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Recently, the news of a South Korea cryptocurrency trading ban, which was ultimately refuted by the country’s government and the Blue House, the executive office of President Moon Jae-in, caused markets to rapidly decline.  Cryptocurrency investors and enthusiasts were outraged to discover that government officials within the Financial Supervisory Commission...
Since early 2017, the developers behind most leading public blockchain networks such as Bitcoin and Ethereum have begun to actively develop second-layer solutions mainly for scalability purposes. Most notably, in Bitcoin, the Bitcoin Core development team has integrated Segregated WItness (SegWit), a scaling and transaction malleability solution which decreases...
Vitalik Buterin, the co-founder of Ethereum, has been vocal about the lack of incentives for public open-source projects and developers contributing to the open-source codebase of Ethereum and its scaling solutions. Core developers for public blockchain projects such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin generally take pay cuts and work for...
Bitcoin fees have significantly decreased over the past few months, especially since the lock-in of the Bitcoin Core development team’s scaling solution and transaction malleability fix Segregated Witness (SegWit) and the proposal of SegWit2x. Leading bitcoin wallet platforms including Blockchain, the second largest non-custodial bitcoin wallet application behind Coinbase,...

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