Bitcoin SV mines 65MB block on Bitcoin SV

Mempool mines 65MB block on Bitcoin SV

There’s another reason for celebration in the Bitcoin SV ecosystem this holiday season. On Christmas Day, Mempool mined the first 65MB block on the Bitcoin SV chain, now the world’s largest ever on a public blockchain.

The 65MB block came at block height 562257, mined at 9:34 a.m. on December 25, and accounted for 288,233 transactions, according to Bitfire data. The transactions were part of an independent testing done by the Mempool team in which they loaded transactions directly into the mining node, resulting in the big block mined.

Bitcoin SV mines 65MB block on Bitcoin SV

It’s worth noting that the 65MB block came three minutes after the previous block was mined—and in that short period of time, the mining pool managed to stuff over 288,000 transactions into the mempool. The mining pool supports Bitcoin SV as it “believes in the Satoshi Vision that is described in the original Bitcoin whitepaper.”

The 65MB block broke the previous record set by CoinGeek Mining during the professional stress test of the BCH network hash war. Bitcoin SV, the only chain that follows the original Satoshi Vision for Bitcoin, continues to demonstrate its record-setting capabilities, with larger blocks mined with 38MB followed by 64MB, and now 65MB.

It may look like a small increase, but this is just the beginning for Bitcoin SV. The network is gearing up for another professional stress test, where it will show that substantially bigger blocks—up to 128MB—can be done on the blockchain. CoinGeek founder Calvin Ayre predicts the next stress test “will also be the last nail in the coffin of any belief in the self-serving and ultimately, ironically self-failing lie of on chain scaling being dangerous.”

2019 is definitely the year of massive on-chain scaling—with Bitcoin SV, the only enterprise-friendly blockchain and token with a clear and focused mission to restore the original Satoshi protocol, keep it stable, and enable it to massively scale on-chain. Be part of this exciting time and community by joining the bComm Association, a network of hundreds of bCommerce experts from around the world.

As the Founding President of bComm Association, Jimmy Nguyen, puts it, now is the time to come together and “bring to life the Satoshi Vision.” He says, “Join us on this exciting journey to make BSV the world’s new money and the global public ledger for the world’s enterprises.”

For original Bitcoin SV – 2019 is all about scaling

For original Bitcoin SV – 2019 is all about scaling

New Year’s Address by Calvin Ayre

All the anti-scaling forces who were in the Bitcoin world have carved themselves away from Bitcoin and have their own altcoin (inaccurately still using the Bitcoin name unfortunately) which no longer has the original Bitcoin economic model. Now that this has happened, Bitcoin SV is clear to massively scale in 2019, while still keeping the original Bitcoin base protocol stable. Ironically…all the anti-scaling forces are now out limiting their alt coins from massive-scaling and wasting time on unnecessarily complex side chains or second layer solutions.

As painful as this was and as fraudulent as this outcome is now that the Bitcoin name is being used to sell platforms that no longer have Bitcoin’s economic model, it at least allows the market to decide without the artificial restrictions that original Bitcoin has been subjected to for the last few years.

Below is a chart of the largest on-chain blocks on different “Bitcoin” chains mined in the 10 years since Bitcoin was invented. You will note that the top 16 records are all done using the Bitcoin SV (Satoshi Vision) implementation (when it was on the Bitcoin Cash chain) or on the Bitcoin SV chain using the original Bitcoin economic model and vision. The last block record was 65 MB mined by Mempool in China on Christmas eve, December 24 of this year. It is interesting to note that this is only one MB bigger than the last world record block mined during the BCH hash war by my mining operation CoinGeek. This seems like a very small increase until you note that the largest ever Bitcoin Core block is just over 2 MB in total. The fees for these small blocks are embarrassing also…you cannot do micropayments with this platform at all.

For original Bitcoin SV – 2019 is all about scaling

All of the anti-scaling forces have insisted that they need side chains or bastardized changes to Bitcoin’s original protocol because on-chain scaling using Bitcoin’s original plan was somehow dangerous or impossible? We knew all along that this was a bold faced lie and we are happy to put our money where our mouth is and prove it. They all want side chains, pre-consensus, Proof of Stake or any other litany of radical changes as some kind of way to keep more control away from Miners and in the hands of protocol Developers, and to transfer value from coin owners and Miners to themselves. That has always been what they want and this is not what Bitcoin was designed to do. If you change the code that enforces the genius of the original economic model, you are changing the economic model and you are no longer Bitcoin. Bitcoin is first and foremost the genius underlying economic incentive model, not a developer’s experimental code.

We know another Professional Stress Test is being planned soon, and we hope it show that substantially bigger blocks, hopefully up to 128 MB, can be done. I predict this test will also be the last nail in the coffin of any belief in the self-serving and ultimately, ironically self-failing lie of on chain scaling being dangerous.

But this is only the start…now that anti-scaling forces are off tripping themselves on their alt coin chains, there is now only blue sky ahead for Bitcoin scaling and all of this without tweaking the platform so anyone who needs massive scaling and micropayments can code once to BSV and then just focus all of their creativity to their unique business model.

Now market forces can again be the determinant of adoption and not dictatorial protocol developer teams. Miners also need BSV as the next halving of the block reward amount is less than 2 years out, and for mining to be profitable, miners need massive scaling and huge volumes of transaction fee micropayments to create the revenue to sustain Proof Work. We expect all miners to be fully supporting Bitcoin SV and its scaling road map in 2019. Likewise, all hardware developers for mining also have their fate tied to the success of Bitcoin SV and will also be fully supporting Bitcoin SV in 2019.

That is not all. There is one other group that needs Bitcoin SV and its scaling: exchanges. As the other platforms that don’t scale disappear, exchanges will need business models that enable security and utility token exchange. With its incredible scaling and its open source token and smart contract platform called Tokenized, Bitcoin SV is the only platform that works today for massively scaling token creation and exchange.

But it does not stop there. Bitcoin SV also has a clear future vision and it is alone in articulating one publicly as far as I know. nChain’s Dr Craig Wright, has announced Metanet…that way to transform the Internet by powering it through the blockchain and connecting the blockchain to the value of everything. This also, not surprisingly, needs massive scaling. This will power the Internet of things and so much more. It will also allow for the valuation of data itself and hopefully can help sort out the FUD from the Facts.

The place to join to be a part of this exciting time and community is the bComm Association. And the place to be to mix with thought leaders in this space are the CoinGeek conferences – which will happen 3 times a year. The next one is in Toronto, Canada in Spring 2019; after that, we expect to move to Seoul in fall 2019, before returning to London in early 2020 to celebrate the 11 year anniversary of Bitcoin.

I know I am super pumped about what we have coming in 2019 and that is all because of massive on chain scaling. 2019 is all about scaling.

Happy New Year everyone and remember, original Bitcoin is open for everyone so come join us and see the power of massive on-chain scaling for yourself.

Michael Hudson explains how Bitstocks provides holistic banking experience with Bitcoin SV

Michael Hudson explains how Bitstocks provides holistic banking experience with Bitcoin SV

CoinGeek’s Becky Liggero spoke to Bitstocks CEO Michael Hudson on the launch of the company’s Gravity banking ecosystem, powered by Bitcoin SV.

Michael Hudson, founder and CEO of London-based Bitstocks, is looking to revolutionize the banking system, by simplifying it for anybody to use.

Their new product, Gravity, is aptly named, as Hudson explained: “Gravity is really a design philosophy at Bitstocks, because Gravity is everything, but you can’t see it. So it’s delivered like it’s nothing. So the philosophy behind the Gravity system at Bitstocks is how do we provide holistic experience? How do we plug all the holes that we can see in cryptocurrency and deliver it in such a user interface that makes it seamless? How do you provide everything but deliver it like it’s nothing?”

Developing the product, Hudson said, required “moving away from the nerdy, geeky narrative around cryptocurrencies,” and to actual everyday application. “Let’s just use it. Let’s make this useful, let’s make this accessible,” he said.

And all of this innovative banking for current, joint, and business accounts, will be done on Bitcoin SV. Hudson said, “You now have the ability of a very similar simulated banking experience that we’re all familiar with, and you could then spend your capital, your SV, at any point in the world that accepts Visa or Mastercard just as you would a traditional bank. You could even freeze your values as well so you’re not subject to the volatility on the market. There’s just no excuse now.”

The product is designed to be used even by those who are unbanked due to lack of requirements demanded by traditional banking systems. “They now have access to a banking-like experience that isn’t just like the past and what we’re used to. It’s better. So this is I would say the thing I am most excited about. This would be… what I use on a day-to-day basis. So we’re very excited,” Hudson said.

Bitstocks has been accepting investments, which Hudson stressed was “not an ICO [initial coin offering],” but rather for securities. He said, “This is to be done on the Bitcoin SV blockchain, so Bitcoin SV network, and we’re looking for investors who don’t just have capital. If we were doing that, we would have done that years ago. We’re looking for individuals or companies who share a very similar perspective as to what Bitstocks is really trying to achieve.”

According to Hudson, it’s not just a matter of creating a successful business. In addition, “We want to help do our role in harmonizing what we call the tools of humanity, the internet, and the internet of money now, how we share knowledge, and how we communicate and establish value. And we want investors who can help us facilitate our immediate, short, medium, and long-term goals in this mission. Help make the world an amazing place for amazing products,” he said.

After the November 15 hard fork, Bitstocks declared its support for Bitcoin SV. As Hudson explained, his company’s decision was based on “logic.”

“It’s as simple as that. There’s so much distortion out there in the market. I don’t really go on Twitter. I don’t really solicit anyone else but my own discernment. So all of the decision-making processes at Bitstocks is we sit, we look at things, we see what our position is, and we solicit our own discernment,” Hudson said.

He added, “It doesn’t matter how controversial a statement is. It doesn’t matter how it might rally the masses up. The truth will always remain the truth irrespective of the light that’s shone upon it. So it’s just a question of time. In time, people will realize, this is like the Highlander: there’s only really going to be one. There’s going to be… a plethora of different tokens, but it all needs to denominate and derive from the one internet of money, and that’s Bitcoin SV.”

Vitalik Buterin doesn’t believe in proof of work

Vitalik Buterin doesn’t believe in proof of work

He’s hinted at it several times before, but Vitalik Buterin has finally declared that he does not believe in the proof-of-work (PoW) system which Ethereum, the platform he co-founded, uses.

The self-proclaimed non-giver of Ether tweeted on Christmas Day that “I don’t believe in proof of work!” When pressed for further explanation, he agreed with a commenter that PoW was a mere phase in the evolution of blockchain.

Ethereum has had to deal with issues such as vulnerability of ERC-20 smart contracts, and a continued inability to scale, making for high transaction costs.

It’s not surprising that Buterin has nothing good to say about Bitcoin SV, whose development has largely been about a continued increase in block size limits, to 128MB at present. nChain, developer of the Bitcoin SV implementation, has spoken in affirmation of PoW and its importance to the security and stability of the network.

Buterin, in a tweet, said, “I have my disagreements with the bitcoin roadmap, PoW, etc but they’re trying to do something that’s genuinely cool tech. BSV is a pure dumpster fire.”

To solve Ethereum’s scaling problem, Buterin has proposed sharding, where transactions are split among nodes as a way to accommodate more transactions at a time. On Reddit, Buterin has indicated his belief that sharding would require a more complex system than that of the present Ethereum network.

In Buterin’s view, sharding will come about when “all the existing PoW-related complexity… can be removed,” and will involve a shift to proof of stake (PoS) as a means of adding transactions to the blockchain. No definite timeframe for this has been given.

Sharding itself has been criticized by nChain Chief Scientist Dr. Craig Wright as a security risk, that “actually splits the security between multiple parties.” He added that big, non-sharded blocks themselves help to keep a blockchain more secure.

Bitcoin SV Means Business: Why BSV is the Enterprise-Friendly Blockchain

比特币SV意味着商业:为什么BSV是企业友好的区块链

比特币SV(BSV)即为商业所需的比特币,是所有企业应该以其为基础的区块链。BSV是原始比特币的重生,旨在实现中本聪愿景。产生于2018年11月15日颇具争议的比特币现金(BCH)硬分叉, BSV如今已成为独立的区块链和代币。与比特币核心(BTC)和比特币ABC开发计划下的BCH不同,BSV的使命是明确和专注的:恢复原始的中本聪协议,保持其稳定,并使其能够在链上大规模扩容。这是使比特币成为世界新货币(点对点电子现金系统)和服务于世界大型企业的全球公共分类账本的唯一途径。 

原先的比特币企业迅速宣布#我们选择SV(#WeChooseSV),并加强对BSV的支持。事实上,许多最佳的BCH应用——如Centbee、HandCash、Money Button和Keyport TV——已完全转移到了BSV。他们的理由非常一致:BSV意味着商业。这就是为什么所有全球企业都应使用BSV。

  1. BSV承诺稳定的协议。

BSV力图将比特币恢复到中本聪0.1版协议。这就意味着重新启用中本聪操作码,并删除人为施加的限制(例如每个脚本限制为201个操作码)。 该方式笃信原始比特币协议具有维持一个充满活力和可扩容的网络所需的全部。正如中本聪在2010年6月17日所写,比特币的最初设计就是为了保持一生:

比特币的本质是,第0.1版一经发布,其核心设计即已固定,并在整个生命周期中保持不变。

但在比特币核心开发者对比特币进行限制之前,比特币从来没有机会以它诞生的方式蓬勃发展。比特币核心团队人为冻结了1 MB区块大小限制,禁用了大量原始的中本聪操作码,并支持闪电网络(Lightning Network)作为链上扩容的第2层替代方案。 然后并在2017年8月通过添加隔离见证永久改变了比特币。这些变化使BTC远离了比特币的基本设计。

2017年8月,比特币现金出现并试图努力回归最初的中本聪愿景。但后来愈加明显地表现出,BCH开发团体将比特币现金作为一个实验性的游乐场——实施新的交易订购规则,新的操作码,并且每6个月甚至更短时间就冒险推出充满争议的变更。事实上,在2018年11月的网络升级期间,比特币ABC的开发团队在短短一周内实施了三次(是的,三次)硬分叉;它增加了检查点和10个区块重组保护——这些变化破坏了比特币矿工通过他们的工作量证明确定有效区块链的基本作用。BCH现在寻求引入雪崩协议(Avalanche),这是一个预先共识的概念并且朝着股权证明制度的方向发展,最早可能于2019年1月推出。现在甚至有更新的讨论要求BCH将平均出块时间从10分钟缩到更短的时间。什么时候能停下来?随着每次协议的变更,BCH就更进一步偏离比特币,并沦为另一种山寨币。

这对商业是极为不利的。如果基础协议经常因开发团队的突发奇想而发生变更,那些全球大型企业,如亚马逊(Amazon.com)和优步(Uber),就不会投入大量时间和资源在比特币区块链上构建应用程序。这就是为什么BSV只想恢复原始的中本聪协议,然后保持其稳定。 此后任何重大的协议变更都应该是很少见的,并且只有在有力的共识和充分的测试下才能实施。开发人员可以随心所欲地进行试验;但他们应该在基础层上面进行,而不是改变基础。

BSV提供的比特币协议坚如磬石,而非一盘散沙。凭借如此坚实的基础,全球企业可以放心地在BSV上构建稳健的应用、项目和投资——正如放心地在长期稳定的互联网协议上构建一样。 

  1. BSV将成为可大规模扩容的网络。

从始至终,中本聪愿景一直支持比特币大规模扩容。2009年4月,即比特币诞生初期,中本聪在给迈克·赫恩(Mike Hearn)的邮件中写到,比特币“从未真正达到规模上限”:

现有的Visa信用卡网络每天在全球范围内处理约1500万笔互联网交易。比特币仅用现有的硬件就已经可以达到更大规模,而且成本只是信用卡交易的一小部分。比特币从未真正达到规模上限。

因此,试图人为地限制区块大小——比如比特币核心的1 MB上限——就是违背中本聪愿景。 在BCH网络上,开发团队不能像中本聪愿景需要的那样快速扩容;对于2018年11月的升级,他们将默认的区块上限保留在32 MB。相比之下,BSV将其默认值提升至128 MB,这是向更高的区块上限迈出的一大步。BSV路线图终有一天会完全取消区块上限,让矿工自己配置他们接受的区块大小。

与比特币核心和比特币现金阵营不同,比特币SV已展示出更大的区块现在已经成为可能。在2018年11月10日的专业压力测试预览中,比特币SV的软件成功挖出了五个32 MB区块。当时,它们是公链上有史以来最大的。九天后,在主要的专业压力测试期间,我们在BSV链上看到了破纪录的区块——38 MB,以及64 MB。

大型区块对吸引大型企业至关重要。就像公司希望建立一个稳定的平台一样,他们只会在他们知道可扩容的比特币区块链上开发企业级应用程序——提前建立吞吐量以支持其大规模的需求。 除了简单的支付外,企业还需要更大的区块来支持其想要实行的交易多样化,例如代币和智能合约交易。如果您是一家希望为供应链管理、电子数据交换或智能合约构建全球比特币解决方案的公司,您就需要一个大规模扩容的网络。

这就是为什么BSV可以高声而自豪地宣布它在以远高于比特币核心或比特币现金所提供的区块容量“面向商业”。我们希望在2年内看到BSV上的区块封顶为1-2GB大小。通过nChain的Teranode项目,我们未来计划更大的TB级(100万MB)区块,以便BSV能够成为全球公共分类账本,使全球大型企业可用于各种金融和数据交易。

  1. BSV采用专业化方式实现安全性。

正如我一直在强调的,比特币成长和专业化的时候到了。BSV全节点团队对此非常重视。对于实现安全性的工程方法,其采取了加密货币史上从未用过的措施:

  • 提供世界级的漏洞奖赏计划,鼓励世界上最棒的安全研究人员查找并负责任地披露漏洞。对于最严重的漏洞,赏金高达10万美元(以BSV支付),而科技巨头谷歌和微软也在提供这种竞争性的奖赏计划。
  • 在进行任何代码更改之前,遵循定义明确的质量保证流程,并采用顶级安全敏感行业的最佳实践方法。
  • 成为历史上第一个完全经过安全审计的比特币节点实现。在CoinGeek的财务支持下,BSV节点团队聘请了一流的安全审计公司Trail of Bits来审查BSV代码并加强质量保证实践。在区块链领域,Trail of Bits之前曾为Sai、RSKj和Livepeer开展过项目。安全审计工作的成本相当高,这可能是之前在比特币历史上从未如此操作的原因。但借力于CoinGeek,BSV将从专业安全审计测试中受益匪浅。

BSV计划创造行业最佳实践,并对质量保证和专业化工程做出前所未有的承诺。这正是大型企业所需要的企业友好区块链。

  1. BSV拥有规范友好的思维模式。

BSV的支持者不欢迎不必要的监管,但我们知道,在现实世界中创建一个遵循现实法律的平台非常重要。比特币要实现全球采用的目标,就要使企业和消费者确信使用其货币和区块链在法律上是安全的。无论我们同意与否,我们都不能忽视监管公司如何在比特币区块链上运营的法规。这就是为什么BSV生态系统会吸引那些想要在一个规范友好的环境中发展的企业和应用程序。

Tokenized团队就是一个很好的例子。它赢得了CoinGeek的5百万英镑代币化竞赛,这在很大程度上是因为它的解决方案使得代币发行者能够遵循其运营管辖区的法律。这是明智的、商业友好的,并且能够体现BSV精神的。

相比之下,一些BCH的坚定拥趸们呼吁采取受法律质疑的做法。在宣传新BCH操作码OP_CHECKDATASIG(或OP_DATASIGVERIFY)的优点时,Bitcoin.com的首席技术官埃米尔 · 奥尔登堡(Emil Oldenburg)建议将其用于赌博应用,例如“链上投注”或“赌注”和“托管服务”。他所描述的是一个在没有实际金融资产被交易的情况下对资产价格的上涨或下跌进行下注的市场;根据美国和其他国家法律,这实际上是一个非法的“投机商号”。

更糟的是,在一则视频声明中,Bitcoin.com的首席执行官罗杰·弗(Roger Ver)建议BCH区块链可用于购买非法药物以及进行任何此类型的交易,并说道:

[比特币允许]免许可证使用。无论你想做什么,你都不需要任何许可。如果你想在网上赌博,完全没问题。如果你想在网上购买毒品,也完全没有问题。  

我支持每个人有保留自己意见的权利,并且不对政府如何管理赌博、毒品或其他任何事情持任何立场。但是,如果比特币被作为非法使用来推广,它将不会成长为全球数十亿人所接受和使用的比特币。这不仅吓跑了大型企业,还将带来更严格的政府监督。这就是为什么BSV的理念是负责任地行事,尊重法律,以吸引企业使用。   

企业选择SV

BSV的企业友好方式可以轻松吸引合理的比特币业务。一些最优秀的应用程序创始人在解释他们为什么说#我们选择SV(#WeChooseSV)时,恰恰呼应了我们的想法:

HandCash的联合创始人亚历克斯·阿古特(Alex Agut)写道:

在全球采用方面,比特币SV与我们更一致,保持比特币合法并在协议上面进行创新,而不是扰乱它并一次又一次地导致分裂。

Keyport TV的联合创始人苏曼斯·奈帕利(Sumanth Neppali)解释道:

我们寻求稳定性,我们不想要每6个月就有一次“升级”。

比特币不是开发者的游乐场。货币不是每6个月就发布新东西的Javascript框架。

比特币的设计是完整的。

Money Button/Yours.org 联合创始人瑞安·查尔斯(Ryan X Charles)观察道:

比特币SV是最接近原始比特币协议的区块链。

比特币SV致力于保持基本协议——“一成不变”。从我们的角度来看,这是非常可取的,因为现在的协议足以让我们的业务无限期地走向未来。

比特币SV了解扩容的紧要性。

在比特币诞生10年后,是时候完全实现中本聪愿景了。为此,我们必须构建一个专为商业设计的区块链:满足真实的企业需求、供真实的人们使用,并遵守真正的法律。这意味着我们需要一个稳定的协议,允许大规模扩容,并为实现安全性添加专业化方法。这就是BSV方式,这就是为什么比特币SV意味着商业。

A message from Jimmy Nguyen founding President of the bComm Association

A message from Jimmy Nguyen founding President of the bComm Association

Jimmy Nguyen, from nChain and bComm Association’s Founding President, has a holiday message for the Bitcoin community: after the contentious hard fork of the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network, let’s all turn the page and move forward. And Bitcoin SV (BSV) is open for business; BSV is open for everyone to join its mission to fulfill the Satoshi Vision.

bComm Association’s ‘BSV Weekly’: Your go-to resource for all things Bitcoin SV

bComm Association’s ‘BSV Weekly’: Your go-to resource for all things Bitcoin SV

It’s been a month since Bitcoin SV (BSV) emerged from the contentious hard fork of the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network on November 15, and in those four weeks, we’ve seen how the ecosystem of the only cryptocurrency designed to fulfil the original Satoshi Vision for Bitcoin is quickly growing.

BSV now stands as its own chain and token, with a clear and focused mission to restore the original Satoshi protocol, keep it stable, and enable it to massively scale on-chain. And as it continues to evolve, a growing number of entities are making the smart move to provide support for BSV.

Already, there are more than 50 exchanges that have listed the cryptocurrency, while several wallets including Hivr and BitProton.com have announced exclusive support for BSV. Before that, many of the top Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash applications like CentBeeHandCash, Pixel Wallet, Atomic Wallet, and Guarda have also started allowing users to store and send their BSV.

More are expected to follow, and so to track this progress, the bComm Association has launched “BSV Weekly,” a weekly blog post that summarizes all BSV-related developments—from wallets and services declaring #WeChooseSV to new tools being rolled out for BSV, and so much more. The bComm Association is a global network that brings merchants, miners, developers, and exchanges together to help grow the new BSV ecosystem.

For the first post, Founding President of the bComm Association Jimmy Nguyen invites everyone to come together and “bring to life the Satoshi Vision.” He writes, “Join us on this exciting journey to make BSV the world’s new money and the global public ledger for the world’s enterprises.”

Check out bComm Association’s first BSV Weekly post here.

If you want to stay up to date on everything happening in the BSV ecosystem, follow the official bComm Association Twitter account. While you’re at it, why not become part of a network of hundreds of bCommerce experts around the world? Join the bComm Association today.

Voltaire confirms Bitcoin SV support coming soon

Voltaire confirms Bitcoin SV support coming soon

Voltaire.Cash, the London crypto exchange, has maintained for a long time now that they appreciate Satoshi’s original vision, and wanted to stick to the “closest thing to the vision of peer-to-peer electronic cash.” In a recent tweet, the Voltaire team confirmed they still believe in that vision, and will open up a Bitcoin SV (BSV) pair soon.

After the November hard fork that saw Bitcoin reborn in the form of BSV, Voltaire was forced, by their adherence to the Nakamoto Consensus to support the longest proof of work, to give the ABC team the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) ticker, and as a result, the exchange became a Bitcoin Core (BTC) to BCH exchange exclusively. With the same announcement, they declared they were working to roll out BSV trading before the end of the year.

Voltaire may have felt pressure from their user base and business partners to get BSV added sooner than later. More and more people are recognizing that BSV is not only the original vision of Satoshi, but has the scalability, stability, safety and speed necessary to be a revolution for currency. Furthermore, one of Voltaire’s key business partners, Handcash, has already launched BSV support, so the exchange had little choice but to adopt the reborn Bitcoin, or risk an unbalanced relationship with the wallet.

In their latest blog post, Voltaire made clear they have more planned for the near future. They wrote they are working on “adding 0-conf deposits, advanced trading tools, margin trading and a loaning product.”

This news further confirms that the business friendly attitude of the developers behind BSV is a key ingredient to Bitcoin’s future success. More businesses are supporting the coin, and more users are asking for it to be supported. This loop is expected to continue, as BSV becomes the future of digital currency, exactly as Satoshi intended.

Customer chases Bittrex exchange over missing $6,000 worth of Bitcoin SV coins

Customer chases Bittrex exchange over missing $6,000 worth of Bitcoin SV coins

Cheating is defined as acting dishonestly to gain an advantage. It’s also an accusation being thrown at cryptocurrency exchange Bittrex over its alleged failure to credit one of its customers his Bitcoin SV (BSV) coins—57 of them to be exact.

First, some background. In November, the crypto exchange suspended withdrawals and deposits of Bitcoin Cash prior to the November 15 network upgrade, which led to a hard fork from which Bitcoin SV emerged. At the time, Bittrex assured its customers that it would “take all reasonable steps to ensure that customer funds can be preserved on both chains.”

“Bittrex will make all reasonable attempts to credit our users BSV chain split tokens,” Bittrex stated, although the exchange stressed that it “will not recover incorrectly made cross chain deposits under any circumstance due to the lack of replay protection.” It’s worth noting that the BSV chain has applied replay protection, effectively bringing the hash war to a close.

For one user, however, the battle has just begun.

Twitter user @nomadiklyfe recently filed a complaint before Bittrex, claiming he lost 57 BSV worth almost $6,000 that are “stuck in an address” on the exchange’s Remote Procedure Calls (RPC) server.

https://twitter.com/nomadiklyfe/status/1075380468097449984

CoinGeek reached out to nomadiklyfe, who explained to us the incident, saying, “So supposedly they have a policy on BSV that any coins which were deposited incorrectly, i.e. if you sent BCH to your BCH wallet and that transaction as replayed over BSV network, they will not recover your funds. I have moved the corresponding BCH out and there would be no replay issue if they were to recover my funds. Their policy is not to do.”

Bittrex is based in the United States, where cryptocurrencies are defined as commodities. This means the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has the authority to prosecute cases of fraud and manipulation in the crypto space.

For nomadiklyfe, however, there is a simple fix: “Ultimately, I would like for Bittrex to fix their policy and return their users’ money, including my own.”

Pixel Wallet rolls out Bitcoin SV support

Pixel Wallet rolls out Bitcoin SV support

In a statement to CoinGeek, Pixel Wallet has announced that as of December 17, their app now fully supports Bitcoin SV (BSV).

Pixel Wallet had previously made their intentions clear to support BSV, the only coin that follows Satoshi’s original vision for Bitcoin. This update to their app solidifies that support and provides another option for BSV supporters to transact with the cryptocurrency.

Pixel Wallet allows users to send BSV to other users by taking pictures with their phone camera, of objects, locations, or even selfies, and then encrypting them with an amount of BSV to send. Once received, the payee uses Pixel Wallet to decrypt the image to receive the funds.

In addition, Pixel Wallet has revealed they are working on a new website “which will allow users to claim their image … by simply uploading the picture, enter a password and entering their legacy address or Handcash handle, and it will fund the wallet if the image is valid.”

You can check out the website now, but expect more developments in the coming weeks. Pixel Wallet intends to make the site a little more fun for users by the end of the year.

Jimmy Nguyen, founding president of the bComm Association, recently wrote that BSV is “the blockchain all enterprises should build upon.” Due to the massive scalability, stability, speed and safety of BSV, businesses like Pixel Wallet are easy to convince that it is the clear choice for their needs. With more teams choosing BSV due to its attractive features, adoption from end users will follow. And since BSV is already set up to scale, it’s ready to take on those new users and provide them with a flawless experience consistently.

With Pixel Wallet already being on board, they’ll already have some neat ways to interact with BSV.

How Dr. Craig Wright’s Bitcoin SV-powered Metanet maximizes value for all

How Dr. Craig Wright’s Bitcoin SV-powered Metanet maximizes value for all

After his presentation at the recently held CoinGeek Week Conference in London, nChain’s Dr. Craig Wright talked to CoinGeek’s Becky Liggero about Metanet and how it will revolutionize how people do business.

It’s hard to overstate the potential of nChain Chief Scientist Dr. Craig Wright’s Metanet project, which he describes as “redoing the internet in a way.”

He explained, “We’re going to use the internet as just one of any ramp people can get to create a full commercial capitalist peer-to-peer network so that anyone can route any packet, get any data, watch any video, stream anything, create any data, create any game, any application, whatever else, and get paid for it.”

While it takes its cue from the internet as we know it, the Metanet, running on the Bitcoin SV chain, ensures that the data transmitted is more reliable and of greater utility.

Bitcoin is an immutable ledger, and to get value out of anything, to be able to sell, to buy, to trade, you need to have some way of knowing that your contract is safe, and Bitcoin allows that. It allows you to actually value all the data. Now the internet is this big source of data, many of it, much of it is actually wrong and there’s a lot of errors, but information is what really is important, and sourcing information from data, that’s the difficult part,” Wright said.

Wright sees people interacting on the Metanet as incentivized to provide valuable knowledge. “Now if we can put value on information, and we can have data actually valued, then the actual value of the internet starts to fulfill the promise of actually helping all of us, of increasing our knowledge, not getting the errors, but having people paid to fix them, and have the truth,” he said.

He sees the initial applications for it coming around January or February 2019. “I’m not going to promise anything before Christmas. We’ve got to scale,” he said.

Meanwhile, Wright also corrected the misconception that it is mining nodes that made for a decentralized peer-to-peer network. “‘Peer’ is because two people exchange, not because it’s settled by a miner. Miners are paid to ensure the security of the peer-to-peer network, but the peer-to-peer network in Bitcoin used to exist. It was there in 2009, but it got dropped,” he said.

According to Wright, it is only with Bitcoin SV that Bitcoin remains a peer-to-peer network as envisioned when the cryptocurrency was first created. “Bitcoin, with routing protocols we’re introducing, with changes to the system that were there from 2009 and got dropped, the fixed version of those will allow us to actually recreate that peer network that should have existed back then,” he said.

Broadly, Wright believes the Metanet is the perfect avenue for people to create and cooperate with each other. He said, “I want to actually see a network where every person on Earth can connect, can earn money, can send data, can work anywhere in the world, and not only that, but a system that can open up to a machine, human to machine, and all types of things, enabling trillions of devices to seamlessly connect and share data securely.”

For an industry like, say, gambling, the Metanet will provide for optimal transparency. “It will change the gambling industry as we’ll have records that are completely honest and open. It will allow regulation to be enforced, and people looking at different areas can then start shopping for an honest version of the truth,” Wright said, adding, “They can see regulator A versus regulator B, which one’s more honest? Which one’s easier to work with? Which one has better fees, allows more profitability, allows them to have their business model in a more effective manner? And then they can sell that to their clients, and get people in because they can make more money by having an honest, open gaming system.”

Watch Dr. Craig Wright’s presentation, Going Meta on Bitcoin, at CoinGeek Week Conference Day 3 below.

CoinGeek Week Conference 2018 Highlights

CoinGeek Week Conference 2018 Highlights

CoinGeek Week 2018, the second conference organized by CoinGeek.com, succeeded in gathering the brightest minds and pioneers in the Bitcoin SV (BSV) space and educating those who wish to learn more. Taking place at a pivotal moment in Bitcoin history, the conference kicked off a message for Bitcoin to “Grow Up” before mass adoption can follow.

“We have a pure version of Bitcoin right now and everybody that’s here supports this and wants the same thing which is a stable platform that massively scales. And that will allow this platform to grow up and be able to be used by adults which means businesses”, said CoinGeek’s Founder Calvin Ayre.

Business owners made up a large percentage of the delegates populating the busy CoinGeek conference floor, alongside merchants, media, developers and other Bitcoin enthusiasts. The event’s impressive line-up of speakers covered all corners of the Bitcoin SV industry, in an effort to provide relevant insights for every attendee from expert to noobie.

The first of CoinGeek Week’s three days focused on Application Development and James Blending of Tokenized, the winner of CoinGeek’s 5 million pound contest, delivered a presentation on his innovative platform and how it will enable businesses, governments, the legal industry and more to take advantage of the BSV chain.

I see the Bitcoin SV ledger as a huge opportunity to standardize a lot of the business communication that goes on throughout the world. So with EDI [electronic data interchange] for example, you’ve got purchase orders, invoices, shipping notices, things like that. But also contracts, agreements and that extends to smart contracts which is something that’s new and innovative, I think”, shared Belding.

Prominent Bitcoin figure Ryan X Charles of Money Button, a firm believer in building applications on the BSV chain because Bitcoin SV is Bitcoin, revealed his reasoning to the audience.

“Bitcoin is sound money that scales to the entire world. I will also say that given the recent events, within the SV world, people deeply appreciate stability. They deeply appreciate that we need to keep the protocol the same. So that gives me confidence, the fact that it is the original Bitcoin, as well as the fact that the values of people in the SV world are aligned with stability and growth”, Charles said.

Day two of the conference was dedicated to Merchant Adoption and the importance of educating merchants on how they can use Bitcoin SV right now, the only path to growing the Bitcoin ecosystem. Elizabeth White of The White Company is a first-mover in this space and revealed some of the high-end items available for purchase in BSV via her online shop.

“Through our white market luxury store we source everything from PAMP Suisse Gold to Lamborghinis, to trips around the world, so anything your heart desires that you would like to spend your crypto currency on we can facilitate”, she revealed.

“We also need real businesses which are not in Bitcoin to start using Bitcoin, using the global ledger in ways which helps their existing businesses which have no revenue streams tied to crypto currency price appreciation at all and I think that’s the way to build a healthy economy”, added speaker Jerry Chan of SBI Holdings.

The final day of the conference focused on the future of Bitcoin and featured a selection of innovative, forward-thinking speakers, including Dominic Frisbee, British comedian and author of “Bitcoin, The Future of Money”.

“What people don’t realize about Bitcoin is the sheer scalability of the thing – its more scalable than fiat money- there’s still two million unbanked people in the world who will be able to be accepting crypto currencies as a means of payment or they’ll never get a bank account. Fiat money is limited by borders, crypto currency is borderless and it just makes it so much more scalable”, Frisbee explained.

nChain Chief Scientist Dr. Craig Wright wowed the crowd when he unveiled his Bitcoin SV Metanet project, explaining how it will revolutionize the way people do business and exchange information.

We’re redoing the internet in a way, we’re going to use the internet as just one of any ramp people can get to create a full commercial capitalist peer-to-peer network so that anyone can route any packet, get any data, watch any video, stream anything, create any data, create any game, any application, whatever else, and get paid for it”, Dr. Wright revealed.

After three fruitful days of presentations, networking and fun, the Bitcoin SV community left feeling positive and enlightened, with clarity on the bright future that lies ahead.

Bitcoin SV’s journey has just begun”, shared the ever-inspiring nChain CEO and CoinGeek Week emcee Jimmy Nguyen. 

“This [conference] came at a critical time. It brought people together. I think it made people feel very confident in the future of Bitcoin SV…It just happened to come after the network upgrade, and the hash war period decided to be ended by CoinGeek. But I think it gave people a sense of hope, inspiration, a rededication to the belief in what Bitcoin’s core principles and designs are”, Nguyen added.