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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.
Qart Personalizes QR Codes for Bitcoin Cash
Kim 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.
Experimenting With Qart’s Beta Software
After reading about the Qart wallet, news.Bitcoin.com 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.
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 Bitcoin.com 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.
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On Thursday, September 27, Eminent.ly developers announced the launch of an application programming interface (API) called Chopsticks.cash. The Chopsticks API is for application developers or advanced users that are worried about the possibility of a contentious fork this November.
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 Eminent.ly development team launched a protocol that allows application developers and advanced users to avoid any forking disruptions. Essentially they have created in Chopsticks.cash 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.
“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 Eminent.ly (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 eminent.ly 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 Chopsticks.cash 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 Yours.org, the founder of Eminent.ly 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 Eminent.ly 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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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).
With All the Hype Over the Last few Weeks, the 111,000 BTC Wallet Could Be Meaningless
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.
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 Bitcointalk.org 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.
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