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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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#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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SegWit and Litecoin: Is Activation Imminent?

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, News

SegWit and Litecoin: Is Activation Imminent?

This way or that way? The protocol upgrade SegWit is on the verge of a breakthrough to activation on Litecoin. Chief developer Charlie Lee announced to push it through with an UASF if push comes to shove. However, it seems that this will not be necessary after not only F2Pool but also BW.com started to signal readiness. Bitcoiners have good…

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Bitcoin’s Dominance Wanes: BTCManager’s Week in Review March 27

Category: News, News Digest

Bitcoin’s Dominance Wanes: BTCManager’s Week in Review March 27

The Bitcoin Dominance Index touched fresh lows during the week beginning March 20, with most altcoins surging and BTC-USD bears tried to subdue the cryptocurrency below the $1000 level. Since March 10, the Bitcoin Dominance Index has been in freefall, recovering slightly to 68 percent on March 27, shown below. Altcoins have made strong gains but there is debate within…

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Could a User-Activated Soft Fork Solve Bitcoin’s Scalability Challenge?

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, News, Tech

Could a User-Activated Soft Fork Solve Bitcoin’s Scalability Challenge?

How to address Bitcoin’s scalability issue has turned into a heated discussion in the Bitcoin community and no agreement has yet been reached. As it stands, it looks like no agreement will be achieved anytime soon, which is threatening bitcoin’s use as a payment network as the number of unconfirmed transactions is increasing, and micropayments are becoming increasingly difficult to…

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