Gravity Testnet Report 25.05.2018 - 08.06.2018

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Dear testnet participants and crypto enthusiasts! We are beginning to release our first report on testing and from now on, these updates will appear biweekly. First two weeks of testing have been quite eventful, and we want to share the particulars of those events with you.

Statistics for 25.05.2018 - 08.06.2018

Number of accounts: 2464

Number of signed blocks: 1 358 500

Number of transactions: 2464

Number of active witnesses: 23

Number of reserve witnesses: 25

Number of active committee members: 11

Number of reserve committee members: 29

Network Activity Index

Network Activity Index is calculated in the testnet once a week and its amount affects the size and availability of emission. Emission is released only if the Activity Index in the last week was bigger than in any other previous week. This emission is distributed among all the accounts in the network according to their Gravity Index.

In the first week of testing Network Activity Index was 161 469, and as a result 13 418 831,13383 ZGV was created.

In the second week of testing Network Activity Index was 148 808. It was lower than it was last week, and as a result, there was no emission in the blockchain that week.


We are grateful to our friends, who actively participate in testing (they are listed in order of witness creation): kennybll (Kenneth Benneth), virtual-crusader (Keegan Francis), dominator008, dganic, blervin, iamredbar (Brendan Jensen), roelandp.

Special thanks are also due to Kenneth Benneth and Keegan Francis, who were, in fact taking care of novices during first two days of the testnet. Kenneth wrote the first guide on how to become a witness before official instructions were released, and Keegan posted his version of the python-bitshares library for Gravity. In addition to that they both created the first bots in the Gravity testnet.

Technical updates

  1. Last week we found a significant bug in emission calculations. The update was successful, and the emission was calculated correctly, but the emission didn’t sync to the network, i.e. it was calculated only on one machine. Other nodes had to do the resync to obtain the emission values.

  2. Over a two-week period we have optimized the Gravity Explorer and reduced the time of opening the page fourfold, now it’s 0.7 seconds.

  3. The internal structure of the Gravity Wallet was reorganized to reduce the loading time and increase sustainability. We also added a new function. The wallet now automatically connects to a new node in case the node that it’s connected to stops working.

  4. Gravity Governance was updated, modal dialog boxes and information on events and functions were added.

  5. All the products now have mobile web-versions, which were tested on Iphone 5, Iphone X, and also Android smartphones and tablets.

  6. We fixed a lot of small bugs in design and blockchain data output.

  7. We published initial documentation for those who wish to join the Gravity testnet.

Media Publications about the Gravity Protocol

Gravity Protocol Testnet Goes Live Today – Run Nodes, Capture the Network and Make Profit

Testnet Goes Live For Gravity - a graphene based blockchain protocol

Turn the Radio On - You are on the Air!

3 reasons why you should watch out for Gravity Protocol

Blockchain R&D Firm, Gravity Solutions, Introduces a Protocol for Small and Medium Enterprises, and Launches Public Testnet

分散式賬本解決方案 區塊鏈的嶄新應用

區塊鏈研發公司Gravity Solutions為中小企制訂協議和推出公用測試網

Plans for the next period

There are currently 4 botnet in Gravity blockchain. We’ve noticed they are not very active. So in the near future we are planning to launch the The Battle of the Bots to increase the amount of bots and their activity. Now we’re working on the guidelines and technical part of the game. We remind you that having your bot in the Gravity testnet will give you a chance to win one of the major prizes.

📢 Gravity Launches Public Testnet

Come to our testnet and break our toys!
Gravity Testnet Instructions Set

Want to join our team?

Gravity Protocol is hiring!

See the previous articles

Gravity Protocol Intro
A Deeper Look Into Dan Larimer’s radio
Gravity Protocol initial distribution
Adaptive Emission: Making Blockchain Economy Real
Gravity IPFS: Off-chain Data Storage
Gravity: Ecosystem Participants
Gravity: Stablecoin Solutions
How the Gravity Protocol Team Implements a Security Development Lifecycle

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What are committee members?


Committee members are responsible for adjusting the fee schedule of transactions. They provide blockchain governance actions.


Thanks you so much for your answer.
But unfortunately, it's like Arabic language to me. Couldn't understand anything.
On the other hand, maybe I don't even have to, it's just not for me.

Again, thanks for spending time on me and trying to explain it.


Look, there is someone who should take decisions on how the protocol is evolving: what are the parameters (like transaction fee), what improvements should be made, etc.
In order these decisions are taken easily and in the agreed order (unlike how it is managed in POW protocols), all network accounts are able to vote for the certain people they delegate their decision power to. These people are called committee members.


I got it, 100% clear now.
I can't help much, but if you need me to do anything, vote for you etc., will be glad to do it

Great article and roundup, thanks for sharing! I will have a look into you guys!

Waw what a nice project
Anyway I'm in for the test net as well

Excellent reporting

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