We are well into spring – a time for rebirth and re-growth. This week has illustrated how the rebirth of Bitcoin through BSV is renewing the creative energy of the ecosystem. We look at all the new applications created this week that illustrate the dedication that exist to make advancing business with Bitcoin SV a priority.
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WhatOnChain is providing access to Bitcoin SV blocks, transactions, address activity, on-chain data, statistics and much more via simple REST API. A RESTful API is an industry standard mechanism enabling the ability to create, read, update, and delete anything you can describe over the web, you can see how powerful and important they can be. In a Bitcoin context this means interacting with the blockchain. WhatsOnChain is releasing a powerful REST API for businesses, entrepreneurs and enthusiasts. This API can be used to broadcast transactions on the following supported Networks:
The team behind WhatsOnChain have stated that more endpoints will be enabled soon.
OpenWifiSV is a new application available on the BSV blockchain. Using an interactive map, a user can see all the free Wi-Fi sources that are available locally around them, wherever you are. The passwords for the Wi-Fi can be discovered to behind a pay wall once users pay a fee (with BSV), they can then log in with the password and access the internet.
BSV forever fund
Bsvforeverfund.com is a new automated payment system. It allows users to pay BSV transactions for processing at a future date. Thus, payments can be scheduled in advance with the ability to schedule in multiple payments. This is a great start in the design of payroll or subscription plan solutions.
Weightless is a fully-autonomous, real-time, public message board that is saved permanently on the BSV blockchain. Users can post messages and links for a small fee (payable of course in BSV) that can be viewed by anyone. Most web applications use a private server to store and serve users data, this application differs in that it doesn’t have a backend, but Instead, this page is hosted on the B protocol and queries a Genesis node for new posts. As long as the endpoint and MoneyButton exists, it will continue to work in the same way indefinitely without any maintenance of any kind.
WebCash is a new Point of Sale (POS) web application powered by Handcash. This is a web application that can be used on iOS, Android, Windows or other devices, and easily accept payments from customers. Businesses will need a Handcash handle or a public Bitcoin SV address to use this app. However, the creators recommend that users have a Handcash handle, which makes it a simple process to install. To install:
• On tablet/mobile device, Open https://www.bsvdevs.com/webcash
• Set up $handle by clicking the profile icon. (Alternatively, enter your bitcoin address).
• Select the local currency, by clicking the dollar sign icon.
• From browser’s menu, select “Add to Home Screen”.
After following these steps, WebCash will be available for a merchant to use at the physical point of sale, with users’ profile and local currency options saved. Upcoming upgrades include, user interface improvements, receipts for payments and more parameter options (i.e., label, messages etc).
This past week saw the first Sci-Fi movie posted on Metaflix, a paid video platform concept of the Metanet on BSV. The movie is “A Trip to the Moon” from 1902 and is one of the oldest commercially successful science fiction movies. The person who upload the motion picture, Ken Sato with the twitter handle @Uncle_Nakamoto, said that he is using the m3u8 file format and it is in a streaming format, so viewers do not need to download all the data for the entire motion picture file.
Users can now Immortalize websites on Bitcoin SV by storing a snapshot of a website on the blockchain using Immortal SV. This allows users to save and archive any websites relevant to them. By using the b:// storage protocol, all web page images automatically get pulled into Bitstagram. it’s also possible to associate web page images with their associated URLs and find them again with the addition of two new protocols to ImmortalSV—MAP (Magic Attribute Protocol) and AIP (Author Identity Protocol), both written by @wildsatchmo and @AttilaAros The creator, twitter user @synfonaut stated, “the goal is to experiment with bitcoin as a public ledger and with services that make revenue through tipping”.
Coin one Exchange
Coin one is a leading Korean cryptocurrency exchange founded in 2014; it is now listing BSV for Korean won (KRW) trading. This exchange has been ranked among the top three cryptocurrency exchanges in South Korea. Coin one, works under an ethos of social responsibility and is a trailblazer when it comes to educating investors about blockchain technology. Coin one was the first Asian exchange implementing multi-signature wallet technology, which safeguards the security of transactions on its exchange platform and provides BSV/KRW trading features that allow you to buy and sell Bitcoins (BSV) directly with the Korean won.
Satoshi Shout out
Jack C. Liu, founder of RelayX and previous senior executive and current advisor of OK Group, has officially partnered with OKEx to launch Float SV, a BSV based exchange. The exchange is to be built on top of the OKNodes Program. According to Jack C. Liu in his recent Medium post “Float SV will deliver a real asset exchange experience by committing to only list blockchains running Proof of Work SHA256 and real assets such as commodities and currencies. Float SV will not list native tokens of other blockchains nor securities or STOs. A portion of Float exchange revenues will be reinvested into Proof of Work”. For his amazing commitment to BSV and leadership in creating a BSV-based exchange focused on only real world assets, Jack Liu gets our Satoshi Shout-out this week.