Tag Archives: Blocks

Bitfury Mines a Block Signaling UASF Mandatory Segwit Deployment
  Recently Bitcoin proponents who support Segregated Witness (Segwit) have been fervently discussing BIP 148, a User-Activated Soft Fork (UASF). On [...]
Bitcoin Unlimited blocks outnumber SegWit
  The number of mined blocks signalling Bitcoin Unlimited within the last 2,016 blocks has reached 643, against 546 blocks voting for the SegWit [...]
Bitcoin Mining: A Closer Look Under the Hood
  Bitcoin mining is an integral part of the cryptocurrency’s infrastructure. The operation helps process transactions, creates new bitcoins and [...]
Decline in Empty Blocks Has Increased Bitcoin’s Transaction Capacity
  Empty blocks have turned into a controversial topic in the Bitcoin community over the past few months. This renewed attention on the topic has been [...]
If There Is an Answer to Selfish Mining, Braiding Could Be It
  Centralization of mining pools is often considered one of the biggest problems Bitcoin faces. Only a handful of pools typically control well over [...]
What to Do if Your Bitcoin Transaction Gets “Stuck”
  The number of transactions on the Bitcoin network has steadily increased over the years. This means more blocks are filling up. And as not all [...]
Why Bitcoin Mining Pools Aren’t Incentivized to Broadcast Blocks Quickly
  It is generally accepted that latency in block propagation is one of the bottlenecks for Bitcoin scaling. This is why many of Bitcoin’s most active [...]
Roger Ver Is Still Determined to Increase the Bitcoin Block Size Limit via a Hard Fork
  Two attempts to increase Bitcoin’s block size limit via hard forks —Bitcoin XT and Bitcoin Classic — have failed to gain much support in terms of [...]
An Interview With ViaBTC, the New Bitcoin Mining Pool on the Blockchain
  Roughly two weeks ago, ViaBTC, a relatively new bitcoin mining pool that launched earlier this summer, garnered some attention on social media due [...]
How Falcon, FIBRE and the Fast Relay Network Speed Up Bitcoin Block Propagation (Part 2)
  Bitcoin is designed as a peer-to-peer network, where nodes randomly connect to other nodes. Transactions and blocks are transmitted over this [...]