Bitcoin News — Compact Blocks

Graphene Block Propagation Technology Claims to be 10X More Efficient

Posted by Jamie Redman on

This week at the Scaling Bitcoin Conference 2017, at Stanford University in California, bitcoin proponents heard about a new block propagation technology that claims to be 10X more efficient than compact blocks. The protocol called “Graphene” is a new method of reducing bandwidth to propagate blocks to full nodes by utilizing bloom filters and invertible-bloom-lookup-tables […]

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Paul Sztorc Suggests Revising Bitcoin’s Scaling Roadmap

Posted by Jamie Redman on

SztorcOn July 10 Hivemind’s chief scientist, and Bloq developer, Paul Sztorc, announced updating Bitcoin’s scaling roadmap created in December 2015 to a newer version. Sztorc believes the current roadmap needs revision and is “simply too old to serve this function any longer.” Also read: Hivemind, Bloq Developer Paul Sztorc Discusses Bitcoin & Sidechains Revising the Bitcoin […]

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Blockstream & Core Developers’ BIP Identity Crisis

Posted by Trevor Hill on

BIPA decision on the part of Core developers to use the same BIP ID number for their “compact blocks” proposal as its counterpart, “Xthin,” has ignited a controversy as some are now questioning the competency of Core developers. Also read: Bitcoin Price Slumps While Altcoins Party Xthin & Compact Blocks, One BIP There has been […]

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