[Bitcoin-segwit2x] September/October SegWit2x Status Update

Jeff Garzik jeff at bloq.com
Wed Oct 25 18:57:33 UTC 2017


There is no reallocation of time or commitment.   Metronome and Bloq are
off-topic on this list, so I'll only cover this once.

I run a company, Bloq, with over 25 team members -- not just one.  Just
like many other companies, we have multiple projects running
simultaneously, and Metronome is one of those.  Our primary product is
BloqEnterprise, which is a supported-Bitcoin product in the style of Red
Hat Enterprise Linux.  Majority of Bloq revenue comes from Bitcoin.  If you
are a large enterprise that needs Bitcoin support (or a very well funded
startup), we would be happy to discuss a customer agreement.
BloqEnterprise v1 is Bitcoin-only; BloqEnterprise v2 will be adding other
chains to our product, such as Litecoin or Bitcoin Cash, as well as Eth/Etc
support, based on customer demand.

Our vision at Bloq has always been:  Multi-chain, multi-token,
multi-network, with Bitcoin - BTC - as the root of a security tree.

As for btc1:   As was stated in August, months ago, the code is in feature
freeze until after the fork.  It is a software engineering goal to keep
changes to an absolute minimum, and that is what btc1 is doing.

After the fork, btc1 will be continuing as a sort of "Fedora for Bitcoin"
-- very exciting stuff, and a useful way to risk adjust versus Bitcoin Core
instability or feature selection.   Several btc1 members have proposed new
btc1 changes for post-fork, large and small.  It will be a very nice
addition to the Bitcoin community to have an additional outlet for feature
requests such as this one, a small change that makes life easier for
DevOps: https://github.com/btc1/bitcoin/issues/107

On Wed, Oct 25, 2017 at 11:32 AM, Chris Stewart <chris at suredbits.com> wrote:

> Has there been any thought to who will be maintaining B2X after the chain
> split is completed? It seems the only dev, Jeff, has committed his time to
> a new project called Metronome
> <https://www.cryptocoinsnews.com/metronome-segwit2x-developer-jeff-garzik-is-also-building-an-altcoin/>.
> It doesn't appear that any significant portion of the bitcoin core
> developers are willing to put their time and effort into this project.
> So is the plan to just fork and abandon the btc1 codebase?
> -Chris
> On Wed, Oct 25, 2017 at 1:19 PM, Melvin Carvalho via Bitcoin-segwit2x <
> bitcoin-segwit2x at lists.linuxfoundation.org> wrote:
>> On 25 October 2017 at 19:54, Jeff Garzik via Bitcoin-segwit2x <
>> bitcoin-segwit2x at lists.linuxfoundation.org> wrote:
>>> Hi all!
>>> This is a follow-on from the previous status update in August:
>>> https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/bitcoin-
>>> segwit2x/2017-August/000265.html
>>> 1. To state the obvious, everything is still full steam ahead for
>>> segwit2x upgrade in mid-November.
>>> 2. As noted in August, the project continues to be in a code freeze for
>>> the fork:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freeze_(software_engineering)
>>>   Only changes or fixes thought to be important pre-fork will be included.
>>> 3. Reviewing the btc1 project and branch policies, btc1 is a source code
>>> fork of Bitcoin Core, very much like Fedora Linux is a fork/distribution
>>> intended for end users.  As such, we track Bitcoin Core updates as
>>> necessary and pull those into the project.
>>> 4. "segwit2x" is the production release branch for the SegWit2x Working
>>> Group, and the latest release can be downloaded here:
>>> https://github.com/btc1/bitcoin/releases/tag/v1.14.5
>>> 5. "segwit2x-dev" is the development and testing release branch.  New
>>> changes go to segwit2x-dev first, for external testing and feedback, before
>>> being merged into the production branch, and labelled a production release.
>>> 6. The current segwit2x production release, on the segwit2x branch, is
>>> based on Bitcoin Core 0.14.x.   The current dev release is based on Bitcoin
>>> Core 0.15.x.
>>> 7. I've been paying close attention to the Bitcoin Core 0.15.x rollout.
>>>    Based on instability and bugs that upstream Bitcoin Core project is
>>> seeing - ie. Core's bugs not ours - segwit2x will stay on Bitcoin Core
>>> 0.14.x through the November fork.  This is the most stable path for users,
>>> based on upstream Bitcoin Core instability.
>>> In short we -do not- feel that Bitcoin Core bugs and instability will
>>> impact our project in the short term, because this is not yet in a segwit2x
>>> production release on a production branch.
>>> 8. The only change worth noting is a likely be an adjustment of miner
>>> policy defaults that will be accepted through the code freeze:
>>> https://github.com/btc1/bitcoin/pull/136
>>> Thanks everyone!
>> Thanks for the update.
>> There was a question on a previous thread that I think went unanswered.
>> Is the threshold for release still 80% miner signaling?
>> If miner signaling for NYA falls significantly, would it be considered
>> new information?
>> FYI: latest metric is NYA signaling at 75% in the last 24h [1], with the
>> position of ViaBTC still unclear
>> [1] https://coin.dance/blocks
>>> --
>>> Jeff Garzik
>>> CEO and Co Founder
>>> Bloq, Inc.
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Jeff Garzik
CEO and Co Founder
Bloq, Inc.
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