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...

How Bitcoin Mining Works

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In traditional fiat money systems, governments simply print more money when they need to. But in bitcoin, money isn’t printed at all – it...

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...

A Guide to the World Bitcoin Created

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Bitcoin. Cryptocurrencies. Smart contracts. Many people have now heard of the rapidly changing ecosystem of financial technology, but few have wrapped their heads around...

Using Google Trends to Estimate Bitcoin’s User Growth

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Woo discusses bitcoin's overall growth as a technology, arguing that by using common search tools, insights can be gleaned about its adoption rate. Google Trends is...

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...

Bitcoin Legal Experts: nChain SegWit Criticisms Are Flawed

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An effort by stealth bitcoin startup nChain to raise awareness of supposed issues with code that would boost the capacity of the distributed payments...

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...

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...

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...

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