Bitcoin miners in Russia are in for a break as power companies are looking to sell their excess energy off at a substantial discount. One of the more interesting regions in cryptocurrency today is Russia. There have been some ups and downs over the last few years. Russia had banned Bitcoin but reversed that policy in late 2016. Burger King Russia is now taking Bitcoin as payment and is even issuing its own digital currency.
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Double-spending in the Bitcoin world is becoming a very rare occurrence, but that doesn’t mean it is impossible to pull off this type of attack. BitBet, an online gambling platform, fell victim to such an attack earlier today as a result of several of their transactions not being included in the Bitcoin Node mempool. This entire situation is sparking a lot of debate and conspiracy theories as to why one particular transaction was broadcasted twice
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The Bitcoin block size drama continues, as it has taken yet another interesting turn. Even though F2pool is considering removing their consensus support, the mining pool has also opened up their platform to feedback from individual miners regarding the 2MB block size increase. It is only due diligence to ask the opinion of the people who protect and secure the Bitcoin network every day. Also read: BitLox: ‘Indestructible’ Hardware Bitcoin Wallet F2Pool Asks The Miners