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 2020-09-03
The statements below cover transactions up to and including on 3 September 2020.
2144.54018089 BCH was held by the project at the time of writing. This represents an increase in available funds of almost 98% since the previous report in July, even counting in expenses since.
This was due to a very generous anonymous donation received in August 2020 (see Income section below for details). Overall this puts the project in a very good financial state.
All expenses below fall within the scope of our funding proposal (link above). Since project start, a total of
189.35026424 BCH has been spent so far, broken down as indicated. About 56% (~105.8
BCH) of the total expense amount has been spent since the last report .
2144.54018089 BCH assets:crypto:bitcoincash 189.35026424 BCH expenses 173.55323670 BCH development 84.56507162 BCH backporting 6.09334702 BCH bounty:review 62.65460295 BCH daa 5.48696844 BCH general verification 14.75324667 BCH website 6.80363425 BCH flipstarter 7.94961242 BCH i18n 0.06955928 BCH infrastructure 0.00018678 BCH mining fees 14.08115446 BCH pr:representative 1.64612702 BCH translation -2333.89044513 BCH income:donation
Currently BCHN derives all its income 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
2333.89044513 BCH had been received in donations since the start of the project in February 2020. About half of that was raised via a Flipstarter campaign which successfully completed on
26 April, yielding
978 BCH in funding for BCHN's initial project proposal.
1000 BCH was received in an anonymous donation in August 2020 (thank you!)
There are many other anonymous donations making up the remainder, but some of our biggest known donors include ASICseer.com and Marc de Mesel.
We thank all our donors for their support!
Below are the project's expenses since the last overview. The
mining fees have been excluded. These are the network fees paid by BCHN when transacting on the Bitcoin Cash network, totalling only
0.00018678 BCH or less than 10 US cents for ALL financial transactions conducted by the project in its life up to now!
2020/08/01 ex:pr:representative 4.01929260 BCH 2020/08/03 ex:de:bounty:review 2.75463122 BCH 2020/08/03 ex:development:backporting 4.13282863 BCH 2020/08/03 ex:development:backporting 10.15680684 BCH 2020/08/03 ex:dev:bounty:review 0.48500000 BCH 2020/08/11 ex:translation 0.04950495 BCH 2020/08/17 ex:translation 0.04578476 BCH 2020/09/01 ex:pr:representative 4.47227191 BCH 2020/09/02 ex:development:daa 5.43933054 BCH 2020/09/02 ex:development:backporting 5.43933055 BCH 2020/09/02 ex:development:daa 13.00527241 BCH 2020/09/02 ex:backporting 11.24780316 BCH 2020/09/02 ex:development:daa 23.37000000 BCH 2020/09/02 ex:development:daa 6.95000000 BCH 2020/09/03 ex:development:daa 13.89000000 BCH
In the last two months since the last report, BCHN activity was focused intensely on resolving the DAA replacement specification and implementation ahead of the August 15 feature freeze for November. The DAA replacement task was concluded in August with the ASERT algorithm being scheduled for November 2020 deployment.
DAA review/development related payments were made at the beginning of September, at the end of that development task.
Further, two code review bounties were awarded in August for reviews of the ASERT implementation in BCHN.
Backport related work comprised the second largest expense during the last two months, with translation and public relations costs making up the remaining expenses.
Basic statistics about BCHN project ledger
These are derived from hledger tool's statistic report.
Main file : bchn.journal Included files : prnc2exht3zxlrqqcat690tc85cvfuypngh7szx6mk.journal pp03e95qz7yene7v4vdx2vfsqx4qsq4wfvw8z3pkjf.journal Transactions span : 2020-02-22 to 2020-09-04 (195 days) Last transaction : 2020-09-03 (0 days ago) Transactions : 175 (0.9 per day) Transactions last 30 days: 31 (1.0 per day) Transactions last 7 days : 11 (1.6 per day) Payees/descriptions : 1 Accounts : 14 (depth 4) Commodities : 2 (, BCH)
Notes about balances displayed on block explorers
Block explorers may show a slightly lower amount for the main wallet address
prnc2exht3zxlrqqcat690tc85cvfuypngh7szx6mk (2,144.53942266 BCH at block 651,190).
This is because a small amount in donations (currently 0.00075823 BCH) are stored on a subsequent address (
pp03e95qz7yene7v4vdx2vfsqx4qsq4wfvw8z3pkjf) in BCHN's multi-signature wallet which
was issued to Coin.dance who are collecting donations on behalf of node client projects. They requested this separate address for their own accounting purposes. BCHN will probably periodically receive some donations coming in from
there - should significant amounts accrue, they will eventually be moved to the main wallet, but the report (as above) will reflect the total donated amounts on both our main and this secondary address.
SLP donation address
The project has a SimpleLedger (SLP) token donation address.
Currently, the project has received and is holding a donation of 2,000,000 SPICE 🌶️ on that address.
A few other unknown 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.
The project has had good experience with bountied work so far and plans to increase that share of its expenditure.
Developers who are interested in partaking in upcoming bounties, are invited to join the project Slack (link below) for announcements in the development channels and keep an eye out for Issues on GitLab marked with a
Previous financial overviews:
BCHN Financial Report 2020-06-03 (3 June 2020)
BCHN Financial Report 2020-07-07 (7 July 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
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