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Read about the latest Bitcoin protocol and Bitcoin Core news stories

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...

Coinbase and Reddit CEOs Discuss Removal of Theymos as Moderator of...

The controversy surrounding the level of moderation in the /r/Bitcoin subreddit has been a huge topic of conversation in the Bitcoin community ever since...

Bitcoin’s CHECKSEQUENCEVERIFY : What is it, and why is it relevant?

The latest development in the Bitcoin ecosystem appears to be the source of some confusion within the community, with some Bitcoin users experiencing misinformation...

Jeff Garzik: Blockchain is Dawn of New Era in Real Estate

Bitcoin has already found success as a payment system for certain types of online transactions, but it may be time for people to use...

Here’s Rootstock’s Spin on the Bitcoin Sidechains Concept

Rootstock is a Bitcoin sidechain currently in development by RSK Labs. It is a platform for distributed smart contracts, much like Ethereum, but the...

The Bitcoin Halving Explained

Bitcoin is a digital asset and a peer-to-peer payment network operating on a cryptographic protocol. The concept was first introduced in 2008 when Satoshi...

Bitcoin Core Planning Improvements to Its Development Process

The group of contributors behind Bitcoin Core, the reference implementation of the Bitcoin protocol, have taken a lot of heat in the past year...

New BIP Would Enable Better Privacy, CrossBlockchain Exchange, TrustFree Betting, and...

A new Bitcoin Improvement Proposal (BIP) authored by Bitcoin Core contributor Johnson Lau would bring enhanced functionality to the Bitcoin blockchain. The new BIP...

Gavin Andresen is Not Giving Up on Bitcoin Classic

During a recent AMA on Chinese Bitcoin community website 8btc, Bitcoin Foundation Chief Scientist Gavin Andresen confirmed that he’s not giving up on Bitcoin...

Roger Ver: Paypal 2.0 Is An Acceptable Risk For Bitcoin Scaling

Bitcoin advocate, investor and CEO of Memorydealers.com, Roger Ver, stated that he believes scaling bitcoin quickly is worth the potential downsides, even if it...