Counterparty on HUSH: funding, assets and smart contracts

in #hush4 years ago (edited)

Since taking over as lead developer for HUSH (originally zdash) recently, I have been asked quite a few times how development with be funded after the funds from the premine are gone. This is a very good question, as over half of it was spent before I took over as lead dev on getting things to this point.
I've been looking around at the landscape of funding mechanisms and bitcoin-compatible software stacks to see what is out there that could be ported to HUSH/zcash, as the zcash inherited "embrace and extend" nature of HUSH in regard to bitcoin ecosystem software opens up a lot of options.

After lots of research and endless reading of FAQs, whitepapers and code, the direction I've decided that has the right technical and economic properties is to port Counterparty to HUSH with a few changes. Rather than burning the HUSH that is spent in the initial sale of HXCP (the HUSH Counterparty token, akin to XCP), those funds will be in essence the ICO funding the development of the system. Additionally, the Ethereum-derived EVM virtual machine will be enabled on mainnet and the consensus rules of HUSH will be altered to require merge-mining of HXCP blocks.

This will provide HUSH with Counterparty based-assets (hello Secure Pepecash?), Ethereum compatible smart contracts and tokens, and a funding mechanism to continue HUSH development into the future. Look for more details in the near term here and on my twitter feed.


David Mercer
Tucson, AZ


This is huge! DAO like funding cool!!!

So.. A well known developer, taking over a Coin > 200 in the Market Cap, with ZCash anonymity, Counterparty Assets, and Eth Smart Contracts.

If anyone wants to do an off market sale of HUSH, please PM. ;)

Its maybe the reason why Hush is gaining more and more followers.

As we can see today, the price is also going up.

The market is still low under 2 000 000$ with a bit more than 1 220 000 coins total actual supply.

Seriously dont see any reason why this coin cant succeed.

We will see in the future what can happen, but im pretty confident about it.

The good thing is the supply is low.

Good luck :)

Storj is planning to convert from Counterparty to Ether, because they consider transfer fees to be too high. Have you had any similar thoughts so far?

No, we're firmly based on a zcash stack and are adding secure communication features using that tech, and those high fees are do to the currently insane price of eth, not anything to do with the underlying bitcoin technology itself

Isn't the high fees due to the congestion on bitcoin's network?

Very nice, I see a great development team making HUSH go places, for the decentralization ideal and belief in this team and this system, I'm hodling :)

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@radix42 great stuff keep up the good work and keep on steeming on brother

Oh wow I am definitely following you I am really interested in your work
Hope one day to make some good investment by reading your blog

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