Bitcoin & the Printing Press

Bitcoin & the Printing Press

“As books became more accessible and affordable, individuals were now personally consuming, reflecting upon and critiquing written texts. It was an idea meritocracy. No longer was “truth” conferred solely by the ordained to the illiterate masses inside of churches.”...
Bullish on Bitcoiners

Bullish on Bitcoiners

“After all, Bitcoin is just a tool, and it’s only revolutionary in so far as its unique attributes generate novel possibilities for action — that is to say, new behaviors.” -John Vallis Before continuing our ride through The Bitcoin Times, we have a...
Happy HODL Day!

Happy HODL Day!

“GF’s out at a lesbian bar, BTC crashing WHY AM I HOLDING? I’LL TELL YOU WHY…” – GameKyuubi The origins of the greatest meme in Bitcoin history. For all the rest of the Bitcoin holidays, check out the calendar over at thecryptoconomy.com: Crypto Holiday Calendar...
The Untold Story of the First Bitcoin War

The Untold Story of the First Bitcoin War

“With his choice of words, Taaki had outed an elephant in the room. It was true, Nakamoto had enacted soft forks, but by late 2011, the network no longer operated as it did in those early days.” – Aaron & Pete Before the great block size wars of...
Bitcoin at 12

Bitcoin at 12

“I believe Bitcoiners have this in common. They recognize that they have undertaken a near-hopeless task. Creating a global, neutral, apolitical settlement medium and standard of value will not happen overnight. We have barely begun the project.” –...
Genesis Files: Hal’s Quest for Digital Cash

Genesis Files: Hal’s Quest for Digital Cash

“Most Cypherpunk veterans on the Cryptography mailing list had by then seen one too many electronic cash experiments come and go, without any real successes to account for…” “But Hal Finney, ever the optimist, wasn’t ready to give up.”...