Card Locking Feature & DEC Updates

Locking Cards

As part of our recent focus on increased security for players' accounts and assets, we have built a new feature into the game which will allow players to "lock" their cards, preventing them from being transferred, sold, or burned until they are "unlocked", which will take a specified number of days after the unlock transaction is submitted. Locked cards will still be able to be used in battles and delegated or rented out like normal.

Players will now have the option to lock and unlock their cards through the Splinterlands website or by submitting transactions directly to the blockchain. The technical details of the new feature are included below, and we hope that third party websites and tools such as Peakmonsters or others will be created to allow players to view and manage their locked cards more efficiently.

Card locking will work similarly to powering up HIVE tokens - meaning that when a card is locked it will remain locked indefinitely without requiring any input from the owner. When the owner submits an unlock transaction for the cards then the unlocking timer will start and the card will not be unlocked and transferrable until that timer completes.

When a player chooses to lock one or more cards, they will be prompted to choose the number of days that the unlocking process will take with the minimum number of days being 1 and the maximum being 30. This way players can each individually choose the amount of unlock time that they would like, and also have the flexibility to lock certain cards with different unlock times than other cards.

As an example, let's say that a player locks a card with an unlock time of 5 days. This card will then not be able to be transferred, sold, burned, converted from Alpha to Beta, or anything else that would destroy or move the card until it is unlocked, but the card can still be used in battles, combined, or delegated/rented to another account.

If the player would like to unlock the card so it can be transferred, sold, burned, etc, then they will need to submit an unlock transaction (which can be done by clicking on the lock icon next to the card on the card details view on the Splinterlands website).

Submitting the unlock transaction will start the 5 day timer for the card to be unlocked. After 5 days goes by since the unlock transaction was submitted, the card will be unlocked and will be able to be transferred, sold, or burned as normal. Players will also have the option to cancel the unlock process during the unlocking period.

If, in this example, the player was hacked and their private active key or master password was stolen, then the hacker would only be able to start the unlock process for that card. This would give the account owner 5 days to notice that their keys had been compromised and unauthorized activity had taken place on their account, change/recover their keys, and cancel the unlocking process for the card - thus preventing it from being stolen.

Combining Locked Cards

Locked cards will be able to be combined with other cards to level them up as normal, however the resulting combined card will be locked with the maximum number of unlock days among the cards being combined.

For example, if five cards are being combined together and one of the five cards is locked with an unlock time of 3 days, another is locked with an unlock time of 7 days, and the other three are not locked, then the resulting card will be locked with an unlock time of 7 days.

Cards that are currently within the unlocking process will not be able to be combined until either the unlocking process is completed or is cancelled.

Card Locking Technical Details

All card locking and unlocking transactions must be signed with the private active key for the owner's account (assuming the "require active authority" setting is enabled) in order to be considered valid.

The new transactions and paramters for locking and unlocking cards are detailed below:

  • sm_lock_assets - This transaction will lock one or more cards with a specified unlocking period.
    • asset_ids - array of card IDs to lock
    • lock_days - integer number of days for the unlock period (1 - 30)
  • sm_unlock_assets - This transaction will start the unlock process for one or more cards.
    • asset_ids - array of card IDs for which to start the unlock process. Please note that each card may have a different unlocking time period.
  • sm_cancel_unlock_assets - This transaction will cancel the unlocking process for one or more cards.
    • asset_ids - array of card IDs in the unlocking process which should be cancelled.

Locking Other Types of Assets

We are also currently working on allowing the locking of other types of assets in the game, including land, titles, and other tokens, however we felt that the cards were the most important assets and wanted to get that feature out as soon as possible without waiting for the locking of other types of assets to be implemented first.

Notifications

A key component of the card locking feature will be the ability for players to receive notifications whenever transactions happen that affect their locked cards (or even unlocked cards) and other assets so that they can respond to any unauthorized transactions. While there is no such notification system in place yet, and we didn't want to wait for that to be available before allowing players to start locking cards, we are planning to work on building such a system and getting it available to players as quickly as possible.

DEC Ranked Battle Reward Pool Update

Demand for the DEC token has been increasing recently along with new uses for the token being released and growing general demand for Splinterlands assets, and as a result we wanted to make some changes to certain parts of the system that we feel could use some improvement.

The first area is the amount of DEC tokens being awarded for ranked battle wins on a daily basis. The initial plan, which is in place currently, is that initially 1M DEC tokens would be allocated to the ranked battle reward pool every day, and that amount decreases by a rate of 1% per month. This mechanism works well for a token that is intended to have a decreasing inflation rate over time, however for a token that is intended to have a more stable value the inflation rate should be able to adjust based on market conditions.

In order to help achieve that goal and help maintain the stability of the DEC token, the amount of DEC allocated to the ranked battle reward pool will be reset to the initial rate of 1M DEC / day and will automatically decrease if the external market price of DEC falls below $0.001 / DEC and will automatically increase if the market price goes above $0.001 / DEC. The amount of the increase or decrease will be proportional to the amount that the market price has deviated from the intended value.

This change is planned to be released on Wednesday, May 12th, 2021 - approximately one week from the date of this post.


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Nice! Was legit thinking about this the other day and other HE tokens, really good security feature 🔒

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Nice new changes, Is there a way to see how many DEC is up for grabs each day being that this is always going to be changing? Or not really something worth displaying?

I would imagine if the price is right we could see above 1 million for the day?

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Well how it works is that 3.5 DEC tokens will be added to the reward pool with every Hive block, so with ~28800 blocks per day times 3.5 DEC is roughly 1M DEC / day. Then if the current DEC market price is 10% above $0.001 then 3.85 DEC (10% more than 3.5) will be added to the reward pool for each block and vice versa if the market price is lower.

Then the DEC in the reward pool is given out to players as they win ranked battles. You can check how much DEC is in the reward pool at any time at the following URL: https://game-api.splinterlands.com/players/balances?token_type=DEC&players=$REWARD_POOL

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The lock feature is amazing, it should make us feel more safe!
Also I love that the DEC Production will get a change that works with it being at a peg price.

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This is an excellent update on both aspects... Once again you have shown that you are able to be responsive to things that can be improved, which makes Splinterlands the best blockchain game out there. Great job SPL team!

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Look at this fucking "bro club" dickface. The richest wallets of SL, constantly feeding the other richest wallets of SL, with endless ass licking circle-jerk tickles of their buttholes. Both on-chain, but especially in their special circle-jerks on discord, which can be controlled even more precisely and to their every wish and command - a place where they hold the keys to everyone else's future and are willing to oppress, silence, harass and group bully others to their liking in secret, while still maintaining a cult following with their two-faced smiley faces. The main weapon of their choice at teamshithole - building a discord technological enslavement grid, where they get to choose who can and cant speak, when they can speak and to whom, and in what context, where they have a "facade" of democratic decision making, while his whore mistress controls everything in private by constantly manipulating it all (including your limp dick).....

Don't you fucking dare have a fucking opinion that goes against uncle dictator dave and his whore mistress and @bestpartnerever. If you dare say anything about the dirty entitled whore who started out by pimping herself for crypto pennies, you will find yourself in a discord prison, with a life sentence to serve. Amazing what an entitled vagina can reap in rewards, from an obsessed pervert and limp dicked old man. You get to become unstoppable reward pool raping mega whales and SL multi-millionaires, by using "money" (in whatever form that takes) taken from others, "aka" other "communities" and individuals (by cheating them directly) to seed fund your success, and then greed compound it endlessly.

The dictator in chief, and leader of the pack of the "cult of Dave" and his mistress "bee-a-cheetah-cunty-thief-princess.....He sure does love @ilovepoorpeople! After all, that's how he tried to make his name from day one, by trying to enslave all the penny chasing "small fish", while promoting himself as "leader of the pack" once again....seems that someone has a huge ego and desire to control others and enforce their will on them though putting themselves at the top of every pyramid that can find/create. But of course, with a bribe system of promises, so that all the minions you control can worship you, and keep coming back for more. The perfect feeder system of "poor people".

I clearly remember the days, where you all acted like such virtue-signalling anti-reward pool rape victims.....but now, you have become the very thing you rallied and virtue-signal against.....HMMMMMMM, I WONDER WHY. FUCKING TWO-FACED HYPOCRTIES. Keep raping that reward pool, while trying to deny others with your control freak attitude, harassment and bullying campaigns - and all for your own self-interest and that filthy CUNT CRYPTO WHORE.

However, the real reason why he really loves "poor people" so much, is because he loves to control them and then entrap them into his enslavement grid guild, and no other reason. Out of pure selfish reasons and nothing else. The bribe system...always works when you find the right desperate people. The ponzi bribe system for "poor people". It never stops, when you make others rely on your "charity". Your love for "poor people" really touches our hearts...all that generosity generated by the cult of dave.

C'mon poor people, come kiss uncle Dave's feet so he can feed you.....the perfect charitable dictator. Have you been taking notes from the "elite" Sir? Oh yes you have, since you have directly copied the enslavement control model for your own self-interest, and the interests of your special circle-jerks of mother fuckers who sat back and watched the abuse in amusement while under the spell of the poisonous witch (and still do to this day, as you all still think its hilarious, as continuously mock and shame your victims at any opportunity you get) - The whore mistress that you have a permanent boner for. .. She pimped herself out like a cheap crypto whore for pennies under your "guidance" in the early days of your "schemes" on this blockchain. Then you turned that server where you conducted those operations and "schemes" into the teamshithole guild....And you were always there right behind her sniffing her panties everywhere she roamed, while constantly drooling at the mouth at the thought you might one day get to stick your limp dick in her. Congratulations, on finding the most wicked and poisonous witch on the blockchain, who tries to maintain that "innocent princess" persona.....but fails miserably like the fucking filthy whore that she is. She does have tremenedous success however, at getting her mangina body guards to do her manipulative dirty work for her while she hides in the shadows - magina wankers that is. They all line up to take turns at sniffing her panties.

And the "bro club" constantly slapping dicks with each other in public, while both abusing every part of the rewards system they can in private - or should I say in "secret". The "cult of Dave" and his gigantic monopolised guild structure where he has installed himself and head dictator and oppressor, with his whore bee-a-cheetah-cunt mistress by his side, who organised the rigging of matches and tournament/leaderbord results to hoard an immense amount of in-game assets - and most importantly the filthy scandal where they cheated their way to the top of the ladder, by using other peoples accounts to "flee" to their own accounts on the battlefield - you found the perfect foil (pardon the pun), in another desperate third world slave (you being his mentor), all at my direct expense.....not only that, but then also abusing, harassing and bullying them if they dare question anything directly, or anything they do or say on discord in general in your controlled mafia guild, and then conducting private kangaroo courts to drag peoples names through the mud, all while instilling a deep seeded hatred through brainwashing techniques into your disciples - the very tactics that all cult leaders use. The result of that abuse, is more power, influence and control, and more hateful abuse towards anyone who questions anything that either you, or you whore mistress get up to - in the "guild for the little people" - to those who dare question anything (the obvious to anyone with half a fucking brain cell) you then compound that abuse in the form of never-ending mud slinging lies in the shadows of discord (your DMS are bombarded with this hideous trash) to further enforce the beliefs of the disciples, ad in the plan of the "cult of Dave". The mangina panty sniffing supreme leader of the reward pool rape gang. And those kangaroo courts were held in secret, while the "accused" was completely stripped of any access to any parts of the guild he previously had access to, and was completely unaware that it was taking place. He was however eventually made aware of it in a twisted and disgusting attempt by the assigned gestapo agent "pigface stasi", in a "private" conversation where he demanded that the falsely accused was asked to "apologise" to the fucking disgusting bullies and thugs, where he was given an ultimatum and NO OHTER CHOICE. The verdict was already in - guilty as charged. There was no official word on what the "charges" actually were, there was no ability for them to defend against those "unknown charges", and the abusers and thugs themsleves were the judges and executioners. In other words, you charged your victim, with the crimes you yourselves committed. How's that for a twisted bunch of psychos. It is however thre nest way, to cover up your own crimes, by using as a cover story to play the victims of what you yourselves created.

Uncle Dave has created the perfect enslavement grid, by using bribes and "charity" and the "poor people" card to enrich himself. After he abused all of those "poor people" to the maximum possible threshold - after he milked that dry as much as he posssibly could with his lame promises of riches, he then started a GIGANTIC BOT FARM TO CONTINUOUSLY RAPE THE REWARDS POOL....Because there just weren't enough third world slaves around anymore. And the irony of that? Of course is that he was vehemently anti-bot publicly when he had those players playing for him, but then changed when that all changed. But that was the only reason why he changed his mind....Had nothing to do with his "principled" anti-bot rhetoric when self-interest came into play. Funny how that works.....

YOU are a mother fucking disgrace, and you did it all for your permanent boner of that filthy whore mistress that you are obsessed with...That's right folks, this piece of trash garbage, not only did all of the above, but he also trampled on the rights of others and the very existence of another "member" of his own guild. A founding member, that he purportedly told was his "friend", while he was shoving knives in their back and organising cheating and rigging of matches WHILE THEY WERE OFFLINE BEHIND THEIR BACK. Well, he sure did fuck that "friend" hard and good, and threw them under the bus, all for the direct benefit of himself and his whore mistress.

Can you please explain why all of these third world slaves LITERALLY CALL YOU "COACH"?...What were you coaching them in? Sounds very shady, when you consider all of the events that took place - oh yes folks, he "coached" them alright....coached them in match fixing - both he and his entitled vagina whore mistress of teamshithole. And that is how the bribe system works in this wonderland of the teamshithole mafia guild.

Add to that all of that abuse, harassment and gang bullying and you have a wonderful recipe for success. And this all happened, while you were in the full knowledge that your target was under the most intense stress in the time of a life threatening illness. Thats what super mother fucking pieces of trash that you truly are. And to this day, ZERO FUCKOING REMORSE or regret for any of it...In fact you would do it all again - that's how fucking pathetic you all are.

You chose self-interest, greed and that filthy vagina and her direct self-interest, over another persons life. And you continued with that attitude even when that said person was on their death bed and fighting for their life.

You are a fucking disgraceful human being and a total piece of garbage - and always will be, as you continue to control the narrative and refuse to show any fucking remorse for anything you both did, at the direct expense of another individual and their interests. Apparently only the cult of dave, and their interests matter at teamshithole.

That, is how fucking disgraceful you are. THAT, is who you are.

GO TO FUCKING HELL YOU LIMP DICKED MANGINA - Both you and your poisonous filthy whore mistress, or as you prefer to call her - your @bestpartnerever, and more recently "@queenofmonsters". The wallet of one of the biggest rewards pool rapists in the game - yet somehow, they have the "respect of the community". I guess everyone want a piece of that sweet sweet SPS action, no matter how it came about. And that's only a small portion of the "empire" of "poor people", dictator.

Hello Coach

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YOU DISGRACEFUL MOTHER FUCKING TURDS

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Does this means packs wont have fixed price od 2k DEC?

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No, it doesn't mean that at all. Packs (and all other items in the shop) will still have a fixed price in DEC.

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Very cool feature!
Thanks for the update!
!invest_vote

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Fantastic moves across the board. Setting the industry standard.

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Okay. I think I understand the nature and utility of this update. But the article doesn't really go into detail of what to do if we notice unauthorized activity.

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What Day will the NEW AIR Dropped Untamed Card Be Shown since we are Now down to the next Packs Threshold @splinterlands ??

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I'm so so so glad you implemented this. Great job.

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Very cool new feature. Appreciate this for a lot of us that may not play the game all the time, but still have cards we want secured.

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You're always thinking ahead. I love it. My favorite development for DEC so far has been the ability to trade it on BSC. It's so easy to get it now. It wasn't difficult in the Hive Engine, but it's super simple now. I like where the value is headed, too.

Exciting times are ahead! It's been years, but I still think Splinterlands is in its salad days.

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What if I were an innocent man about to do a year in jail or was a soldier sent away for many months? Five days is good, but why not add an ADVANCED option where we can set the days ourselves up to 9,999 days? Let's say I really loved this game and wanted my baby daughter to play it and only when she's 18 can only these NFTs be sold, why can't that be an option too? It would only bring value to the game.

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