A basic regression analysis demonstrates positive, statistically significant correlation between Bitcoin transaction fees and volatility with non-negligible effect sizes. This suggests that adoption of SegWit and the Lightning Network should decrease volatility in BTC/USD price.
An observation on the similarlity between the fundamental insight of the Lebesgue integral
and the one successful mode of anthropologically studying non-state
hill peoples in the highlands of Southeast Asia.
A brief classification of different nodes on the network, an explanation of how consensus rules can be changed and the kinds of blockchain forks that result, and a discussion of the origin of Bitcoin Cash.
A description of the structure of blocks, the mining process, and how blocks are chained together, ending with an explanation of how the network and mining process solve the double-spending problem.
A review of key cryptographic ideas used in bitcoin transactions,
followed by an explanation of the structure of a transaction
and some thoughts on the existential, hermeneutical debate over the question
What is a bitcoin?.
Ruminations on the contrast between physical cash and pre-cryptocurrency electronic cash, the disadvantages of relying on trusted third parties, Satoshi’s motivations for inventing bitcoin, and his end goal.