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A Short Guide to Bitcoin Forks
  If you have been paying attention to bitcoin at all lately, you may have noticed a lot of talk going on about ‘forks’. Not like the kind [...]
How to Explore Blockchain
  Arno Laeven is a strategy and innovation consultant at Laeven Consult, and the former blockchain lead for global healthcare giant Philips. In this [...]
Three pre-blockchain planetary networks: Visa, DNS, and Sabre/Amadeus
  Trent McConaghy is founder & CTO of BigchainDB, the scalable blockchain database. In the past, he designed AI algorithms to help drive [...]
Bitcoin Unlimited: Mining Power Should Determine Hard Fork
  Despite escalating fears that bitcoin could soon undergo a long and messy software upgrade, a developer group at the center of the debate took steps [...]
New Academic Paper Suggests Bitcoin is Resistant to State Control
  A new academic paper, entitled “Bitcoin: Order without Law in the Digital Age”, explores the “fundamental structure” of Bitcoin. The paper seeks to [...]
Which Majority? Bitcoin Exchange Accord Reveals Hard Fork Dilemma
  A newly released statement from major exchanges today may have stoked tensions in the ongoing bitcoin scaling debate – but it also revealed more [...]
A (Short) Guide to Blockchain Consensus Protocols
  We hear plenty of talk of how public blockchains are going to change the world, but to function on a global scale, a shared public ledger needs a [...]
Cypherpunk Steve Schear: ‘Bitcoin Is a Viable Alternative to National Money’
  It has been said many times: the decentralized cryptocurrency bitcoin was born from the libertarian ideals of the cypherpunk movement. Just recently [...]
Why Bigger Might Not Be Better For Bitcoin Scaling
  The block size debate, long one of the defining challenges hanging over bitcoin’s tech community, took an interesting twist late last month. A [...]
How Satoshi Messed Up His Math (and How These Academics Just Fixed It)
  Satoshi Nakamoto’s math doesn’t quite add up. In chapter 11 of the Bitcoin white paper, the pseudonymous author explained that an honest mining [...]