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While the controversy surrounding Bitcoin and the block size debate among others continues with the number of transactions ranking up, filling the 1MB blocks completely and transaction fees rising we just got a new Bitcoin Core 0.14.0 release. The key aspects of the new releases are focused on improving performance for initial block download if you are starting a new full blockchain download as well as faster new block validation and relay. This is a welcome improvement that can be really useful for users with the Bitcoin blockchain data already close to 115GB in size…

Another new feature available in the 0.14.0 release is the optional fee bumping (not enabled by default) that allows users to users to increase the fee their transactions pay even after they’ve broadcast an earlier version of the transaction. This new option might be useful with the increasing number of transactions to help you move some coins at a faster speed if your initial fee was too little. This however is not a real solution for the problem with the blocks getting filled with transactions… we actually need a solution that will help keep transaction fees at a reasonable low level with the Bitcoin price still going up and that will help transactions confirm reasonably quick even with lower fees.

For more details about the newly released Bitcoin Core 0.14.0…

Minebox has started taking pre-orders for their Minebox NAS device that will also run SIACoin (SC) and take advantage of the free space you have available on the network storage device to get you coins. This way you not only get a device for securely storing your data, but also one that may pay for itself over time by generating crypto coins for you. The initial pre-order run is for just 200 units, so you might want to hurry up and reserve your early device now.

The price for the pre-order is set at 750€ (EURO) for the 8TB version and the 16TB version is priced at 1470€ (EURO) and you can pay wit either crypto coins or by credit card. Do note that these are discounted pre-order price as the regular price will apparently be higher and as a bonus you also get 50.000 Siacoin for each purchased Minebox during the pre-order. Deliveries of the first devices are supposed to start not before June 2017, so there is some time before you will be able to get a Minebox NAS in your hands and start using the device.

For more details about the Minebox NAS pre-order and to get a unit reserved…

The Minebox project has announced a new date for the start of the pre-sale of their hardware – March 3rd. Initially the pre-sale of the Minebox NAS device was planned to start about a month ago, but there were some delays. The pre-sale of the Minebox NAS is in partnership with Shapeshift, meaning that the hardware should be purchasable with wide variety of alt coins such as SiaCoin, Ethereum, Monero and others…

The Minebox NAS is a device for storing your own data securely as well as for making use of your free and unused space by earning a blockchain powered cryptocurrency thanks to the integration of SiaCoin (SC). Minebox is based on affordable Enterprise grade hardware from HP, namely the HP MicroServer and the whole project is an interesting idea worth following, so if you still haven’t checked the details, than you might want to get a better idea on what the whole thing is about.

For more details about the Minebox project you can check the official website…


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