Op Ed: Want to Learn How to Contribute to Bitcoin? Try a ‘Good First Issue’

Continuing the series on the various ways one can learn about the technical aspects of Bitcoin, in this article we will focus on good first issues in the Bitcoin Core GitHub repository.Bitcoin Core is widely recognized as the reference implementation for Bitcoin. Although the name “Bitcoin Core” wasn’t used until 2013, the client itself can…

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Bitcoin Magazine Week in Review

Bitcoin Magazine’s Week in Review brings you the most critical, interesting and popular news stories affecting Bitcoin this week. Despite Setback in Ohio, Tax Payments in Bitcoin a Viable Trend Ohio made a big splash in the cryptocurrency community in November 2018 when Josh Mandel, the state treasurer at the time, announced a plan to…

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Secure the Bag: Cutting Transactions in Half to Resolve Bitcoin Network Congestion

Bitcoin’s network congestion can vary wildly. During some hours of some days, tens of thousands of transactions are waiting to get included in a block, causing fees to spike and leaving many users waiting. During slower hours, meanwhile, there aren’t even enough transactions to fill all blocks, and the smallest of fees suffice for quick…

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Discovering Bitcoin Part 7: The Missing Pieces

This is the seventh and final installment of bitcoiner Giacomo Zucco’s series “Discovering Bitcoin: A Brief Overview From Cavemen to the Lightning Network.” Read the Introduction to his series, Discovering Bitcoin Part 1: About Time, Discovering Bitcoin Part 2: About People, Discovering Bitcoin Part 3: Introducing Money, Discovering Bitcoin Part 4: A Wrong Turn (New…

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Dr. Maxim Orlovsky on Storm and Bitcoin L2/L3 File Storage

On August 16, 2019, Dr. Maxim Orlovsky presented the Storm concept to the world: A decentralized file storage protocol that’s built on top of the Lightning Network and makes use of specific financial incentives.  After revealing the project’s GitHub repository and starting an interesting conversation on Reddit, Orlovsky has quickly turned to Bitcoin developers for…

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