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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

What is a Distributed Ledger?

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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),...

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