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Much of the conversation regarding solutions for scaling Bitcoin to more users over the next few years has revolved around miners, but the reality is that many of these miners are not as interested in making changes to the underlying protocol as many would think. In the early days of...
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 hashrate is now pointed at a mining pool in India, putting it in the top ten of mining pools in the world. This Indian mining...
Although some view bitcoin miners as the de facto trusted third party in what is supposed to be a decentralized system, the reality is these users don’t wield as much power as some would think. In the past, Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong has argued that miner voting is Bitcoin’s...
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 primetime. The network would fall apart if the entire world tried to move onto it tomorrow, and the main client software, Bitcoin Core, is still...
Although the 51% attack is the potential vulnerability that seems to garner the most attention in the bitcoin community, there are many other possible issues that keep developers, researchers, and thinkers in the space up at night. One of those other issues that has worried Cornell Professor Emin Gün...

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