According to Bloomberg, bitcoin's price decline has reversed thanks to the potential deployment of the SegWit2x scaling proposal on the network. The proposal almost has the 80 percent support needed from the network hashrate to activate Segregated Witness.
Brave New Coin has further coverage of the transaction spam attack mentioned in yesterday's Daily Roundup. According to the article, the researcher who discovered the prolonged spam attack is 95 percent confident that the attack continued until as recently as January of this year.
Over on the btc1 GitHub repository, Blockstream CTO and Bitcoin Core contributor Greg Maxwell has reported an issue that has the potential to cause multiple forks on the Bitcoin network. This is the codebase behind the SegWit2x scaling proposal.
Over at Bitcoin Magazine, an interview with the anonymous CEO of Samourai Wallet has been published. The interview is focused on a new app from the Samourai team that helps users of almost any bitcoin wallet with their stuck transactions.
According to Cointelegraph, researchers from the University of Waterloo has introduced a new blockchain-based delivery system inspired by the onion routing techniques used by the Tor network. The delivery system is said to offer greater anonymity to those using it.
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Kyle first used Bitcoin in 2011. By early 2014, researching and writing about Bitcoin had become his full-time occupation. Currently, he contributes regularly to Forbes and CoinJournal. His work has also appeared in Business Insider, VICE Motherboard, Nasdaq, and many other media outlets. Additionally, he provides a daily Bitcoin news recap via a newsletter and YouTube show (audio only version available via SoundCloud), which can be found at kyletorpey.com.