Bitcoin Information & Resources
Bitcoin is a revolutionary system that is quite complex and has a steep learning curve. Below you’ll find curated educational resources and information about Bitcoin. You could spend months sifting through them all. Make sure you have a decent grasp of the system before you store a significant amount of value in it! The same aspects of Bitcoin that make it so valuable also make it unforgiving to those who make mistakes.
- Getting Started Bitcoin is a revolutionary system that is quite complex and has a steep learning curve. Make sure you have a decent grasp of the system before you store a significant amount of value in it. If you make a critical mistake such as losing your keys or sending your money to a scammer, no one can fix it!
- Check out the original code and website for Hal Finney’s Reusable Proofs of Work
- Pay respect to visionary prognosticators at The Skeptics: A Tribute to Bold Assertions
Read the Crash Course in Bitcoin Political Economy
While Bitcoin.org is still a great resource, we feel that recent events are damaging Bitcoin.org’s neutrality. Furthermore, the maintainers and domain owners have, over the past few years, been taking unilateral actions which go against the wishes of and occurred without the consent of the community. These actions have been driving away frequent contributors to the project.
As a result of these, we have decided to launch btcinformation.org as a community maintained fork of Bitcoin.org. The goal of this site is to be a neutral, informational resource about Bitcoin and how to use Bitcoin.
This website, like Bitcoin.org, is fully open source. If you would like to contribute or view the source code, please visit achow101/btcinformation.org
- Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System
- Bitcoin.org- White Paper
A description of known problems in Satoshi Nakamoto’s paper, “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System”, as well as notes on terminology changes and how Bitcoin’s implementation differs from that described in the paper.
1/ the bitcoin whitepaper does not mention censorship resistance once but mentions the goal of removing trusted 3rd parties
Bitcoin’s White Paper Gave Us Liberty – Let’s Not Give
Charlie Shrem, one of bitcoin’s earliest entrepreneurs, believes Satoshi’s white paper is about more than just technology.
The Bitcoin White Paper References – Nelson M. Rosario – Medium
Today is the ten year anniversary of Satoshi Nakamoto publishing the Bitcoin white paper to the Cypherpunk mailing list on October 31…
Whitepaper - Annotated
- Fermat’s Library - Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System - Annotated - Fermat’s Library is a platform for illuminating academic papers.
Satoshi Nakamoto (Ft. Coinbase) – Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Elec…
On October 31st, the programmer/programmers known as Satoshi Nakamoto published this paper through a metzdowd.com cryptography mailing list that describes the Bitcoin currency and
The problem bitcoin solves – John Light – Medium
The problem that Bitcoin solves is the reversibility of electronic payments. In the seminal Bitcoin whitepaper, Satoshi Nakamoto wrote,
Udi Wertheimer 🧽 [#wumbo] (@udiWertheimer)
@DeHuntisOn 1/ Here are a few examples for using the command line to deepen your understanding of Bitcoin: * Use bitcoin-cli to work with your full node and learn its capabilities. @aantonop’s 3rd chapter of Mastering Bitcoin and @ChristopherA’s tutorial will help - ChristopherA/Learning-Bitcoin-from-the-Command-Line
What is a BIP? - The Most Famous Bitcoin Improvement Proposals
There are some that argue that these BIPs can and will eventually lead to more forks in the network which is generally considered to be a bag thing in the […]
Blockchain Fundamentals #2: What are UTXOs? – Byzantine
Like many complex subjects, the Crypto world is composed of various concepts that are difficult to understand at first. The UTXO is no…
- What’s a Cryptographic Primitive
- Cryptographic Hash Functions
- Proof of Work in a Nutshell
- Bitcoin and Byzantine Generals - Ivan on Tech - video
- Merkel Trees - Ivan on Tech - video
Bitcoin didn’t simply appear out of thin air - it was built upon decades of work and came after many failed digital currency projects. Understanding how we got here will help you understand where we’re going.
- The Rise of the Cypherpunks
- A Cypherpunk’s Manifesto
- Bitcoin’s Academic Pedigree
- Complete Writings of Satoshi Nakamoto
- Original Announcement Email Thread
- Historical Literature (work that preceded Bitcoin)
- History from Cypherpunks to JP Morgan
- History Timeline
- Bryan Bishop’s Bitcoin Event Transcripts
- Premature Obituaries
- Bitcoin’s Family Tree
- Visions of Bitcoin – Nic Carter - How major Bitcoin narratives changed over time
SLP23 – Economic Eras of Bitcoin, and Lightning Development, wit…
Rusty Russell, a well known and respected Bitcoin Lightning developer at Blockstream joins me in this episode. We talk about his article, The Three Economic Eras of Bitcoin, and discuss the Lightn…
- The Quest for Electronic Currency—Before Bitcoin
A Year After Launch, BTCPay Has Grown Larger Than Its Creator Expected
BTCPay has become a meteoric success. But for what started out as a hobbyist’s side project, this success has, in some respects, become unwieldy.
Jeff Vandrew Jr Attorney+CPA (@vandrewattycpa)
Today I released LibrePatron, an alternative to Partreon backed by @BtcpayServer. Most Patreon alternatives don’t implement the full Patreon feature set. This seeks to change that. Sample site (alpha not mobile responsive, mobile coming soon!):
Bitcoin’s Tech Trends of 2018: What This Year Brought Us (Part 1)
Where 2017’s dizzying price highs embedded “hodl” into the public consciousness, 2018 was the year in which “buidl” became a trend in the crypto-industry — and Bitcoin was no exception.
Bitcoin’s Tech Trends of 2018: What This Year Brought Us (Part 2)
Bitcoin technologies made great progress in 2018. In part two of our series, we look at advances in privacy, sidechains and Schnorr signatures.
A Guide To Bitcoin’s Technical Brilliance (For Non-Programmers)
18 minutes is all that it takes to understand Bitcoin better than most people.
- Understanding the Technical Side of Bitcoin – Pierre Rochard
Xavi Soler 💾 (@xavi_xsb)
To my surprise the last @bitcoinoptech newsletter mentions a very small pull request I made that recently got merged into LND. Bitcoin Optech Newsletter is by far the best source of information for the latest fixes and features. Subscribe if you manage Bitcoin nodes.
Sebastien Guillemot (@SebastienGllmt)
Wow this is awesome! Check out this slide deck about the Bitcoin Backbone Model. The math used in this paper is reused in a bunch of papers about crypto (including Cardano) so understanding this will help you understand all the other papers! https://t.co/lUb3NVaOi4
How Bitcoin Works Under the Hood
A somewhat technical explanation of how Bitcoin works. Want more? Check out my new in-depth course on the latest in Bitcoin, Blockchain, and a survey of the
- Tampering with the Delivery of Blocks and Transactions in Bitcoin
- Misbehavior in Bitcoin: A Study of Double-Spending and Accountability
Who Will Steal Satoshi’s Bitcoins? – nopara73
I woke up in the middle of the night so I fired up Twitter and I encountered two well-known cryptographers’ conversation about quantum…
Okamoto Beats Schnorr: On the Provable Security of Multi-Signatures
The insecurity discussion starts near the bottom of page 2 of the paper The security issues the paper discusses are pretty simple to solve theoretically, but they all increase the communication complexity of the signing schemes from O(n^2) to O(n^3) Which means there’s that many more points at which the multisig can be sabotaged or an error of some sort can occur Which basically means that all of those schemes are useless for large numbers of participants Not that they were that useful for any significant number of participants with a complexity of O(n^2)
- r/Bitcoin - The weird nonce pattern
Taproot, and Schnorr, and SIGHASH_NOINPUT, oh my! - Pieter Wuille, Bitcoin Core developer and Blockstream co-founder, spoke about Taproot, Schnorr, and SIGHASH_NOINPUT.
In this talk Pieter went into the benefits of these ideas and discussed an upcoming proposal for a first step that combines a subset of these ideas. Some ideas will be left for future extensions, in order to avoid complexity and limiting the design space. Yet, this would bring privacy and flexibility benefits to Bitcoin, as well as moderate scaling advantages. The main focus is Taproot, which has the potential to make all outputs look identical, by merging pay-to-pubkey and pay-to-scripthash into one - but other changes will be needed to make it widely applicable and efficient.”
To everyone rushing back into BTC from altcoins: What matters is that you learn why Bitcoin needs to be conservative in its development.
Over the past year, the prevailing thought among many in the cryptocurrency communities is that bitcoin is not keeping up with other coins. That somehow bitcoin was being intentionally crippled, or that the developers did not know what they were doing. As we are seeing with the bitcoin dominance going up, that prevailing thought was wrong. The coins who were supposedly going to kill bitcoin have been all but abandoned in many cases. Many others are in the process of dying a slow death (which may take years to fully play out).
The Blockchain Backbone Model
8 Problems for the Bitcoin Community to Solve Before Block Size
Recently the debate around block size has been getting a huge amount of attention, and it is easy to think this is the most important…
Alex Bosworth ☇ (@alexbosworth)
SegWit transactions have really taken over: Even without fee pressure Even with NYA signer refusals to implement Even with it being opt-in Even with anyone-can-spend FUD Even without widespread payment channels Steadily approaching half of total outputs - transactionfee.info
- When Segwit?
The relation between Segwit and AsicBoost, covert and overt
I will try to explain the relation between Segwit and AsicBoost, in both the covert and overt forms, in certain detail. I will also try to explain why a method was recently proposed to reduce the i…
Abstract.This paper presents an extension to Bitcoin’s script language enabling covenants, a primitive that allows transactions to restrict howthe value they transfer is used in the future. Covenants expand the set offinancial instruments expressible in Bitcoin, and enable new powerful andnovel use cases. We illustrate two novel security constructs built usingcovenants.
Yes, Bitcoin Can Do Smart Contracts and Particl Demonstrates How
The Bitcoin blockchain is not known for its ability to enable smart contracts. In fact, most developers creating smart contracts use a different blockchain, like Ethereum. But the truth is that the Bitcoin protocol can be used to create smart contracts. Particl.io, the blockc…
Bitcoin Magazine - Scriptless Scripts: How Bitcoin Can Support Smart Contracts
Bitcoin’s capacity is limited. Meanwhile, smart contracts can be resource intensive. So even though Bitcoin has always supported basic smart contract functionality, the two have never been a natural match.But a recent topic of research spearheaded by Blockstream mathematici…
Melik Manukyan ⚡️ ludvigart.com (@realLudvigArt)
Decentralization is only a means to an end—the end being 21,000,000 #Bitcoin.
Nothing else matters.
For if Bitcoin becomes centralized, the first thing to follow is inflation.
PoW Energy Use
The Cost & Sustainability of Bitcoin — Part I
The Cost & Sustainability of Bitcoin (August 2018)
This paper serves to update the assumptions used in a prior version of this research from February 2015 (https://goo.gl/UZ9B3e) , and provides a systematic methodology of modelling the environmental and economic costs of Bitcoin. Furthermore, the
- The Cost & Sustainability of Bitcoin (August 2018)
Gravity – LaurentMT – Medium
In the last years, a lot has been written about the “huge waste of energy” resulting from Bitcoin’s Proof of Work (PoW). In this series of four posts, we‘re going to challenge this widespread opinion by questioning the main metrics used to highlight the alleged increasing inefficiency of Bitcoin’s PoW.
In this first part, we‘ll first discuss the main utility of PoW in the Bitcoin protocol. Then, after a reminder of two important properties of Bitcoin’s PoW, we’ll define a mathematical formalization of this utility (Bitcoin.Days Secured) and we’ll use it to define two new metrics (Unit Cost and Average Cost). At last, we’ll check what these metrics can teach us about the evolution of the efficiency of Bitcoin’s PoW over time.
Jonathan Bitcoin Not Blockchain (@KryptykHex)
#Bitcoin is by far the most energy efficient monetary system we’ve ever designed.
- Dandelions, and a Bright Future for Bitcoin Privacy
- Bitcoin Magazine - Bitcoin as a Privacycoin: This Tech is Making Bitcoin More Private - Bitcoin is not really private - but these projects are making significant improvements to Bitcoin privacy.
- Open Bitcoin Privacy Project - Accelerating Progress to Our Financial Future The Open Bitcoin Privacy Project is an open source, global organization whose mission is to improve financial privacy within the Bitcoin ecosystem.
BestMixer.io’s Bitcoin Blender Aims to Bring Anonymity Back to C…
The BestMixer.io development team has introduced their next generation bitcoin blender in an effort aimed at disrupting the quickening pace of blockchain analysis firms such as Chainalysis. The reason behind the move is simple: cryptocurrency is not anonymous but it pretends …
Ruben Somsen (@SomsenRuben)
1/8 Thread on why #bitcoin Soft Forks preserve consensus. Confused why people prefer Soft Forks over Hard Forks? Do Soft Forks somehow seem coercive? Do you feel like Hard Forks aren’t such a big deal? Then read this!
Satoshi Portal (bylls.com) policy on forks of Bitcoin and the definition of Bitcoin
Satoshi Portal considers “Bitcoin” to be whichever blockchain whose latest block is accepted as valid by our Bitcoin Core 0.14.2 node.
A scalable drop-in replacement for merkle trees - (*)
The UTXO set is a growing problem. We had a talk this morning about dust in the UTXO talk. We have about 60 million UTXOs. The problem is that as we heard in the talk before, the blockchain is quite an inefficient data structure for UTXOs because if I want to download an old block, I need all the blockheaders in between. If I want to download an old transaction and check if it’s unspent and I only have the head of the blockchain, then I need to check all the inbetween transactions and check if they spend my transaction or not.
- Scaling Bitcoin Workshops - Presentations - Video recordings of presentations live-streamed during Scaling Bitcoin events.
- Who Controls Bitcoin Core?
The Bitcoin Game #51: Jonas Schnelli, The Bitcoin Core Project Explained
The Bitcoin Game is an audio podcast available at The Bitcoin Game.com. Episode 51 is an edited talk by Bitcoin Core developer Jonas Schnelli, given on October 17, 2017, at the Los Angeles Bitcoin Meetup Group. Photo courtesy Brooke @BitcoinMom.
Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #13
This week’s newsletter includes action items related to the security release of Bitcoin Core 0.16.3 and Bitcoin Core 0.17RC4, the newly-proposed BIP322, and Optech’s upcoming Paris workshop; a link to the C-Lightning 0.6.1 release, more information about BIP322, and some …
Francis Pouliot ⚡️ (@francispouliot_)
Bitcoin Core is not a political tribe. Bitcoin is a political tribe. Bitcoin Core is just a tool, a software that is compliant with the current consensus rules. Any other tribe is currently an altcoin. Also, note that libbitcoin and knots are both still Bitcoin and not Core.
Francis Pouliot ⚡️ (@francispouliot_)
Blockchain is not the “underlying tech behind Bitcoin”: it’s the output of BTC P2P network consensus. Bitcoin is the tech behind blockchain.
Bitcoin Core Bug CVE-2018–17144: An Analysis – Hacker Noon
The Bitcoin world was surprised when last week, 0.16.3 was released to the public and everyone was urged to upgrade as soon as possible…
Beetcoin [10K BTC on LN] (@Beetcoin)
THREAD: Ready to get mindblown by #Bitcoin #CORE implementations and progress? Volunteers around the world gather and cumulate tons of hours from the best minds on this planet about the topic. This is a gift, an invention made to humanity.
Bitcoin is a decentralized P2P network.
Bitcoin core is an open-source software implementation.
Segregated Witness is a forwards compatible upgrade.
SegWit fixed transaction malleability on opt-in basis, lowered fees, incentivized UTXO consolidation & blockweight effic…
Francis Pouliot ⚡️ (@francispouliot_)
Bitcoin is the name of the protocol.
Bitcoin $BTC is the name of the currency the protocol uses.
Bitcoin Core is the name of the most popular Bitcoin protocol node software.
Bitcoin mainnet is the name of network of Bitcoin nodes where $BTC txs+blocks are broadcast/val…
- A Map of the Bitcoin Core RPC API across Versions
Bitseed Core - Bitcoin full node
Bitseed Core comes preconfigured as a Bitcoin full node, allowing you to keep bitcoin running 24/7 without slowing your PC.
A complete beginners guide to installing a Bitcoin Full Node on Linux (2018 Edition)
How to compile a Bitcoin Full Node on a fresh installation of Kubuntu 18.04 without any Linux experience whatsoever.
What Comprises a Bitcoin Fullnode Implementation? – Amentum
Often times in the press I see a lot of confusion around what a fullnode implementation of bitcoin actually is. I saw this as a great…
- Bitnodes live map - Live map of reachable nodes in the Bitcoin network being crawled by the Bitnodes crawler.
Nick Szabo⚡️ (@NickSzabo4)
“Bitcoin .. needs .. a secondary level of payment[s] which is lighter weight.” – Hal Finney 2010 https://t.co/tIbkVF2ezc ht @rextar4444
- The Bitcoin Second Layer – Nik Bhatia – Medium The Lightning Network Reference Rate, Part 1 of 4
Dan Hedl (@danheld)
1/ A complete debunking of top Lightning FUD claims:
- The Lightning Times - Issue #1
Pierre Rochard [⚡️] (@pierre_rochard)
The LND node software now runs from within the Excel plugin. With neutrino, that means that a Windows + Excel user can be making and receiving LN payments with a few clicks. https://t.co/qeP2dCJSqp
- #Bitcoin doesn’t compete with Visa. #Lightning does. ⚡️⚡️⚡️
Will O’Beirne (@wbobeirne)
Need plans for the long weekend? Why not get started on making your own Lightning App! Over the next couple of weeks I’ll be posting a 5 part series on building a modern web app that takes lightning payments, and how to host it securely. https://t.co/gDsAAUKrnj
Fulmo ⚡ @fulmolightning
Get ready to rumble! The latest batch of 20 #RaspiBlitz, a full #Bitcoin and #LightningNetwork node running on a Raspberry Pi, is ready to be picked up and plugged in at the #LightningHackday! If you can’t attend in person, you can build one yourself:
Exploring Lightning Network Routing
When we last left our hero Carol, she had successfully joined the Lightning Network and started making Lightning transactions. As she’s become familiar with the user experience side of Lightning, she’s also started to become more interested in Lightning from a technical standpoint. She’s even thinking about running a Lightning routing node herself, with the goal of earning enough in routing fees to pay for her monthly BitFlix subscription.
Stephan Livera (@stephanlivera) -(spotify)
SLP9 - Lightning UX and Routing, with @bvu VP, Product of @lightning We discuss: - Lightning User Experience - Lightning Routing - Benefits for users, merchants and exchanges - Autopilot, watchtowers, AMP, splicing listen, subscribe, share!
- Announcing the Casa Lightning Node – Casa Blog – Medium -The easiest way to use Lightning available today.
- 𝑅𝑎𝑔𝑛𝑎𝑟 𝐿𝑖𝑓𝑡ℎ𝑟𝑎𝑠𝑖𝑟 🏴 (@Ragnarly) -Some of the best tools in bitcoin have been built by without raising capital from VCs: @BtcpayServer, @SamouraiWallet, @OPENDIME and @COLDCARDwallet, and most software wallets. Did I miss any?
- Beautyon (@Beautyon_) -SUPER INTERESTING: “The 8333.io platform provides tooling, apps & services on top of any bip32 compatible Bitcoin wallet. It’s a service layer on top of the Bitcoin network, offering powerful utilities for users and/or developpers.” https://8333.io/
- Lightning in 2018 -Below is an archived and reformatted tweetstorm from Nov 29, 2018. Enjoy! #1 Lightning Network is on fire lately 12500 channels (up 3…
SLP37 Rene Pickhardt – Bitcoin Lightning Education & Lightning S…
Rene Pickhardt, a Bitcoin/Lightning educator, and rising star in the world of Lightning joins me to talk about the Lightning Network. We discuss: How he got into Lightning Involvement in the Pirate…
- Blockstream Boosts Bitcoin Satellite Service With Lightning Payments
Lightning Network enables Unicast Transactions in Bitcoin.
It has recently come to my attention that there is a great deal of confusion revolving around the Lightning Network within the Bitcoin and…
Melik Manukyan ⚡️ ludvigart.com (@realLudvigArt)
1)I am seeing an increasing number of people under the impression that #lightning as an overlay bridge network for #blockchains (via atomic swaps) is a great thing for alts. And they can not be more wrong. In reality, Lightning is where #altcoins will come in droves only…
Is the Lightning network ready for commerce?
We have been experimenting with Lightning (Bitcoin) payments. But is it ready for commerce applications? Here’s what we think…
Alex Bosworth ☇ (@alexbosworth)
- Ways I can tell LN routing is not a mature market yet: - I’m charging 25x more than anyone and routing more than ever before - The largest capacity owner assigns capacity at random - Almost no one charges any fees at all for routing - Most public nodes aren’t even reli…
Nik Bhatia (@timevalueofbtc)
Recent interviews given by @roasbeef @bitconner and tweets by @alexbosworth confirm my initial theory about the potential for operating a profitable Lightning node: payment channel management skill is the primary driver of profits. Merely staking capital ensures nothing.
[Lightning-dev] An Argument For Single-Asset Lightning Network
In theory, the Lightning Network could potentially perform “seamless” currency conversions, allowing a payer to spend one currency to pay a payee requesting for another currency.
However, a significant technical barrier prevents implementation of such feature as of current designs (late 2018) for Lightning.
Legendary guest Dr. Adam Back updates his Bitcoin observations. The Bitcoin Knowledge Podcast
Legendary guest Dr. Adam Back, cofounder and CEO of Blockstream, gives his latest observations of the Bitcoin ecosystem.
- ^^^good overview lightning and liquid
- Blockstream’s New Solution To Bitcoin’s Liquidity Problem Looks Od… -Blockstream’s Liquid sidechain purports to be an innovative solution to Bitcoin’s chronic illiquidity. But it inadvertently replicates something with which we are all too familiar.
Blockstream’s Liquid Network for “High Value” Bitcoin
Blockstream’s COO Samson Mow explains how “Liquid is designed to facilitate fast and reliable high value transfers” of bitcoin (and other cryptocurrencies – eventually.)
Bitcoin Governance – Pierre Rochard – Medium
Bitcoin’s governance matters because Bitcoin is the first successful, most liquid, and most widely known crypto-currency. In the words of Michael Goldstein, “Sound money is a foundational pillar of civilization, and Bitcoin restores this powerful tool for social coordination.” If Bitcoin’s governance model is flawed, it could prevent Bitcoin from reaching its full potential. If Bitcoin’s governance is flawed, Bitcoin’s stakeholders should work to fix it.
- Post-Bitcoin-Maximalism – Ferdous Bhai – Medium - A call for embracing the currency competition
Maximalists: Summarize your take on what Bitcoin maximalism is or explain why you self identify as one, in a single tweet. I’m working on something with this so your input is appreciated.
- Bitcoin Post-Maximalism - Has something happened to “Bitcoin Maximalism”? Is Bitcoin “Qwerty” (established and standardized) or “Esperanto” (impractical and perfectionistic)?
Bitcoin Maximalists’ Impossible Dream
Bitcoin itself shows us why it can never replace all government-issued currencies.
- Transcript of Stephan Livera discussing Bitcoin Maximalism with Andreas Antonopoulos
- “Bitcoin Market-Value-to-Realized-Value (MVRV) Ratio Introducing realized cap to BTC market cycle analysis”
Satoshi as the base unit – Melik Manukyan – Medium
We’ve seen them all Bitcoin, Bitcent, mBTC, Millibit, Milli, µBTC, Microbitcoin, Mike, Bit, Finney, Satoshi, etc. But I fear that these…
Bitcoin and its Foundation in Austrian Economics
The recently published book “The Bitcoin Standard” by economist Saifedean Ammous makes the case that bitcoin is rooted in the principles of Austrian
- The Bullish case For Bitcoin - Is this crash the end of Bitcoin? Or is this an inevitable blip that comes when shifting the foundations of society? Listen to find out in Vijay’s thought provoking article, “The Bullis…
Why Bitcoin & why sooner rather than later? – Hacker Noon
This article was inspired by an investor of ours who was looking to present the case for bitcoin to his firms investment committee. I…
Bitcoin Investment Theses (Part 1) – Pierre Rochard
We can classify the investment theses for (and against) investing in Bitcoin into categories. This helps clarify how much of an impact a…
- The State of Bitcoin -Long-Term Value Potential & Analysis @Delphi_Digital
Store of Value
What Makes Bitcoin a Store of Value? – Coinmonks
A cup is not being useful when it sits in the cupboard, only when you drink from it. A bicycle is not useful when it sits in the garage…
[ Romano ] (@RNR_0)
Sell your kidney now to buy bitcoin & buy 3 kidneys back later.
Here’s the multi million dollar chart you need.
Willy Woo (@woonomic)
Bitcoin has seen only 3 bear markets in its history. We are in the third one now. One signal we can use to determine the end of the bear is for the price to cross above its 200 day moving average.
#bitcoin halving: only 19 months to go … we are in the green zone!
Bitcoin Network Momentum – Good Audience
A new leading indicator for Bitcoin price during its major market cycles
- Palley (@stephendpalley) -The least interesting thing about bitcoin is its price.
Bitcoin & Ethereum: Prices are Down More than the Fundamentals
To follow is a very rough analysis, zoomed out to give us perspective on Bitcoin’s 10 years of life, and Ethereum’s 3+ years. If you…
- bitdb.network - The Random Access Memory for Bitcoin
- www.rootstock.io - RSK, bitcoin´s smart contract platform.
JW Weatherman - mathbot.com (@JWWeatherman_)
#rsk #rootstock https://t.co/dmwA7j7U3K Is still planning to introduce a security flaw they call “drive chains” If they get enough fools to put bitcoin on this flawed side chain it will resulting a massive theft of #bitcoin Defend bitcoin by alerting people of the …
Sergio Demian Lerner ‘not giving away Eth’ (@SDLerner)
Deadal Nix (@deadalnix)
Some people seems to adulate Satoshi, think he can do nothing wrong and his word are to be interpreted as gospel. While I share Satoshi’s plan to create peer to peer digital cash, I do think it is important that we think for ourselves. Here are some errors Satoshi made:
Eventually, you will need to accept the fact that #bitcoin was hard coded to pump. 1) Every 4 years the supply cuts in half. 2) Every single day more and more people want to buy it.
Bitcoin’s Deflationary Weirdness
The purpose of our brief discussion was just to provide some general background information for Arnie’s listeners about Bitcoin, including what bitcoins are and why anyone would buy them or accept them in exchange for goods and services. We touched on several topics related to the Bitcoin phenomenon, but there is one very peculiar and puzzling feature of Bitcoin that we didn’t get to discuss and that seems especially important to me: the Bitcoin system has what appears to be a built-in deflationary architecture.
Elaine Ou 🐤 (@eiaine)
People like to point out that Bitcoin’s irreversible transactions enable fraud, but never bother to mention that merchants lose $190 BILLION to chargebacks every year. Risk doesn’t ever disappear, we just push the liability on to someone else. https://t.co/ZfabEgJjtP
The Bitcoin Risk Spectrum – Nik Bhatia – Medium
Bitcoin is already a reserve asset. It is the world’s first true example of decentralized digital scarcity, and its elegant, predetermined…
Jameson Lopp (@lopp)
Libbitcoin developer @evoskuil on risk and security. https://t.co/eu7w1rNMPo
https://arxiv.org/pdf/1810.02466.pdf -“looming threat of china”
Ben Kaiser (@bkaiser93)
1/8 A thread on my research with @mireya_anita and @A_led analyzing China’s influence on Bitcoin: https://t.co/LsIMEbePQk Important: we’re still waiting on peer review! We claim that China is a motivated, capable, and overall credible threat to Bitcoin. More on each adje…
California Passes Bill Defining Blockchain and Crypto Terms
A draft law designed to amend California’s legislation to create legal grounds for the implementation of crypto-related technologies has been passed by the state’s legislature. Assembly Bill 2658 contains important definitions of some key blockchain and crypto terms.
- Bitcoin is a Social Creature (Mushroom) — Part 2/3 - Exploring Hype Cycles, Ethnomycology, and the Cult of Satoshi
The social layer is ironically key to Bitcoin’s security
A funny thing happened in the second half of 2018. At some moment, all the people active in crypto looked around and realized there weren’t very many of us. The friends we’d convinced during the last holiday season were no longer speaking to us. They had stopped checking …
Unpacking Bitcoin’s Social Contract – Member Feature Stories
All monetary systems rely on social contracts, and Bitcoin’s no exception. The difference is who holds the power: the government, or the people.
Tone Vays [@Bitcoin] (@ToneVays)
Big Announcement by @giacomozucco & @AlenaSatoshi at #bh2018 by @hodlhodl of the formation of @TheBFoundation to support #Bitcoin development & education efforts. Afiliated members are @sysmannet @francispouliot @Trezor @WhalePanda @starkness @adam3us @lopp & more.
BTC Sessions 🐂₿ [Jan/3➞₿🔑∎] (@BTCsessions)
Fact or FUD — “BlockStream , Inc is the main force behind Bitcoin (and taken over)”
The first user selected topic on “BlockStream” and the perpetuated belief that they are in control of Bitcoin. In typical WhaleCalls fashion, we will address and discuss the verifiable facts first, then our commentary will follow. This way you can choose to stop reading.
- Noded Bitcoin Podcast - Noded 0.27.0 with Vortex
Andreas M. Antonopoulos on Bitcoin, privacy, human rights and the …
Andreas M. Antonopoulos is one of the rare bitcoin and open blockchain experts who approaches the subject from an educational, political, cultural, and human perspective - not only discussing the technology in investment terms. We discuss Bitcoin in the context of human righ…
- Jupiter Broadcasting - Plan B
- The Cryptoconomy Podcast - Guy Swann
The World Crypto Network
The World Crypto Network is an independent media organization that keeps you up to date with the latest news on Bitcoin and cryptocurrency.
- bitcointechweekly.com -Weekly News and Articles on Bitcoin Technology
- Crypto Words // A journal of Bitcoin commentary
BitcoinExplainers.com Learn About Bitcoin on YouTube
The best way to learn about bitcoin is to actually use it. Perhaps the second best way is to watch some introductory videos. Please keep in mind the dates th…
- Crypto Cast Network
- BitcoinExplainers.com Learn About Bitcoin on YouTube
- Bitcoin Wednesday
- MIT Bitcoin Club
IamSatoshi — In Decentralization We trust
we get to learn about the origin and ethics of Bitcoin’s developers, and explore their wide spectrum of professions, beliefs and social representation. We will try to uncover how they see Bitcoin, the message.
- MSc in Digital Currency - University of Nicosia
- Congressional Research Institute
- Bitmex Reserach
- 402 Payment Required
- World Crypto Network
I only follow real before 2015 OG's— [ Romano ] (@RNR_0) January 13, 2019
Pseudonymous Bitcoiner #FollowFriday@alpacasw@BashCo_@Beautyon_@cryptograffiti@ecurrencyhodler@hasufl@IamNomad@LightningK0ala@lowBTC@lowstrife@MediumSqueeze@midmagic@MrHodl@notgrubles@notsofast@phneep@SamouraiDev@Seccour_FR@StopAndDecrypt@theonevortex@wiz— Jameson Lopp (@lopp) May 31, 2019
@CryptoCobain @AngeloBTC @Cryptopathic @IamNomad @DJThistle01 @CryptoRogue @CryptOrca @kingbtc @ActualAdviceBTC @CryptoMessiah @loomdart @inversebrah @StartaleTV @jebus911 @MediumSqueeze— TheMask (@TheCrypt0Mask) December 19, 2018
The ones i can get from the top my head, theres more but kept strict '13 '14 crew.
- @twobitidiot/Bitcoin Ballers
- @lopp/Bitcoin Developers
- @lopp/Lightning Developers
- @JuanSGalt/Blockchain Devs
- @JuanSGalt/Info Security Authorities
- bitcoinbook/bitcoinbook - Mastering Bitcoin 2nd Edition - Programming the Open Blockchain
- The Book of Satoshi
- The Sovereign Individual (pre-Bitcoin)
- Inventing-Bitcoin-Print.pdf (2.81 MB) - talks about what kind of physical, mathematical, cryptographic knowledge, game theory, programming, and economics were needed to invent Bitcoin. A great addition to Antonopoulos’s Mastering Bitcoin.
Apograf is the first aggregator for publications on cryptography, distributed computer systems, blockchain technology and other related fields. By collecting metadata from reputable sources, it delivers easy integrated access to complete scientific publications or links to wh…
- The Cryptoconomy Podcast - Guy Swann
- Nakamoto Institute - Literature
Baltic Honeybadger 2018 Bitcoin conference, Riga, day 1
Timestamp: 35:48 - The Reserve Currency Fallacy by Eric Voskuil 1:05:34 - Trustlessness, Scalability, and Directions in Security Models by Matt Corallo 1:41:42 - 1 on 1: Current state of the market & institutional investors Leo Weiss with Tone Vays & Bruce Fenton 2:38:19 - The future of Bitcoin smart contracts by Max Keidun 3:02:50 - The Bitcoin Standard as a layered scaling solution by Saifedean Ammous (via Skype) 3:36:10 - Beyond Bitcoin: Decentralized collaboration by Yurii Rashkovskii 4:06:30 - 1 on 1: The future of Bitcoin wallets with Pavol Rusnak & Lawrence Nahum, moderated by Giacomo Zucco 5:48:10 - Extreme OPSEC for the Modern Cypherpunk by Jameson Lopp 6:24:20 - 1 on 1: Bitcoin payment processing and merchants with Sergej Kotliar & Alena Vranova, moderated by Vortex 6:55:01 - 1 on 1: Present and future tech challenges in Bitcoin with Peter Todd & Adam Back, moderated by Pierre Roberge 7:48:45 - The Future of Lightning by Elizabeth Stark 8:24:10 - 1 on 1: Investing in bitcoin businesses with Nic Carter & Florian Maier, moderated by Matthew Mežinskis 8:52:10 - Closing panel with Elizabeth Stark, Peter Todd, Jameson Lopp, Eric Voskuil, Alex Petrov, moderated by Roman Snitko
Mapping out bitcoin’s supply chain - The Block
The Block complements our writings and analyses with charts, graphs, and maps is to give our readers a comprehensive look at the complex crypto ecosystem. Even the veteran Bitcoiner can get lost in the twist and turns that is the bitcoin labyrinth. Here, we take a high-level…
The Business of Bitcoin Cold Storage – Nik Bhatia
Bitcoin is digital gold, and this continues to be its most appropriate and concise metaphor. I recently discussed some parallels between…
Pierre Rochard [⚡️] (@pierre_rochard)
Why I’m focused on Bitcoin: • Schelling point consensus • p2p network governance with full nodes • proof-of-work secure timestamping • Lindy effect / first mover advantage • fixed issuance schedule • prudent engineering culture • promising research: lightni…
Bitcoin or Shitcoin? (highlights from our Spectator debate)
BitMEX’s recent live event with The Spectator (“Who’s afraid of Bitcoin?”) was an exclusive affair, with fewer than 200 people in the theatre. All the sessio…
The LTB Network [Jan/3➞₿ 🔑∎] (@TheLTBNetwork)
Check out the latest episode of @TheCryptoShow featuring @ProfFaustus and @DanielKrawisz - this time discussing thoughts on the #fork, the origins of #bitcoin and #LightningNetwork. https://t.co/TpRGZ4MPMM
- Why Bitcoin Is Not a Startup – The Bitcoin Observer – Part II — MoE As a Unique Type of Economic Good
Aaron van Wirdum (@AaronvanW)
- Blockchain Analysis Is About to Get Harder as P2EP Enters Testing Phase. https://t.co/EtrlMxpW8N Happy new year!
Why Bitcoin Has Value by a Millennial – Coinmonks
Many arguments against Bitcoin can be summed up as, “But it has no intrinsic value!” But what is value, even? The world is currently in a…
Bitcoin By the Numbers: 2018 Recap – Jameson Lopp
I’ve always been fascinated with the raw numbers relating to the operational status and growth of Bitcoin, especially as we ride the…
Christopher Ross (@crossphd)
Bitcoin and the Promise of Independent Property Rights by @hasufl https://t.co/W53PwjpNdE
The Evolution of Bitcoin Key Management
Let’s revisit important milestones in how we experienced Bitcoin HODLing over the past 10 years, and what we can expect from 2019.
In this post, I’m not talking about custodial “vaults” — exchanges and wallets that hold crypto on the customer’s behalf — nor all the security faux-pas and breaches that happened in custody. This is merely my appreciation for the development of the sovereign Bitcoiner.
Seth586😈guides [BIP157+FULL NODE]⚡ (@seth586)
I just published Neutrino can be dangerous, so lets grow Bitcoin’s immunity with a BIP/BOLT https://t.co/I0IBwtR8x7
Eric Voskuil (@evoskuil)
“Substitution Principle” is the 62nd topic in the series on understanding #bitcoin: https://t.co/f00mq70Edp
Visualizing Bitcoin Transactions in 3D and Virtual Reality
Abstract Bitcoin transactions form a graph that can be visualized in 3D and Virtual Reality (VR). This article explores how you can see these visualizations. The image below shows some of the network of transactions linked to the bitcoin pizza transaction . The red cubes are …
Daniel Ƀ (@csuwildcat)
Someone asked about Bitcoin/cryptocurrency volatility last night at an event, suggesting it can’t be good at what it’s supposed to do unless it’s as stable as USD - my response: “It operates as the most advanced DPKI layer we’ve ever seen, whether the price is $1 or $1 mil…
Eric Turner (@ericturnr)
Started putting together some research on “bitcoin banks” inspired by @nic__carter. So far I am interested but not sold on the idea. What sources am I missing? https://t.co/6QaEakpLZg
Permabull Niño (@ImacallyouJawdy)
As part 1 of a 4 part series that @MustStopMurad and myself are teaming up for, we’re excited to explore Bitcoin with you from an accounting point of view, via: https://t.co/kBrK3NYqX5
Ragnar Lifthrasir 🏴 (@Ragnarly)
@brian_trollz @peterktodd Bitcoin is a place where we can all learn, make mistakes, and sometimes be assholes, but be quickly forgiven. Unless you don’t admit your mistakes anddouble down on them. I think Bitcoin is a relatively benign, forgiving place. But I grew up dif…
Christopher Allen (@ChristopherA)
The view amongst most bitcoin people I know is not that they don’t care about privacy or fungibility — they care very very much…But it’s one that cannot fail, or it’s one that we better not cause to fail. And that takes precedence over everything else.”— A…
Bitcoin Black Cab (@btcblackcab)
I’m fed up with being judged as unreasonable for supporting bitcoin. I’m interested in bitcoin. No one says to an ethereum supporter “why don’t you give credence to dentacoin or doge or whatever”. I back bitcoin and I back people that back bitcoin. https://t.co/…
David 🖍 @dksf
1/ Censorship Resistant Non-Sovereign Monetary Store Of Value is a simple Bitcoin utility which doesn’t require that I find the other participants to transact with to get utility (though I must believe they exist). It’s functionally similar to a single-player mode for Bitcoin.
Kyle Samani (@KyleSamani)
0/ Bitcoin is by definition a pyramid scheme / multi-level marketing scheme
To be fair, it’s the most “fair” and egalitarian pyramid scheme ever devised, but it is none the less a pyramid scheme
Jay 4.669 [ #NOhalfX ]
Fundamental theory of Bitcoin: Distributed consensus can be reached on the condition, 1) nodes continuously and indpendently derived the same random variables 2) outcome is independently verifiable 3) real world effort implicitly tied to digital signatures
Charlie Lee [LTC⚡] (@SatoshiLite)
1/ On-chain Bitcoin and Litecoin payments are not peer-to-peer. Payments are sent from sender to miners, who record it on a distributed ledger. The recipient receives the payment when it’s recorded. BUT, this is facilitated by a p2p network where transactions are broadcast…
Misir Mahmudov (@misir_mahmudov)
Mandatory Bitcoin articles
Its time to stop ‘pretending’. You don’t own Bitcoin.
Official Post from Chris DeRose: You don’t own Bitcoin. There, someone had to say it. Might as well be me. Owning Bitcoin was a great meme. Had an awesome run. But you don’t own it, and never did. Sound delusional? Nope. By the end of this article, you will probably agree. W…
Blockchain ‘Bullies’: Truth, Trolls and Bitcoin Uncensored
Bailey Reutzel speaks to the controversial pair behind Bitcoin Uncensored and tries to separate their truths from their blockchain industry trolling.
- Bitcoin’s Distribution Was Fair – Picks & Shovels Debunking FUD
- Op Ed: There Is a Satoshi of Truth in Every Joke
The Yin and Yang of Bitcoin – LaurentMT – Medium
“Countless words count less than the silent balance between yin and yang” - Laotzi
Cliffhangers – LaurentMT – Medium
“Be like the cliff against which the waves continually break; but it stands firm and tames the fury of the water around it.” — Marcus…
Why isn’t Bitcoin banned everywhere? – Hacker Noon
- Bitcoin was supposed to be the enemy of governments. And yet most countries have ushered it through the front door. What’s the explanation?
- The Exact Definition of ‘Blockchain’ – Tim Pastoor
Dan Hedl (@danheld)
1/ Bitcoin’s origin is akin to planting a tree. It wasn’t just Satoshi’s selection of the species (code), but the season (timing), soil (distribution), and gardening (community) that were essential to its success Part 1: Species https://t.co/mfgMaDx70Z Thread 👇
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