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Bitcoin

Links to the best articles, videos and podcasts about Bitcoin.

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Bitcoin Is More About Living on Your Own Terms Than Simply About Money

"Bitcoin’s contributions to our lives far outweigh the money."

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When HODLING Bitcoin, There’s Only One Number That Really Matters

"Hint: this number is not the price of Bitcoin."

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From ISP To P2P: How Mesh Networks Take Bitcoin Off The Grid

"But what if I told you that, in the event of a mass internet outage, there’s a good chance that Bitcoin would survive? That chance is real and growing thanks to the promise of mesh networks."

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Proof of Patronage

"Towards a Sustainable Future of Bitcoin Developer Funding"

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Bitcoin Is The Technology Of Dissent That Secures Individual Liberties

"As the government becomes more authoritarian, those who speak truth to power are being punished more harshly. Bitcoin as a technology of dissent provides alternative forms of resistance that are much more peaceful and joyous. It offers an avenue for people around the world to express their opposition against their government without directly confronting with power; instead it is simply creating a new world that makes the old system obsolete."

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Bitcoin’s Social Antifragility

"I have argued in the past that the difficulty of changing the rules is one of the most important properties of Bitcoin. Without this security, which is in large part a consequence of decentralization, Bitcoin cannot function as a store of value."

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Bitcoin is Not for Criminals

"Your favorite Senator or Treasury Secretary may occasionally make the claim, but thankfully, bitcoin is not for criminals; it is however for everyone."

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Analyst Claims 98% of Mining Rigs Fail to Verify Transactions

"De Vries asserts that 98% of mining rigs will never verify a transaction, resulting in an enormous and unproductive electricity expenditure. “They are sort of participating in a massive lottery and every 10 minutes one gets lucky and gets to produce the next block,” he states."

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The big secret at the heart of Bitcoin mining

"It turns out that for every 100 Bitcoin miners, just two of them will ever find a new block. Here’s why."

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Mass Adoption of Bitcoin's Values

"While the mass adoption of Bitcoin as money is a decent goal to strive for, many have already pointed out that it is far from perfect. In an ideal future, everyone not only uses Bitcoin but also holds their private keys and runs their own full node; i.e. everyone is a first-class Bitcoin citizen."

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The Economics of Halving: What Will Happen to the Price?

"The next halving is estimated to occur on 12 May 2020, so let’s take a closer look at what will happen afterwards."

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Bitcoin for Securities Tokens

"Using the World’s Strongest Chain for the World’s Strongest Use Case"

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The Many Angles of Bitcoin Adoption

"The acceptance and value of Bitcoin is largely based on imitation which can be explored through Rene Girard’s mimetic theory. We usually explain why we want something because it fits our unique preferences, or we highlight the objective good qualities something has. But in reality, we are frequently imitating others. We pattern our choices based on another’s example. This is also the nature of the monetization process."

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Why Cypherpunk Witches Love Bitcoin

"We live in an age where young women use everything from emojis to bitcoin to practice witchcraft."

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Why Bitcoin is Not a Security

"Bitcoin is a broad topic and links together many disciplines such as cryptography, game theory, monetary theory, monetary history, economics, computer science, network dynamics, thermodynamics and information theory."

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The Bitcoin halving: bulls vs bears

"Will the Bitcoin halving boost the price of Bitcoin like on previous occasions, or is the event already priced in?"

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Is There Such Thing As Bitcoin Insurance?

"When we talk of financial security and investments, insurance will always be part of the topic since this will help you secure your future. In fact, you might even think of getting life insurance for you and your family, or probably you already own a car insurance if you have purchased your car. There are different types of insurance, and you should get the ones that you genuinely need. But have you heard of a Bitcoin insurance?"

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What is the Bitcoin halving?

"The Halving also known as the Halvening is a slashing of the rewards miners receive while processing transactions on bitcoin."

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