Should the bitcoin network split into rival chains, those impacted in the fallout may be unable to turn to courts for recourse, lawyers say.
As tensions rise in bitcoin's scaling debate, support is growing for a solution that could sideline miners should they try to force a code change.
A new deal with Credit China Fintech, valued at $30m, will see see BitFury establish a joint venture in China.
Ethereum smart contracts might one day be used to combat 'mining centralization', if a new project called SmartPool comes to fruition.
Bitfury's Valery Vavilov argues that blockchain technology will prove key to providing a more secure and inclusive world.
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21 Inc has applied for a patent for specialized bitcoin mining circuitry, public records show.
If they so choose, miners can now safely signal their support for a major bitcoin update.
Even larger blockchain startups are making the effort to get involved in hackathons. The reason? It's good for business, sources say.
A bitcoin mining conference held by one of the network's largest miners saw what some have labeled an unscientific discussion of scaling the network.