Bitcoin Scaling Event Set for Third Installment in Italy

A conference series started in the wake of bitcoin's ongoing block size debate will see a third installment in 2016.

AccessTimeIconJul 11, 2016 at 12:50 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 11, 2021 at 12:22 p.m. UTC

A conference series started as a bid to better unite and focus the bitcoin development community in the wake of serious technical debates will see a third installment in 2016.

Following two meetings in Montreal and Hong Kong last year, Scaling Bitcoin will host its next event in Milan, Italy, from 8th to 9th October, organizers announced over the weekend.

Called "Scaling Bitcoin 2016: Retarget", the name is a nod to a part of the bitcoin mining process whereby miners adjust to new difficulties.

The name is apt as the announcement comes as dialogue between members of the digital currency’s ecosystem appears increasingly strained. For example, bitcoin developers and miners, the two most actively involved groups in the scaling debate, are now rumored to be meeting this month to move forward on solutions to boosting bitcoin's transaction capacity.

In an email, organizer Pindar Wong indicated additional details, including conference speakers and topics, would be announced in the coming weeks.

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