The word “fork” is somewhat confusing because there are different kinds of “forks” that can mean very different things. Codebase Fork A codebase fork is a copy of the code of a software implementation. A…

On February 12, the founder of the now-defunct file-sharing website Megaupload and cryptocurrency proponent, Kim Dotcom tweeted about a new website he created that shows the upside of bitcoin cash. The web portal whybitcoincash.com highlights…

Eth 2.0 is looking at its first hard fork this year. The Ethereum Foundation-backed research team is currently organizing schematics for a  mid-2021 backward-incompatible change to the Beacon Chain, according to a Jan. 14 developer’s…

Asset Manager Vaneck Launches Physically-Backed Bitcoin Exchange-Traded Note On November 25, the asset manager Vaneck announced the launch of an exchange-traded product (ETP) called the “Vaneck Vector Bitcoin ETN.” The exchange-traded note is physically-backed by…

Switzerland Approves Gazprombank to Offer Bitcoin Trading and Custody Zurich-based Gazprombank, a subsidiary of Russia's third-largest bank, has been approved by Switzerland's financial regulator to offer a number of cryptocurrency services, including the buying, selling,…

Bitcoin ABC, the historically dominant implementation of Bitcoin Cash (BCH), appears on the brink of giving way to a community-driven mutiny in the form of Bitcoin Cash Node (BCHN). According to Coin Dance more than…

Taproot, the highly-anticipated protocol upgrade designed to add smart contract flexibility and more transactional privacy to Bitcoin, has officially merged into Bitcoin Core. The implementation now merged into Bitcoin’s code includes the Schnorr and Taproot…

Members of the decentralized finance (defi) community are upset with Yearn Finance founder Andre Cronje over the mishap with Cronje’s secret Eminence (EMN) project. The Eminence protocol gathered $15 million before the project was ultimately…

Taproot, a proposed protocol upgrade that would improve Bitcoin’s privacy and flexibility, is in its late stages of development. Bitcoin Core contributors agree that the upgrade would benefit Bitcoin, and so far it generally appears…

Five years ago this week, the first general-purpose blockchain went live on mainnet. Ethereum paved the way for a whole new use case for blockchain technology untethered from Bitcoin’s original vision as electronic cash. CoinDesk…

Major privacy-oriented cryptocurrency, Beam (BEAM), is making its first official move towards decentralized finance, or DeFi. In anticipation of Beam’s soon-to-come hard fork, the team behind the project updated a number of relevant specifications, paving…

Bitcoin mining has changed a great deal since the block reward halving on May 11, 2020, and the overall SHA256 hashrate has been between 100-120 exahash per second (EH/s) during the last 48 hours. Reports…

Ethereum’s intense momentum stalled after it peaked at $145 this weekend. The cryptocurrency now appears to be well-positioned to see further upside, as this momentum significantly bolstered its market structure. The recent movement that led…