カテゴリー: Chain Split

Hash Wars: The Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork Has Begun

Today Thursday, Nov. 15, a majority of the cryptocurrency community is fixated on the contentious Bitcoin Cash (BCH) hard fork and watching the spectacle with great anticipation. At approximately 1:00 p.m. EST miners backing both implementations started the fork process in order to change the Bitcoin Cash protocol ruleset. Currently, at the time of publication, […]

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Discussions Intensify as BCH Fork Approaches

Discussions Intensify as BCH Fork ApproachesAs the Bitcoin Cash fork draws near, a lot has been announced over the last few days concerning the consensus changes scheduled for Nov. 15. Earlier this week, the Bitcoin Unlimited (BU) development team released a new client version that includes the ability to configure the Bitcoin SV hard fork ruleset. In addition to the […]

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Bitcoin Cash Fork Watch: BCH Infrastructure Providers Reveal Contingency Plans

Bitcoin Cash Fork Watch: BCH Infrastructure Providers Reveal Contingency PlansThere’s only 10 days left until the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network hard fork scheduled for Nov. 15. At the moment the upgrade has two competing BCH clients with different ruleset changes, so the upcoming fork could cause a chain split. Because of the contention over certain upgrade proposals, a slew of exchanges and wallet providers […]

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Less Than Two Months Away – Bitcoin Cash Upgrade Discussion Heats Up

Less Than Two Months Away - Bitcoin Cash Upgrade Discussion Heats UpOver the past few weeks, Bitcoin Cash supporters have been debating the upcoming hard fork scheduled for November 15th of this year. Most of the community understands, that as of right now, there are two camps that have entirely different visions. It doesn’t seem like a compromise is coming any time soon. Lately, as each […]

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Most Forked Coins Are Proving More Hassle Than They’re Worth

Forked Coins Are Proving More Hassle Than They’re WorthThe last month has seen a spate of high profile forks, as zclassic (ZCL), eth classic, and litecoin have all split to create new coins. Each of these has a shared history with its parent chain. In the run-up to the fork, many investors bought in hoping to claim their free dividend, or simply to […]

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Major Exchanges Don’t Want Forked Coins but Smaller Platforms Can’t Get Enough of Them

Major Exchanges Don’t Want Forked Coins but Smaller Platforms Can’t Get Enough of ThemWith less bitcoin holders bothering to claim forked coins, the public’s appetite for chain splits is clearly diminishing. Developers, though, seem determined to keep pushing out fresh forks to a diminishing band of recipients. One of the toughest challenges that forkers face is finding wallets and exchanges willing to distribute the newly birthed coins. Large […]

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Three Times as Much Bitcoin Cash Has Been Claimed as Bitcoin Gold

Three Times as Much Bitcoin Cash Has Been Claimed as Bitcoin GoldThe public’s appetite for forked coins seems to be diminishing. Data shows that around 6.6 million BCH has been claimed to date, compared to just 2.2 million BTG. There’s still time for more bitcoin gold to be claimed, but thus far most holders have been deterred from doing so. Reasons include BTG’s low value compared […]

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New Trading Tip Column `Writing On The Wall´ says “Sell Bitcoin Gold”

New Trading Tip Column – ’Writing On The Wall’ says ”Sell Bitcoin Gold”This post is the first in a weekly trading tips series called ’Writing On The Wall’, in which our game theory guide Eric Wall tries to decipher those writings. The retail market forces in cryptocurrencies are governed by a mishmash of various ideas and concepts. The longer trends in which these are prevalent are sometimes […]

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Bitcoin Gold Developer Under Scrutiny For Allegedly Hiding Mining Code

Bitcoin Gold Developer Under Scrutiny For Allegedly Hiding Mining CodeThe bitcoin gold development team is under fire once again as the currency’s mining community has discovered a hard-coded hidden fee protocol found within one of the bitcoin gold developer’s mining pool code. Miners say that BTG core developer, Martin Kuvandzhiev (StarbugBG), added a hidden 0.5 percent fee into the btgmine.org pool code that pays […]

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Trezor Announce Support for Bitcoin Gold But Other Platforms Steer Clear

Trezor Announce Support for Bitcoin Gold But Other Platforms Steer ClearHardware wallet manufacturer Trezor have announced support for Bitcoin Gold, making them one of the few major platforms to commit to the fledgling fork. While Trezor integration is good news for BTG, it illustrates the lack of mainstream vendors who’ve pledged to accept the new digital currency. See also: Bitcoin Gold’s Confusing Mainnet Launch Has […]

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