Development Update October

Development Update October

In this development update October, 2017, we cover important ongoing development and operational information.

vSlots Beta

vSlots Alpha code is performing well on main-net. The UI/UX still has a few small, non-critical bugs. For that we would like to welcome Danny Donahue to the team.

Danny started coding Commodore BASIC in the early/mid 80’s. Now focusing the majority of his time on HTML, CSS, JS (with PHP), GoLang and Ruby, he has expanded into Ethereum in the past year.

His work bringing a first-grade, intuitive and user-functional vSlots game is of the highest order.

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vSlots Alpha Release and Development Update

vSlots Alpha Release

Today the long anticipated vSlots Alpha is released. This is the 1st game for vDapps and the second game on the vDice platform.

vDice is the most used main-net Dapp in the Ethereum ecosystem. The main vDice game is rapidly approaching 100,000 bets with the rate of betting increasing.

We are here to deliver secure, production ready code that is in line with the overall development of the underlying Ethereum technology.

We hope you enjoy playing vSlots.

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Development Update August 2017

Development Update August 2017

We are pleased to update on developments for the month of August 2017.

On track to 100,000 bets

For the main vDice game over 10,000 bets have been processed in just under 1-month. At this rate the main vDice game will process 100,000 bets well before the end of the 2017. This has exceeded everyone’s expectations.

Over 15,000 ETH has been processed in winnings to players in just over a year since going live (approx. $4.5m at current exchange rate).

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This Month’s Multisig Incident

Multisig Incident : What Happened?

Last week’s Multisig incident involved a little know vulnerability in Parity’s implementation of their Multi-Sig wallet that was exploited by some black-hat hackers. You can read a basic review of events here. Or, for a more detailed analysis, have a read here.

A few leading projects lost millions of dollars to the black-hat hackers. A large number of projects also had their funds hacked, but by white-hat hackers.

vDice Multisig Wallet was NOT affected.

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Development Update July 2017

Development Update July 2017

vDice Game 50,000+ Bets Processed

This development update July celebrates that we passed 50,000 bets on the Ethereum main-net. This is a huge milestone and makes vDice the most used Ethereum Dapp.

In terms of the main Dice game, we’ve seen healthy growth in betting in 2017. While it took a 1 year + to pass 50,000 bets, on current projections we’ll hit 100,000+ much sooner. On current estimates, within half that time!

Development Update July 2017

Emerging Market Promotion

We’ve ramped up the promotion in emerging markets. This is focusing on both the game and also VSL token. This is reflecting in the token price and also the betting.

Also, the communication channels that emerging markets prefer; Telegram and WeChat are picking up.

vSlots Update

The 3rd party audit of Slot Code by New Alchemy revealed one medium level issue with the Smart Contract code. We have fixed that and also integrated a few optimizations that were suggested.

We expect to receive the all-clear from our code auditors, on the final iteration of the game code, shortly. We’ve been testing the code on the main-net ourselves, in anticipation of that.

In terms of the front-end code, node script is now done, using all features Oraclize provides, including API. Now we are just finishing the interface.

We underestimated how long Web3 integration would take. But not by too much and we are almost there. Web3 documentation is still a little thing on the ground. But front-end is 75% done.

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The User Experience

A lot of new people have come to Ethereum lately that are less technical. This has been revealed in the quantity and quality of support tickets we are receiving lately.

So the idea here is for vSlots to be the first game in the space with no real technical knowledge to play. To that end, we’re abstracting away the technical parts with the most intuitive UI and we believe we’ve done a good job of that, given where the technology is at currently.

vSlots Development Update

vSlots Development Update

vSlots Development update latest new is that, as was advised in our previous post, the game code for vSlots is ready. It is open and can be reviewed here.

To allow for release of the game we were waiting of 2 final pieces from third party providers:

  1. Oracle Infrastructure.
  2. 3rd Party Code Audit.

1. Oracle Infrastructure:

Oraclize has just released their random-datasource Ledger code here. It is needed to verify what code is being executed off-chain.

In the README you will find an explanation of how to verify that the CODEHASH of such code is matching the one you find hardcoded in the proof verification steps.

The vSlot code depends on the latest, update version of oraclizeAPI and the latest version is now released.

2. 3rd Party Code Audit:

The formal 3rd Party Code Audit is being conducted by the team at New Alchemy. They are well renowned in the community for their quality of work. Indeed, they have conducted code audits for us in the past.
The 3rd party code audit is underway and we are standing by for its receipt and review. It will then be published into the public domain for further analysis and peer review.
For further information feel free to contact us.

Pre-Game Announcement

World, meet vDapps

The vDice platform is proud to make this pre announcement, launching it’s newest game shortly. This represents the 1st game on the vDapps platform.

Originally, we set out with a simple idea; implement classic SatoshiDICE as an Ethereum Smart Contract.

Every blockchain needs simple, effective, on-blockchain gambling. It is a critical piece of infrastructure. So it was built.

Over 1-year ago now, vDice launched. It has been a huge success. To-date vDice has processed almost 50,000 bets on the Ethereum blockchain. It has done over 10,000 ETH in prizes. That is Over US$ 1 million on current exchange rates.

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vSlice Update Q1

vSlice Update Q1

VSL is important in the Ethereum ecosystem. It connects vDice; one of the only live and working Dapps in Ethereum, to its users and contributors.

Also, it has some novel features running, in production. This is good for Ethereum. These features include its autonomous time locking.

We have ended the 1st quarter of 2017. In these first 3-months the VSL system has been working well.

The Smart Contract is performing as it should. It is time locking / unlocking as expected. Users are receiving their ETH from the autonomous agent Smart Contract, as programmed.

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Decentralised Exchange with OasisDEX

OasisDEX Decentralised Exchange

The cryptocurrency market is plagued by the constant exchange hacks and thefts. Decentralised exchange is needed.

Blockchain technology has matured since 2008. Yet, in an otherwise decentralised ecosystem, exchanges are still a centralised sore point.

The solution is obvious; decentralised exchange. And decentralised exchanges are the holy grail of blockchain development. However, they pose some unique technical challenges.

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Entrevista con vDice Ethereum

Entrevista con vDice Ethereum, apuestas en la Blockchain y cuál es el futuro de los juegos de apuestas.

Entrevista con vDice Ethereum : Como TechAnnouncer comienza a explorar las oportunidades en torno a la tecnología Blockchain, o lo que ahora se esta convirtiendo en “tecnología de libro de contabilidad distribuido”, hemos entrevistado recientemente a vDice, que responderán preguntas más grandes sobre los juegos de apuestas.

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