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Understand why millions of Bitcoins won’t ever be spent

What happens if you lose the private key of a Bitcoin address which holds some Bitcoins? Can the Bitcoins ever be spent if you don't have the secret key? The answer in both cases i...

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I own a shop. How can I accept Bitcoin payments?

There are many excellent options when it comes to accepting cryptocurrency payments! Bitcoin is still the most popular crypto, but you may choose between several excellent payment ...

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Net Neutrality: The next battle against Bitcoin?

Bitcoin has withstood the largest and most technically sophisticated attacks likely ever perpetrated against any known technology. Billionaires who control large scale mining opera...

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Why do I need to join a cryptocurrency mining pool?

The Bitcoin protocol is open, its source code is available to everyone and anyone can adapt this software to mine Bitcoins. In fact, the Bitcoin Core program started out with Bitco...

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Is cryptocurrency mining still profitable?

Mining can still be profitable if you have access to decently priced energy, follow a few good practices and build the right rig for the right price. In this article we give you a ...

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What are the limits of Bitcoin?

Bitcoin is a P2P network and, as such, faces limitations inherent to the underlying networks as well as the limitations of its own protocol. In this article we take a look at the B...

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Before Cryptocurrencies Existed

True dis. Before cryptos existed. "GOLD IS MONEY. EVERYTHING ELSE IS CREDIT." - JP Morgan

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Japan came Kraken down on Tether

Seven score and three years ago Kraken launched in Japan. And just about two days ago Japanese authorities shut down Kraken's JPY accounts. What happened? Tether happened. ...

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Why are there so many cryptocurrencies? Are all of them as complex as Bitcoin?

The best way to answer this question is through a practical example. Say you are a member of the Bitcoin development team and suddenly you convince yourself that 32 megabyte blocks...

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What are Litecoin and Dogecoin? Why were they released some time after Bitcoin?

Litecoin and Dogecoin were once the #2 and #3 cryptocurrencies by market cap, respectively. In early 2014, when Dogecoin had just been released, the meme fever pumped the cryptocur...