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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
Jan
22
Is the Bitcoin Network Slowing Down?

Is the Bitcoin Network Slowing Down?

An investigation into the root cause of node syncing performance drops seen during annual testing.
11 min read
Jan
12
How is the 21 Million Bitcoin Cap Defined and Enforced?

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.
7 min read
Jan
03
Bitcoin 2021 Annual Review

Bitcoin 2021 Annual Review

Comprehensive coverage of metrics across a number of different verticals in the Bitcoin ecosystem to gauge performance in 2021.
15 min read
Dec
04
2021 Bitcoin Node Performance Tests

2021 Bitcoin Node Performance Tests

Testing full validation syncing performance of 7 Bitcoin node implementations.
11 min read
Nov
13
To Swat a Swatter

To Swat a Swatter

The conclusion to a 4 year long investigation in pursuit of the person behind an extortion attempt.
11 min read