Tag: Segwit

Segregated Witness is now a reality

Peter Wuille, long time member of Bitcoin Core development team since May 2011, managed to complete the expected upgrade to Bitcoin’s Protocol. Segregated Witness code has been published in Github’s pull request, with 38 additions to Bitcoin’s core master branch. Segregated Witness (or SegWit) is a new mechanism designed to remove part of the data carried in the network’s blocks, this data contains digital signatures that now will be placed …
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Smartbit Launches Segwit Testnet Block Explorer

Even though the final decision regarding the Bitcoin block size debate is still up in the air right now, some users have taken it upon themselves to develop specific tools for segwit integration. While a new block explorer might not seem like anything groundbreaking, this tool offers some unique features compared to traditional block explorers.  Bitcoin developers will be pleased to tinker with the payment scripts provided. Also read: Bitcoin …
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Bitcoin Block Size Debate – Segregated Witness Roadmap

The discussion regarding the Bitcoin block size might be coming to an end very soon. The proposal made by Gregory Maxwell earlier this month is getting a lot of support from Bitcoin contributors, and now that the roadmap has been released, things make a lot more sense. Some interesting features are on the roadmap, which will be beneficial to the Bitcoin ecosystem as a whole. Also read: Will Flywheel Be …
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