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Blockchain Gateways and Bytecoin
January 22, 2019
Blockchain Gateways and Bytecoin

The Bytecoin Team has always looked to explore new avenues of technology. New developments and innovations can bring exciting and sometimes unexpected results when mixed with standing technology. This time the Team has introduced Auditable Wallets, a development they see as an important milestone in augmenting Bytecoin’s presence and transcending the given limitations of a single blockchain. One of the most prominent use cases for Auditable Wallets is the Blockchain Gateway.

HD Wallets and Mnemonics
December 25, 2018
HD Wallets and Mnemonics

A system is generally easy to use if it is easy to understand. Consequently, it is easy to understand if it is simple, and simplicity does not always equal security. With the development of the Amethyst Release, the Bytecoin Devs have chosen a design that has been tested by the industry and is familiar to users - mnemonics.

Auditable Coins
December 12, 2018
Auditable Coins

The Team will present the result of a project that has been a long time in the making --- Auditable coins.

Anonymity Improvements
November 30, 2018
Anonymity Improvements

Making an anonymous and untraceable cryptocurrency is, by no means, an easy task; blockchain is by default a public system. This is why Bytecoin developers were prompted to use unconventional methods to achieve anonymity: ring signatures to facilitate that anonymity and untraceable addresses to facilitate unlinkability. In this article, we want to examine these systems and describe what the upcoming changes to consensus regarding anonymity are all about.

Reasons for the Hardfork
November 22, 2018
Reasons for the Hardfork

A hardfork is necessary when there are changes that are impossible to make backward-compatible with the old version.

Usually when developers implement new features, they design the data structure - the structure of the transaction or the block - so that both old and new versions of the software can interact with it: new versions of the software take advantage of the new functionality and old versions can interact with the data the regular way. With some releases, though, the data structure has to be changed significantly, so a hardfork is necessary. Here is a description of what will happen and the terminology related to it.

Bytecoin Roadmap - Q4 2018-Q1 2019
November 15, 2018
Bytecoin Roadmap - Q4 2018-Q1 2019

For the past several months the Bytecoin Team has been working on a series of very important features and innovations in the Bytecoin software. A lot of work has been done and now it is possible to put the release dates of these features on the timeline. Here is the Roadmap for the Bytecoin project for the end of 2018 - the beginning of 2019

Bytecoin v3.3.1 Extended Release Notes
October 4, 2018
Bytecoin v3.3.1 Extended Release Notes

The Bytecoin Team has released v3.3.1, which brings the latest features announced for the hardfork. Users can now take advantage of the fully-dynamic fees, and Bytecoin integrators are provided with several useful API improvements.

Bytecoin partnership with gate.io
September 28, 2018
Bytecoin partnership with gate.io

The Bytecoin Team is proud to announce the partnership with gate.io, one of the most prominent Asia’s exchanges with daily volume of over 60 million USD.

Bytecoin Hardfork: Switch Height Announcement
September 25, 2018
Bytecoin Hardfork: Switch Height Announcement

Bytecoin network has finally decided on a switch height.

Cryptography behind Bytecoin
September 13, 2018
Cryptography behind Bytecoin

The whales that every cryptocurrency rests on (or takes off from) are cryptographic algorithms. Bitcoin has just two - hash function and digital signature. It may comes as a surprise, but encryption (or concealment of information) is not even mentioned in the original article of Satoshi Nakamoto. (To be clear, the private keys of users are stored encrypted, but that is just a function of the specific wallet, not the protocol, described in the original whitepaper).