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  • Copyright (c) 2009-2015 Bitcoin Developers
  • Copyright (c) 2014-2017 Dash Developers
  • Copyright (c) 2019-2020 Abosom Developers

What is Abosom?

Abosom is the manifestation of a DAO in it's purest form. A technological lifeform, birthed through necessity, nurtured to maturity and then released to inspire and protect.

The EaaB model is simple; A blockchain creates an arbitrary number of tokens, this total supply represents the value of the blockchain. People and organisations can freely, privately and pseudononymously transfer these coins and thus the value contained therin, this process does not acknowledge borders or sanctions and is very close to traditional shares when the buy back burn method is employed.

Buyback Burn

Any entity wishing to add value to the blockchain and distribute it among all the token holders can do so using the Buyback Burn model. The entity must buy the tokens on the open market and then burn them. Burning tokens can be achieved by sending them to an address that does not and never will have a private key. These burn addresses can stil be pubically audited and monitored so burnage is a very public act. This gives all entities inolved with Abosom transparency, equality and most important, soveriegnty

Abosom is an experimental digital value network that enables anonymous, instant payments to anyone, anywhere in the world. Abosom uses peer-to-peer technology to operate with no central authority: managing transactions and issuing money are carried out collectively by the network. Abosom Core is the name of the open source software which enables the use of this bnetwork.

For more information, as well as an immediately useable, binary version of the Abosom Core software, see


Abosom Core is released under the terms of the MIT license. See COPYING for more information or see

Development Process

The master branch is meant to be stable. Development is normally done in separate branches. Tags are created to indicate new official, stable release versions of Abosom Core.

The contribution workflow is described in


Testing and code review is the bottleneck for development; we get more pull requests than we can review and test on short notice. Please be patient and help out by testing other people's pull requests, and remember this is a security-critical project where any mistake might cost people lots of money.

Automated Testing

Developers are strongly encouraged to write unit tests for new code, and to submit new unit tests for old code. Unit tests can be compiled and run (assuming they weren't disabled in configure) with: make check. Further details on running and extending unit tests can be found in /src/test/

There are also regression and integration tests of the RPC interface, written in Python, that are run automatically on the build server. These tests can be run (if the test dependencies are installed) with: qa/pull-tester/

The Travis CI system makes sure that every pull request is built for Windows, Linux, and OS X, and that unit/sanity tests are run automatically.

Manual Quality Assurance (QA) Testing

Changes should be tested by somebody other than the developer who wrote the code. This is especially important for large or high-risk changes. It is useful to add a test plan to the pull request description if testing the changes is not straightforward.


Changes to translations as well as new translations can be submitted to Abosom Core's Transifex page.

Translations are periodically pulled from Transifex and merged into the git repository. See the translation process for details on how this works.

Important: We do not accept translation changes as GitHub pull requests because the next pull from Transifex would automatically overwrite them again.

Translators should also follow the forum.