Lightning Network Co-Creator Is Designing a Scaling Solution Called Utreexo

A blockchain researcher has been working on a scaling effort for the unspent transaction output set found in the Bitcoin protocol. According to Tadge Dryja’s recently published description of research, the software engineer is working on a dynamic accumulator called Utreexo. The project could theoretically allow network participants to verify the state of the chain’s…

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Review: HTC's Exodus 1 Is an Impressive Phone With a Basic Crypto Wallet

After weeks of delays and hundreds of frustrated customer messages in its Telegram channel, HTC finally shipped its “blockchain phone” on Jan. 14. The HTC Exodus 1 promises an array of features for cryptocurrency users, but the manufacturer couldn’t keep its promise to ship the devices in December. With the phones finally rolled out, news.Bitcoin.com…

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Review: Wasabi’s Privacy-Focused BTC Wallet Aims to Make Bitcoin Fungible Again

Privacy is relative, but by many people’s reckoning, bitcoin could use greater anonymity. The Bitcoin Core protocol hasn’t changed much over the past decade, but the tools used to forensically inspect it have. In a bid to reclaim some of that eroding privacy, a number of fungibility-enhancing tools have been released by open source developers….

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Bitcoin’s Proof of Keys Day Begins With Industry-Wide Support

In addition to being Bitcoin’s 10th birthday, Jan. 3, 2019 will go down in history as being the crypto world’s inaugural Proof of Keys day. The initiative, conceived by Trace Meyer just weeks ago, has drawn broad support from cryptocurrency influencers and businesses. Over the past 24 hours, crypto companies have tweeted their encouragement for…

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BCH-Powered Bookchain Aims to Protect Literature From a Dystopian Future

A good portion of cryptocurrency supporters are against purging important information and many of them hope that blockchain technology will help boost censorship resistance. A new project in the works called Bookchain aims to record essential books on the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) chain so the written words cannot be silenced, banned, or purged. Also read: A…

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Saxo Bank Founder Lars Christensen Is Waiting for a Cryptocurrency Panic Sell-Off – Bitcoin News Saxo Bank,

Danish Saxo Bank founder Lars Seier Christensen made millions trading BTC, but as the CEO of a bank, he had a hard time persuading his staff to offer crypto services. Now he’s waiting on the sidelines for another panic sell-off before re-entering crypto trading.  ‘Our Current System Is Deeply Inefficient’ 55-year-old Danish banker Christensen, also known…

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Chat Bot Advises Crypto Startups and Investors

Three Ukrainian companies have developed an English-language chat bot that provides consulting services to businesses and investors in the crypto industry. The AI-based platform, Ailo, offers a range of automated services but it can also deal with cases that require human intervention and professional legal advice. Also read: Russian Marketplace Allows Users to Sell Items…

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5 Opsec Errors That Caused Cryptocurrency Users to Lose Everything

Maintaining good operational security is imperative for all web users, but it’s particularly important in the cryptocurrency space. Prying eyes are everywhere on the internet, from law enforcement to hackers and from blockchain forensics firms to data resellers. Examining the opsec errors that got several notorious bitcoiners robbed or busted yields valuable lessons we should…

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Meet 'Spedn' — A Smart Contract Programming Language for Bitcoin Cash

On Wednesday, a developer called Tendo Pein announced the launch of a new smart contract programming language for the Bitcoin Cash network. Pein said “Spedn,” a BCH-based language, is designed for explicitness and safety while having a syntax similar to the C programming environment. Also read: BCH Devcon Streamlines Bitcoin Innovation in San Francisco  High-Level BCH…

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Order Speed Analysis Reveals the Fastest Cryptocurrency Exchanges

When you’re trading digital assets, speed matters — particularly so if you’re engaged in high-frequency trading, when every millisecond counts. Executing orders a fraction of a second ahead of the market can mean the difference between profit and loss. New data reveals which cryptocurrency exchanges are the fastest — and which are struggling to keep…

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Mobile SMS Bitcoin Cash Wallet Cointext Expands to Asia

Hong Kong is the first country in Asia to officially be connected by Cointext, a service which enables anyone to send money to mobile phone numbers or Bitcoin Cash addresses without Internet, apps, or accounts. In addition to residents of the Chinese autonomous territory, Israelis and Palestinians also now have access to the service. Also…

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A Guide to Building Your Own Crypto Mining Rig

Cryptocurrency mining has in many respects become an industrialized business. But despite the concentration of hashing power, the increasing difficulty and diminishing returns, in some cases it can still be profitable to mint coins as an amateur miner, probably the most honest way to earn some digital cash. Here’s a guide on how to build…

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BCH Upgrade Debate Continues — Bitcoin Unlimited Reveals Fork Strategy

On August 21 Bitcoin Unlimited’s lead developer Andrew Stone wrote a proposal which outlined a strategy for the upcoming November hard fork. Stone explains that there are two changesets proposed by two different full node clients and Bitcoin Unlimited (BU) plans to implement consensus changes from both organizations, allowing participants the ability to vote for…

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Wormhole Mainnet and Developers Guide Launched

There’s been a lot of activities taking place with the new project developed by Bitmain called Wormhole. The team of developers just recently launched the Wormhole mainnet where the public can see the list of coins and the generated Wormhole Cash (WHC). Meanwhile, Gabriel Cardona, the creator of the Bitcoin Cash development kit, Bitbox, released a…

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Bitmain Offers Wi-Fi Routers Mining Cryptocurrencies

Have you ever thought about mining cryptos while surfing the web without being a victim of some malware, of course? If so, Bitmain has an offer you might be interested in. The Chinese mining giant has just announced it’s offering a couple of Wi-Fi routers capable of minting digital coins while connecting you to the…

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HTC 'Exodus' Blockchain Phone To Support LTC, Lee to Advise Project

Charlie Lee, the creator of Litecoin (LTC), has been announced as an adviser to the development of HTC’s “Exodus” blockchain phone following Mr. Lee’s recent tweet that stated he had met with the HTC team and that the Exodus phone will natively support LTC. Also Read: Football Team in Gibraltar to Pay Its Players in Cryptocurrency…

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Bitcoin Unlimited Merges Graphene Block Propagation Technology

Over the past week, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) proponents have been discussing ideas like pre-consensus and faster block times. Now, on July 25, the Bitcoin Unlimited (BU) development team has announced merging a block propagation concept called ‘Graphene’ into the BU client. Graphene is a technology that is a fraction of the size of current methods…

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Five of the Best Blockchain Explorers

Blockchain explorers have come a long way since bitcoin’s early days. In the beginning there were none. Then there were basic ones that allowed users to search for specific wallet addresses or transactions. Fast forward to today and we’re blessed with a plethora of blockchain explorers that can be used to extract all kinds of…

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