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IOTA [MIOTA] Qubic based QLite introduces ‘Tangle farm’ game

Simran Alphonso



IOTA [MIOTA] Qubic based QLite introduces 'Tangle farm' game
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On 27th July, Qubic Lite released its gaming module “Tangle Farm” and addressed it to be the “very first qApp and decentralized IOTA game.” A 19-year-old German computer science student passionate about cryptocurrency and IoT protocol developed Qubic Lite, a community implementation of Qubic Protocol. This protocol is an imitation of IOTA’s Qubic.

Qubic Lite tweeted:

“Finally! The very first qApp and decentralized IOTA game “Tangle Farm” (more info on ) has been successfully tested in a 3 player session, showcasing the capabilities of the Qubic Lite protocol.”

Qubic is a powerful distributed fog computing platform for building complex IoT applications, a new type of smart contract. It collects micro-payments in real time, and introduces a reward system for incentivizing honest participation in IOTA’s ‘Tangle’.

IOTA Tangle works differently from the blockchain and so do its elements, including Qubic. Instead of the blockchain, Tangle is built on DAG [Directed Acyclic Graph]. The Tangle graph is the ledger for
storing transactions instead of the conventional ‘blocks’. Its edge set is obtained in a way that when a new
transaction arrives, it must approve two previous transactions; these approvals are represented by directed edges.

IOTA explains this with an example in their whitepaper saying:

“If there is no directed edge between transaction A and transaction B but there is a directed path of length at least two from A to B, we say that A indirectly approves B. There is also the “genesis” transaction, which is approved [directly or indirectly] by all other transactions.”

Sites are transactions represented on Tangle’s graph. The network is composed of nodes and they are the entities that issue transactions.

Qubic is a protocol that specifies IOTA’s solution for oracle machines, smart contracts, outsourced computations, and more. The IOTA Qubic team created a programming language known as Abra, in order to implement Qubic. IOTA in its blogs explain Abra saying:

“Abra is trinary-based because trinary systems can provide significant energy savings, a crucial consideration for IoT devices. One trinary digit, a trit, can represent 1.58 bits. The amount of wiring necessary for a trinary system can, therefore, be reduced to about 64% of an equivalent binary system, resulting in a corresponding energy reduction.”

Abra can be coded to merge Qubic and build use cases for the same. Until the official release of Qubic is not initiated by IOTA, QLite is the closest temporary solution according to the creator of QLite. The creators of Qubic Lite consider it to be a route to keep developers enthusiastic for the release of Qubic and implementation of QApps [Qubic Applications].

Tangle Farm by Qlite | Source: Qubic Lite Twitter

Tangle Farm by Qlite | Source: Qubic Lite Twitter

Janthecryptocar, a crypto-enthusiast said:

“wtf are you for real? a game build on qubic tangle farm is way better than Farmville”

Kiara Lewis another IOTA supporter says:

“I have supported iota since day 1 im so glad to know this project has been build. dominik and david should be tagged here”

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Bitcoin SV [BSV] gets hit with another reorg as multiple blocks get orphaned, including a 128 MB block

Akash Anand



Bitcoin SV [BSV] gets hit with another reorg as multiple blocks get orphaned, including a 128 MB block
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Bitcoin SV [BSV] and its proponents have been making headlines over the past couple of weeks, either due to developments or because of comments made by its major proponents, Craig Wright, the chief scientist at nChain, and Calvin Ayre.

The network was also hit with several members of the cryptocurrency community alleging that the cryptocurrency itself is a sham without any use cases, as evidenced by its delisting on several popular cryptocurrency exchanges like Binance, Kraken and Shapeshift.

The latest news added salt to BSV’s wounds after it was revealed that the network went through another blockchain reorganization on a 128 MB block. This fact was pointed out by Nikita Zhavoronkov, the lead developer of Blockchair, who had tweeted:

“Whoops! $BSV has experienced yet another reorg, this time 6 (six!) consecutive blocks were orphaned (#578640–578645), this chain included a 128 MB block #578644 🤦‍♂️ The network was basically stuck for 1.5 hours, and this shows that even 6 confirmations are not enough.”

Orphaned blocks are valid blocks which are not part of the main chain. There are ways that they can occur naturally when two miners produce blocks at similar times or they can be a result of an attacker with enough hashing power using it for nefarious activities like reversing transactions.

A major reason why this reorg event made news was that a major 128 MB block was stuck in transaction, something that was not supposed to occur according to the initial claims made by the SV camp. Supporters of the cryptocurrency, however, have stated that despite being slower than promised, the transactions on the block settled faster than that on a Bitcoin Core block.

One supporter of BSV, mboyd1, tweeted:

“Orphaned blocks are a feature, not a bug”

To this tweet, Zyo, another cryptocurrency enthusiast replied:

“yes, but orphaning 6 blocks in a row is not good, that means that 6 confirmations is not safe. It’s a bug because the 100+ MB take way too long to propagate and validate. There is a reason why BCH doesn’t have [yet] 100+ MB blocks.”

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