Uncensorable Voting Platform built by 14-Year-Old

A fourteen-year-old developer Alex Pasfield founded ‘Bitcoin Voice' platform that allows uncensorable voting  within the bitcoin cash network
10 April 2018   1104

Alex Pasfield, who is also known as ‘Plain Crypto’, started a platform that lets the BCH and BTC community vote on significant subjects by ‘putting their money where their mouth is’ — in a literal meaning. Bitcoin Voice is an app that reveals public messages attached to blockchain transactions that are sourced from live data. The website declares that it “may be utilized as a verifiable voting record of blockchain users weighted by their transaction amounts.”

Pasfield claims that he coded his first programme at the age of nine. It was his dad who had sparked his interest in cryptocurrencies and bitcoin. Alex remembers riding a bicycle with his father who started to explain to him how programming languages work, and he understood the process.

My dad had been teaching me programming at the time and then gave me insight into uncensorable, distributed, peer-to-peer, permissionless, global money systems — And given he and I have somewhat of a libertarian streak, this resonated with me immediately... I was working with some of my smart friends who were building solutions in this space, and we saw the debacle that unfolded with the censorship on the /r/bitcoin subreddit that prevented the community from freely discussing how to evolve the Bitcoin protocol.

Alex Pasfield, a 14-year-old developer.
 

The Bitcoin Voice programmer underlines that there is only one client where you can vote using public label values, which is the Bitcoin Unlimited Cash reference client. Pasfield supposes what is really needed is wallet developers incorporating the public label voting system into their wallets.

Alex has been exploring different scaling problems and aims to propose decisions to figure out how scaling can best be solved for the different coins out there. The young developer also claims that the reason he created the Bitcoin Voice platform is because “coin holders don’t have any official, verifiable voice to influence the coin that they’re invested in.”

SEC to Decide on Bitcoin ETF until Feb 27 2019

Despite this news, Bitcoin price hit another bottom - $3400 this time
07 December 2018   97

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a notice stating that consideration of a decision on an application to start Bitcoin-ETF from VanEck and SolidX with the assistance of CBOE will last until February 27 of next year.

According to the SEC rules, the period for consideration of this decision cannot be extended yet. Thus, the Commission on maximum uses the allotted time, and February 27 will be the final date for the decision on this application.

The Commission finds it appropriate to designate a longer period within which to issue an order approving or disapproving the proposed rule change so that it has sufficient time to consider this proposed rule change.
 

Securities and Exchange Commision

According to representatives of the SEC, to date, the Commision has received more than 1600 comments on this application.

Despite this news, Bitcoin price hit another bottom - $3400 this time.