquire, deploy, join, watch, and collect awards from your masternode. For detailed instructions with images, go here: https://wiki.haloplatform.tech/Masternodes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7BNkGWqJ4o Masternode Estimated Reward Payouts If you’re curious about masternode reward payouts, refer to the below spreadsheet created by the community. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ghIixsf4WSrd9RYEAEc3lzuB8pq9MX9mi27h39GJL-U/edit#gid=826076888 Please note, this spreadsheet is not an official Halo Platform document, not is it provided as a statement of expected returns. Please use it at your own discretion. Block Explorer Check out our searchable block explorer to take a close look at any block or transaction on the chain. In the coming days you’ll be able to see transactions for each wallet address on chain: https://explorer.haloplatform.tech/. View our progress on our roadmap. https://www.haloplatform.tech/roadmap.html Connect with us on social media Twitter — https://twitter.com/Halo_Platform Reddit — https://www.reddit.com/r/HaloPlatform/ Discord — http://discord.haloplatform.tech/ Telegram — https://t.me/haloplatform Google+ — https://plus.google.com/u/0/108336112327687734137 Steemit — https://steemit.com/@haloplatform Medium — https://medium.com/@haloplatform Facebook — https://www.facebook.com/HaloPlatform.tech/ Youtube — https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZqP3U9jFO0XTV6EYNt1dqg Instagram — https://www.instagram.com/halo_platform/ LinkedIn — https://www.linkedin.com/company/haloplatform/ Github — https://github.com/haloplatform Where to Get Help If you run into any issues with any of our products (and you’ve tried refreshing and full node and that doesn’t fix it), there are numerous ways to reach out to us: Email: support@haloplatform.tech Discord: http://discord.haloplatform.tech/ (our moderators and support are online almost 24 hours a day. Special thanks to Moggy, Abe, Jay B., Pesh, and SeriousBasil237). Website (we have a support platform built in): https://www.haloplatform.tech/ — ^Everyone @ Halo Platform

Halo-Shannon

Halo-Shannon

August 3rd, 2018

Welcome to the Halo Platform bi-weekly newsletter! Every two weeks, we provide the latest updates on our development in several departments. In this week’s newsletter, we want to focus your attention on the continued development of HaloDEX, Halo Platform’s decentralized exchange. HaloDEX Update We are pleased to announce that the public beta release of HaloDEX will begin on August 15. The first available trading pair will be HALO/ETH. After a few days of testing, BTC and other token pairs will be added and available for trade. Shortly after the launch of HaloDEX, we plan to start our Coin/Token Voting Competition. The competition will allow users to vote for their favorite projects to be listed on HaloDEX. Projects with the highest votes at the end of the competition will be reviewed and selected as the next coin/token added to HaloDEX. These votes will take place regularly, so vote early and often. If you want to see your project listed on the DEX, outside of the voting competition, you can inquire via email at listings@haloplatform.tech. The launch of HaloDEX is the next big step forward for Halo Platform. The Halo Platform team has poured everything they have into making HaloDEX a reality, and we are all very excited to see our vision unfold. But don’t think HaloDEX is all we have up our sleeves — we will have several more new cryptocurrency tools, products, and services to showcase. The Halo Platform team has been hard at work developing new platform features and blockchain-based services that will be ready for launch very soon — particularly from our Block & Chain Game Studio. Centralized Exchange (HaloX) Update The peer-to-peer margin funding system that matches trades, manages risk, and implements accounts has been completed and tested. Our team has hardened some of the matching engine core functions to improve scalability. Currently, we are focused on continuous deployment procedures that will allow modules of the exchange to be hot upgraded to minimize downtime. Masternode System The masternode system is still receiving regular updates to improve speed and usability. A big change is coming to the statistics view, which will show a user’s personal distribution of masternode ownership and how much Halo they have invested in masternodes. Masternode owners will also soon be able to request to have their masternode terminated directly from the dapp. Finally, our new API system will provide a long-term solution to performance issues caused by chain size. Look for the latest update very soon.   Portfolio The Portfolio’s interface is still in the early stages of development, but we’ve finished the dashboard layout system and are now working on creating great looking charts to display multiple datasets from multiple exchanges. Pretty soon, we’re going to have many different chart types including (but not limited to) candlestick, OLHC and pie charts to show information like portfolio holdings, price history and other portfolio/exchange data. Block & Chain Games Update In the last newsletter, we teased Blockfight! — Block & Chain Game Studios’ exciting turn-based creature battle game. In this immersive dice rolling game, players battle hi-res 3D monsters for guts, glory, and valuable rewards. Beat them all and fill your trophy room! Blockfight will launch hot on the heels of HaloDEX, but to keep stoking the fire of excitement behind this and the other blockchain-enabled games under development at Block & Chain, we are pleased to share a gameplay clip from Blockfight. Stay tuned for more updates, as additional information on the game platform and our first titles will be shared in the coming days.   Halo Platform Resources Masternode Instructions Setting up and using a masternode is simple with the Halo Platform. Featherlite provides a step-by-step walkthrough of everything you need to do to acquire, deploy, join, watch, and collect awards from your masternode. For detailed instructions with images, go here: https://wiki.haloplatform.tech/Masternodes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7BNkGWqJ4o Masternode Estimated Reward Payouts If you’re curious about masternode reward payouts, refer to the below community create spreadsheet. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ghIixsf4WSrd9RYEAEc3lzuB8pq9MX9mi27h39GJL-U/edit#gid=826076888 Block Explorer Check out our searchable block explorer to take a close look at any block or transaction on the chain. In the coming days you’ll be able to see transactions for each wallet address on chain: https://explorer.haloplatform.tech/. View our progress on our roadmap.https://www.haloplatform.tech/roadmap.html Connect with us in social media Twitter — https://twitter.com/Halo_Platform Reddit — https://www.reddit.com/r/HaloPlatform/ Discord — http://discord.haloplatform.tech/ Telegram — https://t.me/haloplatform Google+ — https://plus.google.com/u/0/108336112327687734137 Steemit — https://steemit.com/@haloplatform Medium — https://medium.com/@haloplatform Facebook — https://www.facebook.com/HaloPlatform.tech/ Youtube — https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZqP3U9jFO0XTV6EYNt1dqg Instagram — https://www.instagram.com/halo_platform/ LinkedIn — https://www.linkedin.com/company/haloplatform/ Where to Get Help If you run into any issues with any of our products (and you’ve tried refreshing and full node and that doesn’t fix it), there are numerous ways to reach out to us: Email: support@haloplatform.tech Discord: http://discord.haloplatform.tech/ (our moderators and support are online almost 24 hours a day. Special thanks to Moggy, Abe, Jay B., Pesh, and SeriousBasil237). Website (we have a support platform built in):https://www.haloplatform.tech/ — ^Everyone @ Halo Platform

Halo-Devin

Halo-Devin

July, 20th 2018

In today’s newsletter, we have some exciting details to cover on the launch of our decentralized exchange, HaloDex. HaloDex is nearly complete! With HaloDex, users will be able to trade HALO with other cryptocurrency pairs within the Featherlite wallet or dedicated web portal. There will be no need to download a 3rd party application, which is part of our vision of being the all-in-one crypto platform. Once HaloDex has launched, we will offer a project voting competition where the community can vote to have their favorite projects listed on the exchange. More details will be announced next week. Throughout next week, we will also provide regular updates to our community with information pertaining to the HaloDex launch. HaloDex — Features HaloDex will feature a brand new user interface that stands-out for its ease of use. The new UI will be fed by a fast back-end and powered by an elegant, intuitive user interface. Users will immediately experience an ultra-fast lazy loaded (loaded only when used) front-end. In addition, there will be no requirement to sign-up with an email in order to use the DEX. The only requirement will be a valid Halo address. Upon release, we will offer base trading with a handful of currencies and tokens, with new ones added regularly based on community selection. The main difference between HaloDex and most other Decentralized Exchanges is that they only allow trading of Ethereum and Ethereum ERC-20 Tokens. The HaloDex has the capacity to trade every coin, regardless of network or algorithm, USDT, DASH, EOS, XRP, XMR, with no limitations to our capacity for listing a coin. Also, running on the Halo Platform Network allows for a much greater execution speed and overall faster experience. Only pay gas or transaction fees on Deposit or Withdrawal, never on trades, which will reduce your overall cost per trade. Look for our more details on HaloDex next week. The satisfaction of most traders’ basic needs will be available, such as: buy and sell orders, price chart, price depth, transaction history, deposits/withdrawals, as well as volume data. We plan to submit community voting for other projects, so everyone can have the opportunity to weigh in on our next listed coins. Stay tuned for more information on community listing voting. Our HaloDex and HaloX logo competition is underway! Last week we had over 50 submissions enter the competition, which we have narrowed down for community selection. The winners of the HaloDex and HaloX logo competition will each receive 50 HALO. To cast your vote, add one reaction to your favorite logo in the #halodex-logo-contest channel in our Discord community. The selection ends quickly, so be sure to cast a vote for your favorite logo soon. Next week, we will also release our exchange whitepaper and HaloDex.io landing page to the community.   The current trading page in HaloDex. HaloX Update Progress continues on the centralized exchange. This week the team focused on the API security implementation and we now have a very robust authentication procedure and policy in place. Focus right now is on the Peer-to-Peer margin implementation, after which we will be getting very close to feature completion and beginning work on hardening and testing. Look for the pre-registration site coming soon! Masternode System Earlier this week we released a patch for the Masternode DAPP. Please see below for a list of patch notes. To install the update, simply click the “Refresh” button while on the Masternode Monitoring page within Featherlite. Summary of Key New Features: All sorting and search text boxes should work (cannot currently sort by alias or pending sell orders) Watched masternodes (masternodes the halo prime account is not a joiner of) are now removable from card, list and detail view Added MN alias to monitoring list view Add sell orders table to monitoring list view Masternode detail view will disable all action buttons if account viewing is not a joiner/owner Monitoring card view shows number of sell orders Masternode Marketplace now has a loading bar to show sync progress Added MN tier to pending sell orders Price per share is corrected: total now correctly shows total price to two decimal places Fully Fund checkbox when joining a masternode now works correctly Masternode detail view Rewards Table now shows rewards/fees Block & Chain Games Update We are on track to release our first two games shortly after our exchange launches. While we are pending the formal announcement of these games and our team website, we are thrilled to share some teaser screenshots of our two launch titles:     Draggin’ Dragons: Choose your track and race your dragon to victory!   Blockfight: Coming Soon! Halo Platform Resources Masternode Instructions Setting up and using a masternode is simple with the Halo Platform. Featherlite walks you through the necessary steps to acquire, deploy, join, watch, and collect awards from your masternode. For detailed instructions with images, go here:https://wiki.haloplatform.tech/Masternodes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7BNkGWqJ4o Masternode Estimated Reward Payouts If you’re curious about masternode reward payouts, refer to the below spreadsheet. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ghIixsf4WSrd9RYEAEc3lzuB8pq9MX9mi27h39GJL-U/edit#gid=826076888 Block Explorer Check out our searchable block explorer to take a close look at any block or transaction on the chain. In the coming days you’ll be able to see transactions for each wallet address on chain: https://explorer.haloplatform.tech/. View our progress on our roadmap: https://www.haloplatform.tech/roadmap.html Connect with us in social media Twitter — https://twitter.com/Halo_Platform Reddit — https://www.reddit.com/r/HaloPlatform/ Discord — http://discord.haloplatform.tech/ Telegram — https://t.me/haloplatform Google+ — https://plus.google.com/u/0/108336112327687734137 Steemit — https://steemit.com/@haloplatform Medium — https://medium.com/@haloplatform Facebook — https://www.facebook.com/HaloPlatform.tech/ Youtube — https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZqP3U9jFO0XTV6EYNt1dqg Instagram — https://www.instagram.com/halo_platform/ LinkedIn — https://www.linkedin.com/company/haloplatform/ Where to Get Help If you run into any issues with any of our products (and you’ve tried refreshing and full node and that doesn’t fix it), there are numerous ways to reach out to us: Email: support@haloplatform.tech Discord: http://discord.haloplatform.tech/ (our moderators and support are online almost 24 hours a day. Special thanks to Moggy, Abe, Jay B., Pesh, and SeriousBasil237). Website (we have a support platform built in):https://www.haloplatform.tech/ — ^Everyone @ Halo Platform  

Halo-Devin

Halo-Devin

July 6th, 2018

Welcome to the Halo Platform bi-weekly newsletter. In today’s newsletter, we will take a look back a June 30th’s AMA with Devin Seto and provide an update from the recent release of Featherlite, version 1.0.2. June 30th was the end of quarter and we held a live AMA (ask me anything) session with Devin Seto on our Youtube channel. See the link below for the AMA video and a special sneak peek at one of the new games Block and Chain is currently developing! https://youtu.be/kuhte0-L0_0 Our next AMA will be later this month. Stay tuned in our various social media networks and community channels for more information on date and time. Featherlite — v1.0.2 Release Notes Early last week we released an update to the Featherlite wallet. Please be sure to update to the latest version of Featherlite here. Summary of Key New Features: Loading masternodes is much faster now (10 seconds to 3 minutes depending on the speed of your connection and whether or not you are using Lite or Full node). Masternode dapp: On the top action bar, there is now a loading bar and progress indicator to show the % progress in synching to the masternode system. Masternode dapp: On the top action bar, we added a Withdraw All button to withdraw your masternode rewards with a single click. Masternode dapp: On the top action bar, we added a Toggle View button to switch your masternode view between the previous card format and a summary list format. Masternode Monitoring screen: Graphs which show the total amount of active masternodes within the network, the current minting pool and current service fee pool. Masternode Marketplace: Pending Orders have been re-enabled so you can buy and sell masternode shares once again. Known Issues and Workarounds: It may take 15–20 seconds before the masternode sync begins — sometimes 2–3 mins. But it is working. The indicator (moving bar) and text will disappear if there is an error. Withdraw All Button: Only withdraws rewards for masternodes attached to current Halo Prime. Individual master nodes rewards can still be withdrawn the traditional way if they are not attached to your current Halo Prime wallet. Detailed release notes can be found here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IWVxdAwPxPLRLD_05acOT1_GKhARiEvv/view?usp=sharing The wallet and masternode dapps are undergoing constant improvement, with most new features driven by community feedback. Here is a sneak peek at some of the updates coming in the next release: Wallet dapp will let you rename your halo accounts from inside the wallet dapp and the name will persist through to Account Control as well   2. Masternode dapp will show the tier inside the pending orders section. This will allow users to see what tier of masternode they are buying shares into without using the block explorer. 3. Price per share will also be fixed on both the marketplace and the detail view for masternodes (Active sell orders).   4. Masternode dapp will now show alias in the list view on Monitoring   Featherlite 2.0 The next version of Featherlite is well underway, with much of the application already converted to the new design. During this process we are cleaning up post-launch code to be more efficient and performant. Below is a sneak peek of 2 existing dapps inside the new interface. Masternode: Below is the existing Masternode dapp within the new Featherlite structure. Navigation controls have been moved into a floating drawer and account controls to the top right of the application.   Wallet: Similar to the Masternode dapp, here is the Wallet dapp within the new Featherlite structure.   Customize your view: Here an example of the new interface in action. Animations have been cleaned up and the new structure provides an open canvas for creating new functionality.   Exchange Update HaloDEX has made great headway with our finalized UI mockups and the front end implementation well underway, whilst the smart contracts and exchange protocol are being worked with the assistance of another recent hire. HaloX also saw great headway this sprint with further hardening and testing of the back end and the front end trading dashboard. At this stage it’s tough to say whether an exchange listing or one of the above will come first, but it’s certainly an exciting time and we cannot wait to see where the road will lead in the short term. Block & Chain Games Update While the Block & Chain team has been working on several games, we revealed one of them in a sneak peak during the AMA this past weekend. Draggin’ Dragons will be more than just a racing game. With breeding, trading, training, and collecting, players can build up their “stable” of dragons and earn Halo whenever their Dragon wins a race!   This is just the beginning of the Block & Chain games slate! User Information Masternode Instructions Setting up and using a masternode is simple with the Halo Platform. Featherlite walks you through the necessary steps to acquire, deploy, join, watch, and collect awards from your masternode. For detailed instructions with images, go here:https://wiki.haloplatform.tech/Masternodes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7BNkGWqJ4o Masternode Estimated Reward Payouts If you’re curious about masternode reward payouts, refer to the below spreadsheet. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ghIixsf4WSrd9RYEAEc3lzuB8pq9MX9mi27h39GJL-U/edit#gid=826076888 Block Explorer Check out our searchable block explorer to take a close look at any block or transaction on the chain. In the coming days you’ll be able to see transactions for each wallet address on chain: https://explorer.haloplatform.tech/. View our progress on our roadmap.https://www.haloplatform.tech/roadmap.html Connect with us in social media Twitter — https://twitter.com/Halo_Platform Reddit — https://www.reddit.com/r/HaloPlatform/ Discord — http://discord.haloplatform.tech/ Telegram — https://t.me/haloplatform Google+ — https://plus.google.com/u/0/108336112327687734137 Steemit — https://steemit.com/@haloplatform Medium — https://medium.com/@haloplatform Facebook — https://www.facebook.com/HaloPlatform.tech/ Youtube — https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZqP3U9jFO0XTV6EYNt1dqg Instagram — https://www.instagram.com/halo_platform/ LinkedIn — https://www.linkedin.com/company/haloplatform/ Scrypto — https://scrypto.io/u/haloplatform ONG — https://ong.social/haloplatform Where to Get Help If you run into any issues with any of our products (and you’ve tried refreshing and full node and that doesn’t fix it), there are numerous ways to reach out to us: Email: support@haloplatform.tech Discord: http://discord.haloplatform.tech/ (our moderators and support are online almost 24 hours a day. Special thanks to Moggy, Abe, Jay B., Pesh, and SeriousBasil237). Website (we have a support platform built in):https://www.haloplatform.tech/ — Thank you! ^Everyone @ Halo Platform

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