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 newly released statement from major exchanges today may have stoked tensions in the ongoing bitcoin scaling debate.
For the first time, a bitcoin mining pool has integrated a process called 'merge-mining' – a move aimed to bring smart contracts to the bitcoin…
Ethereum smart contracts might one day be used to combat 'mining centralization', if a new project called SmartPool comes to fruition.
If they so choose, miners can now safely signal their support for a major bitcoin update.
Bitcoin mining pool BTC Guild is shutting down later this month, and its operator has cited the BitLicense finalization as a major factor.
New research from New York University uncovers how mining has changed from a solo activity to an industry dominated by powerful groups of miners.
Researchers have investigated the conditions under which bitcoin mining pools will attack one another or co-exist peacefully.
BTC China's recently launched mining pool has already produced over $1.2m-worth of bitcoin, the company says.
Tensions have eased following the mining industry's summit, but we're still in an ASIC arms race, argues Jon Matonis.