The Team will present the result of a project that has been a long time in the making --- Auditable coins.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 network has finally decided on a switch height.
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).
A hardfork presents developers of any software product, especially, cryptocurrency, with a rare opportunity to make significant changes to the product. The Bytecoin developers have taken full advantage of this opportunity - version 3.3.0 brings over 60 improvements to various aspects of the product.
As most of our users know, we are releasing our hardfork update on August 31st. We have received a lot of questions regarding how to adopt it, which we will answer today.