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2015-06-19 :: David Sterry // Decentralization
Building Consensus for Bitcoin

Since first gaining public attention in 2010, Bitcoin has been attacked in numerous ways with code exploits, dust transactions, exchange hacks, Ponzi schemes, and outright theft. Bitcoin has also been attacked in the media and in our social communities. Each time, Bitcoin enthusiasts could maintain a view that all such attacks were mounted by outsiders […]

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Technology is no stranger to debate. Emacs vs vi, Gnome vs KDE, Mac vs Windows, the list goes on and on with each having inspired debate that would rival the contents of the Library of Congress in quantity, quality and emotion. As more than one technology option became plausible people examined alternatives, made arguments, and […]

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Ever since Gavin Andresen’s first post about increasing the block size a month ago, a debate has been raging across all Bitcoin discussion forums on whether or not to increase Bitcoin’s block size limit. Actually the debate has been going on for longer than that but the rate and temperature of discussion have been greatly […]

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2014-12-27 :: David Sterry // Decentralization
8 Ways to Counterparty

For Bitcoin, currency is just the beginning, necessary to bootstrap the system, build mining infrastructure, secure the blockchain, and discourage spam. Recently there has been much talk of smart contracts, smart property, digital assets, and escrow, all of which benefit from the existence of a decentralized global ledger. That talk has been turned into action […]

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On Thursday Operation Onymous, a joint operation between several US and European law enforcement agencies was announced, shutting down between 20-400 sites running on Tor, arresting 17 people (releasing several after questioning), being sure to highlight that these sites are using Tor and that some are illegally selling drugs and/or weapons. Though Bitcoin was used […]

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2014-10-06 :: David Sterry // Decentralization
What is Counterparty?

Counterparty is a protocol for the creation and use of decentralized financial instruments using Bitcoin as a transport layer. The protocol currently supports and implements the creation of assets, issuance of tokens of those assets, payment of dividends, protocol-escrowed trading, binary bets, and contracts-for-difference. The protocol has been operating since January 2014. To enable the […]

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Just wanted to post about a new mod I’m making available for MyBB. It was based on one called Buy Credit from the team. Anyway, it lets a forum admin sell their forum points/gold/tokens for bitcoins. It uses the very clean API to get addresses and all funds get forwarded to the forum […]

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2012-08-24 :: David Sterry // Default
You Can Learn Bitcoin by David R. Sterry

I just wanted to post a link to my new eBook that is available on Lulu and soon on BN/Nook/iBookstore and at CoinDL (which only accepts bitcoins). I wrote it because many people get caught up on technical details of Bitcoin which are totally unnecessary for initial use. If you are interested in the […]

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