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Bitcoin developer Jeff Garzik talk about the BitSat orbiting bitcoin node

Posted on 17th June, 2014

In April, bitcoin developer Jeff Garzik revealed plans to launch a small, orbiting satellite acting as a blockchain node. The fittingly dubbed “BitSat” would act as a one-to-many connection, helping to protect the bitcoin network from a variety of possible peer-to-peer attacks and network outages. Thanks to advances in launch and satellite technology, each orbiting […]

New details revealed about “BitSat” orbiting bitcoin nodes

Posted on 23rd April, 2014

In early April, bitcoin developer Jeff Garzik dropped a few hints that major updates were in the works for the proposed “BitSat” program. The system would put at least one bitcoin node in orbit around the Earth, creating a one-to-many connection for blockchain updates that would be immune to a range of terrestrial peer-to-peer attacks […]

Jeff Garzik teases details about orbiting bitcoin node BitSat

Posted on 7th April, 2014

Last year, Bitcoin Core developer Jeff Garzik began talking publicly about plans to launch a small commercial satellite to serve as an orbiting bitcoin node. The idea was to provide a one-to-many solution for peer-to-peer network attacks, such as Sybil attacks, which are likely to increase as bitcoin becomes more popular. Even with a relatively […]