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The Bitcoin Pub

Yes… Finally… WE HAVE A NEW LOGO!

Take a look friends. You’re some of the first to ever see it.

Couldn’t be more stoked!

Too legit to quit. Have a great Friday folks!

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Cryptoyum

What is Up, Everybody…!

… *bonus points to those who know where the title (“quote”) is from… one of my favorite movies!

Hey folks! It’s been too long!

Wanted to give a brief update and then some neat things to chew on, even if you’re not a Cryptonaut, we wanted to share some progress on the native iOS app that we’re building!

What, what! 

First, here are some never-before-seen concepts of the brand that we were building out. These aren’t final, of course.

As I mentioned, we typically share this with the Cryptonauts, but, today… bonus time! Everyone’s a winner!

And here’s a screenshot (or two) around our development progress:

Onwards and upwards!

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The Bitcoin Pub

Infrastructure Update: Putting in that WORK!

Hey all!

All of our hard work over the last few weeks has started to pay off. Your support has allowed us to continue to test, refine, iterate, and experiment with better infrastructure.

Here are two images that showcase the work and more importantly some of the results of some of these technical experiments:

Above you can see that we’ve been isolating the 5xx (Server Errors) that we’ve encountered and there have been definitely some experiments that have increased them and then we neutralized them.

Killed them, in other words. We’re stable and now we’ll see how the changes take.

And here you can see a huge spike of HTTP 4xx (Client Errors) that we’ve encountered and how we quickly made changes and updates that could solve the problems. The small bumps are also smaller experiments that we’ve run as well to tweak performance and get the most out of our architecture.

Again, THANK YOU for your support because it helps us find the time to optimize The Bitcoin Pub and continue to deliver the best community experience possible.

You are what powers The Bitcoin Pub 🍻 !

-j

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Cryptoyum

IT HAS BEGUN…!

My fellow Cryptonauts, ASSEMBLE!

I’ve started putting down the first lines of code in the last week or so and wanted to give you some sneak peeks and behind-the-scenes like we promised!

These are a few raw, uncut screens of the process as put it all together!

Stoked to have this first app into your hot hands for testing… I don’t currently have a good estimate of when that’ll be, but, trust me when I say that we’ll have it to you as soon as we possibly can.

We believe there is a really distinct and neat opportunity to serve the larger cryptonation with the best source of news for all things crypto… and YOU will have a big part to play in making it amazing!

Just think about that for a sec… you will have front-row seats to not only the development but a voice into the design and user-experience of an app that we believe could be in MILLIONS of people’s hands…!

(That’s a lot of responsibility, if I’m to be honest…)

But, I know that we’ve selected the right folks for the task. Thanks for being on board!

-j

Let’s get it done!

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The Bitcoin Pub

YOU (Yes You!) Keep The (Digital) Lights 💡 On!

Hey everyone!

Hope your weekend has been restful and awesome! 👍🏼

Just wanted to give you guys some real-time updates and keep the transparency-level high because all of your support really does go directly to The Pub and keeping things going!

As you can see above, our new CDN is working hard at delivering content and our system to wherever you are and this weekend The Doge Lord and I have been working to optimize the backend and tweak server and architecture settings to maximize throughput.

It’s been frustrating, at times, I won’t lie, and I even shared some late-night thoughts like this recently on The Pub.

But it’s entirely worth it as we have folks all over the world requesting the content that all of you are creating!

Consequently, we made our first big payment for the CDN and added a bunch of credits to the account.

Thanks so much for your support as it keeps things running smoothly! We love building this community and creating fresh and helpful YouTube content for you daily.

This is a privilege and joy for us!

-j

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The Bitcoin Pub

Milestones: WE DESTROY THEM! 🔥💣💥

Wow. Are you seeing this?

We’ve crushed over 2,000,000 pageviews in the first month! Growing like mad!

Also, we’ve crossed way beyond the 4,000 new members mark!

For those who like super-geeky stats… we’ve processed more than 44,000,000 total requests!

All of this to say… we’re growing like a weed and any new milestone is one that we’re absolutely blowing away.

Thanks to you, of course. Your support enables us to continue to absolutely annihilate our metrics and estimates!

✊🏼

-j

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Cryptoyum

Matt Rockey Can See the Future! (And More Early Concept Artwork)!

Honestly, when I saw this comment I nearly dropped out of my seat!

As you already know, this is exactly what we’re trying to solve in many ways and you’re direct support is ensuring that it can happen!

Thanks so much for the feedback already! It’s been fantastic!

As a bonus, here are some more early-concept work that we had created as we got closer to a final form:

We didn’t quite have the logo / brand identity up.

More concept work will be shared shortly!

-j

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The Bitcoin Pub

The Pub 🍻 … IT’S ALIVE! 👏🏼 🎉

Goodmorning Cryptonation!

Just a quick update here as the real goods are shared on the Bitcoin Pub!

Before you click this link though… remember: THIS is what you’re supporting and THIS is why you’re so freakin’ awesome!

Go here to check out all the recent updates to the site that you have directly funded!

Click here to read! 

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The Bitcoin Pub

BIG Tech Updates… COMING SOON!

Morning!

Wanted to share with you some big things coming down the pipe! Our intent, of course, is to create the best possible experience for all of you and especially our patrons!

You all rock! Here’s the list of things that I’m working on right now…

# Server, Architecture

  • A kickass CDN for faster, global accessibility!
  • Dynamic Load Balancer… so cool.
  • 2nd Container for Staging, Production so we can minimize downtime!

# Core Pub Experience Updates

  • Static Pages
  • Who’s Online 
  • Events and Calendaring
  • GeoLocation

Have a great day folks

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Cryptoyum

A Few More Screenshots of Our EARLY CONCEPT

Just wanted to drop these on you so that you get more of a sense of where we’re headed and the work that we’ve put in so far.

Again, this is part of the early concept work that we’ve put together. They are definitely low-fidelity (more high-fidelity examples coming soon!!) but you’ll get a sense of our workflow so far.

Enjoy!