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  • A Fork Too Far? BitPico Cancels SegWit2x... Again Bitcoin, News, News teaser

    A Fork Too Far? BitPico Cancels SegWit2x… Again

    BitPico, the entity who vowed to carry out the SegWit2x Bitcoin hard fork after its cancellation, has canceled it again. BitPico: This Was ‘Nothing But A Waste Of Time’ In a circular  posted on Sunday, the once virulent BitPico adopted a despondent tone, saying the “markets had spoken” and that the exercise “had been nothing but a waste of time.” The statement in the circular reads: We are backing out of the SegWit2x effort; the

    · November 13, 2017 · 11:30 am
  • BREAKING: SegWit2X Fork Suspended Bitcoin, Bitcoin Community, Breaking News, News, News teaser

    BREAKING: SegWit2X Fork Suspended

    After months of discussions, debate and chaos in the bitcoin community, supporters of the controversial SegWit2X hard fork have just announced that the split will be suspended and put on hold. SegWit2X – Suspended Key influential supporters of the SegWit2X contentious hard fork have just released a joint statement, announcing the immediate suspension of the planned fork mid-November. The reason behind this is the lack of sufficient consensus behind the fork – both supporters and

    · November 8, 2017 · 1:15 pm
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    Bitcoin Pioneer Nick Szabo Declares Opposition to SegWit2x

    Blockchain, cryptocurrency and smart contracts pioneer Nick Szabo has become the latest high-profile figure to declare his opposition to SegWit2x. Nick ‘No2X’ Szabo Highlights Lack of Replay Protection In typically understated fashion, Szabo added the increasingly widespread [No2X] label to his Twitter profile this week. Looks like @NickSzabo4 has added the #NO2X tag to his twitter name :) Thanks Nick for showing people the way! — Vortex [#NO2X] (@theonevortex) November 8, 2017 As one of

    · November 8, 2017 · 4:07 am
  • Bittrex on SegWit2x: We Need 'Clear Chain Preference' From Industry Bitcoin, Bitcoin Breaking News Brief, News, News teaser

    Bittrex on SegWit2x: We Need ‘Clear Chain Preference’ From Industry

    Major Bitcoin and altcoin exchange Bittrex has released a key statement on its treatment of the SegWit2x hard fork. Bittrex: Bitcoin is BTC Until ‘Clear Chain Preference’ In explanatory comments today, Bittrex announced it would adopt a more conservative approach and refer to the Bitcoin core chain as ‘Bitcoin’ “until the industry and ecosystem demonstrates a clear chain preference.” The exchange joins the increasing number of major cryptocurrency businesses taking an official stance on SegWit2x.

    · November 7, 2017 · 10:45 am
  • Bitcoin.org Co-Owner: I Will Support New PoW Fork After SegWit2x Bitcoin, Bitcoin Breaking News Brief, News, News teaser

    Bitcoin.org Co-Owner: I Will Support New PoW Fork After SegWit2x

    The co-owner of Bitcoin.org and Bitcointalk has said he will support a new Bitcoin proof-of-work (PoW) chain after SegWit2x – even if the Core chain survives. ‘Prepare To Support 3 Forks’ In a Medium post on Sunday, Cobra explained that the community should unite to defeat the SegWit2x “abomination” but should be open to supporting any chain later this month. “The market and exchanges should be prepared to support three different forks of Bitcoin this

    · November 6, 2017 · 4:15 pm
  • Bittrex on SegWit2x: We Need 'Clear Chain Preference' From Industry Altcoin News, Bitcoin, News, News teaser

    What You Need to Know About the Bitcoin Gold Fork

    Bitcoin Gold (BTG) is due to fork from Bitcoin on block 491407 and all holders of Bitcoin can be credited an equal amount of BTG to their BTC. The new coin is being launched as a response to ASIC dominance. Bitcoin Gold is the latest Bitcoin fork with the split occurring on Bitcoin block 491407. The coin is seen by the developers as a response to the ASIC driven monopoly of the main Bitcoin chain.

    · October 23, 2017 · 12:00 pm
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    CEX.IO After the Hard Fork

    As you well know, on August 1st, 2017 a hard fork occurred with Bitcoin that led to the creation of a new cryptocurrency. This cryptocurrency is being referred to as Bitcoin Cash which is represented by the BCH symbol. This hard fork in Bitcoin means that a lot of changes have occurred in both currencies. There was an internal debate over what should be done in the future to handle the scaling issues in Bitcoin,

    · August 31, 2017 · 9:24 am
  • CEX.IO Takes a Strong Stand on the Split Altcoin News, Bitcoin, Markets and Prices, News, News teaser, Op-Ed

    Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork : Price Swings and the Aftermath

    It only seems like a couple of days ago that we were all huddled  around our computer screens in nervous anticipation. The countdown tickers onscreen marked the inexorable march towards an event that could change the world. Fingernails were being bitten down to bloody stumps, until finally… zero hour! So much has happened since then that… What? It was only a couple of days ago! Oh, so did anything happen? Not Immediately The alotted time came and

    · August 3, 2017 · 3:00 pm
  • Segwit2x Testnet Unintentionally Forks, Prevents Blocks From Being Created Bitcoin, Bitcoin Exchange, Bitcoin Wallet, News, News teaser

    BitcoinCash (BCC) Hardfork: What it Means and How to Secure Your Assets

    The Fork Awakens… BitcoinCash is expected to fork off from the main chain on Tuesday taking roughly 30% of the hashpower with it. Antpool, the largest bitcoin mining pool, is expected to mine the alternate chain. BitcoinCash Hard Fork August 1st has been a long-awaited day for months on the calendars of Bitcoin enthusiasts worldwide. But with the UASF being deemed a success by many people in the community, a new event is worrying some

    · July 31, 2017 · 4:00 pm
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    Bitcoin Price Hits 60-Day Low as Hard Fork Fears Loom

    The Bitcoin community is not enjoying their weekend, thus far, as the Bitcoin price continues to fall as the week comes to a close. Bitcoin value approaches $900 USD as a major player speaks on the forking turmoil. Bitcoin Price Falls on Fork Fears According to CoinMarketCap, Bitcoin price has fallen almost $350 over the last ten days, after reaching a low on Saturday of $904. This volatility follows a February showing nothing but gains,

    · March 25, 2017 · 11:00 am
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    IRS: Only 800 People Reported Bitcoin Earnings Per Year

    Taxing times continue at Coinbase as the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reveals only 800 people report Bitcoin gains on returns annually. IRS: 800 People Per Year Reporting and Falling The exchange and wallet provider is currently facing enforced submission of its transaction records after the IRS went to court earlier this month. In data released as part of the lawsuit, the authority reveals that in 2015 only 802 people reported Bitcoin gains on tax form 8949, and that

    · March 20, 2017 · 6:00 am
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    How to Prepare for a Bitcoin Hard Fork

    Worried about being stuck on the wrong side of a potential Bitcoin hard fork? Bitcoinist explores what regular users and holders should expect. Bitcoin at a Crossroads? Although the scaling debate has been going on for years, never has it been so urgent as it is now. As speculators continue to push the price to new heights and new users enter Bitcoin, the network is reaching full capacity. The two major scaling proposals, SegWit and Bitcoin Unlimited (BU), are currently

    · March 14, 2017 · 12:00 pm
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    Bubblicious: Current Altcoin Run ‘Going to End Badly,’ Says Vinny Lingham

    Bitcoin entrepreneur Vinny Lingham has continued warnings about high prices causing “bubbles” throughout cryptocurrency. Lingham: Altcoin Bubble ‘Going To Burst’ Having previously indicated a Bitcoin price above $3,000 too soon would mean “another bubble,” Lingham turned his attention to altcoins Monday, many of which have seen new all-time high prices this month. Dash has surged almost 250% in two weeks, while Ether and Monero both set higher prices per asset than have ever been reached

    · March 14, 2017 · 8:00 am