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Manik Taneja manik.taneja at
Tue Mar 28 17:53:29 UTC 2017

this is really cool leo. thanks for sharing. i'll definitely give it a try.


On Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 10:20 AM, Leo Arias <leo.arias at> wrote:

> Hello,
> It has never been easier, snapcraft and profit!
> For a couple of weeks we have been figuring out how to confine
> bitcoin. This is one of the most important use cases of the snap
> security because you don't want any program messing with your digital
> wallet. And when there's a vulnerability in the code, all the clients
> should be updated as fast as possible to keep the network sane. With
> snaps, just push a fixed version and see everybody update without any
> work from their side.
> We now need help testing the snap before making it public:
> $ sudo snap install bitcoin --candidate
> Then launch it from the dash or running the bitcoin.qt command.
> This was built from the tag of the latest released bitcoin and pushed
> to the store, all automatically by travis. But, be warned, you will be
> the first users so we might still find unforeseen problems. Use your
> bitcoins with caution during the candidate phase, or just test without
> any of your money.
> Here are the sources for the snap and CI scripts, in case you want to
> verify them or build it yourself:
> bitcoin/snap/snapcraft.yaml
> Another interesting detail is that most of the cryptocurrencies out
> there are forks of the bitcoin source code, so they will all need a
> similar snapcraft.yaml. The other one we pushed is bitcoin-unlimited,
> which is promoting a hard fork of the bitcoin network to remove the
> block size limit. You can have both snaps installed to give them a try
> and choose the network you want to support, because both will be fully
> confined and independent:
> $ sudo snap install bitcoin-unlimited --candidate
> Of course, this would require twice the time and space to download
> both blockchains.
> Thanks to Gal Buki (torusJKL) for his help.
> Expect more options in the store soon.
> pura vida
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