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Dear Community Members:
NULS test network v1.1.7-beta2 was launched at 11:00 on Jan 31th, 2019 (GMT+8). And test network protocol will be upgraded. When the proportion of running the new version of the wallet by the consensus block nodes is 90%, as well as the test-net block height is increased by another 30,000 blocks, the new protocols will be switched. At that time, the underlying of the test network will support the random number function. Maintaining a long-term and effective testing environment is of great significance to the entire NULS network ecosystem. Please actively participate in the testing of the test network and give us feedback!
As DAPP becomes more and more popular with developers, more and more DAPPs are running on block chains. Inevitably, some problems emerge. For example, in many lottery, game, lottery, and password application projects, although they flaunt their de-centralization characteristics, but is it really safe, fair and not 100% guarantee? The core problem is the de-centralized random number problem. At present, most of them are used in DAPP of random number. The random number used can not guarantee fairness, but also can not allow hackers to predict the random results in advance according to the random process. For this reason, most members of the NULS core team, after studying and discussing, hope to add a mechanism in the NULS consensus to solve the problem of seed generation of decentralized random numbers.
NULS adopts POC consensus mechanism. Nodes participating in the consensus are continuously participating in the block (network maintenance) on the premise of meeting the conditions, and most of the nodes participating in the block are honest and credible. We can use this advantage to develop a random seed generation mechanism to serve the DAPP built on NULS. This random seed needs ...
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