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Read about the latest Bitcoin protocol and Bitcoin Core news stories

New Indian Mining Pool GBMiners Gains 3% of Network Hashrate, Views...

Roughly three to four percent of Bitcoin’s overall hashrate is now pointed at a mining pool in India, putting it in the top ten...

Prediction: $10 Billion Will Be Invested in Blockchain Projects in 2016

2015 was Bitcoin’s biggest year thus far when it comes to startup investments, and the industry as a whole has been able to raise...

Lightning Network Should Be Ready This Summer

Bitcoin’s saving grace for scalability (at least in the eyes of the vast majority of Bitcoin Core contributors) should be ready for use this...

How Bitcoin Succeeded Where Ethereum Failed

Ethereum recently hard forked their blockchain to reimburse users who were affected by a poorly structured smart contract, known as The DAO. The hard...

Why Blockstream CEO, Austin Hill Believes The Scaling Debate Is A...

Bitcoin's scalability issues continue, coming to a head this week when Bitcoin developer and long-term evangelist, Mike Hearn brandished the technology a failure, announcing...

Why a 51% Attack is Not What Most Bitcoin Users Think...

The one weakness that most people hear about when it comes to Bitcoin is the 51% attack. This is a possible attack vector that...

Vitalik Buterin on Misconceptions in the Private vs Public Blockchain Debate

Although Bitcoin enthusiasts often mock the concept of private blockchains, a lot of the money now coming into the blockchain ecosystem is focused on...

While Circle Pivots Away from Bitcoin, Blockchain Doubles Down on the...

Earlier this week, Circle continued the process of pivoting away from bitcoin as a currency in their payments app. After previously deciding to denominate...

Blockstream President Adam Back Shares His Roadmap for Scaling Bitcoin

During a recent presentation at Paralelni Polis in Prague, Czech Republic, Blockstream President Adam Back shared his personal vision for scaling Bitcoin to handle...

Antonopoulos: Governments are Inadvertently Funding Bitcoin Scalability Solutions

In a highly political talk at a Coinscrum event , Mastering Bitcoin author Andreas Antonopoulos discussed the growing disgust with financial freedom displayed by various...