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Archived PIVX Core Development (Dec-Mar 2021)


New Pivian
Name: Core-Dev-Dec2021
Term: 3 Cycle
Cycle Amnt: 18k PIV
Total Amnt: 54K PIV
Author: furszy
Receiver: random-zebra & furszy
Address: DE9ERJojTPbNSUVUjsZgGfLbozrGHfdYdS
Created: 2021-12-08
Status: Active
Proposal vote hash: 775a07b0eaf4b46facdc29004e9f45b93819cd84a52e10266e527242aefb40d1

What does this proposal cover?
This proposal covers PIVX Core development expenses for the next three months (December 2021 to March 2022), including Core developers salaries, explorers and testing infrastructures.

* Important note:
This time, and only for the next three months as we can afford it using the current core development funding reserves, we have decided to decrease the perceived budget in a 20% to support other departments such as marketing.

What is the proposal funding?
The PCD proposal is submitted by random-zebra and furszy. We have been in charge of the development and maintenance of the PIVX reference client (including the research and implementation of new features, the maintenance and testing of the whole platform, as well as the design of counter-measures, during network issues or attack attempts) for the latest 4 years (charts link).

Here is a brief list of the latest deliverables, chronologically ordered:

* zc smaller Signature of Knowledge research & impl.
* zc bulletproof research & impl.
* zc light node protocol research & impl.
* Fake stake report.
* zc wrapped serials exploit.
* zc final exploit research.
* zPIV deactivation.
* zc v2 public spends.
* Design and implementation of the "cold staking" protocol.
* zc v1 public spends using Schnorr Signatures.
* v3.4 PoS time drift solution.
* New MN messages signatures.
* New v4.0 PoS time protocol.
* v4.0 brand new GUI wallet (design & impl).
* Hierarchical deterministic wallet implementation.
* Tier two network revamp.
* Privacy protocol research.
* v5 new SHIELD data protection network protocol implementation.
* Sapling wallet and keys manager.
* Budget payments system, masternodes system and cold staking open attack vectors fixes.
* Huge performance improvements v4.1 / v5.1, network stabilization and overall software fixes everywhere in the sources.
* v6 research and on-going development (Deterministic Masternodes, new special transactions types, new Masternodes proof of service, budget proposals GUI work, budget system overhaul, Chain-locks, Shield Masternodes rewards)
* Tor v3 onion addresses client and network support.
* The new graphical user interface for the governance system.
* Lot of performance improvements and much much more.. including all of the non-core work over the explorers, SPMT/PET4L and different net/wallet libraries written in other languages.

We invite everyone to visit github’s repositories for a deeper perspective of what is going on and what will happen in the upcoming months.

The community devs / bug bounty funding pot will continue receiving part of the perceived budget for any future bug bounty and/or community development reward. There were some great reports made by external contributors (one of them was one of the main causes for v5.3.0 network upgrade).

Want to specially thank to the applications UX designer and frontend developer neoperol that created the designs & mockups for the long awaited governance system graphical user interface. Can found the PR link with demo videos here. Which is shortly going to be release in the coming v5.4.0 release.

Please everyone feel very welcome to continue contributing with this awesome project, we are looking forward to work with you and reward your contributions accordantly!
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