Bitcoin Ambassador for Australia Eli Afram, who is also the Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of blockchain development company Layer2 Technologies, has worked alongside Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto, also known as nChain Chief Scientist Dr. Craig S. Wright, for several years now. Afram, who has been passionate about computers and technology, was very vocal about his expert views on blockchain technology; and it did not go unnoticed by Dr. Wright. He was the given the opportunity to write about the Bitcoin inventor’s research and activities.
“I fell into the Bitcoin circle and started writing a lot around 2015-16 about scaling Bitcoin, because I saw the urgent need for Bitcoin to scale. And that amassed a bit of a following,” Afram told Bitcoin Association, a non-profit global industry organization advancing the development and adoption of Bitcoin SV (BSV) and its blockchain.
“We either scale or we don’t. There's no middle ground. And this is why I'm so astounded by the BCH [Bitcoin Cash] move of choosing to stick to 32-megabyte transaction cap. Why? Why? That is just ludicrous. It's just telling businesses to stay away. And BSV is very business-focused. We’re very business-oriented. We want businesses to build on BSV,” Afram further explained.
Afram reminisces about his early encounters with Dr. Wright, and he is one of the fortunate people who learned the value of data from the Bitcoin creator himself, which also makes him perfect to become a Bitcoin ambassador.
“I listened with a blank canvas, very quickly realizing that [Dr. Wright] was the real deal: not just because of what he said, but because of his passion and willingness to see Bitcoin succeed like no other person,” Afram said.
Afram had a front-row seat as to how Bitcoin SV became what it is now after successfully restoring the original Bitcoin design through the Genesis Upgrade. It now has a rock-solid protocol that has an endless potential for application layers, a transparent, secure and immutable blockchain, infinitely scalable blocks that can handle big data and a regulation-friendly mindset. And this is why Afram is confident to develop a multi-purpose voting platform on the BSV blockchain.
“We’re not the first and we’re definitely not the only voting platform – but Bitcoin SV is the only blockchain that can deliver a system that works. And that’s been proven, now. We did 10 million transactions in October  in bursts here and there. We didn’t need to test the entire population of Australia—there was a short run we had where we pushed to see how much we could store on the blockchain and how quickly. We found that we would be able to cater to Australia’s population in a day,” the Bitcoin ambassador explained.
The Layer2 Technologies CTO has never regretted his decision to become part of the Bitcoin SV movement early on. In fact, he is proud of fellow Australian Dr. Wright’s accomplishments, as well as realistic about blockchain technology in his country.
“I think Australia, like most countries, I think at the moment we have a lot of work to do. And I think we need to work on visibility, education [and] awareness. A lot of the talent that's coming out in terms of BSV is coming from Australia, I'm proud of that. I’m proud of the fact that Satoshi Nakamoto is Australian, despite having a Japanese name. I think the best times for BSV are absolutely yet to come. We haven't even scratched the surface of the best stuff, and the good stuff’s already started rolling,” the Bitcoin ambassador said.