Qortal Newsletter Update: April 2023 Edition
We’re at a major fork in the road in mankind’s story, where we have the opportunity to build alternative systems. Hence Qortal: peer into the future! You are all investing in a viable alternative infrastructure that is being built to stand the test of time. This is no pipe dream, no smoke screen. Our project is nearing the next plateau in its story, where the platform finally unleashes a key element: Q-Apps. This means greater scalability on top of a base platform with incredible underlying tech many have yet to fully understand.
We’re in a pivotal time where the project needs a push and we’re in preparation for a marketing storm. Please help in whatever form you feel guided. Qortal is here for the outcome, not just a sole income.
Qnect App Version 0.1.7
Qnect is a cross platform app that currently offers a read-only option for Qortal’s Q-Chat. Eventually this app will allow users to login and make use of Q-Chat. Qnect is natively available for most Android, Linux, and Windows systems. If you’re using a different platform or are having trouble using the native app on your system, you can always use the (progressive) web app by visiting http://www.qnect.org/ For a more detailed report on the changes you can read the release notes txt file. You can download the Qnect version for your platform at https://site.qnect.org/Downloads.html
Learn more about Q-Nect App here: https://wiki.qortal.org/doku.php?id=qnect_app
Q-Apps will be here very soon! To make this awesome feature even better, Crowetic presented a concept to the developers that, when developed, will allow anyone to make use of Q-Apps through gateway nodes like https://qortal.link/crowetic. When accessing through a gateway, it will create you an ‘anonymous account’ automatically allowing you to interact with Q-Apps and giving you the ability to ‘download this account’ to take it with you to use on your node.
~Coming Soon~ An alternative video hosting application.
~Coming Soon~ An alternative blog hosting application.
[Project]: Override Episode 11: The Qortal Network
Check out this latest interview which is one of Crowetic’s most comprehensive breakdowns of Qortal! It’s phenomenal! https://www.bitchute.com/video/VRdf3BogitsZ/
The Corbett Report Interview With Crowetic
In this video, James introduces Crowetic to his audience and highlights Qortal’s distinctive features such as being constructed from the ground up and the internet’s ultimate freedom purpose, in his hunt for a solution to basic internet censorship and centralized control. Crowetic provides insight to Qortal’s user interface (UI), the development of new features including the much-desired Q-Apps, and the growth of the community! https://www.corbettreport.com/solutionswatch-communication/
Check out this very informative article about Qortal written by Meta-Builders Media. The article provides a nice introduction to its readers about overview information related to project ideals and other details in a quick read. Enjoy! https://medium.com/r/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fmetabuilders.substack.com%2Fp%2Fdecentralized-blockchain-qortal
Qortal Think Tanks
Get into the brainstorming talks among crowetic, other co-founders, developers, and the community! These are casual chats open to the public! You can find recordings of these weekly meetings on the wiki: https://wiki.qortal.org/doku.php?id=information_videos
Qortal Community Initiatives
We seek to build solutions! Check out our Community Initiatives here: https://qortal.link/community-initiatives/index.html
Qortal AT Lottery
Be on the lookout for the next decentralized automated lottery within the Qortal UI! Your chances of winning are completely random! Nobody handles any aspect of this manually (it’s all managed by what is called an ‘Automated Transaction’ and often referred to as ‘AT’). In order to buy a lottery ticket, you simply send a set amount of QORT to a specific address (the AT’s address), and you can only buy one ticket per Qortal Account. The system will then select a winning ‘ticket’ at a predetermined block arrival. This is one of many alternate use cases for the AT system of Qortal and makes for a great demo! The AT address will be different for each lottery issued. In the future, the ability to create these lottery ATs and many other types of ATs will be built into the Qortal UI.
Ticket price of previous lotteries: 10 QORT (ticket price is programmable upon AT launch)
Read more about the Lottery System here: https://wiki.qortal.org/doku.php?id=lottery_system
Crowetic Hardware Development “CHD”
Whether a custom laptop, or a QORTector utilizing the Raspberry Pi, CHD is offering these products worldwide (shipping out of NV USA). Custom laptops include upgraded storage to SSD, a deactivated Intel management engine, disabled tracking systems, and visual and performance tweaks for full functionality, including the battery and power adapter. Custom laptop builds are also offered if desired! QORTectors include custom kernels (software) to provide optimized cryptographic and security functions for a reasonably priced 5W dedicated minting machine! They will also offer the QORTable device once it is made available. New customized laptops are being listed all the time, so check back often for updated listings! As of March 1st, all CHD laptops will come with multiple desktop environments. These will include a ‘windows-like’ desktop environment and a ‘mac-like’ desktop environment so users can choose which they use based on their experience with centralized operating systems. Both environments are completely customized for ease of use and appeal.
CHD has updated the website making it cleaner and simpler to use. The laptops page has been updated so that it will automatically show newly listed machines all in one place. Check it out: https://test.crowetic.com/index.php/random-rebuilds/ https://crowetic.com
Leveling System infographic has been updated on the wiki: https://wiki.qortal.org/doku.php?id=leveling_system
All links to Think Tanks can be found on the wiki: https://wiki.qortal.org/doku.php?id=information_videos
All links to Interviews/Podcasts can be found on the wiki: https://wiki.qortal.org/doku.php?id=interviews_podcasts
The community is energized brainstorming the marketing arena, creating video series, printing flyers and stickers that will create awareness everywhere!
“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.”
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