David Case: Building games for the Bitcoin blockchain

The Bitcoin SV (BSV) blockchain is a great new platform for all types of businesses, and gaming is no exception. David Case, Chief Architect of Kronoverse, joined our Becky Liggero at the CoinGeek Toronto 2019 scaling conference to talk about how his company is pioneering in blockchain gaming.

To understand what Kronoverse is all about is to really understand how the blockchain can be used for amazing new things. “So Kronoverse is a platform that allow game developers to build video games where every action gets played out and recorded on the Bitcoin blockchain,” Case explained. “Which allows people to to be able to stream live games in a Twitch like fashion, but while actually watching the data, not by watching a video of it. And also go back watch historical games as they play out. We provide a number of services that enables developers to do that pretty easily.”

Kronoverse is already working on its first offering, and its following a concept that most gamers should be very comfortable with. “CryptoFights is kind of our first game that we’re building on the platform, and building the platform for as well,” he said. “So CryptoFights, you will create fighter, and that’s like any game. Your character creation: you say what you want their hair to look like, what color you want their skin to be, all that kind of stuff, what gender they are, what race they are, elves, dwarves, humans. So you configure your character, and then we also have other tokens that are weapons, armor, and those all exist as tokens on the blockchain.”

“And so you put your character, your fighter, into battle with those tokens that you own, and we validate that you own those tokens that you own, then you fight against each other. And the stats of your character and your weapons affect the outcome of the battle.”

Kronoverse announced they would build on the BSV blockchain in May, and Case explained that it was an easy choice. “Really, BSV is kind of our only choice at this point,” he said. “I mean, it solves all sorts of other problems, build all sorts of other toolings, and the scale, and just being able to rely on the commodity blockchain, that we don’t have to worry about how to solve the consensus aspects, but yet having the scaling and the cheap transactions, it’s just our only choice.”

Liggero asked Case how gambling and esports could work on a Kronoverse platform. “There’s all sorts to figure out how the proper way to legally structure that is,” he respond. “But because everything is fully auditable, and is recorded on the blockchain, so first of all its really easy to let players wager against each other, and actually contribute as part of their Bitcoin transactions, contribute the funds that are going to be used to pay out at the end of the battle.”

He also sees new opportunities due to the public nature of BSV, making it an easier system to work with than other esports have had access to. “There’s also all sorts of other opportunity for external, third party people to watch what’s going, and place their own wagers, their own outcomes,” he noted. “That’s completely outside of us entirely, it’s just this data is being recorded. If you can follow our protocol, and follow all the code, and the code all lives in the blockchain itself as well, so everything is completely open. All the rules, everyone understands what’s going on because it’s all out there in public. So people can implement and interact with that data in any way they want.”

Blockchain investment at all-time high with little to show for it

Blockchain start-up investment has never been more fashionable. That’s the reveal from Outlier Ventures, who recently published a report analyzing blockchain investments going back to 2013.

In their study, Outlier Ventures reveals that $23.7 billion has been invested in blockchain companies since 2013. More than half of that amount came in 2018 alone, with nearly $14 billion being raised. Another $3.7 billion has been raised so far in 2019.

The details of the investments is perhaps more revealing. Outlier notes that 55% of the investment funding rounds were for seed funding. They have thoughts as to why companies are struggling to get additional investment:

This financing has not converted to follow on-rounds, and indicates that while early stage funding is relatively easy, many traditional VCs are waiting for evidence of product-market fit and clearer signs of revenue before making further investments.

Their theory is that while blockchain companies have succeded in getting initial funding, they haven’t had much help with actually building their project. “The challenge is more about expertise and guidance at early stages, especially when it comes to areas unique to Web3 such as token design,” they conclude.

There’s another way to look at this. The vast majority of blockchain projects are almost like hobby projects, and they are not built to scale to the needs of the market. Although developers are working on neat ideas that can secure initial funding, they fail at being adopted because they can’t scale to the needs of adopters.

That’s precisely why investment firms should look to developers who work on the only blockchain that can scale massively to the needs of businesses and the public, Bitcoin SV (BSV). BSV projects are not just ideas being built in a vacuum; the talented developers working on the real Bitcoin are working on business plans that can be rolled out immediately for public use. They are the most likely candidates to take a round of funding and realize something of utility in short order.

Bigger blocks will make the whole mining network raise its game

It’s an exciting time in the most techy part of the Bitcoin SV ecosystem: as a result of increases in block size, “bubbles are starting to form in the great mining broth,” says mining expert Kristy-Leigh Minehan.

Now CTO of the technology infrastructure company Core Scientific, Kristy-Leigh has been working in crypto mining since the early days of Bitcoin. And she says that the buzz around Bitcoin SV now reminds her of those pioneering times, with the same potential for the future. Back in 2010, she says, “it wasn’t profitable, no-one really did it at scale, and it was also an incredibly exciting time. Bitcoin SV feels like that.” 

In a few years, she expects those involved today will be grateful to have committed to BSV when they did. “Think about how excited miners were in 2017/8, when all of those coins they’d mined in 2012 were suddenly worth a ton. Just imagine you could go back in time and ride that hype wave. You have that opportunity with Bitcoin SV — even though a lot of people don’t realise it.”

The increase in the block size will force changes on the whole mining network, Kristy-Leigh says. For instance, it will require new investment in node infrastructure to increase network propagation because “an insane amount of data” needs to be pushed through the network with big blocks. 

The new investment is “a really good thing” and “is going to end up changing mining as a whole, allowing all chains to end up transacting faster — and hit Visa-like transactions per second.”

Nodes and miners that don’t invest will end up “being left behind with a ton of orphan blocks.” But “that will be a great measure of the network health — telling people you need to step up and specialise.” New miners coming into the ecosystem will invest in the infrastructure first off, to be ready to scale up as the network needs it. 

As for negative stories about the climate-changing impact of crypto mining, Kristy-Leigh insists that they’re completed wrong: Bitcoin mining “is inherently green — the greenest form of energy consumption known to date.” 78% of Bitcoin mining is powered by renewable energy: “that’s really impressive.”

By making use of renewable energy that couldn’t otherwise be sold, the mining business makes sustainable energy economically viable. “Right now mining serves a very powerful purpose of consuming the world’s unused energy. With solar, wind and gas, there is so much unused energy that they cannot sell because the world’s not consuming it.”

In Kristy-Leigh’s view, mining also delivers a range of other benefits, both economic and social. “Mining ends up creating jobs, ends up changing how we consume renewable energy, changing how we build data centres and it’s going to change how we think about distributed computing. And this is just the infrastructure.”

So mining makes a critical contribution to creating the world we’ll soon be living in: “and that’s why I get so passionate about mining because we’re literally building the backbone to a new financial future.”

Watch Kristy-Leigh Minehan’s presentation at the CoinGeek Conference in Toronto last May.

Brad Kristensen: Scaling Test Network makes big blocks a reality

The massive blockchain scaling that’s happening on the Bitcoin SV (BSV) network doesn’t just happen; it takes a lot of work. To help guarantee it works well when changes come to the mainnet, the development team have the Scaling Test Network (STN). Brad Kristensen, Software Engineer at nChain, joined CoinGeek’s Becky Liggero on Developer Day at the recent CoinGeek Toronto 2019 scaling conference to explain the importance of the STN.

The STN isn’t just a sandbox for the Bitcoin SV Node Team to play in, it has important roles to play in the development of BSV. “The Scaling Test Network fourth compatible network for the SV node,” Kristensen said. “It’s important for the ecosystem because it helps the SV node developers get a direct feedback loop on what they’re working in. So they produce the next set of changes, they run it on the STN, the STN provides immediate feedback thanks to the large transaction volume and the large amount of blocks, as to whether they’re making the right move forwards, or in some cases, backwards.”

What’s coming next for the STN is some of the biggest innovations for the BSV blockchain, but as Kristensen told Liggero, he also hopes to see greater participating from the business world. “I would expect to see all of the big leaps forward that Bitcoin SV makes would happen first on the Scaling Test Network,” he said. “We’re hoping to get more businesses running on the Scaling Test Network, testing their applications, building their applications. It’s really supposed to be the onramp and playground for Bitcoin SV and the insight of to what’s coming to Mainnet.”

That’s not an impossible ask either. The STN was opened to businesses in April, and interested groups can get in touch with nChain to start trying out their own business use cases and applications to ensure they are ready for the next phase of the BSV blockchain.

As 2019 is the year of blockchain scaling, Liggero asked what role the STN play in achieving huge blocks. “We make sure it can happen,” Kristensen said simply.

The 2nd BSV Virtual Hackathon is only a week away — are you ready?

The 2nd Bitcoin SV (BSV) Virtual Hackathon is almost here, and the excitement is palpable. The online event, which takes place on August 17, will bring together some of the best developers globally as they compete for their share of the BSV prize pot.

Once the application process was opened a month ago, developers from across the world began submitting applications rapidly. The high demand led to the closure of the applications process recently. However, interested applicants are encouraged to join the waitlist by filling up the waitlist form available on the Bitcoin Association website.

The hackathon is sponsored by CoinGeek and run by nChain. Developers can join the event, either in teams or as individuals, to compete in the creation of innovative solutions on the Bitcoin SV blockchain. Developers can be located anywhere in the world as the entire event is online.

With the Bitcoin SV blockchain recently undergoing the Quasar protocol upgrade, it cemented its position as the best enterprise blockchain. Its ability to scale and meet enterprise needs is second to none, with low transactional costs and enhanced security being among the other benefits. The participating developers will strive to develop new applications that take advantage of all these benefits to offer innovative solutions to their users.

The selected finalists will get the prestigious opportunity to present their applications at the upcoming CoinGeek Seoul conference which begins on October 1—yet another reason why developers should attend CoinGeek Seoul. The finals will take place on October 2, with the developers battling for the chance to win BSV and proceed to present their applications to potential investors during the conference. Get your tickets to the two-day event here.

UptimeSV emerged victorious in the inaugural BSV Virtual Hackathon in May, winning 250 BSV. The application uses the Bitcoin SV blockchain to offer enterprises crowdsourced uptime monitoring and network intelligence for robust DDoS-hardened enterprise systems. Its users can download the app on a desktop or a mobile device to become an Uptime SV node and start earning BSV.

TonicPow and Polyglot emerged second and third and won 100 and 50 BSV respectively. TonicPow offers a P2P advertising platform that utilizes BSV to cut out middle men in the advertising chain and let the website owners get their fair share of revenue. Polyglot enables developers to use Python to interact with Metanet protocols and develop BSV applications.

RateSV releases version 1.0, bringing financial big data to blockchain

While several businesses have continued to integrate blockchain technology in their operations, there has still been a big discrepancy in regards to how much data is available on blockchain platforms. RateSV intends to change this, offering its users a platform for earning Bitcoin SV (BSV) by investing in real-time data on the financial data channel.

The goal of RateSV is to build a bridge between the real world and the blockchain world, enabling the flow of data between the two. RateSV announced the new version on Twitter:

The platform offers its users an opportunity to invest in BSV to record precision data and to obtain ownership of the data and the channel. You get to earn revenue every time there’s an API request for this data. Furthermore, you can earn revenue by reselling your channels as well as posting ads on your channels.

RateSV relies on the Metanet, a global protocol designed by Dr. Craig S. Wright for creating transactions that allow applications such as browsers and wallets to interpret and use on-chain data. Most crucially, the Metanet allows the users to be in complete control of their own data using a built-in permissioning system.

Once a user joins RateSV, he can create a channel, which is a formatted data stream. The channel can contain all sorts of information, from stock prices to weather data and even social media information. Each channel has a head that gets to enjoy some privileges. If a channel doesn’t have a head, the first user to bid on the channel automatically becomes the head.

RateSV expects to release version 2.0 in September this year. This version will come with important updates, such as the ability to transfer the ownership of the head and the addition of new virtual currency transactions. In a later update, the platform will increase traditional financial channels such as contracts and futures.

To ensure the security of the data, RateSV applies ECIES encryption. Only the channel heads can decrypt the data, with RateSV completely unable to obtain these keys. The data is stored on the superior Bitcoin SV blockchain ensuring stability, transparency and durability.

How blockchain can increase transaction throughput

Blockchain technology has revolutionized many industries, from supply chain management to logistics and insurance. The possibilities are limitless with blockchain and this has seen many global tech giants invest in the technology. Bitcoin SV (BSV) has continued to be the trailblazer and by far the best enterprise blockchain, setting an example of how blockchain can increase transaction throughput beyond legacy technology systems.

Blockchain technology has quickly evolved, and, with it, the transactional speed has greatly improved, overtaking most legacy systems. While some blockchain platforms have continued to lag in outdated technology, BSV has improved on the transactional speed with constant upgrades. The most recent is the Quasar protocol upgrade which lifted the block size hard cap from 128MB to 2GB. This enabled the BSV blockchain to process 1,000+ transactions per second.

In comparison, legacy technology systems such as Visa, Mastercard, and Paypal have continued to lag behind BSV. PayPal, for instance, can only process 193 transactions per second. Other blockchain platforms have also failed to scale and meet user demands as BSV has done. SegWitCoin (BTC) only processes 7 transactions per second, while Ethereum, at 20 transactions per second, doesn’t do much better.

Bitcoin SV also has the lowest fees in the blockchain ecosystem and beyond. With PayPal, merchants are charged 2.9% of the payment amount while with Visa charges 1.51% interchange fee for consumer credit cards. In comparison, a Bitcoin SV transaction costs less than 1 cent. 

Bitcoin SV has managed to cement its position as the best enterprise blockchain platform by continuing to scale to meet consumer demand, proving that blockchain can increase transaction throughput. In addition to the recent Quasar protocol upgrade, Bitcoin SV is set to undergo the Genesis upgrade in February 2020 which will eliminate the block size altogether. 

And come October 1, the blockchain world will congregate in Seoul for the eagerly-anticipated CoinGeek Seoul conference. During the two-day event, the attendees get to learn about how blockchain can increase transaction throughput, reduce costs for enterprises, improve security, and much more. nChain chief scientists and the creator of Bitcoin Dr. Craig S. Wright headlines the list of distinguished speakers that also includes the Bitcoin Association President Jimmy Nguyen and nChain Chief Technology Officer Steve Shadders. Get your tickets today for this event that you can’t afford to miss.

ElectrumSV wallet update fixes coin-splitting faucet

The powerful and feature focused ElectrumSV wallet team has announced the release of version 1.2.4 of their Bitcoin SV (BSV) focused wallet. The release focuses on a few vital changes to keep coin-splitting working in the wallet, as well as what blockchain supporters it supports.

Announced in a Medium blog post, the update carefully explains each update, why it was necessary, and how the new functionality works, along with links to documentation.

Perhaps the most important change is a fix to get coin-splitting working once again. Sadly, coin-splitting was made unavailable for some time, as a malicious party got around restrictions and took advantage of the faucet containing all of ElectrumSV’s BSV supply. This mandated a fix that would protect the faucet from further abuse. Roger Taylor explained:

The faucet has been changed to require a captcha, and the way the loser was stealing the funds will no longer work. Also, because we now require the person who is splitting to use the web site directly, this gives the faucet even more leeway to be updated if the loser decides to attack the faucet again.

The full explanation of how to perform coin-splitting, the process of separating BSV from SegWitCoin (BTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCHABC), is explained in the blog. While it’s mostly the same as it was when ElectrumSV launched, it now will pop-up a browser to collect the faucet dust necessary for the procedure. This will work for wallets on the mainnet, but also wallets on the testnet and the Scaling Test Network (STN), for developers looking to try out their work.

The upgrade also brings changes to the block explorers used by ElectrumSV. Blockchair explorer, which was previously removed because of its insistence in keeping the outdated “cash address.” As the site has now dropped that address format, it fits back in with the standards ElectrumSV has been keeping, and has been re-added.

They used that update to broadcast that other blockchain explorers that wish to be included in the wallet will need to follow Blockchair’s path and remove cash addresses, singling out bsv.btc.com as an example of an explorer they are not currently supporting for that reason.

ElectrumSV has been a feature filled BSV wallet since January, when they released their Desktop wallet for the original Bitcoin. They’ve also signaled that they want to focus on broader adoption by making their wallet friendlier to all users.

Update: This article previously stated ElectrumSV’s coin-splitting faucet was hacked. That was in error, and this article has been updated accordingly.

‘Goldrush’ predicted for onchain social content

Plans to improve on today’s ‘free’ social media business model — in which services are paid for by selling users’ information to advertisers — have always raised a difficult question: how can you get people to start paying for something which they think of as free at the moment?

Many ideas involve users being rewarded for content that they post. No doubt those users would be happy. But without selling their data to advertisers, the audience would have to pay, somehow, to use the network. Bitcoin could make those transactions technically easier and cheaper, but is that enough? It looks like Bitcoin SV (BSV) entrepreneurs are starting to provide some real solutions.

A panel at a recent London Bitcoin Meetup was produced and chaired by Darren Kellenschwiler, an entrepreneur who’s working on his own BSV startup Probat.us which will connect ID and content, but independent of any particular platform. During Darren’s session, advocates of BSV-supported social media came up with some plausible answers to the question of why users would want to pay.

Twetch is a social media startup — a kind of homage to Twitter — where users have to pay BSV with Money Button to add content. But don’t think of that as paying for what you could get free on Twitter, said CTO Ben Izvirni. Instead, you’re paying a little — the BSV equivalent of maybe just a couple of pence or cents — to have your information stored on the blockchain immutably.

What’s more, even if you have to ‘pay to play,’ said Jonathan Aird another BSV entrepreneur and the founder of BSVnews.today, there’s an incentive to do so, because you can make some money back when people reward you for good content. Jonathan had already made about $2 on Twetch, he revealed proudly. “On the chain, the content is king and you are the content,” he said.

Finally, Maria Eugenia Lopez of Yours.org, another platform that rewards content creators, said that the quality of engagement was different when social media is powered by Bitcoin: as a user, you pay attention because you’re paying.

Ben was outspoken in his critique of current social media. The companies behind them “rarely give something back to society”. There are “too many clickbait articles” and “people are wasting their time”. What’s more, people “want to own their own data”, which a BSV-rewarded system makes possible.

So how to get from here to there? Ben said that Twetch is working on features that are common in existing social media, implying that new users should find themselves in a relatively familiar environment. And Twetch is thinking about encouraging new users by offering them a small amount of credit to start using the system, or offering credit to people for referring new users.

Jonathan Aird said he’s looking forward to a time when even high quality video can be stored on the BSV blockchain, and predicted “there’s going to be a goldrush in onchain social content.”

For Darren Kellenschwiler, the possibilities for BSV-powered social media are exciting because they mean that by requiring a small payment, “you’re paying for people’s attention”. The new platforms should succeed because their business models ”better reflect the reality that people’s time is worth something”. But Darren admits that when content-originators are rewarded when someone comments on their post, they are incentivised to create “call and response” posts, “baiting you into commenting.”

It’s too early to say how the new business models will evolve as they learn what users are prepared to create for the new generation of BSV social media startups. No doubt there will be a process of trial and error before the right mix of editorial costs and rewards is found. But in an echo of a familiar call in relation to Bitcoin from Jimmy Nguyen, Founding President of the Bitcoin Association, Ben insisted that it’s time for social media “to start growing up.”

James Belding: BSV Smart contracts can help businesses of all sizes

Tokenized is using the massive scaling of the Bitcoin SV blockchain to introduce a world of possibilities for individuals and enterprises alike. To explain its recent ramp up and where it’s planning to go with future plans, its founder, James Belding, joined our Becky Liggero on the sidelines of the CoinGeek Toronto 2019 scaling conference.

As Belding has said before, a big game changer for Tokenized’s progress has been the expansion of the OP_RETURN payload limit, which had previously constrained them. ”We just couldn’t get what we wanted into the transaction, not enough size,” he said. “But the moment the restriction was lifted, then we had open season, we could finally fulfill the vision that we always wanted to do. That happened in February I think, and ever since then we’ve been scrambling to catch up and deliver on the promises that we had.”

The potential uses of having a law abiding token system on the Bitcoin SV (BSV) blockchain are vast, and Belding spelt some of them out for Liggero. “You’ve got your obvious token examples at multiple work now, like your financial instruments, I mean silly tokens like movie tickets, admission tickets things like that, and they offer a real significant value proposition compared to what you can do today,” he said. “But there’s much, much more that will start to be revealed and the smart contracts that we have today can be tools for governance.”

Applying tokens to enterprise governance is a truly exciting prospect, and one that will make BSV an exciting prospect to mom and pop shops and multi-national corporations alike. “When you get to the bigger levels you got lawyers to help you out and take care of administrative, but if you’re a smaller company and medium size company, it’s a tremendous amount of work, administrative work,” he explained. “A lot of little rules you gotta follow and it’s easy to forget and not do them in time, and do them in the right sequence. A smart contract can have all the rules built into it, so it can basically guide you like safety rails to make sure that you do in the right sequence. You sign it properly, it’s all done. And then of course it’s immutably stored forever on the chain right so that you don’t have to worry about managing your contracts, where do you keep them, where to keep your backups, how long if you keep them”

Liggero asked Belding what the longer term plans are for Tokenized, and the answer was to widen the appeal of tokens through applications. “Basically we’re building a full desktop app, as well as a mobile app, to basically do all these features,” he revealed. “So it’s gonna be designed for everyone. I think it’s more it’s like an iPhone right? Like business people use iPhones, regular people use iPhones, all the features you want to talk to people and all that stuff it’s the same. When it comes to management contracts and your finances, the things the same. Sometimes it gets a little more complex to the analysis and things like that, enterprise, but foundationally, it’s the same.”

Unwriter answers the call, adapts Datapay for safe on-chain data

The road to Genesis, the protocol upgrade which will see Bitcoin returned as closely as possible to its original protocol and vision, will require plenty of little contributions from everyone in the community. Following Steve Shadders’ call to action for all app developers, Unwriter has answered the call.

In a recent Twitter announcement, Unwriter has announced Datapay has been updated to support “safe” mode, the new OP_RETURN standard capable of handling the Genesis upgrade.

As Unwriter notes, this solves “the ‘WRITE’ side of the equation.” With the upgrade, Datapay is now both future proof, and ready for the February 2020 Genesis upgrade, but also backwards compatible, capable of continuing to work with apps that are not yet configured for the protocol change.

He also goes on to explain what other developers need to do to get on board, linking to a past thread that explains the new code and why it’s superior.

That thread is very similar to Shadders’ own call to action, which revealed the need for all app developers to upgrade their OP_RETURN code. He made that call in late July, outlining the exact code that apps would need to implement to keep their program running when February, 2020 arrives. While the code change is fairly simple, it’s an important one to keep applications running when Genesis arrives.

Unwriter wasn’t the first to take up the call to upgrade though. Money Button made the same upgraded to safe on-chain date earlier in August. When making the change, the wallet’s blog celebrated the potential gains in efficiency users and miners could experience from the changes impact.

That marks one of the biggest BSV wallets and one of the BSV communities’ biggest developers taking up Shadders call to action. Shadders made that call with many months to go before change was absolutely required, but the sooner every developer adapts their application to be futureproof, the sooner the community can move on to the next pressing task as Bitcoin moves back to Genesis.

Steve Shadders: Bitcoin SV proving it can scale for businesses now

Bitcoin SV’s (BSV) recent Quasar upgrade is cause for much celebration, as it not only helped return Bitcoin one step closer to its original protocol, but also introduced a whole new level of blockchain scaling to BSV. CoinGeek’s Sarah Parsons caught up with nChain Technical Director Steve Shadders at a recent London BSV meetup, where they talked about the upgrade and its importance.

The London BSV gathering was a merry one, as the Quasar upgrade went as well as you could hope for. “We’re kind of giving a bit of a post-mortem of the Quasar upgrade, I think I can safely say that it was a very boring event, which is fantastic because with enterprise software changes, that’s kind of exactly what you want,” Shadders said. “I mean, we had an operations stream set up and we had contact with all of the kind of key players in the Bitcoin SV ecosystem. But we pretty much sat there and watched the upgrade activate. We fired Satoshi Shotgun and mined a block bigger than 128MB, which was necessary to lock the upgrade in. And it all went pretty smoothly, nothing unexpected. So yeah, job done.”

Parsons asked Shadders what businesses should take away from the Quasar upgrade. “I think it’s really quite critical for businesses that are looking to invest time and money in building a service on top of Bitcoin SV, Shadders replied. “Because most services, I mean, if you’re building a business, the aim is to scale. You want your business to start at whatever size it does, and it gets bigger and bigger, and bigger, and bigger. And of course, if your business is related to Bitcoin that means it’s got to be able to scale on top of Bitcoin.”

While other crypto hobby projects have promised that their blockchains will be ready at some point in the future, Shadders explained that such a thought process just won’t cut it for the real Bitcoin. “Now, I think, our philosophy at the Bitcoin SV Node team is that it’s not good enough for us to say to people, ‘Oh, by the time your business has scaled, we’ll be ready. Trust us,’” he said. “What we’re actually doing with the Quasar upgrade is demonstrating right now, that we can handle the future scale of whatever your business is. So you’ve got the confidence, not hoping that we’ll be able to pull it off some time in the future, we’re showing that it can be done right now.”