Lightning Network

Lightning Network Will Drive Bitcoin to $250,000 by 2023 — Tim Draper

Bitcoin (BTC) could be worth millions of dollars after 2022 as payment processors allow easier transactions, Tim Draper has forecast. …

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Airbnb Now Bookable With Bitcoin and Lightning Network via Fold App

Bitcoin payments app Fold now supports home-sharing giant Airbnb, the firm announced on Nov. 11. Now Fold users can get…

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How Bitcoin’s Lightning Can Be Used for Private Messaging

Bitcoin’s lightning network might have a use case beyond faster and more scalable payments. Last week Lightning Labs developer Joost…

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Ether on Lightning Is the Latest Bridge Crossing Crypto’s Great Divide

Ethereum developers are using the Lightning payments network to build bridges into the bitcoin ecosystem. The venture-backed crypto startup Radar…

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Venezuelans Made Lightning-Savvy Hardware to Use Bitcoin During Blackouts

On March 7, 2019, all the lights went out in Venezuela. Total blackout. While the electricity crisis was already part…

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As Lightning’s Economy Takes Shape, Devs Are Split on Proposed Fee Hike

Fees aren’t just a topic of discussion for Bitcoin Core users anymore. As the tech matures and an economy develops,…

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Fortnite Meets Bitcoin Lightning Network in New ‘Lightnite’ Video Game

Bitcoin-enabled (BTC) games startup Satoshis Games announced the development of a Fortnite-like game with built-in Lightning Network microtransactions dubbed Lightnite…

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Researchers Uncover Bitcoin ‘Attack’ That Could Slow or Stop Lightning Payments

The bitcoin lightning network could be vulnerable to a simple and disruptive attack, according to a recent research paper. Written by…

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Vertical and Horizontal Blockchain Scaling, Explained

3. Vertical scaling is done by improving the efficiency of each individual transaction, whereas horizontal scaling is achieved through increasing…

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HTC Launches Exodus 1S, First Phone That Can Run a Full BTC Node

Taiwanese electronics giant HTC has launched its new smartphone Exodus 1s, enabling users to run a full Bitcoin (BTC) node…

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