The Bitcoin Cash Node (BCHN) project practices and promotes transparent reporting.
Project funds are held by team members in a 3-of-5 multi-signature wallet.
This wallet is used to receive donations and pay for project expenses (general funding of BCH Node operations, including personnel, equipment and contracting).
All our transactions are on the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) blockchain.
We use open source wallet software (Electron Cash) and maintain our accounts using plain text accounting in a ledger file which is part of the public project management repository on GitLab.
Based on this public ledger, the project can account for all its income and expenses and produce financial reports using auditable open source software.
Please refer to the Links section at the bottom for links to previous financial reports.
Project account details as of 2021-02-08
The statements below cover transactions up to and including on February 07, 2021 (more precisely, up to block
3109.38627488 BCH was held by the project at the time of writing. This represents an increase in available funds of about 931.5 BCH since the previous report in December 2020, primarily due to a very generous donation of 1000 BCH by an anonymous donor in January 2021. The project remains in an excellent financial state.
All expenses below fall within the scope of our funding proposal (link above). Since project start, a total of 439.23529162 BCH has been spent so far, broken down as indicated.
assets:crypto 0.09917596 ABC bchabc 3109.38627488 BCH bitcoincash 439.23529162 BCH expenses 392.97315532 BCH development 87.97578591 BCH backporting 39.04174199 BCH bounty 0.25000000 BCH doc 0.50000000 BCH feature 6.09334702 BCH review 10.00000000 BCH security 6.25000000 BCH test 15.94839497 BCH website 62.65460295 BCH daa 174.20301278 BCH general 5.48696844 BCH general verification 23.61104325 BCH website 6.80363425 BCH flipstarter 8.85779658 BCH general 7.94961242 BCH i18n 6.88657041 BCH infrastructure mining fees 0.00773527 BCH bch 0.00705620 ABC bchabc 37.31318875 BCH pr 35.31318875 BCH representative 2.00000000 BCH video 2.05464187 BCH translation income -3389.02003255 BCH donation -0.13438984 ABC donation_replay -2063.99958445 ABC equity:abc_fork
Currently BCHN derives its income mainly from donations.
The donations below include those made directly to our project donation address and those forwarded from tips on this site.
A total of 3389.02003255 BCH had been received in donations since the start of the project in February 2020. About 28% of that was raised via the original Flipstarter campaign which successfully completed on 26 April 2020, yielding 978 BCH in funding for BCHN's initial project proposal. 1000 BCH was received in an anonymous donation in August 2020, and another 1000 BCH in January 2021. The remainder was received from several business and personal donations.
There are many other anonymous donations making up the remainder, but some of our biggest known donors include ASICseer.com, Marc de Mesel and Georg Engelmann.
We thank everyone who has generously donated to us during the time since our last report.
Below are the project's expenses since the last overview on December 15, 2020. They amount to 68.60887514 BCH over that period. The mining fees have been excluded.
2020-12-23 ex::translation 0.14851485 BCH 2021-01-01 ex::pr:representative 3.59195400 BCH 2021-01-01 ex::development:general 2.85983927 BCH 2021-01-01 ex::development:website:general 1.03550300 BCH 2021-01-02 ex::development:general 11.53846200 BCH 2021-01-02 ex::development:general 1.16618075 BCH 2021-01-02 ex::development:general 5.80466472 BCH 2021-01-02 ex::development:general 0.68728522 BCH 2021-02-01 ex::pr:representative 3.03398058 BCH 2021-02-01 ex::development:general 5.33980583 BCH 2021-02-01 ex::development:general 18.44660194 BCH 2021-02-01 ex::development:general 1.70731707 BCH 2021-02-01 ex::development:general 5.51237623 BCH 2021-02-02 ex::development:general 7.73638968 BCH
In the time since the last report, BCHN activity was focused on Double Spend Proofs and other general development.
No bounties were awarded in this period,
1.18401785 BCH were spent on website maintenance and translation.
6.62593458 BCH were spent on public relations, covering two monthly payments to our representative.
60.79892271 BCH were spent on client software (and documentation) development and maintenance.
Basic statistics about BCHN project ledger
These are derived from hledger tool's statistic report.
Main file : bchn.journal Included files : prnc2exht3zxlrqqcat690tc85cvfuypngh7szx6mk.journal prnc2exht3zxlrqqcat690tc85cvfuypngh7szx6mk_replays_to_abc.journal pp03e95qz7yene7v4vdx2vfsqx4qsq4wfvw8z3pkjf.journal Transactions span : 2020-02-22 to 2021-02-08 (352 days) Last transaction : 2021-02-07 (1 days ago) Transactions : 2212 (6.3 per day) Transactions last 30 days: 1892 (63.1 per day) Transactions last 7 days : 9 (1.3 per day) Payees/descriptions : 1 Accounts : 25 (depth 4) Commodities : 3 (, ABC, BCH)
The large increase in transactions is due to a large number of small donations. We thank the anonymous donor for showing off one of Bitcoin Cash's strengths.
Consolidation of funds after November 15, 2020
Prior to the November upgrade, a small amount in donations (0.00075823 BCH) was stored on a second address in our wallet (
pp03e95qz7yene7v4vdx2vfsqx4qsq4wfvw8z3pkjf). This adddress was issued
to Coin.dance who were collecting donations on behalf of node client projects.
As part of replay protection for its BCH transactions, the BCHN project has consolidated these funds back into the main wallet address after the recent BCH / BCHA split.
In January 2021, a small BCH amount was received on this address again, and may be consolidated at some time in future.
BCHA fork coin airdrop and policy
On November 15, 2020, Bitcoin ABC created a spin-off currency by forking away from the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) currency.
This new coins is referred to as 'ABC' or 'bchabc' in our ledger files.
The BCHN project received an amount of ABC's coin equal to the amount of BCH held in our wallet at the time and entirely converted these (approx. 2064 ABC coins at the time) into around 159.6 BCH by November 19, 2020.
Since then, the project holds virtually no more ABC coins except a minimal amount which has been received since due to replaying of regular donations made to our BCH wallet (the 'donation_replay' income position).
If ABC coin donations reach a significant amount, the project may convert them to BCH in the future as it does not intend to hold them. At time of this report the ABC coin holdings amounted to less than 2 USD.
SLP donation address
The project has a SimpleLedger (SLP) token donation address.
Currently, the project has received and is holding donations of 2,000,000 SPICE 🌶️ , 1,000 USDt and few other tokens have been sent to the address.
As we conduct our payments exclusively in Bitcoin Cash up to now, we have yet to set up a ledger file to account for token holdings. We may do so for main tokens like SPICE, but not generally for all random tokens sent our way, as this would be a way to spam the project.
Previous financial overviews:
BCHN Financial Report 2020-06-03 (3 June 2020)
BCHN Financial Report 2020-07-07 (7 July 2020)
BCHN Financial Report 2020-09-03 (9 September 2020)
BCHN Financial Report 2020-10-20 (20 October 2020)
BCHN Financial Report 2020-12-05 (5 December 2020)
Flipstarter funding proposal:
English, v1.1 (PDF)
Chinese, v1.1 (PDF)
Spanish, 1.1 (mediawiki)
Getting in touch with BCHN:
Development & support Slack chat invite link:
Telegram: https://t.me/bitcoincashnode (there is a bridge channel to our Slack)
IRC channel: Join #bchnode on Freenode (we see messages on our Slack via an IRC bridge channel)
Logs of our development Slack: http://logs.bchnode.org/
Main development repository on GitLab:
Easy download link via our website:
Full releases on Github:
Donation address: https://bitcoincashnode.org/#donate
Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/bitcoincashnode