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Apr 27 2022

Adversarial Thinking And Ways To Attack Bitcoin

A group of Bitcoin Core developers discussed various attack vectors for Bitcoin as well as ways to plan ahead and circumvent nefarious actors.Bitcoin 2022, hosted in Miami, Florida, on April 6-9, featured a panel titled “...

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...

Oct 04 2021

Discussing The Latest Lightning Network Developments

Leaders in the Lightning Network discuss Chivo wallet, miner extractable value, replace-by-fee and more.Watch This Episode On YouTubeListen To This Episode:...

Aug 21 2021

Is MIT ChainAnchor Still Relevant? This Bitcoin Technical Expert Thinks So

Why does a seemingly abandoned MIT project from 2016 still matter in 2021? Because MIT ChainAnchor serves as a model for future attacks to the Bitcoin blockchain. A decentralized, permissionless, and uncensorable network is a threat to the status quo. The value and freedom that Bitcoin brings to the world comes at the expense of those who want the population poor, scared, and...

Aug 20 2021

A Bitcoin Maximalist’s Harsh Criticism Of The Lightning Network

The Lightning Network is the main reason Bitcoin is legal in El Salvador. The main chain couldn’t serve a whole country without a fast and reliable payment channel built on top of it. It’s as simple as that. However, is the Lightning Network invulnerable to attacks? Is its architecture as bulletproof as Bitcoin’s main network? Not according to technical expert Shinobi, who qualifies...

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