The biggest data breach of the year. Of course, it involves Mongo.
The phrase "developing the fee market" gets used a lot in Bitcoin circles. This post makes the case that this is a thinly veiled euphemism for jacking up the fees.
Some people say that "if Bitcoin relies on altruism, then it has already failed." Bitcoin relies heavily on altruism, and it has not failed.
I try to lay to rest a bad way to account for Bitcoin network costs and a flawed argument for exorbitantly high fees.
The press is doing a fresh manhunt for Satoshi again. This post focuses on one of the effective techniques to recognize Satoshi if he were to walk among us.
Peter Tschipper has been looking into compressing the Bitcoin messages on the wire using generic compressors. In this post, I discuss why generic compressors will not work well with Bitcoin, make the case for a custom compressor, and suggest that we run a community challenge to develop the best compressor.
A modest suggestion on how to proceed with the block size debate, wherein we suggest explicitly defining the criteria for evaluating block size increase proposals.
We review some of the feedback we received on Bitcoin-NG and discuss why every new permission-less ledger would be better off with NG compared to the alternatives.
A neat little application, built on Weaver and HyperDex, that allows people to visualize the graph of co-authorship in computer science research papers. Find out how connected you are to Turing.
We introduce a new technique for increasing the throughput and reducing the latency, at the same time, of blockchain-based protocols