Chopsticks API Gives BCH Application Developers Options During a Contentious Fork
On Thursday, September 27, Eminent.ly developers announced the launch of an application programming interface (API) called Chopsticks.cash. The Chopsticks API is for application developers or advanced users that are worried about the possibility of a contentious fork this November.
Chopsticks API Allows Application Developers to Submit Raw Signed Transactions to All Post-November-15-Fork BCH Chains
Everyone knows a Bitcoin Cash hard fork is scheduled for November 15th of this year and at the moment there is a controversial disagreement in regards to the upgrade changes. Yesterday the Eminent.ly development team launched a protocol that allows application developers and advanced users to avoid any forking disruptions. Essentially they have created in Chopsticks.cash an advanced API that allows people to submit their raw signed transactions to all post-November-15-fork Bitcoin Cash chains. Right now there is the possibility of codebase changes stemming from Bitcoin ABC, Bitcoin SV, and Bitcoin Naybc developed by the lead XT programmer Tom Harding.
“Sadly, the probability that the BitcoinCash (BCH/XBC) community will have to deal with a contentious fork on November 15th, 2018 is pretty high at this point,” explains the developers of Eminent.ly (a business-social network that records proofs of referral and interest on-chain). “No one knows how things will go during this contentious forking period, and which Bitcoin Cash forks are going to survive and to be supported by the community.”
The Chopsticks creators add:
Early adopters of Bitcoin Cash and application developers like us at eminent.ly cannot take the risk of losing any of their transactions during this period, and absolutely need to continue operating during the contentious fork — The solution we propose here with Chopsticks.cash is to provide an API that is recording transactions on each Bitcoin Cash post-fork chains (XBC, XBS, XBN, etc).
Advanced Users, Merchants, and BCH Application Developers Will Be Able to Operate Their Businesses Normally During a Conflicting Period
In a post written on the social media network Yours.org, the founder of Eminent.ly Romain Pellerin says that the process of using Chopsticks if the chain splits will duplicate the funds owned on each chain. Pellerin details it will not cost a user any more money to record it in this fashion. “And finally, we will see how things will go and which chain(s) the market will decide to support, and which one to continue operating on,” Pellerin adds.
Chopsticks is currently live and the Eminent.ly development team is hoping more programmers will contribute to the platform’s Github repository. Currently, the API uses a golang written implementation and an SH script, but the developers are looking to provide more clients.
“Bitcoin Cash application developers will not be taken hostage in the conflicts opposing miners and/or protocol developers, and will be able to follow each chain incurring no additional costs — BCH application developers will be able to operate their business normally during the conflicting period,” the Chopsticks creators conclude.
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