The BTCfork organization today released source code for hardfork_prototype_0 (HFP0), an early prototype of a Bitcoin hard fork (spin-off) client.
Reddit announcement thread:
https://ww.reddit.com/r/btcfork/comment ... hard_fork/
Main features of the prototype include:
- fixed block height trigger
- an implementation of BitPay's adaptive block size algorithm which adjusts the block size cap in the range 2MB-4MB
- optional change of POW (modified scrypt, CPU minable and hopefully ASIC-resistant)
- per-block difficulty adjustment using MIDAS (Multi Interval Difficulty Adjustment System)
- Xtreme Thinblocks from Bitcoin Unlimited
BTCfork reminds that this is a prototype and should not be used to put real money (i.e. Bitcoins) at risk.
Development of a production-ready Minimum Viable Fork client will continue.
Excellent write-up, well done!!!!!!!!! It is amazing to see people such as yourself place so much of your time into projects like this.
A paragraph in your post reads:
and unknown criminal elements employing 'dirty tricks' against the network infrastructure of such forks (e.g. denial-of-service attacks against their nodes)
I understand your anger and frustration. My nodes too have been attacked. Unsuccessful sabotage against my nodes, clients nodes and people I speak to is on a near daily basis.
Please keep up the great work, thank you, it means a lot to me and thousands of other people, I can assure you of that!