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Pat's Coffee
Business 13 July 2022

Purchasing Pat’s Coffee privately peer-to-peer

As an online merchant, Pat’s Coffee has a strong incentive to accept irreversible, low fee transactions online instead of credit cards. The only current disadvantage is the price volatility, which has moved down since this transaction took place.

Digital currency physical silver bitcoin coin
Business 23 May 2022

BUX: The Swiss Army knife for BSV app development

BUX is a set of tools with a generic indexing service that devs can use to index their specific types of transactions without writing their service and running a fully verifying blockchain node.

Two business men on a laptop screen passing out a baton
Tech 24 April 2022

Delegation in Bitcoin: Part 3

Crypt generalizes the "Script level" delegation to delegate to any script/smart contract instead of a public key. This allows users to authorize arbitrary smart contract to spend one's bitcoin.

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Tech 4 April 2022

Delegation in Bitcoin: Part 2

In the second part of this two-part piece, sCrypt introduces a universal yet straightforward delegation mechanism, an alternative to the script-level delegation they have developed.

Businessman passing baton.
Tech 2 April 2022

Delegation in Bitcoin

In this two-part piece, sCrypt demonstrates a novel way to allow users to spend their UTXO/coins without giving another party their private key.

Netflix on an imac
Tech 14 December 2021

Streaming services via the Bitcoin protocol

A recent sCrypt article discusses how to facilitate streaming services using the Bitcoin protocol. This is not streaming large movie data on-chain but leverages the incentive and accountability aspects of the protocol and ledger itself.

netflix
Tech 13 December 2021

Netflix over Bitcoin payment channels

In this post, sCrypt’s Xiaohui Liu demonstrates a cost-efficient way to provide movie streaming and other types of services on demand, based on payment channels.

Cheque
Editorial 6 December 2021

Bitcoin, for the Neo-Medici age of global commerce

The Medici era marked the expansion of commerce and the merchant class as the ruling class of power—it was a time of expansive trade and the period where the invention of banking took place.

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