Category: Amaury Séchet

Viabtc Founder Reveals BCH Fork Idea Called Bitcoin Cat

During the last few days, discussions concerning the Bitcoin Cash Difficulty Adjustment Algorithm (DAA) has become a polarizing debate. In the midst of all the quarreling, Viabtc’s founder Haipo Yang has announced a new fork of BCH called Bitcoin Cat. News.Bitcoin.com recently reported on the arguments concerning the Bitcoin Cash DAA. Following the report, the […]

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Bitcoin Cash Difficulty Algorithm Debate Heats Up With Fears of Another Chain Split

Bitcoin Cash Difficulty Algorithm Debate Heats Up With Fears of Another Chain SplitWith a touch more than three months left until the next Bitcoin Cash upgrade, crypto proponents have been witnessing a new quarrel rise after last year’s contentious Infrastructure Funding Proposal (IFP). This time around, the tensions derive from the Difficulty Algorithm Adjustment (DAA) discussion which is a conversation about replacing the network’s current DAA. Every […]

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Amir Taaki Knocks Bitcoin Coinjoin Schemes – Calls Methods ‘Absolute Garbage’

On July 17, the well known Dark Wallet creator and early Bitcoin developer, Amir Taaki, criticized bitcoin privacy methods on Twitter. Taaki claimed that UTXO mixing concepts like Coinjoin were “absolute garbage.” Taaki also knocked other concepts like Mimblewimble and privacy-centric coins like monero as well, claiming that zero-knowledge accumulators will be the “anonymous gold […]

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Bitcoin Cash Upgrade 3 Days Away – New Opcode Support, Chain Limit Extension, Sigchecks

Bitcoin Cash Upgrade 3 Days Away - New Opcode Support, Chain Limit Extension, SigchecksOn May 15, the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) blockchain will be upgraded and there will be at least three new features added to the longest chain. The upgrade in three days is being discussed fervently by the community, because it follows the recent and controversial Infrastructure Funding Proposal (IFP). Bitcoin Cash to Upgrade In Three Days […]

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BCH Funding Debate: Amaury Séchet Responds to IFP Questions, Noting Contention in the West

BCH Funding Debate: Amaury Séchet Responds to IFP Questions, Noting Contention in the WestOn February 20, Bitcoin Cash engineers held the second 2020 BCH developers’ meeting and the first since the Infrastructure Funding Plan (IFP) was added to the Bitcoin ABC version 0.21.0 client. Seven developers discussed new features that are coming after the May upgrade, but a majority of the conversation focused on the ongoing IFP discussion. […]

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BCH Community Leaders Bitcoin.com and Jonald Fyookball Clarify Positions on Funding Proposal

BCH Community Leaders Bitcoin.com and Jonald Fyookball Clarify Positions on Funding ProposalSince Btc.top founder Jiang Zhuoer revealed an infrastructure funding proposal from five major mining pools last week, which would fund BCH devs via redirection of 12.5% of BCH coinbase rewards, the Bitcoin Cash community has been understandably bustling with debate, discussion, and suggestions. Reactions have ranged from calling the move a “tax” that is incongruous […]

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BCH Script Meeting Aims to Enhance the Programming Language in Bitcoin Cash

Bitcoin Cash developers actively participate in video meetings in order to discuss the ongoing development of the BCH ecosystem. BCH software engineers met for the first time in 2020 last Thursday to examine the May upgrade and specification work. Following the meeting, on January 23, BCH developers will sit down again to address practicable optimizations […]

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Why User Experience Is Crypto’s True ‘Killer App’

Why User Experience Is Crypto’s True ‘Killer App’There’s been a lot of buzz in the space recently about the importance of user experience. Kim Dotcom’s proclamation that “Mass utility is going to lead to mass adoption,” speaks to this. Peter Schiff’s bitcoin wallet fiasco, CZ’s claim that centralized exchanges are safer than private wallets, and promises of a still undependable Lightning Network […]

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Bitcoin Cash City Conference Success Wrap-Up

Bitcoin Cash City Conference Success Wrap-UpSo many firsts from the Bitcoin Cash City Conference – what a huge success and a proud feather in the cap of North Queensland. As the largest cryptocurrency conference ever held in Australia, Townsville situated in sunny North Queensland worked its magic, fielding a beautiful setting, turned on some perfect winter tropical weather, and went on to supply an unparalleled Bitcoin Cash experience harnessing the city’s extraordinary Bitcoin Cash merchant adoption from which the Bitcoin Cash City and conference rightly gets its name. Together with the premium ticket including a 30 min helicopter scenic tour of Magnetic Island, the event attracted the finest speaker lineup and an amazing group of sponsors.

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PR: Australian Bitcoin Cash Conference Brings Cryptocurrency Leaders to Townsville

PR: Australian Bitcoin Cash Conference Brings Cryptocurrency Leaders to TownsvilleGlobal leaders from the Bitcoin Cash community will gather at the first Bitcoin Cash City Conference in Australia, being held in Townsville on September 4 & 5.

Townsville has really embraced Bitcoin Cash, so hosting this conference in the cozy, coastal suburb was a natural next step. Australia’s first gathering of enthusiasts and business leaders from all over the world will convene to use the low-cost, friction-less payment system and digital money, while enjoying the region’s temperate climate and many attractions.

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South African Payment Gateway Drops BTC Over Fees and Network Congestion

South African Payment Gateway Drops BTC Over Fees and Network CongestionOn July 12, South African payment gateway service Payfast announced the company is dropping bitcoin core (BTC) payments due to network congestion and high fees. Payfast emphasized that BTC has a number of limitations and design flaws which makes it an “impractical substitute for cash.” Also read: G20 Leaders Issue Declaration on Crypto Assets – […]

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North Queensland’s Bitcoin Cash City Is Hosting a BCH-Focused Conference

North Queensland's Bitcoin Cash City Is Hosting a Two Day BCH-Centric EventA BCH-centric two day event is coming to North Queensland Australia, dubbed the Bitcoin Cash City conference, on Sep. 4-5, 2019. The massive Australian state has a densely populated region of around 78 BCH accepting merchants and a large number of bitcoin cash supporters residing in the area. The Bitcoin Cash City event will host […]

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Honest Nodes Spoiling a Theft Attempt Is Not a 51% Attack, BCH Devs Detail

Honest Nodes Spoiling a Theft Attempt Is Not a '51% Attack,' BCH Devs DetailA number of Bitcoin Cash detractors and media publications have recently been spreading a false narrative that the BCH network was ‘51% attacked.’ In reality, however, honest nodes used their hashrate to stave off attacker nodes that were attempting to steal funds on the network. Also Read: Massive Growth by P2P Exchange and AT&T Accepting […]

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Bitcoin Payments Are Being Bulldozed for Political Reasons

The Political Reasons Why Important Bitcoin Payments Plumbing Is Being BulldozedBitcoin Core wants to distance itself politically from the former project leader Gavin Andresen, the payment protocol BIP070 he was involved with, and from the BCH-friendly Bitpay payment processor company. The attempts to remove software associated with Gavin Andresen are now having real-world effects on the security of bitcoin payments. Also read: How to Prove […]

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Liberland’s Merit Token Built on Bitcoin Cash Captures $1M Market Cap

Liberland's Merit Token Built on Bitcoin Cash Captures a $1M Market CapThe sovereign microstate known as Liberland has recently minted a new token called merit (LLM) and the coin has been added to the Altilly exchange. Merit is a token built on top of the Bitcoin Cash chain and was issued using the Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP) on March 11. Since the Altilly listing, the token […]

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Two BCH Devs Leave Bitcoin Unlimited as Network Upgrade Approaches

Two BCH Devs Leave Bitcoin Unlimited as Network Upgrade ApproachesOn March 15, the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network is set to upgrade, with plans to add two specific elements to the chain: the Segwit recovery exception and enabling Schnorr signatures. With just six weeks left, programmers have been discussing the fork regularly during BCH developer meetings. Meanwhile, two BCH developers have announced their resignation from […]

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Business Owner’s Seething Critique of the Lightning Network Goes Viral

Business Owner's Seething Critique of the Lightning Network Goes ViralA business owner who runs a media company in Australia and pays employees remotely in the Philippines has given his honest opinion on what it’s like to use the Lightning Network (LN). Jason Smith’s experience of attempting to use LN for payments was filled with frustration. He reports that the fundamental structure of the offchain […]

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This ‘Faketoshi’ Signature Tool Lets Anyone Become Satoshi Nakamoto

This 'Faketoshi' Signature Tool Lets Anyone Become Satoshi NakamotoOver the years, it’s become popular to claim that you are Satoshi Nakamoto even if you lack a shred of evidence. Although some individuals have tried really hard to prove it, they have always failed to convince the greater community. For instance, a few self-proclaimed inventors of Bitcoin have attempted to generate a signature with […]

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BCH Devs Lock in Code for the Chain’s Next Upgrade: Schnorr and Segwit Recovery

BCH Devs Lock in Code for the Chain’s Next Upgrade — Schnorr and Segwit RecoveryOn Feb. 14, a group of Bitcoin Cash (BCH) developers sat down and discussed the featured items for the scheduled upgrade this coming May. According to the programmers, two specific features will be ready for the upgrade: Schnorr signatures and Segwit recovery. The developers also detailed that certain features like nullfail and the 100-byte transaction […]

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BCH Avalanche Transactions Show Finality Speeds 10x Faster Than Ethereum

BCH Avalanche Transactions Show Finality Speeds 10x Faster Than EthereumOver the last few weeks, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) developers and community members have been discussing a pre-consensus method called Avalanche. Now BCH proponents have begun to notice the protocol has been applied to the Bchd full node implementation and the proof of concept officially running on the BCH mainnet. Also read: Mt. Gox Creditors Neither Need nor Deserve […]

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Tidbits: Peter Todd on Passphrase Memorization, Antonopoulos Explains Transaction Fees

Todd Recommends Memorizing Random Passphrases, Antonopoulos Explains Transaction FeesTidbits is a roundup of talking points from across the cryptosphere. In this edition, Peter Todd suggests memorizing randomly generated passphrases to secure recovery keys. Amaury Séchet explains how the BCH community faces an uphill battle with adoption, and Andreas Antonopoulos explains why transaction fees don’t show up as a transaction output in the block […]

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Chatter Report: Pacia Shows Avalanche Regtest Data, Powell Advocates Hardware Wallets

Pacia Showcases Avalanche Regtest Data, Powell and Zhao Express Different Opinions on Crypto SafetyIn today’s chatter report, Chris Pacia reveals his BCH transaction using Avalanche on regtest finalized in just 185.822377 milliseconds. Also, Changpeng Zhao advocates storing crypto on reputable exchanges while Jesse Powell advises his followers to store crypto on hardware wallets. Lastly, Eric Wall proposes targeting children to spread crypto adoption.  Also Read: Jason Cox Extends Open […]

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Jason Cox Extends Open Invitation for Assistance With Development and Review of Bitcoin Cash Code

BCH developer conversations have been taking place ahead of the upcoming May 2019 upgrade. In their latest video meeting, devs agreed that they need to know how much BCH is locked up in p2sh segwit addresses. It was also agreed that Andrea Suisani will take charge of the byte transaction size limit and Mark Lundeberg will review […]

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Chatter Report: Sechet Claims Cashaccount a Potential ‘Privacy Disaster’, Voorhees Defends Coinbase

Sechet Claims Cashaccount a Potential Privacy Disaster, Voorhees Defends CoinbaseIn today’s roundup of crypto chatter, Jonathan Silverblood responds to Amaury Sechet’s privacy concerns with Cashaccount. Erik Voorhees defends Brian Armstrong from criticism on the latter’s 10 year Bitcoin anniversary tweets. Also, Nikita Zhavoronkov congratulates Bitcoin for creating 1 billion outputs on the BTC blockchain. Also read: The Cashaccount.info Platform Tethers Names to Bitcoin Cash Addresses   […]

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