The Advancing Bitcoin Blog


Ideas for bitcoin developers, designers, startups.

Security

Where’s my bitcoin?

This article is an op-ed by Nick Neuman, CEO and co-founder, Casa. Nick discusses the importance of keys and multi-sig.

Nick Neuman

Oct. 19, 2020, 10:28 p.m.
Developer

Bitcoin Development Monthly Round-Up

A round-up of what we've been doing in September 2020. Videos, interviews, reviews and some great op-ed's.

Stéphane Marbeau

Oct. 13, 2020, 12:52 p.m.
Security

Don’t take Bitcoin on trust

Mt Gox was a wake-up call to the Bitcoin industry — one it unwisely chose to ignore. Major exchanges including Coinbase, Kraken, Bitstamp, BTC China and others did publish a joint statement promising more audits and greater transparency. In the end, though, only Bitstamp and Kraken provided proof of their reserves, and even then not on an ongoing basis.

Obi Nwosu

Oct. 5, 2020, 8:25 p.m.
Developer

Photon SDK: seedless wallet toolbox

Bitcoin is an asset that is difficult to store safely. Bitcoin and lightning developer Tankred Hase explains his new library to make it easy to implement secure, user friendly, seedless wallets.

Tankred Hase

Sept. 28, 2020, 6 a.m.
Interview

Leveraging Bitcoin innovation for business: An interview with Philip Glazman

Philip Glazman is a software engineer at River Financial, a start-up aiming to become the world's first Bitcoin financial institution. Today we asked him a few questions

Stéphane Marbeau

Sept. 21, 2020, 6:37 p.m.
Developer

Bitcoin DeFi: An overview

If bitcoin revolutionised the technology of saving, DeFi aims to revolutise all other parts of the financial system, which is a gargantuan task to say the least.

Leon Johnson

Sept. 7, 2020, 3:57 p.m.
Developer

An overview of technical bitcoin projects [August 2020]

There's an incredible amount of development happening within bitcoin. In this article we list most of the key projects being worked on that aim to improve bitcoin technology.

Leon Johnson

Aug. 31, 2020, 12:39 p.m.
Interview

Is the bitcoin industry sexist?

This op-ed article explores the experiences of a woman managing one of the largest exchanges in the UK.

Teggy Altankhuyag

Aug. 24, 2020, 11:30 a.m.
Developer

10 key technical Lightning updates in 2020

A summary of the big technical updates to lightning implementations in 2020 so far.

Leon Johnson

Aug. 17, 2020, 7:10 a.m.
Conference

Running a Bitcoin node - for beginners

The motto of a number of bitcoiners is "don't trust, verify" yet increasingly fewer people run a node. Check out reasons to run a node, and reasons why you might not want to.

Stéphane Marbeau

Aug. 10, 2020, 10:17 a.m.
Developer

How to diversify the funding sources of Bitcoin developers

Some people think that if you're a bitcoin developer you must have been bought lots of bitcoin really early and be crazy rich by now - which means that funding development is not really a priority. This is far from capturing the whole picture.

Stéphane Marbeau

Aug. 3, 2020, 2:37 p.m.
Conference

All conference videos are now free to watch!

We’re pleased to say, as of today, all videos on our site are free for you to view :-)

Leon Johnson

July 27, 2020, 2:22 p.m.
Developer

What is Miniscript? Part 1

Miniscript makes the process of writing bitcoin scripts easier to write but also easier to verify its correctness. In this article I explain the basics of miniscript.

Leon Johnson

July 20, 2020, 1:06 p.m.
Developer

Security Issues with Browser-Based Bitcoin Wallets

Jameson Lopp , CTO at Casa, discusses wallet security and in particular security around how deposits and withdrawals are made to and from the wallet.

Jameson Lopp

July 6, 2020, 9:27 a.m.
Interview

Interview with Selene Jin, Director of User Experience

Listen to Conor Okus, editor of Advancing Bitcoin, and Selene Jin, Director of User Experience, talk about Bitcoin, user experience, and the on-boarding new users.

Conor Okus

June 29, 2020, 11 a.m.
Developer

Rethinking Wallet Architecture using Wallet Descriptors

Bitcoin Core's wallet architecture recently changed. At the Advancing Bitcoin Conference 2020, Andrew Chow spoke about Rethinking Wallet Architecture and the recent changes he's implemented.

Leon Johnson

June 22, 2020, 12:29 p.m.
Developer

With P2EP, BTC Pay Server steps into the battle for Bitcoin’s privacy

This article describes P2PEP, a method of improving bitcoin privacy., and how it is being implemented in BTC Pay Server. This is a big step towards delivering Bitcoin's original goal of worldwide permission-less payments.

Stéphane Marbeau

June 15, 2020, noon
Developer

How to become a bitcoin developer

In 5 steps, we explain how to to become a bitcoin developer.

Leon Johnson

June 8, 2020, 9:39 a.m.
UX

Don't shut me out! Why bitcoin wallets shouldn't lock you out after 3 attempts

Don't shut me out! Why bitcoin wallets shouldn't lock you out after 3 attempts Why do bitcoin apps have login screens? Are login screens necessary? How many attempts before you lock me out?

Leon Johnson

June 1, 2020, 12:55 p.m.
Conference

How to raise a seed fund for your bitcoin startup!

A recap of our first event aimed at aspiring bitcoin and crypto entrepreneurs.

Leon Johnson

May 31, 2020, 8:03 a.m.
Conference

Recap of Advancing Bitcoin 2020 conference

The second Advancing Bitcoin conference took place on February 6th and 7th 2020, during the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic.

Leon Johnson

March 16, 2020, 9:31 a.m.