In Big Block Hard Fork, Craig Wright’s Bitcoin Has Left Nodes Behind

In the wake of a recent network upgrade, a number of nodes have been separated from the bitcoin SV blockchain, a development that highlights why “hard forks” have long been the subject of passionate infighting among cryptocurrency developers. According to block explorer Blockchair, roughly 20 percent of BSV nodes are still running an older version […]

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Staking Isn’t Just a Way to Earn Crypto Money – And It Shouldn’t Be

Jake Yocom-Piatt is the project lead for Decred and the creator of btcsuite — an alternative full-node Bitcoin implementation written in go whose source code has been used in several notable projects. Staking is money you don’t want to miss out on — simple as that, right? While most cryptos today are trading 70 -90 […]

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Ethereum Classic’s Next Crypto Code Upgrade Is Back on for September

In a public call Thursday, Ethereum classic developers recommitted to releasing a system-wide upgrade, or hard fork, to the blockchain’s main network in September. The targeted block number for the so-called Atlantis activation is 8,772,000, which is expected to hit at roughly 12:00 UTC on Sept. 17. After a disagreement in May about the contents […]

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Privacy Crypto Grin’s First Hard Fork Planned for Mid-July

Grin developers have reached a rough agreement on a block number and expected date of activation for the crypto network’s first ever system-wide upgrade or hard fork. Proposed by Quentin Le Sceller, a Grin core developer and software engineer at blockchain startup BlockCypher, during a developer call on Tuesday, the proposed activation block number is 262,080. […]

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Ethereum Classic May Delay Upcoming Hard Fork ‘Atlantis’

Ethereum classic’s open-source developer team failed to reach a consensus Thursday on whether to move forward with a forthcoming system-wide code upgrade as outlined, effectively sending the planned batch of upgrades back to a drafting stage. Developers have been deliberating on a set of 10 proposals to be integrated into the protocol since February, an upgrade […]

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Bitcoin Cash Miners Undo Attacker’s Transactions With ‘51% Attack’

Two bitcoin cash (BCH) mining pools recently carried out what is known as a 51 percent attack on the blockchain in an apparent effort to reverse another miner’s transactions. The move is tied to the bitcoin cash network hard fork that occurred on May 15. The two mining pools — BTC.com and BTC.top — carried out […]

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Halving Rally: Litecoin’s Price Logs Biggest Monthly Winning Streak Since 2017

Litecoin’s blockchain is set to undergo a mining reward halving in August this year, as it is programmatically designed to do so after every 840,000 blocks are mined or roughly once every four years. The process is aimed at controlling inflation by reducing the rewards for mining on the blockchain from 25 coins to 12.5 […]

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Privacy Crypto Monero Celebrates Its 5th Birthday

One of the most popular cryptocurrencies for privacy protection, monero, celebrated five years of existence this week. Launched in April 2014, monero has, since its inception, been entirely crowdfunded. And in tune with this decentralized, grassroots structure, monero is almost entirely developed by volunteers. “Monero is very committed to its decentralized, grassroots structure meaning we took […]

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Alt Season? Over 100 Crypto Assets Outperform Bitcoin in Q1 Surge

The first quarter of 2019 was a breath of fresh air for the cryptocurrency market, having recorded its first quarterly increase in overall network valuations since the fourth quarter of 2017. Interestingly, however, bitcoin is among the least significant price gainers so far this year while still flashing a noteworthy Q1 increase of 10 percent. […]

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Grin Cryptocurrency to Vote on Change to Hard Fork Roadmap

Developers behind privacy-oriented coin Grin are discussing crucial, potential changes to the cryptocurrency’s hard fork roadmap. Since plans to keep mining decentralized through a series of system-wide upgrades (more popularly known as “hard forks”) may not pan out quite as well as Grin developers have hoped, they are looking to potentially adjust the upgrade schedule. […]

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