Immortalize your voice on BSV: Bitok.Live review

Bitcoin SV’s massive scalability and extremely low-cost transactions have enabled developers to create the coolest applications, targeting virtually every field. One of these is Bitok.Live, an application that allows you to immortalize your voice. Sounds cool? Well, that’s because it is.

Bitok.Live allows you to easily record your voice and then store the recording on the BSV blockchain. To do this, you simply visit Bitok.Live and hit record. The site is quite easy to navigate, with the record button being clearly displayed at the top. Once you record the voice, you get to name the recording and post it to the BSV blockchain.

Publishing your recording costs you 0.0008 BSV, equivalent to less than 8 cents. This is enabled by BSV’s low fees which facilitate such microtransactions. As with many other BSV applications, Bitok.Live is connected to Money Button. The transaction fee is thus charged to your Money Button account. For those without an account, there is a link for you to sign up to the leading BSV wallet.

In those few steps, your voice is immortalized and will be available forever on the BSV blockchain.

The platform allows you to view all the voice recordings that are posted in real time. And the BSV community is taking advantage of this opportunity, posting all manner of recordings on the platforms. You’ll find voice recordings of people hailing Dr. Craig Wright for this revolutionary technology, other laughing heartily, as others play musical instruments. And why not? After all, it only costs $0.008 to ensure your voice becomes immortal.

Bitok.Live is powered by Bico.Media, a platform that allows content creators to quickly and easily write files on to the BSV blockchain. Bico.Media is quite diverse and allows you to upload all forms of media, from images to word documents. Bitok.Live, on the other hand, is limited to voice recordings.

The platform is one of the many BSV applications that are built on the ‘Earn and Spend’ model of the BSV ecosystem. Once you upload your voice recording, you can earn from other BSV users through the tipping system.

While Bitok.Live is limited to voice recordings only, it offers you a great way to interact with the BSV blockchain, make micropayments and earn in BSV for your content.

Using Bitcoin to save your valuable content: Bico.Media review

Bitcoin SV (BSV), through its unlimited blockchain scaling, is set to be the data ledger of the future. With larger block sizes and an increased OP_RETURN limit, BSV isn’t just the fastest and cheapest cryptocurrency in the world, it’s also a great way to permanently save the most valuable data to an immutable ledger. Bico.Media is a great way to leverage this capability, by quickly and easily writing files to the blockchain.

If you’re unfamiliar with how to use Bico.Media, the site provides all of its documentation up front. If you’re just trying to write a simple file to the blockchain, you can do so with add.bico.media. If you want to view your file on the blockchain, just visti bico.media/[TXID], where [TXID] is the transaction ID where your file can be located, helpfully provided after you’ve made your upload. If the file isn’t one that can natively be viewed in a browser, just add the file extension at the end, like .doc for example.

We tested the site using several files and ran into very few problems. Uploading pictures (both .jpegs and .pngs) and word documents was fast and only cost pennies using Money Button. Accessing them was equally fast, with the images presenting in the browser, and the word document downloading as any file would from the internet.

For more advanced Bitcoin and developmental users, bico.media offers a wide range of support for BSV protocols, like B://, C://, D://, JSON, Mustache, and more. With the right set of skills and code, users can and have created dynamics files, working with data stored to the BSV blockchain. One ambitious developer created a working version of Microsoft’s Windows XP on chain using bico.media.

Is this for everybody? Not really. Content creators who want to save their data and creations will find value in writing to the blockchain, and developers can create truly amazing things if they understand how. But this is not a service that appears ready for wider adoption. Even at the cost of pennies per picture, the ease of use and cost of traditional cloud services will still prove much more attractive and understandable to the non-tech savvy. As easy as bico.media is to use, the average consumer won’t want to be saving hundreds or thousands of TXIDs to then later access their content.

But if you’re a business owner, or a decision maker in a large enterprise, or a developer, this could have great value for you. Instead of using third party services to host your data, where it could go down at any time, uploading your company’s content, or your project, to the immutable BSV blockchain, where the distributed ledger guarantees it will always be available, could prove to be a killer service. You just need someone on the team who knows how to do it right.