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Segregated Witness (Segwit) support has been on the rise ever since the disclosure of the covert usage of AsicBoost by Bitcoin Core developer Greg Maxwell.
Bitcoin Unlimited succumbed to a second bug Tuesday which developers appeared to fix with non-open source code.
Greg Maxwell is a target of a recent online Bitcoin community controversy that originates in an alleged connection between Theymos and a Blockstream employee.
Monero (XMR), a privacy-focused open source cryptocurrency, has agitated the digital currency community after demonstrating a nearly 100% increase in price over a 6-day period.
With the increasing adoption of Bitcoin, cypherpunks have once again risen to prominence.
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
This past weekend, bitcoin miners lost up to US$50,000 as the Bitcoin network was affected by the generation of invalid blocks due to the appearance of two separate versions of the blockchain or a “fork.”
Using the latest cryptography, Blockstream has created Confidential Transactions de-signed to improve Bitcoin’s user security by keeping the amounts sent visible only to participants in the transaction
Core Developer Gavin Andresen announced a request to increase the Bitcoin block size next year, which could mean significant changes to the Bitcoin code.
Despite being a decentralized project, which presumably should result in faster and more efficient development, Bitcoin has been experiencing a decline in its development pace in 2015.
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