Square’s Crypto Division Finally Releases Details of First Bitcoin Product

Last year, Jack Dorsey — the chief executive of both Square and Twitter — began to openly shill Bitcoin in a number of public...

Why High-Profile Defections Aren’t Libra’s Biggest Challenge

Libra has lost another Association member, but according to @nlw that’s likely low on their worries list, plus Square’s LN efforts & TON’s SEC...

Researcher’s Scathing Lightning Network Analysis Finds Flaws

On January 7, digital preservation researcher David Rosenthal published an overview of BTC’s Lightning Network (LN) which claims LN infrastructure isn’t decentralized and privacy-preservation...

Hanukkah Reflections on My Year of Toying With Bitcoin

‘Tis the season for introspection. And this year, my thoughts are on bitcoin.

‘Multi-Part’ Payments Could Bring Bigger Bitcoin Sums to Lightning Network

With its latest "major release," bitcoin tech startup Blockstream said its c-lightning software team is the first to release a working version of "multi-part...

Crypto Experts Give Their Top Predictions for 2020

In an industry built around digital scarcity, opinions are in plentiful supply. Everyone’s got one, and they’d love to share it with the rest...

Authoritarian Airdop: Maduro ‘Gifts’ Petros to Venezuelans for Christmas

Discussing new trials of an LN point-of-sale app; updates in consumer & institutional crypto derivatives, and Venezuelan petros as holiday bonuses.

Here’s What Happens When You Use Lightning Network for the First Time

Do you remember receiving your first bitcoin? Seeing those satoshis arrive in your wallet is a magical, almost spiritual, experience. In that moment, the...

Lightning Network Wiki Page Faces Removal for Lack of Notability

A slew of Wikipedia editors would like to delete the Lightning Network (LN) Wiki page because the subject matter does not hold notability. Wikipedia...

Bitcoin Scaling Layer Lightning Network “Works Like a Charm”, Says Bitfinex CTO

The first week of Lightning Network support at cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex, has seen more than 800 transactions make use the Bitcoin payments layer. The...

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