On May 15, the BCH-based and open source Android wallet Crescent Cash launched a new feature that allows people to send bitcoin cash through a text message. The SMS sending service added to the wallet is due to the latest open source API introduced by the crypto startup Cointext.
Crescent Cash Now Supports the Cointext API
Crescent Cash users can now send bitcoin cash to mobile phone numbers even if they don’t own a BCH wallet. News.Bitcoin.com reported on the Crescent Cash client during the first week of April and explained how the pseudonymous developer Pokkst became frustrated with the BTC network’s current scaling direction. So the programmer ported all of his BTC projects over to the BCH network and has been steadily adding to the Crescent Cash wallet. The Crescent light client available for Android operating systems was the third wallet to introduce Cash Accounts addresses, a system that gives people the ability to pay to a human-readable address instead of a long alphanumeric string. Then, a few weeks later, Pokkst introduced Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP) support to the Crescent client and BCH fans can now store SLP-based tokens in their wallet. Thanks to the open API offered by Cointext, the Crescent Cash wallet can now send BCH to mobile phones.
“Not only can you send to contacts,