Tag: Bitcoin Core

Dogecoin’s Surging Price Has Resurrected Its Technical Development
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Dogecoin’s Surging Price Has Resurrected Its Technical Development

It was all a meme.Well, Dogecoin still is a meme – just a more expensive meme. And as the price rises from the depths, Dogecoin’s historically scattered development is rising with it.Take Dogecoin lead maintainer, Ross Nicoll, for example. His last commitment on Github came in October of 2019, but in the past two weeks he’s taken on a handful of new pull requests to make changes to the coin.As he and four other Dogecoin developers take up the keyboard in the name of the Shiba Inu-emblazoned memecoin (which is now worth over $9 billion at $0.07 a coin), they’re tasked with upgrading a software whose last major release happened nearly two years ago in June 2019.“People say it’s a joke coin but we’re very careful to take care of the code. When it took off, there was a r...
Are You Running a Bitcoin Node?
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Are You Running a Bitcoin Node?

“Are you running the numbers?”This is what Bitcoin Core developer Andrew Chow is trying to find out in a new survey.Sponsored by a grant from MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative, Chow crafted the survey “to get answers from people who are not current users” about why they don’t run a Bitcoin Core full node, the wallet software which simultaneously keeps a record of Bitcoin’s transaction history and connects users to other peers in the network.Bitcoin full nodes are like servers so, if you’re not running your own to broadcast transactions to the wider network, then you’re relying on someone else’s.Moreover, a full node offers users complete control over what encoded rules they want to follow, as well as the ability to independently verify a variety of network data. The po...