Bitcoin Lightning Network Capacity Quadruples Since November

Lightning Network continues to grow at a phenomenal rate, with capacity now topping 460 BTC, and a reported 16,000+ channels. Lightning Network Sees Accelerating Growth It feels like Lightning Network (LN), bitcoin’s energetic, frugal young apprentice, is in the news every other week. Certainly, LN is regularly breaking fresh milestones, although to be fair, there are […]

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Six EU Nations Sign Agreement to Regulate Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT)

The Government of Malta this week announced the signing of a joint declaration of cooperation on Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT). They joined a group of six other Southern European countries; France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Greece, and Cyprus. Transformative Technology The countries released a joint-statement noting a shared view that the digital sphere is an ideal […]

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It’s Now Easier (And More Profitable) to Mine Bitcoin After Difficulty Drop

As Bitcoin mining hash rate has decreased amid lower prices, the mining difficulty has adjusted by design, making it easier to mine bitcoin.  Bitcoin mining difficulty adjusts to lower price For most of 2018, while the bear market persisted, mining hash rate and difficulty for Bitcoin continued to increase. Now it appears that the mining […]

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Simplicity Language to Give Bitcoin Ethereum-Like Smart Contract Capabilities

Simplicity, a combinator-based, typed, and functional language for blockchain applications can reportedly enable Bitcoin’s Script language to handle more complex yet reliable smart contracts. Bitcoin Script Language is Limited, For Now According to a new research from Blockstream on Simplicity – a blockchain applications language – distributed ledgers pose a range of unique challenges, which make traditional […]

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Bitcoin Mining Wasteful? Christmas Lights Use More Energy Than Some Countries Bitcoin Mining Wasteful? Christmas Lights Use More Energy Than Some Countries

Think mining bitcoin is a waste of energy? Then you better ignore the energy consumption of US Christmas lights every year, which uses more electricity than some countries.  Energy Consumption of US Christmas Lights ‘Tis the season to be jolly. The time of year when family and friends get together, children play, carolers sing, and […]

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Hodl Hodl Launches First Non-Custodial OTC Bitcoin Trading Desk

The world’s first non-custodial OTC trading desk for Bitcoin has been launched by P2P cryptocurrency exchange Hodl Hodl. First Non-Custodian OTC Bitcoin Trading Desk Hodl Hodl, the peer-to-peer cryptocurrency exchange that doesn’t hold users’ funds, has launched an OTC (over-the-counter) trading platform in partnership with a licensed European broker Tenbagger. The latter is an EU regulated platform […]

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Blockchain, IoT, and AI Push Global Semiconductor Sector Sales to Over $40 Billion

Industries focusing on the Bitcoin’s blockchain technology, the Internet of Things (IoT), and artificial intelligence (AI) are fueling the semiconductor industry to the “highest ever monthly sales.” However, the US-China trade war is now instigating fear and volatility in the semiconductor industry. Semiconductor Industry Becoming the Fastest-Growing Industry in the Tech Sector Data compiled by […]

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Lamassu Unveils New Line of Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency ATMs

On September 24th, Lamassu announced the introduction of their new line of cryptocurrency ATMs to the public. Lamassu calls its new line of ATMs, “Sintra.” The ATMs herald a new line of ATMs as another crucial step in crypto’s march towards widespread consumer use and accessibility.  Growing Industry According to CoinATMrader.com, there are currently roughly […]

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New Samourai Wallet Feature Makes Bitcoin Transactions Private

A 2-wallet Samourai Stowaway offers to make transactions private by masking user identity while keeping funds safe. Bitcoin Transactions Are Pseudo-Anonymous Bitcoin (BTC) 00 transactions are often described as anonymous because users can exchange the cryptocurrency without providing any personally identifying information. However, Bitcoin transactions are pseudo-anonymous. The history of each Bitcoin transaction is permanently […]

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The Google Pay for Bitcoin Wallets: Payment Codes and PayNym Bots

An emblematic, and probably the most controversial feature, cryptocurrencies brought to the world economy is absolute privacy. Lately, however, it seemed that this property was lost as financial institutions started to get the hang of the way they work. PayNym claims to be able to bring it back. “When you walk the streets, it’s good […]

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