Book review of The Fiat Standard
November 18, 2021
Saifedean Ammous is an economist and author of one of the most widely read books on Bitcoin: The Bitcoin Standard. This week saw the release of its successor, which immediately rose to Number 1 in Amazon's Commerce section. The title is The Fiat Standard. The Debt Slavery Alternative to Human Civilization. What are the main points?
What is Taproot, the biggest upgrade of Bitcoin in years?
November 15, 2021
Taproot, the largest upgrade to the Bitcoin protocol since SegWit in 2017, was activated on Sunday morning, November 14, 2021. As an upgrade, it is a bundle of technical improvements that combined provide greater efficiency and privacy.
Bitcoin ETF: What is it and why is it better to hold BTC?
October 19, 2021
Since 2018 many companies working in banking and finance have tried to establish a Bitcoin ETF. Among them Van Eck and Bitwise who applied repeatedly in the USA. A few have succeeded with notable examples in Canada and France. Starting October 2021, Bitcoin ETFs are now allowed in the United States as well, surging a new BTC rally. But buying an ETF is not the same as buying and holding Bitcoin.
Bitcoin accepted: These companies accept BTC as payment
October 18, 2021
While Bitcoin is not accepted in many day-to-day transactions, the number of online shops and businesses accepting BTC is growing more than ever. It remains open if a life without Euros or cash is possible. Only a few Bitcoiners opted for the ultimate step, only spending and accepting Bitcoin. But you don’t have to go this far.
S2F explained: What is the Stock to Flow Model?
October 14, 2021
Who created the S2F model for Bitcoin, and how does it work? And even more important, is the stock to flow model valid or just a glorified chart?
What are Bitcoin nodes?
October 12, 2021
Running a Bitcoin node is not that complicated. While many people pay attention to what the miners are doing and why proof of work is so important for the network, they often overlook the fact that each node plays an important role. But what is a Bitcoin node, and what is it doing exactly?
Bitcoin fees – How do they work, and why do you have to pay?
September 17, 2021
Miners are rewarded with the block reward with freshly minted BTC each time they successfully produce a new block. But that is just one part of the story of how they get rewarded and which incentive is in place to reinsure that they keep on doing their jobs. Fees have been a part of a larger discussion within the Bitcoin community in recent years.