On Oct. 25, an individual posted a live stream on the Twitch Interactive video platform to show the world how Bitcoin Cash (BCH) proponents can instantly feed his chickens online using zero-confirmation transactions. Since the stream kicked off, people have processed over $300 worth of BCH transactions to feed the fowl.
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Feeding Chickens With Bitcoin Cash
Spencer Lambert, owner of the BCH-powered chicken feed system.
The peer-to-peer cryptocurrency bitcoin cash is being used to feed chickens in an unusual manner. Just recently, BCH enthusiast Spencer Lambert told the public how they can feed his chickens using BCH and watch them get fed in real time on a Twitch live stream channel. To feed Lambert’s chickens, users simply need to send $0.50 worth of BCH to the coop’s address. After the money is sent, a cryptocurrency-powered dispenser flips a switch and pours out mealworms. According to Lambert, the “24/7 stream of our wonderful chicken life” uses the Handcash application coupled with an Iozeta-manufactured, cryptocurrency-enabled touchless candy machine.
On the payment side, users simply send $0.50 of BCH with the Handcash.io handle “$CHICKEN” to start the power outlet. The Handcash wallet uses a name system, otherwise known as a “handle,” to make payments easier than using long alphanumeric BCH addresses. The process also utilizes zero-confirmation transactions, so once a transaction is broadcast, the mealworms are almost instantly dispensed. Lambert explained that the payments “take place in a fraction of a second, more or less instant.” He said he put up the money for the operation, adding that “mealworms don’t come cheap.”
Lambert has referred to his Twitch channel as a “24/7 stream of our wonderful chicken life.”
Iozeta Touchless Dispenser
Lambert’s system uses an Iozeta touchless candy machine to dispense the chicken feed. Basically, users pay the QR code and the machine flips a switch to dispense candy, mealworms or anything else that will fit through the chute. The machine accepts bitcoin cash, litecoin, dash, and ravencoin, but Iozeta also manufactures a cryptocurrency power adapter. Paul Lambert, one of Iozeta’s co-founders, has explained how the candy dispenser works on Youtube:
Once the Cryptocandy candy dispenser detects a new payment to the cryptocurrency address you specify, it activates the ‘payment received’ light and the motion sensor, allowing for candy to be dispensed. When the customer has received the candy, themotion sensor is again turned off.
BCH proponents have commended Lambert’s BCH-powered chicken feeding system on social media forums such as Twitter and Reddit. Many well-known cryptocurrency enthusiasts have also tested the system, including Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong.
This is pretty great – i just fed some chickens with crypto https://t.co/io9S33WpNo
— Brian Armstrong (@brian_armstrong) November 4, 2018
Moreover, Unwriter has created an application called Memochicken, which the prolific BCH developer has described as a “fun but internally highly sophisticated” bitcoin app with a full event-driven architecture.
“(Post) a memo with Money Button, and pick up the real-time transaction event through Bitsocket, which then queries the Handcash handle $chicken for the receiving address, which then queries Coinbase price API for the currency exchange rate for $0.50 in BCH, and then finally send the chickens $0.50 in BCH, which triggers the already-so-cool chicken feeding Twitch stream by Spencer Lambert,” Unwriter explained after releasing the Memochicken application.
Lambert’s Twitch live stream and poultry feeding system can be seen here. The chicken’s first breakfast feeding begins at 9:20 a.m. EDT every day.
What do you think about Lambert’s BCH-powered chicken coop? Let us know what you think about this subject in the comments section below.
Images via Shutterstock, Twitch, Spencer Lambert, Iozeta, and Twitter.
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Three days ago a new freelancer’s marketplace was launched called Fivebucks.com, a platform that allows people to purchase and sell services for only $5. The new website has seen an influx of listings since it launched and all the payments, both inbound and outbound, utilize the peer-to-peer cryptocurrency bitcoin cash.
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Every Service on Fivebucks.com is Just Five Dollars in Bitcoin Cash
This week a new freelancer’s marketplace has launched that allows people to list and complete a wide array of services for only five bucks. All a user has to do is register with a valid email and they can either add a listing or peruse through the eight categories of services offered on Fivebucks.com. The eight sections of listings include tech, fun & lifestyle, business, digital marketing, graphics and design, writing and translation, video & animation, music & audio, programming.
The creators of Fivebucks explain the charity @eatbch inspired them to launch a platform that bolsters the gig economy with just a small fraction of bitcoin cash (BCH). “Thanks to bitcoin cash, anyone with an internet connection can get paid for their work directly without intermediaries and regardless of where they are from,” explain the Fivebucks founders.
All payments and seller payouts are done in bitcoin cash — Sellers can withdraw their earnings in bitcoin cash in one click.
Fivebucks Co-Founder: ‘Bitcoin Cash Is the Only Major Crypto That Is Reliable as Digital Peer-to-Peer Cash’
At the moment, Fivebucks has 85 active listings, and 166 sellers within the marketplace. News.Bitcoin.com spoke with the co-founder of Fivebucks.com and he explained why the website was created and more importantly why the team chose to utilize BCH payments for marketplace services.
“[We started Fivebucks.com] to create something that is competitive, offers value and fosters BCH adoption — The site, in my opinion, generates incentives both for sellers and buyers to start using bitcoin cash — I like to think of Fivebucks as an adoption engine,” the co-founder of Fivebucks.com details. “On one hand it incentivises business owners in first world countries (but not only) to learn how to use bitcoin cash so they can save money and outsource small tasks for cheap.”
At the same time, it incentivises freelancers (from poor countries but not only) to learn how to use bitcoin cash because there will always be demand for $5 listings. [We decided to use bitcoin cash] because it is the only major crypto that is reliable as digital peer-to-peer cash.
Right now you can buy an assortment of interesting services for only five dollars in BCH per service which includes getting a cartoon portrait drawn, debugging python script, tarot reading, vector graphics, and even someone who will say anything you want on video for only five bucks. The creators of the freelancer’s marketplace also have published a walkthrough on the social media platform Yours.org called “Advice for Sellers” which gives a rundown of ways people can improve their chances of selling on the platform.
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Images via Shutterstock and Fivebucks.com
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