Binance enables SegWit support for Bitcoin deposits as adoption grows

Traders on Binance can now deposit and withdraw to SegWit (bech32) addresses. Binance, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by volume, has incorporated Segregated Witness, or SegWit, support for Bitcoin (BTC) deposits.  The SegWit support was extended to deposits on Christmas Eve, Binance said in an official statement. The protocol upgrade was initially enabled […]

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Bitcoin decouples from legacy markets as ‘breathtaking’ rally predicted

Kraken has identified a decreasing correlation between Bitcoin and the legacy financial markets. A report published by major U.S.-based crypto exchange Kraken has identified signs the correlation between Bitcoin (BTC), the greenback, and legacy markets, is continuin to weaken. Kraken’s September volatility report found Bitcoin (BTC) largely maintaining a negative correlation with the U.S. Dollar […]

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Block Size and Scalability, Explained

Debate over increasing block size for blockchain scalability still goes on, but what are the main arguments from proponents and detractors? The debate is not settled. Despite much of the great work being done, there is no one clear solution for blockchain scaling, and it’s possible there never will be. All of the possibilities explored […]

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