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SegWit adoption now over 30%
Bitcoin has set a new landmark in SegWit adoption, having just crossed the 30% rate. With the 0.16.0 Bitcoin Core release, which introduced full support for SegWit, the networ...
Understand the Dandelion Bitcoin privacy project
The Dandelion privacy project is a BIP that is based on an idea that has been under public discussion since June 2017. It was submitted as a BIP in May 2018 and since then it has ...
SHA256: Larger Bitcoin blocks could make mining more expensive
It seems like the large block discussion has been all but pacified, but there's an issue that didn't receive as much attention as it should have: the mining cost for larger blocks...
The most exotic places where you can spend Bitcoin
Bitcoin is spreading like fire through many business niches, but did you know there's an ATM inside a library in the beatiful island of Easter Island, off the coast of Chile? H...
90% of Chinese Bitcoin mining infrastructure is located in Shenzhen, Henan and Beijing
In late January 2020, the Financial Times published a controversial piece titled "Coronavirus is good for Bitcoin". The recent cryptocurrency bull run has also been spuriously ...
New Bitcoin Core will allow wallet creation from the main menu
The upcoming version of Bitcoin Core will allow wallets to be created from the main menu. The pull request was merged into the Bitcoin Core source tree just hours ago. New F...
What are the limits of Bitcoin?
Bitcoin is a P2P network and, as such, faces limitations inherent to the underlying networks as well as the limitations of its own protocol. In this article we take a look at the ...
Understand the Coinbase SegWit upgrade: what it means and how this will improve Bitcoin for everyone
Coinbase has announced the long awaited SegWit upgrade to their trading platform. We'd like to take this opportunity to discuss how this is a very important change and how it will...
Bitcoin Gold: Bitcoin reaches block 491407
Block 491407 has been reached, marking the last checkpoint for the launch of Bitcoin Gold. Snapshot time! pic.twitter.com/3nt2a1PDQK— Bitcoin Gold (@bitcoingold) October 24, ...
Bitcoin Gold replay protection
We'd like to clear up a few misconceptions for those in doubt about what, exactly, the Bitcoing Gold replay protection (or lack thereof) really means. There is no Bitcoin Gold ...