Bitcoin Cash emergency difficulty adjustment

Bitcoin Cash emergency difficulty adjustment may take place as no blocks mined for some hours 
23 August 2017   2472

Bitcoin Cash, the brand new cryptocurrency emerged as the hard-forked version of Bitcoin, after reaching its all-time high price mark of more than $900 and being finally supported by the leading cryptocurrency exchanges, pools and wallets, now seem to be experiencing some mining troubles. 

Thus, Charlie Lee, the Litecoin creator and an active Twitter user also known as one of the most honest developers in the cryptocurrency world, reports on 2.5 hours without single Bitcoin Cash block being mined and expresses his scepticism about the future success of the cryptocurrency:

It's noteworthy, that a bit earlier, on August 21st, the man shared his predictions about Bitcoin Cash mining difficulties:

Jeff Garzik, a former Bitcoin Core developer, objected that, in his opinion, "this is a short term oscillation generated by profit-switching pools; occurs w/ litecoin, dogecoin, eth/etc & others". However, the creator of Litecoin hastened to remind Garzik about the Namecoin story:

Just like what happened with Namecoin in 2011. "Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it."
 

Charlie Lee
Litecoin creator

Thus, according to Jimmy Song, one of the Bitcoin developers, new difficulty adjustment is to take place:

What the future has in stock for the cryptocurrency, remains to be seen. At the time of writing, Bitcoin Cash price is about $658 and it's market capitalization is almost $11 billion (however, less than the 3-rd ranked Ripple's). 

Swansea Hosts Blockchain and Distributed Energy Conference

The BEW'18, which will be held on February 19, 2018 in Swansea, UK, is a must-attend for people who are interested in the cutting edge of blockchain
19 February 2018   239

The Blockchain Energy Wales'18 Conference will be held on February 19, 2018 in Swansea, United Kingdom.

The conference will introduce Klenergy and their Pylon Network, which is a decentralised energy exchange platform powered by renewable energy. The BEW'18 is a must-attend for people who are interested in the cutting edge of blockchain, distributed energy, peer2peer and smart technology.

BEW conference location swanseaBEW'18 Exact Location

Location: TechHub Swansea, 221 Stryd Fawr, Swansea SA1 1NW, UK
Time: from 9AM to 1.30PM

The headline speakers include Paul Harwood, Basicincome supporter and advocate, and David Clubb, director of RUKCymru and head of digital RenewableUK.

The agenda of the conference is as follows: Blockchain technology and its application in the energy sector, future of blockchain wallet systems, buildings as power stations, building the open-source co-operation protocol for the energy sector, and more.