Technology & Security
On September 29, Bitcoin Cash enthusiast Donald Mulders wrote an interesting post on the social media network Yours.org. The post detailed that he was attempting to host a website on the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) chain using the Bitdb 2.0 application. Following the write-up, and with a little help from the BCH developer Unwriter and a tool called Cryptograffitiweb, Mulders’ on-chain hosted website ‘Bitcoin Cash Hoarder’ can now be seen on any browser.
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Hosting a Simple HTML Website on Bitcoin Cash
Over the last few months, there have been many projects tied to the BCH chain and the developer Unwriter has created quite a few of them. Earlier this week we reported on Unwriter’s autonomous database called Bitdb 2.0, a platform that takes a Bitcoin transaction and files it in a structured readable document or in Donald Mulders’ case HTML code. The platform inspired Bitcoin Cash enthusiast Mulders to attempt to host a simple HTML website that’s tethered to the BCH chain. In the post, Mulders says he can do a little HTML coding and mess with other people’s structured code, but he admits he isn’t a fluent programmer just yet.
“I started playing around with an idea to see how far I could take it — The idea is to host a simple HTML website on the Bitcoin cash blockchain that easily could be viewed in a browser so that even my own mother is able to view it as if it was just an ordinary website,” Mulders details.
Imagine if someone could publish sensitive information without the need for organisations such as Wikileaks, readable as a website for anyone in the world — This way anyone could publish information anonymously without endangering themselves or any middleman.
Donald Mulders’ code on Cryptograffiti.info
Bitcoin Cash Hoarder: A Website Served From Bitcoin — Written in 5 Minutes
“I actually went ahead and wrote a simple web app that successfully renders this,” explains Unwriter. On Twitter, the developer explains there’s a chance the website content may change because it loads from the first transaction from that address — Nonetheless it is still the first website hosted on the BCH chain in this manner.
And here it is… A website served from Bitcoin — Written in 5 minutes, with 59 lines of code.
The website can be viewed on any web browser at the Bitcoin Cash Hoarder address and the HTML website’s source code can be found at the Cryptograffitiweb Github repository. BCH community members seemed to like the idea on the Reddit forum r/btc and the developer of the website Cryptograffiti also complimented the work Unwriter and Mulders accomplished. After messing around refreshing the site and using different browsers, sometimes the game loads and sometimes it doesn’t so this particular website is far from perfect. But the implications of an uncensorable webpage hosted on the BCH network are huge.
What do you think about the Bitcoin Cash Hoarder website and the idea behind it? Let us know what you think about this subject in the comment section below.
Images via Shutterstock, Bitcoin Cash Hoarder, and Donald Mulders Yours.org page.
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