Early buyers Glenn Hutchins and Mike Novogratz took the stage at CoinDesk’s Consensus: Invest event today.
It’s been a crazy week for cryptocurrency enthusiasts as the digital asset ecosystem is still reeling over the canceled Segwit2x fork that was expected to take place on the Bitcoin network next week. Over the course of the past few weeks leading up to the planned 2MB Segwit2x hard fork, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) markets have […]
Over the past few weeks, there has been a lot of talk about a new technology known as Hashgraph. So far, a lot of people have no idea what this is, let alone why it should matter in the first place. According to the Swirlds team, Hashgraph is a new consensus algorithm based on distributed […]
The Segwit2x working group has been quiet lately, but now it seems the development wheels are turning once again. On Wednesday, October 25 the lead developer of the Segwit2x (BTC1) working group, Jeff Garzik, addressed the public with a status update. According to Garzik, everything is “still full steam ahead for Segwit2x upgrade” scheduled for […]
On July 27 the world’s largest bitcoin payment processor, Bitpay, announced its plans for August 1st. According to the company, there is a lot of “misinformation” concerning updating Bitcoin’s consensus rules and the firm does not plan to suspend services that day. Also read: Fork Watch: These Bitcoin Exchanges Will Not Support ‘Bitcoin Cash’ Bitpay Thinks […]
Over the past year and a half, we have been multiple “agreements” to make Bitcoin scale. Two of the agreements that stood out are the Hong Kong agreement, and the one recently formed in New York. Both of these proposals highlight some interesting aspects of making Bitcoin scale. It also goes to show how some […]
There are quite a few different ways to power blockchain solutions. Two of the more common types are proof-of-work and proof-of-stake. However, every now and then, we see a new type of algorithm that leaves people confused for quite some time. Delegated Byzantine Fault Tolerance is one of those algorithms very few people can wrap […]
Founder of Litecoin, Charlie Lee, tweeted Friday that he will no longer be working for Coinbase. He is leaving the company to focus on his brainchild creation, Litecoin. This news comes as a welcome surprise to the Litecoin community, who are entering into a new stage of maturation, as they recently elected to activate segregated witness. […]
Ethereum classic has hit $1.3 bln market cap Wednesday morning. Some connect the success of the coin to the Consensus 2017 conference, where Barry Silbert plays a major rol…
Barry Silbert’s firm the Digital Currency Group (DCG) revealed a scaling agreement on May 23 with a letter of intent backed by 56 Bitcoin companies, for Sergio Demian Lerner’s recent Segwit-2Mb plan. The announcement states the signed agreement represents a “critical mass of the bitcoin ecosystem” with 83.28% of hash power supporting the proposal. Also […]
The highly anticipated project by RSK Labs officially moves into open beta status today with the launch of their public testnet named Ginger. The company is inviting everyone to try out their smart contracts using Bitcoin with their ethereum-like sidechain. They have also secured new funding that will allow them to take the project to full […]
Speakers during the opening panel of Consensus 2017 agreed that blockchain is set to go global – but differed on how the technology will get there. Source
Ready for Consensus? Here’s a sneak preview of our upcoming startup competition offering $10,000 in prize money. Source
The frenzy around tokens and ICOs continues with their first dedicated conference set for the day after Consensus 2017 in New York.
What if you need to store data, with the security and consensus of a blockchain, but on a device that does not have the necessary storage requirements? Right now, many mobile phones don’t have enough space to store a blockchain, let alone multiple blockchains. The wallets on these devices thus have to be light versions of what can be […]