Entering the Decade of Lightning

Entering the Decade of Lightning

“#Bitcoin as protocol has huge potential: it’s like the TCP layer, but no one has built the HTTP layer yet.” – Elizabeth Stark Today we read an article from earlier this year on the massive advances we have seen in Lightning since its...
Blockstream Satellite 2.0

Blockstream Satellite 2.0

Full nodes without even needing the internet? That’s right. A massive improvement to the decentralization & alternatives for securing Bitcoin validation infrastructure just dropped from the team at Blockstream. Announcing Blockstream Satellite 2.0! Check out...
Bitcoin & The Layers of Financial Cryptography

Bitcoin & The Layers of Financial Cryptography

A follow-up to yesterday’s incredible read from The Nakamoto Institute by Ian Grigg, The 7 Layers of Financial Cryptography. Today we dig into what the reality of financial cryptographic systems as they have been developed & secured through Bitcoin....
Microsoft’s ION Bets on Bitcoin

Microsoft’s ION Bets on Bitcoin

Microsoft has a history of funding and developing with open source systems, and has started a new project called ION, trying to make a universal, decentralized system secured by Bitcoin, for managing and proving identities available to the globe. What are the goals...
Bitcoin 2020 with CK_Snarks!

Bitcoin 2020 with CK_Snarks!

Today I get hyped with ck_SNARKs of BTCMedia and have the opportunity to pick his brain for all the exciting stuff happening at the Bitcoin2020 conference in San Fran! With only a month left its time to get serious about it. Stay to the end if you want to hear how you...