Not Everyone Wants to Fix Bitcoin’s ‘Time Warp Attack’ – Here’s Why

Bitcoin’s open-source developers don’t agree on many things, but you’d be forgiven if you thought something best known as an “attack” might be one of them. Still, there’s a divide forming in conversation surrounding bitcoin’s long-standing “timewarp attack” – and for good reason. First and foremost, Blockstream co-founder Mark Friedenbach recently found that the exploit […]

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Bitcoin Cash Is Bitcoin? Lawsuits Won’t Stop the Fight Over Bitcoin’s Name

“Roger Ver deserves to go to (back to) jail for fraud.” For those not immersed in bitcoin’s byzantine politics, it might seem strange to see Ragnar Lifthrasir, a self-described “passionate advocate for bitcoin,” wish incarceration on an early adopter and fervent evangelist the community once called “Bitcoin Jesus.” But Lifthrasir isn’t alone in his desire to lock Ver […]

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Bitcoin Core Releases Software Upgrade With Full SegWit Support

The Bitcoin Core development team has released a much-anticipated software upgrade designed to help scale the bitcoin network. Version 0.16.0 of Bitcoin Core, the standard software client of the bitcoin network, introduces full support for Segregated Witness (SegWit). Its release was presaged by a Github announcement earlier in February. “Bitcoin Core 0.16.0 introduces full support for segwit […]

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Jonas Schnelli Wants You to Run a Bitcoin Full Node

200 gigabytes. That’s the maximum load some personal laptops will store. It’s also roughly the amount of space the bitcoin blockchain currently requires. These bloating storage requirements are a longstanding problem for the community’s efforts to keep bitcoin decentralized. But Bitcoin Core contributor and maintainer Jonas Schnelli has spent the past few years trying to […]

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