Why there will never be 21 million Bitcoins

An often over glossed question with an obvious answer right? 21 million as prescribed by Satoshi Nakamoto. But whose word are you taking as fact on this matter? Interestingly, if you believe that 21 million bitcoins will ever be created, you are incorrect! The most frequent question asked about Bitcoin…

21 new Bitcoin Charts on Smartbit

It has been a little while since our last update, we have been hard at work implementing a much requested feature - charts. We have added 21 charts so far and we have plans to introduce more over time to cover all aspects of Bitcoin and it's data. Features The…

Feature Update: Real Time Bitcoin Stats

We have been hard at work expanding our API to include statistics covering Bitcoin data. This has been a highly requested feature by our community and we are pleased to finally show it off to you all. This data is viewable straight on our homepage - just below our live…

Non blockchain centric assets traded on Bitcoin

How the blockchain creates trustless asset exchange A traditional asset exchange such as a buying a house or car requires trust between each party. This short article aims to explore the question of how an asset exchange can work in a trust-less blockchain environment. When exchanging goods, the asset itself…

How to page the Bitcoin blockchain

When working with the huge datasets involved with Bitcoin, the idea of adding a paging feature on top of sorting and filtering, quickly becomes a daunting task! However, simply returning all data related to particular API call would also put unneccessary strain on servers and give developers a headache when…