Cypherpunk Cogitations
Jameson Lopp's thoughts on Bitcoin, Privacy, and Freedom.

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Jun
11
Has Bitcoin Ever Hard Forked?

Has Bitcoin Ever Hard Forked?

Numerous changes have been made to Bitcoin over the years; should any of them be considered hard forks?
9 min read
May
18
Ensuring Your Second Life with Bitcoin

Ensuring Your Second Life with Bitcoin

Bitcoin and cryonics are both revolutionary technologies - but are they also complementary?
12 min read
Apr
28
Why Twitter is a Musk-Have

Why Twitter is a Musk-Have

A techno-optimist's speculation on how Twitter fits into Elon Musk's portfolio of companies.
12 min read
Apr
24
The Hunt for the Best Gigabit Home Network VPN

The Hunt for the Best Gigabit Home Network VPN

VPN technology is improving, but how hard is it to actually implement?
9 min read
Apr
02
How to Back Up a Seed Phrase

How to Back Up a Seed Phrase

There are a million ways to back up a seed phrase. Nearly all of them have flaws.
14 min read
Mar
19
Running Bitcoin Core v0.7 and Earlier

Running Bitcoin Core v0.7 and Earlier

An exploration into eccentricities of trying to sync extremely old versions of Bitcoin Core.
5 min read
Mar
16
Building Bitcoin Core v0.7 and Earlier

Building Bitcoin Core v0.7 and Earlier

A guide for how to compile binaries for very old Bitcoin Core versions that are no longer available to download.
4 min read
Mar
12
On BSV Scalability

On BSV Scalability

BSV's blockchain is now over 3 terabytes - have they finally solved on-chain scaling challenges?
12 min read
Mar
05
Bitcoin Core Performance Evolution

Bitcoin Core Performance Evolution

A historical analysis of full validation node sync performance across 9 years of releases.
6 min read
Feb
21
Satoshi Roundtable VIII Recap

Satoshi Roundtable VIII Recap

A review of selected topics covered at the 2022 unconference including Bitcoin Development, Crypto Family Offices, Dubai, El Salvador, Free Private Cities, DAOs, GameFi, Web3, and more.
13 min read