Tag: lightning network

Jan 22 2021

OKCoin Integrates Lightning Network, Reduces BTC Fees to “Pennies”

Jan 22 2021 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  lightning network technology trading

OKCoin exchange announced today that it is integrating Lightning Network, with users expected to reap the benefits sometime in Q1 2021. These benefits include transactions that take seconds rather than minutes or hours and significantly lower fees and minimum withdrawals. OKCoin: One of Many Lightning Network Use Cases In a...

OKCoin to Integrate Bitcoin’s Lightning Network in Q1

The feature, added to alleviate fee pressure during Bitcoin’s bull market, could be live within a month's time.

Jan 15 2021

What You Need to Know About Bitcoin Layer 2s

Meltem Demirors, chief strategy officer at Coinshares, and Nic Carter, general partner at Castle Island Ventures, join me at the Stacks conference to discuss Bitcoin layer 2s. In this episode, they cover: why layers 2s exist how layer 2s, such...

Jan 06 2021

UK Exchange CoinCorner Adds Bitcoin Lightning Network Support

Jan 06 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  coincorner exchanges lightning network tech

Exchange support for Bitcoin's Lightning Network is growing as U.K.-based CoinCorner's integration of the scaling solution goes live.

Bitcoin Lightning Startup Zap Goes Global, Adding Multiple Fiat Pairs, Stablecoins

Visa partner Strike is adding support for multiple fiat currency pairs plus stablecoins as part of its journey to become a “Bitcoin neo-bank.”

Dec 31 2020

Bitcoin’s 2020 In Tech

Seemingly undisturbed by 2020’s craziness, and largely unfazed by bitcoin’s wild price swings that concluded with new all-time highs in December, Bitcoin’s technical community continues to plow ahead. Bitcoin’s software and the many projects around it were gradually improved throughout the year, as software was optimized, bugs fixed and privacy leaks patched. The bulk of this work, as vital as much of it...

Dec 30 2020

Statechains Scaling Solution Offers New Potential for Bitcoin Privacy

Statechains offer another way to scale bitcoin payments. New exploration has uncovered that statechains could boost Bitcoin privacy as well.

Dec 29 2020

Panthers’ Russell Okung Becomes First NFL Player to Be Paid in Bitcoin

Okung’s $13 million salary is being split fifty-fifty between bitcoin and fiat by way of Zap’s Strike product.

Dec 28 2020

Lightning Network Integration Now Lets Counter-Strike Players Earn Bitcoin

Bitcoin-focused gaming developer ZEBEDEE has designed a prototype to play Counter-Strike and earn BTC through the lightning network. Counter-Strike to Add Lightning Network ...

Dec 18 2020

Binance CEO Hints to Add SegWit Support Soon

Binance, one of the leading crypto exchanges in terms of spot volumes and slowly crawling its way in the futures market is known for offering a wide range of trading services and features to its user base. Now...

Dec 16 2020

Kraken Exchange Will Integrate Bitcoin’s Lightning Network in 2021

The Kraken Exchange will be implementing Bitcoin’s Lightning Network in 2021, and it’s begun hiring a team to manage the feature.

Dec 15 2020

Becoming Self Sovereign: How to Set Up a Bitcoin Node, With Lightning

Setting up a RaspiBlitz Bitcoin node (with Lightning!) is an easy way to become self-sovereign and support the Bitcoin ecosystem.

Dec 11 2020

Scarce City’s Lightning Auctions Debut Fetches 1 Bitcoin For BTC-Themed Art

At Scarce City, a marketplace for fine, Bitcoin-based goods, we’ve just sold a piece of artwork for 1 bitcoin in our debut Lightning Auction. Lightning Auctions is a first-of-its-kind online marketplace that instantly and anonymously collateralizes bids on goods with minimal fees using the Lightning Network. Participants pay a Lightning invoice...

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...

Oct 06 2020

Sats-Earning Platform Carrot Wants To Reward The World In Bitcoin

Of its many potential applications, bitcoin as a medium for rewarding microtasks is one of its most exciting. This implementation takes advantage of the technology’s natively digital qualities, its relative freedom from borders and its high divisibility. Now, with its public beta phase announced today, the sats-earning platform Carrot wants to realize this potential on a new scale. Carrot is a...

Sep 28 2020

Lightning Vs WBTC, Is It Game Over For Bitcoin Lightning Network?

Lightning Network that was launched with the hope of enabling instant payments and scaling Bitcoin to handle millions to billion of transactions per second across the network. However, currently the Lightning...

Sep 22 2020

Bitfinex Supports Wumbo Channels to Expand Lightning Network Capacity

The upgraded Lightning Network integration allows for bigger transactions while significantly reduces costs.

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