Bitstamp Unveils Bitcoin Lightning Network Node

On July 8 the Lightning Network got a huge publicity boost as Bitstamp announced that it had launched its own Lightning node. Another Step Toward Widespread Adoption On Monday Bitstamp revealed that it had launched a Bitcoin Lightning node to further facilitate the growth of Bitcoin’s Lightning Network (LN). The European cryptocurrency exchange said that […]

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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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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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Bitcoin Can’t Be Stopped By Politics – Lightning ‘Torch’ Goes From Iran to Israel

The Lightning Network ‘torch’ payment has reached Israel after it was sent by an Iranian in a symbolic gesture of peace between the two nations. The historic occasion proves that Bitcoin is truly an apolitical and borderless money technology. #LNTrustChain Keeps Growing As reported previously by Bitcoinist, concerns over censorship didn’t stop the #LNTrutChain, otherwise […]

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Bitcoin’s Lightning Torch Global Transaction Hits Iran After Censorship Concerns

The Lightning Torch transaction relay using Bitcoin’ and the Lightning Network has crossed the border to Iran, days after complaints about censorship among participants. Satoshis Over Censorship Lightning Torch, which involves Bitcoin users passing around a transaction on the Lightning Network, adding funds and sending it forward, has gained significant interest since it began its […]

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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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‘Free Speech Money’ – Why Bitcoin is Ideal for Gab’s New Dissenter Platform

A new Reddit competitor called Gab Dissenter from Bitcoin-friendly social media network Gab.ai almost matched the daily active users on its first day of operations than all Ethereum DApps combined. Gab Dissenter Lets You Comment on Any Website Dissenter.com, which launched February 26, allows users to leave comments on any internet URL. Unlike Reddit, it […]

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‘Very Sad’: Lightning Torch Creator Laments Exclusion of Iranian Bitcoin User

The Lightning Network (LN) faced unusual censorship allegations this weekend after it emerged a participant in the Lightning Torch event refused to include a member from Iran. Sending Transaction To Iran ‘Very Difficult’ In a debacle which continues to unfold on social media, Coinex executive Ziya Sadr confirmed Peach Inc. senior software engineer Vijay Boyapati […]

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