Category: Bitcoin Core

Bitcoin.org Maintainer Calls for the Removal of Cobra, Website Owner Then Fires Him

Bitcoin.org Maintainer Calls for the Removal of Cobra, Website Owner Then Fires HimThe infamous and controversial owner of the website bitcoin.org, Cobra, is under fire recently and a number of community members have asked to see the website removed from his possession. The initial argument was sparked by the website’s maintainer, Will Binns, who told the public that bitcoin.org was in “danger of being compromised.” Since then, […]

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Film Reels and Steel: Github Plans to Archive Bitcoin Code for 1,000 Years

Film Reels and Steel: Github Plans to Archive Bitcoin Code for 1,000 YearsThe Microsoft subsidiary, Github recently revealed the “Archive Program,” an initiative that aims to preserve open source technologies for 1,000 years. The newly launched effort plans to store snapshots of open source technology 250 meters underground on the Norwegian island of Svalbard. The source code management and collaboration platform also plans to store the Bitcoin […]

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Tron’s Steemit Acquisition Exposes Delegated-Proof-of-Stake Centralization

Tron's Acquisition of Steemit Exposes Delegated-Proof-of-Stake CentralizationThe Steemit community is mired in controversy over the recent Tron takeover that managed to change the Steem blockchain’s governance. Steem witnesses attempted to soft fork the blockchain on February 24 to remove the powerful voting power Tron and Steemit hold. However, the soft fork wasn’t able to prevent the Tron takeover and Steemit community […]

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Bitcoin Mining Investment Strong – BTC Hashrate Surpasses All-Time High

Bitcoin Mining Investment Strong - BTC Hashrate Surpasses All-Time HighOn Monday, March 2, miners processing blocks on the BTC network surpassed the network’s all-time high as the overall hashrate touched 136 exahash (EH/s). The record-breaking achievement happened despite the price of BTC dropping below the $9K region throughout the course of the last week. In four years’ time, BTC’s hashrate has risen over 13,500% […]

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Market Update: Coronavirus Fears, Stock Market Crash, and Bitcoin Price Predictions

Market Update: Coronavirus Fears, Stock Market Crash, and Bitcoin Price PredictionsDigital currency markets have been consolidating since the initial price drop on February 26 that saw $25 billion shaved off the entire cryptocurrency market. At the time of publication, the cryptoconomy is hovering just above the $245 billion zone and a few coins today are making slight gains. Also read: MTV Airs Only the Negative […]

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These Maps Will Help You Locate Merchants Ready to Accept Your Cryptocurrency

These Maps Will Help You Locate Merchants Ready to Accept Your CryptocurrencyGetting into Bitcoin is a first step many have already taken, and with the generally positive start of 2020, more are likely to make the move. But then there’s the question of what to do with your coins. Regardless of how you obtained them – through purchase, faucet, airdrop, fork, business, or salary — it’s […]

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Bitcoin Halving Will Drop Inflation Rate Lower Than Central Banks’ 2% Target Reference

When Satoshi Nakamoto invented Bitcoin, the creator designed the protocol to be an inflationary currency, one that is predictable as bitcoin’s inflation always decreases every four years. Today, 77 days before the reward halving, BTC’s inflation rate is around 3.6% and it’s expected to drop to 1.8% after the halving event. The cryptocurrency’s inflation rate […]

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How to Find Your Nearest Bitcoin ATM

How to Find the Nearest Bitcoin ATM to Your Location and Learn About Its FeaturesCryptocurrency markets have experienced a few intensive weeks since the start of the year that took prices to 2020 highs in mid-February. The overall bullish sentiment is attracting more interest towards the crypto space. There are many ways to get started with Bitcoin but one the most accessible options is to find an ATM supporting […]

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Coronavirus Quarantine Controls and Shipping Delays Impact Bitcoin Miners

Coronavirus Quarantine Controls and Shipping Delays Impact Bitcoin MinersDuring the first week of February, a few of the top mining rig manufacturers from China revealed they were forced to postpone device shipments due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. Regional reports from the country now disclose that shipments will be delayed even longer and Chinese mining rig companies and second-market suppliers are feeling significant […]

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Bitcoin ATMs Grow in Number Reaching Almost 7,000 in Operation Around the World

Bitcoin ATMs Grow in Number Reaching Almost 7,000 in Operation Around the WorldATMs supporting digital coins have increased parallel to the predominant trend on cryptocurrency markets since the beginning of 2020. With over 400 new devices added in January, the global total is now closing on the 7,000 mark. The sector has seen exponential growth in the past three years. Also read: Bitcoin.com Partners With Mecon Cash, […]

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Craig Wright’s $100B Theft Claim – BTC and BCH Used His Database Without Permission

Craig Wright's $100B Theft Claim - BTC and BCH Used His Database Without PermissionThe infamous Craig Wright, the Australian native who claims to be Satoshi Nakamoto, has published a blog post that explains he owns “the full rights to the Bitcoin registry” and developers do not have the right to change the protocol’s underlying database. Wright’s recent blog post makes it seem like “legal redress” is coming to […]

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SLP Token Trading Platform Cryptophyl Adds BTC Pair With Bitcoin Cash at Flat 0.15% Fee

SLP Token Trading Platform Cryptophyl Adds BTC Pair With Bitcoin Cash at Flat 0.15% FeeDigital asset exchange Cryptophyl has announced it’s launching bitcoin core (BTC) trading. The first available pair is with bitcoin cash (BCH), the platform revealed on social media this week. Trading the two major cryptocurrencies will also allow users to earn the exchange’s native token, drop. Also read: How to Create Custom SLP Tokens With the […]

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Market Update: Bitcoin Cash Shines as Crypto Markets Show Bullish Signals

Market Update: Bitcoin Cash Price Shines As Crypto Markets Show Bullish SignalsDigital currency markets are in the green again today after seeing some moderate losses the day prior. The leading cryptocurrency in the top 10 is the fourth-largest blockchain by market cap, bitcoin cash, which is up 14% today. A variety of other digital asset markets are doing well as the overall market valuation of all […]

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5 Mining Operations Command More Than 50% of BTC’s Network Hashrate

5 Mining Operations Command More Than 50% of BTC's Network HashrateThe cryptocurrency community has been discussing mining centralization after a report was published that disclosed five mining operations command more than 50% of the BTC hashrate. At the time of publication, between F2pool, Poolin, Btc.com, and Antpool, the pools are hashing more than 59% of the BTC network hashrate. Also read: Bitcoin Verde’s New Project […]

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Developer Adds Improvements to the Bitcoin Cash Java Library

Developer Adds Improvements to the Bitcoin Cash Java LibraryOn January 30, the software developer Pokkst published a blog post sharing his experience of how he’s been maintaining the Java BCH library bitcoincashj for the last 10 months. At one time Pokkst used to develop BTC applications, but then switched to working with BCH in March 2019. The programmer explained how he put a […]

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Ethereum’s Value Transfer Is Now Dominated by Stablecoins

Research Shows Ethereum Blockchain Dominated by StablecoinsThe Ethereum (ETH) blockchain has become home to a number of stablecoins. On January 29, Messari researcher Ryan Watkins explained that the stablecoin value transfer issued on the ETH chain recently flipped the number of native ether transactions. Essentially, Ethereum’s value transfer is now largely made up of stablecoins like tether, pax, and dai. Also […]

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Bitcoin Cash Miner Jiang Zhuoer Answers Infrastructure Funding Questions

Bitcoin Cash Miner Jiang Zhuoer Answers Infrastructure Funding QuestionsOn Wednesday, Btc.top founder Jiang Zhuoer disclosed that five mining operations had plans to donate roughly $6 million in coinbase rewards (depending on market prices) to developers building Bitcoin Cash infrastructure. The news was met with mixed reviews as some of the specifics of the deal were scrutinized and the miner funding subject has been […]

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Bitcoin Cash Miners Plan $6M Development Fund by Leveraging Block Rewards

Bitcoin Cash Miners Plan $6M Development Fund by Leveraging Block RewardsA group of Bitcoin Cash mining pool operations have decided to help fund BCH infrastructure development. On January 22, Btc.top founder Jiang Zhuoer revealed that five mining pools are preparing a short-term developers donation plan. Miners from Btc.top, Bitcoin.com, Viabtc, Antpool, and Btc.com plan to give “12.5% of [the] BCH coinbase rewards to a fund […]

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