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Bitcoin: A Swiss Bank for Everyone’s Pocket

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Bitcoin: A Swiss Bank for Everyone’s Pocket

Bonjour à tous ! content de vous voir tous ici C’est vraiment très sympa d’être de nouveau à Zurich Je pense que la dernière fois que j’étais ici j’ai dû faire un show avec l’assocation nationale des banquiers. Je peux vous dire qu’il y avait beaucoup plus de costumes dans cette pièce qu’aujourd’hui. Vous savez, […]

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The Currency Wars and Bitcoin’s Neutrality

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The Currency Wars and Bitcoin’s Neutrality

This is my third Coinscrum, and my first time at Imperial College. It is very impressive and formal,this august institution of higher learning.It is a bit different. When I [have been to] Coinscrum, by this point in the evening I have usually had to beers.[Laughter] There is no beer here.You will get a slightly subdued […]

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Bitcoin Q&A: Eltoo, and the early days of Lightning

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Bitcoin Q&A: Eltoo, and the early days of Lightning

Bitcoin Q&A: Eltoo, and the early days of Lightning

Mark asks, “What is Eltoo?”“Can you explain what the new Eltoo proposal, by a number of Lightning Network developers, entails?”“What does it solve? Are there trade-offs? What are the barriers to its implementation?”You may remember previously, in one of my answers, I was talking about how Lightning isn’t a single protocol.It is a whole stack […]

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Bitcoin: A Swiss Bank for Everyone’s Pocket

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Bitcoin: A Swiss Bank for Everyone’s Pocket

Bonjour à tous ! content de vous voir tous ici C’est vraiment très sympa d’être de nouveau à Zurich Je pense que la dernière fois que j’étais ici j’ai dû faire un show avec l’assocation nationale des banquiers. Je peux vous dire qu’il y avait beaucoup plus de costumes dans cette pièce qu’aujourd’hui. Vous savez, […]

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Bitcoin Q&A: Eltoo, and the early days of Lightning

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Bitcoin Q&A: Eltoo, and the early days of Lightning

Mark asks, “What is Eltoo?”“Can you explain what the new Eltoo proposal, by a number of Lightning Network developers, entails?”“What does it solve? Are there trade-offs? What are the barriers to its implementation?”You may remember previously, in one of my answers, I was talking about how Lightning isn’t a single protocol.It is a whole stack […]

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Bitcoin Q&A: Lightning Network game theory

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Bitcoin Q&A: Lightning Network game theory

“Can the Lightning Network rules be changed and updated easily, unlike [the Bitcoin blockchain],which requires super-majority consensus (almost everyone must agree) for simultaneous upgrade?”“Can groups of users use different variations of the channel rules and form a separate sub-network,with or without maintaining compatibility to the entire Lightning Network?”That is a really great question.The Lightning Network […]

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The Currency Wars and Bitcoin’s Neutrality

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The Currency Wars and Bitcoin’s Neutrality

This is my third Coinscrum, and my first time at Imperial College. It is very impressive and formal,this august institution of higher learning.It is a bit different. When I [have been to] Coinscrum, by this point in the evening I have usually had to beers.[Laughter] There is no beer here.You will get a slightly subdued […]

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Bitcoin Q&A: Will compliance with regulation benefit Bitcoin?

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Bitcoin Q&A: Will compliance with regulation benefit Bitcoin?

Bitcoin Q&A: Will compliance with regulation benefit Bitcoin?

[AUDIENCE] Do you have any thoughts on the role of regulators and compliance [officers]?Can Bitcoin benefit [from them]?[ANDREAS] Do I have any thoughts on the role of regulators and compliance,and how it can benefit Bitcoin?Yes, I have many thoughts.I have delivered some of those thoughts in less than polite terms in other forums.I’ll keep them […]

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Bitcoin Q&A: What was SegWit2x?

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Bitcoin Q&A: What was SegWit2x?

Bitcoin Q&A: What was SegWit2x?

Giovanni asks, “Is the size of the blockchain an issue for the ordinary personal computer?”“Currently, my Bitcoin folder size is 153 gigabytes.”“[This is] definitely an issue preventing people [from taking] part in the transaction validation process.Giovanni, you’re correct.An even bigger problem is the cost of bandwidth.To create that blockchain of 153 gigabytes on your hard […]

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Bitcoin Q&A: Node compatibility, Lightning, and incentives

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Bitcoin Q&A: Node compatibility, Lightning, and incentives

Bitcoin Q&A: Node compatibility, Lightning, and incentives

“Is there a way we can [see] the number of Bitcoin nodes or downloads, worldwide or per country?”“What is the difference between reachable and non-reachable nodes?”Yes, there is a way you can [see] the number of Bitcoin nodes.One of the places to [see] that is a website called Bitnodes.com.It shows you an interactive map, which […]

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