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Cryptocurrency

ETH bumps ahead of Ethereum ‘London’ upgrade. But what’s it

Ethereum touched just shy $2.4k yesterday, making a two-week high. It also closed three consecutive daily green candles against Bitcoin, taking ETHBTC to 0.066782 at the time of writing. Some analysts attribute this strength to the up-and-coming London upgrade. The Rinkeby testnet rollout is anticipated this coming Wednesday. However, the mainnet launch depends on the […]Read More

Blockchain

Bitcoin Taproot Upgrade Expected to Begin Activation in July

A release date and activation timeline are set for Bitcoin’s Taproot upgrade, but developers and other stakeholders are still debating the best method to coordinate Bitcoin’s biggest upgrade since SegWit. Per a public IRC chat discussion, the code for the fully primed-and-ready Taproot upgrade will be deployed sometime between March 17 and March 31 (or […]Read More

Blockchain

How Bitcoin’s Taproot Upgrade Will Improve Its Software Stack

Bitcoin’s Taproot upgrade is (basically) a shoe-in as Bitcoin stakeholders figure out the best way to bring it online.  Digital signatures are created from the private keys that control bitcoin wallets and are required to approve transactions. Taproot addresses will use Schnorr signatures, rather than Bitcoin’s current signature algorithm, the elliptic curve digital signature algorithm, […]Read More

Blockchain

Consesensus on How to Activate Bitcoin’s Taproot Upgrade is Close

Many of Bitcoin’s most active stakeholders have just about nailed down the activation method for Taproot, the Bitcoin software’s biggest upgrade in years. In a public meeting on Internet Relay Chat (IRC) Tuesday, Bitcoin developers, miners, business professionals and enthusiasts hashed out the specifics of how to package the Taproot upgrade into an update – […]Read More