Samourai Wallet Sends Bitcoins Via SMSin News
Basically, to send a transaction, PonyDirect must be executed on the device and the phone number (in international format) of the Pony Relay or device that will work as a relay must be entered. Then you must add the transaction in hexadecimal format (hex) so that it is divided into the necessary amount of text messages that it will require to be sent. Finally, the messages with the fractional transaction are sent to the retransmitter, without forgetting that the issuer will be charged the usual cost of each of the text messages to its line. The developers described the process in such a way:
Excited to release a proof of concept app as part of ongoing R&D into alternative broadcasting methods to enhance censorship resistance. PonyDirect can be used to send transactions to the bitcoin network via SMS or act as a SMS relay for others. https://t.co/MQqFlPq4na pic.twitter.com/zAo3uDCU3N— Samourai Wallet (@SamouraiWallet) January 19, 2018
"The problem is that since the message can only contain up to 160 characters, you need to find a way to send them as much as possible to transfer the transaction. The first SMS contains information about the number of messages in the series, the hash ID, the batch ID and the hex part. The following SMSs contain a sequence number, a lot ID and more transaction data. Once the receiving device receives all SMS from the same incoming number, the data is extracted from each message, the entire operation is collected and sent to the Bitcoin network. "At the moment the application is available on Android but the developers say they are planning to create an iOS version already this year. What do you look for in a wallet app? Let us know in the comments section below.
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