Coinbase Co-Founder Ehrsam: Bitcoin’s Open Network Beats Private Blockchains
Submitted May 15, 2016 at 07:38PM by Cryptomania_Net
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Could Bitcoin be hard-forked to include P2Pool-type organized mining at the protocol level? Rendering pools obsolete.
If I recall, P2Pool is a decentralized mining pool that runs its own mini-blockchain with a lower difficulty than Bitcoin, so hashers can prove work and earn dividends from the block reward when the P2Pool network finds a block.
Can Bitcoin (or is there an alt coin that already does this…) render mining pools obsolete by incorporating this type of organization into the block rewards? As if P2Pool were the only pool allowed.
Submitted May 16, 2016 at 04:34AM by pinhead26
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An AsicBoost resistant hardfork or the lack of it might settle one of the oldest Bitcoin debate
Some say miners have all the power. Others say they have no power, because if they start being bad actors the rest of us can just fork them out.
This could move us forward which camp is right.
Submitted May 16, 2016 at 01:49AM by nopara73
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Hi everyone, I recently finished teaching a course on Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency at my local community college and I wanted to share some of my lecture slides, so here is: Bitcoin vs bitcoin. Information on the network that is known with as Bitcoin as well as the token of currency known as bitcoin.
As mentioned in a previous post these slides are meant to be the bulk of the information, so that students taking the course will not have to take many notes.
That said, I don't read from the slides at all, I instead just talk about the subject while trying to engage the audience.
I want them to know where to look if they want to learn more, I feel it is valuable to know what you don't know.
The extreme range of student knowledge makes it so that most things only get a slight introduction in the course, but the point is to address everything.
Due to the complex nature of Bitcoin and the range of related knowledge there simply isn't time to fill the slides with pretty pictures and still address all the information in the time we had for the course.
The course has finished and seemed to go well, I hope others of you can use this information to create your own classes in your own towns and cities.
Submitted May 16, 2016 at 04:56AM by ProfBitcoin
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Google search integrating bitcoin statistics!!!
Just searched "bitcoin unconfirmed transactions" google automatically showed me the answer
then searched "bitcoin block reward" it showed me the total bitcoins, blocks until mining reward is halved and more
http://bit.ly/1TeAS1u – – http://bit.ly/1Wz9ZLr
Submitted May 15, 2016 at 04:55PM by FMTY
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