“The Bitcoin Bridge,” CoinGeek’s weekly show covering Bitcoin’s stories in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region, is heading to Australia this week. January 26 is Australia Day, so Dean Little and Nick Carton of BitPing join them in saying if being a developer in Australia is different from the rest of the world, why there is a level of higher interest in BSV in this country than most others, and of course in BitPing.
BitPing won the very first Bitcoin Association hackathon in 2019. At the time it was known as UptimeSV, so guys are talking about how it has evolved from that original hackathon idea into a business. who actually makes money.
BitPing is a “distributed network intelligence” service that monitors the health of websites and online applications. Rather than performing all the network tests itself, it delegates them to a network of nearly 400 “nodes” in 69 countries. Nodes run background network health checks, earning BSV micropayments to do this.
An advantage of this is that a distributed network of nodes can perform these tasks much better than a centralized service in a single location. Moreover, anyone with an internet connection and a browser can be a node operator and earn money automatically. How it works? What services does BitPing offer and what new features do they plan to roll out in 2021? You’ll have to watch the interview to find out.
BitPing is one of the most successful startups in the Bitcoin BSV industry, so we’re talking about how the team achieved their goals, as well as their advice to anyone interested in getting started.
We’re also talking about the BSV Bitcoin community in Australia – specifically, if there actually is one and what impacts factors like distance, population, and COVID-19 restrictions have had on job performance.
Does the level of interest in Bitcoin BSV in Australia have something to do with Dr Craig Wright? Dean and Nick offer their thoughts on this question and whether it is true that Australians can understand Wright’s personality better than people in most other countries.
Learn more about BitPing in this latest episode and find out everything you really know about Australia. Next week we’ll be heading to another part of APAC, possibly something quite different – stay tuned.
Watch previous episodes of The Bitcoin Bridge with Brendan Lee, Jack Liu, and Calvin Ayre.
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