Tech 26 September 2018

Erik Gibbs

How to develop on Bitcoin BCH

One of the many reasons that sets Bitcoin BCH apart is the fact that the community is proactively working on helping spread adoption of the cryptocurrency. While others opt to sit back and see how the markets play out, Bitcoin BCH enthusiasts understand that cryptocurrency was created for one thing, to be used as a currency. Where Bitcoin BCH also stands out is with development. There are constantly new applications, new innovations and new twists being created and these all serve to show the power of not only the blockchain, but that of the people behind the blockchain.

There are several tools available for developers to use in order to facilitate the creation of new advances for the Bitcoin BCH network. They all provide their own positive approach to app development and have been designed to make it relatively easy to continue the natural progression of Bitcoin BCH. When an obstacle is reached, there are a number of resources available to the community that allow developers to ask questions and seek guidance on how to proceed.

One of the most common sites is developer.bitcoin.com. As the website indicates, developers can “leverage the blockchain to build decentralized and censorship resistant applications. Help bring financial sovereignty to every corner of the world.”

The BITBOX software development kit (SDK) offered by Bitcoin.com “supports all standard transaction types including P2PK, P2PKH, P2MS, P2SH and nullData as well as having full support for all Bitcoin Cash OP codes. Send or receive any amount of money with anyone else, anywhere on the planet, conveniently and without restriction.” This makes it one of the most versatile resources available for transaction development.

Devs.cash also maintains a list of the always growing list of sites that are being built by, for and on the Bitcoin BCH network. Through it, developers can find links to tools such as Insticce, a Bitcoin BCH application programming interface (API) that allows merchants to accept and forward payments. There are also other important links, such as Chainfeed, Bitcore and Flowee included in the section.

Another notable source is BitDB. BitDB “stores every bitcoin transaction in a structured document format that can be queried against like a regular database.” Setting up a MongoDB query will allow anyone to configure a query and build decentralized applications (Dapp). Currently, version 1 is available and it has, admittedly, had a few glitches, but version 2 is reportedly going to be launched shortly.

There is also a very easy to follow guide GitHub. The datacash GitHub page was created by Unwriter, a Bitcoin BCH developer who is also known as being the source of other projects, including Chainfeed and the BitDB network.

As the Bitcoin BCH network continues to evolve and become more robust, its cryptocurrency will also gain favor. Only a year after Bitcoin BCH reverted to its original form that follows the Satoshi Nakamoto white paper, and the community is showing substantially more life than Bitcoin Core (BTC) has shown in recent years.

Note: Tokens on the Bitcoin Core (SegWit) chain are referenced as BTC coins; tokens on the Bitcoin Cash ABC chain are referenced as BCH, BCH-ABC or BAB coins.

Bitcoin Satoshi Vision (BSV) is today the only Bitcoin project that follows the original Satoshi Nakamoto whitepaper, and that follows the original Satoshi protocol and design. BSV is the only public blockchain that maintains the original vision for Bitcoin and will massively scale to become the world’s new money and enterprise blockchain.

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