Intel’s Blockscale – A New Bitcoin Mining Chip

Earlier this month, Intel announced Blocksale ASIC, the company's second-generation Bitcoin mining chip. Intel plans to deliver the new chip for the third quarter, which it claims will be more energy-efficient. What does this news mean for Intel and the blockchain sector? How will Bitcoin miners react? Intel’s Second Attempt to Attract Crypto Miners Intel's first mining chip, named Bonanza Mine, is a 7nm process packed in lots of 300. We can speak of a 3,600W mining machine with up…

SegWit2x – What is It and How Does It Work?

SegWit2x (“B2X” or “S2X”) was a failed controversial Bitcoin hard fork effort aimed to double the block size limit. Some people in the BTC community went as far as to label this proposal as a “Corporate Takeover”. Over 80% of miners supported SegWit2x, but the community could not agree on the upgrade. There are several things we can all learn from this story, as we will explain in the article. The difference between a “Soft Fork” and a “Hard Fork”…

SegWit (Segregated Witness) – What Is It and How Does It Work?

From Satoshi Nakamoto's historic whitepaper to modern times, the world of cryptocurrencies has changed a lot. This sector has brought about a real revolution in the world economy in just under ten years. Not everyone knows that the algorithm created following Nakamoto's paper has undergone several changes over time. This software (known as "Bitcoin Core") has shown more rigidity than many modern blockchains. For this reason, analyzing one of its significant changes over time is an exciting aspect. Therefore, this…

What Is a Bitcoin Node? A Guide for Beginners

How to evaluate the security of a cryptocurrency? One could easily claim that secure cryptos need to run on a secure blockchain. However, this theoretical statement can have complex applications in the real world. One way to look at the matter is by connecting security to validation. Every blockchain must have a suitable transaction validation mechanism. When it comes to blockchain validation, we generally mention nodes. Today we will talk about Bitcoin nodes. The article aims to explain a very…

Where Can You Pay Taxes With Bitcoin?

Short-term Bitcoin traders have an acute interest in how they can dodge paying taxes on their Bitcoin, especially on capital gains. Others see it as a tool for evading taxation altogether, including income tax. These strategies are usually quite difficult in practice and therefore NOT recommended. However, a more interesting question – relevant to law-abiders and long-term HODLers – is how we can use our Bitcoin to help pay our taxes. Directly. This prospect is essential for people who store…

The Story Of Bitcoin And Ethereum’s Reversed Blockchains

Decentralization is the primary selling point of the three worlds of Bitcoin, crypto, and the web. There are several reasons for this. Some are related to the increased transactional efficiency that decentralization can provide. Others are related to creating permissionless, censorship-resistant digital networks. The most important is that decentralization weakens any single-point-of-failure, hence bolstering network security. This not only keeps a network as close to unbiased and ‘neutral’ as possible but almost guarantees its immutability. Yet the crypto world hasn’t…

What Is A Bitcoin ETF?

On October 19th, 2021, the first Bitcoin US Bitcoin ETF launched on the New York Stock Exchange. This was a long-awaited event for the crypto community, which viewed it as a significant milestone for the industry. The debut was hyper-successful, too. Within just a day, the ETF generated over $800 million in trading volume. It was the second most lucrative stock market debut ever on the NYSE, behind Black Rock’s carbon fund. Why the enthusiasm? What is a Bitcoin ETF,…

Is It Safe to Use Bitcoin Blockchain?

New Bitcoin investors often worry about how safe this technology is. And, since buying BTC could be expensive nowadays, they are not wrong to enquire about crypto safety. After all, their assets are on the line if something goes wrong with the blockchain. Bitcoin is one of the most popular digital forms of money on the planet. It has been around since 2009. For the past 10 years, this virtual currency has demonstrated to be exceptionally strong in ensuring data security.…

Should I Keep My Bitcoin On An Exchange Or In A Wallet?

Cryptocurrency has taken the world by storm. Today, it is unlikely that someone using the internet hasn't at least heard about Bitcoin even once. Such is the popularity of cryptocurrency that many companies and brands accept it as a form of payment. Additionally, dozens of crypto exchanges allow you to buy any cryptocurrency with fiat money. Buying cryptocurrency has become incredibly more accessible, and you can even find guides and articles on how to do so. However, most Bitcoin owners…

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