"I’ve titled the series Gradually, Then Suddenly. As Hemingway penned the process of going bankrupt, it’s also the way that government-backed currencies hyper-inflate and often how people come to understand bitcoin (gradually, then suddenly)."
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"Some have posited that there is a “non-zero chance” that bitcoin would make a great reserve currency. I disagree, I believe that there is exactly zero chance that could happen. I do think, however, that the global reserve system will radically change over the next couple of decades. Bitcoin could be a part of what emerges."
"Only 2 percent of the 200,000 bitcoin transactions in the data set were deemed illicit as part of Eliptic’s initial work. While 21 percent were identified as lawful, the vast majority of the transactions, roughly 77 percent, remained unclassified."
"Brief introduction to the security, privacy, and freedom of your money."
"The main selling point of systems like Ethereum and EOS is their ability to execute smart contracts, at least according to the supporters of those projects. To them, Bitcoin is simply too limited and conservative, and new approaches are needed to unlock the true power of blockchain technology."
"Bitcoin is a crowd. Crowds can be understood."
"One of the earliest criticisms of Bitcoin was that the underlying token in the system had no intrinsic value. This point was an area of heavy debate among libertarians and Austrian economists who had become interested in bitcoin as a potential digital alternative to gold in the early stages of the crypto asset’s development."
"The resilience of cryptocurrency has a lot to do with the volatility of the real world."
"We present eclipse attacks on bitcoin’s peer-to-peer net-work. Our attack allows an adversary controlling a suffi-cient number of IP addresses to monopolize all connec-tions to and from a victim bitcoin node. The attacker canthen exploit the victim for attacks on bitcoin’s miningand consensus system, includingN-confirmation doublespending, selfish mining, and adversarial forks in theblockchain."
"Bitcoin & Litecoin are both headed for halving, which could propel these Cryptos to Parabolic highs"
"Some of its most puzzling tradeoffs explained"
"Following the sad loss of funds suffered by Binance, the well-loved crypto exchange, the Bitcoin community rallied around the embattled exchange and wisely proposed that Binance institute a reorganization of the Bitcoin blockchain in an attempt to steal back the funds, or at least confiscate them from the hacker."
"The claim “Bitcoin was purpose-built to first be a Store of Value” is false. Many of Satoshi’s statements shown as evidence for this claim are taken out of context. When those statements are placed in context and considered alongside all his writings, it’s undeniable that Bitcoin was not built to first be a store of value, but was built for payments."
"How major Bitcoin narratives changed over time"
"Today's humanitarian aid model is fundamentally broken."
"This paper will show that public perception is wrong, anchored in a bygone era and built on a foundation of bad data and false assumptions"
"In this article we summarize the main points from Narayanan’s article and conclude with a set of lessons learned."