Software update aims to lower costs and transaction speeds in bitcoin market

In an attempt to tackle expensive bitcoin transaction fees and slow processing times, two leading cryptocurrency exchanges, Coinbase and Bitfinex, announced Tuesday they have rolled out a software update that they hope will address mounting concerns. The update, called Segregated Witness …
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Bitcoin Tax Reporting Software Developer Node40 Acquired for $8m (news.bitcoin.com)

A publicly traded Canadian crypto miner has just made a $ 8 million bet that all bitcoin users around the world will eventually be compelled to report their transactions to the taxman, and that they will help handling this oftentimes complex process. 
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Q: When will the Lightning Network be rolled out? A: The rollout has already begun. This is an iterative distributed learning process; it’s unlikely there’ll be a single point in time at which we say LN is “deployed” because it will grow organically. Software is never finished.

Q: When will the Lightning Network be rolled out? A: The rollout has already begun. This is an iterative distributed learning process; it's unlikely there'll be a single point in time at which we say LN is "deployed" because it will grow organically. Software is never finished. submitted by /u/TheGreatMuffin
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A question for NYA supporters : Software from Garzik is still not ready or it’s hidden from github ….why would you trust a fork like this?

BTC1 Github's page has stopped being active Fork is in 2 weeks and the community has not seen anything ready for Alpha yet

I can understand supporters of NYA agreement being still convinced a S2X is needed but how can you think a fork like this, meant with NO REPLAY protection, can be deployed safely without any vetting from hundreds or even thousands of people before? I am aware that probably NYA Signers recieved their "preview" of the code, but how can people in the bitcoin comunity be ok with closed Source developing and eventually going open source so late that vetting source code is impossible?

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Bitcoin Core is developing measures to protect your money from attacks like B2X, but they will only work if you run Bitcoin Core software (reddit.com)

The whole B2X attack is based on tricking wallets into thinking it is a valid chain. B2X intentionally removed all replay protection; it changed its code so that it would mimic the signals from core nodes and its collaborators intend to pass it off as bitcoin on their services. The core developers are creating countermeasures to ensure that core nodes continue to work on the peer to peer level. If you want to transact after the fork on the bitcoin blockchain run a bitcoin core node. If you…

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