Mark Friedenbach, the co-founder of Blockstream, put forward a proposal explaining that the Bitcoin network can increase its block size without a hard …
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This is a major step in the mainstreaming of bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. … which could offset some of Bitcoin's algorithmically-enforced scarcity.
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We posted a while back to this sub looking for beta testers, and we've finally finished fixing most of the bugs and implemented a couple of new stuff. Thank you to all who beta tested and your valuable feedback!!
Here's a quick gif on imgur: https://imgur.com/a/8y4t6
It has a minimalist UI, and if you trade a lot, you can import your trades directly from an exchange with your read-only API and it'll automatically calculate your average buy-ins/profits/price bought at that time, etc. Currently has ATH and price triggers but more coming.
It's only available on Play Store now, but our iOS version will be out in 2 weeks. No ads. Link to play store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.trontal.alwaysahead&hl=en
We would highly appreciate it if you have any feedback for us, constantly looking to improve!
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Bitcoin – The Currency of the Internet
Chaincode Labs Founder Alex Morcos joined us to discuss his journey, the role of the company in Bitcoin’s development and the views that drive his work.Topics discussed in this episode:Alex’s background in high frequency trading as a founder of Hudson River TradingHow Alex first learned about BitcoinThe vision of Chaincode LabsWhy Bitcoin represents our only chance of creating digital goldWhy Bitcoin’s resistance to change is one of its core featuresWhy the NYA & SegWit2x approach was…
If you peruse the various subreddits on the subject of crypto you'll see incredible frustration among the various communities behind other coins. Faster transactions, more transactions, larger blocks, faster blocks, turing completeness, confidential transactions – yet the price of bitcoin keeps going up without these.
Because bitcoin, at this stage in history, isn't about any of those things. Bitcoin is a system that can be used to reliably store value at no cost. Scarcity and security are the keys to value and you don't need any of those other features. And nobody has suggested any way at all to improve on these features of bitcoin.
So bitcoin keeps on winning on value and becomes the fastest growing way to store value. And of course, its value skyrockets as more value is crammed into it.
When the time comes to go from savings to spending, the competitive landscape will be very different. But you can't spend what you haven't earned and saved, and all of today's alternatives to bitcoin will have failed at earning the position of a savings vehicle.
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