Mandatory Wallet Upgrade!

Dear Sinovators,

On the 22nd of February, 2023, occurred a hardfork that has been explained in this announcement: here. This hard fork was necessary because of the large security and stability issues brought by the InfinityNode technology. This technology requires consequent refactoring to be able to host data. The rewind version is the heart of the new phase of our project: Nephele which was the reason for a Discord community vote. A new wallet is incoming where the upgrade is MANDATORY.

NOTE: For InfinityNode holders, it is MANDATORY to read this publication.

New wallet version 24.1.1

This new wallet is going to fix the following issues:

  • The block reward of 50 SIN was shrunk by the transaction fees instead of remaining constant in time. This patch should guarantee a reward of 50 SIN whatever the number of transaction fees we have.
  • The PoW difficulty will be lower to correspond to the network capacity. Indeed, PoW miners can’t mine properly the blocks and it is necessary to have created blocks from both consensuses. KAWPOW is the new algorithm and is supported by many software such as awesome miner or NiceHash. We are asking for having our blockchain proposed by these solutions and mining pools.
  • The wallet was crashing during the staking. We have corrected this issue and users should enjoy a better experience. If you are curious about our novel and unique Proof-of-Stake (PoS) solution, you can find information here.

How to upgrade?

First of all, download the new wallet SINOVATE v24.1.1.

The bootstrap is here.

Case 1: If you did not have opened your wallet since the 22nd of February, 2023, you just need to run the downloaded wallet.

Case 2: If you are still on the BETELGEUSE 22.0.3 version, please, install the bootstrap by following this guide before running the downloaded wallet.

Case 3: If you are on the SINOVATE 24.0.1 version and you have MINTED coins after the date of this publication, install the bootstrap by following this guide before running the downloaded wallet.

If you have any issues, please, contact us on Discord.

Thank you for your support and Have a nice week!

MANDATORY: InfinityNode Owners must claim their Rewards!

Dear Sinovators,

The recent hardfork will remove the InfinityNodes, and they will no longer receive rewards. The hardfork will mint the coins to fill all the existing nodes of their remaining blocks. The remaining blocks are all the blocks from the hardfork blockheight to the node expiration.

For instance, if you have a MID node with 180 remaining days, you will receive all the coins you should receive in your Payee address during this period. If the ROI is 20% at the snapshot height, you will receive 300,000 SIN coins in your Payee address. It will be a procedure for ALL the existing nodes (setUP and self-hosted solutions). It is then mandatory to turn off your self-hosted solutions to not spend more electricity.

Here is a little guide for the InfinityNodes owners on the DESKTOP.

NOTE: For Mobile users, the owner addresses are the ones where you receive payments. An update will be done in the next two weeks to ease getting owner addresses. Keep in touch.

Step 1: Open the wallet v22.0.3 and Write Down Your Owner Addresses.

WARNING: I am currently on the new chain with the SINOVATE V24.0.1 wallet

You’ll need first to install back the old chain by following this tutorial and using this bootstrap (here).

Now, I am currently on the old chain with the BETELGEUSE wallet

Open the wallet BETELGEUSE v22.0.3 and go to the InfinityNode table.

Note the Owner Addresses listed in the table that are presented in the following figure.

You can have labeled your Owner Addresses as the following figure.

Then you can find the associated in [Windows > Receiving Addresses] as presented in the following figure.

TIP: Save the list of Owner Addresses in a Google Sheet or Notepad.

Step 2: Enter your Owner Addresses in the Claiming System

This is here:

You just need to enter your Owner’s Address and that’s it.

The claiming procedure will be operational for 3 months from the 24th of February 2023 to the 24th of May 2023. it won’t be possible to claim rewards after this period. A periodical message (every two weeks) will warn users. The claimed rewards will be paid within 3 days.

NOTE: If you are dealing with an issue in this guide, please join our Discord and ask for help in the support channel.


Thank you for your support and keep in touch, big things are coming!

To update to the last wallet version and the new chain:

Sinovate releases a new Imminent Hardfork!

Dear Sinovators,

The blockchain will have a new hardfork that removes the issues we face in the network. This hardfork occurs on the 21st of February, 2023, at 1 PM GMT +0.

What are the issues?

The network is facing instability in the maintenance of InfinityNodes, the efficiency of staking, and the need for more support for our mining algorithm. It induces a recurrent update of the wallets by the customers (to the impossibility of synchronizing them), missing rewards from the nodes, or the staking system.

We thought of different ways to solve the issue without results in the current infinityNode implementation. It is then necessary for the stability and the users’ experience to figure out these issues.

Furthermore, we did some audits of our code, and some critical security concerns mitigated the efficiency of the LockReward proof. We corrected in April 2022 all the security issues we could. However, the evidence of LockReward needs to be more cryptographically correct to satisfy the audit experts. It is critical for the project’s traction and for more developers to use our technology.

What happens?

On the 21st of February, 2023 at 1 PM GMT+0, the SINOVATE network will have a hardfork. Even though staking does not change, the hardfork brings many changes:

  • Switching the x25x to KAWPOW: The community voted some months ago. We always considered our community’s feedback. The last GPU drivers and mining software support this new mining algorithm. It is then paramount for the security and stability of block validations.
  • Removing the DEV fees: The community has a massive debt to Cryplander (still 18 million SIN coins). As a community member and for the project’s good, He accepted to erase his debt. It allows removing the DEV fees, which are also a significant vector of coin inflation. The lower the inflation is, the better the coin economy will be. Then, SINOVATE is now an entirely self-driven community project. The developers are still around to maintain and improve the blockchain.
  • Update to Bitcoin core 0.24: This is a significant improvement because it allows us to benefit from the latest Bitcoin technologies. The team believes it can give ideas to the community for the project’s future.
  • Removing the InfinityNodes: It is a big decision, but the Nephele network cannot pursue the current node implementation. To compensate the node owners, please read the following.

What is the situation for nodes?

The hardfork will remove the InfinityNodes, and they will no longer receive rewards. The hardfork will mint the coins to fill all the existing nodes of their remaining blocks. The remaining blocks are all the blocks from the hardfork blockheight to the node expiration.

For instance, if you have a MID node with 180 remaining days, you will receive all the coins you should receive in your Payee address during this period. If the ROI is 20% at the snapshot height, you will receive 300,000 SIN coins in your Payee address. It will be a procedure for ALL the existing nodes (setUP and self-hosted solutions). It is then mandatory to turn off your self-hosted solutions to not spend more electricity.

Here to claim your coins (wait for the hardfork first):

Thank you for your incredible support, and remember to download the wallet. Here is the link to the new wallet:

Update of January 2023: Situation, Evolution, and Perspectives

Dear Sinovators,

The development team wishes you a happy new year 2023 and we believe this year is going to be tremendous for the cryptocurrency space and our project.

2022 was a tough year and the project is preparing for big changes in its future. Let’s resume together the situation and the perspective of SINOVATE.

4 years of Development to Mature

In late 2018, SINOVATE mined its first block and it has been the beginning of a great adventure! The development team with its volunteers delivers a panel of innovative technologies such as the InfinityNode system in a deterministic reward scheme secured by LockReward, the x25x proof-of-work algorithm, or the first stones of the next Proof-of-Stake generation in April 2022. These technologies have been exploited thanks to the deployment of the setUP solution on Desktop and Mobile, multiple wallet and website versions, and partnerships with Flux as a coin in their wallet solution.

All these developments have been supported by Cryplander who spends time and hundreds of thousands of dollars to be listed on exchanges, to have many press releases, to participate in conferences, to support customers, and to make this project a living place. He will continue until the Internet disappears. Of course, SINOVATE brights because of the amazing community support with many long-term believers. The team is and will always be grateful. We are only at the beginning.

The Cryptocurrency World and SINOVATE technologies’ limits

SINOVATE started without ICO and pre-mine like Bitcoin. In recent years, the cryptocurrency industry has become more and more professional and corporate. Some companies have raised millions of USD to build solutions. The beauty of starting like Bitcoin in this decade becomes literally an idyllic dream.

In September 2022, Brieuc, Cryplander, Giaki3003, xtdevcoin, and Hardwarewise met up in Ankara to discuss this situation and assess the future of SINOVATE. We had intensive and full-of-passion discussions.

Alongside this, the SINOVATE network got reduced by the bear market. Many people left the network and the mining/staking support. These reveal some technical issues which are related to the R&D we did in the last years to understand blockchain technology and how the Cloud can be part of our network. In the last weeks, SINOVATE faced many challenges with its InfinityNode code which have caused problems with the network stability and reliability that are extremely complex to fix. Additionally, the economic model did not meet our expectations and the Cloud prototype called bFTP requires us to rethink our technological features.

We Learn to Grow Up

All these difficulties highlight the need to doing radical changes to the project. We believe in our features and we build a strong team with awesome community members.

It is time to step up in the last straight line for being the most promising and mainstream Cloud infrastructure for the web 3.0 ecosystem. We have then decided to propose a new phase, a new project, and a new vision: Nephele. This new solution is going to be supported by the creation of a legal company in France called Nephele Labs. This start-up is going to be the foundation of the emergence of the most powerful web 3.0 Cloud solutions. This comes with a token distribution for fundraisings and to support the development of the network which is huge. The company is currently under registration and we are building the network to make this project a top project in 2023 and beyond! We’ll share more details on the structure through the publication of a website, whitepaper, and a pitch deck that anyone can use to find new members.

Technologically speaking, we are already working on refactoring completely the foundation of our future Cloud solution for web 3.0. Giaki3003 is currently defining the general specifications that will drive milestones over the next few years with the hopes to recruit top-notch profiles.

Nephele blockchain is going to have a new economic model by still using the burning mechanism and the 12-month node contract. However, a mechanism should guarantee limited inflation and a better representation of nodes in the economy.

We have the objective to participate as Nephele Labs in the Paris Blockchain Summit 2023. The subscription deadlines are ending on the 15th of February 2023 but we hope to meet them. Whatsoever, we’ll be there! This summit is going to be huge and there will be the top actors in the cryptocurrency space. We’ll make everything to have the support of the best cryptocurrency advisors/CEOs.

SINOVATE Community is Our Heart, We Need You to Decide on SINOVATE

From the start, we never left our community alone and the core team made everything to challenge the technological developments and to support our community.

SINOVATE network is going to be where it is. It is an open-source project and anyone can run it. As we said, the technology suffers from technological issues which are difficult to fix properly. It is possible to make some patches but it is like putting a protection cream on a sunburn.

Hence, our lovely community, we are going to run the next week a very major poll with the following question:

Do you want Sinovate to become Nephele or to keep Sinovate independent of Nephele?

With the Nephele project, it is a bigger community to develop and you’ll be the precursors of this new open-source and large-scale project. Many web 3.0 (dApp) and Cloud provider companies are going to join us, many future users, and investors. However, the development is going to be led in a business way supervised by a company founded by an ICO.

If you accept that Sinovate becomes Nephele, Nephele Labs is going to support a swap from the SINOVATE network to Nephele one by keeping the value of our coins. A specific article is going to be released next week concerning ICO tokenomics.

The swap will allow you to transfer your assets (Value is kept) and continue the adventure with Nephele if you want. A claiming period will be proposed to get your tokens. The swapping mechanism is under definition and should be proposed in the next few months depending on the poll result.

Keep in touch and Join our Discord to vote for this eminent decision that is shaping the future of SINOVATE.

SINOVATE Financial Statement: December 2021

SINOVATE (SIN) provides transparency across business and development-related activities to its community. One of the transparency efforts includes financial updates, where all monthly expenditures incurred are provided. We will publish the financial reports continuously forever.

Please see the distribution details for December 2021 below:

Breakdown of Treasury

Treasury funds fee from every mined block: 10%

Marketing: 25 %

Exchange Listing: 25 %

Development: 50 %


Core Developers, Web Developer, Backend Developers, Insight, Nodejs, Mobile Developers, Telegram Community Managers, Discord Community Managers, Twitter , Reddit , Bitcointalk , Writers, Campaign Manager, Regional Managers, Content Creators, Art Director.

Team: 3500K (3,5 million) SIN

Marketing Team and additionally Twitter follower bounties, Google Ads, Facebook Ads, Marketers, Influencers and Promoters):

Marketing: 1000K (1 million) SIN

Expenditures in December 2021: 4500K SIN (4,5 million SIN)

Below is a breakdown of total expenditures thus far:

Total Expenditures until December 2021: 252,971,000 (million) SIN

Expenditures in December 2021: 4500K SIN (4,5 million SIN)

Total Lifetime Expenditures: 257,471,000 (million) SIN

Development Funds Wallet: 143,875 million SIN until 21/11/2020

New Treasury Wallet: 92,187 million SIN

As shown above, the total amount received into the Development Wallet and the New Treasury Wallet combined currently stands at around 236,062,000 million SIN. The New Treasury Wallet has been created due to excessive transactions within the Development Funds Wallet, an old wallet.dat that leads to technical issues associated with the private key.

Additionally, Operating Officer, Community Leader, and investor Tamer Dagli is owed 21,409,000 SIN until now for providing funds to enable continued development. Debt owed to Tamer is being paid via the 10% Developer Fee.

All previous Financial Statements are available via the SINOVATE Blog page.

Join us and stay tuned for all forthcoming updates via our website and social media platforms:

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SINOVATE Bi-Weekly Report 15/10/2021 ~ 30/10/21

The BETELGEUSE mainnet upgrade had successfully passed the testnet phase some time ago. Furthermore, it requires additional development to fix compatibility issues among our custom Proof-of-Stake, Deterministic InfinityNodes, and the Bitcoin core codebase of 0.21x.

We have been developing our upcoming mainnet for a while, but we have encountered unforeseen delays. Delays always happen for code perfection.

Members who have been with us for a long time already know that hardfork times always have delays. As a result, the community is a little quiet, and there is less activity than usual.

However, every hardfork release constantly improves everything and, of course, our code. This hardfork is especially important because we moved to a new codebase, adding proof of stake to our consensus. The proof of stake code we develop is not used before by others because it is our new code. This new codebase and the infrastructure it brings will be the foundation of everything that we will build for the future, so it must be rock solid.

We are here to build a storage platform for decentralized cloud services. That is our only goal. We want to give power of data in the hands of people, and we will achieve this sooner or later in slow but sure steps. While we are waiting for the fixes, We have been progressing with the development of bFTP and b’Mail.

Again, we thank you all for your patience and support, and please always be sure that we will not let you down ever!


We are very close to our release of the BETELGEUSE mainnet upgrade.

  • The mainnet upgrade will consist of a new custom fourth-generation proof-of-stake algorithm, aka PoS4.
  • The hybrid consensus will bring triple-network security for our blockchain.
  • The new Bitcoin core codebase, 0.21.99, contains vast improvements in security, speed, and accessibility.
  • Mobile Wallet will include InfinityNode 1-Click node setUP in our mobile application with the never-before-seen node status features.
  • We prepared bridges to be used in DeFi exchanges of Binance Smart Chain and Ethereum blockchains such as Uniswap and Pancakeswap.

India market launch pre-fork

India is one of the fastest-growing markets for cryptocurrency and has grown by over 600% in the last year. Currently, 80% of the population have a mobile phone, while 20% have desktop PCs. This is a big reason why the mobile wallet is vital for the India launch.

Below is a list of some of the things we have planned:

  • Major India Tech magazine that has over 200K monthly visits. Sinovate will be on the cover of this magazine.
  • New India exchange will make buying SIN much easier for the Indian community. This will also include a marketing strategy from the exchange to build more awareness of Sinovate by using a range of paid and organic advertising.
  • Indian YouTuber with 100k subs and an average of 10k views per video
  • AMA’s planned with exchange and two other groups.
  • Over 50K subs, Indian Promotion company will have coverage on YouTube and create a series of videos about SIN.

General Info

  • Mobile wallet is in final tests from the team and will be launched when we are ready with the India market. All I can say about the wallet is wow; having the ability to set up InfinityNodes on my phone was brilliant; even my kids set up their InfinityNode.
  • We will not be just focusing on India as we will have another YouTube video planned from a big account (Over 400k subs) covering SIN

It has been three years since our genesis block, and we feel very dynamic as ever.

For the last three years, we have accomplished;

  • 770K+ blocks
  • 16,414,836 transactions
  • 109,755,673 burnt transaction fees
  • 1,715,500,000 burnt node colalteral
  • 1,304,423 total addresses
  • 2002 InfinityNodes


We continue to experience growth across all social media and communication channels: STATS


We have been, as always, busy developing.

The upcoming Betelgeuse mainnet upgrade and the addition of proof-of-stake for hybrid consensus keep our development team occupied.


[iOS] install new modules keep-awake, linear-gradient

[iOS] adjust more dashboard screen styles

[iOS] adjust burn section (stats)

[iOS] adapt tx screen styles

[iOS] make icon styling homogeneous

[iOS] adapt node setup screens

[setUP] hide balance summary if tier not selected

[new ui] allow longer strings in network stats

[new ui] settings light icons

[new design] adapt settings to light theme

[new ui] adapt to light theme send/receive/tx list/tx detail

[new ui] add alternate row color in language setup

[build] change Windows Installer pixmaps

[new ui] add scroll to settings

[new ui] fix PIN screen in light mode

[new ui] add translations (turkish, french, italian, portuguese, indi)

[new ui] move hindi option with correct color

[build] update pixmaps

[gui] Some visual fixes in Dark Theme

[setUP] fix bug sending miner tx and other tx related fixes

[design] separate select tier laber in row

[new UI] minor fixes

[android] bump to b35

[setup] show correct invoice amount

[setup] show correct invoice amount

[setup] remove debug info, bump to b36

[new UI] last fixes and translations.

[new UI] fix notfilled button in light theme



The latest Network Stats is also available to view:

July 2021 Network Stats Medium


The latest Financial Statement is also available to view:

September 2021 Financial Statement


Our latest Monthly Report can be accessed below:

September 2021 Monthly Report Medium

Stay tuned for new announcements as they happen via Discord, Telegram, and Twitter.

As always, Thank you for your tremendous support.

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