In recent days there have been a couple of articles which incorrectly suggest that the Bitcoin SV Blockchain has suffered from a three-way fork over the last few weeks. These articles seem to stem from the same source, a tweet from BitMEX Research. Here are the facts.  The Bitcoin SV Blockchain had a planned hard-fork

Below are the recommended system requirements based on our internal testing and scaling progress made with bitcoind node software. Bitcoin SV will continue to scale on the road to and beyond genesis. This will also mean these requirements should be expected to change as time goes on. For operating a listener node which only operates

OP_RETURN is well known as the simplest mechanism for creating an unspendable output and carrying data within a bitcoin transaction.  Its had a checkered history with being the root cause of one of the worst bugs in Bitcoins history and arguably also being a political football that led to the beginning of the great altcoin

Unfuckening is a very tricky business.  There is a lot that got fucked in ten long years and some things are so badly broken that they simply cant be unbroken cleanly.  The Bitcoin SV team has done an enormous amount of research, studying the existing and the original code extensively and its been a really

On the 24th of July 2019 the Bitcoin SV will undergo a forking protocol upgrade.  This upgrade has very limited scope with just changing the block size hard cap but it warrants some further explanation.  It was first detailed in part one of this post series. The first upgrade, code named Quasar, is proposed for

The Bitcoin SV Node team released version 0.2.1 of the Bitcoin SV Node implementation today. This version is an optional release; it adds certain improvements but it is not required for the Quasar protocol upgrade which is scheduled for July 24. The primary feature of this release is an improvement which substantially decreases the time

First gigabyte+ blocks mined in STN stress test

Background On May 21st 2019 the Bitcoin SV Scaling Test Network (STN) saw its maximum mined block size record broken eight times in rapid succession. In the latest release of Bitcoin SV Node (0.2.0) one of the standout changes was lifting the hard cap block size limit from 128MB to 10GB. The reason for setting …

The Bitcoin SV Node team released version 0.2.0 of the Bitcoin SV Node implementation today. This update to the software continues the Bitcoin SV focus on massive scaling, delivering a new API to support mining massive blocks and including support for the Quasar Bitcoin SV protocol upgrade that is scheduled for July 24th 2019.

The Bitcoin SV Scaling Test Network (STN) is an initiative of the Bitcoin SV Node project, owned by Bitcoin Association and operated by nChain (with funding by CoinGeek) to scale and test Bitcoin beyond gigabyte and eventually to terabyte blocks. In February 2019, the Bitcoin SV team publicly released client software with full support for

Its been an interesting few days but the work continues… When the Bitcoin SV project began last August we published a roadmap up to Q2 this year.  Its time we updated it.  Theres only one item on our published roadmap which hasnt yet been addressed.  All the others are either complete or significantly progressed.  That …