Focusing on Peer-to-Peer Payments

2 min readJul 6, 2022

Over two years ago, HandCash announced its strong push towards becoming 100% peer-to-peer as the original Bitcoin design was intended to work. For this reason, we have created and adopted open peer-to-peer communication standards in order to scale in a reliable and cost-effective manner.

The BSV network is growing at a very fast pace, and as a UX-first company, it is becoming more and more critical to focus our efforts and resources on peer-to-peer transactions to keep offering instant and reliable payments.

So starting today, in our effort of phasing out inefficient and unreliable non-peer-to-peer transactions, legacy deposits will need one network confirmation before being reflected in users’ wallets.

All peer-to-peer payments (Connect SDK, $handle and paymail) are unaffected by this change and will keep working lightning quick as usual.

Scaling Together

Thanks to the continuous efforts towards adoption of peer-to-peer practices in the BSV ecosystem, right now non-peer-to-peer legacy transactions represent less than 1% of all total volume handled by our infrastructure.

Quoting our peer-to-peer joint announcement with MoneyButton:

it’s the only way we can all scale in an efficient way.

Thankfully, a few tools are now available to easily transition into a scalable and peer-to-peer based infrastructure:

Our team will happily assist you and your company with this transition, just email us at and we’ll be in touch!