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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

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, News

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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SegWit2x Alpha is Out: More than 75 percent of Blocks Signal Support

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, News, Tech

SegWit2x Alpha is Out: More than 75 percent of Blocks Signal Support

On June 16, Jeff Garzik announced the Alpha release of SegWit2x. After all, miners who have signed the agreement started to signal for its activation, SegWit2x is nearly instantly backed by more than 75 percent of the hash rate. The activation of SegWit, it seems, is safe – while the hard fork, which is part of the packet, is not….

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UASF: The Revolt that Will Not Happen

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Commentary, News

UASF: The Revolt that Will Not Happen

The User-Activated Soft Fork (UASF) wants to enforce SegWit against the will of the miners. After the movement had gained a growing momentum, it had to gulp serious drawbacks in the past weeks. Neither exchanges, miners nor Core developers stand behind it. Is this the end of the self-declared user’s revolt? Basically, the whole UASF story is about the question…

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