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Bitcoincash.org Publishes Redesigned Website and Development Roadmap

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Bitcoin Cash (BCH) supporters have noticed the Bitcoincash.org website has been redesigned. The web portal hosts a comprehensive list of the network’s infrastructure including nodes, wallets, community services, and exchanges. Alongside the recent upgrade, the landing page leads to the BCH network’s development roadmap which highlights the plan to make bitcoin cash sound money that is usable by everyone in the world.

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All Things Bitcoin Cash

Bitcoincash.orgBitcoincash.org Publishes Redesigned Website and Development Roadmap has seen a complete overhaul as the page has a whole new look and feel for visitors who happen to stumble upon the website. The main emphasis of the web page showcases the benefits of peer-to-peer electronic cash that allows for cheap transactions on a secure and reliable blockchain. “[Bitcoin Cash] will enable new economies with low fee micro-transactions, large business transactions, and permissionless spending,” explains the website. Like the older version of the website, Bitcoincash.org features all the full node implementations that support the BCH network. This includes Bitcoin Unlimited, ABC, XT, Parity, Bitprim, Bcash, Bchd, and Copernicus. Each node window will take the visitor to the full node client’s webpage, where they can view the source code and binaries.

Bitcoincash.org Publishes Redesigned Website and Development Roadmap
The variety of full node implementations available for BCH.

The wallet section gives a bit more detail on what type of wallet people might be looking for and suggests a few methods of BCH programs that allow fast transactions and secure storage. This includes mobile wallets, desktop implementations, hardware wallets, and paper wallet generators. The community section lists services, projects, and the wide variety of exchanges that support the BCH network.

Bitcoincash.org Publishes Redesigned Website and Development Roadmap
Projects tethered to the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) protocol.

The newly refurbished site also has a logo section for people who want to download certain BCH graphics and even the Ubuntu bold and italic font. Moreover, Bitcoincash.org has a ‘getting started’ section which has various educational resources available for people just getting their feet wet in this vast ocean of innovative technology.

“Peer-to-peer (P2P) electronic cash is simply described as online money sent from one person to another without the need for a trusted third-party,” the introduction to the getting started page details.

Bitcoincash.org Publishes Redesigned Website and Development Roadmap
Infrastructure services that support Bitcoin Cash (BCH).

The BCH Roadmap for Optimizations and Protocol Upgrades

Bitcoincash.org has also published its roadmap, which gives details on the upcoming upgrades that are currently being developed and discussed. The very basics of the Bitcoin Cash is sound, the website explains, but it is not perfect. “It is prudent to make incremental improvements to the system with technically sound design and careful engineering. By implementing optimizations and protocol upgrades, peer-to-peer digital cash will scale many orders of magnitude beyond current limits,” the BCH roadmap reads. Furthermore, Bitcoincash.org details that technical improvements can be defined by the following three categories:

  • Enable Bitcoin Cash to scale from ~100 Tx/s to over 5,000,000 Tx/s. Protocol improvements must be made so that mass-parallelization can enable this level of transaction processing.
  • Improving the payment experience to ensure that it is instant and reliable. Transactions should be secure within three seconds.
  • Make Bitcoin Cash extensible. An extensible protocol makes future improvements less disruptive and provides a solid base for businesses and developers to build on.
Bitcoincash.org Publishes Redesigned Website and Development Roadmap
A visual of the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) development roadmap.

News.Bitcoin.com previously reported on the 2019 BCH hard fork specification draft proposal #143 on Github. The specifications discussed the possible implementation of Schnorr signatures and re-enabling the following opcodes: OP_Mul, OP_Invert, OP_Lshift, and OP_Rshift. Bitcoincash.org’s roadmap notes that in order for BCH to become a solid base for application, development and innovation must continuously improve and compete. “Working together, we can build a technical foundation to empower Bitcoin Cash to be the best money the world has ever seen.” The development documentation also includes an infographic on the roadmap that was originally published on Aug. 24, 2018.

What do you think about the Bitcoincash.org revamped website and development roadmap? Let us know what you think about this subject in the comments section below.  


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BCH-Powered Bookchain Aims to Protect Literature From a Dystopian Future

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A good portion of cryptocurrency supporters are against purging important information and many of them hope that blockchain technology will help boost censorship resistance. A new project in the works called Bookchain aims to record essential books on the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) chain so the written words cannot be silenced, banned, or purged.

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Books Can Remain Free from Cleansings and Purges

BCH-Powered Bookchain Aims to Protect Literature From a Dystopian FutureThe creator of Bookchain, a developer who calls himself Kosinus,’ sees the need for censorship-resistant books that are available on a global level for the whole world to read. There are plenty of books written throughout history that have been banned by a government within the borders of a certain country. Certain ‘unfavorable’ books that have been prone to ‘disappear’ from libraries and censored over the years. This includes titles such as “The Satanic Verses,” “Mein Kampf,” “Memoirs of Hecate County,” and the “Federal Mafia.” Some people believe that in the future governments and authority figures could “cleanse” the world’s libraries of valuable books like the dystopian future described in the novels 1984, and Fahrenheit 451. The creator of Bookchain says the project is a “work in progress” and believes BCH is the perfect platform for storing important and politically unacceptable books.

“Items on the blockchain cannot be subject to censorship, banning or silencing for the duration of the internet,” Bookchain’s creator details on the platform’s website.     

The books or written material hosted on Bookchain are tied to BCH addresses which cannot be re-used, explains Kosinus. The text can be edited, but there is a safety measure in place for this functionality because when edits are detected, the newest should take priority. “Edits must not be made 1,008 blocks after the book is marked as complete, and when a successful change is made all previous reviews/curations must be invalidated,” explains the Bookchain website’s protocol specification.

BCH-Powered Bookchain Aims to Protect Literature From a Dystopian Future

Bookchain Developer Encourages the Upload of Hundreds of Widely Banned and De-Platformed Books

At the moment, the books and written text on Bookchain include “The Virtue Of Selfishness” by Ayn Rand, Wei Dai’s “B-Money,” Cryptome.org’s “The Gentleperson’s Guide To Forum Spies,” and of course, Satoshi Nakamoto’s “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System” white paper. The developer explained on the Reddit forum r/btc that he just grabbed a “bunch of random non-copyright books to test the upload tool.” It will be released shortly, says the programmer in response to critics discussing the protocol.

“If you want to upload text like Mein Kampf, or the hundreds of other widely banned and de-platformed books out there, feel free to do so,” the Bookchain creator emphasized.

The upload tool will come out soon, at which point people can upload whatever they want, whether that be illegal books, or important documents, or bedtime stories.

‘Scaling Won’t be a Problem’

In the protocol documentation, the Bookchain website details that there will be “user-specific actions” added soon like the ability to tether an address to the literature so people can donate to the uploader. On Reddit, Kosinus detailed that he needs to do “a lot of testing before full release in a few days” and asked a few Redditors if they had any example books in mind so he could preview them on the website. People interested in the Bookchain’s progress can follow the project on Twitter, on the BCH-powered social media site Memo.cash, and the platform’s developer has a Telegram channel for protocol discussion.

BCH-Powered Bookchain Aims to Protect Literature From a Dystopian Future

Of course, there are a few BCH proponents on the r/btc forum who are not too keen on storing large text and books that take up a lot of space on the Bitcoin Cash blockchain. But the Bookchain programmer doesn’t see scaling as an issue and thinks the BCH network will handle projects like this just fine.

“The solution to this problem is to just keep scaling in line with what we can actually do — But as long as we don’t scale beyond what is possible with whatever current tech is capable of it will never be a problem,” the Bookchain creator stressed on the forum.

Kosinus concluded by stating:    

Even if we scale beyond that, there are slight centralization issues, but not more so than IPFS for example, so archival nodes will always exist and data on the blockchain will always be safe.

What do you think about banned books or any types of literature being uploaded to the BCH chain? Let us know what you think about this project in the comments section below.

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