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Cat Fight? Ethereum Users Clash Over CryptoKitties Congestion

Ethereum users are calling for a solution to the protocol’s CryptoKitties invasion. As profiled by CoinDesk, the cat-trading game had grown so popular earlier this week that it was clogging the ethereum network, slowing down transaction times. Now, however, congestion is reaching unprecedented levels, with a record-breaking 30,000 transactions stuck and waiting to be processed at press […]

CryptoKitties is causing ethereum network congestion — Quartz

Cartoon kittens are having a big impact on a certain cryptocurrency. Collectors of the digital tchotchkes are clogging up the ethereum network, delaying transactions, and causing a pile-up of unprocessed transactions. The collectors are playing CryptoKitties, a game built on the ethereum blockchain where players spend ether—the digital token used by ethereum—to breed cartoon kittens […]

ICO Delayed by Ethereum’s CryptoKitties Congestion

The viral CryptoKitties ethereum app has sparked growing congestion on the network, a state of affairs that has spurred one startup to briefly postpone its planned initial coin offering (ICO). The token sale for SophiaTX was originally planned to start on Dec. 5. SophiaTX, according to its website, is developing a blockchain platform for business-to-business […]

As Bitcoin Reaches New Price Highs, Network Congestion and Fees Spike

Technology Bitcoin markets have been on a tear lately, and the price has spiked quite a bit last month and into November. However, as bitcoin’s value surpassed $7K per BTC, transaction bottleneck and miner fees have risen again, causing users to complain about unconfirmed transactions and paying $5-10 per transaction. Also read: Ethereum […]

Ethereum Network Handles Record transactions Without Congestion

The Ethereum network has set a record number of transactions, achieving good speed and low fees, showed blockchain statistics. The Ethereum network manages to handle nearly 500,000 transactions every 24 hours, a significant increase since the levels before the summer. The uptick in volume was significant right after the Byzantium hard fork passed on October […]

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