The NuBits blockchain only Nubitsexplorer requires some maintenance and will be off-line for a large number of hours. Due to a bug the database has been corrupted and I need to build it up again. Apologies for the inconvenience.
The Nubitsexplorer is online again after the rebuilt of the database. This proofed a bit more challenges due to the high memory requirements of the Nu daemon.
Matthew also reports that he determined that abe does not like the parked NuBits for some reason. It ruins the calculation of total coin amounts. So he removed the coin days destroyed, outstanding coins and average age for now. They won’t be accurate in any case, unless abe is modified to work with parked NuBits, which might be more trouble than it is worth.
At least it provides the basic explorer services for NuBits again. Interested to hear your feedback on the continuation of this service into the next year.
More than 1000 hits on https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1117925. Just a reminder to all forum users to post something related to NuDroid every now and then over there. It increases the visibility outside our own community and hopefully attracts new users.
Not sure if there is a lot of value in that. NuDroid connects only the Shapeshift API (when used) and ongoing to the servers. If you don’t trust the server operators you can run your own server. Beyond that it basically only leaves the connection to Shapeshift to sort out. Maybe @MatthewLM can comment whether the calls to the Shapeshift API use webbased traffic which could be handled by Orbot or not. And whether any other traffic occurs?
Hello. The Shapeshift API is called over HTTPS which provides encryption and authentication, however Shapeshift will know your IP address and those that can listen on your connection can determine that you are connecting to Shapeshift. If you want to hide your IP address and who you are connecting to, then you can use Tor. I believe if you have a rooted phone you can use Orbot to redirect all webtraffic through Tor including for apps that do not otherwise support Orbot.
Edit: I actually think orbot can redirect all traffic through Tor on a rooted phone.
Just a little teaser, I’m still working on a custodial grant with some significant improvements for NuDroid. I believe this is another big step towards making NuDroid the ultimate mobile wallet for regular use on the internet e.g. Bitcoin shops, collecting funds e.g. merchants or your earnings and at point of sale (PoS) for your weekly beer or dinner for two anywhere they accept Bitcoin, NuBits or any other support cryptocurrency. And that all without being subject to any volatility.
The main objective of the grant is to increase sustained demand for NuBits beyond just day trading.
Here is an early draft of the proposed functionality subject to change:
A. Skipping headers for instant start/sync,
B. Adding Ethereum support,
C. Adding crypto currency exchange rates on the homepage,
D. Syncing Nubitsj with Bitcoinj,
E. Adding NuDroid’s ability to receive other coins which will be instantly converted upon arrival to US-NBT.
More details, costs, requirements etc. and a grant proposal will follow soon…