Where can I find a roadmap of the main bitcoin client? [closed]


Bitcoin is the currency of the Internet: a distributed, worldwide, decentralized digital money. Unlike traditional currencies such as dollars, bitcoins are issued and managed without any central authority whatsoever: there is no government, company, or bank in charge of Bitcoin. As such, it is more resistant to wild inflation and corrupt banks. With Bitcoin, you can be your own bank.

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That's a great question, which I remember asking myself that when I first started digging into Bitcoin.

Finding your bitcoin address (Desktop)

I assume you mean the number you see when you click on the "Wallet Address" link at the top of the browser view:

Which gives you something like this:

Finding your bitcoin address (Mobile)

Click on the QR code symbol in the top right hand sideClick on the 'Address' button at the top of the screen

Sharing a Bitcoin Address

That Bitcoin Address can safely be shared with anyone, anytime without presenting any risk to the security of your funds.

You should be aware though, that once someone knows that an address belongs to you, they can view the full history of send and receive transactions to that address. You can see the same transaction history for this address at Coinbase, Blockr.io, Blockexplorer.com, or any of the many service that allow you to explore the Bitcoin blockchain. (What's the...

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OpenBazaar, a decentralized, unregulated and open-source marketplace that uses bitcoin, has released a roadmap to its second version following a better-than-expected response to its first version in April, according to Medium.

OpenBazaar, which opened for business last month, has long-term plans to be a major e-commerce player. Its immediate focus is traditional e-commerce for digital and physical goods and services.

An Evolving Roadmap

Customers’ favorite features could be missing from the new roadmap, the company noted. Such features might be nested in one of the cards. Depending on the feature, it might not align with OpenBazaar’s mission or it might be too long-term for the new roadmap. It encourages people to give feedback in its Slack group.

OpenBazaar is fundamentally a protocol with server and client reference implementations that can be installed on multiple desktop operating systems. The development stack will expand in the future to house...

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Here are some ideas I have for the next steps with our client. What are your ideas?

EDIT: The associated names give credit to the originator of the idea, not necessarily the person who will implement or merge the technology into Bitcoin Unlimited.

Protocol optimization (increase network efficiency to allow greater scalability):
BUIP022: XInv (Peter Tschipper)
pass transaction hash 64-bit prefixes rather than the full 256 bit hash
Combine multiple hashes into a single message
Shorten the meta-data
result is 75%+ smaller than today's INV

Node economic incentives (create incentives for non-mining nodes):
Node protocol payment channels
SPV nodes open a payment channel with full nodes to access data

Mining optimization (attract miners to Bitcoin Unlimited and increase network efficiency):
BUIP023: Optimization of block creation and mining pool networking interface
reduces the time miners are idle or not productive.

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Status of the project. How you can get involved.

This document presents some attempt at helping developers. It covers:

How to run a node, on the testnet (which will give you some data of each type to look at and play with). The data structures and messages of HM, and where they are located in the code and documentation. A list of already-completed dev work. A list of remaining dev tasks. Other ways to help.

I will post a new roadmap, as we move further along the road.

1 Getting Started

Project Github Setting up a Hivemind node / installing dependencies Setup the testing environment and connect to the testnet After you have everything setup: Read the whitepaper Read doc/notes_blockchain.txt Read doc/notes_hivemind.txt Check out the issues page for Hivemind View the “Development TODO” section of this document. Do work in your own fork, and submit pull requests when you want to merge your progress. Submit improvements, bugs, via the...
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New technology will be deployed when it is ready and has been tested. However, we believe the following is a reasonable schedule for the specific improvements described in the roadmap.

Segregated witness testnet: a separate testnet (not part of the regular testnet) that provides an opportunity for Bitcoin Core contributors to test segregated witness and for wallet authors to begin working with it.

Libsecp256k1 verification: 500% to 700% speed boost on x86_64 hardware during verification to help new full nodes join the network and to lighten the burden on existing nodes.

OP_CHECKSEQUENCEVERIFY: 25,000% improvement in bi-directional payment channel efficiency by allowing users to keep channels open as long as they want.

VersionBits: increase the maximum number of soft forks able to be deployed simultaneously from 1 to 29, allowing for faster and more decentralized future upgrades of the network.

Segregated witness: 175% to...

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This full fork provides an option for Bitcoin users who want to follow Satoshi’s vision of a global peer-to-peer currency that is accessible and usable by everyone. Currently a large number of Bitcoin users want to use a version of Bitcoin that scales as originally intended, but have no option to do. The project is opt-in and only users who want to follow this new branch will do so, users who prefer to stay on the current branch will not be affected.

Why a full fork?

Bitcoin was designed by Satoshi as a global peer-to-peer currency accessible and usable by everyone with instantaneous low cost transactions. This vision was clearly laid out in the Bitcoin white paper, widely understood and agreed by all users and advertised as the vision on the bitcoin.org website and all Bitcoin related forums and websites since 2009.

Despite this clear vision, Bitcoin is now being artificially constrained to low transaction throughputs well below what the Bitcoin network is...

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One of the up-to-date questions is «how one can find Bitcoin jobs». According to Google's Keyword Planner the search of the phrase «Bitcoin Jobs» is on its rise.

Here are some propositions for people who are seeking for a factual full time work in the Bitcoin industry.
Developers, writers, brokers, marketers pay your attention to the website Coinality where you can find different Bitcoin jobs. It’s twitter profile also provides information about live job updates.
Using Coinality, oDesk, Freelancer and Elance can help to find the best variant for you.
Indeed is one of the leading job boards around the world where you can look for Bitcoin jobs.
Cointelegraph is the place where you can search for HR service for Bitcoin related jobs.

Work for Bitcoins Online

There are several variants for those who are willing to make Bitcoins. On


website you can exchange your proficiency for Bitcoins.





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The Bisq Roadmap is a living document that shares the Bisq Team’s vision and our current development priorities. This Roadmap is intended to provide an idea of when certain features are likely to become available.

This Roadmap might change at any time, especially in response to Community feedback.

Planned milestones:

Version 1.0

Fully decentralized arbitration system

Version 0.9

Version 0.8

Add native notifications Add native support for detecting standby/sleep

Version 0.7

Trading APIs Trezor support Windows code signing

Version 0.6

Version 0.5.3


Version 0.5.2 (Released: July 17th 2017)

Remove requirement for exchanging the email address and to do an ID check with the trading peer when using payment methods with bank transfer Add in-app downloader for installer of a new release with integrated signature check Increase trade limits to 2 BTC for OK_PAY and Altcoins Add Dash as additional...
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We are proud to announce next phase of the Bitcoin sCrypt Decentralization Project.

First there were decentralized transactions. Next came decentralized mining. And now we bring you our roadmap for decentralized development through democratization.

Decentralized Transactions - In the beginning, Satoshi Nakamoto gave us the Bitcoin protocol. This revolution in encryption technology ushered in a new era of decentralized, peer-to-peer transactions, and in doing so, provided a historic opportunity for free people to engage in cross-border commerce without restrictions or meddling from governments or central bankers. Similar to how the TCP/IP protocol democratized the flow of information, the Bitcoin protocol democratized the flow of money and provided a framework for other crypto-graphic currencies to build upon.

Decentralized Mining – Building upon Satoshi’s revolutionary development, Omega6 brought us Bitcoin sCrypt, an alternative to Bitcoin...

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What is Bitcoin?

Bitcoin is a peer-to-peer network based anonymous digital currency.

Peer-to-peer (P2P)

means that there is no central authority to issue new money or to keep track of the transactions. Instead, those tasks are managed collectively by the nodes of the network.


means that the real world identity of the parties of a transaction can be kept hidden from the public or even from the parties themselves.

How does Bitcoin work?

Bitcoin utilizes public/private key cryptography. When a coin is transfered from user A to user B, A adds B’s public key to the coin and signs it with his own private key. Now B owns the coin and can transfer it further. To prevent A from transfering the already used coin to another user C, a public (but anonymous) list of all the previous transactions is collectively maintained by the network of Bitcoin nodes, and before each transaction the coin’s unusedness will be checked.


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1. Rebranding

Lisk will go through a complete rebranding of its ecosystem, which includes the logo, website, client user interface (desktop, tablet, smartphone), blockchain explorer, and everything else. This is a major effort which will take a longer time, the different parts of our ecosystem will be redesigned and updated one-by-one. For this milestone, we will get in contact with a local Berlin design agency, and work closely with them to find Lisk a new visual identity. We are striving to create a unified experience for the website, client, and blockchain explorer. To achieve this, we intend to go new ways which have not been seen yet within the cryptocurrency space. This will allow us to provide the best user experience in the whole industry, which is one of our top priorities for the rebranding. Further details will be revealed, once we begin working on this milestone.

2. Lisk daemon, decoupling the UI from the back...

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Bitcoin Core developers released a new technology roadmap today that charts the project's planned transition from its current digital signature algorithm to a more advanced alternative.

If implemented, the proposal would find 'Schnorr signatures' replacing the ECDSA signatures bitcoin uses today to sign transactions. By making the switch, developers argue they can decrease the total data in bitcoin's blockchain by up to 25%.

For users, this means nodes that store the network's transaction history would see better bandwidth while using less storage to secure the entire blockchain.

The post describes:

"Assuming every historical signature would be reduced to 1 byte, except for one per transaction, analysis suggest[s] the method would result in at least a 25% reduction in terms of storage and bandwidth."

For the project's open-source development team, the introduction of the signature change into the roadmap follows its prominent featuring at Scaling...

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Roger Ver, the owner of Bitcoin.com, one of the earliest bitcoin millionaires and the main proponent of Bitcoin Unlimited, denies that BU is anti-Bitcoin. To explain his view, he urges everyone to read the original Bitcoin white paper.

Ver tells Cointelegraph:

Read and compare BU’s scaling roadmap vs Blockstream and Core, and it is clear that it is Blockstream and Core who have deviated from the original vision of Bitcoin as a P2P electronic cash system.

The early Bitcoin adopter also said the accusation that BU has closed its source and is now releasing binary only versions and hiding how their client works is a lie. On Friday, Akin Fernandez, owner of the Bitcoin startup Azteco, made those allegations against BU.

“This is a lie that has been spread by some supporters of Core,” Ver...

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