Hard Fork

China: Trader Sues Exchange OKCoin for Failing to Release Bitcoin Cash

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A Chinese Bitcoin (BTC) investor has sued local crypto exchange OKCoin for allegedly preventing him from getting Bitcoin Cash (BCH) after the BTC fork, local news agency Legal Weekly reports July 31. The case is reportedly the first legal action in China that involved last year’s fork of Bitcoin. The investor, known under the pseudonym Read More

Remembering Satoshi’s Vision — As it Was Written

3 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Remembering Satoshi’s Vision — As it Was Written
Op-Ed On October 31, 2008, Satoshi Nakamoto had a vision to share with the world — a protocol he called “bitcoin, a new electronic cash system that’s fully peer-to-peer, with no trusted third party.” Since that time a whole lot has changed, and there is a vast cryptocurrency landscape with over 1,500 virtual currencies listed on Read More

ASIC Resistance Increasingly Hot Topic in Crypto as Monero Forks

4 months ago admin2 Comments Off on ASIC Resistance Increasingly Hot Topic in Crypto as Monero Forks
Hardware Monero, a leading privacy-centric cryptocurrency, has undergone a hard fork in recent days – producing a new Monero chain in addition to the now renamed ‘Monero Classic’. The fork was initiated to protect Monero against mining centralization, as Bitmain had developed ASIC units purpose-built for mining XMR tokens. Also Read: “Private Digital Money” Better than Read More

Coinbase Exchange To Support Withdrawal Of Bitcoin Forks

4 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Coinbase Exchange To Support Withdrawal Of Bitcoin Forks
Coinbase announced that it will support the withdrawal of Bitcoin forks across Coinbase products in the coming month, a Coinbase Medium post stated April 5. Adding Support for Bitcoin Forks to Coinbasehttps://t.co/ovrcasB019 pic.twitter.com/UWKnGp7etA — Coinbase (@coinbase) April 5, 2018 While the exchange announced that this will make the withdrawal of assets associated with Bitcoin forks Read More

Cryptocurrency Verge Responds To Hacking Claims By Launching ‘Accidental Hard Fork’

4 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Cryptocurrency Verge Responds To Hacking Claims By Launching ‘Accidental Hard Fork’
Anonymity-focused cryptocurrency Verge (XVG) lost 25% of its value April 4 as news surfaced of an apparent hack which developers ‘resolved’ by accidentally initiating a hard fork. According to various press and social media sources, including Verge developer known as Sunok, a bug allowed manipulation of block mining timestamps. This created the potential for illegitimate Read More

Privacy Altcoin Zcash Announces First Network Update, ‘Not Expected’ To Be A Fork

6 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Privacy Altcoin Zcash Announces First Network Update, ‘Not Expected’ To Be A Fork
Privacy-oriented cryptocurrency Zcash announced the release of their first network upgrade, Zcash Overwinter, in a blog post on March, 2. The blog post says that Overwinter, the “software-updates-required” update, will be supported as early as April 2018, on version 1.1.0 of zcashd. The Overwinter main chain update launch is set for June 25, 2018. Overwinter Read More

Myetherwallet Relaunches as Mycrypto Following a Hostile Twitter Takeover

6 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Myetherwallet Relaunches as Mycrypto Following a Hostile Twitter Takeover
Altcoins Myetherwallet, the web’s most popular client-side ethereum interface, has announced a surprise rebrand. The service will henceforth be known as Mycrypto following an acrimonious split. The sudden move took one half of the Myetherwallet team by surprise, who claims the “Twitter handle was changed without knowledge or permission of MEW’s founder”. It has also Read More

SegWit2x Version 2.0 – a Farce?

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on SegWit2x Version 2.0 – a Farce?
If we are to believe what we are told – the Bitcoin Blockchain has forked once again after the revival of SegWit2x. The fork, which was abandoned in November due to a lack of consensus among original signatories of the New York Agreement, proposed an increase in Bitcoin’s block size from 1mb to 2mb in Read More

Bitcoin Gold: A Case Study on the Cryptocurrency Security Problem

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Bitcoin Gold: A Case Study on the Cryptocurrency Security Problem
Op-Ed This is an Op-ed article written by Arseny Reutov. The opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support views, opinions or conclusions drawn in this post. In late October, Bitcoin Gold forked from Bitcoin as a new cryptocurrency, and immediately became the victim of a Distributed Denial Read More

Is Bitcoin Diamond a Better Bitcoin?

9 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Is Bitcoin Diamond a Better Bitcoin?
Cryptocurrencies can be novel from the point of view that they bring their own nomenclature into existence, which makes users who do not know about these terms nervous or filled with anxiety. Add to this, the confusion that media generates surrounding certain events like hard forks, which are just a change to a protocol of Read More