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Frederick Bott
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Welcome to the new VRENAR Community User's Lobby.
Frederick Bott
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Today the Declarations on Formation of the new Community Interest Company, REMMI Research CIC were completed and sent. This will be publicly viewable at UK Companies House on registration of the company. The text of how the VRENAR community will benefit from the activity of the company is as follows:

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The community will benefit firstly by being identified and promoted by this activity. The expanding new community will then benefit from this activity enabling connection of all members with one another, all over the world, with Augmented Reality (AR) access to a common shared virtual reality (VR) world, which reflects the physical real world in detail.

That benefit will be enabled by this activity including the development of a global PointCloud, hosted by a scalable distributed peer-to-peer hosting system architecture which we will raise funds for, execute, and / or coordinate the required development of, in the interests of the community.
The required system architecture is similar to, and compatible with Blockchain technologies, in that it is user / crowd driven, open sourced, and distributed freely amongst users, by users, in an infinitely expandable way, which inherently protects the underlying valuable PointCloud data, and is highly resistant to commercial exploitation. Thus this activity is not viable as a commercial development project, but is ideal to being community / crowd driven and funded by it's own members, offering maximal benefits to the community.

All funding members of the community will receive prototype software with the above characteristics for testing as a group. The software as above will form the basis of a new highly immersive social media technology which uses a key combination of the technologies of AR and VR. We identify this new technology here as VRENAR, it's users as the VRENAR community, and the work of developing VRENAR as the VRENAR Project. This will have the characteristic of being able to scale upwards to freely include and integrate all people on Earth, enabling a collective shared awareness of all other people, their environments, and their cultures, far beyond any communicative and social media technologies previously seen. The system will be publicly available after prototyping.

The VRENAR project was inspired by ground-breaking developments during, and built on the foundation of an established and ongoing Open University academic PhD research project, "The Possibilities of Real World First Person View (FPV) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Interactions with the users of Virtual Environments", a.k.a. the "Remote-me" project. The civil UAV of that project inherently functions as a virtual world controlled real world PointCloud data collector, a vital instrumental component of VRENAR. Thus the VRENAR project is a community driven extension of the "Remote-me" PhD project, and the new Community Interest Company reuses REMMI, a multi-lingual acronym of "Remote-me", in its name, preserving continuity of that project.

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Frederick Bott
@frederick_bott_twitter
Status Report:Completed:
Community Company, REMMI Research CIC, is now officially set up.
Domain names remmi.org, remmi.io, and vrenar.io all set up.
Stakeholder analysis complete
In Process:
Websites for domain names in process
Token Sale White Paper in process
Logical analysis of voting processes around 80% complete, pending further work on Software.
Initial Ecosystem Software in Process on Ethereum test network.
Todo:
Release the White Paper (Top priority, as this is needed to begin fundraising and the Token Sale)
Complete Logical Analysis, ideally before release of the White Paper draft
Complete Initial Software, ideally also before release of White Paper draft
Construct websites for domain names, White Paper site (vrenar.io) first.
Problems / Risks
Ethereum client Mist proving to be very difficult to maintain successful running on main machine. Symptoms indicate blockage of traffic, but this is still under investigation. Parity Ethereum wallet used briefly, but now not functioning following system crash. Could be complicated by recent Windows fixes for Meltdown and Spectre Bugs.
To avoid clutter on Medium, future status reports will appear on: https://gitter.im/VR-enabled-AR-VRENAR-users/Lobby
Hmm not so good, no apparent possibility of editing posts?
Frederick Bott
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First public release of White Paper made today at 1pm GMT
Paper is in draft mode, for public review
Each useful review of the document will be rewarded with 10 tokens from now until indicated otherwise here. Useful reviews will be published and acknowledged here with reviewer name unless requested otherwise to remain anonymous
Frederick Bott
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Document is configured with a checkable signature from blocksign.com. Be aware that following the link on the signature to blocksign will generate a stern message warning that blocksign is not to be trusted. This is due to the security certificate there having expired. Ignore it! This warning would not appear if the site had no SSL, and we see no reason for it having SSL, because if the document checks out (as it does), then the site itself is validated. If significant concern is raised about this, the method of document signing will be re-evaluated.
Frederick Bott
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Update on document signing: Blocksign have sorted out their SSL site security certificate, so warnings have all gone now. Site now functions without incident.
Frederick Bott
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As no tokens have yet been claimed, VRENAR is not yet committed to any particular token name. After some thought, an opportunity has been seen to inject some humor into the future voting process. In essence, voting on things with eye-tracking glasses can be done as easily as just winking. If you like something, just wink at it to generate a positive vote for that item. Thus the token has been more appropriately named from VRN (Or VNR), to WINK, and assigned a representative rounded 'W' symbol. In preparation for this, and for any immediate manual airdrop / pre-sale purposes, prior to crowdsale smart contract implementation (In process), an initial WINK token has been formally implemented. Details are at https://etherscan.io/token/0x29fa00dcf17689c8654d07780f9e222311d6bf0c.
The token name change will be updated in the White Paper following testing.
Frederick Bott
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Encountered a problem preventing publication of the token sale until solution is found; The WINK token pre-exists, prior to development of any smart contracts which will operate on it. This makes sense, because as the lifeblood of the VRENAR ecosystem, the token should come first, and all other things be built upon it. Also, the token is what is offered to investors in the project, so has to pre-exist to be legally sold. Unfortunately, most token contracts appear to mint tokens "On the fly", which does not suit us. A suitable contract has been identified, but on testing, does not interact with the token. This appears to be because the token is not "Owned" by the contract, therefore does not have the correct permissions to manipulate the token. This makes sense from a security point of view, otherwise it would be simple for bad actors to steal tokens using contracts. However, even though we own both the token and the contract, no method has yet been found to give the required ownership of the token to the contract.
Who knows how to do this? An answer has been sought now for three days and counting.
Frederick Bott
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As the project is still effectively in airdrop until that question can be answered, and no-one has yet claimed any tokens, free or otherwise, it does no harm to create a WINK token bounty for the answer: 500 FREE WINK TOKENS TO THE FIRST PERSON PROVIDING AN ANSWER, until indicated that the answer has been found.
Frederick Bott
@Boterick
Problem solved by Telegram user “Intsol” (still waiting for your designated ether address for the reward to be paid into, Intsol!)
Token sale testing now underway on Rinkeby. So far, so good.
Frederick Bott
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REMMI-Research/VRENAR@aa7ea46 Project software license changed from GPL-3.0 to ASL-2.0, to align with the license associated with High Fidelity code, imported for VRENAR. This also is more in line generally with the VRENAR project not-for-profit ethics, as it effectively removes patenting possibilities, which were associated with the GPL-3.0 license.
Frederick Bott
@Boterick
Airdrop link to this forum created, with invitation to enter details here. A formal list of potential investors will be drawn up from the information here, with the first fifty applications received before the end of the pre-sale given a free quota of WINK tokens worth around 10 GBP. For those wishing to remain anonymous, applications can be made with this made clear by email. All anonymities will be preserved in all published lists.
Frederick Bott
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Airdrop & Whitelist applicants, please provide in your first comment, your contact and Ether account details here to join the list for token distributions under the Airdrop and / or White-listed investor schemes as follows:

Name: Your name
Address: Your full home address with post/zip code
email: Your email
Phone: Your phone number
Ether address: The Ether wallet address you will receive tokens on.

All complete entries qualify as entry to the White-list

In addition, the first 50 entries made before midnight GMT, 11 Feb 2018 will also receive an Air-drop of 360 free WINK tokens (Worth around 10 GBP at the token full sale price)

WINK if you like it

Frederick Bott
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Pre-sale ended and Main sale contract issued with details added to up-issued White Paper (Document version 1.3). White-list moved from this forum to email application only, to preserve privacy of White-list applicants. Airdrop to continue with an offer of 2 free Wink tokens to the first 50 applicants joining the White-list. To estimate the eventual value of this, assuming the project and token sale is successful, the final token rate per Eth is 24. So two tokens will be worth 1/12 of an ether. The chances to win hundreds of free tokens in the earlier airdrops have been and gone now (Nobody took it up!), but 1/12 of an Eth for free is still not to be sniffed at.
Frederick Bott
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Update: Deleted own previous two posts which should really have been personal diary entries. Apologies for any confusion - it is business as usual on VRENAR
Frederick Bott
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Progress update: Dapp development ongoing. Also project division into work packages which can be taken on in entirety by new entrants. Main drive is now to attract new entrants so as to create a team. Work of identifying work packages includes identification of minimal work path to achieving goals. For example, working collaboratively with High Fidelity towards implementing continuity is probably the shortest path towards achieving a suitable technical solution for the v-world.