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The Far East versus the West; the United States versus China: a classic battle of global superpowers that may not have a winner
Two of China's biggest bitcoin exchanges - BTCChina and Huobi - have voiced concerns over Bitcoin Core developer Gavin Andresen's proposal to raise the block size limit to 20 megabytes by next year.
The demands of the Bitcoin core developer faction for a hard fork to Bitcoin XT have resurfaced.
Gavin Andresen suggested that he would shift his efforts from the main Bitcoin implementation (Bitcoin core) to the alternative Bitcoin-Xt implementation.
Five of China's biggest mining pools — AntPool, F2Pool, BTCChina, BW Mining, and Huobi — have agreed to raise the block size limit to 8 MB.
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DASH has released a decentralized voting and fund allocation mechanism that could bypass the internal tensions of Bitcoin and its dramatic block size debate.
Two weeks ago Ethereum launched Frontier, the first live release of the network. And Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin joined the latest Epicenter Bitcoin podcast episode to discuss where the platform is headed next.
Bitcoin Core developer Gavin Andresen today proposed a hard fork change for Bitcoin XT in order to allow for an increased block size limit on the Bitcoin network.
Bitcoin never had a clear future, but it looks even cloudier in the midst of the unpleasant, yet weirdly magnetic, blocksize debate.
The number of Bitcoin transactions surged to a new record high Tuesday, dwarfing previous peak activity including that seen during the Mt. Gox implosion in December 2013.
Cryptographer and digital currency researcher Nick Szabo, who many believe to be the real identity behind Satoshi Nakamoto, has stated that a rapid block size increase is “a huge security risk”
Jeff Garzik sent an email to Pieter Wuille in which Garzik spoke against the implementation of a fee market and also said that Bitcoin’s block size “will be increase eventually”
BitPay and Coinbase have publicly defended an increase in the block size limit as proposed by Bitcoin core developer Gavin Andresen.
Justus Ranvier proposed in an essay that the idea of block size limits is based on economic fallacy.
Cointelegraph spoke to Jon Matonis on increasing the 21 million bitcoin cap, the importance of fungibility and privacy for Bitcoin’s success.
Over the past few months, Reddit bitcoin moderators including Theymos, who controls major bitcoin forums and discussion panels such as Bitcointalk.org and Bitcoin.org have censored any discussion of bitcoin XT
Of all Bitcoin web-wallet providers as listed on bitcoin.org, Blockchain.info, Coinbase and Xapo are in favor of raising Bitcoin's block size limit from 1 to 20 megabytes as advised by Bitcoin Core developer Gavin Andresen.
CoinTelegraph caught up with independent journalist and podcast host David Seaman to talk about the Bitcoin blocksize debate, BitLicense exodus, altcoins and gaming, as well as what bitcoin needs to break out of its current price slump.
In the ongoing debate regarding Bitcoin's block size limit, Bitcoin Core developer Pieter “sipa” Wuille has published a Bitcoin Improvement Proposal (BIP) to increase the maximum block size by 17.7% per year, starting in January 2017.
Core Developer Gavin Andresen announced a request to increase the Bitcoin block size next year, which could mean significant changes to the Bitcoin code.
My Bitcoin wallet has recently taken longer and longer to receive a Bitcoin payment. This wasn’t happening 2-3 months ago.
Bitcoin Unlimited takes off as Core blocks mined drop below 90% for the first time, indicating that Bitcoin may be forked, increasing the block size limit.
After ViaBTC announced their interest in increasing the Bitcoin block size, it has risen from the fifth to the second largest mining pool in the market today.
Approximately 64% of Bitcoin users that participated in the survey conducted by Coin Dance voted for the increase of the block size limit.
Disgraced Mt. Gox CEO delivers a jab to the Bitcoin community for failure to raise the block size limit.
Ethereum, a network still in its infancy which was introduced on July 30, 2015, is dealing with a major conflict amongst its community as a result of a hard fork.
It is going to be a wild summer for the price of Bitcoin. The only certainty in the space will be change.
Steven Zeiler explains why a one-megabyte block size limit isn’t a fatal problem. Bitcoin isn’t doomed, it’s stronger than ever!
Bitcoin Classic, a fork of Bitcoin with an increased two-megabyte block size limit, appears to have failed in its mission to increase the block size.
A recent Princeton University study finds that a cap on max block size is necessary in a situation where mining rewards are entirely made of transaction fees.
As the volume of transactions on the Bitcoin blockchain keeps increasing, transaction delays have become more apparent. The problem relates to how transactions are processed on the blockchain. Are there any solutions offered by the Bitcoin community yet?
With the increasing adoption of Bitcoin, cypherpunks have once again risen to prominence.
Bitcoin block size is a contentious issue. Programmers and businessmen proposed various sizes, without fully clarifying the economic impact.
Bitcoin could be doomed. It could be successful. Either way, we should keep promoting it to businesses and individuals, so it may at the very least pave the way for its successor.
Altcoins maintain stability through Bitcoin’s volatility caused by the block size limit debate.
If you had the pleasure to watch ‘The Revenant’, you might have noticed how nature helps, as well as torments, the protagonist during his struggle to survive.
Cryptocurrency Emercoin has raised the bar on maintaining the Blocksize inflation with their “Unspent Transaction Output” solution.
So, with news that the blockchain is now consistently hitting full blocks, let’s take a step back to understand exactly what this means.
The Bitcoin debate of the year has been about how the blockchain block size matters. Whether to increase block size, how to do it, and when to do it, everyone seems to have an opinion.
The battle rages on within the Bitcoin community on how to move forward with potential hard fork changes designed to accommodate larger block sizes.
This week, bitcoin Jesus Roger Ver weighed in on the block size debate stating that the block size limit should be increased if it is technologically achievable.
Three of the biggest Western mining pools – representing a total of some 19% of hashing power on the Bitcoin network – stand divided on raising the block size limit.
Recent innovative ideas and projects, such as micropayment channels and the lightning network, are creating trustless channels between people so they can transact with each other without touching the blockchain.
For a cryptocurrency to function requires more than just a network of miners. It also requires nodes to propagate messages, serve the blockchain and provide security to the network
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