Browsing the "Block Size" Tag

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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2x Called Off: Bitcoin Hard Fork Suspended for Lack of Consensus

| Alyssa Hertig

A controversial plan to change the bitcoin software has been abruptly called off, just weeks before its expected release.

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Calm Before the Fork? Segwit2x Goes Silent as Bitcoin Split Looms

| Alyssa Hertig

With a lull in activity, what's really going on under the Segwit2x hood? According to many developers, now is the calm before the storm.

Bitcoin Cash: Why It’s Forking the Blockchain And What That Means

| Alyssa Hertig

A group of miners unhappy with scaling proposal Segwit2x have created Bitcoin Cash, an alternative that could fork the bitcoin network on Aug. 1.