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  1. arcticglobal

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    So, do you mean that any system with a characteristic of a pyramid selling scheme.is a pyramid schema system?
     


  2. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    I can't speak for@Hadron but yes.
     
  3. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Not necessarily exactly the same (e.g. in a true pyramid it's impossible for anyone lower down in it to ever make a profit), but it's certainly a warning sign in my mind.
     
  4. arcticglobal

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    Over the last 3 months, ~300 Pioneers have been participating in a pilot of in-app transfers of Pi. The purpose of the in-app transfer pilot is to help bootstrap Pi’s peer-to-peer economy by helping us identify what Pioneers are willing to offer in exchange for Pi as well as what Pioneers want to buy with their Pi. In addition to laying the foundations of a healthy economy for Pi, the Pilot is also designed to help us understand what could go wrong so that we can avoid potential abuses of Pi and its community.

    Pilot members were selected based on community recommendations as well as their previous contributions to Pi’s ecosystem. To protect Pioneers from being tricked by bots and bad actors paying with “Pi” that will be burnt before we move to mainnet, participants had to verify their identity (or perform KYC). Additionally, the terms of the pilot strictly forbade any transactions that involved fiat currency (such as selling Pi for dollars).

    As we expected, the pilot has shown both promising and challenging signs. On the promising side, transactions have shown that Pioneers have a lot of interesting goods and services to offer for Pi. Examples of such transactions included:

    A collection of honey sold for 18 Pi including shipping.
    A digital camera sold for 65 pi.
    A special edition pair of Nike Jordans sold for an undisclosed amount of Pi.
    A children’s scooter sold for 3.5 Pi.
    Many other transactions including Pi for children’s diapers, oil, batteries, and automotive parts.
     
  5. engboniface

    engboniface Lurker

    Have you guys tried Pi Network, the global cryptocurrency project? To join Pi, download Pi Network app from playstore and use my username (engboniface) as your invitation code.
     
  6. arcticglobal

    arcticglobal Newbie
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    Pi Phase 2 – Pi Nodes
    At Pi Network, we believe that everyday people should have a greater voice and capture a greater share of the value that they create in society. We believe that the best way to achieve this goal is by building a decentralized currency and economy.

    Pi’s decentralized currency will eventually be secured by a distributed global network of Pioneers, rather than being controlled by one single centralized entity. Pi’s global network will be ultimately self-governed, meaning that the community can shape how Pi evolves over time.

    When Pi is fully decentralized, Pioneers will also have full sovereignty and control over their own cryptocurrency holdings. Progress in decentralization brings Pi closer to the phase where Pioneers will be able to sell or exchange Pi, without centralized interference, just like bitcoin and ethereum. In other words, moving into the Phase 2, the testnet phase, takes us one step closer to Mainnet, when Pi can be traded freely with other currencies, in addition to trading for goods and services.

    Pioneers who want to help secure Pi’s currency can choose to become a Node.

    Nodes are the forth role in the Pi ecosystem, and run on laptops and desktops instead of mobile phones. Similar to other blockchains, Pi Nodes will be responsible for validating transactions on a distributed ledger, and resolve the challenges in maintaining a distributed currency by having all nodes come to a “consensus” on the order of new transactions getting recorded.
    Unlike nodes that use proof of work such as Bitcoin or Ethereum, Pi Node uses a different consensus algorithm based on the Stellar Consensus Protocol, in which nodes form trusted groups (quorum slicess) and only agree to transactions that those trusted nodes agree to. The security circles from Pi mobile miners aggregate into a global trust graph that enables Pi nodes to form quorum slices to determine who can and cannot validate transactions on the shared ledger.
    Also unlike other crypto projects, the Pi Node will continue to uphold the philosophy of user centric design. Instead of requiring much technical knowledge to set up a node, everyday people will be able to do that by installing a desktop application on their computers, just like installing any other computer app. Through this desktop application, Pioneers can switch on/off to make their devices available/unavailable for serving as a node.
    By March 31, 2020, we’ll make the initial version of the Pi Node application available to download and install. This initial version of the Node will include two interfaces: the node interface and the desktop Pi interface. The desktop Pi interface will be similar to the interface of the mobile app and will allow people to check their Pi balance and use the Pi chats on their personal computer. However, only members, who apply and get selected by the core team to serve as a testnet node, will have the node interface fully activated. The detailed requirements and selection process will be announced along with the software launch.

    This version of the node is the first step towards building the Pi Testnet, which will enable the core team to test the consensus algorithm and its scalability, calibrate configurations, and adapt and improve the consensus algorithm. Pioneers who run this version of the node will not need to be concerned with such processes. All they need to do is to decide if and when their devices are available/unavailable serving as a node in the Pi testnet, if they’re selected as a node.

    The Nodes for Pi’s Testnet will be launched and open for application by 3/31/2020. In order to be selected to run certain versions of the node on Pi’s Testnet, Pioneers will have to undergo KYC. More KYC slots will be opened up to support node enrollment and the advancement of Testnet. More detailed selection criteria for Pi Node will be released along with the software launch. But overall, the principles of node selection will be the trustworthiness in the network, and the availability and reliability of the device.
     
  7. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    No, empirical evidence from many countries shows that collective bargaining rights are far more important in allowing everyday people to achieve those goals. Fiddling with the structure of a cryptocurrency will make little difference to that. :p
     
  8. arcticglobal

    arcticglobal Newbie
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    Within 4 days. The PI network will release its first node, let us wait and see.
     
  9. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    Oh Kay...
    Bitcoin?
     
  10. arcticglobal

    arcticglobal Newbie
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    Colin:What do you think of the Pi node released so far? Will there be a lot of people involved?

    TheCryptolegend:The Pi Nodes that will be released will have a Pi app interface where what you see within your Pi Network app on mobile will exist on your desktop. The software will be able to be downloaded on the minepi.com website. It will have all the features that exist within your Pi Network app. There is an additional feature called a Node function. Only pioneers who have passed KYC will be able to access this. Once you are selected for KYC the Core Team will notify you within the Pi Network app. Pi Nodes will have the ability to be toggled on and off. There is a third level called a Super Node this will require the Pioneer to have an established 24/7 consistent internet connection with more requirements to qualify. They will be the fundamental cornerstones for Pi Network’s global trustgraph. Page Rank for other Pi nodes within your proximity will be listed, such Pioneers will be required to build quorum slices by determining which other Pi Nodes they want to link with their Pi Node. This interconnected network is fundamental to creating what is necessary for Pi Network to establish a strong foundation for transactions to occur on a secure network that can scale appropriately.

    At this moment, only moderators of Pi Network have the first level feature of Pi Nodes. More information will be given in the future. The Core Team will screen through those who have passed KYC next to determine who can be given the second level which is the Node Function.

    Colin:What is the function of Pi node? Will it be like a bitcoin node?

    TheCryptolegend:pi Nodes will record transactions of the distributed ledger. All Pi transactions between Pioneers will be recorded on the blockchain. This is needed to establish decentralization for Pi Network. Bitcoin nodes function in the same manner.

    When a high volume of transactions occur, the Pi transactions that cost the most will be prioritized and incur transaction fees. This is how Pi nodes award Pi, through their transaction fees. Each Pi node though can independently validate a transaction. The consensus is required to record it on a distributed ledger that can be seen by every Pi Node within the network.

    Colin:How long do you think the phase 2 test will last until the main network?

    TheCryptolegend:phase 2 will exist for a year even two years before Phase 3 occurs. There are many applications and features Pi Network has planned to implement for Pi’s utility, capability, and scalability. These applications need to be tested, revised, and piloted to ensure they work as intended. Pi will fuel the transactions throughout the applications platform for Pi Network. This interconnected network of utilizing one type of cryptocurrency will allow Pioneers to use a digital wallet for decentralized applications that will exist within their platform. Creating ease of use for a Pioneer.

    Colin:Do you have any expectation on the price of Pi?

    TheCryptolegend:pi’s value is unique in comparison to any other crypto. The reason is because it is backed by goods and services. It is not listed on an exchange before the market is created for its utility. This directly affects what it can be valued at. As pioneers will set and determine the value of it by simply choosing what to accept its worth to be between two pioneers. There is an economy I am helping to build but it will be one of many economies that will exist for Pi around the world. Pi’s economies will be separated based on the mentality of the community using Pi and their trust in regard to Pi. The economy I have been working to build will value Pi at $10/Pi. However, other places may give you far less for a Pi. It is directly related to the principles I discussed above. In the same manner, a person can take their money and make it worth more in value by moving to a country where their sovereign currency is stronger. Is what will happen. Pi’s value will be dependent upon what economy you use your Pi in.
     
  11. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Colin? Colin?? Who is this Colin?
     
  12. arcticglobal

    arcticglobal Newbie
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    Sorry, No idea who is Colin.
     
  13. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    It was your post that was either quoting Colin or asking questions of him.
     
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  14. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Do you have amnesia?

    You posted your interview Q&A with him here on 3rd April.
     
    #64 mikedt, Apr 17, 2020
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  15. arcticglobal

    arcticglobal Newbie
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    Nicolas advises users to upgrade PI APP to the latest version.
    He said,
    Please update to the latest version, 1.27. We have a lot of people in a lot of different versions (31 different version as of yesterday) and it makes it really hard to fix bugs if people don’t Update.
     
    #65 arcticglobal, Apr 24, 2020
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  16. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Is Nicolas related to Colin? Do you know who he is either?
     
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  17. arcticglobal

    arcticglobal Newbie
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    Doctor Nicolas Kokkalis, is a Postdoctoral Scholar in Computer Science at Stanford University, He is doing Social Computing research at Stanford and teaching a Decentralized Applications class.
    https://hci.stanford.edu/nicolas/
     
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  18. arcticglobal

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    Pi Apps Platform Prototype
    Our previous video series explained that the project has two goals in Pi Phase Two: 1) Building value and 2) Decentralizing the network. Building Pi’s application platform is a major strategy to achieve the first goal: building value. We aim to deliver the beta version of the apps platform by the end of the Q2 2020. Now, we are giving an update on how we plan to achieve that during the Q2.

    We are adopting an iterative user-centric design methodology, which involves prototyping, testing, feedback collecting and improving of the platform. During Q2 2020, the Core Team will prototype and test the Pi Apps platform and initial Pi applications (Pi Apps). This means that the interfaces, functionalities and accessibility of the platform and initial apps will change over the course of this prototyping and testing period before being finalized. We will have time-limited releases of such prototypes for the community to test use and give feedback, and the prototypes and the initial apps may be taken down after testing for revision and get released again.

    To support third-party apps, the Core Team will need to build the infrastructure that allows third-party integration into the Pi Network mobile application as well as Pi transfers integration into their apps. To transfer Pi to the third-party applications, Pioneers will need to pass KYC, but every Pioneer can use the functionalities of these apps that don’t involve sending Pi; for example, utility functionalities or receiving Pi from those apps do not require KYC. To build a pipeline of Pioneers ready to test the platform and initial Pi Apps, we will also be expanding KYC in the next few weeks.

    As part of the prototyping and testing, we will release the first prototype of the apps platform to our community very soon, which includes Pi’s first third-party application. Recently, we were approached by a Stanford professor with an application that helps the world better predict where new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID 19) are developing and help discover which symptoms are most indicative of the COVID 19 while preserving individual privacy. As a global pandemic, COVID 19 has affected all corners of the world, and its pandemic nature calls for a global coordinated response, which Pi proudly will be able to assist. Pi transcends borders and Pioneers come from all countries in the world. Given the distribution of our global community, Pi Network is uniquely positioned to contribute to the fight against COVID 19. Given the importance of tackling this disease and the alignment with Pi’s value of bringing people together from all over the world, we’ve decided to choose this as the first third-party app in the initial prototype release of Pi’s Apps Platform.

    This first app will allow members of the Pi community and others to contribute information about what, if any, symptoms they are experiencing, while preserving the privacy of the individual. Pi will not share any data about Pioneers with this COVID 19 app, except for their Pi username which is necessary for processing any in-app transfers of Pi and will be only shared with explicit consent by the Pioneer; Any data you submit inside the COVID 19 app will not be shared with Pi. Indeed, this first app is using a novel privacy-preserving technology to make sure even the app itself will not know the concrete symptoms you submit, and it does not collect any personal identifiable data. The specific technology will be introduced and explained by the creators of the app in a video on our home screen very soon when we release the initial prototype of Pi Apps platform. Stay tuned!
     
  19. arcticglobal

    arcticglobal Newbie
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    PI is releasing the Node followup steps for ALL node applicants to install the necessary technical packages in the Pi Node software. Visit Pi Node on your computer to follow the steps there. Read more above.
    Node technical preparation steps are now available.
    For the past month, the Core Team has been working on finalizing the necessary packages and technical steps, and integrating these steps into an informative interface of the node software. We hope these steps can smooth the installation process for Pioneers and accurately inform them of the installation status on their devices. Now, all node applicants should visit the Node software and finish installing the necessary technical packages there, as part of the selection process for Nodes and SuperNodes.

    Why are the technical preparation steps necessary for the selection of Nodes and SuperNodes?

    This allows the Core team in the coming months to test run the consensus algorithm on the devices of Pioneers who successfully installed and completed the technical preparation steps, and calibrate the requirements of the device hardware and software necessary for achieving a reliable and secure network. Keep in mind that one purpose of releasing these steps is to test. Given the diverse hardware, software and network specifications of different Pioneers, there is a chance that you may encounter issues in trying to complete these steps. If so, please report the issue in the chat channel Node Applicants accessible to all Node applicants who previously applied, to seek help from other Pioneers or the Core Team.

    What’s next in the Node selection process?

    We expect to announce more detailed node hardware and software preliminary criteria after testing and calibrating and begin informing applicants of their selection status on a rolling basis by June 1st, 2020. The selected applicants will be invited to complete KYC in order to become a Node or SuperNode candidate in the Pi’s Testnet. However, the opening of KYC slots may precede the announcement of the selections for Node because KYC slots selection is an independent process that also enables participation in other parts of the Pi ecosystem (e.g. Apps platform and functionalities in initial apps), the details of which will be included in future posts.
     
  20. arcticglobal

    arcticglobal Newbie
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    PI is releasing the Node followup steps for ALL node applicants to install the necessary technical packages in the Pi Node software. Visit Pi Node on your computer to follow the steps there. Read more above.
    Node technical preparation steps are now available.
    For the past month, the Core Team has been working on finalizing the necessary packages and technical steps, and integrating these steps into an informative interface of the node software. We hope these steps can smooth the installation process for Pioneers and accurately inform them of the installation status on their devices. Now, all node applicants should visit the Node software and finish installing the necessary technical packages there, as part of the selection process for Nodes and SuperNodes.

    Why are the technical preparation steps necessary for the selection of Nodes and SuperNodes?

    This allows the Core team in the coming months to test run the consensus algorithm on the devices of Pioneers who successfully installed and completed the technical preparation steps, and calibrate the requirements of the device hardware and software necessary for achieving a reliable and secure network. Keep in mind that one purpose of releasing these steps is to test. Given the diverse hardware, software and network specifications of different Pioneers, there is a chance that you may encounter issues in trying to complete these steps. If so, please report the issue in the chat channel Node Applicants accessible to all Node applicants who previously applied, to seek help from other Pioneers or the Core Team.

    What’s next in the Node selection process?

    We expect to announce more detailed node hardware and software preliminary criteria after testing and calibrating and begin informing applicants of their selection status on a rolling basis by June 1st, 2020. The selected applicants will be invited to complete KYC in order to become a Node or SuperNode candidate in the Pi’s Testnet. However, the opening of KYC slots may precede the announcement of the selections for Node because KYC slots selection is an independent process that also enables participation in other parts of the Pi ecosystem (e.g. Apps platform and functionalities in initial apps), the details of which will be included in future posts.
     
  21. arcticglobal

    arcticglobal Newbie
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    PI is introducing a limited release of Pi’s Platform prototype and the first 3rd-party app on May 6th. As announced last week, they are adopting an iterative user-centric design process to develop the Pi Apps platform, in which the Core Team will have limited releases of the platform prototypes and initial apps during Q2 2020. The interfaces, functionalities, and accessibility of the platform and initial apps will change over the course of the prototyping and testing period before being finalized.

    Every Pioneer can participate in the platform prototype testing and use the initial apps, and only the transfer of Pi to the 3rd-party apps requires passing KYC, which will be rolled out to more Pioneers in the next few weeks. The first app FeverIQ is introduced below and in the video on the home screen. Pi will not share any data about Pioneers with the FeverIQ app, except for their Pi username which is necessary for processing any in-app transfers of Pi and will be only shared with explicit consent by the Pioneer; any data you submit inside the FeverIQ app will not be shared with the Pi Network either. All Pioneers can participate in FeverIQ by contributing information about what, if any, symptoms they are experiencing without compromising their privacy due to FeverIQ’s privacy-preserving technology. Pioneers can also donate Pi to support FeverIQ if they agree with its cause and have passed KYC. Given the alignment between Pi Network’s value of a distributed global community and the mission of FeverIQ to fight against the pandemic, the Core Team has decided to donate 10,000 Pi from our Developer Fund to the FeverIQ app to reward Pioneers for their contributions of symptoms reports. Below is the detailed introduction of FeverIQ.

    Introduction of FeverIQ

    The FeverIQ app is created by a startup company in Palo Alto, California, called Enya. Alan Chiu, co-founder and CEO of Enya, and Jan Liphardt, an engineering professor at Stanford University and co-founder of Enya, are presenting FeverIQ in today’s video. Below is the transcript of their video:

    Hi! My name is Alan, co-founder and CEO of Enya, a privacy-preserving analytics startup based in Palo Alto, California, and today we are excited to launch FeverIQ on Pi.

    Hi! My name is Jan, I’m an engineering professor and co-founder of Enya. I know Nicolas because Nicolas and I teach one of Stanford’s blockchain classes, and the two of us realize there’s an opportunity to build something very interesting.

    We created FeverIQ with input from Stanford researchers to bring you the first privacy-preserving survey and map of Covid-19 symptoms at the neighborhood level. By simply checking in every day with how you are feeling, and your test result if you get tested, you help predict where new cases are developing and which symptoms are most indicative of the disease. This is especially important to track the disease in places where testing infrastructure is limited, and to help people with COVID find the right resources for them.

    At Enya, we think that the internet needs fundamentally new approaches for reconciling analytics with privacy. We built FeverIQ on our privacy-preserving platform. We use cryptographic techniques like secure multiparty computation and fully homomorphic encryption to allow data sharing and analytics without compromising your privacy. You don’t have to worry about someone else learning about your identity, location, or symptoms.

    FeverIQ allows you to securely share your symptoms. You can see a map that updates in real time and shows you the symptoms that other people around you have shared. If you report your test result you will help scientists better understand which symptoms are most predictive of Covid-19. The discoveries from your contribution will also help policy makers manage the pace of reopening the economy.

    Because of Enya’s privacy-preserving technology, nobody knows your location or personal information – not even us. We downsample the location to 1km resolution, and never collect any identifiable information about you.

    We are excited to work with you to help stop the spread of Covid-19 and to help your neighborhood re-open safely. Together, we’ll tackle one of the most pressing health challenges of the century, while demonstrating the value of Pi’s distributed, global community.

    With FeverIQ, you can see what other people around you are saying, you can help scientists better understand the disease, and you can help policy makers make better decisions about how to restart the economy. I’ve been entering my symptoms once a day, and it would be amazing if you could come join us and do that too. Thank you!
     
  22. arcticglobal

    arcticglobal Newbie
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    Update on Pi Node
    Almost 150,000 Pioneers installed the node, and more than 50,000 of nodes are active on a daily basis. From those nodes, we identified that about 10,000 of them show an early indication that they will be nodes constantly on. From those 10,000, we identified about 3,000 nodes that also have correctly opened their network ports. While nodes with only Docker installation can validate transactions on the Testnet, Supernodes at the moment require specific ports open for network connection and will participate in the consensus algorithm of the blockchain. We hope we do not have to require open ports in future versions of the software through the employment of automated NAT-traversal techniques to run a supernode, but this is still needed at the moment. In addition, we’re aware that the ports of some nodes are inaccessible due to some of the internet providers in some locations, even though the ports were set up correctly. We’re trying to resolve this issue so that more nodes with correct open ports are reachable.

    One necessary but not sufficient metric that we consider in the Supernode selection is the consistency of availability and stability of their internet connection to the network. Therefore, we will first focus on selecting candidates for Supernodes, i.e. ones with the right ports open and staying active consistently, although both nodes and supernodes are very important in securing the network. These Supernode candidates will be invited to pass KYC within this week and in the following weeks on a rolling basis. KYC for nodes will come later. The next step in the node selection process is to test run the consensus algorithm on these Supernode candidates. Technically, this means we’ll swap the Docker container that currently can be activated on the node interface for the purpose of network statistics with a Docker container that runs the consensus algorithm. After the test run of the blockchain, we will provide more reports about the performance of these participating Supernode candidates and then will make the final selection. Right now, the candidacy of Supernodes does not guarantee the final selection as Supernodes on the Testnet, but it means the candidate provides the necessary stability and accessibility that Supernodes require and will help us test run the blockchain in the selection period.

    If you intend to be selected as a supernode candidate, we encourage you to update the Pi Node to the most recent version, which enables us to capture all the eligible candidates for Supernodes. Specifically, check your version at the bottom of the side menu in the node software. If you have 0.1.0, please update your node version by either clicking the update popup prompt in the interface or downloading the new version on node.minepi.com from you computer. The latest version is 0.2.0.
     
  23. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Well I downloaded and tried running your latest version, and this is all I see on my Macbook.
    pi.jpg


    Also, you now seem to be concentrating on computers only, Mac and Windows. What happened to the mobile versions of Pi?
     
  24. arcticglobal

    arcticglobal Newbie
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    Please go to the google/apple store to download the latest version
     
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  25. arcticglobal

    arcticglobal Newbie
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    Pi Apps Platform for Developers Beta

    PI network is launching the Pi Apps Platform for developers all over the world to start building their applications using Pi SDK and testing in the Pi Developer Sandbox. Visit the Platform webpage above to access these developer resources.

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    We’re happy to launch the Pi Apps Platform for developers all over the world as a beta, including 1) the first version of Pi SDK and its documentation and 2) a Pi Apps Platform Sandbox for developers to test and visualize their apps. This release, as promised in our Pi Phase 2 strategy to be launched by the end of Q2 2020, will enable developers to start building applications that integrate the Pi currency and to get technically ready to be deployable on the Pi Apps Platform accessible by millions of Pioneers around the globe. It will decentralize the development of Pi’s ecosystem and leverage the power of our global community to achieve the breadth and scale of traditional economies, where real value and utilities are created.

    One of the core principles at Pi is to create simple user experience through progressive decentralization, which also applies to how we facilitate developers to build Pi Apps. This is the main reason for adopting industry standard technologies, such as JavaScript, HTML, CSS, and iframes, for developers to integrate with Pi, so that they can focus more on building awesome applications rather than getting complex technologies to work. Pi 3rd-party apps will initially be hitting Pi’s backend so that they can iterate on their app designs and establish their use cases and audiences (user bases). Once they are ready and the blockchain becomes live, their backend will be able to adapt to hit the Pi Testnet or Mainnet directly, eventually achieving decentralization. This ensures the development of utility and decentralization in parallel rather than in sequence, just like Pi Network itself.

    Technically, the Pi SDK allows developers to develop their applications in whichever programming language they prefer in their backend and integrate with the Pi Platform interface through Javascript in the frontend. Today’s SDK version will include two major functionalities for developers: 1) authenticate a Pioneer and 2) request a payment from Pioneers.

    For authenticating a Pioneer, at the moment, a Pioneer will be able to use a third-party app on the Pi Platform only when they consent to share their Pi username with a specific Pi 3rd-party app. The reason is because the Pi Platform requires the authentication of the Pioneer’s Pi identity in order to process any Pi transfer between the 3rd-party app and the Pioneer. In the future, we will add a method for previewing apps without authenticating first. Requesting payments from Pioneers is the main feature of this version of the Pi SDK. It may appear to be a simple interface, but it’s significant because it means developers can get paid in Pi by serving various applications to Pioneers, and KYC’ed Pioneers can spend their Pi in different applications. This is the backbone of the Pi Apps Platform where Pi becomes a medium of exchange for value, such as goods and services. Based on the thorough analysis of the in-app transfer pilot we published last quarter, we first focus on facilitating applications that increase Pioneers’ Pi spends, because they create demands for Pi in our ecosystem. Later SDK versions will include endpoints that allow more diverse ways of Pi transfers on the platform, e.g. from an app to a Pioneer, and endpoints that improve the user experience, such as to send push notifications, create chat channels, or allow users to invite their friends to join a Pi app.

    The visualization of such 3rd-party apps are made available through a Demo app inside the Pi Developer Sandbox. In addition to our demo app, developers can test and visualize their own apps by connecting with the Sandbox. They can test apps both running on their local computers or being hosted on external web servers. Beware that all data about the text users in the Sandbox are pseudo and have no connection with real Pioneers’ data in the production environment of Pi Network. Registering a test app in the Sandbox does NOT constitute an application for running your app on production.

    We welcome developers all over the world to build their applications on Pi, whether they are already Pioneers, developers of decentralized applications on other blockchain platforms, or developers who haven’t had experience in the decentralized world yet. Developers can submit their applications through the form here. We’ll make a further announcement on the selection criteria and process for third-party apps in the future. By deploying on the Pi Apps Platform, developers will not only help build the ecosystem of Pi Network in the process of value creation, but also be able to tap into the large and diverse Pi community globally and have a simple integration into the decentralized economy that will be an inevitable part of our future world.

     

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