Segregated Witness BIP9 Soft Fork

Posted on Nov 14, 2018

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On 25/10/2018 the latest BitcoinPlus Client 2.7.0 was released. This release contained several soft forks. The first soft fork was Bitcoin Improvement Proposal 65 (BIP65) which relates to CHECKLOCKTIMEVERIFY (CLTV). This has now been locked into the XBC Network. Learn about CLTV in more detail here .

A soft fork is a backward compatible method of upgrading a blockchain. In other words, a soft fork is a software upgrade that is backward compatible with previous versions of the software. Previous Versions of the software may not be able to make use of the new features but will still be able to initially support the network.

The network may reject blocks from those older clients once a certain percentage of newly mined blocks have signaled support for the soft fork. The change brought in by the soft fork will only activate if fixed criteria is met.

The next soft...

CHECKLOCKTIMEVERIFY (CLTV) Soft Fork Status

Posted on Nov 11, 2018

XBC Soft Fork

With the latest release of the BitcoinPlus 2.7.0, BitcoinPlus (XBC) has been dragged well and truly to the forefront of blockchain technology. This release includes the Bitcoin Improvement Proposal 65 (BIP65). BIP65 relates to CHECKLOCKTIMEVERIFY (CLTV). BIP65 is a Soft Fork to the BitcoinPlus Network.

Live Tracker for XBC Soft Forks

A soft fork is a backward compatible method of upgrading a blockchain. In other words, a soft fork is a software upgrade that is backward compatible with previous versions of the software.

Previous Versions of the software may not be able to make use of the new features but will still be able to initially support the network.

The network may reject blocks from those older clients once a certain percentage of newly mined blocks have signaled support for the soft fork. The change brought in by the soft fork will only...

BitcoinPlus 2.7.0 Released

Posted on Oct 25, 2018

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BitcoinPlus 2.7.0 is now released and available to download for Windows, Mac and Linux. This release includes soft forks for Segregated Witness and CHECKSEQUENCEVERIFY. Soft fork tracker will be added soon.

GitHub Release page

https://github.com/bitcoinplusorg/xbcwalletsource/releases

Direct Links

Windows - https://github.com/bitcoinplusorg/xbcwalletsource/releases/download/v2.7.0/bitcoinplus-2.7.0-win-setup.exe Mac - https://github.com/bitcoinplusorg/xbcwalletsource/releases/download/v2.7.0/bitcoinplus-2.7.0-mac.dmg Linux 32bit - https://github.com/bitcoinplusorg/xbcwalletsource/releases/download/v2.7.0/bitcoinplus-2.7.0-linux32.tar.gz Linux 64bit - https://github.com/bitcoinplusorg/xbcwalletsource/releases/download/v2.7.0/...

BitcoinPlus - XBC V2.7.0 RC2 - Released

Posted on Oct 17, 2018

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Bitcoin 2.7.0 Release Candidate 2 is now available to download from the following location.

https://github.com/bitcoinplusorg/xbcwalletsource/releases/tag/v2.7.0rc2

This release updates chainstate and the RPC getblock call to include PoS specific information. The update to chainstate will require a reindex for all users including those who have already updated to 2.7.0rc1. The reindex for users who have already updated is much quicker than the reindex required from 2.6.0 or before to 2.7.0. No changes after RC2 are expected to require another reindex

New Exchange Listing - FatBTC

Posted on Oct 11, 2018

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We are pleased to announce a new partnership for BitcoinPlus with FatBTC Exchange.

Deposits will be open at UTC+8 on 12/10/2018 with Trading Enabled at UTC+8 on 13/10/2018. Market pairing is shown as XBC/BTC.

https://www.fatbtc.com/trading?currency=XBC%2FBTC&freetab=0

FatBTC is currently ranked 42nd Largest Exchange in the world based on Adjusted Volume at Coinmarketcap - https://coinmarketcap.com/rankings/exchanges/

FatBTC is based in China and we welcome the Chinese Community to XBC.

Withdrawal limit is 0.05 BTC for Unverified Users. Withdrawal limit can be increased upon verification.

Remember - Exchanges are places to buy and sell, they don’t offer the safest way to store your coins. If you intend to keep XBC for a period of time you should download the official Wallet.

Do your own due diligence...

BitcoinPlus - XBC V2.7.0 RC1 - Released

Posted on Oct 8, 2018

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bitcoinplus-2.7.0RC1-win-setup.exe 12.8 MB Source code(zip) Source code(tar.gz)

This release is based upon the Bitcoin 0.13 codebase which includes all the latest soft forks, four of which are missing from the 2.6 version of Bitcoin Plus which is based on the Bitcoin 0.7 codebase. This is a major update to the BitcoinPlus client software and network.

Segregated Witness BIP9 Soft Fork Elimination of unwanted transaction malleability Capacity increase Weighting data based on how it affects node performance Signature covers value Linear scaling of sighash operations Increased security for multisig More efficient almost-full-node security Script versioning CHECKSEQUENCEVERIFY BIP9 Soft Fork CHECKLOCKTIMEVERIFY Legacy Soft Fork Faster synchronization Hierarchical Deterministic Key Generation Dynamic transaction fee RPC Access Control Changes -rpcallowip=192.168.1.* becomes -...

Pre-release of BitcoinPlus V2.7.0 Client

Posted on Oct 2, 2018

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Pre-release of the v2.7.0 client based on the Bitcoin 0.13 codebase . Do not use this release in a production environment, it is purely for testing and will be followed by a Release Candidate.

XBC (Bitcoin Plus) has been ported directly to the Bitcoin 0.13 codebase to allow us to enable SegWit and CSV on the XBC network. This pre-release has Proof-of-Stake block generation implemented and enabled and Secure Messaging via RPC only.

Please note that due to the major changes to block storage on disk that the blockchain has to be reindexed when first run over an already populated data directory from the 2.6 or before client, this process can take several hours so please be patient during this time.

You can download the Windows binary for testing from the following release page. The test release is numbered 2.7.99.0 .

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