Bitcoin ABC Calls nChain’s Bluff, Vows to Proceed with Contentious Hard Fork Upgrade

Bitcoin Cash development team Bitcoin ABC isn’t backing down from its plan to release a contentious software upgrade in November, despite vows from other development teams and at least one major mining pool to continue using software that is incompatible with the new ABC client. On Monday, Bitcoin ABC released version 0.18.0 of its full

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Satoshi’s Vision: Craig Wright to Launch BCH Node to ‘Restore Original Bitcoin Protocol’

An intramural debate among Bitcoin Cash developers about the future of the BCH protocol is heating up, with a development group backed by nChain and Craig Wright vowing to create a new full node client that does not include the so-called “unnecessary changes” being added to Bitcoin ABC, the most popular full node BCH client.

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Bitcoin Cash ‘Chain-Splitting’ Bug was Detected by Bitcoin Core Dev.

It has emerged that the “unknown person” who notified Bitcoin ABC developers of a vulnerability in Bitcoin Cash which would have resulted in the unintended split of the altcoin’s network is actually a Bitcoin Core (bitcoin’s primary software implementation) developer. In a Medium blog post, Corey Fields revealed that he was responsible for anonymously and

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Craig Wright, ViaBTC Founder Spar over 60-Second Bitcoin Cash Block Time

Two of Bitcoin Cash’s leading personalities are sparring over a preliminary proposal that would reduce the amount of time between BCH blocks by a factor of 10. Writing on Twitter, Haipo Yang, CEO of mining pool ViaBTC and cryptocurrency exchange CoinEX, said that he believed the Bitcoin Cash block time should be lowered to 1

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African Cryptocurrency Firms Raise Capital Despite Regulatory Hurdles

African blockchain and crypto businesses have been raising funding despite regulatory issues in some markets. A new report by Weetracker highlights that most of the capital raises and moves towards ICOs have predominantly been in South Africa, Kenya and Zimbabwe. The report looks at the first quarter 2018 activity across the continent. It also notes

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Exclusive: Podcast Interview with ShipChain CEO on Integrating Blockchain

Last week, I spoke with ShipChain CEO John Monarch. Before the interview, I was really wondering what the company was doing. I usually got my packages without an issue and wasn’t really sure what exactly shoving blockchain into the process would do to improve my experience. It turns out behind every delivery there are price increases,

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Bitcoin Privacy Takes Another Step Forward with Wasabi Wallet Launch

Bitcoin users concerned about permanently writing their financial history to a public blockchain will soon have access to a new tool to protect their privacy: Wasabi, a desktop wallet developed by Adam Ficzor, the maker of HiddenWallet. Introducing Wasabi, a Privacy-Enhancing Bitcoin Wallet Ficzor unveiled Wasabi at Building on Bitcoin 2018, an industry conference dedicated

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CoinJoinXT: Using the Lightning Network to Hide Bitcoin Transactions in Plain Sight

There’s a common misconception among the general public that bitcoin is an inherently-anonymous currency. In fact, bitcoin offers users pseudonymity, and the privacy it offers is fragile at best. Though still masked from the average user, blockchain analysts can use powerful tools to sift through blockchain data and use it to identify the owners of

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Despite Previous Signals, Bitcoin Remains Key to Circle’s Strategy

After spending a couple of years signaling an impending shift in focus away from Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, Circle Financial seems to be executing a 180-degree shift in strategy, boosting its crypto-related offerings in a series of moves that some say are positioning it as a competitor to Coinbase. Circle Distanced Itself from Bitcoin in 2016

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Bitcoin’s Lightning Network Still Unsuitable for Large Payments, Research Suggests

A recent report published by cryptocurrency research firm Diar suggests that Bitcoin’s Lightning Network, a second-layer solution touted as the answer to the cryptocurrency’s scalability problem, is still unsuitable for large payments. According to the report, the network only ensures a 100 percent success rate for payments of $0.03 or less. The chance of successfully

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