Author: Kai Sedgwick

A New Bitcoin World

Bitcoin’s Scaling Problems Forced Facebook to Create Libra

Bitcoin’s Scaling Problems Forced Facebook to Launch LibraIf it wasn’t for Bitcoin there would be no Libra. That much is self-evident, since Satoshi’s creation laid the groundwork for every crypto asset that’s followed. The extent to which Bitcoin was responsible for spawning Facebook’s currency has now been made brutally clear in an interview with Abra’s Bill Barhydt. The investment platform’s CEO claims […]

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September 8, 2019 0

How to Become a Blockchain Developer

How to Become a Blockchain DeveloperSkilled blockchain developers are a scarce commodity, as precious as the bitcoins that reside on the distributed ledgers they maintain. Teach yourself one of the major blockchain programming languages and you’ll be set for life, though like anything worth having, this achievement won’t come easy. If you’re contemplating becoming a blockchain dev, here’s how to […]

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August 7, 2019 0

Le Roux Biographer: Cartel Boss Is the Most Credible Satoshi Yet

Le Roux Biographer: Cartel Boss Is the Most Credible Satoshi YetPaul Le Roux is a criminal kingpin turned criminal informant whose misdeeds have filled a book. The author of that tome is investigative journalist Evan Ratliff, whose rip-roaring tale has recently received a postscript: Le Roux may also be Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto. This week on the Humans of Bitcoin podcast, Ratliff expounded on that […]

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July 24, 2019 0

7 Unorthodox Ways to Mine Bitcoin

7 Unorthodox Ways to Mine BitcoinBitcoin isn’t crazy – in fact it might just be the soundest monetary system this generation has ever known. Some of the techniques miners have devised to extract it, however, are extremely unorthodox, ranging from the ingenious to the downright crazy. Here are seven of the strangest attempts at extracting bitcoin ever conjured. Also read: […]

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July 20, 2019 0

7 Darknet Markets Where Your Cryptocurrency Is Welcome

7 Darknet Markets Where Your Cryptocurrency Is WelcomeWhether you’re a Store of Value advocate or a Medium of Exchange purveyor, every bitcoiner ought to spend a little crypto from time to time. Consider it as paying it forward, spreading the love, fostering adoption or simply treating yourself. And where better to send your spare satoshis than the darknet, where a man or […]

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June 22, 2019 0

10 People Who Might Be Satoshi Nakamoto

10 People Who Might Be Satoshi NakamotoWe are all Satoshi Nakamoto, but some of us are more Satoshi than others. The following 10 characters have all been flagged as Bitcoin’s elusive creator on account of similarities with the digital man of mystery. Whether one of these characters is Satoshi himself is a matter for you to decide. Also read: Facebook Globalcoin: […]

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May 31, 2019 0

Satoshi Nakamoto Could Be Criminal Mastermind Paul Le Roux

Satoshi Nakamoto Could Be Criminal Mastermind Paul Le RouxOne of the most enduring mysteries of modern times has produced another enthralling twist. Satoshi Nakamoto, Bitcoin’s pseudonymous and enigmatic creator, has not been seen online in more than eight years. Evidence has now surfaced that points to a new Satoshi candidate, whose known life has a number of parallels with that of Bitcoin’s inventor. […]

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May 13, 2019 0

Don’t Trust Bitcoin Mixers and Other Opsec Lessons From the Darknet

Don’t Trust Bitcoin Mixers and Other Opsec Lessons From the DarknetWhen darknet markets are shut down these days, the arrests don’t generate much fanfare. There’s a day of press at best, and then the media moves on to bigger stories, leaving the fate of the DNM operators unreported as their case grinds through the courts. This is a shame, as the indictments for the accused […]

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May 6, 2019 0

New Website Promises to Unveil Satoshi Nakamoto in 10 Days

This Website Promises to Unveil Satoshi Nakamoto in 10 DaysThe hunt for Satoshi Nakamoto, which has beguiled internet sleuths for years, has taken another bizarre turn. A new website, Got Satoshi, shows a countdown timer to when it will unveil Bitcoin’s pseudonymous creator. The reveal will occur in 10 days’ time, when many bitcoiners will be gathered in New York for the annual Consensus […]

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May 4, 2019 0

Darknet Buyers Flock to Wall Street as Dream Winds Down

Darknet Buyers Flock to Wall Street as Dream Winds DownAs the darknet’s largest market prepares to wind down, its second largest is taking the strain. When Dream closes for good at the end of April, Wall Street will become the largest darknet market (DNM), at least until Dream’s successor launches and can prove its legitimacy. Paranoia has pervaded the darknet in recent weeks amidst […]

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April 6, 2019 0