Ethereum Classic Hard Forks; Diffuses ‘Difficulty Bomb’

If the split between Ethereum and Ethereum Classic wasn’t definitive yet, it is now. Ethereum Classic, the project born out of rejection of Ethereum’s reversal of The DAO, just hard forked. With that, Ethereum Classic implemented the biggest protocol change yet, and has furtherdifferentiated itself from the Ethereum project. Most importantly, the hard fork — dubbed “Die Hard” — diffused […]

Feature Interview: North American Bitcoin Conference Organizer Moe Levine

On January 17 and 18, 2017, in downtown Miami, a worldwide audience of innovators, enthusiasts, developers and thought leaders will gather for the fourth annual North American Bitcoin Conference (TNABC). Amid burgeoning interest in new frontiers of Bitcoin and blockchain innovation, this year’s conference promises to offer new insights into the future trajectory of these […]

Andreas Antonopoulos: Ignore the Drama, Bitcoin Is Stronger Than Ever

“Mastering Bitcoin” author Andreas Antonopoulos was recently a guest on Trace Mayer’s Bitcoin Knowledge Podcast, where the two longtime Bitcoin advocates discussed the current state of Bitcoin and how much the technology has grown over the past eight years. Near the end of their discussion, Antonopoulos made the point that Bitcoin is stronger than ever […]

Atomic Swaps: How the Lightning Network Extends to Altcoins

It is well-known that Bitcoin’s upcoming lightning network promises instant confirmations and low fees. What is not as well-known is that this highly anticipated scaling layer is actually not limited to Bitcoin. The very same peer-to-peer protocol can potentially be extended to, and made interoperable with, many altcoins. This could allow for trustless altcoin payment […]