Lightning Network
Bitcoin core

Lightning Network Crosses 100 Nodes, SegWit Nears 20% Dominance

The Lightning Network (LN) mainnet has almost doubled its node count and capacity in days as Bitcoin users rapidly switch on to its benefits. Lightning: Core Enthusiasm Yet To Become...

Wilma Woo | Jan 22, 2018 | 09:30
Bitcoin core

Greg Maxwell Exits Blockstream As Lightning Network Sparks Warnings

Bitcoin Core developer and Blockstream co-founder Greg Maxwell announced he has left the company as criticism mounts over its Lightning Network advocacy. Maxwell: Blockstream Has Been...

Wilma Woo | Jan 19, 2018 | 22:30
segwit
Bitcoin core

SegWit Wallet Support is Coming to Bitcoin Core

A new pull request will likely see SegWit included in the forthcoming Bitcoin Core version 0.16 release, easing Core node access to the technology. ‘It’s Happening’...

Wilma Woo | Jan 11, 2018 | 16:45
pool
Bitcoin core

The Biggest Mining Pool is Now Signaling to Keep Bitcoin Whole

BIP91 blocks have been successfully mined by BiXin and Antpool helping to allay fears that Bitcoin could split in the face of incompatibility between rival Segwit2x and BIP148...

Matthew Tompkins | Jul 17, 2017 | 11:00
Falkvinge patent
Bitcoin core

Adam Back: Blockstream ‘Has No Patents Related To SegWit’

Blockstream CEO Adam Back has refuted claims by Swedish Pirate Party founder Rick Falkvinge that the company “has patents in SegWit.”  Pirate Party’s Falkvinge: Blockstream...

Wilma Woo | May 01, 2017 | 12:00
Bitcoin core

Bug or Feature? Bitmain’s ‘Misunderstanding’...

Following the AsicBoost controversy, Bitmain has now responded to the accusations of having purposefully programmed a backdoor into the firmware of multiple Antminer models. ...

Antonio Madeira | Apr 28, 2017 | 13:00
Charlie Shrem
Bitcoin core

Charlie Shrem: ‘It’s Not About The Technology Anymore...

Bitcoin entrepreneur Charlie Shrem shared his views on the scaling debate, stating that “it’s not about technology anymore, it’s about power.” Shrem...

Antonio Madeira | Apr 25, 2017 | 09:00
GDAX Prepares for a Chain Split
Bitcoin core

ViaBTC Explains Why They Don’t Support SegWit

ViaBTC’s latest blog post sheds some light on why the mining pool is opposing the Bitcoin scaling proposal, SegWit. ViaBTC, Bitcoin Core and SegWit ViaBTC just published a blog post...

Antonio Madeira | Apr 19, 2017 | 12:00
GDAX Prepares for a Chain Split
Bitcoin core

Bitcoin Companies Supporting SegWit UASF: 12, Opposed: 0

These companies are in favor of SegWit via a User Activated Sof Fork (UASF). No company has opposed it so far. Who Supports UASF Lately, there has been a lot of talk regarding the...

Antonio Madeira | Apr 11, 2017 | 15:00
Blocks
Bitcoin core

On-Peak Or Off-Peak? Blocks Emptier & Spam-Free on Weekends

Bitcoin blocks are markedly less full at the weekend than during the week, with waiting times and fees lowering accordingly. ‘Legitimate’ Block Uses No Issue On Weekends...

Wilma Woo | Apr 02, 2017 | 08:00
Bitcoin price hard fork
Bitcoin core

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...

Evander Smart | Mar 25, 2017 | 11:00
node
Bitcoin core

6 Reasons to Run a Bitcoin Full Node

Running a Bitcoin full node isn’t just for mining pools and companies. Today, we’re going to outline 6 reasons why the average user should also consider running their own...

Antonio Madeira | Mar 18, 2017 | 08:00

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