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Block chain message service entry in bitcoin.it

A new entry describing the Bitcoin message service got integrated with the bitcoin wiki page:

https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Block_chain_message_service

The service is registered in Services category in the wiki.

First user message inside your bitcoin block chain

Thank you first user.

This was a nice message to start the Bitcoin message service with:

A quote from Thomas Jefferson🙂 You can learn more about it in the report.

Now we all have it in our private copy of the bitcoin block-chain.

I can’t wait to see message #2 …

BTCmsg,

at your service

Another message on your disk

Another message already present on your disk inside the block chain:
Why not checking it now?

You can read it offline using (slightly modified) bitcoin-tools (patch included):

$ bitcoind stop
$ mkdir -p /tmp/bitcoin-block-snapshot
$ cp ~/.bitcoin/blk* /tmp/bitcoin-block-snapshot
$
$ wget http://btcmsg.staticloud.com/msgdump.tgz
$ tar xfz msgdump.tgz
$ cd btcmsg-tools
$
$ python msgdump.py –datadir=/tmp/bitcoin-block-snapshot –transaction=72e78a410caf245e18ec9ee04d2e478c1e68f5eb8503d34ff69589a07aaa3cd1
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth
was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and
the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
And God said, “Let there be light”.
$
$

Take care: the arguments in the above command contain “minus minus”, so if you copy and paste, correct the “–“.

Or using the web client:
1. Copy everything from http://blockexplorer.com/rawtx/72e78a410caf245e18ec9ee04d2e478c1e68f5eb8503d34ff69589a07aaa3cd1
2. Paste it in http://btcmsg.staticloud.com/#Browse

And you will see the message!

Write your message as well🙂

BTCmsg,
at your service.

[ANNOUNCE] Bitcoin message service v1.0 (within block-chain)

There are great news today!

Now you can write your message into the bitcoin block chain.

It will stay there forever with a proved timestamp.
Reading such bitcoin messages can be done online or offline.

Just visit http://btcmsg.staticloud.com or http://btcmsg.ifreeweb.net

Alternatively download the site for offline use from http://btcmsg.staticloud.com/offline.tgz or http://btcmsg.ifreeweb.net/offline.tgz or http://btcmsg.4shared.com

The procedure is:

  1. Write your message.
  2. Click the “send email” button that creates a request. Send this request.
  3. Pay the _exact_ amount of BTC to the given account.

Your message will be part of the block-chain within few blocks, which means instantly thousands of copies all around the globe forever.

  • No registration required.
  • Totally anonymous if wanted.
  • Open protocol and basic python tools are included.
  • Offline option.
  • Client is signed to verify authenticity.

Basic technical details:
The clients are html+css+javascript only, and they are enough to read the messages forever (you can save the client locally for offline use).
The service for writing new messages requires the availability of an appropriate server, but the already processed messages are accessible forever, and some are already present on your copy of the block chain.
In order to write a new message, the clients create an email request which the server then processes.
The server is a special customised bitcoin setup behind tor.

More information?

Be one of the first to place a message within the block-chain and touch the eternity now! Be responsible for your messages and think twice before you write them, so you don’t regret later. They cannot be deleted! Recall that your grandchildren will be able to see these messages …

The service is still in Beta, please check twitter for downtime announcements.

BTCmsg,

at your service.

First messages are already there!

Two messages are already integrated within the bitcoin block chain.
Preparing for the launch!

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