Alternative Coins & Systems


The Right to Run a Node

The problem that exists in the Bitcoin environment today is reminiscent of society at large. For many years now, we [...]

A Discourse on Nodes

The definition that has propagated around the description of a Bitcoin node has led to a rather cultish ‘quasi-religion’. I [...]

Money Is Time and Energy

Many falsely believe that by simply producing more money or redistributing it, we would all suddenly have more wealth. It [...]

Satoshi NEVER Posted on Bitcointalk

It is a myth that all the posts on Bitcointalk (bitcointalk.org) from my account (Satoshi) are in fact mine and [...]

The Property Flaw of Lightning

Segregated Witness (SegWit) was said to be introduced to stop purported errors caused by malleability. The truth of the matter [...]

Ledgers and Design

Bookkeeping and accounting journals used within double-entry bookkeeping require write once read many (WORM) tables. Any accounting is posted entry [...]

Binance: The Untrusted Intermediary

Today, as I have done in the past, I set up a number of accounts with Binance based only on [...]

On Decentralisation

In a recent statement by SEC Commissioner Peirce, it was explained: A second area of concern is the lack of [...]

Cryptography and Bitcoin

Cryptography can be used to limit access, and may be restrictive. When a file is encrypted, it can only be [...]

Forking and Passing Off…

If you consider what most cryptocurrency proponents [2] are trying to do, you will see an attempt to exclude governments [...]

Myths of Decentralisation…

There is a completely false narrative that you do not hold bitcoin and that they are an intangible distributed across [...]

How Digital Signatures Work

Way back in 2006, I wrote a legal paper as part of my work with Northumbria University and my postgraduate [...]

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