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Bitcoin Upgrade Taproot Now Locked In, Should Support Significantly Cheaper and More Private BTC Transactions: Report

Taproot has now been locked in and should activate in November of this year. Taproot is the name of various technological innovations that have all been bundled together. When they are activated, they should make Bitcoin (BTC) transactions significantly cheaper and also more private, along… Read More

Gemini Announces Sponsorships of Bitcoin Core Developers Dhruv Mehta, Jarol Rodriguez

Digital asset firm Gemini announced on June 3, 2021 that they are pleased to confirm the sponsorships of Bitcoin Core Developers Dhruv Mehta and Jarol Rodriguez. As mentioned in an update from the company, these sponsorships, made via the Gemini Opportunity Fund, will continue to… Read More

Bitcoin Improvement Proposals Schnorr / Taproot and Other Codebase Modifications to Increase Fungibility, Privacy of BTC Transfers

The team at crypto exchange OKCoin recently took a closer look at the three major Bitcoin Improvement Proposals (BIPs) that make up the Bitcoin Core update, Schnorr/Taproot. As noted by OKCoin, the version 0.21.0 of Bitcoin Core is scheduled to be released early next month… Read More

US based Digital Asset Exchanges OKCoin and Coinbase Continue to Support Bitcoin Core Development

Digital asset exchange OKCoin recently took a look back at its initiative to support independent Bitcoin Core developers. The crypto trading platform’s developers confirmed that it has now been about a year since they introduced their Open-Source Developer Grant program, an initiative launched to support… Read More

Bitcoin Developer Amiti Uttarwar Explains that BTC Protocol’s Success May be Ensured by Addressing Privacy and Reliability Concerns

Amiti Uttarwar, a Bitcoin Core developer, received a $150,000 development grant (in June 2020) from HDR Global (the parent company of BitMEX) and OKCoin. Uttarwar is currently focused on improving certain aspects of Bitcoin’s (BTC) peer-to-peer (P2P) layer by addressing issues related to privacy and… Read More

Another $150,000 Bitcoin Core Development Grant Awarded to BTC Developer Amiti Uttarwar by BitMEX Parent HDR Global and OKCoin

  HDR Global, the parent company of BitMEX, a leading cryptocurrency derivatives exchange, has awarded another $150,000 grant to Bitcoin (BTC) Core developer Amiti Uttarwar. Digital asset exchange OKCoin also made a 50% contribution to the Bitcoin development grant. Uttarwar previously worked as an engineer… Read More

The Current State of Bitcoin in Space

Right now, overhead, four satellites broadcasting the Bitcoin blockchain drift in the Earth’s atmosphere over North and South America, Africa and Europe. Only East Asia, Australia and Polynesia are still dark. The presence of Bitcoin satellites in the atmosphere was announced August 15th, 2017 by… Read More

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