Hardware wallets are advertised and often recommended as the ultimate solution when it comes to safekeeping your coins. There are many cases where you will benefit from using such a device but there is also a surprisingly large number of situations where it will not bring too significant additional safety. I have written this article with… Read More Do You Need a Hardware Wallet?
Samourai is the Bitcoin mobile wallet I fell in love with immediately. It is still in development yet it already has functionality that other wallet apps haven’t even dreamed of. Comparing Samourai to more popular wallets such as Electrum (Android) or Bread (Android, iOS) is nearly impossible: the only thing common among all three is that… Read More Samourai Wallet — The Best Mobile Bitcoin Wallet Yet
Today the guys at trezor.io had a brilliant idea: they decided to drop the price of a single Trezor Hardware Wallet from €89 to €79 (ex-VAT) and to offer free delivery via postal service in Europe. At such price, the overall cost of a Trezor becomes lower than that of a Ledger Nano S (€58… Read More Trezor Hardware Wallet Now Cheaper
I spend a lot of time these days thinking about the things that prevent Bitcoin from fulfilling its destiny and becoming an everyday payment method. Today I finally reached a breakthrough that made me realize I’ve been asking the wrong question. Now I see Bitcoin in a completely different light, and this makes me happy… Read More Bitcoin Will Never Be Used for Mass Payments & This Is Good
At the beginning of October, I tasked myself with finding an answer to a looming question: should I support SegWit2X, or should I stick with Bitcoin Core (the No2X crowd)? On the surface this looks like a trivial matter – we have a big problem with congestion, and the combination of larger blocks and Segregated… Read More My Take on Bitcoin vs Bitcoin2X
As I discovered recently, deploying a Bitcoin Full Node is easy. However mine is a plain vanilla node, with a bitcoin.conf file that is only 8 lines long. Did you know that Bitcoin Core 0.15 has no less than 139 config parameters that control the way it works? Because I frankly had no idea they… Read More Bitcoin Core Config Generator