Colin Harper

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Oct 11 2021

The Bitcoin Mining Hash Rate Is Seeing An Unprecedented Restructuring

Bitcoin mining data from this latest quarter demonstrate that the industry is undergoing a Renaissance spurred by China’s ban.Q3 2021 is in the books, and beginning as it did with China’s Bitcoin mining ban as its backdrop, it marked perhaps the most historic shift in Bitcoin’s mining market to date. Since the beginning of the ASIC...

Aug 30 2021

Bitcoin Mining In Canada Is Thriving Despite Stringent Regulations

Though regulations in some Canadian regions make bitcoin mining difficult, the country overall is poised to become a top-three mining hub.There’s been plenty of jibber-jabber about how much the United States stands to benefit from the great hash rate migration from China, but what about the U.S.’s continental cousin,...

Jul 14 2021

What Is A "Carbon Negative" Bitcoin Block Anyway?

A bitcoin miner has been presenting its blocks as "carbon negative." But what does that mean for its energy use?This is a guest post from Luxor's Hashrate Index.A miner with roughly 1 exahash (EH) of Bitcoin’s hash rate is advertising its blocks as “carbon negative.”So, how can a miner produce work and...

Jun 29 2021

How China’s Bans Are Changing The Bitcoin Mining Landscape

Jun 29 2021 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  bitcoin mining business china

Increased regulatory scrutiny from China is changing the bitcoin mining landscape. But where will hash rate go?China is banning Bitcoin for real this time. Well, more accurately, it’s banning Bitcoin mining. Following bans last month in Xinjiang and Inner Mongolia, government officials have banned bitcoin mining in...

Feb 19 2021

OKCoin Delists Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin SV to Avoid ‘Misleading’ New Bitcoin Clients

Feb 19 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  bitcoin cash bitcoin sv markets okcoin tech

It became a choice between protecting Bitcoin’s open-source ethos or championing free-market fundamentals. In the end, community won out.

Feb 17 2021

Bitcoin Taproot Upgrade Nailed Down for July, but Some Finer Details Still Aren’t Finalized

The finalized code for Taproot will be shipped in March, but will it house the “user activated soft fork” feature that threatened to activate SegWit?

Feb 16 2021

Coinbase Opens Waitlist for Ethereum 2.0 Staking

Feb 16 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  coinbase ethereum 2.0 news staking tech

Coinbase is the latest exchange to offer staking services for the rebooted Ethereum network.

Feb 12 2021

Ethereum 2.0 Deposit Contract Tops $5.5B in Staked Ether

The amount deposited represents 2.67% of Ethereum’s total supply.

Feb 11 2021

These Gaming Studios Are Bringing Bitcoin to Esports

Imagine if every shot, goal or win paid real money to everyday players. Welcome to the world of bitcoin esports.

Feb 10 2021

Dogecoin’s Surging Price Has Resurrected Its Technical Development

Feb 10 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  bitcoin core development dogecoin people tech

Wow, after such price rise, Dogecoin’s developers have much coding to do.

Bitcoin Developer Fund Brink Is Granted Tax-Exempt Status

U.S. bitcoiners can now make tax-exempt donations to fund Bitcoin development.

Feb 03 2021

Taproot Update: Bitcoin Users Home In on Activation Plan, Date Still TBD

The meeting ended with rough consensus in favor of BIP8 (false), as well as with approval of two possible methods to put this BIP into motion.

How Bitcoin’s Taproot Upgrade Will Improve Technology Across Bitcoin’s Software Stack

Feb 03 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  bitcoin coinswap multisig privacy ptlcs

Scaling, privacy and custody software will all benefit from Bitcoin’s biggest upgrade in years.

Jan 29 2021

Are You Running a Bitcoin Node?

And if you aren't, what's stopping you?

Beyond Coinbase: 8 Other Ways to Buy Bitcoin

Buying bitcoin for the first time? Coinbase isn't the only game in town.

Jan 28 2021

Longtime Bitcoin Developer Jonas Schnelli Receives Open-Source Grant

Jonas Schnelli joins other Bitcoin developers who are sponsored by high- caliber Bitcoin companies.

Jan 25 2021

Vietnam’s Oldest Bitcoin Exchange Adds Support for Lightning Network

With VBT's integration, the Lightning Network now has support from half a dozen Bitcoin exchanges.

Jan 22 2021

Bitcoin Developers Weigh the Costs of Defying White Paper Copyright Claim

Should anyone in an open source community have to bear the legal brunt of a seemingly senseless lawsuit?

OKCoin to Integrate Bitcoin’s Lightning Network in Q1

The feature, added to alleviate fee pressure during Bitcoin’s bull market, could be live within a month's time.

Jan 21 2021

The Bitcoin Double-Spend That Never Happened

No coins were added to the bitcoin supply, as some headlines might lead you to believe.

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