Here’s How to Inspect Bitcoin’s Next (Likely) Major Upgrade Yourself – CoinDesk

As the bitcoin community gears up for its next likely major code upgrade, students of the cryptocurrency have an opportunity to inspect the changes themselves, with help from core developers. The weekly Bitcoin Core review club has started guiding users through the proposed Taproot/Schnorr code, designed to improve privacy and scalability and boost smart-contract usage […]

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‘95% Confidence’: Ethereum Developers Pencil In July 2020 for Eth 2.0 Launch – CoinDesk

Ethereum’s next system-wide upgrade, Eth 2.0, won’t launch in Q2 2020 as expected, but researchers remain confident the initial network parameters will deploy in 2020. Anything less would be considered a “failure,” they said. In an “Ask Me Anything” Reddit discussion held Wednesday, the Eth 2.0 team said the network won’t launch until three clients […]

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Will Crypto Miners Break a Profit in 2020?

Bitcoin mining rewards’s next halving event is in May 2020. A typical boom-or-bust cycle comes around the halving period. It’s increasingly elusive for small scale and solo mining operations to sustain profits. Bitcoin’s mining rewards halving, which is expected to occur in May 2020, has long monopolized discussions about the digital asset’s valuation and the […]

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