Bitcoin’s Liquid Sidechain Makes a Splash on Bitfinex

Embattled Bitfinex has announced the integration of Blockstream’s Bitcoin sidechain, the Liquid Network. The upgrade is already seeing users impressed with faster and more private transactions.  Bitcoin Liquid Integrated At Bitfinex One of the biggest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world, Bitfinex, has announced the integration of Blockstream’s Liquid Network. The Liquid Network is an inter-exchange […]

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Bitcoin Developer and SegWit Inventor Proposes New ‘Taproot’ SoftFork

Several new softfork proposals were posted by the Bitcoin developer and SegWit inventor Pietr Wuille this week. Dubbed ‘Taproot’ the upgrade has almost no downside and will help facilitate the Bitcoin lightning network that is increasingly being adopted. Schnorr signatures Bitcoin protocol developer and SegWit inventor, Pieter Wuille, shared a new softfork upgrade proposal dubbed […]

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First ‘Trustless’ P2P Bitcoin Derivatives Transaction Made By Blockstream

Blockstream has announced the success of a “trustless” Bitcoin forward contract transaction with Crypto Garage. The Bitcoin infrastructure developer says the news marks a watershed moment in the actualization of decentralized trading and settlement infrastructure for BTC derivatives. Details of the Transaction In a blog post published by Blockstream on Friday (April 19, 2019), the […]

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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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