From the Front Page - Epicenter Bitcoin
6,178 viewsMay 4th, 2015 by Epicenter
Few question that educating people about Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies is one of the most important and challenging tasks to achieve mass adoption. And perhaps even fewer disagree that there is no one more gifted at communicating the revolutionary potential of Bitcoin than Andreas M. Antonopoulos. A technologist, entrepreneur, LTB host and author, he has been speaking, writing and educating about Bitcoin for years and become one of the most popular people in the Bitcoin space.
He joined u...Read More
3,173 viewsApril 27th, 2015 by Epicenter
Bitcoin's approach to solving the double spending problem is to make a collusion and attack on the network prohibitively expensive. One of the main factors that will determine Bitcoin's chance of survival in the long-term is whether the behavior that maximizes the profits of miners contributes to or sabotages the health of the network.
The game theory that determines this is complex and our understanding of it still incomplete. But research is increasing and two people who have been at the fo...Read More
5,505 viewsApril 20th, 2015 by Epicenter
As the cost of computing continues to plummet, the number of connected devices is increasing dramatically. In the future powerful computing capacity will be in billions of devices ranging from the lightbulb to the car door to new wearables. This new internet of things (IoT) will dramatically change our lives.
Paul Brody, a Technology Strategist and the former VP of Mobile and IoT at IBM, joined us for a discussion of where the IoT is going. We discussed their white paper on why a decentr...Read More
2,920 viewsApril 13th, 2015 by Epicenter
In the crowded race to become the leading ‘Bitcoin 2.0’ platform, Counterparty has stood out by avoiding fancy crowdsales and instead building a platform that works. The protocol, which sits on top of Bitcoin and thus benefits from the security of its mining power, allows issuing assets, paying dividends or trading in a decentralized way. Over the past year, it has been the platform of choice for many crowdsales and is also what powers LTBCoin.
Co-Founder Robby Dermody joined us for a...Read More
2,293 viewsApril 6th, 2015 by Epicenter
The cryptocurrency ecosystem is increasingly divided into different camps. There are those betting and working on the eventual mainstream success of Bitcoin. And there are those who take elements of Bitcoin’s technology and repurpose them to improve existing systems.
Hyperledger is one of the projects firmly in the latter camp. They are envisioning a world where innumerable interoperable ledgers are operated by different parties. Hyperledger is their tool for the creation and managemen...Read More
2,803 viewsMarch 30th, 2015 by Epicenter
When one is busy driving a technological and societal revolution forward, complying with complicated regulatory requirements is rarely a top priority. Yet, the reality is that at this stage the often ambigious and rapidly evolving regulatory landscape can have an outsized impact on the fate of cryptocurrency startups and on the adoption/integration into existing systems.
Epicenter Bitcoin Regulatory Correspondent and founder of COINsult Siân Jones joined us for an update on the state of ...Read More
2,592 viewsMarch 23rd, 2015 by Epicenter
Creating a new token and selling it to fund the development of software has become a preferred way of fundraising for cryptocurrency entrepreneurs. It’s a tempting tool, allowing startups to avoid traditional investors, build a community and allow anyone anywhere to own a stake in the project. For participants, there is the promise of big financial upside and being part of novel undertakings.
Lisa Cheng, whose consulting firm Vanbex has accompanied many crowdsales, joined us for a discu...Read More
3,180 viewsMarch 16th, 2015 by Epicenter
When spinning up a few hundred data-gathering Bitcoin nodes prevented some breadwallet users from transmitting bitcoin transaction, a minor panic quickly erupted about the Bitcoin compliance startup Chainalysis and their supposed sybil attack on the Bitcoin network.
Chainalysis CEO Michael Gronager joined us for a discussion of what happened and what role transaction monitoring will play in the future. We dove deep into the tension between the desires for user privacy and the requirements...Read More
2,863 viewsMarch 9th, 2015 by Epicenter
Powering an estimated 5-10% of all Bitcoin transactions, Electrum is one of the leaders of the Bitcoin wallet space. The open-source walled was started in 2011 and played a key role in the development of the light-weight SPV wallets. Developer Thomas Voegtlin joined us for a discussion of Electrum, their recent 2.0 release and the rapidly evolving Bitcoin wallet space in general.
Topics covered included:
- The evolution of Bitcoin wallets and what motivated him to start Electrum
4,404 viewsMarch 2nd, 2015 by Epicenter
Is Bitcoin secure from attacks that could destroy the currency? To a large part, this is determined by how expensive it is to carry out an attack and by the potential profits the attacker could generate. Ideally, an attack is so expensive to carry out that no profit-driven attacker would engage in it.Read More
May 04, 2015EB77 – Andreas M. Antonopoulos: Mastering Bitcoin
April 27, 2015EB76 – Emin Gün Sirer & Ittay Eyal: From Selfish Miners To The Miner's Dilemma
April 20, 2015EB75 – Paul Brody: Internet Of Things And The Democracy Of Devices
April 13, 2015EB74 – Robby Dermody: Counterparty - Assets, Dividends And Decentralized Exchange
April 06, 2015EB73 – Dan O’Prey & Daniel Feichtinger: Hyperledger Decentralised Ledger Platform
March 30, 2015EB72 – Siân Jones - Cryptocurrency Regulation Update: Uk, Isle Of Man, California, Bitlicense
March 23, 2015EB71 – Lisa Cheng - Token Sales And Crowdfunding In The Cryptocurrency Space
March 16, 2015EB70 – Chainalysis, Surveillance And The Path To Mass Panic
March 09, 2015EB69 – Thomas Voegtlin - Electrum, Spv Wallets And Bitcoin Aliases
March 02, 2015Epicenter Bitcoin #68 – Kamikaze Attack, Block Halving And The Perils Of Proof-Of-Work