Mining Pools

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Why Are Miners Involved in Bitcoin Code Changes Anyway?
How can miners block bitcoin changes? CoinDesk takes a look at how the network upgrades and the role these parties play.
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Bitcoin's Miners Signal for Segwit2x Scaling Proposal Early
In a surprise move, bitcoin's mining community has begun to signal for a controversial code upgrade called Segwit2x by way of a proposal called BIP91.
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The Segwit2x Boycott: Bitcoin's UASF Isn't Backing Down From August Deadline
Support for a so-called UASF continues, adding complications to bitcoin's upcoming scaling drama.
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Bitcoin Miners Unite Behind Scaling Proposal Segwit2x
Bitcoin miners are now actively showing their support for a network scaling proposal by flagging signaling directly on the blockchain.
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Bitcoin's New Controversy: The AsicBoost Allegations Explained
A new allegation from a high-profile bitcoin developer has once again stoked the fire of its scaling debate.
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Fire the Miners? Radical Ideas Emerge as Bitcoin Fork Talk Escalates
As tensions rise in bitcoin's scaling debate, support is growing for a solution that could sideline miners should they try to force a code change.
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Which Majority? Bitcoin Exchange Accord Reveals Hard Fork Dilemma
A newly released statement from major exchanges today may have stoked tensions in the ongoing bitcoin scaling debate.
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Bitcoin Mining Pool Backs Rootstock Smart Contracts Effort
For the first time, a bitcoin mining pool has integrated a process called 'merge-mining' – a move aimed to bring smart contracts to the bitcoin blockchain.
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How Ethereum Smart Contracts Could Replace Mining Pool Managers
Ethereum smart contracts might one day be used to combat 'mining centralization', if a new project called SmartPool comes to fruition.
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Bitcoin Miners Can Now Signal Support for SegWit
If they so choose, miners can now safely signal their support for a major bitcoin update.
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