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Apr 08 2022

Blockstream, Block To Leverage Tesla Equipment For Renewable Bitcoin Mining Operation

Adam Back of Blockstream announced that his bitcoin mining facility will leverage Tesla equipment and produce a 30 PH/s hash rate.Taking the dedicated mining stage at Bitcoin 2022, Blockstream CEO Adam Back announced that his company, in partnership with Jack Dorsey’s Block, Inc., will be leveraging Tesla energy equipment for a $12 million bitcoin mining facility.“The Tesla Solar PV array and...

Mar 30 2022

Bitcoin Adoption Is Accelerating Featuring Adam Back And Balaji Srinivasan

Adam Back and Balaji Srinivasan discuss global Bitcoin adoption and the rate at which it is accelerating at a pace faster than many people expected.Watch This Episode On YouTubeListen To The Episode Here:...

Mar 01 2022

Samson Mow Leaves Blockstream. What’s Next For The Bitcoin Ambassador?

It’s the end of an era. Samson Mow, Blockstream’s Chief Strategy Officer, left the company earlier today. The separation was amicable. “It's been a grand adventure working with Adam Back for the last 5 years and together we've accomplished a great deal from sidechains, to mining, to satellites. So what’s next? I plan to focus on nation-state Bitcoin adoption!” Mow announced....

Jan 26 2022

Mark Zuckerberg And Co. Consider Selling Diem / Libra, Their Stablecoin Project

Another one bites the dust. The Diem project is dead, according to Bloomberg. The report comes from anonymous sources and does its best not to assure anything. However, considering the project’s head David...

Jan 24 2022

Explaining CheckTemplateVerify, Bitcoin’s Latest Controversial Soft Fork Proposal

CheckTemplateVerify (CTV) is meant to enable more flexibility on the network, but its potential activation is a topic of debate among developers.CheckTemplateVerify (CTV) is a soft fork proposal for Bitcoin specified in the Bitcoin Improvement Proposal (BIP) 119. It aims to enable new use cases for the network by adding more complex types...

Nov 18 2021

Does Taproot Actually Enable Smart Contracts On Bitcoin? The Debate Rages On

Was it irresponsible of us to state that Taproot would “enable smart contract deployment”? Maybe it was. Bitcoin received its first major network upgrade since 2012, and users and publications alike are still trying to figure out what Taproot...

Nov 01 2021

Exploring The Origin Of Bitcoin

Nov 01 2021 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  adam back culture cypherpunk satoshi

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Oct 13 2021

The Quest For Digital Cash

How Satoshi Nakamoto’s Bitcoin project married the concepts of digital cash and digital gold and how pioneering cryptographer Adam Back continues the work of making it a better tool for freedom.One summer day in August 2008, Adam Back got an email from Satoshi Nakamoto.It was the first time Nakamoto had reached out to anyone about a new project that the pseudonymous...

Sep 08 2021

How Blockstream’s New ASIC Division Will Propel Bitcoin Mining

Following a strategic acquisition and unicorn valuation, Blockstream is ready to drive the Bitcoin mining industry forward.Adding to a list of offerings that touches nearly every aspect of the industry, Bitcoin infrastructure company Blockstream is now planning to launch the “world’s first...

Jun 27 2021

Jack Dorsey And Elon Musk Will Have THE Talk About Bitcoin

Let the games begin! The battle of the billionaire CEOs has a time and a place. In the blue corner, the Bitcoin maximalist, Jack Dorsey, Square and Twitter’s CEO. In the red corner, Bitcoin critic and Doge promoter, Elon Musk, Tesla and Space X’s CEO. They promise to have “THE talk,” as part of “The B Word” summit on July 21st....

May 04 2021

Interview: Reflections On Satoshi With Adam Back And Pete Rizzo

Pete Rizzo discussed the earliest days of Bitcoin and Satoshi Nakamoto's influence with Blockstream's Adam Back.Watch This Episode On YouTubeListen To This Episode:...

Nov 20 2020

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