Tuesday, January 22, 2019
The Segwit2x bitcoin fork may have been formally called off, but as many as 150 nodes still running its code have stopped accepting transaction blocks.Data from Bitnodes shows that 95 nodes are currently running 2x software and are stuck at block number 494,782. CoinDance, another network data site, says...
Back in 2016, the number of full nodes within the Bitcoin core network was dropping. At the time, Bitcoin enthusiasts thought the amount of nodes would continue to decline and the metric was used heavily in the scaling debate. However, in contrast to many people’s predictions, the count of...
Bitcoin's long wait for the Lightning Network is almost over.Announced today, the startups behind the three most active Lightning implementations have revealed test results, including live transactions, proving their software is now interoperable.The findings, released by ACINQ, Blockstream and Lightning Labs, effectively bring Lightning (the mechanism many see as the...
"To the moon!"While this cryptocurrency rallying cry is typically used as the price of a coin starts a climb, this time the slogan's being used to demonstrate excitement over the progress that's being made on a long-anticipated bitcoin code optimization.Called Schnorr signatures, the technology looks to replace bitcoin's existing...
During the first week of the new year, many cryptocurrency enthusiasts have been talking about the Lightning Network (LN). So far the protocol has surpassed 610 nodes and 1882 channels while many bitcoiners, businesses, and developers have tried the technology on both testnet and mainnet. This week the virtual...
How will the Lightning Network change bitcoin?Although it might be too soon to know, it's a question everyone's seemingly asking following tests that take the long-anticipated tech closer to launch. The network's garnered its fair share of excitement over the past few months, so much so that individuals and businesses are...
RSK is launching its bitcoin smart contracts platform in beta today.Formerly known as Rootstock, the startup has long been lauded for its potential to pave the way for the implementation of ethereum-style smart contracts on bitcoin, something enthusiasts believe will keep the world's largest cryptocurrency competitive with the platform that...
Brave Software, the publisher of an open-source web browser boasting enhanced privacy features, built-in ad blocker, and built-in cryptocurrency (Basic Attention Token ), has commenced the trial phase of its ad program. Brave users who participate in the trial for the program will be paid a sum of BAT...
The rift between bitcoin and its offshoot bitcoin cash isn't just ideological – it's hazardous.For months, a technical quirk has led some users of both cryptocurrencies to lose money, both temporarily and permanently. But it appears that nightmare scenario may soon be in the past, as bitcoin cash's developer...
Decentralized exchange startup Radar Relay has announced that it has added support for the Ledger hardware wallet.In a post published Wednesday, the Øx order book provider announced the integration with Ledger, allowing people who use the hardware to transfer ether (the cryptocurrency of the ethereum network) or supported ERC-20-based tokens...