The bitcoin community is growing fast, and so does the scaling problem. As Bitfinex and Coinbase added support for Segregated Witness, bitcoin network capabilities remain limited – thousands of unconfirmed transactions are often stuck when there is a new flow of interested users.
Bisq Co-Founder Chris Beams: There’s a Fundamental and Ultimately Fatal Flaw In the Centralized Cryptocurrency Exchange Model
In the light of the recent Coincheck hack which resulted in theft of over $500 million in NEM (XEM) cryptocurrency, the ongoing debate on the importance of decentralized solutions is taking another turn highlighting issues such as the vulnerability of ‘traditional’ centralized platforms and users having to sacrifice the control.
Sweden-based bitcoin startup Bitrefill focused on topping up mobile phone accounts and selling gift cards has garnered some attention from the community in the recent months after implementing some innovative solutions.
November 25-26 Latvia’s capital of Riga hosted its first international bitcoin conference Baltic Honeybadger 2017.
Videogames are amongst the most rapidly developing markets of our time. The multi-billion eSports industry has already attracted such giants as ESPN and Disney. The audience of eSports events is expected to reach 600 million people in a few years.
Today the future of Bitcoin is among the most widely discussed topics in the cryptocommunity. However, the fierce debate induced by hard forks and block size disagreements seem to have put other important aspects of cryptocurrency, like user privacy, to the back burner. The issue of personal privacy, though important,.
Adam Back on Bitcoin Scalability, the Dangers of SegWit2x, and the Future of the Sidechain Technology
SegWit2x, a Bitcoin hardfork expected to become effective this November, is among the most talked-about and somewhat disputable matters in the community. ForkLog talked with Adam Back, the CEO of Blockstream and one of the world’s leading Bitcoin developers, to find out what’s that dangerous about it, and how to.
The word ‘mining’ is at its peak of popularity these days, while the process of cryptocurrency minting has reached both government-owned facilities and privacy of individual homes. Still, there are some features of mining that are unknown to the general public. One of them is smart computation that can become.