In August, news.Bitcoin.com reported on a project called Bitcoin Token developed by software programmer Clemens Ley. At the time, the developer explained that the project was in its prototype stage and had plans to launch at the end of the year. Now the creator has launched the alpha version of Bitcoin Token, which gives developers three tools to enable the assembly of applications on the Bitcoin Cash network. The software contains a wallet, a database, and the token solution. The 0.0.1 alpha has been downloaded 103 times.
Clemens Ley’s Creation Becomes the 5th BCH-Based Token Project
The Bitcoin Token project was welcomed by the BCH community when the alpha release was announced on Twitter and Reddit. Some commenters on Reddit liked the idea that Bitcoin Token was an alternative to Wormhole while others asked why the source code was not yet available. Ley’s project joins the slew of other token projects that have been introduced to the Bitcoin Cash network like the Simple Ledger Protocol, Colored Coins, Keoken, and of course Wormhole. Even though the Bitcoin Token protocol uses a similar system to ERC-20, tokens will not clog up the chain with crypto-kittie coins. Ley firmly believes the BCH chain can do far better than the Ethereum network’s token process coupled with scaling.
“Bitcoin Cash can do pretty much everything Ethereum can do – but at a 10-100x lower cost,” the Bitcoin Token creator detailed on a pinned thread on Twitter.
Coingeek Reveals Another Token Solution
The day after the Bitcoin Token alpha release, Bitcoin Cash proponents heard about a different project developed by James Belding, Samuel Georges, Scott Barr, Farid Uddeen, and Brendan Lee. It has been revealed that these developers won the tokenization contest hosted by Coingeek and took home the grand prize of £5,000,000 ($6.4 million).
According to the press release, the new token project built for Coingeek uses existing technology already available on the BCH network. The project does have a website where people can request more information. According to the site, the whitepaper will be published soon. Coingeek’s press statements detail the project’s technical specifications should be available by mid-November.
Since the hard fork last May, there’s been a good portion of token and smart contract projects built for BCH and one of them wants to corner the market. The alpha release of Bitcoin Token marks the 5th project attempting to provide users with tokenization abilities on top of the BCH chain. When launched, Coingeek’s project will be the 6th.
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