⧉infominer 08-Aug-18 12:14 AM
⧉infominer 08-Aug-18 12:30 AM
The recently published book “The Bitcoin Standard” by economist Saifedean Ammous makes the case that bitcoin is rooted in the principles of Austrian
How major Bitcoin narratives changed over time
1/8 Thread on why #bitcoin Soft Forks preserve consensus. Confused why people prefer Soft Forks over Hard Forks? Do Soft Forks somehow seem coercive? Do you feel like Hard Forks aren't such a big deal? Then read this!
⧉infominer 08-Aug-18 12:51 AM
Satoshi Portal considers “Bitcoin” to be whichever blockchain whose latest block is accepted as valid by our Bitcoin Core 0.14.2 node.
Bitseed Core comes preconfigured as a Bitcoin full node, allowing you to keep bitcoin running 24/7 without slowing your PC.
⧉infominer 08-Aug-18 03:46 PM
How to compile a Bitcoin Full Node on a fresh installation of Kubuntu 18.04 without any Linux experience whatsoever.
⧉infominer 08-Aug-18 10:02 PM - Bitcoin Covenants (edited) - A Map of the Bitcoin Core RPC API across Versions (edited)
⧉infominer 10-Aug-18 07:33 PM
The Bitcoin blockchain is not known for its ability to enable smart contracts. In fact, most developers creating smart contracts use a different blockchain, like Ethereum. But the truth is that the Bitcoin protocol can be used to create smart contracts., the blockc...
A few days ago I gave a talk at the Building on Bitcoin conference, where I unveiled Wasabi Wallet that will bring Bitcoin Privacy to a…
⧉infominer 11-Aug-18 08:52 PM
bitcoinbook - Mastering Bitcoin 2nd Edition - Programming the Open Blockchain
When a pseudonymous programmer introduced a new electronic cash system thats fully peer-to-peer, with no trusted third party to a small online mailing list in 2008, very few paid attention. Ten years later, and against all odds, this upstart autonomous decentralized software ...
⧉infominer 15-Aug-18 07:09 PM
The concept of cryptocurrencies is built from forgotten ideas in research literature.: We
⧉infominer 18-Aug-18 01:57 PM
Some people seems to adulate Satoshi, think he can do nothing wrong and his word are to be interpreted as gospel. While I share Satoshi's plan to create peer to peer digital cash, I do think it is important that we think for ourselves. Here are some errors Satoshi made:
⧉infominer 20-Aug-18 05:21 PM
⧉infominer 22-Aug-18 11:23 PM
see also: #bitcoin-dev for developing with bitcoin resources (edited)
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⧉infominer 22-Aug-18 11:48 PM
Eventually, you will need to accept the fact that #bitcoin was hard coded to pump. 1) Every 4 years the supply cuts in half. 2) Every single day more and more people want to buy it.
"Bitcoin’s designers seem to have built these deflationary prospects into the system as a feature, not a bug." Interesting article about the deflationary nature of bitcoin
People like to point out that Bitcoin's irreversible transactions enable fraud, but never bother to mention that merchants lose $190 BILLION to chargebacks every year. Risk doesn't ever disappear, we just push the liability on to someone else.
1190 "What matters is that you learn why Bitcoin needs to be conservative in its development." (edited)
⧉infominer 24-Aug-18 09:53 AM is a work in progress, but already very slick-looking technical education site for developers who want to understand how wallets and transactions are constructed. Adding this to my resources list!
⧉infominer 25-Aug-18 09:17 PM
Sell your kidney now to buy bitcoin & buy 3 kidneys back later. Here's the multi million dollar chart you need.
⧉infominer 25-Aug-18 09:28 PM
Recently the debate around block size has been getting a huge amount of attention, and it is easy to think this is the most important…
Blockchain is not the "underlying tech behind Bitcoin": it's the output of BTC P2P network consensus. Bitcoin is the tech behind blockchain.
⧉infominer 25-Aug-18 10:17 PM
Video from @pwuille's talk on Taproot, Schnorr and SIGHASH_NOINPUT is now available
⧉infominer 25-Aug-18 10:59 PM
Bitcoin is the name of the protocol. Bitcoin $BTC is the name of the currency the protocol uses. Bitcoin Core is the name of the most popular Bitcoin protocol node software. Bitcoin mainnet is the name of network of Bitcoin nodes where $BTC txs+blocks are broadcast/val...
⧉infominer 26-Aug-18 12:17 AM
@VitalikButerin @TokenHash @StopAndDecrypt @_Kevin_Pham @giacomozucco @adam3us Bitcoin Core is not a political tribe. Bitcoin is a political tribe. Bitcoin Core is just a tool, a software that is compliant with the current consensus rules. Any other tribe is currently an a...
⧉infominer 30-Aug-18 07:43 PM
“Law I: Every UTXO persists in its state, except insofar as it is compelled to change its state by force impressed.” — Isaac Newton…
Bitcoin cash is facing a schism. Developers on Bitcoin ABC seems to be completely oblivious to this threat, hence they are proposing to…
⧉infominer 03-Sep-18 10:27 PM
The best way to learn about bitcoin is to actually use it. Perhaps the second best way is to watch some introductory videos. Please keep in mind the dates th...
⧉infominer 08-Sep-18 07:27 PM
If you would rather listen to this read aloud, check out Episode 100 of The Cryptoconomy Podcast here.
⧉infominer 08-Sep-18 10:25 PM
Bitcoin’s capacity is limited. Meanwhile, smart contracts can be resource intensive. So even though Bitcoin has always supported basic smart contract functionality, the two have never been a natural match.But a recent topic of research spearheaded by Blockstream mathematici...
Bitcoin is not really private - but these projects are making significant improvements to Bitcoin privacy.
⧉infominer 17-Sep-18 12:14 AM
1/ the bitcoin whitepaper does not mention censorship resistance once but mentions the goal of removing trusted 3rd parties
⧉infominer 20-Sep-18 12:24 AM
This week’s newsletter includes action items related to the security release of Bitcoin Core 0.16.3 and Bitcoin Core 0.17RC4, the newly-proposed BIP322, and Optech’s upcoming Paris workshop; a link to the C-Lightning 0.6.1 release, more information about BIP322, and some ...
⧉infominer 20-Sep-18 05:01 PM
The Bitcoin Game is an audio podcast available at The Bitcoin Episode 51 is an edited talk by Bitcoin Core developer Jonas Schnelli, given on Octob...
⧉infominer 22-Sep-18 08:31 PM
This article was inspired by an investor of ours who was looking to present the case for bitcoin to his firms investment committee. I…
⧉infominer 22-Sep-18 09:00 PM
My speech at the Chain-In conference that this medium post is based on:
⧉infominer 23-Sep-18 12:52 AM
Mandatory Bitcoin articles -Bullish Case for Bitcoin @real_vijay -Crash Course in Bitcoin Pol. Economy @NakamotoInst -Money, blockchains & social scalability @NickSzabo4 -An Inst. Investor’s Take on Cryptoassets @jlppfeffer -Cryptocurrencies are money, not equity @BMB...
A draft law designed to amend California’s legislation to create legal grounds for the implementation of crypto-related technologies has been passed by the state’s legislature. Assembly Bill 2658 contains important definitions of some key blockchain and crypto terms.
⧉infominer 23-Sep-18 05:45 AM
1/ Censorship Resistant Non-Sovereign Monetary Store Of Value is a simple Bitcoin utility which doesn't require that I find the other participants to transact with to get utility (though I must believe they exist). It's functionally similar to a single-player mode for Bitc...
⧉infominer 23-Sep-18 06:11 AM
Bitcoin is a decentralized P2P network. Bitcoin core is an open-source software implementation. Segregated Witness is a forwards compatible upgrade. SegWit fixed transaction malleability on opt-in basis, lowered fees, incentivized UTXO consolidation & blockweight effic...
Charts for bitcoin transactions
SegWit transactions have really taken over: Even without fee pressure Even with NYA signer refusals to implement Even with it being opt-in Even with anyone-can-spend FUD Even without widespread payment channels Steadily approaching half of total outputs -
⧉infominer 27-Sep-18 11:17 PM
Decentralization is only a means to an end—the end being 21,000,000 #Bitcoin. Nothing else matters. For if Bitcoin becomes centralized, the first thing to follow is inflation.
⧉infominer 28-Sep-18 12:25 AM
0/ Bitcoin is by definition a pyramid scheme / multi-level marketing scheme To be fair, it's the most "fair" and egalitarian pyramid scheme ever devised, but it is none the less a pyramid scheme
⧉infominer 28-Sep-18 07:00 PM
Rusty Russell, a well known and respected Bitcoin Lightning developer at Blockstream  joins me in this episode. We talk about his article, The Three Economic Eras of Bitcoin, and discuss the Lightn…
⧉infominer 28-Sep-18 08:15 PM
Weekly News and Articles on Bitcoin Technology
⧉infominer 28-Sep-18 08:29 PM
Bitcoin has seen only 3 bear markets in its history. We are in the third one now. One signal we can use to determine the end of the bear is for the price to cross above its 200 day moving average. ( this is a big discussion in itself)
⧉infominer 29-Sep-18 01:02 AM
⧉infominer 30-Sep-18 09:46 PM
Timestamp: 35:48 - The Reserve Currency Fallacy by Eric Voskuil 1:05:34 - Trustlessness, Scalability, and Directions in Security Models by Matt Corallo 1:41:...
Big Announcement by @giacomozucco & @AlenaSatoshi at #bh2018 by @hodlhodl of the formation of @TheBFoundation to support #Bitcoin development & education efforts. Afiliated members are @sysmannet @francispouliot @Trezor @WhalePanda @starkness @adam3us @lopp & more.
⧉infominer 30-Sep-18 10:00 PM
⧉infominer 30-Sep-18 11:28 PM
Bitcoin has a 4 year cycle that's programmed into the system. Average in and HODL #Bitcoin $BTC #BitcoinCharts
⧉infominer 04-Oct-18 03:14 AM
Find the show valuable? Become a patron! Vortex on Twitter: Cryptocast Network: Programming with Bitcoin: https
⧉infominer 04-Oct-18 04:58 PM
A cup is not being useful when it sits in the cupboard, only when you drink from it. A bicycle is not useful when it sits in the garage…
⧉infominer 04-Oct-18 06:40 PM
Official Post from Chris DeRose: You don't own Bitcoin. There, someone had to say it. Might as well be me. Owning Bitcoin was a great meme. Had an awesome run. But you don't own it, and never did. Sound delusional? Nope. By the end of this article, you will probably agree. W...
⧉infominer 04-Oct-18 08:12 PM
Bailey Reutzel speaks to the controversial pair behind Bitcoin Uncensored and tries to separate their truths from their blockchain industry trolling.
⧉infominer 05-Oct-18 05:33 AM
Introducing realized cap to BTC market cycle analysis
We’ve seen them all Bitcoin, Bitcent, mBTC, Millibit, Milli, µBTC, Microbitcoin, Mike, Bit, Finney, Satoshi, etc. But I fear that these…
Meni Rosenfeld dissects the arguments proposed in a popular Bitcoin meme.
⧉infominer 07-Oct-18 12:18 AM
Like many complex subjects, the Crypto world is composed of various concepts that are difficult to understand at first. The UTXO is no…
⧉infominer 08-Oct-18 01:26 AM
“Countless words count less than the silent balance between yin and yang” - Laotzi
“Be like the cliff against which the waves continually break; but it stands firm and tames the fury of the water around it.” — Marcus…
When Segwit?
The Random Access Memory for Bitcoin
⧉infominer 08-Oct-18 02:00 AM
Often times in the press I see a lot of confusion around what a fullnode implementation of bitcoin actually is. I saw this as a great…
⧉infominer 11-Oct-18 01:53 AM
Live map of reachable nodes in the Bitcoin network being crawled by the Bitnodes crawler.
⧉infominer 12-Oct-18 04:24 PM
RSK, bitcoin´s smart contract platform.
⧉infominer 17-Oct-18 01:41 AM
A call for embracing the currency competition
⧉infominer 31-Oct-18 02:05 PM
Fermat's Library is a platform for illuminating academic papers.
^^^ annotated
⧉infominer 04-Nov-18 04:03 AM
New episode! In Noded 0.27.0, @bitstein and @pierre_rochard talk with @theonevortex about his Programming With Bitcoin workshop, @BtcpayServer, and Bitcoin content creation.
⧉infominer 04-Nov-18 08:05 AM
Transcript: "Bitcoin Core build system and testing" @MarcoFalke @TheBitcoinEdge #bitcoinedge2018
⧉infominer 04-Nov-18 09:44 AM
Andreas M. Antonopoulos is one of the rare bitcoin and open blockchain experts who approaches the subject from an educational, political, cultural, and human perspective - not only discussing the technology in investment terms. We discuss Bitcoin in the context of human righ...
⧉infominer 04-Nov-18 09:53 AM
Video recordings of presentations live-streamed during Scaling Bitcoin events.
#bitcoin halving: only 19 months to go ... we are in the green zone!
⧉infominer 04-Nov-18 11:29 AM
I will try to explain the relation between Segwit and AsicBoost, in both the covert and overt forms, in certain detail. I will also try to explain why a method was recently proposed to reduce the i…
⧉infominer 04-Nov-18 01:23 PM
1/ On-chain Bitcoin and Litecoin payments are not peer-to-peer. Payments are sent from sender to miners, who record it on a distributed ledger. The recipient receives the payment when it's recorded. BUT, this is facilitated by a p2p network where transactions are broadcast...
"looming threat of china"
⧉infominer 05-Nov-18 04:25 AM
1/8 A thread on my research with @mireya_anita and @A_led analyzing China's influence on Bitcoin: Important: we're still waiting on peer review! We claim that China is a motivated, capable, and overall credible threat to Bitcoin. More on each adje...
⧉infominer 05-Nov-18 07:35 AM
My speech at the Chain-In conference that this medium post is based on:
#Bitcoin competes with central banks and base money #LiquidNetwork competes with SWIFT #LightningNetwork competes with Visa
⧉infominer 05-Nov-18 08:05 AM
A call for embracing the currency competition
Charlie Shrem, one of bitcoin's earliest entrepreneurs, believes Satoshi's white paper is about more than just technology.
⧉infominer 05-Nov-18 08:30 AM
We can classify the investment theses for (and against) investing in Bitcoin into categories. This helps clarify how much of an impact a…
⧉infominer 05-Nov-18 08:56 AM
Bitcoin was supposed to be the enemy of governments. And yet most countries have ushered it through the front door. What’s the explanation?
⧉infominer 05-Nov-18 09:23 AM
A new leading indicator for Bitcoin price during its major market cycles
⧉infominer 25-Nov-18 08:00 PM
BTCPay has become a meteoric success. But for what started out as a hobbyist’s side project, this success has, in some respects, become unwieldy.
The LND node software now runs from within the Excel plugin. With neutrino, that means that a Windows + Excel user can be making and receiving LN payments with a few clicks.
⧉infominer 25-Nov-18 08:14 PM
1/ Bitcoin’s origin is akin to planting a tree. It wasn’t just Satoshi’s selection of the species (code), but the season (timing), soil (distribution), and gardening (community) that were essential to its success Part 1: Species Thread 👇
⧉infominer 25-Nov-18 08:56 PM
On October 31st, the programmer/programmers known as Satoshi Nakamoto published this paper through a cryptography mailing list that describes the Bitcoin currency and
Using Bitcoin is monetary anarchist politicking.
Today is the ten year anniversary of Satoshi Nakamoto publishing the Bitcoin white paper to the Cypherpunk mailing list on October 31…
The Block complements our writings and analyses with charts, graphs, and maps is to give our readers a comprehensive look at the complex crypto ecosystem. Even the veteran Bitcoiner can get lost in the twist and turns that is the bitcoin labyrinth. Here, we take a high-level...
⧉infominer 25-Nov-18 09:16 PM
There are some that argue that these BIPs can and will eventually lead to more forks in the network which is generally considered to be a bag thing in the [...]
⧉infominer 25-Nov-18 09:35 PM
@DeHuntisOn 1/ Here are a few examples for using the command line to deepen your understanding of Bitcoin: * Use bitcoin-cli to work with your full node and learn its capabilities. @aantonop's 3rd chapter of Mastering Bitcoin and @ChristopherA's tutorial will help https:/...
⧉infominer 09-Dec-18 01:40 AM
#Bitcoin is by far the most energy efficient monetary system we've ever designed.
⧉infominer 09-Dec-18 02:58 AM
The problem that Bitcoin solves is the reversibility of electronic payments. In the seminal Bitcoin whitepaper, Satoshi Nakamoto wrote,
The Bitcoin world was surprised when last week, 0.16.3 was released to the public and everyone was urged to upgrade as soon as possible…
⧉infominer 22-Dec-18 06:43 PM
Is this crash the end of Bitcoin? Or is this an inevitable blip that comes when shifting the foundations of society? Listen to find out in Vijay’s thought provoking article, “The Bullis…
⧉infominer 22-Dec-18 07:17 PM
Wow this is awesome! Check out this slide deck about the Bitcoin Backbone Model. The math used in this paper is reused in a bunch of papers about crypto (including Cardano) so understanding this will help you understand all the other papers!
The development team has introduced their next generation bitcoin blender in an effort aimed at disrupting the quickening pace of blockchain analysis firms such as Chainalysis. The reason behind the move is simple: cryptocurrency is not anonymous but it pretends ...
⧉infominer 22-Dec-18 07:40 PM
Bitcoin is digital gold, and this continues to be its most appropriate and concise metaphor. I recently discussed some parallels between…
The Bitcoin world was surprised when last week, 0.16.3 was released to the public and everyone was urged to upgrade as soon as possible…
⧉infominer 22-Dec-18 09:51 PM
Why I’m focused on Bitcoin: • Schelling point consensus • p2p network governance with full nodes • proof-of-work secure timestamping • Lindy effect / first mover advantage • fixed issuance schedule • prudent engineering culture • promising research: lightni...
⧉infominer 22-Dec-18 11:02 PM
To my surprise the last @bitcoinoptech newsletter mentions a very small pull request I made that recently got merged into LND. Bitcoin Optech Newsletter is by far the best source of information for the latest fixes and features. Subscribe if you manage Bitcoin nodes.
⧉infominer 22-Dec-18 11:27 PM
BitMEX’s recent live event with The Spectator (“Who’s afraid of Bitcoin?”) was an exclusive affair, with fewer than 200 people in the theatre. All the sessio...
⧉infominer 23-Dec-18 12:27 AM
This guide shows how developers can use a Chainpoint Node to create and verify a Chainpoint proof. Chainpoint is an open standard for…
⧉infominer 23-Dec-18 03:15 AM
All monetary systems rely on social contracts, and Bitcoin’s no exception. The difference is who holds the power: the government, or the people.
⧉infominer 23-Dec-18 03:23 AM
Check out the latest episode of @TheCryptoShow featuring @ProfFaustus and @DanielKrawisz - this time discussing thoughts on the #fork, the origins of #bitcoin and #LightningNetwork.
Where 2017’s dizzying price highs embedded “hodl” into the public consciousness, 2018 was the year in which “buidl" became a trend in the crypto-industry — and Bitcoin was no exception.
This paper serves to update the assumptions used in a prior version of this research from February 2015 ( , and provides a systematic methodology of modelling the environmental and economic costs of Bitcoin. Furthermore, the
⧉infominer 23-Dec-18 04:09 AM
THREAD: Ready to get mindblown by #Bitcoin #CORE implementations and progress? Volunteers around the world gather and cumulate tons of hours from the best minds on this planet about the topic. This is a gift, an invention made to humanity.
⧉infominer 23-Dec-18 05:29 AM
0/ We're excited to release our first "State of #Bitcoin" report. Read it in full here!
⧉infominer 23-Dec-18 03:51 PM
Maximalists: Summarize your take on what Bitcoin maximalism is or explain why you self identify as one, in a single tweet. I'm working on something with this so your input is appreciated.
⧉infominer 23-Dec-18 04:32 PM
The least interesting thing about bitcoin is its price.
⧉infominer 23-Dec-18 05:01 PM
To follow is a very rough analysis, zoomed out to give us perspective on Bitcoin’s 10 years of life, and Ethereum’s 3+ years. If you…
⧉infominer 24-Dec-18 01:44 AM
Bitcoin technologies made great progress in 2018. In part two of our series, we look at advances in privacy, sidechains and Schnorr signatures.
⧉infominer 10-Jan-19 05:44 AM
A somewhat technical explanation of how Bitcoin works. Want more? Check out my new in-depth course on the latest in Bitcoin, Blockchain, and a survey of the ...
⧉infominer 10-Jan-19 06:07 AM
Tampering with the Delivery of Blocks and Transactions in Bitcoin:
⧉infominer 22-Jan-19 09:53 PM has a neat animated Bitcoin script interpreter and debugger for those who want to better understand script execution.
⧉infominer 12-Feb-19 04:34 PM
Bitcoin is already a reserve asset. It is the world’s first true example of decentralized digital scarcity, and its elegant, predetermined…
⧉infominer 12-Feb-19 05:31 PM
Bitcoin itself shows us why it can never replace all government-issued currencies.
Blockchain Analysis Is About to Get Harder as P2EP Enters Testing Phase. Happy new year!
Libbitcoin developer @evoskuil on risk and security.
⧉infominer 13-Feb-19 08:10 PM
Many arguments against Bitcoin can be summed up as, “But it has no intrinsic value!” But what is value, even? The world is currently in a…
I’ve always been fascinated with the raw numbers relating to the operational status and growth of Bitcoin, especially as we ride the…
⧉infominer 13-Feb-19 08:57 PM
I woke up in the middle of the night so I fired up Twitter and I encountered two well-known cryptographers’ conversation about quantum…
⧉infominer 18-Feb-19 11:35 AM
^^^ talks about what kind of physical, mathematical, cryptographic knowledge, game theory, programming, and economics were needed to invent Bitcoin. A great addition to Antonopoulos’s Mastering Bitcoin.
⧉infominer 19-Feb-19 01:17 AM
The insecurity discussion starts near the bottom of page 2 of the paper The security issues the paper discusses are pretty simple to solve theoretically, but they all increase the communication complexity of the signing schemes from O(n^2) to O(n^3) Which means there's that many more points at which the multisig can be sabotaged or an error of some sort can occur Which basically means that all of those schemes are useless for large numbers of participants Not that they were that useful for any significant number of participants with a complexity of O(n^2)
Apograf is the first aggregator for publications on cryptography, distributed computer systems, blockchain technology and other related fields. By collecting metadata from reputable sources, it delivers easy integrated access to complete scientific publications or links to wh...
⧉infominer 21-Feb-19 01:46 AM
312 votes and 54 comments so far on Reddit
Bitcoin and the Promise of Independent Property Rights by @hasufl
The Evolution of Bitcoin Key Management – Casa Blog – Medium
⧉infominer 25-Feb-19 09:05 AM
Transcript of Stephan Livera discussing Bitcoin Maximalism with Andreas Antonopoulos
⧉infominer 11-Mar-19 09:37 PM
A funny thing happened in the second half of 2018. At some moment, all the people active in crypto looked around and realized there weren’t very many of us. The friends we’d convinced during the last holiday season were no longer speaking to us. They had stopped checking ...
⧉infominer 11-Mar-19 10:11 PM
The view amongst most bitcoin people I know is not that they don’t care about privacy or fungibility — they care very very much…But it’s one that cannot fail, or it’s one that we better not cause to fail. And that takes precedence over everything else.”— A...
I’m fed up with being judged as unreasonable for supporting bitcoin. I’m interested in bitcoin. No one says to an ethereum supporter “why don’t you give credence to dentacoin or doge or whatever”. I back bitcoin and I back people that back bitcoin.
⧉infominer 31-Mar-19 06:47 AM
I just published Neutrino can be dangerous, so lets grow Bitcoin’s immunity with a BIP/BOLT