"From Ethiopia, to Kenya, to Nigeria, and beyond, Africa is quietly emerging as a Bitcoin mining hub," writes the Hashrate Index in its latest report.
Coinkite proposed BBQr protocol and is looking for feedback. BBQr encodes larger files into a series of QR codes so they can cross air gaps.
"Implementing the bond contract is possible on mostly any platform such as Liquid, however, on Bitcoin it requires OP CAT."
"This paper introduces Scionic Merkle DAG Trees, a novel approach that integrates with the Nostr protocol to address the inefficiencies of Merkle DAG branches in decentralized storage networks."
"By marrying the immutability of Bitcoin's blockchain with the efficiency of BitTorrent magnet links, Durabit ensures data availability and integrity while building a self-sustaining incentive system for content distribution."
As Coincards transitioned from Mycelium gear to BTCPay Server, it was a deliberate decision driven by their evolving business needs. Notably, Coincards was the first to fully integrate BTCPay Server into their operations.
Nostorg.github.io is a compendium of the Nostr clients and known features.
"This paper studies a newly compiled data set of annual balance sheets of more than 11,000 commercial banks across 17 advanced economies since 1870."
"There are no public metrics on how many people use Lightning, so critics point at metrics such as node count, channels, and capacity, which have plateaued over the past year and thus give a false impression that Lightning's adoption may be stagnating or declining. Our research shows the opposite.."
"BitVM is a computing paradigm to express Turing-complete Bitcoin contracts. This requires no changes to the network’s consensus rules."
"In order to discuss the incentives that miners face, we need to understand the core business models that miners deploy and the directional unit economics across the standard set of inputs."
"Over the last few years, we’ve seen a huge growth in the number of grassroots initiatives that are working towards educating their local communities about Bitcoin and fostering adoption."