Opinions about Bitcoin are highly polarized between enthusiasts and skeptics. What drives the passion of the enthusiasts is that Bitcoin is a technological breakthrough that creates many new and interesting applications.

Early emails of Satoshi Nakammoto developing Bitcoin

Sarah R. 2018-05-26 18:23:09 Satoshi nakamoto, peer-to-peer ecash, bitcoin, bitcoin software, bitcoin coding, bitcoin algorithms, bitcoin development, msvc build, bitcoin cryptocurrency, bitcoin history

On 3 January 2009, the bitcoin network came into existence with Satoshi Nakamoto mining the genesis block of bitcoin (block number 0), which had a reward of 50 bitcoins.

What do we know about Satoshi Nakammoto?

Sergey Y. 2018-05-26 10:08:35 Satoshi nakamoto, bitcoin, bitcoin coding, bitcoin history, history of ecash, cypherpunk community, e-currency unit, bitcoin unit

You may know that Satoshi Nakamoto is the pseudonym adopted by the creator of Bitcoin. While his identity remains a mystery, he communicated extensively in Bitcoin’s early days.

Minting money out of thin air and recording in a ledger

Meredith G. 2018-05-26 08:12:09 Digicash system, ecash, hashcash, timestamping service, b-money, bitgold, bitcoin history, bitcoin ledger, bitcoin’s security model

The success of Bitcoin is quite remarkable if you consider all the ventures that failed trying to do what it does. Bitcoin has several notable innovations including the block chain and a decentralized model that supports user-to-user transactions.

Process of building a digital signature for cryptocurrencies

Benjamin C. 2018-05-25 14:09:21 Digital signatures, cryptographic primitives, unforgeability property, building cryptocurrencies, designing cryptocurrencies, digital signature scheme

A digital signature is supposed to be the digital analog to a handwritten signature on paper. We desire two properties from digital signatures that correspond well to the handwritten signature analogy.

A brief introduction to Bitcoin mining

Tyra R. 2018-05-25 11:43:09 Bitcoin syste, bitcoin mining, bitcoin blockchain, bitcoin units, bitcoin miners, bitcoin circulation supply

A Bitcoin miner collects pending Bitcoin transactions, verifies their legitimacy, and assembles them into what is known as a “block candidate.”