Dear BitCore community,
Welcome to the Q2 newsletter that provides some thoughts on the BitCore BTX and gives an overview about the biggest announcements from the last three months. As always, we love hearing from you, so if you have any thoughts, comments or questions, leave a comment and let us know!
We hope you enjoy this newsletter! Let’s start.
Since BitCore went live two years ago, people all over the world have used it to trade against various other cryptocurrencies and fiats. We love that. But at the end of the day, our dream is bigger. That’s why, from the beginning, we’ve focused on payment systems. As you know, we have finished the BTX integration for BTCPay, AtomicPay, Paytomat, Paybyte, Kamoney and CointoPay meaning that merchants from all over the world can start accepting BitCore as a payment method. For truly becoming the payment option, BitCore (BTX) needs to have a suite of tools to be easily integrated into online stores and shopping carts as well. Hence, having a method to use BTX on WordPress is unavoidable because of the unique features and advantages that are offered by BTX. Today, you can easily accept BTX as a payment for an e-Commerce store. Because, right now, three plugins have been set up for enabling customers such as merchants to receive direct payments in BTX at your WooCommerce-powered stores or with our own BTX solution:
- WooCommerce AltCoin Payment Gateway: https://wordpress.org/plugins/woo-altcoin-payment-gateway/
- Nomiddleman Bitcoin and Crypto Payments for WooCommerce: https://wordpress.org/plugins/nomiddleman-crypto-payments-for-woocommerce/
- Own BTX Solution: https://shop-bitcore.cc/
By continuing to reach milestones like these ones, we’re committing to making BitCore (BTX) as a simple, easy and payment method accessible for all the people across Europe and around the world. Many thanks to Jon, David (Dali_Jolijo), Chris and Fahim for being the actors of the development and the spread of BitCore into payment systems.
New logo and sticker packet
At the beginning of the quarter, BitCore team worked about a new design of the logo. After multiple samples, the community welcomed warmly the last suggestion that you can find on the social medias and the website. Yes my friends, it is time to say goodbye to the old logo and to welcome the new one as your partner for the next years! Here you can see the press kits, basic, full, logos, footer, banners: https://github.com/dgcarlosleon/Bitcore-BTX-graphic-identity/releases/tag/v0.6. We informed all the services to update BitCore logo and we look forward to seeing it everywhere soon.
We also got a new pack of stickers for you. Spread https://t.me/addstickers/BitCoreOfficialSticker2019.
Thank you to Carlos for this high-quality contribution.
BTX is now available for trading on Excoincial and XT. Users can trade BTX against both BTC and the US Dollar. Moreover, we want to inform you that Bit-Z updated the wallet format. Bit-Z now displays the default BTX address format (address of 2xxx prefix mode) which means you can deposit/withdraw on Bit-Z without the BTX address converter. This will provide a positive impact on trading volume and the quality of services of BitCore.
New version of the Electrum-BTX 3.3.6
The BitCore BTX team is pleased to announce a new version of the Electrum-BTX which is a fork of Electrum wallet and works much like it. Electrum-BTX allows users to dispense with backups and blockchain downloads, and also this new version supports Android.
Download from the official LIMXTEC GitHub: https://github.com/LIMXTEC/electrum-btx/releases
Chinese and Africa Communities
We always try to expand our community and geographical borders. Therefore, we have set up the BitCore BTX Chinese and Africa Communities. Respectively, meet Mo Dewei and Opa. They will help to build a robust BTX Chinese and Africa Communities and a bridge between the regional communities and the BTX global community. As the expansion of BitCore is major, they will also build new partnerships with local payment processors, exchanges and more. Welcome to BitCore Family.
During the second quarter of 2019, BTX team has participated to several blockchain events; Coinfest 2019 and BCH19 which offer a unique and colourful mix of different communities, industries, developers, hackers, medias and investors. Read more
On the other hand, we continue our educational seminars in Venezuela with Ivan. Our aim is to teach people and industrials about blockchain technology and BitCore, and help them to start in this amazing and new opportunity. Venezuela will be the BTX´s territory!
Mike Nesbitt from BitCore community renewed the informative video with new BTX logo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQO9eUNLO_E Thanks again Mike!
Have a look our other success stories in Q2.
- TradingView, the world’s largest social trading platform and community of active retail investor integrated BitCore (https://www.tradingview.com/symbols/BTXBTC/?exchange=HITBTC).
- BitCore has been added to OddEvenBets (http://oddevenbets.com/).
- BTX has been listed on https://coin360.com/coin/bitcore-btx. Check the BTX price movement. Moreover, COIN360 watchlist feature enabling us to customize BTX heat maps.
- BitCore swaps on InstaSwap are back online! Swap your BTX with other coins or vice versa.
- BTX was updated to core 0.15.2.0 in Crex24.
- We celebrated the 2nd anniversary of the BitCore. We’re all very much looking forward to what is coming during our 3rd year!
- We have published article: BitCore Whitepaper Now Accessible to English, Turkish, French, Spanish and Russian Speakers: https://bitcore.cc/bitcore-whitepaper-now-accessible-en-esp-tr-rus/
- BitCore & Magnum wallet airdrop rewards are distributed to winners.
Thanks for reading the Q2/2019 Newsletter! Want to learn more about what we do? Check out our website, or download the BitCore BTX Wallet. In the meantime, be sure to follow us on social media to be the first to hear about new announcements!
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Team Email: [email protected]
Making BitCore easier to use is an important goal for the BitCore team. The team’s latest success is the integration of BTX into the Nomiddleman WooCommerce Cryptocurrency Gateway. The BitCore development team created a pull request in Nomiddleman’ Github repository. Our code has been reviewed, merged and uploaded to the Nomiddleman server, meaning that merchants from all over the world can start accepting BitCore as a payment method.
Merchants who accept cryptocurrencies gain several advantages such as access to a broader market, ease of cross-border transactions, buyer anonymity, and the security features vis-à-vis blockchain. Also, they can eliminate intermediaries, chargebacks, and pay lower fees compared to using services like PayPal. WooCommerce is a fully customizable, open source e-commerce platform built for WordPress, and has risen in popularity alongside the acceptance of cryptocurrencies for e-commerce.
Nomiddleman (Bitcoin and Crypto Payments for WooCommerce) has created a crypto payment gateway for the WooCommerce platform. This really extends Satoshi Nakamoto’s vision of not having a middleman in the e-commerce world.
This free, open source crypto payment plugin for WordPress now supports BitCore BTX. Buying goods and services with BTX have never been so easy. Accept BitCore now on your woocommerce store with Nomiddleman plugin! Nothing is required to use the plugin besides controlling your own wallet addresses. They have no servers you punchout to that run proprietary (closed source) code. No registration. No KYC. No fees. No middleman.
Read more about us and the payment gateway at https://nomiddlemancrypto.io.
Team Email: [email protected]
Hey #BitCore community!
We have set up the BitCore $BTX Chinese Community. Meet our #Chinese #Community #Manager, Mo Dewei. He will help to build a robust #BTX Chinese community and a bridge between the Chinese community and the BTX global community.
Welcome to BitCore Family.
Everyone is invited to join the official Chinese community groups:
* QQ: 273219984
Join the open source community and start contributing to the BitCore project, discuss ideas, share your skills, begin building your own app on top of the BTX blockchain.
But we have more for you. Bitcore is also available on @XTexchange for #Chinese #community and everyone.
Bitcore社群成员你们好，我们的中文社群已经建立起来了。莫德威是中国社区的负责人，他将和他的同事带领中国社区成员一起把Bitcore中国社区发展壮大，同时将会和全球各个地区的Bitcore社区保持密切的联系。欢迎大家加入和关注Bitcore中国社区官方的相关社群及媒体资讯：* 电报中文社群: https://t.me/BTXCN* QQ群: 273219984* 微博: http://weibo.com/473500259*链节点主页：https://www.chainnode.com/user/601711请大家加入我们开源的社区，一起为Bitcore做贡献。你可以在这里讨论你的想法，分享你的技能，同时你也可以在BTX的区块链上构建你的应用程序，甚至你可以在上面做得更多。@xtexchange可以为中国社区及其其他所有人提供：BTX/SXC | BTX/BTC
Author: LIMXTEC Team
Email: [email protected]
We’re excited to announce that BitCore BTX is available on the XT exchange Chinese exchange and it is paired with BTC, SCX and USDT!
XT is community-based autonomous trading platform.
Trade here: https://www.xt.com/trade/btx_usdt & https://www.xt.com/trade/btx_btc & https://www.xt.com/trade/btx_sxc
Happy trading all!
#crypto #trading #cryptonews #blockchain #bitcoin
我们很高兴地宣布：BitCore $BTX 可以在@xtexchange 交易所交易，同时开放BTC、SCX和USDT 3个交易对！ #XT是基于社区自治的交易平台。 交易地址: https://www.xt.com/trade/btx_usdt & https://www.xt.com/trade/btx_btc & https://www.xt.com/trade/btx_sxc
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InstaSwap v3.0 is finally live and #BitCore swaps are back online! #Swap your $BTX with other coins or vice versa.
We’re happy to be working with the innovative cryptocurrency exchange platform InstaSwap.io simple fast and secure.
InstaSwap is a Non-Custodial Exchange Platform that allows users exchange directly at market price within minutes. As a privacy focused platform, your personal data are safe and never shared.
Enjoy your trading
Author: LIMXTEC Team
BitCore | [email protected]
WE ARE CELEBRATING OUR 2nd ANNIVERSARY
While things have improved somewhat in the last years, the cryptocurrency space is still filled with theoretical projects and those targeting niche audiences. That was what one of the BitCore core developer, Chris noticed in 2017 in the cryptocurrency industry and strengthened his determination to contribute to change it. In this way, BitCore developers launched BTX on the 24th April, 2017. The main BitCore’s mission is to make digital cash a simple, fast and accessible mean of payments for all the people around the world. The code is open source and has its own blockchain, wallet infrastructure and community. BTX has maximum supply of 21 Million coins and currently the circulating supply of BTX is almost 17 Million coins.
The community-driven effort is the key factor that makes BitCore BTX decentralized. During these two years, BitCore has attracted many people because of its genuine intention to create a financial system centered on the people. Thus, BitCore has earned the trust of thousands of users worldwide that contribute to build, to discuss and to improve the BitCore vision. BitCore is an awesome project thanks to the support of its community. Thank you for your support. You can find the official community links here: https://bitcore.cc/introduction/community/.
Over its 2-year journey, BitCore has repeatedly improved, setting itself apart from other cryptocurrencies with blockchain firsts such as SegWit and Bloom. On the Bitcore blockchain, SegWit was activated a full 4.5 months earlier than on the Bitcoin blockchain. Moreover, BitCore is fully compatible with the Lightning Network and therefore able to support instant payments as well as micropayments. What’s next? BTX developers are working on Masternode feature and Travis integration for BitCore.
Today, BitCore BTX is celebrating its 2nd anniversary. We’re all very much looking forward to what is coming during our 3rd year!
BOUNTY CAMPAIGN for you.
The new campaign, in partnership with Magnum Wallet, starts today. Free BTX coins will be airdropped to the participants.
Subscribe on our telegram channels to get more info
– Bounty Bot —> @BitcoreAirdropBot
ON THE WAY TO THE MOON
BitCore BTX rocket was launched in 2017. On this fantastic spring day let’s go over the significant milestones of BTX’s 2-year history. We have compiled a list of memorable stardates on the way of BitCore rocket to the moon:
The number of ways to store BTX is constantly growing. BitCore has developed a series of wallets to support BTX storage. We always keep them up to date and continue to expand the variety. On the other hand, BTX was integrated in 3rd party wallets.
* Core wallets
* Bitcore QT Wallet
* Software Wallets
* Coinomi Android Wallet
* Coinomi iOS Wallet
* Jaxx Liberty Multi Wallet (Android, iOS & Desktop Wallet)
* ZelCore Multi Wallet (Win, Mac & Linux Desktop Wallet)
* Web Wallets
* Blockchain Financial
* Magnum Wallet
* TSBW (https://bitcore.cc/tsbw/btx/)
* Paperwallet Bitcore
* Hardware Wallets
* Archos Safe-t mini
Many developments are going on to solve the scalability issues for the Cryptocurrencies. BitCore BTX seems to almost have solved this scalability problem. BitCore is currently targeting the financial sector, with most trying to increase the speed of transactions while making its costs cheaper. The principal characteristics that are behind BitCore’s massive popularity among users are its significantly lower transaction fee, faster transaction system, and a very transparent blockchain platform. During these two years, BTX has announced the following integrations, and each one takes the currency a step closer to real-world adoption.
* Komodo BarterDEX (DEX)
* Block DX (DEX)
* CryptoChange (Swap)
* Easyrabbit (Swap)
* InstaSwap (Swap)
* SimpleSwap (Swap)
* BitBase (Physical point)
Breaking language barriers; BitCore whitepaper has been translated into many languages like Turkish, French, Spanish and Russian. We believe that with these translations more people will see BitCore and Blockchain’s transformative potential.
* English (https://github.com/dgcarlosleon/Bitcore_White_Paper_ESP_09_2018/releases/download/Bitcore/Bitcore_Whitepaper_09_2018.pdf)
* Spanish (https://github.com/dgcarlosleon/Bitcore_White_Paper_ESP_09_2018/releases/download/Bitcore/Bitcore_Whitepaper_09_2018_spanish2.pdf)
* French (https://github.com/dgcarlosleon/Bitcore_White_Paper_ESP_09_2018/releases/download/Bitcore/Bitcore_Whitepaper_09_2018_french.pdf)
* Turkish (https://github.com/dgcarlosleon/Bitcore_White_Paper_ESP_09_2018/releases/download/Bitcore/Bitcore_Whitepaper_10_2018_TurksihFinal.pdf)
* Russian (https://github.com/dgcarlosleon/Bitcore_White_Paper_ESP_09_2018/releases/download/Bitcore/Bitcore_Whitepaper_09_2018_.russian.pdf)
A quick overview of what’s happening in the BTX price.
* BitCore is officially supported on TradingView (https://www.tradingview.com/symbols/BTXBTC/?exchange=HITBTC). Meet the Mini Chart Widget at https://bitcore.cc/! Mini Chart Widget displays the price, change percentage along with a basic chart of Bitcore.
* CoinMarketCap: https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/bitcore/
* CoinMarketDaddy: https://coinmarketdaddy.com/currencies/bitcore/
* Investing: https://tr.investing.com/crypto/bitcore/btx-btc
* Blockfolio: https://blockfolio.com/
Best Regards from BitCore BTX team!
Author: LIMXTEC Team
BitCore | [email protected]
BitCore BTX Community!
BTX is excited to connect with you through our quarterly newsletter. We’re constantly growing our ecosystem, in order to make BTX more accessible for both institutional and retail users. On that front, 2018 was an incredible year, and 2019 started with new integrations of BitCore. We forged high-quality partnerships with organizations spanning various use cases. Here, you will find integrations, listings, updates on our activities, news from the BitCore Core Team.
We hope you enjoy this newsletter!
BitCore community believes in us and supports our moves. Thank you for your support/votes for Block DX listing.
Mike Nesbitt from BitCore community made this informative video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbbaKoxjDNA&feature=youtu.be. Thanks Mike!
BitCore team and community are active on social media spreading awareness about BTX; we always try to expand our community and geographical borders. Therefore, we created a NEW BITCORE telegram groups for our Turkish, Slovakia and French community (Join the new groups).
- BitCore BTX (SK/CZ): https://t.me/bitcore_sk_cz
- BitCore BTX (TR): https://t.me/Bitcore_Tr
- BitCore BTX (FR): https://t.me/Bitcore_BTX_FR
Over the past several months we’ve updated several pieces of content on our website, in particular the main page, as well as the Ecosystem. These types of updates require timeliness, and so remain ongoing. Our goal for the website is to share updated content and to give users a quick and easy place to find answers. We want to make discovery of the projects throughout the BitCore ecosystem seamless and give developers the tools they need to build best-in-class products. The website also features BTX’s new roadmap, which details BitCore’s developments and and future milestones, including Evolution (https://bitcore.cc/introduction/roadmap/).
The number of ways to access and hold BTX are constantly growing, and each month we’re excited to add new listings for the BitCore. We are pleased to share that BitCore has been listed on three new exchanges Block DX, Reflextrader and Equicex.
- Block DX is the first true decentralized exchange that enables trading freedom for connected blockchains. Bitcore is tradeable with all the cryptocurrency supported by the BlockDX (https://blocknet.co/bitcore/).
- Equicex exchange listed Bitcore for trade to over 300 cryptocurrencies. (https://www.equicex.com/). This is will be a very exciting avenue for the Bitcore community to purchase and trade their crypto!
- Reflextrader belongs to CointoPay Company that provides BTX trading against BTC (https://www.reflextrader.com/tradeview/BTC_BTX).
Moreover, HitBTC increased the decimals from 6 to 9 for BitCore BTX trading pairs. This had a positive impact on trading and prevents the walls move quickly and possibly disappears.
Equicex prepaid cards are available for BitCore BTX, clients are able to deposit BTX directly into plastic card and virtual card, and convert automatically to fiat currencies like EUR, GBP and USD (https://www.equicex.com/prepaid-card/).
- Blockchain Financial: BitCore has been integrated to Blockchain Financial. Use Blockchain Financial as your online BTX wallet and send/receive BTX throught CryptoWiz! (https://blockchainfinancial.com/).
- Magnum Wallet: BitCore has been integrated into Magnum Wallet. You can store, send/receive your BITCORE BTX coins (https://app.magnumwallet.co/). Users have full control over their private keys.
The project continues to be focused on the payment sector and really delivering on the “currency” promise of the term cryptocurrency. BitCore has announced two new integrations this quarter, and each one takes the currency a step closer to real-world adoption.
- AtomicPay: The decentralized cryptocurrency payment processor AtomicPay, which functions on the WooCommerce, OpenCart and PrestaShop modules/plugins, now supports Bitcore to expedite real life adoption of BTX globally. AtomicPay allows merchants to accept payments in cryptocurrency without requiring private keys (non-custodial). Therefore it doesn’t store client funds. This feature is one of the competitive advantages of it. They make things simpler for merchants at http://atomicpay.io.
- CointoPay: Online stores and services can now accept BTX as payment with Woo Commerce, Shopify, Prestashop, OSCommerce, Magento2x, Zencart, Blesta (see more: https://github.com/Cointopay). You can start to sell services and products with your own Cointopay account and enable BTX as payment method. With the Point of Sale (POS) Android app from Cointopay.com, you can accept orders and receive crypto currency payments from your customers.
Of course, we can’t grow our ecosystem if we’re not investing in the digital asset community. To this end, we took part in a Mallorca Blockchain Days. Thus, we interacted with likeminded individuals, we managed to make some very beneficial contacts, and in addition we had some great talks with people from several different blockchain enterprises (for more details: https://bitcore.cc/mallorca-blockchain-days-brought-the-bitcore/). On the other hand, we continue our educational seminars in Venezuela. Our aim is to teach people about blockchain technology and BitCore, and help them to start in this amazing new opportunity. Venezuela will be BTX´s territory!
Have a look our other success stories in Q1.
- BitCore BTX has announced a new version of the Electrum-BTX. See release notes here: https://bitcore.cc/electrum-btx-3-2-3-with-bip32_prime/.
- Russian version of white paper released 20th of March 2019.
- BitCore is at Medium, follow and read latest news about BTX on this prestigious website (https://medium.com/@BitCore_BTX).
- Livenet; BitCore Machine released. Livenet displays any block and any transaction (TXID) in different sizes. The idea is to visually show the Bitcore blockchain for educational purpose. Let’s have a look at https://bitcore.cc/livenet/.
- Bitcore giveaway rewards are distributed to winners.
Author: LIMXTEC Team
Email: [email protected]
Important update: Bitcore Public Keys
Dear Bitcore community,
Due to potential roadblocks with many hardware and service providers, we have come to the conclusion that it is necessary for us to change the public key prefix. Since we use the same prefix as bitcoin (“1”, “3” and “bc1”), we decided that Bitcore BTX should use the following new prefixes:
Wallets 1xxx -> 2xxx
Wallets 3xxx -> sxxx
Wallets bc1 -> btx
We would like to ask all Bitcore users to slowly but surely upgrade to the new system.
To do so, please follow these steps:
1. Open your Bitcore core / Bitcore-QT wallet.
2. Create a backup of your wallet.dat and store it in a safe place. For example a USB-Stick that you later put in a safe-deposit box.
3. Download the latest wallet and replace the wallet.dat that will be created on startup with your old wallet.dat
4. Bitcore-QT will automatically create new public keys for your private keys, starting with 2xxx instead of 1xxx.
5. It is important to note, that you can only use your old public keys to send to other old addresses and vis versa - you can send only to the new format from the new format. The address formats are not interchangeable.
Please note that the private keys are in no way affected by this change. Any private key is fully compatible with both the old formatting as well as the new one.
The new wallet, supporting the new format only, is still in beta mode but can be download and tested via the official github:
Note: There will be an official release soon. Meanwhile here is a basic tool, to convert old addresses to the new 2xxx format: https://limxtec.github.io/btx-convert/
We also want to inform you that there’s no rush to update, we set a timeframe of 3 months in which we want to complete the transition. After this period bitcore core 0.16 will be released which will only use the new public keys.
If you have any questions feel free to ask here in the forum or on our numerous social media and telegram channels. See https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1883902.msg40724430#msg40724430 for a full link list.
Thank you for your support and for your understanding.
– Your Bitcore team