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Read about the latest Bitcoin protocol and Bitcoin Core news stories

Blockstream CTO Greg Maxwell Provides an Update on Bitcoin Sidechains

The concept of sidechains was first brought to the public in the 99th episode of Let’s Talk Bitcoin back in April of 2014. While...

Why Miners are Lowest in the Hierarchy of Control Over Bitcoin

Although some view bitcoin miners as the de facto trusted third party in what is supposed to be a decentralized system, the reality is...

Blockstream’s Jonas Nick with 7 Tips for Better Bitcoin User Privacy

Blockstream Testing Engineer Jonas Nick recently gave a presentation on Bitcoin privacy at Blockchain Meetup Zurich. After first providing an overview of the in-depth,...

Andresen: Segregated Witness Should Be Implemented ASAP

You can add Gavin Andresen, former lead core developer and arguably the most influential (as well as controversial) person in the Bitcoin ecosystem to the...

Vitalik Buterin on Misconceptions in the Private vs Public Blockchain Debate

Although Bitcoin enthusiasts often mock the concept of private blockchains, a lot of the money now coming into the blockchain ecosystem is focused on...

While Circle Pivots Away from Bitcoin, Blockchain Doubles Down on the...

Earlier this week, Circle continued the process of pivoting away from bitcoin as a currency in their payments app. After previously deciding to denominate...

BitPay CCO Sonny Singh: We’re Fine with BIP 100

Last week, members of some of the largest companies in Bitcoin released a signed letter of support for larger blocks and Gavin Andresen’s BIP...

Andreas Antonopoulos: We’re Seeing Amazing Developments in Bitcoin Governance

Governance has become a key topic of interest in the Bitcoin community over the past few months, and Mastering Bitcoin Author Andreas Antonopoulos was...

Adam Back on the Overlooked Importance of Full Nodes in Bitcoin

During a recent interview with Epicenter Bitcoin, Blockstream Co-Founder and President Adam Back discussed the various forms of centralization that have crept into Bitcoin....

Is the Bitcoin Blockchain a Court for Smart Contracts and Not...

The first response to Satoshi Nakamoto’s announcement of the Bitcoin white paper on a cryptography mailing list in 2008 was that the system does...