TrueReviews.io runs successful alpha test on BSV blockchain

TrueReviews.io was one of the standout projects at the Bitcoin Association’s recent Pitch Day in Seoul, South Korea. Not wanting to lose that momentum, the project recently had successful limited alpha test, inviting real users to start using the service and test its limits.

True Reviews, founded by Connor Murray, seeks to solve the problem of fake or unfair business reviews by removing advertising from the experience, and instead replacing it with a Bitcoin SV (BSV) reward system.

The site began looking for alpha testers on October 12, quickly finding several dozen to help give the project a good once over. Murray returned to Twitter on October 15 to announce the results of the test.

The 62 registered users created 76 reviews of businesses, and those reviews earned a total of 267 tokenized reputation points. Murray noted one user racked up a high of a 51 point reputation score, while another set the high for most reviews with 13.

This wasn’t just for fun though, as he noted that the real goal was to stress test the software, and prepare it to be more feature-filled in the future.

The site promises to be much more than just a review system in the future. Once businesses get involved, the site’s “About Us” section notes that it could become a great system of marketing and reward in the future:

In exchange for a verified review, tokenized rewards (gift cards, coupons, etc) can be issued to the reviewer and redeemed at the business.

If you’re unfamiliar with Murray, he has been a mainstay of the BSV community for quite some time. He spoke at the Expo-Bitcoin International conference in Bogota, Colombia, about the importance of BSV adoption to solving global economic problems. He also hosts the Bitcoin and Beyond YouTube channel, where he’s previously interviewed Dr. Craig Wright on the history of Bitcoin, and the tense relationship the nChain chief scientist has with many of his rivals.

Bitcoin Association propels BSV projects into businesses with first ever Pitch Day

Bitcoin Association, the global organization for Bitcoin businesses, gathered a group of investors recently in Seoul to delve into a collection of BSV projects pitched by its creators and explore potential business opportunities with them.

Bitcoin Association created an avenue through the first ever Pitch Day for these ventures and commercial projects to get access to funding from investors, and improve their BSV-driven ideas and products further, and consequently, turn these projects into actual businesses.

The whole day Shark Tank-type event catered to 14 pre-screened, enthusiastic participants from different parts of the world, including China, South Korea, Japan, Italy, Mexico, and the United States. The “pitchers,” ranging from seasoned entrepreneurs to young developers, went through the same process: each was given maximum of 30 minutes to present their ideas and answer questions by the investors interested in the BSV ecosystem from across Asia, Europe and North America.

The investors had insightful questions, which shows they understand the space well, according to Mike Gamaroff from Wheedl, one of the commercial ventured that pitched.

“They’re not playing. They are here for business,” he told CoinGeek, adding, “You expect when you were asked questions, you’re going to have a quick answer. I learned quite a lot actually. I thought, ‘you’re right’ I’ve got to go back and do that.”

Developer Joonyeong Park, who has no experience running a business, made his debut speaking in front of an investor panels at this event. This showed that the organizers were open to anyone—old and new – as long as you have a promising business idea.

The investors responded positively to Park’s pitch by asking a series of questions, showing interest to his product. This made him excited after his presentation.

Among all the presenters, Park was the one who asked for the lowest funding—US$100,000—which made one of the investors share this tip with CoinGeek for future project holders.

“Don’t ask for too little money and at the same time, don’t ask for too much. It’s a fine balancing act,” advised Alex Fauvel from TwoHop Ventures.

Founding President of the Bitcoin Association Jimmy Nguyen thought the process challenged these young entrepreneurs to evaluate their business plan. He added, “think about things like how to generate revenue, what’s my operating expense going to be, how much money do I need to raise, who are my competitors, all those things that, as someone who has worked in the business world for a long time, I know you need to do for business planning.”

This Pitch Day is only one of the many initiatives that Bitcoin Association is doing to support the growth of the entire BSV ecosystem. Recently, Bitcoin Association has announced another initiative—sponsoring the Cambridge University Metanet Society to conduct events that educate and promote the powerful capabilities of the BSV protocol, blockchain, and cryptocurrency.

In 2020, the organization plans to organize the second Pitch Day in London, the same week the CoinGeek Conference will be held in the city.

Steve Shadders discusses how the original Bitcoin is being restored at CoinGeek Seoul

Cryptocurrency, as the name implies, was originally designed by Satoshi Nakamoto to be an alternative to fiat. More than just a different type of currency, though, it was an improvement over what is currently available because it puts control of money back in the hands of all consumers. Many crypto projects have lost sight of that fundamental reason for the existence of digital currency, but Bitcoin SV (BSV) and its supporters haven’t. During the recent CoinGeek Conference Seoul gathering, Steve Shadders took a few minutes to discuss what is going on to restore Bitcoin to its original purpose and what this means to the Bitcoin ecosystem, as well as the future of finance.

Shadders is the Chief Technology Officer of nChain, one of the main entities behind BSV development. He met up with CoinGeek’s Stephanie Tower to offer some brief comments on what’s happening and to explain how the Road To Genesis is going to change digital currency. He explained that the transformation is all about removing limitations and restrictions on Bitcoin, adding, “Our goal is to bring the protocol back as close as possible to the original protocol that was designed by Satoshi, implemented by Satoshi ten years ago.”

Genesis will allow Bitcoin to go to the next level. It will incorporate new scripts, new opcodes, multiple transactions into a single unit and other enhancements that make it more robust. One of the biggest changes is the removal of block size limitations, which allows for unlimited scaling and growth. It also further enables people to build even more powerful applications on the BSV blockchain.

There has been a lot of confusion regarding what the real purpose of digital currency is—some believe it’s simply a way to invest and, hopefully, see incredible returns. Others, like those helping to build BSV, understand that this isn’t the true reason Bitcoin exists. Genesis is going to create an entirely new level of development as it completely stabilizes the protocol. Shadders points out that the protocol has been warped, just like the definition of Bitcoin, and that there was “never meant to be any protocol work in the first place. The only reason there is work is because we [have] to put it back to the way it was.”

Genesis is the name for the next big upgrade coming to the BSV blockchain, currently scheduled for February 2020. Once that upgrade is in place, Bitcoin growth is going to be exponentially higher than the levels currently seen. It’s all about building the next economy.

David Case talks about his journey with Kronoverse and Bitcoin SV

Kronoverse is working on very innovative new gaming technology on the Bitcoin SV (BSV) blockchain, and they had a lot to show at the recent CoinGeek Seoul conference. David Case, Chief Architect of the company, has learned a lot about Bitcoin in the process, and wanted to share some of that knowledge with CoinGeek’s Stephanie Tower.

His experience as Chief Architect of a Bitcoin gambling company has taught him a lot about the blockchain. “It’s been really interesting, because we started before we really even understood what Bitcoin is, or the power of it is,” he noted. “And so it’s kind of been my own evolution through learning what’s out there and how this stuff works, and it’s become an obsession of mine, it’s actually overtaken my life, so it’s been pretty fun.”

As a newcomer to Bitcoin, Case explained that his struggle has mostly been the widespread misunderstandings about the technology. “I think it’s mostly just very misunderstood, and that people don’t actually understand the power that’s there, and I’m sure that’s why Craig [Wright]’s been frustrated for all the last 10 years, because people don’t get it,” he said. “And even people who are really, really advanced in the crypto space don’t understand the power of Bitcoin, and it’s really powerful.”

But Case has learned a lot, and Kronoverse has come a long way. He spoke about the improvement’s we can expect to see soon from the company. “We’re starting to open up the platform that we’re building CryptoFights on so that other game developers can build apps with it, and that includes a wallet for their actual development environment and their phones, it involves server side management of the Bitcoin data and communicating that and managing communications across all clients,” he noted. “And it also involves a lot of being able to automate what’s going on, so you can have systems that just watch Bitcoin, and then can react based on however they’re programmed to react.”

How far away are we from seeing other developers on the Kronoverse platform? “We’re in the process,” he replied. “We’re actually opening up a developer waiting list right now, so as developers are interested, we’re going to start working with them one on one, to figure out what’s going to be the best way, the best people to work with to get this fully out.”

But the big news most gamers wanted to know as Kronoverse entered CoinGeek Seoul is the one that Case might have been most excited to talk about: when can we play CryptoFights? “First of all, we’re going to be having a Beta release of CryptoFights by the end of the year, which is really exciting,” he said. “And then, again, it’s just all the platform services that make it really easy for developers to build on Bitcoin without them really needing to know much about Bitcoin at all.”

A successful first Bitcoin project: ImmortalSV review

As the Bitcoin blockchain was designed to be immutable, saving information for the world to forever look back upon, using it to archive important data is a natural use case. While naturally that works for digital money, as Bitcoin SV (BSV) has scaled massively and also become the data carrier of the world, it also works great for things like websites, best evidenced by ImmortalSV.com.

Much like how archive.org and it’s WayBackMachine helps archive the internet, ImmortalSV offers the same service to anyone looking to do the same on the blockchain. The service is pretty simple to use: simply enter a website address, and the site will take a screenshot for you to archive. Using a Money Button wallet, just pay for your screenshot to be recorded on the blockchain, and the site provides a bico.media address for you to see that it worked.

We tested the site and found it worked flawlessly for what it’s intended to do. Using the website for the top movie in the world at the time, Joker, we paid $0.08 in BSV, and an image of the site was quickly written to a transaction and saved on the blockchain.

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There are some important differences from how archive.org’s service that have to be taken into account. The site doesn’t proactively seek out websites to record to the blockchain; it only saves those that users wish to save. That could be both a pro and a con, in that it may miss out on quality content that should be saved to the blockchain, but it’s also more efficient, in that it won’t save a bunch of junk there either. It also doesn’t save the code of a website like archive.org does, only taking a screenshot instead.

But the business model is very different from archive.org as well. ImmortalSV requires users to pay their own way to make the service work, while archive.org requires donations from the public to provide an ad free service.

We reached out to the site’s creator, Twitter user @Synfonaut, to ask him more about the site and what his motivation in creating it was. “The inspiration behind ImmortalSV was to build something quickly so that I could learn BSV development,” he replied. “I wanted to build a useful tool, and the ability to store snapshots of websites on the blockchain seemed like a good fit.”

If you’re hoping for ImmortalSV to become a more feature filled site, Synfonaut cautioned that he thinks you should look to another service. “There aren’t any more major plans for ImmortalSV,” he noted. “I had some future ideas for more archiving, but etched has done a fantastic job providing this.”

But if you’re impressed with Synfonaut’s ingenuity and first attempt at a Bitcoin app, he’s got more coming. “Shortly after ImmortalSV, I launched Open Directory and since then have been working on a major update that helps content creators monetize their work—I should have a big announcement soon!”

Ryan X. Charles clears up peer to peer misconceptions

Ryan X. Charles has been credited as one of the smartest members of the Bitcoin SV (BSV) community, and for good reason. His Money Button company has been at the cutting edge of Bitcoin innovation, and he’s played an integral part in that of course. In the days that followed CoinGeek Seoul, Charles took to Youtube to discuss some of these innovations and clear up misconceptions.

In his video, “Paymail is P2P & How the Internet Works,” Charles begins by discussing the recent Paymail extensions announced at CoinGeek Seoul. He noted that Money Button has launched full support of the Crypto Operations API, and took some time to explain it more.

As Money Button is a non-custodial wallet, whereby users have ownership of their own keys; but these keys aren’t just for money. Keys can be used to sign and encrypt arbitrary data inside transactions, he notes. He then gives an example of how this works:

You put a variable inside of your OP_RETURN, say something like signature, and then you run the sign operation, and then it will substitute the value of the signature into the signature variable.

He also adds that support for Offchain cryptographic operations is now supported, allowing for decrypting information offchain. This is necessary as many users or businesses would not want to decrypt their data onchain for the world to see.

All of the innovations Money Button is working towards is to move towards “the idea is to create the basic building blocks of an own your data paradigm for the internet,” he explains. We shouldn’t be defaulting to services like Facebook where the service provider becomes the owner of the content. “The way it should work in an own your data paradigm is that you own your data, you decide specifically who you share your data with, such as an advertiser, and they then pay you to deliver you a targeted ad.”

He then turns to Paymail, and a recent Twitter dispute over whether it could truly be a peer to peer (P2P) protocol. The debate, as he summarizes, was that the internet can never be truly peer to peer, which he admits simply due to the architecture of the internet.

But he feels the debate has gotten away from the point of the technology. Paymail isn’t being designed as a way to directly communicate with a peer, which would be nearly impossible, but rather to communicate with a peer in a secure method. “You’re sending a message to someone, only they can see that message. It’s peer to peer in that way,” he notes.

He further explains that Paymail, being encrypted end to end, is as P2P as you can get on the internet. He also talked about the benefits of the protocol, noting that Paymail is designed to scale big or small, for people self-hosting to large services.

He also notes Paymail isn’t supposed to be the final solution of creating identities. Considering emails are the existing identity system of the internet, it’s a solution that works to onboard new businesses and users now with a system that is easily understood and adopted.

It also has some work to be done before he’ll be satisfied with it. He adds that there is a need to send merkle proofs P2P to allow users to confirm validity of transactions, something that’s being worked on, and endpoints for P2P transactions, a system he says is being worked on imminently.

You can check out the full video below, as Charles explains it better than a summary ever could. Take note though, the last two minutes of audio don’t work.

How RelayX is making Bitcoin SV ‘more user friendly than ever before’

Wallet app RelayX has said it is making Bitcoin SV (BSV) more user friendly than ever before, as it continues to develop its crypto superwallet.

Announcing a series of product updates, the app said it would allow users greater flexibility and control over their cryptocurrency payments, as well as announcing new integrations for the service. Of particular note was the launch of an integration for BSV-powered social media platform Twetch, which allows users to own and monetize their content in BSV.

In a Medium post, the RelayX team said they’re introducing new ways for users to buy BSV in alternative tokens, aka “sh*tcoins”.

First, we break ground by introducing alternative blockchains colloquially referred to as sh*tcoins to the Relay settlement ecosystem. In theapp latest version of our RelayX app, users can now fund their Bitcoin SV Superwallet seamlessly with Bitcoin Core (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Ethereum (ETH), and Tether (USDT).

RelayX has also removed the need for users to hold a balance in BSV before they can use BSV, combining top-up and payment into a single function, with automatic conversions and fee calculations.

Second, users no longer need to maintain a balance in BSV in order to use BSV. Volatility is an ever-present issue for prospective users and we have alleviated that by combining Top up & Pay into one action. RelayX users can now scan a BSV address or enter a 1handle or Paymail and pay with any fiat or alternative cryptocurrency of their choice. All conversion and fee calculations are done for you, ensuring that the recipient receives exactly how much you wanted them to receive.

The wallet app has also added contact book functionality, making it easier for users to send to the same contacts time after time.

It noted, “Third, we are adding Contacts so you can save your friends’ 1handle and Paymails for easy sending. We envision enabling you to add fiat and alternative cryptocurrency contacts in a future release.”

Celebrating the product upgrades, the wallet app said it was RON, the Relay On-chain Network powered solely by BSV, that was delivering these benefits.

“Importantly, many of these upgrades to RelayX are made possible and efficient by RON — the Relay On-chain Network which operates entirely on Bitcoin SV. We are excited to share more details about RON — how it works, and how it can power a wide range of on-chain applications, e-commerce, wallets, and financial institutions, in an upcoming public launch blog post of its own,” according to the RelayX team.

The wallet app is currently in beta in Google Play and iOS Testflight.

BSV-powered gold token Amleh announced at CoinGeek Seoul

Eli Afram is launching Amleh, tokenized gold powered by bitcoin SV.

The project is being pioneered by Afram’s Layer2, a holding company he co-founded alongside chairman Josh Sleiman and COO Bill Hotait, with the mission of bringing the “utmost utility and value to the BSV blockchain.”

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The company operates four subsidiaries. First, there’s MetaNet Labs, the education arm of the business. The company’s mission is to help in training, awareness, and increasing the visibility of BSV across the firm’s core markets of Australia and Southeast Asia.

MetaNet Solutions, the development arm, is working on developing various ecosystem applications internally as well as external client developments on BSV.

Small World Mining is the company’s crypto mining operation, currently in development, which will use hydro and biomass power to support the bitcoin network.

But arguably most significant is Amleh, the first project of its kind to tokenize gold on BSV.

Amleh was presented to delegates at the recent CoinGeek Seoul Conference by Bitcoin Association President Jimmy Nguyen, on behalf of the development team at Layer2.

The Amleh token offers a digitized, on-chain gold token, emulating gold certificates that have existed off-chain for decades. While the principle is nothing new, the technology is revolutionary in its impact, thanks to the scalability of the BSV blockchain and the flexibility of the Tokenized protocol.

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Scalability allows for gold to be tokenized down to the milligram, or pennies of value. With the network’s capacity for instant, secure transactions and mass scale, the token is envisaged as a possible currency—flexible and low-cost enough to be used to buy a packet of gum.

The initial issue is set for an amount of 10kg of gold. Audit reports will be uploaded and stamped immutably to the blockchain, with transparency and legitimacy both key tenets of the model.

According to Afram and the developers behind the project, Amleh is an attempt to move away from the “hysteria” of crypto labels. The initial issuance is not an ICO—rather, it is a digital representation of a real-world asset, as frequently described as a prime use-case by Dr. Craig Wright.

Powered by bitcoin SV on the award-winning Tokenized protocol, Amleh is backed by physical gold reserves held in a vault on a 1:1 basis.

Because BSV seeks to remain stable, it is perfectly suited to enterprise building. It’s also scalable, but not subject to surprise changes in technology or direction. The Tokenized protocol works within the real world, within the realm of regulatory frameworks and within the confines of law.

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The firm is planning the development of a wallet as well as POS technology for Amleh, which could ultimately facilitate its use as a gold-backed cryptocurrency, should any government decide to use it in future.

The development is just one of a number of exciting projects discussed at the CoinGeek Seoul Conference earlier this month, at a time of rapid innovation and development on BSV. 

Brendan Lee: Building the knowledge base for Bitcoin

Brendan Lee is gathering together the collective wisdom around Bitcoin SV (BSV) and making it digestible for developers – both for newbies and for the battle-hardened. “I wanted to take my knowledge of Bitcoin and get it out to as many people as possible,” he says.

BSV is still less than a year old, since its fork from Bitcoin Cash, so it’s surprising how much there is to learn and to impart. But at the CambrianSV Bootcamp in Bali recently, Brendan, the new Training and Development Manager for the Bitcoin Association, demonstrated the fruits of his studies in a series of well-received seminars for the 30 or so developers who were attending.

He’s also taken on a second new job, as Head of Technology for Faiā, a management consultancy that works with companies who may be taking an interest in the potential of Bitcoin for the first time. For complete newcomers, Brendan admits there are often some prejudices to overcome. The “civil war” in Bitcoin is “very hard to explain to people”. But “as soon as you start talking about an honest money system, that’s transparent, where transactions are instant and extremely cheap …people actually hear that and they go ‘wow, I want to learn more’.”

One example of a consultancy project that makes use of Bitcoin is the development of a system to allow the automatic payment of royalties to an artist by an end consumer – making use of Bitcoin’s ability to pay out to multiple parties from a single transaction: “the fan pays the artist directly”.

In his work for the Bitcoin Association, Brendan says that what’s being built today still needs to achieve “feature parity” with existing applications on the Internet. “But once we get to the point that they do achieve feature parity, and start executing features that are in addition to what’s already available, we will see a moment where people start sitting up and listening” because they’ll have learnt that “if you use this application on Bitcoin, you can earn money really quickly”.

Brendan admits that there isn’t yet a defined body of knowledge around Bitcoin SV. In preparing his sessions for the Bali Bootcamp, he’s been “scouring the Internet” and talking to researchers at nChain to make sure that “my ideas and understanding of things is correct”. The result of the work will be a series of educational resources that the Bitcoin Association will release “so that people who are new to Bitcoin can come in and learn about these concepts – a lot of which are extremely important to understand if you are looking to build an application that works on top of Bitcoin”.

But Brendan is making no claims to be the final authority on the matters he’s teaching: “I’m working this out as I go along, and I have learnt so much in the process of putting these lectures together. What I’m really hoping for is that at some point someone comes to me and says ‘hey, I was thinking about what you said but here’s an even better way to do it’. That to me says that I’ve hit the right notes, I’ve got the creative juices flowing.”

Hear more from Brendan Lee in this week’s CoinGeek Conversation podcast:

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Handcash finally releases for iOS devices

Bitcoin SV (BSV) users who are also iPhone users had a very nice surpise on October 8. After a long wait, Apple users can finally enjoy the fully upgraded HandCash wallet, as the popular BSV wallet is now available in the iOS app store.

As has been their habit, the HandCash team didn’t make too much of a fuss at the release initially. They actually haven’t made much of an announcement at all, preferring to wait for users to discover the app on their own.

They haven’t been entirely silent though, choosing to retweet the experiences of users who are now playing around with the BSV wallet and reminding everyone how to migrate to the new wallet, providing a link to a helpful walkthrough incase anyone was having difficulty with it:

Up until this big release, the HandCash app was in Beta, requiring some additional steps to get working on iOS devices. Alex Agut, CEO of the company, noted that they’ve been waiting nearly a month for this process to run its course.

Now that it has, those iPhone users, of which there are hundreds of millions, all have access to one of the best BSV wallets available. The easy to use app has been a favorite of many, and local meetups have often taken up the hobby of recruiting new users by showing them the functionality of the app.

iOS users, either if they had an older version of the app or are trying it for the first time, are getting their hands on features that Android users have had access to since September. Although they will have to potentially migrate to new $handles, the app has an upgraded user interface and bug fixes, making it one of the most professional and user centric wallets on the market for any digital currency.

If you haven’t tried it yet, it’s definitely worth checking out. Early user reviews are that the iOS version of HandCash was definitely worth the wait.

Handcash finally releases for iOS devices

Bitcoin SV (BSV) users who are also iPhone users had a very nice surpise on October 8. After a long wait, Apple users can finally enjoy the fully upgraded HandCash wallet, as the popular BSV wallet is now available in the iOS app store.

As has been their habit, the HandCash team didn’t make too much of a fuss at the release initially. They actually haven’t made much of an announcement at all, preferring to wait for users to discover the app on their own.

They haven’t been entirely silent though, choosing to retweet the experiences of users who are now playing around with the BSV wallet and reminding everyone how to migrate to the new wallet, providing a link to a helpful walkthrough incase anyone was having difficulty with it:

Up until this big release, the HandCash app was in Beta, requiring some additional steps to get working on iOS devices. Alex Agut, CEO of the company, noted that they’ve been waiting nearly a month for this process to run its course.

Now that it has, those iPhone users, of which there are hundreds of millions, all have access to one of the best BSV wallets available. The easy to use app has been a favorite of many, and local meetups have often taken up the hobby of recruiting new users by showing them the functionality of the app.

iOS users, either if they had an older version of the app or are trying it for the first time, are getting their hands on features that Android users have had access to since September. Although they will have to potentially migrate to new $handles, the app has an upgraded user interface and bug fixes, making it one of the most professional and user centric wallets on the market for any digital currency.

If you haven’t tried it yet, it’s definitely worth checking out. Early user reviews are that the iOS version of HandCash was definitely worth the wait.

Bitcoin Association sponsors Cambridge University Metanet Society to advance internet future on Bitcoin SV

Bitcoin Association announces its title sponsorship of the Cambridge University Metanet Society for the 2019-2020 academic year to support study and development of Bitcoin SV. The Society will use the financial support to conduct events that educate and promote the powerful capabilities of the BSV protocol, blockchain, and cryptocurrency.

Bitcoin Association is the global industry organization for the business of Bitcoin. It supports Bitcoin Satoshi Vision (BSV) as the only cryptocurrency with a blockchain that significantly scales (now), has robust utility (now), and is committed to a set-in-stone protocol for developers to build enterprise-level applications (now). BSV is also the only project that adheres to the original design of Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto. In short, BSV is Bitcoin.

Founded by Robin Kohze, a Cambridge genetics PhD student, the Cambridge University Metanet Society recognizes that the Bitcoin protocol has more to offer than just a decentralized cryptocurrency. The Society draws its name from the “Metanet” project designed by Dr. Craig S. Wright – Chief Scientist of nChain, the leading blockchain advisory, research and development firm with an office in London. The Metanet is a global protocol and framework for structuring and facilitating an Internet that operates on the Bitcoin blockchain. It combines Bitcoin’s dual capabilities to send financial payments and transmit data simultaneously in the same native transaction. The Metanet can create a better, more commercial Internet where all user activity and data has value to users. It is only possible on the Bitcoin SV blockchain, due to its massive scaling capability.

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Kohze recently took 2nd place at Bitcoin’s Association’s second BSV Hackathon, with final judging at the CoinGeek Seoul conference in South Korea. His project “Hive” drew upon his genetics background; it creates a “beehive” that connects information added by individuals around the world. Every content node containing the information needs one or more linked nodes and for every link to a node, it has a dynamic cost. The users are notified when new content is added, and the information is fetched directly from the BSV blockchain. 

The Cambridge University Metanet Society advances study toward achieving Metanet projects on BSV. It hosts weekly meetups and programs on the Cambridge University campus for students and thought leaders to hear speakers, debates and tutorials.  

As President of the Cambridge University Metanet Society, Robin Kohze remarks: “Cambridge is traditionally a place to bring the bright and creative together to exploring daring ideas and challenge the status quo. We thank Bitcoin Association for its financial support, enabling us to host 22 events this academic year to teach and support a new generation of Bitcoin developers that focus on real world utility applications.”

The first event under the sponsorship will be the evening of October 17, with featured speakers Dr. Craig Wright and Jimmy Nguyen, President of Bitcoin Association.

Nguyen comments: “As Bitcoin’s true power is finally being unlocked on Bitcoin SV, we are thrilled to support bright, daring minds at Cambridge University learn how to build the Metanet.  Their work will contribute to a future Internet that truly rewards users for their data, creates monetary value in user online activity, and incentivizes higher quality content – all only possible on BSV.”

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Register to attend the Metanet Society: The Bitcoin Vision event, organized by Cambridge University Metanet Society, here