Tag: bitcoin explained

Jul 01 2022

Reusing Bitcoin Addresses Can Lead To Private Keys Being Stolen

Only using Bitcoin addresses one time is best practice. By using addresses more than once, users give up information that can result in negative outcomes.Listen To This Episode:Apple...

Jun 11 2022

Silent Payments Improve Privacy Without Adding Data To Bitcoin

Silent payments improve user privacy and are similar to stealth addresses and reusable payment codes, but actually save space on the Bitcoin blockchain.Listen To The Episode Here:Apple...

May 09 2022

Bitcoin Changes With User-Signaled Soft Forks

UASF versus URSF is one mechanism for proposed changes to Bitcoin’s code. This should be the way changes to Bitcoin are decided and implemented.Watch This Episode On YouTubeListen To The...

Apr 26 2022

The Release Of Bitcoin Core 23.0

The newest update to Bitcoin’s main reference implementation was recently released. The hosts of “Bitcoin, Explained” give important context for the change.Watch The Episode on YouTubeListen To The Podcast...

Feb 14 2022

The Pros, Cons And Possibilities For Bitcoin's Discreet Log Contracts

Discussing Discreet Log Contracts, a type of smart contract that can be leveraged for many financial instruments on Bitcoin.Listen To This Episode:AppleSpotify...

Jan 17 2022

How Federated eCash And Bitcoin Can Embed Properties Of A Digital Cash System

Discussing Bitcoin and Federated Ecash, a Blockstream-sponsored project that builds on David Chaum's Digicash startup from the early 1990s.Watch This Episode On YouTubeListen To This Episode:...

Jan 03 2022

Explaining How Compact Blocks Can Make Bitcoin More Efficient

Compact Blocks, used by Bitcoin Core nodes since version 0.13, contain minimal amounts of data to improve efficiency.Watch This Episode On YouTubeListen To This Episode:...

Nov 26 2021

Bitcoinist Book Club: “The Bitcoin Standard” (Chapter 8, Digital Money)

Finally, digital money. We got to the part when Saifedean Ammous talks about Bitcoin. So far, “The Bitcoin Standard” has given us history, economy, and philosophy lessons. It’s time for technology. For Bitcoin experts, this chapter might be a little too basic. For newcomers to the space, the following material will be crucial for their understanding. The author explains each of the moving...

Nov 12 2021

Discussing The Fake Peer Attack On Bitcoin

Discussing a recent attack on the Bitcoin network, in which some nodes were flooding peers with fake IP addresses.Watch This Episode On YouTubeListen To This Episode:...

Oct 11 2021

A First Look At The Chivo App, El Salvador's Bitcoin Wallet

Discussing and explaining the technicalities of El Salvador's government- directed bitcoin wallet, Chivo.Watch This Episode On YouTubeListen To This Episode:...

Sep 13 2021

Bitcoin Core 22.0 Explained

The Van Wirdum Sjorsnado has rebranded, and is now called Bitcoin, Explained!Watch This Episode On YouTubeListen To This Episode:...

Aug 13 2021

Explaining Basis Of Lightning Technology (BOLT) 12

Explaining Lightning Network specification BOLT 12 and how it works with the Bitcoin Layer 2 protocol.Watch This Episode On YouTubeListen To This Episode:...

Nov 25 2020

How to Answer Your Family’s Bitcoin Questions This Thanksgiving

Nov 25 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  bitcoin bitcoin explained people thanksgiving

With bitcoin in sight of its all-time high, your no-coiner family and friends are sure to be full of questions this holiday season. CoinDesk has the answers you need, courtesy of a few well-placed friends.

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