For capital markets, bitcoin has always been less interesting than the underlying technology, but blockchain is not yet ready for wide scale use in high-volume, high-speed markets. Recently a majority of Bitcoin users adopted a new technical standard called Segwit2x, intended to speed up processing, addressing concerns of some payment processors and Bitcoin traders. Is Segwit2x a groundbreaking innovation that could bring blockchain closer to the speed needed to support its use in capital markets?
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