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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Qué es y cómo funciona una moneda digital emitida por un banco central
Una CBDC es una moneda digital emitida por un banco central. En otras palabras, es un tipo de dinero con el que los gobiernos están experimentando y que suele tener tecnología blockchain como núcleo.
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Qué es el código abierto y por qué es tan importante para bitcoin y otras criptomonedas
Las criptomonedas dependen del código abierto no sólo para su funcionamiento sino también para generar confianza y transparencia.
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Open Source: What It Is and Why It's Critical for Bitcoin and Crypto
Cryptocurrencies rely on open-source code not only to function but also to build trust and transparency.
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Bitcoin Halving, Explained
The last Bitcoin halving took place on May 11, 2020, and the next bitcoin halving will likely occur in 2024. But what is the halving, how does it affect the price, and what does it mean for miners and the cryptocurrency’s long-term prospects?
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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 stable 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 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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