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Joichi Ito is a pioneer of the Internet, has been on the board of ICANN, and has a very interesting perspective on the governance of Bitcoin and the incentives of various stakeholders.
Joichi Ito
How one of the top VCs in the world thinks about Bitcoin.
Balaji Srinivasan
In-depth review of accounting goals, current problems and what distributed ledgers bring to the table.
Roger Willis
One of the main reasons why we have not yet invested is the following paradox. If one believes that bitcoin will be successful, then in most cases the best investment decision is to invest directly in bitcoin.
Alex Ferrara
Ripple fits perfectly in the current banking system, doesn’t compete with them and doesn’t have an anarchist philosophy ring attached to it.
Mathijs Koenraadt
Provocative, thought-provoking ideas on how a government could interfere with the Bitcoin network and enforce the regulations it wants.
Jeremy Rubin
Average users should be aware that it is certainly less anonymous than cash. Meanwhile, dedicated users willing to go through extraordinary lengths can find ways to acquire and use bitcoin anonymously.
Adam Ludwin
A great economical perspective on the block size limit, and what to do with it going forward.
Justus Ranvier
A good backgrounder on accounting and how blockchain tech might help.
Richard Gendal Brown
Economics, Markets and Infrastructure
Organ of Corti
That’s a pretty big vote of confidence for Coinbase, and hopefully Bitcoin.
Jason Del Rey
Organ of Corti
Organ of Corti
A thorough, well-researched data analysis of blockchain transactions.
Tim Swanson
Some coins are still being deposited to the compromised addresses, and the stolen coins are gradually being spent and recycled.
Danno Ferrin
It’s well described how Bitcoin has a one Megabyte block limit, but it turns out that in practice this limit is actually quite a lot smaller and is tweaked at will by the mining pools.
Dave Hudson
Slides by BitGo CEO.
Will O'Brien
Legal and Regulations
In this Article we survey the type of financial instruments and transactions that will most likely be of interest to regulators, including traditional securities and derivatives, new bitcoin-denominated instruments, and completely decentralized markets and exchanges.
Jerry Brito, Houman Shadab Andrea Castillo
Bitcoin 101
Good intro of the economics of mining.
Antonis Polemitis
Some up-to-date answers to a variety of frequently asked questions about Bitcoin, its governance, its security, its growth etc.
Gavin Andresen
Another nice intro to the way the mining difficulty adjustment algorithm works.
Antonis Polemitis
A sequence of videos covering technical aspects of Bitcoin.
Ryan X Charles
Matt Corallo
Startups and Projects
An exciting announcement: Lighthouse is the first app that takes advantage of advanced native Bitcoin features such as crowdfunded transactions.
Mike Hearn
I can’t scroll or signup for their newsletter, that’s not really inspiring confidence in their ability to deliver a Bitcoin exchange…
Code and Development
A review of the Impulse protocol by BitPay
Oleg Andreev
Instant, secure transactions, as trustless as possible
Addy Yeow
Code used to generate the data used in the articles.
Dave Hudson
Overview of the risks that come with hardware wallets, and how smart cards mitigate them.
If we increased the maximum block size to 20 megabytes tomorrow, and every single miner decided to start creating 20MB blocks and there was a sudden increase in the number of transactions on the network to fill up those blocks, the 0.10.0 version of the reference implementation would run just fine.
Gavin Andresen
This is really cool. It basically combines PGP encrypted email with the Bitcoin blockchain.
The Royal Fork
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