Top Bitcoin Lightning Apps You Can Use Today (Part 1)

Not only does Lightning Network negate the existence of many altcoins but also takes a hatchet to smart contract platforms by enabling various apps (LApps). Harnessing the BTC network while enabling instant transactions and near-zero fees, these Lapps are already demonstrating some promising use-cases for Bitcoin’s second layer.  It is just over a year since Blockstream […]

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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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Bitcoin’s Liquid Sidechain Welcomes Japanese Yen Stablecoin

Blockstream has announced Crypto Garage, a joint venture with Digital Garage and Tokyo Tanshi, to serve the Japanese Bitcoin market. The partnership will soon launch the Liquid sidechain based SETTLENET suite, the first application of which will be a yen-pegged stablecoin. SETTLENET on Bitcoin’s Liquid Sidechain The SETTLENET suite aims to provide Japanese exchanges and OTC trading desks with enhanced liquidity, speed […]

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Blockstream Satellite Now Means Most Of The World Can Use Bitcoin Without Internet

Blockchain technology company Blockstream revealed the second phase of its satellite-based Bitcoin communications project Blockstream Satellite this week. Satellite Coverage Expands To Asia Pacific Part of a plan to provide free private Bitcoin sending and receiving without the need for an internet connection, the company now provides satellite coverage of the Asia Pacific region, an accompanying […]

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Newly Launched Liquid a Bitcoin Sidechain By Definition, Says Samson Mow

Blockstream on Wednesday announced that Liquid Network — its first Bitcoin sidechain — is now online. This announcement comes after more than a year of beta testing the sidechain on the core Bitcoin network. Liquid ‘A Sidechain Based on a Two-Way Peg’ Blockstream CSO Samson Mow reacted to criticism that the Liquid network cannot be considered […]

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New Off-Line Wallet Can Exchange Bitcoins Using C-Lightning

Several technological initiatives and devices designed to make Bitcoin transactions faster, safer, and cheaper are streaming into the crypto space. The latest is Spark, which is a wallet that facilitates sending and receiving Bitcoin, using c-lightning. Simple Interface to Pay with Bitcoin over the Lightning Network The Lightning Network is growing, enabling faster transactions among nodes. […]

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Bitcoin’s Lightning Network Gets Charged With 7 New ‘LApps’

Adam James · March 27, 2018 · 9:00 pm Few things in the cryptocurrency space are as promising as Bitcoin’s Lightning Network — a second layer payment protocol enabling instant transactions between participating nodes. With the unveiling of seven applications utilizing the technology this week, that fact is only becoming more apparent. Powered by Lightning This […]

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