Thursday 8th July
WE ARE LIVE!
How do I join?
It’s actually extremely easy to join us. Just follow these steps and you will be farming with Chiamine in no time!
Thursday 1st July
Pooling Protocol Testing Entering Phase 2
NOTE FROM CHIAMINE
Even though they have released it for testing on Mainnet, we at Chiamine has decided not to launch until the pool protocol has been fully released. We do this out of security reasons since it’s still under testing. There is also a high chance plots created now still will not work on the proper release.
Monday 28th June
Testing going great!
We know you would love to get even better news about when the pool will go live. The Chia Network is working hard on it.
On a positive note – all our testing has progressed without any unexpected bugs, and we have indications that Testnet is soon to be moved to the next phase. This mean we are close to reaching a public go-live on Mainnet!
Our hope is to go live within 24 hours of the new protocol being released, and it all points at the right direction.
It’s fantastic to see how our community is growing and we thoroughly enjoy all the discussions on Discord. We can’t wait to go live and continue this exciting journey with you all.
Friday 11th June
Testing is underway!
We are happy to announce that the testing phase has progressed well.
If you want to help us during this time, you are more than welcome to jump into Testnet with us.
To do so, check our how-to-join in our Discord, or read more about it HERE.
We will run testing until the official pool protocol is released, which we have hope will happen later next week. That is, unless unexpected bugs turn out. But we are hopeful!
Our first post on Reddit
Now when testing is underway we have reached a point where we need to show ourselves more.
We have made a Reddit-post, and will start working on paid advertisement on different platforms (Google Ads, Facebook Ads, etc). Our growth these last weeks have been spectacular.
Our goal here is, obviously, to grow as much as possible before the official pooling protocols are released.
And now we want your help.
Share our website, Reddit-post and Discord everywhere you can. Let’s grow even more together. So far, we have thousands of members, and we couldn’t be more stoked!
Friday 4th June
Finally some offical updates!
The zoom meeting was.. interesting
No date has been announced on the pool protocol, but they showed great progress and we hope they can complete the pool rather quickly.
They are careful about giving hard deadlines, seeing how they couldnt maintain the previous one – which we fully understand.
They showed the GUI and it looks great and fairly easy to understand. And gives farmers a good view over their pool commitments. Chiamine currently have a pool set up on testnet and shortly we will begin testing and will ask if you want to participate in #testnet on our Discord.
Correct. After missing the previous goals for the release of both portable plots and the pool protocol they decided against hard deadlines. And honestly, we don’t blame them. It’s to ask for bugs or other issues if they try to uphold a deadline and release anything without proper testing.
However, this does not mean they wont update us. Instead they are now communicating development “stages”.
For the upcoming release these stages are:
- Testnet Launch
- Pool Self-Validation
- Mainnet Launch
So in short – we need to be a bit more patient. Plotting for pools will have to wait a little while.
- Testnet Launch – Iterative releases to Testnet to allow Chia Devs, Community Devs and Pool Operators to find and fix bugs on the reference code, pooling servers and infrastructure.
- Pool Self-Validation – Chia Devs does final testing of pool reference code. Operational testing of integrated pools on testnet by pool operators and intrepid community members.
- Mainnet Launch – Pooling launched for public use.
Chia Network ♥ Chiamine?
Almost! At least it feels like it.
As some of you already know, we are not allowed to use the word “Chia” as the first word in our domain. However, we have recently been in contact with them (their head of IP) and have now come to an agreement where we officially can use both their name and logo in our pool.
How awesome is that?!
For now, though, we will use our own logo to differentiate ourselves from the Chia Network, which we feel is very important. It’s great knowing we are licensed for both the name and logo, however.
Keep in mind, though, this does NOT make us an official Chia pool. There will not be one, ever, due to the idea of total decentralisation.
But its a mark of approval we value.
There will be one change in our name – which will be presented in our next newsletter, on our website and on Discord. Exciting times!
Friday 28th May
-Updates on the pool protocol-
Chia Developers have the date 31st of May for pooling as an estimate. This is basically what we know today – and keep in mind this is just that, an estimate. We hope they’ll manage to keep to it, but we just have to wait and see.
As we stand so far after keeping updated on the developers information on Keybase, they intend to launch the pool protocol on Testnet first. And then there will be a 1-2 week period of testing before reaching Mainnet.
The main reason for this testing period is to make sure that the new portable plots is functional and all bugs gets cleared out, this is to make sure that we wont have to replot again. It’s better to wait and have it work properly than to have issues when everything is live.
June 2nd there will be a Q&A Zoom-meeting with Chia Devs and Pool operators. We will write a summary after this meeting and send out a newsletter about this.
Work continues on the backend part, a lot is changing in the code of the pool prototype so we still have to wait for some parts to be completed before we can update and show you guys more.
We are still confident that we can launch swiftly when it hits Mainnet.
Frontend page is on the way and we hope to be able to present this in the coming days. For now, we have to make do with the landing page we have – which we keep updated and we encourage everyone who can to join us on Discord to get all news even faster. See link below.