The bitcoin neighborhood is expanding quick, therefore does the scaling trouble. As Bitfinex and also Coinbase included assistance for Segregated Witness, bitcoin network abilities continue to be restricted – hundreds of unofficial purchases are commonly stuck when there is a brand-new circulation of interested individuals. The scaling dispute is taking...
In the light of the recent Coincheck hack which resulted in theft of over $500 million in NEM (XEM) cryptocurrency, the ongoing debate on the importance of decentralized solutions is taking another turn highlighting issues such as the vulnerability of ‘traditional’ centralized platforms and users having to sacrifice...
Sweden-based bitcoin startup Bitrefill focused on topping up mobile phone accounts and selling gift cards has garnered some attention from the community in the recent months after implementing some innovative solutions. Thus, back in 2017 the project’s team actively supported both bitcoin scalability solutions developed by the Bitcoin Core...
November 25-26 Latvia’s capital of Riga hosted its first international bitcoin conference Baltic Honeybadger 2017. Attending the event were several notable bitcoin industry players, including Andreas Antonopolous, an entrepreneur and the author of Mastering Bitcoin and The Internet of Money; Elizabeth Stark, CEO of Lightning Labs; Peter Todd...
Videogames are amongst the most rapidly developing markets of our time. The multi-billion eSports industry has already attracted such giants as ESPN and Disney. The audience of eSports events is expected to reach 600 million people in a few years. Computer games are no longer a hobby for schoolchildren...
Today the future of Bitcoin is among the most widely discussed topics in the cryptocommunity. However, the fierce debate induced by hard forks and block size disagreements seem to have put other important aspects of cryptocurrency, like user privacy, to the back burner. The issue of personal privacy,...
SegWit2x, a Bitcoin hardfork expected to become effective this November, is among the most talked-about and somewhat disputable matters in the community. ForkLog talked with Adam Back, the CEO of Blockstream and one of the world’s leading Bitcoin developers, to find out what’s that dangerous about it, and...
The word ‘mining’ is at its peak of popularity these days, while the process of cryptocurrency minting has reached both government-owned facilities and privacy of individual homes. Still, there are some features of mining that are unknown to the general public. One of them is smart computation that...
Cindicator could pass as a yet another prediction market, however, on closer look it becomes clear it’s not one. ForkLog contacted the project’s co-founders, Yuri Lobyntsev and Mikhail Brusov so that they could clarify what’s behind their ambitious ideas and plans. Forklog: Possibly, everyone who studied Cindicator’s basic ideas was...
Summer 2017 was hot in every sense of the word. Aside from the drama that resolved with bitcoin hardforking into two, there were several major conferences and other events like Hyperledger Hackfest in Odessa DataArt center. There, renowned speakers shared their experience of work in blockchain projects, and...