In the last weeks I have resumed development on MicroCash, a continuation of the refactor/rewrite that myself and Michael Lanthros (https://microcashblog.wordpress.com/) worked on last year, which was based on code I wrote in 2012. I currently plan on releasing the first alpha around February 7 2016. Binaries only, hopefully for all the major platforms. The release schedule for the MicroCash node will for the time being follow my motivations on working on it as I am the only C++ coder working on it. My motivation, as anyone who knows most coders, is like the tide in that it comes and goes. Hopefully though we can get more C++ coders to work on it so it is not so reliant on me. I will be donating around $5000-$10000 to the project so the team can do what is needed, such as buy forum software like this, SSL certs, run servers, and get others involved. I hope others can help out too. So far MicroCash is still in an early state, however the framework and base code pieces for the entire application are nearly present. So it is just a matter of tying everything together and working together on what exactly MicroCash needs to be to be useful to the world. Once we are through the alphas and betas and finally released the source code will be released under a MIT or MIT like license so it will be free to use however anyone wants, like Bitcoin. So yes that means anyone can fork it, and create "altcoins" from it if they want, etc, etc. Not that creating altcoins is necessarily in MicroCash due to the inbuilt possibility for sidechains. My main effort in my recent work has been to fix up and refactor some of Michael's work and give a wallet to the node. The wallet will actually be usable from a web browser as I have created an optional, basic web server inside MicroCash itself (I even borrowed a little code from my custom exchange code ). You just point your web browser at your local node (localhost 127.0.0.1 ) and it will auto-create an admin account for you and then allow you to use your node as a wallet for yourself and other users. I want the experience of using MicroCash to be as simple as running a binary and using your web browser, something everyone is familiar with. Editing config files and such is not a friendly way of operating in 2016. Exported from the same http interface is the API which will take a structure like http://127.0.0.1/user/pass/sendmoney?to=whatever&amount=whatever . The API will be useful to anyone developing services for MicroCash and will be easy to use anyone familiar with the Bitcoin RPC API or general web development. The wallet on the node is basically just a UI to hook into that same API , the idea around this is to completely minimize the work needed to get MicroCash off the ground into a usable state and to make it easier to extend going forward. By making the wallet HTML code it also opens up who can help with developing the wallet and making it better. You'll be able to extend the wallet code yourself in the first alpha released and get a taste for the API. Currrently MicroCash has only one external header-only library called ASIO, but it is included in the source structure, which means the source package for MicroCash has zero external dependencies. Once C++17 is out ASIO can be removed as ASIO will be incorporated into C++17. Currently MicroCash needs a C++11 compiler, going forward the use of latest C++ technology to improve the readability and performance of the code base is a must. I do not want MicroCash to turn into a rube goldberg machine of complexity where only a handful of people on the Earth can understand what it is doing. An important goal with MicroCash is to have the entire source code free, and for the entire source code to do exactly everything needed for MicroCash with no external influence. This is an important goal which must continually be met throughout the life of MicroCash. Reliance on external black box libraries for cryptography, databases, networking, etc whilst making a project sometimes easier to make also open it up to attack vectors and make it harder to debug. Also I heartily ask that anyone who is the slight bit interested in a truly free and secure cryptobank for the world to offer your suggestions, comments, critiques, etc. What MicroCash is at the moment is not set in stone and there are many things which need to be ironed out in regards to things like economics, core features which need to be there, etc. Hopefully some of the other guys will be starting these discussions soon so others can join in and offer their views. Thanks for taking the time to read this.