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Baltic Honeybadger 2017 • November 25-26, 2017

The Baltic Honeybadger conference is the first major event in Latvia dedicated to Bitcoin and the technologies built around it.…

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Blockstream Satellite Ignites Bitcoin Access

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Interviews, News

Blockstream Satellite Ignites Bitcoin Access

On August 15, Blockstream, a leading provider of blockchain technologies, launched Blockstream Satellite, an innovative service that provides free access to the Bitcoin network. It will target an estimated four billion people currently not connected to the internet, due to lack of availability or affordability. Blockstream Satellite broadcasts real-time Bitcoin blockchain data from satellites in space, delivering availability across two…

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The Global Village of the Big Block Community

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, News, Tech

The Global Village of the Big Block Community

At the conference “The Future of Bitcoin” in Arnhem, the ‘Big Block’ community met to listen to talks and shake hands. The event expressed a strong belief that on-chain scaling is possible and necessary. Among the many highlights of the event have been a furious presentation of Pseudo-Satoshi Craig Wright and the announcement of the new Bitcoin client BitcoinABC. Like…

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#UASF: Power to the Users?

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Commentary

#UASF: Power to the Users?

When the miners display inertia, the users do it by themselves; the movement for BIP148, the user-activated soft fork, is gaining momentum. On August 1 the soft fork will activate. We explain what is behind the keyword #UASF. Suddenly things can happen quickly. Front and center in the Bitcoin community these days you see the promotion of #UASF, the User-Activated…

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Bitcoin Network Under Pressure: BTCManager’s Week in Review May 22

Category: News, News Digest

Bitcoin Network Under Pressure: BTCManager’s Week in Review May 22

The Bitcoin Network came under pressure, with fees increasing to levels never seen previously, while Etheruem’s digital asset, ether, soared to new highs simultaneously, breaking above the $100 psychological level. Never before has the Bitcoin Blockchain seen such a large traffic jam. In the past week, the number of unconfirmed transactions reached a level, at which it hurts. The Bitcoin…

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Number of Unconfirmed Transactions Reaches All Time High: Heated Community Discusses Solutions

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Commentary, News

Number of Unconfirmed Transactions Reaches All Time High: Heated Community Discusses Solutions

Never before has the Bitcoin Blockchain seen such a large traffic jam. The number of unconfirmed transactions reached a level, at which it hurts. The Bitcoin economy is not amused; BitPay’s Stephen Pair speaks out with exceptional clarity, while Barry Silbert of the Digital Currency Group tries to establish a broad alliance for a new compromise. At least there is…

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Ubitquity to Pioneer Government-backed Blockchain-based Land Records in Brazil

Category: Blockchain, Business, News

Ubitquity to Pioneer Government-backed Blockchain-based Land Records in Brazil

Ubitquity LLC, a real estate startup, is set to be the first company to partner with a Brazilian government institution to develop a blockchain-based land records application. This new application aims to bring secure and cheaper property deeds storage and tracking across the country and South America. To streamline and address this costly problem going forward, Ubitquity has created a…

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Purse and BitPay Propose Extension Block Soft Fork. Could this End the Block Size War?

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, News, Tech

Purse and BitPay Propose Extension Block Soft Fork. Could this End the Block Size War?

After SegWit-2MB, Extension Blocks is the second proposal from the week beginning April 3 that aims to overcome the block size crisis. The proposition is backed by BitPay, Purse and a Lightning developer. Chinese miners seem to like the idea, while some Core developers react slightly irritated but engaged in constructive criticism. Purse is a service that allows you to…

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Probability of Bitcoin Unlimited Hard Fork Execution: Where It Is Now

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Commentary, News

Probability of Bitcoin Unlimited Hard Fork Execution: Where It Is Now

The majority of the Bitcoin community believes a hard fork execution will not occur anytime soon. Experts and developers including Andreas Antonopoulos, BitGo engineer Jameson Lopp and Charlie Shrem have noted that Bitcoin Unlimited is not ready for production and its policies toward closed development are not being supported by the market. Over the past few weeks, the Bitcoin Unlimited…

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