Ethereum Upgrades as Hard Forks Activate on Blockchain

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Two long-anticipated upgrades appear to have officially activated on the ethereum blockchain, the world’s second-largest by market value, without incident. At 19:57 (UTC), the sixth and...

The Battle For P2SH

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“Push the date back two months. OP_EVAL just is not ready yet.” It was the verdict Gavin Andresen had worked so long to avoid. With...

Why are there only 21 million Bitcoins?

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As we all know, the total amount of bitcoins to ever exist will be 21 million. In fact, it's 20,999. No one has ever...

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...

Whitfield Diffie Talks Cryptography ‘Resurgence’ and Blockchain

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“This is very fulfilling because when you thought the subject must have run its course, it flares up again.” Those words, from cryptography legend...

Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System

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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 another without...

2019: A Light(ning) year of progress

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Another year is almost over. For those of us working on Lightning, the pace of change has been so fast that it’s gone by...

Understanding Web 3 — A User Controlled Internet

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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...

How Does Cloud Mining Bitcoin Work?

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If you want to invest in bitcoin mining without the hassle of managing your own hardware, there is an alternative. You can use the cloud to...

Bitcoin Cash Upgrade Milestone Complete: 32MB and New Features

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The Bitcoin Cash network has officially upgraded the blockchain protocol at approximately 1:54 EDT by extending the current block size fourfold from 8MB to...

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