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The Segregated Witness soft-fork (segwit) includes a wide range of features, many of which are highly technical. This page summarises some of the benefits of those features that go beyond simply increasing the capacity of the block chain.
Bitcoin Core
A well deserved defense of Bitcoin Core
Ryan Shea
Most user wallets are vulnerable to double-spends via replace-by-fee right now.
Peter Todd
our benchmark starting point should be that, thanks to bitcoin, we now know that the core objective of decentralization is not only important but possible.
Michael Casey
Like most people, I recently considered the virtual currency bitcoin to be dead. Expired. Bereft of life. Kicked the bucket. An ex-currency. But now I’m not so sure.
Milo Yiannopoulos
If there is a consensus change that the developers are out of touch with, they will be forked. It is a defense mechanism and a critical part of Bitcoin’s censorship-resistance. Core should respect that, rather than expect loyalty from the community.
Washington Sanchez
Insightful, detailed perspective on the fallacy that mining is wasteful.
Marc Bevand
What would happen if some minority of mining hash power and maybe a merchant or exchange decided to stay with, or move to, different consensus rules than everybody else?
Gavin Andresen
“So to sum up, Maxwell and the other small block folks have failed to convince me that transaction volumes that we are likely to see in the near future are a threat to the security and decentralization of bitcoin.”
Chris Pacia
Most participants in the ongoing Bitcoin block size debates have a point of agreement; that a shortage of block space should have an effect on transaction fees. Arguments aside, then, let’s see what has actually been happening. Are fees going through the roof? Are miners going to be celebrating a potential offset to the block reward halving that looms in July 2016? The results seem a little surprising!
Dave Hudson
A trip to the moon requires a rocket with multiple stages or otherwise the rocket equation will eat your lunch… packing everyone in clown-car style into a trebuchet and hoping for success is right out.
Gregory Maxwell
In this feature, Lopp examines the causes of the diminishing number of bitcoin nodes across the network and discusses what it might take to reverse the trend.
Jameson Lopp
Startups and Projects
The new Brave browser will enable users to pay in Bitcoins to remove ads.
Code and Development
All developers are encouraged to help begin testing and integration right away.
Bitcoin Core
Gavin Andresen
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