Welcome to Issue #20 of the Bitseed Broadcast, a newsletter published by the Bitseed team to share important news for Bitcoin full node operators. We cover the latest in Bitcoin development, full node news, community events, and experimental projects that node operators may find of interest.
Here’s the latest:
New guide for updating Bitseed 3 to the latest version of Bitcoin Core
Since the release of Bitcoin Core 0.16 we have received many questions about how to update Bitseed 3 to support this latest version of the most popular bitcoin full node software. We designed Bitseed 3 to automatically check for updates to Bitcoin Core from the official Ubuntu repository used by core developers, making updating Bitcoin Core easier than ever.
Check out our latest blog post linked below to find complete instructions for updating.
New Bitseed 3 Quickstart Guide published
When we started shipping Bitseed 3, the newest version of our plug-and-play bitcoin full nodes, we included a physical copy of our new Quickstart Guide for Bitseed node operators. We have now published that guide on our GitHub so that we can easily keep the guide up to date as well as accept contributions from full node enthusiasts who want to help us improve the guide.
You can find the Quickstart Guide at the link below and send us a pull request if there are any improvements you would like to see made to the guide.
Join the #bitseed channel on Matrix
We recently set up a channel on Matrix as a friendly place for Bitseed full node operators to hang out, ask questions, and work together to improve and support the Bitseed project.
For those unfamiliar, Matrix is a decentralized messaging protocol that lets people easily create group chat and direct message channels from user-friendly web, desktop, and mobile interfaces. The same way that there are many bitcoin wallets that can be used to send and receive bitcoin, there are multiple client and server implementations that can be used to send and receive messages with Matrix.
We recommend using the Riot messaging app to interface with Matrix and invite you to try it out, join our channel, and share what your experience has been like so far using your Bitseed full node as well as any suggestions you might have for how we can improve.
Click the link below to check out our channel and join the #bitseed Matrix community.
That’s it for today’s Bitseed Broadcast! If you have any news tips or insights you’d like us to share in a future edition of the Bitseed Broadcast, you can let us know by sending us a message through our contact page. If your submission is accepted, we’ll credit you in the Bitseed Broadcast it’s published in.