Since our last newsletter, a lot of work has gone into the Halo Platform across multiple products. Development is fast and furious, with new features coming online very soon. Here we will breakdown just a small portion of what’s been going on with recent developments.
Marketing the Halo Platform
We’ve had numerous inquiries about our marketing efforts on the Halo Platform. Now that our Main Net is live, we are kicking these efforts into high gear. Some of you have already met our Community Manager, Scott Williams (affectionately known as “Jehuti” in Discord). He and Devin Seto, VP of Operations, are spearheading numerous marketing and outreach initiatives to bring more attention to the Halo Platform. These include:
- Each time we have a major release, we send out a press release to over 2,000 online media outlets — We did this last week for Main Net launch and will be doing it again for the Exchange release, upcoming game launches, and so on.
- We have partnerships with several crypto news outlets who post updates and articles with news about the platform. These sites have a very targeted following of crypto influencers.
- We are going to continue our monthly AMA sessions with Scott Morrison or one of the executives which will be live streamed on YouTube and posted to social media.
- We have social media accounts in both mainstream and crypto-specific platforms that we post to multiple times each week.
- We write 2 crypto related blogs each week and post them to Medium and Steemit. We also blast them out to our ever growing member email alias.
- We are working on several promotional videos for our YouTube site, which showcase the company and the platform.
- This week, we onboarded a new Business Development Manager, Matt Dowd, who will be working on strategic partnerships for our platform and be a presence at key crypto conferences.
Looking ahead, we are also working on some interviews and Web TV spots. Look for more news on those in our next update.
To prepare for our monthly Ask Me Anything (AMA), we would like to collect some questions from our community so team members can answer during the live stream. If you have a question for us, feel free to submit your question below and look for the answer during the live stream on June 30th, 2018.
Masternode System New Features
As we continue our development of the Halo Platform, more features are set to be released early next week. One such feature is the ability to see the total amount of active masternodes within the network. The below images show features that will be added to both the Featherlite wallet and the Halo Platform Block Explorer. Each active node will be broken down by tier represented in the first number. The second number is the maximum amount of masternodes a tier can host.
During the last sprint the masternode dapp has seen multiple improvements. The biggest of all is a change in the way the DAPP data (masternodes, marketplace, etc) are loaded. We have decreased the loading times dramatically for both lite and full nodes which will offer a better user experience and faster path to withdraw your rewards! The other major change is the new Monitoring View. Users can now see some global statistics about the Halo masternode system such as the distribution of masternodes tiers and the current value of the minting and service fee pools. Monitoring view also now allows users to change between the existing Card View and a new List View. The List View offers a more concise experience for users. Also, we’ve reduced the join fee for public masternodes from 1% to .1%.
Finally, for those with multiple masternodes, we added a “Withdraw All” button so you can withdraw rewards from all masternodes with one click!
Featherlite — Upcoming releases
We will be releasing a major update to the Featherlite wallet early next week. Keep a lookout in Discord and our various social media accounts for more information on what will be included in that release.
We recently published a visualization of our GitHub commits. See below to witness how much progress we’ve made over the past 3 months.
As you may be aware, we are building two distinct exchanges:
Centralized Exchange — Advanced trading and charting, customizable interface, ultra low latency order execution, margin trading, risk management, advanced order types, API access, top tier cloud security, wide range of tradable products including fiat currency pairs.
Decentralized Exchange — Cryptocurrency trading on the blockchain using smart contracts. Basic interface. Direct-to-wallet trading.
Now that we are in the late stages of development, hardening and thorough testing, we have begun the road to exchange launch for both exchanges internally and in the coming weeks will keep you updated on progress of both pieces. We will be testing, auditing, testing some more and thoroughly polishing our exchanges security posture. We use ITIL best practices along with least privileged access patterns.
In preparation for the launch of the exchanges, Halo Platform is creating a pre-registration template for HaloX so that existing customers can be granted first access to the new services. The basic registration for entry into the centralized exchange as well as enhanced pre-qualification for consideration of our future fiat gateway products will not only keep HaloX compliant with ongoing regulatory environments, but also assure there is no backlog or waiting period for qualified applicants.
Halo Platform and our family of Companies is serious about Compliance and AML Policies and is on the cutting edge of assuring customer security, regulatory adherence, and a long-lasting business model to keep up with current governmental requirements. The balance of having a secure platform that values your privacy and security while keeping in step with risk mitigation is a challenge in which we are in position to exceed customer and regulator expectations.
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.
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
Telegram — https://t.me/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:
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