A navigational guide through the future of Bitnet
Understanding the Trailmap
The idea of a trailmap was borrowed from Dogecoin. This emerged because the commonly used word roadmap often suggests a rigid path led by a single company or team. Bitnet is a community-driven open source project, and every individual can help shape the protocol’s direction by contributing to the various projects within the Bitnet network and ecosystem.
The protocol has a solid base of principles on which it exists. This is by design to ensure that Bitnet remains decentralized and no single individual, corporation, or organization ever gains full control over the project. Contributions from the community should always stand or fall on their own merits, and the wider community should always determine Bitnet’s path through its adoption and usage.
Defining Success for Bitnet
Bitnet is based on the idea that Ethereum, though greatly innovative and powerful, is not really decentralized. The reasons for this are elaborated in the project’s white paper. Bitcoin on the other hand is truly decentralized and seen as a store of value. However, Bitcoin fails to offer enough technology and doesn’t implement the right monetary policy to function as a real currency. For Bitnet, success is defined by its widespread adoption as a form of currency. Its mild inflationary policy is designed to incentivize daily use, and the programmability built-in will allow for the existence of private and sovereign money on a truly unstoppable and secure network, inherently offering interoperability, accountability, and transparency to other currencies.
To achieve this, Bitnet needs to further develop its scalability technology. It must do this without abandoning proof-of-work, aiming to be as fast as most PoS networks but without compromising security or decentralization. The community needs to grow, willing to bridge the gap between Bitnet and fiat money. Using BTN as a currency is crucial. There’s a need to create a deeply liquid market. This will help incentivize the adoption of Bitnet by merchants across various jurisdictions. Also, introducing new money into the Bitnet ecosystem needs to be incentivized.
Navigating Bitnet's Trailmap
Bitnet’s trailmap outlines the projects the comunity aims to complete and the goals the community is targeting. These are divided into different categories and will unfold in parallel as the protocol matures. The trailmap goals mentioned below may also evolve as the protocol progresses, new users join, and fresh discussions arise among the community about the protocol’s future.
Awareness & Education
Technology & Ecosystem
Marketing & Outreach
Framework & Integration
Bitnet's Community Projects
You can contribute to Bitnet’s community projects or suggest new ones. As a free and open-source initiative, Bitnet welcomes everyone, whether you’re a developer, designer, or enthusiast. By contributing, you have the opportunity to shape Bitnet’s future, collaborate with our growing community, and deepen your understanding of Bitnet’s emerging role in the blockchain sector.
Bitnet Core Client
Bitnet’s core client is primarily written in Golang. This repository is home to the heart of Bitnet’s tech. All contributions are welcome, particularly those centered on speed and scalability enhancements, virtual machine upgrades, mining and algorithm refinements, GraphQL and pre-loaded subgraphs for token and NFTs indexing, and node and storage optimization.
Bitnet Desktop Node
The aim of Bitnet’s desktop node is to make setting up and maintaining a node more accessible for non-technical users, thereby reducing the entry barrier for those not tech-savvy and further promoting network decentralization. This accessibility fosters a more diverse network, ensuring the Bitnet network remains robust and truly decentralized in its infrastructure.
There’s an ongoing effort to translate Bitnet’s whitepaper into various languages, and any community member can pitch in. All guidelines and directions for submitting your contribution can be found on Bitnet’s GitHub repository. By making the WhitePaper available in multiple languages, we aim to make Bitnet’s vision and technology accessible to a global audience, reflecting our commitment to inclusivity.
Bitnet Developer Wiki
We are compiling a comprehensive document library for developers who want to build on Bitnet. Contributors need to write clearly and legibly. They should also be familiar with Bitnet’s core code or the Geth implementation. Having a centralized repository of knowledge helps streamline development processes, ensuring that developers have the resources they need to innovate effectively.