Why Filecoin’s hyped token launch was a multimillion “failure”

Decentralized file-sharing project Filecoin launched last week after years of development and a jawdropping $200 million ICO. But critics and miners are calling it a failed launch. Its fees are turning out a pain point—data shows miner prices to use Filecoin network cost over $40,000 (with hosting and maintenance), in contrast to centralized alternatives like […]

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Taproot Merged Into Bitcoin Core – Bitcoin Magazine

Taproot, the highly-anticipated protocol upgrade designed to add smart contract flexibility and more transactional privacy to Bitcoin, has officially merged into Bitcoin Core. The implementation now merged into Bitcoin’s code includes the Schnorr and Taproot consensus rules proposed in BIPs 340, 341 and 342, authored by Core contributors Pieter Wuille, Jonas Nick, Anthony Towns and […]

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