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  1. Mark Mason

    BitcoinABC Developer Discusses Development Funding Issues, Calls for “Tithe”

    BitcoinABC Developer Discusses Development Funding Issues, Calls for “Tithe” Bitcoin ABC developer Shammah Chancellor recently talked about development funding issues with the protocol because of a “market failure” and explores a potential alternative of funding, including Bitcoin Cash users...
  2. Mark Mason

    Bitcoin Hashrate Flash-Crashes 40% Highlighting Pure Proof-of-Work Vulnerability

    Bitcoin Hashrate Flash-Crashes 40% Highlighting Pure Proof-of-Work Vulnerability Bitcoin’s hashrate experienced a flash crash, dropping nearly in half, highlighting a potential issue with the pure proof-of-work security model. This week, the Bitcoin hashrate dropped significantly in a...
  3. Mark Mason

    What Really Is the Biggest Reason for Lack of Bitcoin Adoption?

    What Really Is the Biggest Reason for Lack of Bitcoin Adoption? Another day, another strange theory on why Bitcoin hasn’t caught on with the public mainstream a decade in, this time from the revered Jimmy Song. There’s a lot of blame going out to people who promote other cryptocurrencies and...
  4. Mark Mason

    Bitcoin Lightning Network Statistics Show Signs of Stalling

    Bitcoin Lightning Network Statistics Show Signs of Stalling The Bitcoin Lightning network has shown signs of lost momentum across several statistical metrics. According to several key metrics pulled from BitcoinVisuals, the Lightning network, Bitcoin’s main off-chain transaction solution...
  5. Mark Mason

    Why Are Bitcoin Maximalists Becoming Increasingly Aggressive?

    Why Are Bitcoin Maximalists Becoming Increasingly Aggressive? I’m going to recommend something I rarely do: check out crypto Twitter. Usually I would recommend against checking in on the loudest voices in the decentralized blockchain-based digital currency space, however something unique is...
  6. Mark Mason

    Walmart Files Cryptocurrency Patent Joining Facebook’s Libra in Challenging Bitcoin

    Walmart Files Cryptocurrency Patent Joining Facebook’s Libra in Challenging Bitcoin The uproar caused by Facebook’s proposed Libra coin hasn’t died down yet, and a similar intention by retail giant, Walmart has emerged. A filing published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office at the...
  7. Mark Mason

    Private Bitcoin Transactions Over Double All Privacy-Focused Cryptocurrencies Combined

    Private Bitcoin Transactions Over Double All Privacy-Focused Cryptocurrencies Combined According to Karen Hsu of BlockchainIntel, Bitcoin remains the most-used cryptocurrency for private transactions, outpacing all major privacy-focused cryptocurrencies combined. To achieve greater privacy...