Bitcoin SV DevCon 2021 by the Numbers
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).
Craig S. Wright
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 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.
Aaron is a software developer on a mission to discover the best ways to build applications on Bitcoin and share them with the world. Aaron, otherwise known as Libs, is the developer behind Bitpost and Paypresto, and has released over 30 open source libraries and packages, including TxForge, Operate and BSV-ex to name but a few. Aaron's work is an essential resource for many developers and businesses building applications and services on Bitcoin.
Alessio was born as a computer engineer and holds a PhD in Information Technology from Politecnico di Milano. During his graduate years, he also developed the business aspect of his research interests, cofounding one of the first Italian startups involved in the design of blockchain solutions. Following a postdoc at the Alan Turing Institute, Alessio joined nChain as a researcher. His scientific activity focuses on the emerging dynamics of the Bitcoin network and on industrial applications of blockchain technologies, including IoT, data-management, and micropayments.
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.
Connor is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Britevue, a blockchain-based review platform that allows users to monetise online reviews through microtransactions. Utilising the scalable Bitcoin SV blockchain, Britevue provides back-end infrastructure to verify that online reviews are linked to real customers. Connor is a longtime Bitcoin advocate who has focused on producing freely-available educational Bitcoin content. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and worked in the medical record software industry prior to founding Britevue.
David is CTO and Chief Architect at Fyx Gaming. Having spent the last 3 years pioneering architecture of interactive blockchain gaming, he has learned a lot of lessons on the path to bring his passion for Bitcoin to help build the future.
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.
Hayden Donnelly is a software engineer, contributor to the ElectrumSV wallet and co-maintainer of the ElectrumSV-SDK project.
He is also the maintainer of the popular python library “bitsv” and “polyglot” – an extension to bitsv.
He has a passion for building ergonomic dev. tools and thinks there is still more work needed in this area.
Hayden will cover the topic of how to make use of the ElectrumSV-SDK for developing applications in a simulated, regtest development environment.
After obtaining a degree in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University, Jack Davies joined the research team at nChain in 2018. His research focuses on the network theory underpinning Bitcoin, as well as the practical applications of blockchain-based cryptographic techniques to real world problems in data-management, supply chain, and identity verification.
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.
Kapil Jain is a technology professional with 18 years of software development experience in banking and financial products working for global organizations based out of US and Europe. He has been involved in developing and maintaining core payment systems for past 10 years and has been involved with Bitcoin since 2018 in a personal capacity. He has authored a book published recently detailing the Bitcoin protocol, along with various insights into application development happening in the Bitcoin SV ecosystem.
Graduated from Department of Economics, Renmin University of China, Lin Zhemin is a former employee of Jishi.com, Apple and Baidu. He has extensive experience in Internet product designing and marketing in the booming Chinese market. In 2011, he started getting in touch with Bitcoin mining, and later founded the Mempool mining pool and DotWallet to manage the wallet. He has been the ambassador of the Bitcoin Association in China since 2019, and has been a founding member of the BSV Technical Standards Committee since June 2020.
Matej Trampuš is a Co-Founder and CTO of CREA. He has been fascinated with computer security ever since his father introduced him to the school’s Apple II. After receiving his PhD in application security, he realised that working in the industry can provide much more challenges than pursuing an academic career. In the last 25 years he has analysed, architected and led the development of software solutions for a wide range of clients - spanning from banking through insurance, utility and Telco. Bitcoin has invigorated his interest in computer security, distributed systems and scaling. He believes that there is nothing more satisfying than changing the world through making the global adoption of blockchain technology a reality.
Software engineer and full-stack developer. Combining edge technology, agile methodologies and lean startup to lead teams building the right products, maximise ROI and minimise risks.
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.
Sessions from Bitcoin SV DevCon 2021
Nano-services, dust return transactions and long chains
Recent updates by the Bitcoin SV Infrastructure Team have unlocked several new use cases for specialised transaction types: consolidation transactions have paved the way for nanopayments, while dust return transactions will keep wallets clean and eliminate dusting privacy attacks. And of course, long chains of descendant transactions thanks to a lifting of the ancestor limit. In this session, Steve Shadders and Matej Trampuš explore a range of different use cases for these specialised transaction types, including covering the mechanics of how each of these transaction types are assessed, accepted and propagated.
Fireside chat with Dr Craig S. Wright
Steve Shadders sits down with Dr Craig S. Wright for a candid discussion on development in Bitcoin.
Bitcoin SV Academy: Introduction to Bitcoin Development course
This session covers the Introduction to Bitcoin Development course at Bitcoin SV Academy, the free online learning platform offering university-style, academia-quality Bitcoin education. Find out more about the platform and its course offerings, with a focus on the BSV library.
Windtalker and DotID for the DotWallet SDK
DotWallet is a lot more than just a wallet - there's so much more you can do, including new tools for creating and managing tokens. In this session, learn about these new tools, the range of APIs offered for building payment and data functionalities, the development environment provided, as well as the all-new DotID and Windtalker features.
An introduction to Operate SV and the Chronos Labs suite
In this session, Chronos Labs founder Aaron Russell covers the key tools provided in the Chronos Labs suite of development products, including Operate SV, TxForge and Paypresto.
Bitcoin transactions: embedding and using data for applications built on Bitcoin SV
This session explores how Bitcoin transactions can be used to embed data on the blockchain and then use that data in applications built on Bitcoin SV. It covers the basics of transactions and the different mechanisms that can be used to add application data to them, including basic standards and key considerations for blockchain-based data, concluding with a walkthrough demonstration of creating data transactions.
Scaling Bitcoin for global adoption
Simplified payment verification (SPV) has been a long time coming. In this session, learn how a peer-to-peer (P2P) payment protocol can function and find out how true P2P transactions can be enabled using a lite client toolbox, which offers SPV along with a collection of associated tools.
Build your first app with the HandCash Connect SDK
The HandCash Connect SDK has brought easy-to-integrate nanopayments - those as small as a single cent - to application developers everywhere. In this session, learn how you can quickly and effectively integrate nanopayments into apps and games, as well as a host of other blockchain functions - including encrypted data and messages.
OP_PUSH_TX and its applications in Bitcoin smart contracts
This session focuses on a key feature called OP_PUSH_TX, a critical concept for creating advanced smart contracts on Bitcoin SV. It allows a contract to introspect the transaction context it is in and forms the basis for a wide range of smart contracts, previously deemed unfeasible if not impossible. Learn how the intriguing OP_PUSH_TX works and how it can be used to build a variety of different smart contracts.
Testing applications in a regtest development environment with the ElectrumSV SDK
Learn all about testing applications in a regtest environment for the development of safer and more efficient SPV applications. This session covers creating a regtest blockchain and performing application testing using the ElectrumSV SDK, including the main features and functionalities offered, concluding with case study examples.
An introduction to the FYX Gaming SDK
Peek under the kimono of the development of CryptoFights. This session covers the FYX Gaming SDK, including unique features of the FYX platform, non-fungible tokens (NFTs), CryptoFights, as well as advanced use case examples for the RUN protocol.
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