segwit

Segregated Witness, or SegWit, is the name used for an implemented soft fork change in the transaction format of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin which has also been implemented on currencies such as Litecoin, DigiByte and Vertcoin.

The formal title “Segregated Witness (Consensus layer)” had Bitcoin Improvement Proposal number BIP141 The purpose was to solve malleability. It was also intended to mitigate a blockchain size limitation problem that reduces Bitcoin transaction speed.

It does this by splitting the transaction into two segments, removing the unlocking signature (“witness” data) from the original portion and appending it as a separate structure at the end.

The original section would continue to hold the sender and receiver data, and the new “witness” structure would contain scripts and signatures. The original data segment would be counted normally, but the “witness” segment would, in effect, be counted as a quarter of its real size.

April 24th, 2018

The total number of active nodes on Lightning Network,the most exciting development in the whole blockchain ecosystem, has crossed 2,000, while its total network capacity has passed $150,000.

March 13th, 2018

With the ongoing speed of the development of Lightning Network, analysts believe that the official release of the first version of the mainnet can occur anytime soon.

March 1st, 2018

Soon after the full-SegWit support in the Bitcoin software update, the Bitcoin transactions using SegWit have doubled in just past two days.

February 27th, 2018

The Full-SegWit support to the Core Bitcoin software has been officially confirmed by core developer Peter Todd.

February 26th, 2018

Coinbase and GDAX have adopted SegWit, which means that all their users will soon have an opportunity to enjoy lower fees and faster Bitcoin transactions.

February 21st, 2018

Bitfinex and Coinbase now support SegWit. Bitcoin investors can expect to see lower fees and faster processing times, but please remember that SegWit has been implemented for Bitcoin only, and not Bitcoin Cash.

February 6th, 2018

In a few weeks, Coinbase will offer their customers an update on Bitcoin SegWit which is expected to improve transaction capacity of the Bitcoin network.

One of a Kind Blockchain Solutions and Services Ecosystem LuxCore Kick-Starts the New Year with Massive Updates
January 10th, 2018

LUXCORE is a unique Enterprise focused Blockchain Ecosystem and it’s open source public blockchain asset, LuxCoin has the potential to become a leading cryptocurrency due to the implementation of new features including Smart Contracts and SegWit aimed at enhancing the blockchain’s usability and transaction speeds.

November 17th, 2017

In a fresh new twist in the plans of SegWit2x hard fork, there is every possibility for the hard fork to go through in the near time.

October 9th, 2017

The value of the digital currency reaches a 30-day high amid warnings of high volatility it could experience after SegWit2x activation next month.