Ethereum Classic Roadmap 2018 unveiled

Developers of ETC summed up the results of 2017 and shared their plans for 2018
11 January 2018   2736

The Ethereum Classic project team summed up the results for 2017 and shared its plans for 2018.

Among the main events of the 2017, the developers identify the following:

  • Hardfork at block 3M to pause the Difficulty Bomb. 
  • ETCDEV made huge refactoring, cleanup and introduced a lot of improvements to Geth codebase, with more than 1100 commitsfor past year and 8 releases. 
  • Moved to new monetary policy. 
  • Built a desktop wallet from scratch, with support of light/remote nodes, hardware wallets, and many other things.
  • Command line tools to operate blockchain from shell scripts, send and receive coins, sign transactions and many more in lightweight and secure way, which could be integrated into or used together with other server side software
  • Totally new EVM for Ethereum projects.
  • In addition to IoT we got Javascript libraries to help building 3rd party Dapps on top of Ethereum, and Emerald Wallet is just a first example of such dapps
  • By numbers it’s 16 new projects (in Github terms) and more than 5000 total commits for year 2017. Or almost 20 commits per working day, counting ETCDEV work alone.

Plans for 2018:

  • Growth and development of the team. To participate in the project it is planned to invite more developers and managers.
  • Scaling the network through the people. Now the team Ethereum Classic is preparing several pilot projects with third-party companies and declares that it is maximally open for cooperation in this area.
  • Adaptation of Ethereum Classic for working with IoT (Internet of Things, Internet of Things).
  • Continuation of work on the Emerald Platform and the release of Emerald Desktop Wallet, Mobile Wallet and several more dApp.


Zero-confirmation BCH transactions to be kept in China

The Chinese exchange Bitasia declared about the start of supporting 0-confirmation transactions for BCH
23 March 2018   244

The trading platform Bitasia is one among the first exchanges to provide zero-confirmation transactions. Due to this fact the traders can use the platform as speedily as possible.

Bitasia is a platform which allows the traders to exchange a diversity of cryptocurrencies (ETH, ETC, LTC, BTC, BCH ect.). This week the exchange claimed that after some consideration the trading platform would hold 0-confirmation transactions for the Bitcoin Cash retail chain. For merchants and other businesses such kind of transactions suggests the possibility to accept a digital currency before the first web confirmation. Nevertheless, according to the common position within the BTC community, at least one confirmation is necessary in order to preclude double spends.

Lately the developers Gavin Andresen and Tom Harding made specific patches to prevent forgeries from happening while 0-confirmation transactions are held. But then they have removed those patches from the codebase of the core. Today the BCH programmers and the community in the whole believe that zero-confirmation transactions are safe and have begun testing 0-confirms during the past few weeks. The BCH supporters were excited to find out that Bitasia had been going to keep  zero-confirmations., a new website, has recently posted a list of all the double spends` attempts against zero-confirmation BCH transactions. Those who support Bitcoin Cash are rather sceptical of the website`s data because the most part of the transactions have a cost set lower than the network relay minimum requirement. That can be explained by the fact that transactions under 1 satoshi per byte are usually never promoted among the BCH clients. Due to this, many BCH upholders regard the website as an effort to spread FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt).