Since its creation in 2009, Bitcoin has experienced steady growth in popularity. We hear about how many people are becoming wealthy quickly as a result of it, as well as how much energy it consumes and how difficult it is to mine.

That being said, there hasn’t been much discussion…


Monkey see, monkey do?

Consider the following: you plop down on the sofa and pick up your favorite book. As you flip through the pages, you take in the image on the front cover, run your fingers across the smooth book sleeve, and inhale that familiar book smell. To you, the book appears to…


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My intention in this post is to explain the main ideas behind Bitcoin Protocol in a clear and understandable way. This article will give an overview of the technical structure of Bitcoin networks, including blockchain nodes, miners and proof-of-work mining.

I will start from the first principles…


Simply put, a blockchain is a transaction book managed by an identical copy of each member computer on the network. Blockchain acts as a decentralized system for recording and documenting transactions made with a specific digital currency.

This is most prevalent with cryptocurrencies such Bitcoin and Ethereum.

In fact, cryptocurrencies…


Bigfoot, Patterson-Gimlin film, 1967, Bluff Creek, CA
Bigfoot, Patterson-Gimlin film, 1967 Bluff Creek, CA

Bigfoot is a pop-culture icon with countless people searching for him in earnest. And because thousands of new animal species are discovered each year, and creatures thought long-gone have been re-discovered, the search for Bigfoot is legitimate. …


Squash is the most combative of the racquet sports. Learning to lob can vastly improve your game.

In this article we’ll examine how to lob in squash, when to use the lob, how you can pair it with other shots and discuss some misconceptions about the lob and why it should be a weapon in your arsenal.

Other aspects such as honing your technique and footwork will…


If only he had a machine that would make writing easier than pounding this infernal contraption all night.

We’ve all been there. You’re staring at a blank computer screen and you want, or worse, need to write something. Maybe you’re a small business owner, stay at home blogger, freelancer facing a deadline or a student with an essay on Beowulf due in the morning. …


A man, a plan, but not Afghanistan. This time it happens here.

If Donald Trump is beaten, does anyone doubt that he and his accomplices will try and overturn the results and steal the election? Trump floated trial balloons months ago that hardly went noticed because, well, Trump. Thus encouraged and helped by a team of election lawyers they crafted the blueprint…


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“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”Hamlet, William Shakespeare

Are we living in a computer simulation? Are we, in fact, real?

On its face the question seems crazy but there are a lot of smart people who posit that…


Being an unhinged lunatic is a feature, not a bug, for Trump and his supporters.

Debate has been customary in American presidential elections since 1960. But Joe Biden should opt out and deny Trump the legitimacy and TV audience he so desperately craves by refusing to debate. As in none.

Trump has no interest in a rule-based discussion of issues, policies and records. He wants…

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