Bitcoin ABC developers published a blog post on Saturday which discusses the miner Infrastructure Funding Plan (IFP) and the team told the community the software engineers have been “requested” to implement IFP. According to the developers, the code for IFP will be implemented in the upcoming 0.21.0 ABC software release.
Bitcoin ABC Will Implement Code for the Infrastructure Funding Plan in the Next Software Release
Btc.top founder Jiang Zhuoer recently introduced a miner-funded Infrastructure Funding Plan (IFP) that would see a fraction of block rewards sent to core developers working on the BCH protocol. At first, the plan was to use 12.5% of the BCH coinbase rewards and miner participation was required. While some people liked the plan, the proposal didn’t sit well with a number of BCH supporters and people debated the subject for days. Then Zhuoer followed up with the community after hearing the responses and he explained that the coinbase reward would be reduced and instead of requiring other miners to donate they could burn their percentage.
Again, BCH community members mulled over the revised plan and the conversation had settled for a while. Then on Saturday, Bitcoin ABC announced the team would be adding support to the IFP within the next codebase release. The 0.21.0 ABC software release will contain code that implements the rules if triggered by miners via [a] BIP-9 like method. The method would be the same steps used when BTC developers activated Segregated Witness (Segwit) for soft fork deployment. The Bitcoin ABC blog post states:
The new plan addresses several of the major concerns expressed over the last few weeks.