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 2021-04-17
The statements below cover transactions up to and including on April 16, 2021 (more precisely, up to block 683,597).
4016.79354612 BCH was held by the project at the time of writing. This represents an increase in available funds of about 907.4 BCH since the previous report in February 2021, primarily due to a very generous donation of 1000 BCH by an anonymous donor later in February 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 532.44113705 BCH has been spent so far, broken down as indicated.
assets:crypto 0.09918690 ABC bchabc 4016.81536272 BCH bitcoincash 532.44113705 BCH expenses 480.12615415 BCH development 87.97578591 BCH backporting 40.04174199 BCH bounty 0.25000000 BCH doc 0.50000000 BCH feature 6.09334702 BCH review 11.00000000 BCH security 6.25000000 BCH test 15.94839497 BCH website 62.65460295 BCH daa 259.79315983 BCH general 5.48696844 BCH general verification 24.17389503 BCH website 6.80363425 BCH flipstarter 9.42064836 BCH general 7.94961242 BCH i18n 7.98748784 BCH infrastructure 0.00781289 BCH mining fees 0.00781289 BCH bch 0.00705620 ABC bchabc 42.26504030 BCH pr 40.26504030 BCH representative 2.00000000 BCH video 2.05464187 BCH translation -4389.65496582 BCH income -4389.65496582 BCH donation -0.13440078 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 4389.65496582 BCH had been received in donations since the start of the project in February 2020. About 22% 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, another 1000 BCH in January 2021 and a 1000 BCH more in February 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 February 8, 2021. They amount to 93.20576781 BCH over that period. The mining fees have been excluded.
2021-03-01 ex:pr:representative 2.59336099 BCH 2021-03-01 ex:development:general 1.03734440 BCH 2021-03-01 ex:development:general 4.97925311 BCH 2021-03-02 ex:development:general 7.26348547 BCH 2021-03-02 ex:development:general 7.29927007 BCH 2021-03-31 ex:development:general 12.07546170 BCH 2021-03-31 ex:development:general 21.17202268 BCH 2021-03-31 ex:pr:representative 2.35849056 BCH 2021-04-01 ex:infrastructure 1.10091743 BCH 2021-04-01 ex:development:website:general 0.56285178 BCH 2021-04-01 ex:development:general 0.02520183 BCH 2021-04-02 ex:development:general 15.88058519 BCH 2021-04-02 ex:development:general 4.14035088 BCH 2021-04-03 ex:development:general 11.71717172 BCH 2021-04-15 ex:development:bounty:security 1.00000000 BCH
In the time since the last report, BCHN activity was focused on removal of the unconfirmed transactions limits, implementation of multiple OP_RETURN and other general development in preparation for the May 15, 2021 network upgrade. This resulted in the release of BCHN v23.0.0.
One security bounty of 1 BCH was awarded in this period.
1.66376921 BCH were spent on website maintenance and infrastructure.
4.95185155 BCH were spent on public relations, covering two monthly payments to our representative.
85.59014705 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 2021-04-17 (420 days) Last transaction : 2021-04-16 (1 days ago) Transactions : 2320 (5.5 per day) Transactions last 30 days: 57 (1.9 per day) Transactions last 7 days : 10 (1.4 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.
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 7 USD, the increase from the last report being due mostly to a price increase of the ABC coin.
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)
BCHN Financial Report 2021-02-08 (8 February 2021)
Flipstarter funding proposal:
English, v1.1 (PDF)
Chinese, v1.1 (PDF)
Spanish, 1.1 (mediawiki)
Report on security disclosure by Positive Security:
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