The Scarcest Resource on Earth

What is the scarcest desirable resource on Earth? Before you read on, I want you to commit to an answer. Is human time the scarcest resource? No. You can always produce more humans. Your human time might be limited but human time in general is a renewable resource. Is energy the scarcest resource? Well, no. … Read more

Where to Buy Leveraged Bitcoin? (No Affiliate Links)

Bitcoin is already leveraged enough. πŸ‘©β€πŸ’» Don’t leverage-trade it and risk being margin called. HODL! Do not read on! πŸ›‘ Still there? Fine. Let’s get this over with. Please leverage only a small portion of your Bitcoin assets. The majority should be safe in an offline hardware wallet. This article will introduce you to the … Read more

Bitcoin Whitepaper Poster (Printable PDF)

I just wrapped up designing a printable PDF poster of the Bitcoin whitepaper. Spotted a different one on the web, and since I’ve already made a Bitcoin whitepaper cheat sheet, I couldn’t help but take a crack at it myself. πŸ˜… You can also click on the image to download the printable PDF: πŸ‘‡ If … Read more

How Exactly Does Ledger Generate the 24 Random Words? Risks Inside

Ledger hardware wallets are a go-to choice for many crypto enthusiasts looking to store their digital assets securely. Their technology revolves around the generation of a 24-word recovery phrase, a critical component in the security of the wallet. Let’s dive into the inner workings of Ledger’s security, explore how the 24-word recovery phrase is created, … Read more

Bitcoin Whitepaper Made Easy

πŸͺ™ Meta: This quick article condenses the essence of the Bitcoin whitepaper without skipping technical details. It’s entirely based on my recent “Bitcoin Whitepaper Cheat Sheet” that received quite some popularity on Reddit with 20k views. You can also download the PDF here: Abstract:  A purely peer-to-peer (P2P) version of electronic cash for direct payments … Read more

Bitcoin Whitepaper Cheat Sheet (PDF Download)

I believe the whitepaper is in the top three papers to understand as a human in the 21st century. Every computer scientist should know the groundbreaking Bitcoin invention by Bitcoin’s famous creator Satoshi. To make the whitepaper more accessible for Bitcoiners, investors, and systems researchers, I created this Bitcoin whitepaper cheat sheet. My gold standard … Read more

The World’s Most Expensive Database: $30 Million per GB

As data becomes more and more abundant, digital scarcity becomes more valuable. Let me explain. Imagine a world where robots built houses for free. The abundance on one side (=houses) increases the scarcity on the other side (=land). Consequently, prices of land would skyrocket. Similarly, digital bots and generative AI create floods of digital information, … Read more

10 Best Bitcoin Cheat Sheets

If you’re diving into Bitcoin, having a handy cheat sheet can make all the difference. It can feel overwhelming with so many concepts to grasp and technical jargon to decipher. But don’t worry! 😌 We’ve got your back. We’ve compiled a list of the 10 best Bitcoin cheat sheets to make your journey smoother. So, … Read more

Bitcoin OP_RETURN: Exploring Its Functionality and Use Cases

Bitcoin, a decentralized digital currency, uses a unique scripting system in its transactions to provide greater flexibility and security. One of the important script opcodes in this system is the OP_RETURN, which has provided an avenue for embedding data within the Bitcoin blockchain. πŸ‘‡πŸ’‘ The OP_RETURN is a script opcode that marks a transaction output … Read more

The Battle Between Centralization and Decentralization in Tech

Once upon a time, I was a distributed systems researcher specializing in graph partitioning algorithms. Those were thrilling days, though I must admit I didn’t enjoy the daily commute and the time away from my family. During that period, I delved deep into classic distributed systems conundrums like the Byzantine Generals Problem. When I discovered … Read more