Are Merkle trees useful or just a legacy of the white paper?
The bitcoin white paper discusses using merkle trees as a method for pruning the blockchain for lightweight verification. Indexing provides a more practical method of achieving a lightweight node, and pruned nodes cannot be shared between full nodes because they introduce trust. Each block contains a merkle root rather than a hash of the transactions list, which introduces a performance overhead when verifying blocks. Are Merkle trees useful to Bitcoin or just a mild design inaccuracy?
CEO Says He’s Been “Praying for Inflation” Because It’s an Excuse to Jack Up Prices
As corporate profits reach record high, Iron Mountain executive tells Wall Street inflation is great for “the bottom line”
Bank of England to start buying government bonds in Middle of inflation. Will US follow?
The Bank of England will suspend the planned start of its gilt selling next week and begin temporarily buying long-dated bonds to calm recent market chaos.