Introducing bsv: A Javascript Bitcoin Library for Bitcoin SV

Today we’re happy to announce the launch of bsv: a library for cryptography, key management, and transaction building for Bitcoin SV (BSV). bsv is based on bitcore-lib-cash, which itself is a fork of bitcore-lib. Because BitPay does not currently maintain a javascript library for Bitcoin SV, we have decided to maintain the library ourselves for the Bitcoin SV community. bsv is nearly…

The Original Address Format

Money Button now supports the original address format that starts with a 1. We we no longer display cashaddr anywhere, but we do support cashaddr for backwards-compatibility in the button and for withdrawals. If you are already using Money Button, there is nothing you need to do — your buttons now support the original address format. The cashaddr address format was an…

Towards a New Symbol for World Money

Bitcoin (BSV) is a decentralized, honest and public financial system, and it is fundamentally inclusive.  The currency symbol should align with our historic mission to bring this revolutionary form of money to the entire world. Bitcoin is for everyone. It is not simply a brand mark. We are not designing a logo. We are designing a symbol for the world’s first sound…

Against Mandatory Replay Protection in Bitcoin (BSV)

A key tenet of the value proposition of Bitcoin (BSV) is that it is stable, and mandatory replay protection damages this. The only benefits to mandatory replay protection are illusory. We should not add mandatory replay protection into Bitcoin. Instead, we should keep the protocol stable, which will improve confidence in Bitcoin. The arguments for mandatory replay protection are as follows: “Some…

Our Stance Against Censorship and a Public Apology to the Bitcoin Cash Community

We apologize to Robert Miller, freetrader, Kain_niaK, and jessquit for banning you from Yours.org and for deleting your content. We have unbanned all four of you and have restored your content. We are fully committed to providing a censorship-free platform for payments. By design, it is not possible for Money Button to censor payments. Because Money Button leverages on-chain transactions where users…

Why We Choose SV

We didn’t want a split, but the practical reality right now is that there is a split. We have bugs in our anti-split software that we need to fix, and it is a burden to try to fight an uphill battle with a community that wants a split. If we stick with unified coin, our product will become increasingly useless as the…