Tech 30 October 2018

Erik Gibbs

Handcash developers release Bitcoin BCH developer’s kit

The developers of the popular Handcash wallet have released their latest creation. They have introduced a software developer’s kit (SDK) called Cashport, which uses Bitcoin BCH as a payment rail and connects to the Handcash wallet. It allows for easier onboarding with users of Handcash and, even better, is free to use. The only fees are those associated with Bitcoin BCH transactions, which are the lowest among the leading cryptocurrencies.

When the project was discussed on Reddit, one user asked if it was similar to a combination of Cash ID and the Money Button. Alex Agut, who was behind Handcash’s designed, said that the correlation was close, but that Cashport went further. He explained, “[Cashport] is also for mobile apps and games—the goal is to create an ecosystem where your money is always available through thousands of apps and games. Just one account—No more deposits or withdrawals, copy and paste or QR codes—Just flows.”

Cashport sits in the background without needed user interaction. This gives developers the ability to focus on the creation of their applications and user experiences. This can be especially beneficial in the development of apps that use a pay-per-minute model or deal with micropayments. Agut asserted, “We wanted a very easy way for developers and businesses to implement micropayments with zero bitcoin knowledge.”

Cashport is a non-custodial solution. This is an added feature and gives users a greater amount of security, as the platform never holds any user funds. The SDK has been made available for typescript and Android systems, with both being offered as open-source applications on GitHub. An iOS version is expected to be released sometime soon.

According to the developers, Cashport is going to be a vital component to monetize user interactions while allowing developers to focus on new app creation. With just a few API (application program interface) keys and the implementation of the SDK, “money has never been simpler.”

This latest application is another example of why the Bitcoin BCH blockchain is continuing to become more important to the digital currency ecosystem. It is the only cryptocurrency that is being developed to serve the real purpose of being used as a peer-to-peer currency and constantly gaining wider adoption because of its strength and value as an alternative to fiat.

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.

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