Today we are formally launching Britevue, our online review platform that is built to properly align incentives in the online review space. Today there exists virtually no good incentive to leave reviews for the businesses that we patronize. Negative online reviews are largely driven by vengeance, and positive online reviews are largely driven by altruism and a desire to go the extra mile for a business owner. In today’s world reviews are king — businesses with a positive ranking on online review platforms have a level of marketing that can’t be bought through any marketing agency. …


There is little to no barrier to entry for a person to mint tokens on BSV today.

Our talk at Coingeek London 2020 was all about tokens, and how we can re-envision what a token is through the power of Bitcoin. We are doing this with True Reviews and Veritas, but we will illuminate why tokens are more complicated than they appear on the surface.

There are a number of tokenization platforms available and the one that we really like today is Run. …


We are happy and proud to announce the launch of Veritas — a verification engine for online reviews. Until now, merchants have not had an easy and reliable way to know that the feedback left across online platforms is actually linked to a real purchase made by a customer. Prior solutions required a centralized and trusted service to attempt to validate that a user is leaving a verified review.


Introduction

We recently took the time to lay out a factual timeline of Craig Wright’s involvement with Bitcoin using publicly available information. While the list is not exhaustive, the bulk of information comes starting in 2014 as everything prior to that date has been scrubbed from the internet. When digging in to try and fill in the gaps between 2009–2013, you find a long and bitter battle between Wright and the Australian Tax Office. The BBC first asked Wright about his dealings with the ATO in his famous interview around May 2016. Here is his response:

I have companies that are…


Why should you think big about Bitcoin? Because Satoshi Nakamoto always did.

When it comes to scale, he was clear that scale was never an issue:

There is only one global chain.

The existing Visa credit card network processes about 15 million Internet purchases per day worldwide. Bitcoin can already scale much larger than that with existing hardware for a fraction of the cost. It never really hits a scale ceiling. If you’re interested, I can go over the ways it would cope with extreme size. By Moore’s Law, we can expect hardware speed to be 10 times faster in…


Think I’m getting something wrong? Tell me. I am here to learn like you.

We’ve written previously on Bitcoin as a complex social network, inspired by a textbook of a similar name. In that piece we examined three inherent properties of social networks:

Robustness

Search

Diffusion

We explored how the Bitcoin network displays remarkable tendencies to outperform every other known social network with respect to these three properties.

We will use this piece to focus on the property of search. A reminder on what search is:

Search is the procedure by which individual nodes may look for, access, and disperse…


Little by little we will keep thinking big about how we can transform what Bitcoin is.

At CoinGeek Week we had the pleasure of sitting down with Ryan X Charles of Yours Inc and Jason Chavannes of Memo.cash to talk about social media and Bitcoin. A central question I wanted to ask the two was how they envisioned we could solve the trolling problem with Bitcoin. Ryan’s presentation had a central idea to it that has not left my mind since hearing it: “Every problem with Bitcoin can be solved with Bitcoin”. Going back to the founding of /r/btc, the…


I am writing this fresh off of a week full of people thinking big about Bitcoin again. Really big. This will be the first in a series to introduce to you just how big Bitcoin can be. Still to this day, we have many telling us that Bitcoin can’t scale without changes from others. Some of us have chosen to take Satoshi Nakamoto’s words to heart:

“There is only one global chain.

The existing Visa credit card network processes about 15 million Internet purchases per day worldwide. Bitcoin can already scale much larger than that with existing hardware for a…


In physics we describe the motion of springs as harmonic oscillators. In theory, a spring can be displaced by distance x and it will oscillate forever reaching point x over and over again until an external force is applied. The force applied by a spring is very simply:

F=-kx

The constant k is a value that is unique for all springs of different shapes, sizes, and material. The motion of a simple harmonic oscillator can be graphed as such:

In practice we find that most physical springs are dampened oscillators. Springs see a damping force preventing it from ever reaching…

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