Handcash finally releases for iOS devices

Bitcoin SV (BSV) users who are also iPhone users had a very nice surpise on October 8. After a long wait, Apple users can finally enjoy the fully upgraded HandCash wallet, as the popular BSV wallet is now available in the iOS app store.

As has been their habit, the HandCash team didn’t make too much of a fuss at the release initially. They actually haven’t made much of an announcement at all, preferring to wait for users to discover the app on their own.

They haven’t been entirely silent though, choosing to retweet the experiences of users who are now playing around with the BSV wallet and reminding everyone how to migrate to the new wallet, providing a link to a helpful walkthrough incase anyone was having difficulty with it:

Up until this big release, the HandCash app was in Beta, requiring some additional steps to get working on iOS devices. Alex Agut, CEO of the company, noted that they’ve been waiting nearly a month for this process to run its course.

Now that it has, those iPhone users, of which there are hundreds of millions, all have access to one of the best BSV wallets available. The easy to use app has been a favorite of many, and local meetups have often taken up the hobby of recruiting new users by showing them the functionality of the app.

iOS users, either if they had an older version of the app or are trying it for the first time, are getting their hands on features that Android users have had access to since September. Although they will have to potentially migrate to new $handles, the app has an upgraded user interface and bug fixes, making it one of the most professional and user centric wallets on the market for any digital currency.

If you haven’t tried it yet, it’s definitely worth checking out. Early user reviews are that the iOS version of HandCash was definitely worth the wait.

Handcash finally releases for iOS devices

Bitcoin SV (BSV) users who are also iPhone users had a very nice surpise on October 8. After a long wait, Apple users can finally enjoy the fully upgraded HandCash wallet, as the popular BSV wallet is now available in the iOS app store.

As has been their habit, the HandCash team didn’t make too much of a fuss at the release initially. They actually haven’t made much of an announcement at all, preferring to wait for users to discover the app on their own.

They haven’t been entirely silent though, choosing to retweet the experiences of users who are now playing around with the BSV wallet and reminding everyone how to migrate to the new wallet, providing a link to a helpful walkthrough incase anyone was having difficulty with it:

Up until this big release, the HandCash app was in Beta, requiring some additional steps to get working on iOS devices. Alex Agut, CEO of the company, noted that they’ve been waiting nearly a month for this process to run its course.

Now that it has, those iPhone users, of which there are hundreds of millions, all have access to one of the best BSV wallets available. The easy to use app has been a favorite of many, and local meetups have often taken up the hobby of recruiting new users by showing them the functionality of the app.

iOS users, either if they had an older version of the app or are trying it for the first time, are getting their hands on features that Android users have had access to since September. Although they will have to potentially migrate to new $handles, the app has an upgraded user interface and bug fixes, making it one of the most professional and user centric wallets on the market for any digital currency.

If you haven’t tried it yet, it’s definitely worth checking out. Early user reviews are that the iOS version of HandCash was definitely worth the wait.

Bitcoin SV wallet HandCash rolls out version 2.0

HandCash launched a Bitcoin SV (BSV) wallet app that was designed around a simple concept – make it easy for users to send and receive cryptocurrency. Instead of long addresses that were impossible to remember, users could register with names or their own alphabet schemes and conduct transactions with just these names. The wallet has already proven to be highly popular and extremely fast, and has continued to make improvements. Version 2.0 is now ready to be introduced after some final tweaking.

The wallet developers provided details about the changes through the official HandCash Twitter feed, explaining that the new version had been released without a huge public announcement. It subsequently decided to pull back on new migrations from the old “$handle” system as it sought to improve the customer experience, adding that it had found a bug in the UI that had made it difficult for some users to properly upgrade.

Any user who has already upgraded won’t be impacted by the temporary migratory halt, but legacy addresses are going to be disabled as the changes are made.

All HandCash users will ultimately need to upgrade to the new version. The process is simple and consists of downloading the respective version depending on whether or not Android or iOS is used, and then following a series of instructions. These include copying a migration code that can found in the beta version and entering it into HandCash 2.0. The code is specific to each user and HandCash warns that it shouldn’t be shared with anyone else.

After the new account is created, users will need to move their funds from the beta version, the original HandCash, to the new one. This can be accomplished via either a migration assistant in the beta app or by sending them from one to the other using the Bitcoin address.

HandCash 2.0 is more than just an upgrade; it’s essentially a rewritten app. As such, current backups in place for the beta version won’t work when users start to use 2.0. There also is no way to effectively migrate saved contacts, so new lists will have to be created. The $handle system on beta will be disabled after the launch of 2.0, resulting in only transactions using legacy addresses or QR codes being allowed.

It’s important to note that HandCash 2.0 won’t keep any list of $handles that had been used in the beta version. Any existing beta $handle that isn’t claimed by someone prior to November 15 will be released and be made available to someone else, so procrastination on upgrading isn’t recommended.

Jimmy Nguyen talks future of payments with experts at CoinGeek Toronto 2019

CoinGeek Toronto 2019 was probably the most successful Bitcoin conference so far this year. It brought together experts working to continuously improve the blockchain and bring it closer to mainstream adoption, as well as thousands of attendees anxious to hear what’s in store for cryptocurrency’s future. One of the presentations targeted the very heart of what digital currency is all about – the subject of an alternative to fiat – and included a trio of individuals helping to shape the future of Bitcoin SV (BSV) in the payments realm. They took the stage with Bitcoin Association President Jimmy Nguyen and shared their thoughts on where we are and where we’re going. 

One of the panelists was Alex Agut of HandCash. The CEO explained that, while HandCash began as a BSV wallet, the company has moved well past its initial offering. In addition to having created the POP! app to speed up payments for merchants, HandCash has already launched another important app, Cashport. Cashport is a relatively simple application that allows anyone to incorporate a BSV payment method to their Android or iOS app or web platform. It allows users to connect their HandCash account directly to the platform in order to create a revenue stream that can be used for purchases, subscriptions, tips, “likes” and virtually anything for which the user wants to receive payments.

Agut points out that much more is in the works. There will be additions that make accessibility for developers and businesses much easier and which will help spread mainstream BSV adoption across the globe.

Elizabeth White, founder and CEO of The White Company, was on stage, as well. The company’s White Wallet is the first to allow crypto enthusiasts to use their holdings to make purchases on platforms such as Amazon, Steam and Uber, among others, but The White Company is much more than just a crypto wallet provider. It has created a platform that is now used by companies such as Playboy for its subscription service, Kodak for its digital rights management and many others. It is even working with 2020 Democratic presidential candidate hopeful Eric Swalwell in order to develop a platform that would allow for campaign donations to be registered and tracked to ensure regulatory compliance. 

White added that the company may offer support for various digital currencies, but that it has a preference for BSV. This is due to two simple reasons – BSV transaction costs are significantly lower – sometimes 1000% lower – than those of Bitcoin Core (BTC), and BTC transactions sometimes get held up for three days before they can be reconciled. 

The third panelist to participate in the discussion is Harvard-educated Zdravko Loborec. Loborec is the founder of REM Loyalty, a global rewards program that can be used by any entity in any industry, anywhere in the world. The program helps to build brand loyalty and, because of BSV’s global reach and easy onboarding, makes it the perfect solution to increase a company’s customer base. Among many others, one of REM Loyalty’s customers is Canada-based RentPerks, which allows both landlords and tenants to be rewarded for achieving certain goals in the program. 

All of the panelists agree that BSV, and crypto in general, has one major characteristic that sets it apart from all other currency types. Crypto is the only truly global monetary solution. If someone from the US visits France, for example, and pays with a US-based credit card, any currency fluctuations from the time the card is swiped to the time the bank reconciles the payment could cause the cardholder to pay more. However, in that same scenario, a crypto payment is instantaneous and not subject to changes in the foreign exchange markets. 

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運用開始:PaymailがBitcoin(BSV)の「長いアドレス」問題を根絶

英語で読むにはここをクリックしてください。

Bitcoinユーザーと、昔ながらの金融機関からよく聞くBitcoinについてのぼやきは、その扱いにくいことこの上ないアドレスフォーマットについてだろう。とてつもなく長く、ランダムに混じるアルファベットと数字の文字列がBitcoinの送受信に必要となっている。Money ButtonのCEOであるRyan X Charlesは、Bitcoin協会の他の会員と共同*で、BSVエコシステムにおけるこの問題をPaymailで解決した。元祖Bitcoin(BSV)は、現時点ですでに、VISA並みのトランザクションレベルのスケール実際の日々の利用に耐えうることを証明している。面倒なBitcoinアドレスの必要性を排除することでBSVの日々の利用は更に容易なものになった。今ではBitcoinの送金はEメールを送るくらい簡単だ。

· Paymailはユーザーが利用する際にBitcoinアドレスを省略する新しいアイデンティティープロトコルである
· PaymailではEメールアドレスと全く同一に見える実名を用いる
· PaymailアドレスはBitocoinアドレスに比べ、覚えたり、書いたり、タイプしたり、携帯電話で打ち込むのがずっと簡単である
· PaymailはBSVを送受信するあらゆる取引、サービス、アプリケーションで利用可能
さらに:Paymailは送金だけではなく、
· Paymailの立ち上げ時から、デジタル署名と暗号化に利用するパブリックキーの共有用に拡張機能を装備。
· Paymailは既に実用化済。Money ButtonはPaymailを完全に導入・稼働し、ElectrumSVとHandCashウォレットとの互換性も検証済み。Centbeeウォレットも導入を計画中。
· Paymailは特にGmailやその他の著名Eメールサービスなど、既存の身元確認システムと互換性があり、事業者・ユーザーとも既に利用中の身元証明システムを変更することなくBitcoin BSVの利用にスムーズに移行可能。

シンプルさが変化し、障害をかわす

Bitcoin協会の創設者・会長のジミー・グエンはMoney Buttonとその他Bitcoin協会メンバーの協力によるこの簡素化の卓越した達成を称賛する。

BSVはユーザー、事業主からグローバル採用されるよう最注力しているBitcoinエコシステムであるが、Paymailはこれを示す更なる好例である、とコメントしている。

*PaymailはBitcoin SVエコシステム全体のためにnChainMoney ButtonHandcashCentbeeそしてElectrumSVと共同で設計・開発された。またPaymail はBSVをサポートするBitcoinビジネスのリーディング・グローバル・オーガニゼーションであるBitcoin協会のワークショップから生まれた。PaymailはオープンBSVライセンスのもとで利用可能で、Bitcoin(BSV)を扱うあらゆるアプリケーションにて無料で利用可能である。Paymailは5月29日のトロント・コイン・ギーク・カンファレンスで発表されている。

詳細情報・インタビュー・写真についてはEd Pownallまでご連絡下さい。
 [email protected] または +44 7825 064776

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페이메일이 비트코인(BSV)용 ‘긴 주소’ 문제를 근절하며, 현재 운용 중입니다.

영어로 읽으려면 여기를 클릭하십시오.

사용자와 전통 사고방식을 가진 금융기관이 유사하게 비트코인에 대해 가장 일반적인 불평사항 중 하나는 너무 긴 형식의 주소양식입니다. 이는 비트코인을 전송 및 수신하는 데 필요한 글자와 숫자가 조합되어 단어 수가 긴 무작위 문자열입니다. *비트코인 연합의 다른 회원들과 협력하는 머니 버튼(Money Button)의 대표인 라이언 엑스 찰스(Ryan X Charles)는 페이메일을 이용한 BSV 생태계로 이 문제를 해결했습니다. 오리지널 비트코인(BSV)은 현재 VISA에 가까운 거래 수준으로 확장될 수 있음을 입증했으며 실생활에서 매일 유용함을 보여주고 있습니다. BSV는 현재 번거로운 비트코인 주소의 필요를 충족시킴으로 매일 쉽게 사용할 수 있게 했으며, 비트코인 전송은 이메일 전송과 같이 쉬워졌습니다:

· 페이메일은 사용자의 경험에서 비트코인 주소를 제거하는 비트코인 새로인 ID프로토콜입니다
· 페이메일은 이메일 주소와 완전히 똑같은 실제 이름을 사용합니다
· 페이메일 주소는 비트코인 주소보다 폰에서 기억, 기록, 입력 또는 탭 하기가 훨씬 쉽습니다
· 페이메일은 BSV를 전송 또는 수신하는 교환, 서비스 또는 애플리케이션에 의해 사용될 수 있습니다
추가: 페이메일은 단순히 송금용이 아닙니다:
· 페이메일 출시 시 디지털 서명과 암호화에 사용될 공개 키 공유 확장이 포함되었습니다
· 페이메일의 현주소: 머니 버튼은 완전히 구현되고 페이메일을 작동시키며 구현하는 일렉트럼SV(ElectrumSV)와 핸드캐시(HandCash) 지갑과 상호 정보 교환이 가능하도록 테스트 되었습니다. 센트비(Centbee) 지갑 또한 구현할 계획입니다
· 페이메일은 특히 지메일과 다른 유명한 이메일 서비스와 같이 현존하는 ID 시스템과 호환을 할 수 있기에 비즈니스와 사용자는 본인들의 기존의 ID 시스템을 변경할 필요 없이 비트코인 BSV 사용으로 매끄럽게 전환하는 옵션이 있습니다

단순함의 변화, 장벽의 전환

비트코인 연합회 창립회장인 지미 구엔(Jimmy Nguten)은 다음과 같이 밝혔습니다. “우리는 단순성 면에서 이 놀라운 성과를 이룬 머니 버튼과 기타 비트코인 연합회 멤버들의 공동 작업을 진심으로 축하합니다. 페이메일은 전세계의 사용자와 비즈니스가BSV을 채택하는 것에 가장 초점을 맞춘 비트코인 생태계의 또 다른 예입니다.”

*페이메일은 비트코인 SV 생태계 전반에 걸친 이익을 위해 nChain, Money Button, Handcash, CentbeeElectrumSV에 의해 합작으로 설계되고 개발되었습니다. 이는 BSV가 지원하는 비트코인 비즈니스의 세계적인 선도 기관인 비트코인 연합회의 워크숍에서 알려졌습니다. 페이메일은 공개 BSV 라이선스 하에 있으며 비트코인(BSV)의 어떤 애플리케이션에서는 무료로 사용할 수 있습니다. 페이메일은 5월 29일 토론토의 코인긱 콘퍼런스에서 발표되었습니다.

더 많은 정보, 인터뷰 또는 사진을 원하시면[email protected] 또는 +44 7825 064776로 에드 포널(Ed Pownall )에게 연락하십시오.

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Live now: Paymail eradicates ‘long address’ issue for Bitcoin (BSV)

Click here to read in Chinese.

One of the most vocal complaints about Bitcoin from users and the old-fashioned financial institutions alike is the unwieldy address format – a long, random string of alphanumeric characters needed to send and receive Bitcoin. Money Button CEO Ryan X Charles, in *collaboration with other members of Bitcoin Association, has solved this issue for the BSV ecosystem with PaymailThe original Bitcoin (BSV) has already proven it can – right now – scale to transaction levels close to VISA and has shown real, everyday utility. BSV is now making everyday use even easier by dispensing with the need for cumbersome Bitcoin addresses; now sending Bitcoin is as easy as sending email:

• Paymail is a new identity protocol for Bitcoin that removes Bitcoin addresses from the user experience
• Paymail uses actual names that look exactly the same as email addresses
• Paymail addresses are much easier to remember, write, type or tap into a phone than Bitcoin addresses
• Paymail can be used by any exchange, service or application that sends or receives BSV

Plus: Paymail is not just for sending money:

• Included in the launch of Paymail is an extension for sharing public keys for use in digital signatures and encryption
• Paymail exists now: Money Button has fully implemented and launched Paymail and the implementation has been tested to be interoperable with the ElectrumSV and HandCash wallets. Centbee wallet also plans to implement it.
• Paymail is compatible with existing identity systems, particularly Gmail and other popular email services, so that businesses and users have the option to transition seamlessly to use Bitcoin BSV without altering their existing identity system.

Simplicity converts, barriers divert

Bitcoin Association Founding President Jimmy Nguyen comments: “We congratulate Money Button and other Bitcoin Association members for their collaboration on this outstanding achievement in simplicity. Paymail is another example of how BSV is the Bitcoin ecosystem most focused on global adoption by users and businesses.”

*Paymail was designed and developed collaboratively by nChain, Money Button, Handcash, Centbee, and ElectrumSV for the benefit of the entire Bitcoin SV ecosystem. It emerged from a workshop of Bitcoin Association, the leading global organization for Bitcoin business, which supports BSV. Paymail is available under the Open BSV License and free to use for any application on Bitcoin (BSV). Paymail was announced at the CoinGeek Conference in Toronto, on May 29. .

For further information, interviews or pictures please contact Ed Pownall: [email protected] or +44 7825 064776

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现已上线:Paymail为比特币(BSV)解决了“长地址”问题

点击这里阅读英文。

用户和传统金融机构对于比特币最常有的一个抱怨就是地址格式的繁琐冗长,即发送和接收比特币需要一长串字母和数字随机组成的字符。MoneyButton首席执行官瑞安·查尔斯(Ryan X. Charles)与其他比特币协会的成员协作*,用Paymail为BSV生态系统解决了这个问题。原始比特币(BSV)已证明其现在可以扩容至接近VISA的交易水平,并已展示其真正的日常实用性。现在,BSV淘汰了冗长的比特币地址,使其日常使用变得更加简便;如今发送比特币变得和发送电子邮件一样容易:

• Paymail是一种全新的比特币身份协议,可以将比特币地址从用户体验中删除

• Paymail使用的是真正的名字,就像电子邮件地址一样
• 与比特币地址相比,Paymail地址更容易记忆、书写、键盘输入或手机输入
• 任何能够收发BSV的交易所、服务或应用程序都可以使用Paymail

此外:Paymail不仅仅可以发送资金:

• Paymail的推出还包括了扩展共享用于数字签名和加密的公钥
• Paymail现已上线:Money Button已全面实施并启动了Paymail,并且经过测试,其可以与ElectrumSV及HandCash钱包相互操作。Centbee钱包也将其归入实施计划中。
• Paymail可兼容现有的身份系统,尤其是Gmail和其他热门电子邮件服务系统,因此企业和用户可以无缝过渡到比特币BSV,而无需更改他们现有的身份系统。

简易创造收益,繁琐导致流失

比特币协会创始会长吉米·阮(Jimmy Nguyen)评论道:“我们祝贺Money Button和其他比特币协会成员在简易化方面协作取得如此非凡的成就。Paymail又一次证明了,BSV是专注于用户和企业的全球化应用的比特币生态系统。”

*Paymail是由nChainMoney ButtonHandcashCentbeeElectrumSV为了整个BSV生态系统利益,而共同设计和开发的。其诞生于比特币协会(比特币业务的全球领导性组织并支持BSV)的一次研讨会。Paymail可在开放BSV许可证下获取,并可在任何比特币(BSV)应用程序中免费使用。Paymail在5月29日多伦多举行的CoinGeek会议中宣布上线。

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Bitcoin SV Means Business: Why BSV is the Enterprise-Friendly Blockchain

比特币SV意味着商业:为什么BSV是企业友好的区块链

比特币SV(BSV)即为商业所需的比特币,是所有企业应该以其为基础的区块链。BSV是原始比特币的重生,旨在实现中本聪愿景。产生于2018年11月15日颇具争议的比特币现金(BCH)硬分叉, BSV如今已成为独立的区块链和代币。与比特币核心(BTC)和比特币ABC开发计划下的BCH不同,BSV的使命是明确和专注的:恢复原始的中本聪协议,保持其稳定,并使其能够在链上大规模扩容。这是使比特币成为世界新货币(点对点电子现金系统)和服务于世界大型企业的全球公共分类账本的唯一途径。 

原先的比特币企业迅速宣布#我们选择SV(#WeChooseSV),并加强对BSV的支持。事实上,许多最佳的BCH应用——如Centbee、HandCash、Money Button和Keyport TV——已完全转移到了BSV。他们的理由非常一致:BSV意味着商业。这就是为什么所有全球企业都应使用BSV。

  1. BSV承诺稳定的协议。

BSV力图将比特币恢复到中本聪0.1版协议。这就意味着重新启用中本聪操作码,并删除人为施加的限制(例如每个脚本限制为201个操作码)。 该方式笃信原始比特币协议具有维持一个充满活力和可扩容的网络所需的全部。正如中本聪在2010年6月17日所写,比特币的最初设计就是为了保持一生:

比特币的本质是,第0.1版一经发布,其核心设计即已固定,并在整个生命周期中保持不变。

但在比特币核心开发者对比特币进行限制之前,比特币从来没有机会以它诞生的方式蓬勃发展。比特币核心团队人为冻结了1 MB区块大小限制,禁用了大量原始的中本聪操作码,并支持闪电网络(Lightning Network)作为链上扩容的第2层替代方案。 然后并在2017年8月通过添加隔离见证永久改变了比特币。这些变化使BTC远离了比特币的基本设计。

2017年8月,比特币现金出现并试图努力回归最初的中本聪愿景。但后来愈加明显地表现出,BCH开发团体将比特币现金作为一个实验性的游乐场——实施新的交易订购规则,新的操作码,并且每6个月甚至更短时间就冒险推出充满争议的变更。事实上,在2018年11月的网络升级期间,比特币ABC的开发团队在短短一周内实施了三次(是的,三次)硬分叉;它增加了检查点和10个区块重组保护——这些变化破坏了比特币矿工通过他们的工作量证明确定有效区块链的基本作用。BCH现在寻求引入雪崩协议(Avalanche),这是一个预先共识的概念并且朝着股权证明制度的方向发展,最早可能于2019年1月推出。现在甚至有更新的讨论要求BCH将平均出块时间从10分钟缩到更短的时间。什么时候能停下来?随着每次协议的变更,BCH就更进一步偏离比特币,并沦为另一种山寨币。

这对商业是极为不利的。如果基础协议经常因开发团队的突发奇想而发生变更,那些全球大型企业,如亚马逊(Amazon.com)和优步(Uber),就不会投入大量时间和资源在比特币区块链上构建应用程序。这就是为什么BSV只想恢复原始的中本聪协议,然后保持其稳定。 此后任何重大的协议变更都应该是很少见的,并且只有在有力的共识和充分的测试下才能实施。开发人员可以随心所欲地进行试验;但他们应该在基础层上面进行,而不是改变基础。

BSV提供的比特币协议坚如磬石,而非一盘散沙。凭借如此坚实的基础,全球企业可以放心地在BSV上构建稳健的应用、项目和投资——正如放心地在长期稳定的互联网协议上构建一样。 

  1. BSV将成为可大规模扩容的网络。

从始至终,中本聪愿景一直支持比特币大规模扩容。2009年4月,即比特币诞生初期,中本聪在给迈克·赫恩(Mike Hearn)的邮件中写到,比特币“从未真正达到规模上限”:

现有的Visa信用卡网络每天在全球范围内处理约1500万笔互联网交易。比特币仅用现有的硬件就已经可以达到更大规模,而且成本只是信用卡交易的一小部分。比特币从未真正达到规模上限。

因此,试图人为地限制区块大小——比如比特币核心的1 MB上限——就是违背中本聪愿景。 在BCH网络上,开发团队不能像中本聪愿景需要的那样快速扩容;对于2018年11月的升级,他们将默认的区块上限保留在32 MB。相比之下,BSV将其默认值提升至128 MB,这是向更高的区块上限迈出的一大步。BSV路线图终有一天会完全取消区块上限,让矿工自己配置他们接受的区块大小。

与比特币核心和比特币现金阵营不同,比特币SV已展示出更大的区块现在已经成为可能。在2018年11月10日的专业压力测试预览中,比特币SV的软件成功挖出了五个32 MB区块。当时,它们是公链上有史以来最大的。九天后,在主要的专业压力测试期间,我们在BSV链上看到了破纪录的区块——38 MB,以及64 MB。

大型区块对吸引大型企业至关重要。就像公司希望建立一个稳定的平台一样,他们只会在他们知道可扩容的比特币区块链上开发企业级应用程序——提前建立吞吐量以支持其大规模的需求。 除了简单的支付外,企业还需要更大的区块来支持其想要实行的交易多样化,例如代币和智能合约交易。如果您是一家希望为供应链管理、电子数据交换或智能合约构建全球比特币解决方案的公司,您就需要一个大规模扩容的网络。

这就是为什么BSV可以高声而自豪地宣布它在以远高于比特币核心或比特币现金所提供的区块容量“面向商业”。我们希望在2年内看到BSV上的区块封顶为1-2GB大小。通过nChain的Teranode项目,我们未来计划更大的TB级(100万MB)区块,以便BSV能够成为全球公共分类账本,使全球大型企业可用于各种金融和数据交易。

  1. BSV采用专业化方式实现安全性。

正如我一直在强调的,比特币成长和专业化的时候到了。BSV全节点团队对此非常重视。对于实现安全性的工程方法,其采取了加密货币史上从未用过的措施:

  • 提供世界级的漏洞奖赏计划,鼓励世界上最棒的安全研究人员查找并负责任地披露漏洞。对于最严重的漏洞,赏金高达10万美元(以BSV支付),而科技巨头谷歌和微软也在提供这种竞争性的奖赏计划。
  • 在进行任何代码更改之前,遵循定义明确的质量保证流程,并采用顶级安全敏感行业的最佳实践方法。
  • 成为历史上第一个完全经过安全审计的比特币节点实现。在CoinGeek的财务支持下,BSV节点团队聘请了一流的安全审计公司Trail of Bits来审查BSV代码并加强质量保证实践。在区块链领域,Trail of Bits之前曾为Sai、RSKj和Livepeer开展过项目。安全审计工作的成本相当高,这可能是之前在比特币历史上从未如此操作的原因。但借力于CoinGeek,BSV将从专业安全审计测试中受益匪浅。

BSV计划创造行业最佳实践,并对质量保证和专业化工程做出前所未有的承诺。这正是大型企业所需要的企业友好区块链。

  1. BSV拥有规范友好的思维模式。

BSV的支持者不欢迎不必要的监管,但我们知道,在现实世界中创建一个遵循现实法律的平台非常重要。比特币要实现全球采用的目标,就要使企业和消费者确信使用其货币和区块链在法律上是安全的。无论我们同意与否,我们都不能忽视监管公司如何在比特币区块链上运营的法规。这就是为什么BSV生态系统会吸引那些想要在一个规范友好的环境中发展的企业和应用程序。

Tokenized团队就是一个很好的例子。它赢得了CoinGeek的5百万英镑代币化竞赛,这在很大程度上是因为它的解决方案使得代币发行者能够遵循其运营管辖区的法律。这是明智的、商业友好的,并且能够体现BSV精神的。

相比之下,一些BCH的坚定拥趸们呼吁采取受法律质疑的做法。在宣传新BCH操作码OP_CHECKDATASIG(或OP_DATASIGVERIFY)的优点时,Bitcoin.com的首席技术官埃米尔 · 奥尔登堡(Emil Oldenburg)建议将其用于赌博应用,例如“链上投注”或“赌注”和“托管服务”。他所描述的是一个在没有实际金融资产被交易的情况下对资产价格的上涨或下跌进行下注的市场;根据美国和其他国家法律,这实际上是一个非法的“投机商号”。

更糟的是,在一则视频声明中,Bitcoin.com的首席执行官罗杰·弗(Roger Ver)建议BCH区块链可用于购买非法药物以及进行任何此类型的交易,并说道:

[比特币允许]免许可证使用。无论你想做什么,你都不需要任何许可。如果你想在网上赌博,完全没问题。如果你想在网上购买毒品,也完全没有问题。  

我支持每个人有保留自己意见的权利,并且不对政府如何管理赌博、毒品或其他任何事情持任何立场。但是,如果比特币被作为非法使用来推广,它将不会成长为全球数十亿人所接受和使用的比特币。这不仅吓跑了大型企业,还将带来更严格的政府监督。这就是为什么BSV的理念是负责任地行事,尊重法律,以吸引企业使用。   

企业选择SV

BSV的企业友好方式可以轻松吸引合理的比特币业务。一些最优秀的应用程序创始人在解释他们为什么说#我们选择SV(#WeChooseSV)时,恰恰呼应了我们的想法:

HandCash的联合创始人亚历克斯·阿古特(Alex Agut)写道:

在全球采用方面,比特币SV与我们更一致,保持比特币合法并在协议上面进行创新,而不是扰乱它并一次又一次地导致分裂。

Keyport TV的联合创始人苏曼斯·奈帕利(Sumanth Neppali)解释道:

我们寻求稳定性,我们不想要每6个月就有一次“升级”。

比特币不是开发者的游乐场。货币不是每6个月就发布新东西的Javascript框架。

比特币的设计是完整的。

Money Button/Yours.org 联合创始人瑞安·查尔斯(Ryan X Charles)观察道:

比特币SV是最接近原始比特币协议的区块链。

比特币SV致力于保持基本协议——“一成不变”。从我们的角度来看,这是非常可取的,因为现在的协议足以让我们的业务无限期地走向未来。

比特币SV了解扩容的紧要性。

在比特币诞生10年后,是时候完全实现中本聪愿景了。为此,我们必须构建一个专为商业设计的区块链:满足真实的企业需求、供真实的人们使用,并遵守真正的法律。这意味着我们需要一个稳定的协议,允许大规模扩容,并为实现安全性添加专业化方法。这就是BSV方式,这就是为什么比特币SV意味着商业。

Bitcoin SV Means Business: Why BSV is the Enterprise-Friendly Blockchain

Bitcoin SV means business: Why BSV is the enterprise-friendly blockchain

Bitcoin SV (BSV) is Bitcoin meant for business, and is the blockchain all enterprises should build upon. BSV is the rebirth of the original Bitcoin, designed to fulfil the Satoshi Vision. Emerging from the contentious November 15, 2018 hard fork of the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network, BSV now stands as its own chain and token. Unlike Bitcoin Core (BTC) and BCH under Bitcoin ABC’s development plan, BSV’s mission is clear and focused: restore the original Satoshi protocol, keep it stable, and enable it to massively scale on-chain. That is the only way to make Bitcoin the world’s new money (a peer-to-peer electronic cash system) and the global public ledger for the world’s biggest enterprises.

Since the November hard fork, native Bitcoin businesses have quickly announced #WeChooseSV, and added support for BSV. In fact, many of the best BCH applications – such as Centbee, HandCash, Money Button, and Keyport TV – have moved exclusively over to BSV. Their reasons are strikingly consistent: BSV means business. Here’s why all global enterprises should use BSV.

1. BSV promises a stable protocol.

BSV seeks to restore Bitcoin to Satoshi’s version 0.1 protocol. This means re-enabling the Satoshi opcodes, and removing artificially-imposed limits (such as the limit of 201 op codes per script). The approach rests on the belief that the original Bitcoin protocol has all it needs to sustain a vibrant, scalable network. As Satoshi wrote on June 17, 2010, Bitcoin’s original design was meant to remain for a lifetime:

The nature of Bitcoin is such that once version 0.1 was released, the core design was set in stone for the rest of its lifetime.

But Bitcoin never had the opportunity to flourish the way it was born to be, before Bitcoin Core developers restricted it. The Bitcoin Core group froze an artificial 1 MB block size limit, disabled numerous original Satoshi opcodes, and supports the Lightning Network as a Layer-2 alternative to on-chain scaling. It then forever altered Bitcoin by adding Segregated Witness in August 2017. These changes moved BTC far away from Bitcoin’s fundamental design.

In August 2017, Bitcoin Cash emerged as a supposed effort to reclaim the original Satoshi Vision. But it later became clear that BCH developer groups treat Bitcoin Cash as an experimental playground –implementing new transaction ordering rules, new op codes, and risking controversial changes every 6 months or even faster. In fact, during the November 2018 network upgrade, Bitcoin ABC’s developer team implemented three (yes, three) hard forks within just one week; it added checkpoints and 10 block reorganization protection — changes which undermine the fundamental role of Bitcoin miners to determine the valid blockchain through their Proof of Work. As early as January 2019, BCH now seeks to introduce Avalanche, a pre-consensus concept and move towards a Proof of Stake system. There’s even renewed discussion now for BCH to reduce the block interval from 10 minutes to a significantly shorter period. When will it stop? With each protocol change, BCH moves further away from Bitcoin, and has become another alt-coin.

That’s not good for business. The world’s largest enterprises, such as Amazon.com and Uber, will not invest significant time and resources to build applications on Bitcoin’s blockchain, if the base protocol frequently changes at a developer group’s whim. That is why BSV simply wants to restore the original Satoshi protocol, and then keep it stable. Any significant protocol changes after that should be rare, and implemented only with strong consensus and adequate testing. Developers can experiment all they want; but they should do so on top of the base layer rather than change the foundation.

BSV offers a Bitcoin protocol that is solid rock, not moving sand. With a solid-rock foundation, global businesses can reliably build robust applications, projects, and ventures upon BSV – just as they reliably build upon the long-stable Internet protocol.

2. BSV will be a massively scalable network.

Since the beginning, the Satoshi Vision was always for Bitcoin to massively scale. In April 2009, in Bitcoin’s infancy, Satoshi Nakamoto wrote to Mike Hearn that Bitcoin “never really hits a scale ceiling:”

The existing Visa credit card network processes about 15 million Internet purchases per day worldwide. Bitcoin can already scale much larger than that with existing hardware for a fraction of the cost. It never really hits a scale ceiling.

Therefore, attempts to artificially limit the block size – such as Bitcoin Core’s 1 MB cap – violate the Satoshi Vision. On the BCH network, developer groups are not open to scaling as quickly as the Satoshi Vision needs; for the November 2018 upgrade, they kept their default block cap at 32 MB. In contrast, BSV raised its default to 128 MB, as a big step towards even higher block caps. The BSV roadmap will one day remove the block cap entirely, and let miners configure for themselves what block sizes they will accept.

Unlike the Bitcoin Core and Bitcoin Cash camps, Bitcoin SV has already shown that bigger blocks are possible now. During a November 10, 2018 preview of the Professional Stress Test, Bitcoin SV’s software successfully mined but five 32 MB blocks. At the time, those were the largest ever on a public blockchain. Nine days later, during the main Professional Stress Test, we saw bigger world record blocks on the BSV chain of 38 MB and then 64 MB.

Big blocks are critical to attract big business. Just like companies want a stable platform to build upon, they will only develop enterprise-level applications on a Bitcoin blockchain they know is scalable – with throughput capacity established in advance to support their high volume needs. Bigger blocks are also needed to support the increased diversity of transactions which businesses want to perform, such as token and smart-contract transactions, in addition to simple payments. If you’re a company looking to build global Bitcoin solutions for supply-chain management, electronic data interchange, or smart contracts, you need a massively scaled network.

That is why BSV announces – loudly and proudly – that it is “open for business” with a much higher block capacity than Bitcoin Core or Bitcoin Cash offer. We hope to see 1-2 GB size block caps on BSV within 2 years. With nChain’s Teranode project, we plan an even bigger future of terabyte (1 million MB) size blocks, so that BSV becomes the global public ledger for the world’s biggest enterprises to use for all kinds of financial and data transactions.

3. BSV uses a professionalised approach to security

As I have been saying, it’s time for Bitcoin to grow up and professionalise. The BSV full node team takes that seriously. For its engineering approach to security, it is taking steps never been done before in the history of cryptocurrency:

• Offering a world-class bug bounty program to encourage the world’s best security researchers, to find and responsibly disclose bugs. Bounties go up to USD $100,000 (payable in BSV) for the most critical bugs, and rival programs offered by tech giants Google and Microsoft.
• Following a well-defined Quality Assurance process, before making any code changes, and adopting practices from the most security-sensitive industries.
• Being the first-ever fully security-audited Bitcoin-node implementation in history. With financial support from CoinGeek, the BSV node team has engaged Trail of Bits, a top-class security audit firm to review the BSV code and strengthen quality assurance practices. In the blockchain space, Trail of Bits has previously worked on projects for Sai, RSKj, and Livepeer. The cost for security audit work is significant, which is likely why it has never been done before in Bitcoin’s history. But thanks to CoinGeek, BSV will benefit from professional security audit testing.

BSV has a plan to create industry best practices, and deliver unprecedented commitment to quality assurance and professionalised engineering. That’s exactly what big businesses want for an enterprise-friendly blockchain.

4. BSV has a regulation-friendly mindset.

BSV’s supporters do not invite unnecessary regulation, but we know it is important to create a platform that lives in the real world, with real laws. For Bitcoin to achieve global adoption, businesses and consumers need confidence that using its currency and blockchain is legally safe. Whether we agree with them or not, we cannot ignore regulations that govern how a company operates on the Bitcoin blockchain. That is why the BSV ecosystem attracts businesses and applications who want to build in a regulation-friendly environment.

A good example is the Tokenized team, which won CoinGeek’s £5 million tokenisation contest in large part because its solution enables a token issuer to comply with laws in its operating jurisdictions. That’s smart, business-friendly, and indicative of the BSV ethos.

In contrast, some of BCH’s strongest advocates call for legally questionable practices. When extolling the virtues of new BCH opcode OP_CHECKDATASIG (or OP_DATASIGVERIFY), Bitcoin.com’s CTO Emil Oldenburg proposed using it for gambling applications, such as “on-chain bets” or “wagers” and “escrow services.” What he describes is a marketplace of bets on the rise or fall of an asset’s price, without the actual financial asset being traded; that is actually an illegal “bucket shop” under U.S. and other laws.

Even worse, in a video statement, Bitcoin.com’s CEO Roger Ver suggests the BCH blockchain can be used for transactions to buy illegal drugs, and any type of transactions for that matter, saying that:

[Bitcoin allows for] permission-less use. You don’t need permission to do whatever the hell you want with it. If you want to gamble on the Internet, that’s just fine too. If you want to buy drugs on the Internet, that’s just fine too.  

I support everyone’s right to their own opinion, and take no position on how governments should regulate gambling, narcotics, or anything else. But Bitcoin will not grow to global adoption and use by billions of people, if it is promoted with illegal use cases. That scares away big businesses, and will just bring heightened government scrutiny. That is why BSV’s ethos is to act responsibly, respect the law, and attract enterprise usage.

Businesses Choose SV

BSV’s enterprise-friendly approach makes it easy to attract sensible Bitcoin businesses. Some of the best application founders echo our thinking when they explain why they say #WeChooseSV:

HandCashs co-founder Alex Agut wrote:

The Bitcoin SV side is more aligned with us in terms of global adoption, keeping Bitcoin legal and innovating on top of the protocol – not messing with it and causing splits again and again.

Keyport TV’s co-founder Sumanth Neppali explained:

We seek stability, and we do not want an ‘upgrade’ every 6 months.

Bitcoin is not a dev playground. Money is not a Javascript framework that every 6 months, something new will be released.

Bitcoin’s design is complete.

Money Button/Yours.org co-founder Ryan X. Charles observed:

Bitcoin SV is the closest blockchain to the original Bitcoin protocol.

Bitcoin SV is committed to keeping the base protocol in place – ‘set in stone.’ This is extremely desirable from our point of view, as the protocol as it stands today is sufficient for our business indefinitely into the future.

Bitcoin SV understands the urgent need to scale.

10 years after the birth of Bitcoin, it is time to fully realize the Satoshi Vision. To do so, we must build a blockchain designed for business: to meet real enterprise needs, to be used by real people, and to comply with real laws. It means we need a stable protocol, allow for massive scaling, and add a professionalized approach to security. That’s the BSV way, and that’s why Bitcoin SV means business.

Jimmy Nguyen is Founding President of the bComm Association and CEO of nChain Group.

HandCash’s POP! speeds up Bitcoin SV payments for merchants

HandCash’s POP! speeds up Bitcoin SV payments for merchants

Cryptocurrency wallet and payment solutions provider HandCash has released an app specifically for merchants to handle more transactions at a time.

The company, through its ‘POP! by HandCash’ Twitter account, said that the new app was capable of 12 to 14 Bitcoin SV transactions per minute, made possible by removing the payment request step, similar to automatic payments in Apple Pay. “With our upcoming cloud infrastructure and some other business-side improvements, we can easily handle around 20 payments per minute if needed,” it said.

During the recent CoinGeek Week conference, HandCash CEO Alex Agut introduced the app, saying, “Our goal with POP! is to create the best checkout experience in the world. Not the best Bitcoin checkout experience, but the best experience, period.”

Brenden Lee of Pay it Forward said, “POP! by Handcash is a great re-imagining of the Bitcoin retail experience. It’s fast, simple and works.” He is currently developing a hardware solution specifically for the app.

“I am in the process of delivering a volume unit to market which I hope will soon be available pre-installed on a hardware-based POS [point-of-sale] solution that includes NFC [near field communication] and a printer,” Lee said.

Lee posted a video demonstration of a prototype device on Keyport TV, in which he conducts eight transactions in one minute using a Nokia 6 phone with Android system. “We are only getting started with this, but already I’d like to show you how much of a performance leap has been created in a very short period time,” Lee said in the video description.

Agut said that HandCash was planning to deploy thousands of contactless point-of-sale machines, “with a business model only possible with Bitcoin [SV],” due to the fast, zero-confirmation transactions on the network.

HandCash is among the leading companies supporting Bitcoin SV and its adherence to what makes Bitcoin a secure, stable global ledger.

HandCash’s Alex Agut: With Bitcoin SV, we have that stability we can rely on

HandCash’s Alex Agut: With Bitcoin SV, we have that stability we can rely on

The events that transpired during the Bitcoin Cash network upgrade last November 15 have affected a lot of projects, including HandCash. Alex Agut, co-founder of the HandCash app, recalled how the November 15 hash war—fought with miners voting between the Bitcoin SV and ABC implementations—caused delays in development time for the company.

“Basically, it delayed the whole company [for] like one month in development time because we had to, you know, we wanted to implement this unified coin thing, we wanted to make sure that all users were attended [to]… We tried to release new updates, fixing things. We had to build our own APIs for things that were falling apart,” Agut told CoinGeek.

It was a mess, to say the least. But that is over and done with, and projects like HandCash are now focused on “building and creating value for the world”—with the original Bitcoin, now in the form of Bitcoin SV.

“With Bitcoin SV, we have that stability that we can rely on,” Agut pointed out. “We don’t know what the other [ABC] guys are going to do, you know, everyday there is a new update and they change the rules of the game and they don’t play nice, they just want to retain the ticker and all that stuff, and it’s fine for them, but don’t count on us going long-term with that plan. As a business, we don’t feel ourselves safe in that network.”

At the recently held CoinGeek Week Conference in London, the HandCash team announced that it is bringing an iOS version of its wallet to market, while plans to also offer HandCash for Apple Watch is set to happen in the spring of 2019. The developers also discussed CashPort, the system that allows apps and games to connect to HandCash in order to allow users to make micropayments.

“HandCash is the Bitcoin wallet you can recommend. Our focus has always been on ease of use and making a very friendly UI that people already know how to use without any instructions,” Agut said.