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Jonas Schnelli: Additional Layer Solutions Will Increase Value of Bitcoin in the Long Term

What is the nature of privacy? Is it our basic right or a privilege? If it is our fundamental freedom, do we have to fight for it? That is the question. Most people prefer easy options to avoid such crucial fights. For years it was only cypherpunks who have tried to develop technologies which could […]

Bitcoin Core Version 0.16.1 Released

Bitcoin Core 0.16.1, a new minor version including new features and performance improvements, has been officially released, according to an announcement made on Friday, June 15.

Bitcoin Core Activates CSV Soft Fork

Bitcoin Core developers have announced they activated CSV soft fork, which incluides BIP68, BIP113, and BIP112.

Chinese Ultimatum: Miners Discuss Switching to Bitcoin Classic

Bitcoin scalability debate gained steam as 8btc.com published details of the Bitcoin Classic implementation proposal discussed by miners of China.

The Game of Crypto-Thrones: Centralization

If a child from a crypto-maximalist family behaves like a moron, parents probably tell him or her that there’s a centralization hiding under the bed. If they have a farm, there’s a dummy centralization scaring crows away. Maybe they even call people they don’t like that name. All in all, that’s the thing bitcoiners wish […]

New Bitcoin Core Release: TimeLocks, Scripts, and Other Features of v 0.12.1

Bitcoin Core developers have announced they release the new version of Bitcoin network client numbered 0.12.1. The release features a new mechanism of soft-fork deployment BIP9, which in turn activates proposals BIP68, BIP112, and BIP113. More About the BIPs BIP68 allows miners to prohibit a transaction until a specified moment in time or until the transaction […]

SegWit-based Proposal Garners over 30 Signatures of Bitcoin Core Developers

The notorious block size debate is about to gain yet another dimension following the release of a “road map” conceptualized by Bitcoin Core developer Gregory Maxwell.