Category Archives: Bitcoin

Vitalik’s Quantum Quest

First, a Little History In 2013, the Bitcoin world was a much different place. The Bitcoin securities exchanges were booming. [note]MPEX, BTCTC, Bitfunder, Havelock Investments, and a few other less ‘reputable’ ones.[/note] Bitcoiners, scammers, noobs, and the otherwise well-intentioned were … Continue reading

Posted in Bitcoin | Leave a comment

Bitcoin is Not Fungible, Should It Be?

As the Bitcoin community flexes its maximalism, noting how absurd it would be to undo the recent Bitfinex hack via hard fork (like Ethereum did with the DAO hack), it is exclaiming that the fungibility of Bitcoin must be protected: If … Continue reading

Posted in Bitcoin | Leave a comment

Bitfinex & BitGo Become Bitcoin Barbers

For the past few days, Bitcoiners have been dealing with the recent hack of the world’s leading USD Bitcoin exchange, Bitfinex, for 120,000 bitcoins. News has been trickling out about how margin positions will be settled while their service is … Continue reading

Posted in Bitcoin | Leave a comment

R3CEV Articles Mysteriously Disappear!

The infamous deconstructed-blockchain-as-a-service-to-relieve-your-bank-of-its-R&D-budget company known as R3CEV has somehow managed to have some disparaging articles about their newly announced $200-million-dollar fundraising effort erased from the web. …Well, as erased as one can get these days. Cached links are available for … Continue reading

Posted in Bitcoin | Leave a comment

Live Blog: Consensus 2016 Conference, Day 3

9:16AM Today is the final day of the conference. The panels are starting a bit later, and I expect a more laid-back atmosphere. Last night, I went out to dinner with my friend, Brian, who is a Debian Developer. I … Continue reading

Posted in Bitcoin | Leave a comment

Live Blog: Consensus 2016 Conference, Day 2

7:40AM I’m here bright and early after a long day at the conference, and night at the CoinCenter Gala. I actually had a pretty great time, and I’m a little hoarse from talking and a bit of hollaring during the … Continue reading

Posted in Bitcoin | Leave a comment

Live Blog: Consensus 2016 Conference, Day 1

7:12AM This morning I woke up at 4:am to a price alarm I had set for BTCUSD. I shrugged it off, but after a bit of grumbling decided I should check to see if there was more to it. All … Continue reading

Posted in Bitcoin | Leave a comment

Live Blogging From Consensus 2016: Hackathon Day 2, May 1, 2016

11:30am I decided I may as well check out the hackathon before the actual conference, since I have the time, and wanted to meet up with Bryan Bishop, one of the Bitcoin Core developers I’ve been working with to get … Continue reading

Posted in Bitcoin | Leave a comment

Coin Center Releases PSA: How to Evaluate Satoshi Nakamoto Claims

For the past month, maybe longer, there has been chatter from various corners of the Bitcoin world that Satoshi Nakamoto might be revealing himself soon. I heard theories it was a hoax, and/or that it was Craig S. Wright that … Continue reading

Posted in Bitcoin | Leave a comment

I Miss The Old Satoshi

I miss the old Satoshi, straight from the node Satoshi Sail the Silk Road Satoshi, don’t fork the code Satoshi I hate the new Satoshi, the absentee Satoshi The SPV Satoshi, blockchain all the things Satoshi I miss the real … Continue reading

Posted in Bitcoin | Leave a comment