Month: March 2019

Schnorr Signatures & The Inevitability of Privacy in Bitcoin

“The need for privacy and the long-term sustainability of Bitcoin without block rewards are perhaps two of the most most alarming issues surrounding Bitcoin today.” – Lucas Nuzzi

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Bitcoin & the Promise of Independent Property Rights

Does Bitcoin compete with Paypal & VISA, or something far more fundamental to human enterprise? Continuing “The Skeptics Guide to Bitcoin” series with Part 3…

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How Many Forks Does it Take to Get to the Center of Satoshi’s Vision?

By rummaging through the history and defining the philosophy of BCash and the various “big block” forks of Bitcoin, we may be able to get to the center of that elusive thing called “Satoshi’s Vision”…

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A Trust Model Comparison: Bitcoin vs. the Mighty Dollar

It feels like a good day for a long discussion comparing the trust model of government money, and the trust model of a decentralized, proof-of-work blockchain. Aka – Bitcoin vs. The Dollar.

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The BitTorrent Lessons for Crypto Series – Parts 1-4

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.

Today we cover Part 2 of Simon Morris’s excellent series on the lessons we can take from BitTorrent to better understand the goals and value of Bitcoin and Crypto. If it doesn’t break the rules, then why does decentralization even matter?

In the context of Part 2, knowing that the true value of decentralization is in breaking rules, Simon Morris now explores the consequences of a systems “intent,” the incredible complexity and balance it requires to sustain them, & the paradox of making changes to a system whose power resides in its capacity to resist change.

So what is the outcome of decentralized disruption? Who are the winners when there is a shift to an entirely new paradigm?

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The Resolution of the Big Block Experiment

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.”

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Sovereignty as a Service

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

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