Tech 15 December 2018Jasmine Solana
bsv, a library for cryptography, key management and transaction building for Bitcoin SV, was introduced early this week, marking yet another milestone for the only remaining cryptocurrency that follows the original Satoshi Vision for Bitcoin.
— Money Button (@money_button) December 11, 2018
Bsv is based on BitPay’s bitcore-lib-cash, except it defaults to the original address format. This is in line with Money Button’s recent decision to dump the CashAddr address format, reverting back to the original format that starts with a 1. According to the company’s CEO, Ryan X. Charles, “Many hardware wallets and exchanges never adopted cashaddr, and although it’s irritatingly the same as BTC, at least we will have consistency between wallets.”
Installing the bsv library is easy: you can use “npm install bsv” or clone from GitHub.
I'll soon be transitioning all my projects to use this library. A great name too, whoever came up with it! https://t.co/Kk1UheoeSv
— _unwriter (@_unwriter) December 11, 2018
Aside from bsv, Money Button also launched the bsv-mnemonic tool for producing and managing BIP 39 mnemonics that are commonly used by Bitcoin SV wallets. Bsv-mnemonic can be found on npm or cloned from GitHub.
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.
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