The Revolt of the (Bitcoin) Public

One of the most powerful books I’ve read in the past decade is likely not well-known by Bitcoiners, but it should be. Rather than yet another tome on monetary economics, timechain basics, or the history of seashells or rocks as money, this book is about control and authority. More specifically,…

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Getting ‘Down and Dirty’ on the Bitcoin Lightning Network

In the blocksize wars of 2015-2017, the Bitcoin protocol became trapped in opposing manifestations. The quandary? Could Bitcoin scale effectively scale to compete with Visa, Mastercard, and the traditional banking and credit system while still providing its decentralized, cryptographic benefits? As Blocksize War author Jonathan Bier explains, the more corporate-aligned…

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