To fully understand the rationale behind the current state of Bitcoin development, knowledge about historical events is essential. This blog post highlights selected historical events, software releases and bug fixes before and after Satoshi left the project. It additionally contains a section about the current state of Bitcoin development. The attached timeline provides extra detail for each historical event.
Me searching for a list of public bitcoin feerate estimation APIs ended without any real results. Jameson Lopp has a section on feerate estimators on his bitcoin.page and Antoine Le Calvez’s dashboard p2sh.info provides a visualisation of different estimation APIs. But that is not what I was looking for. That’s why I compiled this list.
How did the median bitcoin feerate evolve from 2013 to 2015? When were the feerate spikes in 2017? Visualising the bitcoin feerate distribution per block was on my todo list since I’ve started working on mempool.observer in mid 2017. But acquiring the data wasn’t as easy as I first thought.
Unconfirmed transaction are quite a hassle for bitcoin users. I recently came across an interesting problem which is not the usual “my transaction is stuck” problem.