Henceforth founder Henry Hudson on CoinGeek Backstage

Bitcoin is the best invention since the internet: Henry Hudson on CoinGeek Backstage

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“The Bitcoin blockchain is the best invention since the internet, and it’s going to surpass the internet,” Henry Hudson says.

Hudson founded Henceforth, a Forth programming language emulator and Bitcoin wallet. He was at his alma mater, the University of Exeter, for the sCrypt hackathon. In an interview with CoinGeek Backstage, he talked about the power of sCrypt applications, the potential of the BSV Blockchain, Dr. Craig Wright, and more.

Hudson first got interested in Bitcoin in 2019, and “the more I learned about it, the more I thought that this is the best tool ever invented.”

He took a liking to Forth, the stack-oriented programming language Bitcoin Script is based on, because of its simplicity. He would later build Henceforth, a Forth language emulator that doubles as a BSV wallet. The app allows users to send and decode transactions, search the ledger for addresses, store block headers, and more.

“I’m trying to make it as diverse as possible…you can choose your own merchant API. I want to make it as customizable as possible for the users,” he told CoinGeek Backstage reporter Becky Liggero.

Hudson lauded Xiaohui Liu and the sCrypt team, whom he believes “are proving how powerful Bitcoin is.” During the hackathon, the team focused on showing the students what’s possible on BSV blockchain, from playing tic-tac-toe to deploying more complex applications. This showed the students how farther ahead BSV blockchain is from networks like Ethereum and BTC, Hudson believes.

Dr. Wright was one of the guest attendees at the hackathon. Hudson says, “Every time he speaks, you learn so much. He’s got a wealth of knowledge, which speaks to the fact that he is Satoshi.”

The main takeaway for Hudson was that Bitcoin must scale to serve billions. Having grown up in Nigeria and Kenya, where a sizeable chunk of the population was unbanked, Hudson identifies with this vision of a new global monetary system underpinned by the infinite scale of BSV blockchain.

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