Bitcoin radio waves transactions: future or dream?

Nick Szabo, possible creator of Bitcoin, proposed to conduct Bitcoin transactions using the radio waves
09 November 2017   2195

Cryptographer and specialist in the theory of computers and systems Nick Szabo, together with researcher Elaine Ou from Stanford University, presented a project in which they test the conduct of transactions in the network of bitcoins using radio waves. The presentation took place last weekend during the Scaling Bitcoin conference in San Francisco, Bitcoin.com reports.

According to the authors of the concept, despite the fact that at the moment the bitcoin network is sufficiently secure to protect, there are fears that in the future it will be attempted to attack or block through firewalls, network blocks or other means that may be used by governments or monopolists in area of ​​telecommunications.

Bitcoin radio wave transaction
Bitcoin radio wave transaction

To solve this problem, Szabo and Ou suggest using Skywave communication tools that use the ionosphere, a layer of the Earth's upper atmosphere, which serves as a kind of mirror for radio waves of a certain length, including those that can be used to carry out bitcoin transactions.

To do this, we are going to propose using skywave communication using the ionosphere where the sun hits the upper atmosphere of the earth near space with ultraviolet radiation — the layer it ionizes particles and creates this layer that acts as a mirror for certain radio wavelengths like the kind we want to use. The radio community — the two regimes we are interested in, in the radio community it’s near-vertical incidence skywave, this is the 70 degree angle there, it’s nearly vertical. You get a range of about 5 or 600 km. The most reliable frequency are 40-80 m. That’s what we’re targeting.
 

Nick Szabo
Bitcoin reasercher

Using the GNU Radio software tool to demonstrate the modulator involved in the testing, Szabo and Ou conducted a loop test with 70 cm antennas for the transmitter, using also the HackRF-1 device and 21 Bitcoin Computer.

First BTC Forks Battle to be Held on p2pb2b Exchange

p2pb2b exchange is going to challenge 'digital gold' fork
28 September 2018   489

Since the launch of the very first cryptocurrency, lots of developers were trying to improve Bitcoin and fix existing bugs. According to Bitcoin.com, there were 69 Bitcoin forks in total in the crypto market in April 2018 and only 10 of them were traded on exchanges. p2pb2b exchange has decided to figure out which of the forks deserve to be listed and currently holds Bitcoin Forks Battle for the first time in the history of the crypto market. The platform is not going to decide the destiny of coins itself. Instead, the community of traders will be voting for the best coins in their opinion. The winner will get a free listing on p2pb2b.

How does the Battle go?

Bitcoin Forks Battle is held on the p2pb2b exchange in 3 stages. Any of Bitcoin forks can participate. The following forks are already participating in the Battle: B2X, BCA, BCD, BCX, BIFI, BTCS, BTN, BTX, GOD, LBTC, NRO, SBTC, UBTC. There is still a chance for any other Bitcoin fork to join the competition. Only traders registered on p2pb2b with at least 0.003 BTC / 0.05 ETH / 25 USD on their account in order to exclude frauds. The voting itself is free.

  • Stage 1 - Qualification
    • The stage will last for 7 days and only 8 most voted coins will pass to the next round.
  • Stage 2 - Play-off
    • 8 coins will be randomly divided into pairs. A fixture list will be made and coins will participate in matches just like it works in football. There will be 6 matches in total, 24 hours each. 2 finalists will pass to the next stage. Coins that will make it to the play-off will receive a special offer for the listing within a month since the announcement of the battle results.
  • Stage 3 - The Final
    • The final stage will last for 5 days, the most voted coin wins the battle and gets a free listing of p2pb2b.

Bitcoin forks will finally get a chance to enter the crypto market and find its acceptance. Coin holders will be able to benefit from trading and an improved functionality that each fork has already presented. Check out the official website to participate in the Battle and choose the coin you like the most.

p2pb2b
p2pb2b

p2pb2b cryptocurrency exchange has made a reboot after 4 years of work and introduced users a completely new platform for safe and profitable trading. The team is mainly focused on the needs of businesses and large enterprises. However, each participant of the crypto market will be able to find benefits in using p2pb2b exchange. Traders get high performance, safety, and client’s support. Businesses take an advantage of a possibility to list a new coin for 5 minutes, updated API, officially registered Estonian company. More information about the platform is available on the official website.