Mines Very first Everzwijn Block With Software Not Based on Satoshi – s Original Code – Bitcoin News
On March 13 the Bitcoin network experienced a historic event. During the early morning hours, the very first block from an alternative client, not written te Satoshi’s original C++ code, wasgoed mined on the mainnet.
Block 457010: The Very first Block Everzwijn Mined By Client Not Written Ter Satoshi’s C++ Framework
Just recently the mining pool BTC.com mined the very first block everzwijn written te an entirely different codebase. The alternative implementation of the bitcoin protocol named ‘Bcoin’ is written ter knot.js. Bcoin wasgoed built by developer Christopher Jeffrey , the Chief Technical Officer at Purse and former employee for Bitpay.
Jeffrey is a long-time developer of open source code and has contributed to many different projects. Bcoin has bot ter development for almost two years, and the 1.0.0 beta version wasgoed released this past February. The alternative Bcoin implementation has bot tested on the Bitcoin testnet and is presently used te production within the backend and wallet system at p urse.io . However, this is the very first time a mined Bcoin block wasgoed battle-tested on Bitcoin’s mainnet spil stated by the miners on Github :
Wij just made the very first Bcoin block: 457010
Bcoin Gets Some ‘Battle Testing’ On Mainnet
Bcoin’s knot.js. protocol offers total blockchain validation, runs natively ter browsers and apps, includes SPV mode, wallet infrastructure, mempool/miner configuration, and is Bitcoind compatible among other features. Furthermore, the alternative client provides support for many BIP proposals such spil BIP70, BIP150, BIP151, and BIP152. The alternative client permits developers to test and proefneming with a multitude of applications and scaling methods. Many open source programmers believe various implementations can help decentralization and can also uncover errors within the superior client.
“Multiple implementations are also good for standardization, ter a monoculture, the prominent software becomes the standard, providing the developers of the prominent software a higher degree of control overheen the future development of the protocol than wasgoed originally intended,” explained Ethereum developer Vitalik Buterin back ter 2013. “If there is only one implementation, errors get uncovered zometeen rather than sooner, and the result is a sort of Talebian ‘stability breeding its own instability.’”
A tantalizing tweet from the Twitter account @bcoinio.
Moreover, Bcoin also supports other integrations such spil Paal, the Lightning Network, Segregated Witness and more. Purse and Bcoin creator Christopher Jeffrey say they open sourced the protocol “to accelerate the next generation of killer apps.” Following the very first block mined not written ter C++, Bcoin developer Christopher Jeffrey stated:
Up until now, bcoin ter production usually just meant the chain, mempool, and wallet code. Excited to see that the mining code is ultimately getting some battle testing.
Bitcoin.com spoke with Purse founder Andrew Lee about the recently mined Bcoin block and he said he’s very pleased with Christopher Jeffrey’s accomplishment.
“It’s a pretty significant milestone ter the path towards decentralized protocol development,” Lee told Bitcoin.com. “I’m very proud of Christopher and what wij’ve built at Purse/Bcoin. With hostility and weariness at an all time high, the event gives mij hope that wij can come to a resolution that doesn’t involve a chain split.”
Additionally, on the weekend of March 24, a Bcoin Hackathon will be taking place te San Francisco at the Hackreactor HQ. Attendees will hear from Bcoin developer Christopher Jeffrey, spil well spil build cryptocurrency applications with the chance to win three prizes – including a 1BTC award and a signed copy of “The Internet of Money” written by Andreas Antonopoulos.
What do you think about the very first block mined using a client not written with the original codebase? Let us know ter the comments below.
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