Feathercoin to Support SegWit

Feathercoin 0.13 will signal support for SegWit/CSV on block 2,120,000, which will occur approximately on March 9, 2018
09 March 2018   684

Feathercoin claims to be an upgraded and customised version of Bitcoin. Its block hashing uses the NeoScrypt which is an updated version of Scrypt using modern elements. The difficulty adjust eHRC (enhanced Hash Rate Compensation) to make sure that blocks come in on average at 60 seconds is also a solution developed by Feathercoin and now used by several popular coins.

As it was reported by Peter Bushnell, Feathercoin 0.13 will signal support for SegWit/CSV on block 2,120,000, which will occur approximately on March 9, 2018.

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Segregated Witness BIP9 Soft Fork features:

  • Elimination of unwanted transaction malleability
  • Capacity increase
  • Weighting data based on how it affects node performance
  • Signature covers value
  • Linear scaling of sighash operations
  • Increased security for multisig
  • More efficient almost-full-node security
  • Script versioning

The users on clients older than 0.9.6.2 are recommended to upgrade to 0.13.0.0 to remain on the correct chain as old clients will reject blocks using BIP9 (Version Bits) soft forks.

ICOs to Lose Popularity, Diar Research Say

Diar assumes that in the future unregulated ICOs won't attract significant attention
11 December 2018   9

Although since the beginning of this year, ICO-startups have managed to raise over $ 12.2 billion, the November figure was only $ 65 million, according to data from a new study of the Diar portal.

According to analysts, the once popular method of financing, which allowed startups to attract tens and hundreds of millions of dollars in the absence of any product, exhausted itself against the background of fears about regulators' actions and the general dynamics of the cryptocurrency market, which did not leave retail investors with anything except for an unpleasant aftertaste.

This version is also supported by the data from the TokenData portal, which Diar leads in his research. Even with respect to the October levels, which constituted only a small fraction of what could be collected a few months ago, the November figures were 3 times lower.

Diar assumes that in the future unregulated ICOs as we have known them over the past years will no longer attract significant attention and will give way to regulated platforms of tokenized securities.