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RECKLESS OR DOABLE? BITCOIN ALGORITHM CHANGE SPARKS BACKLASH
  The latest turn for the Bitcoin scaling debate has seen rumors abound of potential support for changing the virtual currency’s proof-of-work (PoW) [...]
Bitcoin Developers Propose Changing Proof-of-Work Algorithm
  As the Bitcoin’s scaling debate intensifies, many people are choosing sides and thinking of solutions that best suit their subjective opinions of [...]
Bitcoin PoW Change “Good Backup Plan”: Peter Todd On Scaling
  [Disclaimer: For clarity, Peter Todd has since clarified to Cointelegraph that his comments were not directed specifically at Bitcoin Unlimited, but [...]
Space & Time: How BitTorrent’s Creator is Attacking Bitcoin Waste
  While it provides essential security for the bitcoin network, there is little doubt that using ‘proof of work’ as a validation mechanism [...]
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 [...]
A (Short) Guide to Blockchain Consensus Protocols
  We hear plenty of talk of how public blockchains are going to change the world, but to function on a global scale, a shared public ledger needs a [...]
Rethinking Proof of Work: The Quest to ‘Improve’ Bitcoin Heats Up
In a world barreling onward in the name of efficiency, bitcoin stands out for the purposeful way it’s anything but. This ‘deficiency’ was [...]
Intel is Winning Over Blockchain Critics By Reimagining Bitcoin’s DNA
  With so much R&D ongoing in the blockchain sector, it’s hard for any new tech to separate from the pack. In addition to the sheer volume [...]
‘The’ Blockchain Vs. ‘A’ Blockchain: Setting the Record Straight
  Incumbent businesses focus on blockchains because they see an opportunity to usurp Bitcoin without being disrupted. Meanwhile, Bitcoin remains years [...]
Proof-of-Work vs Proof-of-Stake: merits and disadvantages
  The proof of work system, the basis of the most popular and dominant cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, is a mining and computer power-based system in [...]