TL;DR: So much development is happening in the cryptocurrency ecosystem. It can be difficult to keep up. Crypto Dev Digest (CDD) is a CoinSpice attempt to document all the coolness abounding.
Crypto Dev Digest: Ethereum 2.0 Research Team AMA
Our dev digest this week begins with a recent Ask Me Anything (AMA) from the Ethereum 2.0 research team. It’s actually part two, and comments stretch out into the many hundreds, as those interested in the project clamor for more detail about scaling and other issues.
Asked, “What do you feel is the biggest unsolved challenge left in Eth 2.0 research which must be addressed before Phase 1 or Phase 2 could be implemented in the future?” co-founder Vitalik Buterin answered, “I really honestly think that there are no unsolved research challenges at this point. It’s mostly ‘how do we make this thing more elegant and take up fewer lines of code and have fewer edge cases’ on the research side.”
When pressed about the shifting 2.0 release dates, developer Carl Beekhuizen laughed, “Thanks for noting its informality. 🙂 Launching early next year is my personal target, but there is a lot that needs to be done before then! We need: long-running test nets (however that is defined), formal verification of the deposit contract, and clients to be ready for prime time, but right now it looks like everything will come together in time. We also don’t want to rush clients into developing buggy software just to be ready by an arbitrary date.”
Electron Cash Integrates CashAccounts
According to u/imaginary_username, “CashAccounts type 1 (P2PKH) and type 2 (P2SH) integration. type 4 (stealth) spec still in the works. For the uninitiated, check out the CashAccounts project page. Secure, trustless verification of account bindings via Electrumx servers. Redundant checking of lookup servers. Built-in registration support, not dependent on lookup servers. Add CasAccounts to the Contacts tab. Emojis as checksum… did I mention emojis? Yes. Fukkin’ emojis.”
Developer Mailing List
This is Vol #1 of a developer newsletter that you can find on the new bchdev-ml. Check it out.
Participants include: @zquestz@jasonbcox0 @electroncash@pokkst @monsterbitar @FloweeTheHub @ChrisPacia@tcrypt25519#BitcoinCash #Bitcoin #BCH https://t.co/sSZ2rubFzN
— Wecx (@Wecx_) July 22, 2019
100,000 BCH Through CashShuffle
We just blasted through 100,000 BCH shuffled! 💥🚀🚀
More #BitcoinCash made fungible every day thanks to #CashShuffle. Get started now at https://t.co/JGkJ5xr1AB, because what you do with your money is your business. #CashShuffle helps keep it that way. pic.twitter.com/tHW0syYDCQ
— 🦆 sploit#100 (@acidsploit) July 15, 2019
Non-Custodial Escrow on Bitcoin Cash with Jeton Lib
“The new OP_CHECKDATASIG and OP_CHECKDATASIGVERIFY opcodes added to Bitcoin Cash in the November 2018 upgrade hard fork allow for interesting new forms of transactions,” writes Vin Armani. “In this article, I explore one such transaction type: multi-party escrow with a “blind” referee (also called an “oracle”). I also propose a new transaction standard, Pay To Escrow Script (P2ES), to describe this transaction type. I have released an extension to the popular Bitcore Node.js module, bitcore-lib-cash. This module, called Jeton Lib allows easy construction and spending of P2ES transactions.sfsf
Bitcoin ABC 0.19.10 Released
Bitcoin ABC 0.19.10 has been released! This release changes the GUI to always use CashAddr in most places, and adds some RPC improvements. Download it here: https://t.co/3GLjh6nOgb #bitcoincash #bch #bitcoin
— Bitcoin ABC (@Bitcoin_ABC) July 17, 2019
Pokkst Continues Breakneck Pace
– I bought https://t.co/TFZsxWjQJk
– Germany server is online
– US NY server is being deployed
– India server is going to be deployed after NY
Service is still not live, but we're getting there!
— m (@pokkst) July 17, 2019
I've been working on PlasmaVPN all day today. Fixed a few bugs, added some more security checks, etc.
I also added a free trial tier which will be released when PlasmaVPN exits Beta!https://t.co/TFZsxWjQJk
— m (@pokkst) July 18, 2019
Crescent Cash has been updated to v1.5.2, and is now being rolled out to the Play Store! (Desktop update coming soon).
– Updates bitcoincashj library, which now uses more CashAcct lookup servers. This makes CashAcct integration more trustless, secure, and decentralized.
— Crescent Cash (@crescentcash) July 19, 2019
I've just released v1.3.3 of BCHgallery!
BCHgallery is a Bitcoin Cash wallet disguised as a Photos app for Android.
– Update bitcoincashj, utilizing more CashAcct servers.
– @CoinText is now integrated into the wallet!
Purchase here w/ BCH: https://t.co/gMXwYolFON
— m (@pokkst) July 19, 2019
Graphene Feeback Requested
— Jonathan Silverblood (@monsterbitar) July 18, 2019
“One of the Most Important Projects in Crypto”
FIO continues to gain traction. One of the most important projects in crypto… will benefit every blockchain and every user (thus I invested in it). https://t.co/dU9QiIO9to
— Erik Voorhees (@ErikVoorhees) July 17, 2019
Coinbase Hiring Backend Engineer
— Zach Segal (@zosegal) July 19, 2019
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