Blockchain Could Stop Third Most Lucrative Organized Crime

While some media like to focus on bitcoin's connection with dark markets, the technology could actually make legal markets more secure. For example, it could protect the art market from the world's third most lucrative [...]

By | March 2nd, 2017|

Why Have Bitcoin Micro-Tipping Platforms Failed?

Eight months after ChangeTip launched, Emin Gün Sirer wished it dead. He also asked us all to celebrate its demise when it happened. Sirer is an IT security expert, commentator and professor at Cornell University. [...]

By | February 9th, 2017|

How to Decide What Size Bitcoin Transaction Fee to Attach

The choice to attach a small fee for miners every time you send bitcoins is slowly going from voluntary to mandatory. Miners are already taking longer to confirm transactions that lack sufficient fees. Bitcoin transaction [...]

By | January 17th, 2017|

SegWit Goes Beyond Scaling Bitcoin

Segregated Witness (SegWit) does more than condense transaction data that goes into the bitcoin block. Marek “Slush” Palatinus, architect of the hardware wallet Trezor, pointed this out when he said: “Segregated Witness is not just [...]

By | December 22nd, 2016|

Why Fungibility Took Center Stage at the Bitcoin Scaling Event in Milan

Fungibility was the central theme at the third Bitcoin scaling event, which took place on the October 9 and 10, 2016 in Milan, Italy. Blockchain experts made detailed presentations showing how this necessary property of [...]

By | December 8th, 2016|

Ethereum is Ditching PoW for PoS; What Does that Mean?

It is now not a matter of whether but when Ethereum is to switch to Proof of Stake (POS) consensus reaching mechanism. Indeed, plans seem to be at an advanced stage. And those in charge [...]

By | November 24th, 2016|