Why Decentralized Finance’s value proposition isn’t just a meme

Just kidding.

Decentralized Finance is just a rebrand of Open Finance, which failed to gain traction because OpFi isn’t as catchy.

I don’t know how many words I need to type for Medium to allow me to submit this as an actual post, so I’ll just ramble on a bit until I…

An Overview Of Mining Pool Exploits That BetterHash Disables

Intro

BetterHash is the working name for alternative mining protocols currently in development. When it’s completed there will need to be enough miners willing to switch to a new mining pool using these protocols, or an existing pool that is willing to service both the old and new protocols while miners…

And Changing Bitcoin’s Proof-of-Work is a Futile Endeavor

Introduction

In the wake of the recent and most (in)significant push to change Bitcoin’s Proof-of-Work, I thought it would be a good opportunity to score some more brownie points from the community by laying it to rest. I’m going to discuss the broader topic of hardware specialization (“ASIC Resistance”), the technical…

The differences between Light-Clients & Fully-Validating Nodes

Are you wondering what that even means? Don’t worry, you will. Go make a cup of coffee first, it’s another long one. If you haven’t read this yet, start here:

The following is an exchange I had with Vitalik following the publication of the article above. Although initiated by his…

Bitcoin is an impenetrable fortress of validation.

Like my Moore’s Law article, this is an excerpt from a much larger article. It’s good enough to serve as a standalone piece because the misconception this aims to put to rest is a commonly raised one that becomes annoyingly repetitive.

Understanding the Bitcoin network without math.

Bitcoin is more than just a chain of blocks…

(TL;DR: It has nothing to do with storage space limits)

Introduction

This is an indirect response to the following article by Afri Schoedon, a developer for the Parity Ethereum client, written less than a year ago:

I want to make it clear that I have respect for almost all of the developers in this space, and this is not intended to…

StopAndDecrypt

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