Bitcoin Wallets Changing Fee Structures to Speed Transactions Through Network Delays

Bitcoin Wallets Changing Fee Structures to Speed Transactions Through Network Delays

Due to the continued spam attack on the blockchain network that Bitcoin Magazine has previously reported on, multiple bitcoin wallets have implemented either increased fees or the ability for individuals to increase the fees paid for a given transaction. Based on the nature of the software, miners prioritize which transaction to process first based on....


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