Interviews 11 December 2018CoinGeek
Dr. Craig Wright discusses adversity and one simple Bitcoin
Dr. Craig Wright has not been afraid to respond to his Twitter critics in recent weeks about his vision for Bitcoin; he’s faced much bigger obstacles in life and overcome them.
Dr. Wright recalls while on the path to his first degree in higher education, telling CoinGeek’s Becky Liggero, “I had to stop that part way through because I actually had cancer. I could have done the typical ‘Oh well poor me.’ I didn’t.” This attitude towards adversity has carried him through life, and he now advocates that others take the same lesson. “It’s part of the road to success, is learning where you went wrong.”
The nChain chief scientist has not allowed his detractors to distract him from his goals. He is working toward a Bitcoin that is simple enough for anyone to use.
“Because it gets adoption,” he explains. “[W]hen you use cash, you don’t need to know anything special, you just hand over a bill. And when you tap with a credit card, you don’t need anything special.” Conversely, with competing, more complicated alt-coins, Wright said, “If you have to run up a node and log in to the Lightning Network and sync and then wait … then I’m sorry but most people aren’t ever going to use it.”
Although there are many cryptocurrencies competing in the space at the moment, to realize the full potential of blockchain technology, there can only be one winner.
“If you think about it, it opens world trade,” he said. Wright points to history, as proof that this is true: “If we think about how Europe was before they went to the Euro, then every time you crossed the border, and there are lots of them in Europe, then you had to exchange money.” Relating this to our modern, interconnected world, he goes on to conclude that with multiple online currencies, “It becomes very ridiculous. Imagine trying to trade over the internet when everywhere you want to go you have to start exchanging.”
The only path forward is behind a single Bitcoin that works, and makes our real and digital lives easier. According to Wright, “If we have one money that everyone can use, it means it doesn’t matter where you are anymore. You can be in Argentina, Canada, Britain, Lithuania. No one cares anymore. That’s the whole point.”
Note: Tokens on the Bitcoin Core (segwit) Chain are Referred to as BTC coins. Bitcoin Satoshi Vision (BSV) is today the only Bitcoin implementation that follows Satoshi Nakamoto’s original whitepaper for Peer to Peer Electronic Cash. Bitcoin BSV is the only major public blockchain that maintains the original vision for Bitcoin as fast, frictionless, electronic cash.
Interviews 17 January 2019
Elizabeth White: Making crypto easier to use in the real world
Listen to the latest CoinGeek Conversations podcast with Elizabeth White and Edgar Radjabli to find out more about how the White Company is developing crypto products designed to make an impact in the real world.
Interviews 16 January 2019
nChain’s Steve Shadders: Bitcoin SV needs to focus on scaling
Steve Shadders, Technical Director at nChain, recently joined Bitstocks’ David Arakelian to discuss a wide range of topics including Shadders history with Bitcoin, why he believes in BSV, what he’s working on, and his hopes for the future.
Interviews 16 January 2019
Bitcoin SV in 2019: An Interview with Jimmy Nguyen
After enabling Bitcoin SV on their algorithmic trading platform last month, the SFOX team was honored to interview Jimmy Nguyen, the CEO of nChain Group, Founding President of bComm Association, and global ambassador for Bitcoin SV.