Tag: dlcs

May 24 2022

Using Bitcoin And Discreet Log Contracts To Facilitate Sports Betting

Discreet log contracts even the odds for peer-to-peer sports betting on Bitcoin. Bettors have a fairer chance when sportsbooks lose their advantage.Chris Stewart is the CEO and cofounder of Suredbits, a bitcoin- settled derivatives platform.Discreet log contracts (DLCs) are a way to do peer-to-peer betting directly on Bitcoin....

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...

Apr 13 2021

Using Discreet Log Contracts To Attack Bitcoin Forks

Apr 13 2021 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  discreet logs dlcs forks technical

Currently, various factors disincentivize attacks of minority chains; DLCs might create a workaround that returns the incentive to these attacks.Currently, there are many blockchains with miniscule amounts of hash power compared with Bitcoin’s, and yet, they rarely see attacks. I believe that this is because of external factors that prevent miners from taking advantage of this potential revenue stream. Discreet...

Apr 06 2021

Interview: Bitcoin Smart Contracts With Ben Carman

Bitcoin developer Ben Carman joined the "Bitcoin Magazine Podcast" to discuss his cutting-edge work in the Bitcoin smart contracting space.Watch This Episode On YouTubeListen To This Episode:...

Mar 02 2021

Human Rights Foundation Announces $70,000 In Bitcoin Development Grants

The Human Rights Foundation is donating to Jesse Posner, Munn Wallet, Janine Roem and Blockchain Commons.Today, the Human Rights Foundation (HRF) has announced four new grants as part of its Bitcoin Development Fund, a program launched last year to financially support...

Dec 31 2020

Bitcoin’s 2020 In Tech

Seemingly undisturbed by 2020’s craziness, and largely unfazed by bitcoin’s wild price swings that concluded with new all-time highs in December, Bitcoin’s technical community continues to plow ahead. Bitcoin’s software and the many projects around it were gradually improved throughout the year, as software was optimized, bugs fixed and privacy leaks patched. The bulk of this work, as vital as much of it...

Sep 16 2020

DLCs Are On Bitcoin, Bringing New Functionality And Major Potential

Sep 16 2020 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  dlcs smart contracts suredbits

Bitcoin has been critiqued by those in the altcoin community for the past few years over its inability to host smart contracts. But recent work from developers at Suredbits, Crypto Garage and Atomic Loans — along with efforts from some independent contributors — on Discreet Log Contracts (DLCs) is bringing smart contracting to Bitcoin and will quell some of these critics. DLCs are...

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