Archive for July 2017

Bitcoin: ASICBoost – Plausible or not?

So the first question: is ASICBoost use plausible in the real world? There are plenty of claims that it’s not: “Much conspiracy around #asicboost today. I don’t believe SegWit non-activation has anything to do with AsicBoost!” – Timo Hanke, one of the patent applicants, on twitter “Sam Cole, Guy Corem and Timo Hanke, ASIC developers […]

Bitcoin: ASICBoost and segwit2x – Background

I’ve been trying to make heads or tails of what the heck is going on in Bitcoin for a while now. I’m not sure I’ve actually made that much progress, but I’ve at least got some thoughts that seem coherent now. First, this post is background for people playing along at home who aren’t familiar […]