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BETA Mailing Day 7

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Hey Crankkster,

The clock is ticking and you are just a few hours away from joining our BETA group. Are you ready? Don’t worry, we’ll inform you shortly on the exact steps for purchasing your software license.

At the end of our first school week, we’d like to give your more details regarding the most important topic: the Crankk Proof-of-Trust (PoT) mechanism with its Proof-of-Network-Participation (PoNP) and Consensus nodes.

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BETA Mailing Day 6

By Beta, News

Dear Crankkster,

After you had the chance to get up close with our User Dashboard yesterday, today we’re going to open one more door — the wallet functionality. We will teach you how to create a $KDA wallet, as well as how to import an existing $KDA wallet into the User Dashboard. Last but not least, we’ll give you some more details on the Exchange platform.

The 3×1 rule: 1 software license = 1 gateway = 1 wallet

Crankk puts security first and believes that each wallet should be connected to only one gateway and one software license. This ensures that the user’s funds and data are protected and there are no conflicts between different software licenses or gateways.

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BETA Mailing Day 5

By Beta, News

Hello Crankkster,

On Day 5, we’re glad to present you two of the most innovative features in Crankk: User Dashboard and Explorer. Let’s get started!

Sign in to the User Dashboard with your Google account

Crankk is currently using an integrated Google Sign-In as a primary authentication method. This means that you can easily sign in to the User Dashboard using your Google credentials without having to create a new account or remember a separate set of login credentials.

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BETA Mailing Day 4

By Beta, News

Greetings Crankkster,

We hope we haven’t bored you yet with our long letters, so today’s lesson will be shorter. Let us introduce you to our awesome Local Dashboard.

The Crankk Local Dashboard is an advanced tool that allows you to access it locally from a PC on the same network, by typing your gateway IP and port :17080 into your browser.

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BETA Mailing Day 3

By Beta, News

Hey Crankkster,

Today we’re giving you an exclusive sneak peek into the ultimate tool for software installations – our Crankk Installer as well as our installation guides. To make it not so boring we’ve also added an interesting bonus topic regarding our Cloud infrastructure, so read till the end.

Crankk Installer software

Given that Crankk is predominantly an open-source project and the wide range of hardware options available on the market, we’ve developed an all-in-one tool to install the specific software on each gateway model.

The Crankk Installer is designed with your convenience in mind. You can easily install all the software you need on your gateway, right from the comfort of your PC! Simply log in using password authentication or a private key, check your device model, region and ID, and install the needed components.

Crankk installer uses SSH to access your gateway, making the installation process a seamless experience. Crankksters with networking experience can use the software app to connect to their gateway remotely.  

But wait, there’s more! Crankk installer allows you to import your secret key and with the help option, you can learn more about each software component and its functionality.  

If your device is having problems, you can effortlessly restart the Crankk container or reboot the gateway itself. Crankk Installer constantly checks for the latest firmware available, ensuring that your device is always up to date.  

Installation guides for all supported gateways

At Crankk, we’ve got your onboarding process covered. We know that getting started with a new gateway can be a daunting task, which is why we’ve prepared simple step-by-step guides for all of the supported gateways that can be added to the BETA. The guides will be available for Download on April 8th 2023 at 00:00 CET.

Bonus topic – Crankk Cloud infrastructure

We’re happy to share with you our Cloud infrastructure and two of our most important partnerships ensuring the stability and highest level of security for our network – VPS.BG and Nowak IT Solutions.

Infrastructure plan and implementation of our server solutions by VPS.BG

“Dear Crankk Team,

VPS.BG has carefully crafted an infrastructure plan for Crankk that prioritizes both security and speed. We have implemented server solutions that are specifically designed to ensure that Crankk remains stable, scalable and highly available, with maximum uptime for all its services.

Our infrastructure plan is well-planned and flexible, allowing for easy scaling and adaptability, as well as the implementation of future enhancements, such as Geo-IP based DNS, improved firewall, security measures and redundancy options. Our approach includes multiple layers of security protocols and monitoring tools to ensure that Crankk is well-protected against cyber threats and unauthorized access.

We understand the importance of data protection and business continuity, which is why we have included encrypted backups and replications as part of our infrastructure plan. This ensures that in the event of a disaster, there will be no data loss and minimum downtime for your devices. We are committed to providing the highest level of service to our clients, and this includes ensuring that their data is secure and their systems remain up and running at all times.

We hope that our solutions will help Crankk achieve its goals and meet its business objectives with ease.”

Hrisian Petkov

Analysis and audit by Nowak IT Solutions

“Dear Crankk Team,

We are pleased to inform you that we have conducted an in-depth analysis of your infrastructure, including servers, storage devices, network, cloud management software, deployment software, and platform virtualization. The infrastructure was assessed by a team of experienced professionals, consisting of two certified Microsoft Azure Solution Architect Experts, AWS Solution Architect Professionals, and one Black Belt.

Your infrastructure is cutting-edge and built to conform to the best practices of the industry. The team has observed that you have effectively implemented software and technologies as outlined in the Crankk infrastructure document, which are currently being utilized by leading companies in the industry.

Our assessment has confirmed that your solution is ready for cost-effective, large-scale deployment to accommodate the current user amount, as well as future demands as user numbers rise.

We will continue to collaborate with your team to ensure the highest quality of your infrastructure and to ensure a smooth beta release and future project transitions. Our team of IT consulting professionals will continue to provide unparalleled support to ensure that your infrastructure remains secure, resilient, and scalable.

In conclusion, we are confident that your infrastructure will provide your business with a competitive edge and will help you meet your strategic goals. We look forward to continuing our partnership and working together to deliver outstanding results.”

Karl Nowak
CEO of Nowak IT Solutions


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BETA Mailing Day 2

By Beta, News

Dear Crankkster,

Welcome to day two of our exciting week of announcements. Today we are going to show you our list of all supported gateways that can be added to the BETA. Of course, this is just the beginning of our journey and it will expand in the future.

The Crankk network supports two types of gateways: full and light. Understanding the differences between them is essential for anyone looking to use our network in their IoT projects.

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BETA Mailing Day 1

By Beta, News

Hey Crankkster,

Get ready for an exciting week ahead with Crankk!

As already announced, starting from today until April 7th you will receive important announcements, training materials and detailed instructions on the next steps for the BETA group. It’s time to go back to school, so let’s begin!

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Crankk Beta

By Beta, News

Dear Crankksters.

We have some thrilling news to share with you about the upcoming BETA launch. We are excited to announce that we will be adding additional 2000 gateways to the already existing ones from the ALPHA group. That’s right, only 2000 spots available! So, get ready to grab this opportunity if you want to be part of our BETA group.

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