Bitcoin Core

What It’s Like to Review Bitcoin’s Code

CoinDesk dives deep into the complex process of reviewing code for the Bitcoin Core software.

Market Outlook: Crypto Bulls Rally After Bearish Downturn

Market Outlook: Crypto Bull Market Still in Play After Bearish DeclineSince July 13, digital currency prices have dropped in value significantly, but most coins have since experienced some recovery. While many crypto supporters are optimistic on where the markets are headed, traders and analysts have noticed a bullish-to-bearish trend. BTC and a slew of other currencies spiked more than 10% at 11 a.m. EST on […]

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Coder Proposes Alternative to Bitcoin’s ‘Notoriously Unreliable’ Testnet

Introduced Wednesday, a new proposal called Signet offers a fresh alternative to bitcoin's test network.

Lightning Network’s Antifraud Methods Inferior to Nakamoto Consensus, Research Shows

Lightning Network's Antifraud Methods Inferior to Nakamoto Consensus, Research ShowsThe Lightning Network, the touted scaling solution for the BTC chain, has recently seen its capacity decrease significantly and the beta project is still best suited for a cliche of technically savvy users. Now according to an analysis by Bitmex Research, the Lightning Network’s nodes have taken 2.2 BTC in “justice transactions” even though the […]

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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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BitMEX Owner Awards $60K Grant to Bitcoin Developer Michael Ford

Bitcoin Core contributor Michael Ford, aka “fanquake,” has been awarded a $60,000 grant by the parent firm of top crypto derivatives platform BitMEX

Market Outlook: Gold and Crypto Reap the Benefits of Economic Fear

Market Outlook: Despite Price Dip, Gold and Cryptos Reap the Benefits of Economic FearCryptocurrencies have recovered from losses incurred a week ago, with many digital assets up 50-80% since July 2. For instance, eight days ago bitcoin core (BTC) tumbled to $9,650 and then back to a high of $13,150 yesterday evening. However, during the afternoon trading sessions on Wednesday, most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies have seen […]

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Tip Twitch Livestreamers With BCH Using the New Tipbitcoin.cash App

Tip Twitch Livestreamers With BCH Using the New Tipbitcoin.cash AppLast week the pseudonymous developer who created the Crescent Cash wallet, Pokkst, announced the launch of a new tipping service called Tipbitcoin.cash. The tool gives anyone the ability to tip their favorite streamer on Twitch using bitcoin cash. Also Read: Iranians Defy Warning and Share Pictures of Bitcoin Mining in Mosque Meet the Bitcoin Cash […]

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Bitcoin’s Big Price Drop Is the Latest in a Long History of Flash Crashes

Bitcoin's Big Price Drop Reminds Traders of the Long History of Flash CrashesOn Wednesday, June 26, the price of BTC came close to reaching $14K. One hour later, it had dropped by close to 18%. Such events are known as a flash crash, a moment in time where a rapid-sell off happens and often times a few exchanges become inoperable. Over the last few years, especially when […]

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Market Outlook: After Crypto Prices Tumble, Observers Weigh in on What’s Next

Market Outlook: After Crypto Prices Tumble Observers Weigh in on What's NextBitcoin and a large number of cryptocurrencies experienced a sharp crash after touching new price highs this year. On June 26, the price of bitcoin core (BTC) dropped from $13,850 to under $11,900 in less than an hour. BTC values against the USD continued to spiral on Thursday, dropping to $10,350 before recovering slightly. With […]

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