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Markets Update: Altcoins Gain on BTC

Markets Update: Altcoins Gain Against BTC Amid ConsolidationThe recent bounce in the value of many leading cryptocurrencies relative to fiat currency has comprised the first bullish action in several months. Since bottoming out during the third quarter of 2018, many leading altcoins have made significant bullish moves against BTC. Also Read: BTC-e Operator Alexander Vinnik Terminates His Hunger Strike BTC and BCH […]

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Don’t Expect Bitcoin’s Supply to Change, Says Core Maintainer Wlad van der Laan

In a new interview, bitcoin's lead maintainer, Wlad van der Laan, argues any change to the cryptocurrency's supply would erode its utility and value.

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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Markets Update: BTC Tests $4,000, BCH and ETH Test $150

Markets Update: BTC Tests $4,000, BCH and ETH Test $150The cryptocurrency markets have produced several days of bullish price action, with BTC testing resistance near $4,000 for the time in five weeks today. In doing so, it’s broken the 100-day moving average for the first time in 272 days. In other market action, both BCH and ETH rallied to test resistance near $150, and […]

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Another ‘Satoshi’ Steps Out of the Woodwork, Calls Craig Wright a Liar

Another Satoshi Steps Out of the Woodwork Calls Craig Wright a LiarOn Feb. 8, the chief executive of Nchain, Craig Wright, wrote a blog post that purportedly described his experience of creating Bitcoin. Wright’s essay states “I was Satoshi” but throughout the story, he refuses to reveal his keys. It’s not the first time Wright has claimed to be Satoshi, but in the comment section of […]

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Drivechain Creator’s Latest Paper Sparks Debate Over Bitcoin’s Future Security

Drivechain Creator's Latest Paper Causes Debate About Bitcoin's Future SecurityDrivechain developer Paul Sztorc has the cryptocurrency community riled up over his latest blog “Security Budget in the Long Run.” The essay discusses the economics of BTC network fees over a long period of time and suggests rather than giving up the fees to competition, a dominant protocol should collect fees “from all networks.” Also […]

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Blockstream Publishes Schnorr-Based Test Code for Bitcoin Blockchain Upgrade

Blockstream has released a test code of multi-signature scheme MuSig, which aims to address Bitcoin blockchain privacy

Bitmain Announces New 7nm Bitcoin Mining Chip With 29% More Efficiency

Bitmain Announces New 7nm Bitcoin Mining Chip With 28.6% More EfficiencyOn Feb. 18, mining rig manufacturing giant Bitmain Technologies announced its next-generation 7nm ASIC chip for mining SHA-256 cryptocurrencies like BTC and BCH. According to Bitmain, the mining chip, called the BM1397, is more efficient when mining proof of work (PoW) coins and the new chips will be installed in the latest Antminer series of […]

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Most of 2017’s Leading Cryptocurrencies by Market Cap Have Crashed Out of the Top 15

Few Markets Retain Top Market Cap Ranking After Bull CycleMany cryptocurrencies rose and fell during the 2017 bull market and subsequent year of bearish retracement. While the top four crypto assets by market cap have remained the same over the last two years, more than half of the leading markets as of Feb. 19, 2017 have since fallen from the top 15. Also Read: Markets […]

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