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I made a really difficult contest in the Bitcorns idle farming game. Actually I made three, and the one designed for hackers was recently solved, giving the winner the access to the private key. What this means in practical terms is that they could take the Bitcoin and the twenty five nice Counterparty assets at […]

Paper wallets are the safest way to store cryptocurrency. That’s a generalization, and of course the “safest” way to store tokens varies depending both upon your circumstances and what you consider safe. But generally peaking, depite numerous debates that will undoubtedly continue, the fact remains this is the most secure method for storing cryptocurrencies. That’s […]

Bitcorn is a game based on the Counterparty platform, where Bitcorn farmers hold CROPS that get harvested seasonally. Yes it’s a game, involves cryptocurrency, requires patience, and best of all is totally useless. Trust me, just read a little more before dismissing it out of hand – you may like it. TL;DR – Hodl CROPS […]

There’s a lot of excitement around blockchain-based games and the promise of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) to enable new opportunities for players to own in-game objects that have utility across game platforms. I get the vision, yet I think it’s mostly a case of overinflated expectations. Let’s break it down. Tokens are standardized digital assets issued […]

Yesterday’s Hacker Public Radio podcast was an introduction to Bitcoin that I recorded recently. The audio is terrible, but hopefully the content is less than terrible. I’m not sure if there’s much of an audience on HPR for Bitcoin and blockchain related content – we’ll see. Here is what I tried to cover: What is […]

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