This week the developers of the Bitcoin Cash-centric mobile wallet called Yenom have introduced a new Bitcoin Cash Kit (BCK) for BCH developers. The BCK is a Swift implementation of the BCH protocol and the first library (lib) for iOS which represents an important addition to the Bitcoin Cash ecosystem.
Yenom Developers Launch Bitcoin Cash Kit
Bitcoin Cash protocol development has been on fire lately as there’s a slew of new products and services announced nearly every day. Now the Japanese developers who created the Yenom wallet have released a new library called the Bitcoin Cash Kit (BCK). The protocol toolkit allows users and developers to maintain a wallet that enables storing, sending and receiving bitcoin cash without the need to download a full node. In addition to revealing the BCK library the Yenom developers, Hashhub, and the Crypto Age are hosting a mobile phone application hackathon on August 18.
The Yenom team says that application development for BCH isn’t that advanced yet which has led to a lot of developers coding with the Ethereum project. However, Yenom explains that Bitcoin can write flexible smart contracts, but in order to do so the system involves layering.
“In order to solve such a problem, we forked from Mr. Katsumi Kishikawa’s famous Bitcoin Kit implemented in Swift, and developed a library for iOS that anyone can easily develop using Bitcoin,” Yenom details in the Bitcoin Cash Kit hackathon announcement.
The hackathon will be divided into 3-4 teams and the planning and development of a mobile app using BCH must be completed in two days. Before the developers begin there will be lectures on the Bitcoin network and all of its libraries. Prizes will be awarded to the best team who is able to deliver a working mobile app prototype.
Building Blocks for Bitcoin Cash in Swift
The Bitcoin Cash Kit features several protocols that can help developers produce robust BCH platforms. BCK includes encoding/decoding addresses from base58, Cashaddr, P2PKH, and WIF formats. Alongside this BCK also has transaction building blocks, EC keys and signatures alongside BIP32, and BIP44 hierarchical deterministic wallets. Furthermore, there’s also a BIP39 implementation, and developers explain that SPV features are not quite complete yet.
Bitcoin Cash fans and developers seem pleased with Yenom’s newly introduced BCK, especially the introduction of an iOS lib tethered to the BCH protocol. Swift is a popular general-purpose programming language compiled and developed by the tech giant Apple.
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