An In-Depth Look at Iris, a New Decentralized Social Network

An In-Depth Look at Iris a New Decentralized Social Networking PlatformCryptocurrency advocates have been discussing a new social media platform designed by one of Bitcoin’s earliest developers Martti Malmi, otherwise known as Sirius. The project he designed, called Iris, is a social networking application that stores and indexes everything on the user’s devices and connects directly with peers rather than using centralized and privacy-invasive algorithms. […]

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Bitcoin Mining With Solar: Less Risky and More Profitable Than Selling to the Grid

Bitcoin Mining With Solar: Less Risky and More Profitable Than Selling to the GridThe energy used to mine bitcoin has long caused debate over whether it’s a wasteful process. As the arguments have rumbled on, some people have been focused on mining coins with renewable energy. On May 29, Christian Ander, the founder of Stockholm’s Btcx exchange, explained how instead of selling surplus solar energy, he’s been using […]

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Cashscript Is Coming, Bringing Ethereum-Like Smart Contracts to Bitcoin Cash

Cashscript Is Coming, Bringing Ethereum-Like Smart Contracts to Bitcoin CashOn May 27, the analytics and data web portal Coin Dance announced the team has added the Cashscript project to the website’s development tracker. Cashscript is a high-level language that enables basic smart contract functionality on the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network. Also Read: Crypto Assets Outshine Most Traditional Investments in 2019 Meet Cashscript: A High-Level […]

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Honest Nodes Spoiling a Theft Attempt Is Not a 51% Attack, BCH Devs Detail

Honest Nodes Spoiling a Theft Attempt Is Not a '51% Attack,' BCH Devs DetailA number of Bitcoin Cash detractors and media publications have recently been spreading a false narrative that the BCH network was ‘51% attacked.’ In reality, however, honest nodes used their hashrate to stave off attacker nodes that were attempting to steal funds on the network. Also Read: Massive Growth by P2P Exchange and AT&T Accepting […]

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Bitcoin Cash Devs Publish the First 3 of 3 Multi-Sig Schnorr Transaction

Bitcoin Cash Devs Publish the First 3 of 3 Multi-Sig Schnorr TransactionOn May 15, the Bitcoin Cash network successfully upgraded by implementing Schnorr signatures, after which a few developers processed some basic Schnorr signatures. Then, on Saturday, May 18, software developers Chris Pacia, Mark Lundeberg, and Checksum0 performed the first multi-sig Schnorr signature on BCH and sent the funds to Freeross.org. Also Read: After Trillions Printed […]

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Schnorr Signatures Are Coming to Bitcoin Cash – Here’s What You Should Know

A Brief Explanation of the Next Bitcoin Cash Upgrade — Schnorr SignaturesOn Wednesday, May 15, the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network will be upgraded to incorporate the highly anticipated Schnorr signature algorithm, a digital signature scheme widely known for its simplicity. Also read: Bitcoin History Part 12: When No One Wanted Your BTC Schnorr Sigs Are Coming Next week, the Bitcoin Cash blockchain will be upgraded by […]

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Schnorr Signatures Await Bitcoin Cash as the Next Fork Draws Near

Bitcoin Cash Supporters Look Forward to Schnorr Signatures as the Next Fork Draws NearThe Bitcoin Cash network is scheduled to fork on May 15 and the community has been steadily preparing for the next upgrade, which will entail the addition of Schnorr signatures and Segwit recovery exemption. Also read: A Look at Openbazaar’s Multi-Currency Wallet and Vendor Listings Bitcoin Cash Upgrade Time: May 15, 2019, Shortly After 12 […]

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These Next-Generation Mining Rigs Pack a Ton of Hashpower

A Great Deal of Hashpower Is Coming With 2019's Next-Generation Mining RigsLast week, mining manufacturer Bitmain launched its latest Antminer 17 series. Now Canaan Creative has published its own device specifications and pricing for the new Avalonminer 10 series that process between 31-33 trillion hashes per second (TH/s). In addition to Canaan’s latest miners, two more China-based companies are releasing next-generation miners this summer that mine […]

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Without a True Two-Way Peg No ‘Real’ Sidechain Exists, Says Drivechain Creator

On April 17, the founder of the Drivechain project, Paul Sztorc, published a new blog post concerning the validity of today’s so-called ‘production sidechains.’ Sztorc has declared on multiple occasions that true sidechain technology hasn’t been invented yet and even Blockstream’s Liquid protocol, dubbed “the first production sidechain,” in a critical sense is not a […]

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Last Will Platform Allows Your Loved Ones to Inherit Your BCH

New Last Will Platform Allows for Autonomous BCH Inheritance ContractsOn April 10, software developer Karol Trzeszczkowski launched a platform called the Last Will, a smart contract program for the inheritance of bitcoin cash (BCH). The Last Will protocol is an Electron Cash plugin that allows users to create and manage BCH endowments. Also read: How to Easily Find Businesses That Accept Bitcoin Cash Near […]

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