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How To Audit Bitcoin’s Supply & Why It Is Important

written by @veriphibtc For the first time in history, you have the phenomenal possibility to audit the global supply of a currency in a completely sovereign and independent way. That audit will cost you practically nothing and will only take a few seconds. The Full Vested Power Of A Bitcoin Node When you run your […]

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Market Cap: Only One Piece Of The Puzzle

written by @thevladcostea Market capital is an often misunderstood and somewhat flawed metric that can easily distort the magnitude and importance of cryptocurrencies when observed alone. To get a coin’s market cap, you take the price per coin (determined by the market grappling with current supply vs demand), multiply it by the number of tokens […]

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Using Lightning Network With Varying Levels Of Control

written by @veriphibtc To many, the user experience of sending and receiving Bitcoin transactions needs improvement in terms of easiness and fluidity. Adding in the concept of lightning wallets and all they entail can sometimes add confusion when not presented properly. Quickly explained, one can easily understand how Bitcoin works. You begin by backing up […]

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Bitcoin: A Trojan Horse For Freedom In A Speculative Disguise

written by @thevladcostea Bitcoin is the most revolutionary financial invention of our times, uniting people of all nations under a state-agnostic currency that nobody can arbitrarily confiscate, censor, counterfeit, or destroy. Skeptics will claim that Bitcoin has no intrinsic value and only exists for speculative or criminal reasons. Yet they probably never had to worry […]

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Bitcoin: The World’s First Decentralized “Brand”

written by @emylacapra Since its foundational block, Bitcoin’s “marketing” has simply been driven by nothing more than word-of-mouth and independent advocates building atop what they believe in. Bitcoin is open source and decentralized, has no central control: a distributed repository of information, no central management, and, crucially, no central point of failure. People contribute to […]

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Trampoline Nodes Explained: Lightning Innovation

written by @veriphibtc With the Lightning Network still in its infancy, development continues at breakneck speed in an effort to make the user experience more simple and fluid. The Lightning Network is a fascinating, growing peer-to-peer network aiming to create a fully functional second layer for Bitcoin. Even if we are still in the early […]

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Exploring Bitcoin Energy Consumption

written by @emylacapra The most vocal opponents of Bitcoin regularly tout energy consumption and CO2 emissions as a top argument. While making the headlines of financial and economic newspapers, this spread of “alarming” data commonly lacks one important facet of the story: the origin of Bitcoin energy sources. “Bitcoin’s contribution to CO2 emissions is too […]