Tag: node

Apr 07 2022

Voltage Will Release Two New Products To Onboard Users Onto Lightning

Voltage offers Lightning node hosting and liquidity purchasing from other node operators. The CEO announced two new products at Bitcoin 2022.Voltage bills itself as, “Enterprise-grade infrastructure for the Lightning Network. Scalability should be as fast and as easy as Lightning itself.” The company offers node hosting over clearnet to allow businesses to onboard to the...

Mar 20 2022

Advantages of Running a Bitcoin Node

There are many advantages of running a Bitcoin node. If you do not know what a node is and how it works, then you are in the right […]

Jan 23 2022

So You Just Bought Some Bitcoin, Now What?

There are three primary ways to take your Bitcoin participation to the next level: secure your keys, run a node and start mining from home.Congratulations and welcome to the Bitcoin network! This is the beginning of an exciting adventure full of countless resources, lots of helpful mentors and online friends who can become in-person friends if you go to local meetups or...

Dec 12 2021

My Node Runs On Home Solar: How Solar Energy Offers Protection From Government And Inflation Like Bitcoin

Dec 12 2021 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  culture freedom node renewable solar

Solar energy, like bitcoin, can be an effective tool to protect oneself from poor government systems — and they even work in conjunction.The mainstream narrative for Bitcoin in 2021 has centered a lot around the “E,” or “environmental” aspect of ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance) and Bitcoin.One point that has not been mentioned is that running your own home on...

Oct 29 2021

Bitcoin Personal Server Developer Umbrel Raises $3 million In Seed Round

Oct 29 2021 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  bitcoin business node umbrel

Today Bitcoin personal server and node developer Umbrel announced it has raised $3 million in seed round funding.Today Bitcoin personal server and node developer Umbrel announced it has raised $3 million in seed round funding. The funds will be used to accelerate development at Umbrel and to build out the team at the startup.Mayank Chhabra, cofounder and CEO at Umbrel commented,...

Sep 29 2021

Umbrel To Offer Plug-And-Play Bitcoin Node Server

Sep 29 2021 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  bitcoin business node umbrel

Umbrel partnered with The Bitcoin Machines to offer a plug-and-play all- aluminum node and server combo.Umbrel, an operating system (OS) purposefully built for running a Bitcoin node, Lightning Network node, and other self- hosted applications on a Raspberry Pi, announced today a partnership with Bitcoin node hardware maker The Bitcoin Machines to offer a plug-and-play Umbrel server solution.“The server...

Aug 28 2021

A Gentle Introduction To The Lightning Network

Often seen as the path forward for Bitcoin’s scalability, this is a simple description of the Lightning Network.*This article assumes the reader already has a basic understanding of the Bitcoin protocol, as well as how nodes, users and miners interact within it.Bitcoin is extremely secure, but this initially came at a trade-off: It’s slow. On its base layer, there’s no getting...

Aug 03 2021

Six Reasons Why You Should Run Your Own Bitcoin Node

Aug 03 2021 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  bitcoin node culture network node

Here’s why it's necessary to participate in the Bitcoin Core network of nodes, for six simple reasons.Let me explain quickly that a Bitcoin node is any computer which runs a piece of software (Bitcoin Core) that has some important jobs: Your Bitcoin node needs to keep a copy of the entire Bitcoin blockchain. It has to connect with other nodes, forming a...

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