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Three Reasons Why it May be Vertcoin’s Time to Shine

Category: Altcoins, Commentary, News

Three Reasons Why it May be Vertcoin’s Time to Shine

Vertcoin (VTC) managed to push to its highest level since March 2014, flirting with the $1.00 handle recently. A boost in the number of active addresses on the network correlates with Litecoin’s Segwit activation during May 2017. VTC-BTC was a strong performer in August, with the largest monthly gain in over three years. Bitcoin’s SegWit activation and the rising tide…

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Maxwell Discovers Potential Covert Use of AsicBoost, Encourages SegWit Activation

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, News, Tech

Maxwell Discovers Potential Covert Use of AsicBoost, Encourages SegWit Activation

On April 6, Blockstream CTO and Bitcoin Core developer Greg Maxwell revealed on the Bitcoin development mailing list that a specific ASIC miner manufacturer had been covertly using AsicBoost to increase its mining revenue by at least 30 percent; many sources have reported it is indeed Bitmain, perhaps explaining their inertia regarding SegWit. Developed by former CoinTerra CTO Timo Hanke…

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