A lifelong programmer, and a long time advocate for scaling Bitcoin. Being a post-graduate academic, and backed by years of industry research in internet security, and cryptographic applications, Eli became fascinated in Bitcoin when he stumbled upon Satoshi’s whitepaper in 2012 and began to study the technology in great depth. Towards the end of 2015 Eli started to become actively involved in the Bitcoin community itself, partaking and driving discussions, particularly concerning the scaling debate. A strong advocate of proven on-chain scaling, yet not opposed to second layer solutions either, Eli remains and advocate for Bitcoin as frictionless electronic cash.
articles by Eli Afram
Editorial 20 September 2019
Bitcoin, tax, and privacy
The lack of understanding in the technology builds resistance that is baseless and somewhat encourages fear of the unknown.
Editorial 31 August 2019
Dr. Wright and the altered PDF
Eli Afram clarifies some of the misconceptions surrounding the recent court case with Dr. Wright vs Ira Kleinmann.
Editorial 29 August 2019
Bitcoin’s capacity to make the world better
The recent recommendation in the Ira vs Craig case, reveals the hard truth about an ever-present problem within the justice system, that by the account of many studies, exists.
Editorial 22 August 2019
How stable is a risky stablecoin?
In the advent of blockchain technology is the increase number of stable coins which heavily rely on 'trust' that leaves a lot to be desired for.
Editorial 25 July 2019
Bitcoin SV (BSV) now stands head and shoulders above the rest
We take a look on how far the Bitcoin SV develop with continuous upgrade and more up on its sleeve.
Editorial 1 June 2019
A bit about Dr. Craig Wright
My passion to see Bitcoin reach its potential lead me to write a series of pieces in an attempt to get some minds thinking rationally, to see Bitcoin succeed. This passion led me to Dr. Wright.
Editorial 19 March 2019
Bitcoin and Crony Capitalism
Bitcoin in its intended stable form is powerful enough to revolutionise the entire world for the better. Sound global money, that, with an intact protocol, cannot be corrupted by any single government, company or individual.
Tech 5 February 2019
From the surveillance economy to the Metanet economy
As the world progressed through the ages, things started to slowly change. World governments became increasingly obsessed with surveillance.
Tech 24 January 2019
Bitcoin SV devs and miners remove another limitation to scale Bitcoin
Bitcoin software has been plagued by artificial limitations since day one. Inventor, Satoshi Nakamoto put some of these limits in place as a means to bootstrap the project, and suitably commented that such limits were temporary. Increasing the blocksize, which Bitcoin SV has been leading the charge in, is the removal of one restriction.
Editorial 9 January 2019
The split, and the future… Now we build
I've gone silent on my thoughts... because like many of you, I have been devastated by the fallout of the split.
Editorial 30 July 2018
Craig S Wright’s email to Dave Kleiman is NOT provably false
The Bitcoin world has grown to become utterly fragmented, full of false and misleading news, fake information, fake forks, scams, character assassinations and much more.
Editorial 19 June 2018
To support censorship resistant money, you must first have an anti-censorship stance
To this day, a very large part of the Bitcoin community is still unaware of the extremes that Core affiliates have undertaken to establish totalitarian rule over BTC.
Editorial 28 May 2018
Proof of Work vs Proof of Stake
One of the primary tenets that underpins Bitcoin’s operation is its Proof Of Work algorithm, but there’s been a snowballing movement among many crypto enthusiasts to what is now known as Proof Of Stake (PoS).
Editorial 3 April 2018
The “Selfish Mining” saga continues
The idea on the surface seems to make sense. A “selfish miner” who discovers a block, can choose to keep the discovered block a secret.
Tech 5 March 2018
Bitcoin Core 0.16.0 is finally released with full Segwit support
the development team responsible for the Segwit fork of Bitcoin, finally released an update to their client, featuring full support for Segregated Witness.
Business 28 February 2018
Dr. Craig Wright “backdating” claims should be taken with a grain of salt
The "backdating" document claims made against Dr. Craig Wright in a $10.2b Bitcoin lawsuit should be taken with a grain of salt.
Business 27 February 2018
Core Dev Peter Todd admits Lightning Network has issues
Lightning Network has indeed come short on many fronts, and many people are beginning to question if it really is up to the task.
Business 19 February 2018
Lightning Network scalabity woes
Lightning Network can have some excellent use cases, particularly for HFT (high frequency trading) - like transactions between big entities.
Business 9 January 2018
Moving to 2 decimal places is both logical and necessary
Now that Bitcoin’s price has exploded, bringing the decimal place to ‘Bits’ (allowing 2 decimal places), is not only practical, but also necessary for further adoption.
Editorial 4 January 2018
BTC market dominance drops to Ethereum’s All-Time-High
BTC’s market dominance has for the first time ever, dropped to a level, to which an alt-coin once had.el
Editorial 3 January 2018
BitMex joins the list of exchanges and wallets that failed to supply customers with their BCH
BitMex sells all of its customers' Bitcoin Cash (BCH). The obvious question here is, what if BCH ends up performing much higher?
Editorial 5 December 2017
Did Satoshi Nakamoto want Side-chains for Bitcoin?
A week ago, I found someone online spouting that Satoshi encouraged side-chains and lightning network.
Business 21 November 2017
Tether claims its treasury got hacked, 30 million+ in USDT gone
Tether states that “$30,950,010 USDT was removed from the Tether Treasury wallet on Nov 19, 2017 and sent to an unauthorized bitcoin address.
Events 9 November 2017
Scaling Bitcoin 2017 at Stanford, Day 2
Day 2 at Scaling Bitcoin 2017 Stanford, was again a day of fantastic research, aimed specifically at making best of an artificially restricted blocksize.
Events 5 November 2017
Scaling Bitcoin Conference Day 1
The Scaling Bitcoin conference was filled w/ students, experts, & researchers, gathering to present & discuss various improvements to Bitcoin.
Editorial 1 November 2017
Bitcoin Cash is Bitcoin 2.0
It’s the legitimate upgrade. Yes. - By saying - 2.0 – I mean it was always the intended upgrade from the moment Satoshi released Bitcoin’s source code.
Editorial 30 October 2017
Credibility and Plagiarism
Speaking with Dr Wright earlier this year, he mentioned he was looking forward to coming out publicly later this year.
Editorial 24 October 2017
What’s happening to the Segwit transaction count???
Segwit proponents have been for weeks hailing the parabolic increase in Segwit transactions. Not long ago, almost 18% of all transactions were Segwit based.
Editorial 24 October 2017
Does Bitcoin Cash Difficulty Algorithm need changing?
There’s a lot of FUD being instigated, even from some who are not aligned to BCC. Where are we at and what needs doing?
Editorial 19 October 2017
Almost 3 months onwards, what has Segwit really provided?
Tech 16 October 2017
Understanding Bitcoin mining and corporations
Trusting your source of information, is important. If you can’t get straight facts, find another outlet, find another source.
Editorial 11 October 2017
Over time, Bitcoin has been losing significant market share of the global crypto-currency market cap.
Editorial 10 October 2017
Vitalik Buterin would do well to take his own advice
The crypto space is not for the faint heart. Not if you’re entrenched, knee deep in the political turmoil of it all.
Editorial 28 September 2017
Op-ed: Blockstream – The coordinated effort to undermine Bitcoin
There is an active, coordinated effort to destroy Bitcoin and everything it was ever meant to be, and I will provide the argument.
Editorial 5 September 2017
Understanding Bitcoin Utility and Price
We hear the word often enough. “Utility”. Early Bitcoin adopters, and particularly those inclined towards on-chain scalability (big-blockers) will throw this term around whenever making an argument for bigger blocks.
Editorial 4 September 2017
An Apology to Mike Hearn
I feel a large chunk of the community owes this Mike. I know I certainly do.
Editorial 28 August 2017
Here’s why Bitcoin Cash WILL Succeed
Whether Bitcoin Cash, Segwit2x, or Bitcoin Core – all have one thing in common. They share a common seed from the 3rd of January 2009.
Editorial 23 August 2017
Segwit2x is Now Largely Unnecessary
Barry Silbert sought to bring two sides of the fence together, to find a resolution to the Bitcoin scaling debate.
Editorial 17 August 2017
Monero’s best market performance is yet to come
Amidst significant use in darknet markets and a hardfork upgrade, Monero had incredible success mid-last year, as it sky-rocketed in price.
Tech 8 August 2017
nChain’s Security Inventions Could Prevent a MtGox 2.0
MtGox was not the only exchange in history to have been hacked. There have been others and there are bound to be more in future.
Business 2 August 2017
History is made as the world’s largest Crypto-Currency forks
Editorial 28 July 2017
What do Core think of Bitcoin Cash?
What Core think, and what Core and Blockstream want you to think and believe, are two entirely separate things.
Editorial 21 July 2017
How deep does the rabbit hole go?
Bitcoin as a P2P money system is in direct competition with MasterCard, VISA, Paypal, Western Union and the rest.
Editorial 18 July 2017
Bring on the Split
The community has seen this & now that it truly is in the best interest of the community, and Bitcoin, that the two sides finally split.
Editorial 17 July 2017
Bitcoin is Under Attack Because it is a Threat
Bitcoin was born out of the desires of a libertarian that wanted to see change in the global finance system.
Editorial 7 July 2017
The Witch Hunt is Not Over. But Why?
There is a coordinated effort to intentionally propagate false information which is purposefully aimed at discrediting someone.
Editorial 5 July 2017
Bitcoin is Turing Complete
During “The Future of Bitcoin” conference in Arnhem, Netherlands, Dr Wright made mention that Bitcoin is ‘Turing complete’, explains why.
Editorial 3 July 2017
SGI, Craig Wright, and the Untold Story
Editorial 28 June 2017
Craig Wright on Bitcoin Scalability
Craig Wright is the world’s leading expert on cyber security. That Bitcoin was already scalable, there never was a limit in the beginning.
Interviews 21 June 2017
Craig Wright Interview Part 3 – Academic Record Truths
This is the third in a multiple-part series of interviews with Craig Wright, conducted by guest columnist Eli Afram.
Editorial 19 June 2017
Craig Wright on Segwit
Gavin Andresen, stands by his belief that Craig Wright is Satoshi Nakamoto after witnessing a signed with keys that only Satoshi possesses.
Interviews 15 June 2017
Craig Wright Interview Part 2 – Project Work
A multiple-part series of interviews with Craig Wright, conducted by guest columnist Eli Afram, where he discusses some of his project work.
Interviews 12 June 2017
Craig Wright Interview Part 1 – An Introduction
This is the first in a multiple-part series of interviews with Craig Wright, conducted by guest columnist Eli Afram.
Editorial 9 June 2017
Bitcoin: Something Has to Give
Bitcoin’s price may very well continue to swell in the near future, but have a look at Bitcoin’s market cap dominance among other cryptos.
Business 5 June 2017
Recommended Bitcoin Fees Cross $3 per Transaction
Bitcoin remains trapped in a Jurassic age of a 1MB artificial limit, causing dangerous congestions.
Editorial 2 June 2017
What is going to happen on the 1st of August?
Core supporter’s desire to implement Segregated Witness on the Bitcoin chain takes a new turn with BIP 148.
Interviews 30 May 2017
An Interview with Gavin Andresen Part 2
The second part of Gavin Andresen interview, one of the original Bitcoin Core developers and entrusted by Satoshi Nakamoto.
Interviews 26 May 2017
An Interview with Gavin Andresen Part 1
The first part of Gavin Andresen interview, one of the original Bitcoin Core developers and entrusted by Satoshi Nakamoto.
Editorial 23 May 2017
What Real Leadership Looks Like
A developer of any major crypto-currency becomes entrusted to lead the way, to improve, to enhance, and more.
Editorial 17 May 2017
The Holy Trinity of Cryptos
You could be forgiven for being overwhelmed with the ridiculously large number of Crypto-currencies flooding the market these days.
Tech 15 May 2017
Wacky Quotes from Core Devs
Business 12 May 2017
Bitcoin’s Hype Cycle
The real intriguing point is that Bitcoin continues to grow in the face of much negative publicity, and decreasing payment utility.
Editorial 8 May 2017
The Strategy of Degradation
Bitcoin is in the middle of a gigantic bull-run, hitting record price heights on an almost regular basis now.
Editorial 2 May 2017
Hidden Agendas: The Bitcoin Blocksize
Bitcoin is immune to direct centralized governance, it is not impervious to market manipulation, and interference via social engineering.
Editorial 21 April 2017
When Money is Involved, Everyone has an Agenda
Most political parties exist to have control and power but the fact is people just love to rule the world.