mining

Sep
16
Was Satoshi a Greedy Miner?

Was Satoshi a Greedy Miner?

Technical analysis of mining behavior exhibited by an entity that is plausibly Satoshi Nakamoto.
16 min read
May
29
Empty Blocks, Full Mempool

Empty Blocks, Full Mempool

An analysis of Bitcoin blocks mined without any transactions even when there were transactions waiting to be confirmed.
7 min read
Feb
20
Bitcoin Block Time Variance: Theory vs Reality

Bitcoin Block Time Variance: Theory vs Reality

How well does the historical distribution of timestamps on bitcoin blocks match the expected distribution?
7 min read
Aug
09
Are Chinese Miners a Threat to Bitcoin?

Are Chinese Miners a Threat to Bitcoin?

Is the concentration of hashpower within the borders of China a cause for concern about a nation state attack against the network?
6 min read
Dec
19
The Future of Bitcoin Mining

The Future of Bitcoin Mining

Speculation about long-term changes to the dynamics of who and why people will mine bitcoins.
7 min read