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Bitcoin Weekly Issue #5

April 30, 2020

Bitcoin and the Rise of the Cypherpunks

While many of the innovations in the space are new, they’re built on decades of work that led to this point. By tracing this history, we can understand the motivations behind the movement that spawned bitcoin and share its vision for the future.

From bitcoin to blockchain to distributed ledgers, the cryptocurrency space is fast evolving, to the point where it can be difficult to see in which direction it’s headed.

Master-Slave Dialectic Is the Reason Why Bitcoin Will Win at the End

Bitcoin is a real revolution. It’s a multifaceted revolution that has been gaining momentum block after block for more than eleven years now. Once you really get a sense of what Bitcoin can do for the world, there is no turning back.

It is impossible to turn a blind eye to the failures of today’s monetary and financial system once you have truly begun to see them.

The more you learn about Bitcoin, the stronger your conviction about its win in the world of the future. You finally become a Bitcoiner who fundamentally believes in the success of Bitcoin. Like a missionary ready to accompany the Bitcoin revolution to the end, you become a HODLER of last resort.

Bitcoin Core Development on MacOS — A Step by Step Guide

You are passionate about the Bitcoin revolution, but you don't know anything about it from a technical point of view. However, you would like to better understand the tools that the developers involved in the development of Bitcoin Core work with.

This article gives you a complete overview of everything you need to set up a complete MacOS development workstation to contribute to the development of Bitcoin Core.

Even if you won't become a developer after reading this article, it is something interesting and informative.

Bitcoin Halving: A New Class Of Bitcoin Millionaires May Emerge

Crypto investors and hodlers alike are sitting on the edge of their seats, waiting to see what unfolds with the highly anticipated bitcoin halving event that is scheduled to take place mid-May.

Since bitcoin’s inception in 2009, the halving (also known as halvening), is an event that takes place roughly every 4 years. During the halving, block rewards are cut in half, which in turn, limits the supply of bitcoins.

Liquid: The Digital Galt's Gulch

The Liquid Network may become an upgraded version of the legacy financial system or the backbone of a new economy. Which one will it be?

On September the 27th, 2018, the Liquid network went live.

"As the world’s first production Bitcoin sidechain, the Liquid Network provides fast, secure, and confidential transactions to address the needs of exchanges, brokers, market makers, and financial institutions around the world."
— Blockstream

Liquid has been operational for over a year and is, by all standards, getting traction. Why do we need it? What is the network's status now? Where is it headed?

How to Protect Your Bitcoin from $5 Wrench Attacks

Whatever your setup is for storing the majority of your bitcoin - be it hot or cold, online or offline, software or hardware - if you can access and spend it in a matter of minutes, so can a robber armed with a $5 wrench. The price for convenience is risk.

This is not merely a theoretical scenario; I have cataloged over 50 physical attacks against bitcoin users, including myself!

All You Need to Know on Bitcoin Halving and Why It Is Essential

Expected for many months by the whole community, and even beyond now, Bitcoin’s third Halving will take place in less than 15 days. At the current pace of adding of the new blocks on the Bitcoin Blockchain, this third Halving should take place on May 12, 2020.

In this article, you will discover all you need to know on Bitcoin Halving and why it is an essential part of the so powerful monetary policy of Bitcoin.

[BOOK] Bitcoin: Independence reimagined

This follow-up to "Bitcoin: Sovereignty Through Mathematics" describes the old boxes we have been operating within, and how Bitcoin encourages us to challenge and reshape them. It takes the reader deeper down the rabbit hole and reveals how the honey badger that lives there is still indifferent to people's opinions about it.

Knut Svanholm is a particularly inspiring author for everything that revolves around Bitcoin. What he writes is essential because it makes everyone realize that Bitcoin is more than just a financial investment.

Bitcoin is your solution for living your life on your own terms. I haven't read this book yet because I just ordered it. But after reading his previous book and articles, I can recommend it to you with my eyes closed.

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