This is a proposal for how automated payment for API usage of a service could be achieved using payment channels. ElectrumSV wants to do this to compensate people who will run the services our users make use of, but perhaps others might have an interest in also supporting it. …

As part of ElectrumSV’s work on preparing for when the ElectrumX indexers die, I’ve been looking at what we need to do, and in the longer term how we combine the SPV-oriented LiteClient model introduced by Steve Shadders at CoinGeek NY 2021 with the blockchain monitoring we need to do…

16th October 2021

Introduction

We are seeing increasingly larger blocks on Bitcoin SV. Users still need to use the legacy technologies we inherited from Bitcoin Core, and without them they will be unable to restore their funds or hear about incoming transactions. The current way this works is by the kindness…

This article considers some additions to the ElectrumSV SDK, including an SPV channel server, a blockchain scanner and also frozen blockchains.

These changes are necessary for ElectrumSV, but they also round out the functionality available in the SDK for any developers who use it. They are not the only changes…

One group of planned features on ElectrumSV’s roadmap is related to privacy. It’s been a while since I thought about these, so there’s value in revisiting them. Especially since payment protocols are a hot topic for Bitcoin SV these days.

Don’t scan the blockchain. ElectrumSV only does it because we have to.

Potential best practices

There are no formal best practices in Bitcoin SV application…

The death of seed words, ensuring historical coin access and wallet backups moving into the future..

Introduction

As always, I am not a Bitcoin expert. This document is the path forward for ElectrumSV based on my understanding of the subjects at hand. …

This article covers the release of ElectrumSV 1.3.12, and some of the more important changes that have been made since ElectrumSV 1.3.11. Skip to the “What has changed in this release?” section to see what has changed, if that is what you are here for.

We have not been making…

For the most part there have been no critical problems with ElectrumSV that require releases. So we have been working on our next big technical upgrade. This document is intended to describe what we have been doing for that upgrade so far, and what else has to be done.

This…

Roger Taylor

ElectrumSV developer

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