Events 22 February 2019

Becky Liggero

Bitcoin Association Wallet Workshop hosted by nChain: The purpose

From Monday to Friday, February 18th through 22nd, roughly 20 bright minds from inside the Bitcoin SV community gathered together in London for a Wallet Workshop. This Bitcoin Association event was hosted by nChain, the global leader in advisory, research, and development of blockchain technologies and the purpose was to facilitate a brainstorm on how to improve BSV wallet offerings.

“What we have here with nChain and the companies that are involved with nChain like MoneyButton and HandCash, there’s a lot of valuable insight that the people here have and its really important to share that. We all are specialists in our own way and sometimes its very easy to get tunnel vision, if you focus on your own thing”, shared Lorien Gamaroff of Centbee.

“What we’ve been able to do here is share ideas, share experiences, things that we’ve learned, mistakes we’ve made and being able to benefit from all the valuable insight”, Gamaroff added.

Alongside Gamaroff were other BSV and blockchain professionals such as Dr. Craig Wright and Steve Shadders of nChain, Ryan X. Charles of MoneyButton, Roger Taylor of Electrum SV, Alex Agut of HandCash, Ina Samovich of CopPay and more.

“We have a lot in common with many of the other projects in this space, so basically there’s a big overlap with everything that each different wallet in particular needs to do where we can work together on things. We have actually way more we can collaborate on than to compete about. So why don’t we work together on these particular things”, Charles shared.

“Every standard related to how the wallets interoperate with each other, how do you send transactions from one wallet to another, just figuring out all these standards, solving the problems and writing it up and making it so that we can become more productive this year”, he added.

The workshop consists of presentations, team building activities, breakout sessions, lunches, dinners and plenty of networking, all with a specific intent of working together on the biggest issues faced today in BSV wallet development.

“We’re going through payment protocols, payment channels, all of the tools that are available in the Bitcoin SV space- SDKs, APIs, things that developers are using- so we can identify what’s missing, what we’re doing already, what we’re doing well, what we’re maybe not doing so well. At the end of it we would like to have a clearer picture of what’s missing so that we can then nominate someone to go out and build it and give the Bitcoin SV ecosystem a more complete tool set”, explained Shadders.

Participants of the workshop were buzzing with ideas, positive energy, direction and a sense of comradery, all grateful for the opportunity to spend time with peers from all corners of the world. 

“Its international, its really companies that work across the world, so people from South Africa, from South America, from Europe, from North America and this is important, to understand what difficulties people have around the globe”, Samovich shared.

“Every two or three months would be really helpful for the whole ecosystem. In just three days we’ve had terrific advancements because we are all on the same page and we are not arguing with our egos, we just want the best for our users and ultimately to make BSV “Super B”, Agut said.

Note: Tokens on the Bitcoin Core (SegWit) chain are referenced as BTC coins; tokens on the Bitcoin Cash ABC chain are referenced as BCH, BCH-ABC or BAB coins.

Bitcoin Satoshi Vision (BSV) is today the only Bitcoin project that follows the original Satoshi Nakamoto whitepaper, and that follows the original Satoshi protocol and design. BSV is the only public blockchain that maintains the original vision for Bitcoin and will massively scale to become the world’s new money and enterprise blockchain.

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