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For the second consecutive year, University of Cambridge PHD student Robin Kohze wins the Satoshi Nakamoto Scholarship awarded by Bitcoin Association, the global industry organisation based in Switzerland that strives to advance business with the Bitcoin SV blockchain.
Kohze also received the inaugural Satoshi Nakamoto Scholarship last year with his HIVE platform and protocol, which also earned him second place and a $10,000 cash prize at the second Bitcoin SV Hackathon. HIVE is a progressive information protocol developed on the Bitcoin SV blockchain, which was implemented last year as a working platform at raspora.com.
“Bitcoin Association is delighted to award the Satoshi Nakamoto scholarship for a second year to Robin Kohze, a promising intellectual mind at the University of Cambridge, who sees the wide-reaching capabilities of a blockchain platform allowed to scale unbounded and the ability of Bitcoin micropayments to re-invent the Internet by incentivising different behaviour for users’ digital activity,” Bitcoin Association Founding President Jimmy Nguyen comments.
The scholarship is granted yearly to a remarkable student who shows promise in the study and development of blockchain applications that highlight the exclusive capabilities of the Bitcoin SV blockchain. The Bitcoin SV network is the only implementation of the original Bitcoin as designed by creator Satoshi Nakamoto, known in the real world as nChain Chief Scientist Dr. Craig S. Wright. After a series of upgrades, Bitcoin SVhas unleashed unbounded scalability, which allows for its blockchain to accommodate an unlimited amount of data and facilitate safe and instant micropayments at a very low cost.
Kohze is also the founder of the Cambridge University Metanet Society, an organisation with projects that include workshops, discussion forums, hackathons and masterclasses. The goal of the organisation, which is composed of and lead by students, is to fuel interest in the Bitcoin SV blockchain and developing platforms and applications using it. With this, it can be said that Kohze has played a major role in increasing awareness and encouraging Cambridge University students to become Bitcoin SV developers and enthusiasts.
Focusing this year on HIVE’s incentive system, Kohze hopes “to expand the scope of micropayment-based incentive systems, to facilitate the creation of next generation Metanet platforms.”
“The idea is that you have this dynamically growing incentive system – the more a chain of interactions gets liked, the more profitable it becomes for everyone, so it makes sense to create value around it. At the same time, it’s fading away the spam, because spam generally needs to be low-cost and high impact. Under this incentive system, you are only giving money to those who created actual value,” Kohze says in an interview.
HIVE is but one of the more than 400 projects and venturesbeing built on the Bitcoin SV blockchain. Through him and other blockchain developers, the future where everything will be on-chain is made possible.
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