Apple and Google may have complete dominance in the mobile apps market the world over, but in South Korea, one platform has managed to topple them both and take over the lucrative market in one of Asia’s largest economies. Despite being quite young, ONE Store has grown aggressively in Korea, and now, it has set its sights on using the Bitcoin SV (BSV) blockchain to disrupt the music industry.
Speaking to CoinGeek during the recently held CoinGeek Seoul Conference, CEO Jay Lee explained how ONE Store has managed to compete against the big tech giants and emerged victorious. While Apple and Google charge up to 30% of the revenues raised by publishers such as game and app developers, ONE Store just charges 5%. This ensures that the publishers make much more from their work.
Lee was one of the speakers in the conference where he made one of the biggest revelations in the BSV ecosystem yet—BUSKON, a music platform that is building on the concept of online busking.
BUSKON will enable the music industry to finally get rid of the middle men who keep on exploiting the content creators and making money from the hard work of the musicians.
“P2P commerce gets rid of the middleman,” Lee explained. “So, we made a decision to start with a small project, by the name BUSKON. This is a whole new concept of music distribution. The music creator uploads their content, the customers will then listen to or watch that content and if they like it, they’ll give a token to them.”
ONE Store began working on the project in 2018, with lot of trials and errors finally culminating into the success that BUSKON is. The company also experimented with a few other blockchain platforms before finally coming to the conclusion that BSV was the best fit for the job.
We tried other blockchain projects, but finally we found that BSV can resolve all the issues we have; reliability, security and more.
Craig Wright fireside chat at CoinGeek Seoul reveals more of Satoshi’s chronicles
The sequel to the Fireside chat aptly titled The Satoshi Chronicles: Part II, with Bitcoin Association Founding President Jimmy Nguyen and Dr. Craig S. Wright at the CoinGeek Seoul Conference, revealed a more emotional side of the man behind Satoshi Nakamoto. The chat reiterated Dr. Wright’s original vision for Bitcoin and what ultimately led him to a lengthy hiatus from the Bitcoin community.
Nguyen wasted no time and continued a conversation that started from the CoinGeek Toronto Conference. He started by asking Dr. Wright, “Why did you choose a Japanese name?” Dr. Wright responded, “When I grew up in the 90s, Japan was the big new thing. Everyone thought that Japan was going to overtake the U.S.”
He added more reasons why he chose the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto. His main inspiration was the philosopher Tamasu Nakamoto, who had a lot of ideas about immutability and how to capture truth in a way that wouldn’t change. He used Satoshi because it meant “intelligent history” and when put together, Satoshi Nakamoto was a way of saying Satoshi solving Nakamoto’s problem.
Moving on, Nguyen and Dr. Wright examined early Satoshi writings that have been scrutinized over and over again—emails, posts and archives online. In a post dated January 3, 2009, Dr. Wright posted a headline titled, “Chancellor on brink of second bailout for banks,” on Bitcoin’s Genesis block. Nguyen asked Dr. Wright if he was trying to send a message about Bitcoin at the time, to which he responded, “I want business to work and file on its own. Banks shouldn’t be bailed out. They shouldn’t get special privileges when they fail.”
He also talks about the whitepaper and the most common things people misunderstand and ignore, starting with digital signatures. Dr. Wright expressed that it was important for him to define Bitcoin as a chain of digital signatures because, in common law, it is also allowed to act as a way to transfer goods and services and to bind contracts. “We have all these rules that legalize Bitcoin and act within the law,” Dr. Wright added.
Dr. Wright continued to discuss documents dated years ago about the fundamental pillars of Bitcoin, such as a stable protocol, scalability, simplified payment verification, and micropayments.
In a post dated December 5, 2010, Satoshi appealed to not allow Wikileaks to use the Bitcoin blockchain. Dr. Wright believes, Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks, dumped information that put people at risk. “There’s disclosure and then there’s responsible disclosure,” added Dr. Wright.
Dr. Wright created Bitcoin as an “honor system.” Not for facilitating drugs, and other “evil things” such as pedophilia, arms trafficking, and illegal activities. Since the early days of Bitcoin, Dr. Wright has always wanted everyone to build applications that would positively impact people, instead, he admits, the very first commercial application that was built by someone on Bitcoin was, unfortunately, a heroin store, which eventually led to the creation of the Silk Road, an online black market.
To help combat this, Dr. Wright helped build software that tracked criminal organizations, however, he still felt his whole life’s work was being put to waste. So, Dr. Wright, the man behind Satoshi Nakamoto, went on hiatus because he was “incredibly disillusioned.”
Dr. Wright felt responsible and very remorseful for the casualties caused by the products sold on the Silk Road, to which Nguyen, comfortingly said, “I’m going to tell you, my friend, it’s not your fault.” Nguyen pivoted and asked Dr. Wright, “What do you want people, developers, and businesses to build with Bitcoin?”
“Fraud, one of the worst things that divide and suck away society, can be minimized.” Dr. Wright wants to see big banks and consultants to not tell you what you did wrong, but tell you what to do right. He asks the audience to imagine a world where fraud and crime are minimized and the positive effects that would have on society. “We’re in a world of 2% growth, imagine if suddenly 15% magically appears. What the hell would that be like? I’d like to think that would be good,” Dr. Wright added.
Dr. Wright concluded his fireside chat by emotionally thanking CoinGeek founder Calvin Ayre for “putting up” with him. “Calvin’s been a mentor. I haven’t always been the best leader or boss or anything like that and I’ll tell my staff and everyone who works with me, thank you for helping develop me,” he said.
After Dr. Wright’s fireside chat, David Case, Chief Architect of Kronoverse, thought Dr. Wright was “insightful and very honest.” He said, “It was refreshing to hear his views in a historical context.”
Hayato Kameta, Zweispace Founder and CEO, added that he gained a deeper understanding from Dr. Wright’s “explanation about what happened in 2010.”
Over 180 members of the Bitcoin society gathered in Seoul to celebrate Satoshi vision as tech savvy South Korea held its first-ever Bitcoin SV (BSV) Meetup on Monday.
It was a night of superlatives for the Seoul Bitcoin SV Meetup. The event, sponsored by Bitcoin Association, was held at the Merry Bar in Soul and it’s packed with people—200 people signed up on the Meetup website—making it the largest BSV Meetup since the original Bitcoin was reborn as Bitcoin SV.
“We are really surprised of this because people doesn’t know about BSV a lot because of language barrier but that is why we organized BitcoinSVKorea.com to spread the Satoshi vision. That is why we held this meetup—the largest meetup ever,” said Daniel Lee, who organized the event along with his brother Joseph Lee.
CoinGeek owner Calvin Ayre said the Seoul BSV Meetup is just a taste of what’s to come for the Bitcoin society.
“First of all, I want to say that this is the largest BSV meetup since us saving the original Bitcoin. I think this is an example of what we can expect in the future with events that we have planned in other places in the world,” Ayre said. “The next conference is going to be in London in February but we have plenty of meetups all over the world and we’ll be doing conferences in the United States—New York, San Francisco next year. We want to start more things with the development community because I think that developers are the real army that understand why this platform is unique in the world with its ability to scale today. We’re not promising scaling 18 months from now, we’re promising scaling right now, today.”
Among the attendees were nChain Chief Scientist Dr. Craig Wright, nChain CTO Steve Shadders, and Founding President of the Bitcoin Association Jimmy Nguyen. Nguyen said, “It is an electric city so we are so happy to bring CoinGeek, Satoshi vision and Bitcoin SV to one of the true blockchain and crypto capitals of the world, and we love being in Asia and we’re going to make BSV a big win here and around the world.”
In a short speech, Dr. Wright promised “to keep creating things”—and make the community “work really, really hard.”
What I’m going to promise is I’m going to work hard, and I’m going to keep creating things and I’m going to keep releasing things so that you guys can build companies, you know, like you could work. And I’m going to make you work really, really hard. Because then you actually feel good about yourselves. If you speculate, and you make a little bit of money, and you lose it tomorrow, there’s no dignity there’s nothing there. When people work for things, when they create things, when they know that they actually earned because they work for a long time, and they’ve had hardships, then it’s worthwhile. That’s what proof of work is.
Check out the CoinGeek Seoul Conference happening at Le Meridien Hotel on October 1-2. Download the CoinGeek Conferences app and stay updated on the latest updates. The app not only contains a detailed schedule for the two-day conference, it also features an in-app messenger that allows users to communicate with the BSV society during the event.
Watch the CoinGeek Seoul Conference Day 2 livestream here.
The CoinGeek Seoul conference kicked off Tuesday with plenty of energy—the energy in the Bitcoin SV (BSV) ecosystem. Founding President of the Bitcoin Association Jimmy Nguyen opened the event with a inspiring speech, “Bitcoin SV: It’s time to build,” and conference attendees were treated with not just a summary of what has been happening with BSV, but also an inspiring call to action to start the day.
Day 1 is all about the updates on the technical developments happening within the BSV space, starting with the much anticipated Genesis upgrade from nChain CTO Steve Shadders.
“Our goal is to bring the protocol back as close as possible to the original protocol as it designed by Satoshi, implemented by Satoshi ten years ago. Once it’s done, a whole lot of things that are not possible now will become possible again,” Shadders told CoinGeek.
Ryan X. Charles, meanwhile, is starting the movement on taking back our own data with four new upgrades to Paymail, an identity protocol for BSV.
“Right now we live in a world where Google and Facebook basically own your data on the internet, then they allow advertisers to sell targeted ads to you based on the data that they have about you. And so what we’ve done is to create new protocols on top of Bitcoin that we’ve implemented inside of Money Button. We can make it possible for you to, say, earn money for looking at ads rather than Facebook earning money for looking at ads,” Charles explained.
UptimeSV also provided some updates on what it has been up to since winning Bitcoin Association’s first BSV hackathon in May. UptimeSV’s Dean Little explained:
We released three things, one of them is already released—Polynym, which is basically a very easy way for you to write addresses to the desired receiver. The second thing is Unplanaria, which is kind of like a play on how Planaria handles things, but instead of going like wallet-miner-node, it goes wallet-node-miner, so it’s implementing BIP270 or peer-to-peer transactions but for apps and services. It’s a very efficient way of getting your data from your users and publishing it to the blockchain and it cost a lot less than some other methods.
Closing the day is the announcement of the second BSV Virtual Hackathon winner. Codugh, led by Shashank Singhal and Andrew Snow, won the US$20, 000 (paid in BSV) top prize, while Hive took second place and US$10,000 in BSV. BitQ&A came in third place with US$5,000 in BSV.
“I don’t think it’s quite hit us yet, certainly a bit of disbelief. It was only a few hours ago that we were pitching on stage so I think give it a few hours it will actually settle and we’ll realize what just happened,” Snow told CoinGeek.
For some attendees, the CoinGeek Seoul conference provided them with some great insights on the BSV ecosystem. University student Eun Gyu Jin wants to learn more about the technology, and his friend, Joo Mong Ko shared with CoinGeek the excitement they felt after hearing all the developments happening with BSV. Who’s their favorite speaker, we ask. The unanimous vote was, of course, Dr. Craig Wright.
“It’s interesting,” Joo told CoinGeek, adding that they’re looking forward to the second day of the conference.
Tune in to our coverage of the CoinGeek Seoul Conference Day 2 here at CoinGeek.com.
Download the CoinGeek Conferences app and stay updated on the latest updates. The app not only contains a detailed schedule for the two-day conference, it also features an in-app messenger that allows users to communicate with the BSV society during the event.
Watch CoinGeek Seoul Conference Day 2 livestream here.
CoinGeek’s conference in Seoul has barely started, but its theme is already clear. And you don’t need to understand computer code to get it. Just walk the halls in Le Meridien hotel and you can feel it.
The energy was palpable in the line of people waiting to get into the sold-out Bitcoin Association meetup at the top of the hotel opposite the conference venue last night. And it’s obvious when you look at the crowded schedule of speakers at the two days of the conference, many of them making their first appearance on the platform that CoinGeek is offering them.
They’re not all new to the game. Some, like Stephan Nilsson, the founder of UNISOT, have spoken before. But ‘regulars’ such as Stephan have come to Seoul with even more confidence than they had at the CoinGeek Toronto conference back in May.
Since then, Stephan has acquired investors, staff and – most important – potential customers who are knocking on his door, he says. His ambition, to provide supply chain tracking using the BSV blockchain, carries conviction because of his previous experience in the industry. Last year he was working out how the salmon industry in his native Norway could benefit from the security and detail that blockchain technology offers. Now he’s working to produce an ‘off the shelf’ supply chain solution that could be used in any industry.
Newcomers were actively encouraged to take part in the Seoul conference by a new feature, Pitch Day, where 14 BSV-based startups were invited to present in front of a panel of investors. One of them, a Chinese startup, CityonChain, was another example of the energy with which the opportunities created by BSV are being taken up in China in particular.
CityonChain invites users to ‘buy’ a city with BSV payments. It offered an empty map of the world and waited for people to start bidding for cities. They did. Many cities were snapped up for one US dollar each – the starting price which CityonChain had set. But it’s what happened next that was interesting. Owners were free to resell their cities and it soon became clear that there were buyers out there. The city of Seoul, for instance (below), was resold after a couple of weeks for $2999 – with CityonChain taking a cut of the transaction. The person who bought Seoul is now asking a $2 million. That’s real optimism! The idea is for city owners to make money by taking advertising and providing other services – such as placing the CoinGeek Conference logo on the map.
The point, in a wider context, is that people are coming up with business ideas, making money from day one, and expanding the BSV ecosystem. At the same time, they’re generating transactions on the BSV blockchain that will ensure the profitability, and therefore future security, of the network.
Nobody would deny there’s a degree of tribalism in the crypto world. But what feels healthy about the BSV tribe in Seoul is that there’s an outward-looking focus on developing technology and creating new products and services. It’s the users and customers that this conference is interested in, not crypto rivals, or even, how we got here. The energy is directed to building the future. And it’s in the nature of building on BSV, that success for one promotes success for all.
Hedge your bets, because casino-like speculative trading in the cryptocurrency sector will be over soon. And what will replace these speculative exchanges, according to CoinGeek owner Calvin Ayre, is an exchange model that will be fiat on- and off-ramps into secondary markets for tokens built on top of the Bitcoin SV (BSV) blockchain.
“There’s a lot of confusion around what’ happening with short-term token price, and token price right now is, first of all, a lot of it is artificial, it’s being manipulated by exchanges, exchanges aren’t regulated, a lot of people are getting hurt, and I’m hoping that over the next two years that we’re going to see I think it’s starting already, that governments are going to step in and get some kind of sanity in what’s going on,” Ayre said at the opening of the CoinGeek Seoul Conference in South Korea.
And the end of the day, he said, “long term value only comes from utility.” And as government step in, expect more anonymous tokens to be outlawed globally.
“The real world economy is going to be run by tokens that work inside the law. And BSV as an example not only platform that scales, it’s also dedicated to not changing this protocol which makes it a safer target for developing to, but it’s also designed to work inside regulatory environments,” Ayre noted.
It’s why BSV is the only option in the world today, particularly for application development. BSV, after all, is the only one that currently scales and represent real-world value of some sort—from securities to commodities, or even concert tickets.
“It’s all about scaling. At the end of the day, when you’re looking at these platforms from the perspective of application development whether for startups or enterprises, if it doesn’t scale you’re not going to get microtransactions and you’re not going to be able to create unique business models,” he explained.
The power of scaling takes the center stage at the CoinGeek Seoul Conference, with members of the cryptocurrency and blockchain community gathering at Le Meridien Seoul on Oct. 1 and 2 to discuss all the exciting developments happening on the BSV ecosystem.
“This conference is all about us spreading information about what’s possible on this technology and us wanting people that are involved in some facet or another on these other platforms that have technical challenges telling them that the technical challenges have all been solved here and there’s no need for you to keep over there, stay over there hoping that they can solve them when we’ve got them all solved,” Ayre said.
Read Calvin Ayre CoinGeek Seoul Conference welcome address:
Welcome to CoinGeek Seoul, our fourth technology conference, following our successful events in Hong Kong, London and Toronto. However wonderful those other events might have been, CoinGeek Seoul is unique, as it comes at a particularly extraordinary moment in time.
It’s been nearly one year since the hash war that helped secure the future of Bitcoin, by which I mean Bitcoin’s original protocol, which will soon be locked in place so that companies can focus on development. Early next year, the Bitcoin Satoshi Vision network’s Genesis upgrade will restore all remaining opcodes from Satoshi’s original design, after which the protocol will be locked down. After years of frustration, businesses will finally have a stable and scalable foundation on which to build, and with it the confidence to take risks, knowing that the ground won’t be shifting under their feet.
The past year we’ve seen record-breaking blocks mined both on the STN Testnet (2gb) and in the wild (256mb). The Genesis upgrade will go even further, removing all artificial caps on blocksize, thereby empowering miners to set limits as they see fit in an infinitely scalable environment.
My good friend, Dr. Craig Wright created Bitcoin not as a passive store of value but as a tool. A tool that allows the world to create, to build, to earn and – most importantly – to use. BSV is currently only teasing it’s potential, but in the coming months the world will begin to discover the infinite depths of this potential.
It’s truly an exciting time to be alive.
At long last, the greatest invention of our time is being unchained from its shackles and the commercial world will never be the same. Businesses are being handed a golden opportunity to blaze new paths, to build applications that solve real-world problems through the benefits of blockchain technology, safe in the knowledge that the rules underpinning this technology won’t change after the game is begun.
Given all the disinformation that plagues our industry and the seemingly non-stop emergence of fly-by-night ‘me too’ coins, it’s truly amazing how BSV has managed to achieve such traction in such a short period of time.
It’s easier than ever to buy BSV as more exchanges offer it for trade and sites like BuyBSV.com allow people to buy directly with fiat currencies.
Applications like Twetch, WeiBlock and Streamanity are giving people the ability to earn BSV by creating content that engages audiences. Bypassing traditional social and video channels, content creators are now making money directly from their viewers without the need for middlemen.
And how can we forget Unwriter, who has provided a vast array of tools that allow developers to begin building with BSV both swiftly and efficiently.
Over the next few days, we’ll hear from some of the people behind such success stories, like Paul Chiari, whose on-chain weather app WeatherSV has given us a glimpse into the future of mining profitability. As the block rewards continue to halve, it’s these sorts of apps that will enable continued growth in transaction volumes, ensuring that miners continue to earn a just reward for securing the network.
In the years to come, the continued success of BSV will be down to you, the builders who develop the next killer app, and the investors who empower creators to exploit BSV’s limitless potential.
The next few days here in Korea will prove both exciting and informative. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to take the lessons learned here and spread the gospel of BSV through the fruits of your labours. The future is here, now, and you have a role to play. The platform on which we stand is stable and ready to support whatever you want to build and whatever your imagination can conceive.
And so, ladies and gentlemen, architects of the future, I welcome you all to the fourth CoinGeek conference, Seoul 2019.
Watch the CoinGeek Seoul Conference Day 1 livestream here.
Watch the CoinGeek Seoul Conference Day 2 livestream here.
With the CoinGeek Seoul Conference 2019 fast approaching, South Korea’s capital is set for an influx of visitors from the crypto community. Developers, entrepreneurs and academics from around the world will descend on the city for the event this October 1-2 to learn more about Bitcoin SV and the world’s new money.
Many will visit Seoul for the very first time. If that’s you, there are a few useful tips you can bear in mind while you’re there to make the most of your time in South Korea.
There are several ways to get to the Le Meridien Hotel, located in Gangnam, from Incheon International Airport. The airport shuttle service runs from 05:00 to 22:52. Monday-Sunday, and costs KRW16,000 (US$14) one-way. Taking a taxi from the airport to the hotel will cost about KRW57,000 (US$50), while take the subway will cost KRW4,250 (US$4). Alternatively, visitors can call the hotel and request for a pick-up service for KRW190,000 (US$160) one-way. Check out the exchange rates here.
Seoul benefits from one of the world’s most impressive transport networks, with comprehensive train, subway and bus route coverage across the city. For the first time visitor, navigating these options can be confusing—step up apps like Subway Korea (Jihachul) and Kakao Metro.
Available in English, Japanese and Korean, the Jihachul app covers subway and train routes across Seoul and beyond, helping visitors make sense of how best to move from A to B. Simply tap your start and end points to learn the quickest route, the travel time, ticket cost and other useful information – including how to find toilets within each station.
Kakao Metro offers similar functionality, including arrival alarms so you know when to alight and easy integration with KakaoTalk for sharing travel times.
For many visitors, language will prove a barrier to traveling around the city. Fortunately, there are apps designed to help travelers communicate while in Korea, with the likes of Hello Talk and Papago there to assist with on-the-fly translations.
Hello Talk pairs up users with native Korean speakers to help learn the essential words for a successful stay. Papago offers up a type-and-translate feature, where you simply type in the words you’re trying to say in your own language and the app reads them out in Korean—the perfect solution to any language issue during your visit.
With all the goings on at CoinGeek Seoul, delegates will inevitably build up their appetite. When it comes to food in Seoul, you’re spoiled for choice—but again, language can prove a barrier for some in ordering the food they want.
Yogiyo is another quick addition to your smartphone that will make life a whole lot easier. The app serves up simple pictures of different types of food to allow users to choose their meals, without relying on any knowledge of Korean or local eateries.
One more thing: don’t forget to pack a power plug adapter. South Korea is on the 220V standard at 60Hz, and uses a Type C and/or a Type F plug.
CoinGeek Seoul is set to be the cryptocurrency event of the year, with opportunities to attend talks and meet with some of the most influential developers in the BSV community.
With a few helpful apps on your smartphone, you’ll be well on your way to an enjoyable, as well as informative, stay at the event.
Seoul – September 12, 2019 – Global Entertainment guru turned-blockchain-entrepreneur, Sam Chi, is the most recent confirmed speaker at CoinGeek’s 4th bitcoin business conference. Professionals from all corners of the finance and bitcoin world are coming to learn about the exciting developments on the Bitcoin SV blockchain.
Bitcoin SV is the only coin with a blockchain that scales (now), has utility (now) and is committed to a set-in-stone protocol for developers to build on.
Sam Chi, principle of Landmark Entertainment Asia, noted for their investment in the acclaimed Korean film Oldboy, has also produced some English language films including Korean-American indies Gook, and Ktown Cowboys that premiered at the South by Southwest Film Festival. His most recent film is the mainstream animated feature Animal Crackers, starring John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Danny DeVito, Sylvester Stallone and Sir Ian McKellen.
In addition to that, Sam has also teamed up with Simon Fuller (Producer of “American Idol”) to create the first global pop band, Now United.
Within the blockchain sphere Sam has invested not only in mining but has produced the fastest mining machine “chips” (7 nano as of today) and looks to move all of his resources into blockchain tech, in the hope of making the planet a better place.
LG Corporation, the South Korean electronics manufacturer, announced on September 9 that they will be launching a blockchain friendly smartphone soon. This announcement appears to be in direct response to rival Samsung announcing last week that they would be launching their own blockchain smartphone using their Klatyn platform.
LG has already been discussing the project with local decentralized application (DApp) developers. A source close to the story explained that “LG is likely to respond to Samsung’s innovation initiative.”
According to another source, the problem for LG at this point is that they are “struggling to apply blockchain to smartphones without any dissimilarity.” This appears to be one of the primary reasons why they are looking for different developers to assist them in creating a platform that will not violate any patents or put the company in any other type of legal jeopardy.
Last week, the South Korean messaging service Kakao Corporation announced that they were preparing to launch their new Samsung Galaxy Note 10 smartphone, which will be using their Klatyn blockchain technology. This phone will automatically come with a wallet and a free amount of KLAY, the digital currency created by GroundX, an offshoot of Kakao.
According to insiders, the use of blockchain technology with smartphones is just beginning. With Samsung and LG now using this technology in their upcoming phones, it will only be a matter of time before other rival developers feel the need to develop the like. This should lead to greater security and efficiency, but will also likely lead to other types of innovations.
“I think Samsung is trying to prepare differently in the blockchain field, just as LG responded with a dual-screen when Samsung Galaxy came out with a foldable phone,” an official recently explained.
This past weekend, the developers of the first blockchain-based smartphone, Finney, announced that their device would soon be available in Bangladesh. The phone had been approved by the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission for sale within the country in August and will be available for purchase sometime in October.
One area where LG can get ahead of their rival is by creating a blockchain-based phone that could be sold internationally. Currently, Kakao only plans to sell the Klatyn phone in South Korea. This could give LG a great opportunity to move ahead of their competitor if they are able to develop their technology so that it is easily transferable across the globe.
The judging panel for the final round of the second Bitcoin SV (BSV) Virtual Hackathon has been announced, with some high profile names set to debate the winning entry.
Sam Chi, president of Landmark Asia Holdings, is joining the final round judge panel as a special guest judge. A prominent investment executive in entertainment and technology, Chi produced Old Boy, the most critically acclaimed film in South Korea’s history and a winner at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival. More recently, Chi has been involved in the production of animated Hollywood films, including Animal Crackers.
Alongside investments in entertainment, Chi is also a prolific investor in the blockchain and tech sectors, as well as consulting in the crypto space.
Joining Chi in the final round judging panel is Lin Zheming, a veteran of 13 years in Internet product designing and marketing in the Chinese market. A former employee of Apple and Baidu, Zheming’s latest venture is ddpurse.com, a non-custodial BSV-only wallet in WeChat, and Mempool.com, a BSV/BTC mining pool.
Aside from Chi and Zheming, the panel will also feature Bitcoin inventor and founder Dr. Craig S. Wright, widely regarded as the world’s foremost authority on cryptocurrency. A passionate BSV advocate, Dr. Wright brings a wealth of blockchain knowledge and expertise to the table. In addition to judging, Dr. Wright will also present at the event.
Chi, Zheming and Dr. Wright are to be joined by nChain CTO Steve Shadders.
The final will be adjudicated at the CoinGeek Seoul Conference 2019 this October, with the winners in line for a total prize pool of $35,000—paid in BSV.
The CoinGeek Seoul Conference 2019 is a chance for developers to learn more about Bitcoin SV, and how BSV is developing the world’s new money. As well as the final judging in the BSV Hackathon, the event will also feature keynote presentations from some of the leading innovators in cryptocurrency, explaining more about BSV and its underlying technology.
Open to supporters of all cryptocurrencies and projects, the event is set to take place in Seoul on October 1-2. Buy your tickets today and get 20% off the CoinGeek Seoul conference tickets when buying with BSV, plus conference attendees can also take advantage of exclusive discount to the Le Meridien Seoul. Check out this link, select “Group code” at the Special Rates tab and simply type the promo code RE1RE1A to receive the hotel discount.
Editor’s note: This article has been updated to add Lin Zheming in the final round judge panel.
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