TL;DR: Crypto Dev Digest (CDD) documents cryptocurrency development, highlighting the projects and persons working under the hood. CashScript author Rosco Kalis dishes out a comprehensive guide to smart contracts across three platforms. Bitcoin Cash developers meet. The first SLP token dev meeting is in the books. CashFusion is coming along nicely. Grin newsletter is published, and so much more in this digest!
Smart Contracts on Ethereum, BTC and Bitcoin Cash
Developer Rosco Kalis recently examined the specter of smart contracts on Ethereum, BTC, and Bitcoin Cash. Kalis is well-known in the Bitcoin Cash community for his recent work in this area as the author of CashScript, and so his lengthy blog post on the subject is mandatory reading for those wishing greater literacy.
“Every cryptocurrency has trade-offs in its smart contract systems,” he explained. “Ethereum is the most used smart contract platform with the most extensive functionality. Bitcoin offers a more rudimentary version of smart contracts through its stateless scripting system. This stateless system is more efficient to validate, but offers less functionality. Bitcoin Cash builds on the same foundations as Bitcoin, but has added new functionality. This attempts to achieve a compromise between efficient validation and useful smart contracts. In the end, all are building towards similar goals.”
He concedes his thoughts are anchored firmly in this particular time and point in development history, and so must reflect “the current state of the platforms. Cryptocurrency is a fast-paced field, so the people involved with these platforms are always working on improvements that may change the outlook of the ecosystem,” Kalis stressed.
Bitcoin Cash Devs Public Meeting #17
BitCash v0.5.3.2 Released
BitCash (Python Bitcoin Cash library) v0.5.3.2 is released, fixing network issues: https://t.co/OaOt1QXo9o
It now uses https://t.co/k5sZglIfjR as a main network API.
— Corentin Mercier (@merc1er) December 8, 2019
First SLP Dev Meeting in the Books
— Bitcoin Cash (@BitcoinCash) December 8, 2019
Grin Newsletter #76
— 😶 (@grinMW) December 9, 2019
Flowee to NPM v0.1
After wrestling with nodeJS for a while I pushed a 0.1 version of FloweeJS to NPM.
The main addition is the search interface. Search the blockchain for anything!
Tomorrow I'll write the docs. Check the examples dir in the gitlab repo.
— Flowee The Hub (@FloweeTheHub) December 9, 2019
Bringing SLP Token Support to BCHD
This are my notes on what is required to bring SLP token support to BCHD. Help us on our journey to be the ultimate BCH full node for application developers. The future is ours, we just need to build it! https://t.co/S5yn3CiBHL
— Josh Ellithorpe (@zquestz) December 11, 2019
Wrote a blog post about blockchain APIshttps://t.co/l5ZpRzCEIS
— Chris Pacia (@ChrisPacia) December 10, 2019
CashScript v0.3.0 Released
— Rosco Kalis (@RoscoKalis) December 11, 2019
Massive CashFusion Consolidation Transaction
Massive CashFusion consolidation transaction!
78 inputs, 23 outputs. Over 20 BCH moved!
— pokkst (@pokkst) December 12, 2019
Satochip Wallet Spotted in the Wild
— Corentin Mercier (@merc1er) December 12, 2019
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