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Contentious Ethereum Fund Recovery Proposal Continues To Spark Debate

The Ethereum Improvement Proposal (EIP) that led to the resignation of an EIP editor over his personal legal concerns has been closed, but an identical proposal has been reopened on Github to relatively negative fanfare.The original EIP proposal #867 was introduced by Musiconomi developer Dan Phifer as an option for how to more easily modify the Ethereum (ETH) Blockchain to redistribute address ba

United Bitcoin May Be the Most Controversial Fork to Date

News Back on December 12 the well-known developer Jeff Garzik launched a Bitcoin Core (BTC) based fork called United Bitcoin (UBTC) after Segwit2x failed. At block height 498,777 the snapshot took place, and the UBTC network began just like the rest of the forks in existence, but claiming the tokens is far more complicated than one would think.Also r

Forbes’ Inaugural Crypto Rich List Is Crass Yet Compelling

Economics Ogling the fortunes of the filthy rich is a popular pastime with the poorer segments of society. It’s been that way for centuries, with 1849 marking the debut of Who’s Who, a 250-page guide “of living noteworthy and influential individuals, from all walks of life, worldwide.” In more recent years, Forbes has picked up the baton with

Blockexplorer.com Declares a Preference for Bitcoin Cash Over “Blockstream Fork”

Announcements Blockexplorer.com has announced that it will henceforth refer to Bitcoin Cash as Bitcoin only and the “Blockstream fork of bitcoin” as Bitcoin Legacy. Also Read: Michael Novogratz $400 Million Bet: Form Giant Crypto Merchant BankAn Evolutionary Dead EndBlockexplorer.com, which provides detailed information about bitcoin bl


Our Top 5 Bitcoin “Good News” Stories of 2017

When the history of Bitcoin and blockchains is written, 2017 will be the year tagged as the “turning point” when Bitcoin and “red hot” blockchain technology went mainstream. The steadily rising bitcoin price and market cap is a key, though not the only, indicator that a tipping point has been reached.Despite turmoil like ICOs being banned in China and South Korea, cryptocurrencies in gener


Op Ed: Bitcoin’s Scaling Challenge Brings the Battle for Liberation of Cyberspace

This year brought a climax in the prolonged Bitcoin block size debate. Heated disputes over scaling that have become toxic in the ecosystem have overshadowed the technology. The cancelation of SegWit2x, the most controversial proposal in this cryptocurrency’s history, averted a potential catastrophe. Innovation moves on and the community is finding some time for reflection. What did this latest

Parity Calls for Ethereum Hard Fork to Reverse $230 Million Bug

Security Hard forks to reset a cryptocurrency to a previous state can be very contentious, tearing apart communities of supporters into warring factions. Ethereum already underwent such a scenario after the DAO debacle, creating a precedent, and now Parity is asking for a hard fork. Also Read: A Hacker Gained Access to the Bitcoin Gold Windows W

Reddit’s /r/btc Reaches 100,000+ Subscribers in a Victory for Censorship Resistance

Featured Decentralization is a tool to attain censorship resistance. The more avenues for debate, the better. Bitcoiners around the world depend on forums such as the popular Reddit.com bulletin board for candid, behind the headlines examination. In a year of striking all-time-highs, the subreddit /r/btc reached 100,000 subscribers this week. Th


Bitcoin Price Goes Absolutely Parabolic

We’re sure you’re used to us posting these kinds of articles by now – after all, we’ve had all-time highs just about every week for some time. However, today Bitcoin did something that it’s never done before. It increased in price by a massive $2,500 in one day. To put that into perspective, that’s over $40 billion pouring into the market in a 24 hour period. Or, to put it the most exc

Is a hard fork the answer for the bitcoin blockchain?

In previous stories, Blockchain Tech News looked at two potential forks for the blockchain: Bitcoin Gold and SegWit2x. Bitcoin Gold went on to create its own alternative to bitcoin, only to suffer a major setback due to a wallet hack that cost users $3.3 million.The launch of SegWit2x, on the other hand, was halted by its creator due to a major outcry against it by the bitcoin community. With thes