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Bitcoin

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

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Gradually, Then Suddenly

"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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Bitcoin Won’t Be a Global Reserve Currency. But It’s Opening the Box

"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."

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Proof of Life

"Why Bitcoin is a Living Organism"

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MIT’s AI Lab Analyzed 200,000 Bitcoin Transactions. Only 2% Were ‘Illicit’

"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."

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Why Bitcoin?

"Brief introduction to the security, privacy, and freedom of your money."

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Debunking the ‘Bitcoin Cannot Do Smart Contracts’ Myth

"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."

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Crowds, Power and Bitcoin

"Bitcoin is a crowd. Crowds can be understood."

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Op Ed: Debunking Bitcoin Myths: The ‘Intrinsic Value’ Fallacy

"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."

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Bitcoin Is (Probably) Here to Stay

"The resilience of cryptocurrency has a lot to do with the volatility of the real world."

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Eclipse Attacks on Bitcoin’s Peer-to-Peer Network

"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."

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What is “Bitcoin halving” & its potential of powering an extended bull run into 2020–21?

"Bitcoin & Litecoin are both headed for halving, which could propel these Cryptos to Parabolic highs"

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Bitcoin bites the bullet

"Some of its most puzzling tradeoffs explained"

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A modest proposal regarding Bitcoin mining

"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."

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Breakdown of all Satoshi's Writings Proves Bitcoin not Built Primarily as Store of Value

"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."

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Visions of Bitcoin

"How major Bitcoin narratives changed over time"

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Bitcoin could change the game for foreign aid

"Today's humanitarian aid model is fundamentally broken."

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Economic and Non-Economic Trading In Bitcoin:Exploring the Real Spot Market For The World’s FirstDigital Commodity

"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"

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On Bitcoin’s Academic Lineage

"In this article we summarize the main points from Narayanan’s article and conclude with a set of lessons learned."

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