Bitovation Corporate Update

Bitovation Corporate Update

Los Angeles - May 17th, 2020 - Bitovation Corp. (bitovation.com), an all-in-one solution helping merchants and shoppers in the new digital economy, announced the following corporate updates:

Owards (owards.io) is to produce the Owards Dance Off, a peer to peer online dance contest aimed at promoting the upcoming Owards Rewards platform launching August 3rd (from beta).

The contest is limited to 200 contestants and voting is determined online and through Bitovation's proprietary texting platform. Contestants are given unique tools to promote themselves via their social influencing networks, including individual short codes with their names.

Contestants will be competing for over $10,000 in prizes comprised of digital cash, travel and general prizes. Voters will also be given $20 of Ovato just for voting, sponsored by otext (otext.io) in promotion of the recently announced Ovato text wallet. Contestant registration is open now and voting to commence on June 22nd.

Owards
About Owards

Owards (owards.io) is owned and operated by Bitovation Corp., based in Southern California. Owards offers up to 40% rewards, discounts and and rebates on your everyday shopping from over 2,000 brands you already know and trust. The shopping ecosystem is free to join for users and provides powerful rebates and incentive programs with the new digital currency called Ovato (ovato.com), allowing a low cost barrier to entry for consumers looking for easy access into digital currencies. Owards also helps merchants with on-boarding into the Bitovation platform by seamlessly integrating with their POS systems and marketing to the existing digital currency marketplace. Bitovation is helping the adoption of digital currency through rewards.

Bitovation
About Bitovation

Bitovation (bitovation.com) is owned and operated by Bitovation Corp., based in Southern California. Bitovation helps merchants to begin accepting and adopting cryptocurrency by assisting with on-boarding into the Bitovation platform, seamlessly integrating with their POS systems, and marketing to the existing digital currency marketplace. Bitovation is helping the adoption of digital currency through rewards.

Bitovation
About oText

otext.io is an all-purpose SMS digital wallet for the cryptocurrency, Ovato. It's as easy to use as texting. Ovato Text Wallet (Otext) enables instant transactions without internet, apps, accounts, or passwords by providing an SMS gateway to the blockchain. With Ovato's un-hosted cryptocurrency wallet, you can effortlessly send cryptocurrency to mobile phone numbers or crypto addresses. Recipients do not need to take any action to receive funds and funds are immediately available. It's a powerful tool for introducing new users to the power and security of digital currency and the perfect solution for the billions of underbanked people with basic-feature mobile phones. Get your Ovato Text Wallet here.

Contact Information

Roger Yack
Email: roger@bitovation.com

Safe Harbor: This release contains statements that constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These statements appear in a number of places in this release and include all statements that are not statements of historical fact regarding the intent, belief or current expectations of Bitovation Corp, its directors or its officers with respect to, among other things: (i) financing plans; (ii) trends affecting its financial condition or results of operations; (iii) growth strategy and operating strategy. The words "may," "would," "will," "expect," "estimate," "can," "believe," "potential" and similar expressions and variations thereof are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Investors are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond Bitovation Corp. ability to control, and that actual results may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of various factors. More information about the potential factors that could affect the business and financial results is and will be included in Bitovation Corp. filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and/or the company's website.

Ovato Text Wallet Now Available

Singapore, Febuary 17, 2020 - Ovato Digital Cash ( ovato.com ), a peer-to-peer digital currency focused on strategic use cases for the adoption and utility of its coin, announced today that the Ovato Text Wallet is now available through our member partner, Otext ( otext.io ).

Users of the Ovato Text Wallet can instantly send or receive Ovato cryptocurrency. With SMS, Ovato can even be sent or received without an internet connection.

To get your free Ovato Text Wallet

text create to (818) 351 7877

About

otext.io is an all-purpose wallet for the cryptocurrency, Ovato. It's as easy to use as texting. Ovato Text Wallet (Otext) enables instant transactions without internet, apps, accounts, or passwords by providing a SMS gateway to the blockchain. With Ovato's un-hosted cryptocurrency wallet, you can effortlessly send cryptocurrency to mobile phone numbers or crypto addresses. Recipients do not need to take any action to receive funds and funds are immediately available. It's a powerful tool for introducing new users to the power and security of digital currency and the perfect solution for the billions of underbanked people with basic-feature mobile phones. Get your Ovato Text Wallet here.

Viewing Sent Messages

To view the Outbox and find a message, please click Outbox from the lefthand navigation. Once there, use the gray Search Box that is above the list of messages to find:

  • A phone number
  • A contact by name
  • Or a group you may have sent a message to

This can be done for the Scheduled Texts tab along the top as well. Click the Filter button on the right side of the search bar above the list of messages, to narrow your results by:

  • Date Range (to - from)
  • Type (MMS, SMS, or Chat)
  • Whether the message was sent to a group or individual

 

Understanding the AT&T Short Code SMS/MMS Code of Conduct

On October 17, 2018 AT&T released an updated Code of Conduct for Short Code SMS / MMS to help short code users understand what is and is not acceptable usage. As you can imagine, this generated a good amount of questions. Not to worry though, Bitovation Corp is working with AT&T who provided an FAQ to help subscribers understand what the new Code of Conduct means.

Highlights from the updated AT&T Code of Conduct:

  • Certain content is prohibited on common-use short codes. This includes short-term financial offers and other high-risk campaigns. These campaigns will be subject to termination on Jan 1st 2019 if they are found to be running on non-approved channels.
  • 10-Digit Long codes (10DLC) will provide businesses with a personalized way to send Application-to-Person (A2P), or Business-to-Person SMS communication. AT&T is working on a commercial 10DLC program to recognize long codes as a legitimate and sanctioned A2P SMS channel. Until this program is commercially available, common-use short codes will operate as usual.
  • Common-use short codes managed by resellers are almost exclusively responsible for all unwanted messaging, phishing, and malware. The updates to AT&T’s Code of Conduct are designed to mitigate campaigns producing unwanted messaging.
  • Common-use short codes will require content to be sent in a single vertical, Bitovation Corp has been exercising this practice for long a time.

The update about common-use short codes is certainly raising some eyebrows. The good news is that Bitovation Corp is working directly with the SMS industry to preserve the ubiquity of SMS. At this time, prohibited programs have been banned from Bitovation Corp short codes for over a year and we continue to work to ensure traffic is segmented by vertical. In other words, unless your traffic directly violates industry best practices, there is nothing to worry about. The AT&T Texting FAQ aims to bring some calm and clarity to the issue.

For more details, read the entire FAQ. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have.

Can I send out a message longer than 160 characters?

During your free trial or within any Bitovation Corp plan, you can send what’s called an MMS for a set number of credits depending on your plan. MMS (or image messaging) provides not only the option to use up to 1,600 characters per text but also the option to include a picture directly in the text, and at no extra cost.

If you are U.S. customer, the system will automatically prompt you to send your message as a MMS if you go over the 160 character count. Canadian customers cannot send MMS messages, and therefore cannot send a message longer than 160 characters.

Can I pick the short code/phone number it comes from?

You cannot pick the short code from which your messages come as our system utilizes a common-use short code to send out texts. You do have the option to rent one of our ten-digit numbers but texts can only be sent to one contact at a time. If using the Short Code to send group texts, however, we always recommend you put your business/organization’s name in the Company Name line so that it comes up at the top of the text and in (parenthesis), like a header.

Forwarding Messages To A URL

To forward all your messages to a URL:

  1. From the left navigation panel, click Advanced Features
  2. Next, click API.
  3. Under Forwarding API, check Enable Forwarding and enter the URL you want to forward all your messages to in the Forward Incoming Messages To This URL field.
  4. Click Save Changes.

All replies to your inbox will be forwarding to the URL you specify. The Bitovation Corp SMS Server will push received SMS messages by making an HTTP GET to the provided URL. 
Example URL:
http://www.yourdomain.com/sms.php

Example Request Sent:
We will send an HTTP GET request to your server, using the parameters:
from - 10 digit phone number message originated from.
message - the body of receiving message that was texted in by the originating phone number.

Example Request Sent:
http://www.yourdomain.com/sms.php?from=5554443333&message=Hello%20World

Options:
Send unique request: Check this if you have both keyword URL and forwarding URLs setup and you do not wish to receive duplicate message forwards.
Wait for response from my server: If you require an incoming reply to have an auto-reply, select this option. We will send this response as an auto-reply via HTTP GET and charge 2 credits accordingly.

Please note: If you have a keyword and both the keyword URL and forwarding URLs are setup with the same URL, you should click "Send Unique Request" so we only send one GET request.

Deleting Inbox And Sent Messages

To delete inbox messages:

  1. From your inbox, select the checkbox next to messages you want to delete.
  2. Click Delete. A warning message appears.
  3. Click OK.

 

To delete sent messages:

  1. From the Sent Text page, select the checkbox next to the messages you want to delete.
  2. Click Delete. A warning message appears.
  3. Click OK.

 

Important: You cannot access messages once you delete them.