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One Year Later, What’s Holding Back SegWit Adoption on Bitcoin?

It’s been over a year since the scaling upgrade known as segregated witness, or SegWit, was activated on the bitcoin network. Even so, only an estimated 36 percent of all bitcoin transactions are actually using it. Why the minimal adoption rate? It’s largely because, like any backward-compatible upgrade (otherwise called a soft fork), SegWit ensures participants in the […]

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Bitcoin Trades Flat as Crypto Markets Experience Mixed Trading Session

Bitcoin is currently trading sideways, which is leading the crypto markets to experience a mixed trading session following yesterday’s volatility. Ethereum is currently one of the worst performing altcoins as it has failed to post a strong recovery following yesterday’s drop that was caused by its highly-anticipated Constantinople hard fork being delayed. Although the crypto markets […]

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Satoshi’s Vision ‘Not a New VISA’ But An Alternative to Banks, Says Dan Held

Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto wanted it to be an “alternative to banks,” not a “new VISA,” cryptocurrency veteran and former Blockchain executive Dan Held has said. What’s In A ‘Vision’? In a series of tweets January 14, Held became the latest well-known figure to take issue with pundits who claim Bitcoin’s intended purpose is primarily […]

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Bitfury Brings Lightning Network Payments to the First Bitcoin Exchange

Bitfury’s Lightning Peach team has just announced the implementation of Lightning Network payments on cryptocurrency exchange BTCBIT. This is the result of an ongoing collaboration between the two companies. Fast (And Cheap) As Lightning Lightning Network is a second-layer protocol, utilizing a large network of open two-party channels, to enable multiple payments, without the need […]