BITCOIN MINING DIFFICULTY HITS ALL-TIME HIGH AS SECOND TAPROOT SIGNALING PERIOD BEGINS

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Bitcoin mining difficulty hit an all-time high after increasing by 21.5% today, according to data from Glassnode. It was the largest single-day percentage increase in...

Bitcoin Halving: Definitive Guide

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     Bitcoin halving is often referred to as “Halvening”, it’s a formulated reduction in the reward coins offered to the miners using a predefined blockchain...

The Battle For P2SH

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“Push the date back two months. OP_EVAL just is not ready yet.” It was the verdict Gavin Andresen had worked so long to avoid. With...

The third Bitcoin Halving is now complete.

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As of now, 630,000 blocks have been mined on the Bitcoin network, and the block reward has successfully halved for the THIRD time....

2019: A Light(ning) year of progress

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Another year is almost over. For those of us working on Lightning, the pace of change has been so fast that it’s gone by...

Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System

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Satoshi Nakamoto October 31, 2008 Abstract A purely peer-to-peer version of electronic cash would allow online payments to be sent directly from one party to another without...

The Inbound Capacity Problem in the Lightning Network

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In the last couple of weeks, many people in the Bitcoin community have been talking about inbound capacity in the Lightning Network. The increasing difficulty...

Ethereum Upgrades as Hard Forks Activate on Blockchain

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Two long-anticipated upgrades appear to have officially activated on the ethereum blockchain, the world’s second-largest by market value, without incident. At 19:57 (UTC), the sixth and...

Proof of Keys Explained: Bitcoin’s First Planned ‘Bank Run’ Is Today

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Do your bitcoins really exist? The answer might seem like an obvious “yes,” but the brewing “Proof of Keys” movement, launching today, argues the answer...

Whitfield Diffie Talks Cryptography ‘Resurgence’ and Blockchain

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“This is very fulfilling because when you thought the subject must have run its course, it flares up again.” Those words, from cryptography legend...

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