Scheduled Maintenance and Pin Numbers
Tomorrow we will be carrying out scheduled maintenance and upgrading the network to v1.8
The most important part of this update is the introduction of a pin system. When you next log in to the platform you will be asked to setup a pin number. This pin number will be required when making transactions or exports from your account. It is essential that you don’t lose your pin and we recommend writing it down twice on two bits of paper and then storing them somewhere safe in two different locations.
This is a security enhancement to reduce the risk of an attacker being able to remove funds from a users account even if they know their email address and password.
Additional security recommendations
- Do not use the same password for every online account, data breaches at giant companies like Yahoo and Linkedin mean there are lists out there which include email/password combinations for billions of users.
- Don’t use an obvious pin number: 1234, 0000, 1111, 1010, 1212, 2000, 2001, 1122, 2222, 3333, 6969, 9999, 1313, 7777, 1004, 5555, 6666 etc.
- Setup Google 2fa (Two factor authentication) via the Google authenticator app on all critical or financial accounts you have that support it.
Also in this update we will be going live with the bounty program. Users will now be able to submit social links, blog posts and videos and earn bounty rewards in JSE tokens.
We have also included an update to the referral system which includes a 3 tiered payout structure with increased rewards.
The next few months are going to be critical to the project and if anyone can recommend our project to cryptocurrency investors then we would really appreciate the support.
Other improvements being rolled out in this update:-
- Real-time communications between client and nodes for mining rewards and transactions
- Improvements to email notifications for receiver of funds and buyer confirmation on checkout
- Email newsletter and transaction notification options in the settings panel
- Datastore sharding to separate blockchain and platform data
- Resetting blockchain, all previous data will be zipped up and made public. Ledger will be carried forwards.
- Fix for active platform miner stats
- Fraud check for duplicate UID’s in platform lottery from mining across multiple load servers
- Ethereum integration routes and rinkeby test functions
- limitString function to limit passwords to 256 chars before hashing
- Platform clean up and added coin icons
We expect the network to be down for approximately two hours around 10:00 UTC on Tuesday 26th June 2018. During this time users will be unable to log in to the platform or carry out mining.