Pre-release of BitcoinPlus V2.7.0 Client

Posted on Oct 2, 2018

Release Candidate 1 Screenshot

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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XBC Project Statement - Poloniex Delisting

Posted on Sep 19, 2018

Yesterday the XBC Project learned that our fruitful relationship with Poloniex will soon be coming to an end. Bitcoinplus will be delisted from Poloniex on 25/09/2018. In their correspondance they do not actually provide a reason for the delisting nor will they provide one when asked.

Their previous blog posts make it quite clear that since being taken over by Circle they have been auditing and vetting each and every coin on their platform. This we believe is in conjunction with local regulators at Poloniex Headquarters.

In their previous blog post they provided an insight into what they look at when auditing a coin/token.

https://blog.circle.com/2018/06/19/introducing-the-circle-asset-framework/

And in more detail - https://www.circle.com/marketing/pdfs/en/circle-asset-framework.pdf

Arguments can be made that XBC falls short in more than one...

Official BitcoinPlus Subreddit Created

Posted on Sep 6, 2018

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With development going full steam ahead on the Soon to be Released Segwit Enabled BitcoinPlus we are on the verge of releasing a product to the communiuty that we can all be proud off.

With that in mind we have created an official BitcoinPlus Subreddit where you can keep up to date with the latest news and views of the XBC Team and the Community.

Join us at - https://www.reddit.com/r/BitcoinPlus_XBC

BitcoinPlus - XBC Data Files

Posted on Sep 9, 2017

Database

The current BitcoinPlus wallet requires the entire BitcoinPlus blockchain to be downloaded to your computer. This allows your computer to mine rewards using Proof of Stake. The current size of the BitcoinPlus blockchain is around 500 MB. The BitcoinPlus wallet downloads the blockchain from other open BitcoinPlus Wallets. This initial downloading and syncing of the blockchain can take several hours. Once downloaded, each subsequent opening of your BitcoinPlus Wallet will only require the part of the blockchain created since you last closed your wallet to be downloaded.

You can send and receive BitcoinPlus to your wallet before the entire blockchain is downloaded however it will not show up until your BitcoinPlus Wallet is synced.

Occasionally during the blockchain syncing process errors can occur. Sometimes the blockchain database can become corrupt. Especially if the...

BitcoinPlus Hires Additional Developer

Posted on Jun 28, 2017

Segwit Background

The XBC Project are pleased to announce an additional Freelance Developer to the Team.

Highly regarded Peter Bushnell has agreed to work with the XBC Project.

Peter is mostly known as the original developer for Feathercoin . He has also been involved in the launch of many other coins.

Peter has been tasked with completely overhauling the XBC Code base bringing it up to date with Bitcoin Core and adding Segwit to XBC.

As far as we are aware this would make XBC only the second Proof Of Stake Coin to introduce Segwit. (Second to Nav Coin).

Although BitcoinPlus does not have any scalability issues, the XBC Project feel it is important that BitcoinPlus remains cutting edge. Segwit opens the doors to other code enhancements such at The Lightning Network (Instant Transactions).

Peter has presented the XBC Project with an in depth plan that...

BitcoinPlus Mobile Wallet Available at Android Play Store

Posted on May 25, 2017

Coinomi Bitcoinplus

Coinomi Android Wallet is a Free Secure Source-Available Multi-Coin Multi-Asset HD Wallet for Bitcoin and Altcoins.

https://coinomi.com/

BitcoinPlus is available for download direct from the Google Play Store. The link below will take you directly to the download on Google Play Store.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.coinomi.wallet

BitcoinPlus Version 2.6.0.0 Released

Posted on May 19, 2017

Future XBC

BitcoinPlus Version 2.6.0.0 for Windows and Mac has been released. This is not a mandatory wallet upgrade however we would still encourage users to update their wallets. Updates can be downloaded from https://bitcoinplus.org/wallet.php .

Whilst there are great things that the XBC Project wish to add to the XBC Wallet one of the main tasks presently at hand is to increase user adoption of XBC. One of the main things the entire XBC Project team agree on is making the end user experience as seamless as possible. From the moment they arrive at the XBC website to the moment they make their first XBC Purchase.

This wallet update is the start of a continued cycle of wallet updates that will increase the end user experience. In this update we have tried to reduce the need for any end user to use any configuration files. To that end we have hard coded numerous seed nodes so...