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Bitmex Exchange and Samourai Wallet Details Plans on How to Handle Upcoming Forks

Announcements Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange (Bitmex) and Samourai Wallet (Samourai) have each released details on action plans regarding the expected fork at block height 494,784. This mid-November triggering of Segregated Witness 2 (Segwit2x) is proving to be a battleground for passionate bitcoiners on all sides. Those hostile to the fork are themselv

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The History and Evolution of Proof of Stake

The views expressed here are the author’s own and do not necessarily represent the views of Cointelgraph.comProof of Stake (PoS) was first introduced in a paper by Sunny King and Scott Nadal in 2012 and intended to solve the problem of Bitcoin mining’s high energy consumption. At that time, it cost an average of $150,000 a day to maintain the Bitcoin network. Today, this figure is at a stagger

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BitMEX Exchange Joins SegWit2x Opposition, Confirms Zero Support

Mexican Bitcoin exchange BitMEX has said it will not support SegWit2x “even if the SegWit2x chain has the majority hashrate.”In comments markedly different to this week’s other notice from Xapo on the forthcoming hard fork, BitMEX confirmed it would not deal in rival Bitcoin chains under any circumstances.This, it says, is because SegWit2x “does not include two-way transaction replay prote

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Editorial: Ars Technica Just Doesn’t Understand Bitcoin, Says Forks Have Split Network in Half

Expecting mainstream media coverage of Bitcoin’s surge past $5,000, today I browsed over to one of my favorite news websites: Ars Technica. I was sorely disappointed at what I found, and at the fact that the preeminent tech news site simply doesn’t “get” Bitcoin.Why and whereforeThe piece by Ars Technica immediately begins by questioning the reason behind Bitcoin’s high price, first spec

Two More Bitcoin Startups Reveal Hard Fork Contingency Plans

News This week two more bitcoin-based businesses announced their company’s stance towards the upcoming 2MB hard fork this November. The fork will be implemented by the Segwit2x (BTC1) working group roughly around Saturday, November 18, 2017. The two firms Xapo and Surbtc explained to their customers how they would handle the consensus change that

Bitcoin.org Operators Aim to ‘Denounce’ Segwit2x Participants

News On October 6, 2017, the web portal Bitcoin.org announced it was “denouncing” the Segwit2x hard fork and companies involved with the project. The site plans to publish a banner on every page of the website explaining the “risks of using services” that are associated with the November 2MB fork and development team.Also read: Markets U

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2x or NO2X: Why Some Want to Hard Fork Bitcoin — and Why Others Do Not

NO to more security tradeoffsSegWit2x opponents generally agree that increasing Bitcoin’s block size comes with a number of tradeoffs.For one, bigger blocks increase resource requirements for operating a full node, such as more bandwidth use, longer sync time for new nodes and more. This increases the cost for individual users to partake in the network in a trustless and therefore optimally secu

Russian Restaurant Chain Launches ICO-Themed Menu Complete With Chinese Ban

One of Russia’s largest restaurant chains has released a dedicated ICO-themed menu for Autumn 2017.Dve Palochki (‘Two Chopsticks’), which operates primarily in Moscow and St. Petersburg, unveiled the unlikely marketing move last week.The menu makes reference to a “mulled wine ICO” with drinks priced in “tokens” equal to Russian rubles. There is even an unavailable Chinese mulled wine

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Coinbase SegWit2x Silence Sparks Charlie Lee Forecast, User Petition

Coinbase former engineering director Charlie Lee has forecast how it will handle the SegWit2x hard fork as users sign a petition.In Reddit posts Monday, Lee, who left Coinbase to focus on his Litecoin development commitments, explained how he “thought” the hard fork would occur in response to being asked “multiple times” for his opinion.“Because this 2x hardfork

Bitcoin Software Wars: Discussions Heat Up as November Hard Fork Approaches

Technology September is almost over, and the Segwit2x plan to hard fork the network’s block size to 2MB is approaching quickly. Because time is running out the topic is once again heating up, as some New York Agreement (NYA) signatories have removed themselves from the list, with arguments between users and industry members continuing to

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