Half-Million Dollar ‘Save the Chain’ Initiative to Reward Miners for Block Size Upgrade

Half-Million Dollar ‘Save the Chain’ Initiative to Reward Miners for Block Size Upgrade   A $500,000 initiative to incentivize miners to upgrade Bitcoin’s block size has received substantial support on social media. 273 Bitcoin to Break the 1MB Mold The so-called ‘Save the chain’ transaction, attached to which is 273.99971476 BTC in fees, is only mineable…

BitMain Releases Firmware Update Following Backdoor Discovery

BitMain Releases Firmware Update Following Backdoor Discovery   BitMain — the leading Bitcoin mining hardware manufacturer was all over the news yesterday following the discovery of a security flaw, named Antbleed. The increased negative publicity and concerns among the cryptocurrency mining community have forced BitMain to apologize publicly and offer a background about the Antbleed…