Tuesday, April 14, 2020

After halving miners must morph into Transaction Processors

As I write this we are just a day past the BSV halving, two days past BCH halving, and another 30 days before BTC halving.

A note on crypto prices

Price changes in alts follows the price of  BTC because alts are  mainly paired against BTC on almost all exchanges. This will remain the case unless we can decouple from BTC.

One way that this can happen is to pair against Tether (USDT). As of today it has a marketcap of 6.5 billion, an increase of about 2.5 billion recently. However Tether will need a much higher marketcap in order to replace BTC.

Another is if a clear winner to emerge out of the BTC, BCH and BSV hash war.

Mining Economics

For the next 30 days most miners will mine the BTC chain. BCH and BSV chains will revert to their foundation miners Btc.com for BCH and Coingeek for BSV.

Mining at a loss, hodling and waiting for the price to rise.

If the halving of BCH and BSV is any guide, BTC. will most likely maintain price prices on a bearish tone. This means that BTC mining will also be unprofitable.

It is unlikely that miners will continue to mine at a loss. Less efficient miners will have to leave until the difficulty adjusts for mining to be profitable again.

Some miners may decide to mine and hold until the price increases, but this is a risky proposition.

For BTC the Chain Death Spiral also threatens like "Democleas Sword".  BTC will be at maximum difficulty after halving, A huge drop in hashrate could trigger it.

Mining dynamics after BTC halving.

Opportunistic mining - On BCH and BTC difficulty is adjusted every block. Some miners will wait until the difficulty adjust low enough before they start mining on the chain. This is more noticeable on the BCH chain.

Price hodling - Miners leaving the BTC chain may choose to mine on BCH or BSV as the chance of these coins doubling will be higher because of it's lower prices.

Pick a winner - This will be hard to predict.

Transaction fee model - BSV wins as it is the only blockchain designed for this.

It is all about transactions

Bitcoin was designed for mining revenue to transition over to transaction fees. The halving in block subsidy was designed to incentivise this. It is incomprehensible how BTC supporters can ignore this simple reality? In the graph above we can clearly see that Fee percentage in blocks between BCH and BSV have diverge considerably after the halving. This trend will continue. BSV will continue to increase the number of transactions per block because it is designed for users to write data to the blocchain.

The major transaction volume on BSV are users writing weather data ( weathersv) and exchange data (preev) to the blockchain. However on the horizon are real enterprise users in supply chain management (unisot) (kowr) and medical data (EHR).

A new model for miners as transaction processors.

There will be a paradigm change. Miners need security of income in order to justify spending millions in hard and soft infrastructure. They will become transaction processors.

They will be able to contract with large enterprise users exclusively to process their transactions thus guaranteeing a reliable income stream. Such contracts will be hard to disrupt as a bond of trust will develop between the parties. It will also incentivise the miner to improve their service in order to keep their customers.

Buy the dip sell the top

For BSV supporters, an opportunity exist to buy the dip and sell the top until BTC halving because it will be volatile. Risky, but if you can time it right, there is an opportunity to multiply your holdings. Use wallets like Exodus, Coinomi and move between BSV and USDT. Warning - It is risky and very difficult to time the bottom and the top and too easy to get emotionally involved. Only risk what you can afford to lose. Remember most people "can pick it but cannot time it".

BSV flipped BCH in January but could not maintain the lead. In all likelihood BSV will again flip BCH before BTC halving. If this happens look for BSV to moon and win the hash wars as miners chase profits.

Monday, April 6, 2020

Paymail is here!! This is the Killer App for BSV mass adoption

Imagine paying someone by just sending money to their personal email address. Yes you can. This is Paymail and it goes into Beta today. The caveat is that it only works with a domain name address.

How it works.

Your email is the gateway to your moneybutton account. ( Relayx, Handcash )

1) You will need an invite to join the beta and you can do that through this link https://mypaymail.co/

2) Upon approval you will be given a mypaymail account example : 000@mypaymail.io

3) Adding new handles

In addition to your assigned handle you can create more handles as on the left side of the form. Each handle will cost $0.85 cents. You can use any amount of payment destination you wish.

4) What is interesting is the custom domian option on the right side.

If you or your organisation uses a custom domain for your emails, those emails can be linked to your payment destination. This means that anybody can pay you by sending money to your email address not your mypaymail handle.

I reached out to mypaymail on the process and they responded with this message.

"What DNS service provider are you using? Could you send me a screenshot of your zone editor?"

If you have a DNS provider that you have to pay for you can use the zone editor to enter the details.


There is an easier way to set up the DNS records but it only works with https://www.ionos.com/ currently. So if you buy a domain from them, an autoconfiguration button appears and it will edit the DNS recods for you. 
also interesting is 

"We are not far from getting Godaddy support, hopefully I will hear from them this week."

This is a huge development for BSV. You can actually pay a real active email address!! 

But!!! Yes there is a but........

"Unfortunately, Gmail does not support Paymail, so we cannot use Gmail Paymails. But you can buy a domain, create a Paymail and start using it. Later, if you want to use the same Paymail as your email address, you can buy a GSuite or Office 365 package."

Unfortunately you have to pay for the service.

So, If I send some money to someones email address will he be able to set up moneybutton and receive that money?

"Currently, the Paymail account needs to exist when your wallet makes the payment. Otherwise, your wallet will return an error. The way to send money to an email address today is to create a wallet and then register a Paymail that matches your email address using a custom domain.

The idea of sending a payment to someone that does not have a Paymail account but has an email address is quite interesting. Also free email accounts are key, as you say. We will be trying to come up with innovative ways to address these issues in the medium term."

What about a smart contract? I link my friends email to a moneybutton account. This allows me to send to his email. He then has to create his own moneybutton account and automatically receive the payment.

And their reply is most interesting

"I just had an idea similar to what you are describing. We need to implement a couple of features to make it possible but it think it is doable."


Yes this means that you can onboard all your friends by sending them money! How many people can refuse that. And if you make this viral with a referral incentive --- Kaboom! Moon Moon Moon.

A word of thanks to Pol Moreno Yeste @ mypaymail for his help.