SegWit2x backers cancel plans for bitcoin hard fork

 Advocates for a bitcoin hard fork have now decided to cancel plans for the so-called SegWit2x fork. The bitcoin blockchain was supposed to split into two blockchains in roughly 8 days. But it looks like SegWit2x backers couldn’t convince enough people in the bitcoin community to make the SegWit2x blockchain the new mainstream bitcoin blockchain. The SegWit2x fork should have increased… Read More

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Bitcoin just passed $5,000

 This morning Bitcoin shot past $5,000, and is now hovering around $5,300 – up nearly 10% from yesterday. It’s the first time the cryptocurrency has confidently shot past $5,000. Some exchanges saw the price hit $5,000 for a few minutes in September, but it only lasted for about 10 minutes, making today the first sustained movement past the historic milestone. Interestingly, not… Read More

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