When the Bitcoin Cash Jeepney, also known as BCH Jeepney, first rolled out on the streets of Manila, one of the most frequently asked question was if the original Satoshi Nakamoto white paper could be read in the Tagalog language.
And so in a bid to bring the original Bitcoin white paper closer to the more than 100 million Filipinos in the country, the team behind BCH Jeepney—with help from the BCH Wives Club—set out in June to translate “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System” into the national language of the Philippines.
— BCH WIVES CLUB (@BchWives) June 15, 2018
The project couldn’t be more apt for the BCH Jeepney team, whose test pilot “Gen”—a bright green jeepney with the words “Bitcoin Cash” emblazoned all over it and a distinct “B” in place of the usual front grille—is the first and only public vehicle to promote Bitcoin Cash, the only true Bitcoin as envisioned by the original Satoshi Nakamoto white paper.
Though it set out as a humorous take on the initial coin offering (ICO), BCH Jeepney is moving towards a bigger goal: To educate people, particularly the unbanked, about Bitcoin Cash. In the Philippines, an estimated 86% of households are unbanked, i.e. those who do not have bank accounts due to insufficient cash for keeping, according to Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) data.
BCH Jeepney, led by masterminds going by their aliases “MrG,” “WildCard” and “MrSkatman,” was initially funded by 20 Bitcoin Cash supporters, each contributing 0.5 BCH. Contributors to the #InitialJeepneyOffering are considered the BCH Jeepney’s “chairholders,” since they are literally “funding a chair” in the vehicle.
Read the Tagalog version of the Bitcoin white paper, translated by the BCH Jeepney team, here.
Incidentally, if you’re interested in helping the growth of merchant adoption of Bitcoin BCH, join the bComm Association, an industry group that intends to be the focal point for miners, merchants, exchanges, developers and members of the BCH community. Developers and merchants of the Bitcoin BCH community will also be on hand for the first CoinGeek Week Conference happening in London in November. Members of bComm Association can avail CoinGeek Week tickets at discounted prices.
To purchase tickets or learn more about CoinGeek Week Conference, visit the official website here.
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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