Neutrino

Neutrino: What Is it And Why We Need It

Neutrino is the newest and coolest light client coming to the bitcoin ecosystem. It has some major differences from the currently widely used simplified payment verification light clients. In this series of posts, we will detail what Neutrino is, why …

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Bakkt Launch

Introduction On September 23rd, Bakkt, a subsidiary of the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) (owners of the New York Stock Exchange),  launched the much anticipated bitcoin futures contract. What makes the Bakkt offering unique is that it is the first contract to …

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Discreet Log Contracts

Discreet Log Contracts Part 4: Security and Trust Model

So far in our Discrete Log Contracts series, we’ve covered what they are, how they work, and why they’re great. In this final post, we will enter into a practical discussion of the security and trust considerations involved when dealing …

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Discreet Log Contracts

Discreet Log Contracts Part 3: Why They Are Great

In previous posts, we discussed both what Discreet Log Contracts (DLCs) are and how they work in detail. Now, let’s talk about the features of DLCs and how they make powerful oracle contracts. Part 1 – What is a Discreet …

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Discreet Log Contracts

Discreet Log Contracts Part 2: How They Work

In our last Discreet Log Contract post, we explored the problems faced by most existing smart contracts as well as what Discrete Log Contracts (DLCs) are at a high level. In this post we will detail what exactly what it …

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Suredbits

Cryptography Appendix

Bitcoin Public Keys: The elliptic curve used by Bitcoin is called secp256k1 and it is the curve y^2 = x^3 + 7 (it is actually the finite/discrete version of this but no need to get into that here).  We define …

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Crypto data API

NFL API Updated To “PAID” Standard

We are pleased to announce our NFL Data API is now fully updated and available for the 2019 National Football League season. We will support all of our standard channels for all NFL Games, Players, Teams and Stats.  Likewise, we …

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Payment Points

Payment Points – Part 4: Selling Signatures

In our recent posts, we discussed all the benefits and features enabled by Payment Points on the Lightning Network. We explored how they can protect us from wormhole attacks and payment correlation, how they enable “stuckless” payments, and how they …

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Payment Points

Payment Points Part 3: Escrow Contracts

In our previous post, we discussed a Lightning Network feature referred to as “Stuckless Payments” that requires Payment Points. Stuckless Payments allow users to attempt multiple payments concurrently. For an in depth description of Payment Points themselves and the problems …

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