Bitcoin is an incredibly novel technology, there are few technologies that can boast the revolutionary impact that Bitcoin potentially has. However, there is still much to be learned from its predecessors and benefactors. One of those being the resilient and disruptive ecosystem of the BitTorrent protocol. Simon Morris, a 10 year veteran of the company, BitTorrent Inc., brings us a 4 part series exploring exactly what we can learn from our Peer-2-Peer history, and the challenges that faced an industry breaking technology.
If you missed the insanity that happened during the “Block Wars” that extended from 2014 all the way to late 2017 with the split of Bitcoin Cash, then you aren’t going to want to miss this article. With a thorough overview of both the history and core ideas behind the numerous ideas and personalities wrapped into the blocksize debate, Lucas Nuzzi lays out the full picture with his article “The Resolution of the Big Block Experiment.”
Another short but excellent blog post covering the incredible work being done by the team over at @CasaHODL. For the first time we are seeing a user friendly application of one of Bitcoin’s core differentiators. Sovereignty as a service is a beautifully simple idea with huge implications. Don’t miss this short episode and check out the other awesome tools and products at https://blog.keys.casa/
“… The movement from static to dynamic media promises to bring about a fourth cost revolution in the related areas of jurisdiction, trust, and security. Impacts on business will be felt in law, accounting, auditing, billing, collections, contracts, confidentiality, and so on: in short, the entire nature of our business relationships will be altered in ways only partially foreseeable.”
– Nick Szabo
Last year we received a published paper detailing the advantages of the new MuSig Multisignature Scheme, this year we get the code! From the incredible minds at Blockstream, don’t miss an exciting development…
“1. There’s little correlation between early adopters and intelligence…
Most OGs were just lucky, not smart. That said, the OGs who still understand what Bitcoin is at this point are battle tested enough to be worth listening to….” @iwearahoodie
A lot of announcements and tons of exciting stuff to talk about in this episode! Plus our read of the just released Casa Browser Extension, inspired by the Lightning Joule extension, which is one of the coolest additions to the Casa suite yet, plus they are now Open Source!! Don’t miss an exciting episode with today’s QuikRead!
Want to know more about Neutrino, Submarine Swaps, Dual Funded Channels, Atomic Multi-Path Payments, Splicing, Sphinx Send, Eltoo, Channel Factories, Watchtowers, and the incredible list of new products coming for the Lightning Network? Look no further, Arjun Balaji (@arjunblj) & TheBlockCrypto (@theblock__ + @mdudas) brings us a walk through the major developments in Lightning with “From #Reckless to Wumbology.”
Today we go through a short but awesome run down of the guiding principles at Casa. This company is one to watch very closely over the coming years, and a few things from their recent post make this very clear.
“Today, there exists over 180 currencies across 195 countries. The reason for such an anomaly is simple: there is no free market for currencies. Currency markets have been restricted by governments in order to maintain financial control.”
Do you wonder what incredible insights a foundation in economics and money reveal about how the world is shaped, and how it applies to understanding Bitcoin’s awesome potential?read more
If you haven’t heard it yet, don’t miss an awesome discussion all about Lightning and holding the Torch with the guys from the Rollo and Slappy Show! Check out @RolloMcFloogle and @Slappy_Jones_2 for more awesome content & definitely check out the amazing playlist for a deep understanding of Bitcoin over at 10HoursOfBitcoin.comread more
“The human threat model is intended to help humans better understand the threats to that they face and the tools available, and in active development, for defense. Threats are assumed to be any activity designed to prevent humanity from accomplishing it’s mission to make the world delightful.” @jwweathermanread more
Today we dive into the “Bitcoin Threat Model” by @jwweatherman. An exploration and extensively sourced work on the many different attack vectors and adversarial conditions within the Bitcoin system, their likely effect, and the security measures in place to mitigate them.read more
Bitcoin | Guy Swann | Lightning Network | The Cryptoconomy Podcast A follow-up to our previous episode "#Reckless to Wumbology" discussing the incredible development and new tools coming to the Lightning Network. As well as an exploration of the vast complexity of the...read more
After setting up and experiencing The Lightning Network firsthand as part of the Casa Node crew and our own little pool of channel liquidity and management, we bring 3 guests on the show to talk all about Lightning, what they are working on, and what they hope for the future. Don’t miss this one!read more
In this paper, we introduce investors to a decades-old subculture of eccentric software-makers who resist the oppressive and ethically-fraught traditions of corporate employment. We encounter how they set out in the 1980s to make commercial software irrelevant, and how their mission expanded into a war against all forms of institutional oversight. We examine…
A look at the crazy past, the present, and the future of Bitcoin and where I think things are headed. Bitcoin is here to stay and there are 10 amazing years of Proof-of-Survival I can point to as evidence. Happy Birthday Bitcoin! May the next 10 years be just as crazy!read more
After setting up and experiencing The Lightning Network firsthand as part of the Casa Node crew and our own little pool of channel liquidity and management, we bring 3 guests on the show to talk all about Lightning, what they are...read more
We hit a major milestone in the show! Thank you to everyone who has stayed with us and contributed to the show! Today I’m covering the past & future of the show and new things coming to Cryptoconomy.Life!read more