technical

May
04
Griefing Bitcoin's Testnet

Griefing Bitcoin's Testnet

A deep dive into manipulation of block generation on testnet and a call to reset the network to fix several issues.
11 min read
Dec
16
Economically Unspendable Bitcoin UTXOs

Economically Unspendable Bitcoin UTXOs

UTXO management guidance for avoiding footguns that can cause problems during times of high transaction fees.
3 min read
Sep
18
An Introduction to Spiderchain

An Introduction to Spiderchain

A review of the latest layer 2 protocol proposed for pegging bitcoin to a sidechain.
13 min read
Aug
05
Revisiting Bitcoin Network Bandwidth Issues

Revisiting Bitcoin Network Bandwidth Issues

A deep dive into bandwidth bottlenecks and potential solutions for improving node syncing performance.
7 min read
Apr
15
What is the Bitcoin Network's Real Hashrate?

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?
7 min read
Feb
04
How to Protect Your Home Network with a Gigabit VPN

How to Protect Your Home Network with a Gigabit VPN

A guide for protecting all devices on your home network with a fast self hosted VPN.
24 min read
Jan
14
Open Source Transcription Software Comparisons

Open Source Transcription Software Comparisons

A comparison of several AI based transcription engines with regard to accuracy and performance.
9 min read
Dec
16
2022 Bitcoin Node Performance Tests

2022 Bitcoin Node Performance Tests

Testing full validation syncing performance of 9 Bitcoin node implementations.
9 min read
Dec
10
How to Archive & Transcribe YouTube Videos in Bulk

How to Archive & Transcribe YouTube Videos in Bulk

A step-by-step guide for leveraging tools to download and transcribe videos in bulk with just a few commands.
7 min read
Nov
04
The Death of Decentralized Email

The Death of Decentralized Email

A historical review of the multi-decade centralization and capture of the email protocol.
16 min read