Bitcoin News 18 July 2017 – Miners Run SegWit2x Software Early

Bitcoin News Today – Top stories being the upcoming scaling of Bitcoin with Miners starting to run the New Segwit2x Software early and the crypto market showing gains after the “blood bath” of last week.




Miners signaled on 17 July 2017 to run the new SegWit2x software, these being the miners who supported the “New York Agreement”.

This impending change to the Bitcoin network has impacted the Bitcoin price causing it to drop substantially during the past week. The market does not like uncertainty however, there are many investors who are extremely bullish regarding Bitcoin’s future growth in price and value.


Other articles of interest:


Hackers Stole $7 Million in Ether From Coindash ICO – “Coindash is a blockchain company that helps investors manage investments and hedge those investments against other traders. This morning the startup’s token sale was hacked and 7 million dollars’ worth of ether were promptly stolen. The company left a warning on its token funding page advising investors to cease sending funds.”


OKCoin’s Global OKEx Platform Will Suspend Bitcoin Trading During Potential Fork – Some Exchanges are sending out this message to their clients – heed this as a warning to not keep your Bitcoins in a hot wallet on an exchange. Make sure you own and control your private keys by keeping your Bitcoin in a secure offline wallet or vault such as Swiss Bank In Your Pocket.


Blockchain’s Hiring Crunch Could Last Years – with all the innovation and development of blockchain technology, there is a serious lack of programmers working on blockchain projects. A new exciting career path developing for many.


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