Mike Hearn mike at
Fri Sep 12 18:42:20 UTC 2014

I've open sourced the JavaFX app I was working on for the past six months
or so. Lighthouse is a Bitcoin crowdfunding application that uses some of
the more novel features of the Bitcoin protocol to allow middleman free
fund raising.

There's a video of it in action here:

and some screenshots here:

Additionally I've open sourced UpdateFX, which is an auto update engine
that provides some interesting features:

It's kind of rough still but if anyone is looking for an alternative to the
existing update engines out there, take a look.

I just wanted to say thanks to the OpenJFX team for your help and support
this summer. I've very much enjoyed working both with you all and the
framework you've created. I believe JavaFX is a surprisingly good fit for
the Bitcoin community, because we suffer quite badly from the limitations
and problems of web apps. HTML5 + decentralisation don't mix very well. A
plain old desktop app works better, and JavaFX is a good way to build such


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