Issues » 57

Privacy, testing & simulation, formalization, usability, developer education & resources, systematization of knowledge, mining decentralization, fork support protocol.
Jeremy Rubin
Great story about how a bitcoin mine works.
Great summary of the for and against arguments.
David Sterry
A rough yet thought-provoking proposal for a decentralization score.
The author continues to clarify what everyone means by blockchains, which is almost never the same thing.
Richard Gendal Brown
Mike Hearn is interviewed about the block size increase, bitcoin XT and Lighthouse.
Epicenter Bitcoin
Another investor in OB1 explains how and why he got involved with OpenBazaar.
William Mougayar
USV explains their investment in OB1, the company behind the OpenBazaar protocol, which enables completely decentralized market places.
Economics, Markets and Infrastructure
In summary, the analysis above emphasizes the fact that network capacity effects will likely be experienced earlier than when the theoretical limit is reached in December 2016, assuming transaction growth continues at a similar pace.
AntPool near size of Discus Fish, Bitfury and BTC China increase significantly.
Organ of Corti
Centralization still slowly increasing
Organ of Corti
Nathaniel Popper of the New York Times and the author of Digital Gold talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about Bitcoin. Can Bitcoin make it? What went wrong with Mt. Gox? Why did Ross Ulbricht, the creator of Silk Road, just get sentenced to life in prison? Why are venture capital firms pouring millions of dollars into companies promising easier ways to use Bitcoin? Popper discusses these questions along with the technical side of Bitcoin to help listeners understand why so many investors are excited about the potential of Bitcoin.
This is a continuation of TradeBlock’s block chain and network analysis to address the ongoing block size discussions.
A protocol proposal for the block size increase from an economics point of view.
Jeff Garzik
GHash.IO profitability above 100% again.
Organ of Corti
Analysing the network’s security as a whole is impossible. Let's change the perspective and look at just one transaction.
Oleg Andreev
Startups and Projects
$1m from USV and a16z.
Provistor is a service that enables people to run an OpenBazaar node in the cloud.
Angel Leon
Code and Development
Lexicographical Indexing of Transaction Inputs and Outputs
Kristov Atlas
Elements is an open source collaborative project where we work on a collection of experiments to more rapidly bring technical innovation to Bitcoin. Elements are features that are proposed and developed in this technical community that in arbitrary combinations can be fashioned into sidechains.
Onename talks about their experience with Blockscore.
An explanation of the hex structure of a transaction including an OP_RETURN output
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