Why a Startup You’ve Never Heard of Is Now Sponsoring a Bitcoin Core Developer

There are roughly 15 known entities sponsoring Bitcoin Core developers in 2020, and the Wyoming-based startup CardCoins just became one of the smallest industry players to join the pack.  CardCoins has helped “over 10,000 unique users” convert gift cards into bitcoin, according to a spokesperson, with “millions of dollars of volume” last year. That healthy-yet-modest […]

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Bitcoin Coders Confront an Old Quandary: How to Upgrade an Entire Network

An old debate is resurfacing in the bitcoin developer community, underscoring one of the critical challenges facing decentralized systems: how to update the software when ostensibly no one’s in charge. The catalyst this time is called Taproot/Schnorr, a years-in-the-making privacy and scaling upgrade that’s seen exciting progress recently, especially now that the code in the […]

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Bitcoin Code to be Kept in Arctic Vault Facility

Bitcoin’s open-source code, at least its latest committed version, may be kept in a Svalbard vault, joining other projects in the GitHub Arctic Vault project. Satoshi’s Protocol Delivered to Svalbard Vault Bitcoin’s protocol, being an open-source project, is eligible to join thousands of other GitHub repositories in deep storage. The encoded repositories will be filed […]

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Bitcoin (BTC) Should Not Mind Altcoins: Ari Paul

Bitcoin (BTC) supporters should be neutral or even friendly to altcoins, but be very skeptical of hard forks, commented Ari David Paul, co-founder of BlockTower Capital. But what is worrying is hard forks that challenge the mining of the SHA-256 algorithm. Ari Paul, who recently joined Hedera Hashgraph, showed a balanced stance toward altcoins in […]

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