Tag: lightning labs

Apr 13 2022

Core Lightning: How Blockstream’s Implementation Rebrand Speaks To Its Long-Term Vision For Bitcoin

Now called Core Lightning, Blockstream’s Lightning Network implementation seeks to be Bitcoin’s interoperable, specification-focused standard.Bitcoin infrastructure company Blockstream recently rebranded its Lightning Network implementation from c-lightning to Core Lightning (CLN) in an attempt to highlight the project’s long-term focus on interoperability and specification work.The initial name, which...

Apr 07 2022

Bitcoin 2022 Conference, Industry Day: Bukele Steps Down, Tennessee Titans & More

The Bitcoin 2022 conference started with a muffled bang. On the one hand, it generated several headlines and got people talking. On the other, the valuable content wasn’t there. And they mentioned “crypto” way too often in those first-day talks. The event is supposed to be a Bitcoin-only conference. And, while it was live and the organizers can’t control everything that happens on...

Apr 06 2022

Taro, Issue & Send Any Asset Through Bitcoin’s Lightning Network. Do We Need It?

The Taro protocol is the first big announcement to come out of the Bitcoin 2022 conference. With “bitcoinizing the dollar” as its target and Lightning Labs behind it, the news blew up in Bitcoin-Twitter after being strategically released the night before the event of the year kicks off. Nevertheless, notice that Taro is just a proposal so far. It has a long way...

Building Companies That Improve Lightning Network Liquidity

More companies are developing services to make the Lightning Network more accessible for users, such as providing liquidity and operating nodes.The Lightning Network is a second layer built on top of the Bitcoin Network that allows for transactions to happen more quickly and efficiently without the need to wait on blocks being confirmed on-chain.To circumvent the...

Apr 05 2022

How Taro Brings Assets To Bitcoin Through Taproot And Lightning

Taro, a new protocol proposed by Lightning Labs, leverages Taproot and the Lightning Network to bring new assets and scalability to Bitcoin.Lightning Labs has introduced a new protocol proposal for Bitcoin and the Lightning Network, Taro, which seeks to bring new use cases to the network. The company has published a...

Lightning Labs Announces $70 Million Series B Raise

Lightning Labs will employ the round's proceeds to fund its efforts in developing Bitcoin and Lightning software, including the new Taro protocol.Lightning Labs has raised $70 million in its latest funding round.The funding will empower the company’s goal to further expand Bitcoin and Lightning technologies.The round was led by Valor Equity Partners, early backers of Tesla and SpaceX,...

Oct 19 2021

Who Funds Bitcoin Core Developers? Here Are The Facts

Even superheroes like the Bitcoin Core Developers have to eat. One of the most mind-blowing facts about Bitcoin is that a group of volunteers maintain and keep developing the code. Private companies, NGOs, and wealthy Bitcoiners support them via grants and donations. This is all done over the counter, with as much transparency as possible. Here’s a...

May 27 2021

Onboarding The Masses To Lightning With Desiree Dickerson

Dickerson is deep in the trenches of the Lightning Network and pioneering adoption.Watch This Episode On YouTubeListen To This Episode:...

Dec 03 2020

Nov 19 2020

Lightning Network’s New Liquidity Marketplace Attracts a ‘Surprising’ Mix of Individuals, Enterprises

Lightning Labs’ new liquidity marketplace, Lightning Pool, has seen more early-stage growth than its creators expected.

Nov 02 2020

Lightning Labs Releases Channel Liquidity Marketplace

Today, Lightning Network development firm Lightning Labs has released a peer- to-peer, non-custodial marketplace called Lightning Pool, where Lightning node operators can buy and sell access to channel liquidity. The marketplace is a way for node operators in need of inbound liquidity to pay node operators with that liquidity to open channels in their direction. “Users can buy or sell Lightning channels, the equivalent...

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