[BTC-dev] The Bitcoin Foundation: STATE OF BITCOIN ADDRESS

Shane Kinney modsix at gmail.com
Fri Jan 1 01:31:50 UTC 2016

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 ..::[ The Bitcoin Foundation: STATE OF BITCOIN ADDRESS ]::..

     [        Date: 2015.12.28                          ]
     [   Co-Chairs: mod6 [R.01] && ben_vulpes [R.02]    ]

0x00] Introduction

   It is with great honor and privilege that The Bitcoin Foundation embraces
   this opportunity to address the public on the state of current progress,
   obstacles and continuing steps in our mission.

   As 2015 draws to a close, The Bitcoin Foundation has been in operation for
   little over one year since its inception.  During the year of 2015, The
   Foundation completed one full release [v0.5.3.1] and is nearing completion of
   a second full release [v0.5.4].  The Foundation looks forward to continued
   work in 2016.

0x01] Accomplishments

   [ Programmable Version Strings ]:

     asciilifeform [R.04] created a new vpatch [R.05] that allows for setting
     the Reference Implementation's version via command line flags.

   [ Mempool Analysis ]:

     jurov [R.06] conducted an analysis of the memory pool and provided a
     report [R.07] detailing his results.  The report, patch, and corresponding
     graphed results are well worth a review.  Twice if necessary.

   [ AWS Banhammer ]:

     asciilifeform [R.04] mitigated a DDoS attack against nodes running the
     Foundation's Reference Implementation.  The attack was originating from
     AWS IP space; the fix was to null-route traffic from these IP blocks.
     This is important to note should you be using any of the nodes listed in
     the wiki [R.08].  asciilifeform provided his banhammer as a script to
     the mailing list [R.09].

0x02] Complications and Obstacles

0x03] Continuing Steps

   The continued road to v0.5.4-RELEASE:

     During the month of December the Foundation has focused on steps to a
     completed release of v0.5.4.  There are still some remaining tasks of
     getting the build scripts finalized and configuration files placed in
     an appropriate locations.

     Thanks to trinque [R.0A] for helping the Foundation complete these tasks.

0x04] Conclusion

   The Bitcoin Foundation would like to bestow our sincerest thanks and
   gratitude to the contributors and community for its support and insight.

[ References ]:

  [R.01]: 027A 8D7C 0FB8 A166 4372 0F40 7217 05A8 B71E ADAF
  [R.02]: 4F79 0794 2CA8 B89B 01E2 5A76 2AFA 1A9F D2D0 31DA
  [R.03]: http://thebitcoin.foundation/mailman/listinfo/btc-dev
  [R.04]: 1721 5D11 8B72 3950 7FAF ED98 B982 28A0 01AB FFC7
  [R.05]: http://thebitcoin.foundation/ml/btc-dev/2015-December/000185.html
  [R.06]: BBB0 A999 5003 7551 F533 850A 677A BD62 D0AE E7D7
  [R.07]: http://thebitcoin.foundation/ml/btc-dev/2015-December/000186.html
  [R.08]: http://wiki.bitcoin-assets.com/the_real_bitcoin/nodes
  [R.09]: http://thebitcoin.foundation/ml/btc-dev/2015-December/000187.html
  [R.0A]: FC66 C0C5 D98C 42A1 D4A9 8B6B 42F9 985A FAB9 53C4

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