Polyglot founder talks making it easier to interact with Metanet

The Metanet protocol is poised to be the Internet of the future, one based on the massively scalable Bitcoin SV (BSV) network. And while its utility and benefits for its users are immense, it can be a little daunting for developers to build on. Polyglot is designed exactly for this purpose, striving to lower barriers to entry or everybody and make Metanet fun.

Polyglot emerged third in the inaugural Bitcoin SV Virtual Hackathon. In an interview with CoinGeek’s Becky Liggero during the CoinGeek Toronto Conference, the man behind the project touched on how he is just making his ‘own little contribution’ to the BSV ecosystem and why BSV is the only Bitcoin project worth building on. New Zealand-based Hayden Joshua Donnelly, a Python developer and an economist, described his project:

Basically we’re seeing a myriad of amazing protocols on top of Bitcoin, and that allows you to do all kinds of things like uploading files to blockchain, identity protocols, all these kinds of things. It’s a humble project (Polyglot), but basically all I’m trying to do is make it as easy as possible for entry level developers to start using this kind of stuff. So I contribute in my own small way.

With the Bitcoin Metanet protocols growing by the day, Polyglot provides developers the easiest way to interface with them. Endpoint management for HTML and web development, identity systems and data carriage are some of the many uses of Polyglot.

The BSV Hackathon is a virtual event, with the contestants being allowed to take part from any part of the world. For Hayden, the time difference – with him residing in New Zealand – proved quite a challenge. He had to begin working at 11 p.m. and went all the way to 3 a.m. After a short nap, he was at it again. He managed to pull it off, with the other contestants in the Hackathon lending a helping hand in the true spirit of Bitcoin.

Hayden became interested in Bitcoin in 2012, but he became hooked three years later after he developed an interest in economics. When he started coding, his interest grew even more as he was now able to grasp some of the finer details and appreciate the brilliance behind the Bitcoin ecosystem.

Bitcoin SV is going to change the world, he stated adding “Words can’t describe what this is going to do for the world.”

Hackathon winners feted at the CoinGeek Toronto 2019 conference

The first-ever Bitcoin Association Bitcoin SV (BSV) hackathon was initially announced in the middle of March, prepared to reward 400 BSV to the top three finalists. The project was designed to “inspire the next generation” of developers, with a completely virtual competition taking place May 4-5. The contest was tied into the recent CoinGeek Toronto 2019 conference, which took place at the end of May, where the three winners were announced and the results show how diverse and creative BSV developers are, and how interested they are in bringing real-world use cases to the platform.

There were some incredible projects presented for the hackathon, but not everyone can win. At the end of the CoinGeek Toronto’s main conference day, the top projects were announced, with Polyglot taking third place and 50 BSV, TonicPow taking second and 100 BSV, and UptimeSV being awarded top honors and 250 BSV. At the time of the conference, the prize pool would have been worth around $82,400, but BSV’s continued climb in price would now yield about $85,200. The competition is already proving to provide additional rewards on top of the prize money.

Thirty six projects involving over 200 developers were submitted for the contest. Polyglot is a system designed to be an intuitive method for different Metanet protocols to interact through Python and allows for a simpler method for developers to get involved with BSV. TonicPow allows users to monetize their sites using the platform’s peer-to-peer advertising solution, while earning BSV directly from advertisers. It has the added benefit of being simple, requiring the installation of just a single line of code in a website in order to function.

UptimeSV was developed to help protect the Internet. It provides distributed performance and uptime monitoring for dedicated denial of service (DDoS) enterprise systems to thwart attacks and is powered by BSV. Anyone is able to earn BSV by installing the app and participating in uptime tests for clients. Given the ease with which DDoS attacks can be promulgated, and the number of sites that have fallen victim to the attacks over the years, UptimeSV has the potential to ensure better security and uptime than other solutions.

首届比特币SV开发者黑客马拉松获胜名单公布

首届比特币SV开发者黑客马拉松获胜名单公布

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加拿大,多伦多:比特币业务的全球领导性组织比特币协会,宣布了首届比特币SV(BSV)黑客马拉松的获胜者名单。上周在多伦多举办的CoinGeek会议期间进行了黑客马拉松决赛。决赛是在最后三强之间展开,最终,评审专家小组以及近400名观众通过现场投票选出了如下的获胜项目:

第一名,奖金250BSV——UptimeSV

第二名,奖金100BSV——TonicPow

第三名,奖金 50BSV——PolyGlot

[鉴于近期BSV价格大幅上涨,截至6月4日,该奖池价值高达9万美元]。

UptimeSV:为稳健的、DDoS强化的企业系统提供分布式性能和运行时间监控,而该等系统当然是由比特币SV提供支持,得益于此,任何人均可通过安装应用程序并获得报酬参与平台客户端的正常运行时间测试,从而赚取BSV。UptimeSV是由一个名为Demonstrandium的澳大利亚团队开发,该队的队长为Dean Little,成员包括Brent Bevear和Jye Turner。

TonicPow:一个点对点的广告平台。其允许用户通过他们的网站获利,并直接从广告商那里赚取比特币SV,与此同时,广告商亦可轻松地进行产品推广,或通过众筹“Tonics”的方式筹集资金。TonicPow是由一个加拿大团队开发,该队队长为Attila Aros,成员包括Luke Rohenaz和Austin Rappaport。

Polyglot:旨在设计成为比特币SV最直观的方式,通过python与无数Metanet协议进行交互,从而为新开发人员进入比特币SV扫清障碍,堪称天作之合。Polyglot是由新西兰开发人员Hayden Joshua Donnelly(其使用的用户名为“AustEcon”)开发。

这些项目展示了可在BSV区块链上构建各类广泛的企业应用程序。决赛入围者是在5月初举行的虚拟比赛后,从全球216名参赛者(以组队或个人方式参加比赛)中选出的。竞赛的挑战主题是为BSV的引导问题开发解决方案,并且解决方案不仅仅是针对新用户的引导问题,还扩展至将新开发者引导入BSV的挑战。

从自然角度来讲,世界一直处于日新月异的变化中,同时,“开发者”这个称谓代表这种势头永不停息;因此,我们诚邀更多的开发者参加将于10月第一周举办的CoinGeek首尔会议,与我们共同探寻更多的解决方案,为BSV区块链创造更多商业友好型的新增产品。此区块链是如今唯一功能齐全并具扩容性的区块链。

关于比特币协会:比特币协会是比特币业务的全球领先性组织。其汇集了比特币生态系统中的商家、交易所、应用程序开发者、企业、矿工以及其他参与者,共同推进比特币业务的发展。比特币协会支持比特币SV(BSV)作为原始比特币,以稳定的协议和扩容路线图成为世界新型货币以及全球企业公链。

首届比特币SV开发者黑客马拉松获胜名单公布

Winners announced of 1st Bitcoin SV Developers Hackathon

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Toronto, Canada – Bitcoin Association, the leading global organization for Bitcoin business, announced the winners of the first ever Bitcoin SV (BSV) Hackathon. The final phase of competition, involving the top 3 finalists, was held last week in Toronto at the CoinGeek Conference. The expert panel of judges, along with a live vote from almost 400 audience members determined winning projects as follows:

1st place with a prize of 250 BSV – UptimeSV
2nd place with a prize of 100 BSV – TonicPow
3rd Place with a prize of 50 BSV- PolyGlot

[Given the significant recent increase in BSV price, as of June 4, the prize pool is now worth $90,000].

UptimeSV: Provides distributed performance and uptime monitoring for robust, DDoS-hardened enterprise systems that is, of course, powered by Bitcoin SV and enables anyone to earn BSV by installing an app and getting paid to participate in uptime tests for clients of the platform. UptimeSV was developed by an Australia-based team who go by the name of Demonstrandium led by Dean Little (captain) with Brent Bevear, and Jye Turner.

TonicPow: A peer to peer advertising platform enabling users to monetize their site and earn Bitcoin SV directly from advertisers who can also promote their product with ease or raise money with crowd funding “Tonics.” TonicPow was developed by a Canada-based team of Attila Aros (captain), Luke Rohenaz, and Austin Rappaport. 

Polyglot: is designed to be Bitcoin SV’s most intuitive way to interact with a myriad of metanet protocols through python, thus smoothing to entry path for new developers to Bitcoin SV - it’s a match made in heaven. Polyglot was developed by a New Zealand-based developer is Hayden Joshua Donnelly, operating under username “AustEcon.”

These projects demonstrate the diverse array of enterprise applications that can be built on the BSV blockchain. The finalists were selected after a virtual competition held in early May, with 216 participants globally (competing as teams or individually). Their challenge was to develop a solution for BSV on-boarding issues, extending beyond on-boarding new users to the challenge of also on-boarding new developers to BSV.

But, naturally, the world keeps turning and the very word ‘developer’ means the momentum must never stop; so we would like to invite even more of you to CoinGeek Seoul, in the first week of October to find more solutions and create yet more business-friendly additions to the BSV blockchain. The only blockchain that can do it all and scales, now.

ABOUT BITCOIN ASSOCIATION: Bitcoin Association is the leading global organization for Bitcoin business. It brings together merchants, exchanges, application developers, enterprises, miners and others in the Bitcoin ecosystem to advance the business of Bitcoin. Bitcoin Association supports Bitcoin SV (BSV) as the original Bitcoin, with a stable protocol and scaling roadmap to become the world’s new money and global public blockchain for enterprise.

The Bitcoin Vision: Episode 14

The Bitcoin Vision: Episode 14

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Watch The Bitcoin Vision: Episode 14.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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