Bitcoin Core works on a new scaling upgrade

Having SegWit activated, the Bitcoin Core team is now working on a new Bitcoin scaling solution
13 October 2017   501

SegWit, a process by which the block size limit on a blockchain is increased by removing signature data from Bitcoin transaction, has successfully locked-in the Bitcoin network. Still, it seems like Bitcoin's Core developer team isn't done scaling the cryptocurrency's protocol.

Thus, while a lot of users are looking for more aggressive scaling via the controversial Segwit2x proposal, Bitcoin Core team is working on other technology called "Schnorr signatures".  It offers another signature scheme option alongside Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm (ECDSA). One benefit is that it supports "signature aggregation" on the Bitcoin blockchain. Hence, the change aims to consolidate activity that already takes place on the network with each transaction. Under the ECDSA scheme, each piece of a Bitcoin transaction is signed individually, while with Schnorr signatures, all of this data can be signed once.

As a blockstream engineer, Jonas Nick, claims to coindesk.com, this method of mashing signature data together should be considered "low-hanging fruit for helping bitcoin scale". First, by decreasing the number of signatures, it increases the amount of transaction data that can fit into each block. Second, by merging signatures, the technology could enhance privacy by making it harder to determine where transactions are coming from. Third, it's believed the change could curb "spam attacks", where one entity sends a bunch of small bitcoin transactions that take up extra space in the blockchain, potentially making nodes more difficult to run.

Bitcoin price chart on coinmarketcap.com
Bitcoin price chart on coinmarketcap.com

Meanwhile, Bitcoin price is growing: at the time of writing, the first cryptocurrency price is about $5490.12 (to the moon!), its market capitalization is $91,244,625,004. 

Bitcoin White to Release iOS and MacOS Wallet

According to the roadmap of Bitcoin White, the wallet for iOS and Mac OS will be released on February 19, 2018
19 February 2018   76

Bitcoin White is a flexible and decentralized application platform designed to lower the threshold for developers. Using JavaScript as the programming language and relational database to store data, Bitcoin White is increasing the similarities between developing a DAPP and a traditional web application.

Bitcoin White team has already developed and released the version of its wallet for Windows, Linux and Android. According to the roadmap of Bitcoin White, the wallet for iOS and Mac OS will be released on February 19, 2018.

 Bitcoin White Roadmap
Bitcoin White Roadmap Fragment

The features of the wallet include asset management, account information, setting an additional password, blocking the account by block, and internal blockchain list of transactions.

At the moment of press, these are main market parameters of Bitcoin White:

Average price: $0,184621
24h volume: $48 806