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VTBDex – Special Security Announcement – How We Keep Your Money Safe


Security Report

 Date: November 15th, 2022

Available at https://vtbdex.com/


VTBDex – Special Security Announcement – How We Keep Your Money Safe

Dear VTBCommunity members,

From the moment the VTBCommunity Foundation was established a year ago, we took into account the massive challenges that financial technologies face in regulatory compliance and customer protection.

We remain true to our values and core objectives, as established in our White Paper, to bring about the transformative financial solutions that our organization can offer with world-class security measures to keep our members’ assets safe at all times.

We are entirely focused on building a community for the long term and have done so through a platform centered on members buying VTBC at will.

For this reason, we focus on the following key aspects that the VTBCommunity offers:

  • VTBCommunity and VTBDex leverage the security that blockchain technology offers, providing an unchangeable registry infrastructure characterized by distributed ledgers with transparency that is verifiable and accountable at all times.
  • VTBCommunity provides its solutions apart from any other cryptocurrency’s volatility. This is why VTBC keeps growing in value in contrast with other cryptos.
  • VTBCommunity is not linked in any way with FTX or Alameda.
  • VTBCommunity Members are not in danger of losing access to their funds, as these are solely owned by their users and will always remain in their full custody. Although VTBDex is a more complicated exchange platform & less user-friendly compared to other exchanges, users are and will always be in full control of their wallets and private keys.
  • VTBCommunity does not lend or leverage any crypto within the system including deposits, VTBC, and VTBT.
  • VTBDex only works with cryptocurrencies that we consider secure, which is why we limit the types of trading pairs to specific tokens. (EOS, Ethereum, USDT, and we are currently working on adding USDC & Bitcoin).
  • VTBCommunity Foundation is appropriately funded and stable.
  • VTBCommunity has mandated in the Foundation Rules and Charter that an annual financial audit is required.

VTBCommunity continues to optimize the infrastructure of the VTBDex to make it more efficient for our members. We remain congruent with our core belief that VTBC will bring about a positive financial impact on society and that the future of our technology is and will keep thriving worldwide.

As always, we are grateful to our members for their continued support to make the VTBCommunity a success.

Best regards,

The VTBCommunity Foundation

 

VTBDex Updates: Addition of USDT (Tether)


VTBDex & USDT (Tether)

 Date: November 10th, 2022

Available at https://vtbdex.com/


VTBCommunity Announcement – VTBDex Technical Updates – Addition of USDT (Tether)

Dear VTBCommunity members,

We are here to announce an exciting new feature in our VTBDex: the addition of USDT (Tether). VTBCommunity members will now be able to Deposit, Withdraw, Buy, and Sell VTBC using USDT.

We will ensure that everyone can consult our Knowledge Base on the VTB Forum to learn how to buy VTBs using USDT. This fresh VTBC trading feature, which will be in effect by the 16th of November, will be as seamless as with current crypto options.

For those who are not familiar with this particular stable digital currency, USDT (United States Dollar Tether) is a blockchain-based cryptocurrency launched in 2014 that operates as a centralized, fiat-collateralized stablecoin, and is fully backed by Tether’s reserves. Its particular feature of being “pegged to” or backed by the value of the US dollar means, in short, that its price is always equal to that of the US Dollar. USDT is the third-largest cryptocurrency, next to Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH). USDT is owned by iFinex, a company based in Hong Kong that owns the cryptocurrency exchange BitFinex.

This update also brings some significant improvements to the underlying user data structure that streamlines the blockchain transaction speed and throughput. We have enhanced the weight, which translates into “gas” for ETH, of many of our core functionalities, making it possible to put more transactions in a block. This update paves the way for our next steps in development including the addition of other cryptocurrencies.

We are happy about this significant step in the advancement of the overall capabilities of the VTBDex and continue our efforts in adding other relevant cryptocurrencies for our members to benefit from.

As always, we are grateful to our members for their continued support to make the VTBCommunity a success.

Thank you,

The VTBCommunity Foundation

 

VTBDex & Ethereum’s switch to PoS


VTBDex & Ethereum’s switch to PoS

 Date: September 9th, 2022

Available at https://vtbdex.com/


VTBCommunity Announcement – VTBDex Technical Updates – Ethereum’s PoS Transition

Dear VTBCommunity members,

The Ethereum blockchain is making blockchain history this coming week with its transition from the PoW (Proof of Work) to the PoS (Proof of Stake) consensus mechanism.

We are excited to continue to use the Ethereum blockchain once this significant merge is complete.

To protect our community, we have decided to stop all Ethereum blockchain transactions such as deposits, onboarding, and withdrawal. This process will be from the 13th of September until the 16th when the Ethereum migration to PoS is successfully finished.


Additional Resources

You may find more information about this event on Ethereum’s official channels and through other sources mentioned below.


We are grateful to the entire community and for everyone’s continued support.

Thank you,

The VTBCommunity Foundation

 

VTBDex IPFS Integration


VTBDex IPFS Integration

 Date: June 3rd, 2022

Available at https://vtbdex.com/ipfs


VTBCommunity Announcement

Dear VTBCommunity members,

We are thrilled to announce that the VTBDex has successfully integrated IPFS and included a tab on its menu for ease of access!

In this article, we will be explaining what IPFS is, how blockchain technologies face in terms of data storage and management, and finally, how the VTBDex makes use of IPFS in the most amazing ways!


What is IPFS?

The InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) is a protocol and peer-to-peer network launched in 2015 by Juan Benet, founder of Protocol Labs, with the purpose of storing and sharing data in a distributed file system. It uses content-addressing to uniquely identify each file in a global namespace connecting all computing devices in a secure, transparent, and scalable manner.


The Challenges of Blockchain Technologies

It is important to understand that blockchain technology in general, suffers from several fundamental issues related to how it stores such large amounts of data to operate proficiently. It regularly holds complete instruction data on the blockchain which increases its size, slows down replication speed, downgrades performance, and ultimately increments computation expenses.

By integrating IPFS into blockchain processes with clever methodologies, as the VTBCommunity has been able to achieve, users can consult information and complete as many transactions per second as required at any given time, competently resolving most, if not all of the issues mentioned above.

“The VTB project has chosen to employ blockchain technology for various reasons. The challenge was to deliver transparency and auditability, only delivered by public blockchains. Therefore, since none of the current public blockchains met the Foundations criteria, the Foundation built a custom blockchain for all the project’s requirements that will come in stages.” – VTBCommunity White Paper


How is IPFS used on the VTBDex?

As described in the VTBCommunity White Paper, the IPFS protocol allows the VTB Blockchain to function in full transparency and with improved scalability, stability, and security. It does so by performing back-ups of the blockchain data on IPFS and using the Ethereum public chain to hold the IPFS address.

The VTB system runs on a methodology using a Layer-2 coupled with a sidechain pattern, resulting in fast and flexible performance and maintaining a very low operational cost, while ensuring its users’ private/public key pairs are operating under their control. This makes the most of the system with improved scalability and enables great management of the entire project.

The various chain interactions which incur operational costs, including cloud-based services, chain maintenance, APIs, and the transactions themselves, are completely covered and accounted for in the present VTB system by means of intelligent and cost-effective procedures. This is carried out by not reporting every transaction, but rather by submitting the runtime state to an IPFS address and therefore to Ethereum’s expensive chain, clearly grouping all transactions for a specified time.

“A multi-source configuration is used for APIs, such as Infura for ETH and Block Producer snapshots and or APIs for EOS, to reduce risk and prevent any breaking changes. In conjunction, external smart contracts and accounts are used to accept deposits of their respective native currency. The Ethereum smart contract will also keep a stored IPFS address to allow users to constantly view the VTB Blockchain and verify their VTBC balances through third-party applications.” – VTBCommunity White Paper


The new IPFS Tab on the VTBDex

The VTBDex publishes balances, prices, and other critical information at least once per day to IPFS so that members can verify their balances independently. Using JSON files, an open standard file/data interchange format used to store and transmit data objects, the VTBDex circulates data to IPFS to keep transparency and reliability always accessible to the public.

Even though this data transmission process to the IPFS protocol is taken care of quite effectively as a regular VTBDex operation, the data becomes bulky and awkward to read in its JSON format. For this reason, an IPFS tab on the VTBDex has been added to display up-to-date “snapshots” of the most recent data sent to the IPFS protocol in order to enhance the overall experience of our users.

Image source: https://vtbdex.com/ipfs


Moving Forward

With this IPFS upgrade, VTBDex users will benefit from having access to a better-looking IPFS interface and easily navigating through IPFS-published information with convenient search functions.

Visit the VTBDex and have a look at the newly added features of IPFS integration at vtbdex.com/ipfs.

 

VTBDex Official Release


VTBDex Official Release

 Date: February 14th, 2022

Available at https://vtbdex.com


VTBCommunity Announcement

Dear fellow members of the VTBCommunity,

The VTBDex and the VTB Blockchain, the decentralized exchange and distributed ledger ecosystem that govern the dual-asset offer by VTBCommunity Foundation (VTBC & VTBT), have officially launched as of February 14th, 2022, and are accessible at https://vtbdex.com.

It is, without a doubt, an enormous step towards establishing a presence in the algorithmic finance sector and bringing forth the entire VTB proposal created by the VTBCommunity Foundation. Through the VTBDex, community members can now carry out purchases and sales of VTB digital assets in a truly reliable and convenient manner.

Notwithstanding, the initial launch of the VTBDex is accounted as a first phase of the entire range of solutions offered and is still going through some additional adjustments. These modifications do not interrupt the current service that the decentralized exchange has, and community members are effectively able to conduct their exchanges activities today.

However, later additions to the VTBDex will further empower users in various ways, including but not limited to financial calculators, a broader e-wallet integration, comprehensive graphical interface solutions, and many more features.

As always, if any members encounter any issues while using the phase 1 rollout of the VTBDex, we are happy to receive member feedback via our contact form on https://vtbcommunity.org, so that our technical staff can attend to the matter accordingly.

We encourage all the VTBCommunity members to visit the VTBDex Migration Guide for further reference on successfully integrating their wallets (for Ethereum users) to the new Dex, which you can access at https://bit.ly/VTBDex-Migration-Ether.

Once again, we are proud to announce our official release of the VTBDex and the VTB Blockchain, reiterate our commitment to serving you better, and convey our gratitude to VTBCommunity members for their trust, patience, and cooperation.

VTBDex Launch Announcement


VTBDex Launch

Official Launch Date: January 31st, 2022

Available at https://vtbdex.com


VTBCommunity Announcement

Dear fellow members of the VTBCommunity,

As a tremendous step towards offering safe and cutting-edge financial technology solutions to our members, we are proud to give an official notice of the successful completion of the VTB Blockchain. However, while this instrumental feat is undoubtedly the backbone for the VTBDex and its entire operation, it is essential to keep in mind that we are still performing adjustments to prevent inadequate migration incidents for any of our members once it becomes publicly available.

With this in mind, we hereby state that the official launch of our proprietary decentralized exchange platform, the VTBDex, will take place on the 31st of January, 2022, and that it will be open for access at the domain https://vtbdex.com.



VTB Migration Guide (Ethereum)

The VTBCommunity Foundation is aware of the challenges for both new and experienced users of blockchain technology. Therefore, we’ve decided to aid in conducting the VTBDex migration process in a seamless and clear-to-follow manner.

We have created a step-by-step guide on a particular topic with the knowledgebase section of the VTB Forum. We comprehensively cover Polkadot & MetaMask account creation and wallet synchronization with the VTBDex in support of Ethereum users.

The VTBDex Migration Guide can be accessed by going to bit.ly/VTBDex-Migration-Ether.

Additionally, as part of our commitment to providing the proper support for our French-speaking members, we make the guide available in French and English versions, offered as a downloadable PDF file with the access links within the same topic of the forum mentioned above.