Browsing the "Block Size" Tag

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Bitcoin Fees Jump to Nearly 1-Year Highs – But Why?

| Alyssa Hertig

The average fees required to send a bitcoin transaction are on the rise again, hitting their highest level in nearly a year in early April.

‘A Sad Joke’: Bitcoin Cash’s Lead Coder Quits Bitcoin Unlimited Project

| Alyssa Hertig

Amaury Séchet, a leading developer of bitcoin cash, is leaving one of the projects that paved the way for the controversial cryptocurrency.

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Latest Lightning Code Release Trolls With a ‘Block Size’ Increase

| Alyssa Hertig

The latest code version for the lightning network, often trumpeted as the future of bitcoin payments, includes a "block size increase."

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One Year Later, A Wave of Apps Is Emerging on Bitcoin Cash

| Alyssa Hertig

Now a year old, bitcoin cash is carving out a unique niche for itself with new applications.


Bitcoin Cash Fork Leaves Users Behind, But Does It Matter?

| Alyssa Hertig

Bitcoin cash recently hard forked and a little less than 20 percent of nodes didn't upgrade. The industry argues over whether that matters or not.

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How to Save on Bitcoin’s Soaring Fees

| Alyssa Hertig

Transaction fees are the talk of the bitcoin ecosystem, with many users upset by the rising cost to send funds, but there are simple ways to cut fees.


Bought Your First Bitcoin or Ether? Brace for the Fees

| Alyssa Hertig

Frustrated by crypto transaction fees? This CoinDesk Explainer gives an overview of why they're necessary for the blockchains being built.

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Bitcoin Cash Plans to Increase Its Block Size, Again

| Alyssa Hertig

Bitcoin cash could have its block size increased next year, according to an early roadmap from Bitcoin ABC.

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Lightning Can Scale Bitcoin, But Are Costs a Barrier?

| Alyssa Hertig

Often trumpeted as the future of bitcoin, the success of the Lightning Network may come down to economic forces, say researchers.


Relief and Disbelief: Bitcoin Reacts to Sudden ‘2x’ Suspension

| Pete Rizzo & Alyssa Hertig

Bitcoin's attempted '2x' software upgraded is cancelled – and some in the cryptocurrency's community think that's cause for celebration.