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Influential Cypherpunk Timothy C. May Dies at 67

Timothy C. May, widely recognised as the progenitor of modern cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, has passed away at his home in Corralitos, California, at the age of 67. The renowned cryptography expert and former Intel engineer was a founding member of the Cypherpunk Mailing List and the author of the Crypto Anarchist Manifesto. He is credited with the invention of cryptographic...

Bitcoin’s Transaction Backlog Hits All-Time High

Bitcoin transaction backlog

Almost 100,000 bitcoin transactions are currently stuck, waiting to move, with around $30,000 in fees queued for miners to pick up. The mempool backlog is above 56MB. The network is running above capacity, usually operating at more than 4 txs/s. Users are once more complaining. Price appears resilient and even going higher due to many other factors, primarily the much-anticipated ETF decision. As...

The Extropian Roots of Bitcoin

Bitcoin is booming, but not every enthusiast knows that the cryptocurrency has roots in a radical, futurist philosophy that started to bloom in the California of the 80s. Hal Finney, a Bitcoin pioneer and the first person to ever receive a Bitcoin transaction, was cryonically preserved by the Alcor Life Extension Foundation on August 28, 2014. Please don't say to Hal friends that he "passed away"...

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