Episode 89: B-money and RPOW

Episode 89: B-money and RPOW

Episode description

In this episode of Bitcoin, Explained, Aaron and Sjors discuss two more electronic cash projects that predate Bitcoin: Wei Dai’s b-money and Hal Finney’s RPOW. As detailed in Aaron’s new book, The Genesis Book, these systems introduced design elements that were later utilized by Satoshi Nakamoto. Aaron and Sjors explain what these elements are, and how the inspired Bitcoin’s design.

To buy Aaron’s new book, visit www.thegenesisbook.com.


B-money (archive link): https://web.archive.org/web/20050211031649/http://www.eskimo.com/~weidai/bmoney.txt

RPOW (archive link): https://nakamotoinstitute.org/finney/rpow/index.html


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