Bitcoin was off to a rough start in 2014. The once biggest Bitcoin exchange, Mt.Gox, finally collapsed in February after struggling for months.
For a long time, DogeHouse was one the biggest mining pools in the Dogecoin network, dedicated to solely mining Dogecoin. The pool officially shut down on April 7, 2014.
During the weekend one of Dogecoin‘s developers raised the possibility of changing the cryptocurrency’s block schedule.
Dogecoin block rewards halved on the 28th of April 2014. The payout was reduced from 250,000 coins to 125,000 coins per block.
The post by Dogeconomist on Auroracoin almost a week ago led to a small storm of controversy over the national cryptocurrency.