- We are now over a month into the Peercoin v0.7 hard fork and things have gone smoothly. We are looking forward to the completion of v0.8 which should be completed soon.
Peercoin Legal Risks Memo
- The Peercoin Foundation hired a U.S. based attorney to provide insight on the legal treatment of Peercoin as it pertains to security laws. You can read the digest here: Peercoin Docs - Documentation of Peercoin Cryptocurrency.
April 24th Chain Reorganization
- On April 24th, Poloniex reported a chain reorganization on the Peercoin chain. Upon investigation, it was established that a large miner came on the network and found six PoW blocks in rapid succession. These blocks were quickly orphaned by the network. We will be keeping a close eye on miner interest. You can see the spike in orphan blocks here: PeerCoin Extraction.
Peercoin Hashing Power
- Hashing power has remained stable relative to previous months.
Peercoin History Book Released
- Christopher Thompson released the updated version of the Peercoin history book. There are several copies available and you can see them here: Peercoin History Book 2012-2019 - #93 by Tyke
Peercoin mentioned on CW’s “The Flash”
- Peercoin was mentioned in a recent episode of “The Flash”. You can see the screenshot of the scene here: https://twitter.com/pedrotdg/status/1119298597718253568
Peercoin Website Translations
- We have completed several translations of the website including German, Spanish, and Chinese, with several others nearing completion. We look forward to these being integrated into the current website in the near future.
- Version 8 of the Peercoin protocol will mark the completion of bringing Peercoin up-to-date with the Bitcoin Core codebase. This means more integration and additional features such as Segwit and Lightning Network compatibility. Stay tuned for more updates as they come.
Top Forum Posts for the month of April
- Peercoin Multisig Tutorial — A guide to using Cointoolkit for Peercoin: Peercoin Multisig Tutorial - A guide to using Cointoolkit for Peercoin
- PoW & PoS vs. pure PoS — future of Peercoin consensus: https://talk.peercoin.net/t/pow-pos-vs-pure-pos-future-of-peercoin-consensus/9252/
- Peercoin block time: Peercoin block time