Gulden.com
Transactions/MB
Gulden 2.0
Up to 58% more
Bitcoin
Secure transaction speed
Gulden 2.0
Up to 1200% faster
Bitcoin
Initial wallet sync speed
Gulden 2.0
Up to 4800% faster
Bitcoin
Requirement to double spend 1 confirmation
Gulden 2.0
71% PoW
71% Witness
Bitcoin
50% PoW
Gulden 2.0 is currently in development. Click here for our roadmap.
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2017-01-20
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What are our testers testing for the Gulden 2.0 update?

We have had this question come up from many community members so we thought it would be a good time to break down the parts involved. The 2.0 update involves tens of thousands of lines of code that effect every layer of the software, from the blockchain consensus, the transaction script layer to the network layer and UI. While the bulk of the code has been written and reviewed there is simply no replacement for repeated real world testing by multiple parties and this is what the testing phase is all about.

1. Phase 1 to 5 upgrade script for PoW2 and SegSig compatibility.
The above process eliminates the need for an immediate messy hard fork; allowing time for everyone to upgrade cleanly while also bringing the witnessing functinality into use as fast as possible. With the amount of services reliant on Gulden we have to keep downtime to an absolute minimum.

2. Witnessing balance in practise compared to theory.
The development team have come up with a new testnet called fastnets where each person can run their own simulations alongside our main testnet. This gives our testers the ability to fast track the results of witnessing.

3. SegSig introduces a completely new transaction format with up to 58% smaller transactions.
This new format needs to be tested in multiple ways to ensure that it works in all cases and for all transaction types and that no unexpected issues are introduced.

4. When it comes to user interface design nothing beats real user feedback.
As we reach the final part of testing our UX team and developers will be working closely with users to ensure that the interface is one that all users can use and not just the technically minded.

5. iOS and Android 2.0 compatibility testing.

6. Aside from SegSig and PoW², version 2.0 also introduces dozens…

Roadmap

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Mobile apps
Desktop apps
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DELTA V1

Combat the wild fluctuations in hash rate. Reduce long block time gaps without the need for additional dedicated hash rate.

Gulden for iOS

New graphics and updated UI. Latest codebase updates. Nocks integration.

(100% funded)

Gulden for Android

Completely new UI. Latest codebase updates. Nocks integration.

(100% funded)

Available on Google Play

Project Q

IBAN/SEPA Integration.

1.6.0

Next Generation Desktop UI. Fully integrated accounts with mnemonic HD support. HD link feature between Mobile and Desktop. Bitcoin and IBAN payments in desktop wallets.

DELTA V2

Improve block targeting by 23%. Reduce long blocks by 60%.

1.6.4

Support for read only (Watch) HD accounts and seeds. Additional RPC commands and UI changes added for HD account support and ease of use improvements.

Gulden for iOS

HD link feature between Mobile and Desktop.

Gulden 2.0 - PoW² I

Increased protection against double spends. Faster acceptance of transactions.

Click here for the whitepaper

Selected user testing has started

SegSig

A blockchain that is 25% more efficient. Solves the malleability issue.

Estimated release date:
January 2018

Sonic

Wallet ready to use in minutes instead of hours.

PoW² II

Secure zero confirmation transactions.

Alias

More information coming soon.

The information provided in this document is intended for informational purposes only and is subject to change without notice.