Bitcoin cash recently hard forked and a little less than 20 percent of nodes didn’t upgrade. The industry argues over whether that matters or not.
This week after a few months of controversy, the owners of Bitcoin.org reverted its descriptions about what Bitcoin is on the website’s front page back to “fast peer-to-peer transactions” and “low processing fees” after removing the descriptions this past January. The front page descriptions were changed by the website’s co-owner, a pseudonym called ‘Cobra Bitcoin,’ […]
On April 5 the former bitcoin core developer Mike Hearn came back to do an Ask-Me-Anything (AMA) on the Reddit forum /r/btc. It’s been a while since Hearn has chatted with the bitcoin community, and one could say he left the development scene a few years ago due to the vitriolic strife over the scaling […]
Since its inception and launch last summer, Bitcoin Cash has maintained the attention of everyone in the cryptocurrency community. For better or worse, the Bitcoin hard fork has assumed a major role as the leading dissenter to the Bitcoin protocol. While most individuals currently involved in cryptocurrency have some knowledge of the sentiments and events associated with Bitcoin […]
According to data consultant Alex de Vries and his Bitcoin Energy Consumption Index, the process of transacting with and mining the digital currency translates to huge real-world energy consumption. So much so that verifying Bitcoin transactions tops 159 individual countries in energy consumption. In total, the whole Bitcoin network spends almost $2 billion per year mining. As […]
Scaling Bitcoin has been a topic of substantial debate for quite some time now. When Bitcoin Cash came around, it almost seemed as if these problems would be put to rest once and for all. With its on-chain scaling approach, BCH is the most functional version of Bitcoin right now. In fact, it seems we […]
Transaction fees are the talk of the bitcoin ecosystem, with many users upset by the rising cost to send funds, but there are simple ways to cut fees.
Frustrated by crypto transaction fees? This CoinDesk Explainer gives an overview of why they’re necessary for the blockchains being built.
Bitcoin cash could have its block size increased next year, according to an early roadmap from Bitcoin ABC.
Often trumpeted as the future of bitcoin, the success of the Lightning Network may come down to economic forces, say researchers.
By whatever metric you care to measure it, 2017 has been a record-breaking year for bitcoin. From transactions to trading volume, and from wallet installations to market cap, every possible metric has been surpassed, shattered, and then shattered again. See also: 10+ Monitoring Websites That Help Track the Bitcoin Network It’s All In The Numbers […]
Bitcoin’s attempted ‘2x’ software upgraded is cancelled – and some in the cryptocurrency’s community think that’s cause for celebration.
The organizers of a controversial bitcoin software update are suspending their attempt to increase the block size by way of a hard fork. Known for its strong early support from bitcoin startups and mining pools, the plan, called Segwit2x, or simply ‘2x…
With a lull in activity, what’s really going on under the Segwit2x hood? According to many developers, now is the calm before the storm.
A group of miners unhappy with scaling proposal Segwit2x have created Bitcoin Cash, an alternative that could fork the bitcoin network on Aug. 1. Source