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Bitcoin Community Erupts In Existential Debate Over NFT Project Ordinals
Some are calling the new protocol, which stores NFTs on Bitcoin, an attack on the blockchain's original mission to conduct financial transactions, while others say the new use case should be embraced alongside other demands for block space.
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Bitcoin’s Taproot Upgrade Might Already Be Priced In
The Taproot upgrade has highlighted some investors’ skepticism of the Bitcoin network’s ability to adapt and expand.
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A Guide to Saving on Bitcoin's High Transaction Fees
The average bitcoin transaction fee is $23. Luckily, there are ways to cut costs.
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NetWalker Ransomware Gang Is Storing $7M in Bitcoin in SegWit Cold Storage
The organization that’s encrypting computers and extorting companies has taken to SegWit addresses, according to McAfee and CipherTrace.
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Bitcoin Scaling Tech Could Have Saved Companies and Users $500M in Fees: Report
Implementing transaction batching and SegWit could have saved bitcoin companies and users $500 million in fees – if they'd just use the technology.
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After Years of Resistance, BitPay Adopts SegWit for Cheaper Bitcoin Transactions
Payments processor BitPay has added support for SegWit, three years after a competing block size proposal fractured the Bitcoin community.
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BitMEX Is Making Bitcoin Network More Expensive for Everyone, Researcher Finds
Average fees paid by bitcoin users spike at a certain time every day due to the actions of one firm, derivatives exchange BitMEX, a researcher found.
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Gemini Is Now the Largest Bitcoin Exchange to Add 'Full' SegWit Support
Gemini says it has added "full" support for SegWit, an important bitcoin code change that paves the way for scaling improvements.
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One Year Later, What's Holding Back SegWit Adoption on Bitcoin?
SegWit was activated on the bitcoin network over a year ago. But only an estimated 36 percent of all bitcoin transactions are using it. Why?
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Bitcoin Core Releases Software Upgrade With Full SegWit Support
The Bitcoin Core 0.16.0 update has been officially released, introducing full support for the SegWit wallet and user interfaces.
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