State of the project: Pascal Blockchain Bi-weekly report.

State of the project: Pascal Blockchain Bi-weekly report.

By Dzoelx | Joelagbo | 15 Feb 2020


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It’s the season of love and we are sending all our hugs and kisses to each and everyone HODLing pascal coin! Couple of weeks into the month already and time keeps running fast.

Pascal blockchain continues its development with the technological aspect of the project getting better with each day that goes by. We keep working together towards this uniform goal and achieving our targets one after the other.

Developing a blockchain that truly serves the people and delivers its promises have been paramount for the pascal blockchain developers. Amidst the tides we continue to build on our achievements and putting in more efforts to ensure that the blockchain keeps adding more beauty and achieving peak user satisfaction through improvement of user experiences on the blockchain.

Mid-month! We already zapped through the first two months of what have been an adventurous moment for all of us at Pascal, with much developments going on over this time, it’s a perfect time to put a pause and bring to you, the highlights of the past couple of weeks…


Version 5.2? Yay! 

In our monthly newsletter, we teased the release of an improved version of the V5 protocol, a notable improvement on the previous version (5.1). Just about 2months ago, we released the pascal version 5,one of the most important upgrades of the pascal blockchain; 2 months later, we are proud to announce the second upgrade of the pascal blockchain version 5—Pascal Version 5.2.

We promised, we delivered! The pascal V5.2 is a very important upgrade of the v5.1 which focuses on improving on the efforts made in V5 and subsequently v5.1 while fixing numerous bugs and adding more exciting features.

To ensure the best experiences while using the pascal blockchain, the version5.2…

- Fixes CryptoLib4Pascal multithreading bug

- Fixes bug caused by bad calculated "more work" blockchain

- Limited NAT to 7 seconds by default

- Fixed invalid "balance" rounded decimals value caused by FPC (daemon or Linux versions)

- Improved on hashlib4pascal library

- Introduces CryptoLib4Pascal usage

- Add other Minor improvements and fixes more bugs


Update is compulsory!

Pascal version5.2 source code and binaries are available at Github and SourceForge (also TESTNET 5.2 release available): https://github.com/PascalCoin/PascalCoin/releases

 

Sequel to this release, pool miners experienced some issues with the open pool, this issue lasted for about 24hrs, fortunately, openpool issues have been resolved and is working perfectly, do connect to your pool and share any issues with us.


Rhminer version 2 updates


The RandomHash miner is one of the most popular mining protocols on the pascal blockchain, serving the miners and keeping up with the constantly evolving Pascal blockchain technology. With the release of the RandomHash2, the RandomHash miner also upgraded to Rhminer 2, presenting numerous exciting features which includes amongst others an amazingly faster hashrates.

In our January newsletter, we announced the release of Rhminer v2.1, this release includes some important updates focused on improving mining experience and serving the users best. Sequel to this and two weeks later, we are excited to announce the release of Rhminer version 2.2 and 2.2b, these releases once again continues to build on existing efforts to build a miner that works at its best.

Rhminer version 2.2 presents:

-New optimizations up to 55% faster.

-Major optimizations on different processors (55% on Platinuim, 50% on i7 and i5)

- Added version in log and submit chrono

This version have been Tested on processors core i5, core i7, Epic and Xeon

Update to the version 2.2: https://github.com/polyminer1/rhminer/releases

 

Rhminer version 2.2b presents further improvements on the version 2.2:

- Removed pascalpool.org from DevPool list


- Improved pool connection


-code cleanup and minor improvements (linux and macos)


Update to version 2.2b: https://github.com/polyminer1/rhminer/releases

 

 Pascal Governance

The Pascal project is built on the backbone of it’s community, with the community approving every proposals and decisions made, this includes funds distribution and personal employment. Community management becomes paramount for a project that puts its community first. As regards to this we are preparing for the final stages of voting and decision making on our proposed PIP–0040 which focuses on governance and community management.

Still wondering what the PIP-0040 is all about? Have an extensive read here: https://www.pascalcoin.org/development/pips/pip-0040

 

Summarily, the PIP-0040 proposes a strengthening of the present governance structure of Pascal with the aim of bolstering the general workflow of the Pascal ecosystem and community.

The proposed model will introduce an elected Key-Team that will be responsible for counseling, facilitating, and administering community decisions, including decisions related to the management of the Pascal Foundation.

The power of the Key-Team will be strongly limited by direct community votes and a Founder’s Veto on changes to Pascal’s core tech.

The proposed governance model is planned to be replaced by a DAO model in the future, if so decided by the community and if technically and practically feasible.


Voting process for the PIP-0040 is scheduled to commence in the coming weeks, voting schedule will be announced on our channels.


Join us and be a part of this decision making

The discussion continues on discord!: https://discord.gg/xv5ByZW


Follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/PascalCoin


All recent updates on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PascalCoinOfficial/


Follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/pascalcoin


All new releases on github: https://github.com/pascalcoin


You can also find us on Blockfolio!

 


Dzoelx
Dzoelx

Programmer|blogger|freelance writer | twitter: https://twitter.com/agboifesinachi


Joelagbo
Joelagbo

Pascal ambassador| Freelance writer| articles and updates about Pascal blockchain.

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