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‘Ossification Is Stupid:’ Bitcoin Development Controversy Strikes ‘Speedy Trial’ Taproot Activation

The well known software developer Luke Dashjr is in the midst of controversy over how to upgrade the Bitcoin network in order to add the Taproot protocol. Bitcoin Core developers want to upgrade with “Speedy trial,” which will allow miners to push the feature through. However, Luke Dashjr wants to upgrade in a different manner, and considers the proposal an “attack on Bitcoin” as it’s “not a good thing” from his perspective. Bitcoin Developers Find Controversy Over Taproot Activation Bitcoin developers have revealed “Speedy trial support for versionbits #21377,” which aims to implement Taproot via BTC miner activation. The activation…

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Block Size and Scalability, Explained

Debate over increasing block size for blockchain scalability still goes on, but what are the main arguments from proponents and detractors? The debate is not settled.Despite much of the great work being done, there is no one clear solution for blockchain scaling, and it’s possible there never will be.All of the possibilities explored above stand to help bring digital assets onto a global stage, but none of them are the final say yet. As we have discussed, there are pros and cons for each, and it isn’t implausible that there simply won’t be a single winner. Different projects with unique…

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Third Anniversary of Bitcoin Cash Highlights a Myriad of Network Improvements

In twelve days the Bitcoin Cash community will celebrate the third anniversary of the 2017 fork that happened on August 1. Since then, a number of changes have happened during the last three years and the following editorial will discuss the significant differences between both chains. The Bitcoin Cash (BCH) fork took place almost three years ago in 2017 and the official anniversary is twelve days away. A lot has happened since then and in 2018, the Bitcoinsv (BSV) community forked away from the BCH chain. Currently, BTC, BCH, and BSV are the largest and most popular Bitcoin branches by…

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Third Anniversary of Bitcoin Cash Highlights a Myriad of Network Improvements

In twelve days the Bitcoin Cash community will celebrate the third anniversary of the 2017 fork that happened on August 1. Since then, a number of changes have happened during the last three years and the following editorial will discuss the significant differences between both chains. The Bitcoin Cash (BCH) fork took place almost three years ago in 2017 and the official anniversary is twelve days away. A lot has happened since then and in 2018, the Bitcoinsv (BSV) community forked away from the BCH chain. Currently, BTC, BCH, and BSV are the largest and most popular Bitcoin branches by…

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