Bitcoin value SURGES as controversial 'hard fork' called off
The value of a single bitcoin has shot up to a whopping £7,000 after the so-called “hard fork” didn’t go ahead.
And the upgrade would have changed bitcoin's rules in a "fork", effectively cloning the existing bitcoin to create another cryptocurrency.
Developers argued this was necessary to keep up with the pace of growth and allow more transactions through the network.
It would have allowed people with less powerful computers to mine the currency and decentralise the network.
But many were against the change, and it proposals fuelled acrimony in the Bitcoin world over the last few... read more
- 20:20 Why England are being swarmed by flies in the Russia World Cup game...
- 20:19 Russia ready to take historic World Cup step but tensions still run...
- 20:19 Forgotten man Falcao determined to make up for lost time with Colombia
- 20:18 Boldly going where no man has gone before: Trump announces he is...
- 20:17 Thousands of motorists fined for driving in bus lanes in Solihull
- 20:17 Forty-one flats set to be created inside Solihull town centre...
- 20:17 'Space force': Donald Trump orders new branch of US military
- 20:17 Details of clean air zone charge for Birmingham revealed and it's...
- 20:17 Rail passengers face disruption on services to and from Cumbria
- 20:16 Theresa May ready to ditch tax pledges to pay for NHS funding plans
- 20:16 Senator demands edible sunscreen be taken off shelves
- 20:15 Malmo shooting: Swedish police warn several injured in city centre
- 20:15 Dig in again as Ribchester is Revisited
- 20:12 World Cup news: James Rodriguez doubtful for Colombia vs Japan
- 20:12 National Action trial witness denies lying
- 20:11 Theresa May ready to ditch tax pledges to pay for NHS funding plans
- 20:11 Archaeologists discover man whose tongue was replaced by a stone
- 20:08 Kyle Walker penalty: Do these pics prove England ace doesn't commit...
- 20:05 Superfan's dream came true when she met Lionel Richie following...
- 20:01 Man Utd transfer news: Jose Mourinho issues Bayern Munich swoop...
- 20:00 England fans CONVINCED Harry Kane was ‘wrestled’ to the ground in...
- 19:58 Could this Real Housewives of Cheshire star be heading to Love Island?
- 19:54 ‘Doomsday preacher’ on Wimbledon train causes passengers to flee
- 19:51 Portal to HELL: Unexplained phenomenon sparks fears as huge crater...
- 19:51 White House on lockdown: Secret Service blocks off street -...
- 19:50 Rail passengers face disruption on services to and from Cumbria
- 19:50 Barrow author believes he has found evidence of 'life on Mars'
- 19:48 How much does Robert Snodgrass earn? The wages that rule out an...
- 19:48 Confirmed: Wolves announce the signing of Portugal World Cup keeper...
- 19:48 Government defeated heavily in Lords on 'meaningful' Brexit vote