Mastering Bitcoin is a book for developers, but the first two chapters cover bitcoin at a level that is approachable to non-programmers. Anyone with a basic understanding of technology can read the first two chapters and get a great understanding of bitcoin.
This repository contains the complete first edition and the draft of the second edition, currently in progress, scheduled for publication in Q1'2017.
If people start living in VR, its rules and systems will be just as important as the “real” world’s. Blockchains will be the full blown backbone of virtual worlds — the system for currency, assets, identity, even governance.
It seems the Bitcoin community is not correctly tallying the true cost of Bitcoin transactions.
The belief is that Cost = Miner Fee. We’ll show why this is wrong, but the fee is of course part of the cost, so let’s examine it first…
In 2016, blockchain startups raised some $200 million in Initial Coin Offerings (ICO), a new form of crowdfunding based on cryptocurrency tokens. This figure might not be much compared to the billions being poured in by VCs and Kickstarter-style crowdfunding, but it shows a huge year-over-year growth for blockchain crowdsales.
On Thursday, bitcoin shed 10% of its price as two of the biggest Chinese cryptocurrency exchanges put a hold on withdrawals.
This week also saw the Winklevoss twins update their proposal to the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Here’s how these events and other factors affect the odds of SEC approval.