Crypto News

‘Embarassed’ Bitcoin Core Dev Matt Corallo Slams Toxic Blockstream CSO

By CCN: Matt Corallo, also known as “The Blue Matt,” has blocked Blockstream CSO Samson Mow on Twitter. Mow, according to Corallo, represents a toxic element of the Bitcoin community. Gavin Andresen once called Mow and Gregory Maxwell “toxic trolls.” Best decision I’ve ever made. I’m honestly pretty embarrassed to have helped cofound @Blockstream. pic.twitter.com/6gz4Kmcaew […]

Ethereum

Ethereum Core Developers Debate Benefits of More Frequent Hard Forks

How often is too often to alter consensus? A group of ethereum’s veteran open-source developers discussed the subject in a bi-weekly meeting Friday, wherein they aired the possibility that system-wide upgrades, also called hard forks, to the software could be enacted as often as every three months. Wanting to “check the temperature,” the developer asking the question […]

Ethereum

Ethereum Core Developer Quits Social Media Over ‘Conflict of Interest’ Attacks

Ethereum core developer Afri Schoedon is taking a step back from social media due to an onslaught of online criticism. Tweeting Sunday that he will “no longer respond on Gitter, Skype, Discord, Slack, Wire, Twitter and Reddit,” Schoedon said that for the foreseeable future he would no longer answer contribution requests or general technical questions directly […]

Bitcoin

Bitcoin Price Drops Further As Circle CEO Says ‘Core’ Crypto Assets ‘Undervalued’

Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire has said he believes “core” cryptocurrency assets are undervalued as the Bitcoin price tumbles closer to $ 3500. Allaire: ‘Markets Are Oversold’ In a Reddit ‘Ask Me Anything’ session January 10, Allaire, whose company famously decoupled itself from Bitcoin in 2016, also forecast less correlated trading in altcoin markets. “My general […]

Altcoins

Litecoin Core 0.17 Will ‘Beat Bitcoin Cash’ On Cost And Speed

Litecoin’s (LTC) forthcoming client release will make it “faster” and “cheaper” than Bitcoin Cash (BCH), according to one analyst as developers confirm transaction fees will reduce 90 percent. 10X Fee Decrease Puts LTC In Front Litecoin Core 0.17, which the Litecoin Foundation said was “upcoming” in a blog post on its now-suspended Medium account, will […]

Bitcoin

BitMEX: Not Competing with Bitcoin Core?

An article appeared on the BitMEX blog this week comparing competition to the Bitcoin Core software project. It concluded that, even if the Bitcoin Core repository were hijacked or deleted, Bitcoin should remain largely unaffected. Competing Approaches BitMEX initially considered three different ways to compete with the Core project prior to examining at arguments for and against […]