Tag: development

May 20 2022

A Few Ways We Can Upgrade Lightning Network Payment Routing

In order to develop into a protocol usable by the entire world, certain scaling improvements for Lightning need to be considered.The Lightning Network is a well-developed, fast-growing, Layer 2 transaction solution on the Bitcoin network. More and more services and exchanges are integrating it, the liquidity available for routing payments is growing, and more applications and ways for users to interact with...

May 19 2022

Why Bitcoin’s Ossification Will Eventually Be Necessary

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” is a classic phrase often repeated, and it naturally applies itself to money that protects our wealth.Ossification is a word thrown around very frequently in Bitcoin. “The protocol will ossify.” “Ossification is good.” “Bitcoin doesn't need to change, ossify it now.” Bitcoiners are a skeptical group of people, and as such they are naturally skeptical...

Apr 25 2022

Bitcoin Core 23.0 Released: What’s New

The newest version of Bitcoin’s original software launched by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2009 brings improvements on privacy, security and user experience.A new version of the original Bitcoin software client launched by Satoshi Nakamoto has been released today.Bitcoin Core 23.0 was worked on by 132 developers over about seven months to bring tangible improvements to Bitcoin Core’s wallet, peer-to-peer...

Feb 22 2022

Why Big Tech is losing talent to crypto, web3 projects

Feb 22 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  big tech blockchain career crypto culture

Silicon Valley and big tech firms are increasingly having trouble keeping talented and high-profile individuals from leaving their organizations. It’s now evident that Web3 and the wider crypto- and blockchains space is becoming increasingly interesting for talents to join. It wasn’t long ago that landing employment at one of the big tech companies was a dream come true for many, and it may...

Feb 10 2022

Against The Inevitability Of Bitcoin

While many accept that the process of hyperbitcoinization is a given, we shouldn’t be so ready to revel in our victory.Bitcoiners are optimists.When Satoshi Nakamoto wrote and released the first code that began the Bitcoin experiment, it was an inherently optimistic act in response to the economic and monetary turbulence referenced in the genesis block.Satoshi was a cypherpunk, a group...

Feb 05 2022

Growing The Bitcoin Development Ecosystem In Africa

Bitcoin development in Africa, with a proper regulatory environment, could equally accelerate the continent and the technology.In this piece, we’ll be analyzing the current state of the Bitcoin developer ecosystem in Africa, ways to improve it and what the road ahead looks like....

Jan 27 2022

If You Use Bitcoin, Consider Supporting These Critical Open-Source Projects

The ethos of Bitcoin is enabled by a range of critical open-source software projects. Consider supporting this list of 30 such projects.Our greatest asset as Bitcoiners is the blossoming open-source community that makes this movement possible. Open-source software empowers individuals around the world while remaining independent of governments and large corporations that continuously attempt to track, censor and...

Jan 12 2022

How Spiral, Jack Dorsey’s Rebranded Bitcoin Company, Is Accelerating Adoption

The lead of Spiral, the Bitcoin-focused company formerly known as Square Crypto, explains the group’s rebranding, mission and future.Jack Dorsey’s popular financial company Square went through a recent rebrand and is now called Block. The move led one of its subsidiaries, Square Crypto, to also take up a fresh name. Now known as Spiral,...

Oct 21 2021

The Turkish Tribal War Against Bitcoin

Bitcoin could help rectify malinvestment and unsustainable development, if only embraced by a currently hostile Turkish government.Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said, “We are in a war against cryptocurrencies,” on September 18, 2021. Merriam-Webster defines war as “a state or period of fighting between countries or groups.” I...

Sep 13 2021

Bitcoin Core 22.0 Released: What’s New

Bitcoin Core developers release first software with Taproot supportToday marks the official release of Bitcoin Core 22.0, the 22nd major release of Bitcoin’s original software client launched by Satoshi Nakamoto almost 13 years ago.Overseen by Bitcoin Core lead maintainer Wladimir van der Laan, this latest major release was developed by well over...

Jun 15 2021

Elrond Review: What is Elrond and How Does the EGLD Token Work?

Elrond is a blockchain-based platform built for speed, security, and scalability. It utilizes an innovative spin on current technologies to create a network powerful enough to operate at "...

Feb 12 2021

Discussing Taproot, Bitcoin Developers Explore Paths To Activation

Taproot was merged into Bitcoin Core in October 2020, leaving only the activation method for this highly-anticipated protocol upgrade focused on adding smart contract flexibility and more transactional privacy to Bitcoin. Last week, the Bitcoin development community gathered via Internet Relay Chat (IRC) to discuss the parameters of the Taproot activation and two code pull...

Feb 10 2021

Dogecoin’s Surging Price Has Resurrected Its Technical Development

Feb 10 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  bitcoin core development dogecoin people tech

Wow, after such price rise, Dogecoin’s developers have much coding to do.

Bitcoin Developer Fund Brink Is Granted Tax-Exempt Status

U.S. bitcoiners can now make tax-exempt donations to fund Bitcoin development.

Feb 06 2021

Unlike the Early Web, Crypto Does Not Need State Patronage

Feb 06 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  development government funding opinion people

Blockchain doesn't need ARPANET-type government support. But co-ordination and collective action are vital to avoid duplication of effort.

Oct 27 2020

Top Projects From ETHGlobal Reveal Sustained Development in DeFi

Oct 27 2020 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  development hackathon technology

Though the DeFi hype has cooled off, the niche continues to push Ethereum's adoption among developers and users. And to help sustain the innovation, ecosystem players like ETHGlobal are conducting free hackathons and summits....

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