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.
Day one of Scaling Bitcoin 2017 presented a change of pace for an event that grew out of the network's technical contention.
Bitcoin developers are making progress on Schnorr, a function for aggregating signatures and in turn, a way to increase the capacity of the network.
Bitcoin Core's latest software includes optimizations designed to boost SegWit, a scaling upgrade that's still slowly rolling out across the network.
Blockstream co-founder Mark Friedenbach is breathing new life into bitcoin smart contracts with his MAST proposal.
When SegWit finally activated last week, the code change didn't immediately make its benefits possible. So, when can we expect to see some benefits?
Version 1.0 of a standard that could help connect all of bitcoin's differing Lightning tech implementations is reportedly close to being complete.
Bitcoin prices were largely flat on the day's trading, suggesting bitcoin's biggest-ever technical change was already priced in.
The controversial code underlying bitcoin scaling proposal Segwit2x is moving toward production, according to project leaders.
SegWit will finally activate on bitcoin today after years of debate. But, what exactly is the code change and what does it enable?