Bitcoin

Bitcoin paved the way as the first cryptocurrency and laid the foundation for blockchain technology. Before diving deep into the cryptocurrency ecosystem, I recommend you grasp the basics of Bitcoin.

In the course of your future research, you will notice that there are strong thematic similarities between Bitcoin and the rest of the cryptoverse.

  1. Bitcoin Whitepaper: the foundational document of Bitcoin. Considered the constitution of cryptocurrency.
  2. Blockchain: Simply Explained: a concise video on how the blockchain works.
  3. Goldman Sachs Report (Crypto: A New Asset Class): an institutional look at Bitcoin for the “digital gold” use case.
  4. The Debate Behind Bitcoin’s Energy Consumption:a look at the topic of Bitcoin’s energy consumption.
  5. A History of Bitcoin: Told Through 5 Different Point of Views: a great article that illustrates the narratives that populate bitcoin.
  6. The Bitcoin Revolution: a dive into the revolution started by Bitcoin.

Is Bitcoin a Ponzi Scheme?

In this post we take a look at the nature of Bitcoin, compare it with the characteristics of a Ponzi scheme, and try to give an answer to the question.

November 28, 2012: Bitcoin’s First Halving Event

On November 28, 2012, an event of unprecedented significance occurred in the world of cryptocurrency: the first Bitcoin halving. It was on this day that the reward per block for mining Bitcoin was reduced from 50 to 25 Bitcoins.

20 Pivotal Events in Cryptocurrency History

Cryptocurrencies have changed the way we see and use money. From Bitcoin’s first steps to the influence of social media on crypto prices, a lot has happened over the years. Here’s a list of 20 major moments in the crypto world.

Why Bitcoin is the Giant of Cryptocurrencies

The world of cryptocurrencies has captured the attention of millions of people around the world. But how did it all start? And why did Bitcoin become the giant in this field? We begin our analysis by exploring the origins of Bitcoin and taking a look at what exactly cryptocurrencies are. Introduction Brief history of Bitcoin […]

The Importance of Schnorr Signatures

While layer 2 solutions are emerging and receiving increasing attention in the blockchain community, it is equally important to focus on base-layer solutions, which have the potential to significantly expand the operational capacity of the network. One of the most promising innovations in layer 1 are Schnorr signatures. In the next few lines, we will elaborate on their functions and advantages.

The attack on Mt. Gox

In 2014, a significant incident changed the course of cryptocurrencies forever. Mt. Gox, the biggest Bitcoin exchange at that time, was hit by a cyber attack that resulted in a theft of cryptocurrencies worth half a billion dollars. This disaster had a profound impact on the whole cryptocurrency ecosystem.