近來加密貨幣熱潮再起，而科技企業對於 Bitcoin 亦比以往更熱衷。繼 Tesla 大舉買入 Bitcoin 之後，Square 亦斥資 1.
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// I read my friend Nick Bilton‘s book American Kingpin over the last few weeks. It is the story of Ross Ulbricht (aka Dread Pirate Roberts), the founder and owner of The Silk Road. It reminded me that The Silk Road was the original product market fit for Bitcoin. //
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If someone were to ask what the most successful startups of this decade are, the answer would likely be Snap (market cap $22bn). Uber and Airbnb might also be on the list although those companies were launched in the prior decade (2009 and 2008 respectively).
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On Monday, bitcoin users were up in arms about their transactions taking a long time to be processed by the network, potentially foreshadowing dark, deeply annoying times for the cryptocurrency. In the past, network slowdowns were the work of hackers or other malicious actors.
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IMAGINE that the paternity of a particularly brilliant child is in doubt, and someone steps forward to claim he is the father. In the real world a DNA test would sort the matter out quickly. In the confusing world of bitcoin, a cryptocurrency, things are not that simple.
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The Raspberry Pi 3 was released earlier this month with some significantly improved hardware, including a quad-core 64-bit ARM CPU, an upgraded GPU, and embedded wireless—updates that will let people use it for a wider variety of tasks than before.
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While bitcoin may not be facing a “nightmare” scenario as indicated by the media, digital currency users are now paying higher-than-average fees and waiting longer for transactions to confirm due to an unknown disruptive network user.
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Last weekend I attended the Satoshi Roundtable conference along with Charlie Lee and about 70 other members of the bitcoin community. A number of meetings took place between core developers, miners, and CEOs of Bitcoin companies.
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1. not having a crisis, it is having an election
2. not splitting in two, it is upgrading
3. entering an era of multiple competing nodes
4. on the cusp of an upgrade to 2MB blocks
5. the first time the world has seen a global financial system that can be upgraded in real time
The bitcoin community can’t even agree on whether it’s breaking up. Last month, Mike Hearn—an ex-Googler and one of the biggest names working on the software underpinning bitcoin—made more than a few headlines when he called the digital currency “a failed experiment.
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