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Node Heartbeats and the Heartbeat SatsBack Reward

Today we are revealing Node Heartbeats — a new way to privately, quickly and securely check that your Casa Node is working properly from anywhere in the world. We are also launching Heartbeat SatsBack Reward, a weekly 10,000 SatsBack reward…

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Maximalists can't meme

Over the weekend, a mob of unruly Bitcoin Maximalists took to Twitter to assail Mike Dudas, the CEO of cryptocurrency trade publication The Block. Dudas had been singled out for his loose association with Twitter agitator Joshua Davis, a prolific…

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Blockstream Green

Unmatched Security Our innovative multisignature model uses dual private keys - one held by the user, and one by our servers. This allows us to enforce Two-Factor Authentication to protect your funds, while timelock smart contracts guarantee that…

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Bitcoin vs Gold: Is Bitcoin Really A New 'Safe Haven' Asset?

That's the question on everyone's mind recently. Over the weekend, Barron's laid out the skeptical case in an article titled “ Is Bitcoin A Safe Haven? ”: “This week certainly would appear to qualify as a good test for an…

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How Bitcoin Is Freeing People in China, Venezuela, Iran, and…America

Since launching a decade ago, the decentralized, peer-to-peer cryptocurrency bitcoin has been lauded (and denounced) for its potential to route around traditional state-based monetary systems and allow individuals to trade directly with one…

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Miniscript Is Making Bitcoin Programming Easier

Bitcoin offered the first smart contract programming language the world had ever seen. Script, as this language is called, lets users encode different conditions under which coins can be spent. But while this was a revolutionary concept, it's not…

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Bitcoin's reported market dominance is approaching 70%, but in reality it is above 90%

Many of us are familiar with the measure for market dominance as reported on Coinmarketcap, and presented below. By calculating the market capitalization of a coin, its price multiplied with its circulating supply, and dividing it by the total…

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Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #60

This week's newsletter notes a change to Bitcoin Core's consensus logic and announces a new feature on the Optech website for tracking technology adoption between different wallets and services. Also included are our regular sections about bech32…

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SLP97 Michael Flaxman - Every Bitcoin Hardware Wallet Sucks

Michael Flaxman, Bitcoin Educator and Developer joins me in this episode (part of the SLP Hardware Wallet Interview series) to talk about the current state of Bitcoin Hardware Wallets. This episode is a must listen to learn the differences between…

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Microsoft Contractors Listened to Xbox Owners in Their Homes

Contractors working for Microsoft have listened to audio of Xbox users speaking in their homes in order to improve the console's voice command features, Motherboard has learned. The audio was supposed to be captured following a voice command like…

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Announcing MythX Pro

We're excited to announce that we're launching a subscription plan for MythX, the premier security analysis service and platform for Ethereum smart contracts. This post will tell you all that you need to know. But first, a little background. Over…

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Ethereum Has 4x More Developers Than Any Other Crypto Ecosystem

Electric Capital recently releases a Blockchain Developer Analysis Report showing year over year stats. Despite market downturns in 2018, full-time developers increased 13% year-over-year in June 2019 and are consolidating around high network value…

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Tether to issue new stablecoin 'CNHT', this time pegged to offshore Chinese yuan

Stablecoin issuer Tether is going to issue a new stablecoin, dubbed “CNHT,” pegged to offshore Chinese yuan (CNH). Zhao Dong, a shareholder of Tether's sister company Bitfinex, told ChainNews on Wednesday, that CNHT will be launched…

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Engineers v. Management: R3 is facing rumblings among its core ranks, but it may not be alone

Sources close to blockchain giant R3 say its engineers and senior management fundamentally disagree over the future of Corda; its flagship enterprise product Among the concerns are Corda's design and development approach, which are reportedly…

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Contract-fillable Liquidity Made Simple

Tap into 0x's networked liquidity pool with Asset Swapper to bring programmatic token exchange to your DeFi project! Since June 2019, there has been a significant increase in liquidity flowing into the 0x Network. 0x relayers like Radar Relay now…

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Announcing BTCPay Day on the 16th of September in Riga • BTCPay Server Blog

On the 16th of September, we're organizing a BTCPay Day. The full-day event will be packed with presentations from well-known community members and workshops for developers, entrepreneurs or just regular Joes who would like to learn something new.

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Evaluate and Debug Bitcoin Cash Scripts in JavaScript

A full TypeScript implementation of the BCH virtual machine is now available in bitcoin-ts, including both standard evaluation and a step-by-step debugging mode. The VM passes Bitcoin ABC's script_tests.json test vectors, as well as some additional…

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Surveying the Privacy Landscape

In this article I will discuss my views on the existing privacy technology in use in the cryptocurrency space. Since several projects have a primary focus on privacy, I will explain the various privacy technologies, which will help in understanding…

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