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Ten Years Later, a Reflection on Bitcoin’s Genesis and Satoshi’s Timing



October 31, 2008, and January 3, 2009. The two dates have cemented themselves with Promethean significance into Bitcoin’s lore. On the October 31, Satoshi Nakamoto published the Bitcoin white paper, a constitution of sorts for his revolutionary monetary system and its intrinsic currency. On January 3, this constitution came alive with Bitcoin Block #0. Also […]

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Who Created Bitcoin?



Bitcoin was created by Satoshi Nakamoto, (almost certainly) a pseudonym, that no one has been able to conclusively connect to an actual person or group of people to this day. Nakamoto vanished from the internet in 2011, leaving few clues as to who they might be. Over the years, many people have publicly claimed to […]

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Can Bitcoin Scale?



The ongoing debate about whether or not Bitcoin can scale sufficiently on its path to mass adoption has led many people to question if it will ever reach that point at all. The scaling debate often leads back to the same discussion regarding Bitcoin’s block size and how it needs to be expanded in order […]

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Why Ohio’s State Treasurer Backs Decision to Accept BTC For Tax Payments



As tax season is rapidly approaching, some states, like Ohio, have decided to set a new standard for the rest of the country to follow. Back in November, Ohio became the first state in the U.S. to announce that it would now be possible to pay taxes using bitcoin. While Ohio is first in actually […]

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Seven New Year’s Resolutions for Bitcoiners



In the time-honored tradition of goal setting for the new year, Bitcoin Magazine has compiled a short list of seven possible New Year’s Resolutions for Bitcoiners as we head into 2019. Building a strong Bitcoin community begins with individual efforts, some small, others more ambitious and labor intensive. What might you do to contribute to […]

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Bitcoin’s Institutionalization: Dates to Watch in 2019



It’s been over a year since the Cboe and CME listed the world’s first bitcoin futures contracts, the first ever bitcoin investment product to hit the legacy market. Both futures went live just before bitcoin peaked at its $20,000 all-time high. Out-the-gate trading for the derivatives reflected 2017’s market mania, and Cboe’s futures alone traded […]

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Blockchain Analysis Is About to Get Harder as P2EP Enters Testing Phase



Yet another tool is being added to Bitcoin’s growing number of privacy solutions. Thought up at a brainstorming event attended by Bitcoin developers and privacy researchers last summer, Pay to Endpoint (P2EP) is a relatively new trick that utilizes the well-known CoinJoin mixing technique to make blockchain analysis much harder. An early version of it, […]

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