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.
WhatOnChainWhatOnChain 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:
• STNThe team behind WhatsOnChain have stated that more endpoints will be enabled soon.
OpenWifiSVOpenWifiSV 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 fundBsvforeverfund.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.
WeightlessWeightless 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.
WebCashWebCash 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).