@lig you can play around with it on the test network to get a feel for it. First set the level density to 1.0 and see what you get; then change it to 0.5 see what you get, then tweak the carryover numbers and other config params etc.

@lig yes, the statements you’ve made below is the correct interpretation of the two concepts of level density and carryover.

To summarize:
1. Level density - probability of adding a level at the current iteration. There are a total of MAX_LEVELS iterations and we go through all of them.

2. Carryover. Any skipped level gets added to the total carryover and then we decide how much of the carryover to add at a level that is chosen to be placed.

@lig Yes!! You’ve got it all correct.

From an implementation perspective, it doesn’t stop when the level density is reached since it is only probabilistic when deciding whether to place that level.

Related function that determines if the level should be placed:

@tomosaigon many countries like Argentina and Brazil have very high rates of inflation. When they move their money to USD the relative value of USD decays slower than that of their local currency, hence protecting them against inflation (of their local currency).

First announced at 2019, finally in beta release: Stellar's Dollar Savings app, Vibrant! 🎉

Protecting against inflation has never been so accessible!
Pay anyone easily, just like sending email.

Download the app (iOS & Android) and reserve your address before it's gone.


@rumblestiltskin not sure — I haven’t been following the project much in the last few months. Will have to look into that!

Just released a new for the Kelp trading : the Pendulum Strategy.

This is a mean-reversion, market-neutral strategy that feeds off within a bounded range.

As with all kelp strategies, it works on the as well as 100+ centralized

Official binary release with tutorial video coming soon.


@unflding thank you! It's been great so far. People are extremely kind and welcoming. 😀

@jae @XeF4 @richardotomislav @almn76 I try and join the various online discussion/community groups while doing my research into cryptos that are new to me.

It can be a little helpful to get a feel for what people discuss on there.

Not sure what other ways are good to validate these projects aside from actually running their product (if they even have one!).

@jae @XeF4 @richardotomislav @almn76 yeah I agree, you can never be too careful when you're investing in crypto since it's such a new space.

@konosuppa yes, you’ve captured that well. We are passively looking for someone to take over the Lightning project on Stellar (Starlight).

I firmly believe that we need lightning on Stellar because it is what will help go mainstream and provide the most value.

If there’s anyone interested, or knows someone interested in working on this, please reach out to me. Skills needed would be , , , 7+ years programming exp.

@konosuppa yes is transparent and fully open.

Privacy can potentially be solved by zkVM and also by Lightning on Stellar (link.medium.com/zbpr2PYqO6), which is also in research.

@konosuppa re: cross-chain transfers. This is always going to be tough in because the fragmentation will never disappear but there may be some consolidation in the future.

It is possible to transfer tokens into but the process is not widely used yet. This would require custody for tokens that are not native to the Stellar blockchain until we figure out a better way.

This is not our area of focus so I would not expect this to be solved in 2020.

@konosuppa I get your point. it’s important to distinguish why you would use a specific product/technology.

Stellar could add turning-complete ops on the network if needed, but that would not help the mission. Our focus is on cross border payments which is still unsolved; Stellar is the cheapest solution today.

Ethereum focuses on being a distributed computer. Stellar is not that. We are optimized for payment related primitives which makes payments cheaper than on Ethereum.

@konosuppa Bitbond (Bitbond.com) has issued bonds on Stellar using these Stellar-style smart contracts. Essentially monthly bond payments via pre-with transactions.


2) take a look at zkVM developed by Stellar:
It is still in research but could be used as a sidechain on Stellar.

3) has Smart Contracts that are not Turing complete by design, which leads to less bugs and lower costs, although limited. These are pre-authorized transactions which when combined together achieve the desired goal.

This is different from what is popularized by and has a different use case.

@konosuppa thanks for your post. You have some very valid concerns.

1) We don’t have the same flavor of but we have AnchorUSD [backed by Y-Combinator] (USD) and a few more USD tokens, Tempo EURT (EUR), Wirex will be launching 26 stablecoins on Stellar.

is fundamentally designed for tethered type tokens so stablecoins are a natural fit. It will take some time for token issuers to realize the value provided vs ethereum, which gets a lot more press attention

@almn76 @jae @richardotomislav thanks, nice to meet all of you!

What are some of the things/topics that keep you’ll engaged with the mastodon community?

@rumblestiltskin @Gargron thank you! Looking to learn more about Mastodon in the coming few weeks ✌️

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