Toms Blog

Where I talk about Bitcoin and Technology

Bitcoin Classic Closing its doors

Bitcoin Classic was started in early 2016 with the clear intention of coming back to the coin that Satoshi indicated as his goal. Now this goal has been reached we will step down. When Classic started, the decision was to go for the lowest possible upgrade from 1 MB to 2 MB. It would avoid any technical complications and would lower the bar so far that we could not logically go any lower. Continue reading

The simplicity of Flexible Transactions

Flexible Transactions is a technology I wrote that does only one thing, and it does it well. It upgrades the way that a Bitcoin transaction is stored. The way that Satoshi Nakamoto initially designed the way that transactions were stored is a very old-fashioned idea. The old format lists byte-by-byte what is allowed and what comes next. As you can imagine that specification is quite large. It is in actual fact hardly documented at all. Continue reading

What is new in Bitcoin Classic (2017/02/30)

This post will answer what happened in Bitcoin Classic since the last report New stuff In an continuing push to make the Bitcoin Classic client the best one to use on Linux we have seen some support added some time ago for the XDG Base Directory Spec for config files. Continuing in that direction Contributor Stephen McCarthy has been hard at work with the command-line parser code. The code we inherited when we started Classic is shared between various projects, in all of those a set of problems are present which make sysadmins and operators life a lot more difficult. Continue reading

Bitcoin Classic and the User-Activated-Hardfork (UAHF)

中文 (Chinese translation) Over the last month we have seen an accelerated amount of effort being put into finally fixing the problems that have been bothering real users for months now. As the dust is not nearly ready to settle, we can at least make out the terrain and the big players. What many have been expecting is playing out before our eyes. We are going to see a divorce and two chains will continue their own ways. Continue reading

Bitcoin is made by people

Bitcoin Classic is about 1 year old, so let’s take a quick look back. When Bitcoin Classic was founded, our goal was to work with the established Bitcoin development teams and grow Bitcoin on-chain. The obvious and only factor we were focused on was the limit on the size of blocks. Bitcoin Classic compromised - deeply. We went for the most conservative possible increase in block size. From 1MB to 2MB. Continue reading

Classic is Back

2016-11-28 Bitcoin Classic
Bitcoin Classic was started as a response to the market need for bigger blocks and an alternative developer group to provide it, as primary and first way to get Bitcoin to scale to the next million. Since that first release in February we have come a long way. The Bitcoin landscape has changed, and mostly for the better. This is an accomplishment a lot of us can be proud of. Continue reading
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