TL;DR: Crypto Dev Digest (CDD) documents cryptocurrency development, highlighting the projects and persons working under the hood. The Zcash developer fund model is considered in length. Bitcoin Cash nodes continue to improve. Non-custodial paywall generator gets life. Smart cards and wallet evolution underway, and much more in this digest installment.
Zcash Developer Fund Model
Zcash is attempting to solve issues of continually funding developers. A lot of the ideas involve the usual block rewards set up but with catches ultimately requiring outside, real-world legal help to enforce. A popular iteration involves a trust, which necessitates a trustee, and perhaps conditional funding going forward.
1/ Lots of people are sleeping on the @ZcashFoundation @ElectricCoinCo DevFund debates. This is the most sophisticated debate/discussion on post-launch dev funding for a blockchain project in history. This page nicely summarizes the different proposals: https://t.co/G8AdRTSmP6
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“The trust concept is a specific implementation of my more general proposal that any covenants/conditions in the winning Dev Fund proposal should be enforced through a charter or similar document with $ZEC holders as third-party beneficiaries,” community thought leader lex-node explained. “The ECC and ZF have been pioneers in making themselves accountable and reducing their power (e.g., their funding of the Parity client), with concomitant legal engineering where appropriate (e.g., the recent landmark TM-sharing agreement).”
The tension, it seems, for Zcash is in divining a way to have open-source software devs remain free but also responsive to concerns over productivity. “This is vital, because many ‘Foundations’ and ‘Core Dev’ teams currently operate in a legal gray zone where they are accountable only to a ‘rough social consensus’ that is immeasurable and have no clear disclosure obligations (e.g., re: conflicts of interest),” he continued.
The Final Thing Holding Me Back
`mysql –binary-as-hex` has eliminated the final thing holding me back from converting all hash values in the Bitcoin Verde database from ASCII to binary. This should significantly reduce the database disk footprint and index size, which should also increase performance.
— Joshua Green (@joshmgreen) November 10, 2019
Non-Custodial BCH Paywall Generator
— Alex Winter (@realAlexWinter) November 11, 2019
Programmable Smart Card with Display & PIN
What the..? 🤨 Programmable smart card with display AND PIN actually exist?? 😳
I should have a closer look at the brochures that company I ordered from sent me 🧐 pic.twitter.com/D683v0gthW
— Tobias Ruck (@TobiasRuck) November 12, 2019
Be.cash Protocol Combined with Regular Online Wallets
The https://t.co/73lZKhD4eK protocol might be interesting to combine with regular online wallets to enable them to be "mostly online" and still function smoothly with spotty connectivity. It would also allow for a PoS protocol that works for both online and offline wallets. https://t.co/RexCn5D0sS
— Tyler Smith (@tcrypt25519) November 12, 2019
First nodejs Package for Flowee
Announcing; the first nodejs package for Flowee!
This allows you to connect to the Flowee APIs (blockchain, indexer) and… well, that's it. Its a test release 😊
Try it with "npm install floweejs"
— Flowee The Hub (@FloweeTheHub) November 13, 2019
Spedn 0.2 Released
CashScript vs. Spedn
Bitbox-SDK Ported to Python
Hey @cgcardona, I ported Bitbox-SDK to Python in an effort to make Bitcoin Cash more accessible to developers and therefore to the world! There's still work to be done but the main functionalities are here. Your SDK rocks! 🙂
cc: @RoscoKalis @rogerkver https://t.co/5Snw6apbTW
— Merwane Draï (@merwanedr) November 15, 2019
BCHD Becoming the 2nd Most Used Full Node on BCH
I see BCHD becoming the 2nd most used full node in Bitcoin Cash. There's a thirst for a full node that caters application development. https://t.co/GbBBkfKaO6
— Cláudio Gil (@m4ktub2) November 15, 2019
Electron Cash 4.0.11 Released
Electron-Cash 4.0.11 is here! Highlights:
– @SatochipWallet support
– op_return from CLI
– block 3xxx possibly-segwit addresses by default
– Swahili support
– plugins can now do CLI
– many other optimizations and fixes
"wen schnorr multisig?"
— imaginary_username (@im_uname) November 15, 2019
Read.cash Having Issues with Rest
Can people who are technically inclined read this article and help the https://t.co/aEnybmI0dy folks out? They were having issues with rest.bitcoin .com and are looking for a permanent solution. https://t.co/pqQUVKYai1
— Cain#106✂ (@BCHcain) November 15, 2019
Read.cash Issues Caused Money to be Lost
I read ReadCash's latest post about the connectivity problems and losing funds forever. They use an intermediate browser-controlled wallet to allow multi-outputs with a single qr code. The issues caused some money to be lost in these wallets.https://t.co/8NI3LGMRXQ
— Rosco Kalis (@RoscoKalis) November 16, 2019
Fixed All Common Third-Party Transaction Malleation Vectors
"Achievement unlocked: Bitcoin Cash fixed all common third-party transaction malleation vectors"https://t.co/TaNBUkxs2F
— #WeAreAllBitcoin (@GeukensMathieu) November 16, 2019
Simple Escrow Plugin
Check out my newest work! https://t.co/6D9KnxYkIq
— Karol Trzeszczkowski (@KTrzeszczkowski) November 17, 2019
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