Browsing the "SegWit" Tag

One Year Later, What’s Holding Back SegWit Adoption on Bitcoin?

| Christine Kim

SegWit was activated on the bitcoin network over a year ago. But only an estimated 36 percent of all bitcoin transactions are using it. Why?

Bitcoin Core Releases Software Upgrade With Full SegWit Support

| Annaliese Milano

The Bitcoin Core 0.16.0 update has been officially released, introducing full support for the SegWit wallet and user interfaces.

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Bitcoin Fees Are Down Big: Why It Happened And What It Means

| Alyssa Hertig

Not so long ago bitcoin's transaction fees were over $20, but now they're down to around $3 again. CoinDesk explores why.

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New Bitcoin Code Will Finally Boast Full SegWit Support

| Alyssa Hertig

An upcoming Bitcoin Core software release is finally making it easier to use a code change called SegWit in the software's standard wallet.

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Funny Name or Not, Schnorr Is a Big Deal for Bitcoin

| Alyssa Hertig

Schnorr signatures are seeing renewed interest from bitcoin developers. But what is the technology and why is it seeing so much attention?

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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.

How to Stop Worrying and Love the Fork

| Marc Hochstein

It's going to be a stressful month for bitcoin, but in the big picture, breakups can be healthy for the ecosystem – and possibly for society.

Hold the Fork: No 2x But Everything Else Goes at Scaling Bitcoin Event

| Pete Rizzo

Day one of Scaling Bitcoin 2017 presented a change of pace for an event that grew out of the network's technical contention.

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Just SegWit? Bitcoin Core Is Already Working on a New Scaling Upgrade

| Alyssa Hertig

Bitcoin developers are making progress on Schnorr, a function for aggregating signatures and in turn, a way to increase the capacity of the network.

Optimizing SegWit: How Bitcoin’s New Software Is Giving Scaling a Boost

| Alyssa Hertig

Bitcoin Core's latest software includes optimizations designed to boost SegWit, a scaling upgrade that's still slowly rolling out across the network.