Now bitcoin users can send someone a lightning payment without the hassle of setting up channels.
CoinDesk profiles Elizabeth Stark, an entrepreneur leading a new phase for bitcoin, the world's largest and most valuable cryptocurrency.
Blockstream has expanded its bitcoin satellite service to the Asia-Pacific region and added support for Lightning Network transactions.
The Lightning Network is already powering a real blogging platform with bitcoin micropayments.
At the Lightning Hackday, it was hard to keep up with all the futuristic ideas for bitcoin's layer-two, but some devs are focusing on the basics.
Devs are looking to make bitcoin's layer-two lightning network compatible with a payment standard used by all major browsers – and so far, so good.
A new funding round shows that lightning technology isn't just a big hit with bitcoin developers - investors are getting interested, too.
A Bitfury-led engineering team has created a coffee vending machine capable of accepting bitcoin payments through the Lightning Network.
A new type of lightning tech for swapping different types of transactions is seeing new tests with real money on the line.
Chaincode is launching a new "residency" in New York that will focus on helping developers build their own Lightning Network apps