Issues » 48

A very pessimistic view of smart contracts, and the world really.
Ian Grigg
Mike Hearn explains what the replace-by-fee patch by Peter Todd is, and why it’s undesirable.
Mike Hearn
The Silk Road trial is showing the strength of the Bitcoin blockchain to surface evidence of crimes.
Danno Ferrin
Mike Hearn discusses double spending against merchants in Bitcoin, analyses a couple of real cases and describes several proposed schemes to make it harder.
Mike Hearn
A game theoretic look at the block withholding attack between mining pools.
Arvind Narayanan
The current state of privacy preservation in Bitcoin is disastrous. We need to do better.
Esteban Ordano
Economics, Markets and Infrastructure
Organ of Corti
Organ of Corti
“1008 blocks less than the 95% confidence interval for 1089 blocks solved, so I’m guessing someone has added a few new hash sources to the network. I don’t think this means the plateau is over, though.”
Organ of Corti
Bitcoin 101
A great primer on how smart contracts work in Bitcoin.
Richard Gendal Brown
Startups and Projects
Code and Development
An in-depth explanation of the lightning network proposal.
Rusty Russell
A Ruby implementation of Bitcoin HD Wallets (Hierarchical Deterministic) BIP32
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