The Double-Spend (What Bitcoin’s White Paper Solved Forever)

Bill Barhydt is the founder and CEO of Abra. This exclusive opinion piece is part of CoinDesk’s “Bitcoin at 10: The Satoshi White Paper” series. I remember reading Satoshi Nakamoto’s bitcoin white paper for the first time a few weeks after it was released. I also remember the phrase that really grabbed my attention: “We […]

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Crypto Research Firm Adds Nobel Prize Winners as Advisors

Blockchain research firm and accelerator Cryptic Labs has just taken on two Nobel-winning economists as advisors. Announced in a press release Monday, joining the firm’s economics advisory board are Dr. Eric S. Maskin and Sir Christopher Pissarides, who will “provide insights in incentive mechanisms, game theory and macro-economic policies.” Dr. Maskin, currently a professor at Harvard University, […]

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Lightning Network May Not Solve Bitcoin’s Scaling ‘Trilemma’

Frances Coppola spent many years working in banks and IT, and now writes and speaks about finance, banking and economics. Bitcoin has proven incapable of accommodating growing demand without deviating considerably from Satoshi Nakamoto’s original vision of a “peer-to-peer electronic cash system.” It was intended to provide a fast, secure and inexpensive means of making payments without using […]

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