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Hardfork Update

The Ghost team has officially completed the emergency hardfork on Friday, March 5th, that has temporarily disabled RingCT and CT transactions to fix the potential vulnerability from our parent code Particl.

For weeks now, the Ghost team has thoroughly investigated and scanned the outstanding coin supply. Public outputs and anon transfers have also been monitored around the clock. Currently, there has been no evidence of any exploit being used successfully on the Ghost blockchain, but the team will continue to take every necessary precaution to protect the future of GHOST.

Ghost will require a second hardfork in the upcoming weeks. The second hardfork will aim at restoring RingCT and CT transactions, while also preventing any illegitimate coins that could be anonymous, from being used in the future.

As of today, all exchanges have been notified that they are safe to open up deposits and withdrawals once again until further notice.

(WARNING) Updating is mandatory for you to use Ghost and interact with exchanges and individuals. Do not make any transaction using any of the older, Ghost versions as they will not show up after updating.

Please update your Ghost desktop wallet and nodes immediately, if you have not already. https://github.com/ghost-coin/ghost-desktop/releases

WINDOWS https://github.com/ghost-coin/ghost-desktop/releases/download/v2.0.10/ghost-desktop-2.0.10-win.exe
LINUX https://github.com/ghost-coin/ghost-desktop/releases/download/v2.0.10/ghost-desktop-2.0.10-linux-x64.zip
MACOS https://github.com/ghost-coin/ghost-desktop/releases/download/v2.0.10/ghost-desktop-2.0.10-mac.dmg

If you need help updating please visit the Official GhostHelp Chat in Telegram

Thank You!

We want to thank you for your support and patience as we prepare for the second hardfork and continue to protect the sanctity of the Ghost Blockchain. We understand that you may have questions out of these sudden updates, the Ghost team will do its best to keep you informed, so keep an eye out for any new information here at GhostVeterans.com!

Emergency Hardfork

“For the security of the network, your privacy and your ghost coins, please do not send transactions until this emergency is declared over.”

The GHOST team has found a critical issue in the RingCT and CT code which requires a hardfork Saturday, March 6th, at 1:00am GMT. Please update your Ghost Desktop Wallet and Nodes Immediately. https://github.com/ghost-coin/ghost-desktop/releases

The team has been working around the clock to fix this critical issue and make the necessary preparations. To fix this issue requires an immediate hardfork which will also temporarily disable RingCT and CT transactions up until a second hardfork soon to come.

To ensure the smoothest hardfork possible, it is imperative that you urgently download and install the new Ghost Desktop:

WINDOWS https://github.com/ghost-coin/ghost-desktop/releases/download/v2.0.10/ghost-desktop-2.0.10-win.exe
LINUX https://github.com/ghost-coin/ghost-desktop/releases/download/v2.0.10/ghost-desktop-2.0.10-linux-x64.zip
MACOS https://github.com/ghost-coin/ghost-desktop/releases/download/v2.0.10/ghost-desktop-2.0.10-mac.dmg

Macos users running “Big Sur” may run into issues, please visit our help chatroom for assistance. Articles that may help: Apple and Macworld

If you use Ghostman, please update it immediately by typing out this command: cd ~ && cd ghostman && git reset 6aff82e1a0fe47b08302e94b0f7b304d594edcca –hard && git pull && cd

Updating is mandatory for you to end up on proper chain and will help stabilize the blockchain faster. Do not make any transaction using any of the older, Ghost versions as they will not show up after updating.

*Best practice* – Do not make any transactions for several days and help secure the network by staking!

We understand that you may have questions out of this sudden and unexpected announcement. We are here to help and answer your questions! For help please visit the Ghost Help Chat in Telegram.

The entire GHOST team would like to thank you for your continued support and ask for your swift collaboration to act as quickly as possible.

Community Update

The New GHOST Team has been working very diligently this last month to fulfill the original mission we all fight for. We want to thank the entire community for helping GHOST reach it’s true potential. Much respect to everyone that has sacrificed their time for our common goal.

Dandelion++ Protocol

GHOST has worked very hard to bring forth Dandelion++ that was promised in the original whitepaper. This new feature changes the way transactions are propagated to the network, making it extremely difficult to link a transaction to an IP address. GHOST will now be the only Privacy coin to have Dandelion++, RingCT and Cold/Hot Staking. To see why this is such a ground breaking achievement please have a read here at Blockonomi. Also feel free to visit our Github to check the actual code that will be merged with many other improvements. It will be live in our next fork and release (TBD).

New Exchange Listing

GHOST has officially been listed on a brand new privacy coin exchange Poltergeist, that just launched January 31st. You will now have another option to trade GHOST freely without sharing any of your private information, from anywhere in the world.

Blockfolio Signal

The GHOST Team is proud to finally be on Blockfolio Signal! Blockfolio is one of the most popular cryptocurrency portfolio tracking apps currently on the market with millions of downloads. Make sure to download Blockfolio to receive the latest information directly from the GHOST Team.

GHOST Veteran Rewards

The GHOST Veterans Rewards Snapshot for January was successfully completed! All payouts for the month of January have been paid out. 294 Ghost Veterans have split 151,680 $GHOST coins averaging about 515 $GHOST per Veteran. The GhostIn GVR List has now been reset for next month.

Messari

GHOST has now been added to Messari as a new asset class. Founded by Ryan Selkis in 2018, Messari is an online database for the crypto industry that provides data insights, pricing, and research on crypto-assets.

GhostX Updates:

The following trading pairs have been added to GhostX:

  • Ocean Protocol (OCEAN)
  • Celsius Network (CEL)
  • Yearn.finance (YFI)
  • Basic Attention Token (BAT)
  • Ampleforth (AMPL)
  • Matic Network (MATIC)
  • REN (REN)
  • Band Protocol (BAND)
  • YF Link (YFL)
  • Aave (AAVE)
  • HEX (HEX)
  • Maker (MKR)
  • TrustSwap (SWAP)
  • Reflect.finance (RFI)
  • VeChain (VET)

Ghost Core & Wallet Update

(REMINDER) Ghost has successfully updated its core and client versions. Please make sure to download the newest version if you have not done so already. If you do not update you will not receive any staking payouts or be able to use the exchanges.

Ghost Staking Highlights

  • Stake your Ghost privacy coins to earn passive income at 7.2% APR with no lock-in period. You can withdraw the coins whenever you like.
  • Become a Ghost Veteran by owning more than 20,000 Ghost privacy coins and you will earn extra income, totaling up to 23% APR.
  • Both cold and hot staking is supported. Checkout the current list of cold staking pools and our coldstaking guide here.

Ghost Exchanges

The $GHOST privacy coin can be acquired at any one of the following exchanges. Download the Ghost Desktop wallet first to store coins in your own wallet and earn by staking. You can find the download links on our main menu at the top of the page.

  • GhostX.live – Atomic Swaps (Decentralized)
    Ghost, Btc, Eth, Usdt, Dai, Esh, Uni, Link, Kseed, Nexo, and many more
  • MXC – Traditional Exchange
    Ghost/Usdt – USA not allowed without VPN, 0.10 Ghost Withdrawal Fee
  • HOTBIT – Traditional Exchange
    Ghost/Usdt, Ghost/Btc, Ghost/Eth – USA Allowed, 11 Ghost Withdrawal Fee
  • STEX – Traditional Exchange – Ghost/Eth

Ghost Update

At block height 139456, Friday January 8th, 1:00-2:00 AM UTC, GHOST will be undergoing both a Core & Desktop Update. Everyone running client version 2.0.7 will need to update to 2.0.8, so you will be able to continue communicating with the blockchain.

2.0.8 resolves several issues with the OSX desktop. It is now properly signed and notarized, allowing it to run much more flawlessly. This includes Github issues number 95 and 96. Automatic updates will now be released and allow our desktop wallet to be worked on easier in the future. OSX users should see an increase in their desktop performance.

If you have your coins stored on an exchange, it is highly recommended that you send them to your desktop wallet or to GhostX temporarily. Exchanges have already been notified of the update and are cooperating with us fully. You will be able to use the exchanges again after the update.

Ghost Staking Highlights

  • Stake your Ghost privacy coins to earn passive income at 7.2% APR with no lock-in period. You can withdraw the coins at any time.
  • Become a Ghost Veteran by owning more than 20,000 Ghost privacy coins and you will earn extra income, totaling up to 23% APR.
  • Both cold and hot staking is supported. Checkout the current list of cold staking pools and our coldstaking guide here.

Ghost Exchanges

The $GHOST privacy coin can be acquired at any one of the following exchanges. Download the Ghost Desktop wallet first to store coins in your own wallet and earn by staking. You can find the download links on our main menu at the top of the page.

  • GhostX.live – Atomic Swaps (Decentralized)
    Ghost, Btc, Eth, Usdt, Dai, Esh, Uni, Link, Kseed, Nexo and Drc
  • MXC – Traditional Exchange
    Ghost/Usdt – USA not allowed without VPN, 0.10 Ghost Withdrawal Fee
  • HOTBIT – Traditional Exchange
    Ghost/Usdt, Ghost/Btc, Ghost/Eth – USA Allowed, 11 Ghost Withdrawal Fee
  • STEX – Traditional Exchange – Ghost/Eth

Community Update

Dec. 12th – Dec. 26th

Ghost Core Update

Ghost will be having a Core Update in January, containing several required updates for the longevity of Ghost. More information regarding exact details will be released very soon.

Ghost Desktop Wallet

$1,500.00 has been allocated from the development fund to fix several operating issues within the desktop wallet. Some of these issues being fixed are listed below on GitHub (#95 & #96).

Christmas Giveaway

30 Followers on Twitter have been randomly selected to receive 100 Ghost. Congratulations to everyone that won and we hope you had a wonderful Christmas. All “Winners” have been contacted on Twitter.

Ghost Roadmap Update (Draft)

Ghost will be hiring a seasoned professional to create a new interactive roadmap for the main website. Below is a sample of the rough draft that will be handed over for improvements:

Ghost Roadmap 2021 Update

Automated Ghost Veteran Rewards (In Progress)

This will replace the old, centralized system which required a third party and involved a tedious manual process to distribute the Veteran rewards to the community. A simple public to public transaction will allow you to receive your Ghost Veteran rewards directly from the blockchain.

On-Chain Governance (In Progress)

Voting is a crucial requirement for any project to claim decentralization. The old way of voting was subject to manipulation and is difficult to track due to third-party reliance. On-chain voting allows users to propose new ideas and suggest improvements to the Ghost ecosystem straight from the core wallet. Users having a say in how the project moves forward gives Ghost a high level of transparency and direction, which is required within this space.

New Exchanges (In Progress)

Allowing Ghost to be purchased from many reliable sources will be a major key to our future success. Ghost is pursuing multiple exchanges with good functionality and user-friendly design.

New Website (In Progress)

An updated version of the main website will be created by a qualified professional to revitalize Ghost and show the world Ghost’s true utility and potential.

Hardware Wallet (In Progress)

The integration of Ghost within a hardware wallet is a crucial step in improving the safety of Ghost funds held in long term storage. Users will be able to receive staking rewards without risking funds on a virus-prone computer. Ghost is pursuing relationships with several key players in the industry.

GHOST-DAI (Planned)

Shop with confidence knowing your purchases are private and your funds are stable. Ghost-Dai will be a private stable coin that aims to provide stability from reliable stores of value, while also retaining the privacy features of Ghost. Fees generated from Ghost-Dai will be controlled by Ghost holders.

Bounty Portal (Planned)

A tool allowing users and developers to submit proposals and set bounties for development, marketing, and adoption goals relating to the Ghost ecosystem, which can be voted directly on-chain.

iOS/Android Mobile Wallet App (Planned)

This will be a mobile app made specifically for the Ghost community available in the Android & iOS app stores. You will be able to operate this wallet just like the desktop versions.

P2P Marketplace (Planned)

Take control over your business and finances with a P2P marketplace. Listings and purchases will be made simple with user-friendly features that are flexible to your needs. Decide when, where, and how you want your product bought, with fees starting under 1%.

Encrypted Ghost Chat (Planned)

An integrated chat where you can communicate with your friends, buyers, sellers, and the Ghost community free of prying eyes. Eventually, this will become the preferred method of communication within the Ghost community.

Wrapped Ghost on Ethereum (Planned) 

Wrapped Ghost will give everyone access to billions of dollars of liquidity on the Ethereum platform. This will allow Ghost to be traded on Uniswap and eventually integrated with DeFi apps like Aave, Maker, and more. Wrapped Ghost could be minted by burning mainnet Ghost, or vice versa, creating a 2-way bridge between the Ghost and Ethereum chains. 

Ghost Development Contest

Tired of sitting on the sidelines? Show the Ghost Community your talent and commitment! Any contribution to Ghost will qualify, along with potential job opportunities in the future. Email your code, artwork, media, publications, etc. to Support@GhostVeterans.com. Winners will be selected Feb. 1st, 2021.

Ghost Staking Highlights

  • Stake your Ghost privacy coins to earn passive income at 7.2% APR with no lock-in period. You can withdraw the coins whenever you like.
  • Become a Ghost Veteran by owning more than 20,000 Ghost privacy coins and you will earn extra income, totaling up to 23% APR.
  • Both cold and hot staking is supported. Checkout the current list of cold staking pools and our coldstaking guide here.

Ghost Exchanges

The $GHOST privacy coin can be acquired at any one of the following exchanges. Download the Ghost Desktop wallet first to store coins in your own wallet and earn by staking. You can find the download links on our main menu at the top of the page.

  • GhostX.live – Atomic Swaps (Decentralized)
    Ghost, Btc, Eth, Usdt, Dai, Esh, Uni, Link, Kseed, Nexo and Drc
  • MXC – Traditional Exchange
    Ghost/Usdt – USA not allowed without VPN, 0.10 Ghost Withdrawal Fee
  • HOTBIT – Traditional Exchange
    Ghost/Usdt, Ghost/Btc, Ghost/Eth – USA Allowed, 11 Ghost Withdrawal Fee
  • STEX – Traditional Exchange – Ghost/Eth

Community Update

Nov. 28th – Dec. 12th

Spotlight Activities:

  • 2,000 Ghost Giveaway, Christmas Dec. 25th.
    20 lucky followers will win 100 ghost.
    Follow Twitter.com/GhostVeterans to enter and win.
  • Ghost has developers working on GVR Automation. This has been made possible by donations from the Ghost community.
  • Blueprints for a decentralized on chain voting system is being prepared.

GVR Automation:

  • The system being built allows veterans to collect their rewards directly from the blockchain. Your wallet will become eligible to receive veteran rewards by holding 20,000+ Ghost and by doing a public to public transfer. You will be added to a payee list of existing veterans waiting for their block rewards. When it is your turn, the next block reward will be paid directly to your wallet. It will remain your turn until your total number of vets have been paid, then you will go to the end of the list.
  • Have 100,000 Ghost? You will receive 5 blocks in a row. Completely fair, trustless, and automated. This development is currently being tested and is going to be offered as a solution for the present centralized system. The community will ultimately get to decide whether it should be implemented. Everyone will have the chance to help improve this process and make it better, both today and in the future.
  • A full presentation of this amazing work will be demonstrated to the active members of the community. This work will allow Ghost to be more free, decentralized, and trustless.
  • The current system sends 6 ghost per block to a genesis wallet. The rewards then pile up and get distributed manually once a month. This system is being phased out because it is slow, unreliable, and involves counter party risk.

GhostX Updates:

Ghost Staking Highlights:

  • Stake your Ghost privacy coins to earn passive income at 7.2% APR with no lock-in period. You can withdraw the coins whenever you like.
  • Become a Ghost Veteran by owning more than 20,000 Ghost privacy coins and you will earn extra income, totaling up to 23% APR.
  • Both cold and hot staking is supported. Checkout the current list of cold staking pools and our coldstaking guide here.

Ghost exchanges:

The $GHOST privacy coin can be acquired at any one of the following exchanges. Download the Ghost Desktop wallet first to store coins in your own wallet and earn by staking. You can find the download links on our main menu at the top of the page.

  • GhostX.live – Atomic Swaps (Decentralized)
    Ghost, Btc, Eth, Usdt, Dai, Esh, Uni, Link, Kseed, Nexo and Drc
  • MXC – Traditional Exchange
    Ghost/Usdt – USA not allowed without VPN, 0.10 Ghost Withdrawal Fee
  • HOTBIT – Traditional Exchange
    Ghost/Usdt, Ghost/Btc, Ghost/Eth – USA Allowed, 11 Ghost Withdrawal Fee

Community Update

Nov. 14th – Nov. 28th

Spotlight Activities:

  • 2,000 Ghost Giveaway, Christmas Dec. 25th.
    20 lucky followers will win 100 ghost.
    Follow Twitter.com/GhostVeterans to enter and win.

Ghost Ecosystem:

  • The $GHOST blockchain explorer got an update with an all new logo and landing page. It grants access to Github and the main Ghostin directory with live blockchain statistics and veteran information. This work was done by LimeoHQ.
  • 14,874,564 $Ghost in circulation as of November 27, 2020.

DeFi Highlights:

  • Stake your $GHOST privacy coins to earn passive income at 7.2% APR with no lock-in period. You can withdraw the coins whenever you like.
  • Become a Ghost Veteran by owning more than 20,000 $GHOST privacy coins and you will earn extra income, totaling 23% APR.
  • Both cold and hot staking is supported. Checkout the current list of cold staking pools and our coldstaking guide here.

GhostX Updates:

The following trading pairs have been added to GhostX:

GhostX Github Update Total: 29
Open: 19 / Closed: 10

https://github.com/swaponline/MultiCurrencyWallet/milestone/2

Ghost exchanges:

The $GHOST privacy coin can be acquired at any one of the following exchanges. Download the Ghost Desktop wallet first to store coins in your own wallet and earn by staking. You can find the download links on our main menu at the top of the page.

  • GhostX.live – Atomic Swaps (Decentralized)
    Ghost, Btc, Eth, Usdt, Dai, Esh, Uni, Link, Kseed, Nexo and Drc
  • MXC – Traditional Exchange
    Ghost/Usdt – USA not allowed without VPN, 0.10 Ghost Withdrawal Fee
  • HOTBIT – Traditional Exchange
    Ghost/Usdt, Ghost/Btc, Ghost/Eth – USA Allowed, 11 Ghost Withdrawal Fee

Ghost Update 11/14

Highlights:

  • Starting today, Ghost Community updates will go out every second week on Saturday
  • 14,754,945 $GHOST coins in circulation as of November 14, 2020

Ghost Veteran Rewards:

  • The monthly Ghost Veteran block reward payment was distributed for the month of October
  • 554 Ghost Veterans split 129,000 $GHOST coins averaging about 233 $GHOST per Veteran

Ghost ERC20 to Mainnet Swap:

GhostX Update:

  • 29 GhostX issues are grouped into the GitHub Milestone “ghostx stable 1”
  • There are 21 open issues and 8 closed issues

Ghost Exchanges:

  • Ghostx.live – Atomic Swaps (Decentralized)
    Ghost, Btc, Eth, Usdt, Dai, Esh, Uni
  • Mxc – Traditional Exchange
    Ghost/Usdt 0.10 Ghost Withdrawal Fee, USA not allowed without VPN
  • HotBit – Traditional Exchange
    Ghost/Usdt, Ghost/Btc, Ghost/Eth USA Allowed, 11 Ghost Withdrawal Fee

Don’t see your favorite token listed on GhostX? Follow this listing guide to have any ERC20 token listed, free of charge.

Weekly Update

Ghost Community Update 10/23-10/30

  • Ghost will now have updates every Friday posted on Ghost Veterans, Twitter, Telegram, and Discord.
  • Developers are being considered for GhostDai development.

Ghost Website Updates:

  • The staking calculator has been accurately updated on Ghostbyjohnmcafee.com. It now calculates based upon the correct number of veterans and is updated monthly. It also calculates staking and veteran block rewards.
  • The official Ghost desktop wallet can be downloaded separately on the Ghost Veteran resource page for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

GhostX Updates:

  • Now shows USD value of your trade in the swap page.
  • UI update to the layout of the trade menu.
  • GhostX swaps are now automatic. After a 5 sec Accept/Decline option, the swap will execute.
  • Deployed an additional public libp2p signalling server to provide increased reliability and performance for GhostX users connecting to other peers.

Marketing:

  • Google Ads accepted Ghost advertisements.
  • Coinmarketcap banner ads will be created and paid for by donations from a handful of Ghost Veterans. Demo examples are below:

Ghost Exchanges:

  • Ghostx.live – Atomic Swaps (Decentralized)
    Ghost, Btc, Eth, Usdt, Dai, Esh, Uni
  • Mxc – Traditional Exchange
    Ghost/Usdt
  • HotBit – Traditional Exchange
    Ghost/Usdt, Ghost/Btc, Ghost/Eth