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Bitcoin Price Will See “Fairly Dramatic Dip” after Hard/Soft Fork: Wealth Daily

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Alexandra Perry, a writer for investment publication Wealth Daily has advised readers in an opinion piece that an impending fork in bitcoin’s network could bring a “blood bath” to bitcoin. Perry wanted to educate investors on the difference between the two possible forks – hard and soft – and advise on what protective measures investors … Read more

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No Blocksize Increase Needed for Years, Argues Bitcoin Core Dev

A Reddit discussion on increasing the bitcoin block size clarified why many are opposed to the bitcoin hard fork. A poster asked Bitcoin Core developers to explain their vision on increasing the block size. The poster claimed to be “very strongly anti-Bitcoin Unlimited (BU) but mildly in favour of bigger bitcoin blocks. BU has been proposed … Read more

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18 Bitcoin Exchanges Say They’re Ready For A Bitcoin Split

A group of 18 bitcoin exchanges has prepared for a possible split in the bitcoin network. The group released a statement which noted they intend to support a hardfork for practical reasons, designating it as an “incompatible protocol implementation.” The statement also said the group is not passing judgment on a hardfork. The 18 exchanges include … Read more

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Purse Introduces Bcoin Library To Spur Bitcoin Applications

Purse, an online marketplace that encourages bitcoin use and innovation, has introduced bcoin, a Javascript library to help bitcoin businesses build applications. Purse provides a full node implementation that allows it to utilize new additions to the bitcoin code base as they become available. Bcoin is consensus aware and is up to date with the … Read more

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Bitcoin Core Launches Sponsorship Program To Support R&D

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Bitcoin Core, the open source project that maintains bitcoin client software called “Bitcoin Core,” has launched a sponsorship program in an effort to involve more of the cryptocurrency community in the project. The sponsorship program provides a way for the industry to support research, projects and development. Some of the more overlooked aspects of the … Read more

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Coinbase’s Armstrong Urges Switch To Bitcoin Classic To Fix Scaling Disaster

Brian Armstrong, co-founder and CEO of Coinbase, left the Satoshi Roundtable very concerned about bitcoin’s scaling challenge and is urging everyone to upgrade to Bitcoin Classic to buy time to address the scaling issue and prevent serious problems. Writing on Medium, Armstrong summed up the scaling divide evident at the Satoshi Roundtable. On one side are … Read more

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Bitcoin Core Developer Commits to 20MB Block Size by March, 2016

The discussion has been ongoing since late 2014. What is the ultimate solution to the problem of the block sizes? Hindsight is 20/20, but foresight is golden, or so it seems now that Gavin Andresen has made a commit on his personal fork of the Bitcoin Core repository that states, simply: Allows any block with … Read more