Bitcoin SV (BSV)

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Bitcoin SV - is a new coin splitted of Bitcoin Cash blockchain on 15 November 2018. Four fundamental pillars form the basis of Bitcoin SV’s roadmap to create the one blockchain for the world: stability, scalability, security, and safe instant transactions (a.k.a 0-confirmation). 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 (SV) community, and the Bitcoin SV code is made available under the open source MIT license.

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Bitcoin SV (BSV) vs Bitcoin ABC (BCHABC) - Differences Explained | Barnyard FFIO

In this video we look at two competing forks of Bitcoin Cash, SV and ABC. We focus on the technical differences of the chains such as block limit, OP_RETURN opcodes and their futur ...

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Organization: SafeNames Ltd.
Creation date: 2018-08-15
Expiration date: 2020-08-15

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THERE IS NO BITCOIN SV WHITEPAPER - The Bitcoin SV website posted the original Bitcoin whitepaper instead.

The whitepaper of Bitcoin SV is 9 Pages long.

The most influencial keywords are: Transact, Block, Nodes, Hashing, Hashed, Timestamped, Chain, Proof, Double, and Works.

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  • 1.) Bitcoin

    Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency and worldwide payment system. It is the first decentralized digital currency, as the system works without a central bank or single administrator.

  • 2.) Bitcoin Cash

    Bitcoin Cash is a cryptocurrency. It is a fork (a copy in a way) of Bitcoin (BTC). It was created in August 2017 as a result of a disagreement on bitcoin scalability problems. Influential miners, developers and investors not content with the Segregated Witness feature of Bitcoin (BTC) decided to increase bitcoin transaction capacity eight times by making the block size bigger.

  • 3.) DigiByte

    DigiByte (DGB) is a cryptocurrency on a public, rapidly growing and highly decentralized blockchain with a maximum supply of 21B by 2035. DigiBytes are indestructible, non-counterfeitable or hackable digital assets ideal for protecting objects of value (e.g. Currency, Information, property or important digital data). It is the first blockchain with SegWit, MultiAlgo mining, DigiShield and Odocrypt. Its blockchain has three layers (Application layer, Digital Asset/ Public Ledger Layer and Core Communication Protocol/ Global Network Layer).


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The exact founding date of Bitcoin SV is unfortunately not that clear. Its source code was released publicly on github on August 2018 under the Other license.
Organization wise, Bitcoin SVs Development is Centralized and is being developed under the lead of nChain.

The consensus on which the Bitcoin SV network is run is called Proof of Work, while the underlying algorithm is called SHA256.
In the current state of Bitcoin SV currently is On-going development

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Official Twitter account for Bitcoin SV

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Return to Genesis Upgrade 02.04.2020 "... A set of protocol restoration changes that represent an almost complete return to the original protocol..."

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Every change to the codebase of Bitcoin SV is registered as a commit. More active projects have many commits, dead projects nearly none.

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Extending a project results in many new lines of code. Changing existing code results in nearly the same amount of additions and deletions. Projects that are growing show a large number of code additions with relatively few deletions.

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It is not exactly clear who is the main driving force behind Bitcoin SV.

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Dr Craig S Wright

Chief scientist (nchain)

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How things stand


Bitcoin SV’s inception was marked both by a highlight and a scandal for the technology. In August 2018, on pursuance of nChain and Coin Geek, Bitcoin Cash forked and two separate communities namely Bitcoin ABC and Bitcoin SV came in to being. But that is not it! Bitcoin SV’s leadership and the community on the whole were a bit hostile in their dealings as they made repeated aggressive attempts to practically wipe out Bitcoin Cash’s supposedly deviated technology by taking all of its hashing power. The community was adamant to compel Bitcoin’s original community to accept the Satoshi Vision by force. This crypto-civil-war went on for around a week before both technologies decided that they had a considerable representation in form of their community and they should focus on sustaining that (SFOX, 2018).
Another major highlight for the Bitcoin SV came in May 2019, when the cryptocurrency surged more than 120 percent. This was partly due to the rather surprising development as the founder, Craig White, succeeded in ‘proving’ himself as the original Satoshi Nakamoto and registering the Bitcoin white paper’s copyrights to his name (Ouimet, 2019).



Bitcoin SV’s technical developments are based on the original Bitcoin whitepaper. The code development included restoring the Blockchain network in its original form, bring back the old protocols and improving the transactional performance of the cryptocurrency. The main code development has been done under the lead of Daniel Connolly and Steve Shadders (Bitcoin SV, 2018).


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When the world of cryptocurrencies came into being with the birth of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto was the visionary who laid down the mission of the technology in his whitepaper ‘’Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System”. As the technology evolved and many other cryptocurrencies made their way into the crypto-world, the technology deviated greatly from its main course. Bitcoin Blockchain has been divided into many different smaller fractions, each offering its own version of the Bitcoin. Bitcoin encountered its first hard fork in August 2017 and with it ‘Bitcoin Cash (BCH)’ rose to stage. Bitcoin Cash (BCH) was developed with the aim of solving the scalability issue of the technology and creating a more efficient replacement. Note that Bitcoin Cash (BCH) did not(!) replace Bitcoin (BTC).
After sometime, the Bitcoin Cash community felt that the technology has deviated from the Bitcoin Cash vision as defined in the whitepaper from the original Bitcoin (BTC). Once the Bitcoin Cash fork happened, Bitcoin SV (BSV) (SV stands for Satoshi Vision) and Bitcoin ABC (BCHABC) (ABC stands for Adjustable Blocksize Cap) were born (SFOX, 2018). According to the official spokesperson, Bitcoin SV is the restoration of the original technology. It aims to pursue the original vision of Satoshi by working for a completely decentralized network and using the cryptocurrency solely as a tool for payment and trade exchange (ChangeNow, 2018).



Bitcoin SV is a relatively new entrant to the crypto market with its foundation being recently set up. The team has yet not focused on developing any product of their own that runs on the Bitcoin SV Blockchain. The collective focus of the team, now, is at the restoration of the original protocols of Bitcoin and developing those protocols to address the issues of scalability and security.



The main spokesperson for the Bitcoin SV is Craig Wright while the technology is pursuing the main foundation principles of Satoshi Nakamoto. Not surprisingly, Craig Wright has claimed that he is in fact Satoshi Nakamoto, the original creator of Bitcoin. Not only this, he has also strengthened his position by winning US copyright registrations for Bitcoin’s original (Bambrough, 2019). The Bitcoin SV project is owned by the Bitcoin Foundation on behalf of the BSV community.
Note: If Craig Wright had developed Bitcoin, he should have access to the keys that store the earliest Bitcoins, which have been mined on his computer. These coins never moved in Bitcoin's history.



Transactions per second Bitcoin SV can reportedly handle 1000+ transactions per second.
Transaction speed After the recent upgradation of the Bitcoin Protocol in July 2019, there was a massive increase in the processing speeds.
Transaction cost Contrary to the high transaction fees of the original Bitcoin, Bitcoin SV now costs less than one-fifth of a cent.
Decentralization Since Bitcoin SV aims to revive the original values of Bitcoin, decentralisation is amongst their primary focuses.
Security Relatively low. The coin is relatively new/unproven.
Adoption After Craig White claimed that he is Satoshi Nakamoto, many analysts claimed him to be a scam. While Bitcoin SV did surge following this news, there were many big exchanges who de-listed the cryptocurrency from their sites, including Kraken, Binance and Shapeshift.
Enery consumption There is no official data that reveals the energy consumption of the Bitcoin SV network. But since the technology is based on the original Bitcoin, it must still by energy-intensive.
Product availability Although Bitcoin SV saw major improvements in its latest upgrade, the protocol is still not fully developed.
Exchange availability Bitcoin SV is not available on leading trade exchanges like Kraken, Binance, bittrex etc. It is, however, still available on a number of trade exchanges including Poloniex and Huobi Global.
Privacy Transactions with this coin are pseudonymous.

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The market has a mixed opinion about Bitcoin SV. The technology will and probably should not survive, mainly because of Bitcoin SV’s founder Craig Wright who is deemed as a scam by many. On the other hand, there are optimistic predictions by others, with one source predicting that the cryptocurrency will surge up by 400% by 2020 (Naiz, 2019).



Bitcoin SV is a project in itself, started by the Bitcoin community, nChain and CoinGeek. The project aims to restore the original values and core values of Bitcoin as envisioned by Satoshi Nakamoto. The end goal of the project is to develop the technology towards ‘Genesis’, which is the full restoration and implementation of the Bitcoin Protocol.



The technology might not be as successful in the short-term, since the development of the protocol is still underway, but it has potential for growth in the following years.




Bitcoin SV claims that it is in fact the original Bitcoin. So, very simply put, the original Bitcoin is considered to be a substitute to this technology, because what this technology offers is basically a restored version of the original Bitcoin.



As per the official website of Bitcoin SV, the cryptocurrency has made a number of valuable partnerships in the market. A number of cryptocurrency wallets like Atomic Wallets, BC Bitcoin, Bitaddress etc. host Bitcoin SV while many exchanges, although not the widely used ones, offer trading of Bitcoin SV. As the technology strengthens its holdings, new partnerships are being announced. Recently, DriveMarkets’ CEO, Kate Hiscox, revealed that they will be partnering with Bitcoin SV to launch out DRIVE Pay (Editor, 2019). Also, Bitcoin SV will be sponsoring the International Professional Pool Association this year, opening doors for many opportunities for the real-life application and implementation of the technology (Tonin, 2019).



One of the competitive edges that Bitcoin SV has over its counterparts, is that it is backed by the Bitcoin Association, the largest and the oldest community that promotes the Bitcoin technology. The community on the whole supports the original vision behind Bitcoin and is working towards attaining the original version of the Blockchain.



The development team features many experts of Blockchain technology. The Lead Developer is Daniel Connolly, while Steve Shadders is serving as the Technical Director. The team also has a pool of engineers having expertise in C++ and Bitcoin protocol. Additional support is also provided by nChain.


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# Exchange Pair Price 24h Volume Trusted
# 1 Bitfinex BSV/USD $ 98.68900 $ 2,158,911 check
# 2 Poloniex BSV/BTC $ 98.66063 $ 823,794 check
# 3 Poloniex BSV/USDC $ 98.34206 $ 760,623 check
# 4 Bittrex BSV/BTC $ 98.89775 $ 403,689 check
# 5 Bitfinex BSV/BTC $ 98.27733 $ 339,030 check
# 6 Bittrex BSV/USD $ 98.99800 $ 147,125 check
# 7 Poloniex BSV/USDT $ 94.94963 $ 29,102 check
# 8 Bittrex BSV/USDT $ 97.12422 $ 19,606 check
# 9 Bittrex BSV/ETH $ 98.31973 $ 26,997 check
# 10 OKEx BSV/BTC $ 97.86133 $ 8,323,716 clear


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