We learn from our mistakes. In the world of bitcoin, there have been some real doozies of mistakes. Anyone who has ever lost or misplaced a password can relate to the common problem of bitcoin owners who have lost their private key. There is no second chance of recovering from
The images on the internet show bitcoin mining in a form reminiscent of the old gold rush miners, pickaxes digging out the gold. The actual mining is not quite like that and it changes over time.
Bitcoin miners are a special necessity in the bitcoin network. When a bitcoin is spent,
Forking is when the basic protocol of bitcoin has been changed and suddenly the blockchain splits. There is a fork in the road.
One of the limitations of bitcoin that seems to plague many users is the size cap on the block. One megabyte seems to be too small to make