The [explicit commit](https://github.com/BunkerChainLabsInc/peerplays-
profitshare/commit/2aae8a47d8926a7e0f2a9973635eade78fa24eda) has been written
by Blocktrades, can be found on github and may,
after proper audit, be included into the BitShares code base aswell (assuming
BitShares shareholders approve a network upgrade to include these new
From the code, we can see that the profit sharing can be used to pay out
dividends to holders of a particular asset. It seems that all profits need to
be send to a specifiy account from which profits are shared to their
respective shareholders at the given payout intervals.
The code comes with a couple new blockchain operations:
- asset_dividend_distribution_operation: Virtual operation that takes asset, company account and amount to distribute among shareholders
- asset_update_dividend_operation: Is used to update the assets's dividend-specific options and takes issuer, asset to update and the set of options consisting of next payout time and payout interval.
The commit also comes with a new command for the
update_dividend_asset. It seems that it can be used like this:
update_dividend_asset SYMBOL new_Options true
Profits can be shared at most every maintenance interval (1hr).
We are looking forward to see this code audited properly and run in action!