How is the 21 Million Bitcoin Cap Defined and Enforced?
A deep dive into the code that keeps bitcoin's inflation rate on a predictable schedule.
Bitcoin 2021 Annual Review
Comprehensive coverage of metrics across a number of different verticals in the Bitcoin ecosystem to gauge performance in 2021.
2021 Bitcoin Node Performance Tests
Testing full validation syncing performance of 7 Bitcoin node implementations.
To Swat a Swatter
The conclusion to a 4 year long investigation in pursuit of the person behind an extortion attempt.
Satoshi Roundtable VII Recap
A review of selected topics covered at the 2021 unconference including Lightning Network, Bitcoin UX, DeFi, Smart Contracts, Astrology, and Identity.
Lightning Liquidity Management Guide
Lessons learned from running a routing node on the Lightning Network.
2021 Altcoin Node Sync Tests
Testing full validation sync performance of 16 altcoin node implementations in 2021.
How to Protect Contact Forms from Spam with Proof of Work
An argument and guide for using hashcash puzzles to protect contact forms from spammers instead of captchas.
Empty Blocks, Full Mempool
An analysis of Bitcoin blocks mined without any transactions even when there were transactions waiting to be confirmed.