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

Lightning Network Co-Creator Is Designing a Scaling Solution Called UtreexoA 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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18 Months Away? Latest Lightning Network Study Calls System a ‘Small Central Clique’

The Lightning Network has been touted as the solution to the Bitcoin Core (BTC) network’s scalability problem for years now. Over the last few months, the Lightning Network has shown growth but there are still significant concerns about centralization, routing issues, and creating a usable mainstream-friendly interface. The ongoing joke that the network is “18 […]

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

HTC's Blockchain Smartphone Can Be Ordered With BitcoinAfter 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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BCH Developer Unveils Xthinner Scaling Protocol – Claims to Compress Blocks by 99%

BCH Developer Unveils Xthinner Scaling Protocol - Claims to Compress Blocks by 99%On Sunday, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) developer Jonathan Toomim unveiled a project he’s been working on called Xthinner, a new block propagation protocol that leverages the benefits of lexicographic transaction ordering (LTOR). According to Toomim’s data, Xthinner can compress blocks by 99.6 percent and performs roughly 4x to 6x more efficiently than block propagation concepts like […]

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BCH Developer Unveils Xthinner Scaling Protocol – Claims to Compress Blocks by 99%

BCH Developer Unveils Xthinner Scaling Protocol - Claims to Compress Blocks by 99%On Sunday, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) developer Jonathan Toomim unveiled a project he’s been working on called Xthinner, a new block propagation protocol that leverages the benefits of lexicographic transaction ordering (LTOR). According to Toomim’s data, Xthinner can compress blocks by 99.6 percent and performs roughly 4x to 6x more efficiently than block propagation concepts like […]

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How to Generate a Bitcoin Address With Your Own Name

You don’t have to be vain to want a vanity address. A bitcoin vanity address is the crypto equivalent of a personalized license plate, with a portion of its 26-35 alphanumeric characters closely mirroring the name of the wallet’s owner. For fundraising, collecting tips or soliciting donations, having a bitcoin address that’s synonymous with its […]

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Sideshift App Demonstrates a Trade Between Lightning Network BTC and Tether

Sideshift App Demonstrates a Trade Between Lightning Network BTC and TetherBack in October news.Bitcoin.com reported on the influx of development tied to Drivechain, a project initiated by software developer Paul Sztorc. At the time we also covered the project’s extension applications coded by the programmer Andreas Brekken. One of those applications Brekken conceived allowed any Drivenet coins to be swapped between any blockchain protocol. On […]

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Block Propagation Startup Bloxroute Partners With Mining Operation Rawpool

Block Propagation Startup Bloxroute Partners With Mining Operation RawpoolOn Thursday, Bloxroute Labs announced a partnership with the China-based mining operation Rawpool Group and global video communication software firm Yeecall. Both Rawpool and Yeecall plan to be the first cryptocurrency businesses to adopt Bloxroute’s product, dubbed the Blockchain Distribution Network version one. Also Read: Nick Szabo: Central Banks May Turn to Cryptocurrency Reserves Over Gold […]

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Block Propagation Startup Bloxroute Partners With Mining Operation Rawpool

Block Propagation Startup Bloxroute Partners With Mining Operation RawpoolOn Thursday, Bloxroute Labs announced a partnership with the China-based mining operation Rawpool Group and global video communication software firm Yeecall. Both Rawpool and Yeecall plan to be the first cryptocurrency businesses to adopt Bloxroute’s product, dubbed the Blockchain Distribution Network version one. Also Read: Nick Szabo: Central Banks May Turn to Cryptocurrency Reserves Over Gold […]

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Developer Releases Cash-DB, a Terab Project Fork for the BCH Network

Developer Releases Cash-DB a Terab Project Fork for the BCH NetworkOn Jan. 7, the technician and researcher Joannes Vermorel announced the release of a new project called Cash-DB, a forked repository for the BCH network which consists of Vermorel’s original Terab Project work. According to the engineer, Cash-DB is a high-performance backend storage protocol for the Bitcoin Cash network’s UTXO set. Also Read: Major Mining Pools […]

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