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The recently published book “The Bitcoin Standard” by economist Saifedean Ammous makes the case that bitcoin is rooted in the principles of Austrian
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!
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Satoshi Portal considers “Bitcoin” to be whichever blockchain whose latest block is accepted as valid by our Bitcoin Core 0.14.2 node.
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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. Particl.io, 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 18-Aug-18 01:57 PMTwitter
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:
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see also: #bitcoin-dev for developing with bitcoin resources (edited)
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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.
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. https://t.co/ZfabEgJjtP
https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/979jhq/to_everyone_rushing_back_into_btc_from_altcoins/ "What matters is that you learn why Bitcoin needs to be conservative in its development." (edited)
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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 PMTwitter
Blockchain is not the "underlying tech behind Bitcoin": it's the output of BTC P2P network consensus. Bitcoin is the tech behind blockchain.
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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...
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“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...
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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...
⧉infominer 17-Sep-18 12:14 AMTwitter
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 Game.com. Episode 51 is an edited talk by Bitcoin Core developer Jonas Schnelli, given on Octob...
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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 AMTwitter
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...
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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...
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 - https://t.co/2jCq...
⧉infominer 27-Sep-18 11:17 PMTwitter
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 AMTwitter
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 08:29 PMTwitter
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
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0165176518302556 The impact of Tether grants on Bitcoin
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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.
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Bitcoin has a 4 year cycle that's programmed into the system. Average in and HODL #Bitcoin $BTC #BitcoinCharts
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https://medium.com/coinmonks/what-makes-bitcoin-a-store-of-value-599869e3ada6 #bch counter-narrative
⧉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.
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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…
⧉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…
⧉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…
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Fermat's Library is a platform for illuminating academic papers.
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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 AMTwitter
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 PMTwitter
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"
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#Bitcoin competes with central banks and base money #LiquidNetwork competes with SWIFT #LightningNetwork competes with Visa https://t.co/UyTnhWtUJn
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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.
⧉infominer 25-Nov-18 08:14 PMTwitter
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 https://t.co/mfgMaDx70Z Thread
⧉infominer 25-Nov-18 08:56 PM
On October 31st, the programmer/programmers known as Satoshi Nakamoto published this paper through a metzdowd.com cryptography mailing list that describes the Bitcoin currency and
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 [...]
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#Bitcoin is by far the most energy efficient monetary system we've ever designed.
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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 PMTwitter
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! https://t.co/lUb3NVaOi4
The BestMixer.io 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…
⧉infominer 22-Dec-18 09:51 PMTwitter
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...
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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...
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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
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 (https://goo.gl/UZ9B3e) , and provides a systematic methodology of modelling the environmental and economic costs of Bitcoin. Furthermore, the
⧉infominer 23-Dec-18 04:09 AMTwitter
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.
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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.
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The least interesting thing about bitcoin is its price.
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Bitcoin technologies made great progress in 2018. In part two of our series, we look at advances in privacy, sidechains and Schnorr signatures.
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Tampering with the Delivery of Blocks and Transactions in Bitcoin: https://eprint.iacr.org/2015/578.pdf
Misbehavior in Bitcoin: A Study of Double-Spending and Accountability: https://www.ethz.ch/content/dam/ethz/special-interest/infk/inst-infsec/system-security-group-dam/research/publications/pub2015/tissec15_karame.pdf
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Bitcoin itself shows us why it can never replace all government-issued currencies.
⧉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…
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^^^ 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)(edited)
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https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-bitcoin-knowledge-podcast/id301670981?mt=2&i=1000429693505 ^^^good overview lightning and liquid
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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 ...
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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. https://t.co/...
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