Lightning Network

Litecoin Foundation to Host the First Ever Litecoin Summit!

If you haven’t heard yet, the Litecoin Foundation is hosting its first ever blockchain conference on 9/14–9/15 at the South San Francisco Conference …

Litecoin

Are altcoins getting a jolt from Lightning Network marketing?

With the fundamentals improving for the Lightning Network - the number of open channels is now over 11k, from just over 9k a month ago - and atomic …

Bitcoin

The Code for an Anonymous Lightning Network is Now Live

The lightning network is due for a privacy boost.<p>That's according to Dr. Ayo Akinyele, a computer scientist who has focused his efforts on building a …

Cryptography

You Can Now Get Paid (A Little) For Using Bitcoin's Lightning Network

Those running lightning nodes are earning a little extra bitcoin.<p>Trumpeted as a way to scale bitcoin to handle mainstream adoption, there's a …

Bitcoin

#BitcoinDominance

The AirSwap decentralized exchange is upgrading its tech to handle any-size Ethereum trades.<p>-AND-<p>You can now get paid for using bitcoin's Lightning …

University of Oxford

Lightning Network Payment System “SparkSwap” Makes Its Official Debut

A new way to trade bitcoin and digital currencies is now in the books. SparkSwap is the first crypto exchange to be built on the Lightning Network. …

Bitcoin

Bitcoin's Open Secret: Lightning Is Making Better Online Payments Possible

That may have been a rallying cry for early bitcoin believers who saw the cryptocurrency as a superior form of payment, but excitement tapered off as …

Bitcoin

Blockchain Scaling — Lightning Network

Blockchain Basics Series (5 part series — PART 4)<p>As volumes of transactions increase on Blockchains, the execution time slows down significantly …

Blockchain

On-Chain BCH Used in a Submarine Swap for Off-Chain BTC

Technology & Security<p><b>This week an individual revealed he had completed the first trustless swap by trading on-chain bitcoin cash (BCH) for off-chain</b> …

Bitcoin

EOS Is Forking and Forking and Forking

Micropayment applications are taking off on bitcoin's Lightning Network.<p>-AND-<p>Facebook's David Marcus is stepping down from the Coinbase board of …

University of Oxford

The Bitcoin Second Layer

<i>The Lightning Network Reference Rate, Part 1 of 4</i><p>Bitcoin’s antifragile protocol and its exponentially increasing network effects make it a behemoth, …

Bitcoin

Bitcoin Value Indicator - August 2018

Network Fundamentals<p>If this is your first time reading a Bitcoin (BTC-USD)(COIN)(OTCQX:GBTC) Value Indicator report, you may want to refer to the …

Business

Lightning network and gold standard nostalgia

Satoshi Nakamoto built Bitcoin to be “A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System”. Based on this alone, it would be reasonable to assume that Bitcoin is …

Bitcoin

Them Lightning Network Nodes Sure Do Look Centralized To Me! What Gives?

(It’s just your eyes playing tricks on you)<p><b>Person A:</b> Look at the Lightning Network, it’s amazing & it’s growing so fast!<p><b>Person B:</b> Look at those …

Bitcoin

Litecoin creator is helping HTC build a secure blockchain phone

Litecoin LTC creator Charlie Lee is helping HTC make sure its upcoming blockchain-powered phone has everything to please the regular cryptocurrency enthusiast.<p>In a tweet from earlier today, Lee revealed he will be joining the phone-maker as an adviser, spearheading the development of the recently …

Cryptocurrency

HTC Says Its Crypto-Friendly Smartphone Will Support Litecoin

HTC’s new blockchain-compatible smartphone will support litecoin, creator Charlie Lee said Sunday.<p>Lee announced the news Sunday, adding that he was …

Initial Coin Offering

Bitcoin Cash vs. Bitcoin | The Pros and Cons

Bitcoin Cash vs. BitcoinThe history between Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash is a contentious one, but we’re here to look at the advantages and disadvantages …

Bitcoin

ThunderMessage, Reddit’s Blockchain Rival, Uses Bitcoin & Lightning Network Features

<b>ThunderMessage, a platform similar to that of Reddit, has added a new feature that might have helped the former overtake the latter</b>. It has been …

Bitcoin

The Lightning Network Could Make Bitcoin Faster—and Cheaper

In 2014, Joseph Poon and Thaddeus Dryja were bitcoin-obsessed engineers hanging out at pizza-fueled meetups in San Francisco. Their conversation …

Bitcoin

This decentralized Reddit copycat lets you buy upvotes with Bitcoin

ThunderMessage is a decentralized take on Reddit powered by Bitcoin‘s Lightning Network – and it’s already full of shitposts.<p>Just like in Reddit, users can post messages, and then upvote and downvote them. But this message board is different – instead of clicks, you have to send small amount of …

Bitcoin

Lightning network now has over 10,000 channels and will soon reach a capacity of 100 bitcoins.

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Bitcoin

Newly Launched Bitcoin Optech Initiative Aims to Address BTC Scalability Issue

A group of BTC developers has launched an initiative in order to deal with BTC scaling and high transaction fees issues.A team of Bitcoin (BTC) …

Bitcoin

CheapAir Says Goodbye to Coinbase, Hello to BTCPayServer

Online travel agency CheapAir.com has announced it is no longer working with Coinbase to process its customers’ bitcoin payments. In Coinbase's …

Customers

Why Charlie Lee Believes Litecoin Can Be Instrumental in Bitcoin Lightning Network | Investopedia

For some cryptocurrency enthusiasts, one of the most promising aspects of the digital currency space is the Lightning Network. Conceived as a …

Cryptocurrency

This Website Imagines Bitcoin as a Bus Station and Offers Some Big Insights

Even nearly a decade after its creation, Bitcoin’s basic technology can still be hard to understand. A new website that visualizes Bitcoin …

Bitcoin

One Guy Controls the Lightning Network’s Biggest Node

<b>BTC supporters were elated to discover recently that the Lightning Network’s (LN) capacity had spiked by 216 percent in just one day. Some</b> …

Bitcoin

Altcoins With Lightning Network Support

Bitcoin has always been the world’s main and most valuable cryptocurrency, and that’s not likely to change any time soon. Still, many people believe …

Bitcoin

Litecoin (LTC) Can Be Key Element in Bitcoin (BTC) Lightning Network, Says Charlie Lee

Litecoin (LTC) Can Be Key Element in Bitcoin (BTC) Lightning Network, Says Charlie Lee<p>The founder of Litecoin (LTC) Charlie Lee is not hiding his …

Bitcoin

CoinGate Launches Bitcoin Lightning Payment Pilot | Investopedia

According to Coin Telegraph, the popular digital currency payment service CoinGate is launching a pilot program in which 100 merchants will have the …

Bitcoin

CoinGate Launches Bitcoin Lightning Payment Pilot

According to Coin Telegraph, the popular digital currency payment service CoinGate is launching a pilot program in which 100 merchants will have the …

Bitcoin