Tag: Bitcoin Unlimited

Bitcoin Unlimited Announces Newest Bitcoin Research Grants are Now Available

Friday, Bitcoin Unlimited announced that it was making new funding available for bitcoin research. The team at Bitcoin Unlimited said it had several hundred thousand dollars available to help fund work to restore Satoshi’s vision of making Bitcoin a global, peer-to-peer currency.  In the past, Bitcoin Core has shot criticism towards Bitcoin Unlimited, in part because Bitcoin Core has lobbied for implementation of top-of-the-line networks that stretch bitcoin’s functionality without …
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Bitcoin Unlimited Team May Have Received Stolen Kraken Funds

A few months ago there was a report regarding a Kraken exchange user suffering from a minor hack. Although this news has gone by largely unnoticed, some users have been keeping tabs on the funds. As it turns out, the funds have ended up in the donation address for Bitcoin Unlimited–a coincidence, or did the hacker realize there is no way to convert the stolen funds to begin with? Bitcoin …
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Is a 95% Activation Threshold Still Feasible For Segregated Witness?

Now that the release of Segregated Witness is coming ever closer, it is due time the developers decide on the activation threshold. Right now, there is no clear indication as to when and how this new feature will be activated on the Bitcoin network. The last we heard revolved around a 95% consensus among miners, which may be impossible to achieve right now. Activating SegWit Will Be A Big Challenge …
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ViaBTC Briefly Overtook Antpool As The Second Largest Bitcoin Mining Pool

Not too long ago, the ViaBTC mining pool started testing the Bitcoin Unlimited block size solution. Although there was no official plan to switch to this option on the mainnet anytime soon, the pool is seeing a healthy influx of new miners. So much even that it become the second largest Bitcoin mining pool less than 24 hours ago. ViaBTC Is On Everybody’s Radar One thing is for sure: ViaBTC …
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