Articles

When he can't compress a complex concept into a few tweets, Jameson writes lengthy technical (and sometimes philosophical) articles to communicate information and opinions he has gathered while building crypto asset infrastructure.






Securing Your Financial Sovereignty

An explanation of why fully validating nodes matter and how to make use of them.

22 October 2017 | Medium

Can SPV Support a Billion Bitcoin Users?

Lopp takes a deep dive into claims that it's safe to remove bitcoin's block size limit and instead rely on existing SPV methods.

30 July 2017 | CoinDesk

Bitcoin and the Benefits of Coopetition

Lopp makes an impassioned argument for the need for more cooperation between the players in the bitcoin space.

14 July 2017 | CoinDesk

The Challenges of Bitcoin Transaction Fee Estimation

Bitcoin transaction fee estimation is a goldilocks problem wrapped in a future prediction enigma shrouded...

10 May 2017 | BitGo



Announcing the Bitcoin Core Config Generator

Bitcoin Core is a complex piece of software. Because one of the primary goals of Bitcoin is to enable users to be self sovereign and...

30 March 2017 | Medium

Nobody Understands Bitcoin (And That's OK)

When I first became interested in bitcoin, I found myself spending countless hours absorbing as much information about it as possible, trying to put all of the pieces together...

13 March 2017 | CoinDesk

Moderation Methods vs Censorship Claims

One of the major points of contention in the Bitcoin community these days revolves around claims of censorship...

13 February 2017 | Medium



Statoshi’s Satoshi Roundtable Review

I was fortunate to attend the 2017 Satoshi Roundtable on behalf of BitGo. It was truly a pleasure to meet many...

30 January 2017 | BitGo



Review: Putting Ledger's New Bitcoin Hardware to the Test

Ledger's new hardware wallet is the most costly on the market. Does it have the features to justify the expense...

28 January 2017 | CoinDesk

SegWit: The Swiftest Safe Path Forward

I and many of my colleagues at BitGo and across the Bitcoin ecosystem are eager to see...

19 January 2017 | SegWit Resources



Bitcoin: 2016 in Review

In addition to my day job as a BitGo engineer, I run Statoshi.info, a site I created in 2014 to track Bitcoin metrics from the perspective...

9 January 2017 | BitGo

Bitcoin's Security Model: A Deep Dive

When discussing consensus mechanisms for different cryptocurrencies, one issue that often causes arguments is a lack...

13 November 2016 | CoinDesk

How to Run Bitcoin as a Tor Hidden Service on Ubuntu

Why should you run a Bitcoin hidden service on your node? * It increases the privacy of other Bitcoin users...

19 August 2016 | Medium



Bitcoin: The Trust Anchor in a Sea of Blockchains

Bitcoin has a number of properties that give it utility (and thus value)  such as  trustlessness, permissionlessness...

23 July 2016 | CoinDesk

Building a Better Bitcoin Fee Market

Over the past year we have seen the fee market for bitcoin transactions evolve at a rapid pace. As transaction volume continues to increase, so does the demand for block space, which remains...

8 May 2016 | CoinDesk

Bitcoin and the Rise of the Cypherpunks

From bitcoin to blockchain to distributed ledgers, the cryptocurrency space is fast evolving, to the...

9 April 2016 | CoinDesk



Avoiding Stuck Transactions With BitGo

A lot happens under the hood when sending a Bitcoin transaction - I covered some of the details in a previous...

29 February 2016 | BitGo

Lightning’s Balancing Act: Challenges Face Bitcoin’s Scalability Savior

The bitcoin community has been discussing the concept of the...

28 February 2016 | CoinDesk

How to Save Bitcoin's Node Network from Centralization

Decentralization is, I would argue, the most important property of the bitcoin network. Without it, many...

30 January 2016 | CoinDesk



Statoshi Developer’s Guide

Statoshi is a fork of Bitcoin Core with several hundred additional lines of code for emitting metrics to a StatsD instance. You can view the...

24 December 2015 | Medium

The Future of Bitcoin Mining

Bitcoin mining has evolved rapidly over the last 7 years, with three distinct generations of miners in terms of power efficiency: 1.CPUs (2009–2010) 2. GPUs & FPGAs (2010–2013) 3. ASICs (2013-present)...

19 December 2015 | Medium