Vinophonics?...we will find out!
Here is where we it starts.
On Saturday, we got to visit the amazing WineLab program at FabLab in Barcelona. Surely, we will be borrowing and sharing ideas with WineLab in the future.
This is an example of a new post on the new server, after having imported the backup copy of the previous server.
Over the weekend, we installed a RasperryWeatherPi and Vinduino at Baussitges. We have some issues pending with the LoRa link between the two stations, but otherwise, all went well. Coincidentally, or maybe accidentally, after installing the weather vanes on the solar panel tower, the solar array stopped working properly and Baussitges is now in the dark. Oops.
This weekend, we are installing sensors (vinduino and RaspberryWeatherPi) in the Pyrnees at Bausstiges.com. This is 2000Ha forest from which we will be extracting organic cork for future vintages, and where we are evaluating the feasibility of planting an experimental Torrontés vineyard on the hillside of a previous, pre-phylloxera vineyard (Clot de la Vinya).
"hotel" - the Baussitges Vinduino LoRa gateway and RasberryWeatherPi.
View from la Llosa
Building the LoRa gateway in the offices in Terrassa.
Joaquín Jiménez building the "Clot de la Vinya" vinduino node.
Currently, data received from vinduinos and sensor stations is being stored in a DB service. Vinduinos and sensor stations send the data collected to Bravo node (10.112.48.22) where the DB is allocated (PostgreSQL 8.3.x server). This database is used by the website (costaflores.com) to display the data for the user to check. A structure similar to the one shown in the following figure:
- Prove that data collected and stored is correct and no negligence is committed during the sensor to bravo communication.
- Control that data stored has no outlier and that everything is working correctly during the Growing the grapes process.
- Add a new feature to allow users interaction with the vineyard via and App that leads them to improve their wine and blockchain knowledge.
Recently, Manuel Ponce Peñalva met with the CNV (Comisión Nacional de Valores) in Argentina to discuss the legality of our ICO. The response was positive, as the CNV does not see the MTB18 as a speculative token. We will continue to work with them as we move towards the "You Drink It, You Own It" security token.
We have added (again) bitcoin as a payment method on shop.costaflores.com.
In the past we accepted BTC as payment in our shop (since 2015), but we had to change the payment module, because before we were using the bitpay.com module which now has a limitation of $100 USD transactions per day.
We are still billing in Argentine Pesos (ARS), but can accept bitcoin as payment. This has a
Today we successfully finished our first ICO crowdsale. We continue to sell tokens through shop.costaflores.com for those etherless wine buyers, and this week, we plan to add ETH and BTC support to our shopping cart.
Also, we now have the MTB18 token icon registered on etherscan:
Special thanks to Neil Carlton Moss for joining the Openvino team! Neil is helping us proofread the English contents we publish. We are a multi-lingual team, and we appreciate all the help from Neil's sharp eyes and legal skills.
Yesterday evening we finished the final press, so we know the total amount of wine for the 2018 harvest. And therefore, we can calculate the number of available tokens.
Here is the breakdown:
The final tally is 12,570 litres of MTB 2018. We co-fermented the Malbec / Petit Verdot / Cabernet Sauvignon, so this is ALL the wine for the year.
12,570 bottles is the equivalent of 16,760 x 750ml bottles.
However, we expect to lose between 2-3% of this volume during bottling, and from breakages, etc.
So, we are going to issue 16348 tokens.
16348 is a nice number, because it is 2 to the 14th power.
...as in: 1024 * 16
a very computable number, and easy to remember.
We will keep approximately 11,000 litres in one stainless steel tanks, with the remaining amount stored in oak barrels.
All the wine will be blended back together before bottling next year.
We are still working on the pricing breakdown, but this will be online at the time of the launch on Sunday.