Articles

When he can't compress a complex concept into a few tweets, Jameson writes lengthy technical (and sometimes philosophical) articles to communicate information and opinions he has gathered while building crypto asset infrastructure.




Congressional Bitcoin Believers

Plenty of politicians have opined upon Bitcoin and the crypto industry over the years, but how many of them have skin in the game?

19 September 2021 | BTC Times

Lopp's Links for Learning Bitcoin

A guide to exploring the Bitcoin ecosystem and understanding its many facets.

18 September 2021 | Forbes

Satoshi Roundtable VII Recap

A review of selected topics covered at the 2021 unconference including Lightning Network, Bitcoin UX, DeFi, Smart Contracts, Astrology, and Identity.

22 August 2021 | Cypherpunk Cogitations

Lightning Liquidity Management Guide

Lessons learned from running a routing node on the Lightning Network.

7 August 2021 | Cypherpunk Cogitations

2021 Altcoin Node Sync Tests

Testing full validation sync performance of 16 altcoin node implementations.

1 August 2021 | Cypherpunk Cogitations

How to Protect Contact Forms from Spam with Proof of Work

An argument and guide for using hashcash puzzles to protect contact forms from spammers instead of captchas.

18 July 2021 | Cypherpunk Cogitations

Casa Client Case Study: The Tinder Trap

Postmortem analysis of a physical attack perpetrated against a Casa client and tips for staying safe on the dating scene.

8 July 2021 | Casa Blog

Bitcoin: Redefining F-You Money

Those with traditional F-you money are beholden to no one. Bitcoin changes the game by enabling any user to attain a new level of financial freedom at a low cost.

4 July 2021 | Forbes

Empty Blocks, Full Mempool

An analysis of empty blocks mined even when there were transactions waiting to be confirmed.

29 May 2021 | Cypherpunk Cogitations

Tor-only Bitcoin & Lightning Guide

A guide for how Lightning users can improve their financial privacy.

6 May 2021 | Cypherpunk Cogitations

What is the Taproot Bitcoin Upgrade?

What does Taproot mean for Bitcoin and how does it affect your wallet?

4 May 2021 | Casa Blog

Custodial Bitcoin Interest Service Reviews

Jameson tests onboarding to a dozen interest generating bitcoin custody services in a hunt for red flags.

25 April 2021 | Cypherpunk Cogitations

From Fat to Fit in Four Months

Lessons learned from my experiment in maximizing weight loss with the least amount of effort.

10 April 2021 | Cypherpunk Cogitations

Announcing Casa Centurion

The lowest time preference vaulting solution.

1 April 2021 | Casa Blog

A History of Bitcoin Transaction Dust & Spam Storms

A historical analysis of spam attacks conducted on the Bitcoin network.

13 March 2021 | Cypherpunk Cogitations

Announcing Specter Desktop Compatibility

How Casa clients can reduce their reliance upon Casa.

3 March 2021 | Casa Blog

Bitcoin Block Time Variance: Theory vs Reality

How well does the historical distribution of timestamps on bitcoin blocks match the expected distribution?

20 February 2021 | Cypherpunk Cogitations

Bitcoin 2020 Annual Review

Comprehensive coverage of metrics across a number of different verticals in the Bitcoin ecosystem to gauge performance in 2020.

1 January 2021 | Cypherpunk Cogitations

Lightning Wallet Recovery Lessons Learned

Recovering funds from a crashed Lightning wallet can be technically challenging - here's what I have learned from performing dozens of recoveries.

20 December 2020 | Casa Blog

The Rise of Bitcoin Corporate Key Management

Maintaining a corporate bitcoin treasury can reap major rewards, but there are significant risks that must be mitigated first.

3 December 2020 | Casa Blog

2020 Bitcoin Node Performance Tests

Annual tests of full validation syncing performance of seven Bitcoin node implementations.

12 November 2020 | Cypherpunk Cogitations

The Custodian Menace

A small number of custodians hold the private keys to a large amount of bitcoin. This is not good for Bitcoin.

24 October 2020 | Casa Blog

Mind the Bitcoin Address Gap

A guide to preventing and resolving Bitcoin address gap limit edge cases.

11 October 2020 | Cypherpunk Cogitations

Bitcoin Multisig Hardware Signing Performance

Jameson tests the performance of popular Bitcoin security hardware devices in various multisig wallet configurations.

12 September 2020 | Casa Blog