Tag: bitcoin independence day

Aug 01 2022

Bitcoin Songsheet: Fiat Politics Suck

The Blocksize Wars were an example of Bitcoin resisting the fiat politics played on every level of society.This is an opinion editorial by Jimmy Song, a Bitcoin developer, educator and entrepreneur and programmer with over 20 years of experience....

The Battle For Bitcoin: The Network’s First Major Civil War

Samson Mow recounts the Blocksize War between Big and Small Blockers and takes stock of the companies on the losing side of Bitcoin’s first civil war.This is an opinion editorial by Samson Mow, CEO of JAN3 and former CSO of Blockstream.The first major “civil war” in Bitcoin, which would decide the fate of the protocol, took place mainly between 2015 and...

The Blocksize War’s Cyber-Soldier Freedom-Fighters

The block size wars were “fought” … but by whom? And what do we really mean by fighting?This is an opinion editorial by Tomer Strolight, editor-in-chief of Swan Bitcoin and author of “Why Bitcoin.”Part 1: IntroductionWords. How do you describe with words the things that we don’t have words for? Words describe things we’re familiar with. But we’ve never seen...

Jul 29 2022

Bitcoin Independence Day: Luke Dashjr On The Lessons From SegWit That We’re Forgetting

Five years since the first Bitcoin Independence Day, have we forgotten how Bitcoin survived its most existential threat to date?In a year that has been marked by pontification on what it means to be a “Bitcoin maximalist,” the...

Aug 06 2020

Celebrating The History And Spirit Of Bitcoin Independence Day

This article originally appeared in our Weekly Bits newsletter. If you want our news and analysis before anyone else, make sure you subscribe now! In my view, Bitcoin Independence Day is a holiday that says a lot about the BTC community. Its origins are highly technical and difficult to understand, the “independence” it...

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