The Lightning Network: Packets to Circuits

There are three problems that developers see in regards to scaling Bitcoin: Micropayments are not exactly cheap to make the size of blocks/the blockchain over time malleability The Lightning Network aims to solve these problems by creating hash-locked payment channels facilitating instant off-chain real bitcoin transactions. Before we can understand what the Lightning network enables, [...]

21.co: The Bitcoin Computer

After months of anticipation my 21.co Bitcoin computer finally arrived. I anxiously opened up what felt like Pandora's box to a new age of the internet. The 21.co Bitcoin Computer is the first of its kind and is the foundation for a new range of applications. First things first, if you want to run this [...]

Managing Digital Scarcity: Enterprise Cryptocurrency Applications

The internet has evolved into a real time distributed information protocol in that now we interact daily with a global consciousness, we spark digital wildfires spreading anywhere and everywhere instantly and at a cost next to nothing.Though the cost to reproduce and scale bits is next to nothing, the inability to prove transfer of digital ownership [...]

2015 Internet Trends

Angular JS

Model: The data shown to the users. The model data are simple javascript objects. View: This is what the users see when they visit the page, that is after the raw HTML template involving directives and expressions is compiled and linked with correct scope. Controller: The business logic that drives the application This framework is [...]

$GBTC

TICKER SYMBOL :  GBTC  The first OTC publicly quoted mutual fund for Bitcoin began trading at $40 pershare or .1 BTC. It is available on the OTCQX marketplace at a premium and with an annual 2% administration and safekeeping fee. On Friday May 8th, GBTC closed at $49 USD per share (Up 22%) and more than quadrupled its [...]

Myo Gesture Control Armband

Thalmic Lab's Myo armband is the future of controlling everything around us. It builds the bridge between the physical and the digital world. This gesture control armband is able to read the electromagnetic signals from your muscles and it enables you to control a variety of applications via bluetooth 4.0. You can program keystrokes on [...]

Hash and Ledger

After reading the Age of Cryptocurrency, I had one new take away about blockchain technology. This epiphany moment was my understanding of the SHA256 hash. The description of how a hash worked put my understanding of the protocol on an even lower level. This hash function can take any input and will output a hexadecimal [...]

How to Setup an Antminer S5

This article will explain exactly how to setup your Antminer S5, configure it to your pool, and get it running on your network. Hardware ">Antminer S5 1155 GH/s Corsair CX750M and a paperclip A router and ethernet cord The most important thing to know when setting up an ASIC miner is that you have the [...]