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@ripcurlx ripcurlx released this May 29, 2021

Release notes

This release makes DAO synchronization 30% quicker, improves BSQ SegWit fee calculation to save mining fees, and (as always) fixes many bugs across the board.

Improvements

Bug fixes

Development & Documentation

Assets

No new assets.

Verification

For a detailed description on how to verify your Bisq installer please have a look at our wiki: https://bisq.wiki/Downloading_and_installing#Verify_installer_file

Url of the signing key (Christoph Atteneder): https://bisq.network/pubkey/29CDFD3B.asc
Full fingerprint: CB36 D7D2 EBB2 E35D 9B75 500B CD5D C1C5 29CD FD3B

Import the key:
curl https://bisq.network/pubkey/29CDFD3B.asc | gpg --import
GPG prints a confusion warning: "This key is not certified with a trusted signature!" - See https://serverfault.com/questions/569911/how-to-verify-an-imported-gpg-key for background information what it means.

How to verify signatures?
gpg --digest-algo SHA256 --verify BINARY{.asc*,}
Replace BINARY with the file you downloaded (e.g. Bisq-1.6.5.dmg)

Verify jar file inside binary:
You can verify on OSX the jar file with:
shasum -a256 [PATH TO BISQ APP]/Bisq.app/Contents/app/desktop-1.6.5-all.jar
The output need to match the value from the Bisq-1.6.5.jar.txt file.

NEW: There are three hashes within the Bisq-1.6.5.jar.txt file (macOS, Windows, Linux).
If you want to reproduce and verify the hash of the jar file locally, you need to do so on Windows or Linux using Java 11.0.10 and the v1.6.5 release tag. Because of the signing and notarization process that requires the developer certificate used for the build on macOS it is not possible to create the same jar on macOS.

Known issues with installation

Windows:

There is a known issue with Anti Virus software. We got several reports from users running into different problems. Either the AV software blocks Bisq or Tor, delete files in the data directory [2] or app directory [1]) or cause such a long delay at startup that Tor gets terminated and a file remains locked which can cause that Bisq cannot be started afterwards. To resolve that you need to restart Windows then the lock get released. We are working on solutions to fix those issues.

If you use Crypto currencies on your Windows system be aware that Windows is much more vulnerable to malware than Linux or OSX. Consider to use a dedicated non-Windows system when dealing with cryptocurrencies.

[1] Application directory (contains application installation files):
C:\Users<username>\AppData\Local\Bisq

[2] Data directory (contains all Bisq data including wallet):
C:\Users<username>\AppData\Roaming\Bisq\btc_mainnet\tor (you can delete everything except the hiddenservice directory)

Linux:

Hint for Debian users:
If you have problems starting Bisq on Debian use: /opt/bisq/bin/Bisq

If your Linux distro does not support .deb files please follow this instruction:

cd ~/Downloads  
mkdir tmp  
cd tmp   
ar x ../Bisq-64bit-1.6.5.deb  
sudo tar Jxvf data.tar.xz  
sudo cp -rp opt/Bisq /opt/

That instruction is not tested on many different distros. If you encounter problems please report it in a Github issue so we can improve it.

Credits

Thanks to everyone who directly contributed to this release:

As well as to everyone that helped with translations on Transifex.

Assets 18

@ripcurlx ripcurlx released this May 6, 2021

A newer version is already available! Please don’t use this version anymore.

This is a follow-up release that updates a mempool explorer address and filters out banned seednode address with a wrong format.

For more details please see https://github.com/bisq-network/bisq/milestone/58

Here are the release notes from v1.6.3:

Release notes

This release ships the remaining functionality to create BSQ SegWit transactions to save on mining fees. You can also now easily create copies of existing (and past) offers. This release also leverages a new build system using an up-to-date Java runtime (Java 15) and UI library (JavaFX 15) that produces binaries that should be more reliable. And as always...there are many bug fixes and refinements. ​

Improvements

Bug fixes

API

Development & Documentation

Assets

No new assets.

Verification

Url of the signing key (Christoph Atteneder): https://bisq.network/pubkey/29CDFD3B.asc
Full fingerprint: CB36 D7D2 EBB2 E35D 9B75 500B CD5D C1C5 29CD FD3B

Import the key:
curl https://bisq.network/pubkey/29CDFD3B.asc | gpg --import
GPG prints a confusion warning: "This key is not certified with a trusted signature!" - See https://serverfault.com/questions/569911/how-to-verify-an-imported-gpg-key for background information what it means.

How to verify signatures?
gpg --digest-algo SHA256 --verify BINARY{.asc*,}
Replace BINARY with the file you downloaded (e.g. Bisq-1.6.4.dmg)

Known issues with installation

Windows:

There is a known issue with Anti Virus software. We got several reports from users running into different problems. Either the AV software blocks Bisq or Tor, delete files in the data directory [2] or app directory [1]) or cause such a long delay at startup that Tor gets terminated and a file remains locked which can cause that Bisq cannot be started afterwards. To resolve that you need to restart Windows then the lock get released. We are working on solutions to fix those issues.

If you use Crypto currencies on your Windows system be aware that Windows is much more vulnerable to malware than Linux or OSX. Consider to use a dedicated non-Windows system when dealing with cryptocurrencies.

[1] Application directory (contains application installation files):
C:\Users<username>\AppData\Local\Bisq

[2] Data directory (contains all Bisq data including wallet):
C:\Users<username>\AppData\Roaming\Bisq\btc_mainnet\tor (you can delete everything except the hiddenservice directory)

Linux:

Hint for Debian users:
If you have problems starting Bisq on Debian use: /opt/bisq/bin/Bisq

If your Linux distro does not support .deb files please follow this instruction:

cd ~/Downloads  
mkdir tmp  
cd tmp   
ar x ../Bisq-64bit-1.6.4.deb  
sudo tar Jxvf data.tar.xz  
sudo cp -rp opt/Bisq /opt/

That instruction is not tested on many different distros. If you encounter problems please report it in a Github issue so we can improve it.

Credits

Thanks to everyone who directly contributed to this release:

A special thanks to our first time contributor:

As well as to everyone that helped with translations on Transifex.

Assets 18
Pre-release
Pre-release

@ripcurlx ripcurlx released this May 1, 2021

A newer version is already available! Please don’t use this version anymore.

Release notes

This release ships the remaining functionality to create BSQ SegWit transactions to save on mining fees. You can also now easily create copies of existing (and past) offers. This release also leverages a new build system using an up-to-date Java runtime (Java 15) and UI library (JavaFX 15) that produces binaries that should be more reliable. And as always...there are many bug fixes and refinements. ​

Improvements

Bug fixes

API

Development & Documentation

Assets

No new assets.

Verification

Url of the signing key (Christoph Atteneder): https://bisq.network/pubkey/29CDFD3B.asc
Full fingerprint: CB36 D7D2 EBB2 E35D 9B75 500B CD5D C1C5 29CD FD3B

Import the key:
curl https://bisq.network/pubkey/29CDFD3B.asc | gpg --import
GPG prints a confusion warning: "This key is not certified with a trusted signature!" - See https://serverfault.com/questions/569911/how-to-verify-an-imported-gpg-key for background information what it means.

How to verify signatures?
gpg --digest-algo SHA256 --verify BINARY{.asc*,}
Replace BINARY with the file you downloaded (e.g. Bisq-1.6.3.dmg)

Known issues with installation

Windows:

There is a known issue with Anti Virus software. We got several reports from users running into different problems. Either the AV software blocks Bisq or Tor, delete files in the data directory [2] or app directory [1]) or cause such a long delay at startup that Tor gets terminated and a file remains locked which can cause that Bisq cannot be started afterwards. To resolve that you need to restart Windows then the lock get released. We are working on solutions to fix those issues.

If you use Crypto currencies on your Windows system be aware that Windows is much more vulnerable to malware than Linux or OSX. Consider to use a dedicated non-Windows system when dealing with cryptocurrencies.

[1] Application directory (contains application installation files):
C:\Users<username>\AppData\Local\Bisq

[2] Data directory (contains all Bisq data including wallet):
C:\Users<username>\AppData\Roaming\Bisq\btc_mainnet\tor (you can delete everything except the hiddenservice directory)

Linux:

Hint for Debian users:
If you have problems starting Bisq on Debian use: /opt/Bisq/Bisq

If your Linux distro does not support .deb files please follow this instruction:

cd ~/Downloads  
mkdir tmp  
cd tmp   
ar x ../Bisq-64bit-1.6.3.deb  
sudo tar Jxvf data.tar.xz  
sudo cp -rp opt/Bisq /opt/

That instruction is not tested on many different distros. If you encounter problems please report it in a Github issue so we can improve it.

Credits

Thanks to everyone who directly contributed to this release:

A special thanks to our first time contributor:

As well as to everyone that helped with translations on Transifex.

Assets 17

@ripcurlx ripcurlx released this Apr 1, 2021

A newer version is already available! Please don’t use this version anymore.

This is a hotfix release that fixes an issue with SPV resync introduced in v1.6.0 and fixes a minor bug in the portfolio view when price nodes aren't available.

For more details please see https://github.com/bisq-network/bisq/milestone/56?closed=1

Here are the release notes from v1.6.0:

Release notes

This release ships the official beta release for the Bisq API! It has been tested on mainnet, but is still in beta, so please be careful.

Other highlights: absolute minimum deposits have now been lowered from 0.006 BTC to 0.001 BTC. Maker and taker fee transactions are now verified via mempool.space to reduce trade issues, and mediation and arbitration were improved as well. And as always, there are many bug fixes and refinements.

Also important: this release ships part of 1 of 2 for BSQ SegWit implementation. It prepares the network for handling SegWit BSQ transactions (activation block is 680300, around 2021/04/25 -- all full nodes should update to 1.6.0+ before that time). Shortly after this activation point, the wallet code (#5109) will be merged into master for testing so that the full BSQ SegWit update is shipped in the following release.

DAO

UI

Trading

Wallet

Reliability

Privacy

Mediation/Arbitration

API

Development

Assets

No new assets.

Verification

Url of the signing key (Christoph Atteneder): https://bisq.network/pubkey/29CDFD3B.asc
Full fingerprint: CB36 D7D2 EBB2 E35D 9B75 500B CD5D C1C5 29CD FD3B

Import the key:
curl https://bisq.network/pubkey/29CDFD3B.asc | gpg --import
GPG prints a confusion warning: "This key is not certified with a trusted signature!" - See https://serverfault.com/questions/569911/how-to-verify-an-imported-gpg-key for background information what it means.

How to verify signatures?
gpg --digest-algo SHA256 --verify BINARY{.asc*,}
Replace BINARY with the file you downloaded (e.g. Bisq-1.6.2.dmg)

Verify jar file inside binary:
You can verify on OSX the jar file with:
shasum -a256 [PATH TO BISQ APP]/Bisq.app/Contents/Java/Bisq-1.6.2.jar
The output need to match the value from the Bisq-1.6.2.jar.txt file.

Known issues with installation

macOS Catalina:

Bisq can't be opened because Apple cannot check it for malicious software

This happens the first time Bisq is run on macOS Catalina. It is because a new security feature in Catalina has newer requirements of how apps are packaged. We are working on ways to address this (see #3402 and #4196 for details).

Workaround: Right click on the installed Bisq app > Click Open (warning popup shown again, but with new button available) > Click Open

Bisq would like to receive keystrokes from any application.

Discussed in issue #3373, you will see a permission request in the latest macOS version that Bisq wants to receive keystrokes from any application. Unfortunately that is an issue for all Java applications that are run on Catalina right now. We are investigating already how to solve this issue and will fix in one of our next updates.

Windows:

There is a known issue with Anti Virus software. We got several reports from users running into different problems. Either the AV software blocks Bisq or Tor, delete files in the data directory [2] or app directory [1]) or cause such a long delay at startup that Tor gets terminated and a file remains locked which can cause that Bisq cannot be started afterwards. To resolve that you need to restart Windows then the lock get released. We are working on solutions to fix those issues.

If you use Crypto currencies on your Windows system be aware that Windows is much more vulnerable to malware than Linux or OSX. Consider to use a dedicated non-Windows system when dealing with cryptocurrencies.

[1] Application directory (contains application installation files):
C:\Users<username>\AppData\Local\Bisq

[2] Data directory (contains all Bisq data including wallet):
C:\Users<username>\AppData\Roaming\Bisq\btc_mainnet\tor (you can delete everything except the hiddenservice directory)

Linux:

Hint for Debian users:
If you have problems starting Bisq on Debian use: /opt/Bisq/Bisq

If your Linux distro does not support .deb files please follow this instruction:

cd ~/Downloads  
mkdir tmp  
cd tmp   
ar x ../Bisq-64bit-1.6.2.deb  
sudo tar Jxvf data.tar.xz  
sudo cp -rp opt/Bisq /opt/

That instruction is not tested on many different distros. If you encounter problems please report it in a Github issue so we can improve it.

Credits

Thanks to everyone who directly contributed to this release:

A special thanks to our first time contributor:

As well as to everyone that helped with translations on Transifex.

Assets 18

@ripcurlx ripcurlx released this Mar 29, 2021

A newer version is already available! Please don’t use this version anymore.

This is a follow-up release that allows default fee values in leniency checks, fixes an issue in the the new portfolio history popup and upgrades to the latest Tor version v0.4.5.7 that fixes two important denial-of-service bugs in earlier versions of Tor.

For more details please see https://github.com/bisq-network/bisq/milestone/54?closed=1

Here are the release notes from v1.6.0:

Release notes

This release ships the official beta release for the Bisq API! It has been tested on mainnet, but is still in beta, so please be careful.

Other highlights: absolute minimum deposits have now been lowered from 0.006 BTC to 0.001 BTC. Maker and taker fee transactions are now verified via mempool.space to reduce trade issues, and mediation and arbitration were improved as well. And as always, there are many bug fixes and refinements.

Also important: this release ships part of 1 of 2 for BSQ SegWit implementation. It prepares the network for handling SegWit BSQ transactions (activation block is 680300, around 2021/04/25 -- all full nodes should update to 1.6.0+ before that time). Shortly after this activation point, the wallet code (#5109) will be merged into master for testing so that the full BSQ SegWit update is shipped in the following release.

DAO

UI

Trading

Wallet

Reliability

Mediation/Arbitration

API

Development

Assets

No new assets.

Verification

Url of the signing key (Christoph Atteneder): https://bisq.network/pubkey/29CDFD3B.asc
Full fingerprint: CB36 D7D2 EBB2 E35D 9B75 500B CD5D C1C5 29CD FD3B

Import the key:
curl https://bisq.network/pubkey/29CDFD3B.asc | gpg --import
GPG prints a confusion warning: "This key is not certified with a trusted signature!" - See https://serverfault.com/questions/569911/how-to-verify-an-imported-gpg-key for background information what it means.

How to verify signatures?
gpg --digest-algo SHA256 --verify BINARY{.asc*,}
Replace BINARY with the file you downloaded (e.g. Bisq-1.6.1.dmg)

Verify jar file inside binary:
You can verify on OSX the jar file with:
shasum -a256 [PATH TO BISQ APP]/Bisq.app/Contents/Java/Bisq-1.6.1.jar
The output need to match the value from the Bisq-1.6.1.jar.txt file.

Known issues with installation

macOS Catalina:

Bisq can't be opened because Apple cannot check it for malicious software

This happens the first time Bisq is run on macOS Catalina. It is because a new security feature in Catalina has newer requirements of how apps are packaged. We are working on ways to address this (see #3402 and #4196 for details).

Workaround: Right click on the installed Bisq app > Click Open (warning popup shown again, but with new button available) > Click Open

Bisq would like to receive keystrokes from any application.

Discussed in issue #3373, you will see a permission request in the latest macOS version that Bisq wants to receive keystrokes from any application. Unfortunately that is an issue for all Java applications that are run on Catalina right now. We are investigating already how to solve this issue and will fix in one of our next updates.

Windows:

There is a known issue with Anti Virus software. We got several reports from users running into different problems. Either the AV software blocks Bisq or Tor, delete files in the data directory [2] or app directory [1]) or cause such a long delay at startup that Tor gets terminated and a file remains locked which can cause that Bisq cannot be started afterwards. To resolve that you need to restart Windows then the lock get released. We are working on solutions to fix those issues.

If you use Crypto currencies on your Windows system be aware that Windows is much more vulnerable to malware than Linux or OSX. Consider to use a dedicated non-Windows system when dealing with cryptocurrencies.

[1] Application directory (contains application installation files):
C:\Users<username>\AppData\Local\Bisq

[2] Data directory (contains all Bisq data including wallet):
C:\Users<username>\AppData\Roaming\Bisq\btc_mainnet\tor (you can delete everything except the hiddenservice directory)

Linux:

Hint for Debian users:
If you have problems starting Bisq on Debian use: /opt/Bisq/Bisq

If your Linux distro does not support .deb files please follow this instruction:

cd ~/Downloads  
mkdir tmp  
cd tmp   
ar x ../Bisq-64bit-1.6.1.deb  
sudo tar Jxvf data.tar.xz  
sudo cp -rp opt/Bisq /opt/

That instruction is not tested on many different distros. If you encounter problems please report it in a Github issue so we can improve it.

Credits

Thanks to everyone who directly contributed to this release:

A special thanks to our first time contributor:

As well as to everyone that helped with translations on Transifex.

Assets 18
Pre-release
Pre-release

@ripcurlx ripcurlx released this Mar 26, 2021

A newer version is already available! Please don’t use this version anymore.

Release notes

This release ships the official beta release for the Bisq API! It has been tested on mainnet, but is still in beta, so please be careful.

Other highlights: absolute minimum deposits have now been lowered from 0.006 BTC to 0.001 BTC. Maker and taker fee transactions are now verified via mempool.space to reduce trade issues, and mediation and arbitration were improved as well. And as always, there are many bug fixes and refinements.

Also important: this release ships part of 1 of 2 for BSQ SegWit implementation. It prepares the network for handling SegWit BSQ transactions (activation block is 680300, around 2021/04/25 -- all full nodes should update to 1.6.0 before that time). Shortly after this activation point, the wallet code (#5109) will be merged into master for testing so that the full BSQ SegWit update is shipped in the following release.

DAO

UI

Trading

Wallet

Reliability

Mediation/Arbitration

API

Development

Assets

No new assets.

Verification

Url of the signing key (Christoph Atteneder): https://bisq.network/pubkey/29CDFD3B.asc
Full fingerprint: CB36 D7D2 EBB2 E35D 9B75 500B CD5D C1C5 29CD FD3B

Import the key:
curl https://bisq.network/pubkey/29CDFD3B.asc | gpg --import
GPG prints a confusion warning: "This key is not certified with a trusted signature!" - See https://serverfault.com/questions/569911/how-to-verify-an-imported-gpg-key for background information what it means.

How to verify signatures?
gpg --digest-algo SHA256 --verify BINARY{.asc*,}
Replace BINARY with the file you downloaded (e.g. Bisq-1.6.0.dmg)

Verify jar file inside binary:
You can verify on OSX the jar file with:
shasum -a256 [PATH TO BISQ APP]/Bisq.app/Contents/Java/Bisq-1.6.0.jar
The output need to match the value from the Bisq-1.6.0.jar.txt file.

Known issues with installation

macOS Catalina:

Bisq can't be opened because Apple cannot check it for malicious software

This happens the first time Bisq is run on macOS Catalina. It is because a new security feature in Catalina has newer requirements of how apps are packaged. We are working on ways to address this (see #3402 and #4196 for details).

Workaround: Right click on the installed Bisq app > Click Open (warning popup shown again, but with new button available) > Click Open

Bisq would like to receive keystrokes from any application.

Discussed in issue #3373, you will see a permission request in the latest macOS version that Bisq wants to receive keystrokes from any application. Unfortunately that is an issue for all Java applications that are run on Catalina right now. We are investigating already how to solve this issue and will fix in one of our next updates.

Windows:

There is a known issue with Anti Virus software. We got several reports from users running into different problems. Either the AV software blocks Bisq or Tor, delete files in the data directory [2] or app directory [1]) or cause such a long delay at startup that Tor gets terminated and a file remains locked which can cause that Bisq cannot be started afterwards. To resolve that you need to restart Windows then the lock get released. We are working on solutions to fix those issues.

If you use Crypto currencies on your Windows system be aware that Windows is much more vulnerable to malware than Linux or OSX. Consider to use a dedicated non-Windows system when dealing with cryptocurrencies.

[1] Application directory (contains application installation files):
C:\Users<username>\AppData\Local\Bisq

[2] Data directory (contains all Bisq data including wallet):
C:\Users<username>\AppData\Roaming\Bisq\btc_mainnet\tor (you can delete everything except the hiddenservice directory)

Linux:

Hint for Debian users:
If you have problems starting Bisq on Debian use: /opt/Bisq/Bisq

If your Linux distro does not support .deb files please follow this instruction:

cd ~/Downloads  
mkdir tmp  
cd tmp   
ar x ../Bisq-64bit-1.6.0.deb  
sudo tar Jxvf data.tar.xz  
sudo cp -rp opt/Bisq /opt/

That instruction is not tested on many different distros. If you encounter problems please report it in a Github issue so we can improve it.

Credits

Thanks to everyone who directly contributed to this release:

A special thanks to our first time contributor:

As well as to everyone that helped with translations on Transifex.

Assets 17

@ripcurlx ripcurlx released this Mar 3, 2021

A newer version is already available! Please don’t use this version anymore.

This is a hotfix release that fixes an issue when trading messages are resent on application startup.

Here are the release notes from v1.5.8:

Release notes

This release improves DAO charts to make it easier to drill into the DAO economics, it ships improvements for Amazon eGift Cards, adds new SEPA countries and the possibility to try out pre-release versions without the need of manual downloads and verification (see settings)...and lots of bug fixes and improvements across the board.

DAO

UI

Trading

Wallet

Reliability

Privacy

Mediation/Arbitration

Performance

Network

API

Development

Assets

No new assets.

Verification

Url of the signing key (Christoph Atteneder): https://bisq.network/pubkey/29CDFD3B.asc
Full fingerprint: CB36 D7D2 EBB2 E35D 9B75 500B CD5D C1C5 29CD FD3B

Import the key:
curl https://bisq.network/pubkey/29CDFD3B.asc | gpg --import
GPG prints a confusion warning: "This key is not certified with a trusted signature!" - See https://serverfault.com/questions/569911/how-to-verify-an-imported-gpg-key for background information what it means.

How to verify signatures?
gpg --digest-algo SHA256 --verify BINARY{.asc*,}
Replace BINARY with the file you downloaded (e.g. Bisq-1.5.9.dmg)

Verify jar file inside binary:
You can verify on OSX the jar file with:
shasum -a256 [PATH TO BISQ APP]/Bisq.app/Contents/Java/Bisq-1.5.9.jar
The output need to match the value from the Bisq-1.5.9.jar.txt file.

Known issues with installation

macOS Catalina:

Bisq can't be opened because Apple cannot check it for malicious software

This happens the first time Bisq is run on macOS Catalina. It is because a new security feature in Catalina has newer requirements of how apps are packaged. We are working on ways to address this (see #3402 and #4196 for details).

Workaround: Right click on the installed Bisq app > Click Open (warning popup shown again, but with new button available) > Click Open

Bisq would like to receive keystrokes from any application.

Discussed in issue #3373, you will see a permission request in the latest macOS version that Bisq wants to receive keystrokes from any application. Unfortunately that is an issue for all Java applications that are run on Catalina right now. We are investigating already how to solve this issue and will fix in one of our next updates.

Windows:

There is a known issue with Anti Virus software. We got several reports from users running into different problems. Either the AV software blocks Bisq or Tor, delete files in the data directory [2] or app directory [1]) or cause such a long delay at startup that Tor gets terminated and a file remains locked which can cause that Bisq cannot be started afterwards. To resolve that you need to restart Windows then the lock get released. We are working on solutions to fix those issues.

If you use Crypto currencies on your Windows system be aware that Windows is much more vulnerable to malware than Linux or OSX. Consider to use a dedicated non-Windows system when dealing with cryptocurrencies.

[1] Application directory (contains application installation files):
C:\Users<username>\AppData\Local\Bisq

[2] Data directory (contains all Bisq data including wallet):
C:\Users<username>\AppData\Roaming\Bisq\btc_mainnet\tor (you can delete everything except the hiddenservice directory)

Linux:

Hint for Debian users:
If you have problems starting Bisq on Debian use: /opt/Bisq/Bisq

If your Linux distro does not support .deb files please follow this instruction:

cd ~/Downloads  
mkdir tmp  
cd tmp   
ar x ../Bisq-64bit-1.5.9.deb  
sudo tar Jxvf data.tar.xz  
sudo cp -rp opt/Bisq /opt/

That instruction is not tested on many different distros. If you encounter problems please report it in a Github issue so we can improve it.

Credits

Thanks to everyone who directly contributed to this release:

A special thanks to our first time contributor:

As well as to everyone that helped with translations on Transifex.

Assets 18

@ripcurlx ripcurlx released this Mar 1, 2021

A newer version is already available! Please don’t use this version anymore.

This is a follow-up release that obtains the minimum withdrawal fee from mempool.space to avoid transactions being rejected by the bitcoin network for having too low a fee.

Here are the release notes from v1.5.7:

Release notes

This release improves DAO charts to make it easier to drill into the DAO economics, it ships improvements for Amazon eGift Cards, adds new SEPA countries and the possibility to try out pre-release versions without the need of manual downloads and verification (see settings)...and lots of bug fixes and improvements across the board.

DAO

UI

Trading

Wallet

Reliability

Privacy

Mediation/Arbitration

Performance

Network

API

Development

Assets

No new assets.

Verification

Url of the signing key (Christoph Atteneder): https://bisq.network/pubkey/29CDFD3B.asc
Full fingerprint: CB36 D7D2 EBB2 E35D 9B75 500B CD5D C1C5 29CD FD3B

Import the key:
curl https://bisq.network/pubkey/29CDFD3B.asc | gpg --import
GPG prints a confusion warning: "This key is not certified with a trusted signature!" - See https://serverfault.com/questions/569911/how-to-verify-an-imported-gpg-key for background information what it means.

How to verify signatures?
gpg --digest-algo SHA256 --verify BINARY{.asc*,}
Replace BINARY with the file you downloaded (e.g. Bisq-1.5.8.dmg)

Verify jar file inside binary:
You can verify on OSX the jar file with:
shasum -a256 [PATH TO BISQ APP]/Bisq.app/Contents/Java/Bisq-1.5.8.jar
The output need to match the value from the Bisq-1.5.8.jar.txt file.

Known issues with installation

macOS Catalina:

Bisq can't be opened because Apple cannot check it for malicious software

This happens the first time Bisq is run on macOS Catalina. It is because a new security feature in Catalina has newer requirements of how apps are packaged. We are working on ways to address this (see #3402 and #4196 for details).

Workaround: Right click on the installed Bisq app > Click Open (warning popup shown again, but with new button available) > Click Open

Bisq would like to receive keystrokes from any application.

Discussed in issue #3373, you will see a permission request in the latest macOS version that Bisq wants to receive keystrokes from any application. Unfortunately that is an issue for all Java applications that are run on Catalina right now. We are investigating already how to solve this issue and will fix in one of our next updates.

Windows:

There is a known issue with Anti Virus software. We got several reports from users running into different problems. Either the AV software blocks Bisq or Tor, delete files in the data directory [2] or app directory [1]) or cause such a long delay at startup that Tor gets terminated and a file remains locked which can cause that Bisq cannot be started afterwards. To resolve that you need to restart Windows then the lock get released. We are working on solutions to fix those issues.

If you use Crypto currencies on your Windows system be aware that Windows is much more vulnerable to malware than Linux or OSX. Consider to use a dedicated non-Windows system when dealing with cryptocurrencies.

[1] Application directory (contains application installation files):
C:\Users<username>\AppData\Local\Bisq

[2] Data directory (contains all Bisq data including wallet):
C:\Users<username>\AppData\Roaming\Bisq\btc_mainnet\tor (you can delete everything except the hiddenservice directory)

Linux:

Hint for Debian users:
If you have problems starting Bisq on Debian use: /opt/Bisq/Bisq

If your Linux distro does not support .deb files please follow this instruction:

cd ~/Downloads  
mkdir tmp  
cd tmp   
ar x ../Bisq-64bit-1.5.8.deb  
sudo tar Jxvf data.tar.xz  
sudo cp -rp opt/Bisq /opt/

That instruction is not tested on many different distros. If you encounter problems please report it in a Github issue so we can improve it.

Credits

Thanks to everyone who directly contributed to this release:

A special thanks to our first time contributor:

As well as to everyone that helped with translations on Transifex.

Assets 18
Pre-release
Pre-release

@ripcurlx ripcurlx released this Feb 26, 2021

A newer version is already available! Please don’t use this version anymore.

Release notes

This release improves DAO charts to make it easier to drill into the DAO economics, it ships improvements for Amazon eGift Cards, adds new SEPA countries and the possibility to try out pre-release versions without the need of manual downloads and verification (see settings)...and lots of bug fixes and improvements across the board.

DAO

UI

Trading

Wallet

Reliability

Privacy

Mediation/Arbitration

Performance

Network

API

Development

Assets

No new assets.

Verification

Url of the signing key (Christoph Atteneder): https://bisq.network/pubkey/29CDFD3B.asc
Full fingerprint: CB36 D7D2 EBB2 E35D 9B75 500B CD5D C1C5 29CD FD3B

Import the key:
curl https://bisq.network/pubkey/29CDFD3B.asc | gpg --import
GPG prints a confusion warning: "This key is not certified with a trusted signature!" - See https://serverfault.com/questions/569911/how-to-verify-an-imported-gpg-key for background information what it means.

How to verify signatures?
gpg --digest-algo SHA256 --verify BINARY{.asc*,}
Replace BINARY with the file you downloaded (e.g. Bisq-1.5.7.dmg)

Verify jar file inside binary:
You can verify on OSX the jar file with:
shasum -a256 [PATH TO BISQ APP]/Bisq.app/Contents/Java/Bisq-1.5.7.jar
The output need to match the value from the Bisq-1.5.7.jar.txt file.

Known issues with installation

macOS Catalina:

Bisq can't be opened because Apple cannot check it for malicious software

This happens the first time Bisq is run on macOS Catalina. It is because a new security feature in Catalina has newer requirements of how apps are packaged. We are working on ways to address this (see #3402 and #4196 for details).

Workaround: Right click on the installed Bisq app > Click Open (warning popup shown again, but with new button available) > Click Open

Bisq would like to receive keystrokes from any application.

Discussed in issue #3373, you will see a permission request in the latest macOS version that Bisq wants to receive keystrokes from any application. Unfortunately that is an issue for all Java applications that are run on Catalina right now. We are investigating already how to solve this issue and will fix in one of our next updates.

Windows:

There is a known issue with Anti Virus software. We got several reports from users running into different problems. Either the AV software blocks Bisq or Tor, delete files in the data directory [2] or app directory [1]) or cause such a long delay at startup that Tor gets terminated and a file remains locked which can cause that Bisq cannot be started afterwards. To resolve that you need to restart Windows then the lock get released. We are working on solutions to fix those issues.

If you use Crypto currencies on your Windows system be aware that Windows is much more vulnerable to malware than Linux or OSX. Consider to use a dedicated non-Windows system when dealing with cryptocurrencies.

[1] Application directory (contains application installation files):
C:\Users<username>\AppData\Local\Bisq

[2] Data directory (contains all Bisq data including wallet):
C:\Users<username>\AppData\Roaming\Bisq\btc_mainnet\tor (you can delete everything except the hiddenservice directory)

Linux:

Hint for Debian users:
If you have problems starting Bisq on Debian use: /opt/Bisq/Bisq

If your Linux distro does not support .deb files please follow this instruction:

cd ~/Downloads  
mkdir tmp  
cd tmp   
ar x ../Bisq-64bit-1.5.7.deb  
sudo tar Jxvf data.tar.xz  
sudo cp -rp opt/Bisq /opt/

That instruction is not tested on many different distros. If you encounter problems please report it in a Github issue so we can improve it.

Credits

Thanks to everyone who directly contributed to this release:

A special thanks to our first time contributor:

As well as to everyone that helped with translations on Transifex.

Assets 17

@ripcurlx ripcurlx released this Feb 16, 2021

A newer version is already available! Please don’t use this version anymore.

This is a hotfix that fixes a startup issue with limit offers.

Here are the release notes from v1.5.5:

Release notes

ATTENTION: This release changes the trade protocol.

DO NOT specify trade ID or any other value in the 'reason for payment' field.
LEAVE IT BLANK.

If it is mandatory for your payment service add a dash character ('-') or coordinate with your counterparty over trader chat to agree on a reason for payment.

This change reduces the chances that certain payment accounts get flagged.
Please see #2869 for more details on this change.

This release introduces the option to create limit offers to be able to deactivate an offer if a certain price limit is reached. It also introduces cash-by-mail as a new payment method. In addition to multiple minor UI changes, we squashed lots of bugs and improved reliability and performance of the app across the board.

DAO

UI

Trading

Wallet

Reliability

Mediation/Arbitration

Performance

Network

API

Development

Assets

No new assets.

Verification

Url of the signing key (Christoph Atteneder): https://bisq.network/pubkey/29CDFD3B.asc
Full fingerprint: CB36 D7D2 EBB2 E35D 9B75 500B CD5D C1C5 29CD FD3B

Import the key:
curl https://bisq.network/pubkey/29CDFD3B.asc | gpg --import
GPG prints a confusion warning: "This key is not certified with a trusted signature!" - See https://serverfault.com/questions/569911/how-to-verify-an-imported-gpg-key for background information what it means.

How to verify signatures?
gpg --digest-algo SHA256 --verify BINARY{.asc*,}
Replace BINARY with the file you downloaded (e.g. Bisq-1.5.6.dmg)

Verify jar file inside binary:
You can verify on OSX the jar file with:
shasum -a256 [PATH TO BISQ APP]/Bisq.app/Contents/Java/Bisq-1.5.6.jar
The output need to match the value from the Bisq-1.5.6.jar.txt file.

Known issues with installation

macOS Catalina:

Bisq can't be opened because Apple cannot check it for malicious software

This happens the first time Bisq is run on macOS Catalina. It is because a new security feature in Catalina has newer requirements of how apps are packaged. We are working on ways to address this (see #3402 and #4196 for details).

Workaround: Right click on the installed Bisq app > Click Open (warning popup shown again, but with new button available) > Click Open

Bisq would like to receive keystrokes from any application.

Discussed in issue #3373, you will see a permission request in the latest macOS version that Bisq wants to receive keystrokes from any application. Unfortunately that is an issue for all Java applications that are run on Catalina right now. We are investigating already how to solve this issue and will fix in one of our next updates.

Windows:

There is a known issue with Anti Virus software. We got several reports from users running into different problems. Either the AV software blocks Bisq or Tor, delete files in the data directory [2] or app directory [1]) or cause such a long delay at startup that Tor gets terminated and a file remains locked which can cause that Bisq cannot be started afterwards. To resolve that you need to restart Windows then the lock get released. We are working on solutions to fix those issues.

If you use Crypto currencies on your Windows system be aware that Windows is much more vulnerable to malware than Linux or OSX. Consider to use a dedicated non-Windows system when dealing with cryptocurrencies.

[1] Application directory (contains application installation files):
C:\Users<username>\AppData\Local\Bisq

[2] Data directory (contains all Bisq data including wallet):
C:\Users<username>\AppData\Roaming\Bisq\btc_mainnet\tor (you can delete everything except the hiddenservice directory)

Linux:

Hint for Debian users:
If you have problems starting Bisq on Debian use: /opt/Bisq/Bisq

If your Linux distro does not support .deb files please follow this instruction:

cd ~/Downloads  
mkdir tmp  
cd tmp   
ar x ../Bisq-64bit-1.5.6.deb  
sudo tar Jxvf data.tar.xz  
sudo cp -rp opt/Bisq /opt/

That instruction is not tested on many different distros. If you encounter problems please report it in a Github issue so we can improve it.

Credits

Thanks to everyone who directly contributed to this release:

A special thanks to our first time contributors:

As well as to everyone that helped with translations on Transifex.

Assets 18