Leading blockchain technology research and development outfit nChain has rolled out the release candidate of the Bitcoin SV client on October 15\u2014one month ahead of the November Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network upgrade. BCH miners and mining pools are encouraged to begin using Bitcoin SV. Bitcoin SV, which stands for Satoshi Vision, is a new full-node implementation for Bitcoin BCH designed to fulfill the vision set out by Satoshi Nakamoto\u2019s original Bitcoin white paper. Unlike other competing BCH implementations which seek to make unnecessary changes to Bitcoin, Bitcoin SV\u2019s roadmap is to restore the original Satoshi protocol, keep it stable, enable it to massively scale, and allow major businesses to confidently build on top of BCH. Available on GitHub, the Bitcoin SV 0.1 version includes support for the November upgrade, including the re-enabling of these Satoshi op_codes: OP_MUL, OP_INVERT, OP_LSHIFT, and OP_RSHIFT. The default maximum size of accepted blocks has also been increased from the 32MB soft limit to 128MB. https:\/\/twitter.com\/BitcoinSVNode\/status\/1051968795601002497 After spending five weeks in public beta, this release candidate makes only one significant change from the beta version: raising the limit on the number of op_ codes per script to 500 rather than removing it altogether. The Bitcoin SV team intends to remove the op_code limit entirely at a later time, after further testing as part of its rigorous QA framework. This release has streamlined to focus on its core audience of business users by disabling featured meant for home users such as GUI and Windows support. Steve Shadders, Technical Director of the SV Project, said: \u201cIt\u2019s time for Bitcoin to professionalize.\u00a0 Therefore, Bitcoin SV is targeted at business users, primarily miners but also cryptocurrency exchanges and merchants. By eliminating unnecessary features, we can keep the development focused on what really matters to our core user base.\u201d Additionally, the automatic replay feature and the activation logic for the\u00a0May 2018 upgrade, have been removed. The release version also introduced protections against malicious peer behavior, notably the so-called \u201cinfinite block attack.\u201d Going forward, Bitcoin SV will focus more on scalability of BCH. Daniel Connolly, lead developer for the SV project, explains: \u201cFor this initial release candidate, we focused on stability for the protocol by minimizing the change set. For future releases, we plan updates to enable massive scaling of the BCH network so that it can support major enterprise usage globally.\u201d Considered one of the most promising Bitcoin BCH node implementations, Bitcoin SV is born out of the desire to empower miners to direct the future of Bitcoin and also to ensure BCH miners remain profitable. Miners will have a choice and a voice to drive the process of restoring Bitcoin to its optimal state\u2014that of unbounded blocks, original op_codes, and no artificial limits imposed on the protocol. But why now? The reason, according to nChain CEO Jimmy Nguyen is simple: There\u2019s a direct economic need for miners. At the recently held The Future of Bitcoin Summit Bangkok 2018 in Thailand, Nguyen explained why it is important for the block size to scale now\u2014and scale fast: \u201cIn two years the block reward will be split in half again to 6.25 BCH. So anyone who\u2019s mining now will in two years receive half of what they\u2019re receiving today. In order to maintain even current profitability, what that means is in two years they have to make up that 6.25 coins worth of value in something else, which has to come in transaction fees and which has to come in higher transaction volume.\u201d Explore the features of Bitcoin SV version 0.1 here, and be part of the Miner\u2019s Choice movement for Bitcoin BCH. The Bitcoin SV project was created at the request of and sponsored by Antiguan-based CoinGeek Mining, with development work initiated by nChain. The project is also owned by the Antiguan-based bComm Association on behalf of the global BCH community, and the Bitcoin SV code is made available under the open source MIT license.