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Bitcoin Core: Latest Update V 0.17.0 Introduced

Category: Bitcoin, Business, Finance, News, Platform, Tech

Bitcoin Core: Latest Update V 0.17.0 Introduced

When Satoshi Nakamoto introduced the first version of Bitcoin, i.e., the Bitcoin 0.1 on January 9, 2009, little did he know that his white paper on peer to peer electronic cash system would be standing on the cusp of changing the way world dealt with money. Bitcoin Core Background In the paper what Satoshi wrote, he introduced the world free…

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Bitcoin Core Bug Resolved in 0.16.3 Client: Threatened Security of Lightning Network

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Development, Mining, News

Bitcoin Core Bug Resolved in 0.16.3 Client: Threatened Security of Lightning Network

A GitHub report opened on September 17, 2018, revealed a recent bug in the Bitcoin Core versions 0.14.0 to 0.16.2. The exploit threatened to crash Bitcoin Core if the most recent version wasn’t updated. The anonymous reporter reached out to developers of the pioneer cryptocurrency with their findings, after which Anthony Towns, Hennadii Stepanov, Matt Corallo, Suhas Daftuar, Wladimir J….

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New Bitcoin Core Creators Praise Roger Ver as their Best Advocate

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Business, Finance, News

New Bitcoin Core Creators Praise Roger Ver as their Best Advocate

Bitcoin was the first ever cryptocurrency, and its creation paved the way for hundreds and thousands of different digital currencies. In theory, it was an ideal currency as it promised fast transaction times, low processing fees and anonymity for the two parties involved in the transaction. In reality, however, things weren’t always so smooth. By mid-2017, the transaction times touched…

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How Complex Bitcoin Politics Led to the Creation of Decred

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Commentary, News

How Complex Bitcoin Politics Led to the Creation of Decred

On February 8, 2016, the cryptocurrency project Decred was launched. With the increasing number of altcoins entering the market, this was not an overly noteworthy event. However, following its entry into the cryptocurrency market, Decred was received very positively. Decred started trading at $0.95 upon launch but its value has been steadily increasing and it is now worth $50.48, only…

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Bitcoin is Another Step Closer toward Becoming a Cash Alternative

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, News, Tech

Bitcoin is Another Step Closer toward Becoming a Cash Alternative

In what would be a significant step towards becoming a cash-alternative, a  major update is scheduled for bitcoin soon; Core developers are working on a way to improve the coin selection algorithm to deliver efficiency gains. During a bitcoin (BTC) transaction, the system needs to identify how much BTC would the user receive after a payment/transfer is done. Simply put,…

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Bitcoin Developers Sharpen the Focus for Future Development

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Commentary, News, Tech

Bitcoin Developers Sharpen the Focus for Future Development

The developers of Bitcoin Core recently published a transcript about the software priorities and overall vision for Bitcoin’s future development. They truly dream of having bitcoin a globally accepted currency, as well as creating various implementation software.  At the recently held Bitcoin Core developers Annual Meeting, the team’s most active developers came together to discuss code, priorities, decision making, and…

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Full SegWit Support with the New Bitcoin Deployment (Version 0.16.0)

Category: Bitcoin, News, Tech

Full SegWit Support with the New Bitcoin Deployment (Version 0.16.0)

After much back and forth, SegWit (Segregated Witness) was rolled out in August 2017. It is now prompting developers to assemble an almost “themed” release that will see a new level of congregation for the Bitcoin creator fraternity. Driven primarily by the imperative to scale the network, another serious benefit for users will be the fact that it opens up…

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Crypto Market Corrects, Bitcoin Core 0.15 Revealed: BTCManager’s Week in Review September 4

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Crypto Market Corrects, Bitcoin Core 0.15 Revealed: BTCManager’s Week in Review September 4

The price of Bitcoin exceeded the $5,000 mark for the first time in history on Asian digital currency exchanges on September 2. This new all-time high was subsequently followed by a steep correction down to the $4,500 mark on the same day. Nonetheless, the moment for Bitcoin has never been stronger than now. The crypto correction continued on September 4…

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SegWit Activated, Bitcoin Price Rests Above $4200

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, News, Price Analysis

SegWit Activated, Bitcoin Price Rests Above $4200

The scaling upgrade for Bitcoin’s blockchain, Segregated Witness (SegWit) went live in the early hours of August 24. Market commentators have mixed feelings about where the price of bitcoin will head next. Further progress in development is expected with the activation of SegWit and the event has spilled over into altcoin markets, with SegWit-ready altcoins showing large gains. SegWit Paves…

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The Upcoming Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork: The Choices for Bitcoiners

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The Upcoming Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork: The Choices for Bitcoiners

On August 1, the Bitcoin network will split with the emergence of Bitcoin Cash (BCH). This article will outline the choices you have if you hold bitcoin and some potential outcomes of the split. What is Bitcoin Cash? The project’s website states that Bitcoin Cash is peer-to-peer electronic cash for the Internet. It is ‘fully decentralized, with no central bank…

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