Tag: technical

Jan 15 2021

Jan 14 2021

Bitcoin Core 0.21.0 Released: What’s New

Today marks the official release of Bitcoin Core 0.21.0, the 21st major release of Bitcoin’s original software client launched by Satoshi Nakamoto almost 12 years ago. Overseen by Bitcoin Core lead maintainer Wladimir van der Laan, this latest major release was developed by well over a hundred contributors in a span of about six months. The result of...

Jan 12 2021

The Future Of Bitcoin Upgrades: Off-Chain Contract Execution

Taproot is currently the most likely next upgrade for Bitcoin. It is one of a few upgrades that are currently being worked on that users and developers would hope to eventually see activated on the network. All of these upgrades share a general theme that will likely be the theme of many future upgrades as well. This theme is making contracts unicast, or...

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...

Dec 29 2020

Dec 18 2020

Why Open Source Matters for Bitcoin

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Dec 17 2020

Taking a Better Look At Bitcoin With Clark Moody’s Dashboard

Dec 17 2020 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  technical

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Dec 08 2020

RSK Is Evolving; Powpeg Leverages Hash Power To Switch From Bitcoin To Sidechain And Back

Dec 08 2020 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  defi iovlabs powpeg rootstock rsk

RSK, the Ethereum-like sidechain for Bitcoin developed by IOVlabs, is evolving. The federated pegging mechanism, which is based on a Bitcoin multi- signature (multisig) address, is migrating to a system that leverages hash power through RSK’s new special-purpose hardware security modules. “We're very excited with this release as it is a big step towards a full decentralized smart...

Dec 04 2020

The Battle For P2SH: The Untold Story Of The First Bitcoin War

“Push the date back two months. OP_EVAL just is not ready yet.” It was the verdict Gavin Andresen had worked so long to avoid. With a single rebuke sent from Russell O’Connor’s keyboard, a months-long effort to upgrade Bitcoin — the first in the wake of founder Satoshi Nakamoto’s exit — was abruptly stalled ahead of implementation. As revealed by O’Connor, the proposed command —...

Dec 01 2020

Gloria Zhao And Brink Are Set To Give Bitcoin Mempools An Upgrade

Brink, the new nonprofit founded by John Newbery and Mike Schmidt to train and support Bitcoin developers, today announced Gloria Zhao as its first fellow. After graduating from Berkeley with a degree in computer science this...

Nov 24 2020

John Newbery’s New Nonprofit Brink Will Train And Support Bitcoin Developers

How do we fund Bitcoin developers, and how do we ensure there are enough of them in the first place? Former Chaincode Labs developer John Newbery and Blockstream alumnus Mike Schmidt are launching a nonprofit to help answer both of these questions. The new organization is called Brink (a nod to the newspaper headline embedded in Bitcoin’s genesis block),...

Nov 20 2020

Nov 13 2020

Nov 11 2020

“Unannounced” Ethereum Hard Fork Proves Not All Blockchain Networks Are Built The Same

Nov 11 2020 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  ethereum hard fork infura technical

Earlier today, a change to the underlying Ethereum code made by developers some time ago resulted in an unannounced hard fork, effectively splitting the Ethereum blockchain and creating a new version that is valid for upgraded nodes but seen as invalid by ones that did not upgrade. Obviously, this was a major issue for Ethereum users, but it also offered some lessons in...

Nov 06 2020

Nov 05 2020

Outlining The Future Of Low Bandwidth Bitcoin

There is a need to strengthen the Bitcoin ecosystem for people whose only computing device is a smartphone and who live where mobile internet access is expensive, slow, unreliable or censored. Senegalese Bitcoin developer Fodé...

Oct 30 2020

Oct 23 2020

Video: Sync Bitcoin Faster! Assume UTXO

On this episode of The Van Wirdum Sjorsnado, Aaron and Sjors...

Oct 16 2020

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