Cryptocurrency: BSD's need more wallet ports

grarpamp grarpamp at gmail.com
Sat Dec 14 09:37:47 UTC 2019


Many BSD users follow cryptocurrencies, and would have
interest in testing, learning, supporting, and transacting,
already have holdings on other OS but might prefer BSD
for various reasons over say Windows and Phones,
would like to send and receive donations, support
development, grow the ecosystems, etc...

Yet they can't because there are no wallet and node ports
available for many of the most popular coins on BSD.

If you're able to contribute to making ports available,
that would help grow and enable the intersection of BSD
and crypto communities. Obviously such efforts would
provide more funding options and exposure for FreeBSD,
and bring some of the BSD experience to the coin world.


Missing ports (among many others)...

Bitcoin_Cash-BCH  <-- very popular top five coin with no BSD wallet
 https://www.bitcoincash.org/wallets.html
 https://www.bitcoinabc.org/

Zcash-ZEC
Bitcoin_SV-BSV
Cardano-ADA
Grin-GRIN
Dash-DASH
Beam-BEAM
Maker-MKR
Decred-DCR
Bitcoin_Gold-BTG
Dogecoin-DOGE
Horizen-ZEN
Ravencoin-RVN
DigixDAO-DGD
Augur-REP
Tron-TRX
EOS-EOS
NEO-NEO
XRP-XRP
Verge-XVG

etc, no particular order, lots to choose from...


If you're looking for random potential ports to work on, try
sorting by mktcap, price, or volume and click through to each
project's homepage and repo, check news and social sites, etc...

https://www.coingecko.com/
https://coinmarketcap.com/
https://cryptocurrencynews.com/
https://www.coindesk.com/
https://www.reddit.com/r/cryptocurrency/

Announcing new wallet, node, and client software ports
on the respective coin's community boards may earn you
some coin donations too :) Same for upstreaming patches.

Some coins already have Linux wallets you can pull work from.



Present (in various state of support or choice of wallet)...

Cryptos:

bitcoin - core, electrum
ethereum - go, parity  <-- more wallets could be ported
 https://ethereum.org/use/
 https://docs.ethhub.io/using-ethereum/wallets/desktop/
litecoin
monero  <-- a GUI client is available if users want that
 https://web.getmonero.org/downloads/
namecoin
qtum
zetacoin

Hardware wallets:

keepkey
ledger
trezor

Fun tools:

QtBitcoinTrader
cointop


This is neither advertisement, shill, advice, correct, nor exhaustive
post, so no need to go there. Keep it to porting apps for BSD users.

Prune and direct replies to whatever is most suitable list.


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