Tag: nick szabo

Apr 09 2022

Bitcoin 2022, Industry Day. Recap, Videos, And Quick Comment On Most Panels

As Bitcoinist starts to recap Bitcoin 2022’s content, it’s obvious that the focus on “crypto” was just a first-day thing. The Industry Day seems like a way to suck up to certain companies by giving them stage time, but without letting them interrupt the rest of the conference. And these first few presenters and guests weren’t as savvy or didn’t know in which...

Apr 06 2022

Nick Szabo: Bitcoin Secures Itself and Doesn't Ask for Permission

Szabo explained the history of philosophical and technical work by the Cypherpunks that led up to the invention of Bitcoin at the Bitcoin 2022 conference.Computer scientist and cryptographer Nick Szabo spoke on the Bitcoin 2022 conference’s main stage on Wednesday to shed light on the history preceding the invention of Bitcoin. Unbeknownst to many, Bitcoin represents the culmination of decades of research...

Nov 29 2021

Yes, Bitcoin Is A Smart Contract Platform

Many think that smart contracts are only executable on overly-complex blockchains, but Bitcoin is a smart contract platform by definition.What is a smart contract?This is a question that, these days, has become impossible to answer without starting the digital equivalent of a bar fight. The minute that term is thrown out in a conversation, most people immediately think “Ethereum,” or “Solana,”...

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...

Jun 05 2021

Key Quotes And Ideas From Day One Of The Bitcoin 2021 Conference In Miami

The Bitcoin 2021 conference in Miami is well underway. First day: done. Apparently, sadly, production failed and there were thousands of people in line for hours. They missed the first few talks, but we didn’t. Eventually, they got to experience a wild happening of epic proportions full of Bitcoin- related art and activities, though. We didn’t. In general, the organizers catered to and nurtured...

Jun 03 2021

Interview: Nick Szabo On His Bitcoin 2021 Keynote About Bitcoin And The History Of Money

Cypherpunk and cryptocurrency pioneer Nick Szabo previewed his keynote for the Bitcoin 2021 event, being held in Miami on June 4 and 5.Nick Szabo is a cypherpunk and cryptocurrency pioneer who in the 1990s proposed smart contracts as well as...

Nov 20 2020

Jul 02 2020

Bitcoin 2020 Is Moving to 2021 in Los Angeles!

The Bitcoin 2020 conference is officially moving to April 30–May 1 in sunny Los Angeles, California, with Nick Szabo and Tony Hawk headlining! Bitcoin 2020 ticket holders are eligible to either transfer their tickets directly to 2021 or request a full refund. More details are available at the bottom of this article. Our Bitcoin 2020 event scheduled for March was on track to...

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