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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.
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.
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.
Meet https://t.co/rXDr3cv3zt – a “Minecraft on the blockchain”, stored 100% on Bitcoin Cash blockchain and served with Bitdb and Bitsocket.
Created by a developer named “Jt” (He’s not on social media but you can find him in our telegram chatroom) pic.twitter.com/uQULLVb1SE
— _unwriter (@_unwriter) November 8, 2018
Bright, Colorful, and Possibly ‘Four Dimensional’
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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