Could the same mechanisms used in the Lightning Network have the unintended benefit of also decentralizing mining?
Bitcoin Core developer, Alex Morcos has been working for years to make sure bitcoin transaction fee estimation tools are smarter.
A new paper suggests bitcoin mining may naturally resist centralization – a finding with potential implications for the long simmering scaling debate.
Controversial scaling proposal, Segwit2x has lost Chinese mining pool, F2Pool’s support over its timeline for a 2MB hard fork.
The Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network is almost a month old and seemingly growing stronger as the days continue. As of August 22, the BCH chain is longer than BTC’s blockchain by 959 blocks, while also capturing the most hashrate that day for a short period of time. Also read: SEC Suspends Trading of Bitcoin Firm’s Shares […]
It’s official: SegWit has locked-in on bitcoin.
SegWit is on par to lock-in today. Miners are embracing the scaling upgrade, but there’s still time before users are able to take advantage.
After a few difficulty adjustments, blocks on the bitcoin cash blockchain are now being mined more steadily.
Industry startups face tricky decisions as a new cryptocurrency, Bitcoin Cash, moves to split off from the main bitcoin network next week. Source
A controversial mining pool arguably at the center of bitcoin’s upcoming Bitcoin Cash fork is opening up about its position and global perception. Source
How can miners block bitcoin changes? CoinDesk takes a look at how the network upgrades and the role these parties play. Source
At approximately 00:06:48 UTC today, July 20, at block height #476768 the bitcoin network finished the BIP91 lock in period and entered a new phase in order to activate the protocol Segregated Witness (Segwit). Now during the lock-in period, there will be another 336 blocks, until Segwit will be activated on Bitcoin’s main network. Also read: Predicting the […]
Bitcoin users are keeping a close eye on the BIP91 proposal right now. In fact, it is the only proposal actively preventing a Bitcoin chain split right now. This particular solution makes SegWit2x and BIP148 compatible with one another. That is quite significant, as they will activate within 24 hours of one another. The bigger […]
In a surprise move, bitcoin’s mining community has begun to signal for a controversial code upgrade called Segwit2x by way of a proposal called BIP91. Source
Support for a so-called UASF continues, adding complications to bitcoin’s upcoming scaling drama. Source