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.”

David Case discusses Kronoverse’s BSV Easy Button at CoinGeek Seoul

Kronoverse has been working on a truly new way to play video games, and the Bitcoin SV (BSV) community is anxiously awaiting a chance to try it out. But while CryptoFights may not be ready yet, Chief Architect David Case took the stage at CoinGeek Seoul to talk about the upcoming release, as well as the truly revolutionary Kronoverse platform.

Case began his presentation by presenting CryptoFights latest updates, compiled succinctly in a nearly 3 minute video from Kronoverse CEO and founder Adam Kling:

The video ends with the reveal that CryptoFights made in late September that CryptoFights will be available in Beta as early as December, 2019.

From that, Case returned to the the reasons why Kronoverse has decided to build their platform and games on the BSV blockchain. Simply put, Bitcoin offers an auditable, regulatory friendly blockchain, which features a verifiable fairness for game play, and the ability to perform financial audits of funds. These are key features for a platform that hopes to make it big in the world of esports one day.

David Case discusses Kronoverse’s BSV Easy Button at CoinGeek Seoul

But the big reveal of Case’s presentation was Kronoverse’s platform, named the “Easy Button” for Bitcoin. It’s essentially an open sourced Javascript library, which takes gaming tokens to the next level. On the BSV chain. We caught up with him on the sidelines and asked him to explain what it means for gaming developers:

We allow developers to build code without understanding much at all of Bitcoin. They can write simple JavaScript code that they can manage their onchain logic, they can manage how their wallets interact with that onchain logic, and they can build these automated processes all just using standard JavaScript, but that JavaScript is triggered by watching what is happening on bitcoin and it makes changes to the Bitcoin blockchain. So it’s really easy for developers to do really complex graphs of data that exist onchain without them having to understand Bitcoin at all.

He also spoke about the Kronoverse Gaming Wallet, a Javascript-based configuration of a wallet stored on-chain. It easily integrates into most platforms, including iOS and Android, and allows games to easily handle tokens for game play.

David Case discusses Kronoverse’s BSV Easy Button at CoinGeek Seoul

While Case admits that he’s not much of a video gamer at the moment, mostly preferring boardgames and old school Nintendo, his team has already anticipated that certain types of games, like First Person Shooters, are better served by not writing thousands of transactions per second to the blockchain. For that, they’ve developed state chains, which allow offchain channels of updates, which can be compiled by a single line of code to update the blockchain at sensible intervals.

Finally, once again keeping in mind that Kronoverse wants a future in the esports space, they’ve already anticipated the regulatory requirements that will be expected of them, Case told the crowd. To meet those needs, they are asking for a Kronoverse-wide platform identity from every user, with anti-money laundering (AML) and know your customer (KYC) checks to please potential regulators. They will also have per-application geo-fending, so each game can be tailored for specific countries. Finally, to manage the money they expect will be flowing through, they will have options for either fiat or crypto deposit and withdrawals, and full onchain accounting.

CryptoFights announces second round of investment from Calvin Ayre

CryptoFights, the fighting game built for the Bitcoin SV (BSV) blockchain, may be looking very impressive behind the scenes as it’s helped bring in new investment for its developers. Kronoverse have announced a second investment from BSV ambassador and CoinGeek founder Calvin Ayre.

In the press release announcing the investment, the amount of the investment is not disclosed, but the ways CryptoFights is expected to make innovative use of the BSV blockchain is. It will take advantage of the blockchain’s networking layer to record online battles using digital signatures, and allow them to be audited and replayed forever into the future.

In explaining why they continue to choose the BSV blockchain for their data needs, the announcement made clear that the amount of data that will needed to be recorded by Cryptofights will be huge. To store all of that centrally would be very expensive, while no blockchain other than BSV offered the massive scaling necessary to accomplish the job. Kronoverse Chief Architect David Case explained:

There are CryptoFights games happening all day every day and that is a lot of data to store which is why BSV is the best solution for us and really anybody who needs immutable storage of huge swathes of data. To have this increased support from Calvin allows us to not only expand our product offering but also showcase what the BSV chain can do for any business.

For his part, Calvin Ayre noted that he believes in Kronoverse because he sees the potential in his work. “eSports has seen phenomenal growth in the last few years and there is no sign of that abating any time soon and so the additional investment makes total sense,” he noted. “Any businesses wanting to understand why BSV is the chain that scales and offers real usage right now should come along to our conference in Seoul on October 1st & 2nd, it’ll open your eyes to what blockchain technology can really do.”

If you’re excited to try out CryptoFights for yourself, the team recently announced they would begin open beta testing in December, and outlined how their game will work when it releases. Check out their video here:

Создатель киберспортивной игры CryptoFights компания Kronoverseполучает гарантии дальнейших инвестиций от Кельвина Эйра

НезависимыйразработчиккомпьютерныхигркомпанияKronoverseInc.,создавшая файтинговую игру CryptoFights, которая построена на блокчейне BitcoinSV (BSV), получила гарантии второго раунда инвестиций от Кельвина Эйра. Кельвинявляется предпринимателем в сфере онлайн-игр и основателем CoinGeek – новостной и майнинговой компании, работающей с BSV.

CryptoFights использует платформу Kronoverse, которая переносит уровень сетевого взаимодействия в игре с традиционных облачных серверов в блокчейн BSV. Это открывает огромные преимущества для игрового процесса, предоставляя экосистеме киберспорта прозрачный и честный способ обеспечения целостности игры.

Игра представляет собой еще одинмощный инструментпопуляризации блокчейна BSV и увеличения объема транзакций. В настоящее время сеть BSV охватывает самые разные компании, втом числеплатформы,дающие доступ кметеосводкам, потоковому видео, социальным сетям, и технологию цепочки поставок. Почему все эти разные компании используют блокчейн BSV? Потому что в отличие от любого другого блокчейна он уже сейчас не только дает неизменяемый реестр, но и обеспечивает масштабируемость, позволяя выполнить огромное количество транзакций в секунду и использовать множество форм данных.

ВигреCryptoFightsотKronoverseблокчейнBSVбудет использоваться несколькими передовыми способами: 

• В игровом процессе блокчейн BSV используется на уровне сетевого взаимодействия.
• Платформа будет записывать игровые онлайн-сражения в блокчейн BSV, поэтому к ним в любой момент можно будет получить доступ.
• Вскоре игроки смогут воспроизводить все свои прошлые игры, используя данные из блокчейна BSV.
• Подобно тому, как Биткоин основан на цепочке цифровых подписей, игра будет использовать такую же цепочку, чтобы связывать воедино ходы игроков, давая возможность постоянногоотслеживания игрового процесса.
• Невероятные объемы игровых данных могут быть использованы для дальнейшего улучшения игрового процесса путем добавления новых уровнейтекущей статистики.

Благодаря этим возможностямCryptoFightsидеально подходит для турниров и способна произвести революцию в индустрии киберспорта.

ГлавныйархитекторKronoverseДэвидКейс, спикернапредстоящейконференцииCoinGeekConferenceвСеуле, объясняет: «Игры CryptoFights проходят круглые сутки, каждый день, и это требует хранения большогообъема данных, поэтому BSV – лучшее решение для нас и вообще для всех, кому нужно неизменяемое хранилище огромных массивов данных. Получение такой мощнойподдержки со стороны Кельвина позволяет нам не только расширять линейку наших продуктов, но и демонстрировать преимуществаблокчейна BSV для любого бизнеса».

Кельвин Эйр прокомментировал это так: «В последние несколько лет наблюдается феноменальный рост популярности киберспорта, и непохоже, что в ближайшем будущем он начнет сдавать позиции, поэтому совершенно логично вкладывать в эту индустриюдополнительные средства. Если ваша компания желает понять, почему BSV – это блокчейн, который масштабируется и дает реальные возможности использования, очень рекомендуюпосетить нашу конференцию в Сеуле1 и 2 октября. Она покажет вам, на что действительно способна технология блокчейна».

CryptoFights announces second round of investment from Calvin Ayre

CryptoFights, the fighting game built for the Bitcoin SV (BSV) blockchain, may be looking very impressive behind the scenes as it’s helped bring in new investment for its developers. Kronoverse have announced a second investment from BSV ambassador and CoinGeek founder Calvin Ayre.

In the press release announcing the investment, the amount of the investment is not disclosed, but the ways CryptoFights is expected to make innovative use of the BSV blockchain is. It will take advantage of the blockchain’s networking layer to record online battles using digital signatures, and allow them to be audited and replayed forever into the future.

In explaining why they continue to choose the BSV blockchain for their data needs, the announcement made clear that the amount of data that will needed to be recorded by Cryptofights will be huge. To store all of that centrally would be very expensive, while no blockchain other than BSV offered the massive scaling necessary to accomplish the job. Kronoverse Chief Architect David Case explained:

There are CryptoFights games happening all day every day and that is a lot of data to store which is why BSV is the best solution for us and really anybody who needs immutable storage of huge swathes of data. To have this increased support from Calvin allows us to not only expand our product offering but also showcase what the BSV chain can do for any business.

For his part, Calvin Ayre noted that he believes in Kronoverse because he sees the potential in his work. “eSports has seen phenomenal growth in the last few years and there is no sign of that abating any time soon and so the additional investment makes total sense,” he noted. “Any businesses wanting to understand why BSV is the chain that scales and offers real usage right now should come along to our conference in Seoul on October 1st & 2nd, it’ll open your eyes to what blockchain technology can really do.”

If you’re excited to try out CryptoFights for yourself, the team recently announced they would begin open beta testing in December, and outlined how their game will work when it releases. Check out their video here:

eスポーツゲームCryptoFights(クリプトファイト)制作企業KronoverseがCalvin Ayre氏からさらなる出資を確保

ビットコインSV(BSV)ブロックチェーンを利用した格闘ゲームである「クリプトファイト」を開発した独立資本のゲーム製作会社であるKronoverse Inc.がCalvin Ayre氏から2回目となる出資を確保した。Ayre氏はオンラインゲーム起業家であり、BSVニュースおよびマイニング企業であるCoinGeekの創設者でもある。

「クリプトファイトは、ゲームネットワーキングレイヤーをこれまでのクラウドサーバーからBSVブロックチェーンへと転換させるKronoverseのプラットフォームを活用したゲームとなっている。これにより、eスポーツにおけるフェアプレーを実現する上での透明かつ公正な手段が利用可能となり、ゲーム界にとって大きなメリットとなる」 

本ゲームにより、BSVブロックチェーンの利用率とトランザクションボリュームが大きく上昇することとなる。なお、BSVチェーンは現時点で気象データ、ビデオストリーミングソーシャルメディアプラットフォーム、そしてサプライチェーンテクノロジーをも含む様々な企業で利用されている。これらの多様な企業がBSVブロックチェーンを採用している理由は、それが改ざん不可能な台帳であるだけでなく、他のチェーンと異なり、毎秒膨大な数のトランザクションと多様な形式のデータ処理をすでに現段階で可能とするためだ。

Kronoverseが制作したクリプトファイトでは、BSVブロックチェーンが次のような革新的な方法で利用されている。 

• ゲームプレイのネットワーキングレイヤーでBSVブロックチェーンを利用
• オンラインゲームバトルがBSVブロックチェーンに記録され、永久的にアクセスできるようになる
• BSVデータを利用することで、プレイヤーは過去のすべてのゲームをリプレイすることが間もなく可能に
• ビットコインがデジタル署名のチェーンをベースとしているのと同じく、デジタル署名のチェーンを利用しプレイヤーのムーブをつなぎ合わせることで永久的にゲーム展開を振り返ることが可能に
• 膨大な量のゲームデータをリアルタイム統計レイヤーとして追加することで、ゲームプレイのクオリティ向上が可能に

こうした特徴を持つクリプトファイトは競技プレイとして最適なゲームということができ、eスポーツ業界に変革をもたらす可能性がある。

ソウルで開催予定のCoinGeekカンファレンスでも講演を予定しているKronoverse技術責任者David Case氏は次のように述べている:

「クリプトファイトは日々、常にプレイされており、そのデータを保管するには膨大な量となる。これが、BSVが私たちにとって最適なソリューションである理由であり、それはその他の莫大な量のデータを改ざん不可能な形で保管する必要のある人達にとっても同じことだ。Ayre氏からの支援の増額により、ユーザーに提供するプロダクトの種類を拡大することだけでなく、さまざまな事業体においてBSVチェーンが発揮することのできるポテンシャルを示す良い機会となるはずだ」

Calvin Ayre氏は次のようにコメントしている:「eスポーツはここ数年で驚異的な成長を見せ、近いうちに衰える兆しも全くないので、追加投資は完全に理にかなったものだ。BSVがなぜ大きな成長を遂げることができるチェーンなのか、そして実際に何の役に立つのかを知りたい人は、業種を問わず、10月1日と2日にソウルで開催されるカンファレンスに参加してほしい。ブロックチェーンテクノロジーの可能性について、真の意味で理解できるようになるだろう。」

e스포츠 게임 CryptoFights 제작사 Kronoverse, Calvin Ayre로부터 추가 투자 확보

Bitcoin SV(BSV) 블록체인의 지원을 받는 전투 게임 CryptoFights의 제작사인 독립 게임 개발 회사 Kronoverse Inc.은 Calvin Ayre로부터 2차 투자를 확보했습니다. Calvin은 온라인 게임 기업가이자 BSV 뉴스 및 채굴 회사 CoinGeek의 창업자입니다.

CryptoFights 게임 네트워킹 레이어를 기존 클라우드 서버에서 BSV 블록체인으로 교체하는 Kronoverse 플랫폼을 활용합니다. 이는 e스포츠 생태계에 투명하고 공정한 방식을 제시하여 게임의 무결성을 확보하는 방식으로 게임을 위한 엄청난 혜택의 빗장을 엽니다

게임은 BSV 블록체인 활용도와 거래량에도 획기적인 증진을 제공합니다. BSV 체인은 이제 날씨 자료, 비디오 스트리밍, 소셜 미디어 플랫폼 및 공급망 기술을 비롯한 다양한 각종 회사를 수용합니다. 이렇듯 다양한 회사들이 BSV 블록체인을 사용하는 이유는 무엇일까요? 변경할 수 없는 원장일 뿐만 아니라 초당 막대한 수의 거래, 그리고 현재 다른 체인과 달리 수많은 형식의 데이터를 수용할 수 있도록 확장되기 때문입니다.

Kronoverse의 CryptoFights는 몇 가지 최첨단 방식으로 BSV 블록체인을 사용합니다. 

• 게임플레이가 네트워킹 레이어에서 BSV 블록체인을 사용합니다.
• 플랫폼이 온라인 게임 전투를 BSV 블록체인에 기록하여 영원히 액세스할 수 있습니다.
• 곧 플레이어들이 BSV 블록체인의 데이터를 사용하여 과거의 모든 게임을 재생할 수 있게 됩니다.
• 비트코인이 디지털 서명의 체인을 기반으로 하는 것과 같이, 게임은 디지털 서명 체인을 사용하여 플레이어 움직임들을 한데 연결하여 게임플레이의 영구적인 감사 내역을 만듭니다.
• 새로운 레이어의 실시간 통계를 추가하여 게임플레이를 강화할 수 있도록 엄청난 양의 게임 데이터가 사용될 수 있습니다.

이러한 속성으로 인해 CryptoFights는 경쟁 플레이용으로 잘 자리매김하게 되었으며, e스포츠 업계에 혁명을 가져올 수 있습니다.

Kronoverse 수석 아키텍트이자 다가오는 서울에서의 코인긱 컨퍼런스의 연사인 David Case는 다음과 같이 설명합니다. “CryptoFights 게임은 매일 종일 벌어지고 있으며, 이는 곧 BSV가 우리를 위한, 그리고 엄청난 양의 데이터를 변경 불가하게 저장해야 하는 모든 이들을 위한 최고의 솔루션일 수밖에 없는 이유인, 저장해야 할 수많은 데이터입니다. Calvin으로부터 받는 지원이 커지면 제품 제공을 확대할 수 있을 뿐만 아니라, BSV 체인이 비즈니스를 위해 할 수 있는 일들을 보여줄 수도 있습니다.

Calvin Ayre은 다음과 같이 말했습니다. “e스포츠는 지난 몇 년 동안 괄목할 만한 성장을 보여주었으며, 그러한 현상이 조만간 약화하리라는 징후는 없습니다. 따라서 추가로 투자하는 것이 현명하다고 봅니다. BSV가 확장되어 현재 실제 이용을 제공하는 이유를 이해하고자 하는 사업체가 있다면 10월 1~2일 서울에서 열리는 컨퍼런스에 반드시 오셔야 합니다. 블록체인 기술이 실제로 할 수 있는 일에 대한 식견을 얻을 수 있을 것입니다.”

Kronoverse, creators of eSports game CryptoFights, secure further investment from Calvin Ayre

Kronoverse Inc., the independent game-development company behind the CryptoFights fighting game, powered by the Bitcoin SV (BSV) blockchain, has secured a 2nd round of investment from Calvin Ayre. Calvin is an online gaming entrepreneur, and founder of the BSV news and mining company, CoinGeek.

CryptoFights utilizes the Kronoverse platform which replaces the games networking layer from traditional cloud servers to the BSV blockchain. This unlocks massive benefits for gaming by giving the eSports ecosystem a transparent and fair way to have game integrity. 

The game provides another significant boost to BSV blockchain usage and transaction volume. The BSV chain now accommodates all sorts of different companies including weather data, video streaming, social media platforms, and supply chain technology. Why are all these diverse companies using the BSV blockchain? Because it is not only an immutable ledger but it also scales to accommodate vast numbers of transactions per second and many forms of data, right now, unlike any other chain.

Kronoverse’s CryptoFights will use the BSV blockchain in several cutting-edge ways: 

The gameplay uses the BSV blockchain in its networking layer

The platform will record online game battles to the BSV blockchain, so they can be accessed forever

Soon players will be able to replay all their past games using data from the BSV blockchain

Much like Bitcoin is based upon a chain of digital signatures, the game will use a chain of digital signatures to link together player moves to make a permanent audit trail of gameplay

Incredible amounts of game data can be used to further enhance gameplay by adding new layers of live statistics.

These attributes make CryptoFights well-positioned for competitive play, and can revolutionize the eSports industry.

Kronoverse Chief Architect David Case, a speaker at the upcoming CoinGeek Conference in Seoul, explains: “There are CryptoFights games happening all day every day and that is a lot of data to store which is why BSV is the best solution for us and really anybody who needs immutable storage of huge swathes of data. To have this increased support from Calvin allows us to not only expand our product offering but also showcase what the BSV chain can do for any business.”

Calvin Ayre commented: “eSports has seen phenomenal growth in the last few years and there is no sign of that abating any time soon and so the additional investment makes total sense. Any businesses wanting to understand why BSV is the chain that scales and offers real usage right now should come along to our conference in Seoul on October 1st & 2nd, it’ll open your eyes to what blockchain technology can really do.”

Earn while organizing links on BSV with Open Directory

Bitcoin SV (BSV) sets itself apart by being the blockchain project with an ecosystem of applications that let its users earn and spend their BSV tokens. One of these is Open Directory, one of the easiest ways that allows users to earn BSV by simply organizing links on the blockchain. The platform enables anyone to create a directory and submit links and once their links get upvoted, the submitters receive a tip.

For the longest time, content owners rarely get adequately compensated for their hard work. Open Directory will change this as the original content owner is one of those who receive the biggest chunk of the tip.

The content owner shares the reward with all the other people who contributed in what is known as a tip chain. This is a chain of Bitcoin addresses that share the tip when a user upvotes content. The chain consists of those who submit the links and those that create the categories.

Open Directory proves the efficiency of developing incentive-based information systems where the participants are paid for their contributions to the platform. It improves the signal to noise ratio by incentivizing the quality content, thereby ensuring that this content surfaces faster for the users.

The platform also solves the decades-old challenge of spam. In Open Directory, spam isn’t as big a deal as the spammers have to pay for their content. For spammers who require to increase their relevance on the platform, they are required to pay more.

The platform allows you to become an admin where you can perform critical tasks on your directory. The most critical of these is detaching directories and hiding them from public view and notifying users of a new version. The admin channel is a custom Bitcom protocol that creates a channel where you can sign and send messages only to your channel.

As with any other platform, conflicts are bound to arise sooner or later, and Open Directory has two approaches to solve them. The first is through the admins who can detach a controversial topic. The second is through soft forking where the party that forks can change the brand, default tip chain, front page and more. Hard forks are not supported currently, but there are plans to support them in the future.

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.”

CoinGeek Conference Toronto 2019 Main day highlights

CoinGeek Toronto Conference 2019 Main Day highlights

Bigger blocks, massive scaling, and no limits. That was the theme of the CoinGeek Conference Toronto 2019, where all Bitcoin professionals from around the world gathered to talk not only about Bitcoin SV (BSV) developments, but also why massive on-chain scaling is essential for the ecosystem to move forward.

The main conference showcased high-caliber speeches and panel discussions—the hallmark of CoinGeek events. Special features include finalist presentations for the Bitcoin Association’s first BSV Hackathon, and a special intimate conversation with nChain Chief Scientist Dr. Craig S. Wright about the beginnings of Bitcoin.

Ryan X. Charles, CEO of Money Button, discussed “Digital Storage and Digital Rights Management on the BSV Blockchain with Money Button.” He tells us what it actually means to use massive on-chain scaling in a real business.

“Individual companies can often need terabyte size blocks just by themselves depending on what they do, so we need to scale massively because we’re going to put more than just one company—we’re going to put an entire industry, we’re also going to put the entire world’s economy on this,” Charles said. “The reason why that matter is it’s not even just payments. You actually can put real data on the blockchain too, and so the sizes start getting very, very large. If you need properties like, I really want this contract to be encrypted but also stored permanently and immutably so that no one can alter it after the fact, you put the actual contract on the blockchain. That takes data.”

Indie game developer Kronoverse built its platform for the BSV blockchain after seeing how the network is making unlimited scaling a unique reality. David Case, chief architect of Kronoverse, explains why BSV was their only choice:

“Well really, BSV is kind of like our only choice… it solves all the problems that we’ve been [having], and we’ve spent a year and half in R&D, [actually] over a year trying to just explore everything that’s out there in the blockchain space… Every step of the way, we had to solve 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 aspect but yet having the scaling and the cheap transactions, just… it’s our only choice.”

For his presentation, Bitstocks CEO Michael Hudson talked about “Banking on BSV,” giving the audience an overview of what they can expect from Bitstocks’ groundbreaking Bitcoin banking ecosystem, Gravity.

“What we are launching first is the ability of the investment service, so the ability to hold Bitcoin [Core], Bitcoin Cash as well as obviously Bitcoin SV. The logic behind that is to enable people who might have a different view as what Bitcoin really is and while they’re going on their inevitable journey of discovery they have access to then convert their assets into SV if they wish to make that decision to then interact with the wider Gravity ecosystem, so that will be the current accounts, the debit cards, the loan systems, Gravity Pro which eventually is going to be some other cool things, I’m not going to announce right now, but they’re all going to be exclusively on Bitcoin SV. I don’t want to ostracize the Bitcoin Core community or the Bitcoin Cash community because they’ve been essentially miss-sold what Bitcoin is. We want to help support them and provide the infrastructure if they so wish to then have a much better experience that’s more in line with what we believe Bitcoin to be, which is Bitcoin SV,” Hudson tells us.

One of the highlights of CoinGeek Toronto scaling conference is a fireside chat with Founding President of the Bitcoin Association Jimmy Nguyen and Dr. Craig Wright, the person behind the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto and creator of Bitcoin. The two’s wide ranging discussion included topics like the beginning of Bitcoin—Nguyen opened the fireside by asking Wright, “Did you create Bitcoin?”—as well as the destiny that Bitcoin was created to achieve, and how Bitcoin SV (BSV) is fulfilling the destiny of Satoshi Vision.

In an interview with CoinGeek, Wright shared how it feels to see people building and moving the future forward for something he created. He said, “It’s good to see the energy and the vibrancy of the place at the moment. It’s wonderful.”

Wright also has this to say about Bitcoin and its future: “Bitcoin is an immutable evidence trail. It is a single global ledger. Once we roll it out, we’re going to make fraud expensive, fraud difficult. We’re going to make it so that people can actually trust money, trust negotiating with people, and because there’s no way to get away with something bad, there’s a record kept of everything, that’s what we’re seeking.”

For more exclusive interviews from CoinGeek Toronto and the latest in Bitcoin news and events, subscribe to CoinGeek.com.

Bitcoin SV-powered Kronoverse set to revolutionize gaming industry

Bitcoin SV-powered Kronoverse set to revolutionize gaming industry

The gaming industry has been growing astronomically in the past decade, with one survey revealing that it generated $135 billion in 2018. However, much of the technology that was in use three decades ago still dominates the industry. Well, not anymore.

Kronoverse is an independent startup game development studio that develops its games on the blockchain. Its first offering is CryptoFights, a one-versus-one competitive fighting game. Players get to create their own characters and customize them. Once a player creates a character, that character exists on the Bitcoin SV blockchain.

And it’s not just the characters that exist on the blockchain. In an interview with esports and video game news outlet VGR, David Case, the studio’s backend architect explained:

“Every move that a player makes and every feedback from the server are recorded as blockchain transactions, and it actually builds a graph where each data points to the other states of the data, so you can kind of replay a whole battle by watching the graph.”

CryptoFights players get to enjoy many benefits that other players don’t. For one, all the gaming items exist on the blockchain and therefore, the players fully own these items. With the traditional gaming setup, one centralized entity has the ultimate authority over the entire gaming ecosystem. If it ever goes down, all the items you own within the game go down with it. Adam Kling, CEO of Kronoverse, explained, “Putting it on the blockchain kind of has this external decentralized party that no one owns, so that you will forever own that token or that game item.”

Kronoverse recently secured investment from technology entrepreneur Calvin Ayre. Chase explained just why the investment and partnership with Ayre, as well as the use of Bitcoin SV blockchain was a critical step for the startup.

He said, “They (Bitcoin SV) have kind of removed a number of the limits that are placed in the other forks, and so per transaction you can store up to 100 kilobytes of data, which means that in transactions on the network you can store some really interesting information, and you can build a much better graph of data where you’re pointing at data that’s stored at different places in the blockchain and so, you can really do some pretty advanced stuff. It couldn’t be done in the other Bitcoins (BTC and BCH).”