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Bitcoin Mining Pools Initiate Segwit Lock-in Period

At approximately 00:06:48 UTC today, July 20, at block height #476768 the bitcoin network finished the BIP91 lock in period and entered a new phase in order to activate the protocol Segregated Witness (Segwit). Now during the lock-in period, there will be another 336 blocks, until Segwit will be activated on Bitcoin’s main network. Also read: Predicting the […]

F2Pool Allegedly Prevented Users From Investing in Status ICO

In the world of cryptocurrency, we often see allegations of foul play. Most of the time, these claims are unfounded and based on nothing but mere speculation. One of such accusations revolves around F2Pool and the Status ICO. Some people claim the mining pool bought heavily into this ICO and prevented the rest of Ethereum […]

Parity Technologies Introduces New Bitcoin Software Written in Rust

On April 27 the startup Parity Technologies announced the release of a new protocol stack using a new implementation of the Bitcoin software. The ‘Parity Bitcoin’ client is written in Rust adding one more alternative implementation to the Bitcoin ecosystem.    Also read: There’s a Big Difference Between Electronic Fiat and Cryptocurrency Another Version of the […]

F2Pool now Signals SegWit yet the Reasoning Behind it Remains Unclear

The ongoing bitcoin scaling discussions has taken yet another interesting turn. F2Pool, one of the largest mining pools in the world, successfully mined its first SegWit signaling block. That is rather interesting, as the pool owner opposed SegWit for the longest time. It appears reaching the activation threshold on the litecoin network made him change […]

F2Pool Announces Support for SegWit

Scaling of Bitcoin Network has been long due, thanks to various issues regarding consensus between the core developers and other community members. But now, things appear to be slowly resolving themselves amid controversies as Bitcoin Core’s scalability option- SegWit receives more support from the mining community. According to available information, the third largest Bitcoin mining […]