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In the first installment of this series I wrote about the permanent, immutable nature of Bitcoin’s ledger, the blockchain. In this post I plan to explore one of the most interesting ways in which that data is transmitted: from space. That’s right, the Bitcoin network was first extended into space in 2017 with the launch of Blockstream Satellite! Blockstream, a company that funds open source Bitcoin development and offers a number of Bitcoin-related products, streams the blockchain down from the satellites as a free service. …


Eric Blander

Data Science | Data Engineering | Python Development

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