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Bismuth2.0: Pre-Announcement

Bismuth launched in 2017 as the first Python blockchain. A utilitarian protocol that sought to harness the intellectual capital surrounding the largest & fastest growing programming language in the world. The past 3 years have been a strenuous journey, in which Bismuth has emerged a robust & infallible platform that has stood the test of time. Thomas Edison once said, “From humble beginnings come great things”. This couldn’t be more true.

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Beyond DeFi with Bismuth

The main difference between Bismuth and Ethereum up until this point was the level of contract decentralization. In Ethereum, contracts were independent and had their own rules. In Bismuth, contract execution was still in the hands of private key owners, requiring some level of trust between participating parties. While Bismuth drastically improved scaling with its client-oriented approach and selective execution, the reliance on the contract executor was a major drawback.

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Introduction to Bismuth Shielded Tokens

New features in cryptocurrency privacy. This article was originally released on September 20, 2019. What are shielded tokens? Shielded tokens are a set of secondary layer operations on the Bismuth blockchain that focus on privacy and are the pilot in the Epitax privacy research program of Bismuth. They are not like any other existing privacy cryptocurrency.

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Semantic Interpretation

Solution to the codebase consensus conflict in context of the Bismuth Blockchain. This article was originally released on July 19 2018 The Problem In 2017, a new type of a 51% attack became prolific. It was not of technical, but of governance (political) nature. The resilience of cryptocurrencies is supposed to lie within decentralization of the network, but the code repository is a single point of failure which became the target for this new type of attack – forking and network hijacking, a type of consensus rule attack.

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Bismuth Team progress report – July 2020

This report covers June 23, 2020 to July 21, 2020. Core Node Trust, but verify…No doubt the Bismuth developers are talented, but better make sure ground is covered.Unit and end to end tests are usual nowadays and every “serious” project has a test suite.Bismuth is no exception and recent work go in that direction.

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