We're joined by Kyle Torpey, a freelance writer, and journalist who writes for a number of publications in the blockchain space including Bitcoin Magazine, Coin Journal, and others. Know for his well-written articles and in-depth reporting on the important topics affecting Bitcoin today, Kyle provides his point of view on the scalability debate and gives an update on the recent and upcoming changes to the bitcoin protocol. Topics discussed in this episode: An update on the scalability debate The outcome of the recent Hong Kong scalability workshop and code dev meeting in California The Bitcoin core development process The recent release of Bitcoin Code 0.13.0 The inclusion of Segregated Witness and what it enables Upcoming features in the roadmap Takeaways from the Ethereum hard fork Division in the Bitcoin community The evolution of the Bitcoin ecosystem in the last 2 years Potential mainstream applications for Bitcoin Links mentioned in this episode: The Five Most Useful Properties of Bitcoin When Should Developers Turn to Bitcoin? Darknet Customers Are Demanding Bitcoin Alternative Monero The Power of Schnorr: The Signature Algorithm to Increase Bitcoin's Scale and Privacy BIP-47 vs BIP-75: How Will Bitcoin Wallets Maintain Privacy While Becoming Easier to Use? Sponsors: BitFinity Conference in Miami Beach Oct 30 - Nov 2: Go to bitfiniti.com/epicenter for discounts on registrations and presenter packages Jaxx: Wallets that Unify the Blockchain Experience Across Devices jaxx.io Show notes YouTube SoundCloud Epicenter is hosted by Brian Fabian Crain, S?ƒbastien Couture & Meher Roy.