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SegWit Creator Introduces New Language for Bitcoin Smart Contracts

Bitcoin Core developer Peter Wuille has introduced new Bitcoin (BTC) smart contract programming language dubbed Miniscript.Wuille, a creator of major Bitcoin network upgrade SegWit, announced the Miniscript project website on the mailing list message for Bitcoin developers on Aug. 19.As noted in the statement, Miniscript was developed and implemented

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Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork | Segwit Recovery & Schnorr Signatures

A Bitcoin Cash hard fork was implemented earlier today as of block 58268. Although the network-split initially met with a hiccup, the upgrade has now successfully completed. Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork The hard fork sees the Bitcoin Cash network implement two new features. They are Segwit recovery and Schnorr signatures. The Segwit recovery means

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Bitcoin Core 0.18.0 Bets on Segwit Adoption and Hints at Offline Tx Signing

After several months of development, the Bitcoin Core 0.18.0 client was successfully launched with some modifications aimed at improving the efficiency of BTC mining and including some changes that in some way favor Segwit’s adoption. One of the fundamental tweaks of this new update is that it expects users to configure their software to

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Gemini Exchange Implements SegWit Protocol for Bitcoin Wallet

According to a Medium post published April 15, 2019, Winklevoss brothers-backed Gemini cryptocurrency exchange has completed the SegWit upgrade of its Bitcoin wallet. Gemini Upgrades to SegWit Protocol The Winklevoss brothers’ affinity for cryptocurrencies is no secret. For the multi-millionaire twins, the success of digital currencies is not a question of

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Bitcoin Fees Hit 3-Year Low as Lightning Network, SegWit Help BTC Scale

Bitcoin’s transaction fees have recently hit a low they hadn’t seen in over three years, as according to BitInfoCharts the median transaction fee on the flagship cryptocurrency’s network is just $0.029. As pointed out by cryptocurrency community researcher Kevin Rooke on Twitter, the Bitcoin network hadn’t had fees this low since

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