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Featured
Shrewd analysis of the private blockchains space by Balaji, in tweetstorm format.
Balaji Srinivasan
While many of the innovations in the space are new, they’re built on decades of work that led to this point. By tracing this history, we can understand the motivations behind the movement that spawned bitcoin and share its vision for the future.
Jameson Lopp
Opinion
Creating an irreversible system is very difficult without starting from centralization. Creating a currency made it possible.
Brian Deery
A call for a standards body to define what is Bitcoin, based on the fact that the more implementations the better software we’ll get.
Bob McElrath
The last 24 days mark the longest period in which bitcoin prices have been less volatile than gold prices, going back to 2010. Some point to the drop as a sign that investor perception of bitcoin is drawing closer to gold as a safe store of value.
Stephanie Yang (WSJ)
Most creative smart contracts that claim to go beyond purely transactions-based contracts are snake oil: they are technically impossible.
Gideon Greenspan
Privacy, blacklisting, implementation complexity and efficiency in consensus critical voting are discussed.
Peter Todd
A catastrophic scenario for Bitcoin in the next few months.
Wouter Schut
Code and Development
This maintenance update includes the first soft fork deployment utilising “version bits” as part of the capacity increases roadmap.
Bitcoin Core
This project, called “Sawtooth Lake” is a highly modular platform for building, deploying and running distributed ledgers.
Intel
Analysis of a projected attack to centralize Bitcoin.
Peter Todd
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