This week on Planet Bitcoin - 1 July 2016

TL;DR they’re volatile times all round.…

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What is bitcoin used for?

A new report suggests the chief application for bitcoin is currently online gambling.…

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Bitcoin 105 (101 part 5): inflation and the number of bitcoins

There will only ever be 21 million bitcoins. This makes bitcoin very different from normal currencies like the dollar, euro…

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Andrew O'Hagan on Craig Wright

Andrew O’Hagan’s account of the six months he spent with Craig Wright is remarkable but - as O’Hagan acknowledges -…

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Bit gold vs bitcoin

Few innovations truly come out of nowhere. Bit gold can be regarded as an immediate precursor to bitcoin - but…

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This week on Planet Bitcoin - 24 June 2016

TL;DR - a major crash, a bounce, and...…

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Forked: the blockchain referendum

It’s 23 June and, like Ethereum, the UK is contemplating a controversial fork.…

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The heat death of the (bitcoin) universe

Bitcoin mining is energy intensive. Just how problematic is that, long term?…

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Bitcoin 104 (101 part 4): mining

Miners are critical to the security of bitcoin. They are the ones that make direct, online money transfers possible without…

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Is The DAO really DOA?

A hack has drained millions of ETH from The DAO, destroying its value. Is the Next Big Thing already over?…

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Spotlight on: Public key cryptography

Some powerful maths underpins bitcoin. Here’s a quick introduction.…

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