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In May 2020, Bitcoin ABC made noteworthy progress on code improvements to the node software, executed a network upgrade and continued advancing towards its fundraising goals. Here is our May 2020 transparency report. Your feedback and thoughts are welcome any time. See our contact information at the end of this report.
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The rpcallowip option can no longer be used to automatically listen on all network interfaces. Instead, the rpcbind parameter must also be used to specify the IP addresses to listen on. Listening for RPC commands over a public network connection is insecure and should be disabled, so a warning is now printed if a user selects such a configuration. If you need to expose RPC in order to use a tool like Docker, ensure you only bind RPC to your localhost, e.g. docker run […] -p 127.0.0.1:8332:8332 (this is an extra :8332 over the normal Docker port specification).
The getmininginfo RPC now omits currentblocksize and currentblocktx when a block was never assembled via RPC on this node.
Manpages added for the bitcoin-wallet tool.
Fixed a bug where an already-banned peer later whitelisted with noban would still be treated as banned.
Work towards implementing PSBT (Partially Signed Bitcoin Transactions) for BCH. This improvement will provide a standard way for BCH wallets to sign transactions together. An example of a use-case is for different multi-signature wallets to interoperate smoothly. An overview of this feature is provided here: https://youtu.be/-LwG8aPGiJg?t=111.
Work on laying some initial groundwork to prepare for Avalanche.
Many changes and improvements to the RPC interface.
Progress on work to improve the Bitcoin Cash Seeder.
We held one livestream on 14 May 2020, which included members of the Bitcoin ABC team, SLP Foundation director Stefan Rust, ViaBTC CEO Haipo Yang and BTC.TOP CEO Jiang Zhuoer. The livestream experienced peak concurrent viewers of 59, a total watch time of 6 days and has been viewed more than 720 times.
In May 2020, Bitcoin ABC received income of $267,500 from USD-denominated sources plus 458.5778932 BCH. In that same month, we had expenses of $73,499.95 in USD, or USD-equivalent, plus 120.78 BCH in expenses.
The income numbers reflect amounts received as part of the Bitcoin ABC 2020 fundraiser at fund.bitcoinabc.org. We greatly appreciate all the contributions we received, which are enabling us to begin growing and building.