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   225

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.”

Australia joins the crypto-discussions arena with Bitcoin & Blockchain Fair

The inaugural Bitcoin and Blockchain Fair will be presented at the Sydney Showgrounds on May 12-13 with an all-round program about cryptocurrency and blockchain
21 April 2018   24

A high profile event in cryptocurrency and blockchain is coming to Sydney, Australia on May 12-13 – Bitcoin and Blockchain Fair. The conference will provide a platform to interact and discuss on all areas of the cryptocurrency and blockchain technology sectors (fintech, investment, venture capital, regulation, ICO, etc.), current opportunities and perspectives in the form of a Forum and an Exhibition Showcases.

The Exhibition Showcase that will allow to exhibit showcases and engage with crypto services providers, government and fintech startups. Forum is the bulk of the conference and is comprised of 2-day sessions to allow international speakers and industry leaders of the crypto and blockchain sectors a chance to share their expertise. May 12 is focusing on cryptocurrency and ICO engagement; May 13 wil cover blockchain technology overview, case studies, solutions and future trends.

The fair is organized by ABF Business and Principal Sponsor Coinspot. Exhibitors and Speakers include attendees from Asia, Europe and USA together with key Australian high profile crypto & blockchain enterprises. The full agenda of the event can be found here.