Bitcoin Q&A: SegWit, scaling, and consensus

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Published on July 19, 2017

What will happen in the next couple of weeks regarding the upgrade to SegWit and the potential for a network fork? How do I keep my bitcoin safe? Ask your wallet providers and exchanges what they’re going to do (if you trust them).

This is part of a talk which took place on July 7th 2017 at a Bloktex event hosted by the Wisma BeeOn Group in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia:

Scaling is a moving target –
Forkology: A Study of Forks for Newbies –
Fee markets, SegWit, and scaling –
What happens to our bitcoins during a hard fork? –
Rules vs. Rulers –
Does Lightning need SegWit? –
The revolution in trust –
Altcoins and the scaling debate –
Governance trade-offs in decentralised systems –
Ethereum: Lessons from the hard fork –
Is Bitcoin a democracy? –
Bitmain and the ASICBoost allegations –
Unlimited vs. Cypherpunks –

Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and well-respected figures in bitcoin.

Follow on Twitter: @aantonop

He is the author of two books: “Mastering Bitcoin,” published by O’Reilly Media and considered the best technical guide to bitcoin; “The Internet of Money,” a book about why bitcoin matters.




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