January 1, 1970 by CoinGragate

Ethereum Classic Hard Forks; Diffuses ‘Difficulty Bomb’

If the split between Ethereum and Ethereum Classic wasn’t definitive yet, it is now. Ethereum Classic, the project born out of rejection of Ethereum’s reversal of The DAO, just hard forked. With that, Ethereum Classic implemented the biggest protocol change yet, and has furtherdifferentiated itself from the Ethereum project. Most importantly, the hard fork — dubbed “Die Hard” — diffused…

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January 1, 1970 by CoinGragate

Feature Interview: North American Bitcoin Conference Organizer Moe Levine

On January 17 and 18, 2017, in downtown Miami, a worldwide audience of innovators, enthusiasts, developers and thought leaders will gather for the fourth annual North American Bitcoin Conference (TNABC). Amid burgeoning interest in new frontiers of Bitcoin and blockchain innovation, this year’s conference promises to offer new insights into the future trajectory of these…

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January 1, 1970 by CoinGragate

Andreas Antonopoulos: Ignore the Drama, Bitcoin Is Stronger Than Ever

“Mastering Bitcoin” author Andreas Antonopoulos was recently a guest on Trace Mayer’s Bitcoin Knowledge Podcast, where the two longtime Bitcoin advocates discussed the current state of Bitcoin and how much the technology has grown over the past eight years. Near the end of their discussion, Antonopoulos made the point that Bitcoin is stronger than ever…

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January 1, 1970 by CoinGragate

Lightning Network One Step Closer to Reality as Lightning Labs Announces Alpha Release

Lightning Labs, one of the prominent companies working to realize the lightning network, announced this week the alpha release of the open-source lightning daemon they’ve been spearheading: LND. While only compatible with Bitcoin’s testnet so far, the software is relatively feature-complete and operational. “We’re now looking for the wider community to test the software,” Joseph Poon, Lightning Labs…

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January 1, 1970 by CoinGragate

Bitcoin Volatility Reminds Investors About the Reality of Investing in Digital Currencies

Bitcoin experienced a sharp rally at the end of 2016 that continued into the New Year with the price of bitcoin peaking at $1,153.86 on January 5 according to BitcoinAverage. This rally has put bitcoin back into the public light, with global media reporting on bitcoin and once again asking questions about regulation, bitcoin as an…

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January 1, 1970 by CoinGragate

Needham: Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF Would Have Profound Impact on Price, but Approval Unlikely

Needham: Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF Would Have Profound Impact on Price, but Unlikely to Get Approved Needham & Company has put together a report on the prospects of the Winklevoss twins’ proposed bitcoin ETF, and it comes with both positive and negative news for the digital bearer asset. Spencer Bogart, a research analyst at Needham &…

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January 1, 1970 by CoinGragate

Here’s Why India’s GBMiners Mining Pool Switched to Bitcoin Unlimited

A few weeks ago, the relatively new India-based bitcoin mining pool GBMiners decided to switch their software from Bitcoin Core to Bitcoin Unlimited. Bitcoin Unlimited is software that creates an alternative protocol and network based on Bitcoin, if a majority of miners decide to implement a new method for increasing Bitcoin’s current block size limit….

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January 1, 1970 by CoinGragate

Op Ed: Here’s Why the Bitcoin Price Skyrocketed in 2016 Despite Scalability Concerns

For the past two years, the main topic of conversation in the Bitcoin community has been the scalability debate. While the peer-to-peer digital currency system processes more than 300,000 on-blockchain transactions per day and recently reached an $18 billion market cap for the first time, the path toward scaling this system to a global economy…

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January 1, 1970 by CoinGragate

As User Base Grows, Decentralized Bitcoin Exchange Bitsquare to Rebrand

The decentralized bitcoin and altcoin exchange Bitsquare has decided that it must rebrand or face a costly legal battle. Launched last year, Bitsquare is the first decentralized bitcoin and altcoin exchange of its kind. Instead of trading bitcoin through a central intermediary as a typical exchange would, Bitsquare users connect through a peer-to-peer protocol and exchange money…

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January 1, 1970 by CoinGragate

Bitcoin Core 0.13.2 Release: Graceful Recovery

The Bitcoin Core development team released Bitcoin Core 0.13.2 on January 3. As a minor release, the latest version of the Bitcoin Core software features bug fixes and performance improvements. The most notable update is a change to wallet handling of mempool rejection. This enables more graceful recovery from specific edge cases where transactions depend…

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