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As we enter Bitcoin’s 10th year of 99.999% uptime, several other promising crypto projects exist. But, for the time being, Bitcoin remains the undisputed ruler of the crypto space.
Here you’ll learn the basics of Bitcoin including news, commentary and introductory texts to help you get started with the most popular cryptocurrency.
ELI5 Bitcoin Puzzle Transactions
As the name implies, Bitcoin puzzle transactions are created as a challenge and not for the usual purpose of monetary transfer.
Puzzles can be published for several reasons, in...
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Opinion: Bitcoin no longer a contrarian investment [February, 2018]
Early Bitcoin investors got used to the common sense that cryptocurrencies were an alternative to the mainstream financial system. True that Satoshi’s original vision, where each user could mine a bit of BTC per day as a reward for keeping their full node running, may have seemed like a revolutionary alternative to the mainstream financial […]
Introduction to our commented Bitcoin source code section
Below you’ll find the main commented Bitcoin source code sections (sorted by section name and filename). Core amount.h – Defines the CAmount typedef, implements minimum and maximum valid amount range check. base58.cpp – The encoding function used for Bitcoin addresses. Base58 removes some potentially ambiguous characters from Base64 so Bitcoin addresses can be written down […]
shafs – SHA256 a filesystem and store it on SQLite. Find duplicate files, organize your data
shafs is a tool to help you SHA256 an entire filesystem, file by file, storing its hash and file size in a SQLite database. Dependencies shafs requires sqlite3 On Ubuntu do: Please check your distribution for the appropriate packages. Build Installation To install locally, uncomment last line in build.sh and re-run it or run : Manual Build […]
ELI5 Proof of Stake (PoS) – How does PoS work?
In the cryptocurrency universe, Proof of Stake (PoS) is one of the most popular alternatives to the Proof of Work (PoW) family of consensus mechanisms. While PoW systems invest large amounts of energy to make sure transactions are legit, PoS does not require mining hardware. Proof of Stake “miners” (stakers) must lock a financial stake […]
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A Bitcoin Puzzle is a cryptographic puzzle which carries Bitcoin as a reward. Those able to break the cryptography obtain access to the private key needed to unlock the Bitcoin.
Cryptography and cryptocurrency based gaming.
A cryptocurrency transaction designed to be broken. Usually a cryptographic puzzle having cryptocurrency as a reward, such as finding the private key to a UTXO loaded with Bitcoin.
Cryptocurrency and digital asset trading articles.
A Bitcoin Wallet is a software which implements basic BTC management functions such as generating and managing new receiving addresses, signing and sending transactions to the network, receiving transactions from the network, managing your addresses, reading and producing QR codes, adding up your unspent Bitcoin across several addresses and many other useful functionalities. Wallets may also offer security functions such as encrypting your keys so they can't be used in case the wallet files get lost or stolen.
A paper wallet is a cryptocurrency wallet which has its public and private keys printed on paper. The keys can normally be read using a QR code. As long as you maintain the integrity of the printed paper, it's a very secure storage method due to its offline (air gapped) nature.
Bitcoin is the world's first viable decentralized cryptocurrency. It was released on January 2009 by Satoshi Nakamoto.
Hal Finney was a cryptographer who pioneered the development of Bitcoin. Finney received the first ever Bitcoin transfer.
SHA256 is an encryption routine which produces a unique and irreversible digest for a given message.