Unpacking Bitcoins Social Contract

Unpacking Bitcoins Social Contract

“When Satoshi Nakamoto invented bitcoin, he did not invent a new social contract. Satoshi did something else—he leveraged technology to solve many problems of past implementations and implemented the old contract in a new and better way.” – @hasufly

Estimating and Minimizing Consumer Worry

Estimating and Minimizing Consumer Worry

What are the mental barriers that cause prospective consumers to drop off from interacting with an e-commerce business? How can we measure or estimate the worry caused by excessive forms, ads, and barriers to the content being sought. Another piece by @NickSzabo4 to add to our collection. Don’t miss “Estimating and Minimizing Consumer Worry.”

The Cryptocurrency Phenomenon – A Thesis [Part 9]

The Cryptocurrency Phenomenon – A Thesis [Part 9]

“Far from being a novelty or prototype, Bitcoin has shown itself to be a threatening alternative to present-day organizational conventions and to the large commercial businesses that rely on them.”

The Epic finale of the piece by the team at Iterative.Capital. Investigating the investment outlook and consequences of a world with Bitcoin.  Don’t miss the conclusion of “The Cryptocurrency Phenomenon.

The Cryptocurrency Phenomenon – A Thesis [Part 8]

The Cryptocurrency Phenomenon – A Thesis [Part 8]

“Thus, Bitcoin is the first free, non-commercial software project with the intensity of a commercial product.”

Today we hit Section 6 of the Iterative.Capital Thesis exploring the incentives and feedback loops that allow the Bitcoin network to accrue value, bring in developers, and expand its hardware environment. Don’t miss this one as we approach the conclusion of this thorough work!

The Cryptocurrency Phenomenon – A Thesis [Part 7]

The Cryptocurrency Phenomenon – A Thesis [Part 7]

“In practice, the Proof-of-Stake approach proves to be problematic in systems where the coins “at stake” were not created through Proof-of-Work.”

Today we explore how Proof-of-Work enables the Bitcoin system to achieve consensus without any central point of control. Concluding Section 5 of the incredible Thesis by iterative.capital, “Machine Consensus Via Proof-of-Work.”

The Cryptocurrency Phenomenon – A Thesis [Part 6]

The Cryptocurrency Phenomenon – A Thesis [Part 6]

“How does Bitcoin use a peer-to-peer network of computers to enforce the rules agreed upon by human participants?”

Today we explore how Proof-of-Work enables the Bitcoin system to achieve consensus without any central point of control.  Section 5 of the incredible Thesis by iterative.capital, “Machine Consensus Via Proof-of-Work.”

Casa Node Initialize & Router Config

Casa Node Initialize & Router Config

Going through the initial setup of the Casa Bitcoin & Lightning Node and ensure your router settings are correct to serve the blockchain to the Bitcoin P2P network, as well as have your Lightning node reachable to route payments on the Lightning Network!  We have...

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Shelling Out – The Origins of Money

Shelling Out – The Origins of Money

"Bitcoin is a living system constantly changing based on environmental stimuli. True understanding is a moving target unlikely to ever be hit. Attempting to answer the question “what is bitcoin,” I found exploring parallels to the natural world to be particularly...

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A Chat with Vijay Boyapati

Today we chat with @Real_Vijay about Bitcoin maximalism, growing internet censorship, standing up to Google, the troubles of BCH, the fall of Bitmain, and much more! Don’t miss today's chat with Vijay Boyapati! Follow him on Twitter so you don't miss the epic Tweet...

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