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Bitcoin Development Conference

Virtual Event
18-19 July 2020 | 3 PM - 8:30 PM BST

Two days of developer-led discussions and workshops generated a host of new insights and opportunities for learning. Check out the highlights and recaps, as well as full session replays from Bitcoin SV DevCon 2020.

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Bitcoin Asscociation
nChain
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Bitcoin SV DevCon 2020 by the Numbers

3.4k
Unique Participants Online
80+
Countries
51%
Blockchain Newcomers

Key Speakers

Jimmy Nguyen

Jimmy Nguyen

Founding President, Bitcoin Association

Jimmy Nguyen is one of the world’s top Bitcoin and blockchain advocates. He is a renowned public speaker, media commentator and global ambassador for Bitcoin SV. Jimmy joined nChain and then helped launch the Bitcoin Association after a 21-year career as an intellectual property and digital technology lawyer. He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/U.S. In 2008, Lawdragon named him (at only age 36) one of the “500 Leading Lawyers in America” and described him as a “dynamo talent.” He has also been recognized by the Century City Bar Association as “Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year” (2011), and by the Association of Media & Entertainment Counsel with its Industry Leader Award (2017). For his diverse leadership, Jimmy has been named a “Top 100 Under 50 Diverse Executive Leader” (2015) by Diversity MBA magazine and was inducted into California Minority Counsel Program’s Diversity Hall of Fame (2015).

Dr. Craig S. Wright

Dr. Craig S. Wright

Chief Scientist, nChain

Dr. Wright is the world-renowned Chief Scientist at nChain and the creator of Bitcoin under the Satoshi Nakamoto moniker. He works full-time to fulfil his vision for a world with wide-scale adoption of Bitcoin, both as a system of electronic cash and commodity money, as well as a transformative technology platform.

Steve Shadders

Steve Shadders

CTO, nChain
Technical Director, BSV Infrastructure Team

Steve Shadders has been involved in Bitcoin infrastructure since early 2011. As one of the first authors of open-source mining pool software “PoolServerJ,” he was at the forefront of driving scaling concerns from day one. Today, Steve is the CTO at nChain and is the Technical Director of the BSV Infrastructure Team. In this role, he contributes his ecosystem-wide perspective to support building the mining and UX infrastructure of Bitcoin SV and making it accessible as an enterprise business tool offering immutable audit features at scale that only a public blockchain can provide.

Owen Vaughan

Owen Vaughan

Director of Research, nChain

Owen is the Director of Research at nChain, where he leads a diverse and talented team dedicated to improving our technical and theoretical understanding of blockchain technology. His own research at nChain focuses on graph theory and its applications for the Bitcoin SV network.

Jad Wahab

Jad Wahab

Software Engineer, nChain

Jad has been working in the Bitcoin industry full time for 4 years and is passionate about the value that sound money, global instant nano-payments, and a single worldwide immutable ledger can bring to the world. A computer engineer who deepened his technical Bitcoin expertise with an MSc in information security emphasising on applied cryptography, Jad currently focuses primarily on building Bitcoin infrastructure.

Brendan Lee

Brendan Lee

Training and Development Manager, Bitcoin Association

Brendan is the Training and Development Manager at Bitcoin Association, a role in which he oversees the development of the Bitcoin SV developer curriculum. An engineer by trade, Brendan has been involved in a number of initiatives in the digital asset space, including working with Tokenized and Coinstorage.

Joshua Henslee

Joshua Henslee

Content Contributor, Bitcoin Association

Joshua joined Bitcoin Association as a Content Contributor following a successful career spent working as a software and ERP consultant, an outlook he applies to bridge the gap between the commercial and development spheres of Bitcoin.

Evan Freeman

Evan Freeman

Curriculum Specialist, Bitcoin Association

Evan is a Curriculum Specialist at Bitcoin Association, working to create and deliver a wide range of resources designed to educate developers working on the Bitcoin SV blockchain. An experienced educator, Evan joined Bitcoin Association having spent five years working with an array of blockchain technology businesses.

Rafa Jiménez Seibane

Rafa Jiménez Seibane

Rafa is an experienced software engineer, currently serving as the CTO of HandCash, where he is also a co-founder. An expert in lean product design and agile development, Rafa engages principles learned working on AI-based problem solving for DNA sequencing and autonomous driving, and applies them to the development of services across the Bitcoin SV ecosystem.

Brenton Gunning

Brenton Gunning

CEO, Run

Brenton is the developer behind Run, a platform to build apps and tokens on the Bitcoin SV blockchain which is already powering several apps today. Having previously worked at Microsoft and Snapchat, Brenton has a diversified technical skillset which he is using to deliver solutions built to enhance data interactivity on the blockchain.

Xiaohui Liu

Xiaohui Liu

CEO, sCrypt

Xiaohui Liu is the founder and CEO of sCrypt Inc., a company dedicated to providing integrated on-chain smart contracting solutions on BSV. Previously, he was a Co-Founder and the Chief Scientist at blockchain startup ContentBox. Before that, he was a Research Scientist at Facebook in the Connectivity Lab, conducting fundamental research to make internet access available throughout the world. He has a Ph.D. in Computer Science, specialised in peer-to-peer distributed networking. He has published multiple papers in premier conferences and journals. He also has one international patent.

Shashank Singhal

Shashank Singhal

CEO, Codugh

Shashank is the CEO and Co-Founder of Codugh, a BSV-powered API marketplace that won 1st prize at the second BSV Hackathon. An experienced product manager, Shashank is passionate about capitalising on the unique advantages of the Bitcoin SV blockchain in an effort to deliver world-changing technologies.

Ryan X. Charles

Ryan X. Charles

Ryan is the founder of Money Button, a simple but powerful interface to the Bitcoin SV blockchain that makes integrating transaction-based functions into websites and applications a cinch. Prior to his work on Money Button, Ryan founded social networking platform yours.org and held engineering roles with reddit, BitGo and BitPay.

Sessions from Bitcoin SV DevCon 2020

An Introduction to BSV and Bitcoin Association

Bitcoin Association Founding President Jimmy Nguyen gives a brief overview on Bitcoin SV and how Bitcoin Association is helping developers around the world accelerate mass adoption of Bitcoin SV through its programs and initiatives.

The Utility of Bitcoin Script

One of the first practical sessions of BSV Devcon Online, nChain's Steve Shadders walks us through Script Hacking for fun and Profit, and the utility of Intermediate Bitcoin script.

Fireside Chat with Dr. Craig Wright

Dr. Craig Wright sits down with Chain CTO Steve Shadders for a fireside chat, covering the need for sharp code for making a financial system and digital world work, and how Bitcoin SV allows businesses to scale within a risk-averse blockchain solution.

Panel Discussion – Using Services for Success on Bitcoin SV

When it comes to Bitcoin SV, it's more than just developing from scratch, it's about developing on top of what already exists.

During this panel discussion, Brendan Lee - Bitcoin Association's Training & Development Manager, James Belding - CEO and Co-Founder of Tokenized, Shashank Singhal - CEO and Co-Founder of Codugh, and Ryan X.Charles - Founder and CEO of MoneyButton, discuss their solutions, and how to make your services a success on top of BSV.

Economic Incentives and the Bitcoin Network

Bitcoin Association Training and Development Manager Brendan Lee gives the participants of the inaugural Bitcoin SV DevCon an overview of the function of nodes on the BSV network and the role of economics in Bitcoin’s game-changing incentive system.

Miner Fee Calculation and Merchant API

In his presentation, nChain Research and Development Software Engineer Jad Wahab talked about Merchant API, a new tools for the BSV network. MAPI is an interface to the nodes, allowing the users to find out in advance what fees are necessary for a certain service.

Nodes and the Network

nChain Director for Research, Owen Vaughan, gives an in-depth look at the typology and languages being used in the Bitcoin SV network.

Brenton Gunning - CEO of Run

CEO of Run, Brenton Gunning, gives a 'public unveiling' of Run and shares how it enables developers to build apps and develop tokens that can easily scale with Bitcoin SV.

Xiaohui Liu – Founder and CEO of sCrypt

Xiaohui Liu, CEO of sCrypt, takes the (virtual) stage to lead a session introducing sCrypt, a platform that provides developers a streamlined way to create and implement smart contract solutions on the Bitcoin SV network.

Connect API for Bitcoin SV Applications

While payments are integral in understanding Bitcoin, there's more to it than just transactions.

Rafa Jimenez, the CTO of HandCash, discusses the importance of solutions like HandCash Connect in providing greater access to micropayments, and how it addresses the challenges that come with implementation.

During this panel discussion, Brendan Lee - Bitcoin Association's Training & Development Manager, James Belding - CEO and Co-Founder of Tokenized, Shashank Singhal - CEO and Co-Founder of Codugh, and Ryan X.Charles - Founder and CEO of MoneyButton, discuss their solutions, and how to make your services a success on top of BSV.

Business Sensibilities When Developing for Bitcoin

Josh Henslee took the virtual stage during BSV DevCon to discuss the practicalities of planning and getting your business started on top of Bitcoin SV.

Throughout, Henslee discusses methods of generating revenue, the unique environment of 'co-opetition,' micropayments, and common do's and don't to keep in mind.

Introduction to TXT

Glenn Wolfe of Planaria takes us through the TXT platform, and the methodologies it uses for effectively storing, organizing, and managing Bitcoin transactions using semantic metadata.

Bitcoin: Ledger vs Blockchain

Leaving a ledger of transactions, contracts, and laws has been commonplace throughout human history. Even so, these have been subject to destruction, loss, and lack of validity. Blockchains like Bitcoin SV enable the creation, storage, and transaction of information without these risks.

Taking the virtual stage for Bitcoin SV Devcon was the Curriculum Specialist for Bitcoin Association, Evan Freeman, who delved into the infrastructure of Bitcoin, how the transactions within it comprise a long, immutable ledger of information while dispelling some of the common misconceptions about ledgers and nodes on Bitcoin SV.

Closing Remarks

nChain CTO Steve Shadders gives the closing remarks for BSV DevCon 2020, summarizing the weekend's key points and discussing Bitcoin Association's upcoming #BitcoinSV developer education initiatives.

Bitcoin SV DevCon 2021

Register now for the 4th Bitcoin SV DevCon taking place online on November 13-14, 2021