The Lightning Network Is About to Turbocharge Bitcoin

The Lightning Network Is About to Turbocharge Bitcoin

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Bitcoin is in the process of deploying the Lightning Network. The new protocol helps the cryptocurrency handle more transactions, speed up confirmations and reduce...

Understanding Token Sales and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) – Part 2

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An initial coin offering is a hybrid between initial public offerings (IPOs) and crowdfunding. While IPOs have been around since the 17th century when...
5 Bitcoin Core Alternatives That Don’t Fork the Blockchain

5 Bitcoin Core Alternatives That Don’t Fork the Blockchain

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Did you know you can run a node on the Bitcoin network without using the Bitcoin Core software? And that you can do so...
What Is a Replay Attack and How Does It Affect Bitcoin Users?

What Is a Replay Attack and How Does It Affect Bitcoin Users?

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Concerns about replay attacks grow with every eminent hard fork. But what is a replay attack and how does it affect Bitcoin users? As blockchain...
bitcoin's blockchain merkle tree

What is a Merkle Tree and How Does It Help Organize Data On The...

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Integral to the blockchain concept is another concept that dates back to 1979: the Merkle tree, named after computer scientist Ralph Merkle. Central to how...
Is Quantum Computing a Threat to Bitcoin?

Is Quantum Computing a Threat to Bitcoin?

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There is a lot of speculation when it comes to the future of Bitcoin, blockchain technology, and cryptocurrencies, in general. Particularly, as more and...

Popular Blockchain Consensus Mechanisms and How They Work

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In centralized systems, an administrator manages the database and decides what files to store and how to update them. The administrator can delegate this...
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Top 3 Bitcoin Scandals

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Although it is true that Bitcoin is one of the most innovative inventions of the 21st century with potentials to revolutionize financial systems all...

Four Areas that Differentiate between Public and Private Blockchains

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In the beginning, there was one blockchain (the Bitcoin Blockchain). Then came a second blockchain, and another - Now there are many, and more are...

The Winklevoss Twins and the Bitcoin Universe

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Rising To Fame: The Infamous Facebook Lawsuit  If you’ve seen David Fincher’s The Social Network, you may already be familiar with Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss....