Category: Bitcoin (BTC)

Despite Transfers Lingering in the Mempool, Bitcoin’s Daily Transaction Rate Taps All-Time High

Bitcoin is on a roll in 2023, breaking records left and right. For instance, on May 2, at block height 787,895, the cryptocurrency’s hashrate soared to 491 exahash per second…

Despite Transfers Lingering in the Mempool, Bitcoin’s Daily Transaction Rate Taps All-Time High

Bitcoin is on a roll in 2023, breaking records left and right. For instance, on May 2, at block height 787,895, the cryptocurrency’s hashrate soared to 491 exahash per second…

The Fall of Medici Bank: Lessons on Fractional Reserve Banking From 15th Century Italy

Amid the banking chaos of the 21st century, some are looking back more than 600 years ago, to the Medici Bank — one of the most powerful banks of its…

Silk Road Hacker Sentenced to a Year in Prison for Wire Fraud

On April 14, 2023, the Department of Justice (DOJ) for the Southern District of New York revealed that the hacker responsible for the Silk Road marketplace breach had been sentenced…

Warren Buffett Likens Bitcoin to Gambling and Chain Letters in Recent Interview

Finance mogul Warren Buffett, one of the most successful investors in history, discussed bitcoin during an interview on CNBC’s Squawk Box on April 12. As he has done in previous…

Bitcoin Difficulty Reaches New All-Time High After Fourth Consecutive Increase

On April 6, 2023, Bitcoin’s difficulty rose 2.23% higher at block height 784,224, touching another all-time high. It’s the fourth consecutive difficulty increase on the Bitcoin network since Feb. 24,…

Bitcoin Halving Approaches: Less Than 400 Days Until Block Reward Subsidy Is Cut in Half

According to current statistics, the Bitcoin network is fewer than 56,000 blocks away and less than 400 days away from the next reward halving. After the next halving, the block…