BUIP134: (passed) Fund another Developer

Peter Tschipper

Active Member
Jan 8, 2016
BUIP134: Fund another Developer
Submitted by: Peter Tschipper
Date: 2019/10/05


I lost my independent funding in September of this year and would like to continue working on the Bitcoin Unlimited project as a full time developer as I have been doing for almost the last 4 years, for the first year I worked free and then later someone stepped forward to fund me.


This BUIP authorizes 96,000 USD a year (paid monthly in crypto) to continue this work. (This is the same fee I started with 3 years ago).

Contributions to this project

Over the last years, for those that may not be aware, and aside from the daily grind of fixing bugs, reviewing code and implementing small features, I’ve made the following significant contributions:


Parallel Validation

Implemented compact blocks and worked with George Bissias to get the first graphene implementation working on main net. We now seamlessly support all three block relay types in BU.

Created the first Bitcoin implementation of CPFP that has the ability to efficiently mine long unconfirmed chains (currently merged in dev)

You can view my daily contribs here : https://github.com/ptschip

What I’d like to do this next year, time permitting

Giga net testing support and development: I currently have a handful of PR’s waiting for testing and merging which will improve block and tx propagation under heavy loads.

Double spend proof implementation.

Research and implement rocksdb in order to see if it can solve some of our issues around database flushing under stress and also improve general performance.

Test an implementation using UDP. This has been on my list for a while, always slips down on the priority scale but would be great to get something that uses both TCP and UDP and can switch back and forth based on reliability of the connection which can be monitored using the request manager.
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Staff member
Aug 22, 2015
As per previous discussion, this BUIP will be included in the November vote.

Peter Tschipper

Active Member
Jan 8, 2016
I don't want to say who funded me, but it started Aug 2016, and it was for the same amount that I'm asking for in this BUIP. In other words, what I'm asking for in this BUIP is the same amount I started with in Aug 2016 and that amount never changed over the last 3 years.