Zcash at 30,000 ft

I’m posting this from somewhere south of Siberia, as I take a flight across the Pacific. Spending 14 hours in a tin can is fairly boring, so I decided at the boarding gate to test out United’s Wifi service and see if I could claim a Zcash altitude record. After take-off, I ponied up $16.99 […]

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Why Off-Chain Transactions Hurt Bitcoin

Growing interest in Bitcoin’s role as a shared public ledger for notarization and digital provenance stems from the realization that distributed consensus is a powerful weapon against fraud, perhaps making Bitcoin’s public blockchain the world’s foremost tamper-proof digital ledger. However, as we now explore, off-chain transactions threaten to undermine Bitcoin’s potential to become the ledger […]

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Create a Private Blockchain in 90 Seconds

Ever wondered what Bitcoin with native assets and permissions might look like?  If so, check out this short demo of Multichain (a fork of Bitcoin-Core). MultiChain is backwards compatible with Bitcoin’s JSON-RPC API, so you can easily port your existing Bitcoin applications to MultiChain – and potentially target an enterprise market. Grab a coffee, check out the […]

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