The Poloniex exchange recently announced that it will finally enable BCH withdrawals on Monday. BreadWallet, the popular Bitcoin iOS wallet, will also support BCH transactions moving forward. It will be interesting to see how things play out for Bitcoin Cash, since there is still a lot of negative animosity toward this project. Bitcoin Cash Ecosystem Slowly Maturing […]
Bitcoin Core now bans nodes running SegWit2x code. This sets the stage for even greater turmoil as November blocksize doubling deadline approaches.
There are many different opinions about the activation of SegWit2x. As most people are well aware by now, on August 8 the Bitcoin network successfully locked in the activation of Segregated Witness. SegWit will be going live in two weeks, but come November there was supposed to be a hard fork to increase the block size to 2MB. […]
How will SegWit impact the bitcoin network? For answers to that question, one has to turn to lessons learned from another cryptocurrency altogether.
Segwit2x has reconfirmed plans to move forward with its 2mb hard fork in three months. Will this lead to another split?
The upcoming Bitcoin Core client update will introduce some interesting changes. Now that SegWit activation has been locked in and BIP148 is in effect, the new client will disconnect nodes supporting the SegWit2x fork. This decision will not go over well with a lot of SegWit2x supporters, as they will see this as an unwarrented […]
Bitcoin’s future is still up for discussion as SegWit’s lock-in shifts the focus to the coming months.
There are many things we can learn from the initial launch of Bitcoin Cash. First of all, a lot of people sold their coins too early and will regret that decision by now. Secondly, Bitmain has no plans to support BHC for the time being. Otherwise, they would have mined at leas tone network block, […]
CoinDesk’s Alyssa Hertig looks at the varied industry reactions to Bitcoin Cash, a variant of bitcoin said to be launching today. Source
Erik Voorhees Tweets SegWit2x Support.
How can miners block bitcoin changes? CoinDesk takes a look at how the network upgrades and the role these parties play. Source
The upcoming Bitcoin hard fork is a problem for cryptocurrency exchanges. Some platforms will support Bitcoin Cash, whereas others won’t. One of the companies not supporting any future fork is Poloniex. That is a rather remarkable decision, to say the least. The company will not commit to supporting specific blockchains emerging after a potential split. […]
The creative coder behind a clever way to enact SegWit doesn’t believe a new proposal for the network is in its best interest. Source
Perhaps no coder is more at the center of bitcoin’s raging scaling debate more than Jeff Garzik – here he talks about the network’s future. Source
There’s been a lot going on as far as development goes with the latest alternative clients and the Segwit2x plan also known as BTC1 on Github. One particular subject that came up on the BTC1 repository was the idea to incentivize the development community with time-locked bitcoins to smoothly activate a hard fork. Also read: […]