The Bitcoin Foundation is an American nonprofit corporation. It was founded in September 2012 with the stated mission to "standardize, protect and promote the use of bitcoin cryptographic money for the benefit of users worldwide." The organization was modeled on the Linux Foundation and is funded mainly through grants made by for-profit companies that depend on the bitcoin technology.

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  • Greg was one of the key architects of the two-way peg which makes sidechains possible. He has been a Bitcoin core developer since 2011, and is one of the most active reviewers of cryptographic protocol proposals in the Bitcoin industrial ecosystem. He has contributed to many widely-used techniques in the Bitcoin space, such as the homomorphic key derivation used in BIP32 and trustless privacy-pres...

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  • Andreas Antonopoulos, Matt Corallo, Greg Maxwell, Michael Perklin, Gavin Andresen. Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and well-respected figures in bitcoin. He is the author of “Mastering Bitcoin”, published by O’Reilly Media and considered by many to be the best technical guide to bitcoin. As an engaging public speaker, tea...

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  • Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and well-respected figures in bitcoin. He is the author of “Mastering Bitcoin”, published by O’Reilly Media, considered by many to be the best technical guide to bitcoin. As an engaging public speaker, teacher and writer, Andreas makes complex subjects accessible and easy to understand. As ...

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  • (De)centralization: Theory vs Reality. What is Decentralization, anyway? Marketing loves to say Trust No One™ or Trust is Optional™ Who are your really trusting, even in theory? Miners are individually incentivized to Do The Right Thing™ Enough of them that they can’t get together to Do The Wrong Thing™ Trust the implementation. Decentralization of Hashpower allows for Network Decentralizatio...

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  • Crypto Currency Certification Consortium. Non Profit Organization. Establishes and Maintains standards for Cryptocurrency. Works with leading experts to build best practices. Publishes all standards openly for the world to adopt. Administers certifications to both businesses and personnel. Provides: Clear security guidance for companies, clear measurement criteria for auditors, more secure c...

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  • Bitcoin: transformational technology. TCPIP of several decades ago. What is Bitcoin? Asset Class, Enabling technology, Catalyst. Motivation: Universal Money, The Unbanked, My Discovery. The first working DRM. Bitcoin Features 1: Digital Cash+Payment network. Bitcoin Features 2: Micropayments, open source, smart contracts, No risk of physical possession or loss, very low fees, Anyone can ope...

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  • Gavin discusses Validation Sanity. Transactions 101: Metadata (version and locktime), Outputs, Inputs and signatures. How expensive is transaction validation? Step 1: receive: • Typical transaction size ~600 bytes… some optimizations possible (e.g. Schnorr signatures). Global average connection speed: 5Mbps … over 1,000 transactions per second. Step 2: look up inputs: • Must be unspent. Bottle...

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  • Creating Litecoin. Charlie Lee explains Litecoin. Open source fork of Bitcoin, 4 times the total coins - 84 million litecoins, ¼ the block confirmation time - 2.5 minutes, Scrypt proof of work, “Silver to Bitcoin’s Gold”, Launched on October 13, 2011. $3 per ltc, $130 million market cap. Why create Litecoin. An excuse to learn the Bitcoin code, Create an altcoin better than the rest, It was just f...

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  • #DevCore is a series of workshops set to host around the world for all developers interested in deepening their technical expertise to support the future development of Bitcoin Core. DevCore Boston was our inaugural event held 15 February 2015. Title Sponsor: Circle Supporting Sponsors: CoinDesk and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman Lunch Sponsor: Gem Hackathon Sponsor: Blockchain Media Partn...

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  • #DevCore is a series of workshops set to host around the world for all developers interested in deepening their technical expertise to support the future development of Bitcoin Core. DevCore Boston was our inaugural event held 15 February 2015. Title Sponsor: Circle Supporting Sponsors: CoinDesk and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman Lunch Sponsor: Gem Hackathon Sponsor: Blockchain Media Partn...

Bitcoin Foundation
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  • #DevCore is a series of workshops set to host around the world for all developers interested in deepening their technical expertise to support the future development of Bitcoin Core. DevCore Boston was our inaugural event held 15 February 2015. Title Sponsor: Circle Supporting Sponsors: CoinDesk and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman Lunch Sponsor: Gem Hackathon Sponsor: Blockchain Media Partn...

Bitcoin Foundation
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  • #DevCore is a series of workshops set to host around the world for all developers interested in deepening their technical expertise to support the future development of Bitcoin Core. DevCore Boston was our inaugural event held 15 February 2015. Title Sponsor: Circle Supporting Sponsors: CoinDesk and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman Lunch Sponsor: Gem Hackathon Sponsor: Blockchain Media Partn...

Bitcoin Foundation
Bitcoin Foundation
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  • #DevCore is a series of workshops set to host around the world for all developers interested in deepening their technical expertise to support the future development of Bitcoin Core. DevCore Boston was our inaugural event held 15 February 2015. Title Sponsor: Circle Supporting Sponsors: CoinDesk and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman Lunch Sponsor: Gem Hackathon Sponsor: Blockchain Media Partn...

Bitcoin Foundation
Bitcoin Foundation
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  • #DevCore is a series of workshops set to host around the world for all developers interested in deepening their technical expertise to support the future development of Bitcoin Core. DevCore Boston was our inaugural event held 15 February 2015. Title Sponsor: Circle Supporting Sponsors: CoinDesk and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman Lunch Sponsor: Gem Hackathon Sponsor: Blockchain Media Partn...

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