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BCH Open-Source Pulse: Vol #11

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This is the Eleventh edition of the BCH Pulse developer newsletter. Existing projects have been updated. Submissions are due in by the 20th of each month. Information can be sent to the new email bch.dev.mail@gmail.com Thanks! Here is some of the work that is being built on BCH by the Developers. This does not take into account work done by developers who chose to remain anonymous.

Developers ~

Chris Pacia - BCHD

Currently working on:

  • May hard fork upgrade feature


Jonathan Silverblood - Cashual Wallet, Flipstarter

Recently completed:

  • Flipstarter MVP

Currently working on:

  • Infrastructure campaigns on Flipstarter and making the Flipstarter funding tool rock solid.

Future work:

  • Smart contract risk trading to mitigate volatility


Jason Cox - Bitcoin ABC

Recently completed:

  • More release automation.

  • Automated some code-gen tasks.

Currently working on:

  • Improving CI robustness, performance, and scalability.

  • A land bot for improved automation flow and trunk stability.

Future work:

  • Continue effort on de-globalizing internal node state.

Wants help with:


Antony Zegers - Bitcoin ABC

Currently working on:

  • Organizing testnet setup and testing of activation and upgrade features.

  • Improving IFP written specification.

Future work:

  • Research and organize implementation of further improvements to the BCH Script. Likely focus will be on increasing integer size.

Wants help with:


Amaury Sechet - Bitcoin ABC

Currently working on:

  • Quic

  • Avalanche

  • Maintenance


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Andrew Stone - Bitcoin Unlimited

Currently working on:

  • May network upgrade


Andrea Suisani - Bitcoin Unlimited

Recently completed:

  • Port of op_reversebytes and increase of max length of unconfirmed chain to May upgrade activation (BU)

  • Sync BU libsecp256k1 with upstream

  • Fixed minor locking issues on BU

  • Some minor doc review for BCHN

Currently working on:

  • Testing BU for release


freetrader - BCHN

Recently completed:

  • Launch of first release of Bitcoin Cash Node (v0.21.0)

Currently working on:

  • Reducing risk of network split for May 2020

  • Fundraising proposal for Bitcoin Cash Node (BCHN) project

  • Managing the BCHN development & maintenance work Future work:

  • Closing specification and verification gaps on Bitcoin Cash

  • Ensuring BCHN gets the development needed to keep scaling Bitcoin Cash to achieve the roadmap goals

Wants help with:


BigBlockIfTrue - BCHN

Currently working on:

  • General Bitcoin Cash Node maintenance.

  • Refactoring UniValue in Bitcoin Cash Node to improve performance (together with Calin Culianu).

Wants help with:

  • Setting up 32MB block benchmarks in Bitcoin Cash Node build systems, see merge request !104.


im_uname - Electron Cash, Flipstarter + BCHN

Recently completed:

  • Flipstarter Beta.

  • BCHN 0.21.0.

Currently working on:

  • Flipstarter.

  • Misc BCHN work.

Future work:

  • Flipstarter.

  • Misc BCHN work.

Wants help with:

  • Electron Cash (please contact Jonald or Calin).


Calin Culianu - Electron Cash

Recently completed:

  • Fulcrum update 1.0.4

Currently working on:

  • Bitcoin Cash Node JSON-RPC optimization and Fulcrum 1.0.5 update

Future work:

  • EC-SLP

Wants help with:

  • Nothing for now.


Jonald Fyookball - Electron Cash

Currently working on:

  • Cash Fusion (mathematical analysis + getting ready for audit)

Wants help with:

  • SLP merge for Electron Cash


James Cramer - Electron Cash SLP

Recently completed:

  • Updated SLPDB 1.0.0 RC5 with critical update for reorgs

  • Updated grpc-bchrpc client packages for connecting to bchd

Currently working on:

  • Updating slpjs to use bchd grpc clients

  • Final SLPDB v1.0 release

Future work:

  • slpjs improvements

  • Electron Cash SLP improvements

Wants help with:

  • Nothing at the moment.


Scott McDermid - PayButton

Future work:

  • Continued PayButton development once new app framework is in place


Paul Oldridge - PayButton

Currently working on:

  • Implementing project overhaul.

Future work:


Fernando Pelliccioni - Knuth node

Recently completed:

  • Added new ‘read-only’ option

Currently working on:

  • Preparing the Flipstarter campaign

Future work:

  • Implementing May 2020 HF changes


Chris Troutner - Bitcoin.com

Recently completed:

Current Work:

  • Finalizing FullStack.cash. Subscriptions will be paid in BCH and used to burn PSF tokens.

Future Work:

  • Improved documentation, and code examples for bch-api and bch-js.

Want help with:

  • Anyone who wants to help with development of FullStack.cash or Permissionless Software Foundation initiatives are welcome to join our telegram channel. Contributions will be rewarded with PSF tokens. https://t.me/permissionless_software


Developers listed below had nothing to report this month:

  • AlwaysAn0n

  • Josh Ellithorpe

  • Joshua Green

  • Peter Tschipper

  • Rosco Kalis

  • SpicyPete

  • Tendo Pein


The goal for Bitcoin Cash is to become sound money that is usable by everyone in the world. This is a civilization-changing technology which will dramatically increase human freedom and prosperity. Click here to be taken to the ABC Roadmap.

We invite any developer (working on BCH) who isn’t featured in this issue to self report / submit what you are working on for the next issue of BCH Open-Source Pulse.

We’re looking for:

  • Recently completed

  • Current work

  • Future work (stuff you’d like to get to after you’re done with your current work)

  • Anything you’d like some help with

Please email us at bch.dev.mail@gmail.com


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The progress level of BCH is really great and encouraging

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