BCHABC Generates Nearly Empty Blocks While BCHSV Blocks Grow Bigger

There are still some intriguing aspects about the Bitcoin Cash hash war to highlight. As neither network can gain a major edge over the other, a lot of enthusiasts have begun looking beyond the number of blocks and actual hashrate. It is evident BCHABC miners are creating very small blocks, whereas BCHSV blocks effectively have a decent size. It’s Not Just About the Number of Blocks The concept of “my blockchain has more blocks than yours’ is an interesting one, albeit one that can also be rendered utterly pointless fairly quickly.
A New Approach to Thwarting “Selfish” Bitcoin Miners

A New Approach to Thwarting “Selfish” Bitcoin Miners

Selfish mining is an attack on the Bitcoin network that has been known to be possible for several years. By propagating new blocks slowly (on purpose or by accident), a loophole is opened for miners to unfairly increase their profits in relation to other miners. However, researchers Cyril Grunspan and Ricardo Pérez-Marco claim that by broadcasting the presence of orphan blocks, selfish mining can become a thing of the past. Grunspan, a professor at Paris’ ESILV graduate school of engineering, and Pérez-Marco, the director of research at the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Paris, have authored a report on the costs of selfish mining and its profitability, which they believe have been largely ignored by the Bitcoin community.
SegWit is Coming to Coinbase and Bitfinex’s Bitcoin Exchanges

SegWit is Coming to Coinbase and Bitfinex’s Bitcoin Exchanges

Today, two of the world’s largest cryptocurrency investment platforms, Coinbase and Bitfinex, both announced that they were adopting support for Segregated Witness (SegWit) protocols for bitcoin (BTC) traded on their exchanges.
SegWit is Coming to Coinbase and Bitfinex’s Bitcoin Exchanges

SegWit is Coming to Coinbase and Bitfinex’s Bitcoin Exchanges

Today, two of the world’s largest cryptocurrency investment platforms, Coinbase and Bitfinex, both announced that they were adopting support for Segregated Witness (SegWit) protocols for bitcoin (BTC) traded on their exchanges.

Sidechains: Why These Researchers Think They Solved a Key Piece of the Puzzle

New blockchains are born all the time. Bitcoin was the lone blockchain for years, but now there are hundreds. The problem is, if you want to use the features offered on another blockchain, you have to buy the tokens for that other blockchain. But all that may soon change.

With Forkgen, Anyone Can Now Create Their Own Bitcoin Fork (Even Us)

“Forkcoins," or “Initial Fork Offerings” — alternative coins that “split off” from Bitcoin — are all the rage right now. The latest trend in the cryptocurrency world was kicked off last summer with the launch of Bitcoin Cash.

Now the SegWit2x Hard Fork Has Really Failed to Activate

In case there were any remaining doubts, it now seems clear that the SegWit2x hard fork will not happen. The SegWit2x project, a product of the New York Agreement signed onto by a long list of companies and miners in May, had scheduled a hard fork to double Bitcoin’s block weight limit today.
2x Called Off: Bitcoin Hard Fork Suspended for Lack of Consensus

2x Called Off: Bitcoin Hard Fork Suspended for Lack of Consensus

The organizers of a controversial bitcoin software update are suspending their attempt to increase the block size by way of a hard fork. Known for its strong early support from bitcoin startups and mining pools, the plan, called Segwit2x, or simply '2x,' was to trigger a block size increase at block 494,784, expected to occur on or around November 16th. The goal of the project, according to those involved, was to use the measure to increase bitcoin's transaction capacity, which is today constrained by the nature of the software's rules.

These International Bitcoin Communities Are Rejecting SegWit2x

The hard fork part of the New York Agreement is scheduled to take place within about two weeks. This incompatible protocol rule change is set to increase Bitcoin’s block weight limit, to allow for more transactions on the network — if everyone adopts the change.

Bitcoin Gold Is About to Trial an ASIC-Resistant Bitcoin Fork

It’s forking season. After Bitcoin Cash (Bcash) forked from the Bitcoin blockchain to create a new cryptocurrency (BCH), and ahead of the SegWit2X fork that may do the same thing, a third Bitcoin fork is in the making: Bitcoin Gold (Bgold; BTG).
Calm Before the Fork? Segwit2x Goes Silent as Bitcoin Split Looms

Calm Before the Fork? Segwit2x Goes Silent as Bitcoin Split Looms

"It's sort of like the quiet tension before a battle." That's how Jean-Pierre Rupp, a developer at bitcoin wallet provider Blockchain, described the current state of Segwit2x development. With the code labeled "production ready," and the work of contributors like Rupp nearly complete, the main step left is the activation of the code, scheduled for late November.

The Curious Case of Bitcoin’s “Moby Dick” Spam and the Miners That Confirmed It

The scaling debate has dominated the Bitcoin space for well over two years now. As a central issue, Bitcoin’s one-megabyte block size limit was often insufficient to include all transactions on the network. This ultimately led to the replacement of this block size limit for a block weight limit through Segregated Witness, allowing for up to four megabytes of transaction data.

One Week Into SegWit, Hardware Wallets Lead the Pack in Slow-But-Sure Roll Out

After a years-long development process and even more debate and political struggle, Segregated Witness finally activated on the Bitcoin network last week.