What is a public key?


Public key cryptography plays a vital role in the Bitcoin ecosystem as it enables the receipt and protection of bitcoin. Private and public keys come in pairs. Let’s take a deeper look at how they work together.

Why We Should Celebrate The Women In Bitcoin

women powering bitcoin March 8

Krista Edmunds is the founder of Access Tribe, a bitcoin content and education platform. As woman and passionate Bitcoiner, she continues to be inspired by other women who have blazed the trail before her. This piece is a token of her appreciation to them and the many other women who continue to drive and support bitcoin […]

How To Build A Nostr ‘GM’ Bot Without Writing Code

Nostr Good Morning Bot

This article was originally published by Gigi on dergigi.com I’ve been bullish on nostr for a while now, but even I am surprised by how swift the ecosystem around this open protocol has been growing. Yes, it’s still early days. But it’s the perfect time to poke around and break build things. How else would you explore and learn? […]

Set Up A Nostr Relay Server In Under 5 Minutes

Nostr Setup Guide

This article was originally published by André Neves on https://andreneves.xyz This is a quickstart guide for those that wish to run a Nostr Relay. There are tens of relay server options and implementations, but to keep things simple for newcomers to the network, I’m using the friendly `nostream` built in TypeScript and packaged as a Docker […]

CoinJoin: Compare All Implementations 2023

Navigating CoinJoin

It is obvious that no one agrees on “how to do CoinJoins right” and how to best optimize user privacy with block space efficiency on the Bitcoin network. In this article we will look at all the different Coinjoin implementations and help you find the right option for your needs. This article was originally published […]

What Are Change Addresses In Bitcoin And How Do They Work?

Lightning vs CoinJOin

You might have heard of change addresses and wonder what it means for your Bitcoin transaction. In this guide we will explain what are change addresses are. Change addresses are a feature of Bitcoin that allow users to transact using exact amounts, even if the transaction isn’t the total amount of the output being spent. […]

How To Setup LNbits Instance On Your Own Machine In 10 Minutes

Ben Arc LnBits

This article was originally published by DarthCoin on substack I’ve seen lately many people that want to start play with LNbits. And many are noobs in running nodes, or don’t have already channels open, their nodes are not well prepared, running behind Tor etc. So here is a quick guide how to install, configure and […]

Privacy Coins vs Bitcoin Privacy Tools, What’s Better?

Bitcoin Privacy Tools

Sending bitcoin is easy nowadays. Just scan a QR code or enter the receiving address, press send and you’re done.

But how private is sending bitcoin? And more importantly, what is better, native bitcoin privacy tools such as CoinJoin or independent privacy coins such as Monero or Zcash?

There are tradeoffs between using a dedicated privacy coin versus bitcoin privacy tools. Both methods help the user transact on the internet with varying degrees of privacy.

Where To Spend Bitcoin – Top 10 Websites 2022

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Bitcoin has grown in popularity among, savers, traders and investors since its inception in 2009. But what can you actually buy with bitcoin? Bitcoin acceptance as a method of payment for everyday goods and services is naturally slower than its use as a store of value. People like to keep their bitcoin as they expect […]