A new platform powered by Bitcoin Cash (BCH) allows users to write memos to the BCH blockchain, tied to specific geographic locations through the Open Street Map protocol.
The platform, called Member, enables censorship-resistant messages to be written to the BCH blockchain, tethered to any location anywhere in the world. It comes as the latest in a series of apps developed for the Bitcoin BCH ecosystem since the upgrade in May, with developers taking advantage of OP_RETURN transactions and bigger block sizes since the Bitcoin BCH protocol was upgraded.
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Member joins the likes of Memo.cash, the decentralised social network, and Chainfeed, a live BCH news feed, as part of the first wave of development on the BCH chain since the technical upgrade just a matter of weeks ago.
With the Member platform, users can write a message and tether it to a specific location by including their coordinates through setting up a BCH wallet with some Bitcoin BCH. The message is then written to the Bitcoin BCH blockchain permanently, with a lasting record of the location to which it is tied.
According to the website, Member aims to be light on the server side, while providing a ‘featureful’ client side platform. “Member is memo transaction browsing software with a client/server architecture. This design allows the client to be featureful (fat) and the server to be simple—Just serving requests on the database.”
“It allows users to choose their client and server separately—Maybe choosing a client with particular features, and a server that is geographically nearby,” the website noted.
Member, which is open source, lets users keep full control over their identity, and is setup so anyone can follow the posts of others from just a BCH public address. The location can be set remotely from anywhere in the world, or there is a coordinate finder which makes it easy to tie messages to your current location.
A number of messages have already been written through the app, including several tied to local businesses worldwide, like Le Gros Bar, a bar based in France, and Southern New England Computer Services in the United States.
Incidentally, if you have Bitcoin Cash-based tokenization solution in mind, CoinGeek is running a £5-million contest for designs that will put tokenization on the BCH chain. The contest is still open, with an adjusted reward and terms, to enable other solutions to also be developed and released open source on the BCH platform. More information about the CoinGeek tokenization contest can be found here.
Note: Tokens on the Bitcoin Core (segwit) Chain are Referred to as BTC coins. Bitcoin Cash (BCH) is today the only Bitcoin implementation that follows Satoshi Nakamoto’s original whitepaper for Peer to Peer Electronic Cash. Bitcoin BCH is the only major public blockchain that maintains the original vision for Bitcoin as fast, frictionless, electronic cash.
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