From Coinbase dramas to the joys of BSV-based media service, Streamanity - Bitstocks Relationship Managers, Antonio Shillingford and James Coughlan tuck into a range of subjects that made crypto headlines this week. To kick off, Antonio recaps the tale of Coinbase's botched launch of BCH as background for the class action lawsuits currently being heard against this U.S. cryptocurrency exchange and wallet provider. James then takes over, discussing the social and ethical issues of the current social media model, and how media channel Streamanity is working to do better by its users.

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Bitcoin Core (BTC) has been the dominant cryptocurrency until now. But, what if we told you a shift is at hand? Watch as Bitstocks Relationship Manager, Antonio Shillingford and Bitstocks Investment Associate, Stephen Ierotheou apply the concept of using hashing power to determine the fair value of an asset. The two compare BCH, BTC and BSV in this manner and come to an interesting and promising conclusion... When taking into account the economic impact of the Bitcoin mining reward halving coming up in May 2020, BSV's capacity and application development boom makes it the prime contender as the block reward drops.

 

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Cryptocurrency-based derivatives are about to come under fire by one of the most significant regulating bodies: the UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Bitstocks Relationship Managers, Antonio Shillingford and James Coughlan respond to the FCA's proposed limitations on how crypto-derivatives can be marketed, distributed and sold to "ill-suited" retail investors. Though the flood of crypto-based products' get-rich-quick advertising campaigns pose tremendous risk to uneducated (retail) investors, an outright ban is bound to hamper institutional adoption.

Has the Wild-Wild West of Crypto-based products met its match? All will be revealed when the FCA's final “Guidance on Crypto assets” is published later this summer.

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David Case, Chief Architect & Engineer of Kronoverse studio, sits down with Bitstocks' gaming enthusiasts Elia Yousif, Head of OTC & Settlement, and David Arakelian, CTO, to talk about gaming on the blockchain and their latest project, CryptoFights - a skill-based, player vs player, turn-based fighting game, that will be running on the Bitcoin SV blockchain.

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"But, does Facebook's Libra even qualify as a cryptocurrency?"

Amidst all the excitement about the release of Facebook stablecoin whitepaper, we address some of the elephants in the room. Bitstocks' Relationship Managers, James Coughlan and Antonio Shillingford, worked through the 12 page document so you don't have to. Here are the key takeaways, the unanswered questions and the red flags you should be aware of.

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"Bitcoin was never meant to be anonymous in the first place!" As we count down towards the implementation of the Financial Action Task Force's new guidelines on 21 June 2019, James Coughlan picks up on the omnipresent topic of cryptocurrency regulations. Antonio Shillingford reminds us that BTC's Lightning Network circumvents Bitcoin's transparent design, providing a strong case for Bitcoin SV to take over the stage.

On Facebook's alleged plans to launch a crypto stable coin called Libra, Antonio rings alarm bells at the reported private, centralised nature of this powerful media agency's blockchain.

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In light of Bitcoin Cash's current fundraiser, Antonio asks uncomfortable questions about the commitment of the BCH advocates who vocally support major cryptocurrency projects but do not seem to be putting *their* money where their mouths are.

On the topic of Unwriter, one of BSV's most proliferous (but anonymous) developers, James takes us through some of the most recent projects focussed on creating real-world applications of the Bitcoin (BSV) blockchain.

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Bitcoin SV product designer, Alex Agut (CEO of HandCash) tells Michael Hudson (Bitstocks CEO-Founder) how the HandCash team went from developing a Qualitative AI product later adopted by Accenture and Elon Musks' Tesla, to exclusively building on BSV. The two talk impending cryptocurrency regulations, Bitcoin myths and distortions, and 'MetaNet': the Internet of Value that Craig Wright is building on the BSV blockchain.

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Craig Wright has been granted copyright registrations for the Bitcoin whitepaper and most of the original source code, produced under the famous pseudonym of Satoshi Nakamoto. And boy, has social space reacted!

Bitstocks Relationship Managers, James Coughlan and Antonio Shillingford, unpack the Craig Wright Bitcoin copyright claim and provide some clarity as to what it really means for the cryptocurrency space.

Craig Wright's Bitcoin Copyright Registration: https://cocatalog.loc.gov/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?v1=15&ti=1,15&Search_Arg=bitcoin&Search_Code=FT%2A&CNT=25&PID=9fHeQffOFUn0AKnsgOGZNZ_cvEUDhCW&SEQ=20190521080348&SID=1

 

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Cryptocurrency news highlights this week:

  • The BitcoinCash hard fork on 15 May 2019 that revealed a significant bug.
  • Recent speculation of possible volume manipulation on the BCH chain.
  • The revolution of the gaming industry and how CryptoFights is bringing gaming to the BSV blockchain!

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Today, Bitstocks Relationship Managers, Antonio Shillingford and James Coughlan, kick off the episode with the news that Fidelity Investments has revealed that they’ll be offering BTC trading for institutional investors in the coming weeks. This comes off the back of their custodial services launched at the beginning of 2019 and shows a clear appetite in the market.

This leads into a discussion about how regulation is going to impact companies engaging in essentially illegal activities by allowing for the trading of ICO coins and cryptocurrencies that are technically classed as securities, and highly likely a key reason that Fidelity has chosen to stick to only BTC for now.

Next, the pair dig into the news that one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges, Binance, has announced they suffered a hack, seeing 7,000 BTC (worth $40M) sucked from wallets in a highly sophisticated attack, ensuring maximum impact. Binance has subsequently suspended all withdrawals as they look to clean ‘house’. CEO, Changpeng Zhao, reassured clients, in a live stream video, that funds will be replenished from their fund. In a highly controversial move, CZ also suggested that he would look to find support for a rollback of the Bitcoin blockchain to recover the stolen coins. A rollback of BTC! Supposedly the immutable blockchain. Interesting, to say the least!

Update: CZ has said that he won’t proceed with requesting a BTC rollback and that it wasn't his idea to start with.

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Michael Hudson & Blockchain Lawyer, George Morris on proof of ownership, an individual's legal recourse for defamation of character in the crypto sphere, the nuances that UK Regulators will use to categorise different cryptocurrencies, and establishing precedent in Blockchain Law.

At a time where so-called "Bitcoin experts" claim for themselves the right to define Bitcoin's vision and roadmap, Bitstocks CEO & Founder, Michael Hudson and blockchain lawyer George Morris (Simmons & Simmons) tackle the quandary of 'knowing' in a groundbreaking field: Do we need to have all the answers at hand? Or is it perhaps more appropriate to embark on a journey towards greater clarity within a 'grey' field like blockchain?

The two address the concept of "code is law" and how it relates to real-world scenarios. Michael refers to the anarchist interpretation of the 'code is law' concept that says 'ownership of keys proves ownership of an asset'. Though the concept sounds empowering it reflects a rather naive view of reality. George points out that, from a legal perspective, one would never assume that possession proves ownership.

"If someone steals the keys of your Porsche from the bar counter, they can hardly claim legitimate ownership of your 911."

George Morris is a partner at Simmons & Simmons, the legal firm that advises Bitstocks in general and specifically on the development of our Banking-like ecosystem, Gravity. George admits to the stresses of working on the legal aspects of the Blockchain sector: as you're at the cutting edge of a new technology, there's no ready-made answers. Instead of being able to rely on precedent, the legal eagle's in the space are breaking new ground every day to set the agenda for the future.

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Bitstocks CEO, Michael Hudson, sits down with Umar 'Top Boxer' Sadiq to discuss everything from sacred geometry to religion, to who is the best in the business when it comes to boxing.

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Wondering what to do with your Bitcoin SV holdings post #DelistBSV drama? Neither Trezor nor Ledger are supporting Bitcoin SV at the moment, so what should you do? What about securing your overall cryptocurrency holdings?

Bitstocks Relationship Managers, James Coughlan and Antonio Shillingford talk hot wallets, cold storage, and respond to the questions posed to us on our social media channels.

The pair then delve into the matter of Tether after Bitfinex has been accused by the New York prosecutor of using Tether holdings to hide the fact that $850 Million had gone missing from their books.

In the aftermath of the Binance/Kraken #delistBSV campaign, Bitstocks relationship managers look at how the attempted coup is backfiring: the Bitcoin SV community is united as never before, advocates are growing more vocal about their conviction in the BSV protocol and design (#OriginalBitcoin), BSV application development is soaring, and BSV exchanges and wallets are being launched ahead of schedule. 

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In a brazen violation of user trust and liberty, crypto exchanges Binance and Kraken delisted Bitcoin SV in April 2019. Bitstocks' Relationship Managers Antonio Shillingford and James Coughlan discuss the lack of evidence that BSV has violated any of Binance's policies, they speculate on the hidden agendas at work, the impact on the BSV market, and the legal ramifications the exchanges are likely to face for their actions.

[Take note: Since the filming of this episode, Binance has announced the launch of their own blockchain. Coincidence?]

To close off, the Bitstocks duo point out how the attempted coup has united the Bitcoin SV community and fueled BSV development.

***Bitstocks CryptoTalk MeetUp - 30 April 2019, 6pm - 8pm, London*** Come hear more from Antonio and James as they take us through an insightful presentation on Why Bitcoin (and by Bitcoin, we mean Bitcoin SV) will help usher in a brave new world! Registration at https://www.meetup.com/Bitstocks-Meet...

 

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Patents in the cryptocurrency space seem to garner a negative view, which is not entirely fair. It's not blockchain technology itself that is being patented, but rather applications built on top of it. And leading the race by far, is nChain, with an announcement that they reached the 666 mark on 7 March 2019.

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This episode of CryptoTime takes a closer look at the creation and development of Bitcoin Satoshi Vision, also known as BSV. Bitstocks' Antonio Shillingford and James Coughlan discuss the false narrative of the Bitcoin Core team, debunking the myth of insecurity of big block sizes. They also talk through network structures; the differences and incentives for miners on the competing blockchains.

We then introduce Zeux, a company bringing out an all-in-one application that integrates payments, banking and investment. Zeux have recently announced that they will be listing BSV, meaning that consumers will be able to use their BSV at any retail POS system accepting. This is another impressive step forward for BSV utility and bridges the gap between cryptocurrency and fiat.

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BitcoinSV (BSV) is a stable, robust and scalable blockchain, and we're seeing more and more support coming from incredible businesses and applications in the space.

Businesses like The White Company, for example. Having launched in 2017, The White Company offers products and services that bridge the gap between consumers, cryptocurrency and merchants. Their White Wallet is linked to MasterCard and Visa debit cards, which are accepted at big name merchants such as Amazon, iTunes and Uber. This allows users to spend cryptocurrency for more everyday purchases than ever before. Impressive metrics highlight that, despite a bear market, there is definite progression being made.

Applications like Bottle, too. Bottle provides a 'search engine' facility for content stored on the BSV blockchain. This represents a massive step forward for broader adoption of BitcoinSV not only for payments, but for the storage of information too. We're more and more rapidly seeing the Satoshi Vision of being the blockchain 'for everything' becoming a reality.

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Citibank abandons their Citicoin blockchain project and chooses to focus their efforts - for the time being at least - on strengthening the incumbent SWIFT network. Considering they've been working on the project since 2015, this is an interesting move.

The highly anticipated Bakkt exchange launch has - once again - been moved back. Despite the delay, Bakkt has announced an initial 58 cryptocurrencies to be supported. And while this is a massive step up from just Bitcoin as originally planned, this does mean a far broader range of technical challenges for the ICE group to consider.

Portfolio Managers, Antonio Shillingford and James Coughlan, sit down for another CryptoTime episode to discuss.

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