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Rocket Lab launch in New Zealand brings quick, cheap space access

November 11, 2018 |

Cheap, quick access to space has officially arrived — and in some serious style.

Late Sunday afternoon in New Zealand, Rocket Lab successfully launched its third rocket. Dozens of employees gathered at the company’s Auckland mission control center clad in Rocket Lab’s black-and-red colors and…


L.A. Times – Business

Minecraft-Like Platform Craft.cash Brings a 3D World to Bitcoin Cash

November 8, 2018 |

Minecraft-Like Platform Craft.cash Brings a 3D World to Bitcoin Cash

On Oct. 8, a new application was introduced to the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) community called Craft.cash, a BCH-powered onchain platform that’s similar to the popular block building game Minecraft. According to the development team called Blockparty, the Craft.cash game allows anyone to encode colorful voxel data into the three-dimensional world using op-return outputs stemming from BCH transactions.

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Craft.cash: An Artistic Voxel Block World Stored Within the Bitcoin Cash Blockchain

There’s a new voxel-playground available for Bitcoin Cash users called Craft.cash that allows people to create an “immutable decentralized voxel world,” according to the creators. Essentially the platform is a virtual world where users can build environments using different color blocks and onchain transactions. When you first enter the website the platform gives you a Blockparty wallet mnemonic phrase and a text file that also contains the private key.

Minecraft-Like Platform Craft.cash Brings a 3D World to Bitcoin Cash

The open source application does not work for mobile phones, so users have to play with Craft.cash using a desktop browser. In order to build an immutable pattern of blocks in the world, you need to deposit funds into the wallet. The developers say that every transaction costs roughly 1,000 satoshis for network fees and there’s a maximum of 51 voxels (blocks) per transaction.

“This encodes voxel data in a binary format using op-return outputs of bitcoin transactions. With this design we can then look back into time to construct a world up until any Bitcoin block,” explained the Blockparty developer on Reddit.

Bright, Colorful, and Possibly ‘Four Dimensional’

Minecraft-Like Platform Craft.cash Brings a 3D World to Bitcoin Cash It takes some time to get used to the controls that allow you to travel around the virtual world and view the onchain art space without spending any money. A lot of BCH users have been using the application since it was launched and there are various structures, bitcoin cash symbols, and messages written throughout the landscape. There is a large number of colors available to choose from when designing various patterns and structures with the blocks. The creator has said there is no “pure black and white” in Craft.cash and everything in the world has a bit of color.

“This was done to give more room for color scales at expense of missing some things — Perhaps in future, I’ll do something to add more, but for now it’s bright and colorful,” Blockparty detailed. The creator emphasized he is open to ideas and pull requests concerning adding voxel shadows. “I’d like to actually make it possible to have a little graphics config to enable/disable different things at some point,” the creator adds.

Minecraft-Like Platform Craft.cash Brings a 3D World to Bitcoin Cash Even with all the current participants playing around and decorating the Craft.cash world, there is still lots of room to design and participate. Moreover, it is possible to delete the blocks that others have built by paying to remove them, the developer has explained. The well-known BCH developer Unwriter also enjoyed the fact the application uses Bitdb 2.0 and Bitsocket. When BCH proponents discussed the project on Reddit forums, many people complimented it for creating a 3D block placement system. Unwriter responded to the project’s announcement on Reddit and explained that Craft.cash is actually four-dimensional as opposed to three.

“[It’s] even cooler, actually it’s 4D — With an additional axis of “time” — Because everything is stored on the blockchain, they are all time-stamped by block so you can display a snapshot of the universe at a specific point in time,” the developer explained.

What do you think about Craft.cash? Let us know what you think about this voxel universe powered by bitcoin cash in the comments section below.

Disclaimer: Bitcoin.com does not endorse this product/service. Review editorials are intended for informational purposes only. Readers should do their own due diligence before taking any actions related to the mentioned company or any of its affiliates or services. Bitcoin.com or the author is not responsible, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any content, goods or services mentioned in this article. 


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Another Suspicious Package to CNN Brings Count to 15

October 29, 2018 |

CNN was the intended recipient of a third suspicious package, this one intercepted in Atlanta on Monday morning. The FBI and Atlanta police were called to a post office some 1.2 miles from CNN headquarters around 9:30am. The FBI confirmed what they recovered is “similar in appearance to”…
Newser

Housing boom brings a new crop of tall towers

October 19, 2018 |

High-rise living, once a rarity in Southern California, is gaining new favor as reviving urban centers such as downtown L.A. and Hollywood attract thousands of new residents in search of neighborhoods with a big-city feel.

Los Angeles has especially encouraged dense development near transit hubs…


L.A. Times – Business

TMZ

Drake Brings LeBron James on Stage During L.A. Concert

October 14, 2018 |

Two titans shared the stage Saturday night as the king of Toronto brought out the newly minted king of LA. Drake invited LeBron James on stage with Travis Scott at the L.A.’s Staples Center during his Aubrey and the Three Migos Tour. The trio…

TMZ.com

Bitcoin Cash Speaker Series II Brings Leading BCHers Together

October 3, 2018 |

Bitcoin Cash Speaker Series II Brings Leading BCHers Together

Later this month, the London Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Speaker Series II will take place at Huckletree Shoreditch. It’s one of the final times representatives from Coingeek and Bitcoin.com, among other BCH enthusiasts, will meet prior to the November 15th hard fork. Though not overtly about forks, it is a chance for the public to hear thoughts from important developers and marketers about the future of decentralized digital currency.

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Bitcoin Cash Speaker Series II in London at the End of This Month

Mark Hebblewhite, Head of Marketing at Coingeek.com, Gabriel Cardona, Senior BCH Developer at Bitcoin.com and Founder of Bitbox, Alex Agut & Rafael Seibane, Founders of Hand Cash, and Alejandro De La Torre, VP Business and Operations of BTC.com, are part of the lineup set for Thursday, October 25th, 6pm to 9pm, in London for the second Bitcoin Cash Speakers Series.

Bitcoin Cash Speaker Series II Brings Leading BCHers Together

According to organizers at Cryptartica and Coingeek, supported by partners Bitcoin Cash Association (BCA) and Bitcoin.com, the event is “a follow-up to the first Speaker Series event. The series aims to cover the recent BCH ecosystem development and to nurture the local BCH community in London.”

Cryptartica, a co-organizer, bills itself as “early adopters of” Bitcoin Cash, and a “first Bitcoin Cash store.” They’re a “platform in which independent designers can earn cryptocurrency by turning their unique ideas into high-quality and customization products.” BCH shirts, mugs, posters, and assorted swag can all be found on their site. Coingeek, the other principal organizer, is part of the Ayre Group, and it has a news site, a Citizenship Investment Program, a BCH Mining Pool, and it routinely organizes well-attended BCH-related conferences around the world.

Bitcoin Cash Speaker Series II Brings Leading BCHers Together

A Comprehensive Evening

“The first part of the evening,” organizers explain, “will focus on BCH adoption. Mark from Coingeek and Gabriel from Bitbox will discuss about how their companies/projects help spread BCH adoption.” Gabriel Cardona’s Bitbox claims to solve BCH developer redundancies, making it theoretically easier to build applications, and has over 40,000 downloads through more than 100 countries. He’s also traveling the world explaining Wormhole, a BCH way to tokenize on-chain.  

The event also includes Brew Dog, “the first major brewery to accept cryptocurrency, will also speak about their experience in adopting BCH. On the second half, the focus will shift towards wallets. Alex and Rafa, founders of Handcash, will speak about their journey towards creating a user-friendly wallet.” Early this year, “Nchain Group announced they had ‘closed a deal’ that gives the company a large stake in the Handcash platform. According to Nchain, the deal was facilitated through the company’s investment arm Nchain Reaction. News.Bitcoin.com reported on Handcash this past February when the team launched its bitcoin cash beta client for Android phones. The Handcash app allows users to transact with BCH using NFC technology and the platform was created by two developers from Spain, Alejandro Pascual Agut and Rafael Jiménez Seibane,” news.Bitcoin.com detailed.

Bitcoin Cash Speaker Series II Brings Leading BCHers Together

Lastly, “Alejandro from BTC.com will then close the event,” organizers explained. BTC.com is best known for its block explorer, mining pool, and a mobile and web wallet. Last week, these pages outlined a new teaming between BTC.com and Bitpay. “BTC.com has announced its wallet will enable Bitcoin Improvement Proposal 70 (BIP-70) for payment transactions, which is especially helpful between customers and merchants, becoming an industry standard of sorts. The wallet has more than one million users, and with BIP-70 they will be able to buy products from popular processing platform Bitpay, which has a $ 1 billion merchant market,” we documented.

Will you be attending? Let us know in the comments below. 


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Game of Thrones Brings Unwanted Masses to Town

September 21, 2018 |

Marc van Bloemen has lived in the old town of Dubrovnik, a Croatian citadel widely praised as the jewel of the Adriatic, for decades, since he was a child. He says it used to be a privilege, per the AP . Now it’s a nightmare. Crowds of tourists clog the entrances…
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Moscow Blames Israel After Missile Brings Down Plane

September 18, 2018 |

A Russian reconnaissance aircraft was brought down by a Syrian missile over the Mediterranean early Tuesday, killing all 15 people on board, the Russian defense ministry says. The ministry blames Israel for the crash, saying the plane was caught in the crossfire as four Israeli fighters attacked targets in northwestern…
Newser

High-Profile Diner Brings Trouble for Texas Restaurant

August 13, 2018 |

A longtime Tex-Mex restaurant in Houston has been caught up in the volatile politics of the day, with some calling for a boycott of El Tiempo Cantina. And it’s all because Jeff Sessions came to dinner, explains CultureMap . After the attorney general ate there Friday, the owner posted a since-deleted…
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