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Satoshi 'Narcomoto': Before Craig Wright, the Escobar Family Owned Bitcoin's Trademark

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By CCN: Before Craig Wright, the Bitcoin trademark was registered to none other than the Escobar family. That’s according to official documents from the United States Patent and Trademark Office, which show Pablo Escobar’s brother, Roberto Escobar, as the former main signatory on Bitcoin’s naming rights. Bitcoin Formerly Registered to Escobar-Owned Business The U.S trademark office document...

'Bitcoin Will Disappear,' Craig Wright Rants in Blistering 'Satoshi' Manifesto

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By CCN: Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright published a blistering manifesto that argues bitcoin (BTC) will eventually disappear because it's being used to facilitate criminal activity. And that perverts his original vision for the cryptocurrency. For reference, Wright has repeatedly claimed that he is Satoshi Nakamoto, the mysterious creator of bitcoin. He has yet to offer definitive proof...

US Copyright Office: No 'Truth' Behind Craig Wright's Bitcoin Satoshi Claim

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By CCN: Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright shocked the cryptocurrency community on Tuesday by filing copyright registrations over the Bitcoin whitepaper and early Bitcoin code. In a press release, Wright claimed the US Copyright Office had officially “recognized” his role as the true bitcoin creator. The Copyright Office hit back last night with an official statement debunking the claims. In...

Fuming Craig Wright Demands Podcaster Tell Court He Created Bitcoin

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By CCN: We previously reported on Craig Wright’s legal actions against Peter McCormack, host of the What Bitcoin Did podcast. Wright claims McCormack engaged in libel by calling him a “fraud” for claiming to be Satoshi Nakamoto. McCormack has received his second notice from Wright’s legal team, which claims in part that the podcaster failed to acknowledge the suit against him properly. Bitcoin...

Bitcoin SV Pumps 125% as Calvin Ayre Runs Friend's Satoshi Victory Lap

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By CCN: Bitcoin SV (BSV) more than doubled in price on Tuesday fresh off the back of confirmation that Craig S. Wright had registered Bitcoin copyright claims with the U.S. government. The 125% pump in BSV’s value may have been helped along (not a legal term) by Bitcoin SV cheerleader Calvin Ayre. The billionaire owner of Coingeek appeared to ‘inflate’ the importance of Craig Wright’s purely...

John McAfee Living in a Constant State of Paranoia Launches Podcast

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By CCN: Following John McAfee's triumphant return to Twitter after a brief hiatus, the software mogul and his wife on Tuesday announced a new podcast about life on the run. What happened last week. pic.twitter.com/Z0HWHwpuxc — John McAfee (@officialmcafee) May 21, 2019 McAfee's Life on the Run In their announcement, McAfee and his wife describe living on the run and hiding from the...

Craig Wright's Bitcoin Copyright: Blockchain Bombshell or Absolute Farce?

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By CCN: As CCN earlier reported, Craig Wright has officially filed a copyright claim for the Bitcoin whitepaper. But what does this mean for Bitcoin and crypto generally? In short, it means very little. For starters, the Bitcoin project was initially released under the MIT License. One of the most permissive licenses, it only requires that those who modify and redistribute the code do so under a...

Craig Wright Registers Bitcoin Whitepaper Copyright as Creator Satoshi Nakamoto

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By CCN: Craig Wright has filed copyright registrations for the bitcoin whitepaper and the early Bitcoin code with the US Copyright Office. It's the latest step in Craig Wright's battle to prove he is bitcoin's creator and the man behind the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto. Bitcoin’s mysterious creator finally revealed? Since 2015, Craig Wright, chief scientist of nChain and proponent of Bitcoin SV...

Satoshi Watch: Calvin Ayre Teases 'More Evidence' Craig Wright Created Bitcoin

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By CCN: Not so long ago, nChain lawyer Jimmy Ngyuen loudly said that the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto was not important to the future of Bitcoin or nChain. As of late, however, the impetus to “prove” Craig Wright’s identity as Satoshi Nakamoto seems to have hastened. #IsCraigSatoshi? Chief enforcer and good friend of Craig Wright, Calvin Ayre, uses #CraigIsSatoshi in a sizable percentage of his...

Bitcoin Dev Drops Withering Assault on Craig Wright's Satoshi Claims

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By CCN: In a rare foray into editorial writing, Bitcoin developer Jameson Lopp has dismantled Craig Wright’s Satoshi claims, one by one. “How Many Wrongs Make a Wright?” should be bookmarked in the browser of any cryptocurrency enthusiast. It's as a master list of reasons not to believe Craig Wright’s claim that he is Satoshi Nakamoto. Lopp Finally Gives a Peek At Wright Research Lopp...

Satoshi Nakamoto Hoard: Craig Wright Submits List of Bitcoin Addresses

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By CCN: Craig Wright's attorneys successfully met the deadline by which he was required to submit a list of bitcoin addresses associated with the Tulip Trust, presumably proving whether or not he is Satoshi Nakamoto. The list is unfortunately redacted (see bottom of the article). As a result, blockchain experts outside the government have no way to analyze them. A motion to redact immediately...

Craig Wright's Wife Nets Legal Victory in Quest to Reclaim Lost Bitcoin

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By CCN: Craig Wright’s wife, Ramona Ang, sued a Cypriot futures exchange, UFX, for closing her account in August 2017 and effectively throwing a wet blanket on her investment goals. The exchange also refused to allow her to withdraw the funds she had used to invest in Bitcoin futures. UK Judge Rules Case Will Proceed in Britain UFX argued that the British court has no jurisdiction over the case...

Is Bitcoin's Mysterious Creator Really About to Be Unmasked?

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By CCN: Let’s be real. The number of people who believe that Craig Wright is Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto can easily fit in a sparsely-populated Telegram channel. It includes Wright, Calvin Ayre, Ryan X. Charles, a few dozen BSV supporters, and an army of Twitter bots. Nevertheless, one of the boldest and most baseless claims in the history of financial technology faces a test later this week...

US Court Orders Craig Wright Reveal 2013 Bitcoin Stash in $10 Billion Satoshi Suit

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By CCN.com: The self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto, Craig Wright, will now have to provide a list of all the public addresses of the bitcoin he held as of December 31, 2013. Per United States Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart, Wright will produce the relevant bitcoin addresses on or before May 15, 2019. Craig Wright ordered by court to produce lists of owned bitcoin addresses along with details about...

Craig Wright Rants About Why Satoshi 'F*cking' Abandoned Bitcoin

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By CCN: Even as he sues his critics left, right, and center over their refusal to recognize him as Satoshi Nakamoto, self-declared Bitcoin creator Craig Wright continues to drop bombshells that ignite even more controversy. Speaking during a Bitcoin Wednesday event in Amsterdam, the Bitcoin SV figurehead indicated that the only reason he outed himself as Satoshi Nakamoto was to right what had...

Satoshi Nakamoto v. 'Fake News': Craig Wright Lashes Out at Crypto Media

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By CCN.com: According to Decrypt reporter Ben Munster, Craig Wright specifically lashed out at CCN during his recent appearance at Oxford University. Wright believes CCN to be “owned by a group of people who are backing alt-chains, who are backing multiple coins, who are backing unregulated and uncontrolled exchanges.” CCN's incentive is to increase readership None of which meshes with the facts...

John McAfee Dares Bitcoin SV Creator Craig Wright to Explain 'Conman' Insult in Tea Throwdown

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By CCN.com: The war of words between 2020 U.S. presidential candidate John McAfee and self-proclaimed Bitcoin creator Craig Wright is not going to let up anytime soon. After Wright branded the cryptocurrency influencer a ‘conman’, McAfee has hit back challenging the self-declared Satoshi Nakamoto to repeat the same to his face. The insult was hurled by Wright during an interview with Finder. As...

Expert Witness Testifies Against Craig Wright in Whopping $10 Billion Satoshi Nakamoto Lawsuit

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By CCN.com: An expert witness has filed an affidavit in the Kleiman v. Wright case, which alleges that Craig Wright stole billions of dollars worth of bitcoins from Dave Kleiman either before or after he passed away. The Kleiman estate is seeking damages in the neighborhood of $10 billion. Wright is defending the case with tenacity and recently submitted a provably fake e-mail as evidence. One...

Craig Wright Dubs Binance a ‘Money-Laundering Bucketshop’, Calls John McAfee a Conman

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A few weeks after Binance delisted the Bitcoin SV altcoin, self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto, Craig Wright, has slammed the world’s largest crypto exchange calling it a ‘super bucket shop’. In an interview with Finder, Wright accused Binance of engaging in wash trading and money laundering: You have things like CZ (Changpeng Zhao, Binance CEO) there and Binance which is super bucket shop which are...

Bitcoin SV Creator Craig Wright Screeches 'I am Satoshi Nakomoto'

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By CCN.com: In a meandering post on Medium today, Craig S. Wright made some bold claims. The post shifts from subject to subject, but begins with obvious anger at the delisting of Bitcoin SV by Binance, Kraken, and Shapeshift. It begins: Many people in the bucket shop, sorry, “crypto currency exchange” industry want to see me gone. […] You’re about to find out why I created bitcoin and yes I am...

Our Binance Overlord’s Bitcoin SV Slaying is Frightening for Cryptocurrency

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Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, announced the delisting of Bitcoin SV (BSV) on Monday after CEO and founder Changpeng Zhao decided he’d had enough of the antics of Fake Satoshi, Craig S. Wright. Within hours, Kraken and Shapeshift followed suit. You’d have to travel far and wide to find anyone gullible enough to defend Craig Wright at this point, but there’s a case to be...

Craig Wright Suddenly Withdraws Alleged Fake E-Mail in Kleiman Lawsuit

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By CCN: In what may be considered a tacit admission of guilt, Craig Wright’s attorneys have requested that “exhibit A,” an e-mail that was proven to be fake, be withdrawn from evidence in a lawsuit filed against Wright by Dave Kleiman’s estate. Wright Withdraws Purportedly Fake E-mail From Evidence After Wright submitted the e-mail, a Reddit GPG expert announced that he could prove the e-mail was...

'Bitcoin Creator' Craig Wright Drags Critics to Court to 'Prove' He's Satoshi

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By CCN: Australian crypto entrepreneur Craig Wright insists he's bitcoin inventor Satoshi Nakamoto and is eager to prove his claims in court. On April 14, Wright fired off several angry letters, threatening to sue crypto podcaster Peter McCormack and Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin. Wright accused McCormack and Buterin of defaming him when they called him “a fraud” and said he was lying when...

Vitalik Buterin in Free Speech Battle Cry Defends #DelistBSV

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By CCN: Vitalik Buterin is known first and foremost as the creator of Ethereum, but he's also famous for his disdain of centralized exchanges. After previously wishing that centralized exchanges would all "burn in hell", now Buterin is coming to their defense. In an exposition reminding the crypto community about the pillars of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, Buterin tackles one of...

Crypto Exchange Kraken Takes a Cue from Binance, Delists Bitcoin SV

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By CCN: Add Jesse Powell to the chorus of crypto exchange CEOS who are done with Craig Wright's games. San Francisco-based crypto exchange Kraken has announced that it will be delisting Bitcoin SV (BSV), following in the trend-setting footsteps of Binance and later ShapeShift. Kraken has been engaging with its community about it ever since Binance CEO Changpeng "CZ" Zhao got the ball rolling...

Craig Wright Allegedly Submits Fake Email in Bitcoin Lawsuit

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By CCN: A Redditor has revealed perhaps the most interesting fraud claim regarding Craig Wright yet. Wright is being sued by the estate of Dave Kleiman for a sum in the many billions of dollars. The suit alleges that Wright stole over 1 million BTC from Kleiman shortly after his death. Signature Actually Dates to 2014, Not 2012 Reddit user Contrarian__ says that a piece of evidence submitted by...

Binance and ShapeShift #DelistBSV; Kraken and Others Under Pressure

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By CCN: Following last week’s threat to do so, Binance has officially announced that Bitcoin SV will no longer trade on its popular platform as of April 22nd. Withdrawals must be made from the platform by July 22nd, according to an official post. The reasons cited by Binance are “officious” in nature, but the community is fully aware this is related to Chenpeng Zhao’s annoyance at the antics of...

'Craig Wright is a Fraud.' Binance Chief Changpeng Zhao Slams 'Not Satoshi'

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Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao, known as CZ, slammed Craig Wright as a “fraud” in an ongoing Twitter spat. Craig Wright, the driving force behind cryptocurrency Bitcoin SV, has long claimed he is the founder of bitcoin and the man behind the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto.  Master piece! You have my full support, Peter. To be clear, I don't choose sides on technology. We let market do that. I am...

Craig Wright and Calvin Ayre’s 'Troll Hunt' is Annoying Binance

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CCN reported yesterday about the developing Twitter drama surrounding @Hodlonaut, an anonymous Norwegian who used his Twitter account in a crusade against Craig Wright. @Hodlonaut and numerous others in the Bitcoin community believe Craig Wright is a fraud and have been vocal about it. #CraigWrightIsAFraud is a hashtag that has been trending for some time. Wright’s lawyers recently delivered a...

These 5 States Are Most Interested in Monero - Thank Craig Wright?

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At press time, interest in Monero had increased 400% over the past hour. Five US states lead the charge, according to Google Trends:   Top 5 US States for Monero The five states listed are: • Indiana • Arizona • Arkansas • Colorado • Louisiana Interest in Indiana came primarily from Terre Haute, while curiousity in Arkansas came mainly Little Rock and this reporter’s city of Pine Bluff...

Craig Wright Rage Quits Twitter

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If you believe Craig S. Wright is Satoshi Nakamoto, you can no longer follow him on Twitter. He is no longer on Twitter. Sources have confirmed this. All 10,000+ tweets have been deleted. The man is probably a ghost of his former self. The trolls have really done a number on him. Or have they? Perhaps it was on the advice of lawyers. After all, Wright has said he will sue everyone who calls him a...

Early Bitcoin Developer Jeff Garzik Subpoenaed in $1 Billion Craig Wright Lawsuit

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Jeff Garzik, one of the earliest contributors to the Bitcoin codebase who also previously worked for BitPay, has been served. Garzik - in the spirit of "radical transparency" - shared the subpoena on Twitter, not appearing particularly shocked and noting that the "Bitcoin lawsuit drags on." Maybe he saw it coming, as the summons is comprised of more than two-dozen requests surrounding everything...

'Satoshi' Craig Wright Brags about Destroying Anonymous Coins Monero, Zcash

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Dr. Craig Wright is back. And this time, he is out to destroy the societally menacing anonymous coins.
The Australian computer scientist and alleged creator of Bitcoin told CNBC Africa's Ran Neuner that he knows how to kill Zcash and Monero. Dr. Wright said that he was going to expose these anonymous coins sometime this year, adding:

Craig Wright-Related Bitcoin SV Group Controversially Rebrands as 'Bitcoin Association'

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nChain CEO Jimmy Nguyen’s bComm Association, an organization which actively promotes Bitcoin SV for merchants, has rebranded itself to the “Bitcoin Association.” While the organization has no members from the wider Bitcoin community but instead lists people like Craig Wright, Calvin Ayre, and David Li, the step signals the belief that “Bitcoin SV is the true Bitcoin.” The new Bitcoin Association...

Bitcoin Cash Pools: The Majority of Bitcoin SV Blocks Are Mined By 'Unknown' [Yes, Really]

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Like Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin SV has large mining pools, each with a significant share of its SHA-256 hashrate. However, unlike the others, BSV has a nearly 44% majority who are “unknown,” according to data published by Coin.Dance. Comparing the above to Bitcoin’s same period chart, about 500% of the blocks in Bitcoin SV are mined by “unknown” compared to Bitcoin. The situation led a...

Who Cares About The Real Bitcoin, I Don't

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It doesn't matter what the "real Bitcoin" is. In technology, "authenticity" is only important insofar as efficiency allows it to be. It’s unlikely this is the first time you’ve read my work. I like to refer to myself as a cryptonaught. I am someone who has spent a serious portion of my life exploring cryptocurrencies and cryptography. We’re ten years into the blockchain revolution. Bitcoin is no...

Shots Fired: Craig Wright Calls Bitcoin Evangelist Andreas Antonopoulos 'Sh*tcoin Expert'

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Self-declared creator of bitcoin, Craig Wright, has taken to Twitter to brand bitcoin advocate Andreas Antonopoulos, a ‘shitcoin expert’. Escalating the attacks further, Wright dismissed Antonopoulos’ wealth of knowledge on bitcoin saying that the only correct thing the host of "Let’s Talk Bitcoin" podcast knows is how to ‘spell Bitcoin’. In Craig Wright’s view, Antonopoulos is an anarchist due...

Echo Chamber: Craig Wright Takes Twitter Account Private to Avoid Dissidents

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Self-declared Bitcoin creator Craig Wright no longer wants to hear from non-followers how much he annoys them or how much they disagree with him. This became apparent after the Australian who resides in England changed the privacy settings of his Twitter account to protected status. Consequently, this not only disabled the retweeting feature but the move will prevent anyone who is not following...

Vitalik Buterin Bashes Bitcoin SV and Calls it a 'Dumpster Fire'

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In a series of tweets, Vitalik Buterin, co-founder of Ethereum, made his disapproval of Bitcoin Cash ‘Satoshi’s Version’ (BSV) known, calling the new hard fork of Bitcoin Cash (BCH) a “pure dumpster fire.” Buterin’s comments were made in an online Twitter debate with cryptocurrency commentator and businessman Tuur Demeester on Christmas Day. In the discussion, Buterin debated on the merits and...

Judge: $1 Billion Bitcoin Lawsuit against Craig Wright Will Continue

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A motion by the self-declared creator of Bitcoin and the chief scientist at blockchain firm nChain, Craig Wright, to have a multi-billion dollar lawsuit accusing him of stealing bitcoins belonging to an alleged business partner dismissed has been denied. Wright Loses Bid to Dismiss Lawsuit over Alleged Bitcoin Theft In a ruling delivered on Thursday by Beth Bloom in South Florida, the United...

Smart Contracts are What is Needed for Alternatives to Patreon: Craig Wright

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The chief scientist of blockchain firm nChain, Craig Wright, has indicated that Bitcoin could one day emerge as a major means of making automated payments for subscription services, similar to Patreon. Asked by YouTuber ‘Philosophie Workout’ whether it would be possible to pay for subscription services such as Patreon on a regular basis, Wright answered in the affirmative. According to Wright...

Bitcoin Price Will Crash to Zero Says Calvin Ayre

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Crypto entrepreneur Calvin Ayre predicts that the flagship cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, will plunge to zero in 2019 because it's worthless. But never fear, he said,  because Bitcoin Cash Satoshi Vision (BSV) will be there to save the day. Interestingly, Ayre insists that the Bitcoin price is being deliberately deflated right now in order to stamp it out of existence. He did not offer any proof to...

Craig Wright Claims Bitcoin SV Will Process 1TB Blocks in Two Years

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Dr. Craig S. Wright has a mission in mind for Bitcoin SV (BSV) to process terabyte-sized blocks. It’s a “2 year target” according to a tweet he published yesterday. Wright didn’t elaborate on the how of this. Demand for transaction space in Bitcoin blocks is high, and certainly, Bitcoin has struggled to keep pace with the demand. Wright and others in the Bitcoin Cash world don’t believe in...

Bitcoin SV Joins Top Cryptocurrency Ranks after Climbing 48% in a Week

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The hash war between the Bitcoin ABC and Bitcoin SV camps have officially come to an end. But the one that conceded defeat surprisingly gained more than the one that won. Bitcoin SV, the brainchild of Dr. Craig Wright backed by CoinGeek mining pool boss Calvin Ayre, surged circa 48 percent in a week. The new BSV ticker added as much as $2.21 billion to its market cap before correcting lower to $1...

Roger Ver Now 'Pretty Damn Skeptical' of Craig Wright Being Satoshi

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A new video released by Bitcoin.com puts their CEO Roger Ver firmly in the camp of people who do not believe that Craig Wright is Satoshi Nakamoto. Ver appeared in the video with lawyer Daniel Kelman to discuss the goings-on of Bitcoin Cash following the hard fork that took place last Friday. Several shots were fired at the Bitcoin SV camp, the first of which was related to the “stability” of the...

Hash Wars: Calvin Ayre & CoinGeek Refuse to Concede Defeat in Bitcoin Cash Fork Fight

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Shots were fired Thursday afternoon, as CCN received a press release from Calvin Ayre’s CoinGeek which contained some interesting words that are sure to heat up the discussion around the chainsplit and intentional hard fork in Bitcoin Cash. One of the quotes from Calvin Ayre elucidates his feeling that all is not well on the side of the opposition, nor is it upstanding. "CoinGeek and nChain are...

Bitcoin Cash: Where the 4th-Largest Cryptocurrency Stands the Day after the Fork

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Yesterday, the Bitcoin Cash network activated its second scheduled semi-annual hard fork since the cryptocurrency split away from the original Bitcoin blockchain. Unlike the previous protocol upgrade, however, this fork was contentious, with development teams launching two competing, incompatible BCH implementations. Background: Another Fork in the Bitcoin Cash Road The group adhering to the...

Breaking: Bitcoin Cash Hard Forks -- BCH Hash War Begins

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Minutes ago, Bitcoin Cash activated a hard fork that splintered the fourth-largest cryptocurrency’s network into at least two competing versions, currently referred to by their primary software clients, Bitcoin ABC (BCHABC) and Bitcoin SV (BCHSV). The Bitcoin Cash network upgraded shortly after 18:00 UTC, when the BCHABC and BCHSV chains diverged at block 556767. Bitcoin.com mined the first two...

Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork: How Did We Get Here?

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As the actual hard fork of Bitcoin Cash approaches and users face the prospect of two versions of Bitcoin Cash, it’s important to remember what led Bitcoin Cash to this situation. As such, here is an albeit incomplete recap. The Block Size Debate Beginning around the middle of 2015, Bitcoin blocks started becoming full, and this trend continued for over a year. This meant that the cost of sending...