Blog 2017-10-16T10:52:06+00:00

After 3-Week Delay, Bitcoin Gold Goes Live

After delays caused by DDoS attacks, on 12 November, Bitcoin Gold finally went live on the mainnet. A post announcing the launch date stated: ‘At this point [November 12, 2017 – 7:00 PM (19:00 UTC)], we will provide the Bitcoin Gold full node client [...]

By | November 14th, 2017|

Is Quantum Computing a Threat to Bitcoin?

There is a lot of speculation when it comes to the future of Bitcoin, blockchain technology, and cryptocurrencies, in general. Particularly, as more and more people begin to explore cryptocurrencies, and as values rise, it is easy to focus much more on the “currency” aspect [...]

By | November 7th, 2017|

Popular Blockchain Consensus Mechanisms and How They Work

In centralized systems, an administrator manages the database and decides what files to store and how to update them. The administrator can delegate this power to others. With decentralized public ledgers, or blockchains, however, no administrators exist. Independent nodes in peer-to-peer networks must come to [...]

By | September 27th, 2017|

Space Satellites Could Make Bitcoin as Accessible as Cash

On 15 August, blockchain infrastructure provider Blockstream announced the launch of a service that allows Bitcoin users to transmit transactions to the Bitcoin network via leased space satellites. Effectively, the service could make it possible for anyone, even in remote parts of the globe, [...]

By | September 14th, 2017|

Top 3 Bitcoin Scandals

Although it is true that Bitcoin is one of the most innovative inventions of the 21st century with potentials to revolutionize financial systems all around the world, it is also true that Bitcoin has unfortunately been linked to various scandalous incidents. This article highlights [...]

By | August 30th, 2017|

What You Need To Know About Bitcoin Cash

If you’ve been following the Bitcoin scaling efforts lately, you already know that the Bitcoin blockchain forked on August 1, giving birth to a new currency called Bitcoin Cash (BCH). The event was surrounded by quite a bit of uncertainty over how well the new [...]

By | August 4th, 2017|

A Simple Guide to Blockchain Forks

As the adoption of blockchain grows, so does the need to understand the lexicon around it. A fork is a common blockchain technical term used specifically in the ongoing scaling debate, yet it causes a lot of confusion, particularly for those new to the technology. [...]

By | July 12th, 2017|