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.

Connor Murray on how BSV can solve global economic challenges

The Bitcoin SV community is all about sharing their knowledge with the world on how Bitcoin SV is solving real-world challenges and becoming the new global currency. One of the people who have taken this mission to heart is Connor Murray, the man behind Bitcoin and Beyond. In an interview with CoinGeek’s Becky Liggero, Murray talked about his passion for spreading Bitcoin SV around the world and why it’s the only cryptocurrency project that can solve the world’s economic challenges.

Murray spoke at the Expo-Bitcoin International conference held in Bogota, Colombia. The country, and many other countries in the Latin American region including Venezuela and Argentina, has experienced rapid inflation and currency devaluation severally in the past. And while some have turned to cryptos to solve this challenge, they have turned to the wrong crypto projects, Murray explained.

“All these other cryptocurrencies want to centralize control into themselves and that doesn’t really fix the problem,” he stated.

Murray was one in a distinguished list of speakers at the conference which included Dr. Craig Wright and Jimmy Nguyen. His talks centered on why Bitcoin SV is the best cryptocurrency project in the market. BSV’s stability is one of the things that set it apart, he explained. He also delved into network theory and “why the small world network that Craig always talks about is so important.”

Bitcoin SV is what Satoshi envisioned for Bitcoin, Murray continued, stating, “I’m very hopeful that we finally have a Bitcoin that fulfills Satoshi’s original vision.”

The conference was held at a time when Facebook’s Libra project was all over the news. However, Murray dismissed the expected impact of the social media company’s crypto project, stating that he believed it wouldn’t impact the BSV community at all. Libra was designed in a way that gave Facebook control over people’s data, a mistake Murray noted Facebook just can’t seem to stop committing.

I know a lot of people are getting really tired of Facebook controlling access to everything. And really, they wanted a currency they control access to. […] They aren’t understanding that Bitcoin is an economic system, and you can’t recreate a currency without recreating the economics.

Dr. Craig Wright talks to Bitcoin and Beyond on Bitcoin’s history

Following the momentous Quasar protocol upgrade, Bitcoin is closer to Dr. Craig Wright’s vision than it has been in years. The man behind Satoshi marked the occasion by sitting down for a chat with YouTube channel Bitcoin and Beyond, discussing a range of topics including the upgrade, Bitcoin’s purpose, and some of his detractors.

After introductions were out of the way, Connor Murray wanted to dig into some classic Satoshi quotes with Dr. Wright, beginning with how Bitcoin protects the value of currency better than fiat. Wright explained with a history lesson how countries like Spain have devalued wealth through gold rushes and issuing more fiat through central banks, two issues that simply aren’t problems with Bitcoin.

Next they moved into why Bitcoin is superior to Ethereum. “They never took the time to actually work out how Bitcoin actually works,” he declared. “Why it scales, they ignored my initial quotes. They have this idea that everyone should run a node, and they want to make something along those lines. It’s the opposite of Bitcoin. Bitcoin is a capitalist system, they want to make a socialist system. They’ll call it anarchist, but the reality is if everyone is equal, it’s Marxist, and it is purely, exactly, communist.”

Next they touched on SegWitCoin (BTC), and how it hijacked the original idea of Bitcoin and took out the concepts that Wright originally envisioned. Quite simply, they needed Bitcoin to work for dark websites and for criminal transactions. Because Wright put in an honest, transparent system of peer to peer money, they needed to remove the tools that could be used to put them in jail.

Dr. Wright had to be careful with his words throughout the interview, as many of the rivals he’d like to discuss might be involved in lawsuits Wright is already pursuing. Quite simply though, those that are defending the system BTC has pursued need a currency to continue their criminal empires with. As Liberty Reserve proved, Dr. Wright points out, when the world discovers what they’re doing, their empire will fall quickly, as in that case, 42 countries turned on it very quickly and shut it down. 

The interview covers lots of ground about Dr. Wright’s earlier days, before Bitcoin and then shortly after its creation. He tells stories about his time with the Australia Stock Exchange, his time in the gambling industry, and his many battles to keep Bitcoin in his original vision.

The conversation then shifts to a look back at a Satoshi quote regarding the multiple uses Bitcoin could eventually adopt, exactly what it’s doing now with Bitcoin SV (BSV). That’s not what developers of BTC have pursued, with block sizes specifically kept smaller to keep users more anonymous, Wright points out.

As Wright concludes, now that the Quasar protocol upgrade has successfully pushed through, Bitcoin is realizing its dream of scaling to the needs of the world. It’s achieving the purpose it was originally designed for, specifically meeting the needs of the 99.9% of people in the world who need it for legitimate purposes, like those he recently visited in Bogota. He’s uplifted by the work of companies like Centbee who are helping to bank the unbanked. Speaking specifically about the path to Genesis, Wright concludes:

We’re going to get bigger. We’re going to build more. We’re going to let people come up with anything they want.