Tag: SegWit2X

Bitcoin Block Size Increase

Bitcoin Block Size Increase a Medium Term Possibility

According to one of the most well-known people in the Bitcoin community, the block size increase could be seen as some sort of a medium term solution provided there was enough testing. Adam Back is the CEO of Blockstream and...

/ November 15, 2017
Bitcoin Cash Pump and Dump

Bitcoin Cash Pump and Dump, or Optimism on SegWit2x Failure?

From Friday, November 10, to Sunday, November 12, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) had an astounding weekend price performance—surging all the way up past $2,400 in the early hours of Sunday before settling back down in the $1,200 price range at press...

/ November 13, 2017
Scale with the Lightning Network

Time for Bitcoin to Scale with the Lightning Network

Many may be slightly relieved that the contentious hardfork to increase the blocksize limit was averted, broader questions around scaling now need to be answered. Many of the concerns that were present before the fork have raised their head again....

/ November 13, 2017
Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Surging

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Surging: A Quick 101 on Bitcoin’s Rival Bitcoin

As Bitcoin’s (BTC) dropped $1,000 over the past several hours, Bitcoin Cash (BCH)—the cryptocoin that split off during the highly contested August 1st hard-fork—has conversely surged. At press time, Bitcoin Cash is up a whopping 30% from yesterday, November 9th....

/ November 10, 2017
Death of SegWit2X HardFork

The Crypto Community Reacts to Death of SegWit2X HardFork

Over the past few years, Bitcoin has been embroiled in a number of disagreements regarding scalability and transaction cost issues, with stakeholders struggling to reach a general consensus on the most viable solutions. This resulted in the New York Agreement,...

/ November 10, 2017
Miners and SegWit2X Support

Where do Miners Stand on the SegWit2X Fork?

When it comes to power brokers in the Bitcoin industry, those that are crunching the numbers and producing the coins hold a lot of sway. Bitcoin miners are an interesting group of people. Some are evasive and tend to stay...

/ November 2, 2017
What is a Replay Attack

What is a Replay Attack

Part of the reason that the upcoming SegWit2X hardfork is so contentious is because it does not have protection against replay attacks. Many people are concerned about the prospect of a replay attack and how it could harm the integrity...

/ October 11, 2017
Bitcoin Hardfork November

Quick check in on Proposed November Bitcoin Hard Fork

Bitcoin’s runaway success (and doubtless its runaway price) has surprised even those who first developed it. With the 1MB limit on each individual segment in the Bitcoin blockchain close to being reached, SegWit (Segregated Witness) was deployed to speed up...

/ October 5, 2017
Charlie Lee Predicts Coinbase response

Charlie Lee Predicts Coinbase Reaction to SegWit2x

Given that there is a particularly big event approaching Bitcoin in November, one would expect the largest Bitcoin exchange to lay out how they will handle it. However, in the face of the possible SegWit2X hard-fork, Coinbase has been quite...

/ October 3, 2017
Charlie Lee Opposes SegWit2X

Charlie Lee Comes out Publically against SegWit2x

An important voice in the Cryptocurrecy community has now come out against the SegWit2x proposal for Bitcoin scaling. Charlie Lee, the creator of Litecoin and a former executive at Coinbase formally came out to express his opposition to it. He...

/ September 29, 2017