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With a blockchain, many people can write entries into a record of information, and a community of users can control how the record of information is amended and updated.

Understanding Web 3 — A User Controlled Internet

Coinbase breaks down the motivation and technology behind the development of Web 3 This 3-part post focuses on the why, what and how of the latest...

Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System

Satoshi Nakamoto October 31, 2008 Abstract A purely peer-to-peer version of electronic cash would allow online payments to be sent directly from one party to...

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

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...

Lightning’s First Implementation Is Now in Beta

Today, March 15, Lightning Labs announced lnd 0.4-beta, the first beta release of the Lightning software implementation spearheaded by the development company. This makes lnd the first...

What Can a Blockchain Do?

Financial institutions have financed the disruption of countless industries over the last 30 years; they have an idea of what a revolutionary technology can...

What is a Distributed Ledger?

Ledgers, the foundation of accounting, are as ancient as writing and money. Their medium has been clay, wooden tally sticks (that were a fire hazard),...

Stablecoins: What you need to know

Stablecoins have been around for a long time since the advent of BitShares back in 2014. They’ve gotten more popular with the utilization of...

Why Use a Blockchain?

As the implications of the invention of have become understood, a certain hype has sprung up around blockchain technology. This is, perhaps, because it is...

Stellar Gears Up to Implement Lightning Network

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...

Risk of SegWit – Mining Cartels

The bitcoin community continues to debate Segregated Witness, the Bitcoin Core development team’s proposed scaling solution which would separate signature data (witnesses) from transaction...