Bitcoins zijn middelen binnen de duidelijke betekenis van dat woord. Bitcoins kan zijn geaccepteerd als betaling voor goederen en diensten of rechtstreeks gekocht van een uitwisseling met een bankrekening. Zij fungeren dus als geldelijke middelen en worden toegepast als middel van uitwisseling en betaalmiddel.
Deze juridische beslissing komt op een moment dat Bitcoin inderdaad meer aandacht trekt. Voor een, het was een overweldigende brok van De heer. tweede seizoen Robot en we zijn er vrij zeker van de serie reed veel mensen in googlen feiten over Bitcoin.
Omdat cyber security liefhebbers nauw onderzoeken van de nieuwste malware bedreigingen, we zijn meestal gewend aan het vermelden Bitcoin in termen van ransomware betalingen. Echter, Bitcoin neemt deel aan, juridische zaken en eventuele bovengemiddelde cryptogeld liefhebber is misschien wel bekend met de feiten die we staan te onthullen.
Q: Wat moet ik weten over Bitcoin? Hoe ziet de toekomst voor Bitcoin?
Een: Every computer can be a Bitcoin computer.
Balaji Srinivasan is the co-founder and CEO of 21 Inc. He recently announced the launch of de 21 software package during the Consensus 2016 blockchain conference. What would this specific software do? It would enable anyone with a computer to receive bitcoin.
The software is allows connected devices to join the 21 network and be connected with the 21 Marktplaats.
Eerder, such capabilities were only available to owners of the 21 Bitcoin Computer.
This leads to two more questions.
Wat is 21 Inc and what is the 21 Bitcoin Computer?
21 Inc is perhaps the most controversial and intriguing Bitcoin startup ever brought to life. Het bedrijf werd opgericht in 2013 by Balaji Srinivasan and Matthew Pauker. The startup has raised the mind-boggling $116 million from investors. In september 2015, 21 Inc released its first product – the highly anticipated 21 Bitcoin Computer. This is indeed the first Bitcoin computer in the world. As you probably think, expert opinions and reviews on the innovative device vary.
CoinGecko’s Dong Mai ordered the computer for the purpose of reviewing it. This is what it looks like (image taken from Amazon):
The first step to set up a 21 Bitcoin Computer is to follow the instructions on the black sheet and visit the Setup Page. The 21.co website has instructions for connecting the 21 Bitcoin Computer to a Windows, Mac or Linux laptop and even configuring it as a standalone Linux box.
Echter, although the guide said that the entire setup process would take only 10-15 notulen, my personal experience proved that this statement was totally wrong. In feite, I had so much trouble following the instructions that it took me about 3 days and a lot of compromises to finally get my computer up and running.
Other experts were agitated by the fact that a Linux-based device built on a Raspberry Pi had such a high price considering that it would never mine enough Bitcoins to pay for that value. The current price of the device at Amazon is $399.99. Other reviews highlighted the fact that the machine wasn’t your average Bitcoin mining product but an innovative platform to showcase new ways to use the technology.
CEO Balaji Srinivasan said in a blogpost that his company’s vision was not necessarily building a chip but developing a full technology stack around the chip. “Op 21 we are less concerned with bitcoin as a financial instrument and more interested in bitcoin as a protocol - and particularly in the industrial uses of bitcoin enabled by embedded mining“, he wrote.
Een: There’s an inner battle going on at Bitcoin to define the cryptocurrency’s future.
The Bitcoin XT vs. Bitcoin Classic vs. Bitcoin Unlimited Controversy
Broadly known as Satoshi client, Bitcoin QT, or Bitcoin Core, the original Bitcoin concept as proposed by Satoshi Nakamoto, has always been the standard for Bitcoin’s consensus rules.
Bitcoin XT, the Bitcoin implementation by Mike Hearn, was the first fork of that original concept. In principe, Bitcoin XT is set to break existing consensus so that Bitcoin’s block-size limit is increased from 1 megabyte to 8 megabytes, a value which should double every other year until the reach of 8 gigabytes. Bitcoin XT hasn’t succeeded in attracting sufficient followers among the Bitcoin community.
Bitcoin Classic is also a fork of Bitcoin Core. The purpose of the Classic fork is to increase the transaction processing capacity of Bitcoin by increasing its block size limit. What Bitcoin Classis offers is a single increase of the maximum block size from 1 MB to 2 MB. The Classic fork can also be perceived as an attempt to broaden the governance of Bitcoin so that a larger community is included in the process.
Bitcoin Unlimited is all about the absence of a hard-coded block-size limit and it enables users to manually set this limit on their own nodes. According to CoinDesk.com:
Having launched earlier this year, Bitcoin Unlimited grew out of an active movement to quickly pick up bitcoin’s userbase by increasing the block size, or a hardcoded limit on the number of transactions that the network can process per block. This is a contentious change that many Bitcoin Core developers don’t support.
nieuwsgierig, the alternative Bitcoin has recently received approximately half a million dollars in a single donation from an anonymous party. This means that the fork is definitely regaining attention as we speak.
In september 21 2016, just a few days ago, Bitcoin investor Roger Ver’s mining pool mined its first Bitcoin Unlimited block, blok 430757. To further popularize their attempts, the Bitcoin Unlimited community recently held a conference in San Francisco, genoemd “Satoshi’s Vision: Bitcoin Development & Scaling Conference”.
Een: Not only criminals are using Bitcoin…
A report by Aaron Yelowitz & Matthew Wilson, titled ‘Characteristics of Bitcoin users: an analysis of Google search data’ (published January 7, 2015) reveals four basic groups that use Bitcoin the most:
- Computer programming enthusiasts;
- Speculative investors;
The researchers’ discoveries mirror the results of a 2013 survey based on 1,000 Bitcoin users. The survey found that the average Bitcoin user is a 32-year-old libertarian male.
Een: Banks are already creating a global blockchain payments network.
bank van Amerika, Santander and the Royal Bank of Canada have recently announced that they have joined forces to develop a global blockchain payments network via the Ripple’s distributed ledger technology. Other banks that are part of the initiative are UniCredit, Standard Chartered, Canadian bank CIBC and the Westpac Banking Corporation. Their purpose is to create a service similar to SWIFT but with a prompt settlement times.
The first step for the initiative is a standardized agreement that settles the terms and conditions which a bank must agree to in order to participate, specifying how transactions will be handled and the types of information that will be exchanged.
The second step is creating a “functional standards document” that will enable different banks to collaborate across currencies and jurisdictions.