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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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