Espers [ESP] 2016-2020 integration/staging tree
What is the Espers [ESP] Blockchain?
TODO: Update documentation regarding implemented tech as this section is out of date and much progress and upgrades have been made to mentioned sections...
Espers is a blockchain project with the goal of offering secured messaging, websites on the chain and an overall pleasing experience to the user.
Blockchain technology has the capabilities to change a variety of things in the world and can also be the backbone of a new internet. One place that blockchain technology has not had an impact on yet is website on the blockchain. However, Espers is trying to change that and is well on their way to doing so.
Website on the Chain
Espers Blockchain will keep sites extremely safe and will make them virtually impenetrable, which is creating a new standard for website safety and security. In addition to the security improvements, Espers Blockchain will also ensure that your website is never taken down or removed, no matter what. You will also have complete control of your data, and the sites will feature faster server times.
Developing the usability features: The secured messaging system, masternodes (intuitive node launching and monitoring), smooth sync patch, shrinking blockchain, light clients and much much more.
Custom Difficulty Retarget Algorithm “VRX”
VRX is designed from the ground up to integrate properly with the Velocity parameter enforcement system to ensure users no longer receive orphan blocks.
Velocity Block Constraint System
Ensuring Espers stays as secure and robust as possible the CryptoCoderz team have implemented what's known as the Velocity block constraint system. This system acts as third and final check for both mined and peer-accepted blocks ensuring that all parameters are strictly enforced.
We use an custom internal algorithm known as HMQ1725 to sign blocks and conduct other functions, it takes its name from how it was designed: Highly-Modified-Quark 17-Algorithms 25-Scientific-Rounds
Specifications and General info
Boost1.72, OR Boost1.58, OpenSSL1.02u, OR OpenSSL1.1x, Berkeley DB 6.2.32, Qt5.14 to compile
Block Spacing: 5 Minutes Stake Minimum Age: 90 Confirmations (PoS-v3) | 2 Hours (PoS-v2) Port: 22448 RPC Port: 22442
Compiling Espers daemon on Ubunutu 18.04 LTS Bionic
Note: guide should be compatible with other Ubuntu versions from 14.04+
cd ~; sudo apt-get install ntp git build-essential libssl-dev libdb-dev libdb++-dev libboost-all-dev libqrencode-dev libcurl4-openssl-dev curl libzip-dev; apt-get update; apt-get upgrade; apt-get install git make automake build-essential libboost-all-dev; apt-get install yasm binutils libcurl4-openssl-dev openssl libssl-dev; sudo apt-get install libgmp-dev; cd ~;
Dependencies build and link
cd ~; wget http://download.oracle.com/berkeley-db/db-6.2.32.NC.tar.gz; tar zxf db-6.2.32.NC.tar.gz; cd db-6.2.32.NC/build_unix; ../dist/configure --enable-cxx; make; sudo make install; sudo ln -s /usr/local/BerkeleyDB.6.2/lib/libdb-6.2.so /usr/lib/libdb-6.2.so; sudo ln -s /usr/local/BerkeleyDB.6.2/lib/libdb_cxx-6.2.so /usr/lib/libdb_cxx-6.2.so; export BDB_INCLUDE_PATH="/usr/local/BerkeleyDB.6.2/include"; export BDB_LIB_PATH="/usr/local/BerkeleyDB.6.2/lib"; cd ~;
Personal upload EXAMPLE
cd ~; sudo cp -r /home/ftpuser/ftp/files/ESP-clean/. ~/Espers
GitHub pull RECOMMENDED
cd ~; git clone https://github.com/CryptoCoderz/Espers
Build Espers daemon
cd ~; cd ~/Espers/src; chmod a+x obj; chmod a+x leveldb/build_detect_platform; chmod a+x leveldb; chmod a+x ~/Espers/src; chmod a+x ~/Espers; make -f ~/Espers/src/makefile/makefile.unix USE_UPNP=-; cd ~; cp ~/Espers/src/Espersd /usr/local/bin;
Create config file for daemon
cd ~; sudo ufw allow 22448/tcp; sudo ufw allow 22442/tcp; sudo mkdir ~/.ESP; cat << "CONFIG" >> ~/.ESP/Espers.conf listen=1 server=1 daemon=1 testnet=0 rpcuser=espersuser rpcpassword=SomeCrazyVeryVerySecurePasswordHere rpcport=22442 port=22448 rpcconnect=127.0.0.1 rpcallowip=127.0.0.1 addnode=126.96.36.199 addnode=188.8.131.52 addnode=184.108.40.206 addnode=220.127.116.11 addnode=18.104.22.168 addnode=22.214.171.124 addnode=126.96.36.199 addnode=188.8.131.52 addnode=184.108.40.206 addnode=220.127.116.11 addnode=18.104.22.168 addnode=22.214.171.124 addnode=126.96.36.199 addnode=188.8.131.52 addnode=184.108.40.206 addnode=220.127.116.11 CONFIG chmod 700 ~/.ESP/Espers.conf; chmod 700 ~/.ESP; ls -la ~/.ESP
Run Espers daemon
cd ~; Espersd; Espersd getinfo
for basic troubleshooting run the following commands when compiling:
this is for minupnpc errors compiling
make clean -f makefile.unix USE_UPNP=- make -f makefile.unix USE_UPNP=-
master branch is regularly built and tested, but is not guaranteed to be
completely stable. Tags are created
regularly to indicate new official, stable release versions of Espers [ESP].
The contribution workflow is described in CONTRIBUTING.md.
The developer mailing list should be used to discuss complicated or controversial changes before working on a patch set.
Developer Discord can be found at https://discord.gg/cn3AfPS .
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.
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:
There are also regression and integration tests of the RPC interface, written in Python, that are run automatically on the build server.
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.