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Stakeholder Proposals / [Witness Proposal] blocksights
« on: October 07, 2020, 09:26:21 am »
Dear BitShares Community,

we are seeking to become a block producer for the BitShares Blockchain and want to introduce our services. The "we" here refers for the technical team to Fabian ( and myself (Stefan,

Testnet Block Producer
Account Name:blocksights
Account ID:1.2.25653
Witness ID:1.6.120
Current signing key:TEST7CKF8GKknjvfwp7RM3vr28sZzwGM8z2zruEQwCJLpWmVvCwvis
Up and running, voted active and producing blocks since last week.

Mainnet Block Producer
Account Name:blocksights
Account ID:1.2.1793091
Witness ID:1.6.180
Current signing key:BTS8jE5q5e1NhekG7dbrzn9RunyKUCf5XkaqagfYJhtzhnHKtBr8H
Up and running, ready to be voted active.

Blocksights Explorer and API
Key service that we are providing is the Blocksights Explorer and its underlying API:

The explorer supports mainnet and testnet (switcher in the upper right corner) and will be continually improved and extended provided we get the voters backing or funds through other means. The API itselfs offers current state and historical data of the blockchain through ElasticSearch, and supports crawler endpoints for cryptoranking websites like CMC, CoinGecko, CoinPaprika, Nomics, Blocktivity and, last but not least, Feixiaohao.

  • We do not seek to participate in price feeding as we do not see that as our area of expertise.
  • At the time of writing the source code of the explorer and the API is proprietary.
  • The explorer may contain bugs here and there, please let us know if you find any.

Any and all feedback on our block producer introduction or the explorer is welcome.

Happy voting!

中文(Chinese) / [BBF] BitShares全球发言人和法律代表
« on: December 19, 2019, 03:10:48 pm »
请查看以下worker proposal草案


General Discussion / [BBF] Obtaining necessary BitAssets for Worker payouts
« on: September 10, 2019, 01:39:00 pm »
Dear BitShares Community,

the BitShares Blockchain Foundation is always looking to obtain
bitCNY, bitUSD and bitEUR at reasonable rates for worker payouts. As a part of the larger
BitShares community considers obtaining those BitAssets in the decentralized markets
disruptive, we are now looking for other ways to obtain them and bridge the gap
between operational needs and the desire to sustain a certain price level and
liquidity in the BitShares DEX.

Hence, we offer peer-to-peer sales of BTS for bitCNY as a one time
trial. This is a step towards the community's concerns to reduce sell
pressure on the BitShares DEX. In the case that this is successful today
we will be exploring possibilities for more extensive use.

The requirements for participation in such a trade are:
 * Minimum batch size of 100,000 bitCNY
 * Up to 600,000 bitCNY
 * Sale/Trade at market price
 * Trades will be executed as a "barter proposal" on the BitShares
   blockchain (risk free for both parties)
 * The offer is limited until Sept. 11th 23:59:59 UTC

To get in contact, please send an email to `[email protected]`.

This message was redirected by me to the forums on behalf of the BitShares Blockchain Foundation. I personally do not speak for the BBF.

中文(Chinese) / [Draft] 市场营销:全球市场营销委员会
« on: September 07, 2019, 07:40:40 am »




中文(Chinese) / 来自BitShares UI团队的更新
« on: September 05, 2019, 12:21:35 pm »


有几个工人在项目进行中途被中断,并且有些工人已经预支付了一些大笔预付款。 BitShares UI工人在最近被投进和投出去了一段时间,在最近的投票更改中由于这种情况ui工人已经完全失效。 预算在之前就已经非常紧张了,ui工人现在已经完全没有资金支持了。

因此,BitShares UI团队为此工人所做的一切努力都将立即停止。由于目前无法确定这种情况会如何发展,所以即将发布的版本将被搁置。我们对这样的情况感到遗憾,这一阶段是非常重要的阶段,因为目前我们无法继续做所需的集成测试以及后续的bug修复。


- 预测市场:为预测市场资产量身定制的用户界面,指导用户并显示对日常交易者不明显的潜在机制。
- 经过改造的电子钱包商家协议:量身定制的用户界面,允许通过区块链创建和处理付款请求(例如发票)
- 开放性订单允许在每个市场进行分组,以及包括强制清算
- 对于Bartering和HTLC概述可用性的各种改进
- 用户可以指定随后用于支付交易费用的任意资产,如果费用池或用户余额中没有足够的资金,也将会收到通知
- 改进了资产概述页面的可用性
- 为“离线”签名的帮助功能做最后的准备工作
- 存款和提款模式的bug修复,以确保所有网关无缝工作
- 利用、删除和添加节点来增强连接性
- 重新设计的推荐统计数据,以显示LTM的整体概述
- 以及更多...包含所有问题问题的完整列表。

如果您支持我们正在做的事情并希望我们有质量的开发能够继续下去,请在评论中表达自己的意见,并在下次投票更新中考虑BitShares UI 工人:

         提案 ID       提案名称
          1.14.165       201902-bitshares-ui

您可以按如下方式为BitShares UI 工人投票:
BTS ++电子钱包:选择最后一行的“服务”>“投票”>“选择顶部一行中的预算项目”>“查找预算项目”和“提交”

BitShares UI团队

为UI团队翻译下,如有翻译不对的地方还请指正^^ by Lu1ke, original post

Dear BitShares community,

we would like to put out an open invite to all interested parties that will attend the DevCon (see bottom of this post for details)
to meet with us after the conference on Sunday and Monday evening (7th & 8th of July).

The we/us in that sentence is two-fold:
 - Blockchain Projects BV as a blockchain software service supplier (represented by Fabian Schuh and me)
 - BitShares UI team (represented by Ihor Brazhnichenko, Serhii Dotsenko and me)

The idea is to meet at a bar or similar in the surroundings of the Conference Hotel for a friendly hangout,
Q&A, networking, reflection on the DevCon and drinks/snacks (sponsored by Blockchain Projects).

If that sparks your interest please voice your interest, and we are happy to meet you all at the conference!
More Details will follow.


The 2nd Global Graphene Blockchain DevCon

Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai
Lujiazui Ring Road 1288
200120 Shanghai, China

6th and 7th of July

More information

Any questions on the event?
@LukeWWX @btslinda in Telegram

General Discussion / Market fee sharing for BitAssets
« on: March 28, 2019, 08:46:32 am »
Should committee set it on bitCNY and bitUSD as incentive for referrers?

Gut feeling says they should have market fee sharing enabled as the generated BTS is minimal on a global spectrum.

General Discussion / BitShares: A fully decentralized platform & community
« on: February 18, 2019, 11:10:43 am »
The original article can be found here. It birthed the initiative of the marketing worker and was written by Fabian aka @xeroc and me.

Could you briefly describe what the BitShares Blockchain and its core token BTS is?
The BitShares Blockchain is an industrial-grade decentralized platform built for high-performance financial smart contracts. It represents the first decentralized autonomous community that lets its core token holder decide on its future direction and products by means of on-chain voting. For more details you can go here.

Could you describe the vision for the BitShares Community and Blockchain?
Being a self governed, sustainable, and fully decentralized community empowered by a trustless platform. The BitShares Blockchain has a reserve fund that is being used for funding and refilled by collecting transaction fees for anyone that operates on the blockchain. It can be accessed in a trustless way via worker proposals, that are being voted on by all BTS holders. If approved, the proposal automatically pays out a defined amount of BTS daily. One goal is to operate the BitShares Blockchain in a way, which results in the reserve funds not being depleted but rather increased.

Being fully decentralized has the downside of not having a central authority that can represent the community in a legally sound way. This issue is tackled by voting for a Legal representative: The BitShares Blockchain Foundation (non-profit). This mandate has recently been renewed for 2019. For more details go here and here.

What value will the BitShares Blockchain bring to users?

The BitShares Blockchain has been most known for its DEX as built-in native dapp and its Stablecoins, or as they are called in BitShares Smartcoins. The value proposition of a Stablecoin is inherent in its name, it is a “price-stable” token. Some more light on this topic can e.g. be found here:

The DEX leverages the direct ownership of tokens that are native to the BitShares Blockchain (most notably BTS and its Stablecoins) through the private keys of the user. Tokens that are not native to BitShares (for example Bitcoin) are available via gateways that provide IOUs for those tokens on the BitShares Blockchain. Those IOUs are again directly owned by the user, but trust in the gateway as the middleman is required if you want to swap the IOU for the real token (sidenote: an upcoming BSIP will allow gateways to operate their IOUs trustless via atomic swaps, see Hashed Time-Locked Contracts in last question). Compared to centralized exchanges, the advantage would be a public and open order book as well as autonomous and trustless order matching which is performed by the smart contracts inherent to the BitShares Blockchain. Of course, the BitShares Blockchain has means to support KYC and AML regulations.

In general the BitShares Blockchain is an industrial scale blockchain that can sustain over 3,300 transactions per second (theoretical limits > 100,000 tps) and allows various business models on top of. This includes for example tokenization and digitization of real world assets (read more here), storing documents or legal contracts tamper-proof on the blockchain, or holding company shares directly on the blockchain with KYC and a legal framework that guarantees that the token actual represents the respective shares and many other use cases that involve any kind of token management.

Furthermore the BitShares Blockchain does not allow arbitrary smart contracts, all operations are hardcoded and any change to them require a protocol upgrade (other blockchains would call this a hard fork, but there can not be any majority forks in DPOS, the consensus protocol the BitShares Blockchain uses). This has the advantage that any change undergoes heavy review with respect to security and performance, and the disadvantage of losing the flexibility of a dynamic smart contracting platform like EOS, if you may see it as one. Since the BitShares Blockchain is also targeting the financial domain, the added security vastly outweighs the lack of flexibility.

What kind of projects do you see as competitors and how do you differentiate from them?

No other blockchain has the unique feature set of BitShares. For instance, the 0x protocol that implements decentralized exchanging on Ethereum does not allow for more sophisticated limit orders. Additionally to that, Ethereum needs an average of 12 seconds for block confirmations, while BitShares has a constant 3 seconds per block. That means you can swap your assets 4 times in BitShares while waiting for a single swap to execute on Ethereum.
Another example, WAVES, does its order matching on a centralized server and only uses the blockchain for transparent orderbook and logging of matching. In that case, the centralized entity needs to be trusted and no one could prevent front-running. The consensus scheme of BitShares, DPOS, is decentralized. All block producer and nodes on the blockchain perform order-matching independently but still come to the same conclusion.

Can you tell us about important developments yet to come and why they are important?
The BitShares Blockchain has funded worker proposals for development in total over 1 million USD for 2018 alone, and approved already over 1.5 million USD for 2019 (more pending) That budget is paid out using bitUSD or bitCNY, both stable coins that are built-in the BitShares Blockchain and peg the value to their  FIAT counterpart. Many professional developer make their living through those worker proposals.

Among currently active worker proposals are:
BitShares Community Wallet
The community wallet is an open-source and fully responsive web frontend whose goal is to provide a user friendly and trader targeted experience for interaction with the DEX of the BitShares Blockchain. Read more here.
Hack the DEX - a BitShares Bug Bounty Program
The bug bounty program gives incentive to security researchers and penetration testers to disclose vulnerabilities, enhances the security of the blockchain. Read more here.
ROSSUL - Bitshares Exchange UX/UI Redesign Project
The BitShares UI has been designed in 2014 and was driven by functionality. This worker will provide a redesign that is focused on user experience. Read more here.
The BitShares UI Maintenance Team
The BitShares UI is constantly being developed, bugs removed and new features and use cases added. Read more here.

BitShares Core Development Team
The BitShares Core (backend) contains all operations that represent the possible interactions with the BitShares Blockchain. The consensus mechanism used is delegated proof of stake. The backend is continuously developed, including bug fixing and consensus unrelated plugin (e.g. Elastic Search database plugin to facilitate access to blockchain operation data while reducing requirements on the server). Once every half year a consensus changing release is done, a so called protocol upgrade (in contrast to a hard fork). Due to the consensus mechanism there can only be one chain after the protocol upgrade. All consensus changes requires the approval of the BTS holders by means of voting. Current consensus changes are listed below. Read more here.
Market Fee Sharing
The BitShares Blockchain employs a fixed network fee for its users for every interaction with the blockchain. Those fees are shared with the referrer that onboarded the interacting account. In order to create more incentive for webmasters to refer to the BitShares Blockchain, market fees that are collected through trading on the DEX of the BitShares Blockchain. This is an important step to enhance adoption. Read more here.
Hashed Time-Locked Contracts (HTLC)
The ability to securely hold tokenized assets within a hashed time-locked contract on the BitShares blockchain is a desirable feature that could be used by many persons, services, and businesses to mitigate risks between participants during asset transfer. HTLC implement conditional transfers, whereby a designated party (the "recipient") will reveal the preimage of a hash in order to execute the asset transfers from a second party (the "depositor"), else after time lock expiry "depositor" may retrieve their assets. No third-party escrow agent is required, rather the HTLC operation enforces conditions, evaluations and transfers through the BitShares consensus protocol.
This is the first step towards cross-chain atomic swaps, which are essential for a decentralized exchange to allow trading of assets in a true trustless setting. Read more here.
Custom Active Authorities
Every account interacts with the BitShares Blockchain by means of signed transactions indicating the desired action of the user. This has the benefit that there is no central authority that needs to be trusted, and brings the downside that the user needs to secure the private key to create the signatures. A compromised private key likely results in permanent loss of the contained funds.

Custom active authorities allow to create additional keys with specific purpose (everything else is prohibited), for example for users of the DEX a so called Trading Key, which only allows trading on predefined markets. The implementation is flexible and allows full customization of the restrictions what the key can do. This also enhances security for businesses that are running automated software for interaction with the blockchain by creating keys that only allow the intended use case. Read more here.

Beet - the blockchain companion

Interacting with the BitShares Blockchain can be cumbersome if you are not familiar with the importance of key security. In general, every action on the BitShares Blockchain requires the private keys of the involved accounts, and when you are using third party tools (especially closed source ones), the question about trust quickly arises. Being closed source can be a business model, but should not hinder adoption. Beet aims to solve that by providing an open source, audited and fully transparent key management and signing tool that can be locally installed (inspired by Scatter for EOS) and supports multiple blockchains (BitShares & forks, EOS & forks, Steem & forks). In combination with the Hashed Time-Locked Contracts (HTLC), Beet will allow to realize easy-to-use atomic cross chain swaps of tokens. Read more here.

BitShares Mobile App

Mobile phones have become an indispensable part of people's lives, and people are used to handling various things through mobile phones. BitShares is a 24/7 decentralized exchange where people can log in to their accounts at any time to view markets, or trade, or transfer money. Therefore, a mobile wallet with good experience and complete functions is urgently needed in the market. This work implements an open source mobile wallet with native support for Android and iOS (pending).


Liquidity – the ability to easily buy and sell an asset at a fair price – is an important marker for any exchange. By the adding of liquidity on various trading pairs, customers can more easily trade, get a better price, and find more stable markets. While primarily a software development project, DEX liquidity greatly benefits from cultivating relationships and encouraging DEXBot use from prominent individuals in the wider market making community.

The DEXBot software builds liquidity on markets, is open for all to use, increases the number of transactions on the blockchain, and helps pay for itself through increased trading fees. Better spreads, increased liquidity, and communication with potential power-users of DEXBot will help the BitShares DEX attract more tokens and users.

Stakeholder Proposals / BSIP 40: Custom active permissions
« on: August 16, 2018, 02:27:03 pm »
Custom active permissions


Strengthening user security is one of the main factors to elevate BitShares. In light of recent hacking and phishing attempts this becomes even more important. The need for a more sophisticated account security preceeded the idea for a finer-grained control of account permissions. We propose to add an additional authority to the account, called Custom Active (Permission). The permission contains a list of operationid-to-authority mappings that each grant access to the respective operation as if it were the active permission of the account. Additionally, the arguments of said operation can be restricted.

Voting for worker proposals: Votes can be done via the reference wallet. Visit Menu -> Votes -> Workers or enter your account name in the link

This worker proposal has id 1.14.120 and name 201808-bsip40-1.

See the full BSIP here:

Posted via BBF:

General Discussion / BitShares UI release candidates
« on: June 19, 2018, 07:45:28 am »
Dear BitShares community,

the latest BitShares UI release has been published.

Past releases are found here:

All posts are published at WhaleShares (, Steem ( and Medium ( Upvotes in your preferred format are appreciated.

Best regards,
   The BitShares UI team

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