[Course] Bitcoin Infrastructure
Bitcoin Infrastructure is focused on providing students with a solid understanding of the role that nodes and node operators play in the construction of the network. In particular, it focuses on the incentives that drive enterprise operators to invest in scaling and infrastructure. Upon completion of this course, students will be awarded a certificate of completion.View Course
[eBook] A framework for ensuring a profitable and sustainable Bitcoin mining operation
The BSV Academy collaborated with Lars Jorgensen, Chief Operating Officer at TAAL Distributed Information Technologies to compile a framework of factors worth considering when you design a new mining operation, or scale your venture.Download free eBook
[eBook] The BSV Blockchain as Infrastructure for the Data Economy
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[eBook] The BSV Blockchain for Enterprise Blockchain
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Bitcoin Infrastructure Resources
Introduction to Bitcoin Infrastructure course feedback from Chemical Engineer Patrick Mockridge
'I'd recommend the Intro to Infrastructure course to people in the oil industry who want to get a better understanding of what Bitcoin's for. But I think it's a bit highly technical for a general audience.'Read More
The Bitcoin scripting language and its specification
Based on Forth, Bitcoin’s scripting language is stack based and uses Reverse Polish Notation as the means to enter and process data.Read More
FAQ - Introduction to Bitcoin infrastructure course
The introduction to Bitcoin Infrastructure course is focused on providing students with a solid understanding of the role that nodes and node operators play in the construction of the network. In particular it will focus on the incentives that drive enterprise operators to spend large sums of money to build and operate their infrastructure.
To give you insight into the course, this blog offers you a compilation of insightful questions from our Discord channel - with answers provided by the very individuals who create the course material.
Application development with Bitcoin
When the Bitcoin network protocol is added to TCP/IP & OSI models, it stands to change all of the layers (transport, network and even physical).Read More
How your business gains by migrating your data system onto blockchain
'Why would I use this public platform that relies on an infrastructure I don't have control over?’
‘Why would I use a blockchain platform if there are tried and tested data management platforms available?’
‘Why would I choose blockchain if millions of people are using SQL databases?’
‘Why would I go to all the effort of changing the architecture of my system to leverage blockchain if I can get a traditional model up and running in no time at all?’
To tackle these questions, let’s take a look at what architecture and data management processes look like when done on blockchain.
Nakamoto consensus: ‘be thankful for orphans!’
If the term ‘orphan’ comes up in everyday life, it comes with an implication of misfortune, and perhaps that's why there has been some misunderstanding about Bitcoin’s orphan blocks as a feature which incentivises performance within the Bitcoin system.Read More
Adjusting your Bitcoin Mining hardware to process BSV's jumbo blocks
We spoke to Jad Wahab (Bitcoin Association’s Director of Engineering) to give you an overview of Teranode’s role in Bitcoin’s infrastructure, and to prepare you for implementing it with your mining hardware.Read More
Which Bitcoin infrastructure course is best for me?
If Bitcoin’s infrastructure falls within the purview of your job role or you are one of the enterprise operators who spend large sums of money to build and operate mining infrastructure, this stream will help you position yourself for success.Read More
How Bitcoin solves the double-spending problem of the digital economy
The concept of electronic cash isn't new and has been attempted under names like E-Cash, Liberty Reserve, Digicash and others.
And yet, all these projects ran into the same problem: solving the double-spend problem without introducing a trusted third party akin to the existing financial system.
So, what is this double-spending problem and how does Bitcoin solve it?
In this blog, Bitcoin SV Academy curriculum content contributor, Brendan Lee tells you what you need to know.
How to build a blockchain infrastructure
Satoshi Nakamoto's white paper on Bitcoin, published in 2008, has revolutionised the world of finance and technology. The white paper not only introduces the concept of Bitcoin but also details how this new technology can be built using blockchain. In this article, we will explore the process of building a blockchain infrastructure based on Satoshi Nakamoto's white paper.Read More
Working blockchain gives you the edge in Bitcoin mining and business
A working blockchain lets you as Bitcoin miner or user save on bandwidth while ensuring you’ve got all the info you need at your fingertips.Read More
Bitcoin Consensus rules and their enforcement
The consensus rules are codified into the Bitcoin node client software system and represent fixed and unchangeable rules applied across the network.
These rules must be strictly adhered to in order for a node using the client to actively participate in the Bitcoin network governance process.
How to set up a profitable and sustainable Bitcoin mining operation
Are you tasked with designing, building, implementing and maintaining an enterprise-level Bitcoin mining infrastructure?
If so, everything from your choice and management of Bitcoin hardware like Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASICs miners) and Bitcoin mining software to your hosting service provider, and the location-specific Internet infrastructure, climate and geopolitics will affect your ultimate success.
It’s true that setting up a profitable and sustainable mining operation isn’t easy - even for the world’s top Bitcoin transaction processors with access to enterprise-level budgets.
Clearing up misunderstandings about Bitcoin's decentralisation
There are common misunderstandings about what decentralization means. This article will clear it up and explain the true nature of Bitcoin's decentralization.Read More
6 steps to running the Bitcoin network
In section five of the Bitcoin white paper, Satoshi Nakamoto defines a set of instructions that describe the optimal behaviours that a node participating on the network should exhibit.
These nodes are characterised by their work of producing valid blocks, which they then distribute to other nodes and validating their blocks in return. Without nodes performing these tasks, the network will not function.
Nodes take on these important tasks by collating, validating and recording all interactions occurring on the Bitcoin network in real time.
Incentive-driven behaviours built into the Bitcoin network
Bitcoin Curriculum Specialist, Evan Freeman dives into the incentive-driven behaviours built into the Bitcoin network, as a preview of the content you can expect from our introductory course to Bitcoin Infrastructure.Read More
The difference between a Bitcoin node and a miner
Within the realm of Bitcoin infrastructure, there is confusion around the terms miner and node. While they are one and the same, a clear distinction must be made between running the Bitcoin node software and operating a node.Read More
How Bitcoin nodes benefit from light-speed tx propagation
If a node was unaware that another transaction had already spent the coin there is a chance that other nodes on the network would reject any block they tried to propagate.Read More
The infrastructure prerequisites of blockchain
Satoshi Nakamoto's white paper on Bitcoin, published in 2008, details a decentralised electronic cash system that uses a blockchain infrastructure to enable secure, peer-to-peer transactions without the need for intermediaries like banks or payment processors.Read More
A critical look at today's blockchain infrastructure landscape
The blockchain infrastructure landscape is very vast. In this article, we question what really matters when it comes to blockchain.Read More
What is blockchain technology?
Blockchain technology is a decentralised and distributed digital ledger that records transactions on multiple computers securely and transparently. At its core, blockchain technology is a network of computers or nodes that work together to maintain a shared database of transactions.Read More
Why is blockchain important for business?
Blockchain is an impactful technology for many businesses. This article explains the transformative potentials of scalable blockchain technology.Read More
How you can use blockchain
Blockchain technology has the potential to revolutionise the way we conduct transactions and share data, making it a game-changing tool in a wide range of industries. While blockchain technology is most often associated with finance, it has the capacity to fundamentally change everything from supply chain management to voting systems.Read More
11 benefits of blockchain technology
As blockchain has increasingly gained traction in recent years, companies and individuals are already seeing clear benefits of the technology over traditional systems. While it is impossible to outline every single benefit that this revolutionary technology offers, below we looked at 10 ways that blockchain technology is changing the world.Read More