Coinbase Plans SegWit Release ‘In A Few Weeks’

Coinbase has stated its commitment to introduce SegWit compatibility in “a few weeks,” fulfilling a promise made to customers in late 2017. Final Testing Confirmed In a tweet...

Wilma Woo | Feb 06, 2018 | 06:30
Lightning Network

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

New Data Shows Coinbase May Be Spamming the Bitcoin Network

US exchange and wallet provider Coinbase is facing fresh criticism from both users and Bitcoin industry figures over its delayed SegWit adoption. ‘You Alone Are Spamming The...

Wilma Woo | Jan 12, 2018 | 07:30

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
Coinbase petition

Petition to Bring SegWit to Coinbase Nears 5000 Signatures

Bitcoin community figures have championed a petition asking Coinbase to prioritize SegWit implementation which has gathered over 5,000 signatures (at press time). ‘Your Customers...

Wilma Woo | Jan 08, 2018 | 15:00

2018 To Be the Year of SegWit

The year started with good news about Bitcoin’s urgently needed optimizations. Indeed, key entities of the cryptocurrency ecosystem began the year by rushing to become Segregated...

Julio Gil-Pulgar | Jan 03, 2018 | 01:30
BTCPay is a Better (and Cheaper) BitPay, Says Core Developer Nicolas Dorier

BTCPay is a Better (and Cheaper) BitPay, Says Core Developer Nicolas...

Bitcoinist spoke with Bitcoin Core developer Nicolas Dorier who explains why BTCPay is not only a cheaper alternative to BitPay but also provides merchants and users with more control...

Allen Scott | Dec 27, 2017 | 00:30

BitPay Backpedals on Payment Limits

Online Bitcoin payments provider BitPay announced last week that the minimum accepted payment would be $100. This was in response to escalating Bitcoin transaction fees during the big...

Martin Young | Dec 26, 2017 | 06:30
Coinbase Announces 2018 SegWit Support As Third 'Engineering Priority'

Coinbase Announces 2018 SegWit Support As Third ‘Engineering...

Largest US cryptocurrency wallet and exchange Coinbase has confirmed it “plans” to support SegWit transactions in 2018. SegWit Follows Security, Performance As Top Priority...

Wilma Woo | Dec 16, 2017 | 13:30

WikiLeaks Now Supports Bitcoin SegWit Addresses for Donations

WikiLeaks has long relied upon donations in order to keep exposing government and corporate secrets and corruption. Now another avenue of support is open as Julian Assange announces...

Jeff Francis | Dec 15, 2017 | 03:00

SegWit, Tony? BitPay CEO’s Fee Estimates ’20x Too...

BitPay CEO Tony Gallippi has received widespread condemnation after complaining non-SegWit Bitcoin fees were too high. Newbery: Customers Should Vote With Their Feet In a series of...

Wilma Woo | Nov 17, 2017 | 06:00

How Bitcoin Fees Work and Why They’ve Been So High

Fees have been extraordinarily high this past week, and this article aims to clear up misconceptions and help users make smarter decisions in setting the right fees for their...

Matthew Hrones | Aug 30, 2017 | 03:30

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