Roberto D.

An Italian boy who writes in English (I apologize for mistakes in advance), passionate about cryptocurrencies since I discovered Ethereum

Joined June 2019 139 Followers

Roberto D.

Bitcoin: the hash rate is growing but electricity consumption is decreasing

8 Sep 2019 1 minute read Roberto D. $0.56 tipped

No one takes into account the technological development and the fact that, over time, the technology becomes more efficient, it does not regress; this, which until yesterday was only a hypothesis (although clearly well argued) has now become a fact w...

SCAM alert: QR codes

7 Sep 2019 1 minute read Roberto D. $0.15 tipped

It was ZenGo who noticed it, who communicated it with a blog post at the end of August, while it was cointelegraph to give visibility to the discovery (which had gone unnoticed).   According to ZenGo, as many as four of the top five search results on...

Apple Pay also looks at cryptocurrencies "for their great long-term potential"

6 Sep 2019 1 minute read Roberto D. $0.12 tipped

Not that a quality seal was needed, no one more than the bitcoiners is convinced of the long-term potential of cryptocurrencies, but the fact that to affirm the same concept is Jennifer Bailey, vice president of Apple Pay, in an interview released ii...

In memory of Hal Finney (one of the leading experts in modern cryptography)

5 Sep 2019 1 minute read Roberto D. $0.40 tipped

Hal Finney is commonly recognized as one of the greatest cryptography experts of our time and by many (including myself) considered if not the real Satoshi at least one of the people who most influenced the creation of bitcoins (which could also be a...

A vulnerability on the Lightning Network (BTC)

4 Sep 2019 1 minute read Roberto D. $0.24 tipped

Over the past week, thanks to the work of Rusty Russell (an Australian developer), there has been a vulnerability on Lightning Network that could potentially cause the loss of user funds; remember, for those who do not know, that the Lightning Networ...

What are cryptocurrencies based on? What supports technology, what moves prices, how does the market work?

2 Sep 2019 3 minute read Roberto D. $0.22 tipped

Cryptocurrencies are based on cryptography, it is the name itself that suggests it, but for many people, especially the early days approaching this technology, this means almost nothing; therefore I try to be as clear as possible and to explain well...

Not just file sharing: the BitTorrent network tests an online blockchain streaming platform

1 Sep 2019 1 minute read Roberto D. $0.59 tipped

The news has been official for a couple of days, communicated by means of a post on the company's official blog, starting from the third quarter of this year BitTorrent will start the first tests for a blockchain streaming platform that will take the...

What is Bitcoin mining for?

31 Aug 2019 2 minute read Roberto D. $0.07 tipped

Defining what it is useful to mine bitcoin is quite simple, especially if we look at the issue from the perspective of those who carry out this activity; mining= earn bitcoins. Indeed, those who are active in the mining industry do not do it out of a...

On which cryptocurrency to bet? Some "basic rules"

30 Aug 2019 4 minute read Roberto D. $0.67 tipped

On which cryptocurrency to bet is one of the first things newbies ask me if they come to discover that I have been working in this sector for years now; there is no single answer to this question, it all depends on the person to whom you are asking i...

USA against CHINA: the cryptocurrency trade war

27 Aug 2019 2 minute read Roberto D. $0.26 tipped

That cryptocurrencies are about to revolutionize, among other things, the geopolitical balance on an international level is something quite well known even to non-experts; there is no country that is going through an economic or political crisis that...