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Read about the latest Bitcoin protocol and Bitcoin Core news stories

If Sidechains Existed, The Block Size Debate Would Be Irrelevant

During a recent interview with Epicenter Bitcoin, Blockstream Co-Founder and President Adam Back was pushed for clear answers on the topic of Bitcoin governance...

Why a 51% Attack is Not What Most Bitcoin Users Think...

The one weakness that most people hear about when it comes to Bitcoin is the 51% attack. This is a possible attack vector that...

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...

Who Asked Wlad? What Does Bitcoin’s Lead Developer Say About The...

Speaking to CoinJournal, Bitcoin lead developer Wladimir van der Laan has reiterated and updated his stance on the Bitcoin scaling debate. The debate over Bitcoin...

Gavin Andresen: ‘Mike Hearn Will Be the Benevolent Dictator of BitcoinXT’

During a recent interview on Epicenter Bitcoin, Bitcoin Core Developer and Bitcoin Foundation Chief Scientist Gavin Andresen was asked about the idea of having...

Blockstream’s Matt Corallo: Bitcoin is Almost Hilariously Fragile, But It Works

Although many relatively large companies have now been built around Bitcoin, the reality is the peer-to-peer digital cash system is still not ready for...

Blockstream’s Adam Back Describes the Road Ahead for Decentralized Sidechains

Sidechains have been the source of increased excitement in the Bitcoin community over the past year due to the belief that this new technology...

A Simple Explanation of the Lightning Network

Network scalability has been a key topic of discussion in the bitcoin community over the past few years, and there are already many different...

Princeton’s Arvind Narayanan on the Pros and Cons of Bitcoin-Powered Decentralization...

http://coinjournal.net/princetons-arvind-narayanan-on-the-pros-and-cons-of-bitcoin-powered-decentralization-part-1/For the final lecture of Princeton’s Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies online course, Assistant Professor of Computer Science Arvind Narayanan shared some ideas related to what...

Bitcoin Isn’t About Disrupting Credit Card Payments

Ever since bitcoin captured the hearts and minds of the mainstream press in 2013, many tech and finance experts have come out and said...