Blog

Archive for the ‘bitcoin’ category

Aug 16, 2019

Visionary Bitcoin Creator Satoshi Nakamoto to Reveal Identity

Posted by in category: bitcoin

NEW YORK, Aug. 16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — After a decade of anonymity, Satoshi Nakamoto will break his silence in Part I of his “My Reveal” Sunday, Aug. 18, at 4 p.m. EDT on the Satoshi Nakamoto Renaissance Holdings website, www.SatoshiNRH.com, and the Ivy McLemore & Associates website, www.ivymclemore.com.

Aug 13, 2019

Blockchain Startup Bitfury Launches Artificial Intelligence Unit

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, robotics/AI

Blockchain startup BitFury launched an artificial intelligence (AI) unit, Reuters reports on Aug. 13.

“Data is the new oil”

Bitfury chief executive officer and co-founder Valery Vavilov reportedly said that the company’s dive into AI is motivated by the need to analyze and extract information from great quantities of data. He reportedly noted that data is becoming the new oil and stated:

Aug 11, 2019

Bitcoin’s Computing Power Sets New Record as Over 100K Miners Go Online

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, computing

The total computing power now dedicated to securing the bitcoin blockchain has set yet another record.

According to data from mining services operator BTC.com, the average bitcoin mining hash rate over the last two weeks has reached71.43 quintillion hashes per second (EH/s), up from 64.49EH/s on July 23. The threshold was breached as bitcoin adjusted its mining difficultyat block height 586,672 on Monday 2:52 UTC – that is a 6.94EH/s, or10.78 percent jump since mid July.

Bitcoin mining difficulty is a measure of how hard it is to compete for mining rewards on bitcoin. Just how difficult the bitcoin software makes it to generate new blocks adjusts every 2,016 blocks – approximately every 14 days – to ensure the block production time remains about 10 minutes at the next cycle.

Aug 7, 2019

Spending Bitcoin in person is easy (What happens in background is elegant)

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, economics

Today, I was co-host of an online cryptocurrency symposium—taking questions from hundreds of visitors. A common question goes something like this:

Can Bitcoin be used in person—or
is it just for internet commerce?

Our panel had a moderator, and also an off-screen video director. As I cleared my throat in preparation to offer a response, a voice in my ear reminded me that it was not my turn. The director explained that another panelist would reply. It was a highly regarded analyst and educator in Australia. Realizing that that she was calling the shots, I deferred.

I was shocked as I listened to a far off colleague suggest that Bitcoin is not useful for in-person payments. I wonder how he explains this to the grocers, tailors, lawyers, theme parks and thousands of retailers who save millions of dollars each year by accepting bitcoin—all without risk of volatility and even if they demand to instantly convert sales revenue into Fiat currency.*

Continue reading “Spending Bitcoin in person is easy (What happens in background is elegant)” »

Jul 29, 2019

Will Facebook’s Libra Change the Way the World Banks?

Posted by in category: bitcoin

KEVIN WERBACH is a professor at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and the author of The Blockchain and the New Architecture of Trust. Follow him on Twitter @kwerb.

Jul 29, 2019

DARPA Is Leveraging Blockchain For ‘Digital Modernization’

Posted by in category: bitcoin

Julio Gil-Pulgar · @gil_pulgar | Jul 29, 2019 | 06:00.

DARPA exploring blockchain Blockchain

Avatar

Jul 21, 2019

The Futurist New Deal For America

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, geopolitics, transhumanism

An introduction to by Johannon Ben Zion candidate for President of the US Transhumanist Party.


US Transhumanist Party candidate for President, Johannon Ben Zion has a futurist new deal for America. This concept stoked my interest when I was listening to the debate between all of the US Transhumanist Party candidates. I wanted more information on this concept and Johannon Ben Zion was kind enough to forward this information to me.

Continue reading “The Futurist New Deal For America” »

Jul 20, 2019

We won’t control Libra, promises Facebook’s blockchain boss

Posted by in category: bitcoin

David Marcus has written a post intended to give “clarity” to the critics of Libra, the blockchain network Facebook is trying to seed.

First, to those who say the system is not really decentralized: “We totally get the point,” Marcus wrote in the July 3 post. “But it was important to start with trusted entities that could operate in a regulated environment and with the operational expertise required to ensure the integrity of the network in its foundational stage.”

He reiterated that “we’re committed to gradually transitioning to a permissionless state in the years to come,” and added that in the meantime, “I’d argue that one hundred geographically distributed, industry-diverse organizations is quite decentralized.” ( There are only 28 so far, however.)

Jul 18, 2019

Brent Nally interviews Dr. Aubrey de Grey @ SENS on July 17, 2019

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, education, life extension, neuroscience

My mission is to drastically improve your life by helping you break bad habits, build and keep new healthy habits to make you the best version of yourself. I read the books and do all the research and share my findings with you!

This video is an interview of Dr. Aubrey de Grey @ SENS on July 17, 2019. My wife, Lauren Nally, was our camerawoman.

Continue reading “Brent Nally interviews Dr. Aubrey de Grey @ SENS on July 17, 2019” »

Jul 16, 2019

What is a ‘paper wallet?’ Do I need one?

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, economics

This post is structured as a question-&-answer. That’s because it was originally an answer at Quora, a Q&A site at which I am a Bitcoin columnist.

What is a ‘Paper Wallet’

A paper wallet is the ultimate offline wallet. It simply means that the private address to your crypto wallet is printed on paper — either as a string of characters, a QR code, or a series of seed recovery words.

If you destroy any electronic copy of your original wallet (e.g. the private keys that give you access to your wealth), then hiding this piece of paper is very similar to hiding a bar of gold. The only way that someone can steal it or know the amount it represents is to get their eyes and hands on something physical. They would need to know that you tucked it into your mattress or behind a secret panel of your cellar wall.

Continue reading “What is a ‘paper wallet?’ Do I need one?” »

Page 1 of 4912345678Last