Bitcoin SV (BSV) Weekly – April 10th, 2019

Bitcoin SV (BSV) Weekly – April 17th, 2019

From workshops to wallets, last week was another winning week of growth in the Bitcoin SV ecosystem. We can be confident that Satoshi’s original Bitcoin can scale and will scale even more than others have dared to believe. When BSV scales, more people and companies will build on top of it, and every week, more and more projects are being built. Read on for the latest BSV news.

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Jimmy Nguyen

Founding President, Bitcoin Association

and your BSV Global Advocate

Scaling news

Teranode workshop

The nChain architecture team recently had an intense week with a three day Teranode workshop in London. Teranode is nChain’s next-level full node implementation for BSV. It will use a microservices architecture approach to enable major enterprise usage of a massively-scaled BSV network with terabyte size blocks. 

The purpose of nChain’s recent workshop was to bring several independent designs together to critique and take the best from each.  nChain’s Director of Engineering and Solutions Steve Shadders said “This workshop brought together some of the best engineering minds among nChain and partners. By testing every functional flow in the Bitcoin protocol against the stringent criteria of total linear scaling and economic feasibility, I am more confident than ever that Satoshi’s design is capable of being scaled to handle all global economic activity.” 

nChain continues its work on Teranode to take Satoshi Vision to the next level.

Applications

WeatherSV

A new application allows users to permanently record local weather and climate data on the Bitcoin SV blockchain. This is yet another instance of a developer using OP_RETURN transactions for real-world use cases. For this reason, our Satoshi Shout-Outthis week goes to creators FNQComputers.

The app, WeatherSV, is created by the team behind Australian IT services firm FNQComputers. As stated by the team in its Twitter announcement, the app has automated weather channels which can be activated from 40,000 live stations and climate data can be stored on the BSV chain forever.

The app provides a user-friendly web interface for people to record weather data on the blockchain. Users can record a comprehensive data set including temperature, humidity, wind speed and air pressure.

Get onto WeatherSV and activate a channel for your local or favorite cities.

BSV/Devs Hits 100

The team behind the BSV/Devs developer resource website have hit a major milestone. The site now has 100 developer resources listed.

BSV/DEVS provides a valuable and easy to navigate list of resources for BSV developers to access and keep track of the many new innovations being built for BSV. As stated on its Twitter account when announcing this 100 resource milestone: “This is a testament to the amount of growth Bitcoin SV has experienced in the last few months, and the effort the ecosystem is putting to seeing the realisation and power of the original protocol”.

Bitsagram commenting

User comments on photos are now available on Bitstagram, the Bitcoin SV native photo app. Each post now has a built-in comment widget which lets users comment on posts using the Metalens chrome extension. This extension has been created by twitter user @wildsatchmo and allows users to comment on images for free once they have installed the extension.

Meme Generator

Created by twitter user @deggen, there’s now meme generator for the BSV blpockchain. It uses the Bottle browser. The generator allows you to create memes, and other users to comment on them. 

The generator works with any b:// image transaction ID (txid) and you then add words to quickly make memes. Once you’ve written a one-liner, you just simply share with the link that appears below the image and people can leave comments that attach to the base image URL.