These 12 Bitcoin Lightning Network Upgrades Solve Its ‘Biggest’ Hurdles

The Bitcoin Lightning Network will overcome some of its “biggest hurdles to use” in the near future as new features roll out from developers. From Experiment To Bitcoin Killer App That was according to Guy Swann, the presenter of the Cryptoconomy podcast, who this week dedicated two episodes to introducing Lightning and analyzing its upcoming […]

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New Service Pays You in Bitcoin to Upload Images Online

Lightning hosted is a new image-sharing website that shares ad revenue (paid in satoshis) with its image uploaders via Bitcoin Lightning Network.  Lightning Hosted, Lightning Paid Getting started with Lightning hosted is simple: upload a popular image you think will gain traffic and receive the ad revenue for it later. Some popular choices on the […]

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Rapper Lil Pump is Accepting Bitcoin Via Lightning Network

18-year-old Colombian-American rapper Lil Pump (real name Gazzy García) just made a key move to increase awareness by accepting payments in Bitcoin. Fans Can Buy Lil Pump Products with Bitcoin While much of the music industry and crypto community (including Lil Pump) continue to mourn the passing of Nipsey Hussle, a Hip Hop star proactive […]

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Bitcoin Lightning Network Passes 8K Nodes as Mainstream Products Emerge

The Bitcoin Lightning Network scaling protocol has passed a fresh landmark of 8000 nodes as a new solution launches to increase its mainstream usage. Lightning Rides Growth Highs Lightning, which continues to advance its presence as Bitcoin’s foremost scaling solution, hosted 8016 nodes at press time April 16 according to monitoring resource 1ML.com, up 8 […]

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‘Anymore of This Sh!t, We Delist’ Bitcoin SV – Warns Binance CEO

The CEO of cryptocurrency exchange Binance has threatened to remove support for altcoin Bitcoin SV after its creator threatened to sue a member of the Bitcoin community. Binance CEO: Wright ‘Is Not Satoshi’ In a tweet April 11, Changpeng Zhao joined the growing list of crypto industry figures to side against Craig Wright after he […]

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Bitcoin Goes Mainstream As Miss Universe Receives Lightning Torch

Bitcoin adoption took a step in a new direction this weekend after a former Miss Universe contestant joined the Lightning Torch transaction relay. Rosa-Maria Ryyti HODLs Lightning Torch In what appears to be an unexpected choice, Jeremias Kangas, founder of P2P trading platform Localbitcoins, opted to pass the Torch outside the cryptocurrency community – to […]

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This New Bitcoin Lightning Network Exchange is a No-KYC, ShapeShift Killer

Boltz, a new lightning network based bitcoin exchange, has officially launched and won’t ask for your personal information. What’s more, it also allows for swapping bitcoin and litecoin using LN or cross-atomic chain swaps.  Financial Sovereignty Uber Alles Trading shouldn’t require an account. So claims the tagline of new instant, account free, and non-custodial digital […]

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Making ATM Bitcoin Payments via Lightning Network Is Becoming a Reality

Developer and researcher Felix Weis successfully executed, as a proof-of-concept, the world’s first ATM Bitcoin transaction on the Lightning Network. World’s First Lightning-enabled Bitcoin ATM ‘Worked Fine’ On March 31, 2019, Weis publicly demonstrated a transaction via Lightning Network at a bitcoin ATM, during the Lightning Hackday, in Hong Kong, as shown in the video […]

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SegWit Inventor Pieter Wuille Joins Lightning Torch Bitcoin Relay

Veteran cryptographer and Segregated Witness (SegWit) inventor Pieter Wuille has become the latest high-profile figure to participate in the Bitcoin Lightning Network’s Lightning torch event. ‘We Wouldn’t Be Here Without You’ Wuille, whom many regard as instrumental in Bitcoin’s success, saw considerable positive feedback as he ‘took’ the Lightning Network (LN) Torch — a gesture […]

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Radar Releases One-Stop Onramp for Bitcoin’s Lightning Network

Yesterday, Radar — a Denver-based technology startup looking ahead to the new financial paradigm — released a new “onboarding experience” for Bitcoin’s Lightning Network. Called ION, the new project is an interactive guide for learning how the Lightning Network works and for experimenting with the popular second-layer solution to Bitcoin’s scalability issues.  Until now, Radar […]

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