Mystery Miner Sweeps 9,000 Bitcoin Cash from SegWit Addresses
Bitcoin Cash

Mystery Miner Sweeps 9,000 Bitcoin Cash from SegWit Addresses

Over the course of two years, an unknown mining entity managed to sweep addresses for lost Bitcoin Cash (BCH), taking the coins as their own instead of returning them to owners. Lost...

Christine Vasileva | 3 months ago
Bitcoin Block Size Hits New All-Time High
Bitcoin

Bitcoin Block Size Hits New All-Time High

The Bitcoin network keeps improving in multiple parameters, and this time, mean block size peaked, carrying the heaviest set of transactions on record. Block Size Growth Remains...

Christine Vasileva | 6 months ago
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Bitcoin

Segwit Creator Introduces Optimized Language For Bitcoin Smart Contracts

Bitcoin Core developer, Peiter Wuille, has introduced a new programming language called Miniscript, to simplify smart-contract development for Bitcoin. One of the most prolific and...

Emilio Janus | 10 months ago
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Bitcoin

Bitcoin Now Mining Its Biggest Blocks Ever

The Bitcoin network is scaling as the network just reached a new all-time high of 1.3 MB average block size amid record low transaction fees.  Biggest Average Bitcoin Block Size to...

Allen Scott | 1 year ago
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Daily On-Chain Bitcoin Transactions Hit Yearly High

Despite the prolonged bear market of 2018, the year has seen a steady increase in the number of confirmed Bitcoin transactions. They are currently at their highest point since...

Georgi Georgiev | 1 year ago
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Bluewallet Lets You Send Bitcoin Lightning Payments from Your iPhone

Bluewallet appears to be setting the bar for the next generation of Bitcoin wallets. Available for both Android and iOS, it is the first to integrate the Lightning Network (LN) for...

Allen Scott | 1 year ago
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Mining

Why Did Bitmain’s Antpool ‘Stop Mining’ SegWit Blocks?

Antpool, the Bitcoin mining pool owned by hardware manufacturer Bitmain, has stopped mining Segregated Witness (‘SegWit’) blocks. A Question Of ‘Charity’? In a move...

Wilma Woo | 2 years ago
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Bitcoin Technology

Bitcoin UASF Showed Users Are In Control via ‘Market Forces,’ Says HashCash...

More than a year later after Bitcoin UASF, Blockstream CEO and inventor of Bitcoin’s proof-of-work technology, Adam Back, recalled the event as ‘an emphatic’ victory’ for...

Allen Scott | 2 years ago
Square's Debut of Payment Terminal Triggers Fresh Bitcoin Acceptance Rumors
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Square’s Debut of Payment Terminal Triggers Fresh Bitcoin Acceptance Rumors

Consumer and merchant payment network Square Inc. unveiled a point-of-sale (PoS) terminal October 19 in a move which sparked excitement about possible Bitcoin integration. Bitcoin PoS...

Wilma Woo | 2 years ago
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News

SegWit Now Comprises 50 Percent Of Bitcoin Transactions

The proportion of Bitcoin payments sent using Segregated Witness (SegWit) experienced a sudden spike on October 4, rising to over 50 percent for the first time. Corning The Network...

Wilma Woo | 2 years ago
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News

Bitcoin Dominance Hits 2018 High Despite Price Slump

While Bitcoin (BTC) marks yet another day trading in the red, the world’s leading currency is widening its lead in the market cap race, whose total share is now above 50 percent...

Georgi Georgiev | 2 years ago
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Bitcoin’s 1MB Block Size Limit ‘Starting to Fade Away’, Research Shows

The Bitcoin network is now regularly producing blocks over the 1MB block size limit that was in place prior to Segregated Witness (SegWit).  Bitcoin Blocks Now Exceed 1MB Bitcoin has...

Allen Scott | 2 years ago