TL;DR: Crypto Dev Digest (CDD) documents cryptocurrency development, highlighting the projects and persons working under the hood. Bitcoin Cash node BCHD had the funding rug pulled from it. Ethereum 2.0 gains traction. Users are invited to participate in the scheduled May 2020 BCH upgrade. There’s just too much development going on!
In Praise of BCHD Funding
The fantastic innovation Flipstarter set off a new wave of giving, touting trustless, non-custodial assurance contracts as a way to raise funds for worthy projects. It’s everything Bitcoin Cash (BCH) promises: permissionless, innovative, transparent, accountable. It’s pretty wonderful.
Its genesis came out of the heated Infrastructure Funding Plan for Bitcoin Cash (IFP) debate which debuted in late January. Bitcoin Cash Node was the first of Flipstarter node campaigns to earn full funding. More than $372,000 in only a couple of weeks was pledged, spread out between five node teams.
One of the teams participating is BCHD, Bitcoin Cash-centric good guys. Developers such as Chris Pacia and Josh Ellithorpe have made, and continue to make, unbelievably great contributions to the peer-to-peer electronic cash ecosystem (CashShuffle, EatBCH, OpenBazaar, etc.). They deserve support. Unfortunately, BCHD became the subject of petty politicking and clout-chasing. A generous pledge was canceled after the donating party learned a member of the BCHD team supported the IFP.
It’s important to note BCHD did not support the IFP as a team. In fact, the opposite was true (see above). Their Flipstarter campaign is seeking a modest $90,000, about 360 BCH to support one full-time developer, hosting costs, public infrastructure, and two part-time developers to build out support for an SLP index. This is a proven team. These are solid individuals, battle-tested, committed. If you have some BCH to donate, please consider giving it to the BCHD team.
Bitcoin Verde Flipstarter Funded
It happened! Thank you, everyone for your generosity!https://t.co/lVornTqqT0
— Joshua Green (@joshmgreen) April 27, 2020
Bitcoin Unlimited 1.8.0 Released
New @BitcoinUnlimit 1.8.0 release is out!
Get it from:https://t.co/xMDiFRDGaz
— Wear A Mask Every Time You Go Out (@sickpig) April 18, 2020
Proof of Stake Hashcash
Proof of stake conditional hashcash (similar to this proposal from 2018 https://t.co/rTUu3DMmaX), plus a fun new feature where you have personal tokens whose value is backed by people spamming you. 😀 https://t.co/EU0FjjqDBD
— vitalik.eth (@VitalikButerin) April 18, 2020
Simpleledger Available in 11 Languages
https://t.co/1vncaVnilK now available in 11 languages! If you know anyone who previously could not use the site because it was not in their language, tell them to give it another try 🙂 Any help with additional translations much appreciated!
— blockparty_sh (@BlockpartySh) April 18, 2020
Another Banner Month
— Samourai Wallet (@SamouraiWallet) April 18, 2020
AVA as an Opt-In Layer to Improve Bitcoin Cash
— Don Wonton (@Don_wonton) April 20, 2020
After some brief downtime, https://t.co/kQeUI2fSME is back online.
— Corbin Fraser (@maplesyrupsuckr) April 22, 2020
May Upgrade Coming Fast
— Bitcoin Cash (@BitcoinCash) April 22, 2020
— FullStack.cash (@FullStackCash) April 23, 2020
Simplecash.co Now Open-Source
— Stefan Rust (@srust99) April 23, 2020
Dash Platform v0.12 Released
Dash Platform v0.12 deployed to Evonet.
Now more performant and easier to use for developers. Includes:
— Dash (@Dashpay) April 23, 2020
Blockchain username registration on the Dash Platform, which is live in Evolution testnet ("Evonet") right now.
Dash Platform will continue to be routinely upgraded every six weeks until fully-featured and mainnet-ready.
Wow! (Watch fullscreen for best view.) pic.twitter.com/oHR9QgOoeB
— Amanda B. Johnson (@AmandaB_Johnson) April 24, 2020
I've been busy this month but these are the top 5 content producers that my @BraveExtension picked up. About 4 hours in total.
— Cláudio Gil (@m4ktub2) April 24, 2020
Throw Together a PC
It’s powerful that you can throw together a PC running Linux on a raspberry pi for a couple hundred bucks.
— Gabriel Cardona (@cgcardona) April 25, 2020
Bitcash v0.5.3.5 Released
🚀 bitcash v0.5.3.5 released! 🚀
It fixes an issue with the fallback API not being triggered.
Use: `pip install –upgrade bitcash` to updatehttps://t.co/OaOt1QFMKO☺️
— Corentin Mercier (@merc1er) April 26, 2020
Filling Out Captchas
I just published Earn HONK SLP tokens and BCH (Bitcoin Cash) by filling out captchas https://t.co/KlDM2VE7cZ
— Keith Patrick (@keithpatrick05) April 26, 2020
Zapit v0.1.5 Live on Playstore
— Romit (@RadicalRomit) April 27, 2020
Virtual Developers Meetup
Virtual #BitcoinCash & #Crypto developers meet-up.
Special thanks to @zapit_io our partner wallet (non custodial & decentralised)
Join us – https://t.co/EDz7VoLUwt#TryCrypto #Bitcoin #BCH #ETH#IndiaWantsCrypto #IndiaLovesCrypto #isupportcrypto#Ethereum #BlockchainTech#BTC pic.twitter.com/DkRd98sEn0
— InstaCrypto (@InstaCryptoIN) April 27, 2020
Ethereum 2.0 FAQ
Ethereum 2.0 will bring improvements in scalability & security, greater accessibility, and new opportunities for enterprises, devs, and general users to do more on Ethereum. The #ETH2 FAQ is a helpful starting point: https://t.co/9GLGyQWqdT
— Joseph Lubin (@ethereumJoseph) April 27, 2020
Knuth Monthly Progress Report
— Knuth (@KnuthNode) April 27, 2020
New End-to-End Encrypted Messaging Prototype on Member.cash
@FreeTrade68 invited me to try out the new e2e encrypted messaging prototype on https://t.co/xmG5dm11j1, inspired by my bch-encrypt code! When live, people can easily send private messages to each other via the #BitcoinCash blockchain. Uncensorable & private!@CryptoKelso pic.twitter.com/B7rL2QuT9p
— Chris Troutner (@christroutner) April 28, 2020
Test Upcoming Features
One of the ways that #BitcoinCash businesses and users may wish to prepare for network upgrades, is to test out upcoming features.
— Bitcoin ABC (@Bitcoin_ABC) April 28, 2020
Bitcoin ABC 0.21.5 Released
Bitcoin ABC 0.21.5 has been released. This release includes a new bitcoin-wallet tool, regtest transaction policy changes, better config error reporting, and more!
Download it here: https://t.co/6ffQkHOaf2
— Bitcoin ABC (@Bitcoin_ABC) April 29, 2020
Anyone wants to start a Scuttlebutt community? Scuttlebutt is a social network with no central server and that can be fully peer-to-peer. This means there's no wait of shutting down opinions while people still want to hear them.
You can read more bellow.https://t.co/EjnxQjIhcl
— Cláudio Gil (@m4ktub2) April 30, 2020
Brand New Home for SLP Developer Documentation
EXCITING NEWS:https://t.co/cL2qYo8s7c is the brand new home for SLP developer documentation and community tooling! 🥳🚀
If you're interested in contributing to the docs let us know in our Telegram Chat https://t.co/rOLR7DZrOp
Great work @BlockpartySh! =D
— Simple Ledger Protocol (@SimpleLedger) May 2, 2020
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