Bitcoin Finally Gets an ‘A’ From Weiss Ratings

Bitcoin is currently ranked top by Weiss Ratings with a grade of A–, making it the most technologically and economically advanced of all the cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin Attains Top Grade on Latest Weiss Rating for Crypto On the Weiss crypto website, bitcoin currently holds the top spot with an A– grade. This latest grade marks BTC’s […]

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Was Benjamin Franklin The Bitcoin Miner Of His Day?

Bitcoin has since inception, had the potential to revolutionize money and the world economy. But haven’t we seen all this before? A new article suggests that Benjamin Franklin was doing the equivalent over 250 years ago. The First Bitcoin Revolution Of course, 250 years ago, Bitcoin was still just a twinkle in (Dr) Craig Wright’s ancestor’s […]

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Bitcoin Lightning Network Hits $11M Capacity; Updates

Bitcoin’s scaling solution, the Lightning Network, is currently sitting at a capacity of around $11M. More interestingly, though, there are major updates underway already. Eltoo Coming to Lightning Network A user going by the name of u/almkglor has taken to Reddit to discuss some of the upcoming updates on Bitcoin’s scaling solution, the Lightning Network. […]

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Bitmain Allegedly Looking for $500 Million in Upcoming U.S Share Sale

According to Bloomberg sources, Chinese Bitcoin mining giant, Bitmain Technologies Ltd, is looking to launch an initial public offering (IPO) in the U.S, to raise $300- $500 Million. Bitmain Reportedly Planning U.S IPO New 2019 price highs, renewed optimism, and other indicators show that investment in Bitcoin mining is about to be as profitable as […]

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Top 4 Privacy Features That Will Boost Bitcoin Fungibility

Bitcoin privacy is expected to improve with a few key proposals that are currently being worked on by Core developers. Let’s take a look at the most interesting ones.  Privacy Means Better Bitcoin Fungibility For the vast majority of Bitcoiners, major forks aside, Bitcoin seems fairly solid and unchanging. But it is actually in a […]

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How To Send Bitcoin Lightning Payments With No Invoice

Ever wish that you could make a Bitcoin Lightning Network payment, without the rigmarole of receiving an invoice first? Well, you can… Lightning Network is one of the most exciting current developments in the Bitcoin space and gaining features all the time. But payments require the payee to first issue an invoice, which isn’t always […]

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Electrum Botnet Steals $4.6 Million in Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies

The botnet attacking Electrum has grown to 152,000 infected computers and has now stolen $4.6 million in cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, according to Malwarebytes. Malwarebytes states that it has been “closely monitoring” the attack against the Electrum Bitcoin wallet. The company states how the botnet came to fruition, stating: “Victims were being tricked to download […]

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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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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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Zebpay Becomes First Exchange to Add Lightning Payments for All Users

App-enabled cryptocurrency exchange and wallet provider, Zebpay, has announced that it is enabling Lightning Network payments for all its users. The best part of the news? Zebpay claim that it will even pay the fees for Lightning transactions made through its wallet. The Inexorable Advance Of Lightning Network Despite its ‘still very much experimental’ nature, Lightning […]

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