[Bitcoin-segwit2x] September/October SegWit2x Status Update

William K. Santiago william at wksit.com
Wed Oct 25 19:04:26 UTC 2017


Thanks Jeff

On Wed, Oct 25, 2017 at 2:58 PM Jeff Garzik via Bitcoin-segwit2x <
bitcoin-segwit2x at lists.linuxfoundation.org> wrote:

> Chris,
>
> 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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