Adam Back News

Adam Back is a crypto-hacker and cryptographer born in London in 1970 and is currently living in Malta. Adam Back’s hashcash proof-of-work system is used in counterspam technologies and cryptocurrency mining. Adam Back is one of the first people to work on Bitcoin and was contacted by Nakamoto in 2009 to give his thoughts on hashcashes usage in Bitcoin. Adam Back is a founder of the technology company Blockstream, which is one of the main contributors to Bitcoin Core. As Blockstream’s CEO, Adam brought the company into being a leading developer of the Lightning Network, liquid sidechains and other interesting projects. Adam’s contribution to Bitcoin and cryptography development has made him one of the main cryptocurrency experts today. He is actively doing talks on such topics as privacy, scaling and the future development of Bitcoin.

Interview
Adam Back talks about the details of Bitcoin's early days, his first emails with Satoshi Nakamoto and others about Bitcoin, and more.
Adam Back on Satoshi Emails, Privacy Concerns and Bitcoin's Early Days
Cassio Gusson
2020-01-20T16:52:00+00:00
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News
The Blockstream CEO says the era of altcoins ruling the market is done and that Bitcoin would return to owning 90% of it.
Bitcoin Dominance ‘Reverting to Mean’ of 90%, Says Blockstream CEO
William Suberg
2019-09-10T09:15:00+01:00
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News
CEO Adam Back explained users now have more options as a new update provides support for stablecoin Tether.
Bitcoin Lightning Network Works on Liquid Sidechain, Blockstream Confirms
William Suberg
2019-07-30T09:20:00+01:00
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News
Adam Back, a cypherpunk who was one of the first people to work on BTC, attended a seminar at the G20 meeting of finance ministers.
Cypherpunk Adam Back Speaks of Blockchain Benefits at G20 Meeting of Finance Ministers
Thomas Simms
2019-06-10T13:28:00+01:00
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News
Reid Hoffman inherited the Lightning Torch from Blockstream CEO Adam Back, with the next participant still a mystery.
Ex-PayPal COO Hails Bitcoin ‘Acceleration’ as He Joins Lightning Torch Relay
William Suberg
2019-02-27T19:28:00+00:00
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As the world celebrates the ninth birthday of Bitcoin’s genesis block, Max Keiser reminds us to be mindful of the 40-year history of cryptography.
Happy Birthday Bitcoin, and Don’t Forget About Cypherpunks - Keiser
Gareth Jenkinson
2018-01-04T16:10:00+00:00
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Analysis
Blockstream CEO and HashCash inventor Adam Back sees a possibility of bitcoin block size increase in the mid-term
Adam Back: Bitcoin Block Size Increase in Mid-Term is Possible
Joseph Young
2017-11-14T19:06:00+00:00
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Security
Bitcoin.com has disappeared from Badbitcoin.org’s list of trusted sites in an ongoing squabble over SegWit2x.
Naughty! Bitcoin.com Removed From Safe Sites List Over SegWit2x ‘Threat’
William Suberg
2017-09-29T13:50:00+01:00
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