Alyssa

Hertig

Alyssa Hertig

A contributing tech reporter at CoinDesk, Alyssa Hertig is a programmer and journalist specializing in Bitcoin and the Lightning Network. Over the years, her work has also appeared in VICE, Mic and Reason. She's currently writing a book exploring the ins and outs of Bitcoin governance. Alyssa owns some BTC.

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What Is Ethereum?
Ethereum is the world’s second-largest crypto project by market capitalization and was the first to introduce smart contract functionality to the industry.
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What Is a Stablecoin?
A stablecoin is a type of cryptocurrency whose value is tied to an asset such as the U.S. dollar or gold to maintain a stabile price.
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What Is Proof-of-Stake?
Proof-of-stake is a method of maintaining integrity in a blockchain, ensuring users of a cryptocurrency can’t mint coins they didn’t earn.
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Bitcoin's Health May Hinge on a Legal Feud in Norway
Some developers say a lawsuit from pseudonymous bitcoiner Hodlonaut against Craig Wright, who claims to be Satoshi Nakamoto, is vital to the cryptocurrency’s growth.
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What Is a Flash Loan?
A guide to one of DeFi’s most innovative and controversial features.
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What Is DeFi?
Decentralized finance (DeFi) applications aim to cut out the middlemen of our everyday finances.
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Now You Can Try 'Teleporting' Bitcoin for Greater Privacy With CoinSwaps
The alpha release of Teleport implements the CoinSwap privacy technique in an effort to improve bitcoin privacy by making transactions "invisible."
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JoinMarket Is About to Make Bitcoin Privacy More User-Friendly
Developers hope the forthcoming JoinMarket UI will give people an easier way to use CoinJoins to keep their Bitcoin transactions private.
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Crypto Donations to Tor Surged 841% in 2021
Of the nearly $1 million raised by the non-profit, 58% of the donations were in cryptocurrencies.
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Bitcoin Isn’t Private – But Its Recent Taproot Upgrade Will Help
The upgrade could give the network a much-anticipated privacy boost once its effects ripple throughout the ecosystem.
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