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Public Blockchain On-Chain Scaling ‘Degrades Decentralization’: Microsoft Researcher

The post Public Blockchain On-Chain Scaling ‘Degrades Decentralization’: Microsoft Researcher appeared first on CCN A team of Microsoft blockchain researchers has concluded that on-chain scaling — a method employed by Bitcoin Cash and other cryptocurrencies — is antithetical to decentralization and will not provide a network with the ability to operate at “world-scale.” On-Chain Scaling… Read More »

‘Zap’: Developers Release Lightning Network Beta Wallet

The post ‘Zap’: Developers Release Lightning Network Beta Wallet appeared first on CCN Developer Jack Mallers has announced that Lightning Network wallet Zap is ready for testnet use with its Beta release on Monday. The project has been open-source since its inception, but the release of Zap aims to make transacting on the Lightning Network… Read More »

Bitcoin Atom: Exchange Disrupter?

The post Bitcoin Atom: Exchange Disrupter? appeared first on CCN Bitcoin Atom (BCA) cut itself from the original Bitcoin blockchain in another controversial hard fork (a hard fork is a permanent software divergence from the previous version of the blockchain). Bitcoin Atom introduces the Atomic Swap as a means to potentially disrupt the current exchange-based buying… Read More »

‘Testnet Is So Boring’: TorGuard Accepts Bitcoin Mainnet Lightning Payments

The post ‘Testnet Is So Boring’: TorGuard Accepts Bitcoin Mainnet Lightning Payments appeared first on CCN Virtual private network (VPN) service TorGuard has begun accepting Lightning Network payments on the main bitcoin network, even though the technology has yet to receive an official production release. TorGuard made the announcement on Twitter, stating that “testnet is… Read More »

Goldman Sachs Predicts Profitable 2018 for Nvidia, Which Bodes Well for Ethereum Miners

The post Goldman Sachs Predicts Profitable 2018 for Nvidia, Which Bodes Well for Ethereum Miners appeared first on CCN Goldman Sachs predicts that chipmaker Nvidia is headed for another banner year, a forecast that is bullish not only for shareholders but also ethereum miners. Goldman Sachs Predicts Profitable 2018 for Nvidia After last year’s 109… Read More »

As Bitcoin Hard Forks Go, ‘SegWit2x’ Launches With Little Support

The post As Bitcoin Hard Forks Go, ‘SegWit2x’ Launches With Little Support appeared first on CCN The “SegWit2x” hard fork activated on Thursday at Bitcoin block 501451, but so far it has struggled to gain support from both users and cryptocurrency services. ‘SegWit2x’ Hard Fork Activates Leading up to the fork, SegWit2x (B2X) futures surged… Read More »