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The mystery of the Genesis block
Tech 7 December 2021

The mystery of the Genesis block

When the Bitcoin software was announced in 2009, it was important that nodes joining the network could build a common history of the blockchain. Satoshi Nakamoto accomplished this by hardcoding in the “Genesis block” in the Bitcoin software.

Zero-knowledge key-statement proof
Tech 5 December 2021

Zero-knowledge key-statement proof

In this article, Xiaohui Liu introduces nChain's white paper #0488 titled "Zero-knowledge key-statement proofs” a special ZKP where the secret is a private key corresponding to a known public key.

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