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Stuck With Fees? New Bitcoin Tech Could End Wallet Guessing Games

Two years ago, average bitcoin transaction fees were less than a penny. Today, they have surged to nearly $6 on average. In short, the reason behind this rise lies in bitcoin’s limited transaction space. As demand has grown over the years, that space has…

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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…