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Deep dives into the latest updates and thinking around the technology that makes Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies work

Where did digital money come from?

When Bitcoin is written and talked about, previous attempts to create digital currencies that made Bitcoin possible are often overlooked. Attempts to create digital currencies had been undertaken numerous times since the late 1980s that pioneered some of the underlying…

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Multisig and monosig: a quick rundown

When you send bitcoin, you aren’t really moving it between addresses. The bitcoin is essentially stored in a digital vault where it stays regardless of the owner. When you send bitcoin, what you’re actually doing is changing the locks to fit the recipient(s)’s key rather than your own.

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Everything you need to know about the Bitcoin Standard

El Salvador recently became the first country to accept Bitcoin as legal tender. In doing so, it effectively became a guinea pig for Satoshi Nakamoto’s original vision – and made them a lot of friends in the Bitcoin community in the process.

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Luno’s view on forks

Uncover how and why blockchain forks occur, what they mean for the crypto community, and how Luno approaches their integration into the Luno platform.

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Understanding Ethereum fees: How gas works

Ethereum transaction fees hit another all-time high (ATH) this week, with miners earning a record $500,000 in fees in a single hour. To better understand this, let’s break down how Ethereum transaction fees (or gas) work.

· 6 minute read