Original Bitcoin Moves Forward with Education Initiatives in 2021May 25, 2021
More than a decade since its release and people still have many misconstrued ideas about Bitcoin. This is due in most part to the three-way split that occurred in the Bitcoin community in 2017 and 2018 due to issues in changing protocol and scalability. While Bitcoin Core (BTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) decided to keep their small block sizes and record transactions off-chain that necessitated changing the supposedly fixed protocol several times, Bitcoin SV (BSV) proceeded with restoring the original Bitcoin protocol and scaling massively. BSV, with SV standing for Satoshi Vision, is fully committed to realizing the original vision of Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto, whose real-world identity is nChain Chief Scientist Dr. Craig S. Wright. In fact, the original Bitcoin protocol has been restored as close as possible to how it was designed in the Bitcoin white paper.
Hence, the original Bitcoin is not highly volatile BTC as many presuppose—it just hijacked the original ticker symbol. When talking about vision, value, and power, BSV definitely is the original Bitcoin. And this is supported by Dr. Wright, the inventor of Bitcoin himself. This is just a tiny fraction of what the real value of Bitcoin and blockchain technology is; and this is why the world needs to be educated properly about it. To set the record straight, Switzerland-based non-profit organization Bitcoin Association is moving forward with its education initiatives this year.
“Education is a cornerstone of the work we do at Bitcoin Association, as we help businesses and individuals alike understand the Bitcoin system envisioned by Satoshi Nakamoto, and how Bitcoin SV is the only project implementing that Satoshi Vision. Bitcoin SV Academy will be a key component of that work moving forward, providing a platform to deliver a robust curriculum tailored to all levels of ability and knowledge, as we educate the world about just what’s possible with the power of the original Bitcoin protocol,” Jimmy Nguyen, founding president of Bitcoin Association commented on the launch of Bitcoin SV Academy in December 2020.
After the launch of the BSV Academy, the course Introduction to Bitcoin Theory was opened for enrolment. This year, Introduction to Bitcoin Development has been made available. Introduction to Bitcoin Infrastructure will also be offered this year. The three courses will also be made available in intermediate and advanced levels. In order to reach a wider audience, all introductory courses are free of charge. Furthermore, a complimentary eBook on blockchain technology can be downloaded on the site, which non-students can also access.
“The curriculum forms a culmination of the knowledge and experience gained over the past decade of Bitcoin’s existence. Even in the introductory courses, the content is likely to provide new insights to those who already have considerable knowledge and experience with Bitcoin. We have organized it in an immersive and intriguing way that is not just informative, but also enjoyable,” curriculum specialist Evan Freeman said.
Also in line with providing university-style Bitcoin education, the Association has partnered with Saxion University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands to produce massive open online courses (MOOCs). First course “What is Bitcoin and why does it matter?” is currently running from February 5 to September 1. Three more courses will be offered as part of a progressive series.
“Blockchain is not hype, but a fundamental change in society; the impact on education and the future professional is therefore very big,” Dr. Jan Veuger, the Netherlands’ first Professor of Blockchain, said.