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Vision

The Bitcoin Cash ecosystem requires a common space where pioneers, innovators and developers can collaborate productively. The Bitcoin Cash Research project aims to fill that need. Our goal is to provide a forum for discussion that promotes fairness and equity, one that rewards respect, soundness, and sharing.

We believe that the responsibility falls on each of us to recognize that the best way to bring peer-to-peer electronic cash to the world is through our collective efforts, using a foundation that conceptually and practically avoids single points of failure. This vision powers Bitcoin Cash Research.

As a semi-public space, we are certain that Bitcoin Cash Research has a unique opportunity to provide a resource where information is easily available while participants are incentivized to comply with a reasonable set of guidelines, designed to keep the discussion as productive as possible.

Topics and Categories

The topics of discussion we would like to encourage include (but are not limited to):

  • Adoption
  • Applications
  • Architecture
  • Consensus
  • Cryptography
  • Economics
  • Funding Mechanisms
  • Mining
  • Networking
  • Implementations
  • Privacy
  • Projects
  • Protocol
  • Script
  • Second Layer
  • Security
  • Smart Contracts
  • Specifications
  • Wallets

Please post using one of the available categories. As the forum grows and evolves, more categories can be added, and topics can be reorganized. Let us know if you need a particular category to be added.

Keep in mind that this forum is not for:

  • General comments or discussions not directly related to work being done on Bitcoin Cash. For that, visit Reddit or the many Bitcoin Cash telegram groups.
  • Advertising products and/or services. We encourage users and companies to discuss relevant aspects of their products, as long as they are framed in an appropriate technical context and the goal is not commercial promotion.
  • Promoting funding campaigns for specific projects. This includes links, attachments, and discussion.
  • Questions related to customer support of any application and/or platform except for this particular forum.
  • Inflammatory and/or controversial comments that can reasonably be expected to provoke emotional reactions or nonconstructive arguments more than they move the discussion forward. This includes links, attachments, and discussion.

A Truly Open Forum

We are well aware of other Bitcoin forums’ downfall. They have suffered from single points of failure and on multiple occasions have been captured. Users with differing opinions were silenced and sometimes history was rewritten.

We have a different path in mind, one of diversity and analysis based on the scientific method.

In line with our vision of distributed structures, Bitcoin Cash Research will make its content database publicly available. Identities will have cryptographic login options (such as CashID) in order to avoid compromising the security or privacy of users. Non-cryptographic logins will be kept strictly private.

Both items are currently under investigation, the latter will be added in the short term future to existing accounts.

With these measures in place, it will be possible for anyone to restore the entire forum in another domain and past users to continue the conversation without historical revision.

Trust Levels

Bitcoin Cash Research is built upon Discourse technology, a leading open source internet forum and mailing list management application selected by renowned organizations.

The user trust system is a fundamental cornerstone of Discourse architecture. Trust levels provide a means for granting users more privileges over time based on participation, which keeps new users from disrupting the forum and allows more experienced users to help maintain and moderate the community to which they have contributed so much of their time.

We intent to increase the forum staff group based on this system.

Moderation

Discourse also has a unique approach to community moderation. The idea is to provide tools that let the forum defend itself from trolls, bad actors, and spammers.

This is done mainly via a powerful flagging system, intended to dissuade bad behavior and to promote civilized discussion. For users wanting to raise an issue about a post without derailing the topic at hand, the best course of action is usually to flag it. As a consequence of this action, moderators will receive a notification and proceed in accordance to forum’s proposed recommendations. There are also defined automatic actions that will take place after a flag is submitted providing users with several options.

The goal is for the forum to be able to protect itself from the worst users, even without a moderator present. The specific settings of the flagging system can be fine-tuned to be more or less forgiving, as needed.

Financing

The Bitcoin Cash Research project promotes and observes transparent accounting and reporting and it will be developed and maintained through a mix of voluntary and paid contributions. Several people have offered their collaboration already to whom we are more than grateful.

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

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This wallet intends to receive donations and cover operational expenses that will all be included in monthly progress reports and easily verifiable with any BCH explorer.

We will strive to keep costs as low as possible without compromising the user experience or the robustness of the service.

Forum Features and Plugins

Proposed Code of Conduct

How to successfully participate in Bitcoin Cash Research in one sentence:

  • Keep your signal to noise ratio as high as possible.

If your signal to noise ratio gets markedly low, you will be banned from bitcoincashresearch.org. Please do your best to keep discussions information-rich.

Here are some ideas on how to achieve that:

  • Improve the discussion.
  • Assume good intent.
  • Be agreeable, even when you disagree.
  • Be neat.
  • Participate.
  • If you see a problem, flag it.
  • Always be civil.
  • Keep it tidy.
  • Post only your own stuff.

Please visit the FAQ section for more details about our proposed code of conduct.
By posting on this site, you also agree to release your submitted content into the public domain (CCO).

Feedback

Offering a forum to the community that meets our standards represents an act of balancing forces while respecting our principles. The best way we find to do so is by being permanently open for feedback. We welcome users, developers, and miners of the Bitcoin Cash ecosystem to make this their forum.

Useful Sites

Although Bitcoin Cash Research promotes an ecosystem based on diversity and decentralization, it has no association with any specific project. This list is for merely informative purposes.

-Ad Astra Per Aspera