Dr. Craig Wright unveils game-changing Bitcoin project—Metanet

This week, the ever controversial Bitcoin visionary Dr. Craig Wright promised to make an announcement that will transform the Internet. And boy, did he deliver.

On Day 3 of the CoinGeek Week Conference at The Mermaid Theatre in London, the nChain chief scientist unveiled a new, big Bitcoin project that will see “the Internet becomes a sidechain”—the Metanet.

Metanet is essentially a commodity ledger, and it’s going to be a game changer. Imagine being able to put everything in one blockchain, essentially “one source of truth” via a “system that cannot lie,” according to Wright.

“What we’re going to actually create is a replacement for the Internet. The internet becomes a sidechain. I don’t care how as a peer network you distribute data, I care that you distribute it. If you have HandCash or near-field or IP or private networks or X.25, it’s a value network. The entire global system connected commercially,” Wright tells the audience at CoinGeek Week.

Metanet, according to Wright, is a central, global network where there is one internet—one Metanet specifically—with all in competition. It’s a system with records that once registered, there will be no changes of the Enron kind will take place.

Wright stressed, “This is what Bitcoin really is about. Bitcoin is a value network, a global way of opening trade. Bitcoin is there to enable you to create the next wave of global commerce.”

Watch Dr. Craig Wright’s presentation, Going Meta on Bitcoin, at CoinGeek Week Conference Day 3 below.

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Dr. Craig Wright unveils game-changing Bitcoin project—Metanet

This week, the ever controversial Bitcoin visionary Dr. Craig Wright promised to make an announcement that will transform the Internet. And boy, did he deliver.

On Day 3 of the CoinGeek Week Conference at The Mermaid Theatre in London, the nChain chief scientist unveiled a new, big Bitcoin project that will see “the Internet becomes a sidechain”—the Metanet.

Metanet is essentially a commodity ledger, and it’s going to be a game changer. Imagine being able to put everything in one blockchain, essentially “one source of truth” via a “system that cannot lie,” according to Wright.

“What we’re going to actually create is a replacement for the Internet. The internet becomes a sidechain. I don’t care how as a peer network you distribute data, I care that you distribute it. If you have HandCash or near-field or IP or private networks or X.25, it’s a value network. The entire global system connected commercially,” Wright tells the audience at CoinGeek Week.

Metanet, according to Wright, is a central, global network where there is one internet—one Metanet specifically—with all in competition. It’s a system with records that once registered, there will be no changes of the Enron kind will take place.

Wright stressed, “This is what Bitcoin really is about. Bitcoin is a value network, a global way of opening trade. Bitcoin is there to enable you to create the next wave of global commerce.”

Watch Dr. Craig Wright’s presentation, Going Meta on Bitcoin, at CoinGeek Week Conference Day 3 below.

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Watch the CoinGeek Week conference day 3 LIVE

Get ready, ladies and gentlemen, because a major announcement is about to be made at Day 3 of the CoinGeek Week Conference at The Mermaid Theatre in London.

The last day of the CoinGeek Week Conference is dedicated to the future—where blockchains and Bitcoin are headed. This is an excellent way to pool together all of the information presented throughout the conference and attendees will walk away knowing that they have an important role in shaping cryptocurrency’s future.

Today, Dr. Craig Wright—the ever controversial Bitcoin visionary will outline how he sees the entire Internet changing. Internet 2.0, if you will. The conference is focused on the rebirth of Bitcoin in the form of Bitcoin SV, the original Bitcoin offering scalability that adheres to Satoshi’s Vision.

Dr. Wright will explain how the Internet should, in fact, evolve to become a side chain on Bitcoin.

Expect also other keynotes from the true pioneers of blockchain—from nChain’s Jimmy Nguyen and Dr. Craig Wright, to SBI Holdings’ Jerry Chan, Squire Mining’s Taras Kulyk, Bitstocks’ Michael Hudson, MoneyWeek’s Dominic Frisby, as well as Circle’s Jack C. Liu, among others.

Watch the CoinGeek Week Day 3 livestream here.

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Bitcoin embraces reality at the CoinGeek Week Conference

Bitcoin embraces reality at the CoinGeek Week Conference

“It’s time for Bitcoin to grow up”, said Jimmy Nyguyen in his opening remarks at the CoinGeek Week conference. That set the tone for the next three days and 30 or so presentations.

The hash war between Bitcoin ABC and SV had played out. It was fierce – and had changed the world for the combatants in just a couple of short weeks. But Jimmy, and Calvin Ayre, who introduced the conference, were confident that their team – including CoinGeek, nChain and SVPool – are now in a great place from which to build for the future around Bitcoin SV.

Since the conference was held just ahead of the tenth anniversary of the first transaction on the Bitcoin blockchain, the sense of growing up and moving on to the next chapter had an extra resonance. As to what the way forward would look like, Craig Wright came on stage later that morning and captured it in his first words: “OK, it’s really, really simple: we need transaction volume.”

During the rest of the conference at London’s Mermaid Theatre, the path to more transactions, of more kinds, was explained through a kaleidoscope of big visions and inspiring implementations that are already up and running.

Bitcoin embraces reality at the CoinGeek Week Conference

One theme that jumped out was the sense that crypto is starting to work with the grain of the world as it exists – rather than trying to build a parallel universe. Just three examples: Elizabeth White announced a debit card that uses crypto and has Mastercard as a partner. Stephan Nilsson is building a supply chain ID system that works on the blockchain alongside SAP – a global data management giant.

And CentBee’s Angus Brown talked about how his wallet was part of a recent initiative with the (very real) bar chain Brewdog. Again, it was a question of working with the world as it is: “bank cards are not going away tomorrow,” said Angus. So CentBee “needs to feel like a payment card, but better.” The experience with giving people wallets to buy beer a few minutes later produced an “I get it” reaction: “it’s not Lambos, it’s just beer”.

That kind of ordinariness and familiarity is one of the aims of Ryan X. Charles’ Moneybutton. It’s designed to integrate with any online site, with an endless array of possible functions – starting with money. As Ryan put it, we’re “making payments as easy as the Facebook Like button”. Crucially, Moneybutton is “just an interface for you to use the power of the blockchain”. The end user sees money in the currency they’re familiar with – pounds, dollars or whatever. So if you want to leave a tip, you don’t need to know what it is in Bitcoin: that side of the transaction is all behind the scenes.

Talking of working with the real world, what could be more real that using the power of crypto mining to grow vegetables? Or drying, er, human waste to turn it into fuel. That’s what’s happening just outside Montreal, courtesy of BlockchainDomes. The idea is that the heat generated during the mining process shouldn’t be wasted. Is this the start of a green crypto movement?

Summing up at the end of day two, Jimmy Nyguyen reminded his audience that technical solutions are just part of the work in crypto. Alongside that, “a business-minded, real world approach is important”.

Embracing reality – that’s what crypto is doing today. Now please fasten your seatbelts for day three of the conference, whose theme is The Future.

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Are you ready for CoinGeek Week Conference?

If you haven’t already purchased your tickets to the hottest cryptocurrency conference of the fall, time is almost up. The CoinGeek Week conference is happening this week in London, featuring an all-star cast of crypto and blockchain experts to guide the community into 2019 and beyond.

The conference is one of the most important events for everyone in the crypto space. However, Miner’s Day will undoubtedly be the highlight. The special, invitation-only event was added to the conference in order to give crypto miners the perfect opportunity to learn about the changes seen recently in Bitcoin BCH and to understand what is going on with Bitcoin SV and the future of mining operations.

Miner’s Day will be held tomorrow, November 27. Following it will be three more exciting days of events, information sharing, seminars and workshops that will deliver an experience unlike any other crypto conference. CoinGeek Week is being held at The Mermaid at Puddle Dock in London, an amazing venue that will provide an incredible backdrop for this one-of-a-kind event.

November 28 of the conference is geared specifically for application developers. It will give attendees the opportunity to learn everything they need to know about what is going on with the latest in blockchain technology. November 29 is for application merchants and will provide significant insight on how to get the edge on the competition. Following each day’s activities, there will be a casual meet-and-greet event where attendees can network and forge new business alliances.

The last day of the conference is dedicated to the future—where blockchains and Bitcoin BCH are headed. This is an excellent way to pool together all of the information presented throughout the conference and attendees will walk away knowing that they have an important role in shaping cryptocurrency’s future. Following the activity, those who have attended all four days are invited to a special after party hosted by CoinGeek founder Calvin Ayre, bringing to a close this incredible conference.

Tickets are on sale now, but there are only a few tickets remaining. You can purchase yours today using either Bitcoin BCH on the CoinGeek website or, if you prefer, with a credit card through Eventbrite. Don’t be stuck on the sidelines watching history being made—get in the game and help make it happen.

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Lambos for cryptos: that was just act one of Elizabeth White’s ambitions

Elizabeth White has a big announcement to make during her appearance at the CoinGeek Week Conference. She’s not giving much away in advance, but promises that “it’s a ground-breaking innovation that brings cryptocurrency to the real world in a way that you can use every day – across the whole range of retailers and services.”

And it’ll further the aims of her crypto retailer The White Company, which she founded only last year. “We provide a service …how to convert your crypto holdings into something that you actually like – like a Lamborghini.”

Speaking from her office in New York, Elizabeth said that those mythical Lamborghinis, so beloved of crypto traders, are very real in her world. She’s already sold an amazing 41 of them in exchange for crypto, along with a collection of other luxury items worth $150 million in old money.

You might imagine those sales will often involve some complex cross-border transactions, but Elizabeth says most of her customers want to buy things that are sourced in their own countries. “I really don’t see it as people just wanting to buy a Rolls Royce in the States so they don’t have to buy it in their own state and claim tax wherever – because you still have to title everything, you still have to let the government know what’s going on.”

One of the main attractions of The White Company for crypto millionaires was because it used to be slow to get crypto converted to fiat through an exchange: if you wanted to get $300,000 out in a day, “you’d be sitting there for months …paying fees every time and having to report every little detail about where the transactions were coming from.”

The White Company provided a solution: “it was a lot easier for people to say ‘I have $300,000 worth of crypto, can you exchange this into a car?’. The answer is ‘yes we can do it that day’.”

And by setting an immediate price, the buyer isn’t subject to changes because of the volatility of crypto, “so we were able to create real time trades, real time amounts, not keep going back and forth with them.”

Elizabeth isn’t worried about the falling value of cryptocurrencies since the start of the year. “There were a lot of uneducated purchases made in the market that were just based on gut. The ‘free money’ thing doesn’t last forever.” She’s similarly level-headed about the flurry of new coins, launched with ICOs: “you can’t just trust that because it’s a coin it’s going to go somewhere just because other coins have gone somewhere. A lot of things don’t need blockchain – they just don’t.” The bottom line is “I think it should teach people that they should actually research …before investing, just like they do with anything else.”

While she is a realist – “I don’t think cryptocurrency was made just to make people wealthy from nothing” – Elizabeth is also a long-term optimist: “I think there is a true use case for it. And the case might not even be seen for the next five years.”

But we don’t have to wait five years for important developments in crypto. Back to her big announcement at the conference, Elizabeth told me “if you want to entice people to come along, you can tell them we’re giving everyone a free ******.”

Sorry folks – you’ll just have to be there to find out what that is.

Elizabeth White will be speaking on Building a Two Sided Network on November 29 at the CoinGeek Week Conference in London.

Note: Tokens on the Bitcoin Core (segwit) Chain are Referred to as BTC coins. Bitcoin Cash (BCH) is today the only Bitcoin implementation that follows Satoshi Nakamoto’s original whitepaper for Peer to Peer Electronic Cash. Bitcoin BCH is the only major public blockchain that maintains the original vision for Bitcoin as fast, frictionless, electronic cash.

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Why CoinGeek Week’s Miners Day is critical to the future of Bitcoin mining

Now that the Bitcoin BCH hard fork is behind us, there are a lot of questions on what is going to happen going forward. In just over a week, cryptocurrency miners can find the answers to their questions at the CoinGeek Week conference, which will feature a day specifically for miners and mining activity. This day is crucial to anyone in the mining space in order to understand where mining stands today and where it is going.

There’s no doubt that miners are the most important facet of the crypto ecosystem. Miner’s Day has been added to the front end of the conference in order to highlight their importance and to begin the conference with the most talked about subject in crypto. While CoinGeek Week is going to be one of the most important conferences of the year, Miner’s Day stands out as a pivotal opportunity to help forge what lies ahead.

CoinGeek Week will be held November 28-30 at the Mermaid at Puddle Dock in London. Miner’s Day, taking place on November 27, is an invitation-only event—open to miners, equipment manufacturers, mining pool representatives, mining software developers and anyone in the mining community.

The rest of the conference will include participation by a number of experts in the crypto space—Dr. Craig Wright, Michael Hudson, Joannes Vermorel, Dominic Frisby and many more. Day 2 will focus on application developers, while Day 3 is for application merchants. The first three days of activities will be followed by networking events, giving attendees the perfect opportunity to expand their list of contacts and build their business and personal circles.

The last day will look to the future of cryptocurrency. It will highlight what’s in store and how Bitcoin BCH is shaping the commerce environment. Afterwards, attendees are invited to participate in an after-party thrown by CoinGeek’s founder, Calvin Ayre, to celebrate the end of another successful CoinGeek conference.

Time is running out and so is the space. There are only a limited number of tickets remaining, so purchase yours today. If you prefer to pay with Bitcoin BCH, you can do so directly on the CoinGeek website. If you prefer to pay with a credit or debit card, check out CoinGeek’s Eventbrite page. Don’t just watch history—be a part of it.

Note: Tokens on the Bitcoin Core (segwit) Chain are Referred to as BTC coins. Bitcoin Cash (BCH) is today the only Bitcoin implementation that follows Satoshi Nakamoto’s original whitepaper for Peer to Peer Electronic Cash. Bitcoin BCH is the only major public blockchain that maintains the original vision for Bitcoin as fast, frictionless, electronic cash.

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Only 2 weeks remain to sign up for CoinGeek Week

Undoubtedly, one of the most important cryptocurrency conferences of this fall is rapidly approaching. CoinGeek Week will be held in just about two weeks and, due to requests from the mining community, a new day of events has been added especially for crypto miners.

On November 27, a special invitation-only event—the Miners Day—will be held in London. Following the completion of the Bitcoin BCH hard fork and a major stress test of the blockchain’s capabilities, this will be a unique opportunity to understand where the blockchain is headed and how the November events will impact the future.

Miner’s Day is open to the mining community by invitation only. There will be representatives present from the mining pools, software developers, equipment manufacturers and experts behind the latest mining innovations. If you would like to attend, contact CoinGeek.

Everyone is watching to see how the Bitcoin BCH hard fork goes in just a few days. Regardless of the outcome, Bitcoin BCH will continue to be the strong, leading digital currency that it is today. It continues to be embraced by the global retail industry on an exponential basis and doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. The CoinGeek Week conference will be the perfect opportunity to get together with those involved in the hard fork in order to understand the current state of the blockchain and what’s in the pipeline.

Following Miner’s Day, November 28-30 are days dedicated to developers, merchants and the future. Apart from the intense learning experiences, there will also be a number of networking events, giving attendees the opportunity to make new alliances and expand their business interests. This is a golden opportunity that can’t be missed by anyone ready to embrace cryptocurrency.

The November 28-30 CoinGeek Week conference will be held at The Mermaid, Puddle Dock in London. Following the last day of activities, CoinGeek founder and Bitcoin BCH proponent Calvin Ayre will host one of his world-famous after parties for attendees who have made it to all the activities. It’s the perfect way to wrap up a perfect conference.

Tickets are on sale now, but space is running out quickly. You can purchase your ticket today using either Bitcoin BCH on the CoinGeek website or, if you prefer, with a credit card through Eventbrite. Don’t wait—register now and don’t just witness history—be a part of it.

Note: Tokens on the Bitcoin Core (segwit) Chain are Referred to as BTC coins. Bitcoin Cash (BCH) is today the only Bitcoin implementation that follows Satoshi Nakamoto’s original whitepaper for Peer to Peer Electronic Cash. Bitcoin BCH is the only major public blockchain that maintains the original vision for Bitcoin as fast, frictionless, electronic cash.

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Miners Day at CoinGeek Week Conference an important event for all miners

CoinGeek has been planning its November CoinGeek Week conference for the past six months, but recently had to make a significant change. Based on input from cryptocurrency miners, the event will feature an additional day, dedicated specifically to the mining community. The day’s activities will provide a look at what is going on with Bitcoin BCH mining and where the mining community is headed.

CoinGeek Week will take place from November 27-30 at The Mermaid, Puddle Dock in London, with Miners Day inaugurating the event. This special day will provide a number of seminars highlighting efforts to enhance Bitcoin BCH mining activities and providing expert participation on how miners can get the most out of their mining efforts. Coming on the heels of the Bitcoin BCH upgrade scheduled for the middle of the month, this is going to be a fantastic opportunity to look at where the network has been and how the upgrades are impacting mining activity.

Other days of the conference will target different aspects of Bitcoin BCH and the role it plays in a global retail digital economy. Bitcoin BCH is the only cryptocurrency that is dedicated to producing a digital currency that can be used by anyone, anywhere and is continuously receiving more support by merchants and crypto enthusiasts for its rapid network capabilities and extremely low transaction costs.

CoinGeek’s conferences were first launched in May of this year. They have quickly garnered significant attention in the crypto ecosystem because of the information they deliver and their ability to attract some of the most highly qualified experts in the field. This November’s conference will offer a series of discussions, Q&A sessions and networking opportunities that make it a valuable tool for anyone looking to step deeper into the cryptocurrency space.

There are only just about three weeks left until the conference kicks off. Attendance requires a reservation and response has already been tremendous, given as it’s the perfect opportunity to meet the members of the BCH community and discuss not just the ongoing reality of Miners Choice for Bitcoin going forward but also why enterprise applications needing Bitcoin should stop moving in order for the ecosystem to grow.

Don’t delay—you can purchase your ticket today using either Bitcoin BCH on the CoinGeek website or, if you prefer, with a credit card through Eventbrite. Come be part of history.

Note: Tokens on the Bitcoin Core (segwit) Chain are Referred to as BTC coins. Bitcoin Cash (BCH) is today the only Bitcoin implementation that follows Satoshi Nakamoto’s original whitepaper for Peer to Peer Electronic Cash. Bitcoin BCH is the only major public blockchain that maintains the original vision for Bitcoin as fast, frictionless, electronic cash.

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CoinGeek Week Conference adds a day specifically for miners

CoinGeek Week is now less than a month away and its popularity continues to rise. It has become such an important conference that an additional day had to be added. Now, a day specifically for the cryptocurrency mining community will be held at the start of the conference, giving miners invaluable insight into what’s in store for the future.

November is going to be an important month for Bitcoin BCH, as well as the cryptocurrency industry in general. With the introduction of Bitcoin SV—the full-node Bitcoin BCH implementation—and the upcoming protocol upgrade, there is a lot going on. The introduction of the SVPool, a public mining pool for Bitcoin BCH, is also making waves, having already attracted almost 10% of the global hash power since launching barely a week ago.

In attendance at the conference will be those involved with SVPool and CoinGeek Mining. This will be an excellent opportunity for miners to learn how they can help make Bitcoin BCH reach its full potential. Whether you’re an experienced miner or are just looking to launch operations, Miners Day will give you all the insight you need.

CoinGeek Week will be held at The Mermaid at Puddle Dock in London, England from November 27-30—it was initially scheduled for November 28-30, but Miners Day was added to the front end. The event will provide attendees with an opportunity to interact with, and learn from, a number of cryptocurrency experts and will provide multiple opportunities for attendees to expand their networks.

Following the last day of the conference, CoinGeek will hold one of its famous after parties for attendees. It will be a time of celebration, bringing to close a momentous event that is destined to shape the cryptocurrency ecosystem.

Space is limited and tickets are required to attend the conference. If you would like to pay with Bitcoin BCH, you can easily do so through the CoinGeek Week website. If you prefer to pay with a credit or debit card—Visa, MasterCard or American Express—tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite. Don’t miss out on this important opportunity to be a part of the future.

Note: Tokens on the Bitcoin Core (segwit) Chain are Referred to as BTC coins. Bitcoin Cash (BCH) is today the only Bitcoin implementation that follows Satoshi Nakamoto’s original whitepaper for Peer to Peer Electronic Cash. Bitcoin BCH is the only major public blockchain that maintains the original vision for Bitcoin as fast, frictionless, electronic cash.

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