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Bitcoin’s Battle Over Segwit2x Has Begun

“Download BTC1.” That’s all it took. Part of a statement in a larger BitPay blog post last week, the words were meant to urge the bitcoin processor’s users to upgrade their software ahead of a scheduled code upgrade. It’s safe to say,…

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Block 494,784: Segwit2x Developers Set Date for Bitcoin Hard Fork

The developers behind Segwit2x, a controversial plan to increase the transaction capacity of the bitcoin blockchain, plan to announce a firm date for a hard fork today. A copy of a forthcoming blog post obtained by CoinDesk indicates that the Segwit2x team…

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S&P 500 or Cryptocurrency: Just How Big Is Bitcoin’s Price Explosion?

While bitcoin is down several hundred dollars since hitting its all-time high of $4,483.55 earlier today, the cryptocurrency is still on an absolute tear this year. Bitcoin’s ascent viewed over a longer time horizon is impressive. On a year-over-year basis, its value has risen…