Discussing Bitcoin Core 0.21.0 โ€“ Bitcoin Magazine

Listen To This Episode: In this episode of โ€œThe Van Wirdum Sjorsnado,โ€ hosts Aaron van Wirdum and Sjors Provoost discussed the newly released Bitcoin Core 0.21.0. Bitcoin Core 0.21.0 is the 21st and latest major release of the Bitcoin Core software, the oldest and most important Bitcoin node implementation, which is often also regarded as […]

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Bitcoin And The Cantillon Effect 2.0 โ€“ Bitcoin Magazine

This essay strives to explain the Cantillon Effect and how the natural unfairness of all previous monies have always created a world in which the privileged few could take advantage of the unprivileged many. We explore how bitcoin, as the worldโ€™s most fair money, alleviates the prevalence of the Cantillon Effect and creates a fairer, […]

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Why True Bitcoiners Run Hardware โ€“ Bitcoin Magazine

The internet, which is the network we currently use for our Bitcoin needs, was supposed to be decentralized, verifiable and private. But after decades of choosing comfort, ease and speed, the internet today is actually quite centralized, with millions of websites and servicesโ€™ information stored in a few data centers, all of them served by […]

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Lightning Network Griefing Attacks โ€“ Bitcoin Magazine

What happens when your Lightning Network routing node is fed with garbage transactions that never resolve? In short, it causes a lot of grief for routing nodes. What was once a smooth, global payment system can be locked up with trivial effort from a savvy script writer. Working in a small team of routing nodes, […]

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The Sudden, Unexpected End of Crypto Tribalism โ€“ Bitcoin Magazine

โ€œThe lower the stakes, the more intense the dispute.โ€ย  Sayreโ€™s Law The Narcissism Of Small Differences Bitcoin and the crypto world have enjoyed a phenomenal decade. Despite the fact that Bitcoin is perhaps the most disruptive technology to the status quo since the printing press, the powers-that-be have mostly left us alone. Sure, exchanges have […]

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Bitcoin Is Still Undervalued In 2021 โ€“ Bitcoin Magazine

According to Bloomberg, bitcoinโ€™s 9 million percent price rise makes it the best performing asset of the last decade. But what if I told you that even in 2021, Bitcoin is still one of the most undervalued assets there is? If you are one of those people who has thought of putting money into bitcoin, […]

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Achieving Bitcoin Anonymity Through Mixers โ€“ Bitcoin Magazine

This is a promoted article provided by BitMix.Biz A bitcoin mixer, also known as a bitcoin blender or tumbler, is a service designed to ensure the anonymity of Bitcoin transactions using a special mixing algorithm where bitcoin from several sources are combined and mixed to rid coins of compromising traces of past transactions to hide […]

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The Lightning Network Basics โ€“ Bitcoin Magazine

Listen To This Episode: In this episode of โ€œThe Van Wirdum Sjorsnado,โ€ hosts Aaron van Wirdum and Sjors Provoost discuss the basics of the Lightning Network, Bitcoinโ€™s Layer 2 protocol for cheaper, faster and potentially more private transactions. Starting at the beginning, van Wirdum and Provoost explained that the Lightning Network works as a scaling […]

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Winning Hearts And Minds For Bitcoin โ€“ Bitcoin Magazine

We often encounter Bitcoiners who assert that Bitcoin is unstoppable and has already โ€œwon.โ€ย  We happen to agree with them. But the endgame has yet to play out, and it still has two potential paths. One is easy; the other is hard. On the easy path, positive narratives about Bitcoin outweigh negative ones. We experience […]

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Bitcoin Mining Drives Clean Energy โ€“ Bitcoin Magazine

Energy consumption from Bitcoin mining is massive, and people are taking notice. The increases have been scaling fast, with mining energy usage quickly surpassing the totals of small countries. And many see this ever-increasing carbon footprint as a threat to climate change. But itโ€™s no threat. In fact, increasing energy usage might save the plant.ย  […]

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