Mathematical Proof That the Lightning Network Cannot Be a Decentralized Bitcoin Scaling Solution

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Have you heard of the Bitcoin Lightning Network? It is a proposal that claims that: “using a network of these micropayment channels, Bitcoin can scale to...

How Does Blockchain Technology Work?

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As stated in our guide "What is Blockchain Technology?", there are three principal technologies that combine to create a blockchain. None of them are new....

How Bitcoin Mining Works

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In traditional fiat money systems, governments simply print more money when they need to. But in bitcoin, money isn’t printed at all – it...

Stellar Gears Up to Implement Lightning Network

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Last week, on March 15, 2018, Lightning Labs unveiled their beta for the Lightning Network in a flash of media attention and enthusiasm. The Lightning Network has been...

A Guide to the World Bitcoin Created

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Bitcoin. Cryptocurrencies. Smart contracts. Many people have now heard of the rapidly changing ecosystem of financial technology, but few have wrapped their heads around...

Bitcoin Controlled supply

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Bitcoins are created each time a user discovers a new block. The rate of block creation is adjusted every 2016 blocks to aim for...

Ethereum’s Constantinople Hard Fork Is Being Delayed Until 2019

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Ethereum's next hard fork, dubbed Constantinople, will be postponed until early 2019, developers confirmed in a meeting Friday. Initially targeted to activate in November this year, developers...

Top Ten Crypto Websites

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The internet is full of crypto sites. The moment you type ‘crypto’ into any search engine, hundreds, if not thousands of crypto sites show...

SegWit transaction capacity increase compared to Bitcoin Cash

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Abstract: In September 2017, we wrote a piece on the SegWit capacity increase. Here, we provide an update on SegWit adoption with six more months of transaction...

How to Set Up a Bitcoin Miner?

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There are three main categories of bitcoin mining hardware, each more expensive and more powerful than the last. This guide to setting up a...

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