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 […]

Crypto News

BitMEX Takes Aim at Bitcoin Core, Will Launch Competing Software Client

Advertisement The research arm of cryptocurrency trading platform BitMEX has announced that it will launch its own Bitcoin software client to compete with reference implementation and industry standard Bitcoin Core. Unveiled this week in a lengthy post discussing the merits of competing software clients, BitMEX Research said that it chose to release its own BTC […]

Mining

Bitcoin Core Vulnerability Would Have Allowed Miners to Inflate the BTC Supply

Advertisement A newly-patched vulnerability in Bitcoin Core was far more severe than initially revealed, developers disclosed in an updated statement on Thursday. Bitcoin Vulnerability More Serious Than Earlier Announced The statement, posted on the website for the open source project, revealed that Bitcoin Core versions 0.16.3 and 0.170rc4 not only patch a denial-of-service (DoS) bug […]

Bitcoin

‘Very Scary’: Bitcoin Core Developers Confirm Duplicate Transaction Bug Fix

Bitcoin developers released a new version of the Bitcoin Core client September 18 after fixing a “very scary” bug which could have seen a malicious party take many nodes offline. Upgrade ‘As Soon As Possible’ In release notes for Bitcoin Core version 0.16.3, Wladimir van der Laan confirmed the vulnerability, known as CVE-2018-17144, had received […]

Altcoins

Lisk Core 1.0 Successfully Migrated to Mainnet

Lisk, the public blockchain platform that allows users to develop decentralized blockchain applications in JavaScript, has announced the successful migration of Core 1.0 to its mainnet. Michael Borowiec, communications lead at Lisk, deemed the event as “one of the most significant milestones for the Lisk ecosystem to date.” Overseen by the Lisk Foundation headquartered in Switzerland’s “Crypto […]

Crypto News

Crypto Exchange Coinbase Lists ‘Core Principles’ for Institutional Investment Services

Advertisement Coinbase has unveiled a set of guiding principles designed to facilitate the adoption and growth of its new range of products and services aimed at institutional investors. In a blogpost signed by Coinbase Vice President and General Manager Adam White, the company stated that these ‘North Star’ principles will create a framework for the […]

Altcoins

Bitcoin Cash ‘Chain-Splitting’ Bug was Detected by Bitcoin Core Dev.

Advertisement It has emerged that the “unknown person” who notified Bitcoin ABC developers of a vulnerability in Bitcoin Cash which would have resulted in the unintended split of the altcoin’s network is actually a Bitcoin Core (bitcoin’s primary software implementation) developer. In a Medium blog post, Corey Fields revealed that he was responsible for anonymously […]

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‘Miners Are Miners Again’: Bitcoin Core Dev Launches Alternative Mining Protocol

Bitcoin core developer Matt Corallo has launched a mining pool which aims to increase decentralization as Bitcoin mining becomes increasingly monopolized. Corallo: Miners ‘Have No Control’ Beginning June 25 but still with what Corallo describes as “vulnerabilities,” the pool uses BetterHash, a protocol which seeks to offer mining pool users the option to use their […]

Mining

‘BetterHash’: Bitcoin Core Dev. Proposes New Protocols to Decentralize Bitcoin Mining

Advertisement Get exclusive analysis and cryptocurrency insights on Hacked.com for just $ 39 per month. Bitcoin Core developer Matt Corallo has published a draft of a Bitcoin Improvement Proposal (BIP) that aims to further decentralize bitcoin mining through the adoption of a new mining protocol. Published by Corallo — perhaps better known by his social […]