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New Bitrefill Service Aims to Make Lightning Payments Easy

| Leigh Cuen

Now bitcoin users can send someone a lightning payment without the hassle of setting up channels.

Bitcoin’s Warrior Queen: Lightning’s Elizabeth Stark Is Building an Army

| Leigh Cuen

CoinDesk profiles Elizabeth Stark, an entrepreneur leading a new phase for bitcoin, the world's largest and most valuable cryptocurrency.

Blockstream Boosts Bitcoin Satellite Service With Lightning Payments

| Nikhilesh De

Blockstream has expanded its bitcoin satellite service to the Asia-Pacific region and added support for Lightning Network transactions.

Lightning-Powered Blog Sees 20,000 Bitcoin Micropayments in 7 Months

| Leigh Cuen

The Lightning Network is already powering a real blogging platform with bitcoin micropayments.

Builders on Wall Street: Bitcoin Devs Host Lightning Hack Day

| Alyssa Hertig

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.

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The New Effort to Get Bitcoin’s Lightning Network In Every Browser

| Alyssa Hertig

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.

Bitcoin Startup Acinq Raises $1.7 Million to Double Down on Lightning

| Alyssa Hertig

A new funding round shows that lightning technology isn't just a big hit with bitcoin developers - investors are getting interested, too.

Quick Brew? Bitfury’s Coffee Machine Accepts Bitcoin Via Lightning Network

| Nikhilesh De

A Bitfury-led engineering team has created a coffee vending machine capable of accepting bitcoin payments through the Lightning Network.

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This Tech Lets You Send Any Cryptocurrency to the Lightning Network

| Alyssa Hertig

A new type of lightning tech for swapping different types of transactions is seeing new tests with real money on the line.

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Bitcoin’s Lightning Network Is Getting Its Own Hacker Camp

| Alyssa Hertig

Chaincode is launching a new "residency" in New York that will focus on helping developers build their own Lightning Network apps