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Scaling Bitcoin: The Great Block Size Debate – The ...

Bitcoin has been roughly doubling each year (in terms of the number of transactions). But in its current form, the network can only support up to 7 transactions per second. Paypal does about 100 transactions per second and Visa does about 4,000 per second, so some changes will need to be made if bitcoin is to reach these levels.

Luckily, bitcoin has a...

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Timeline and Support — Bitcoin Segwit2x and Bitcoin Gold

Oct 23, 2017

We wanted to give customers another update on two upcoming Bitcoin forks--Bitcoin Segwit2x and Bitcoin Gold. You can read more about what a digital currency fork is here .

We operate by the principle that our customers should benefit to the greatest extent possible from hard forks or other unexpected events. This is essential in...

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Buying Bitcoin Just Got Way Easier – The Coinbase Blog

Buying Bitcoin Just Got Way Easier

Buying bitcoin is harder than it should be, which is why we at Coinbase have been working so hard to expand our services to more regions of the world, to accept more payment methods, and to process transactions as quickly as possible.

Over the past couple of years we've helped thousands of developers to build bitcoin applications. The most consistent and...

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Ethereum is the Forefront of Digital Currency – The ...


Developers at Coinbase have written simple Ethereum apps in a day or two.

I cannot overemphasize enough how important this combination of full programming functionality and ease of use is. People are doing things in Ethereum that are not possible right now in Bitcoin. It has created a new generation of developers which never worked with Bitcoin but are interested in Ethereum.

Bitcoin could have...

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Blockchain Tokens and the dawn of the Decentralized ...

Over the last few years over $1bn has been invested in digital currency startups from venture capital firms and institutional investors. Then something odd started happening over the last 4 months. A handful of blockchain-based projects have raised a combined $250m+, but none of that money has come from venture capitalists. So...

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Coinbase Spring Cleaning – The Coinbase Blog

In our ongoing quest to make Coinbase simpler, we've made some hard product decisions and will be rolling out a few changes in the next several weeks. We try a lot of new ideas at Coinbase, but we also value a product that is free from clutter. This requires us to periodically take a hard look at which features are being used, and do some housekeeping.

Here's is the list of upcoming product...

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