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Top Ten Money Button Apps

Money Button is like the Facebook like button, but it’s money. It’s very easy for developers to build it into apps, and it’s very easy for users to pay with it. Transaction fees are zero, and payments cannot be blocked, reversed, frozen or inflated away. As we add features like support for giant OP_RETURN data making immutable data storage apps possible, we’re happy…

Building a Moral Blockchain

We would like to publicly thank the BBC for writing about the events of last week. We are saddened that criminals have used the blockchain. We believe these events present us with an opportunity to take a stand in favor of basic human decency, moral behavior, and law, and against criminality. The blockchain was invented in 2009 by a pseudonymous individual named…

Against Illegal Content on the Blockchain

It is not possible to censor the blockchain, but businesses that write to and read from the blockchain have a moral and legal obligation to moderate morally reprehensible and illegal content. Yesterday, an anonymous user posted illegal content to the blockchain using Money Button. Money Button does not provide any mechanism to interpret or display this content, but BitcoinFiles.org does. BitcoinFiles.org received a notice…

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…