Lightning Network

100 Merchants Can Now Trial Bitcoin’s Lightning Network Risk Free

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A few lucky merchants now have one less obstacle to accepting bitcoin payments via the Lightning Network. Revealed exclusively to CoinDesk, payment processing startup CoinGate is opening up a pilot program that will allow 100 merchants to trial a Lightning-enabled version of its service, one which taps into the open-source tech meant to make bitcoin Read More

AI Startup CloudSight Announces Support for Bitcoin Lightning Network Payments

4 weeks ago admin2 Comments Off on AI Startup CloudSight Announces Support for Bitcoin Lightning Network Payments
CloudSight, a Los Angeles-based technology startup that specializes in image captioning and understanding, will use the Bitcoin Lightning Network for microtransactions to gather and share visual knowledge and allow artificial intelligence (AI) systems to learn from and communicate with each other, the company said on Thursday. By supporting Bitcoin Lightning, CloudSight said it will be Read More

Bitcoin Mining to Use 0.5% of World’s Energy by End of 2018, Peer-Reviewed Research Shows

2 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Bitcoin Mining to Use 0.5% of World’s Energy by End of 2018, Peer-Reviewed Research Shows
Economist Alex de Vries, who published an article on “Bitcoin’s Growing Energy Problem,” yesterday, May 16, in scientific journal Joule, told the Independent that Bitcoin (BTC) mining will use 0.5 percent of the world’s energy by 2018. De Vries concludes that as the BTC network currently consumes about 2.55 GW of electricity and moves towards Read More

Scaling, Layer 2 And Cryptographic Innovations Discussed At Consensus 2018

2 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Scaling, Layer 2 And Cryptographic Innovations Discussed At Consensus 2018
At Consensus 2018 today, as it has been for the past three years, scaling was at the forefront of everyone’s minds. “SCALING, LAYER 2 AND CRYPTOGRAPHIC INNOVATIONS” was created to address just that issue. Panel participants included Alin S. Dragos of the MIT Media Lab, Amy Yin of Coinbase, Christian Decker of Blockstream, Muneeb Ali Read More

Bitcoin in Brief Monday: A Panther’s Moonshot Bet

3 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Bitcoin in Brief Monday: A Panther’s Moonshot Bet
Featured Bitcoin in Brief today is slanted toward a crypto winter slowly thawing, as Pantera Capital bets on a moonshot price point. Also, the world’s most popular decentralized digital asset has been forked more than a plate of good pasta; there’s a growing list of countries who’re less likely to nab your crypto profits; Yahoo! Read More

Lightning Labs Chief: We’re Entering a ‘Bitcoin, not Blockchain’ World

3 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Lightning Labs Chief: We’re Entering a ‘Bitcoin, not Blockchain’ World
Advertisement Join our community of 10 000 traders on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. The tables have turned on bitcoin doomsayers. This according to Elizabeth Stark, co-founder of Lightning Labs in a conversation with Yahoo Finance The Final Round. In a turn of events, cryptocurrencies have begun to steal the show again away from Read More

The Bitcoin Scaling Debate Gets Heated at Deconomy

3 months ago admin2 Comments Off on The Bitcoin Scaling Debate Gets Heated at Deconomy
At the Deconomy Conference in Seoul, South Korea, Blockstream’s Samson Mow, and Bitcoin.com’s Roger Ver engaged in a heated debate. Ostensibly it was about bitcoin scaling but quickly morphed into an argument on the merits of Bitcoin Cash and the Lightning Network. In all, the debate was an ample showcase of the scaling philosophies of Read More

Testing Lightning-Enabled Bitcoin Wallet Eclair, It’s Still Very Early Days

3 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Testing Lightning-Enabled Bitcoin Wallet Eclair, It’s Still Very Early Days
Note: A Redditor pointed out two clarifications for this article. First, the Blockstream Store is still selling stickers. Secondly, the Eclair wallet does display the USD-denominated capacity amount when opening a new Lightning channel. I think I missed the stickers on the Blockstream Store due to the layout of the site. I’m not sure how Read More

OFAC’s Bitcoin Blacklist Could Change Crypto

4 months ago admin2 Comments Off on OFAC’s Bitcoin Blacklist Could Change Crypto
Joe Ciccolo is the president of BitAML, Inc., a compliance service provider. Andrew Hinkes is an adjunct professor at the NYU Stern School of Business and NYU School of Law. This article is not intended to provide, and should not be taken as, legal advice. With just one paragraph, an agency of the U.S. government may Read More

The Payment Industry is About to Be Struck by Lightning: Expert Take

4 months ago admin2 Comments Off on The Payment Industry is About to Be Struck by Lightning: Expert Take
In our Expert Takes, opinion leaders from inside and outside the crypto industry express their views, share their experience and give professional advice. Expert Takes cover everything from Blockchain technology and ICO funding to taxation, regulation and cryptocurrency adoption by different sectors of the economy. If you would like to contribute an Expert Take, please Read More