Hunting the Real Bitcoin Network Hashrate
An exploration of hashrate estimate algorithms with the goal of finding an improved way of determining a more accurate global hashrate estimate.
An Introduction to Spiderchain
A review of the latest layer 2 protocol proposed for pegging bitcoin to a sidechain.
Sovereignty vs Society
Delving into the paradoxical relationship between liberty and the individual's reliance upon society at large.
How to Securely Create a Bitcoin Seed Phrase in 9 Simple Steps
A user-friendly guide for how to generate seed phrases from your own entropy.
How to Bury a Bitcoin Seed Phrase Backup
Lessons learned from a multi-year experiment with burying a metal seed phrase bitcoin backup.
Softwar Thesis Review
A critique of Jason Lowery's thesis on proof of work systems and "bitpower."
A Critique of Softwar Concepts
Do the "Softwar" and "Bitpower" concepts make sense, or is this just a compelling story with logical gaps?
What is the Bitcoin Network's Real Hashrate?
Bitcoin mining exhibits a lot of randomness, which makes it hard to measure an accurate hashrate. What can we do to improve our estimates?
A History of Bitcoin Maximalism
Bitcoin Maximalism isn’t what most people think it is, but there is a logical explanation for how it transformed into what we see today.
How Many Bitcoin Confirmations is Enough?
How safe is it to accept a bitcoin transaction after X confirmations? A deep dive into the math behind quantifying double-spend risk.