RoboSats v0.6.0-alpha: The Federation Layer

RoboSats is a simple and private way to exchange bitcoin for national currencies. Robosats simplifies the peer-to-peer user experience and uses lightning hold invoices to minimize custody and trust requirements. The deterministically generated avatars help users stick to best privacy practices.

RoboSats v0.6.0-alpha: The Federation Layer
Source: @ekrull
  • "RoboSats v0.6.0 is now out!"
  • "Special thanks to @KoalaSat who has driven some of the largest development pushes needed to get The Federation Layer fully working."
"The RoboSats Federation is a set of rules that allows multiple RoboSats instances to work together under a unified client app. This federated client app enables users to seamlessly interact with any coordinator, track the coordinator reputation, verify transparently devFund donations, and more."
  • "The Android app is currently not supported on this early phase of the Federated app."
  • Learn more about the RoboSats Federation here.

What's new

  • Decentralization. "RoboSats v0.6.0 introduces a major upgrade, introducing the RoboSats Federation, a decentralized system of independent coordinators to host orders, enhancing the platform's robustness and user experience. This version is a significant step towards decentralization, allowing users to interact with any coordinator seamlessly."
    • "It's crucial to choose trustworthy coordinators due to the potential risks of malicious activity. The federated client is available for testing at specific URLs, with a stable release planned. Key features include multiple coordinators competing for users, decentralized instances for increased robustness, and a focus on coordinators profiles and trust."
  • New avatar generator. "Your Robot identity is now generated in your client app, when previously, the robot identity was created by the coordinator. This allows now for super-fast Robot avatar and nickname generation that works even if your connection to the coordinators is down. The new robot avatars, are in fact, more diverse and better looking, however, the same token will now yield a different avatar when compared to v0.5.4 (but the robot identity remains the same, also keeping the same nickname)."
  • Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements. "The whole app architecture is new. There might be new bugs, solved bugs, worse performance and better performance: who knows!! :D"

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