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WeatherSV predicts sunny future for Bitcoin SV

Raising blockchain transaction volumes is seen as the key to the success of Bitcoin SV (BSV). So what are those transactions going to be? Well, ideally they’ll emerge from a thriving ecosystem of products built for the BSV blockchain, whether financial or otherwise.

And that ecosystem will only grow if developers can turn their creative ideas into useable, well-designed applications. And that will only happen if creating a BSV product doesn’t require you to risk the best years of your life making something that may not succeed in the market.

We may just be reaching the tipping point where building products is easy enough for people to take a chance on it, thanks to the availability of open source tools that BSV supporters such as unwriter have been tirelessly creating.

One use of unwriter’s work has been in WeatherSV, an experimental project created by Paul Chiari (above), an IT professional in Australia. Paul is interested in agritech—technology to help the farmers in his Queensland community. He sees the BSV blockchain as ideal for storing data that ‘Internet of Things’ devices out on farms could send back via wide, low power wireless networks. As a step towards building systems like that, he’s been experimenting with data distribution and storage on the blockchain—and the result is WeatherSV, which has been taking off to a degree he never expected.

WeatherSV takes open source weather data collected from 40,000 weather stations round the world and presents that information to its users, storing it on the BSV blockchain. In addition, it asks users to pay the equivalent of AU$5 in BSV, using Moneybutton to add their nearest weather station to the app’s output. Hundreds of channels have already been opened—from, recently, Conakry, in Guinea (temperature now 31°C) to Kashi, in China (22°C)—and the number is growing all the time.

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WeatherSV has already exceeded Paul’s expectations: “We just did this as a hobby project …we did it for a bit of a laugh.” But with its recent growth, WeatherSV is currently producing well over 12,000 transactions a day. Now Paul says he’s talking to a potential investor about expanding the project and sees the possibility of 50,000 transactions a day.

His experience has led him to encourage others to roll up their sleeves and have a go at building on BSV: “Doing this stuff, and learning as you go and experimenting with it, it’s fantastic,” he says. With the existing software available to incorporate into projects like WeatherSV, “The heavy lifting is being done and you’ve just got to jump on board and have a go.”

To hear more about Weather SV from Paul Chiari, and what he’s learnt building it, listen to this week’s CoinGeek Conversations podcast:

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The Bitcoin Vision: Episode 14

The Bitcoin Vision: Episode 14

Founding President of the Bitcoin Association Jimmy Nguyen is back this week for another update on technical developments in the Bitcoin SV ecosystem. Bitcoin SV is rebirth of the original Bitcoin, finally unlocking the true power of Bitcoin’s original design, protocol, and Satoshi Vision.

As always, there’s been more rapid growth in the ecosystem. This week is still all about growth as Nguyen looks at existing companies applications that are expanding their business or services on BSV, including UNISOT, WeatherSV, and RelayX and Relay One.

Norwegian company UNISOT recently secured some investors in its seed round, including tech entrepreneur and founder of Ayre Media, Calvin Ayre. UNISOT is building a supply chain management solution on the Bitcoin SV blockchain. This solution leverages Bitcoin blockchain’s ability to act as the Universal Source of Truth, and BSV’s massive scaling capacity to support enterprise-level activity.

UNISOT plans to use digital tokens and a smart contract system with a BSV-based token as they deliver improved Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, with the addition of security and use of tokenization that BSV blockchain technology offers. Read more about UNISOT and its recent funding round here.

Meanwhile, the team behind Weather SV has also made a couple of announcements. First, in celebration of the almost 250 active weather channels, WeatherSV has committed to one year’s worth of channel funding, based on current fees, with each new activation.

Second, WeatherSV has also enabled a JSON API endpoint that is accessible from the blockchain. With this feature, users can now access the weather channel data from on-chain resources. Check it out here.

Jack Liu also relayed more good news for the Bitcoin SV ecosystem. The RelayX “Super Wallet” founder has announced Relay One, a simple button that allows online e-commerce, platforms and independent sites to accept payments from any local payment form that has been integrated in the Relay blockchain settlement network.

Jack explained in a Medium post how “The One button can easily be plugged into any website and appears just like any other payment method.” At launch, Relay will support payment forms including Bitcoin SV as well as WeChat Pay, and Alipay. Stay tuned because Relay will be opening private testing soon for interested merchants.

This week’s Satoshi shout-out goes out to the three finalists of the first ever Bitcoin SV Hackathon. Over 200 developers from 19 countries joined Bitcoin Association’s first ever virtual hackathon on BSV, and because the quality of the entries was so high, the judges named 14, rather than the originally expected 10, semi-finalists. From there, the entries were narrowed to the top 3: TonicPow, UptimeSV, and Polyglot.

Polyglot is designed to be Bitcoin SV’s most intuitive way to interact with a myriad of Metanet protocols through Python, while TonicPow enables peer to peer advertisements, allowing users to monetize their sites and earn BSV directly from advertisers, and UptimeSV is a distributed performance & uptime monitoring for robust, DDoS-hardened enterprise systems.

Watch The Bitcoin Vision: Episode 14.

While you’re at it, also check out the previous episodes of The Bitcoin Vision here.

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TonicPow evolves website advertising models as BSV Hackathon finalist

Three individuals, Attila Aros, Luke Rohenaz and Austin Rappaport, saw the potential for huge, disruptive change in Bitcoin SV (BSV). Thanks to the first ever BSV Hackathon, they are now a team with an application, with all-expenses paid tickets to attend the CoinGeek Toronto scaling conference as competition finalists.

The TonicPow team joins Polygot and UptimeSV as the three finalists of the Bitcoin Association’s first ever BSV Hackathon. They got there by beating out over 200 entrants from 19 countries, and faced stiff, but friendly competition.

The three team members came to Bitcoin in very different ways. Aros always knew there was potential in it, and wants to achieve things with programmable money that haven’t been possible before. “My dream has been to build a profitable business that increases Bitcoin adoption,” he said. “I’ve learned recently that Bitcoin has more than everything needed for massive scale and the potential is limited by only my imagination.”

Rohenaz (a.k.a Satchmo) fell in love with Bitcoin early, but was unimpressed with its constrained block sizes. That changed when Bitcoin was finally allowed to start scaling again. “I had a lot of ideas, but the network wouldn’t allow for the things I had in mind at that time,” he explained. “It wasn’t until after the first fork that I really dove into building on Bitcoin. A lot has changed since then, and BSV is now in a place where those crazy Ideas are beginning to come to life. It’s amazing to finally see it happening and I’m happy to be a part of it.”

Rappaport (a.k.a. MrZ) wasn’t impressed at all by Bitcoin originally, but then he realized that Bitcoin wasn’t the problem. “After lots of research I realized that I wasn’t a fan of Bitcoin Core,” he explained. “In the past months since the necessary BSV fork, there’s been a plethora of development in Bitcoin, more than many other chains. My personal mission is to help people in poverty create and own value easily using the rudimentary tools they already have.”

They weren’t a team before the Hackathon was announced. Rappaport and Rohenaz were on the same engineering team, and Aros had collaborated with Rohenaz on a few projects. When the competition was announced, they agreed to form a team of three and start planning TonicPow.

TonicPow disrupts internet advertising in a way that was previously impossible, but is quite easy to understand. “TonicPow is a peer to peer advertising platform that allows you to earn Bitcoin with your website,” Aros explains. “A website owner reserves a spot on their website by embedding a line of code. Advertisers can then pay to book a spot to display an ad to promote their product or service.”

This provides an easy to use service for advertisers, a profit stream of websites, and achieves the onboarding goal of the hackathon by making BSV implementation easier for website developers. “Our ultimate goal is to create a better advertising network that is more open, transparent and profitable than the legacy advertising systems,” said Aros.

These Tonics are easily implemented, and an easy pitch as well. Aros offered the following pitch:

“Earn Bitcoin (SV) directly with your website. Embed one line of code into your website and allow advertisers to promote their product or service in exchange for paying you in Bitcoin.

“With TonicPow, a website owner can get started in a couple of minutes and start receiving Bitcoin payments immediately.”

They weren’t the only finalist though, and they were impressed by the work of many other projects in the competition. “We were excited to see MetaVibe,” the team said. “It is similar to a concept we had talked about when developing MAP protocol, so it was really cool to see that one and they did a great job with it. “

They were also excited to see UptimeSV, the crowd computing application. “It provides a simple and powerful way for people to earn Bitcoin by contributing their computer’s network resources,” they explained.

This isn’t the only project the team is working on. They’ve also got BitIndex, a Bitcoin Blockchain API for developers, progressing nicely. “I originally designed it for myself to have a reliable and scalable API for my other applications,” Aros said. “It turns out that many application developers are using it to power their Bitcoin SV applications. It includes features like a full REST Insight API, Javascript SDK, and also payment notifications.”

The team also has the All Aboard BSV onboarding site. “Developers can create private Bitcoin “faucets”, which are pools of funds that can be tapped to write transactions on behalf of the user,” he explained. “The user doesn’t even need to know they are using Bitcoin. MetaLens was created as a demo to showcase the power of the faucet API. Users can interact with Metalens for free because it is backed by a faucet.”

The team doesn’t plan to waste their finalist prize; whatever they win, it will be re-invested quickly. “We have an aggressive roadmap and this helps us bootstrap the next phase of the roadmap,” Aros said. “The old advertising model is ready for disruption and we are working towards our vision to make it a reality.”

They’ll find out what the finalist judges think of their work at the CoinGeek Toronto scaling conference, held at the Carlu in Toronto between May 29 and 30. Registering will get you into the crowd that helps decide the hackathon grand prize, and you’ll also get to attend a historic Fireside chat with Bitcoin Association Founding President Jimmy Nguyen and Satoshi Nakamoto himself, Dr. Craig Wright.

Crypto market daily report – May 30, 2019

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The cryptocurrency markets continued their positive trend Wednesday morning as most of the Top 10 were up by a considerable margin over a 24-hour period. Chief amongst these gainers was Bitcoin SV, which, at one point, was up by almost 100% on Tuesday after which it settled at the $110 level or a 75% increase.

Bitcoin Core (BTC) was somewhat languid amongst all this excitement and traded at around the $7,950 mark at press time on Wednesday, although there appeared to be considerable levels of turnover which were supporting the coin.

Other larger market cap coins also performed quite well with Ethereum (ETH) increasing by a solid 5% to trade at around the $257 level at press time. Litecoin (LTC) was up by a more modest 1% to the $91 mark, whilst EOS continued showing signs of revival on the back of a 1.5% increase and was trading at around the $6.30 mark at press time. Ripple (XRP) finally breached the $0.40 barrier again and was by 2% at press time. NEO and IOTA were up by 3% each to $12.20 and $0.41 respectively, whilst Stellar Lumens (XLM) continued to languish at around the $0.13 level. Ethereum Classic (ETC) also demonstrated positive movement and was up by around 1% to the $7.40 level, whilst Cardano (ADA) also showed some similar movement up to the $0.084 level.

Currencies with smaller market caps had somewhat mixed fortunes with several up although some were also down. The chief performer here was Binance Coin (BNB) which continued to scale new heights and at one point was even over the $0.332 level before settling at just under that mark at press time. NEM, TEZOS and ZCASH all declined slightly, whilst Chainlink and Bitcoin Gold rose by 14% and 16% respectively. DASH held on to the impressive gains it made at the beginning of the week and was trading at around $165 at press time, a decline of 2%.

BSV Hackathon finalist Polyglot makes it easy to integrate Metanet protocols via Python

BSV Hackathon finalist Polyglot makes it easy to integrate Metanet protocols via Python

All Hayden Joshua Donnelly wanted to do was have a bit of fun, and also kick off an idea he had in mind. Now, he’s flying to Toronto to present his project—Polyglot—for the ultimate judging at the CoinGeek Toronto scaling conference on May 30.

The New Zealand-based developer, who goes by the user name “AustEcon,” is among the over 200 developers from 19 countries that joined Bitcoin Association’s first ever Bitcoin SV (BSV) Hackathon, a virtual hackathon on BSV. The quality of entries was so high that the judges named 14, rather than the originally expected 10, semi-finalists, and from there, the entries were narrowed to the top 3: TonicPow, UptimeSV, and Polyglot.

Polyglot is designed to be Bitcoin SV’s most intuitive way to interact with a myriad of Metanet protocols through Python, smoothing the entry path for new developers to BSV. Donnelly tells CoinGeek:

“Polyglot takes all of the awesome and synergistic protocols on top of the Bitcoin platform and makes it as easy as possible to interface with them. My hope is to attract new developers but also everyday people into this space by giving them the tools to harness the full power of the Metanet for their own creations and everyday life.”

Donnelly first learned of Bitcoin in 2012, rediscovered it “for what it really is” after he immersed himself in the Austrian economics, and has been hooked since then. He also started dabbling in Python programming in 2014 as a creative outlet, contributing to an open source project called bitcash before taking up the reins with the BitSV project, which is a simple library for python “that does all of the ‘bread and butter’ Bitcoin transaction stuff.” For the BSV Hackathon, which was held on May 4-5, AustEcon entered as an individual “for a bit of fun and to kick off an idea I had in mind.” The rest, as they say, is history—in the making.

Polyglot, along with the two other finalists, will have the opportunity to present at the CoinGeek Toronto conference. They will be judged by four expert judges, plus a vote by the entire conference audience.

Donnelly said, “It took me about two days to calm down after hearing that I’d be flying to Toronto (from New Zealand) to be in the presence of so many of my personal heroes and inspirational figures as well as meeting all the amazing people I’ve connected with online over the past few years. It’s a dream come true and I can’t wait to meet all of you.”

Of the other projects, Donnelly said he is interested in peer-to-peer advertising platform TonicPow, which he thinks he can use in the future for a non-Bitcoin related project he had in mind. According to the developer, TonicPow has “a crisp, clean design and an easy way to monetize a webpage.”

The winner of the BSV Hackathon will be announced at the conference’s end, with first place winning 250 BSV, second place 100 BSV, and third place 50 BSV. The finalists will also have the chance to be considered for investment by technology entrepreneur Calvin Ayre, founder of Ayre Media.

If he wins, Donnelly said he plans on giving a token of appreciation several groups—and maybe take a tour around Toronto.

“If I win, I would like to give a token of my appreciation to some of the contributors to the bitsv library. I really appreciate those guys as a sounding board and to fill gaps in my knowledge. We’ve had some great discussion lately about getting bitsv to a production version release,” the developer said. “I’d also like to take a bit of a tour around Toronto and shout my colleagues in New Zealand something nice for covering me at such short notice to get here to Toronto.”

The virtual hackathon is a lead-up to popular Bitcoin event, the CoinGeek Conference, taking place in Toronto for a two-day happening at The Carlu on May 29-30. Get your tickets today by registering online. Aside from the hackathon, there will be many exciting developments on the BSV ecosystem that you won’t want to miss.

Bitcoin SV price soars on Craig Wright’s Bitcoin copyright approval

Bitcoin SV price soars on Craig Wright’s Bitcoin copyright approval

The sudden announcement that Dr. Craig Wright has received the copyright for the original Bitcoin whitepaper has already had stunning affects. The market, now starting to recognize that Wright is indeed Satoshi Nakamoto, has responded quickly and Bitcoin SV (BSV) has skyrocketed in price.

According to CoinGecko, BSV more than doubled in price, jumping from $61.80 to $125.41 in the hour after the news was made public. On Bitfinex, it climbed as high as $136 before leveling off, now floating between $112 and $125.

The May 21 revelation that Wright has gained the Copyright, not just for the Bitcoin whitepaper, but the original Bitcoin code as well, helps solidify what he’s been trying to tell everyone for years: he created Bitcoin.

Not only that, but it now gives him more credibility in the public eye when he advocates for the original vision for the digital currency, as a scalable and stable protocol that can grow to be the world’s new money, and provide utility as the world’s new data network. It’s been reborn to do that as BSV.

This jump in price could still be just a fraction of what’s possible. Binance and Kraken no longer offer BSV trading pairs, and users who exclusively use those exchanges who want to get in on this new surge of optimism for the real Bitcoin will need to shift their funds before they can trade for the currency. That may take some time, possibly allowing BSV to see another sudden rise in price once they can get their funds in place.

The sudden increase in price will be a welcome sight for early BSV adopters, but they know this is just a happy side effect of their investment. The real plan for BSV is to continue scaling the blockchain massively, with an increase in block size coming in July, allowing for greater use by businesses and enterprises. Those companies, looking for a block size that is ready for real world, practical uses, have the utility, and stability of BSV as their best and only option for real world applications.

As more court cases get settled in Wright’s favor, and the real decision makers of the world recognize what he’s built in his vision for Bitcoin, expect BSV to continue to soar.

That may happen once again after Wright sits down for a Fireside chat with Bitcoin Association Founding President Jimmy Nguyen. The two will chat at the CoinGeek Toronto scaling conference later this month. It’s a must attend event, as the two are expected to discuss the history of Bitcoin, and many revelations may be made.

Crypto market daily report – May 30, 2019

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The cryptocurrency markets remained in bullish mode over the past 24 hours with most coins demonstrating an increase although that was pared back in some cases. Bitcoin Core (BTC) was down to around $7,900, although it had dipped below the $7,700 mark at one point.

Ethereum (ETH) was also up to around the $250 level after having also gone below the $245 level on Tuesday. This was on the back of a 1.5% increase, whilst BCHABC once again regained the $400 level and was trading at $410 at press time. Bitcoin SV (BSV) remained relatively stable at the $63 mark but was well supported at this level.

Other currencies with smaller market caps also had mixed movements with Ripple (XRP) actually stable at around the $0.395 level at press time. Litecoin (LTC) was up by 1% and regained the $91 level, whilst Cardano (ADA) was up by around 2% to the $0.084 mark. EOS was up by 1% to the $6.25 level, whilst NEO continued increasing with a bullish mark and was up by no less than 7% to the $11.90 mark. Stellar Lumens (XLM) was more conservative and was stable at around $0.133. IOTA was up by around 2% to the $0.406 level, whilst Binance Coin (BNB) continued moving forward albeit on a rather modest $0.5% increase to the $28.50 level.

Smaller market cap coins also had somewhat mixed fortunes with two newcomers breaking the ceiling with massive increases. MATIC was again up by over 60% to the $0.036 level, whilst MITH and ZIL were up by 18% and 16% respectively. DASH retreated slightly after Monday’s impressive gains with a 4% drop to the $163 level. IOST was up by 5%, whilst ONG rose by a considerable 15% to the $0.49 level. Ethereum Classic (ETC) remained stable at the $7.38 mark, whilst ATOM was only slightly down by 1% to just under the $4.70 level. HOT was another huge gainer where it was up by around 35% with CELR also making impressive gains forward to the 24% level.

Ina Samovich: Building Bitcoin solutions to businesses needs

Ina Samovich: Building Bitcoin solutions for business needs

Building business adoption for Bitcoin use is about providing them an upgrade over existing payment options, but also providing them features that fit their use cases. CopPay, the Belarus crypto payment solution firm and Bitcoin SV (BSV) supporter, is finding new ways to do this, and their CEO, Ina Samovich, joined CoinGeek.com’s Becky Liggero to talk about how they’re getting this done.

Understanding a company’s needs is key to understanding how Bitcoin can help improve their business model, and that’s where CopPay comes in. “Our first priority is working with businesses, so we create the bridge between traditional economy and Bitcoin, and helps businesses to incorporate Bitcoin into their business activities,” Samovich explained. “So they can accept Bitcoin in their daily operations, and they can also use Bitcoin in order to pay their clients and partners.”

Liggero asked the CEO what is it exactly about CopPay’s product that makes it easier for clients to accept crypto payments with. “It is always available,” Samovich explained simply. “Our platform is available 24/7, and they can always go online and create orders or create requests to accept Bitcoin, so it is really easy if they are online and just connected to our platform.”

Even if options like BSV provide a superior experience, many decision makers will want to settle their accounts in fiat at the end of the day. Liggero asked if that was an option with CopPay. “Yes, of course,” Samovich replied. “This is what we do. We give opportunity to businesses to accept Bitcoin, but they would receive euro or other fiat currency to their bank account.”

CopPay has supported BSV for some time now, and that’s because they believe in its future. “This is a great blockchain that has lots of potential, and seeing that its working on building this blockchain further on, it’s solving many issues that businesses have right now in Bitcoin adoption,” she noted. “So we believe that we actually, very soon, will have a great blockchain that will help businesses to solve those issues.”

The next big thing from the payment provider isn’t something Samovich could elaborate on, but it’s going to be something the business community is clamoring for. “We basically extending our businesses in providing more futures, in terms of business needs, we ask our clients what they want to see in our platform,” she said. “We just need to extend those features we already have to more clients so they aren’t afraid to use Bitcoin.”

Crypto market daily report – May 30, 2019

Crypto market daily report – May 20, 2019

The cryptocurrency markets continued to maintain the gains that they had established over the past week after a considerable dip on Friday. Bitcoin Core (BTC) was up by around 10% after having dropped below the $7,000 level over the weekend and was trading at around $8,000 at press time on Monday after even having reached the $8,200 level at one point. Ethereum (ETH) was also up by around 6% and was trading at the $250 level at press time. Bitcoin SV (BSV) remained at relatively the same level over the weekend and was trading at the $63 level at press time.

Other coins with larger market caps also performed quite well although gains were being pared back on Monday morning. BCHABC was up by around 4% to the $407 level after having reached the $420 mark at one point on Sunday evening. EOS was relatively flat at the $6.23 level, whilst Litecoin (LTC) was in reverse and was trading at the $91 level at press time on Monday. Cardano (ADA) was also down by 2% to the $0.082 level, whilst Stellar (XLM) and NEO experienced slightly less pronounced losses at 0.5 and 1% respectively. IOTA was also slightly down at the $0.40 level after having gone considerably up on Sunday, gaining almost 10%.

Cryptocurrencies with smaller market caps also had somewhat mixed fortunes with some making gains and others down. The chief gainer was DASH which was up by no less than 10% and was trading at the $164 level at press time on Monday—a 2019 high for the coin. Ethereum Classic (ETC) was down by 3% to the $7.50 level, whilst BAT lost a further 5% to the $0.3665 mark. ATOM, ONT and VET were all down by carrying degrees ranging from 3% to 1%, whilst FET and CELR bucked the trend with massive increases of 29% each. MATIC was also up by an impressive 30% and was trading over the $0.02 level for the first time. BNB held on to its impressive gains over the past 48 hours and was trading at $28.60 at press time.

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Bitcoin SV version 0.2.0 takes the next step towards unlimited scaling

Bitcoin SV (BSV) is getting another huge upgrade, and it’s staying on target with its stated goal of massive scaling. The newest iteration of the BSV client, version 0.2.0, has been rolled out by the Bitcoin SV Node team.

On May 20th, the Scaling Test Network (STN) will see the first impacts of this upgrade. It will increase its maximum acceptable block size to an astounding 10GB, with default produced blocks set to 128MB.

Then on July 24, with the Quasar Protocol Upgrade, the mainnet and testnet will have their block size settings increase. The current maximum acceptable block size of 128MB will increase to 2GB, and the default produced block sizes will increase to 128MB.

New block sizes aren’t the only change coming. This upgrade will launch a whole new mining API, originally designed by Andrew Stone and Johan van der Hoeven, and collaboratively updated with the BSV Node team. This upgrade is designed to take the increased load of big block sizes off of miners, who will only receive the header of the block. It also provides some new setting to increase performance for nodes.

In addition to those two huge improvements, the upgrade will also formally increase the default size for OP_RETURN to 100KB, a change Steve Shadders figured out back in January for miners to change the setting; that started BSV’s momentum toward becoming the world’s future data carrier network. There will also be a litany of other changes that will help transactions propagate faster, improve underlying code and processes, and remove unnecessary code.

The new client version will also change the license for BSV software from the MIT license (historically used for Bitcoin client software) to an “Open BSV license.” This still provides free usage but limits rights to use the node implementation source code exclusively to the BSV blockchain. 

All of these changes are significant, and will add even more evidence to the case that BSV is the only utility token with real world value. It’s faster, safer, and more useful than anything else available on the market.

Mostly importantly though, the BSV blockchain scales massively. It only took a few short months before BSV proved that users and developers needed 128MB block sizes for their transactions, and then the community hit that cap repeatedly. With a 2GB block cap on the way, there will be even more room for the businesses and users to grow with and prove that big blocks are more useful, and help take a big step towards 3 billion transactions per second

It won’t end there either. As Bitcoin Association Founding President Jimmy Nguyen has noted in the past, the ultimate plan for Bitcoin SV is to realize unlimited scaling. 2GB blocks, and 10GB blocks on the STN, are important marker points towards that goal. Nguyen says: “Ultimately, we want to show that Bitcoin has no limits. With unlimited capacity and creativity available to them, developers and big enterprises across the world should be able to build whatever they want on top of the original Bitcoin, now back only in the form of Bitcoin SV.”

UNISOT将供应链解决方案带入比特币SV[BSV]区块链,并获得了卡尔文·艾尔(Calvin Ayre)投资

UNISOT将供应链解决方案带入比特币SV[BSV]区块链,并获得了卡尔文·艾尔(Calvin Ayre)投资

UNISOT™是一家挪威公司,其计划在比特币SV[BSV]区块链上推出供应链管理解决方案,获得了来自科技创业家、艾尔集团(Ayre Group)CoinGeek的创始人卡尔文·艾尔(Calvin Ayre)的种子轮投资。艾尔通过其CoinGeek采矿、媒体和投资运营为比特币SVBSV提供关键支持,并期待投资能显著提升BSV区块链使用率和交易量。因此艾尔加入了对UNISOT™的共同投资。

UNISOT™是一个革命性的开放式区块链平台和全球商用网络,其利用比特币的基础功能,扮演记录账本角色,同时成为“通用真实数据源(Universal Source of Truth)”。全球供应链市场规模达54万亿美元,是区块链转型的理想方向。使用区块链作为公开手段来跟踪供应链记录和交易,UNISOT™能为各大企业提供可靠、快速和安全的交易,及涵盖整条供应链的即时见解,从而帮助其更高效地跟踪和管理商品、零部件和服务流通。

UNISOT™以企业资源规划(ERP)系统而著称,并增添了公链技术所具备的安全、信用和代币化功能。其与全球使用的诸多ERP系统整合,其中包括处理全球78%供应链交易的SAP系统。

UNISOT™将使用数字代币和智能合约系统(结合基于BSV的代币),为客户提供嵌入其ERP系统的多种独特功能:

  • 洞察和激励型信息交换,以便实时了解整个供应链,公司可在价值链上游和下游及时采取相关措施,减少99%以上延迟。通过微交易,变现公司的数据仓库信息,以激励信息交换。
  • 区块链数据交换(BDI是通过区块链实时进行的安全、加密和签名的P2P电子数据交换(EDI)通信。
  • 智能合约与代币能保证交易安全,节约时间和成本,无需代理商、公证人等第三方中介参与其中。
  • 数字孪生与产品基因,现实世界的商品在区块链上有数字等价物,便于公司快速跟踪商品在整条供应链(从开始到最终消费者)上的流通情况。
  • 国际结算与快速微支付,仅需常规银行收费的一小部分,就能实现实时国际结算,并且覆盖整条供应链。
  • 金融科技、代币化、稳定币、资产保证型借贷、保险、众筹等。
  • 消费应用程序鼓励消费者按个人偏好选择产品。

UNISOT™目前正联合优质合作企业和国际供应链公司共同开发UNISOT™企业平台。首款企业应用程序拟定于2019年秋发布,届时将由全球精选的ERP实施合作伙伴负责销售和实施。UNISOT™消费者应用程序将于今秋在Apple App Store和Google Play Store上推出。

鉴于UNISOT™力求推动全球供应链发展,其将需要大规模扩容的区块链支持。因此,UNISOT™选择将平台依托于BSV。比特币SV以比特币创建者中本聪的“中本聪愿景(Satoshi Vision)”命名,旨在恢复比特币原始协议、保持其稳定、允许其大规模扩容。2019年3月,BSV区块链见证了两个128MB创纪录区块,它们不仅是迄今为止公链上最大的区块,而且证明了比特币扩容的可行性。(相比之下,比特币核心[BTC]区块容量最高仅为1MB,无法支持像UNISOT™这样的企业应用程序)。借助128MB区块,BSV每秒可处理800多笔交易,同时可记录大型数据文件。此外,比特币SV正在紧锣密鼓地为吉字节(1000 MB)区块扩容做准备,最终目标为太子节(1百万MB)区块,以实现每秒可处理数十亿笔支付交易以及更大型的数据文件,并成为各行各业的全球数据账本。

UNISOT™创始人兼首席执行官斯蒂芬·尼尔森(Stephan Nilsson)拥有20余年ERP系统工作经验。他解释道:“我参加了去年11月在伦敦举办的‘CoinGeek周’活动,当时比特币算力大战刚结束,BSV出现并继续鼎力支持原始比特币协议。详细了解了BSV致力于大规模扩容、稳定协议和公链(非私链)的规划后,我坚信只有BSV能成为全球数据账本。当我们将全球规模最大的ERP系统SAP与这个‘通用真实数据源’比特币SV区块链整合时,将达到事半功倍的奇效。我要感谢卡尔文·艾尔信任我们能完成全球供应链的转型。”

卡尔文·艾尔评价道: “比特币的使用超乎人们的想象。比特币区块链将成为大型企业所有后台运行的中枢,其中包括供应链管理和ERP。这就是为何我乐于支持UNISOT™在BSV上创建大型企业应用程序的宏伟计划。”

艾尔的投资是更广泛合作的其中一项举措。区块链技术咨询、研究和开发的全球领导者nChain将为UNISOT™提供技术咨询服务及丰富的知识产权组合。协同艾尔的CoinGeek运营,nChain成为比特币SV的另一个关键支持者。nChain当前从事的项目旨在帮助大规模电子数据交换(EDI)迁移至比特币区块链。

比特币协会(致力于推动比特币SV的全球商业生态系统发展)创始会长兼nChain战略咨询委员会主席吉米·阮(Jimmy Nguyen)评论道:

“比特币亟需发展壮大并涉足正规业务,而UNISOT™正通过为真正企业和有商业思维的团队建立平台,来帮助比特币实现这一目标。我们期待帮助UNISOT™展现BSV作为商品数据账本的能力,而且我们力邀更多公司在全球唯一的大规模扩容区块链比特币SV上创建项目。”

UNISOT™首席执行官斯蒂芬·尼尔森将出席5月29日至30日在多伦多举办的CoinGeek多伦多会议,并将发表演讲和探讨他在BSV上建立UNISOT™的初衷。该会议聚焦于比特币的“无限”扩容,届时区块链扩容方面的全球领导者将莅临大会,其中包括管理BSV节点软件和扩容测试网络的nChain开发团队,他们将在多伦多与有意进行BSV扩容和应用程序创建的公司接洽。

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UNISOT™相关问询:Stephan Nilsson,电子邮箱[email protected]

卡尔文·艾尔(Calvin Ayre)和艾尔集团(Ayre Group)媒体问询:Ed Pownall,电子邮箱[email protected]

nChain媒体问询:电子邮箱[email protected]

Crypto market daily report – May 30, 2019

Crypto market daily report – May 17, 2019

The cryptocurrency markets experienced a considerable correction on Thursday night and following on to Friday morning as almost all currencies suffered double digit drops.

Leading the pack was Bitcoin Core (BTC) with a drop of around 10% to trade at the $7,250 level at press time, whilst Ethereum (ETH) was also down by a similar percentage to the $241 level after having even gone over the $270 mark in early trading on Thursday. Bitcoin SV (BSV) was also down by a considerable 18% to the $58 mark, practically erasing all the gains of the past 48 hours.

Other currencies also suffered considerable drops including BCHABC, which was down by a considerable 14% to the $362 level after having traded at well over the $400 mark on Thursday. Ripple (XRP) suffered a 15% drop to the $0.38 mark, whilst Litecoin (LTC) continued dropping to just over the $87 level on the back of a 14% decline. EOS was also down by around 12% to the $5.90 level, but it was Cardano (ADA) that suffered perhaps the biggest drop in the Top 10 with a decline of around 18% to the $0.078 level.

Stellar (XLM) dropped 19% to the $0.12 level, whilst NEO suffered a 10% drop to the $10.76 level as selling pressure hit the markets. IOTA was down by 15% to the $0.37 mark.

Cryptocurrencies with smaller market caps also experienced considerable declines with Ethereum Classic (ETC) falling by 12% to just over the $7 mark, whilst BTT and TRON experienced drops of 14 and 18% respectively. Other coin drops were not so brutal with ATOM falling by around 5% to the $4.24 level. BAT, ICX, IOST, and ZIL, however, were less fortunate and experienced drops of between 13% and 19% respectively. Binance Coin (BNB) was also down considerably to the $24.20 level or a decline of 11%. ONT dropped by around 18% to the $1.31 level, whilst VET was also down by around 12%. The only outlier in this sea of red was LINK, which was strangely up by around 2% to the $0.86 level.