BSV Technical Standards Committee

The mission of the Technical Standards Committee (TSC) is to promote technical excellence and improve Bitcoin SV (BSV) utility by enhancing interoperability, through standardisation.

TSC brings people together, facilitating industry participation in the development of global standards, ensuring technical standards are maintained and freely available.The TSC is an international committee with 10 members representing seven countries and diverse sectors of the Bitcoin SV ecosystem.

Technology history has repeatedly demonstrated the value of seeking consensus on technical standards, to fuel industry growth through compatibility and interoperability between different businesses. Bitcoin Association (BA) has formed the Bitcoin SV Technical Standards Committee as part of its effort to professionalise the development of Bitcoin to support major enterprise use and facilitate global adoption.

The technical programme provides access to a process, tooling, guidance and resources for industry use by participants who, in response to a perceived need, wish to come together to standardise ways that applications built on top of Bitcoin SV can interoperate. It is designed to promote the growth of the Bitcoin SV ecosystem, interoperability between systems, and enhance the credibility of solutions built on Bitcoin SV, from the perspective of Auditors, Regulators, Insurers, and Clients. It encourages the development of certification schemes, fosters business growth and infers market signalling from proposals and has an international reach.

The TSC and the technical standards programme act as facilitators by focusing on the governance of the standards process, and not as an authoritative body. Substantial work for recommending standards will be carried out by industry workgroups for each of the different technical areas, meaning that there will be many opportunities for participation from the wider Bitcoin SV ecosystem.