Bitcoin light clients are now able to sync to the tip of the blockchain nearly instantly, thanks to a new development enabled by bitcoin startup ZeroSync and their work in zero-knowledge (ZK) proofs. Ultimately, ZeroSync seeks to enable full nodes to do the same.ZK proofs allow a prover to generate a short mathematical statement that
This is an opinion editorial by L. Asher Corson, a partner at UTXO Management.As a Bitcoin Maximalist, I love Ordinals. Other Maximalists should also consider loving Ordinals, as they demonstrate Bitcoin’s superiority in ways not previously possible. Ordinals enable functionalities that undermine the need for other blockchains to even exist. The use cases that were
This is an opinion editorial by Captain Sidd, a finance writer and explorer of Bitcoin culture.I want to tell you about a personal transformation that I underwent last year while I crossed the U.S., visiting over 30 Bitcoin meetups around the country. In a little over three months, I covered 11,000 miles of country road
IntroductionAn exchange-traded fund (ETF) is a type of investment that tracks a specific asset or commodity, in this case, bitcoin. ETFs can be bought and sold on stock exchanges and brokerage accounts, with the custody of the underlying asset being held by the manager of the ETF. This allows for investors to get price exposure
This is an opinion editorial by Mickey Koss, a West Point graduate with a degree in economics. He spent four years in the infantry before transitioning to the Finance Corps.It may seem counterintuitive, but in my last four years serving for the U.S. Army, I’ve essentially been a customer service specialist, whether it’s addressing pay
This is an opinion editorial by Heliand, a Bitcoiner with a background in real estate and finance.In the realm of digital currencies, Bitcoin has emerged as a groundbreaking phenomenon, revolutionizing not only the financial landscape but also the way we perceive and interact with money.However, beyond its potential for economic empowerment, Bitcoin holds a deeper
LDK Node, a new Lightning node library, has been announced, offering developers a simplified and ready-to-go solution for setting up a self-custodial Lightning node. Built using LDK and BDK, LDK Node provides a straightforward interface and an integrated on-chain wallet, allowing developers to quickly and easily establish a Lightning node within a day.Unlike its predecessor
This is an opinion editorial by Enza Coin, a Bitcoin-focused investor and content creator.The other day I was looking through my closet and found a pair of my old FitFlops. Does anyone remember these? FitFlops sold for some $100 and promised to work your legs into shape just by walking. Seeing them made me recall
This is an opinion editorial by Konstantin Rabin, a finance and technology writer.Good ol’ bitcoin, the granddaddy of cryptocurrency, is increasingly being used as a reliable store of value for those looking to move away from the more established asset classes as it is continually proving itself as a solid hedge against inflation. In fact
U.S. Congressman Brad Sherman has sent a letter to Gary Gensler, Chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), regarding the situation of Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC).According to Sherman, as many as 850,000 retail investors, including some who used individual retirement account funds, are currently trapped in their GBTC investments due to the actions
Taught from a young age to work hard and think for herself, media pro Natalie Brunell is dedicated to sharing Bitcoin with the world. Oftentimes, when you hear about the “American dream,” you think of a heart-warming success story. The entrepreneur who made millions. Or the immigrant family that changed the trajectory for their children.
The mother of a college student shares lessons from a recent orange-pilling session with her daughter and her friends at school. This is an opinion editorial by Tali Lindberg, the mother of a college student and co-creator of the HODL UP Bitcoin game. Source: Author Hyperbitcoinization is a future that all Bitcoiners hope to witness.
The heuristics often described in behavioral economics offer insightful frameworks for understanding mainstream resistance to Bitcoin. This is an opinion editorial by Rich Feldman, a marketing executive, author and advisory board member at Western Connecticut University. Source: Created by the author using deepai.org Behavioral economics has long been cited to describe our “irrational tendencies” as
Despite its apolitical nature, Bitcoin needs our democracy to thrive just as much as our democracy needs Bitcoin to improve. This is an opinion editorial by Frank Kashner, founder of UnChainDemocracy.org.“Politics” are often defined as “the activities associated with the governance of a country or other area, especially the debate or conflict among individuals or
Researching more than 100 bitcoin mining companies, it’s clear that this industry is poised to advance energy consumption more than any other.This is an opinion editorial by Ritabrata Santra, an engineer focused on energy tech.I bought my first bitcoin in 2016. I was a college sophomore and it was my second year living in the
For years, I lived a life of self-imposed limits. But the Bitcoin community has given me the confidence to share my perspective.This is an opinion editorial by Mickey Koss, a West Point graduate with a degree in economics. He spent four years in the infantry before transitioning to the Finance Corps.This one is for the