Monthly Progress Report - May 2021

Bitcoin Cash Research promotes and operates under a standard of transparency towards the ecosystem. This report works in the direction of that principle. It details relevant aspects of the operation and welcomes any feedback that helps to fulfill the proposed vision.

I. Activity Highlights

  • General maintenance and database backups by @emi_dm.
  • Installation of Discourse-Reactions plugin at development environment by @emi_dm. Discourse-Reactions allows user to add their reactions to the post.
  • Setting, configuration and testing of Discourse-Reaction plugin at development environment by @Leandrodimarco.
  • Installation of Discourse-Reactions plugin at production environment by @emi_dm.
  • Setting, configuration and of Discourse-Reaction plugin at production environment by @Leandrodimarco.
  • Discussions and research around the idea of offering a certain level of decentralization to this forum re-initiated by @emi_dm and @Leandrodimarco.

II. Activity Lowlights

  • A problem and depreciation of the forum logos was detected, especially in dark mode, by @jscramer . To date, it was not possible to identify the root cause of the problem. All logos were replaced in both light and dark modes by @Leandrodimarco.

III. Next Steps

Proposed actions under analysis and consideration.

  • Increase the number of moderators under an expected userbase expansion.
  • Progress in the platform’s decentralization and build the necessary resources to make the platform even more capture resistant.
  • Define a policy for the release of periodic backups while protecting users’ private information.
  • Define a policy for access to the server.

IV. Financial

Bitcoin Cash Research maintains its accounts using plain text accounting and hledger software via a ledger file (in attach at the end of this section), which will henceforth be included in a public repository as soon as possible.

Based on this public ledger, Bitcoin Cash Research is able to account for all its financial movements and produce suitable reports using auditable open-source software.

By 2021-05-31, our accounts and their respective funds are as follows.

Our expenses for this period are described by the following.

Based on our operational expenses, income and liabilities derived Balance Change, Income Statement and Balance Sheet are as follows.

Resulting in a Net of 0.12425639 BCH at 2021-05-31.

For reference, here is the 2021 ledger file: 2021BCHResearch.ledger (5.3 KB)

Checksum: SHA256: 05B324BD8FFD703F920080C4D70BF4F4A4401C0E77D970D2AEB1785BD97EB521

Many thanks to the owners of the following addresses for their kind donations:


V. Funding

Project funds are held by team members in a 2-of-3 multisig Electron Cash wallet:


This wallet intends to receive donations and cover operational expenses.

VI. Personnel

Total man hours for this period: 20 (all donated time).

VII. Statistics

Thanks to News, Sergio Goschenko, and Jamie Redman for their support and this forum mention on May 5, 2021.

–Thanks to all contributors who believe that small details can create significant changes and trigger positive network effects.


Thank you @Leandrodimarco and @emi_dm !

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