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Chinese - Japanese - Korean - Portuguese.


February 20, 2020

Announcement regarding Bitcoin Cash Node

The Bitcoin ABC version 0.21.0 client, released for the May 15th 2020 upgrade, includes controversial changes to BCH coin issuance. It is generally agreed that the lack of consensus and method of activation significantly raise the risk of a chain split. Due to strong demand from prominent Bitcoin businesses, miners, mining pools, and developers, we are releasing a minimally-altered client based on Bitcoin ABC. The only difference between the new client and ABC v0.21.0 is the removal of the coinbase reward diversion code and its associated signaling and activation.

The primary goal of this initiative is to provide a safe and professional node implementation that will neutrally follow the longest chain without contributing to the risk of a chain split. The client is called Bitcoin Cash Node (BCH Node) and will function as a drop-in replacement for miners and businesses already running the ABC client. The BCH Node project is led by freetrader, one of the original creators of Bitcoin Cash and Bitcoin ABC. The project team includes contributors from several other node implementations.

In addition to the release, we commit to maintaining the alternate client for at least one year and cooperating with the wider ecosystem in a transparent process that will help avoid a similar situation in the future.

Our contributors include:

  • Andrea Suisani (sickpig) of Bitcoin Unlimited

  • Calin Culianu (NilacTheGrim) of Electron Cash, Fulcrum

  • Dagur V. Johannsson

  • emergent_reasons

  • Fernando Pelliccioni of Knuth Node

  • freetrader formerly of Bitcoin ABC

  • imaginary_username

  • Jt Freeman of fountainhead.cash

Developers in support of the effort:

  • Jonathan Silverblood

  • Josh Green of Bitcoin Verde

  • Mark Lundeberg

  • Tom Zander of Flowee the Hub

We are in active communication with exchanges, mining pools and miners. People who want to find out more should contact freetrader via any of his channels (BitcoinCashNode slack, BTCFork slack as backup, Memo, email - ask if you need).

Bitcoin Cash Node software will be available soon, followed by a more detailed near-term plan.

The Bitcoin Cash Node team.

UPDATE: Bitcoin Cash Node software is available now at https://bitcoincashnode.org


Address: bitcoincash:qrdvmdluf2s5cf08wcp9h2ja8lqt5peq35y56z4s7s (1LwvkQTWmotqTosgBcK8kFPCKzW2BPiE1G)
Signature: H4dzATEN52+g0lWBPfYolfsDqNBON+IIkCPgfZo7iXE0QFg+EqbV0GRcSF515Fj7P5pgCMArayrbKxazekA9KhY=
Message: Andrea Suisani (aka sickpig) of Bitcoin Unlimited is in collaboration with the Bitcoin Cash Node implementation for the May 15th, 2020 upgrade.

Address: qplw0d304x9fshz420lkvys2jxup38m9symky6k028
Signature: G4lglKyDMfsLa663DmdHJIX7BH4HmdTzq2K6BK8l2z8wSq/yxBznWuVJfEZdVMr6b1Ds4SxfSNe1qRFLij4xgNM=
Message: I, Calin Culianu (NilacTheGrim) of Electron Cash and Fulcrum, and as also one of the original ABC devs, am in collaboration with the Bitcoin Cash Node implementation. It should be the implementation used for the May 15th, 2020 upgrade. I endorse and support this codebase and will lend my 20+ years' C++ development experience to the project.

Address: bitcoincash:qrfat0epsxsvq0tgdve74r9tuu5cqhx0hq9y9vzsva (keybase @Dagur)
Signature: IMLcZLcMsbwMhMw62IjQW/WtwcruS4wE4DGKlVTkuPHie6oxEIxJkFuBZQMyZM13mWz241khjPN/xZOElPlmb6Q=
Message: I, Dagur V. Johannsson, contributor to Bitcoin XT, Bitcoin Unlimited, Bitcoin ABC and other Bitcoin Cash supporting open source software, endorse and support the Bitcoin Cash Node implementation for the May 15th, 2020 upgrade.

Address: bitcoincash:qz3aq0uhltztqyjy2esa0lshadg9pf87yu7yealu3a (emergent_reasons#100)
Signature: IElqGO9KzOy+fCwJRnDwqAsn4DebcWX8jegu5sPArLTeSzXmdpWoGQGVpBlOGKYoHqjz+crPkgdAAYBmGE2JNgE=
Message: emergent_reasons endorses the Bitcoin Cash Node implementation for the May 15th, 2020 Bitcoin Cash upgrade and pledges his support for at least 1 year.

Address: bitcoincash:qrlgfg2qkj3na2x9k7frvcmv06ljx5xlnuuwx95zfn (1QCmX1feK431gSZGFJ7aZbYnN9XAo7TZbM)
Signature: H3BGddvUCaTOMYGfntlqMX7SQCF1HkbcY4qGUz58FzGJcJb4F754y1whDir5E7ec71E5XNb6dmfUHlklRHcvQCk=
Message: Fernando Pelliccioni of Knuth node (former Bitprim lead developer and Bitcoin ABC contributor) participates in, endorses and is willing to support the Bitcoin Cash Node implementation for the May 15th, 2020 Bitcoin Cash upgrade, while pledging his service on it for 1 year.

Address: bitcoincash:qrvy3znq8wuzfkqejp88zwknwdvahy995vf67dw3au (1Libre7MGkCXr7pUAEbwihCR9X4quYAyQ4)
Signature: GzYnbDEUdN67nV9bt6JFHza/rLHCFhIo/iqg2THVk8I88aUj2N3lEZ/RH+pcbyY1em9dn+rFwqiRHDgXGrUZIAs=
Message: freetrader participates in, endorses and is willing to lead and support the Bitcoin Cash Node implementation for the May 15th, 2020 Bitcoin Cash upgrade, while pledging his service on it for 1 year.

Address: bitcoincash:qrye0g0t2x0u7qkmfe3v0kedtjdhk8d2hvu9kx54ga (im_uname#102)
Signature: H1d6Ji+Jcw1lBZHJ7LzYKvNLOhN/OrueHzYMmBFt3nd/Kio/3+ZP4SgLDeuCgpOPboam0RP5v/XPiCY5YabM3fo=
Message: imaginary_username participates in and endorses the Bitcoin Cash Node implementation for the May 15th, 2020 Bitcoin Cash upgrade.

Address: bitcoincash:qpygaungmfry8xzxphj4pw24kk5l9vfxlyhy0z36al
Signature: H5JR5ec8UPBBEWjvZ2NtYv+abJOB65dkDPIyNeDGg5M/F+uVk+9XB/wRb95ids5XWiPXiav9rbT1hVnEVlyC/yQ=
Message: I, Jt Freeman of fountainhead.cash promise to give my unwavering support to Bitcoin Cash and the furtherance of Bitcoin itself by supporting the Bitcoin Cash Node project.

Address: bitcoincash:qr4aadjrpu73d2wxwkxkcrt6gqxgu6a7usxfm96fst (jonathan#100)
Signature: H5ccGgiAlrS12+n7KQI9Hw+rGkQpWJm5Y46liQr39WjOFo72KuA6iPfiJFleFB2ayVo2mIb3/tXQfjyf0ZWj14E=
Message: I, Jonathan Silverblood, supports the Bitcoin Cash Node in their effort to offer an alternative for the May 15th, 2020 upgrade without the infrastructure funding proposal.

Address: 1VerdeMuXH1ApSZsQDkuHHZrwJaAtXTVn
Signature: HNxAuWEA/mT0vR0xi4VOLI+XEwoLYOraex8iIJWxptNAIsw4i90sLDETm7IrlSkIxSs9eAXPgcX7/yuOh29YFEI=
Message: Josh Green of Bitcoin Verde is in collaboration with the Bitcoin Cash Node implementation for the May 15th, 2020 upgrade.

Address: qqy9myvyt7qffgye5a2mn2vn8ry95qm6asy40ptgx2
Signature: IM9FSi9fg3deq8lkuoYoNNbbW7PmyxXT4ilYCiOiVkIUWlpLWl5FZzOL/VP2q5uf/msu+0qT3L8evxmJDUpkCG0=
Message: Mark Lundeberg supports the Bitcoin Cash Node in their effort to offer a high quality node for the May 15th, 2020 upgrade that is neutral on the infrastructure funding proposal. -ML 20200220

Address: bitcoincash:qpgn5ka4jptc98a9ftycvujxx33e79nxuqlz5mvxns
Signature: HwbTJ27+K54GrS+o+dFdck5DEDsgDiFnAoB3PxrkNiNhZMt/FMeQRMDbHGrLlqrrCkHLriJfxlwKf3tFR3dKfZk=
Message: Tom Zander endorses he Bitcoin Cash Node implementation by Freetrader for the May 15th, 2020 Bitcoin Cash upgrade.


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Which miners will run it though and won't that make ABC rage quit?

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7 months ago

Verry nice, i will keep going and donate to this amazing team! Good luck

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User's avatar pio
7 months ago

Because the BCH node follows the longest chain, it should be the best choice for the exchanges. So they are on the safe side and would have to run it.

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7 months ago

"will neutrally follow the longest chain without contributing to the risk of a chain split" wasnt this the original plan, that was changed because it had a risk of chain split? (because of the checkpoints)

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7 months ago

I think there are two scenarios:

Scenario 1

If the BIP9 2/3 variant signals the ABC nodes not to activate the IFP, a chain split would be completely avoided. ABC 0.21.0 y BCH Node can coexist in this context.

Scenario 2

If "IFP" is activated, the ABC 0.21.0 nodes will ignore the blocks that do not contribute to the IFP even if they are part of the longest chain. The "Bitcoin Cash Node" nodes simply will follow the longer chain automatically (even if it is the IFP chain).

What can happen if scenario 2 occurs?

BCH Node is an alternative that will allow us to get through the May 15th update without additional problems . After the update, the decisions of the anti-IFP community will depend on whether ABC or BCH Node (or some other non-IFP client) is in the majority.

If ABC 0.21.0 (A.K.A. IFP nodes) gets the longest chain, a UAHF or UASF can still be considered. A checkpoint is probably sufficient for this if it becomes necessary.

Although, right now, the anti-IFP side is trying to avoid a chain split.

I consider this to be the most responsible approach under the current conditions.

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7 months ago

BCH :)

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7 months ago

Well damn this is a nice move. We'll see if it plays off

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7 months ago

I hope that this will serve as a viable alternative to orphaning the IFP without a chain split.

Besides, I think it's the best possible way to present an alternative.

This is a client that will allow the May 15 upgrade but without IFP.

I've done a Spanish translation:

https://read.cash/@DarthRoison/anunciando-bitcoin-cash-node-42324799

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7 months ago

I hope that this will serve as a viable alternative to orphaning the IFP without a chain split.

Yes. But even more - the way Bip9 was done with 66% had a great chance of causing a split by itself. This bypasses that in addition to the hasty IFP. Make sure your exchange is on it to avoid a split.

$ 0.04
7 months ago

As soon as "BCH Node" has been launched I will start promoting it.

I honestly believe that the chosen path is the most prudent.

Thank you for your contribution to BCH.

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7 months ago

Looking forward to be able to donate to this dream team.

$ 1.06
7 months ago

i support 😍😍

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7 months ago

Now this is what I love to see. Thank you so much from everyone. A whole pool of people I have a lot of respect for coming together in a common cause. Just fantastic.

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7 months ago

Friend @freetrader From the Spanish-speaking community of read.cash and Bictoin cash, we want to show our full support for your Bitcoin Cash initiative and reaffirm our commitment to the evolution and development of Bitcoin Cash for the entire community, that's why your article has been translated into Spanish for our entire Latin American community, you can be sure that we all support it. Let's move on all together.

https://read.cash/@Spanish-translator-community/bitcoin-cash-node-at-freetrader-8e414120

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7 months ago

It is very nice to see that there are more and more users in the Spanish-speaking community who support the BCH Node approach against an unpopular implementation of IFP.

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7 months ago

Thank you to everyone involved, this is a great initiative and shows how the community can come together to solve a problem (miners not having choice). This is exactly what I had in mind when I wrote my article about ABC's way of implementing the IFP. https://read.cash/@ZakMcRofl/create-a-bitcoin-abc-spin-off-now-a-developers-analysis-2c476e00

I will leave it up anyways despite it being somewhat obsolete now, it might also help explain why this this step was needed.

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7 months ago

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7 months ago

Est-ce que tu parles français ? Parce que je vois des trucs aberrants dans ta traduction, du genre :

du code de déjudiciarisation de récompense de base de pièces

ou encore :

les piscines minières (😂)

Ça n'aide personne les traductions comme ça.

$ 0.05
7 months ago

It seems that the fake translator has deleted his post and his comment.

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7 months ago

lol

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7 months ago

This article made by day. When I think of the bitcoin cash community, I see a group of people with a heartfelt desire to make BCH stay bullish. The node implementation will sure facilitate the smooth run of the ecosystem which hitherto had been somewhat taking back and forth by the waves of the miners on the troubled ABC client. Calin Culianu (NilacTheGrim) of Electron Cash, freetrader has always boost my interest in BCH and crypto at large. Seeing them as part of this project is really a great development I am proud of. Other supporters too are acknowledged.

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7 months ago

I support this. Thanks to all involved.

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7 months ago

I would be very excited and delighted if you supported and commented on my new project. Greetings I hope your support

https://read.cash/@Mariam/welcome-to-my-new-project-arquidamia-arqui-my-token-slp-created-for-you-8d173fdb

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7 months ago

Greetings friend, sorry for the inconvenience, but I would like you to see my project and know if you can support us. With 5-10 $ what you can. We need support! I hope to get good answers. Thank you.

https://read.cash/@Evelu/our-children-deserve-a-world-of-opportunity-and-love-we-need-you-674c5572

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4 months ago

AWWW SHIT!! popcorn is in hand .. i wish it was Friday night :-)

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7 months ago

Friend @freetrader From the Spanish-speaking community of read.cash and Bictoin cash, we want to show our full support for your Bitcoin Cash initiative and reaffirm our commitment to the evolution and development of Bitcoin Cash for the entire community, that's why your article has been translated into Spanish for our entire Latin American community, you can be sure that we all support it. Let's move on all together.

https://read.cash/@Spanish-translator-community/bitcoin-cash-node-at-freetrader-8e414120

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3 months ago

I support this initiative.

$ 0.00
7 months ago

i dont get it u earn by this post 10k + its pretty cool pls can u advice me what is node i dont get it

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3 months ago

No thanks. Good luck

$ 0.01
7 months ago

This node will neutrally follow the longest chain. Can't your beloved cartel survive in a neutral environment?

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7 months ago

My cartel is Bitcoin Cash.

No contentious forks, please.

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7 months ago

This is great! Competition rocks

I hope the crowdfunding goes well and the BCH Node team are able to make solid steps beyond just maintenance and towards the development we need to realize the vision of P2P uncensorable electronic cash.

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7 months ago

:)

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7 months ago

I've translated it to portuguese, It may help :)

https://read.cash/@phabulu/bitcoin-cash-node-portuguese-00bee10a

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6 months ago

a whale

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7 months ago

Great move. Glad to see this!

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7 months ago

To get more donations you have to become popular and get more upvotes

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4 months ago

Greats

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7 months ago

Congrats - great to see.

$ 1.00
7 months ago

I will sure donate to this Noble cause. Well done.

$ 0.00
7 months ago

BCH is such a screaming buy right now.

Clueless weak hands selling until somebody tells them everything is OK.

$ 0.00
7 months ago

that's how you get donations: do something popular!

$ 2.20
7 months ago

Can I translate it to Portuguese??

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7 months ago

Will you come up with a better way to let BCH miners donate to BCH developers in an automated manner if they want to? Will you fund developers or have volunteers that can solve the scaling (massive) issues in BCH.

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7 months ago

BCH miners can already donate in excellent automated ways to their favorite BCH developers.

One way is through spending some of their own mined block rewards voluntarily, either as an output of the coinbase transaction.

Another is to do a Bitcoin Cash transaction later in whatever way they see fit. This can be automated too, there are recurring payment plugins and Mecenas which can help.

I wish to see Bitcoin Cash Node developers receive funding for doing work, and we seek to establish various means for them to do so.

At the same time, I am not going to fund our developers myself, but I will look to create ways that our developers can work on this project while being funded by the community.

That might include crowdfunding and also obtaining sponsorship by companies which build profitably on Bitcoin Cash . I welcome companies to contribute to BCH's success by letting some of developers work with us part-time, or by sponsoring full time developers in whole or in part.

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7 months ago

did you talk to the miners to get understanding why optional donations are not acceptable for them?

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7 months ago

I think they put their positions clearly in the IFP and subsequent updates, but I welcome them to talk to us if they have concerns that were not addressed in the plan.

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Thanks all for your generous support, especially the team who is supporting the creation of Bitcoin Cash Node.

The authoritative version of this announcement lives in our public 'announcements' repository on Gitlab, at

https://gitlab.com/bitcoin-cash-node/announcements/

For those who wish to contribute financially, I ask a little patience to let us get set up better. I would much rather we use the upcoming crowd funding mechanisms.

But if you want to, feel free to donate to any of the developers who are spending their time to assist us.

Please do not send any funds to my signing address.

I would love for more signatures of support in the comments, if you can spare a little time.

If you are able to volunteer a quality translation of this article, please join us in spreading the message.

Thanks, and feel free to ask questions.


Public invite link to Bitcoin Cash Node slack: (valid for 30 days , we will re-issue after that)

https://join.slack.com/t/bitcoincashnode/shared_invite/zt-ctozdnpv-pUknwZpANybRg5xyeKyx8Q


There is a also Telegram for the Bitcoin Cash Node, even though I don't currently use Telegram, but someones you might find people there and not on Slack - or vice versa.

https://t.me/bitcoincashnode


There is a community for the node on this site too, check out

https://read.cash/c/bitcoin-cash-node-d8f0


Use whatever you need, there are lots of ways to reach me if you need to, same goes for others on the team.

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