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Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin was interviewed on the most recent episode of Epicenter. During the interview, Buterin was asked for his reflections on The DAO. The DAO was a venture capital fund of sorts with essentially no barrier to entry. After raising over $100 million worth of ether in an...
Although Satoshi Nakamoto’s Bitcoin white paper outlined the concept of simplified payment verification (SPV), not all of the suggestions in this section of the paper have been implemented by the Bitcoin development community over the years. Satoshi originally described an alert system that would notify SPV nodes when an...
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 by Brian Fabian Crain. Although Back explained that the BIP process had worked well for coming to consensus in the past, Crain was interested in...
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...