BIP141 signaling start

1916 of 2016 blocks have to signal in order to active SegWit protocol
28 July 2017   2599
Blockchain

Distributed database that is used to maintain a continuously growing list of records, called blocks

On Thursday, July 27, stage of Segregated Witness protocol signaling started (SegWit, BIP 141). This means that if at least 95% of the blocks (1916 of 2016) signal in support of SegWit, then the protocol will be fixed. In turn, this will provide the conditions for activating the offer for scaling BIP 141.

Coin.dance service provides the progress of this process

CoinDance
CoinDance

According to another webservice, XBT.eu, this stage ("lock-in period") will end at 8th of August.

xbt.eu
Lock-in period by XBT.eu

Now, the most interesting part for all Bitcoin traders. What's the price reaction about these news? Bitcoin gained 7.24% in 24 hours!

Bitcoin Price Chart
Bitcoin Price Chart

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Now 1 Bitcoin costs $2748.97.

It worth reminding that another Bitcoin optimization protocol was activated on 23th of July. BIP91 is a modified version of the BTC1 (SegWit2x), which supported a number of bitcoin-companies and mining pools, in May of 2017 signed under the relevant agreement in New York.

Change.org to Mine for Charity

According to the calculations, if 10k computers will run the minning screensaver for 12 hours a day, the charity fund will receive $10k monthly
18 July 2018   99

Social platform for petitions Change.org announced the launch of a screensaver that mines Monero on users' computers. All tokens will be transferred to the charity fund of Change.org. This is reported by Coindesk.

This initiative was launched in partnership with the marketing agency Tracelocke Brazil.

Representatives of Change.org report that the screensaver will consume resources only when users do not use the computer. According to their calculations, if 10 thousand computers will run the screensaver for 12 hours a day, the charity fund will be transferred $ 10 thousand monthly.

At the moment the program is available only for Windows users and the platform did not report on the release plans for the version for macOS.

Note that at the end of April, a similar action was launched by the Australian unit of the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund; (UNICEF). The website "Page of Hope" mines Monero cryptocurrency.