As some of you already know, our team Bitcoin Cash Please, lead by (self-proclaimed) Bitcoin Master Builder @nyusternie (proof), placed first in last weekend's BCH DevCon III 🥳💪🙏
We see no better time than the present to advance some of the infrastructure ideas from our ROADMAP with this (10.72035268 BCH) in new found wealth.
Use of funds
Our plan is to split the approximately US$2,400 as follows:
30% will be held for bootstrapping an upcoming SLP governance project:
20% to cold storage
10% to stablecoins (USDt and USDH)
The remaining 70% will be used for the IDP as follows:
$450 - Bitcom.com Hush Link UI development (@jennycodes)
$450 - Causes Cash sponsorships at Fountainhead.cash, Fullstack.cash and DevOps.cash for 3 months of $50 recurring payments. (pending approval)
$275 - Setup 1x NEW CashShuffle liquidity provider
$255 - Deployment of core nodes: BCHNode, Fulcrum, BitDB, SLPDB and Insomnia
$125 - Setup a NEW media portal for BUIDLers (BitcoinBuilders.TV)
✅ BCHNode — https://bchnode.devops.cash (learn more)
✅ Bitcoin database — https://bitdb.devops.cash (learn more)
✅ BitSocket database — https://bitsocket.devops.cash
✅ Insomnia API — https://insomnia.devops.cash
✅ SLP database — https://slpdb.devops.cash (learn more)
✅ SLPSocket database — https://slpsocket.devops.cash
(these nodes have already been deployed and are production ready)
Current node deployments...
BCHD server — https://bchd.devops.cash
Fulcrum server — https://fulcrum.devops.cash
(these nodes are currently being deployed and tested now...)
BITBOX (REST) server — https://bitbox.devops.cash
Jitsi server — https://jitsi.devops.cash (learn more)
Matrix server — https://matrix.devops.cash (learn more)
(we expect to have these nodes deployed by end-of-year)
BUIDLing for the future
There is more to pay attention to that just node development and Infrastructure Funding Plans (IFPs). We have much work to do and nobody is going to do it for us.
The following are some of the project that we feel are absolutely critical to supporting the work of BUIDLers in the community, those of us who create the services (that attract the users) that run on top of Bitcoin Cash.
#1 — Bitcoin.com Link
Build non-custodial blockchain applications.
We believe this is the biggest missed opportunity in Bitcoin Cash today. Our team almost didn't participate in this years hackathon; it was the "untapped" potential of this library & API that made us (ie. @nyusternie) jump into action.
There's a pretty good chance iOS won't allow it; but it would be great to see a DApp Gallery added to the wallet experience.
#2 — Badger plugin & mobile wallet
These two projects have been all but abandoned. The most recent update was 5 months ago. If we plan to attract developers to our network, this is completely unacceptable.
This was briefly discussed with @trout during the Final Presentation livestream; and it was agreed that a "working group" should be formed to discuss a solution.
(join the working group on Slack)
#3 — Electrum Cash
This is currently the best reference of what BUIDLing infrastructure for BCH "services" is all about.
@JonathanSilverblood's brainchild has matured into a stable, lightweight module which is currently powering the Insomina REST API and the Flipstarter funding platform. @rosco recently refactored the entire library to TypeScript; and the team later added support for WebSockets.
#4 — CashScript
Smart contracts for Bitcoin Cash.
Efficient and Reliable Verification
Private and Isolated Contracts
DeFi on Bitcoin Cash
#5 — NitoJS Library & SDK
https://nitojs.org | https://app.nitojs.org
A promise of an UNSTOPPABLE web makes this library one-of-a-kind. The first library to bring a web interface to CashShuffle and the first to deliver a solution for bringing CashFusion to mobile.
Please check out the Causes Cash campaign for Hush Your Money
#6 — Libauth
Libauth is designed to be flexible, lightweight, and easily auditable. Rather than providing a single, overarching, object-oriented API, all functionality is composed from simple functions.
Oops! Did we miss any other "critical" infrastructure projects? We're very happy to list any additional projects that deserve recognition below:
<awesome project name>
Voluntary Funding Works! #NOTAX
Your ❤️ and support is what allows us to continue doing what we do.
Our donation addresses
Cash (BCH): bitcoincash:qqvl7fwcthhhntsew056t8007pw55k258vmlm053fy
SLP (tokens): simpleledger:qqxtz0fw3gs5ndmwjm2we92k20zu3z99uuuxr25a2s
(don't trust, verify! visit our website: https://bchplease.org and check the footer)
Founding donors list
We've received a number of very generous donations, both public and private. Will do our best to recognize each of them here.
Apologies if we've missed anyone 🙏 However, please reach out to our team as we're planning an SLP airdrop (of our new governance token) in the upcoming week for all supporters (announcement will be made soon).
18.15011556 BCH — @RogerVer (view pledge tx)
10.72035268 BCH — BCHDevCon III (view reward tx)
1.0 BCH — Anonymous (view donation tx)
0.92385267 BCH — @emergent_reasons (view pledge tx)
0.37728380 BCH — Henry Cashlitt (view pledge tx)
0.17994673 BCH — Anonymous (view donation tx)
@Read.Cash if you could please verify this newly created account via Reddit, it would be very much appreciated 🙏
proof : 3f6842cb-18c6-4c19-888a-35495ae6e135 : (reddit) (read.cash)
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