Archive for the ‘Bitcoin’ Category

One Bitcoin same value as one ounce of gold

A couple of years ago I thought how amazing it would be if one bitcoin was worth more or less the same as one ounce of gold. Well, this week this came true, with the dollar value of bitcoin reaching all time highs. http://www.coindesk.com/price-bitcoin-now-worth-one-ounce-gold/

Property Registration on blockchain

One of the most promising POCs going on at the moment in the blockchain world is the idea of registering and transferring assets, including property and home ownership. The goal is to make the process more efficient, cheaper for participants in the process, and more transparent. Bitfury, known primarily for it’s mining capability, is partnering [...]

Learning ethereum and Solidity basics

Ethereum is a public blockchain system similar to Bitcoin, but it provides a comprehensive programming structure to write and deploy smart contracts, small programs that can be used for many use cases, from enforcing agreements between multiple parties to issuing your own cryptocurrency.  It has it’s own programming language called Solidity.  I recently started learning [...]

Instant Confirmations and Double Spends

When making a transaction with BTC using a wallet, it is broadcast to the network. A miner will verify the transaction by checking that the amount you are sending and address matches an unspent input of a previous transaction in the chain. The miner will include your transaction in a pool of other transactions and [...]

Bitcoin expert Andreas Antonopoulos

This is the first part of a 2 part interview with Bitcoin expert Andreas Antonopoulos. A highly engaging interview as he conveys many aspects including the potential of Bitcoin to reach people with no access to modern banking facilities.

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