SegWit Goes Beyond Scaling Bitcoin

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Segregated Witness (SegWit) does more than condense transaction data that goes into the Bitcoin block. Marek “Slush” Palatinus, architect of the hardware wallet Trezor,...

How to Decide What Size Bitcoin Transaction Fee to Attach

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The choice to attach a small fee for miners every time you send bitcoins is slowly going from voluntary to mandatory. Miners are already...

Why Have Bitcoin Micro-Tipping Platforms Failed?

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Eight months after ChangeTip launched, Emin Gün Sirer wished it dead. He also asked us all to celebrate its demise when it happened. Sirer is...

Lost Bitcoins: Is BTC More Scarce Than We Think?

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Part of what gives Bitcoin value is its immutable ledger, the blockchain. When something gets added to the blockchain, there is no way to...

Bitcoin: A Store of Value or a Medium of Exchange?

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When Satoshi Nakamoto launched Bitcoin in 2009, the founder saw it in his mind, or expected it to function, as money. We can deduce...

Is the Global Cryptocurrency Market Recovering as South Korea Clarifies New Regulations?

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On January 14, the South Korean government announced a new, more stringent regulatory policy concerning digital currencies. This announcement, preceded by comments from the...

6 Applications That Run on Top of Bitcoin

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When Vitalik Buterin announced the launch of Ethereum in January 2014, he explained that his primary motivation for creating the protocol was to design...

8 Events That Stand Out in Bitcoin History

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In less than a year, the first cryptocurrency will clock in at a decade. In that time, hardly a month has gone by without...

5 Books about Bitcoin You Should Read

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Just a couple years ago, you would struggle to find books about Bitcoin. Today, the subgenre is crowded, and deciding which titles to read...

What is the Real Purpose of Bitcoin?

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The summer of 2017 will likely be remembered as the time when Bitcoin officially went from a relatively obscure thing for tech nerds to...