Interviews 12 December 2018CoinGeek
HandCash’s Alex Agut: With Bitcoin SV, we have that stability we can rely on
The events that transpired during the Bitcoin Cash network upgrade last November 15 have affected a lot of projects, including HandCash. Alex Agut, co-founder of the HandCash app, recalled how the November 15 hash war—fought with miners voting between the Bitcoin SV and ABC implementations—caused delays in development time for the company.
“Basically, it delayed the whole company [for] like one month in development time because we had to, you know, we wanted to implement this unified coin thing, we wanted to make sure that all users were attended [to]… We tried to release new updates, fixing things. We had to build our own APIs for things that were falling apart,” Agut told CoinGeek.
It was a mess, to say the least. But that is over and done with, and projects like HandCash are now focused on “building and creating value for the world”—with the original Bitcoin, now in the form of Bitcoin SV.
“With Bitcoin SV, we have that stability that we can rely on,” Agut pointed out. “We don’t know what the other [ABC] guys are going to do, you know, everyday there is a new update and they change the rules of the game and they don’t play nice, they just want to retain the ticker and all that stuff, and it’s fine for them, but don’t count on us going long-term with that plan. As a business, we don’t feel ourselves safe in that network.”
At the recently held CoinGeek Week Conference in London, the HandCash team announced that it is bringing an iOS version of its wallet to market, while plans to also offer HandCash for Apple Watch is set to happen in the spring of 2019. The developers also discussed CashPort, the system that allows apps and games to connect to HandCash in order to allow users to make micropayments.
“HandCash is the Bitcoin wallet you can recommend. Our focus has always been on ease of use and making a very friendly UI that people already know how to use without any instructions,” Agut said.
Note: Tokens on the Bitcoin Core (segwit) Chain are Referred to as BTC coins. Bitcoin Satoshi Vision (BSV) is today the only Bitcoin implementation that follows Satoshi Nakamoto’s original whitepaper for Peer to Peer Electronic Cash. Bitcoin BSV is the only major public blockchain that maintains the original vision for Bitcoin as fast, frictionless, electronic cash.
Interviews 17 January 2019
Elizabeth White: Making crypto easier to use in the real world
Listen to the latest CoinGeek Conversations podcast with Elizabeth White and Edgar Radjabli to find out more about how the White Company is developing crypto products designed to make an impact in the real world.
Interviews 16 January 2019
nChain’s Steve Shadders: Bitcoin SV needs to focus on scaling
Steve Shadders, Technical Director at nChain, recently joined Bitstocks’ David Arakelian to discuss a wide range of topics including Shadders history with Bitcoin, why he believes in BSV, what he’s working on, and his hopes for the future.
Interviews 16 January 2019
Bitcoin SV in 2019: An Interview with Jimmy Nguyen
After enabling Bitcoin SV on their algorithmic trading platform last month, the SFOX team was honored to interview Jimmy Nguyen, the CEO of nChain Group, Founding President of bComm Association, and global ambassador for Bitcoin SV.