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...

The Inbound Capacity Problem in the Lightning Network

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In the last couple of weeks, many people in the Bitcoin community have been talking about inbound capacity in the Lightning Network. The increasing difficulty...

Lightning Network Centralization Leads to Economic Censorship

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A few months ago, I wrote an article called “Mathematical Proof That the Lightning Network Cannot Be a Decentralized Bitcoin Scaling Solution”. It received quite a bit of...

Is Bitcoin mining worth it?

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This is a simple question with a complex answer. There are a few different factors that influence whether or not Bitcoin mining will be...

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...

Lightning’s First Implementation Is Now in Beta

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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...

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...

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...

When the Fork Forks: What You Need to Know as Bitcoin Cash Goes to...

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Around 16:40 UTC tomorrow, November 15, 2018, the Bitcoin Cash network is set to undergo another hard fork upgrade. But contention about this upgrade...

What Can a Blockchain Do?

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

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