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Bitcoin Scaling Event Set for Third Installment in Italy

  • July 11, 2016

A conference series started as a bid to better unite and focus the bitcoin development community in the wake of serious technical debates will see a third installment in 2016.

Following two meetings in Montreal and Hong Kong last year, Scaling Bitcoin will host its next event in Milan, Italy, from 8th to 9th October, organizers announced over the weekend.

Called “Scaling Bitcoin 2016: Retarget”, the name is a nod to a part of the bitcoin mining process whereby miners adjust to new difficulties.

The name is apt as the announcement comes in the wake of the bitcoin halving, a scheduled technical change to the network in which the supply of new bitcoins was reduced, and amid what appears to be, at the very least, an increase in seemingly strained dialogue between members of the digital currency’s ecosystem.

The next conference comes as bitcoin developers and miners, the two most actively involved groups in the scaling debate, are rumored to be meeting this month to move forward on solutions that could allow the network to onboard more users.

In an email, organizer Pindar Wong indicated additional details, including conference speakers and topics, would be announced in the coming weeks.

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