Bitcoin Legal Experts: nChain SegWit Criticisms Are Flawed

An effort by stealth bitcoin startup nChain to raise awareness of supposed issues with code that would boost the capacity of the distributed payments...

Risk of SegWit – Mining Cartels

The bitcoin community continues to debate Segregated Witness, the Bitcoin Core development team’s proposed scaling solution which would separate signature data (witnesses) from transaction...

Lightning Network Centralization Leads to Economic Censorship

A few months ago, I wrote an article called “Mathematical Proof That the Lightning Network Cannot Be a Decentralized Bitcoin Scaling Solution”. It received quite a bit of...

Mathematical Proof That the Lightning Network Cannot Be a Decentralized Bitcoin Scaling Solution

Have you heard of the Bitcoin Lightning Network? It is a proposal that claims that: “using a network of these micropayment channels, Bitcoin can scale to...

A Guide to the World Bitcoin Created

Bitcoin. Cryptocurrencies. Smart contracts. Many people have now heard of the rapidly changing ecosystem of financial technology, but few have wrapped their heads around...

Why Use a Blockchain?

As the implications of the invention of have become understood, a certain hype has sprung up around blockchain technology. This is, perhaps, because it is...

What is the Difference Between a Blockchain and a Database?

As stated in our guide "What is Blockchain Technology?", the difference between a traditional database and a blockchain begins with architecture, or how the technologies...

What is a Distributed Ledger?

Ledgers, the foundation of accounting, are as ancient as writing and money. Their medium has been clay, wooden tally sticks (that were a fire hazard),...

What Can a Blockchain Do?

Financial institutions have financed the disruption of countless industries over the last 30 years; they have an idea of what a revolutionary technology can...

How Does Blockchain Technology Work?

As stated in our guide "What is Blockchain Technology?", there are three principal technologies that combine to create a blockchain. None of them are new....
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