Segregated witnesses will be activated on Litecoin, and Bitcoin exchange Bitfinex appears to be in serious trouble.
Ever since Bitcoin’s inception its trust-minimizing consensus has been enabled by its proof-of-work algorithm. The work is performed by so-called miners; power hungry machines
F2Pool is now supporting segregated witnesses, and Russia is seeking to regulate Bitcoin.
Bitmain is accused of exploiting a weakness in proof-of-work, and Bic Camera has started accepting Bitcoin.
Japan now allows Bitcoin as a legal method of payment, and the SEC has denied a second Bitcoin ETF.