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Scaling Bitcoin Has Been A Topic Of Contention Within The Ecosystem For Over 2 Years. Read The History Of The Scaling Debate With CoinJournal’s Scaling Bitcoin News.

Among the general public, Bitcoin is often viewed as a sort of anonymous online payment method for activities like buying drugs on darknet markets. However, the digital cash system is still far from anonymous, private, or even fungible. While there have been countless privacy-related improvement proposals for Bitcoin over the...
The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) released a report on cryptocurrencies over the weekend as a part of their 2018 Annual Economic Report. The intention of the report was to look “beyond the hype” and figure out if there are any real-world economic problems that can be solved by...
At Consensus 2018 today, as it has been for the past three years, scaling was at the forefront of everyone’s minds. “SCALING, LAYER 2 AND CRYPTOGRAPHIC INNOVATIONS” was created to address just that issue. Panel participants included Alin S. Dragos of the MIT Media Lab, Amy Yin of Coinbase,...
According to a post from three Lightning Network development teams on Medium, a release candidate for version 1.0 of the Lightning Network protocol has been completed, which includes compatibility between three different implementations of this layer-two scaling solution for Bitcoin. Multiple teams working on the Lightning Network first started to...
While bitcoin is often referred to as an anonymous online currency that is used by criminals on the dark web, the reality is that the P2P digital cash system does not offer much privacy to its users at all. Many blockchain analytics companies have popped up over the years,...

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