Chatbot

Introduction

You can PAIR your platform with another platform on a separate device, via the Chat tab. If both devices are present, this is useful for practising with textcoins and smart contracts. It also works when the other device is remote, enabling end-to-end-encrypted chat with strangers online, as well as sending private payments and using smart contracts with them.

You can also pair your device with a bot, which emulates the experience of chatting with a live person. The bot will have very limited responses, but enough to get the job done. A merchant bot could allow you to select from a range of pizzas, for example, then pay for your order with two clicks while still in that chat session.

These bots are the applications on the Byteball platform.

Translations

A project to translate these bots started in March 2018. The All translations page tracks which languages have been completed for which bots.

Botstore bots

Byteball v.1.9.0+ has a "bot store". Your hub provides the list. The default hub has these currently:  

  • Buy Bytes with Visa or Mastercard
  • World Community Grid linking bot
  • Username registration bot
  • Real name attestation bot
  • Email attestation bot
  • Exchange bot
  • Accredited investor attestation bot
  • Steem attestation bot
  • Flight delay insurance
  • Byte-BTC exchange  
  • Flight delays oracle  
  • Sports oracle  
  • BTC oracle  
  • Rosie bot
  • Byteball Asset Manager
  • Zork | game  
  • Poll bot
  • Blackbytes Exchange BEEB (Trustful^)
  • Blackbyte Exchange [freebe] (Semi-trustless^)
  • Buy blackbytes (trustless)  
  • Slice&Dice MUD  
  • Sports betting bot (Semi-trustless)  
  • Luckybytes Lottery (provably fair)  
  • TitanCoin ICO  
  • Byteball-Altcoin Exchange Bot
  • Fun-coins faucet
  • Worldopoly ICO
  • WhiteLittle Airdrop
  • Exchange bot for dual-chain tokens
  • Private room chat bot
  • Aworker ICO
  • Nousplatform ICO
  • Whitelittle reward chat room
  • Dice bot

^ Ideally, crypto transactions are trustless, in that neither the sender nor the receiver need trust the other. The more trustful the situation is, the less ideal.

Other bots

  • Byteball-to-TCP proxy

Other bots descriptions

Byteball-to-TCP proxy

With the help of this specialized chatbot it is possible to develop one's new bot in any programming language. See the Byteball-to-TCP Proxy article section.

Botstore bots descriptions

Bot links are not needed in this article. Access them via the Bot Store in your platform/wallet Chat.

Buy Bytes with Visa or Mastercard

This bot helps to buy Bytes with Visa or Mastercard. The payments are processed by Indacoin. Part of the fees paid is offset by the reward you receive from the undistributed funds.

Note that you must be attested first, using the Real name attestation bot.

Update 9 July 2018: "Buy Bytes with Visa or Mastercard" is now updated and allows to buy Bytes even without real name attestation. However, in this case there is no partial reimbursement of the (rather high) fees, and Indacoin will perform its own verification. This update is useful for users who don't have Bytes even to pay for the attestation or just don't want their real name to be attested.[1]

World Community Grid linking bot

Donate your device’s spare computing power to help scientists solve the world’s biggest problems in health and sustainability, and earn some Bytes in the meantime. This bot allows you to link your Byteball address and WCG account in order to receive daily rewards for your contribution to WCG computations.[2]

WCG is an IBM sponsored project; more info at https://www.worldcommunitygrid.org

Username registration bot

Buy a username and receive money to your @username instead of a less user-friendly cryptocurrency address. Proceeds from the sale of usernames go the Byteball community fund and help fund the development and promotion of the platform.

Real name attestation bot

Verify your real name to get access to services that require KYC. Attestation that proves your verification is saved on the public database, but no personal data is published without your request. Your data is saved in your wallet and you can easily disclose it to the service that needs the data. After first successful verification, you are rewarded with $20.00 worth of Bytes from the distribution fund. See Identity verification article for details.

Email attestation bot

Verify your email address, and your payers don't need to know your Byteball address any longer: they just write your email address as recipient. Note that sending funds to your email address only works with a public attestation in the bot, not a private one.

See the Attestation article for detailed instructions for people new to Byteball.

After the first successful verification, you are rewarded with $10.00 worth of Bytes from the distribution fund if your email is on one of the whitelisted domains (@harvard.edu and @eesti.ee).[3]

Exchange bot

Exchange Byteball-issued tokens against Bytes or token vs token. The exchange is based on smart contracts, so you don't have to trust the exchange operator. This is intended for proper ICOs, not for some casual token you just created.

After opening the bot, type "pairs" to see what is available.

Accredited investor attestation bot

If you are an accredited investor, have your accredited status verified by a licensed attorney and get access to ICOs that sell security tokens to accredited investors only.

Actual verification is outsourced to verifyinvestor.com which already provided this service to a number of ICOs. A licensed attorney checks the submitted documents and confirms the accredited status, then our bot (which is also a witness) posts the attestation record to the DAG. With this record, the issuers can easily see that an investor is accredited, therefore allowed to buy securities.[4]

Steem attestation bot

Verify your Steem username, and your payers don't need to know your Byteball address any longer: they just write steem/username as recipient. After first successful verification you get a reward in Bytes, the amount depending on your Steem reputation. Other apps offer discounts or bonuses to users with high reputation. These apps include: ICOs, Real name attestation bot, Buy Bytes with Visa or Mastercard bot.

Also see the wiki Attestation article.

If you have a question regarding steem attestations please submit the details through this Google Form.

Flight delay insurance

This allows one to take out insurance on a possible flight delay one day to three months in the future. See the wiki article Oracle for details.

Byte-BTC exchange

This provides a book for users. See the wiki article Trading for details. Note that Bitcoin transaction fees may cause problems with this bot, and you might find a regular exchange better.

Flight delays oracle

Used in conjunction with flight delay insurance.

Sports oracle

The sports oracle posts a DATAFEED line only for those fixtures requested by users through the chat. See the wiki article Sports betting for details.

BTC oracle

This oracle posts Merkle Roots of all Bitcoin transactions in a block every time a new Bitcoin block is mined. You can use its data to p2p trade bytes and bitcoins. If you are receiving bytes (sending btc), chat with the oracle after sending your bitcoins to get the Merkle Proof of your Bitcoin transaction and unlock your bytes from the smart contract.

Rosie bot

This is an open-source conversational AI.

Byteball Asset Manager

See the wiki article Asset for details.

Zork | game

Play one of the earliest interactive fiction computer games developed between 1977 and 1979. The game unfolds in a maze-like dungeon, where the user must battle trolls and solve puzzles in order to find twenty trophies to bring back to the house outside which the game begins.

Developer: @Hyena

Poll bot

Now we can have referendums.  This bot assists in making a vote.  A vote is a small transaction that pays to yourself and is signed by your most funded addresses; the weight of the vote is the combined balance of the signing addresses.  Note that there is a privacy concern because by making a vote you associate a number of your addresses. 

Blackbytes bots

See the wiki article/section Blackbytes/bots.

Buy blackbytes (trustless)

[Disabled now: use BEEB or freebe]

Slice&Dice MUD [Multi-User Dungeon]

Combining the elements of provably fair online gambling and role-playing games, Slice&Dice Dungeon delivers a unique gaming experience for everyone. The player takes a role of a dungeon inhabitant who has come across a violent underground casino. The main goal in this game is to become a powerful and respected member of the community. Doing so requires one to gamble on the Byteball tokens and to get into fights with other players as part of the endless struggle for power.

Developer[5]

Sports betting bot (Semi-trustless)

Bet on sport fixtures by taking the trustless offers immediately available. Or be the bookmaker and develop a business by proposing competitive odds for popular events.

There's an extensive wiki article about sports betting and this bot.

Developer[6]

Luckybytes Lottery

An in-app lottery in which you can play using your Byteball Bytes. There are three different game modes to participate in. Win large amounts of Bytes depending on the number of players on the principle of "the winner takes all". All games are provably fair. Each lottery comes with a game and proof hash which lets a player validate and prove the results against manipulation.

Developer: pxrunes[7]

TitanCoin ICO

Invest in Titan Coin -- a new token pegged to the price of 1 kg of ilmenite concentrate. Ilmenite concentrate is the main raw material used for production of titanium dioxide.

Project page and investor information[8]

ICO bot

This is the first use of our ICO bot which was published on github just recently[9].  The bot is designed to help entrepreneurs raise funds and distribute their tokens, easily and securely. It now (2018-01-07) accepts Bytes, BTC and ETH. The tokens are issued immediately after the payment is confirmed.

Byteball-Altcoin Exchange Bot

Exchange over 60 altcoins to altcoins. Receive your coins as fast as the network confirms your transaction. The fee is only 0.75%. Powered by Changelly.[10] (Changelly hasn't included GBytes since sometime in Q1 2018)

Developer: Robert Huber, @robbterr[11]

Fun-coins faucet

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This new (Jan 19) bot gives out free Tangos, Tingos, Zangos and Zingos. These fun-coins have zero monetary value so you can practise textcoins and smart contracts with zero risk.
  • NOTE: To send fun-coins from your wallet, you will need Bytes to cover the transaction fees, less than 1000 bytes per transaction.

If you wish, you can donate small amounts of Bytes for transaction fees to the sending address, CARJFJ6SKDC2XGLX2XSNMIITAVRDEW2R, but it is not necessary.

Developer[12]

Worldopoly ICO

Worldopoly is the world’s first mobile game combining AR (Augmented Reality), AI (Artificial Intelligence), Geolocationing, Blockchain, and DAG. The ICO is active until 17 May 2018, and you can buy WPT tokens with Bytes, BTC, or Ether. WPT token is issued both on Byteball and Ethereum platforms but investors on Byteball platform receive increased bonus (even if they pay in ETH or BTC) for investments up to 30 ETH.

Website: https://worldopoly.io

WhiteLittle Airdrop

This is for the Chinese market.

Project website: http://123cb.net, in Chinese only.

Exchange bot for dual-chain tokens

For tokens issued both on Byteball and Ethereum platforms, the bot enables seamless exchange between Byteball and Ethereum tokens.

Developer: HDRProtocol, https://github.com/HDRProtocol/exchanger

Private Room Chat bot

This chatbot allows several persons to chat together using the Byteball messaging system. The bot decrypts messages and relays them to other users after re-encryption. For best privacy, run your own instance of this bot using the source code below; any cheap Virtual Private Server is enough to host it.

Developer: Papabyte, https://github.com/Papabyte/Private-chat-room

Aworker ICO

Aworker is a decentralized next-generation recruitment platform. Aworker reinvents Human Resources processes via referrals and smart contracts. The search for employees powered by smart contracts reduces “cost per hire” up to 4 times.

Website: https://www.aworker.io

Nousplatform ICO

Nousplatform is a decentralized next-gen investment ecosystem. Nousplatform is set to disrupt the traditional AuM market with the introduction of smart contracts and blockchain technology. The platform empowers everyone with simple and efficient access to the investment world. Discounts apply for Byteball and Steem users.

Website: https://nousplatform.com

Whitelittle reward chat room

Whitelittle is a chat room (in Chinese) for newcomers who want to enter the blockchain industry. The purpose is to bulid an information discovery ecological platform that provides effective help for newcomers based on the Byteball technology. Here you can chat and help others without being censored and get some rewards.

Dice bot

A very simple, and provably fair, dice game.

Developer: Evgeny Stulnikov

Security

Slack comment from @vakar 2018-01-10: A bot has no way to connect to the private part of a paired wallet. It can only send text messages to the chat. As long as we only have text (and no html) all bots are safe and cannot "steal coins".

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