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

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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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Alternative Implementation Bcoin Mines its First Block

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, News

Alternative Implementation Bcoin Mines its First Block

BTC.com successfully completed midwife duties for the very first Bcoin block that made it onto Bitcoin’s mainnet. Block #457010 timestamped 04:30:51 on March 13 was found; some blocks were orphaned in the making. On February 10, Bcoin, Purse.io’s Bitcoin full node reimplementation of the Bitcoin consensus protocol, was publicly released into the wild. BitPagos had been the first to run…

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Bcoin: “Menace” to the Bitcoin Network?

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, News, Tech

Bcoin: “Menace” to the Bitcoin Network?

In the context of Satoshi Nakamoto’s early warning to Gavin Andresen in 2010 on Bitcointalk against building minority versions of the Bitcoin protocol, secondary implementations were at the time dubbed “menace” to the network. “I don’t believe a second, compatible implementation of Bitcoin will ever be a good idea. So much of the design depends on all nodes getting exactly…

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The Currency of E-commerce: Feature Interview With Purse.io CEO Andrew Lee

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The Currency of E-commerce: Feature Interview With Purse.io CEO Andrew Lee

On the heels of closing on a $1 million funding round to accelerate its bitcoin commerce footprint globally, CEO Andrew Lee spoke with BTCMANAGER about Purse.io’s background in the Bitcoin industry, Lee’s perspective on Bitcoin and e-commerce, Bitcoin’s global role and its potential future growth. Purse.io, which fueled the alignment between Amazon and cryptocurrency, is now in the midst of…

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Purse Announces Merchants Platform to Rival eBay

Category: Business, News

Purse Announces Merchants Platform to Rival eBay

Purse is an online marketplace that has made a name for itself as the go-to place for buying Amazon items with Bitcoin. With discounts as high as 30% off for orders placed through Amazon, buyers can also enjoy the benefits of Amazon Prime 2-Day shipping. Their latest announcement in advance of the holiday shopping season is to “build a decentralized…

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