Aloha! And welcome to my blog.
My name is J Williams.
The purpose of this blog will be to explore BitcoinSV.
I first became interested in BitcoinSV in January 2019. I quickly became a BSV “maximalist”, and stopped following every other cryptocurrency project. BitcoinSV is the original and true bitcoin.
Just to be clear: when I use the term “bitcoin” in this blog, I am not referring to BTC or BCH, which are the common ticker symbols of “Bitcoin” and “Bitcoin Cash”, as used on exchanges. I will likely not refer to BTC or BCH again in my blog. Bitcoin is BitcoinSV (Bitcoin Satoshi-Vision). The ticker symbol for bitcoin is BSV.
This blog represents my journal, as I work to better understand the bitcoin protocol. I hope to also upload other types of projects that I’m working on to this blog, as well.
Step one: host blog on bitcoin. You’re reading this blog as it is stored on the bitcoin blockchain. Hey, I’m proud of this accomplishment!
To set up my blog, I’m following this tutorial by Monkeylord:
I’ll be using markdown to write the posts, and using the Hexo blog framework to deliver the content. My goal is to minimize the use of outside templates, and rather to customize the styling of the blog by writing my own CSS code.
Feel free to check in from time to time, and see my progress.
You’ll see me make plenty of mistakes. I am a true beginner! But, I’m dedicated, and I feel as though I’ve found a real passion for programming.
One of my goals for this blog is to avoid putting pressure on myself by presenting myself as a cool, knowledgeable programmer. I’m not. I simply think it’s important that we don’t give into our self-created “fears”. So, rather than compare myself to the titans of bitcoin, I’m just going to keep moving forward as a mere mortal, working to understand and use the technology.
I expect that learning to build upon the bitcoin blockchain will help me become a better programmer, as I intend to focus on very “lightweight” applications.
I hope that lays the groundwork, moving forward with this blog. I can’t help but feel a bit like a pioneer, stepping foot into the vast Metanet…