Be wary of any links posted on any site that may infect your PC or device with malware. Note Blockchain will only post links to notebc.com and notebc.io (web wallet). Manually input the address into your browser is the safest way to access them. Wallet, social media, and any other links provided will be accessible through notebc.com, and any further actions originating from official communications can be accessed from a single point of entry at notebc.com in order to reduce points of entry for attacks. Anyone, anywhere, anytime?
What would you have to do if you want to give cryptocurrency to your grandparents, barber, or waitress? Assuming they are not too into tech and do not have a cryptocurrency wallet or address already. Even if they are interested in receiving it, it will take some time to explain and help to get them set up and receive.
One of the barriers to mass adoption is the fast and easy onboarding of new users, and it is one of the problems Note Blockchain solves with a novel solution and an easy to navigate mobile interface. With the Note wallet app, you can generate a Note certificate that will allow the other party to scan a QR code to download the app and scan the other QR code to claim the Notes you put on the certificate. And they don’t have to do it right then and there, they can do it any time before expiration date of the Note, which is set by the giver (default is a month after generating certificate). The Note certificate can be sent as a .jpg file on SMS, email, chat apps, or posted online for your friends, family, and followers to grab. You can even print out a few Notes and physically hand it to people you meet as you go about your day. That’s cryptocurrency for anyone, anywhere, anytime.
There is also a traditional web wallet interface for experienced crypto users, that lets users set up generate multiple wallets, and print out paper wallets for cold storage and added security. The web wallets and mobile wallets can send transactions to each other via either the public address or QR code, but are otherwise independent and are not linked by phone number, wallet address, user name, etc. Meaning the web wallet interface cannot gain access to accounts that were set up using the mobile app, and mobile app cannot gain access to web wallet addresses. Philosophy:
Note is built with the belief that blockchain is the future of money. As have been repeated many times by many people, the key is adoption. There have been many challenges over the decade since bitcoin has been released, and there are many promising blockchains with amazing features and functions, but if only the tech elites are using it, the potential of blockchain will not be realized.
Note Blockchain is solving the problem from the other direction. By using a basic blockchain and a very easy to understand and use interface, and by giving users an easy and fun way to give and receive Notes. Once we get a sustainable user base, more features will be implemented. There is a (for lack of a better term) “killer app” we want to implement, but we first must break out of the catch 22 of adoption.
Much more detailed info can be found on the website, under documents section where more detailed info can be found in the published pdf file. Some info is repeated in the sections below. Official links:
Web wallet: www.notebc.io
Official discord: https://discord.gg/YDy42Ks
(All official links will always be accessible through www.notebc.com
MVP Android app released: Jan 10, 2019
MVP iOS app: Estimated Feb 2019
Blockchain go live: Jan 9, 2019
Public Mining: Jan 15, 2019
Announcement: Jan 15, 2019Blockchain Specs:
Proof of work using scrypt algorithm.
30 second block time.
2MB block size.
600 block difficulty retarget.
4756 Notes reward per block.
~1,051,200 blocks per year.
Reward decreases by 20% every 1,051,200 blocks or approximately 1 year.
~5B Notes rewarded first year, and 20% less every year after that. (5, 4, 3.2, 2.5, etc).
Max supply: ~55B Notes.
Will attempt to be ASIC resistant, at least in the first few months.
Additional mining info on website. Additional info included on website:
How does Note facilitate adoption?
One blockchain, two solutions.
And more. How do I get some Notes?
You can mine Notes by following the instructions on the website, and there will be lots of giveaways on Twitter for the first month or two.
Although Notes will eventually be sold to fund further development and operations, we want to focus on the user experience without the distraction of pricing, for at least a little while.