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

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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.



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.


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.

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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