It has been just over one year since I released version 0.8 of Peer Production on the Crypto Commons (PPCC), so this change log for the upgrade from version 0.8 to 1.0 is doubling as a recap of 2020. The original version of this post is on blockcommons.red.
If you haven’t read PPCC most of the material here is integrated within it somewhere, along with a general introduction to open source, peer production, and common pool resources — and an exploration of how these concepts feature in decentralized cryptocurrency ecosystems.
You can see the full changelog in the Pull Request to merge version 1.0 changes. One big change throughout the resource is proper referencing (with footnotes) instead of just the links in the text, I hope someone appreciates those! …
Happy New Year everyone!
Unless otherwise noted, the work reported here has the “merged to master” status. It means that the work is completed, reviewed, and integrated into the source code that advanced users can build and run, but is not yet available in release binaries for regular users. …
November’s top stories:
Treasury balance: 643,095 DCR (approx +11,982 DCR/month) — $11.8 million (+$221k/month) based on $18.41 DCR price
Published Nov 3 by raedah | edited Nov 5 |17 comments
This proposal requests a budget of $60,000 for 6 months of development funding for this new desktop wallet written in Go using the Gio library for the interface. GoDCR first appeared in a video trailer on Twitter, and when current work on vspd staking is complete an initial release is planned. The GoDCR team has four members who would be funded to continue working on it (plus Sep/Oct in arrears), @oshorefueled, @sirmorrison, @song50119, and @codemaestro64. The proposal also includes $1,000/month sponsorship for Gio, reflecting the collaboration and benefits being derived from Gio by GoDCR, with the intention that GoDCR becomes a hero application for Gio. …
Decred’s highlights in October:
With the recent initial MVP release of DCRDEX, there are some people who would like to use it and are finding it difficult. I’m not so comfortable with command line apps myself, but managed to get on the DCRDEX without too much trouble (I found it easier than using CSPP), so thought maybe my perspective on where the stumbling blocks are could come in helpful.
There is an installer command which will do most of the setup for you, but you will still have to pull some levers manually to get everything ready. I’m going to talk through what the installer is doing in case it doesn’t work 100% for you, I had a minor issue with it myself because I had already made a start on the bitcoind sync. …
This report presents an overview of Politeia activity data for the second year of its operation (Oct 16 2019 to Oct 16 2020). I have kept the analysis quite similar to last year’s report, so most of the graphs can be be directly compared with the previous post.
In this time:
Treasury balance: 644,710 DCR (approx +12,100 DCR/month) — $7.5 million (+$141k/month) based on $11.65 DCR price
Published Oct 14 by kozel | 7 comments
This proposal requests a budget of up to $40,000 for six months of translation work. It comes from the people who have been translating Decred content over the last several months, across Polish, Arabic, Spanish, Chinese and Portuguese languages. …
Decred’s highlights for September:
Treasury balance: 639,258 DCR (approx + 12,200 DCR/month) — $7.6 million (+$146k/month) based on $11.95 DCR price
Published Sep 16 by m_ax | edited Sep 29 | 18 comments
This proposal from Pavel Svitek requests a budget of $6,485, which is broken down into $5,000 for DCR giveaway promotions and $297 per month for 5 months of maintenance and development of withDecred.org. Development of the site was led by @pavel and the content was written by @pablito, with contributions from @El Capitan, review and editing by @richardred and @ammarooni plus some other contributors. The proposal estimates the bring-up cost of the site as $7,000-$8,000, but is not asking for back-pay and instead requests money to use in promoting the site. Much of the proposal describes the method of conducting the giveaways, which has already been trialled and further developed since the proposal was submitted. The final version of this has participants tweeting images obtained from withDecred.org …