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RiB Newsletter #14 – Are We Smart (Contract) Yet?

We’re seeing a bunch of interesting Rust blockchain and crypto projects, so this month the “Interesting Things” section is loaded up with news, papers, and project links.
This month, Elrond, appeared on our radar with the launch of their mainnet. Although not written in Rust, it runs Rust smart contracts on its Arwen WASM VM, which itself is based on the Rust Wasmer VM. Along with NEAR, Nervos, and Enigma (and probably others), this continues an encouraging trend of blockchains enabling smart contracts in Rust. See the “Interesting Things” section for examples of Elrond’s Rust contracts.
Rust continues to be popular for research into zero-knowledge proofs, with Microsoft releasing Spartan, a zk-SNARK system without trusted setup.
In RiB news, we published a late one-year anniversary blog post. It has some reflection on the changes to, and growth of, RiB over the last year.
The Awesome Blockchain Rust project, which is maintained by Sun under the rust-in-blockchain GitHub org, has received a stream of updates recently, and is now published as the Awesome-RiB page on rustinblockchain.org.
It’s a pretty good resource for finding blockchain-related Rust projects, with links to many of the more prominent and mature projects noted in the RiB newsletter. It could use more eyes on it though.

Project Spotlight

Each month we like to shine a light on a notable Rust blockchain project. This month that project is…
ethers.rs
ethers.rs is an Ethereum & Celo library and wallet implementation, implemented as a port of the ethers.js library to Rust.
Ethereum client programming is usually done in JavaScript with either web3.js or ethers.js, with ethers.js being the newer of the two. These clients communicate to an Ethereum node, typically via JSON-RPC (or, when in the browser, via an “injected” client provider that follows EIP-1193, like MetaMask).
ethers.rs then provides a strongly-typed alternative for writing software that interacts with the Ethereum network.
As of now it is only suited for non-browser use cases, but if you prefer hacking in Rust to JavaScript, as some of us surely do, it is worth looking into for your next Ethereum project.
The author of ethers.rs, Georgios Konstantopoulos, accepts donations to sponsor their work.
Note that there is also a Rust alternative to web3.js, rust-web3.

Interesting Things

News

Blog Posts

Papers

Projects

Podcasts and Videos


Read more: https://rustinblockchain.org/newsletters/2020-08-05-are-we-smart-contract-yet/
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⚡ Lightning Network Megathread ⚡

Last updated 2018-01-29
This post is a collaboration with the Bitcoin community to create a one-stop source for Lightning Network information.
There are still questions in the FAQ that are unanswered, if you know the answer and can provide a source please do so!

⚡What is the Lightning Network? ⚡

Explanations:

Image Explanations:

Specifications / White Papers

Videos

Lightning Network Experts on Reddit

  • starkbot - (Elizabeth Stark - Lightning Labs)
  • roasbeef - (Olaoluwa Osuntokun - Lightning Labs)
  • stile65 - (Alex Akselrod - Lightning Labs)
  • cfromknecht - (Conner Fromknecht - Lightning Labs)
  • RustyReddit - (Rusty Russell - Blockstream)
  • cdecker - (Christian Decker - Blockstream)
  • Dryja - (Tadge Dryja - Digital Currency Initiative)
  • josephpoon - (Joseph Poon)
  • fdrn - (Fabrice Drouin - ACINQ )
  • pmpadiou - (Pierre-Marie Padiou - ACINQ)

Lightning Network Experts on Twitter

  • @starkness - (Elizabeth Stark - Lightning Labs)
  • @roasbeef - (Olaoluwa Osuntokun - Lightning Labs)
  • @stile65 - (Alex Akselrod - Lightning Labs)
  • @bitconner - (Conner Fromknecht - Lightning Labs)
  • @johanth - (Johan Halseth - Lightning Labs)
  • @bvu - (Bryan Vu - Lightning Labs)
  • @rusty_twit - (Rusty Russell - Blockstream)
  • @snyke - (Christian Decker - Blockstream)
  • @JackMallers - (Jack Mallers - Zap)
  • @tdryja - (Tadge Dryja - Digital Currency Initiative)
  • @jcp - (Joseph Poon)
  • @alexbosworth - (Alex Bosworth - yalls.org)

Medium Posts

Learning Resources

Books

Desktop Interfaces

Web Interfaces

Tutorials and resources

Lightning on Testnet

Lightning Wallets

Place a testnet transaction

Altcoin Trading using Lightning

  • ZigZag - Disclaimer You must trust ZigZag to send to Target Address

Lightning on Mainnet

Warning - Testing should be done on Testnet

Atomic Swaps

Developer Documentation and Resources

Lightning implementations

  • LND - Lightning Network Daemon (Golang)
  • eclair - A Scala implementation of the Lightning Network (Scala)
  • c-lightning - A Lightning Network implementation in C
  • lit - Lightning Network node software (Golang)
  • lightning-onion - Onion Routed Micropayments for the Lightning Network (Golang)
  • lightning-integration - Lightning Integration Testing Framework
  • ptarmigan - C++ BOLT-Compliant Lightning Network Implementation [Incomplete]

Libraries

Lightning Network Visualizers/Explorers

Testnet

Mainnet

Payment Processors

  • BTCPay - Next stable version will include Lightning Network

Community

Slack

IRC

Slack Channel

Discord Channel

Miscellaneous

⚡ Lightning FAQs ⚡

If you can answer please PM me and include source if possible. Feel free to help keep these answers up to date and as brief but correct as possible
Is Lightning Bitcoin?
Yes. You pick a peer and after some setup, create a bitcoin transaction to fund the lightning channel; it’ll then take another transaction to close it and release your funds. You and your peer always hold a bitcoin transaction to get your funds whenever you want: just broadcast to the blockchain like normal. In other words, you and your peer create a shared account, and then use Lightning to securely negotiate who gets how much from that shared account, without waiting for the bitcoin blockchain.
Is the Lightning Network open source?
Yes, Lightning is open source. Anyone can review the code (in the same way as the bitcoin code)
Who owns and controls the Lightning Network?
Similar to the bitcoin network, no one will ever own or control the Lightning Network. The code is open source and free for anyone to download and review. Anyone can run a node and be part of the network.
I’ve heard that Lightning transactions are happening “off-chain”…Does that mean that my bitcoin will be removed from the blockchain?
No, your bitcoin will never leave the blockchain. Instead your bitcoin will be held in a multi-signature address as long as your channel stays open. When the channel is closed; the final transaction will be added to the blockchain. “Off-chain” is not a perfect term, but it is used due to the fact that the transfer of ownership is no longer reflected on the blockchain until the channel is closed.
Do I need a constant connection to run a lightning node?
Not necessarily,
Example: A and B have a channel. 1 BTC each. A sends B 0.5 BTC. B sends back 0.25 BTC. Balance should be A = 0.75, B = 1.25. If A gets disconnected, B can publish the first Tx where the balance was A = 0.5 and B = 1.5. If the node B does in fact attempt to cheat by publishing an old state (such as the A=0.5 and B=1.5 state), this cheat can then be detected on-chain and used to steal the cheaters funds, i.e., A can see the closing transaction, notice it's an old one and grab all funds in the channel (A=2, B=0). The time that A has in order to react to the cheating counterparty is given by the CheckLockTimeVerify (CLTV) in the cheating transaction, which is adjustable. So if A foresees that it'll be able to check in about once every 24 hours it'll require that the CLTV is at least that large, if it's once a week then that's fine too. You definitely do not need to be online and watching the chain 24/7, just make sure to check in once in a while before the CLTV expires. Alternatively you can outsource the watch duties, in order to keep the CLTV timeouts low. This can be achieved both with trusted third parties or untrusted ones (watchtowers). In the case of a unilateral close, e.g., you just go offline and never come back, the other endpoint will have to wait for that timeout to expire to get its funds back. So peers might not accept channels with extremely high CLTV timeouts. -- Source
What Are Lightning’s Advantages?
Tiny payments are possible: since fees are proportional to the payment amount, you can pay a fraction of a cent; accounting is even done in thousandths of a satoshi. Payments are settled instantly: the money is sent in the time it takes to cross the network to your destination and back, typically a fraction of a second.
Does Lightning require Segregated Witness?
Yes, but not in theory. You could make a poorer lightning network without it, which has higher risks when establishing channels (you might have to wait a month if things go wrong!), has limited channel lifetime, longer minimum payment expiry times on each hop, is less efficient and has less robust outsourcing. The entire spec as written today assumes segregated witness, as it solves all these problems.
Can I Send Funds From Lightning to a Normal Bitcoin Address?
No, for now. For the first version of the protocol, if you wanted to send a normal bitcoin transaction using your channel, you have to close it, send the funds, then reopen the channel (3 transactions). In future versions, you and your peer would agree to spend out of your lightning channel funds just like a normal bitcoin payment, allowing you to use your lightning wallet like a normal bitcoin wallet.
Can I Make Money Running a Lightning Node?
Not really. Anyone can set up a node, and so it’s a race to the bottom on fees. In practice, we may see the network use a nominal fee and not change very much, which only provides an incremental incentive to route on a node you’re going to use yourself, and not enough to run one merely for fees. Having clients use criteria other than fees (e.g. randomness, diversity) in route selection will also help this.
What is the release date for Lightning on Mainnet?
Lightning is already being tested on the Mainnet Twitter Link but as for a specific date, Jameson Lopp says it best
Would there be any KYC/AML issues with certain nodes?
Nope, because there is no custody ever involved. It's just like forwarding packets. -- Source
What is the delay time for the recipient of a transaction receiving confirmation?
Furthermore, the Lightning Network scales not with the transaction throughput of the underlying blockchain, but with modern data processing and latency limits - payments can be made nearly as quickly as packets can be sent. -- Source
How does the lightning network prevent centralization?
Bitcoin Stack Exchange Answer
What are Channel Factories and how do they work?
Bitcoin Stack Exchange Answer
How does the Lightning network work in simple terms?
Bitcoin Stack Exchange Answer
How are paths found in Lightning Network?
Bitcoin Stack Exchange Answer
How would the lightning network work between exchanges?
Each exchange will get to decide and need to implement the software into their system, but some ideas have been outlined here: Google Doc - Lightning Exchanges
Note that by virtue of the usual benefits of cost-less, instantaneous transactions, lightning will make arbitrage between exchanges much more efficient and thus lead to consistent pricing across exchange that adopt it. -- Source
How do lightning nodes find other lightning nodes?
Stack Exchange Answer
Does every user need to store the state of the complete Lightning Network?
According to Rusty's calculations we should be able to store 1 million nodes in about 100 MB, so that should work even for mobile phones. Beyond that we have some proposals ready to lighten the load on endpoints, but we'll cross that bridge when we get there. -- Source
Would I need to download the complete state every time I open the App and make a payment?
No you'd remember the information from the last time you started the app and only sync the differences. This is not yet implemented, but it shouldn't be too hard to get a preliminary protocol working if that turns out to be a problem. -- Source
What needs to happen for the Lightning Network to be deployed and what can I do as a user to help?
Lightning is based on participants in the network running lightning node software that enables them to interact with other nodes. This does not require being a full bitcoin node, but you will have to run "lnd", "eclair", or one of the other node softwares listed above.
All lightning wallets have node software integrated into them, because that is necessary to create payment channels and conduct payments on the network, but you can also intentionally run lnd or similar for public benefit - e.g. you can hold open payment channels or channels with higher volume, than you need for your own transactions. You would be compensated in modest fees by those who transact across your node with multi-hop payments. -- Source
Is there anyway for someone who isn't a developer to meaningfully contribute?
Sure, you can help write up educational material. You can learn and read more about the tech at http://dev.lightning.community/resources. You can test the various desktop and mobile apps out there (Lightning Desktop, Zap, Eclair apps). -- Source
Do I need to be a miner to be a Lightning Network node?
No -- Source
Do I need to run a full Bitcoin node to run a lightning node?
lit doesn't depend on having your own full node -- it automatically connects to full nodes on the network. -- Source
LND uses a light client mode, so it doesn't require a full node. The name of the light client it uses is called neutrino
How does the lightning network stop "Cheating" (Someone broadcasting an old transaction)?
Upon opening a channel, the two endpoints first agree on a reserve value, below which the channel balance may not drop. This is to make sure that both endpoints always have some skin in the game as rustyreddit puts it :-)
For a cheat to become worth it, the opponent has to be absolutely sure that you cannot retaliate against him during the timeout. So he has to make sure you never ever get network connectivity during that time. Having someone else also watching for channel closures and notifying you, or releasing a canned retaliation, makes this even harder for the attacker. This is because if he misjudged you being truly offline you can retaliate by grabbing all of its funds. Spotty connections, DDoS, and similar will not provide the attacker the necessary guarantees to make cheating worthwhile. Any form of uncertainty about your online status acts as a deterrent to the other endpoint. -- Source
How many times would someone need to open and close their lightning channels?
You typically want to have more than one channel open at any given time for redundancy's sake. And we imagine open and close will probably be automated for the most part. In fact we already have a feature in LND called autopilot that can automatically open channels for a user.
Frequency will depend whether the funds are needed on-chain or more useful on LN. -- Source
Will the lightning network reduce BTC Liquidity due to "locking-up" funds in channels?
Stack Exchange Answer
Can the Lightning Network work on any other cryptocurrency? How?
Stack Exchange Answer
When setting up a Lightning Network Node are fees set for the entire node, or each channel when opened?
You don't really set up a "node" in the sense that anyone with more than one channel can automatically be a node and route payments. Fees on LN can be set by the node, and can change dynamically on the network. -- Source
Can Lightning routing fees be changed dynamically, without closing channels?
Yes but it has to be implemented in the Lightning software being used. -- Source
How can you make sure that there will be routes with large enough balances to handle transactions?
You won't have to do anything. With autopilot enabled, it'll automatically open and close channels based on the availability of the network. -- Source
How does the Lightning Network stop flooding nodes (DDoS) with micro transactions? Is this even an issue?
Stack Exchange Answer

Unanswered Questions

How do on-chain fees work when opening and closing channels? Who pays the fee?
How does the Lightning Network work for mobile users?
What are the best practices for securing a lightning node?
What is a lightning "hub"?
How does lightning handle cross chain (Atomic) swaps?

Special Thanks and Notes

  • Many links found from awesome-lightning-network github
  • Everyone who submitted a question or concern!
  • I'm continuing to format for an easier Mobile experience!
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Bitcoin Cash Fund - Monthly Report 02.02.18

Bitcoin Cash Fund - Monthly Report 02.02.18
 
At the end of every month I will be writing an update on the Bitcoin Cash Fund to keep everyone up-to-date on what has been going on. This will include Active Projects, Complete Projects, Bitcoin Cash Meetups, Skills Sought, and BCF Organisation updates.
 
If you don't know what the BCF (Bitcoin Cash Fund) is go check out our website at thebitcoincash.fund or come and talk to us in our community chat at chat.thebitcoincash.fund.
 
 
ACTIVE PROJECTS
 
Bitcoin Cash Treasure Hunt
What's more exciting than a little treasure hunt? The Bitcoin Cash treasure hunt initiative is underway as we speak. Members of the community will be able to design a unique paper wallet for the worldwide scavenger hunt. The wallet will have instructions designed to give beginners some background information about Bitcoin Cash, and a link to "https://findbitcoin.cash," which will have instructions on how they can claim their funds. The site will serve a multitude of purposes.
Firstly, it will host a map, where community members can hide wallets and provide geo-mapped clues as to where they are.
Secondly, a resource for beginners to learn some basics of Bitcoin Cash. Lastly, it will provide links to resources in the community to expand their knowledge about the Bitcoin Cash ecosystem! We anticipate the site to be up and running in full functionality by the time next weeks update comes out.
This project is expected to launch next week.
 
SeatacBCH
The goal of the SeatacBCH project is to prepare, deploy, and build a ground-based grassroots movement in the Seatac area of the U.S.A. to promote the acceptance of Bitcoin Cash at local businesses.
The project is just waiting on the completion of a new POS service.
 
BarberAd
George and his son, Andy are at the barbershop, when George suddenly remembers he left his wallet at home. Luckily, Andy has some Bitcoin Cash and sends his dad some. George then tips his barber, and pays for both their haircuts. There will also be humorous elements within the script. 2 different edits - One 30 second, and a 1:30 edit.
The ad is now complete except for the few CG elements. Once these are complete the promotional video will be released.
 
BCHTuts (Bitcoin Cash Tutorials)
A series of 10 tutorials covering tools in the Bitcoin Cash ecosystem. Each will come as text and video. People who enjoy going at their own pace can read the written form and people who want to kick back can watch the video. Tutorials will be published on Yours.org and have a YouTube video embedded.
This project is in progress.
 
BitcoinCashJS?
Since Bitcoin Cash's launch in August, there is an ever-increasing need for a BCH-specific JavaScript development library. Currently, all businesses providing a service via a web interface that wish to support Bitcoin Cash or handle Bitcoin Cash transactions are forced to fork one of the existing Bitcoin libraries and apply the necessary changes to make the code BCH-compatible. This is a very error prone process, and increases friction for the development of new applications in the ecosystem.
BitcoinCash.js will be the first JavaScript development library which is 100% BCH-compatible out of the box, and will remain up-to-date with all future Bitcoin Cash upgrades, such as the upcoming new address format to be released in January. This will streamline the creation of new interesting user applications, reduce the surface for errors, and help push Bitcoin Cash into global adoption
 
Business Onboarding Info Pack
A project to put together an info pack to get businesses started with Bitcoin Cash. The current plan is to include a pamphlet, some Bitcoin Cash Accepted Here" stickers, some leaflets aimed at users for the business to have available at the point-of-sale, and a paper wallet with small amount of Bitcoin Cash to play with. These packs will then be provided at meetups, events and anyone who needs them for onboarding businesses.
The information pamphlet is complete and on order. The stickers are complete and on order. We now have the ability to use custom designs on cashaddress.org. We are now in the process of creating the leaflet for users. There was a hold up on this while we looked for a graphic designer.
 
BCH Netherlands Mini-Conference
A one day conference in Amsterdam. During this conference we will discuss Bitcoin Cash from a social, technical and commercial point of view. Speakers from companies such as BTC.COM, Lokad and the Bitcoin Cash Fund will give you a unique perspective of what is going on with the Bitcoin Cash crypto currency. The event will be held on the roof of the TQ building (TQ Club) in the heart of Amsterdam.
Interesting Talks by industry leaders including: - Remy - Introduction + Bitcoin Cash changes lives in Venezuela - Alejandro DeLaTorre (BTC.com) - What we need to do to make Bitcoin Cash successful - Justin Bons (Cyber Capital) - Bitcoin Cash; A store of value and the importance of it being a functional currency - Tobias Hoffmann (BTC.com) - A fork in the road: differences between Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash - Joannes Vermorel (Lokad) - The scalability challenges of Bitcoin Cash - Paul Wasensteiner (The Bitcoin Cash Fund) - The BCF and the Path to a Billion Users
 
High Quality Bitcoin Cash Ad
The concept is to create a high-quality Bitcoin Cash ad that is accessible to the masses and that we can use to heavily advertise Bitcoin Cash in video form (e.g. on youtube, vimeo, and social media). The ad would be similar in nature to this ad by Coca Cola. It would show people all around the world using Bitcoin Cash (and having a great life) in their every day lives.
The tagline would be 'Bitcoin Cash - For everyone'. The idea is to show that Bitcoin Cash is a currency that is accessible to save and spend and receive by anyone and everyone in the world, and that by doing so people gain access to the global economy.
 
Bitcoin Cash Documentary
A project to be produced simultaneously as the ad to maximise fund use.
The documentary would target two key concepts:
There would be a short motion graphic section in the documentary to explain the technical side of why/how Bitcoin Cash exists (e.g. block size, forks, on-chain scaling). This informational motion graphics section would also be suitable as a stand-alone video that can be used on social media to explain the situation.
We are now actively looking for people around the world who use Bitcoin Cash, and the ability to use it impact their lives. If this is you, or you know someone like this, please get in touch.
 
Project 1B
This project is a grand scheme to work towards on-boarding 1 billion people onto the Bitcoin Cash economy in developing countries.
The concept is to manufacture and sell $5 feature phones in large quantities in various developing countries, and have these devices partly subsidised by various parties including charities and mobile networks. These phones would have a simple user and merchant Bitcoin Cash app pre-installed and would be loaded with a few dollars worth of Bitcoin Cash. For example, the phone cost = $5 and the phone has $4 of Bitcoin Cash on it.
The apps will work with very low resources in a similar way to the wallets at yours.org.
 
Super Secret Website Project
We have a big website project we are working on internally (Not the BCF website). We will have some big updates on this over the coming month.
 
We are currently in the process of setting up many more exciting projects!
 
 
COMPLETE PROJECTS
 
TxHighway
Visualize the difference in speed and scalability by comparing Bitcoin Cash and Bitcoin Core's transactions using our highway themed blockchain visualizer. Unlock a bonus sprite with each donation back to the Bitcoin Cash Fund and monitor your address.
This project executed with massive success! Soon we hope to be working with the amazing team that built this site to produce a new educational tool.
 
What Is Bitcoin Cash?
This is an internal BCF project to produce a video similar to the What is Bitcoin? video, but remade for Bitcoin Cash. The voiceover for the video is the amazing Kevan Brighting who did the voiceover for the award winning game Stanley Parable. The video will be roughly 1:30 minutes long and should be completed within 2-3 weeks.
Work has started on the translations to Chinese, Spanish, Korean, Japanese, and French. This should take another week or so.
 
Bitcoin Cash Sound Branding
Internal BCF project to produce a branded sound for Bitcoin Cash payments. This sound would be used industry wide in apps when a bitcoin cash payment is sent or received. This sound would also be used in promotional video material to reinforce the brand. This sound would have a similar psychological effect as the macbook powering-on sound.
This is now complete and can be heard at the end of the new 'What is Bitcoin Cash?' video.
Please reach out to all the wallets that use Bitcoin Cash and show your support for the BCH sound branding.
 
 
Global Bitcoin Cash Meetups
There is now a total of at least 34 Bitcoin Cash
 
 
The BCF will be sponsoring all these meetups and providing support to the organisers. It is amazing to see how rapidly they are popping up all over the globe!
If you live in a major city and would like to start hosting Bitcoin Cash meetups, get in contact with us. Reach out to our official twitter account dedicated to coordinating with meetups @BCFmeetups!
 
 
BCF ORGANISATION
 
New Team Members:
 
Lilla - Graphic Designer.
Lilla is a highly talented graphic designer and she will be helping us produce lots of beautiful visual content and assets, including:
  • Web illustrations,
  • Digital ads,
  • Infographics,
  • Stickers,
  • Custom paper wallets,
  • Merchanise,
  • Flyers,
  • Posters,
  • Booklets,
  • Tradeshow assets,
  • And lots more.
 
Based on feedback we have received from the community, we have streamlined the process of proposing projects to us, so that it requires as little effort as possible. You can access the new system at https://fpr.thebitcoincash.fund/. Let us know what you think.
 
Financial Transparency
 
We fully understand that as an organisation we need to be fully transparent about what we are doing, especially in the area of finances. We intend to have something more graphically presentable on our website once the second phase of development is complete, but for now you can see a list of all transactions we have made from the BCF donation address. You can also see this in this SPREADSHEET.
 
Our spending so far is:
  • November 2017 - $3,639
  • December 2017 - $8,299
  • January 2018 - $38,559
 
The balance of our funding is: 53.29418666 BCH
 
 
VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT
 
  • Project Managers,
  • Web devs,
  • Graphic Design,
  • Marketing,
  • Sales,
  • Writing,
  • Business Onboarding,
  • Social media,
  • Translation,
  • Videography,
  • Audio,
  • Music,
  • Motion Graphics,
 
We need people with skills like this to volunteer some of their time for projects to bring awareness and adoption of Bitcoin Cash. If this is you get in contact with me, or come and talk to us at chat.thebitcoincash.fund. We can also budget some amount of funds for work, but priority will be given to people willing to do at least partially volunteer their time.
If you don't have any of these skills, that doesn't mean we don't need your help. There are lots of other things that projects need help with (i.e. sending out stickers, handing out leaflets, writing education content etc.).
 
 
If anyone has any questions feel free to post them below and I will try to answer any that you have.
Paul W.
The Bitcoin Cash Fund.
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Taskopus (BCH crowdsourcing) tutorials for buyers

Yesterday's announcement of Taskopus availability was a bit of a surprise for us, because the tutorials for buyers (those who want to give tasks to workers) weren't yet ready. We literally published the explainer and the "Download" button and then saw the post on Reddit :) Surprise!
Ok, today we are a little bit more prepared, so we want to show you how to create and give tasks to the users: https://taskopus.io/tutorials
In those tutorials you will find the explanations for how to set up a project that gives you hundreds of most used phrases in English language for approximately $3 - that's https://taskopus.io/tutorials/1;
a project that helps you detect cities in your huge list of 150+ rows for $2 with 3 workers doing each row - that's https://taskopus.io/tutorials/2;
a project that tells you how to do that previous thing for $0.50 (three times cheaper!) but at the complexity cost - that's https://taskopus.io/tutorials/7;
a project that sets up multi-stage "job interview" that allows you to select the best people suitable to do your tasks (the example is for extracting keywords from text - we've got people analyzing literally walls of text for less than $10 total) - that's https://taskopus.io/tutorials/3;
a way to give tasks only to people who are programmers, native in English and can write Arabic, have used EOS cryptocurrency, who are located in Asia, with multiple pets or have account on Quora and Reddit (that's called "targeting by profile labels") - that's https://taskopus.io/tutorials/4; CLARIFICATION: answers to these questions are optional by workers - you can stay as anonymous as you want.
For those of you who are interested and read everything carefully - you might find free money. No, literally, there's hidden free money! :)
We haven't even touched on what you can do with our API that's a bit underdocumented, Web Hooks (you can "hire" Taskopus workers to be real-time moderators on your site!), JavaScript validation (you can automatically check answers and reject candidates or advance them to the next stage) or you can ask workers to do jobs on your site, and give them a signed string that they can paste back to Taskopus, which can be automatically checked in JS code (we would probably need a tutorial on that).
There's a bunch of stuff still in development. Though currently our main goal is on stability and attracting buyers.
Taskopus should be really awesome for programmers. You can automate all the boring manual parts of your app, SaaS, like content moderation and generation or actually any manual stuff. Let the spam stay away using Taskopus workers' eyes and hands.
Taskopus actually should be great for so many things that we can't even imagine. But we understand that it'll take time for people to wrap their heads around what is possible.
So, go ahead, read the tutorials and figure out how a small army of workers might benefit your business.
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Bitcoin Cash Fund - Weekly Report 12.01.18

Bitcoin Cash Fund - Weekly Report 12.01.18
 
Every Friday I will be writing an update on the Bitcoin Cash Fund to keep everyone up-to-date on what has been going on. This will include Active Projects, Complete Projects, Bitcoin Cash Meetups, Skills Sought, and BCF Organisation updates.
 
If you don't know what the BCF (Bitcoin Cash Fund) is go check out our website at thebitcoincash.fund or come and talk to us in our community chat at chat.thebitcoincash.fund.
 
 
ACTIVE PROJECTS
 
SeatacBCH
The goal of the SeatacBCH project is to prepare, deploy, and build a ground-based grassroots movement in the Seatac area of the U.S.A. to promote the acceptance of Bitcoin Cash at local businesses.
 
BarberAd
George and his son, Andy are at the barbershop, when George suddenly remembers he left his wallet at home. Luckily, Andy has some Bitcoin Cash and sends his dad some. George then tips his barber, and pays for both their haircuts. There will also be humorous elements within the script. 2 different edits - One 30 second, and a 1:30 edit.
The ad is now complete except for the few CG elements. Once these are complete the promotional video will be released.
 
BCHTuts (Bitcoin Cash Tutorials)
A series of 10 tutorials covering tools in the Bitcoin Cash ecosystem. Each will come as text and video. People who enjoy going at their own pace can read the written form and people who want to kick back can watch the video. Tutorials will be published on Yours.org and have a YouTube video embedded.
 
BitcoinCashJS
Since Bitcoin Cash's launch in August, there is an ever-increasing need for a BCH-specific JavaScript development library. Currently, all businesses providing a service via a web interface that wish to support Bitcoin Cash or handle Bitcoin Cash transactions are forced to fork one of the existing Bitcoin libraries and apply the necessary changes to make the code BCH-compatible. This is a very error prone process, and increases friction for the development of new applications in the ecosystem.
BitcoinCash.js will be the first JavaScript development library which is 100% BCH-compatible out of the box, and will remain up-to-date with all future Bitcoin Cash upgrades, such as the upcoming new address format to be released in January. This will streamline the creation of new interesting user applications, reduce the surface for errors, and help push Bitcoin Cash into global adoption
 
Business Onboarding Info Pack
A project to put together an info pack to get businesses started with Bitcoin Cash. The current plan is to include a pamphlet, some Bitcoin Cash Accepted Here" stickers, some leaflets aimed at users for the business to have available at the point-of-sale, and a paper wallet with small amount of Bitcoin Cash to play with. These packs will then be provided at meetups, events and anyone who needs them for onboarding businesses.
The information pamphlet is complete. The stickers are complete. We are now in the process of creating the leaflet for users, and creating a way of generating many paper wallets with a custom design.
 
Bitcoin Cash Sound Branding
Internal BCF project to produce a branded sound for Bitcoin Cash payments. This sound would be used industry wide in apps when a bitcoin cash payment is sent or received. This sound would also be used in promotional video material to reinforce the brand. This sound would have a similar psychological effect as the macbook powering-on sound.
This is now complete. We will be releasing this soon and are working with the wallet teams to have this implemented in all wallets that support Bitcoin Cash.
 
We are currently in the process of setting up many more exciting projects!
 
 
COMPLETE PROJECTS
 
TxHighway
Visualize the difference in speed and scalability by comparing Bitcoin Cash and Bitcoin Core's transactions using our highway themed blockchain visualizer. Unlock a bonus sprite with each donation back to the Bitcoin Cash Fund and monitor your address.
This project executed with massive success!
 
 
Global Bitcoin Cash Meetups
There is now a total of at least 31 Bitcoin Cash
 
 
The BCF will be sponsoring all these meetups and providing support to the organisers. It is amazing to see how rapidly they are popping up all over the globe!
If you live in a major city and would like to start hosting Bitcoin Cash meetups, get in contact with us. Reach out to our official twitter account dedicated to coordinating with meetups @BCFmeetups!
 
 
BCF ORGANISATION
 
We have been working on building out our team this past few weeks. We are now a team of 6 people and are making sure we grow at a pace that allows us to spend all funds we receive as effectively as possible.
 
New Team Members:
Monica - Event Coordinator.
Monica will be dedicated to managing our work with various events. She will be coordinating with all meetups and conferences that we are partnering with and you can contact her at @BCFmeetups on twitter or in the BCF chat with @monica.
 
Forrest - Marketing Manager.
Forrest is dedicated to handling the marketing side of our operations, and you should start seeing some Bitcoin Cash ads popping up in various places soon. If you ever need to get in contact with us about marketing opportunities, come and speak to us in the BCF chat.
 
Aron - Business Development Manager.
We decided that it would be a good strategy to hire a talented sales person for reaching out and onboarding as many businesses as possible to Bitcoin Cash. Aron has already been very successful in doing this and the response has been overwhelmingly positive from businesses. If you ever need to contact him about any potential leads you have that could help us, his reddit handle is u/CreativeName44 and his twitter account is @creativename4. If you are a business that is interested in accepting Bitcoin Cash, get in contact with him, as there are ways we can support your business.
 
George - Public Relations Manager.
George has been amazing in helping us manage our community outreach since very early on, so we felt it was a no-brainer to make him an official team member of the BCF. He is helping us communicate effectively with the ever expanding Bitcoin Cash community.
 
? - Graphic Designer.
We are currently looking to hire a graphic designer. If you are highly skilled in graphic design and are a big supporter of Bitcoin Cash, get in contact with me so we can chat.
 
We are currently in discussion with an experienced team to handle our merchandise shop, and we are looking to open this in February. You will be able to buy all sorts of Bitcoin Cash swag from us as soon as this launches, and you will be helping the Bitcoin Cash Fund at the same time. Everybody wins! We will be sure to keep you all posted on this.
 
Based on feedback we have received from the community, we are working on streamlining the process of proposing projects to us, so that it requires as little effort as possible. For now please just come and talk to us about the projects at chat.thebitcoincash.fund and we will guide you through the process.
 
Financial Transparency
 
We fully understand that as an organisation we need to be fully transparent about what we are doing, especially in the area of finances. We intend to have something more graphically presentable on our website once the second phase of development is complete, but for now you can see a list of all transactions we have made from the BCF donation address. You can also see this in this SPREADSHEET.
 
Our spending so far is:
  • November - $3,639
  • December - $8,299
  • January - $4,222
 
The balance of our funding is:
71.57477569 BCH
 
This will increase now that we have a larger team and are able to spend funds more effectively.
 
 
VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT
 
  • Project Managers,
  • Web devs,
  • Graphic Design,
  • Marketing,
  • Sales,
  • Writing,
  • Business Onboarding,
  • Social media,
  • Translation,
  • Videography,
  • Audio,
  • Music,
  • Motion Graphics,
 
We need people with skills like this to volunteer some of their time for projects to bring awareness and adoption of Bitcoin Cash. If this is you get in contact with me, or come and talk to us at chat.thebitcoincash.fund. We can also budget some amount of funds for work, but priority will be given to people willing to do at least partially volunteer their time.
If you don't have any of these skills, that doesn't mean we don't need your help. There are lots of other things that projects need help with (i.e. sending out stickers, handing out leaflets, writing education content etc.).
 
 
If anyone has any questions feel free to post them below and I will try to answer any that you have.
Paul W.
The Bitcoin Cash Fund.
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Bitcoin Cash Fund - Weekly Report 19.01.18

Bitcoin Cash Fund - Weekly Report 19.01.18
 
Every Friday I will be writing an update on the Bitcoin Cash Fund to keep everyone up-to-date on what has been going on. This will include Active Projects, Complete Projects, Bitcoin Cash Meetups, Skills Sought, and BCF Organisation updates.
 
If you don't know what the BCF (Bitcoin Cash Fund) is go check out our website at thebitcoincash.fund or come and talk to us in our community chat at chat.thebitcoincash.fund.
 
 
ACTIVE PROJECTS
 
SeatacBCH
The goal of the SeatacBCH project is to prepare, deploy, and build a ground-based grassroots movement in the Seatac area of the U.S.A. to promote the acceptance of Bitcoin Cash at local businesses.
The project is just waiting on the completion of a new POS service.
 
What Is Bitcoin Cash
This is an internal BCF project to produce a video similar to the What is Bitcoin? video, but remade for Bitcoin Cash. The voiceover for the video is the amazing Kevan Brighting who did the voiceover for the award winning game Stanley Parable. The video will be roughly 1:30 minutes long and should be completed within 2-3 weeks.
This video is now complete, and we are aiming to release either today or over the weekend. Work has started on the translations to Chinese, Spanish, Korean, Japanese, and French. This should take another week or so.
 
BarberAd
George and his son, Andy are at the barbershop, when George suddenly remembers he left his wallet at home. Luckily, Andy has some Bitcoin Cash and sends his dad some. George then tips his barber, and pays for both their haircuts. There will also be humorous elements within the script. 2 different edits - One 30 second, and a 1:30 edit.
The ad is now complete except for the few CG elements. Once these are complete the promotional video will be released. These should be completed over this weekend.
 
BCHTuts (Bitcoin Cash Tutorials)
A series of 10 tutorials covering tools in the Bitcoin Cash ecosystem. Each will come as text and video. People who enjoy going at their own pace can read the written form and people who want to kick back can watch the video. Tutorials will be published on Yours.org and have a YouTube video embedded.
This project is in progress.
 
BitcoinCashJS?
Since Bitcoin Cash's launch in August, there is an ever-increasing need for a BCH-specific JavaScript development library. Currently, all businesses providing a service via a web interface that wish to support Bitcoin Cash or handle Bitcoin Cash transactions are forced to fork one of the existing Bitcoin libraries and apply the necessary changes to make the code BCH-compatible. This is a very error prone process, and increases friction for the development of new applications in the ecosystem.
BitcoinCash.js will be the first JavaScript development library which is 100% BCH-compatible out of the box, and will remain up-to-date with all future Bitcoin Cash upgrades, such as the upcoming new address format to be released in January. This will streamline the creation of new interesting user applications, reduce the surface for errors, and help push Bitcoin Cash into global adoption
This projects need more people to assist on it.
 
Business Onboarding Info Pack
A project to put together an info pack to get businesses started with Bitcoin Cash. The current plan is to include a pamphlet, some Bitcoin Cash Accepted Here" stickers, some leaflets aimed at users for the business to have available at the point-of-sale, and a paper wallet with small amount of Bitcoin Cash to play with. These packs will then be provided at meetups, events and anyone who needs them for onboarding businesses.
The information pamphlet is complete. The stickers are complete. We are now in the process of creating the leaflet for users, and creating a way of generating many paper wallets with a custom design.
 
Bitcoin Cash Sound Branding
Internal BCF project to produce a branded sound for Bitcoin Cash payments. This sound would be used industry wide in apps when a bitcoin cash payment is sent or received. This sound would also be used in promotional video material to reinforce the brand. This sound would have a similar psychological effect as the macbook powering-on sound.
This is now complete. We will be releasing this soon and are working with the wallet teams to have this implemented in all wallets that support Bitcoin Cash.
 
BCH Netherlands Mini-Conference
A one day conference in Amsterdam. During this conference we will discuss Bitcoin Cash from a social, technical and commercial point of view. Speakers from companies such as BTC.COM, Lokad and the Bitcoin Cash Fund will give you a unique perspective of what is going on with the Bitcoin Cash crypto currency. The event will be held on the roof of the TQ building (TQ Club) in the heart of Amsterdam. More information on this will be released soon.
Interesting Talks by industry leaders including:
 
High Quality Bitcoin Cash Ad
The concept is to create a high-quality Bitcoin Cash ad that is accessible to the masses and that we can use to heavily advertise Bitcoin Cash in video form (e.g. on youtube, vimeo, and social media). The ad would be similar in nature to this ad by Coca Cola. It would show people all around the world using Bitcoin Cash (and having a great life) in their every day lives.
The tagline would be 'Bitcoin Cash - For everyone'. The idea is to show that Bitcoin Cash is a currency that is accessible to save and spend and receive by anyone and everyone in the world, and that by doing so people gain access to the global economy.
We are now actively looking for people around the world who use Bitcoin Cash, and the ability to use it impact their lives. If this is you, or you know someone like this, please get in touch.
 
Bitcoin Cash Documentary
A project to be produced simultaneously as the ad to maximise fund use.
The documentary would target two key concepts:
There would be a short motion graphic section in the documentary to explain the technical side of why/how Bitcoin Cash exists (e.g. block size, forks, on-chain scaling). This informational motion graphics section would also be suitable as a stand-alone video that can be used on social media to explain the situation.
 
Super Secret Website Project
We have a big website project we are working on internally (Not the BCF website). We will have some big updates on this over the coming month.
 
We are currently in the process of setting up many more exciting projects!
 
 
COMPLETE PROJECTS
 
TxHighway
Visualize the difference in speed and scalability by comparing Bitcoin Cash and Bitcoin Core's transactions using our highway themed blockchain visualizer. Unlock a bonus sprite with each donation back to the Bitcoin Cash Fund and monitor your address.
This project executed with massive success! Soon we hope to be working with the amazing team that built this site to produce a new educational tool.
 
 
Global Bitcoin Cash Meetups
There is now a total of at least 31 Bitcoin Cash
 
 
The BCF will be sponsoring all these meetups and providing support to the organisers. It is amazing to see how rapidly they are popping up all over the globe!
If you live in a major city and would like to start hosting Bitcoin Cash meetups, get in contact with us. Reach out to our official twitter account dedicated to coordinating with meetups @BCFmeetups!
 
 
BCF ORGANISATION
 
We have been working on building out our team this past few weeks. We are now a team of 7 people (Soon to be 8) and are making sure we grow at a pace that allows us to spend all funds we receive as effectively as possible.
 
New Team Members:
 
Cláudio - Translation Coordinator.
Cláudio will be helping us make sure all of our communication is being translated to key languages so that we reach as many people as possible. The BCF is not a global organisation, and that means we need to do better at making sure we reach as many people as we can. This is certainly a challenge, but it is extremely important in achieving our goal of reaching 1 billion people within 5 years. Most of the people who need Bitcoin Cash the most, do not speak English.
 
We are still in discussions with an experienced team to handle our merchandise shop, and we are looking to open this in February. You will be able to buy all sorts of Bitcoin Cash swag from us as soon as this launches, and you will be helping the Bitcoin Cash Fund at the same time. Everybody wins! We will be sure to keep you all posted on this.
 
Based on feedback we have received from the community, we are working on streamlining the process of proposing projects to us, so that it requires as little effort as possible. We should have something to release to improve this next week. For now please just come and talk to us about the projects at chat.thebitcoincash.fund and we will guide you through the process.
 
Financial Transparency
 
We fully understand that as an organisation we need to be fully transparent about what we are doing, especially in the area of finances. We intend to have something more graphically presentable on our website once the second phase of development is complete, but for now you can see a list of all transactions we have made from the BCF donation address. You can also see this in this SPREADSHEET.
 
Our spending so far is:
  • November - $3,639
  • December - $8,299
  • January - $5,340
 
The balance of our funding is: 70.82489590 BCH
 
 
VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT
 
  • Project Managers,
  • Web devs,
  • Graphic Design,
  • Marketing,
  • Sales,
  • Writing,
  • Business Onboarding,
  • Social media,
  • Translation,
  • Videography,
  • Audio,
  • Music,
  • Motion Graphics,
 
We need people with skills like this to volunteer some of their time for projects to bring awareness and adoption of Bitcoin Cash. If this is you get in contact with me, or come and talk to us at chat.thebitcoincash.fund. We can also budget some amount of funds for work, but priority will be given to people willing to do at least partially volunteer their time.
If you don't have any of these skills, that doesn't mean we don't need your help. There are lots of other things that projects need help with (i.e. sending out stickers, handing out leaflets, writing education content etc.).
 
 
If anyone has any questions feel free to post them below and I will try to answer any that you have.
Paul W.
The Bitcoin Cash Fund.
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Matt Spoke WeChat AMA with China's Unitimes transcript

Matt Spoke WeChat AMA with China's Unitimes transcript

WeChat Promo Graphic
Aion Founder Matt Spoke completed an AMA on Thurs. December 6th, 2018 on WeChat to a Chinese investor community of over 2,000 members managed by Unitimes, a FinTech media platform. Below is the transcript of the interview.

Unitimes is a global media platform in Fintech and Blockchain industry, covering News, Knowledge and Events with objectivity. https://unitimes.media

Questions were posed by host Unitimes' Xiaqing Liu.

1. AION is called the third blockchain generation. How third generation evolved from first and second generation such as Bitcoin and Ethererum?
The first generation of blockchain networks was ushered in by Bitcoin. Blockchains focused on a single use-case and optimizing their network design for that functionality. In the case of Bitcoin, the use case was a censorship-resistant form of digital cash. The network was designed elegantly for with function with UTXO and high availability.
The second generation of blockchain networks was ushered in with Ethereum. Enabling applications to be built in the form of smart contractions and execute on a turing-complete state machine.
The third generation is focused on two core principles, 1) the scaling of these networks to provide the required performance by mainstream applications 2) enabling the communication of value and arbitrary data across these public networks.
Aion称作为第三代区块链,他是如何从第一代(比特币)和第二代(以太坊)区块链进化来的呢?
第一代区块链网络是由比特币开创的。区块链侧重于单一使用实例并且针对他的这个功能进行优化。以比特币为例,它是一个抵抗审核制度的电子货币。精妙的设计使网络拥有UTXO功能和高实用性。
第二代区块链网络则是由以太坊开创的,它实现了在图灵完整装机上运行由智能合约组成的应用。
第三代区块链侧重于两个主旨:1)可括性来提供主流应用所需的性能。2)实现让价值和任意数据可以在这些公共网络上跨越沟通。
2. Can you discuss Aion's implementations or approach to interoperability?
At the beginning of September, we launched the first implementation of our bridging protocol, named the "Token Transfer Bridge". This is a one directional bridge facilitated by a cluster of nodes and signatories running both Ethereum and Aion nodes. It was designed for the purpose of migrating our supply of ERC-20 tokens from Ethereum to native Coins on the Aion blockchain in an atomic method, in the hands of the user.
The second implementation of the bridge is being built by one of our ecosystem partners - Mavennet. They are building a bi-directional bridge between Ethereum and Aion, providing the ability to move tokens across chains. This implementation will be going into production early next year with a group of operators and projects.
可以请你讨论一下Aion是如何接近实现互操作性的吗?
在九月初,我们发布了第一个桥接协议——代币传输桥接器。这是一个由一群既支持以太又支持Aion的节点和签署来运行的单向桥接器。他的设计初衷是通过用户自己来将在Ethereum上的Aion ERC-20 代币自动的转移到Aion区块链的Aion代币。
第二个桥接器正由我们的合作伙伴Mavennet构建中。他们在搭建一个Ethereum和Aion双向的桥截器从而使得代币可以跨链移动。在明年初,这个桥接器会在一些运营商和项目中投入使用。
3. How does AION differentiate itself from other cross-chain protocols/projects? Or what kind of obstacles do you deal with apart from cross-chain interoperability?
Aion和别的跨链协议/项目有什么不同呢?或者说除了跨链互操作性之外,还遇到过什么障碍呢?
搭建可扩性跨链的一大瓶颈是如何让已经采纳的觉大多数已在POW底链提供概率性的“度额定性”。这个问题也在我们的代币传输桥接器使用中被发现。桥接器必须要等待大约15分钟来确认EThereum交易。如果在将来,我们预想会有成千的跨链交易,“确定性”必须被证实从而来建立一个可扩并且安全的跨链沟通机制。这也是我们现在正在着重研究如何可以有一个几近瞬时”确定性“的共识机制。
One of the biggest bottlenecks to building scalable cross-chain solutions is the probabilistic finality model that exists for the majority of adopted proof-of-work based chains. This bottleneck was evident with those who used our token transfer bridge. The bridge has to wait for ~15 minutes before confirming the Ethereum transactions. If in the future we are envisioning thousands of transactions occurring cross-chain, finality must be addressed in order to build a scalable and secure cross-chain communication mechanism. This is why we are focusing heavily on research toward consensus models that have near instant finality properties.
4. How are you addressing the major obstacles to mainstream dApp adoption?
你觉得什么会阻碍主流dApp的采用?
在Aion,我们建立了一个广泛的架构来定义主流应用要在区中心化网络的要求,而这些主要可以被分为三类:安全性,可扩性和可用性。我们通过持续的研究和现有的web 3 和web 2.0开发者的不断反馈来改善了以上三个他们成功与否的关键需求。然后利用Aion的不断扩大,拓宽我们合作的生态圈,拔款和投资帮助我们解决这些需求的开发者,项目和贡献者。归根结底我们的最终工作目标就是减少主流应用开发者的阻碍。
At the Foundation we've built a comprehensive framework for identifying the requirements for mainstream applications to build on top of a decentralized network. At a high-level, these break down into three categories: Security, Scalability, and Usability. Through continuous research and feedback loops with current web 3 developers and web 2.0 developers, we refine these requirements and their success criteria. Then leveraging the growing Aion and broader Web 3 ecosystem we partner, grant and invest in people, projects and contributors that solve these requirements.
Ultimately our job is to reduce the barrier to entry for mainstream application developers.
5. What use cases does AION enable? Can you name a few?
有哪些Aion实现的使用实例呢?可以列举一些吗?
目前为止,在各种行业领域(比如游戏)都有现有应用对于利用去中性化的的一些特质,比如激励进制或者数据所有权表达了兴趣并且进行了开发。他们在Aion上开发的理由有:Aion提供了一个可扩的基础架构来满足他们对与用户群的需求;Aion也提供大量的文件资料和教程来帮助开发者们在Aion平台上创造应用。
Right now we've seen significant interest and development from existing applications in various industries like gaming or mobility that are looking to leverage certain properties of decentralization - whether that be incentives or data ownership. They are building on Aion as it provides a scalable infrastructure that can meet their user base requirements and it approachable to their developers to start building through comprehensive docs and tutorials. We have a proven track record of executing against our initiatives and when organizations are choosing where to build their future application they want to have that confidence.
6. What is AION's consensus mechanism?
Aion的共识机制是什么?
目前发表的Aion Kilimanjaro 使用的是工作量证明共识机制。我们在Equihash的基础上更改了一些参数设置,从而完成了我们的Equihash_210_9来增加ASIC阻力并且使有效的参数组多元化。至于我们的共识机制的将来计划,我们的研究小组现在正在评估各种公式算法和实现,并且在拟写一个侧重于“确认性”,反垄断和可达性的共识提案。
The current Kilimanjaro release of the Aion blockchain utilizes PoW consensus. We've implemented a set of novel Equihash parameters - Equihash2109 for increased ASIC-resistance and to diversify the active parameter set. In terms of our consensus roadmap, our research team is currently evaluating the various consensus algorithms and implementations and developing a proposal focused on finality, collusion-resistance, and accessibility.
7. I learned that you were planning on basing your new Aion Virtual Machine on the JVM. Why did you go into that direction?
我听说Aion新的虚拟机是基于Java虚拟机的,为什么选择了这个方向呢?
我们总结分析了一下开发者想要在区块链上,或者说是在EVM上搭建应用会遇到的挑战和阻碍主要有以下三点:1)新的且不成熟的合约开发语言。2)开发流程各阶段上缺少产品开发层面的开发工具。3)低计算复杂性和运行性能。
当我们纵观现有的虚拟机生态圈,与其建立一个新的运行环境来解决这些阻碍,我们认为Java虚拟机是最被采用,健康,有外置工具的生态系统。基于Java虚拟机建立的Aion虚拟机能够立即和围绕Java开发的100多个很好的工具互相整合,同时Java是一个很好的合约开发语并且Java虚拟机的性能也已经被证明了。再过去的六个月里我们都在努力的完成Aion虚拟机,在昨天,我们也发布了源代码(Github: https://github.com/aionnetwork/AVM)。 大家也可以阅读一下关于为什么选择基于Java虚拟机来完成Aion虚拟机的博文,(Why JVM: https://blog.aion.network/aion-virtual-machine-avm-why-java-and-the-jvm-240b78ad8a77
When we looked at the challenges facing developers building on applications on blockchain networks or the EVM specifically, it came down to 3 major obstacles: 1) New and immature contract development language 2) Lack of production-grade developing tooling across the delivery workflow and 3) Low and execution performance.
Instead of building a new execution environment to overcome these obstacles we looked at the existing VM ecosystem and the JVM is clearly the most well adopted, robust and built-out tooling ecosystem. By building the AVM on the JVM we are able to integrate immediately into the 100's of amazing tools building around the Java development ecosystem, leverage Java - the top programming language for contract development, and utilize the proven performance of the JVM. We've been working hard over the past 6 months on the AVM and as of yesterday, the source code was released.
Why JVM: https://blog.aion.network/aion-virtual-machine-avm-why-java-and-the-jvm-240b78ad8a77
Github: https://github.com/aionnetwork/AVM;
8. People tend to compare blockchain today with firstborn Internet era. What's the main difference between the two in your opinion?
我们常常会将现在的区块链和最初的互联网时代进行比较,你觉得这两者间的主要区别是什么呢?
我认为从市场角度来说,最大的区别是在早起互联网发展阶段,科技公司的发展都相对来说比较采用秘密行动,大众也不知道他们的价值是多少。投资人或员工都要等到多年后公司正式对外开放了之后才知道公司价值。而区块链公司来说,组织建立的公共网络立马会有一个完全可互换的资产,却这个价值一周几天每天24小时都在实时变换。虽然在发展阶段有很多平行的地方,但是我们是在一个实时的信息,见解,评估的环境,外加社区这些方面是很不同的。
I think the biggest difference from a market perspective is that when the internet was in its early development, the small tech companies that were building were relatively in stealth, their activates weren't public that no one knows what their value was. Investors or employees wouldn't know the value of their companies until years later when they went public. With blockchain companies, the organizations building these public networks immediately have fully-fungible assets, whose value changes in real-time 24/7. While there are many parallels to the stage of development we are in - the real-time information, insights, valuations, and communities surrounding these early pioneers is very different.
9. How do you envision web 3 or the decentralized world?
你怎么看待web 3 和去中心化世界?
当我们观察评估一下我们现今是如何和互联网互相影响的话,很明显这是一个破碎的模型。用户常常为了使用便捷的应用,在没有完全理解自己参与的商业模式时就无心的交出了对自己的数据的控制权。通过近期Facebook和其他科技大企业的隐私揭露,我们就能看出这样的商业模块有多么的危险。比如针对错误信息的不道德宣传;增加使用的操纵策略和有最高命令者独裁的审查制度。通过重新制定规章制度是没办法修复这个破碎的模型的,除非重新搭建根本架构。而这个基础架构必须同时牢固数据隐私,不可逆和抵抗审核制度。简单来说就是讲互联网的“货品”,比如说数据,从特定小范围的为盈利的公司转移到用户他们自己身上,在数码世界提供自我主权。我们对于这个未来思考了许多并且发表了“The Rebuild” 来发表实现这个将来的展望。(https://blog.aion.network/rebuild/home;)
When we look out and evaluate how we interact with the internet today, its clear to us that this is a broken model. Users have continuously traded of the control of their data for the convenience of the applications they are using without understanding the business model they have inadvertently consented to. We've seen the dangers of this business model with the recent privacy revelations with Facebook and other big tech players.
This model leads to practices like unethical advertising through misinformation, manipulation tactics for increased usage and censorship of information dictated by the largest bidder.
This broken model cant be fixed by increased regulation or lobbying, it must be solved by a re-architecture of the underlying infrastructure that these applications are built on. And entrenching data privacy, immutability and censorship-resistance into this infrastructure. This effectively moves the "inventory" of the internet, i.e data - from a small set of profit-driven companies to the user itself. Providing self-sovereignty in the digital world. We've been thinking a lot about this future and have kicked off a publication called The Rebuild, where we will be posting prospectives towards achieving this vision. https://blog.aion.network/rebuild/home;
10. I read that the AION tokens are really interesting. They can not only be used to transfer but also can be used to build 'bridges', which acts as the communication protocol between chains. How is it possible?
The different designs for interoperability allow for token bridges to be built using staking mechanisms, to ensure that bridge operators are honest and rewarded
We are still actively researching future designs for more scalable interoperability, because current architectures of bridging are subject to delays from POW consensus delays (non-finality)
11. Hi Matthew. So happy to see you here! I learned from your previous speech that there are three core features of Aion: federate, scale and spoke. I didn't quite understand the "spoke" feature. Can you explain more?
"Spoke" networks refers to independent blockchain networks that leverage the Aion codebase. These spoke networks can then communicate with the Aion mainchain using the bi-directional bridge.
12. What are the responsibilities of "token transfer bridge" that you mentioned?
The token transfer bridges are built with a group called "Operators" and a group called "Signatories". The operators need to transmit transactions across the chain, but only after they've been approved and validated by the signatories
13. What's your rewarding system for people who participate in your network?
The current reward system in place for participants in the network is the mining reward. Our monetary policy has a 1% annual inflation schedule which is used to reward miners.
14. If the transfer bridge is bi-directional, is the process fully decentralized? Is it possible that once I transfer my assets to AION, I won't be able to transfer them back to Ethereum?
The bridge design is decentralized in that it requires a group to act as signatories for transactions confirmations. The contracts on either side of the bridge (Aion and Ethereum) that you're interacting with would dictate how the token supplies interact with each other
15. what is the difference between AION and WBTC?
WBTC is a wrapping mechanism to represent BTC in a smart contract token. That design could be facilitated on top of Aion, and could even be migrated through Aion bridges. WBTC is a smart contract that could function on any smart contract network (in theory)
16. If there are roles like notary, how to make sure that they do not make malicious moves? For example, will they work together to transfer the tokens on Ethereum to elsewhere?
In the current design, the "notaries" (or "signatories") are an independent group that needs to sign valid transactions. Although collusion is theoretically possible, research is being done around staking and "punishment" to keep these actors honest. In the current design, the bridge is only between Ethereum and Aion, but could also run on any other EVM-based chain
  • Is it so that they can act maliciously, but there's no way to stop them?
When we look to implement economic incentives/penalties into bridge designs, the goal is to incentivize honest behavior and punish malicious acts. Ultimately the goal is for Signatory participants to recognize malicious behavior and hold each other accountable.
Current implementations are more "reputation-based", similar to a POA type model
17. In case people did not see yesterday, we are the first public blockchain project to publish a financial report: https://blog.aion.network/the-aion-foundation-report-e369169f098
18. I assume the "bridge" is locked in Ethereum first then generated in AION? So how do you make sure that the tokens on Ethereum won't be transferred maliciously?
The bridge can be initiated on either side, and can control the token supply based on the contract logic. Nothing restricts a contract author from writing a bad contract, but the bridge interacts with its logic as intended.
Before transfers are accepted, the bridge operators need to wait a predefined number of blocks to be confident on finality. This is one of the current performance bottlenecks that we are working to solve through our consensus research team.
A simple example is that our Aion ERC20 bridge was designed to wait for 64 blocks on Ethereum before accepting the transfer
19. Current implementations are more "reputation-based", similar to a POA type model"
Does it mean that your cross-chain solution needs to trust notaries and signatories? Your solution is not a decentralized solution because you used POA, although you claim that you are a decentralized solution.
The big tradeoffs with any design of decentralization is an impact on performance. Users can choose which type of bridge they trust, and until we solve consensus finality issues, full decentralization without significant inefficiency is near impossible.
In our token swap, we compared to most other projects who did a 100% centralized swap, and opted to move down the spectrum to a more "trustless design"
We're still not satisfied with the current architecture, but are restricted based on performance bottlenecks. Our research is targetted at this problem.

Thanks!
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Should I try to use the free transactions of the IOTA cryptocurrency as a network alternative for asynchronous multiplayer games?

This is a hypothetical discussion about using the technology, not speculation on crypto price. I'm posting it here because the crypto subreddits are pretty bad right now, and it would be great to hear from those who are not caught up in the hype.
ELI5: What is IOTA?
A cryptocurrency for the Internet of Things released in 2016, allowing free and cryptographically secure transactions over a feed-forward network that can also include messages.
Unlike bitcoin with blockchain, IOTA uses a Directed Ayclic Graph (DAG) which is similar to how github allows for a main repository to have multiple branches that can be pulled and merged further ahead. This is the ledger of transactions that the network agrees took place, removing the need for a third party to verify transactions.
No mining is performed, instead every time you want to make a transaction you perform Proof of Work to confirm two previous transactions. Theoretically, as the network grows then the capability to send more transactions scales up, and remains nominally "free" (as the cost is simply confirming two previous transactions).
Why use IOTA for anything?
It is fast, free, and you can send data with the transaction. You can even send a transaction with zero value, meaning it can act as a messaging system.
It is designed for small scale transactions. At this moment, one MIOTA (a million IOTA) costs $3.55. That means you could potentially message a million clients with the smallest nominal amount, or you could message an infinite number of clients with no amount. It may be useful to include nominal IOTA amounts depending on your application.
Why wouldn't you use IOTA?
It is still in development, the network is on training wheels with a central "Coordinator" run by the devs to keep the network performing as intended and avoid spam attacks.
The network hasn't always been fast, sometimes taking a few hours for transactions to be confirmed. This has been improved recently with new developments.
The developers coded it in ternary which introduces a whole raft of concerns, however the codebase supports converting the ternary data "trytes" into regular bytes.
IOTA isn't the only DAG based cryptocurrency, there are a handful of others in various stages of development. They may succeed while IOTA fails.
Why would you make a game, and not some business application?
Quite honestly, it could help your game get attention from the press. If you ever wanted a fancy sounding hook to advertise your game, that it runs on the latest generation of cryptocurrencies could be enough to get interest in your game. Of course, this is not a substitute for a fun game with great mechanics.
Any time technology is being pushed to a new horizon there is usually a game involved to help generate interest, so this would also encourage mainstream adoption of cryptocurrencies like IOTA to actually use the network (increasing the value of the network itself) and not simply speculate on its price (which reduces network value as no one uses it - only keep it on an exchange to sell later for profit/loss). Therefore it would be beneficial for the "internet of value" to help it grow with a real game application using it (not a pseudo game where people simply trade tokens over the network like CryptoKitties).
Let's be realistic...
It sounds like a cool idea, but I can see you would still need a central server to keep track of all the IOTA addresses that participate in your game (like a central server for P2P games to connect clients). So there will always be that cost.
Currently I don't think it is fast enough for real time games at all, but a turn-based game could have some benefit and still perform pretty quickly. The message system allows for up to 2,187 trytes which is quite a lot of data to send for free per transaction.
I also have no idea how to hook IOTA into current gamedev frameworks, except if you somehow package the IOTA Java application alongside your game so they run at the same time and communicate via JSON.
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Factom Protocol Information

The Factom protocol is an open source general purpose data protocol built by an international group of technology companies that extends the security of blockchain to any type of data. Just as TCP / IP enables the WWW, the Factom Protocol enables countless applications to be built on top of it.
Factom is built from scratch and has novel design implementations that set it apart from all other blockchain protocols. We are confident these features will help propel Factom to become the internet's data integrity layer. You are invited to delve into our ecosystem and we look forward to answering any questions you have.
Token and Tokenomics
While the Factom Protocol is a two token system, only the Factoid (FCT) is transferable and able to be traded on exchanges. Entry Credits (EC) are obtained by burning FCT and are used to enter data into the Factom Protocol. Entry Credits are $.001 each and that price is fixed. Therefore, if FCT is worth $1.00 and you burn it, you receive 1,000 EC. If FCT is worth $10.00 each and you burn one, you receive 10,000 EC. This brilliant two token system allows for:
  1. The value of FCT to theoretically increase the more the Factom Protocol is utilized.
  2. Companies and governments can effectively budget for entering data onto the Protocol based upon their estimated usage.
  3. Subscription systems can be setup with 3rd parties where companies and governments don't have to hold cryptocurrency if they don't want to or can't for compliance reasons. FCT are still burned for EC by the 3rd party company but the subscriber is charged a small markup for the service.
Governance
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Authority Node Operators
Authority Node Operators are the coalition of companies that decentralize the Factom Protocol. .
Committees and Working Groups
As the Factom Protocol is one of the most decentralized blockchain projects in existence with no central authority, committees and working groups have been formed to deal with specific tasks.
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Bitcoin Cash Fund - Monthly Report 02.02.18

Bitcoin Cash Fund - Monthly Report 02.02.18
 
At the end of every month I will be writing an update on the Bitcoin Cash Fund to keep everyone up-to-date on what has been going on. This will include Active Projects, Complete Projects, Bitcoin Cash Meetups, Skills Sought, and BCF Organisation updates.
 
If you don't know what the BCF (Bitcoin Cash Fund) is go check out our website at thebitcoincash.fund or come and talk to us in our community chat at chat.thebitcoincash.fund.
 
 
ACTIVE PROJECTS
 
Bitcoin Cash Treasure Hunt
What's more exciting than a little treasure hunt? The Bitcoin Cash treasure hunt initiative is underway as we speak. Members of the community will be able to design a unique paper wallet for the worldwide scavenger hunt. The wallet will have instructions designed to give beginners some background information about Bitcoin Cash, and a link to "https://findbitcoin.cash," which will have instructions on how they can claim their funds. The site will serve a multitude of purposes.
Firstly, it will host a map, where community members can hide wallets and provide geo-mapped clues as to where they are.
Secondly, a resource for beginners to learn some basics of Bitcoin Cash. Lastly, it will provide links to resources in the community to expand their knowledge about the Bitcoin Cash ecosystem! We anticipate the site to be up and running in full functionality by the time next weeks update comes out.
This project is expected to launch next week.
 
SeatacBCH
The goal of the SeatacBCH project is to prepare, deploy, and build a ground-based grassroots movement in the Seatac area of the U.S.A. to promote the acceptance of Bitcoin Cash at local businesses.
The project is just waiting on the completion of a new POS service.
 
BarberAd
George and his son, Andy are at the barbershop, when George suddenly remembers he left his wallet at home. Luckily, Andy has some Bitcoin Cash and sends his dad some. George then tips his barber, and pays for both their haircuts. There will also be humorous elements within the script. 2 different edits - One 30 second, and a 1:30 edit.
The ad is now complete except for the few CG elements. Once these are complete the promotional video will be released.
 
BCHTuts (Bitcoin Cash Tutorials)
A series of 10 tutorials covering tools in the Bitcoin Cash ecosystem. Each will come as text and video. People who enjoy going at their own pace can read the written form and people who want to kick back can watch the video. Tutorials will be published on Yours.org and have a YouTube video embedded.
This project is in progress.
 
BitcoinCashJS?
Since Bitcoin Cash's launch in August, there is an ever-increasing need for a BCH-specific JavaScript development library. Currently, all businesses providing a service via a web interface that wish to support Bitcoin Cash or handle Bitcoin Cash transactions are forced to fork one of the existing Bitcoin libraries and apply the necessary changes to make the code BCH-compatible. This is a very error prone process, and increases friction for the development of new applications in the ecosystem.
BitcoinCash.js will be the first JavaScript development library which is 100% BCH-compatible out of the box, and will remain up-to-date with all future Bitcoin Cash upgrades, such as the upcoming new address format to be released in January. This will streamline the creation of new interesting user applications, reduce the surface for errors, and help push Bitcoin Cash into global adoption
 
Business Onboarding Info Pack
A project to put together an info pack to get businesses started with Bitcoin Cash. The current plan is to include a pamphlet, some Bitcoin Cash Accepted Here" stickers, some leaflets aimed at users for the business to have available at the point-of-sale, and a paper wallet with small amount of Bitcoin Cash to play with. These packs will then be provided at meetups, events and anyone who needs them for onboarding businesses.
The information pamphlet is complete and on order. The stickers are complete and on order. We now have the ability to use custom designs on cashaddress.org. We are now in the process of creating the leaflet for users. There was a hold up on this while we looked for a graphic designer.
 
BCH Netherlands Mini-Conference
A one day conference in Amsterdam. During this conference we will discuss Bitcoin Cash from a social, technical and commercial point of view. Speakers from companies such as BTC.COM, Lokad and the Bitcoin Cash Fund will give you a unique perspective of what is going on with the Bitcoin Cash crypto currency. The event will be held on the roof of the TQ building (TQ Club) in the heart of Amsterdam.
Interesting Talks by industry leaders including: - Remy - Introduction + Bitcoin Cash changes lives in Venezuela - Alejandro DeLaTorre (BTC.com) - What we need to do to make Bitcoin Cash successful - Justin Bons (Cyber Capital) - Bitcoin Cash; A store of value and the importance of it being a functional currency - Tobias Hoffmann (BTC.com) - A fork in the road: differences between Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash - Joannes Vermorel (Lokad) - The scalability challenges of Bitcoin Cash - Paul Wasensteiner (The Bitcoin Cash Fund) - The BCF and the Path to a Billion Users
 
High-Quality Bitcoin Cash Ad
The concept is to create a high-quality Bitcoin Cash ad that is accessible to the masses and that we can use to heavily advertise Bitcoin Cash in video form (e.g. on youtube, vimeo, and social media). The ad would be similar in nature to this ad by Coca Cola. It would show people all around the world using Bitcoin Cash (and having a great life) in their every day lives.
The tagline would be 'Bitcoin Cash - For everyone'. The idea is to show that Bitcoin Cash is a currency that is accessible to save and spend and receive by anyone and everyone in the world, and that by doing so people gain access to the global economy.
 
Bitcoin Cash Documentary
A project to be produced simultaneously as the ad to maximise fund use.
The documentary would target two key concepts:
There would be a short motion graphic section in the documentary to explain the technical side of why/how Bitcoin Cash exists (e.g. block size, forks, on-chain scaling). This informational motion graphics section would also be suitable as a stand-alone video that can be used on social media to explain the situation.
We are now actively looking for people around the world who use Bitcoin Cash, and the ability to use it impact their lives. If this is you, or you know someone like this, please get in touch.
 
Project 1B
This project is a grand scheme to work towards on-boarding 1 billion people onto the Bitcoin Cash economy in developing countries.
The concept is to manufacture and sell $5 feature phones in large quantities in various developing countries, and have these devices partly subsidised by various parties including charities and mobile networks. These phones would have a simple user and merchant Bitcoin Cash app pre-installed and would be loaded with a few dollars worth of Bitcoin Cash. For example, the phone cost = $5 and the phone has $4 of Bitcoin Cash on it.
The apps will work with very low resources in a similar way to the wallets at yours.org.
 
Super Secret Website Project
We have a big website project we are working on internally (Not the BCF website). We will have some big updates on this over the coming month.
 
We are currently in the process of setting up many more exciting projects!
 
 
COMPLETE PROJECTS
 
TxHighway
Visualize the difference in speed and scalability by comparing Bitcoin Cash and Bitcoin Core's transactions using our highway themed blockchain visualizer. Unlock a bonus sprite with each donation back to the Bitcoin Cash Fund and monitor your address.
This project executed with massive success! Soon we hope to be working with the amazing team that built this site to produce a new educational tool.
 
What Is Bitcoin Cash?
This is an internal BCF project to produce a video similar to the What is Bitcoin? video, but remade for Bitcoin Cash. The voiceover for the video is the amazing Kevan Brighting who did the voiceover for the award winning game Stanley Parable. The video will be roughly 1:30 minutes long and should be completed within 2-3 weeks.
Work has started on the translations to Chinese, Spanish, Korean, Japanese, and French. This should take another week or so.
 
Bitcoin Cash Sound Branding
Internal BCF project to produce a branded sound for Bitcoin Cash payments. This sound would be used industry wide in apps when a bitcoin cash payment is sent or received. This sound would also be used in promotional video material to reinforce the brand. This sound would have a similar psychological effect as the macbook powering-on sound.
This is now complete and can be heard at the end of the new 'What is Bitcoin Cash?' video.
Please reach out to all the wallets that use Bitcoin Cash and show your support for the BCH sound branding.
 
 
Global Bitcoin Cash Meetups
There is now a total of at least 34 Bitcoin Cash
 
 
The BCF will be sponsoring all these meetups and providing support to the organisers. It is amazing to see how rapidly they are popping up all over the globe!
If you live in a major city and would like to start hosting Bitcoin Cash meetups, get in contact with us. Reach out to our official twitter account dedicated to coordinating with meetups @BCFmeetups!
 
 
BCF ORGANISATION
 
New Team Members:
 
Lilla - Graphic Designer.
Lilla is a highly talented graphic designer and she will be helping us produce lots of beautiful visual content and assets, including:
  • Web illustrations,
  • Digital ads,
  • Infographics,
  • Stickers,
  • Custom paper wallets,
  • Merchanise,
  • Flyers,
  • Posters,
  • Booklets,
  • Tradeshow assets,
  • And lots more.
 
Based on feedback we have received from the community, we have streamlined the process of proposing projects to us, so that it requires as little effort as possible. You can access the new system at https://fpr.thebitcoincash.fund/. Let us know what you think.
 
Financial Transparency
 
We fully understand that as an organisation we need to be fully transparent about what we are doing, especially in the area of finances. We intend to have something more graphically presentable on our website once the second phase of development is complete, but for now you can see a list of all transactions we have made from the BCF donation address. You can also see this in this SPREADSHEET.
 
Our spending so far is:
  • November 2017 - $3,639
  • December 2017 - $8,299
  • January 2018 - $38,559
 
The balance of our funding is: 53.29418666 BCH
 
 
VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT
 
  • Project Managers,
  • Web devs,
  • Graphic Design,
  • Marketing,
  • Sales,
  • Writing,
  • Business Onboarding,
  • Social media,
  • Translation,
  • Videography,
  • Audio,
  • Music,
  • Motion Graphics,
 
We need people with skills like this to volunteer some of their time for projects to bring awareness and adoption of Bitcoin Cash. If this is you get in contact with me, or come and talk to us at chat.thebitcoincash.fund. We can also budget some amount of funds for work, but priority will be given to people willing to do at least partially volunteer their time.
If you don't have any of these skills, that doesn't mean we don't need your help. There are lots of other things that projects need help with (i.e. sending out stickers, handing out leaflets, writing education content etc.).
 
 
If anyone has any questions feel free to post them below and I will try to answer any that you have.
Paul W.
The Bitcoin Cash Fund.
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