Author: Kai Sedgwick

A New Bitcoin World

Why a VPN Is the First Layer You Should Pull On When Browsing the Web

Why a VPN Is the First Layer You Should Pull On When Browsing the WebVirtual private networks (VPNs) can be useful for all kinds of things, from streaming foreign sports to protecting your identity from heightened online surveillance. For cryptocurrency users, VPNs are particularly precious, providing access to exchanges that are geo-restricted, and enabling crypto activities to be completed on the web without leaving a privacy-betraying footprint. Also read: […]

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October 29, 2019 0

How Hard Is It to Brute Force a Bitcoin Private Key?

How Hard Is It to Brute Force a Bitcoin Private Key?Trying to crack a private key with a brute force attack is a bit like trying to count to infinity: the sooner you begin, the faster you’ll never get there. Despite being as next to impossible as impossible gets, using a brute force attack to crack a bitcoin private key remains an intriguing idea for […]

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October 28, 2019 0

4 Cryptocurrency Projects That Successfully Changed Blockchains

4 Cryptocurrency Projects That Successfully Changed ChainsChoosing the right blockchain is a tough call for any development team. It’s a decision that entails correctly anticipating project requirements – scalability; speed; community; security – before a line of code has even been written. It’s no wonder that a project occasionally finds its first choice of blockchain isn’t ‘the one,’ forcing it to […]

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October 22, 2019 0

How to Safely Store Your Wallet Recovery Phrase

How to Safely Store Your Wallet Recovery PhraseAs a cryptocurrency holder, security is paramount – and you can’t be too careful when it comes to your wallet recovery phrase. Unless you want your meticulously accrued crypto to disappear into the ether (or your ether to disappear into the cryptosphere), safely stashing your wallet mnemonic is vital. You must do everything in your […]

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October 21, 2019 0

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