After several months of testing and optimization we are finally at the last chapter of the 'beta phase', ready to venture into the real world with IOTA's novel technology. However before we can do that there is one last phase of the beta test that is required.
Final beta stages commences now!
Due to so many awaiting a Graphical UI before claiming rather than claiming via the barebone Nostalgia UI we must have 2 stages for the GUI testing.
In stage 1, which will last until next Thursday, only CLAIMING will be enabled. This stage 1 period is required to get as many as possible to claim their iotas automatically before we drop this legacy code in order to make IOTA 2-3x more efficient, after which claiming will no longer be possible automatically from GUI. Instead for those who haven’t claimed yet by then will just have to contact me and provide your seed so I can verify that you are the rightful owner and send your iotas to your address. To all of those who will be claiming your iotas in the following days, in order to save yourself and all of IOTA time, please donate a % to the foundation right away (you will be asked how much you’d like to donate in the GUI when claiming).
It's important to note that you can only claim reliably with 7 neighbouring nodes. Check your neighbours here: http://forum.iotatoken.com/t/meet-your-neighbours-exchange-ip-domain-of-your-nodes-here/60
In stage 2, which begins on Thursday next week, we will drop the old legacy code, upgrade the IOTA network and everyone will be able to freely send/receive as much as they want on mainnet leading up to launch. This means finalizing pending trades (use escrow!), testing out the network and finishing the IOTA Foundation donations.
Download can be found here
You can obtain installers for Windows (32 and 64 bit), Linux, both RedHat and Debian (32 and 64 bit) as well as Mac on IOTA's official Github here: https://github.com/IOTAledger/iota-gui-beta/releases/
Any issues should be reported and discussed at #iotatesting over at http://chat.iotatoken.com
The official launch date of IOTA will occur on July 11. This gives everyone plenty of time to play around with IOTA, complete trades, settle on Foundation etc. before official launch. We have got plenty of interesting things lined up for launch and the weeks and months following. This is the time to get involved!
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