Tag Archives: Bitcoin forks

SegWit UASF, 3 Bigshot Bitcoin Nations, & More – YMB Podcast E170

#YMBLive E170

This is episode 170 of You, Me, and BTC – your liberty and Bitcoin podcast!

First up today, we definitely have to cover Bitcoin's recent SegWit UASF drama. The acronym stand for "user activated soft fork" and many hope the concept will allow Segregated Witness to activate sooner.

As it stands, we need 95% of Bitcoin's mining power to signal support for SegWit before it activates, but that kind of consensus has proven difficult to …

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Hard Forks: Trusting the Bitcoin Network – YMB Podcast E133

Ethereum Hard Fork

This is episode 133 of You, Me, and BTC – your liberty and Bitcoin podcast!

This week's show is all about the Ethereum hard fork and what it might mean for Bitcoin. With the help of a hard fork, the Ethereum community has now officially erased The Dao Hack from their blockchain. They now have two versions of their cryptocurrency. The old chain respects the original rules of the network and lets the hacker keep …

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BitcoinXT – YMB Podcast E86

BitcoinXT by Mike Hearn and Gavin Andresen

This is episode 86 of You, Me, and BTC - your liberty and Bitcoin podcast!

This week's show is all about BitcoinXT, a Bitcoin fork proposed by Gavin Andresen and Mike Hearn. We'll chat about why the blocksize debate has been so wild, the cultural differences between security engineers and software engineers, the fairness of the blockchain's dispute resolution mechanisms, and tons more.

We'll use the following articles as a starting point for our discussion:…

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What the Fork? – Bits & Pieces #3

The word 'fork' gets tossed around a lot in the Bitcoin world. Many people use it to mean different things. In today's edition of Bits & Pieces, I'll try to explain what Bitcoin forking is all about.

In the ancient years BC (before cryptocurrency), forking referred to changing a program's source code and creating a new, similar-but-different program. The differences could be as significant or as minor as desired. Today, in most computer-related contexts, the …

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