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...

Is Bitcoin mining worth it?

This is a simple question with a complex answer. There are a few different factors that influence whether or not Bitcoin mining will be...

Customise Your Bitcoin Address with Vanitygen Tutorial

If you're tired of the random, cryptic addresses generated by regular bitcoin clients, you can use vanitygen to create a more personalized address. Add...

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 are there only 21 million Bitcoins?

As we all know, the total amount of bitcoins to ever exist will be 21 million. In fact, it's 20,999. No one has ever...

Bitcoin Controlled supply

Bitcoins are created each time a user discovers a new block. The rate of block creation is adjusted every 2016 blocks to aim for...

Nearly 4 Million Bitcoins Lost Forever, New Study Says

Just as gold bars are lost at sea or $100 bills can burn, bitcoins can disappear from the Internet forever. When all 21 million...

Using Google Trends to Estimate Bitcoin’s User Growth

Woo discusses bitcoin's overall growth as a technology, arguing that by using common search tools, insights can be gleaned about its adoption rate. Google Trends is...
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