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DIY Multisig vs. Collaborative Custody Multisig

Originally published on Unchained.com. Unchained is the official US Collaborative Custody partner of Bitcoin Magazine and an integral sponsor of related content published through Bitcoin Magazine. For more information on services offered, custody products, and the relationship between Unchained and Bitcoin Magazine, please visit our website.  Visit unchained.bitcoinmagazine.com for resources and special offers to upgrade your bitcoin security. Once someone

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Instant Settlement Series: The Gambling Industry

Somebody, somewhere, at some point decided they would destroy the competition by creating a barrier to entry. They made the barrier high so they could feel safe. It is logical to put a fence around your property, and perfectly fine to do so. The problem is when you put a regulatory fence over something that means you are not allowing

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Instant Settlement Series: The Publishing Industry

The challenges associated with physical work and delayed payments, as discussed in the construction and logistics industries articles, might not be as directly applicable to industries with less physical movement. However, the principles of instant settlement and the removal of intermediaries can still bring efficiency and innovation to various sectors. The advantages of instant settlement, such as reduced transaction fees,

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Instant Settlement: The Logistics Industry

Now that we have seen how instant settlement can affect the construction industry let’s see the next industry that can have a huge impact – logistics. To begin, let’s examine the logistics industry through the lens of an online order example. What unfolds when we select a product on a website that requires delivery to our door? Who are the

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Instant Settlement: The Construction Industry

As I delve deeper into the realm of Bitcoin and the Lightning Network, I am consistently struck by the potential benefits it holds for humanity. The realization of how inefficient and broken our societal structures are due to the limitations of fiat currency becomes increasingly apparent to everyone. While the spotlight often shines on the monetary aspects of Bitcoin, my

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Satoshi’s Mistake

Satoshi Nakamoto is God and Bitcoin’s design is perfect. Or is it? There’s one feature of the protocol that keeps bugging me: the Halvening (halving, whatever). I’m sure Naka thought this over. His first Bitcoin must have had an incremental reduction of the supply per block. But the final design, the one we know, cuts the block reward in half

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The Rise Of Ordinals And NFTs On The Medium Of Bitcoin

The Ordinals protocol was introduced to Bitcoin in early 2023 at a most opportune time. Bitcoin had nearly two years of low transaction fees from the lack of demand to actually send Bitcoin transactions. Bitcoin is considered to be the most secure blockchain in the world, but that security depends on miners who receive their revenue from transaction fees and

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BitStream: A Protocol For Atomic Data Exchange

Atomically purchasing digital files with digital currency is an idea that has a long history in this space. Digital goods, digital money, the two seem like a perfect pairing together. Digital goods, i.e. information, are also massive markets. Think about all the video, audio, text, games, and other forms of digital content that people purchase and consume on a regular

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Chainalysis Investigations Lead Is ‘Unaware’ of Scientific Evidence the Surveillance Software Works

Chainalysis’ head of investigations doesn’t seem to have a great understanding of whether her company’s flagship software even works. Elizabeth Bisbee, head of investigations at Chainalysis Government Solutions, testified she was “unaware” of scientific evidence for the accuracy of Chainalysis’ Reactor software used by law enforcement, an unreleased transcript of a June 23 hearing shows. The fact that Chainalysis’ blockchain

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