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You can send money to any friend by using either his/her HandCash $handle or Paymail address. Most of other Bitcoin SV wallet apps already offer Paymail, which in short is just your Bitcoin address. It looks just like an email address, but with the domain provider of a Bitcoin SV wallet service. For example, it could be [email protected] or [email protected]
Your friends can send you money by typing your $handle -if they are using HandCash- or your Paymail address if they are using another service. For example, if your handle is $alex, your Paymail address for HandCash would be [email protected] - You can check yours at "+ > Receive" just to be sure!
Tap on the + icon on your home screen card, and tap on "Top Up with Credit Card". We still haven't implemented an in-app top up option, so meanwhile you can use the excellent BuyBSV where you can top up your wallet with your credit card. It works in Europe, most of the States of the United States of America, United Kingdom, Australia and many more. Check their website to make sure the availability in your country.
HandCash' "Pay" feature is only meant to work with valid Bitcoin SV payment requests - which is the safest and nicest way to pay both online and in retail stores. Its main attribute is that the amount to pay is predefined by the commerce. In most cases you won't have issues with this, however, if you are trying to send money to another Bitcoin wallet via QR code, it won't work unless it's a valid payment request. We disabled sending to "raw" Bitcoin legacy addresses via QR code for security reasons -although you can do it manually by copying a legacy address- as this format is valid accross chains and new Bitcoin users have repeatedly sent money into the void effectively by allowing this.
For efficiency reasons, we only notify peer-to-peer transactions, which at the time are only $handle to $handle payments. In the near future we will also display notifications for Paymail transactions as it will move from non-peer-to-peer to peer-to-peer in the coming weeks. Legacy Bitcoin transactions, because of their non-peer-to-peer nature, will be phased out in the coming weeks therefore don't expect them to be notified. You can check if you've got a new legacy payment in your account by entering the Payments menu.
Yes you can! Right when you are asked to type the amount to send to a friend, you'll see the "Add a note" button below the amount area. You can write up to 30 characters, including emojis!

Account management

There are many reasons why this is not just good for us as a company, but also for our users. First, in our efforts to go "keyless" (you won't need to write down or keep your Recovery Phrase) adding phone verification to your account will ensure you in the near future that you'll never lose your funds, unlike with other Bitcoin wallets and apps. Second, more ways of interacting with the contacts of your phone are coming! And third and foremost, we want to start as soon as possible to comply with upcoming KYC (Know Your Customer) regulations. This is good for all users as we create a safe environment where bad actors are easily spotted, decreasing drastically the chances of interacting with fraudsters or fake accounts.
Yes, you can. Right now you must contact [email protected] and request it, but in the near future you'll be able to do it right from your HandCash app in account settings.
Extra Family and Business accounts are coming in the near future. At the time we only allow one HandCash account per phone number, but soon you'll be able to add and restore multiple other wallets (with different $handles) to your main HandCash account, becoming some sort of administrator. This way you can manage all your family and business wallets just with one phone number and one Recovery Phrase.
Although that currently means you've lost your funds, our support team can help you reset your account with a new wallet using the same $handle. Just fill the contact form in this page and they'll gladly help you out with it!
HandCash is a non-custodial service, and as such, we do not have access to your money nor have custody of it. However, although this is very cool, with power comes responsibility. Right now the only way to access your funds again in case you lose your phone or uninstall HandCash, is by validating your phone number and writing in your correspondent Recovery Phrase. We will get rid of this need in the coming future with brand new cryptographic techniques that will require nothing from your side -beyond phone and possibly email verifications.

About Security

HandCash is a non-custodial Bitcoin service, so we technically do not hold your money. Your funds are safe only as long as you keep your Recovery Phrase. If you lose that, there's nothing we can do about it.
HandCash is the only non-custodial Bitcoin SV app to date with two factor authentication, meaning that even if someone stole or discovered your Recovery Phrase, they wouldn't be able to access your funds without validating your phone number -this increases drastically the security against potential attackers.
Even though HandCash is a very safe Bitcoin SV wallet, do not treat it as your bank or savings account. Keep small amounts, basically what you would carry on your physical wallet. Treat this as your electronic wallet. The reason is simple: we are not a bank, therefore we do not offer insurance nor hold your money, therefore all your security relies on yourself.
No. This applies to all apps that use fingerprint or face authentication: this personal information is stored in your phone inside a secure chip that no other part of the phone can access to. That chip only responds "true" or "false" if the scanned face or fingerprint matches the with the one securely stored.
Your HandCash account is split in two for security reasons. You are responsible for holding one part, your "Recovery Phrase", while we hold the other part. The full key, the one which has access to your money and is used to sign transactions, can only be restored in your device as it's the only place where both parts can meet. Don't worry, the part we hold does nothing by itself, and it's backed up with rigurous security practices.

About the Beta apps

It's super easy and it will only take you about a minute to do so. And you only have to do it once. Just follow our Migration Guide.
The deadline for migrating accounts is January 31st, 2020 at 00:00 CET.
The $handle system doesn't work in the betas, you can't use Paymail either, and it will disappear from the App Store and Play Store at the migration deadline. All support will cease regarding beta apps, and you will lose the ownership rights to your $handle from the beta app. So if you intend on using HandCash in the near future, please migrate to the new app as soon as possible.
We will add extra business and family accounts under just one phone number. We need to associate each main account to an adult, as we currently do not allow for minors to register in HandCash on their own. Family accounts will be added pretty soon to HandCash 2.0.
The beta apps were kind of simpliflied nodes on their own, what meant they had to sync and stay in sync with the blockchain. If you think there are some issues regarding your balance, payments history or you can't send transactions, most probably it's due to the beta app being out of sync. To fix this, just go to History and tap on ReSync, and let it run for a couple of minutes until it's done. Please do this under a stable Wi-Fi network.

About Bitcoin

Bitcoin SV (BSV) is a currency after all, that means its value it's also fluctuating against other currencies. Your real balance is the amount of "satoshi" you see in your home card, below the amount in your local currency. That's the amount of Bitcoin SV (BSV) you own. The local currency amount on top is just the equivalent of that amount in the local currency of your choice, so you better understand the amounts you are dealing with, at current exchange rates.
You only pay network fees in HandCash, which is what the network charges for handling your transaction. They are so small you won't notice, like 2 USD cents every 100 transactions you make. And they will get lower -and disappear in some cases- in the near future.
The most common usage for Bitcoin SV (BSV) is to use it for in-app micropayments. Some services allow you to make money by creating content, or charge you very tiny amounts of Bitcoin per action as business model instead of selling your content and private information to advertisers.
The magic of Bitcoin is that's a distributed system without an owner - it automatically rewards all participants who voluntarily maintain and secure the network. Think of it of some universal cash system that keeps itself alive and strong thanks to economic incentives.
No. Definitely. In fact, it's traceability and transparency is what makes it work within the law. This is something particularily true with the Bitcoin SV (BSV) network, which we use, as it's the most business and regulation friendly evolution of Bitcoin. Some might say it's the most faithful representation of the original principles of Bitcoin.

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