What Is Bitcoin SV?
Bitcoin Satoshi's Vision (BSV) is a fork of Bitcoin Cash, which appeared on November 15, 2018. The most significant technical difference between the BCH and the BSV is that the SV variant has a block size of 128 MB, in contrast to the current block size of 32 MB BCH.
Bitcoin SV is a fork, that is based on the original Bitcoin code. Thus, it arises from a fork in the blockchain of another forked cryptocurrency: Bitcoin-cash. Although this is a BTC-based project, it has several fundamental changes to the concept and storage information in the chains of its blocks. Like Bitcoin, BSV is a decentralized digital currency that only serves the virtual world. According to the website that supports it, Bitcoin SV meets the original BTC vision when this cryptocurrency was created:
"Bitcoin SV is the original bitcoin. It restores the original Bitcoin protocol and will keep it stable, scaling it at a colossal level. Bitcoin SV will adhere to the concept proposed by Satoshi Nakamoto in the 2008 technical report ("Bitcoin: Electronic User-to-User Electronic Cash System")."
That's why its name comes from Bitcoin, “The Vision of Satoshi” or “Bitcoin: A Vision of Satoshi.” The offer came earlier than the planned distribution of bitcoin cash, which would lead to the ABC chain. Craig Wright, an Australian businessman, and scholar proposed this new chain to continue his initial vision. Yes, Wright claimed that he was the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto for many years, although he could not give enough evidence to prove it. This change has sparked huge controversy in the communities due to Wright's explicit threats to lower the price of BTC - among other very controversial discussions.
BSV's Biggest Problem
The biggest problem BSV faces are the ostracism that it falls into. And on April 15, 2019, one of the world's largest cryptocurrency exchanges, Binance, announced that it would remove Bitcoin SV from its platform. This happened after the founder of the exchange, Changpeng Zhao, supported a quarrel with BSV community leaders, Calvin Eyre and Craig Wright. On the contrary, soon several major exchanges and wallets in the world began to join the trend initiated by Binance. On Blockchain.com, BSV was removed from the system on the same day. This happened while the crypto world initiated a global movement under the hashtag #DelistBSV. Kraken.com, another large exchange, tweeted about Bitcoin SV. In this survey, they asked users whether they should exclude cryptocurrency from their platform, gaining 71% of the vote in favor of the option “Yes, this is toxic”.
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Why Is Bitcoin SV Going Up?
Since the launch, the price of Bitcoin SV is moving inversely with the rest of the market. In a complete bearish decline, BSV moved up, given its speculative and critical value compared to the current BTC. Thus, it becomes an ideal option for working in the short term, if you have the necessary trading knowledge to carry out effective operations.
Is BSV The Real Bitcoin?
Bitcoin Cash also deviated from Satoshi's vision when its ABC development team proposed an update that was believed to violate the rules established by the technical document. This quickly sparked debate in the community and the people who became SV bitcoins finally offered their alternative updates. There was no explicit agreement on which proposal should be approved, and neither side agreed to abandon its development roadmap.
This then led to a second big break. The Bitcoin ABC offering is now known as Bitcoin Cash, and the white paper purists are known as Bitcoin Satoshi's Vision (BSV).
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How To Claim BSV?
Coins can be mined, but this requires an ASIC that supports the SHA-256 algorithm (now the most popular model is ASIC S9). The capacities of a video card or processor for profitable production are not enough.
The complexity of mining is quite high, and it is not profitable to mine coins alone. It’s better to join the pool right away - for example, SVpool. It has two advantages - daily payments and the absence of commissions for withdrawing funds. Craig Wright himself launched it.
There are no problems with the purchase of assets either. The coin is represented on most popular exchanges, including HitBTC, Upbit, Bittrex, Bitfinex, Bithumb, and OKEx. Now it can still be bought at Binance and Kraken, but soon trading on the sites will be stopped (later we will explain why).
Interestingly, unlike most other altcoins, operations with BSV are evenly distributed between different sites. There is no exchange to which at least 10-20% of trades fall.
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