Bitcoiners Call For Elon Musk to Accept the Lightning Network Torch

Participants in the ongoing Lightning Torch Bitcoin transaction relay have turned their attention to involving Tesla CEO Elon Musk after Twitter’s Jack Dorsey joined this week. First Dorsey, Now Musk? Lightning Torch, which involves users of Bitcoin’s Lightning Network implementation sending a transaction between themselves, increasing its value with each stop, has gained a loyal […]

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Blockstream Satellite Broadcasts First Message From Mysterious Bitcoin User

Cryptocurrency figures were sharing a sense of excitement January 24 after a mystery user broadcast a message on the Bitcoin blockchain via Blockstream’s satellite network. ‘Straight Out Of Bladerunner’ Blockstream, which launched its network of satellites to allow Bitcoin users to transact without an internet connection, has yet to provide official comment on the event, […]

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Lightning Network Without Invoices Brings Us Closer to Streaming Money

A new feature for Bitcoin’s Lightning Network (LN) implementation allows users to send funds instantly without needing to first create an invoice. Sphinx Enables ‘New Use Cases’ The latest upgrade, ‘Sphinx,’ which developers describe as being a “work in progress,” is nonetheless already available to anyone. “The coolest part about this new feature is that […]

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Atomic Swaps Are Coming to BTCPay This Year, Says Nicolas Dorier [Interview]

Bitcoinist caught up with Nicolas Dorier, a developer of open-source and self-hosted Bitcoin payment processor alternative, BTCPay, who spoke about upcoming features such as atomic swaps, and making BitPay obsolete for businesses that don’t care about handling bitcoin.  ‘Nothing is Unsolvable in the Long Run’ Bitcoinist: In August 2017, you posted one of the most […]

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BTC Wallets Take One Small Step For Lightning, One Giant Leap for Bitcoin

New user-friendly Bitcoin Lightning wallets such as Bluewallet are ushering in the future of payments. Users can now send and receive Bitcoin Lightning payments right to/from your mobile device, the ramifications of which could be revolutionary for the future of online payments.  Bitcoin Lightning Wallets Are Setting the Bar Following the first review of Bluewallet […]

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Bluewallet Lets You Send Bitcoin Lightning Payments from Your iPhone

Bluewallet appears to be setting the bar for the next generation of Bitcoin wallets. Available for both Android and iOS, it is the first to integrate the Lightning Network (LN) for super-quick and “unfairly cheap” transactions. First Bitcoin Lightning Wallet on iOS It should be mentioned that this review is largely aimed at users who […]

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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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At 100 BTC And 12k Channels, The Lightning Network is Larger Than Ever

The Lightning Network for Bitcoin became bigger than any time in history this month as capacity reached 100 BTC ($730,000) in a new first. Participants Break New Barriers Data from monitoring resource 1ML confirms the milestone, which caps an extraordinary period of growth for Lightning over the summer months. Currently, 3350 nodes and over 12,000 […]

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New Transport Layer bloXroute Promises to Solve Bitcoin’s Biggest Problem

bloXroute Labs and a team of Northwestern University students believe Bitcoin’s biggest problem, scalability, can be solved without affecting its chief virtue — decentralization. Northwestern and bloXroute Labs Are Working to Solve Scalability Issue Critics have always identified the limited number of transactions that Bitcoin’s 00 network can process as its most significant problem. They […]

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You Can Now Use The Lightning Network To Buy (Virtually) Anything

Cryptocurrency cellphone top-up company Bitrefill has announced it will start selling gift vouchers for Amazon and other brands — effectively opening up Bitcoin Lightning Network payments to almost any item.  Lightning ‘Comes’ to Amazon, Uber, and More In a press release on July 19, Bitrefill — which became one of the first cryptocurrency businesses to […]

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