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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.

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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.