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Baltic Honeybadger 2017 • November 25-26, 2017

The Baltic Honeybadger conference is the first major event in Latvia dedicated to Bitcoin and the technologies built around it.…

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A Guide to Mining Bitcoin

Category: Mining

A Guide to Mining Bitcoin

In this guide we explain what exactly bitcoin mining is and how to get started. What is Mining? Mining is the term used to refer to the process of bringing bitcoin into existence. While a bitcoin does not exist in a physical form, computers around the world mine bitcoin, which basically means that they verify transactions and record it onto…

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A Security Threat to the Bitcoin Blockchain?

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, News, Tech

A Security Threat to the Bitcoin Blockchain?

In a report to be featured at the 38th IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy in May, Aviv Zohar of The Hebrew University present findings on how an attack to the Bitcoin Blockchain can occur via the Internet’s routing infrastructure. In this paper, Zohar and his collaborators Maria Apostolaki and Laurent Vanbever, show off two ways a Border Gateway Protocol…

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Exchanges Issue Contingency Plan in Event of Bitcoin Split

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, News

Exchanges Issue Contingency Plan in Event of Bitcoin Split

As the likelihood of a Bitcoin hard fork increases, a document published March 17 details a contingency plan that nearly 20 exchanges plan to be a part of in the event of a split in the Bitcoin network. Exchanges include ones with massive amounts of volume, such as Bitfinex, BTCC, Kraken, and ShapeShift, as well as some lesser-known exchanges. The…

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Coinbase: Users to Pay Fees for On-chain Transactions, Internal Off-chain Transactions Still Free

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Business, News

Coinbase: Users to Pay Fees for On-chain Transactions, Internal Off-chain Transactions Still Free

The Bitcoin ecosystem evolves. Coinbase, with six million users the largest exchange platform in the US, reacts to the emerging fee market and does no longer pay the transaction fee for its customers. Off-chain transactions, from Coinbase account to Coinbase account, however, are still free. Besides some minor updates in its so-called “Spring Cleaning” Coinbase also adjusts its wallets to…

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Bitcoin Core 0.14 Released: Better Performance, Faster Synchronization, and More

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, News, Tech

Bitcoin Core 0.14 Released: Better Performance, Faster Synchronization, and More

Bitcoin Core released version 0.14 of the reference client of Bitcoin. This release contains some significant improvements in the performance, especially when building a node. Also, it changes the mempool management, enables users to retrospectively increase the fee for a transaction and many more things. With the version number 0.14 Bitcoin Core, the reference client of Bitcoin reaches a new…

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Bitcoin Subverts Power, But this does not make it Democratic

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, News, Tech

Bitcoin Subverts Power, But this does not make it Democratic

A sociologist from the UK analyzes in a paper, how Bitcoin can be understood as a political technology. The approach is pretty interesting – even if the result is somehow weak. Tom Redshaw is Ph.D. at the School of Social Science at the Manchester University. And when it happens that a Social Scientists analyzes Bitcoin, he doesn’t care about technology,…

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Bitcoin is Being Pushed to Full Capacity

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, News, Tech

Bitcoin is Being Pushed to Full Capacity

Many things have been predicted to happen when Bitcoin reaches its capacity. Now, as it happens, the mempool becomes one of the most intriguing Bitcoin stats to observe. When Bitcoin blocks reach its size limit of 1MB, there is a prediction of doom and gloom. Most prominently Bitcoin developer Jeff Garzik forecasted in December 2015 the so-called “fee event” that…

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Bcoin: “Menace” to the Bitcoin Network?

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, News, Tech

Bcoin: “Menace” to the Bitcoin Network?

In the context of Satoshi Nakamoto’s early warning to Gavin Andresen in 2010 on Bitcointalk against building minority versions of the Bitcoin protocol, secondary implementations were at the time dubbed “menace” to the network. “I don’t believe a second, compatible implementation of Bitcoin will ever be a good idea. So much of the design depends on all nodes getting exactly…

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Bitcoin’s Hash Rate Distribution Appears to be Becoming Less Centralized

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, News, Tech

Bitcoin’s Hash Rate Distribution Appears to be Becoming Less Centralized

In 2012, only a few bitcoin mining pools or companies controlled the mining industry. Mining pools like Deepbit maintained majority control over bitcoin’s hash rate, at times nearly 40 percent of the hash rate distribution. As years passed and as new mining equipment came into existence and the bitcoin industry itself began to demonstrate a rapid pace of growth, new…

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Hold Bitcoin? Return the Favor By Running a Node

Category: Bitcoin, News, Tech

Hold Bitcoin? Return the Favor By Running a Node

As the New Year began, we were able to witness the price of bitcoin surpass the $1000 mark for the first time in a little over three years. With the price rise putting bitcoin back into the limelight of mass media, once again interest has been sparked in the cryptocurrency beyond the scope of its community. Topics such as where…

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