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# MAST News

March 6, 2018 by at Cryptocyclopedia
While bitcoin is the most popular and largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, it has a relatively simple blockchain which is unable to support some of the features that have made some of its successors popular. Introducing MAST In an effort to increase speeds as well as reduce the fees associated...
Gregory Maxwell, one of the most widely known bitcoin developers, announced via a blog post that he is moving on to fulfill a new technological pet project of his called as Taproot. Taproot revolves around the idea of Merkelized Abstract Syntax Trees (MAST). Updating Privacy Standards on the Bitcoin Blockchain...
August 9, 2017 by at Bitcoin, Blockchain, News
On August 9, the highly-anticipated Segregated Witness (SegWit) protocol upgrade to the Bitcoin blockchain was officially locked in on block 479,707. While there is still a two-week waiting period before SegWit will be fully activated, the lock-in means that all bitcoin mining operations have to implement this update now or...
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