Bitcoin

What Are Confidential Transactions – Adding Anonymity to Bitcoin

Importance of being anonymous Privacy, anonymity and fungibility are often cited among the problems that Bitcoin currently faces. While many laud this cryptocurrency as a decentralized form of payment in many ways more anonymous than traditional ...

Is bitcoin dead and when will it crash to zero?

People love predicting what the future has in store for them. They predict sports scores, the way their interactions with other people will go, the weather etc. One thing we have recently started predicting the future of are cryptocurrencies. Many ...

How Do Cryptographic/Digital Signatures in Bitcoin Work?

Digital signatures are a mathematical concept/technique used to verify the authenticity and integrity of information. In a manner similar to a handwritten signature or a stamped seal, digital signature is used to offer reasons to believe that a ...

How Does Bitcoin Lending Work And What Are Best P2P Crypto Lending Platforms?

A struggle that many have faced ever since money became a thing is the opportunity cost of holding it. Having fiat money in cash and holding it in your possession is all good and well, but this causes you a certain implied loss. This loss is ...

What are Watchtowers and How Do They Work? Bitcoin’s Lightning Network Latest Development

Bitcoin has always had a scalability problem. While this cryptocurrency wants to become the worldwide money of tomorrow, it currently doesn’t have the technical prowess to do so. For the entire world to be able to use Bitcoin for their everyday ...

How Many People Use Bitcoin? How Many Bitcoin Wallets Are There?

In crypto circles we often hear people talk about adoption, “commercial readiness” and global spread of Bitcoin. This is one area of discussion where everyone tends to stay away from crunching numbers and surprisingly enough focus on “the ...

Wasabi Wallet Review – Make Bitcoin Transactions Fungible and Private

Bitcoin has done many things right throughout the years but privacy certainly isn’t among those. It’s a well-known fact that once a Bitcoin address is attached to your real world identity, anyone can simply look said address up on the Bitcoin ...

What’s a UTXO? Explaining an Unspent Transaction Output (UTXO)

UTXO is an abbreviation of “Unspent Transaction Output” and is one of key concepts used in Bitcoin and the world of blockchain. The word is used to describe the unspent outputs that come out as a result of Bitcoin transactions. The concept isn’t ...

Submarine Swaps Explained: Pay From Bitcoin Mainnet To Lightning and Back

By now you have probably heard of atomic swaps, a Lightning Network-related technology looking create interoperability between Bitcoin and every other altcoin on the market. Swaps technology is in itself focused on trustlessly exchanging, “swapping” ...

Best Bitcoin Mining Software – 2019 Edition

Cryptocurrency mining is slowly but surely becoming more and more commercial. Once reserved for neckbearded nerds with a passion for Linux, computer science and cryptography, the process is slowly becoming adopted beyond that exclusive world. The ...