Editorial 27 November 2018Calvin Ayre
Why the future of mining is tied to massive scaling and that means Bitcoin SV
By now, everyone knows Bitcoin SV successfully mined a 64 MB block, the largest ever on a public blockchain. It could mine a substantially bigger one if not distracted by the wasteful Hash war Bitmain and Bitcoin.com forced on the industry because they forked away from Bitcoin to their new ABC coin. This proves that Bitcoin SV scales today as we have promised for a while now.
Why is this important to miners? The reason is the Bitcoin block reward will halve again in just over a year (from 12.5 to 6.25 coins for each block), and then halve again every several years after that. As this happens, if transaction fees do not replace the reduced block reward, Bitcoin mining will not remain profitable. We also want to ensure individual transaction fees remain low so the Bitcoin network can work for an electronic cash system and to support advanced technical features. The only way to increase overall revenue from transaction fees is for the blockchain to massively scale, and to enable huge volumes of low cost microtransactions. This is the only way to drive both Miner revenues and market demand for mining hardware. Therefore, if miners do not support Bitcoin SV and its scaling roadmap, they would be following a path that ends in their own destruction.
Bitcoin SV is the only cryptocurrency with a blockchain that massively scales, the only that has utility value, and the only one that can do it all. BSV will most likely take over and replace all other non-scaling platforms. This will then also grow real utility value in BSV.
But it is important to understand that value in a chain which has no utilitarian use is fake value, and the current dump we are seeing is the market coming to realize that the current alt-coins are all worthless.
I personally look forward to a future where there is only one chain, Bitcoin SV, and this one chain does it all. But it all starts and ends with scaling. Because of this, I believe Bitcoin SV is the only token you can retreat to and have any hope of retaining your value in the current market correction.
Everyone should come to CoinGeek Week this week in London, where thought leaders in this space will be discussing the power of original Bitcoin in Bitcoin SV.
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.
Editorial 18 February 2019
Jimmy Song’s desperate need to be relevant
The man who is most memorable for his cowboy hat rather than his ideas or creations in the BTC world has created a rambling video attacking Bitcoin SV, CoinGeek founder Calvin Ayre and Dr. Craig Wright. We look at each of his claims one by one.
Editorial 18 February 2019
Dr. Craig Wright on proof
In a Medium post, Dr. Craig Wright attempts to put into simple terms why he is who he is and why most people in the crypto space completely miss the big picture on what Bitcoin is truly about.
Editorial 14 February 2019
Bitcoin SV is ready for the world’s business
The Bitcoin world hasn’t been short of amazing, with several new developments since Bitcoin was revitalized in November 2018. Bitcoin SV is proving that by following Satoshi’s original plan of keeping a stable protocol and pursuing massive on chain scaling, it opens up incredible new possibilities.