@ripcurlx ripcurlx released this Dec 3, 2018 · 112 commits to master since this release

Assets 13

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

Release notes

This release is one of our biggest in Bisq's history. Not only is the Bisq DAO code included for Testnet, but we've also redesigned the client from the ground up. Thanks to @pedromvpg for initiating and leading this Bisq redesign! Of course this release is packed as always with lots of bug fixes and UI improvements in general.

As we have updated to Java 10 and Oracle has dropped support for 32 bit Operating systems we cannot provide 32 bit binaries anymore.

Release notes:

Bisq DAO (on Testnet)

  • BSQ wallet (Send/Receive BSQ)
  • Governance (Make and vote on proposals, create compensation requests, change DAO parameters, issue BSQ)
  • Bonding (Create bonded roles/bonded reputation)
  • Pay asset listing fee with BSQ
  • Proof of burn with BSQ
  • Pay trading fees with BSQ


Payment methods





  • Add 25 new assets:
    Actinium (ACM), Bitcoin 2 (BTC2), Bitcoin Rhodium (XRC), Blur (BLUR), Chaucha (CHA), Croat (CROAT), Dragonglass (DRGL), EtherStone (ETHS), Kekcoin (KEK), Mask (MASK), MoX (MOX), MobitGlobal (MBGL), MonetaryUnit (MUE), Neos (NEOS), PZDC (PZDC), QMCoin (QMCoin), Radium (RADS), Ryo (RYO), SUB1X (SUB1X), Starwels (MAI), TurtleCoin (TRTL), Zero (ZER)
  • Remove not traded assets.


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-0.9.0.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-0.9.0.jar
The output need to match the value from the Bisq-0.9.0.jar.txt file.

Known issues with installation


There are some known issues (not introduced in that release) with installing Bisq on Windows.
The Windows installer does not cleanup or overwrite always correctly the old installation files. If you cannot start Bisq after installation please delete the application directory [1] (not the data directory! [2]). You could also try to uninstall Bisq from the operating system but then the data directory (including your wallet and account data) will be deleted as well. If you want to use the uninstall option be sure to have made a backup first and move the backup afterwards to the data directory location.

Another issue can be 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 or app directory) 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):

[2] Data directory (contains all Bisq data including wallet):


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-0.9.0.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.