UFO Coin Relaunched with some help from Bushstar



  • Personal Intro

    I thought I would post this here first. I was approached by a couple of dedicated members of UFO Coin to work on their coin. I genuinely like the community members and the coin as I am a fan of the sci-fi genre so I decided to go above and beyond and make the UFO Coin client into a much better, newer and more secure release. It was 0.6 but I have updated them to a 0.8 client with all the bells and whistles and we are hard forking in a couple of weeks’ time to secure the blockchain against attacks. From there we plan to change the hashing algorithm to the newest version of Scrypt called NeoScrypt developed by the excellent Ghostlander. This will use the latest components available and will be a 2014 version of Scrypt, not the very old and broken one used currently. When I say broken I mean by differential analysis which is why we see cheap ASICs coming out without RAM, as it is broken the protection afforded by variable N coins is redundant.

    The idea these guys have is to fund research like SETI with their UFO Coins. I am all for this sort of thing which is why I was drawn to this project. I have volunteered a fair bit of time to upgrade UFO Coin but do not take this as a sign that I am not committed to Feathercoin. First and foremost I am a Feathercoiner, but at the same time I do enjoy helping out other people with their own coins. I believe in the open source ethos which unfortunately is largely overlooked in crypto currency as other coins are seen as competition rather than other projects trying to progress the underlying software.

    Below is a message that has been created by the whole UFO team and which I am posting here now to officially relaunch UFO Coin. There are ambitious plans for UFO Coin and I am happy to stand with this coin and help it reach its goals.

    UFO Coin welcomes Peter Bushnell as lead developer

    We’re excited to announce our new UFO coin team members. though grateful for our legacy contributors. The future is looking bright with the addition of Feathercoin creator Peter Bushnell (bushstar) as the new UFO Lead Developer. In just a few short weeks Peter has steered a technical course for UFO coin, securing it from vulnerabilities plaguing most alt coins. Not only are new wallets available, a new site and shortly we’ll announce release of an innovative hash algo NeoScrypt developed by the Feathercoin development team.

    Technical update

    Peter Bushnell (Bushstar) has taken the UFO client which was based in 0.6 and upgraded it to the 0.8.7.0 codebase which is much more stable and feature rich. There are several changes coming that will help secure the blockchain but a hard fork is required to make these improvements.
    Expect a Hard fork at height 160,997 / 2nd July 2014 with the following enhancements:

    • The retarget solution is going to change to a hardened version of Nite’s Gravity Well, this allows for rapid response to hash rate changes and recovery from high difficulty.
    • Time warp manipulability will be reduced to the point where its effect is negligible.
    • Automatic checkpointing will be set to a low depth, this prevents transaction roll back via 51% attacks. This is vital for any coin that makes good progress as attacks against coins become common at that point.New wallet information

    The clients made available for PC and Mac have features expected in a new release like Coin Control and the ability to run the client without a wallet attached to reduce the memory requirement. There is the normal elements found in the better made wallets, QR code generation for addresses in the wallet, UPNP and IPv6. The expected network infrastructure is in place with dedicated DNS seeders for clients to use to find others on the network and nodes dedicated for network connectivity.

    New available Downloads

    Windows
    Mac
    GitHub Source

    In the coming days we’ll be announcing many key partners and features through our UFO Community forum. Again, sincere thanks to our members, miners, sponsors and anonymous contributors for their continued dedication to the project, we invite all others to participate your help is always welcome.

    UFO Coin Mission statement and Roadmap
    UFO Coin Team Members

    The UFO Team.


  • Regular Member

    Hi Bushstar

    What you do is great, the problem is not to give support, but did not receive support if needed. Anyway congratulations for the good work.

    ;)



  • Thanks Xonar, if anyone downloaded the client could they please do so again. Looks like the one on the site was an old version without the NGW fork in it. Something to do with a cache. Direct link is below.

    http://ufocoin.co/wallets/ufo-setup-0.8.7.0.exe


  • Regular Member

    Great news keeps rolling, to bad exchange is down now.

    I want to buy few UFO’s.



  • Great news keeps rolling, to bad exchange is down now.

    I want to buy few UFO’s.

    Not only you ;)


  • Regular Member

    is there p2pool support for this coin ?


  • Regular Member



  • Ive setup a pool for this coin:

    http://ufo.chekazpools.com

    Regards,

    ChekaZ


  • Regular Member

    Dowloaded the Bushstar ufo wallet, I’m syncing now… connected to only one other peer. :)
    Really pioneer. :)


  • Regular Member

    can someone supply me the networks.py settings for setting up a p2pool server ?



  • Not getting that much traction yet on BitcoinTalk.

    https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=658117.0

    At least we will have another NeoScrypt buddy when the time comes and it has been a fun project to work on.

    can someone supply me the networks.py settings for setting up a p2pool server ?

    I’m not a pool person but what details do you need to make this work?


  • Moderators

    Not getting that much traction yet on BitcoinTalk.

    https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=658117.0

    At least we will have another NeoScrypt buddy when the time comes and it has been a fun project to work on.

    I’m not a pool person but what details do you need to make this work?

    Bushstar, I’ll send you a mail with the feathercoin sections of the p2pool networks.py

    I think, it should be no big problem for you to adapt it to Ufo



  • Seems like someone set up a P2Pool before.

        ufo=math.Object(
            PARENT=networks.nets['ufo'],
            SHARE_PERIOD=15, # seconds target spacing
            CHAIN_LENGTH=12*60*60//15, # shares
            REAL_CHAIN_LENGTH=12*60*60//15, # shares
            TARGET_LOOKBEHIND=20, # shares coinbase maturity
            SPREAD=50, # blocks
            IDENTIFIER='fc656266636f696e'.decode('hex'),
            PREFIX='fe636e696e6c656a'.decode('hex'),
            P2P_PORT=18720,
            MIN_TARGET=0,
            MAX_TARGET=2**256//2**20 - 1,
            PERSIST=False,
            WORKER_PORT=19720,
            BOOTSTRAP_ADDRS='dutchpool.org'.split(' '),
            ANNOUNCE_CHANNEL='#p2pool-alt',
            VERSION_CHECK=lambda v: True,
        )
    

    https://github.com/Spekske/p2pool-rav/blob/master/p2pool/networks.py

    ufo=math.Object(
    	P2P_PREFIX='fcd9b7dd'.decode('hex'), #pchmessagestart
    	P2P_PORT=9887,
    	ADDRESS_VERSION=27, #pubkey_address
    	RPC_PORT=9888,
    	RPC_CHECK=defer.inlineCallbacks(lambda bitcoind: defer.returnValue(
    	'ufo address' in (yield bitcoind.rpc_help()) and
    	not (yield bitcoind.rpc_getinfo())['testnet']
    	)),
    	SUBSIDY_FUNC=lambda height: 5000*100000000,
    	POW_FUNC=lambda data: pack.IntType(256).unpack(import('ltc_scrypt').getPoWHash(data)),
    	BLOCK_PERIOD=90, # s
    	SYMBOL='UFO',
    	CONF_FILE_FUNC=lambda: os.path.join(os.path.join(os.environ['APPDATA'], 'ufo')
    	if platform.system() == 'Windows' else os.path.expanduser('~/Library/Application Support/ufo/')
    	if platform.system() == 'Darwin' else os.path.expanduser('~/.ufo'), 'ufo.conf'),
    	BLOCK_EXPLORER_URL_PREFIX='http://cryptexplorer.com/block/',
    	ADDRESS_EXPLORER_URL_PREFIX='http://cryptexplorer.com/address/',
    	TX_EXPLORER_URL_PREFIX='http://cryptexplorer.com/tx/',
    	SANE_TARGET_RANGE=(2**256//1000000000 - 1, 2**256//1000 - 1),
    	DUMB_SCRYPT_DIFF=2**16,
    	DUST_THRESHOLD=0.03e8,
        )
    

    https://github.com/Spekske/p2pool-rav/blob/master/p2pool/bitcoin/networks.py

    The thing to note is that these values will change after the upcoming hard fork. I think you need to be ready to change them at the point when the fork goes live.



  • Having a second coin with Neoscrypt that much early makes it even more easier for multipools to add Neoscrypt coins


  • Moderators

    Seems like someone set up a P2Pool before.

        ufo=math.Object(
            PARENT=networks.nets['ufo'],
            SHARE_PERIOD=15, # seconds target spacing
            CHAIN_LENGTH=12*60*60//15, # shares
            REAL_CHAIN_LENGTH=12*60*60//15, # shares
            TARGET_LOOKBEHIND=20, # shares coinbase maturity
            SPREAD=50, # blocks
            IDENTIFIER='fc656266636f696e'.decode('hex'),
            PREFIX='fe636e696e6c656a'.decode('hex'),
            P2P_PORT=18720,
            MIN_TARGET=0,
            MAX_TARGET=2**256//2**20 - 1,
            PERSIST=False,
            WORKER_PORT=19720,
            BOOTSTRAP_ADDRS='dutchpool.org'.split(' '),
            ANNOUNCE_CHANNEL='#p2pool-alt',
            VERSION_CHECK=lambda v: True,
        )
    

    https://github.com/Spekske/p2pool-rav/blob/master/p2pool/networks.py

    ufo=math.Object(
    	P2P_PREFIX='fcd9b7dd'.decode('hex'), #pchmessagestart
    	P2P_PORT=9887,
    	ADDRESS_VERSION=27, #pubkey_address
    	RPC_PORT=9888,
    	RPC_CHECK=defer.inlineCallbacks(lambda bitcoind: defer.returnValue(
    	'ufo address' in (yield bitcoind.rpc_help()) and
    	not (yield bitcoind.rpc_getinfo())['testnet']
    	)),
    	SUBSIDY_FUNC=lambda height: 5000*100000000,
    	POW_FUNC=lambda data: pack.IntType(256).unpack(import('ltc_scrypt').getPoWHash(data)),
    	BLOCK_PERIOD=90, # s
    	SYMBOL='UFO',
    	CONF_FILE_FUNC=lambda: os.path.join(os.path.join(os.environ['APPDATA'], 'ufo')
    	if platform.system() == 'Windows' else os.path.expanduser('~/Library/Application Support/ufo/')
    	if platform.system() == 'Darwin' else os.path.expanduser('~/.ufo'), 'ufo.conf'),
    	BLOCK_EXPLORER_URL_PREFIX='http://cryptexplorer.com/block/',
    	ADDRESS_EXPLORER_URL_PREFIX='http://cryptexplorer.com/address/',
    	TX_EXPLORER_URL_PREFIX='http://cryptexplorer.com/tx/',
    	SANE_TARGET_RANGE=(2**256//1000000000 - 1, 2**256//1000 - 1),
    	DUMB_SCRYPT_DIFF=2**16,
    	DUST_THRESHOLD=0.03e8,
        )
    

    https://github.com/Spekske/p2pool-rav/blob/master/p2pool/bitcoin/networks.py

    The thing to note is that these values will change after the upcoming hard fork. I think you need to be ready to change them at the point when the fork goes live.

    There is a worse problems in “changing values” in P2pool settings than the hard fork. There is no easy way to get everyone to upgrade and leave forked p2pools. A lot of p2pool can be private.

    I see in February, Dogecoin were proposing adding “meta layer” above p2pool with different pool payout settings (longer stratum times, due to compensate shortened block times) as a solution to the upgrade difficulty.



  • Hi Bushstar, I think create a UFO address in FTC wallet. I can accept UFO in FTC wallet with a payment gateway.

    Will be able to do it ?

    %E6%80%9D%E8%80%83.jpg


  • Moderators

    Hi Lizhi,

    I think, the address headers for UFO are different, so a FTC wallet will not allow to import an UFO address.



  • I ask other people in NXT forum. We can realize it.

    First of all, we want to build a server network, They are gateway. They are responsible for processing deposits and withdrawals.You can send any coin,eg:BTC or NXT. We use gateway client for deposits and withdrawals.Everyone can set up gateway server. Thus, the evolution of the coin, The establishment of a coin applications and trading environment. ^-^


  • Regular Member

    Hi friends, after months waiting for a ufocoin site, I just revamp my ufocoin page as a little technical site. It’s Not an official site but you can find and download the firsts aids resourses and last wallets. Yes I’m a holder of a little amount of ufocoins. Have a nice use of this page. You are welcome.


  • Regular Member

    @xonar said:

    Hi friends, after months waiting for a ufocoin site, I just revamp my ufocoin page as a little technical site. It’s Not an official site but you can find and download the firsts aids resourses and last wallets. Yes I’m a holder of a little amount of ufocoins. Have a nice use of this page. You are welcome.

    Nice work!


  • Regular Member

    @xonar you made very nice site, what template are you using?


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