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Month: May 2019

Bitcoin scalability problem

For broader coverage of this topic, see Bitcoin. Number of transactions per month The bitcoin scalability problem refers to the discussion concerning the limits on the amount of transactions the bitcoin network can process.[1] It is related to the fact that records (known as blocks) in the bitcoin blockchain are limited in size and frequency.[2] […]

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Kraken (company)

Kraken is a US-based cryptocurrency exchange, founded in 2011.[3][4] The exchange provides cryptocurrency to fiat trading, and provides price information to Bloomberg Terminal.[5] Contents 1 Acquisitions 2 History 2.1 2011 to 2013 2.2 2014 to 2015 2.3 2016 2.4 2017 to present 3 Role in Mt. Gox Liquidation and Investigation 4 Controversy 4.1 New York […]

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Economics of bitcoin

For broader coverage of this topic, see bitcoin. Bitcoin is a digital asset[1][2] designed by its inventor, Satoshi Nakamoto, to work as a currency. Contents 1 Classification 2 General use 3 Buying and selling 4 Price and volatility 5 Speculative bubble dispute 6 Ponzi scheme concerns 7 Value forecasts 8 Obituaries 9 Reception 10 Acceptance […]

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Satoshi Nakamoto

pseudonym for the person or group who designed and developed Bitcoin Satoshi Nakamoto is the name used by the unknown person or group of people who developed bitcoin, authored the bitcoin white paper, and created and deployed bitcoin’s original reference implementation.[1] As part of the implementation, they also devised the first blockchain database.[2] In the […]

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Blockchain

For other uses, see Block chain (disambiguation). distributed data store for digital transactions Blockchain formation. The main chain (black) consists of the longest series of blocks from the genesis block (green) to the current block. Orphan blocks (purple) exist outside of the main chain. Bitcoin network data A blockchain,[1][2][3] originally block chain,[4][5] is a growing […]

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