Browsing the "Bitcoin Protocol" Tag

$35 Million: Sequoia Backs Turing Award Winner’s Blockchain Project

| Wolfie Zhao

Conflux, a scalable blockchain project with a Turing Award-winning co-founder, has raised $35 million from backers including Sequoia and Baidu.

Bitcoin Developers Build Prototype for ‘Dandelion’ Privacy Tool

| Wolfie Zhao

Developers have proposed testing the Dandelion privacy mechanism on large number of active nodes.

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Bitcoin Dust: What It Is and Why You Should Get Rid of It

| Alyssa Hertig

It's time to get rid of your bitcoin "dust," some developers argue. CoinDesk explains why.

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Stuck With Fees? New Bitcoin Tech Could End Wallet Guessing Games

| Alyssa Hertig

Bitcoin Core developer, Alex Morcos has been working for years to make sure bitcoin transaction fee estimation tools are smarter.

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SegWit’s Slow Rollout: Why Bitcoin’s Capacity Hasn’t Seen a Sudden Boost

| Alyssa Hertig

When SegWit finally activated last week, the code change didn't immediately make its benefits possible. So, when can we expect to see some benefits?

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SegWit Goes Live: Why Bitcoin’s Big Upgrade Is a Blockchain Game-Changer

| Alyssa Hertig

SegWit will finally activate on bitcoin today after years of debate. But, what exactly is the code change and what does it enable?

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SegWit in the Wild: 4 Lessons Bitcoin Can Learn from Litecoin

| Alyssa Hertig

How will SegWit impact the bitcoin network? Data from the already upgraded litecoin blockchain can provide an answer.

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It’s Official: Segregated Witness Will Activate on Bitcoin

| Alyssa Hertig

Passing a key threshold on Wednesday, the bitcoin network will soon be upgraded with a long in-development code change.

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A New SegWit Lock-In Period Has Started and All Mining Pools Are Signaling

| Alyssa Hertig

A milestone has been hit in the potential activation of Segregated Witness, code that would upgrade the network's capacity.

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Beyond Segwit2x: Paul Sztorc Thinks Bitcoin Needs a New Scaling Roadmap

| Alyssa Hertig

While current scaling proposals near collision, Paul Sztorc details a vision of bitcoin's future, including Lightning Network and Drivechain.