Tag: lightning network

Feb 01 2023

Strike’s ‘Send Globally’ Expanded to the Philippines

Reading Time: 2 minutes Strike’s ‘Send Globally’ platform is to be rolled out in the Philippines The deal with Pouch.ph...

Jan 27 2023

Major Adoption News For Bitcoin: POS Giant Clover Starts Lightning Trial

Bitcoin's adoption into the mainstream - not only as a store of value but also as a means of payment - took a big step forward today. As Strike CEO Jack Mallers announced via Twitter, the Bitcoin Lightning Network went live yesterday with Clover. On Twitter, Mallers announced that Strike is now an integrated partner with payments...

Jan 11 2023

How Bitcoin Can Radically Improve The Healthcare System For Patients

If healthcare providers were to adopt bitcoin, patients would see free-market and affordability improvements.This is an opinion editorial by Robert Hall, a content creator and small business owner.Nothing is more critical to long-term health than having access to healthcare when needed. But every jurisdiction around the world implements this process differently....

Jan 09 2023

To Become Money, Bitcoin Requires Integration With New Social System Technology

Bitcoin and Lightning Network technology alone will not be enough to change our financial system. New social systems are needed too.This is an opinion editorial by Frank Nuessle, a publishing entrepreneur, former university professor and social system architect.In this essay, I argue that Bitcoin and the Lightning Network are, by themselves, not enough to successfully implement an American sound...

Dec 28 2022

MicroStrategy To Launch Bitcoin Lightning Solutions In 2023: Saylor

Bitcoin Lightning applications that MicroStrategy plans to release include enterprise infrastructure services and content monetization solutions, Saylor said.MicroStrategy will release software applications and solutions powered by the Bitcoin Lightning Network in 2023.MicroStrategy executive chairman Michael Saylor spoke about his company’s plans in a Twitter Spaces room on Wednesday, shedding light on...

Can Antoine Riard’s Lightning Network Proposal Mitigate Channel Jamming Attacks?

A protocol proposal from Antoine Riard seeks to mitigate Lightning Network channel jamming attacks with a Chaumian ecash token.This is an opinion editorial by Shinobi, a self-taught educator in the Bitcoin space and tech- oriented Bitcoin podcast host.Channel jamming is one of the most threatening outstanding problems with the Lightning Network. It presents an open mechanism to denial-of-service...

Dec 13 2022

Scaling Bitcoin With Lightning As A Service Makes It Money That Really Matters

Developing Lighting as a Service (LaaS) removes friction from bitcoin and gives users the experiences they crave.This is an opinion editorial by Roy Sheinfeld, the cofounder and CEO of Breez, a Lightning Network mobile app.Ready for a hot take? Check this: Money has no inherent value. And, besides being a special kind of money that allows for disintermediated transfers, the same...

Bitcoiner implants Lightning chip to make BTC payments

A Swiss IT specialist has surgically implanted a Bitcoin Lightning Network chip into his hand, to help make BTC contactless payments via the network. The Bitcoin community is still in shock over the Lightning Network. F418, a Swiss IT specialist who went under another name, had a Lightning Network (LN) payment chip surgically inserted into […] The post...

Dec 11 2022

How Dozens Of Denver Middle Schoolers Became Bitcoin Entrepreneurs

An entrepreneurship program for middle schoolers in Denver equipped participants with sats and lessons in what makes Bitcoin the future.This is an opinion editorial by Ryan Brisch, Anthony Feliciano and Mark Maraia, who recently spent a few weeks helping 85 middle schoolers operate a pop-up shop running on Bitcoin's Lightning Network.On November 18, 2022, about 85 students braved a cold snowy...

Dec 08 2022

The Future Of Venture Capital Is Investing In Bitcoin-Only Companies

Among the plethora of investors in the crypto world, there is a niche that shares common visions and strategies. They are the Bitcoin-only venture capitalists."The smartest people in the world are working on Bitcoin, they're not working on some other project," Mike Jarmuz told Bitcoin Magazine. "They're not working on altcoins or selling real estate in a metaverse...

Dec 07 2022

Strike Brings Lightning Network Payments to Africa

Reading Time: 2 minutes Strike has announced Send Globally, a feature that brings Bitcoin payments to Africa based on the Lightning Network...

Dec 06 2022

Strike launches lightning-fast money transfers to Africa

Dec 06 2022 Published at Coinscreed under tags  africa bitcoin lightning network news

Bitcoin payment provider, Strike has partnered with African payments platform Bitnob to enable instant payments to Africa. During a conference in Ghana, Strike CEO Jack Mallers announced that the Bitcoin ( BTC $16,948) payments company has partnered with the mobile app Bitnob to facilitate payments into Africa. On stage at AfroBitcoin, a Bitcoin conference in […] The post...

Nov 30 2022

Maturation Of The Lightning Network: Growing Up By Going Vertical

Like our hunter-gatherer ancestors, Bitcoin’s Lightning Network is maturing toward mass adoption through specialization and sophistication.This is an opinion editorial by Roy Sheinfeld, the cofounder and CEO of Breez, a Lightning Network mobile app. A version of this article was originally published on...

Nov 24 2022

Data Shows That Bitcoin’s Lightning Network Has Solved The Scalability Problem

A data-driven exploration proving that Lightning scales bitcoin payments beyond Visa and that second-layer innovation is the way.This is an opinion editorial by Stanislav Kozlovski, a software engineer and macroeconomic researcher.Many Bitcoiners have heard of Bitcoin's "lack of scalability" -- it is one of the most common critiques waged against the project by both gluttonous cryptocurrency...

Nov 08 2022

Does Maximalism Help or Hurt Bitcoin? Lyn Alden and Udi Wertheimer Debate – Ep. 417

Lyn Alden, founder of Lyn Alden Investment Strategy, and Udi Wertheimer, a recovering Bitcoin maxi, talk about Bitcoin Maximalism, how Bitcoin is developing, and what’s the future of Bitcoin’s security model. Show highlights: What the definition of Bitcoin maximalism is whether BTC maximalism is toxic whether Vitalik Buterin is still a bitcoiner and how Bitcoiners became the 'token...

Oct 27 2022

Stone Ridge launches BTC Lightning Network startup accelerator

The Stone Ridge startup accelerator is an 8-week program that will run four times in a year with its focus on Bitcoin Lightning Network and the Taro protocol. Stone Ridge, the parent company of Bitcoin company NYDIG, has created In Wolf's Clothing (Wolf), the first startup accelerator that focuses on the Bitcoin Lightning Network and […] The post...

Oct 26 2022

Cashapp Completes Lightning Network Integration

Reading Time: < 1 minute Cashapp has rolled out full Lightning Network integration The push was announced in February but now it has arrived U.S. users (excepting New York) can now send and receive over the Lightning Network Payment app Cashapp has rolled out...

Oct 25 2022

How A Bug Temporarily Brought Down One Implementation Of The Lightning Network

One developer brought down LND nodes with a massive multisignature transaction, causing issues across the Lightning Network for a short period of time.Watch This Episode On YouTube Or...

Oct 12 2022

CoinCorner sets to launch Bitcoin bolt cards in El Salvador

CoinCorner, a Bitcoin card payment service provider, is looking to install "tap-to-pay" near-field communication services (NFC) card readers across El Salvador using Lightning Network (LN). CoinCorner is launching the Bitcoin Lightning services in El Salvador, and CoinCorner has collaborated with IBEX, a provider of lightning infrastructure services, to expand NFC support across local companies. Bitcoin […] The post...

Oct 07 2022

Public Capacity Of Bitcoin Lightning Network Rises Over 5,000 BTC

Oct 07 2022 Published at Bitcoinist.com under tags  bitcoin bitpay btcusdt cashapp kraken

BTC added the layer-2 protocol to mitigate the scaling challenges, Bitcoin Lightning Network (BLN). The BLN was created to offer better scalability, make transactions cheaper, and increase the transaction speed on Bitcoin Network. Scalability has been a deterrent factor to the mass adoption of many cryptocurrencies. For example, High transaction fees and slow speed are some of the challenges encountered on the Bitcoin...

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