Protocol

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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...

How Yours Has Already Implemented Lightning Network-Esque Bitcoin Micropayments

Yours is the latest social media application that gives audiences the ability to reward content creators via Bitcoin payments. The project is headed by...

New Indian Mining Pool GBMiners Gains 3% of Network Hashrate, Views...

Warning: Since this post was published, we have learned that GBMiners are associated with a Ponzi scheme Roughly three to four percent of Bitcoin’s overall...

TumbleBit Part 1: How Does This Bitcoin Privacy Proposal Compare to...

TumbleBit is one of the latest developments in the land of Bitcoin privacy proposals, and it’s gaining a large amount of attention from those...

Here’s What’s New in Bitcoin Core 0.14

In a recent presentation at Bitcoin Meetup Switzerland, Bitcoin Core contributor Jonas Schnelli shared the changes that are included in the upcoming release of...

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...

How Bitcoin Succeeded Where Ethereum Failed

Ethereum recently hard forked their blockchain to reimburse users who were affected by a poorly structured smart contract, known as The DAO. The hard...

Prediction: $10 Billion Will Be Invested in Blockchain Projects in 2016

2015 was Bitcoin’s biggest year thus far when it comes to startup investments, and the industry as a whole has been able to raise...

Lightning Network Should Be Ready This Summer

Bitcoin’s saving grace for scalability (at least in the eyes of the vast majority of Bitcoin Core contributors) should be ready for use this...

Why Blockstream CEO, Austin Hill Believes The Scaling Debate Is A...

Bitcoin's scalability issues continue, coming to a head this week when Bitcoin developer and long-term evangelist, Mike Hearn brandished the technology a failure, announcing...