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New Qart Wallet Gives Bitcoin Cash QR Codes a Personal Touch

October 19, 2018 |

New Qart Wallet Gives Bitcoin Cash QR Codes a Personal Touch

There’s a new bitcoin cash wallet under construction called Qart, a light client that provides the ability to create human-recognizable QR codes using any image. The wallet is currently available for Android devices in its beta phase, but users can experiment with the application before the official launch.

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Qart Personalizes QR Codes for Bitcoin Cash

New Qart Wallet Gives Bitcoin Cash QR Codes a Personal TouchKim Jinyrul is a developer from South Korea who recently published the beta version of a new bitcoin cash (BCH) wallet that offers the ability to modify address QR codes. Jinyrul thinks that QR code technology used in traditional cryptocurrency wallets needs to change so they become more recognizable and personal to the owner. Qart wallet was created to offer this feature to bitcoin cash users and the platform’s addresses can be tied to a customized QR code with a picture of anything the user desires. In a recent interview with the blogger Jared Schlar, the Qart wallet developer explained that the idea was conceived so people can recognize which wallet is theirs by identifying the pictures attached to them.

“As you know, a person can not see any information by just looking at a QR code. I thought it would be more interesting and meaningful to share QR if it could show the personality of the owner,” Jinyrul detailed in his interview with Schlar.

New Qart Wallet Gives Bitcoin Cash QR Codes a Personal Touch
The main account and settings section on Qart wallet.

Experimenting With Qart’s Beta Software

New Qart Wallet Gives Bitcoin Cash QR Codes a Personal TouchAfter reading about the Qart wallet, decided to test the BCH client and made a few custom and recognizable QR codes. The wallet is currently available on the Google Play store for Android mobile devices and tablets, but the Google store warns the app is “unreleased.” This means the platform is still in its beta phase, but can still be downloaded and tested. After opening the platform, the user must agree to a disclaimer. The statement explains the wallet needs to be backed up as it is a non-custodial client and also details the app is still in its nascent stages.

The wallet then creates a BCH wallet, which takes about 30 seconds, and the user is granted access to the first account. Like many other wallets out there, the Qart client syncs with the Bitcoin Cash chain in order to identify transactions. This process took about eight minutes to complete and subsequently less time after the first connection. The Qart wallet is very simple looking and akin to other BCH wallets like the Handcash and Cashpay platforms.

After backing up the seed phrase and observing the main account, there is a little editor pencil on the top right-hand side of the screen. This pencil tab allows you to create a custom QR code for any address on the wallet and many different addresses can be generated. At first, the wallet supplies the address with a generic bitcoin cash QR code, which can also be tethered to the wallet’s addresses. If the user wants to upload a custom image, they simply press the editor pencil and upload a fresh picture. The Qart wallet needs permission to access device files and the camera in order to execute this process.

New Qart Wallet Gives Bitcoin Cash QR Codes a Personal Touch
Experimenting with Qart’s beta wallet and creating a few customized QR codes.

BCH Developers Are Using Handles and Recognizable QR Codes to Entice the Masses

Pictures can be cropped and the amount of QR code pixels can be chosen as well for a variety of different looks. After saving the custom QR codes, the user can share them online through the wallet or save the image for another use case. After making a few Banksy-esque QR codes, the images were tested with the Wallet and the codes scanned without error.

There’s been a lot of innovation in this regard, with BCH wallets using unique ways to make the software more friendly to mainstream users. Many of these concepts are using handles or names tied to a wallet’s protocol instead of using long alphanumeric addresses. Human recognizable QR codes definitely add a personal touch and provide a unique way of identifying BCH addresses.

What do you think about the Qart wallet? Let us know what you think about this subject in the comments section below.

Disclaimer: does not endorse this product/service. This application is in beta and not the official launch. 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. 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.

Images via Qart wallet, Banksy art, and Jamie Redman.

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Mystery Donor Gives $130K to Make Sure Boy Gets Treatment

October 18, 2018 |

A 4-year-old UK boy is $ 130,000 closer to traveling to the US for cancer treatment after a mystery donor contributed that amount to the cause. Zac Oliver was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in May, but he has the near-haploid strain of the disease, which affects just one in…

SoftBank Gives Startups Billions of Reasons to Hold Off IPOs

October 14, 2018 |

If SoftBank secures a majority stake in eight-year-old WeWork through its Vision Fund, the move would likely keep the shared office-space company private for years to come, employing what one venture capitalist calls “a holding-company philosophy.” What’s News Asia


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October 14, 2018 |

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Old Owner Gives Up Salem Witch-Trial House

October 13, 2018 |

A house where a victim of the Salem witch trials once lived is on the market for $ 600,000 just in time for Halloween, the AP reports. The nearly 4,000-square-foot home built in 1638 was once the home of John Proctor, who was convicted of witchcraft and hanged in…

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October 7, 2018 |

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Chopsticks API Gives BCH Application Developers Options During a Contentious Fork

September 28, 2018 |

Chopsticks API Gives BCH Application Developers Options During a Contentious Fork

On Thursday, September 27, developers announced the launch of an application programming interface (API) called The Chopsticks API is for application developers or advanced users that are worried about the possibility of a contentious fork this November.

Also Read: Developers Unveil Two New Bitcoin Cash Full Node Clients Written in Go

Chopsticks API Allows Application Developers to Submit Raw Signed Transactions to All Post-November-15-Fork BCH Chains

Everyone knows a Bitcoin Cash hard fork is scheduled for November 15th of this year and at the moment there is a controversial disagreement in regards to the upgrade changes. Yesterday the development team launched a protocol that allows application developers and advanced users to avoid any forking disruptions. Essentially they have created in an advanced API that allows people to submit their raw signed transactions to all post-November-15-fork Bitcoin Cash chains. Right now there is the possibility of codebase changes stemming from Bitcoin ABC, Bitcoin SV, and Bitcoin Naybc developed by the lead XT programmer Tom Harding.

Chopsticks API Gives BCH Application Developers Options During a Contentious Fork

“Sadly, the probability that the BitcoinCash (BCH/XBC) community will have to deal with a contentious fork on November 15th, 2018 is pretty high at this point,” explains the developers of (a business-social network that records proofs of referral and interest on-chain). “No one knows how things will go during this contentious forking period, and which Bitcoin Cash forks are going to survive and to be supported by the community.”

The Chopsticks creators add:   

Early adopters of Bitcoin Cash and application developers like us at cannot take the risk of losing any of their transactions during this period, and absolutely need to continue operating during the contentious fork — The solution we propose here with is to provide an API that is recording transactions on each Bitcoin Cash post-fork chains (XBC, XBS, XBN, etc).

Advanced Users, Merchants, and BCH Application Developers Will Be Able to Operate Their Businesses Normally During a Conflicting Period

In a post written on the social media network, the founder of Romain Pellerin says that the process of using Chopsticks if the chain splits will duplicate the funds owned on each chain. Pellerin details it will not cost a user any more money to record it in this fashion. “And finally, we will see how things will go and which chain(s) the market will decide to support, and which one to continue operating on,” Pellerin adds.

Chopsticks is currently live and the development team is hoping more programmers will contribute to the platform’s Github repository. Currently, the API uses a golang written implementation and an SH script, but the developers are looking to provide more clients.       

“Bitcoin Cash application developers will not be taken hostage in the conflicts opposing miners and/or protocol developers, and will be able to follow each chain incurring no additional costs — BCH application developers will be able to operate their business normally during the conflicting period,” the Chopsticks creators conclude.

What do you think about the Chopsticks platform? Let us know what you think about this subject in the comments section below.

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Audience Member on Jeopardy! Gives Winning Answer

September 28, 2018 |

It usually takes contestants on Jeopardy! a second or two to come up with questions, but an audience member on Thursday night’s episode had an instantaneous answer for one query, USA Today reports. That person was Maria Shafer, whose boyfriend, contestant Michael Pascuzzi, was being introduced by host Alex Trebek….

Security Specialist Wizsec Gives Insight on the Billion Dollar BTC Wallet

September 18, 2018 |

Security Specialist Wizsec Gives Insight on the Billion Dollar BTC Wallet

The bitcoin security specialists Wizsec has recently explained to the public that the wallet that held more than 111,000 BTC did not derive from the Silk Road marketplace, and it’s also not one of the Mt Gox wallets. Further Wizsec detailed today that a recent article had quoted the organization by cherry-picking quotes which in turn created an editorial that has bolstered unneeded fear, uncertainty, and doubt (FUD).

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With All the Hype Over the Last few Weeks, the 111,000 BTC Wallet Could Be Meaningless

Security Specialist Wizsec Gives Insight on the Billion Dollar BTC Wallet
Bitcoin security specialists Wizsec.

Over the last few weeks, cryptocurrency enthusiasts have been discussing a large amount of BTC that has moved from an old wallet onto a few popular trading platforms. Many people including the person who reported the coin movements have alleged the funds either stemmed from the Silk Road marketplace or it was one of the wallets owned by the now-defunct exchange Mt Gox. The unknown armchair detective and Reddit user u/sick_silk created more than two weeks worth of wild Silk Road fantasies and Mt Gox theories concerning the wallet that once had 111,000 BTC. Then a few Twitter personalities asked the well-known security specialists Wizsec if they had an opinion about the funds and whether or not they derived from the Silk Road or Mt Gox.     

“Curious if Wizsecurity has any thoughts on the origin of the BTC at this address?” Tuur Demeester asks the group over Twitter.

“It’s an old Mt Gox whale, unrelated to Silk Road,” explains Wizsec. The security group further notes to another person on Twitter asking about the wallet stating:

An old Mt Gox whale — Not suspicious in itself, just someone who made a very good investment — Not belonging to Mt Gox, just someone who bought them on Mt Gox back in the day.

Security Specialist Wizsec Gives Insight on the Billion Dollar BTC Wallet
Bitcoiner’s have been used to the game of ‘Telephone’ for years. This is not the first time rumors have spread concerning alleged Mt Gox and Silk Road funds were supposedly going to dump on the markets.

Another Case of FUD Consumes the Crypto-Community

Additionally, on Sunday, September 16 the publication, The Telegraph published an article that allegedly quotes the Wizsec analyst Kim Nilsson. According to the publication’s story, Nilsson was quoted as saying a flood of Mt Gox payouts threatens to “completely crash the market.” However, Wizsec says that the article cherry-picked quotes to create FUD and sensationalism within the crypto-community.

“A recent article quotes me as predicting an imminent BTC market crash due to Mt Gox payouts,” explains Wizsec on Twitter.  

This is FUD with cherry-picked quotes. Mt Gox is nowhere near payouts and the eventual market impact can be greatly mitigated depending on the trustee’s actions.

The story follows the hundreds of other stories involving large bitcoin wallets that some random internet detective found that are also tied to tales of market crashes. Even though nobody can verify the expertise of these random Reddit and sleuths many crypto-luminaries on Twitter and news outlets spew out these rumors like they are fact. We’ve seen time and time again that these rumors involving things like the PBOC banning bitcoin, and random Silk Road or Mt Gox funds dumping on the markets are usually greatly exaggerated. It seems relying on rumors stemming from some random Joe on the internet might not be a good idea.

What do you think about the random people spreading stories about large bitcoin addresses? Let us know what you think about this story in the comment section below.

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Military couple escaping Florence’s path gives birth in Florida hospital

September 17, 2018 |

A pregnant military couple who evacuated as Hurricane Florence approached North Carolina gave birth to healthy twin girls in Florida just days later.
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