TL;DR: Crypto Dev Digest (CDD) documents cryptocurrency development, highlighting the projects and persons working under the hood. Bitcoin Cash used for messaging project, Stamp, is moving along. BTC is “updated.” Ethereum 2.0 makes quiet progress, and so much more in yet another packed volume of CDD!
Bitcoin Cash for Messaging, “Stamp,” Alpha Released
Veteran Bitcoin Cash (BCH) developer Shammah Chancellor announced recently on a popular subreddit the release of Stamp v0.0.2-alpha.6. He refers to the project as a BCH-powered internet relay chat. It was inspired by the early work of Bitcoin pioneer Hal Finney’s Reusable Proof of Work (RPoW) concept. Essentially, Finney believed in digitally tokenizing real-world resource consumption.
“RPoW,” Finney explained, “would facilitate the use of POW tokens as a form of bit gold by allowing the tokens to be passed and exchanged from person to person.” Chancellor is convinced “Bitcoin Cash is the working implementation of RPoW that Hal Finney envisioned. We now need to make the rest of his dream reality.” His idea is to build Stamp, right now a wallet-based idea, with “the intent is to serve as a reference implementation for a client that uses a set of protocols which any wallet can implement in the future. The protocols enable direct wallet-to-wallet communication via a network overlay on top of Bitcoin Cash.”
It’s an overlay network, open and unmoderated, where non-spammers “pass small amounts of BCH amongst themselves while having high-value conversations for small mining fees. People broadcasting to many people will find themselves soon out of money. Every message, between users, is passed via relay servers similar to SMTP but encrypted end-to-end. Relay servers cannot read your messages, nor can they moderate based on the contents.”
BTC 0.20 Released
Bitcoin Core 0.20 is now available!
117 people contributed to this release.https://t.co/q2aX6QhlTl
— Jameson Lopp (@lopp) June 3, 2020
Core has released a new upgrade for BTC, actions speak louder then words, in this case code:
There is not even a single improvement to scaling
— Justin Bons (@Justin_Bons) June 5, 2020
While Everyone Wasn’t Looking
While everyone wasn't looking, the initial deployment of ethereum's layer 2 scaling strategy has *basically* succeeded. What's left is refinement and deployment. A thread: https://t.co/30Dfr9XmFs
— vitalik.eth (@VitalikButerin) June 1, 2020
Miners-Can-Steal Critique Rebutted
— Paul Sztorc (@Truthcoin) June 1, 2020
7PM New York
— BCH Ignite (@BCHIgnite) May 28, 2020
Announcing Common Fund
“Common Fund is a platform that aims […] to further realize the ideas and ideals that led to the launch of Flipstarter. The aim is to provide a top-quality user experience while maintaining the non-custodial (and thus maximally trustless) nature of the platform, enabling access to collaborative finance for anyone – regardless of their physical location, technical expertise, or economic status.”
Exploring the Use of the @IPFSbot
This encrypted message was uploaded to IPFS:https://t.co/L0V83EKJYc
Using this pinning service:https://t.co/FY3xSTHePF
— Chris Troutner (@christroutner) May 24, 2020
CashScript v0.4.1 Released
#CashScript v0.4.1 has been released! What's new?
🏇 Compiler optimisations
🐚 New CLI arguments
🔣 Trailing comma support
📛 Rename 'Sig' to 'SignatureTemplate'https://t.co/dpjTN3RPq2 pic.twitter.com/MdFvqnIi8B
— Rosco Kalis (@RoscoKalis) June 1, 2020
Cash Pay Server Update
The Cash Pay Server gets an update. This allows people to make payments even easier on Bitcoin Cash by making bip70 payment-protocol available to all.
Here is a blog from Jim.https://t.co/VZDMhjSTsi
— Flowee (@FloweeTheHub) May 26, 2020
New Be.cash Website
😍😍 There it is, the new https://t.co/sv7cGueouY website! 😱😱
— Tobias Rrrrrrrrruck (@TobiasRuck) May 27, 2020
— Rosco Kalis (@RoscoKalis) May 27, 2020
Full Stack Engineer Opening
HIRING: Full Stack Engineer 🎈
➫ React, TypeScript, GraphQL + Android/iOS mobile experience required
➫ Opportunity to work closely with AI @ https://t.co/KB959qmcmb
➫ Remote position
IMPORTANT: See "How to apply"
— SideShift.ai CRLF (@sideshiftai) May 27, 2020
JSON Oracle Standard
I just published JSON Oracle Standard: Fostering an Open Market for Truth and Trust.
This proposed standard compliments the Signal, Watch, and Pay (SWaP) protocol and allows the use of on-chain oracles in multi-party escrow (wagering/futures)https://t.co/LbIntqMbrV
— Ⓥin Ⓐrmani (@vinarmani) May 28, 2020
SLP Foundation Begins to Make Moves
— Stefan Rust (@srust99) May 28, 2020
Help Protesters Coordinate
This 'Part 3' video demos the latest app I've built to share any file, of any size, to anyone, in a format that is uncensorable, encrypted, and inexpensive.
I hope to see it used to help protesters coordinate. They will need help from developers.https://t.co/icGDZskM7x
— Chris Troutner (@christroutner) May 31, 2020
Developers.cash Polish, Populated
— imaginary_username (@im_uname) May 31, 2020
FullStack.cash Keeps Innovating
— Chris Troutner (@christroutner) June 2, 2020
ECEIS Implementation for Java/Bitcoin Verde
After about 12 hours of coding and debugging, I think we have completed our ECEIS implementation for Java/Bitcoin Verde. Private Bitcoin-encrypted messages are coming to an app near you!
— Josh Green (@joshmgreen) June 2, 2020
Fundraiser Reaches Halfway Mark
Bitcoin ABC 2020 Fundraiser Reaches Halfway Mark, Will Continue
Thank you everyone for your support so far!
— Bitcoin ABC (@Bitcoin_ABC) June 2, 2020
BCHN Financial Report
— Bitcoin Cash Node (@bitcoincashnode) June 3, 2020
ABC 0.21.8 Released
Bitcoin ABC 0.21.8 has been released, including a new RPC cmd, RPC behavior changes and fixes, and new address descriptor support. Check out release notes for details!
Download it here: https://t.co/Sok9gjU8bx
— Bitcoin ABC (@Bitcoin_ABC) June 3, 2020
BCH Wallet Management Library for Flutter
— Tomas Forgac (@TomasForgac) June 3, 2020
Support for Non-Fungible Tokens on SLP Video Tutorial
bch-js v3.1.2 provides support for Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) using the Simple Ledger Protocol on the #BitcoinCash #BCH blockchain! This video walk-through helps developers create, mint, and send NFTs:https://t.co/ruKlVoOvL8
— FullStack.cash (@FullStackCash) June 6, 2020
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