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Bitcoin Association appoints new ambassadors for Japan and the South Pacific to advance Bitcoin SV

 

Bitcoin Association, the Switzerland-based global industry organisation that works to advance business with the Bitcoin SV (BSV) blockchain, today announces that it has appointed two new Ambassadors for the Asia-Pacific region as part of its global ambassador programme, with George Siosi Samuels appointed as Ambassador for the South Pacific and Masumi Hamahira appointed as another Ambassador for Japan.

Bitcoin Association Ambassadors are experienced professionals from the Bitcoin SV ecosystem who work to raise awareness and improve understanding of the Bitcoin SV blockchain and BSV digital currency, as well as the power of the original Bitcoin protocol to support a massively scaled distributed data network for the world. With today’s additions, there are now 22 Bitcoin Association Ambassadors representing 23 different countries and territories.

George Siosi Samuels is the managing director of Faiā, a community tech consultancy working to bridge gaps between communities and technology, particularly in small and developing nations and regions. Faiā is working together with BSV ecosystem companies nChain and Elas Digital to help the Pacific island nation of Tuvalu build – using the BSV blockchain – the world’s first national digital ledger to become the world’s first paperless society.  In addition, Samuels is the founder of Honā, a BSV blockchain-based social accountability platform that can be utilised across a range of different use cases, including the ability to improve the productivity of remote workers worldwide.  Honā was voted the #1 judges’ choice during the Draper University Pitching Competition run by venture capitalist Tim Draper’s organisation.

Masumi Hamahira is a veteran financial executive, having spent 22 years working for MUFG – the world’s fifth-largest bank – including in Malaysia.  An expert in the requirements of Islamic Finance, Hamahira also serves on the board of directors for the Chartered Institute of Islamic Finance Professionals (CIIFP). Supporting BSV initiatives in his individual capacity (rather than on behalf of MUFG or CIIFP), Hamihara is an initial member of the Bitcoin SV Technical Standards Committee and already serves as Bitcoin Association’s Ambassador for Malaysia.   Having relocated from Malaysia to Tokyo, Japan, Hamahira now will also act as a Bitcoin Association Ambassador in Japan (adding to efforts of Ken Shishido, the Association’s first appointed Ambassador for the country).

Speaking on today’s announcement, Bitcoin Association Founding President Jimmy Nguyen, commented:

“As Bitcoin SV continues to demonstrate its utility across a variety of business use cases all over the world, especially in countries in Asia-Pacific, we continue to expand our global Bitcoin Association team to help spread the word and support the ongoing BSV growth story. Both George and Masumi have demonstrated ability as leaders in their respective business fields and as strong advocates for BSV, making them ideal candidates to be new Bitcoin Association Ambassadors for the Asia-Pacific region.”

Speaking on his appointment as Bitcoin Association Ambassador to the South Pacific, George Siosi Samuels, said:

“I see huge potential for the Pacific region, not just for BSV adoption, but for the underlying utility of the technology and its ability to offer leapfrogging development that will facilitate future social, cultural and economic growth. While the Pacific region is often overlooked because of its remoteness, I believe that our Pacific nations will be able to draw on our history as master ocean explorers and translate that into mastering the new digital ocean enabled by Bitcoin technology.”

Speaking on his appointment as a Bitcoin Association Ambassador to JapanMasumi Hamahira, said:

“I foresee Bitcoin SV as a driver for innovation as a global public blockchain protocol in the same way that the Internet protocol did, just as I see great potential in Japan for sophisticated corporates to use BSV in new and unique ways. In my new role, I will work to enhance the awareness of BSV among regulators, lawyers, industry associations, developers and academia by leveraging my network as a global banker and working so that we see the beautiful dawn of Bitcoin SV from the Land of the Rising Sun.”

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Bitcoin Association launches Introduction to Bitcoin Development online course at Bitcoin SV Academy

 

Bitcoin Association, the Switzerland-based global industry organisation that works to advance business with the Bitcoin SV blockchain, today announces the official launch of the Introduction to Bitcoin Development course at Bitcoin SV Academy. The course is available free of charge and can be accessed from today at http://bitcoinsv.academy.

Introduction to Bitcoin Development is part of the Bitcoin Development stream of Bitcoin SV Academy and has been designed to equip application developers with the skills, tools and techniques required to build applications on the Bitcoin SV network. The course covers Bitcoin as a data protocol – including reading, writing and advanced functionalities with the Bitcoin ledger, payment protocols, token protocols and smart contracts. At the conclusion of the course, participants will be tested on their knowledge through an online examination, with a course certificate available upon successful completion for those who have demonstrated proficiency and understanding of the subject matter.

Bitcoin SV Academy is an online education platform for Bitcoin which offers academia-quality, university-style courses and learning materials in three distinct streams, Bitcoin Theory, Bitcoin Development and Bitcoin Infrastructure. Developed and run by Bitcoin Association, Bitcoin SV Academy has been created to make learning about Bitcoin – the way creator Satoshi Nakamoto designed it – accessible, accurate and understandable.

The launch of Introduction to Bitcoin Development today follows the successful rollout of Introduction to Bitcoin Theory – the first course to be launched on Bitcoin SV Academy – in December 2020. Later this year, the first module in the Bitcoin Infrastructure stream Introduction to Bitcoin Infrastructure is due to launch, followed by intermediate and advanced level courses across the three streams.

Visit bitcoinsv.academy today to find out more.

Speaking on today’s announcement, Bitcoin Association Founding President Jimmy Nguyen, commented:

“Education is an integral component of the work that we do at Bitcoin Association, helping both individuals and enterprises understand the capabilities of the original Bitcoin system envisioned by its creator Satoshi Nakamoto. Bitcoin SV Academy is a cornerstone of that strategy, providing the most accurate and accessible resources for learning about Bitcoin available anywhere. Following the successful launch of Bitcoin SV Academy and our first course last December, I’m delighted to today unveil our first developer-centric offering, which will provide the critical first steps in upskilling and inspiring the next wave of developers and engineers innovating with Bitcoin and blockchain technology.”

Also speaking, Steve Shadders, Technical Director of the Bitcoin SV Infrastructure Team, said:

“Any technology is only as good as the people who understand it and know how best to leverage it. That’s true for Bitcoin too, which is capable of so much more than it’s ever previously been allowed to demonstrate. With the Introduction to Bitcoin Development course, participants will get a taste of the vast development potential offered by Bitcoin and learn how those unique characteristics can be applied to build the next-generation of applications & digital services.”

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Bitcoin Association appoints first China-based technical outreach specialist to increase enterprise awareness of Bitcoin SV

 

Bitcoin Association, the Switzerland-based global industry organisation that works to advance business with the Bitcoin SV blockchain, today announces that it has appointed Aaron Zhou as its first China-based technical outreach specialist. Zhou’s hire is the latest addition to a growing team of technical and business outreach professionals within Bitcoin Association, dedicated to improving enterprise engagement and increasing awareness of the capabilities of Bitcoin SV as a data network protocol.

In his new role, Zhou will work alongside Bitcoin Association’s global team and China-based staff to engage with business, technology and government leaders across China, educating them about the benefits of building on the Bitcoin SV public ledger and the technical tools available for doing so, as well as the growing ecosystem of companies and products using its network. In addition to his role with Bitcoin Association, Zhou will also join nChain – a leading global blockchain research & development firm – as a software engineer, where he will be a part of the Bitcoin SV Infrastructure team.

Zhou makes the move to his new roles from IBM in Beijing, where he most recently worked as a Java developer and DevSecOps engineer. A long-standing, active member of the Bitcoin SV community, in his own time, Zhou has made contributions to the open-source BitSV Python library, collaborated on several Bitcoin SV application development projects, as well as conducted Bitcoin Association-sponsored workshops and webinars on blockchain technology to educate fellow developers.

The expansion of the Bitcoin Association team comes as interest and uptake of Bitcoin SV continues to grow across China and around the world. As the only blockchain protocol which adheres to creator Satoshi Nakamoto’s original design and vision for Bitcoin – both as a peer-to-peer electronic cash system and global data ledger for enterprise – Bitcoin SV is quickly becoming the enterprise network of choice for both businesses and developers. With the ability to scale unbounded and support huge volumes of transactions, in addition to its micropayment, smart contract, tokenization and data functionalities, Bitcoin SV is the only blockchain capable of serving as the world’s public data ledger for payments and enterprise data applications.

Speaking on today’s appointment, Bitcoin Association Founding President Jimmy Nguyen, said:

‘With enterprise interest in Bitcoin SV continuing to grow, Bitcoin Association are delighted to have Aaron join our technical outreach team to help meet the growing demand of the market. Aaron’s experience at IBM working with software systems at large scale will be a valuable addition to our Association, as we continue our work to educate enterprises about why Bitcoin SV is the most powerful distributed data ledger to support all of their blockchain applications.’

Commenting on his hire, Aaron Zhou said:

‘After being part of the Bitcoin SV community for several years, I’m delighted to have the opportunity to make my passion my profession and join Bitcoin Association as well as nChain. As the only blockchain which scales unbounded and offers the data capabilities businesses require, Bitcoin SV represents a major opportunity for enterprise-level development. I’m excited to start working with the business, government and developer communities across China to help them understand this potential and develop innovative solutions that leverage the unique capabilities of Bitcoin SV.’

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Bitcoin Association to host Bitcoin SV application development conference in Shenzhen, China on October 24

 

Bitcoin Association, the Switzerland-based global industry organisation that works to advance business with the Bitcoin SV blockchain, today announces that it will host a Bitcoin SV application development conference in Shenzhen, China on October 24.

Titled ‘Bitcoin SV: Building Innovative Blockchain Applications’, the half-day conference will be hosted in partnership with Chinese Bitcoin SV gaming platform, SatoPlay in the Nanshan District of Shenzhen. With a focus on developing applications for Bitcoin SV, the event will feature sessions led by businesses building directly on its blockchain, including SatoPlay founder Gu Lu and ShowPay founder Sunny Fung. The games industry will be well represented at the event, with the Head of Elder GamesGuo Jia, also set to feature and present on the integration of blockchain technology with the games industry.

Registration is free and open now at: http://bitcoinassociation.mikecrm.com/e86Cr9O

The conference is the latest in a series of developer initiatives Bitcoin Association has hosted across China this year. Last month, Bitcoin Association partnered with Chinese Bitcoin SV wallet company, Dot Wallet, to host the second edition of DotCamp for BSV (following the first edition in January).

In August, Bitcoin Association hosted its inaugural Chinese-language Bitcoin SV DevCon virtually in partnership with CSDNChina’s largest online software developer community, attracting more than 7,000 participants over the weekend-long event. Bitcoin Association also partners with CSDN to host the Bitcoin SV Developer Zone, a dedicated open learning platform on the CSDN website to learn about working on the Bitcoin SV blockchain.

Speaking on today’s announcement, Bitcoin Association Founding President Jimmy Nguyen, commented:

“As our community continues to grow across China, Bitcoin Association are committed to providing opportunities for learning and development to foster further innovation and entrepreneurship on the Bitcoin SV blockchain. This weekend in Shenzhen, we look forward to welcoming developers, entrepreneurs and business leaders from one of the world’s leading finance and technology hubs.”

Also commenting, Gu Lu, Founder of SatoPlay, said:

“The conference in Shenzhen will focus on building applications for the Bitcoin SV blockchain, with some especially interesting presentations from developers in China’s gaming industry. At SatoPlay, we are an open gaming platform that is actively creating game-specific services powered by Bitcoin SV, including on-chain game assets and verifiable on-chain logic. We want to demonstrate what is possible for the gaming industry using Bitcoin SV, with this weekend’s conference set to offer an excellent entry point for those looking to learn more and take their first steps.”